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Peter Hernandez: ‘There will be more business for everyone in 2015?

Peter Hernandez, the founder of Teles Properties, discusses industry decay, global events and why he thinks there will be more business to go around in...

Urban Compass founders discuss how to build next-generation brokerage at Connect NYC 2015

Since opening its doors less than two years ago, real estate startup Urban Compass has grown to become the ninth-largest brokerage by dollar volume in New York City, boasting just under $495 million in listings as of November 2014, according...

Do you dial, swipe or text? Mark Fitzpatrick

The CEO of RUHM shares his thoughts about the secret to success in real estate, why leveraging numbers is trendy and what he thinks will be the communication way of the future...

Think like a hacker and break stuff

We've never met a fellow hacker who thinks the status quo is good enough. By nature, hackers rail against the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," replacing it with our own: "Break everything and make it better." There's no room for inefficient processes or broken methodologies simply because that's how things were done in the past...

Heather Elias: ‘It’s the quality of the connections that matters’

Heather Elias, the vice president of industry engagement at Century 21 Redwood Realty, participates in a question-and-answer session about her social media habits...

Real estate disruption won’t be what you think

Real estate disruption is inevitable, and the industry will eventually see a massive overhaul. However, disruption may come in a form far from expected...

Real estate disruption won’t be what you think

Real estate disruption is inevitable, and the industry will eventually see a massive overhaul. However, disruption may come in a form far from expected. Looking at the current state of the real estate industry, there are a handful of major players at the corporate level that own pretty much everything in the industry, from brokerages to mortgages. Show More Summary

Beach Access Bingo: Paradise Cove Will Stop Illegally Charging For Beach Access

Score one for the public and the surfers and everybody who was ever met at Paradise Cove by someone telling them they had to pay money to get to the beach. Paradise Cove operators Kissel Company got in big...

Real Estate Webmasters – My Experience

When I was thinking of what would be helpful to readers of geek estate I came across Sam’s article about ReelGeeks and I thought why not tell everyone my recent experience with Real Estate Webmasters (REW).  I will preface this withShow More Summary

Curbed Cup 2014: Curbed Cup Round 1: Hollywood (2) vs. Los Feliz (15)

Here it is: the 2014 Curbed Cup race for the Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year. Round one of our tournament features 16 'hoods vying for the coveted golden jpeg—we'll have two matchups every day through Thursday, then take a...

PriceChopper: Pair of Rustic Pacific Palisades Cottages Up For Grabs For the First Time in 50 Years

If you haven't yet finished your Christmas shopping, here's a real nice pair of stocking stuffers—two adorable cottages just blocks from the ocean in Santa Monica Canyon. Per the listing, this 1920s...

LA River Rising: Army Corps Now Reevaluating Billion-Dollar LA River Rehab

It was a huge deal when, earlier this year, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to recommend that Congress approve the priciest and most comprehensive of four options for revitalizing the LA River. But now it looks like there...

It Came from Craigslist: Renting at 2000 Broadway Will Turn You into Leonardo DiCaprio

Apparently, renting an apartment at Pacific Heights' 2000 Broadway is great enough to make renters "Feel like the king of the world." This is the latest marketing tactic from the infamous Trinity Management, which posted a Craigslist ad for...

Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a...

Flip Watch: Run-Down, Possibly Moldy Lake Triplex Gets $1M Over Asking

There have been a smattering of $1 million-over-asking sales in 2014, but most have been of absolutely impeccable properties that were probably way underpriced. 823-825 Lake Street, which just raked in $1.05 million over its list price, is a different...

Why a handwritten note is my secret weapon

You get home from work, and on your way in, you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flyer, a bill.... oooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you react this way...

Architectural Curiosities: This Australian House is Really Friendly

Photo by Nic Granleese via Contemporist A Victorian house in Melbourne, Australia just got a rather congenial makeover, thanks to the local artist Rose Nolan, who created a white-painted brick façade that spells out the greeting "hello" in giant, capital...

Office Space: Airbnb's new office in Portland,...

Airbnb's new office in Portland, Oregon was completed a few weeks ago after a speedy six-month buildout. Curbed National spoke with the short-term rental company's designers on how they brightened up the "nightmare image" of the call center. The...

If at First You Don't Secede: After seven years on Mission Street...

After seven years on Mission Street in Bernal Heights, the art gallery and local-goods boutique Secession Art & Design did not get its lease renewed. But owner Edel Stein managed to secure a larger space just up the block—at 3235...

Zillow and Trulia Stockholders Approve Planned Acquisition

Zillow and Trulia have announced that Zillow shareholders and Trulia stockholders voted resoundingly to approve the previously announced definitive agreement, dated as of July 28, 2014, pursuant to which Zillow will acquire Trulia.

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