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Cool Map Thing: Mapping Where Ill Angelenos Are So They Can be Avoided

As the weather cools off (at least at night) and the winds kick up, Angelenos are getting hit with allergies, colds, and fevers, or at least, that's what this map from SickWeather suggests. The interactive map "scans social networks...

Conversions: Three Years Ago, This Posh Hotel Was a Notorious Strip Club

Growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, designer and developer Ari Heckman sometimes passed by a run-down historic building that functioned as a gentleman's club, brothel, and pay-by-the-hour flophouse. Once, he even photographed the neon female silhouettes displayed in the...

Lumina Lifestyle: The latest marketing piece from the...

The latest marketing piece from the Lumina team is a fancy video that brings to life some of the equally fancy building's renderings. The short video, created by creative communications firm steelblue, highlights some of Lumina's most luxurious amenities, from...

Follow the Leaders: Andrew Schiller, CEO of NeighborhoodScout

Andrew Schiller, CEO of Location Inc., owner of NeighborhoodScout, takes time out to respond to Inman’s Teke Wiggin. What’s your favorite activity outside of work and why? I really enjoy the daily exercise classes at the gym. It feels great...

Curing an industry sickness

Inman recently ran a piece by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner that put forth a thesis familiar to all of us by now: Zillow threatens brokers with obsolescence. Flachner writes: “While the industry worries about inaccurate listing information...Show More Summary

Metropolis 2.0: Developer's $25B Underwater City Will Totally Happen, Honest

Image via Shimizu Corp In a world where the budgets of eccentric developers never fell short of their unrealistic cash-cow fever dreams, the oceans would be teeming with underwater cities. That is not the world we live in, but Japan's...

Special Report: Why the real estate industry does not compete on commission rates

Listings may still be hard to come by in many markets, but the overwhelming majority of real estate brokers and agents surveyed by Inman say they’re not about to compete for sellers by advertising that they’ll work for less than full commission. ...

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Biggest Sales: Pacific Heights Dominated

Listed for: $15M Received: $14M Size: 5-bed, 6.5-bath, 7,100-square-foot single-family home Location: 2040 Jackson Street, Pacific Heights The skinny: This rebuilt Spanish Revival home is a bit bland inside for such an expensive place, but its sale will likely...

New to Market: Mid-Century Mod by Jerrold Lomax in PVE Asking $3.2MM

Yet another lovely oceanfront residence by Jerrold Lomax, who began his career as noted architect Craig Ellwood's first employee and his lead designer in the 1950s. If you needed to be reminded...

Newspaper giants’ real estate portal set for big expansion

When real estate advertising began leaving newspapers over the last decade and shifted online, it took a big chunk of the industry’s revenue and sent the paper media giants into what could be called a free fall. In 2009, three newspaper giants — Gannet...

The VivaReal Story

VivaReal is one of the more exciting companies to emerge over the last 5 years. They have gone from nothing to market leadership in a short time and recently closed a capital raising of USD 40m, taking the total capital raised to over USD 70m.

Turkey Traffic: SF's Thanksgiving Traffic Will Be Among the Nation's Worst

If you haven't already fled town for Thanksgiving, you may want to consider getting out before Wednesday. San Francisco's traffic is, unsurprisingly, set to go through the roof on the day before Thanksgiving as holiday travelers head to their long...

Edible Complex: You Can't Even Eat the Rubies on This $78K Gingerbread House

Before now, it seemed Neiman Marcus had the monopoly on outlandish holiday gift ideas no rich person with all their marbles would ever conceivably purchase. This year, a luxury British retailer is doing the unthinkable: calling Neiman Marcus' stupid levels...

propertyfinder Launches Mobile app for iPhone and Android devices

propertyfinder.ae has launched of their real estate app for iPhone and Android-powered smartphones and tablets.

Milanuncios.com Acquisition Cleared by the Spanish Competition Authority

The Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) has informed Schibsted that it has decided to clear the transaction on the condition that SCM Spain implements a remedy to meet the concerns the CNMC had regarding the market shares in the professional part of the motor market in Spain.

DevelopmentWatch: 28-Story Tower in South Park Moving Forward Despite Neighbor Opposition

A rendering from earlier this year of the Amacon tower Downtown denizens are usually welcoming of new developments, regardless of height, but a proposed 28-story tower at 11th and Hope streets was a breaking point for some residents of...

House of the Day: Santa Barbara's Restored Craftsman-Style Pagoda Asks $3.7M

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'd love to see what you've got. Location: Santa Barbara, California Price: $3,695,000...

5 key elements of a brilliant first impression

First impressions are difficult to change. Here are five key elements to get you going in the right direction...

5 key elements of a brilliant first impression

First impressions are difficult to change. Here are five key elements to get you going in the right direction...

We Like Eichler: Untouched Diamond Heights Eichler Is a Portal to the 1960s

The Diamond Heights Eichlers can be a mixed bag, from sad orphans to restored specimens that command a premium. Here we have one that looks like the 1960s never left, but just got, you know, waaaay older. The three-bed,...

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