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Go Giants: More Stunning Photos of San Francisco Lighting Up in Orange for the World Series

A photo posted by Valerie D. (@valerie.rn) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT OK, so last week when we went on an Instagram binge and posted a photo extravaganza of San Francisco doing it up in orange lights to...

Sold Stuff: Update: President of Beats by Dre Bought Lautner's Silvertop

Ever since word got out that L.A.'s Silvertop Residence, a storied estate by SoCal midcentury modernist John Lautner, has sold over ask, Curbed LA has been knee-deep in public records and tipster communiques hoping to find out who exactly...

ImmobilienScout24 Launches SmartTV App

ImmobilienScout24, Germany's largest property portal, has launched (what it claims to be) the world's first Smart TV App for real estate.

Listing search provider adds school ratings to property pages

Real estate agent and broker websites that offer Internet Data Exchange listing search powered by RealtyTech’s IDX123 platform now display school data on listing detail pages. Homebuyers who visit a listing page powered by RealtyTech’s IDX123 search platform will see information on...

Sold Stuff: Breaking: Beats By Dre President Luke Wood Won the Battle For Silver Lake's Spectacular Silvertop House

Silvertop, one of architect John Lautner's masterpieces (he had several) and one of the great Los Angeles properties, is known more formally as the Reiner-Burchill Residence, for its first two owners—the man who first dreamed up the house and...

Marimekko: Come Explore Six Decades of Marimekko, From 1951 On

The history of a brand like Marimekko can't be summed up neatly. In over sixty years of operation, the company's proffered look, a blotted, mod frenzy of poppies and patterns that look...

Auction.com Chair and Co-founder Rob Friedman Named Internet Person of the Year

Rob Friedman, chairman and co-founder of Auction.com, LLC, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, was named Internet Person of the Year by the Internet Marketing Association.

Nom Nom: Tracing the Totally Sweet History of the Ghirardelli Empire

Photo via Jim Nix In honor of the inevitable chocolate binge that's heading your way this Halloween, let's take a look back at the royal family of candy: Ghirardelli. The chocolatier's history is intertwined with San Francisco's—sorry, Tcho!—and, though...

HomeAway’s Luxury Rentals Becomes World’s Largest Luxury-Focused Vacation Rental Site

HomeAway has announced that Luxury Rentals from HomeAway now hosts the largest collection of high-end vacation rentals available in one place. The site, which offers travellers the ultimate in luxury accommodations, achieves this milestone one year after its initial launch.

Celebrity Real Estate: Zeta-Jones and Douglas Swap One Bedford Mansion for Another

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas just sold their Westchester County mansion, but not before picking up another one nearby. The two Oscar Winners, who recently reunited after successfully nurturing the "lovely orchid" of their marriage, have replanted it 3...

Former defense consultant brings ‘big data’ chops to Black Knight

Dan Kenshalo, a longtime “big data” consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now the new head of Black Knight Financial Services’ “innovation laboratory,” part of its data and analytics division. Black Knight, a major software and data provider...

SPONSORED POST: Up, Up and Away

Inspired by BP gasoline with Invigorate®, The Next Mile explores the stories of trends, products and people who go a little farther than the norm. The series is a collaboration between BP Fuels and Vox Creative. OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer1', 'ltY3Q4cToA3SxSlCDYO9vZw0KWbcGjLD');...

Why buyer letters are risky business

As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters. You know the letters I mean: the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why the sellers should pick their offer...

Wright Stuff: Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House Sells After 17 Price Cuts

Photos via Curbed Chicago Amid a dizzying amount of early Frank Lloyd Wright designs on the market in Chicagoland recently (many of them having been PriceChopped), today Curbed Chicago finally has some good news to share: Wright's Robert Emmond house...

Rentally Deranged: LA Rents Going Up Three Times as Fast as San Francisco Rents

So Los Angeles rents have wiggled their way up yet again from the last quarter, with the median rent for all units now hitting $1,865, says the third quarter data out from rental site Lovely. The median had fallen...

Why buyer letters are risky business

As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters. You know the letters I mean: the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why the sellers should pick their offer...

Bubble Wire: According to Cushman & Wakefield's third-quarter...

According to Cushman & Wakefield's third-quarter Tech Index, the rents for leases in prime tech buildings have increased by 86 percent since 2011, compared with a (still mind-boggling) 46 percent rise in rents for all office space in San Francisco...

House of the Day: Gracefully Converted Pennsylvania Church Wants $749K

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. Click here to view the full...

Taylor Swift Wire: Yesterday country pop princess Taylor Swift...

Yesterday country pop princess Taylor Swift dropped her fifth studio album, and to celebrate the occasion, Curbed National has dug deep to find the 27 weirdest things Swift has in her many, many houses. From a fish tank full of...

Going for the quick win

Ideas are fragile. Sometimes they need to be coaxed into existence. More importantly, it’s when they are in their nascent state that they are at their weakest. The words “we can’t” are the ultimate idea killers.  One of the best things about our work at 1000watt is that our clients rarely fall into that category. Show More Summary

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