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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...

Hiking LA: Proposed New Trails Could Lead to Great Hollywood Sign Views

Griffith Park, Los Angeles's largest and most-visited green space, has 53 miles of trails snaking through it, but a proposed new project would increase that number considerably, reports KPCC. The plan is to take about 180 acres of untouched,...

Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

Hometown Realty launched a muscular marketing campaign when it signed a $1.1 million listing last spring. The San Marcos, California-based brokerage produced a video celebrating the listing’s motocross track, pushed Facebook ads to users who liked motorcycles, and fired out promotional postcards to hundreds of homeowners and...

Free Stuff: Reminder: Win a Michele Varian ? for Your Mantel

Attention: Curbed is teaming up with housewares shop Michele Varian to decorate your apartment. Neon signs, which are everywhere from MoMA to McDonalds, are tongue-in-cheek odes to 20th-century Americana. Michele Varian, who decamped from Detroit to Soho and specializes...

House of the Day: Are You Bond Villain Enough for This Colorado Compound?

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: Golden, Colorado Price: $4,800,000 The...

On the Market: Untouched Diamond Heights Home Is a Portal to the 1960s

UPDATE (11/25/14): The real estate company tasked with providing the listing information incorrectly called this home an Eichler. After the below post went live, the listing was updated to remove the error. The home is not an Eichler, but it...

DevelopmentWatch: Grove-Style Makeover on the Way in Downtown Pacific Palisades

Swarthmore Avenue courtesy Caruso Affiliated Earlier this year, The Grove and Americana at Brand owner Rick Caruso confirmed his plan to buy up and makeover most of dusty downtown Pacific Palisades into a quaint, walkable shopping district. (The deal's...

Hidden Histories: Behind the Hedges and Inside the History of Danielle Steel's Spreckels Mansion

2080 Washington Street (before the infamous hedge), via SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARYThe Spreckels Mansion at 2080 Washington - best known as the current home of romance superstar novelist Danielle Steel - has been a major...

Video Interlude: Finally, a Documentary About Grownups and Their Treehouses

Screenshot via The Atlantic In a new short documentary simply titled "Adults Who Live in Treehouses," the video team at The Atlantic takes a plunge into the expanding world of sophisticated arboreal architecture, uncovering the stories of several individuals "who...

5 easy backlink tactics for Realtors

Why do backlinks work? These links essentially prove your website's worth to Google by improving your domain authority and page authority. They can be a quick and easy way to increase your search engine placement. In other words, these link sources are great way to impact your business quickly...

Office Spaces: This Far-Out London Office Has Strong 'Mary Poppins' Vibes

Photos via Dezeen The phrase "welcome to the fold" is written in lightbox letters in the reception area of the new Clerkenwell, London, office of advertising agency Fold 7. Paul Crofts Studio included the tagline in their recent refurbishment of...

The Numbers: Bayview Booming: SF Home Appreciation by Neighborhood

The Bayview has seen the highest levels of home price appreciation over the past four years, according to new research from Paragon Real Estate. Prices have jumped 75% there since 2011, but they are still 12% below their 2006 peak.....

Micro Dwelling: Not sure what to do after...

Not sure what to do after finishing grad school, graphic designer Christopher Smith did what anybody would do: he built a house the size of a parking spot and move to a plot of land 100 miles from Boulder, Colorado....

Morning Linkage: Ferguson Protests Across LA, Earthquake-safe-ish Freeways

#Ferguson protesters lying in the middle of Beverly Hills' famous Rodeo Drive, playing dead for Michael Brown. @KTLA pic.twitter.com/cFFm5gJz3D— Steve Kuzj (@SteveKuzj) November 25, 2014 · LA's Ferguson-related protests last night were largely peaceful · Scary-tall freeway interchanges should be...

Conversions: Over in Chicago, a sweet new...

Over in Chicago, a sweet new timber loft on the market has a sweeter history: the 2,000-square-foot space was converted from an old Cracker Jack factory. Listed at $550K, this ultimate Cracker Jack prize comes bearing exposed brick walls, a...

Pop-Up Art: Proxy in Hayes Valley is about...

Proxy in Hayes Valley is about to get yet another shipping container pop-up with the opening of a temporary art gallery this week. The 160-square foot space will house work by local artists and will be accompanied by a courtyard...

Dollhouses : Architects Went All-Out With This Very Realistic Dollhouse

Photo by Sebastian Zachariah via Gizmodo This 1/6-scale dollhouse may not have a cool theme like the ">Oscar Niemeyer-inspired, Ikea-furnished, or guitar-reincarnated ones that came before it, but it's nonetheless a fine example of what happens when architects take dollhouses...

AM Linkage: Techie Takeover in the FiDi; More Water Taxis for SF

Image via Scott Cox · Financial District High-Rises Being Taken Over by Techies · Water Taxi Business Growing on SF Waterfront · Here Comes the Flood · New Mural on 24th Street by Shawn Bullen · 3D City: 15 Minutes...

Do you dial, swipe or text? Mauricio Umansky

Technology is key to success in real estate. Mauricio Umanksy talks about how to be the best in the business...

VivaReal: Brazil’s Real Estate Giant

We don’t often cover international real estate startups – but there are a fair number of readers from abroad, so we probably should to a bit more of it. VivaReal recently raised a big round – a $41.7 Million series C round, led by Spark Capital. Show More Summary

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