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Homehound Launches “Agent Page”

Agent Page allows an agents to build and manage their brand on the Homehound site.

Toxic Shock: Terribly Polluted Marina del Rey Ordered to Clean It Up

Marina del Rey is quite polluted, most severely by copper from the paint on boat hulls, and boaters and LA County will have to be quick about cleaning it up. The State Water Resources Control Board ruled last week...

Comment of the Day: "'Hot mess' is a bit strong....

"'Hot mess' is a bit strong. The bathroom is hideous, but taking down mirrors and wallpaper and changing fixtures will improve things dramatically. The rest of the place is beautiful -- lots of original details are intact. Hopefully some idiot...

Green Space: Dogs Can Soon Run Free at Historic Core's Spring Street Park

The underwhelming Spring Street Park in the Historic Core—long the site of dog vs. children wars—is getting some help from an unlikely friend: the developers behind the Financial District's under-construction Wilshire Grand skyscraper. To get the air rights that...

Microhomes Wire: Because the rest of the world...

Because the rest of the world is just too big, Sebastopol resident Alek Lisefski built this 160-square-foot eco-cabin, and Curbed National has deemed it surprisingly airy and livable. Big windows on both sides cut down on the self-storage vibe that...

Flipping Out: Bel Air's Stately Whispering Pines Manor Flipping For Triple the Price at $19 Million

Located on fancy Copa de Oro Road in lower Bel Air, this imposing Georgian was designed by the illustrious Paul R. Williams in 1929. According to public records, the house last traded...

Authorities in no rush to stop ‘adverse possession’ home sales

Dallas city officials say they’re pretty much powerless to stop a man who’s described himself as a “real estate cat burglar” from obtaining homes from poor people under the guise of adverse possession and selling them to unsuspecting buyers. Douglas...

Existential Crises: Hot Mess of a Richmond Duplex Scores $600K Over Asking

Not one month ago, we marveled at the warring impulses duking it out inside an otherwise tame-looking Richmond duplex, which went on the market in late August asking $1.65M. Thoroughly placid and innocuous from the street, the place nonetheless...

Vacant homes attracting squatters

There’s no shortage of listings in scenic Placer County, California, where real estate agent Audrey Baker tells Fox 40 that vacant homes can languish on the market for months — and it’s not unusual for them to attract squatters. Baker...

Metropolis 2.0: Here's a Cloud-Shaped Skyscraper Set to Drift Above China

Photo via City Lab Considering that Shenzhen, China, already houses two of the world's top 25 tallest buildings, this proposed Cloud Citizen skyscraper might be ever so slightly less absurd...maybe. Leveling off at a height of 2,231 feet—that's second only...

Dating: Nearly 56 Percent of Los Angeles is Single

Angelenos looking for love have a lot of options these days, but also a lot of competition. Using Census data, CityLab has run the numbers and found that Los Angeles has the fourth highest percentage of singles (unmarried or...

Presidio-Elect Barracks-O-Rama: The Presidio Trust will convert a...

The Presidio Trust will convert a former barracks from 1895 into 40-room hotel, its second in the park. The three-story, 42,000-square-foot structure on Infantry Row has been flagged as a potential hotel for years, and in May the trust's board...

Celebrity Real Estate: Diddy's New $39-Million Mansion Has an Underwater Tunnel

Record producer, sometime-actor and Sean Jean clothing line founder Diddy, aka Sean Combs, has just plunked down $39 million on a brand new, 17,000-square-foot mansion in Holmby Hills, reports the LA Times (well, they say it was $40 million,...

Parenting Handbook: Who Thought an 'Austere' Kindergarten Was a Good Idea?

Photo via Dezeen While the Kunterbunt kindergarten in Babenhausen, Germany, is many things—elegant, sleek, and fiendishly loyal to a "distinctive gray and yellow color palette," to name just a few—it is certainly not the most child-friendly bit of architecture on...

That's Rather Historic: Super Cute Log Cabin Has Weathered Some Odd Renovations

Built in 1790, the Stevens Log House of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania survived the Civil War only to be faced with a slow onslaught of renovations that rendered it a mixed bag of changes from different eras. To be sure, there's...

Amid Sluggish Office Market, Landlord Bets Midtown Will Regain Its Stride

Amid sluggish leasing in Midtown, SL Green Realty is making a bet that the neighborhood is on the rise.

The Numbers: New Record: Average SF Luxury Home Price Soars to $3.3M

The Prestige Home Index, compiled by San Francisco-based First Republic Bank, has tracked the average price of "luxury homes" for nearly 30 years, since 1985. Currently, the index defines a luxury home as one priced over $1 million, but...

The Sims Wire: Buzzfeed just published an article called...

Buzzfeed just published an article called "14 Ultra-Pimped-Out 'Sims' Houses You Wish You Could Actually Own," that's chockfull of kooky, totally outlandish homes built for everyone's favorite gibberish speakers. Tour computerized castles, mushroom-shaped villas, and puzzle shaped mansions, this way.

Rumormongering: Kim and Kanye Selling Half-Finished Mansion in Bel Air Crest

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally moved out of mom's place recently and into a surprisingly classic spread in Hidden Hills; they were staying at Kris Kardashian's because their own house in...

ALERT: Curbed is Hiring its First-Ever Editor-in-Chief

Vox Media is seeking Curbed's very first editor-in-chief, a person of vision and immense leadership prowess to navigate the brand to the next frontier. Think this could be you? Read on to learn more. >>

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