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Sold Stuff: Oracle billionaire and prolific real estate...

Oracle billionaire and prolific real estate spender Larry Ellison just sold one of his estates on Lake Tahoe for $20.35M. Ellison, who also owns 10 houses on the beaches of Malibu and 98 percent of a Hawaiian island, listed his...

How to improve your iOS app’s search ranking in the App Store

(Tech News) Want your app to be downloaded more? A new application helps reveal iOS app keywords to optimize App Store search rankings, drive more traffic to your app and increase sales numbers. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

The elephant in the room with Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia is mortgages

In the articles I've read dissecting the events of the last few days, I've been surprised to find virtually no reference to what I believe is a key part of the value proposition of a combined Zillow and Trulia: the monetization of products and services that precede, are needed for, or follow the purchase of a home. The elephant in the room with all these services is mortgages...

Celebrity Real Estate: Laurence Olivier's London 'Love Nest' Holds Out for $12.6M

After failing to sell at auction on Tuesday with a final bid of $11.6M on the table, the London cottage where lauded English actor Laurence Olivier lived with actress Vivien Leigh has listed for $12.6M. That the owner would...

It's Not the End of the World: Author Judy Blume is still seeking...

Author Judy Blume is still seeking some Summer Sisters to buy her adorable house on Martha's Vineyard. Despite the property's dreamy 2.3 acres and shingle-style abode, the place has been on the market for what seems like Forever (but is...

Linkage: French Startup Incubators; Meghan McCain's L.A. Digs

Photo via Arch Daily · 1905 Craftsman in Harvard Heights asks $715K. · Signal Ethique pavilion sits atop a French mountain. · Former Emeril's homebase wants $1.325M. · 1960s complex becomes "House of the Future Plus." · This Brooklyn building...

Rob Reuter, manager of NAR’s Young Professionals Network, shares 6 tips for making the leap from new agent to top producer

There are some basic truths when it comes to building a successful real estate career. I know because when I canvassed some of our industry's top leaders, time and again the similar themes emerged!...

Sellers often have some old-fashioned ideas about marketing their home that don’t include photography and that thing called the Internet

Homebuyers ask for pictures and they want lots of them. They want great photographs that they can look at on their computer screens, tablets or smartphones. The way buyers look for homes has really changed now that everything is on the Internet....

Airbnb Pays for Your Night’s Stay, and Your Friend’s Too

As a 'thank you' for being part of its newly redesigned website, Airbnb is sharing some hospitality with its users, friends and community.

GentrificationWatch: The Catty Nicknames Arts Districters Have For One Santa Fe

Image via One Santa Fe The days when the cops wouldn't get out of their car in the Arts District unless someone was dead are long gone, according to the anecdotes some long-time AD denizens shared with the LA...

VivaReal Partners with Rossi to Sell Real Estate Using a Robot

VivaReal, Brazil’s most visited real estate website according to Hitwise Experian and Rossi, one of the country's largest homebuilders, joined forces to launch the first campaign to promote real estate using a telepresence robot from Double Robotics.

iProperty Group Welcomes REA Group as New Major Shareholder

iProperty Group’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Georg Chmiel said, “This substantial investment by the REA Group is a strong validation of our unique and leading market presence in Asia."

High-Speed Rail : LA Bullet Train Could Run in Tunnel Under the San Gabriels

A rendering of a crossing in Burbank The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently decided it wants to get moving ahead of schedule on the portion of the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco line that will run through LA County and now....

Magicbricks’ PropertyIndex Vol. IV Fresh Off the Presses

New Magicbricks PropertyIndex reports that affordable properties lose sheen while luxury picks up steam.

Updater and zipLogix Partner to Simplify the Moving Process

The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer their clients Updater’s personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks.

New to Market: Gambrel-ed 1905 Craftsman in Harvard Heights Asking $715K

Here's another oldie-but-goodie in the Harvard Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. Per its listing, this gambrel-roofed Craftsman on South Oxford, between Venice and Washington Boulevards, was built way back in 1905. Measuring...

Adjoining condos going on the market in NYC for conversion into ‘mega-units’

The opportunity to buy three adjoining condos at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton New York and combine them into a single 15,434 square-foot “mega-unit” could be worth $118.5 million to a wealthy, space-hungry buyer. That’s what Nest Seekers’ Ryan Serhant...

On the Racked: Lily Aldridge Visits SF; TargetExpress Heading to Ingleside; Retail Workers Bill of Rights; More!

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Robyn Hagan Cain shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week. Image via Lily Aldridge/Instagram. EVERYWHERE—Lily Aldridge announced the Victoria's Secret 2014 What is Sexy List in San...

Private Islands: Spend the Rest of the Summer on This Island Utopia for $400K

At just $400K, the Isla Paloma in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, is one of the cheaper offerings currently afloat on the private island market, but still comes jam-packed with fantasy amenities, cheerful...

Under $500K Club: Well, lookee here: Redfin has a...

Well, lookee here: Redfin has a listing for a 266-square-foot self-storage unit starter home in Crocker Amazon. Listed at $379K, 527 Morse Street is billed as a "condo alternative" and comes with a matching shed—which is there, presumably, to make...

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