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Home Prices and Sales Driven Upward

Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that the spring market started off on a strong note in the Greater Toronto Area, with a 10.8 per cent year-over-year sales increase reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® during the first two...

Development Watch: 64 Apartments May be Coming to Castro's Market and Church

Rendering via SF Business Times The site of the former Home restaurant could become a 64-unit apartment building if a new proposal from the developer who built Linea condos just down the street is successful. The restaurant has been vacant...

Hollywood Sign Viewing Spot Wars: LA Finally Providing Official Viewing For the Hollywood Sign

Finally and for the first time, Los Angeles is providing a formal way to view the Hollywood Sign. It's not the best solution, but it's something: starting May 3, the Recreation and Parks Department will launch a weekend shuttle...

Micro-Hotel for Mid-Market: A micro boutique hotel may be...

A micro boutique hotel may be on its way to the corner of 7th and Market. There has long been talk and approved permitting for a hotel at the site of the old Grant Building, but the building was put...

Realtor Code of Ethics once required discrimination

This post was originally published by Bob McCranie on ActiveRain. Follow him on Twitter: @bobmccranie. I’ve been doing research on the code of ethics as it applies to fair housing and the new “religious freedom” laws. I still have a lot to learn,...

Perks of the Job: Inside the FiDi Offices of Ad Agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER

Advertising agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER is filled with creative people and ideas, so when devising a brief for the agency's new offices, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director John Matejczyk wanted to keep the...

Rendering Reveal: Behold: First Look at Fashion District Megaproject City Market

City Market, the enormous megaproject that will extend from Ninth to Twelfth Streets between San Pedro and San Julian Streets and could take 20 years to complete, is truly going to shake up the Fashion District when it finally...

Realtor.com: Buying conditions improving as more homes come on the market

The number of homes for sale and the amount of time they’d typically been on the market both increased in March, “welcome signs” for spring buyers, realtor.com reported today. The number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com rose 5.3...

How to Get a Reservation at Rich Table: Rich Table is one of the...

Rich Table is one of the tougher reservations to score in town, but it may be easier if you owned the the building that houses it, which just hit the market. The building also includes two apartments and another restaurant,...

The ultimate list of must-have mobile apps for today’s real estate professional

We are living in a world dependent on technology, and apps play an integral role in our lives touching everything from counting calories and getting directions to directly impacting the way we conduct business. But how do we find the...Show More Summary

State O' the Market: Only Rich People Can Afford to Buy Houses in SoCal Now

Usually, spring is the time to sell a house, but this year's season has gotten off to a bumpy start. While the median sale price of houses in SoCal jumped up to $400,000—"the market's highest level since February 2008"—the number...

On the Market: Tiny and Adorable Bernal Heights Victorian Lists for $655K

A quintessential San Francisco Victorian has landed on the market. 18 Joy, which is located on a Bernal Heights stairway, is a 3-bed, 1.5-bath home that's asking $699K. The home last sold in...

Morning Linkage: Sriracha Threatening to Move, Decline of the Chandler Mansion

· Sriracha threatening to move out of Irwindale over noxious smell complaints · After Huizar complaints, Jay-Z's big festival is back on at Grand Park · Big push on sidewalk fixes starts in South LA · Tiny little condo...

Fun with Urban Planning: SPUR Explores Impacts of Climate Change on the Bay Area

The April issue of SPUR's The Urbanist examines how the Bay Area is reacting to climate change, a phenomenon that will deeply affect every coastal city in the world over the coming decades. In San Francisco and around the...

Globe Trotting: Curbed National today shines the spotlight...

Curbed National today shines the spotlight on 17 architecture projects that prove that, when it comes to the ultimate in pared-back design, nobody does it better than architects from Japan. Featured: a flawless dental clinic, a colorless hair salon, a...

Still no alternative to MERS for electronic recording of mortgages

Remember Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems Inc. (MERS), the sometime whipping boy of the robo-signing scandal? It’s still the only game in town for electronic recording of mortgages, and hasn’t implemented all the fixes it promised to in a 2011 legal settlement,...

AM Linkage: New Landlord Woes; BART's Fleet of the Future; Bernal Hill

· Can my new landlord take away my storage space? · Eviction numbers in San Francisco debated · BART's Fleet of the Future debuts in SF to cheer and jeers · Small dog on Bernal Hill ponders sublime secrets...

Drinkle pools tasks, lead management, more into a centralize hub

(Tech News) Drinkle is a new tool that pulls various web apps into one, so you don't have to jump from tab to tab to manage your business. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Datamolino automates invoice data, makes it searchable online

(Business Finance) Datamolino has launched in private beta to solve one of the core pain points for businesses of all size - invoicing. They mix in automation and human touch to simplify the process. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Mortgage rates edge down

Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.27 percent with an average point of 0.7 for the week ending April 17, down from 4.34 percent last week but up from 3.41 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary.....

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