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Mounds & Piles: Los Angeles City Council Votes to Cover Mound With Tarp

Big mound news: today the Los Angeles City Council voted to cover a large mound of second-hand asphalt at Van Nuys Airport with a tarp. The asphalt, which is used for street repairs and ranges in size from "fine...

ConstructionWatch: Twelfth/Olive Mixed-User Starts Growing Into Luxury Rentals

It'll be 2016 before anyone can move into the seven-story mixed-user in South Park formerly known as G12, but here are the first sticks in the ground. This portion of the project...

Welcome Our Latest Contributor, Caroline Pinal of GiveBackHomes

Back in July Drew had the chance to meet with the folks behind a cause marketing concept in real estate called GiveBackHomes. I had the opportunity to speak with one their team members today, Caroline Pinal. She joins GEB as our newest contributor. Show More Summary

New to Market: Promising 1950s Time Capsule in Eagle Rock Asking $669k

Owned by the same family since it was built in 1959, this Eagle Rock post and beam has definitely been worn out and roughed up, but thanks to the proverbial good bones,...

Construction Watch: The future mega-tower that is set...

The future mega-tower that is set to rise 802 feet into the sky at 181 Fremont Street in South Beach hit a major milestone late last week as it finished its site excavation. In total, more than 37,000 cubic yards...

Pricechopper: Mint Collection Penthouse Takes a Sliver Off Price, Now $4.2M

Way back in July, a very sexy penthouse at the Mint Collection's Sliver Building came on the market asking $4.5 million. Despite the condo's size - it takes up the entire seventh and eighth floors of the building - and...

Eichler Alert: Five Mid-Century Eichler Houses For Sale in SoCal Right Now

The mid-century houses of developer Joseph Eichler have such a cult following that, although he built thousands in California, it's still pretty hard to get your hands on one. (They're so popular that reproductions of original designs are in...

Waterfront Woes: Despite having won development rights...

Despite having won development rights over a year ago, TMG Partners and Premier Structures Inc.'s plans to transform the forlorn structure at Pier 38 into office space with killer Bay views won't gain approval until early 2015. The $7.2M...

Casa Nostra: 7 Awful Stories About the Man Destroying Downtown LA

Developer Geoff Palmer has built more apartments in Downtown Los Angeles than anyone else (more than 3,000) and they're all fucking terrible. His squat, nearly-identical fortresses, with embarrassing names like the Visconti and the Medici, aren't just ugly (although...

4 insights that ‘wow’ potential homebuying clients

Although it would certainly be memorable, impressing your potential homebuying clients doesn't have to include picking them up in a Bentley or giving them neighborhood tours via helicopter. You want your clients to think: "Wow, John was really being sincere when he advised us not to buy that expensive house because it needed more restoration than we were ready for."...

Must Be Nice: Ellen Pompeo Gets to Relax in the Trailer Version of Heaven

Photos by Justin Coit/Domaine Must be nice to be Ellen Pompeo. People pay you to be on television. You can afford to hire Martyn Lawrence Bullard to decorate your architecturally significant L.A. home, and national magazines want to photograph you...

Sold Stuff: Tiny, Perfect Ingleside Cottage Sells For Well Over $399K Ask

Back in September, a one-bedroom cottage in Ingleside with a rough facade but a gem of an interior became the latest, very desirable member of our Under $500K Club. The tiny house listed for $399K, solidly above its 2007 sale...

CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app from DoApp

Real estate tech and data firm CoreLogic has acquired the technology behind its mobile multiple listing service app, GoMLS, from mobile tech company DoApp Inc. Terms of the deal, which closed on Oct. 31, were not disclosed. Seven of DoApp’s...

PreservationWatch: Here Are the First Photos in Decades From Inside the Abandoned Warner Huntington Park Theater

In the early 1930s, prolific movie palace architect B. Marcus Priteca designed a run of Warner theaters, including the Warner San Pedro (which has been beautifully restored and reopened), and the Beverly Hills Warner, which was demolished in the...

‘First Look’ window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

Two prominent Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator to prolong the time period during which first-time homebuyers and other owner-occupants get a “First Look” at purchasing homes repossessed by the mortgage giants...

Yelping the Mission: Apparently, Yelp allows users to write...

Apparently, Yelp allows users to write reviews of the neighborhoods, and neighborhood blogger Capp Street Crap has gathered together some of the more notable Mission reviews from the past eight years. All of them manage to be somewhat offensive in...

Served Over Ice: Antarctica to Architects: Only Sci-Fi Looking Structures Allowed

Photo by Emanuel Jacobi/NSF via IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory Antarctica is the most challenging place in the world to build. Thanks to the unforgiving temperatures, fierce winds, and shifting icy ground, the only structures found there are research stations....

What do Zillow and News Corp Have in Common?

The answers is simple, both are coming to the Property Portal Watch Conference in New York - to be held on the 26th and 27th January at the Westin New York at Times Square. Are you?

Development Watch: Clean-Lined Condos Are Headed for 950 Tennessee Street

The folks at development/architecture/brokerage practice Workshop1 sure have their hands full these days. A recent look at BuzzBuzz Home reveals more condos from the Berkeley-based group are in the works in the city's Dogpatch neighborhood. Their latest project is...

PriceUpper : Converted Church Mansion in New Orleans Now Wants $2.6M

Photo via Zillow This massive Spanish Baroque residence, converted from a church and used as a ballet school for many years, first hit the market for $2.5M in September 2013, but now its owners (who are apparently in no hurry...

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