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New UrbanDigs.com to Launch Monday Sep 29th

A: The time has come! More details to come as well as a few screenshots and descriptions of the new tools that we built over the past 4 years. Quick note for Manhattan brokers out there: Pricing for the professional...

Zephyr, a San Francisco real estate brokerage, found a crafty way to milk mobile for leads

Screenshot showing a Neighborhds app for Pacific Heights in San Francisco. San Francisco-based brokerage Zephyr may have found a crafty way to tap mobile for leads. Listing search apps are a dime a dozen these days, so brokers can find it...

Ghost Towns: Post-Olympics, Sochi Already Looks Like an Eerie 'Wasteland'

Photo via Gizmodo Here's a thought: the next Olympic town should skip the whole international games bit and just build ruin porn straight-away. Because as cool as the the sporting events are or whatever, it's the spooky, left behind architecture...

Google finds 2 out of 3 house hunters research agents online

Real estate agents have a better chance of pitching themselves to potential clients in person if they’re easy to find online, data from search giant Google shows. Half of prospective homebuyers  get serious about looking for a home 6 to...

Paint it Black: At Long Last, an English Seaside Cottage Gets a Little Goth

Photo via Dezeen What was once a slightly-reflective coating used to protect boats, has become, through the workings of London-based firm Dow Jones Architects, a dark and stormy façade for a seaside abode on England's Isle of Wight—and another brooding...

Rent, Don't Buy: L.A.'s landmarked Sherwood Residence is officially...

L.A.'s landmarked Sherwood Residence is officially on the rental market in Brentwood's architecturally rich Crestwood Hills neighborhood. It the midcentury dwelling's two bedrooms, cork floors, art studio, and glass walls are asking $5,900 a month, up $1,000 from its 2011...

Linkage: Razing NYC's Graffiti Haven; Touring London's Secret Libraries

Photo via Unique Homes · This is what graffiti haven 5 Pointz looks like days into demo. · 1920s English-style stone home on Lookout Mountain wants $2.99M. · Franklin Square's "ghost station" could make a comeback. · A failed public-housing...

Big Trouble in Little Park City: Bjarke Ingels second design for an...

Bjarke Ingels second design for an addition to the Kimball Art Center has been rejected by Park City, Utah, on the grounds that it doesn't connect "aesthetically, visually, or historically" to the museum or the surrounding historic district. This comes...

5 things your recruiting broker didn’t tell you about a career in real estate

I got into real estate for a few different reasons, but none of them had to do with the desire to look at homes every day or to wear suits. Honestly, I thought I would get to golf more than I do, but I am not complaining....

Buying and selling homes could soon be as easy as trading stocks

HomeUnion wants to level the playing field for smaller investors, helping them compete with institutional giants to identify bargain-priced single-family rental properties in markets around the country, and then buy and manage them from afar. Institutional investors try to make...

How to keep pace as the user experience bar is raised higher and higher

Seems like the user experience bar gets raised a little bit higher every day. How do you keep up and deliver a delightful experience on any device? Inman News’ Laura Monroe explores the topic with three experts who know it...

ReferralExchange – A Peer to Peer Lead Exchange

ReferralExchange has recently launched in the US. It allows agents to send their excess leads to a network of other agents and then ReferralExchange is only paid if a transaction is completed with the lead picked up from the ReferralExchange system.

Trulia’s Pete Flint Backs Australia’s OpenAgent

Australian Anthill is reporting that Australian based real estate start-up, OpenAgent, has closed a AUD 1 million funding round with prominent investors including Pete Flint, the co-founder of US online real estate behemoth Trulia.

Arts & Culture: 8th+Hope's Art Space Opens With Look at People Who Built It

The handsome and expensive 8th + Hope tower at the nexus of South Park and the Financial District is now in the process of filling its 22 floors with renters and its...

On the Market: Spacious Two-Bed, Two-Bath Tech Incubator Asks $1.75M

Loft 17 at One Clarence Place is marketed as a penthouse condo loft in South Beach, but it sure fooled us. The only thing missing from the light-drenched photos of casual rec...

New to Market: Sherman Oaks Ed Fickett on Market For First Time in 36 Years

Designed by the prodigious, prolific Ed Fickett in 1956, this Sherman Oaks modern hasn't been on the market in 36 years, according to its listing. Located in the hills just north of...

It's a Sign: Ludicrously Tall Culver City Parking Signs Cut Down to Normal

Last Thursday evening, Culver City put up 10 parking sign poles around Linwood Howe Elementary School that stretched improbably skyward, rising about 15 feet (hard to photograph, a tipster told us). They swiftly took the title of Los Angeles's...

Preservation Watch: Advocates Fight to Save Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House

Photo via Preserve Spring House Topping the list of imperiled historic buildings out there, starchitect Frank Lloyd Wright's 1954 Spring House—a hemicycle family home on the edge of Tallahassee, Fla.—is the star of a new internet crowd-funding campaign that hopes...

New to Market: Lucy and Desi's Spanish-Style Rental in Bev Hills Asking $7MM

This sprawling 1926 Spanish-style mansion in Beverly Hills is a far cry from the humble little apartment the Ricardos lived in on I Love Lucy, but this is where Lucille Ball and...

Mindboggling Reveals: On Rebound from Lucas Fracas, Presidio Tries a New Approach

Next week, five renowned design teams will present their visions for remaking a swath of green on the Presidio. Having a bit of déjà vu? We don't blame you. But this is an entirely new design competition, with a...

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