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'Grey's Anatomy' alum Sara Ramirez cuts loose of Echo Park homes

Actress Sara Ramirez, known for her decade-long run on the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” has sold her home in Echo Park for $1.4 million. Entered from a short drive, the corner-lot property includes a multi-level main house and a separate guest house. The main house, built in the 1970s and since...

Heating homes with energy from data centers? Stockholm will try it

A 10 MW data center can heat roughly 20,000 homes Unless they’re built on an ice desert, data centers can take enormous amounts of energy to cool. But over in Stockholm, the Swedish capital is trying to turn this energy burden into an asset. Show More Summary

Xome is ‘worth a very big pile of money,’ said Nationstar CEO in earnings call

When Xome arrived on the scene in 2015, purporting to disrupt the real estate industry with an end-to-end platform, nobody was sure what to expect. By the end of 2016, it's clear that the Nationstar subsidiary is a powerful performer for the company, and it's opening up new opportunities -- including a new partnership with "a leading 'sale by owner' platform."...

On race & architecture

Facing the design profession's diversity problem—and its changing future “One need only take a casual look at this audience to see that we have a long way to go in this field of integration of the architects.” That’s how civil rights activist Whitney M. Show More Summary

16 architects of color speak out about the industry's race problem

“America has a lot of work to do” Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number of industries. As the American...Show More Summary

Why the scale figures in architectural images need to be more diverse

Renderings play a key part in making architecture more inclusive When Rose Florian and Kordae Henry met as graduate architecture students at the University of Pennsylvania, the pair started thinking about the power of an image. Their...Show More Summary

How can architecture schools increase diversity?

Solving the pipeline problem is the key to a less homogenous architecture industry When Patricia Nakaghala Muumba, a junior at the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, was in second grade, a new building taking shape next to her elementary school in Kampala, Uganda, stirred her curiosity. Show More Summary

11 pioneering architects of color who made their mark

The inspiring architects—and a multitude of buildings—that history often overlooks Securing commissions as an architect is no easy feat, even when one has academic connections, career mentors, and a balance sheet that’s in the black....Show More Summary

Scholarships and career resources for architects of color

Professional groups and student initiatives making architecture a more diverse field In reporting on the state of race and architecture in 2017, we attempted to focus on rooting out solutions that help foster a more inclusive, diverse, and creative profession. Show More Summary

Waste Disposal - Wednesday

I’m early to the office again. Sleep patterns seem to become more erratic with age, either that or the stress of ever-climbing sales targets finally upset the bio-rhythms. ‘Morning.’ Says the man sweeping up the takeaway detritus from the previous night’s leisure activities. Show More Summary

Gary Gold launches Voodoo Agent, a luxury real estate video series

Call it mojo. The x-factor. Mad game. In real estate, we are in the performance business. We get paid when we execute...

How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball

A real estate deal is rife with umpteen deal disaster scenarios, every one worse than the next. But the real question is -- how do agents revive a transaction that is on life support and about to flatline...

Fake it ’til you make it in real estate? Absolutely not

The popular phrase "fake it 'til you make it" seems to get thrown around a lot in the real estate industry. I've actually heard this given out as advice to new agents...

Why you need to seriously consider going paperless in 2017

The way we do business has changed more dramatically and more swiftly in the last five years than it did in the previous 25 -- mostly thanks to communication technologies. This has certainly created some new challenges for all of us, but it’s also creating tremendous opportunities...

Why price shouldn’t take priority in your real estate technology decisions

Real estate agents should use return on investment as a more important factor than cost when analyzing marketing and technology products....

Bridge-building and the psychology of sales: A conversation with Portia Ryan

Sales resistance: It’s common because we all hate being sold. We hate being sold; we hate being closed; we hate feeling manipulated. That's why the psychology of sales is actually all about feeling the responsibility to not manipulate when communicating with people...

Podcast: 4 financing routes for international real estate buyers

Have you been wondering if foreign buyers of U.S. real estate could be your local real estate market niche? Entrepreneur, investor and founder of RSN Property Group Reed Goossens found that to be the case after immigrating to the United States from Australia, by focusing on closing deals for international buyers...

How luxury real estate agents can make lasting connections with clients

Every luxury real estate agent wants his or her marketing to bring results and yield a return on investment. Obviously, agents don't want to waste money on unsuccessful marketing. Effective techniques will lead to the desired outcom...

Affordable housing and public park set to replace old industrial buildings in South LA

The project will include 120 units and a public park A long-planned project that would bring seven acres of housing and park space to South LA may finally be getting underway. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion...Show More Summary

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