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Willis Polk condo on Nob Hill prunes $200K off asking

Exquisite flat drops price after one month on market In a city full of chic abodes, few are as dreamy as the small strip of Willis Polk Edwardians across from the Mark Hopkins Hotel in tony Nob Hill. In December, a second-floor unit inside one of these gems landed on the market—a three-bed, three-bath condo—at $3,000,000. Show More Summary

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky nets a home sale in Westlake Village

Former professional hockey player and coach Wayne Gretzky has sold a home in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks for $5.85 million in a deal finalized outside the Multiple Listing Service. On and off the market for the better part of three years, the 8,711-square-foot house had been listed...

Keller Williams agents grew sales volume by 22% in 2016

Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller says there are two things that the company stays laser-focused on every day: its innovative technology efforts, and its bottom line. And he's pleased with the latest year-end financial results, which indicate success on both fronts...

Historic house research: 7 steps to learning the story of your home

Start with your local library A new story begins when you purchase a home. But unless your house is new, you’re actually unlocking a story in progress, stepping onto a stage where a series of tales have been rising and falling—with conflict...Show More Summary

Elite Street: 10 Impressive Homes of World Leaders

All the pomp and circumstance of inauguration weekend provides plenty of reasons why politicians spend years battling for the presidency. One of the highlights has to be the opportunity to live in the Neoclassical masterpiece at 1600...Show More Summary

Trump inauguration protests happening in SF and Oakland

It’s going to be crowded in the Bay Area for the next few days While the country takes a historic turn to the far right with the inauguration of Donald Trump, San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Area at large will respond the rise of the alt-right with a series of protests on city streets. Show More Summary

Actress Poppy Montgomery seeks a buyer for her Pacific Palisades traditional

Actress Poppy Montgomery of “Without a Trace” fame has put her home in Pacific Palisades on the market for $4.985 million. The traditional-style home, designed by architect Kenneth Ungar, has a classic “Leave it to Beaver” quality with crisp white siding, dormers and picture windows paired with...

Echo Park residents fighting to save Pre-World War II bungalows from demolition

Residents want historic designation to thwart developers As Los Angeles continues to grapple with it’s housing woes, developers sometimes walk a fine line between satisfying a voracious appetite for new housing and dramatically changing the historic character of the neighborhoods in which they build. Show More Summary

10 incredible examples of New Deal architecture and design

Some of the gems from a great era of public works and infrastructure projects Whether you know it or not, there’s a good chance that a New Deal program helped shape your community. During the ‘30s and ‘40s, the public works and employment...Show More Summary

Dreamy midcentury home inspired by flight asks $480K

Robert Mention, an architect of the local airport, designed the home for himself 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'dShow More Summary

MIT introduces breakthrough material 10 times stronger than steel

It could one day be used to construct buildings Engineers over at MIT have been hard at work creating one of the strongest and lightest materials in existence. When arranged in the proper molecular configuration, graphene becomes 10Show More Summary

New DocuSign CEO, Dan Springer, hits the ground running

DocuSign has appointed a new CEO, senior tech executive Daniel Springer....

The new National Broker Portal is here – and it has a familiar face

The nation’s first national public-facing MLS website is now a reality, though real estate consumers and agents won't notice -- at first...

The art of the New Deal

Will Donald Trump stamp his name on the project of a lifetime, a plan to upgrade America’s crumbling infrastructure? Donald Trump’s statements seem focus-group-tested to widen the country’s partisan divide, but when it comes to infrastructure, his gruff assessment is actually middle-of-the-(crumbling)-road. Show More Summary

Traditional-style house has a garden setting in Beverly Crest

Set behind gates, this low-slung Traditional-style house sits on a three-quarter-acre landscaped lot in the Beverly Crest/Holmby Hills area. Rooms look out onto manicured lawns, trees and a formal rose garden. A path leads to the separate guesthouse and swimming pool.  Address: 145 N. Mapleton...

What do you dare change when updating a home by an iconic architect?

Renovating a classic home — when the notable architect is deceased — was not a barrier for a buyer of a John Lautner residence. He simply conjured the spirit of Lautner and his otherworldly opinions via a series of seances. “That’s not as silly as it sounds,” said Barry Sloane of Sotheby’s International,...

Ikea’s cool new joint means stronger furniture and faster assembly

Your next table might actually make it through more than one move Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, is known for design-savvy, low-cost wares more than heirloom-quality goods. But the world’s largest furniture company has been doing quite a bit of R&D in the ‘ole woodshop. Show More Summary

Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016

In 2012, talk of a real estate makeover was afoot. By 2016, the chatter had increased. And perhaps for good reason: industry tech startups had raised 12 times as much money as they did in 2012. Private real estate tech startups raked in $2.6 billion...

Broker Public Portal Inks Deal to Become Homesnap

?     Homesnap will be a national MLS consumer search portal ?     Portal will adhere to Fair Display Guidelines   ROCKVILLE, MD, January 19, 2017 — Broker Public Portal, LLC and Homesnap, Inc. have executed final agreements to create the National Broker Portal, LLC, a joint venture that is equally owned by the two companies. Show More Summary

What $500,000 buys in three San Diego County communities

Unlike other parts of the country, a half-million-dollar home is a common occurrence in the San Diego County real estate market, where the median sale price in November was $545,000, according to CoreLogic. Here’s a look at what about $500,000 buys in three San Diego-area communities. LAKESIDE:...

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