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Purplebricks to expand into the United States

“The Directors intend that the first stage of the roll out of the Purplebricks proposition in the US will begin in the second half of 2017. The Directors consider that there is a significant opportunity for the Company to make a meaningful...Show More Summary

Re/Max nets $22.7M in 2016 with rising agent count

Today Re/Max announced its largest annual agent gain in a decade and a bank account that’s $22.7 million in the black. In its 2016 full-year and fourth-quarter earnings results, the company also reported total revenue of $176.3 million in 2016,...

Architect’s Mediterranean-style Palo Alto mansion asks $6.5 million

Old Palo Alto retreat hasn’t sold in more than 20 years The last time 161 Lowell Avenue in Palo Alto sold it was 1995, and the price was $1.18 million. For years afterwards the five bed, four bath, 4,000 square foot Mediterranean-style...Show More Summary

Measure S: 8 things to know about LA’s anti-development ballot measure

It would seriously restrict the construction of new buildings in LA The fight over tall buildings, neighborhood character, and how to add much-needed density to Los Angeles is playing out as a clash between homeowners and real estate developers. Show More Summary

How Coldwell Banker used Facebook Live to cover the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) for agents

In December 2015, Facebook opened Facebook Live to the masses -- and its popularity has yet to slow down, with everyone using it from your grandma sharing her top baking secrets to your next-door neighbor filming cool dog tricks all for friends to see in real time...

Op-Ed: President Trump—Here's what a 21st century infrastructure plan should look like

Building more roads and bridges isn't the answer. Here's the smart way to spend $1 trillion, says Heather Leibowitz.

Apple expands in Microsoft's backyard

Apple's expansion will bolster a relationship with researchers at the University of Washington.

Pair of Oakland, SF murals honor Ghost Ship fire victims

Artists on both sides of the bay pay tribute to the dead, many of whom were noted artists themselves Earlier this week, Oakland artist Norman Chuck (known to his fans as “Vogue”) announced that he’d completed a new mural dedicated to...Show More Summary

Busting millennial money myths: The truth about homes, cars and ownership

Don't buy predictions that millennials 'don't own' as a philosophy. When it comes to cars and homes, they do.

Here's the salary needed to afford a home in the 15 largest cities

Find out median home payment costs for the 15 largest cities in the U.S. and the salary you'll likely need to pay them.

Food-delivery drone of the future could be eaten, too

The Pouncer drone hopes to be the “ultimate useable package delivery system for aid and disaster scenarios” In a year or so, the Pouncer drone could transport vacuum-packed foods within its three-meter-wide (or about 10 feet) hull and...Show More Summary

CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the Fourth Quarter of 2015. Show More Summary

3 Gilded Age Berkshire retreats for sale right now

Perfect for swanning around 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. The phrase “Gilded Age mansion”...Show More Summary

Half of a 250-foot room in the Tenderloin costs $800/month

Bed in shared dorm costs as much as a one-bed apartment in 15 major cities SROs represent some of the last truly affordable housing stock in San Francisco, which is why the city labors to keep them around and renting to residents. But affordability is always relative. This week, a tenderloin SRO began advertising a vacancy on Craigslist. Show More Summary

San Francisco Bay Area MLSs to share ‘coming soon’ and pocket listings

When "coming soon" listings blazed into the spotlight nearly three years ago, MLSss had a choice: support what agents and brokers were already doing among themselves or try to quash it...

Ask Denise: Standing Out in Marketing

Q: “Denise, in an effort to drum up business, I want to start sending letters about how inventory is low, prices are up, and now is a great time to sell. However, I feel like everyone is sending the same message. How do I stand out?” A: Great question! You can stand out in two […]

Save on rent by getting a roommate, says new study

Duh, but it pays off the most in Miami, San Francisco, and New York City It’s common knowledge that sharing an apartment with another person can help you save on rent. But just how much can you save? That’s the question explored in a...Show More Summary

What’s on the horizon for Move in 2017?

Ryan O'Hara, CEO at Move -- which owns and operates -- gave an overview of what real estate agents can expect from the company in...

Fairy Tale Montclair home asks $1.45 million

Gingerbread siding not included Wishing for a new home is a fairly common California past time, but wishes are only likely to come true in fairy tales. As it happens though, that’s precisely the look that 1617 Fernwood Drive in Oakland...Show More Summary

Clever 3-in-1 apartment offers offers flexible, affordable housing

Hungarian firm Batlab put three studios into one Budapest apartment Hungarian architecture firm Batlab—known for striking loft designs—has come up with a clever way to accommodate three separate studio within a single apartment. Titled,...Show More Summary

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