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‘How many more of these flyers do you want?’ Asks trainee F, as he leans over the chugging colour printer. It seems to be working for once. If the engineer spends any more time in the office he’ll want his own coffee mug. ‘How many homes in the catchment area we’re going to mail drop?’ I respond. Show More Summary

Architectural Craziness: The Netherlands' Largest Market is MVRDV's 'Horseshoe'

Photo by Ossip van Duivenbode via Design Boom On this most auspicious day, the Netherlands' real-life royal, Queen Máxima, helped mark the grand opening of Markthal Rotterdam, the country's largest covered market, a gray horseshoe of seriously disorienting proportions designed...

The Numbers: Condos Going Gangbusters in SF's Southern Neighborhoods

The heart of San Francisco's condo market has been shifting south for some time, but now it may be headed even further down toward the city's lower borders. A new report from Polaris Pacific (PDF) examines the market from...

Depressing Map Thing: Mapping How LA's Rich Decide Where Everyone Else Lives

Los Angeles is a city divided up unequally among the rich and the not-rich, just like every other city, but the pattern of those divisions is the reverse of the pattern in...

Absurd Fifth Avenue Mansion Will Now Rent for $150 a Month: Remember that super lush Fifth...

Remember that super lush Fifth Avenue mansion rumored to have sold for $75M to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich? Well, that deal fell through earlier this year, and now the mansion—grand ballroom, library, and reception rotunda and all—is on the...

New to Market: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard's Pink Palm Springs Getaway Selling for $2.2 Million

Yes, this is a pink stucco house, but miraculously, that doesn't work against it. The glamorous four-bedroom Spanish Colonial (via the LA Times) was once a getaway for Gone With the Wind...

Renovations: Of Course Paris Has the World's Only Stylish Tattoo Parlor

Photo via Dezeen While the rest of the world is stuck with tattoo parlors that (to very superficially lump them all together) are enough to make one seriously question the taste of the artists working there, Paris has one that...

Long & Foster acquires large Philadelphia brokerage

The Long & Foster Companies Inc., the third-largest brokerage in the U.S., has acquired the big Philadelphia-based firm Century 21 Alliance. Already the second-largest firm in Philadelphia, Long & Foster will creep closer to market-leader Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach...

Realogy subsidiary NRT buys Coldwell Banker affiliate in Central Pennsylvania

Realogy subsidiary NRT LLC is creating a new 650-agent, 22-office Coldwell Banker Real Estate brokerage in Central Pennsylvania by merging a newly acquired Coldwell Banker affiliate with a nearby company-owned, ERA-affiliated brokerage. The new Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based firm will operate as Coldwell...

Zillow-owned StreetEasy unveils crop of mobile products

Just over a year after being acquired by Zillow, StreetEasy, the popular listing portal covering the New York City area, has trotted out a trifecta of mobile products that it says will make it easier for consumers to search its database on the fly....

Photo Interlude: Here Are the 10 Most Expensive Homes That Sold in September

Listed for: $9.5M Received: $9.5M Size: 5-bed, 5-bath single-family home Location: 16 Spruce St., Presidio Heights The skinny: First listed in early September for $9.5M, this Presidio Heights flip was only on the...

New RPR mobile app offers Realtors on-the-go access to 166-million property database

Realtor-owned technology company Realtors Property Resource has rolled out its first mobile application, offering all 1 million-plus Realtor on-the-go access to its parcel-based property database at no additional cost. National Association of Realtors subsidiary RPR and its database of the...

Winging It: Considering that the 800 or so...

Considering that the 800 or so cormorants nesting on the Bay Bridge's old eastern span would cost Caltrans millions to move, John King is suggesting that we hang on to a portion of the old span and generally embrace a...

Free ‘big data’ resources help agents target new clients

The power of big data is about understanding patterns of consumer behavior and profiles, particularly information around “life events” such as marriage, divorce, job change and births. Having this data enables you to advertise to prospective clients when these events happen...

State O' the Market: LA's Housing Market is Second Most Bubblicious in the US

Does Los Angeles's housing market still feel way overpriced? It is, but at least it doesn't seem to be getting any worse (or better) right now. Third quarter results are in from Trulia, and they've found the LA market is...

Young Guns 2014: It's Time For Curbed Young Guns 2014: Help Us Find the Most Amazing Young Stars of Architecture and Design

Everybody get excited: today, on this very day, we launch Curbed Young Guns 2014, this year's installment of Curbed's annual search for the next wave of up-and-coming architects and interior designers. All across the nation, creative people are hard...

Flipping Out: West Portal Flip Sacrifices Its Mediterranean Soul for $679K

This poor West Portal Mediterranean. In December of last year, it sold for $1.32 million to flippers who have torn out most of the things that made it special. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house was built in 1922, and when...

House of the Day: A Four-Story Windmill Guards This $39M Hamptons Manse

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. Click here to view the full...

The Rent Is Too Damn High: Rental website Apartments.com came out with...

Rental website Apartments.com came out with a list of the 14 most expensive neighborhoods for renters, and Yerba Buena clocked in at number three. Topping the list, which singles out one neighborhood in each of the 20 most expensive cities...

Lifestyles of the rich and the richer,: $600K McMansions For Cars are the Next Rich Guy Frontier

Photo via Bloomberg According to a recent feature in Bloomberg, which detailed the rise of a 40-acre, pimped-out garage complex outside Minneapolis, retirement homes for cars are the Next Big Thing. One early adopter at AutoMotorPlex, a man by the...

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