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Take Olympic: Los Angeles is Back in the Running to Host the 2024 Olympics

WHOA: Boston is OUT of the running for the 2024 Olympics and that means Los Angeles is the frontrunner to become the US's bid city. Back in January, the US Olympic Committee chose Boston as the one US city...

Curbed Hamptons: See Hockey Star Sean Avery's First Completed Hamptons House

What do you do when you love to decorate and you have already redone your city apartment and your Hamptons house? Well, if you're retired Ranger Sean Avery, you start building and designing homes for sale. Last month we...

HUD rule aims to put the ‘fair’ back into Fair Housing Act

Despite four decades of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) working to promote fair housing and equal opportunity under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, patterns of racial, ethnic and economic segregation persist in many areas of the country -- but a new HUD regulation aims to change that...

Rad Renovations: "The Most Ugly Thing": Ricardo Bofill's Renovation Turned a Concrete Factory into a Cloister

All images via Faustian urGe A series of stone silos that made up the ramparts of an abandoned concrete factory, the structure was cold and impersonal, a meta-Brutalist building on the outskirts of Barcelona. Yet for architect Ricardo Bofill,...

Dancer Mark Ballas executes some moves with Mid-Wilshire sale and Beverly Crest buy

Mark Ballas, a professional dancer and regular on "Dancing With the Stars," appears to know his way around a real estate transaction as well as the dance floor.

Office Space: New Co-Working Space Hit Hard By the 'Quirky Office' Trend

All Photos © Renzo Rebagliati via Archdaily Eat, Ride, and Break the Rules: these are the rules inscribed on the walls of COMUNAL, a co-working space in Lima, Peru, designed by local studio DA-LAB Arquitectos. The fast-growing company tapped...

Some Architect Is Trying to Ruin Cute Puppy Videos for Everyone

There are many good things that exist in the world, and most of them are videos of puppies trying to walk down stairs. Have you ever just plugged "puppy stairs" into the Youtube search box? It's the best. But...

Curbed Atlanta: Atlanta Midcentury 'Masterpiece' is 'Unbelievably Magical'

For better or worse, this midcentury ranch in Atlanta's Lenox Park neighborhood appears to have retained much of what made it cool in 1952, while adding just enough modern-day flourishes to appease discerning buyers of today. The listing agent,...

How housing recovery is shifting the buy-or-rent balance

A recent RealtyTrac buy-or-rent analysis of 285 counties nationwide showed that in 2015 the monthly house payment on a three-bedroom single-family home or condo -- assuming a 10 percent down payment and including mortgage, property taxes and insurance -- was more affordable in 188 counties (66 percent) than the fair market rent for a three-bedroom property...

How to use DiSC personality profiles to make money

DiSC profiles provide easy rule-of-thumb guidelines for the different personality types that you'll encounter when working with your colleagues and clients, and they'll help you tailor your communication with others to be more effective....

On the Market: 1-Bedroom Dogpatch Loft With Industrial Spirit Asks $1.195M

Tucked behind a tiny tin entryway in the Dogpatch is a light-filled two-level loft that screams industrial chic. The loft sits on the top floor of a David Baker-designed building constructed back in 2000, and although it has just on...

How to strike the balance between bragging and sharing

When overcome with success, it’s natural to want to share with the world. But most people reserve their personal praises for fear of looking arrogant or conceited. While the line between being proud and being a show-off is quite thin, you shouldn’t be so humble that your efforts go unrecognized...

Revo Property Pay launches mobile payment solutions for property managers

Having the ability to pay bills and manage transactions through multiple platforms is a necessity for many of us, so the increasing availability of mobile payment providers is helping to take the stress off individuals on either side of the transaction...

Sales-to-list-price ratio nears 99 percent

Data from a recent housing survey points to a market where a large percentage of homes are selling at or just below their asking prices. In June, the sales-to-list-price ratio for nondistressed properties was 98.5 percent, based on a three-month moving average...

RedevelopmentWatch: The Enormous Broadway Trade Center Mini-City Makeover: Floor by Floor

Downtown's giant Broadway Trade Center is now shrouded, undergoing a restoration of its exterior, columns, and archways, but the most dramatic part of the work to transform the 1.1-million-square-foot structure hasn't even begun yet. The overhaul will turn the...

Eating Pretty: This Rad Swedish Restaurant Makes Décor of Vintage Rowboats

Photos via Designboom Further evidence that the Swedes have this whole design thing on lock, a new café in eastern Stockholm, on the city's island of Djurgården, is a chic combination of vintage-boats-as-ceiling-accoutrements, classic white tile and corrugated-metal, and...

Curbed LA: Majestic Converted Convent in L.A. is Rich in Beamed Ceilings

This 1929-built Il Convento Di St Albans in the Encino neighborhood of L.A. is now a beautiful home asking $3,995,000. Sitting on just under one wooded acre, the 5,432-square-foot residence features a two-story entry, grand staircase, beam ceilinged living...

‘Hot’ markets increase — except on East Coast and in rural areas

An analysis of the nation’s top 200 markets shows the average months of remaining housing inventory (MRI) sits at 6.1. According to Pro Teck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast, this figure represents a decrease of more than 12 percent from the same time last year...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Famously Corrupt Little Vernon Doubling Population With First Private Housing Complex

Vernon Park Village via Sen. Kevin De Leon Vernon is the tiny city south of Downtown Los Angeles that has such a brazenly corrupt past that it could have inspired a great season of True Detective (instead it inspired...

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