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Curbed Ski: Rent This Gorgeous Tepee Near Yellowstone National Park

Take a tour through these gorgeous tepees located just 10 minutes from Yellowstone National Park and available through Airbnb. Glamping is all the rage these days, but we can't think of a prettier spot to take a vacation than...

Droughtshaming: The Five Most #Droughtshamingest Neighborhoods in LA

@UCLA watering the pavement at 12:00 #droughtshaming @uclasustainability @UCLAgc pic.twitter.com/X9ihMYfWLQ— Matthew Reiser (@MatthewReiser) May 31, 2015 Social media may offer some tantalizing opportunities for people to photograph and publicly shame everyone they see potentially wasting water in the midst of...

On Campus: Why You Should Get to Know Princeton's New Architecture School Dean (It Involves Robots.)

Monica Ponce de Leon, seen in the robotics FABlab at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture. Photo courtesy of University of Michigan via Archinect. Architect and educator Monica Ponce de Leon was recently named Dean of Princeton's prestigious...

Two lots, one future home

"Development opportunity," "selling for land value" and "as is" are phrases used in real estate listings to describe tear-downs, those homes probably destined for the wrecking ball.

This $20,000/Month Houston Mansion Is Great for (Dead) Animal Lovers

Today marks the beginning of the annual Renters Week across the Curbed Universe, and in celebration of this glorious week, Flipped will be bringing you some of the nation's most absurd, impressive, or otherwise notable houses and apartments for...

Installations: This Video Brings a Psychedelic Desert Landscape to Life

All photos courtesy of Xavier Chassaing Haven't heard of director and artist Xavier Chassaing? Perhaps this will put him on your radar. For his short animation, "Dry Lights," Chassaing created a glowing desert that gradually comes to multicolored, luminous life....

First American builds TRID toolkit for title agents

Recognizing that title agents will need to dramatically adjust the way they work with lenders and other real estate partners after Aug. 1 -- when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) regulation takes effect -- First American Title Insurance Co. Show More Summary

Portable Homes: Portable Panopticon Proves You Can Never Have Enough Peepholes

All photos by Peter Bennetts via ArchDaily Who watches the watchmen? If they guards are working out of the Hydronaut, a semi-permanent housing system for security guards designed by Studiobird, keeping an eye on the surveillance state might take a...

A broker blueprint for survival in the 21st century

He had a simple idea: build a real estate firm that put relationships before sales quotas, with an emphasis on service to clients and community. His vision was to hire the best sales people, arm them with the best tools, unleash them into the marketplace -- and let them build their own businesses under the Windermere Real Estate brand...

Video Interlude: Curbed Presents: A New Renters Week Video Series!

What would Renters Week be without the voices of real-life renters? Though we've long given tenants a platform to share the horrors they've experienced at the hands of neglectful landlords (and vice versa), never has it been done quite...

Los Angeles 101: The Beginner's Guide to Renting in Los Angeles

Image via Michael Locke Congratulations! You've decided to continue in the time-honored tradition of moving to Los Angeles, the greatest city in the history of the world. Don't believe all that New York City malarkey or any of those...

The best places to live for new Canadians

Part of the MoneySense 'Canada's Best Places to Live' report The post The best places to live for new Canadians appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Debt-buying mogul Andrew Zaro buys a new build in Beverly Hills

Andrew Zaro, chairman of the debt collection company Cavalry Portfolio Services, and his wife, actress Lois Robbins, have purchased a home in Beverly Hills for $11.375 million.

Downsizing: Google's Glass Dome Is Back and Smaller Than Ever

Rendering of the proposed Charleston East project via Google After facing a wee setback named LinkedIn, Google will not be building its massive robot-assisted glass-hatted compound in Mountain View, as you recall. The search and advertising juggernaut is bouncing back...

How to take listing photos without infringing on anyone’s privacy

Anyone who’s ever searched for a home online has seen plenty of terrible listing photos. Unfortunately, low quality pictures can completely deter potential buyers and renters, especially as more people rely on the Internet to begin their house-hunting process...

RealtyTrac overhauls property report pages

RealtyTrac, a data aggregator and the operator of real estate search website realtytrac.com, has revamped the property report pages on realtytrac.com to present neighborhood and property data in a much more “comprehensive  and clear way than we have before,” RealtyTrac told Inman. The...

Property Development Exec Convicted of Submitting False Invoices to Obtain Loan Proceeds

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Bruce Carlton Wright, 69, Norman, Oklahoma, was convicted following an 8-day jury trial of conspiracy and 11-counts of bank fraud. The scheme to defraud the IBC Bank of approximately $1.2 million dollars was in connection with property development. Show More Summary

Guyanese National Indicted for Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ravindranauth “Ravi” Roopnarine, 55, Guyana, was indicted on charges stemming from his leadership and participation in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme, which resulted in the issuance of more than $50 million in...Show More Summary

Rental Property Owner Jailed for Ripping Off Lenders to the Tune of $7.7M

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Maximus A. Yaney, 38, New York, New York, pled guilty to mortgage fraud and was sentenced by United States District Judge J. Phil Gilbert to 18 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Show More Summary

5 reasons template sites are killing custom design

The website script has been flipped: The price has been drastically lowered by competing vendors and the improvement of ready-to-use templates, and the latter has also made finding people to design it for you from the ground up pretty unnecessary. Show More Summary

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