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For Only $2.5M, You Could Own This House in a Sinking Vancouver Suburb

Thanks to a tip from a British Columbia resident, we are now aware of this house—described in the listing as "old house"—in the coastal Vancouver suburb of Richmond, which is asking a mere $2.5 million. If you're still not...

LA real estate broker launches luxury home bidding platform, plumBid

The owners of a Beverly Hills, California, mansion bought a new home -- and, therefore, they need to sell their current "Italianate Estate" quickly. To do so, they listed it on the new online luxury home-bidding platform plumBid Inc., which launched this week...

Adventures in Architecture: Emergency Floor Can Help Millions of Refugees With Simple Sheets of Plastic

All images via Emergency Flooring By their very nature, refugee camps are improvisational, set up in haste to protect those fleeing political unrest, violence or natural disasters. And, as two architects discovered, in a shifting world of tents and temporary...

Reduce Reuse Recycle: Recycled London Olympics Material Gets New Life at a Community Center

All photos by Jill Tate There's always been a current of interest in what happens to Olympic buildings once the Games have packed it in. By and large, the end of the Games means the structures are reused for...

Curbed LA: Los Angeles Now Has an Illicit Teahouse With Amazing Views

At dawn yesterday morning, a small group of anonymous artists and their friends quietly celebrated the opening the Griffith Park Teahouse, a tiny wood structure high on Mt. Bell made with the wood of trees that burned in the...

Mortgage and refi activity fell last week

Both mortgage applications and refinance activity decreased about five percent last week, likely due to rising interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey...

Splacer connects event planners with well-designed residential spaces

The sharing economy has brought to light the endless opportunity of ways to experience things, and a new company is hoping to bring even more. Splacer is an online marketplace for listing and booking event spaces in apartments, lofts, homes and more...

Summertime Blues - Wednesday

‘Going to be hot this morning.’ Murmurs my wife, as I lie awake looking at the ceiling. I’ve been married long enough to realise this isn’t a prediction about anything other than the weather, and besides I get screwed at work most days anyway. Show More Summary

Canada in Turmoil Over Proposed 10-Story Statue

Happy Canada Day! If you know a Canadian person, please wish him or her a happy anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act, and also let him or know that our thoughts and prayers are with...

NAR’s property-data tool adds new features

Realtors Property Resource (RPR) has made it easier for users to generate market reports, identify distressed listings and learn about training classes offered by RPR. RPR is a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors that provides data on 166 million properties and data tools to all Realtors, free of charge...

4 tips to keep the car clean for your real estate clients

Some of us were born with the clean gene -- the tendency to keep our homes, cars, and personal spaces uncluttered and ready for company. And some of us weren’t. You might even have two separate standards for your home and your car -- one is pristine while the other is covered in strewn papers and garbage...

Infographic: The cost of moving house in the UK

Solent Plastics investigated what's involved in the cost of moving house in England and Wales. Here's what the company found...

Brand Extensions : 5 Quirky Finds from Ellen DeGeneres' New Home Goods Line

Photo via Ed by Ellen Joining a long list of celebrities who've started their own lifestyle brands, design-obsessed house-flipping pro Ellen DeGeneres may be the most qualified one yet. DeGeneres, who has had several of her sweet pads featured in...

Sticker Shock: San Francisco hotel room rates are...

San Francisco hotel room rates are now the most expensive in the world, and they have a sizable lead over their closest competitors. The average price of a San Francisco hotel room has risen 88 percent in the past year...

More millennials are living in single-family homes

Much has been written in recent years about the millennial generation and the challenges young people face in getting a mortgage loan, but whether today’s young adults choose to dip their toes into homeownership or rent their homes, one thing is clear: They prefer to live in single-family homes in either scenario...

3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain

Mark Spain of the Mark Spain Team | Keller Williams Realty will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Inman Connect San Francisco. We caught up with Spain to ask him questions about his real estate philosophy. Here's what he had to say...

Curbed Philly: What JFK, an IKEA Chair, and Minecraft Have in Common

Photos via the Philadelphia Museum of Art It takes effort not to clamber up on to the display platform and settle into Hans Wegner's "Round Chair" (above, left) with a martini and a Lucky Strike (just for show, of...

On the Market: Self-Consciously Victorian Cole Valley Condo Wants $1.65M

Although period details can still be found in many of San Francisco's older single-family homes, they are far more rare in the city's stock of condos. That makes the historical touches in the full-floor condo at 103 Belvedere Street extra...

Eco Living: What We Know About Tesla's Game-Changing Gigafactory

Image via Tesla Tesla's mammoth Gigafactory, currently under construction in the Nevada desert near the aptly titled town of Sparks, promises to be a game-changer for the car company and battery manufacturer. Set to open in 2017 at a cost...

The best real estate scenes in film history

The Broke Agent compiled this list of 12 classic movie real estate agent scenes. Don't miss the hilarity....

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