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Human satisfaction: Can a bot fake it enough to get there?

Excitement about new technology in real estate is usually followed by long delays in practical application. Logistical, territorial and legal hurdles often stand in the way. Bots seem to be overcoming those barriers with ease...

OpenDoor Raises $210 Million

$210 million for OpenDoor. Wow. From Forbes: Opendoor is betting that there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who value the certainty of a sale over getting the highest price. I’ve long thought that to be true (see my comment), and it’s one reason I believe something really big is going to happen with pocket / pre-market listings. Show More Summary

Don’t scapegoat foreign buyers for unaffordability, says CMHC

Housing should not become a wedge that divides newcomers from long-time residents, says head of CMHC The post Don’t scapegoat foreign buyers for unaffordability, says CMHC appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Opendoor raises a huge $210 million in Series D investment funding

Norwest Venture Partners led the funding round for the San-Francisco based company, which launched in 2014 and is pioneering online offers, 24-7 open houses and home purchase guarantees. It claims users can find a home within close vicinity, inspect the home at anytime and without the hassle of listings and showings.

The Bunker Hill pool wars are over

After being locked out for years, residents of the Bunker Hill Apartments are allowed to swim again Peace has been restored to three residential towers on Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles—at least when it comes to the mammoth, star-shaped pool that’s been largely sitting empty the last three and a half years. Show More Summary

Opendoor raises $210 million in massive funding round

Opendoor has filled up its venture-funding piggy bank with another $210 million in funding, led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from NEA and existing investors Khosla Ventures and GGV Capital. The latest funding round...Show More Summary

LA might hire a housing czar

Someone to “ensure accountability” in the planning process If the November 8 margin of victory for controversial affordable housing measure Build Better LA is any indication, Los Angeles residents have grown tired of skyrocketing rental prices brought on by a severe shortage of housing citywide. Show More Summary

Remodeled 1948 Mt. Washington cottage asks $499K

Covered back patio and an open kitchen Set a bit back from El Paso Drive, this house sits where Mt. Washington starts to blend into Eagle Rock. The window bars will definitely have to come down, but they don’t obscure any of the positive attributes of this cozy, 640-square-foot dwelling. The house, built in 1948, has been remodeled. Show More Summary

6 cozy cabins near LA for your ultimate wintery weekend

Find some snow It’s sunny and warm in the city, but if you want to spend the weekend in a winter wonderland, the mountains, just a short drive away, are calling. The first snow of the season fell before Thanksgiving in Big Bear, leaving a powdery landscape of snow flecked pines and snowcapped rooftops. Show More Summary

Domain Group reaches record audience reach of 4.69 million in October

“A total of 4.69 million Australians engaged with the Domain brands in October making us one of the biggest digital brands in the country,” Catalano said. “The Domain team is abuzz knowing this is possibly one of the best turnaround stories in Australian media in only three years.

7 barn doors to inspire your modern farmhouse style

Found everywhere from the bathroom to the bedroom Love them or hate them, barn doors have serious real estate cachet. According to a Zillow analysis earlier this year, listings with “barn door” in the description sold for 13 percentShow More Summary

‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Fredrik Eklund to speak at Connect

Ready for some news that will make you want to do a high kick? Top New York real estate broker and Bravo's Million Dollar Listing star Fredrik Eklund has just been announced as a keynote speaker at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 16 through...

Prop 13 saved San Franciscans millions

$447 million in 2015 alone The real estate site Trulia took a gander at the recent history of Prop 13, the California property tax law that remains a constant bone of contention in Sacramento’s budget dealings almost 40 years after it...Show More Summary

‘Angel of Hope’ home in Cole Valley nabs $3.1 million

Former home of San Francisco socialite Patricia Montandon features soaring angel-themed near the front walk. Much missed is San Francisco personality Pat Montandon, who moved down to LA years ago. The activist who helped spark the Pacific...Show More Summary

Restored Modernist Cape Cod retreat with gorgeous views is available to rent

Designed by Charlie Zehnder in 1970 Cape Cod, Massachusetts is home to some stunning Modernist architecture. Over 110 homes were built between 1930 and 1970 here, once described as a place where “Yankee ingenuity meets Modernist simplicity”...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Rent Comparison: What $1,600 rents you in Los Angeles right now

Apartments in San Pedro, Westchester, and Koreatown Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,600. ? This 650-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Westchester was recently renovated. Show More Summary

DMG’s James Welsh joins Zoopla’s board as a non-executive director

The company said in a statement that Welsh will replace Stephen Daintith on its board as one of the Non-Executive Directors. The nomination came courtesy of the Daily Mail and General Trust (part of DMG) pursuant to its relationship agreement entered into at the time of the Company's initial public offering.

6 realtor.com housing trend predictions for 2017

One of the latest 2017 housing predictions comes from realtor.com. It gives a macro take while sprinkling some metro-level texture (including the hottest region for millennials right now and where prices will continue to climb the most) into the company's demographic, market movement and economic expectations...

Onetime home of 'Laura' director Otto Preminger is for sale in Sherman Oaks

A former home of film noir director Otto Preminger, known for the movie mysteries “Laura” (1944) and “Fallen Angel” (1945), is for sale in Sherman Oaks for $2.195 million. Preminger isn’t the only Hollywood tie to the property. Previous residents of the Spanish-style house include “Return of the...

Midcentury modern flat inside 1080 Chestnut asks $3.1

Russian Hill unit features wraparound decks and views of pretty much everything Not much love aimed at 1080 Chestnut, the Russian Hill high rise that looks like something Richard Neutra might have built. (But, alas, did not.) Nevertheless,...Show More Summary

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