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On the Market: Spacious Two-Bed, Two-Bath Tech Incubator Asks $1.75M

Loft 17 at One Clarence Place is marketed as a penthouse condo loft in South Beach, but it sure fooled us. The only thing missing from the light-drenched photos of casual rec...

New to Market: Sherman Oaks Ed Fickett on Market For First Time in 36 Years

Designed by the prodigious, prolific Ed Fickett in 1956, this Sherman Oaks modern hasn't been on the market in 36 years, according to its listing. Located in the hills just north of...

It's a Sign: Ludicrously Tall Culver City Parking Signs Cut Down to Normal

Last Thursday evening, Culver City put up 10 parking sign poles around Linwood Howe Elementary School that stretched improbably skyward, rising about 15 feet (hard to photograph, a tipster told us). They swiftly took the title of Los Angeles's...

Preservation Watch: Advocates Fight to Save Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House

Photo via Preserve Spring House Topping the list of imperiled historic buildings out there, starchitect Frank Lloyd Wright's 1954 Spring House—a hemicycle family home on the edge of Tallahassee, Fla.—is the star of a new internet crowd-funding campaign that hopes...

New to Market: Lucy and Desi's Spanish-Style Rental in Bev Hills Asking $7MM

This sprawling 1926 Spanish-style mansion in Beverly Hills is a far cry from the humble little apartment the Ricardos lived in on I Love Lucy, but this is where Lucille Ball and...

Mindboggling Reveals: On Rebound from Lucas Fracas, Presidio Tries a New Approach

Next week, five renowned design teams will present their visions for remaking a swath of green on the Presidio. Having a bit of déjà vu? We don't blame you. But this is an entirely new design competition, with a...

Trading Up: San Francisco is about to get...

San Francisco is about to get its first raised bike lane on the southbound side of Valencia Street from Cesar Chavez to Duncan. Although the lane will only be one block, it's a sign of things to come: Similar lanes...

On the Market: Bernal Heights Home Asks $420 Per Square, Has a Catch

Does an asking price of $749K for a single-family home seem too good to be true for America's hottest neighborhood? The property has strings attached, and those strings are facing a wall and...

ReferralExchange paying for your real estate leads

ReferralExchange, a new referral site for real estate professionals, wants your extra leads — and it’s willing to pay you every time another agent is able to close on one. The company will take your excess leads, “scrub” them with.....

Sriracha Saga: 10 Photos Inside Irwindale's Notoriously Secret Sriracha Plant

Things weren't looking so great for beloved Sriracha hot sauce late last year, when neighbors around its new Irwindale plant started complaining that production of the addictive, spicy sauce was poisoning the air and causing everything from headaches to...

Video Interlude: Drop everything and pay attention because...

Drop everything and pay attention because Jezebel has a video that will raise your spirits, awaken your soul, and change life as you know it, a documentary short detailing the life of a tiny, real-life hamster scurrying about a tiny...

Flipping Out: Glen Park Flip Nearly Doubles Its Price in Just Three Months

A mere three months ago, a dated three-story home on Noe Street sold for $1.412 million. The house underwent some quick fixes that replaced the rotting decks, modernized the exterior, and updated touches like kitchen countertops. The home jumped...

Suburban Renewal: A new poll out from Atlantic...

A new poll out from Atlantic Media and Siemens finds that suburban Americans are more satisfied with the places they live than are their urban counterparts. Among the more than 1,600 adults surveyed in the State of the City Poll,...

Debates: Finding themselves with irreconcilable differences of...

Finding themselves with irreconcilable differences of opinion about whether designer Ora-Ïto's mashup of the Eames Lounge chair and a pair of Nikes is a viable homage to Charles and Ray Eames' original or a complete design sin, Co.Design writers Mike...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer: Oprah Shipping in Drought Water to Massive Montecito Estate

Montecito in Santa Barbara County is home (at least part-time) to tons of shit-rich over-40 types: Google's Eric Schmidt, Ellen DeGeneres, George Lucas, Oprah, and "just about everyone in the industry," in the words of a real estate agent...

Costco Signs Major Lease With Vulcan – Issaquah

Just received a press release that Costco is leasing 176,656 sf of space from Vulcan (Paul Allen) Real Estate at Sammamish Park Place in Issaquah. Sammamish Park Place is a 3 building complex totalling 586,823 sf with the other two buildings being occupied by Microsoft. Show More Summary

What if .realtor domains turn Google into AgentMatch?

What IF 500,000 members take the National Association of Realtors up on its offer of a free.realtor domain, and what IF a sizable chunk of that group take realtor.com up on its offer to host their realtor.com profile pages...

Lauren Bacall Wire: The passing of actress Lauren Bacall...

The passing of actress Lauren Bacall means saying goodbye to an emblem of the sultry elegance of Old Hollywood, though a taste of legends past can still be found in Bacall's NYC apartment, which is about to hit the market...

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Biggest Sales: Slipping Back Below $4 Million

Listed for: $3.658M Received: $3.75M Size: 5-bed, 4-bath, 3,295-square-foot single-family home Location: 2914 Sacramento St, Pacific Heights The skinny: This Victorian built in 1900 shows off its history (moldings: check; original-looking fireplace, check; cozy alcoves, check!) without overdoing it....

Consumer watchdog chooses 12 companies for e-closings pilot

A federal agency has chosen 12 firms to participate in a pilot program the agency hopes will yield insights on how to use technology to make the mortgage process easier, cheaper and less time-consuming for borrowers. The Consumer Financial Protection...

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