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DevelopmentWatch: 53 New Live/Work Units Heading to the Southern Arts District

The unstoppable Arts District continues to spill over into the staunchly industrial space beyond the AD's traditional southern border of Seventh Street. The action (for now) seems to be centered around Santa Fe Avenue; first, the old Ford Factory...

Design Spotlight: Coreen McConaughy

This week’s design spotlight features a semi-custom branding design one of our Mastery clients, Coreen McConaughy. Coreen lives and works on Bainbridge Island and needed a brand that would convey her bright and friendly personality. She had the great idea of using an unusual color combination – light blue and bright red. The effect is […]

Ask Denise: Connecting with Database

Q:  Denise, I need a better way to connect with my database. I don’t want to do a client appreciation event but I think I should try to connect in person. How do I reach out without making it look like I am fishing for referrals? A:  Easy – don’t fish for referrals! It makes […]

The Elephant in the Room

Have you ever been sitting with a client and your gut told you to ask something … but you just couldn’t quite get the words out? This often the case when you are afraid a question will make someone uncomfortable. However, those uncomfortable questions are critical to get at the heart of the matter. You […]

On the Market: Home on Super-Exclusive, Gated Presidio Terrace Wants $6.5M

From the outside, 24 Presidio Terrace sort of looks like just a modest suburban split-level. However, it happens to be one of just 36 homes that sit on one of San Francisco's most prestigious streets, inside the gates of Presidio...

Mindboggling Reveals: First Look at This Year's San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The living room at the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designed by Phillip Silver. All photos via Patricia Chang Photography. Every year for the past 36 years, a stately abode on a tony street in San Francisco has been hand-picked...

DevelopmentWatch: Historic Wilshire Temple Getting a Rem-Koohaas-Designed Event Center

The recently restored 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple is looking to build a neighboring structure to house special events for its congregation and the public, and they've asked starchitect Rem Koolhaas to do it. The New York Times reports that...

On The Market: Australian Pad Rented by Ricky Martin Will Auction in May

All photos courtesy of The Herald Sun Melbourne, Australia's The Herald Sun is reporting that a beachside home once rented by Ricky Martin (he of "Livin' La Vida Loca" super-fame) is set for auction on May 18, so you...

The new ‘3 Ps’ of selling a home

It's not enough to put a sign in the yard, put a listing in the MLS and pray that the house sells. The game has changed -- here, Chris Scott and Garry Wise of the Paperless Agent disclose the new "3 Ps" of selling a home...

Globe Trotting: Minimalist Thai Retreat Comes Dressed in Reclaimed Wood

Photo by Luke Yeung via Dezeen Over in the fishing village of Bang Saray, Thailand, a Swiss family has found their own tropical paradise in the form of a simple, pavilion-style home highlighted by a wrap-around recycled hardwood screen. Bangkok-based...

New to Market: Snazzy Blue Silver Lake Time Capsule Asks $1.649M

Some of the furniture inside now looks pretty contemporary, but the fixtures and details of this house are all straight from 1954, when the home was built. Located right down the road...

Lone brokerage ‘Webby’ honoree shares its secrets

Houlihan Lawrence, the large real estate brokerage based in New York, overhauled its website last May with a focus on bringing images front-and-center and offering consumers a streamlined search experience. The tweaks helped it become...Show More Summary

Curbed Comparisons : What $2,700/Month Rents You in San Francisco

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,700. Click here to view the...

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Apartment living in San Francisco just got even better with the addition of Avalon Hayes Valley. The brand new apartment community offers studio, one- and two-bedroom flats and townhomes as well as Avalon's Signature Collection two-bedroom townhomes. Signature Collection...

Janet Echelman Bringing Inventive Art Installations to Boston, Philly

Brookline-based artist Janet Echelman just released renderings of her one-ton sculpture that will appear to float 365 feet in the air above Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway next month. The sculpture will be attached to three surrounding high-rise buildings via...

Remodelers remain upbeat despite harsh winter, labor shortages

Remodelers remained positive about the pace of market improvement in the first quarter of 2015, though that confidence was tempered by a severe winter and continued labor shortages, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)...

House of the Day: Well-Restored Plantation Home Flaunts a Beaux-Arts Fireplace

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. All photos via Peter Patout Location:...

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SPONSORED POST: RiverPark Is Making A Splash

With Phase One already 50% sold, response to the new model homes at RiverPark—open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—has been extremely enthusiastic. Consumers appreciate how spacious, airy and livable these...

Online lender offers mortgages to the FICO-challenged

With thousands of mortgage loan applicants being rejected each year because their FICO scores label them as risky candidates, one online lender, Privlo, is working to offer loans to “non-traditional” borrowers who may be falling through the cracks...

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