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Illinois in the top 5 for homes with negative equity

Corelogic's quarterly equity report shows 548,000 residential properties in the U.S. regaining equity in the second quarter of 2016, while the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity sat at 47.2 million...

Here are people enjoying the awful, awful heat

Come back, Karl! While you toil away inside a (mercifully) air-conditioned office, while lying awake at night unable to fall asleep due to nature’s sweltering wrath, some people—get this—love this too-hot weather. Seriously! No, seriously. Proof: Here are some shots of people just like you frolicking in the great outdoors. Show More Summary

New details on game-changing development that would bring two skyscrapers to Arts District

The breakdown of condos, cool office space, and more A colossal new project proposed for the Arts District would bring the neighborhood's first skyscrapers—two 58-story towers on Alameda Street. Developer SunCal announced its plans for...Show More Summary

New hotel coming to the Arts District

It’ll be one of the first in the area Early today, we mapped the relentless development that will drastically change the face of the Arts District over the next few years. And, indeed, just yesterday, plans for yet another project were...Show More Summary

Pinterest’s top 10 home trends for 2016: Global decor

Forget about going around the world in 80 days -- instead, transport yourself in a few steps with chic decor that pays homage to various cultures, spanning from the snowy plains of Scandinavia to the hot sands of the Sahara...

Could police keep the peace by walking more beats?

The case for getting out of the patrol car The shootings of unarmed black men at the hands of police have spurred a nationwide movement calling for law enforcement reform. In nearly every tragic incident, the same strikingly universal...Show More Summary

First look: Inside Zaha Hadid Architects's new culture center in China

The Nanjing International Youth Culture Center is slated to open at the end of the year Another of the late Zaha Hadid’s designs will soon be completed, this time in Nanjing, China. Slated to open later this year, the Nanjing International...Show More Summary

Here's how much Lombard Street homeowners can sell for if they're sick of tourists

Enough to buy a house on any number of San Francisco’s other 2,600 streets Homeowners on Lombard Street are sick of it. Sick of the crowds, sick of the noise, sick of (as one put it at a recent public meeting) "the invasion" that occurs...Show More Summary

Houzz tour: bold modern update to a Miami Mediterranean

This family’s 90s Mediterranean-style home outside Miami was looking tired. After seeing what the design team at DKOR Interiors had done for friends in the same model house as theirs, the family hired the team to update their home.....

Livability ranks the most political cities in the US based on party

Presidential election season is deep underway, and big party lines run deep as ever. Social media quarrels and upcoming heated debates are likely to cause some societal rifts, but much of that depends on the state you live in, data shows...

The humble hotdog cart goes high design at Guggenheim Bilbao

Hotdog architecture is heating up The plans for Guggenheim Helsinki might be on ice, but in Bilbao, the design of a Guggenheim-affiliated hot dog cart is hot hot hot. Created with the "digital craftsmanship" of architectural firm Arquimaña,...Show More Summary

Eco-friendly prefab home with green roof built in 6 weeks

Sustainability-minded through and through From the same firm that delivered Australia’s first "carbon-positive prefab" comes another prefab stunner, located by Avalon Beach in New South Wales. Erected over a period of six weeks by Archiblox,...Show More Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio is unloading another Los Angeles home

On a great spread in a neighborhood with history Is Leonardo DiCaprio on a divesting spree? The actor just listed an oceanfront estate in Malibu, and he's already ready to cut another place loose. According to OpenHouse, the Oscar-winning...Show More Summary

Dolores Heights teardown cottage tempts at $849,000

Another day, another teardown in the city’s hottest neighborhood Few rues in Dolores Heights are as charming as Liberty. Once the home of such luminaries as Tracy Chapman, it’s now where many tech ilk plant roots. And this teardown cottage...Show More Summary

Centriq – Your Home, Smarter

Another attempt at the history of the home opportunity I’ve written previously about: Centriq. HomeKeepr and HomeZada (see prior coverage here) are two long standing competitors — though there’s other recent entrants as well. I played with Centriq’s iOS version a bit yesterday. Show More Summary

Drones: A Game-Changer for Real Estate Marketing

For most real estate agents, marketing with aerial photography or video has been considered an extravagance reserved only for high-dollar properties and luxury homes. However, a new federal policy now permits Realtors to market properties at all price-points in ways that were cost-prohibitive in the past. Show More Summary

Meet Caitlyn McCrory, NAR’s new millennial MLS manager

Over the summer, the National Association of Realtors went on the hunt for a "tech-savvy" manager of MLS to work more closely with the nation's 700 or so multiple listing services. The 1.2 million-member trade group has now found that manager...

Re/Max and Quicken Loans in court battle over MSA gone wrong

For about four years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put marketing service agreements (MSAs) between real estate brokers, mortgage lenders and settlement service providers under a microscope, causing confusion and strife in the compliance world by ratcheting up its Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) litmus test for affiliated partnerships...

Case study: How to install a green roof on private home

A New York architect and green roof pro walks through the process of designing and installing a lush living rooftop The site: A more than 900-square-foot expanse atop a historic building in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Midcentury water cistern transformed into gorgeous modern home

A sense of its history has been preserved The elegance of this Spanish home’s curved glass wall belies the structure’s original use as a stone water cistern. Built up over time atop irregular terrain, the original building—completed in 1955—had an awkward layout but an excellent site. Show More Summary

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