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Janet Echelman Bringing Inventive Art Installations to Boston, Philly

Brookline-based artist Janet Echelman just released renderings of her one-ton sculpture that will appear to float 365 feet in the air above Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway next month. The sculpture will be attached to three surrounding high-rise buildings via...

Remodelers remain upbeat despite harsh winter, labor shortages

Remodelers remained positive about the pace of market improvement in the first quarter of 2015, though that confidence was tempered by a severe winter and continued labor shortages, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)...

House of the Day: Well-Restored Plantation Home Flaunts a Beaux-Arts Fireplace

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. All photos via Peter Patout Location:...

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SPONSORED POST: RiverPark Is Making A Splash

With Phase One already 50% sold, response to the new model homes at RiverPark—open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—has been extremely enthusiastic. Consumers appreciate how spacious, airy and livable these...

Online lender offers mortgages to the FICO-challenged

With thousands of mortgage loan applicants being rejected each year because their FICO scores label them as risky candidates, one online lender, Privlo, is working to offer loans to “non-traditional” borrowers who may be falling through the cracks...

3-D showcase of the week

This week's property is carved into the seaside cliffs of Newport Beach, boasting dramatic sunset views and a soft contemporary charm. An almost 20,000-square-foot lot offers multilevel dining patios, a resort-like pool deck and a professional-sized sport court, which gracefully terraces into the canyon and overlooks Little Corona's Beach...

Retail Wars: Is the Old Lombardi Sports in Russian Hill Going to Be a Target?

Last fall, long-time Polk Street business Lombardi Sports announced that it would be closing its doors to make way for 62 new condos. Plans called for the building to be demolished and replaced by a new six-story structure. All of.....

7 New Green Projects Taking the Living Building Challenge

When the cutting-edge Bullitt Center opened in Seattle two years ago, it drew praise for its radical commitment to sustainability, as well as skepticism over the real-world economics of a zero-impact office building. Could a structure that abides by...

Celebrity Real Estate: Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas's Elaborate Hancock Park Estate Asks $16M

Griffith and Banderas via Everett Collection / Shutterstock Soon-to-be-divorced couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have put their 15,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom estate in Hancock Park up for sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that the palatial, Italian-Revival-style house is designed...

Lenders say ‘meh’ to Fannie and Freddie’s 97-percent loan-to-value program

About five months after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac expanded their loan-to-value (LTV) offerings, many lenders are optimistic they will benefit from the products at some point -- but those lenders have yet to see much impact on mortgage loan origination volume, according to a recent Fannie Mae commentary...

Real estate firms rapidly adopting new lead-gen tool

Remodeling network Porch has unveiled a second tool that brokerages, website providers and listing search services can use to augment listings with renovation project history reports, and squeeze more leads out of real estate websites...

Fred Couples buys a golfer's pad in Newport Beach

Professional golfer Fred Couples, who last month teed up an off-market sale in Brentwood, has purchased a home in Newport Beach for $3.475 million.

‘The Art of Real Estate’ parses the Bay Area’s real estate bonanza

Husband-and-wife real estate team Debbie DiMaggio and Adam Betta recently published what they call an insider's guide to real estate. It's called "The Art of Real Estate," and its goal is to educate both the consumer and real estate agent on the housing industry...

Interview with Fredrik Eklund from ‘Million Dollar Listing New York’

Bravo TV's hottest real estate show is back for a fourth season. Julie and I watch this regularly, and like many agents we just can't help getting sucked into the drama as Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant and Luis Ortiz battle it out to make the biggest deals in the Big Apple...

Behold: A red-hot brokerage’s lavish, Google-inspired office

Compass, the New York City-based brokerage that was valued at $360 million in its latest funding round, has been blinging out and expanding a gleaming, Google-inspired office that features many of the hallmarks of the amenity-packed workspaces that are often dangled by well-endowed tech firms to attract and retain talent...

The Numbers: SF Is on Track to Be the Whitest County in the Region By 2040

Image via PolicyLink Back in the 1980s, San Francisco was a relative bastion of diversity in an otherwise homogenous region, but in the span of two generations, all that will reverse, according to a new report from social equity group...

Forget the Whitney: The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum Is the Best Museum

Renzo Piano's design for the new Downtown New York Whitney Museum has set the architecture world abuzz, which is a shame because it's stealing the spotlight from another fantastic new museum, Matt and Viviana's Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan...

Salone del Mobile 2015: What's All the Fuss About Memphis Design?

Photo via Memphis Milano Briefly forgotten, but by no means gone, Memphis—the 1980s phenomenon that shook the design world to its foundations—is creeping back into the mainstream. At this year's Salone del Mobile, signs of its re-emergence were widespread. Original...

Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charges

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Constance Kanary, 52, Toledo, Ohio, is the subject of a two-count indictment charging her with participating a fraudulent home loan modification conspiracy. The defendant was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count of mail fraud. Show More Summary

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