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U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn sells her L.A.-area home for super-Gs

As she prepares for her last events at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has wrapped up some business away from the slopes, selling her home in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles for $3.65 million. The contemporary-style house, built in 2016, has a glass-enclosed...

After going solo, Florida based Domain reports $3.4 million loss in revenue

Domain Holdings has lost a good chunk of their profit recently, and it's assumed to be because their CEO resigned for allegedly being sexist. Continue reading After going solo, Florida based Domain reports $3.4 million loss in revenue at Property Portal Watch.

Global B2B service provider Hotelbeds Group announces car rental partnership with loveholidays

The partnership means loveholidays' customers will be able to access the 500 car providers available with CARNECT's B2B platform. Continue reading Global B2B service provider Hotelbeds Group announces car rental partnership with loveholidays at Property Portal Watch.

Rightmove starts off 2018 strong with website traffic at all-time personal high

They spent a total of some 1.1 billion minutes on the site which its commercial director, Miles Shipside, shows that Rightmove is “a great barometer of housing demand.” Continue reading Rightmove starts off 2018 strong with website traffic at all-time personal high at Property Portal Watch.

Blockchain startup Propify aims to take on Zillow and Realtor.com

Propify, an Australian company that launched in January 2017, aims to use the blockchain technology to create an online repository of property listings, home appraisal data, and client reviews of real estate agents...

Duboce Triangle Victorian, built in 1892, seeks $1.9 million

Comes with period details galore Photo by Rachel Swann, The Agency This Victorian specimen in Duboce Triangle is a treat to behold. Not only did it survive the Great Quake—it was constructed in 1892—the detached house also has not (yet)...Show More Summary

Irish business BidX1 makes first online sale to the UK

An Irish company will be making their first UK-based online property auction in the coming weeks. Continue reading Irish business BidX1 makes first online sale to the UK at Property Portal Watch.

Usher pops his colorful Sunset Strip home on the market at $4.2 million

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Usher is ready to beat it out of Hollywood Hills West, listing his home above the Sunset Strip for sale at $4.2 million. The Spanish-style home, built in 1926, has been updated with colorful and contemporary details while maintaining some of its original vibe. The...

Australia: There may be a push to bring back Antony Catalano at Fairfax Media

Recently, billionaire Alex Waislitz has lobbied for Antony Catalano to come back to Domain. Continue reading Australia: There may be a push to bring back Antony Catalano at Fairfax Media at Property Portal Watch.

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Is now the time to sell?

Redfin going public, the iBuyer invasion, Compass's massive funding round -- there's no doubt that a lot of money is being poured into the real estate brokerage space right now, Michele Conn (SVP of mergers acquisitions and research at Swanepoel T3 Group) told the audience at Indie Broker Summit, a special day of programming at Inman Connect New York...

Existing home sales plummet as supply shortages persist

Single-family home sales in the West and Midwest show the largest drops Most of the housing market’s ills can be traced to one cause—there simply aren’t enough homes for sale to satisfy demand. It’s driving home prices and rents up,Show More Summary

Resolution calls for building 222 units of homeless housing in every council district across LA

Seven councilmembers are already on board Los Angeles City Councilmembers introduced a resolution today to commit to building at least 3,330 housing units for homeless people citywide by mid-2020. The resolution calls on the city’s 15...Show More Summary

OpenRent of the UK attempts to defend choice of hiding EPC ratings

While many companies display their EPC rating directly on their listings, OpenRent has forgone that entirely. Continue reading OpenRent of the UK attempts to defend choice of hiding EPC ratings at Property Portal Watch.

Homeowners spend $2,000 a year on maintenance, study finds

As all first-time buyers quickly discover, the cost of homeownership is more than a down payment, monthly mortgage, insurance and utilities — it's also paying for the maintenance services that keep your home running smoothly every day...

Here are LA’s new party house rules

Fines up to $8,000 for party hosts and homeowners You only need to thumb through a few pages of Hollywood Babylon to see that LA has long been home to some truly extravagant house parties, but on Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council...Show More Summary

Apartment renovation reveals concrete beams in Rio

How to subtly incorporate concrete into a home Concrete as a material is cool and often sexy, but incorporating into one’s home can seem intimidating—if not impossible. Still, there are ways to spotlight it without going overboard. Case...Show More Summary

Proposition 13 rollback pushing to make ballot

If approved, new law would split Prop 13, keeping shelters for taxes on residential buildings, but allowing for tax hikes of other properties The California Attorney General’s Office released on Tuesday its summary of a proposed state...Show More Summary

Zoopla’s share of UK listings are at a three-year high

According to a recently released report by Morgan Stanley, Zoopla’s share of UK property listings is at its highest level in three years. Continue reading Zoopla’s share of UK listings are at a three-year high at Property Portal Wat...

Could tax cuts overheat booming US economy down the road?

"Most economists we surveyed see a stronger outlook for the housing market over the next year or two but a more pessimistic outlook on the longer horizon."...

Mill Valley bellyachers deem bold storefront color unacceptable

Paint job slammed as “too bright” Like a scene out of Footloose wherein Reverend Shaw Moore bans dancing at the high school prom, the city of Mill Valley, a wealthy albeit aesthetically-staid Marin County enclave north of the Golden Gate Bridge, wants nothing to do with fun, daring colors. Show More Summary

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