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How a real estate developer’s efforts to silence a critic failed

Fortress's defamation suit against an independent analyst over his tweets tested a new Ontario law protecting free expression in the public interest The post How a real estate developer’s efforts to silence a critic failed appeared first on Macleans.ca.

New congressional rule clears a path for giving away public lands

Keep an eye on property adjacent to national parks This may not be the real estate deal many were expecting under the Trump administration. According to The Guardian, a rule change instituted by Congress will “ease the path” to selling...Show More Summary

It’s time to simplify tech choices for agents

People might have been scratching their heads this week when an unknown guy from Keller Williams stepped in to take the place of CIO Josh Team at Inman's Hacker Connect event held at Inman Connect New York...

7 beautiful humidifiers for the design-minded

A winter essential You know the drill: the weather gets cold, the air gets dry, your hands and lips are constantly chapped, sometimes there are nose bleeds, and at last, you must confront the fact that you need a humidifier. Humidifiers,...Show More Summary

Unleashing the internet of you

Over the past year, tech wizards and enthusiasts alike have been heavily pondering the future of artificial intelligence (AI)...

Mini castles for sale: 3 Romanesque Revival houses to buy

From Chicago to Albany Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. From the measured proportions ofShow More Summary

419-square-foot Pasadena cottage asks $389K

It’s a studio with a loft space and its own yard This oh-so-compact cabin in Pasadena was built in 1922 and is one of five micro-homes lined up alongside one another off of Holliston Avenue, close to Pasadena City College. The 419-square-foot...Show More Summary

New Netflix documentary series spotlights the work of 8 global designers

Featuring an architect, sneaker designer, and a photographer Calling all design-nerds: There’s a new design documentary in town, and judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as sleek and pleasing to behold as some of yourShow More Summary

Kensington 1920s Tudor seeks under a million

Upper-crust East Bay town’s latest offering comes with a gazebo and period details A gently touched up Tudor in the exclusive Kensington enclave lands on the market this week. Any fan of the stately, elegant style should take a look. Coming...Show More Summary

New details emerge about 30-story tower planned behind the L.A. Times

"A garden-like passage” will connect the future subway station plaza to Spring Street Pedestrian-friendly landscaping is part of the street-level design of a 30-story mixed-use development proposed for a 2nd Street parking lot across...Show More Summary

Berkeley considers building 100-unit development of stackable prefab units

Local micro-developer’s invention may finally have its day in the East Bay When local micro-developer Patrick Kennedy parked one of his MicroPADs in front of his office in October—the 160-square foot prefab apartments are suggested as a solution for the homeless—Curbed SF was the second in line for a tour. Show More Summary

ShowingTime acquires Showing Suite

Close to one million real estate professionals across the country will soon have easy access to showing-scheduling tools from a single company: ShowingTime. That’s because ShowingTime, also a provider of market-reporting technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Showing...

Rick Caruso’s fancy housing tower gets a pass after he agrees to reduce the height

The downsizing comes after a controversy over Caruso’s campaign contributions Shopping mall developer Rick Caruso’s high-end housing development in Beverly Grove will be a bit shorter than he initially planned. Originally proposed as...Show More Summary

Unlearning the lessons of the housing crisis

Trump’s administration appears poised to undo many of the protections put in place in the wake of the housing crisis Nearly six million American families lost their homes to foreclosure between September 2008 and September 2015. This...Show More Summary

Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse find a spot with a view in Malibu

Actress Amy Smart and her husband, DIY television personality Carter Oosterhouse, have bought a spot near the Carbon Beach section of Malibu for $2.9 million. The ranch-style house sits on about three acres of grounds and overlooks Billionaires’ Beach, a famous stretch of coastline known for its...

Zillow Group rolls out ‘end-to-end’ listing management

Real estate technology and media giant Zillow Group today unveiled what it says is an "end-to-end listing management solution for brokerages and MLSs."...

Willis Polk condo on Nob Hill prunes $200K off asking

Exquisite flat drops price after one month on market In a city full of chic abodes, few are as dreamy as the small strip of Willis Polk Edwardians across from the Mark Hopkins Hotel in tony Nob Hill. In December, a second-floor unit inside one of these gems landed on the market—a three-bed, three-bath condo—at $3,000,000. Show More Summary

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky nets a home sale in Westlake Village

Former professional hockey player and coach Wayne Gretzky has sold a home in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks for $5.85 million in a deal finalized outside the Multiple Listing Service. On and off the market for the better part of three years, the 8,711-square-foot house had been listed...

Keller Williams agents grew sales volume by 22% in 2016

Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller says there are two things that the company stays laser-focused on every day: its innovative technology efforts, and its bottom line. And he's pleased with the latest year-end financial results, which indicate success on both fronts...

Historic house research: 7 steps to learning the story of your home

Start with your local library A new story begins when you purchase a home. But unless your house is new, you’re actually unlocking a story in progress, stepping onto a stage where a series of tales have been rising and falling—with conflict...Show More Summary

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