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Palms Springs midcentury architecture and its plants gets the infrared treatment

Kate Ballis’s “Infra Realism” series candy-coats the California desert resort town Palms Springs, California, and its glamorous Old Hollywood vibe already exudes a stuck-in-time quality, but Kate Ballis’s infrared photographs of itsShow More Summary

California agrees to stop suing San Francisco over waterfront zoning limits

Nearly four-year-old fight wrangled who had true legal control over the piers Both the California State Lands Commission and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that they will settle a nearly four-year-old lawsuit...Show More Summary

Broker Public Portal Comes to NWMLS / Seattle

It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about Broker Public Portal here (now a joint venture with Homesnap). Just this month, Homesnap raised $14 million. A few stats: 21 million consumers used the Homesnap site/app in 2017 8.5 million consumers...Show More Summary

The hunt for vintage wallpaper: Where to find and how to decorate with it

From scenic panoramas to chinoiseries panels Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. Editor’s Note:...Show More Summary

Keller Williams partners with Nextdoor for exclusive agent sponsorships

Keller Williams agents are getting a leg up on competitors thanks to a partnership with the fast-growing community social network Nextdoor. Keller Williams agents are now be eligible to become the exclusive sponsors of Nextdoor’s local real estate verticals, which means...

Chalet-like Noe Valley home asks $1.79 million

Tahoe meets Bolinas on Diamond Street Billed in the listing as a “modern chalet in Noe Valley,” this circa-1906 home, overhauled at some point over the last few decades to include midcentury vibes, lands on the market to the tune ofShow More Summary

How a famous car commercial makes a case for banning cars

This 15-year-old Saturn ad shows why cars are so bad for cities The ad is puzzling right from the beginning. A guy jogs backwards out of his garage—maybe going out for a run?—but he’s in regular clothes. He’s joined on the street byShow More Summary

10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world

In the race to build vertically, Asia has a commanding lead Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, a towering giant of a building powered by atomic elevators. Show More Summary

Mysterious swings pop up all over San Francisco

Anonymous group wants the city to rediscover their inner child San Francisco’s reputation as a playground for the elite takes a turn toward the literal after guerrilla group Swing Bomb SF set up 50 swings across the city. Delightful! Exactly where the swings are is anyone’s guess—some are located in parks, other in dense urban areas. Show More Summary

The thrill of Sugar Hill

Black entertainers not only revived West Adams—they challenged racist covenants and laid the groundwork for the Fair Housing Act Nobody threw a party like Hattie McDaniel. In her white and green Mediterranean mansion high atop the Los...Show More Summary

These are the best US cities for a fresh start, study finds

If you’ve ever had to move to another city for a job, you’ll know just how difficult relocating your life can be. But some parts of the country may be better suited for newcomers than others...

Homeowners are using rental income earned through Airbnb to refinance their mortgages

Homeowners can now use income from Airbnb to qualify for mortgage refinances, thanks to a pilot program through Fannie Mae.

Ask Denise: Mobile Office

Q: “Denise, I am trying to create a mobile office in my car since I seem to be out and about so much. I have also been called to meet with new clients at the last minute and I want to be prepared. But with my dogs and kids in and out of my car […] The post Ask Denise: Mobile Office appeared first on The Zebra Blog.

Leadership Lens: Consolidate the MLS!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with James Dwiggins, CEO of progressive real estate franchise NextHome, and pick his brain about his perspective on the future of real estate leadership...

San Francisco prepares to remove part of racist statue

Native groups and others have complained about Pioneer Monument for decades San Francisco’s seven-person Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to remove part of Civic Center’s Pioneer Monument, almost clinching...Show More Summary

How NAR got around the DOJ settlement by discouraging VOWs and hiding listings.

According to NAR there has been a lot of speculation recently about the 2008 settlement agreement between the DOJ and NAR. Even though NAR reached an agreement with the DOJ, they successfully discouraged most brokers from using a VOWs by allowing the MLS to charge a lot more for them. Show More Summary

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Lead programs to help you stay in the game

Leads are expensive to find and hard to convert, but a broker-owner depends on them to survive...

Leeza Gibbons seeks $18.5 million for East Coast-vibe mansion in Beverly Hills

Former “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Leeza Gibbons has hung a “for sale” sign on her Beverly Hills home, listing the East Coast-inspired estate at $18.5 million. A shrub-lined brick walkway approaches the two-story home, which sits on half an acre of landscaped grounds. Past the formal entry,...

Ultimate concrete beach house wants $6.2M

The home in La Jolla, California, is an indoor-outdoor dream 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...Show More Summary

Leadership Lens: Cultivate change before it’s a trending topic

Fueled by a passion for social entrepreneurship, Caroline Pinal helped create Giveback Homes to empower real estate agents to turn their everyday business into an opportunity for social change....

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