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LA home prices shoot up in February, hit new record

Houses have never been more expensive Los Angeles home prices spiked sharply in February, reaching a new all-time high, according to a report from real estate tracker CoreLogic. February’s median sale price in LA County was $580,000,...Show More Summary

The average SF home sells in 35 days

Only Colorado Springs, Denver, Kennewick, and Richland beat us on speed of sale If a “For Sale” sign pops up outside a San Francisco house, it’s advisable to run rather than walk and to skip unnecessary chores along the way, or elseShow More Summary

SF sues HomeAdvisor for skipping background checks

District Attorney claims home services company doesn’t bother with most criminal background checks that it advertises San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Tuesday that his office is suing Colorado-based home services...Show More Summary

Film producer Bob Yari pulls in $9 million for his Tudor estate in the Beverly Hills Post Office area

Film producer and financier Bob Yari has sold his Tudor-style estate in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $9 million. That’s half a million down from when the home listed for sale in December, records show. The elegant home is fronted by a circular motor court with a fountain. Past the two-story...

Architect’s own modern barn home asks $650K

The rural retreat is located in Connecticut 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. Location:...Show More Summary

ICNY 18 Data: The race is on for MLSs to solve broker pain points

"... if MLSs [multiple listing services] work together to coincide everything with data delivery then it's just going to be easier for all of us because we can market the same," said Rebecca Jensen, president and CEO at Midwest Real Estate Data, onstage at Inman Connect New York...

ICNY 18 Data: What you need to know about net neutrality

"For Redfin, if it hadn't been for net neutrality, we couldn't have gone from a startup to a public company," said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. "It was an essential part of bringing our technology from the small scale to a big scale, and now we feel a responsibility to make sure that dominant players don't dominate the real estate market."...

ICNY 18 Data: How MLSs might run afoul of federal regulators

Did you get into real estate because you wanted to own data? No -- you likely got into it because you wanted to help people, and people are best served when they have the ability to search unlimited data for information. This is what Daniel Castro, director at the Center for Data Innovation, explained onstage at Inman Connect New York...

This video of a shapeshifting white box is vaguely architectural, totally mesmerizing

Will we one day control our environment with dance moves? We’re not entirely certain what’s going on in Universal Everything’s latest video, but we know one thing for sure: It’s hard to look away. The British design studio, known for...Show More Summary

Existing home sales rebound, up 3 percent in February

Existing home sales rebounded in February following two months of declines despite low inventory and price increases nationwide, according to the National Association of Realtors. Existing home sales rose 3 percent in February, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

This blackened timber home is a modern upgrade to the shotgun house

This two-family home is long and narrow The shotgun house, known for its long, narrow layout, is a staple of American South. Popularized in the late 19th century, the architectural style is marked by a series of rooms that are connected...Show More Summary

Studio City home of late filmmaker-philanthropist Jackie Hunsicker comes to market

The Studio City home of late filmmaker, inventor and philanthropist Jackson “Jackie” Hunsicker is on the market at $1.498 million. Hunsicker, who died in December at 69, was known for writing and directing the 1986 film musical “The Frog Prince” and the 1990 comedy “Oddball Hall.” She also wrote...

Buying property with Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s young investors put their digital currency to work in the physical world In August 2014, a secret buyer contacted the realty arm of Martis Camp, a luxury real estate community in North Lake Tahoe in California, with an unorthodox deal: a purchase of land for 2,739 Bitcoins. Show More Summary

Spring Forward: Kendyl Young’s secrets to winning listings

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Kendyl Young, broker-owner of Diggs, based in Los Angeles. Kendyl shared with us the tactics and approaches she uses to grow her business, stay ahead of the competition, and manage her time most effectively...

7 deadly sins to avoid in the age of disruption

It has always intrigued me that regardless of market conditions, company profile or geographic location, the vast majority of industry professionals remain confident about the business. That “genetic optimism” has propelled our industry...Show More Summary

5 ways to become your sphere’s go-to real estate agent

One of the best ways to generate new business, consistent business and repeat business is staying top-of-mind with your sphere of influence (SOI). These are the people who know you, trust you and can vouch for your work ethic and abilities to get things done...

Why millennials don’t have to define the success of your real estate business

Before taking my current position, I spent my nights and weekends teaching pre-licensing class to aspiring real estate agents. It always struck me as noteworthy how many in my classes were not fresh out of high school or even colleg...

7 marketing strategies to help first-year agents stand out

As a brand new real estate agent, you’re learning a lot at a fast pace. It can be tough to nail down exactly what you need to do and what you should let go until you get a little more experience...

Two historic Downtown buildings set to reopen as boutique hotels

The Trinity and Clark hotels will open by the end of next year South Park’s Trinity Auditorium building and the Grand Central Market-adjacent Clark Hotel have spent years under protracted restorations. The wait will be over soon, the...Show More Summary

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