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Office Spaces: Spot Gene Simmons and Biggie in Pandora's Synesthetic HQ

Photo via Arch Daily Don't work in a super techno-chic office with, say, abstract portraits of Louis Armstrong and Gene Simmons covering the walls? Here, let Pandora curate you a playlist based on the inaudible sound of the world's smallest...

AM Linkage: Tech Buses Begin Paying Muni Today; Burning Man Art Roundup

· Airbnb campaigns to legalize short-term rentals · Caltrans worked to keep construction flaws quiet · A Burning Man art roundup · Pilot charging tech buses to use Muni stops launches · High speed rail is back on track,...

Barbara Corcoran: Zillow and Trulia are like Boardwalk and Park Place with hotels

With their ability to “control 60 percent of eyeballs” Zillow and Trulia “are kind of like Boardwalk and Park Place with a big hotel on each,” Barbara Corcoran tells Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker, the hosts of Bloomberg TV’s “Market...

Zillow-Trulia deal could prompt marriage of UK real estate portals Zoopla and Rightmove

Just like their U.S. counterparts, UK property search portal giants Zoopla and Rightmove “have to keep growing and monetizing and there probably will have to be some consolidation in the sector to reduce cost base,” Joe Rundle, head of trading...

Authorial Abodes: If romance novelist Danielle Steel is...

If romance novelist Danielle Steel is any indication, when one becomes the bestselling author alive, one gets to have all kinds of "quirks"—that is to say "comically oversized hedges straight out of a 1960s horror movie." The hedge is so...

Atlantic City boarding house that was thorn in Trump’s side sells for $530K

A three-story boarding house in Atlantic City once coveted by casino developers Bob Guccione and Donald Trump — both wanted to buy it and knock it down to clear the way for their projects — isn’t such a hot property...

Eating Pretty: How Martyn Lawrence Bullard Rethinks His Own Old Designs

In 2007, the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, California, recruited high-end celebrity designer (and "delicious" headlining personality of Million Dollar Decorators,) Martyn Lawrence Bullard to revamp its common rooms and Bullard, being the type to engulf even dollhouses...

The Quotable Toyo Ito: In an interview with Dezeen, Pritzker...

In an interview with Dezeen, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Toyo Ito waxes poetic about how architecture is only as great as its relationship with the people who use it. "I have always intended to design architecture to look more beautiful with...

Celebrity Real Estate: Take John Denver's Home, Country Roads, for $10.75M

One look at John Denver's longtime home in Aspen, Colorado, and you could pretty easily guess what he did for a living, even if you didn't know he was the legendary American country singer responsible for ditties like "Thank...

Jean Nouvel Watch: The wildly controversial "Ground Zero mosque"—a...

The wildly controversial "Ground Zero mosque"—a proposed Islam community center that, in 2010, attracted the ire of politicos like Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani—is back, and French starchitect Jean Nouvel has been tapped by developers to build it. It's a...

Linkage: Harry Potter-Themed Subdivisions; Moving Past the 'Poor Door'

Photo via Archinect · Palatial McMansion offered with a huge discount. · Venture designer Yves Béhar plots his next move. · Traditional and contemporary collide in Midtown. · "Poor doors": not the worst thing about social housing. · Take a...

Nonverbal communication is how agents really win listing presentations

There's a million and one ideas out there on how to win more listing presentations... We are told we need the "must-have" materials to give to our clients. We're told we have to memorize and internalize numerous scripts on how to get the appointment, ask questions and close to ensure you get them to sign on that dotted line or we don't have a chance....

California Realtors publishing names and photos of ethics violators, but not for public

Starting today, the California Association of Realtors begins publishing the names and photos of those who are found to have violated the Realtor Code of Ethics in a members-only section of its website unavailable to the public. Only real estate...

Zillow Announces Date of 2Q 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Zillow, Inc. has announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Trulia Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Monthly unique visitors in the second quarter of 2014 were 51.6 million, an increase of 48% from 34.9 million in the same period last year.

Move to Present at Oppenheimer Technology Conference

Move, Inc. announced that Chief Financial Officer Rachel Glaser will present at the Oppenheimer 17th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference.

Celebrity Real Estate: Charles Bronson's Old Estate in Bel Air Asking $19.75 Million

In honor of Throwback Thursday, the LA Times Home section dug through the archives to find some decades-old coverage of this house, the former family home of tough-guy actor Charles Bronson and his wife, Jill Ireland, which has just...

Landlord Legal Battles: Landlord Suing Kelly Osbourne Over $50,000 Worth of Poop

Kelly Osbourne via S Bukley/Shutterstock; pomeranian via Scorpp / Shutterstock] Sharknado 2 actress Kelly Osbourne is being sued for $50,000 by her landlord at West Hollywood's Empire West condos, who says that she destroyed her rental and left it...

Fun with urban planning: To call attention to Mayor Ed...

To call attention to Mayor Ed Lee's so-so record on supporting transit and enriching pedestrian life, the folks at Streetsblog SF have created rich, "tasteful" renderings of a tiny bronze Mayor Lee alighting on a parking meter. The renderings show...

New Property Portal Launched in UAE – Lookup.ae

How’s the real estate market in Dubai doing? Lookup.ae claims to answer this question in hundreds of different ways.

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