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Another sign of housing recovery: New homes going up again in the exurbs

When the housing bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets around the nation were the “exurbs” — bedroom communities built far from job centers in high-cost housing markets to provide single-family homes for workers who are willing to become road...

Success Story – SE Crosswater Way

14753 SE CROSSWATER WAY Immaculately presented by TrueView, this wonderful home put its absolute best foot forward when it met the buying public. Spending just two days on the market, the property sold for $11,000 over listing price. This is just another example of how a well-presented home with top-notch agent representation can spark a […]

ConstructionWatch: Olympic and Grand Preps for a Wave of Seven-Story Mixed Users

It's like the Crash Mansion nightclub and its parking lot were never on this lot at the corner of Olympic and Grand. This photo sent in by a tipster shows nearly everything cleared (it looks like the bulldozer's got...

Celebrity Real Estate: After one PriceChop and one throwing-in...

After one PriceChop and one throwing-in of the towel, Jon Bon Jovi's sprawling NYC penthouse is back on the market for $37.5M. This is a few million less than what the rocker originally wanted when he first listed the place...

Benefits of Listing: A new comparison of homes that...

A new comparison of homes that sold after listing on the MLS to those that sold off-market has found that MLS listings lead to higher sales prices. The report estimates that 11% of homes in San Francisco were sold without...

Computer Projects: China's foray into 3D printing was...

China's foray into 3D printing was appropriately over the top and China-like, thanks to an industrious Suzhou, China-based construction firm who built not one, but ten 3D printed homes over the course of just 24 hours. Made from a combination...

House of the Day: Gigantic SoCal Equestrian Estate 'Rancho Latigo' Asks $45M

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...

TV Time: Movoto has done some number crunching...

Movoto has done some number crunching to find out which sitcom characters could actually afford to pay their rent. The results? Mad Men's Don Draper is more than capable of affording his swanky, modernist-influenced apartment, while How I Met Your...

Office Spaces: Ad Agency's Hip HQ is the Most Pinterest-Worthy Office Ever

Photo via Curbed SF Designed by global architecture firm Gensler, this extremely chic, highly pinnable HQ in San Francisco was custom created to fit the monochromatic visions of the advertising agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER. Spanning across two floors in a...

Private Islands: For a Charming Fixer-Upper, Try Italy's 'Island of Madness'

Photo via Gizmodo Poveglia, a deserted island that the Italian government is currently offering a 99-year lease on, has amassed itself an impressive level of property stigma over the last few centuries, earning colorful nicknames like "the island of madness,"...

Celebrity Real Estate: A year and a half after...

A year and a half after first listing his long-time home and vineyard, funnyman Robin Williams is trying again to unload his Villa Sorriso, ("villa of smiles"), chopping his ask by $5.1M, down to $29.9M. Built for Williams in the...

Linkage: Levitating Homes; Nightclubs for Children; More!

Photo via Design Boom · Adorable 3BR cape near Sandwich Village wants $323K. · How the modern office shapes American life. · Here's how an eight-story addition to an old embassy looks. · Buyers of new homes want these features,...

On the Market: Pay $1.3M For an Incredible Amount of Folk Music History

In a bit of real estate news sure to delight history and music buffs alike, The Little House in Orangetown, N.Y.—a former gathering place for folk music elite like Woody Guthrie, Pete...

McMansion Watch: The McMansion has received yet another...

The McMansion has received yet another posthumous takedown, this time in the pages of Salon, where writer Thomas Frank paints them as homes that "exists to separate and then celebrate the people who are wealthier than everybody else," both driving...

History Lessons: Woodland Hills is just another suburban...

Woodland Hills is just another suburban L.A. neighborhood. But it had a more disreputable beginning, as a subdivision created in the 1920s by self-proclaimed "human dynamo" Victor Girard, who carved 6,828 lots out of 2,886 acres and named the new...

It's Not Easy Being Green: Charming Country Cabin is Maine's First Passive House

In It's Not Easy Being Green, Curbed pulls back the curtain on cutting-edge, environmentally friendly design, from urban passive houses to green tweaks on suburban living. Have a suggestion for an upcoming column? Pass it along. Photo via Go Logic...

Versailles Wire: Get a Janitor's View of Versailles in These Unprettied Photos

Photo via Messy Nessy Chic The Palace of Versailles looms so large in humanity's understanding of unrestrained splendor that it has inspired a whole host of sorry knockoffs. And while all that's been seen of the most famous American Versailles...

Sold Stuff: After six months on the market...

After six months on the market with an ask of $6.5M, the converted NYC horse stable Yoko Ono once gifted to her son Sean Lennon has officially sold for an increased $8.3M. The 5,700-square-foot pad first went into contract in...

PriceUpper: After two unsuccessful years on the...

After two unsuccessful years on the market, followed by a sad delisting in February 2013, this NYC apartment designed by Swiss modernist architect William Lescaze is back with an ask of $19.5M, a full $5.5M higher than before. The logic...

Curbed Maps: Mapping the 11 Most Expensive Houses Ever Sold in America

Nine-figure listings have been (relatively speaking) flying off the proverbial shelves lately, what with Connecticut's Copper Beech Farm selling for $120M last week and L.A.'s long-unsold Fleur de Lys going for $102M cash in late March. Both of these...

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