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It’s only when we give something all of our attention that magic happens

Think you’re accomplishing a lot when you’re firing off work emails while you’re hanging out with your kids? Don’t kid yourself, says Arianna Huffington, chairwoman, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group. “Multitasking is a complete illusion — you’re...

Can you run a successful business without Zillow, Trulia or realtor.com?

At my company, Realty Austin, we stopped syndicating companywide to all national portals on Oct. 1, 2013, except for realtor.com. We are not a small company, so this was not a decision to take lightly. We are currently the second-highest-producing firm in our market with 260 high-producing agents...

DevelopmentWatch: 42 New LOHA Apartments Headed For Miracle Mile Parking Lot

A parking lot just behind the historic Wilshire-Dominguez building in Miracle Mile is going to become a 42-unit residential complex designed by architect Lorcan O'Herlihy's firm LOHA, reports Building LA. Back in...

Rent Check: Rent in the Old Hollywood Apartments From Sunset Boulevard

If you're a struggling screenwriter in need of cheap digs, at least until you find a nice sugarmama to keep you in vicuna, you might be interested to know that there are...

State O' the Market: LA Landlords Pushing Out All the Rent-Controlled Apartments

If you have a rent-controlled apartment in Los Angeles, you are likely aware that you have been blessed by the rental gods and would only conceive of vacating your home in order to be buried. According to the LA Times,...

Google acquires a drone company for more than just better mapping

(Tech News) Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a drone maker that was recently courted by Facebook to fuel their own drone project. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

New to Market: Buy a Wacky Mid-Century "Urban Tree House" in Franklin Hills

Franklin Hills, you hold so many odd little gems! The unusual shape of this 1963 house's roof creates some unexpected angles in the interior living spaces; the wood floors and built-in cabinetry...

Under 500K Club: A Slice of 1 Ecker in Yerba Buena Can Be Yours for $495K

The newest addition to our very fabulous Under 500K Club is unit #406 at the popular 1 Ecker building in Yerba Buena. The unit is tiny at 527 square feet, but has tall...

Hydrant Art: Guerrilla artists have been clandestinely spray...

Guerrilla artists have been clandestinely spray painting San Francisco fire hydrants in the middle of the night, and while it may sound like fun, it can actually be dangerous. The hydrants contain crucial information about things like water pressure and...

Architectural Craziness: This Wacky Home Has Leafy Walls and Upside Down Chairs

Home to Australian designer and floral artist Joost Bakker and his family, this former cherry farm property in Melbourne offers what might be the most whimsical family home of all time, despite some serious competition. On the outside, the...

Mindboggling Reveals: See the Blank Slate Where Apple Will Build its New Campus

Take a peek above to know what 2.6 million square feet of bare land in Silicon Valley looks like (this way for more photos). This vast stretch of bulldozed real estate is where Apple will build its new futuristic,...

Curbed Inside: Touring the Breathtaking and Expensive New Apartments at The Elysian in Echo Park

Construction on the luxury apartment conversion of the former Metropolitan Water District building on the eastern edge of Echo Park, originally designed by prolific architect William Pereira, was still under way when we stopped by recently, but it was...

The Quotable Shigeru Ban: At a recent press conference, 2014...

At a recent press conference, 2014 Pritzker winner Shigeru Ban spoke about how architecture is "moving in two directions." "When I was a student everyone was working for big developers to make big buildings. And now there are many students...

Property Portal on Track to Meet £300,000 Crowdfunding Target

A venture capital-backed property advertising portal looking to raise £300,000 via crowdfunding website Crowdcube has met over 70 per cent of its target in two days.

Rent, Don't Buy: For those who've always dreamed of...

For those who've always dreamed of a Night at the Museum-style living situation, consider renting this furnished two-bedroom suite inside San Francisco's Pritikin Museum for $4.5K a month. The private museum boasts $50M worth of art and unlimited access to...

Cool Map Thing: Here's a Map of All 2,043 Los Angeles Bike Crashes in 2012

The MIT Media Lab's Social Computing Group has created a really delightful project called You Are Here (via io9): "Every day for the next year, we will make a map of a...

How To Complete A Direct Mail Campaign (In Less Than 30 Minutes)

Over the past 6 years, direct mail marketing has been one of the most successful methods that I’ve relied on to find motivated sellers. It has yielded a consistently solid response rate, which has resulted in my ability to generate more leads, close more deals and make more money (both in good times and in bad). Show More Summary

Sold Stuff: Huguette Clark's Empty Connecticut Estate Sells for $14.3M

NBC just confirmed that the Connecticut estate once belonging to (though never occupied by) reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark has sold for $14.3M. Clark, who died in 2011, two weeks shy of her 105th birthday, put the nine-bedroom, eleven-fireplace...

Abandonment Issues: Demolition Turned This High Rise Into a Work of Art

Photo via Gizmodo The demolition of the Rabot Towers has been a long time coming, but now that it's underway, the process has led to a pretty colorful surprise for the city of Ghent, Belgium. Though the public housing project...

Word on the Street: The First 6 LA Streets Getting Huge People-Friendly Makeovers

Back in October, Mayor Garcetti announced his Great Streets Program to make about 40 of Los Angeles's major roads into more people-friendly places. In his State of the City address last week, he finally really kicked things off with the...

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