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10 incredible examples of New Deal architecture and design

Some of the gems from a great era of public works and infrastructure projects Whether you know it or not, there’s a good chance that a New Deal program helped shape your community. During the ‘30s and ‘40s, the public works and employment...Show More Summary

Dreamy midcentury home inspired by flight asks $480K

Robert Mention, an architect of the local airport, designed the home for himself 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'dShow More Summary

MIT introduces breakthrough material 10 times stronger than steel

It could one day be used to construct buildings Engineers over at MIT have been hard at work creating one of the strongest and lightest materials in existence. When arranged in the proper molecular configuration, graphene becomes 10Show More Summary

New DocuSign CEO, Dan Springer, hits the ground running

DocuSign has appointed a new CEO, senior tech executive Daniel Springer....

The new National Broker Portal is here – and it has a familiar face

The nation’s first national public-facing MLS website is now a reality, though real estate consumers and agents won't notice -- at first...

The art of the New Deal

Will Donald Trump stamp his name on the project of a lifetime, a plan to upgrade America’s crumbling infrastructure? Donald Trump’s statements seem focus-group-tested to widen the country’s partisan divide, but when it comes to infrastructure, his gruff assessment is actually middle-of-the-(crumbling)-road. Show More Summary

Traditional-style house has a garden setting in Beverly Crest

Set behind gates, this low-slung Traditional-style house sits on a three-quarter-acre landscaped lot in the Beverly Crest/Holmby Hills area. Rooms look out onto manicured lawns, trees and a formal rose garden. A path leads to the separate guesthouse and swimming pool.  Address: 145 N. Mapleton...

What do you dare change when updating a home by an iconic architect?

Renovating a classic home — when the notable architect is deceased — was not a barrier for a buyer of a John Lautner residence. He simply conjured the spirit of Lautner and his otherworldly opinions via a series of seances. “That’s not as silly as it sounds,” said Barry Sloane of Sotheby’s International,...

Ikea’s cool new joint means stronger furniture and faster assembly

Your next table might actually make it through more than one move Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, is known for design-savvy, low-cost wares more than heirloom-quality goods. But the world’s largest furniture company has been doing quite a bit of R&D in the ‘ole woodshop. Show More Summary

Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016

In 2012, talk of a real estate makeover was afoot. By 2016, the chatter had increased. And perhaps for good reason: industry tech startups had raised 12 times as much money as they did in 2012. Private real estate tech startups raked in $2.6 billion...

Broker Public Portal Inks Deal to Become Homesnap

?     Homesnap will be a national MLS consumer search portal ?     Portal will adhere to Fair Display Guidelines   ROCKVILLE, MD, January 19, 2017 — Broker Public Portal, LLC and Homesnap, Inc. have executed final agreements to create the National Broker Portal, LLC, a joint venture that is equally owned by the two companies. Show More Summary

What $500,000 buys in three San Diego County communities

Unlike other parts of the country, a half-million-dollar home is a common occurrence in the San Diego County real estate market, where the median sale price in November was $545,000, according to CoreLogic. Here’s a look at what about $500,000 buys in three San Diego-area communities. LAKESIDE:...

Frosty The Groanman - Thursday

‘Are you going to need to defrost the car this morning?’ Asks my wife as she arrives in her dressing gown. The kitchen lights are blazing, it’s still dark outside and I can’t really blame her for still being in nightwear. I’m just pissed...Show More Summary

How W+R Studios’ new landing pages stand out

NEW YORK -- Leads drive real estate businesses. Agents need a constant pipeline of potential buyers and sellers to thrive...

An open letter to the new CEO of NAR

Dear incoming CEO of the National Association of Realtors, I am just a lowly 30-something broker of a three-agent office, serving a small rural niche with only a decade of real estate under my belt...

Why knowledge and communication are key to rural agents’ success

Being a real estate agent who sells country properties is an exciting job. However, you should be prepared to become a fountain of information for your clients...

Keeping your homeseller clients safe from attack

The doorbell rang. The female homeowner of the townhouse condo opened the door, leaving her screen door closed and locked...

Daily market update: January 19, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

Homebuilder confidence pulls back by 2 points in January after election euphoria

The new year brings new challenges for the homebuilding industry, specifically higher mortgage rates.

FHA premium drop ignites mortgage refinances, but applications overall are flat

Refinance volume rose 7 percent for the week, spurred by HUD saying the FHA would lower its insurance premium.

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