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PreservationWatch: Should LA Save a Beautiful Symbol of a Terrible LAPD?

Downtown LA's Parker Center, the long-time home of the LAPD, has been headed toward demolition for about a year now (the police moved to new headquarters nearby in 2009), but now preservationists are making an eleventh-hour attempt to, at...

On the Market: Park Lane, SF's $100M TIC, Finally Shows Off Pics of Its Units

Units at San Francisco's $100 million Nob Hill tenancy-in-common conversion, the Park Lane, have been slowly coming onto the market for more than a year, but pictures of the units themselves have been hard to come by. Three three-bedrooms briefly...

Super Bowl 2015: 10 Ultra-Basic Super Bowl Rentals That Cost Thousands a Night

This year the Super Bowl will be held in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix with 227,000 residents that bills itself as "Arizona's antique capital." However, the 15 hotels in the vicinity of...

4 homebuyer turn-offs and how to avoid them

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with some homebuyers who had an experience with another buyer's agent a few weeks before the holidays. They called me because, as they put it, there were things the other agent had done that made them feel she was not looking out for their best interests...

The real estate war zone: Part 1

For 15 years, you've heard about how the Internet was going to change everything in the real estate industry. Not too much has happened yet, right? Just wait — it will....

Wildlife: Exotic Animal Refuge in the Valley Could Reopen to the Public

Wildlife Waystation is a 160-acre exotic animal refuge tucked into the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and it could be about to reopen to the public 14 years after closing. The Los Angeles Daily News reports they've raised...

House of the Day: How About $2M for a Renovated Tudor Revival Outside St. Louis?

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: Webster Grove, Missouri Price: $1,999,000...

Welcome to New York City

Many moons ago, before Google was a verb, the powerful search engine’s co-founder, Larry Page, spoke at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. At the time, I overheard a wary, old-school real estate broker in a suit and tie in...

Priced Out: The Hottest Neighborhood of the Year Is … in Daly City?

In 2014, real estate website Redfin predicted that Bernal Heights would be the hottest neighborhood in America over the coming year. Bernal, of course, lived up to those expectations, as prices soared, flippers turned modest homes into shiny new designer...

Preservation Watch : Rescue Louis Kahn's Clever House for $290K (and Then Some)

Photos via Estately Famed American architect Louis Kahn built just nine private homes in his career and now, what looks like the most ill-maintained of the bunch has just hit the market for just $289,900. Completed in 1962, the three-bedroom...

Traffic Headaches: Traffic studies of driverless cars point...

Traffic studies of driverless cars point to something at first counterintuitive: they may lead to more traffic congestion, not less. Once we're no longer behind the wheel—and we give over travel time to diversions and to work, as the auto-pod...

GentrificationWatch: Boyle Heights is Winning Its War Against Gentrification

Should Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights's most prominent landmark and a gathering place for the Latino community, become a medical office plaza? "Nope," says just about everyone. Just two months ago, Metro revealed plans for a shopping and medical office...

Capture 10 percent more real estate leads with these 5 blog tools

Driving traffic to your website is a lot of work, and more than 90 percent of most website visitors bounce. That's a huge source of untapped leads that you can mine -- if you have the right tool set...

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Biggest Sales: Barely Cracking $2 Million

Listed for: $2.199M Received: $2.2M Size: 2-bed, 2-bath, 1,268-square-foot condo Location: 301 Main St, Unit 30A, South Beach The skinny: This unit on the 30th floor of the Infinity, which brought in just over $1.624 million at its first...

House Calls: In West Berkeley, a Live-In Furniture Portfolio—and Ad Hoc Blender Museum

Welcome to House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line. Photos via Patricia ChangWhenever Thomas Harder sees something interesting on the side...

Patrick Wehrmann becomes Managing Director of StepStone Group

Patrick Wehrmann, 44, previously Head of the "Classifieds" division at Axel Springer SE, will become Managing Director of StepStone Group from mid February 2015.

Parade of New Lifestyle Hotels Continues in 2015

Last year was the Year of the Lifestyle Hotel, with Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental among the many players introducing new brands or making acquisitions in this hot market segment.

Superlatives: Skyscraper Dwellers Commute 400 Miles Per Year By Elevator

Photo of GT Tower East in Seoul, South Korea by Kevin Schafer via Getty Images Discussions about skyscrapers generally involve their height, their cost, and the fact that a staggering number of them are started but never completed. The Wall...

David Shulman: The Answer to the Big REIT/Rate Question Is 79%

Stocks of real estate investment trusts have long been highly sensitive to changes in interest rates. Now David Shulman, a well-known REIT analyst has come up with a number for exactly what the relationship has been in the past two years between rates and REITs’ performance relative to the overall market: 79%.

Bayut.com Android App Launch

Bayut.com has launched its eagerly awaited android app for real estate enthusiasts.

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