Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Business & Finance / Real Estate / Popular


Trulia could add a fourth agent to ‘three headed monster’ ads

After adding a third agent advertiser slot to the query box on listing detail pages this year, Trulia could conceivably add a fourth in 2015, CEO Pete Flint told investors on the firm’s third quarter earnings call. Flint said that the...

National brokerage sets up shop in the nation’s capital with acquisition

Carrington Real Estate Services, the brokerage wing of Carrington Holding Company LLC, has entered the Washington, D.C., market by acquiring the largest affiliate of Realty Direct LLC’s franchise network. Wendy Powers, former majority owner of the acquired firm, now heads Carrington’s Washington,...

Curbed Maps: Your Guide to Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Most Important Graves

For those looking to shake up their Halloween routine, may we suggest a leisurely cemetery tour. While all of LA's graveyards have their fair share of celebs interred, Hollywood Forever Cemetery really takes the cake in terms of diversity...

Architecture of the Dead: Czech Cemetery Has a Chandelier Made of Human Bones

Photo courtesy of the Sedlec Ossuary There's really no competition when it comes to creepy cemeteries: the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic has had them all beat since the 16th century, when a half-blind monk collected the bones of...

Fun with Urban Planning: A Sneak Peek at the Urban Interventions Popping Up on Market Street in 2015

"Art Central—Shimmering Stars" is an interactive light installation whose patterns will be determined by the footfalls of pedestrians. This week, the teams that will participate in the first-ever Market Street Prototyping Festival were selected by the San Francisco Planning Department...

Clones: Chicago has no great dearth of...

Chicago has no great dearth of flat-roofed houses designed by Prairie poohbah Frank Lloyd Wright, but if any of those don't meet a homebuyer's criteria, there are always design clones, one of which is currently on the market for $825,000....

Wall Street Cheers 3Q Results of Commercial Real Estate Firms

Wall Street continued to push shares of CBRE Group and JLL closer to their 52-week highs Friday encouraged by the third quarter financial results posted by the world's two largest commercial real estate services firms earlier in the week.

Politico Pads: Joe Biden Gets No More Free Stays at This Historic Cabin

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Could this historic lodge in Grand Teton National Park go down as the historic lodge that brought down Vice President Joe Biden? Possibly maybe somehow, if the Washington Post's coining of the term "Park-Gate" wasn't meant...

Today’s economy is a three-ring circus, and then some

Mortgage and long-term rates are still near their lows — reassuring, considering everything else has lost its marbles. Or perhaps bonds are doing well because everything else is nuts … a fair proposition to which we’ll return. When I was...

Blockbusters: NYC's Most Expensive Rental is a Full Floor for $500K a Month

Photos via Curbed NY New York City's newest priciest rental is the entire 39th floor of the Upper East Side's Pierre Hotel, a $500K-a-month offering that's just perfect for that indiscriminate billionaire not quite ready to commit $90M to buy...

Theater Revivals: Quentin Tarantino Is Not Buying the Rialto Theatre in South Pas

Ever since South Pasadena's historic Rialto Theatre went up for sale this past summer, there's been excitement, as a new owner would likely mean that this beautiful old theater might finally get the restoration it so desperately needs. Unfortunately,...

Curbed Maps: Updated! Mapping the Most Haunted Spots in the Bay Area

Everyone loves a good scare this time of year. If your idea of Halloween fun is experiencing a little paranormal activity in person, check out our roundup of the most haunted places in the Bay Area. OK, so the...

Agents, brokers commit not to show homes to strangers

In the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, more than 350 agents and brokers have signed a “Realtor Safety Pledge” promising to limit certain behaviors that could potentially put them in harm’s way. The...

QUICKLISTING: Campbell Wellman: 13320 Beach Avenue

Chic, Modern Loft w/ City & Mtn Views!Ultra lux corner unit w/ private balconyIn MDR Loft District-near shopping ctr13320 Beach Ave

Hard Sells: Curbed National asked the world's foremost...

Curbed National asked the world's foremost appraiser of stigmatized properties how he helped sell the JonBenet Ramsey house, and the mansion where 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult committed suicide in 1997. Here, gleaned from that interview, is a...

Morbid Explainers: Curbed National asked the world's foremost...

Curbed National asked the world's foremost appraiser of stigmatized properties how he helped sell the JonBenet Ramsey house, and the mansion where 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult committed suicide in 1997. Here, gleaned from that interview, is a...

House of the Day: Drop $1.2M on a Super Haunted, Frightfully Florid Victorian

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

Cool Map Thing: Morbid Data-Mining Site Reveals if Someone Died in Your Home

Image via HotPads. (Click to enlarge.) In California, homes for sale or rent must carry a disclosure about a death on the property—but only if that death occurred in the past three years (that's the official cap on state-recognized heebie-jeebies)....

Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, ‘boots on the ground’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — What does it take to locate, convert and successfully close a transaction with an ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) client? In many respects, it’s an entirely different game from the typical real estate transaction. At...

Game On : LA's New Soccer Club Might Crowdsource Its Name and Logo

When the shutdown of LA's Major League Soccer team Chivas USA was announced Monday, it was also revealed that the city wouldn't be a one-team town for long. Yesterday, the new team, Los Angeles Football Club, was officially revealed...

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC