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DevelopmentWatch: BREAKING: Flea's Music School Drops Quest For New Home at LA's Hippest Intersection

Since at least last fall, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, led in part by its cofounder Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has been trying to get its hands on 4000 Sunset, a piece of land owned by...

Why responsive website design could be sabotaging your lead-generation efforts

Here's a hard truth: for many in the real estate industry, mobile strategy isn't paying off. We all know the homebuyer is increasingly mobile-focused, and this year is going to be an even bigger bonanza for mobile devices as they become dominant in the typical home...

Wrong Move - Friday

‘Who was in the gents’ last?’ I ask, as I stagger back into some fresh air. It’s a rhetorical question. I already know it was M the clinically obese mortgage man. God alone knows why some people wait until they get to work to carry out their morning ablutions. Show More Summary

Throwing Shade: Rec and Park's recent decision to...

Rec and Park's recent decision to block a six-story SoMa condo project with the obscure Sunlight Ordinance surprised even antigrowth activists, given that the building would have increased shadows at SoMa's Victoria Manalo Draves Park by—wait for it—0.07 percent per...

Urbanism Reads: It's no secret that California is...

It's no secret that California is in a serious drought and that's why the local urban planning community is all abuzz about the idea of designing cities like a sponge. NPR has an intriguing look at how various efforts in...

New to Market: Buy Breakfast At Tiffany's Star's Classy Old House in Hollywood

Is it the Greek Revival vibe or the George Peppard connection that's making this house exude such class and refinement? Maybe it's both. The adorable two-bedroom was once owned by the Breakfast...

Safe Rooms Get A New Look

Las Vegas--Tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, heat waves and polar vortexes are just a few of the long list of possible disasters weighing on the minds of homeowners these days.

Open House Report: Open House Report: Fancy Schmancy in Glen Park Edition

Location: 233 Laidley St. at Fairmount St. Size: 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,400-square-foot single-family home Price: $4.2M Pitch: "Located on one of San Francisco's favorite boutique and sought-after streets, known historically as Fairmount Heights, bordering Noe Valley and Glen Park, this outstanding...

South Park 2.0: SoMa's South Park has served as...

SoMa's South Park has served as a hub for the tech community ever since the dot-com boom of the 1990s, but the park hasn't gotten a makeover since the 1970s and is getting pretty run-down. This year the it's finally...

House of the Day: $2.8M Beverly Hills Abode Was a Silent-Film Cowboy's Gatehouse

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. Location: Los Angeles, California Price: $2,795,000...

Renters are Pushing for Larger Apartments

American renters are starting to push back against the shrinking size of apartments, prompting some developers to begin building bigger units.

Globe Trotting: Bonkers Parisian Loft With Pool and Glass Roof Asks $11.5M

This giant, ornate former-factory-loft-turned-home in Paris was already pretty spectacular, but the fact that its gabled glass roof rests on a early 20th-century steel structure created by famed French architect Gustave Eiffel really puts it over the edge. The...

Blockbusters: Beats Cofounder Just Dropped $60 Million on Richard Gere's Old Place in Malibu

Jimmy Iovine, the Interscope Records founder who made bank (again) last year when Beats Electronics, the company he founded with Dr. Dre, was bought by Apple for $3 billion, appears to be moving to the beach. He's just dropped...

Feeling buyer burnout? Become a listing agent!

We get lots of inquiries from agents looking for a change — they're tired of buyer leads, tired of doing the same things hoping for a different result. Think about all the change in real estate over the last decade — shouldn't your strategy have changed along with it? Wouldn't any policy that hasn't changed be at risk of becoming outdated...

Pricechopper: Excelsior's 'Princess Diaries' Firehouse Burns Another $425K

It seems as if even an association with a Hollywood princess can't entice buyers to burn cash on the converted Excelsior firehouse at 724 Brazil Avenue. The building was used as the home of Anne Hathaway's character Mia in The...

Farewells : 15 of the Wildest Pieces of Decor You Can Still Buy on SkyMall

Giant Red King Crab Sculptural Chair, $599 Big news: SkyMall, the in-flight catalog that showed you everything you didn't know you could buy while trapped 30,000 feet up in the air, has filed for bankruptcy. The real news is that...

Development Watch: In Exchange for Waterfront Height, Developer Offers Tenderloin Affordable Housing

Rendering of 75 Howard tower via Paramount Group A 25-story, 160-unit waterfront tower planned by developer Paramount Group for 75 Howard Street has drawn ire from neighbors who complain that it is too tall, too likely to cause shadows, and...

Hunky Real Estate: Under-the-Radar Hunk Josh Hartnett Lists Very Hunky Victorian

Often in our lonely hours, our thoughts turn to Josh Hartnett. What has he been doing since Black Hawk Down? What even is this Penny Dreadful show? Is it true he disappeared because he "didn't trust anyone"? Now that...

Getting Around: Uber's Been Suspending Southern California Drivers For Getting Commercial Licenses

Oh Uber, why can't you just be a benevolent force for cheap rides? Because it's apparently impossible to be both. To keep its rise less expensive than taxis, Uber has had to cut all kinds of corners—both San Francisco...

Northern Colorado’s MLS Signs Up for Distil Networks’ Data Protection Product

Distil Networks has announced that IRES LLC (ColoProperty), the regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Northern Colorado, is using Distil Networks’ technology to protect online MLS information.

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