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Keeping Up with the Schmidts: Trailing the Google Barge, Apple Debuts Rival Mystery Structure

Photo via Mac Rumors Ahead of the September 9 unveiling of Apple's latest product line, the purveyor of the world's most sought-after portable rectangles has been quietly building a mystery structure on the grounds of the Flint Center for Performing...

App lets you turn your listing photos into narrated slideshows in minutes

Some real estate agents are finding the narrated slideshows they create with SpeakingPhoto are an attractive marketing alternative to listing videos, or that they complement them. SpeakingPhoto lets you add voiceovers to photos and combine them into a slideshow of up to eight photos that can be easily shared on social media or through text and email...

It Came From Craigslist: Ridiculously Tiny Shack in Los Feliz is Trying to Rent For $950

Peeking shyly out from behind the curtain on Craigslist today is an itty-bitty guest house now being offered for rent in Los Feliz. As the ad notes at the top, "THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY," so adjust your expectations...

Before & Afters: 9 Vintage Los Angeles Postcards and the Same Views Today

1910s postcard of Venice Beach at Pacific Avenue and Windward Los Angeles used to be a fun, colorful place full of joy and wonder but today it's a drab wasteland full of overpriced stores and very few miniature railways....

India’s Makaan Updates Mobile Site

Makaan.com has revamped its mobile site with a new photo view feature that gives the user a feel of the property along with its important details. The current revamp has enabled the company to improve key user engagement metrics like time spent on site and conversion rate.

Why real estate brokerages should operate like Chipotle

Real estate is notorious for its inefficiencies when purchasing and selling a home. Technology has helped, to some degree, to streamline the housing search and transaction, but in general real estate often lags when it comes to adopting new tech...

How NOT to negotiate a real estate transaction

One of the most important aspects of my duties is to be able to negotiate the best price, terms and set of conditions for my client. Over the last 10 years I've learned a lot about myself and about people in general. It's almost always a give and take, as they say...

Move beyond social media as a shiny object and create a social business

HubSpot's Laura Fitton explains how to graduate from using social media as the next shiny object to running a social business that attracts visitors and converts leads into closings...

Spain’s Idealista Launches Video Targeting the Hotels vs Apartments for Rent Debate

Spain's Idealista has launched a video exploring the issue of private apartment rentals (think AirBNB) and its impact on the hotel industry as a way of generating strong PR for their business.

USA’s Distil Networks Named One of Hottest Companies in Washington DC

Distil Networks, Inc., the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, has been recognized as one of the “Hottest Companies in DC” by Lead411.

Russia’s Idinaidi.ru Launches New Mobile Site

Idinaidi.ru, one of Russia’s fastest growing property portal, has released an updated version of its mobile website, enabling consumers to access comprehensive real estate data on Idinaidi from their mobile devices.

Eatertastings: All the Restos at New Las Vegas SLS, Culver City's WildCraft Grows Up, LA's Most Underrated Restaurants

LAS VEGAS: The former Sahara hotel and casino is now the SLS Las Vegas, which is making a run for all that trendy Cosmopolitan money. The property hopes to make LA locals comfortable with an outpost of 800 Degrees,...

New to Market: Pristinely Remodeled Modern in Brentwood Asking $6.5 Million

This showily pristine house in Brentwood was originally built in 1947 and for many years, as the listing notes, belonged to composer Meredith Wilson, who wrote The Music Man and the score...

Flower Power: Yesterday florists and their supporters gathered...

Yesterday florists and their supporters gathered at the San Francisco Flower Mart to protest developer Kilroy's still rather vague plans to build a tech campus on at least part of the site. They were joined by former mayor Art Agnos...

Flipping Out: At Long Last, a Noe Valley Flip That Doesn't Completely Suck

Just under a year ago, a Noe Valley Mediterranean built in the 1930s sold for $1.4 million. The house had lovely cathedral windows but needed some updates to areas such as the bathrooms, which sported a color scheme reminiscent...

Cornerspotter: Hint: The Arts Thrive Now on This Busy Boulevard

Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Los...

Déjà vu all over again as mortgage rates inch down toward 4%

Mortgage rates are getting close to 4 percent again, but don’t expect another refi boom, Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride writes — many homeowners refinanced when rates dropped below 4 percent in 2012 and 2013. Rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged...

New, Inexpensive Video Opportunities Explode For Small Businesses (Including Hyperlapse)

If you haven’t tried out Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app (and your Facebook feed isn’t already full of your friends’ time lapse videos), stop reading this article, get the app, and try it out right now. My first reaction to this app was...Show More Summary

Destructoporn: Point Mugu's "Bulletproof" Cove House Collapses Into the Sea

The Cove House Lifeguard Administrative building has been around since the late 1950s, but it was no match for the huge swells this week—courtesy Hurricane Marie—that have delighted surfers while causing all sorts of destruction up and down the...

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