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Estate of the late Andrew R. Getty sells in Hollywood Hills West for $6.1 million

A sprawling Hollywood Hills villa where the late Andrew R. Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, made his home for nearly two decades has sold for $6.1 million. Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the San Fernando Valley, the classic Spanish Revival estate is firmly rooted in Old Hollywood history....

Developers Gearing Up for Dream Hotel’s ‘Second Phase’

A 114-room hotel with parking and a restaurant proposed for a Dream-adjacent lot Google Maps The Dream Hotel (background) isn't quite open yet. There’s another hotel planned for the same block. Hollywood’s 10-story Dream Hotel is scheduled...Show More Summary

DC home sales surge while inventory takes a dive

Washington D.C. home prices fell 2.3 percent in June from a year earlier—the third time prices have fallen in the past two years. The typical home sold for $550,000 as home sales made an impressive 18.6 percent leap since last year....

Maponics acquired by Pitney Bowes

Maponics, a provider of boundary sets and other data to many real estate websites and vendors, has been snatched up by Pitney Bowes, a provider of products and services that power commerce, according to an email sent to Maponics clients. Show More Summary

SF Ranked 26th Most Expensive City for Foreign Workers

Sticker shock is apparently our biggest export San Francisco is not just a hub for American tech workers anymore. Over the past five years, the number of H-1B visa holders (a visa program designed to give American companies access to...Show More Summary

How One Group Wants to Help 10 Cities Become Cycling Paradises

The Big Jump Project wants to help usher in a new era of growth for cycling, doubling and even tripling capacity Communities across the country have been building great examples of bike infrastructure for years. But according to Kyle...Show More Summary

Redfin: SF home sales slow despite rush of new sellers

San Francisco home prices rose 2 percent in June from a year earlier, to a median $1.25 million. Sales in the city fell 6.9 percent, the sixth year-over-year slowdown....

Team transactions outpacing top producers’, according to REAL Trends

Real estate teams are on the rise, according to a new in-depth report from REAL Trends. Citing real estate coach Tom Ferry from a 2016 survey, the report -- "The Real Estate Teams Playbook: Aligning Structures and Strategies" -- said there are between 35,000 and 50,000 real estate teams in the U.S. Show More Summary

Berkeley Castle Cuts Half Million Off Price

Bonkers European home in East Bay slices $500,000 The landmark Hume Cloister, also known as the Hume Castle, at 2900 Buena Vista Way, snipped ten percent off its asking today. The 5,746-square-foot home, built in 1928 to resemble a Toulousain...Show More Summary

Tricked Out Tiny Home Features Garage Door and Custom Deck

For luxurious tiny living Now this is a tiny house that we’d like to get behind—or, inside, rather. Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes is at it again, this time with its flagship product, the luxurious Alpha Tiny Home, which was...Show More Summary

Rio Olympic Committee is probably worse than your landlord

Even the world's best athletes have to deal with crappy landlords If you have ever had issues with an obstinate, uncaring landlord, take solace in the fact that you still probably didn’t have it as bad as the world’s best athletes, many of whom have arrive in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics to find that their living quarters are... Show More Summary

Planned Solar Roadway in France Will Cover 600 Miles With Photovoltaic Panels

Stellar sustainable infrastructure project could provide enough energy for 8 percent of the French population. Missouri’s plan to pave a section of Route 66 with solar panels doesn’t hold a candle to France’s ambitious initiative toShow More Summary

Ancient and Modern Collide at Interior Designer's Arts District Home

Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. Today we go inside the Los Angeles loft of interior designer and landscape architect Paiman Salimpour, founder of Sormeh Lifestyle. Show More Summary

Secluded Artist’s Retreat in the Catskills Asks $825K

The 86-acre property includes a studio, workshop, pool house, and chicken coop. 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...Show More Summary

Rent the decadent Palazzo di Amore for $375K a Month

The perfect party pad, if you can afford it The perfect summer party pad is the ultra-lavish Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Crest, with its 12 bedrooms, its own vineyard, a tennis court, a nightclub "with its own laser-light system andShow More Summary

May 2016 Black Knight Home Price Index climbs closer to June 2006 peak

According to Black Knight's most recent Home Price Index (HPI) report, home prices in May 2016 registered at $263,000, just 1.8 percent off the June 2006 peak of $267,000. That's almost close enough to touch...

U.S. Homeowners Will Spend $321 Billion on Remodeling and Repairs This Year

A full recovery for the national remodeling market make it a great year for contractors Home renovations are on the rise, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) just released by the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University. Show More Summary

10 Urban Gondolas Changing the Way People Move

Gondolas aren’t just for skiing anymore Here in North America, gondolas are usually used on a ski vacation to access amazing terrain in ritzy towns like Aspen or Whistler. Increasingly, however, urban areas in the United States are considering proposals for gondolas and cable cars to efficiently move people from place to place. Show More Summary

Ambitious urban renewal projects of the world

Many common issues face big cities these days, including money issues, blighted areas, crime and a myriad of other problems. With a move towards the re-urbanization of big cities around the country, more and more of them are having to find creative ways to attract young families, working professionals and businesses...

11 modern closing gift ideas for every type of buyer

An experienced agent knows the impact of referrals and the importance of following through after the sale with an appropriate closing gift. In fact, it’s too important to put on autopilot. The right closing gift will fulfill two purposes:...Show More Summary

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