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Development Watch : Kirkham Heights Reboot Would Bring 460 Units to the Sunset

Rendering via Westlake Urban San Mateo-based Westlake Urban is hard at work crafting plans to redevelop the 64-year-old Kirkham Heights Apartments, nestled just behind UCSF in the Inner Sunset. As of now, the idea is to tear down the 86...

Topo Tripping: Cool Synesthetic Map Turns SF's Topography into Rainbows

Images via Data Pointed Data visualizer and McDonald's heat-mapper Stephen Von Worley has turned his cartographic bag of tricks to the urban street grid. He's released a set of city maps that color-code streets according to how closely they hew...

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Fancy Shmancy Edition

Location: 3090 Pacific Ave. at Lyon St., Pacific Heights Size: 5-bed, 6.5-bath single-family home Price: $9.5M Pitch: "A stunning French masterpiece with exquisite craftsmanship and custom finishes throughout, this stately 3-level residence has generous accommodations w/ 5BR/6.5BA. Off the formal...

OMG: Belvedere Manor with Panic Room Keeps Calm, Lists for $49M

Locksley Hall, the enormous Belvedere estate built around the turn of the last century by banker C.O. Perry and renovated extensively by mining mogul Robert Friedland and his wife, Darlene, has popped back up as an off-market listing seeking...

Curbed Interviews: Graphic novelist Kristen Radtke, a self-proclaimed...

Graphic novelist Kristen Radtke, a self-proclaimed "junkie" for abandoned buildings, is creating a graphic memoir for the "hidden histories" of the world's deserted architecture. Curbed National chatted with Kristen about drawing debris, desertion tales of towns around the world, and...

Cool Map Thing: Judgy Infographic Reveals What Your Zip Code Says About You

Image via Esri The Myers-Briggs accounts for 16 different types of people, but in the far more advanced social science of consumer data, software company Esri counts 67. Whereas the central question of the Myers-Briggs could come down to the...

Castle Wire : Come Rule Over Absolutely Nothing in This 1985 'Castle'

What you see here may not have the moat or overall pizazz of many European castles, but this ivy-covered fortress in rural Tennessee is a castle nonetheless: it's got heavy block walls on the outside, strong brick walls on...

AM Linkage: Victorian NIMBYS vs. Manure; San Jose Pot Clubs Shuttering

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The Rent Is Too Damn High: According to a third-quarter report from...

According to a third-quarter report from RealFacts of Novato, the average rent in the Bay Area has jumped 11.4 percent over last year to reach $2,234/month. The report found that San Francisco's rent has climbed to $3,400 a month, u...

Teens of Generation Z bullish on homeownership

The 13- to 17-year-olds of “Generation Z” believe homeownership is a more vital component of the American Dream than graduating from college, getting married or having children. That’s according to an online survey of 1,000 teens conducted between July 18 and July 29...

Mortgages haven’t been this cheap since summer of ’13

Cheap mortgages are renewing interest in refinancing, but don’t seem to be doing much to spur homebuyers into action yet. Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of lenders shows rates on 30-year fixed-rate home loans at 3.92 percent, the best rate since...

Fashion World Estates: For $39M, Donna Karan Will Sell You 70 Percent of Her House

Fashion designer Donna Karan is hoping a very wealthy someone will pay $39M for a large portion—but not all!—of her beachfront property on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Yes, the beach is pristine and the architecture is beyond attractive,...

Re/Max open for business in Beijing

The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about connecting...

CoreLogic’s Matrix now serves more than 300,000 real estate pros

A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has signed a...

.Realty top-level domain auctioned for $5.58M

The rights to administer a new generic top-level domain,.Realty, were auctioned off Wednesday for $5.58 million to “domaineer” Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry LLC. Thanks to its trademark on the term “Realtor,” the National Association of Realtors was granted the right...

Shift your value proposition to land more real estate clients

Real estate technology has come a long way in recent years allowing the consumer more control over the homebuying and selling process. The entire real estate search process has been democratized, leading consumers to ask the question, “Why do I need a real estate agent anymore?”...

The most popular real estate apps aren’t even real estate apps. Should we worry?

I often ask real estate agents what their three most important real estate websites or apps are, and I get a surprising mix of answers. Namely, most of them aren’t even real estate apps. Somehow, Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook,...

Coming soon to a theater near you: ‘Pocket Listing’

Real estate brokers and agents may have a hard time suspending their disbelief for a satirical thriller soon to hit theaters depicting a "disgraced Los Angeles property broker" (James Jurdi) who's hired by a "mysterious power player"...Show More Summary

Growing number of MLSs helping members track listing performance

The 16,000 members of Colorado’s largest multiple listing service, Metrolist, can now track their listing performance on the MLS’s public website through a dashboard from real estate software startup Vendigi. Vendigi launched its free listing activity monitoring platform, ListTrac, in June. Since...

MLS that withheld listings makes peace with realtor.com

Realtor.com now identifies the listing agent on all for-sale listings, and will soon give them the opportunity to provide linkbacks to their own websites from their profile pages on the site, prompting North Alabama Multiple Listing Service to turn its...

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