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NAR: Stop helping Zillow and hurting Realtors!

Realtors, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Are you getting multiple years of sold listings in your IDX feed? I believe the answer to that question is no, because I have never found an IDX feed that had multiple years of sales history included. Show More Summary

The Commute: Lots of Upgrades Coming to One of Metro's Busiest Stations

The beleaguered Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station in South LA, a transfer point for the Blue and Green light rail lines and Metro's fourth-busiest stop overall, just got a serious infusion of federal money...

Peak Selfie: People are braving 90-degree heat and...

People are braving 90-degree heat and a three-mile climb to snap cell-phone pics from the top of Fremont's Mission Peak, contributing to erosion and flooding everyone's social media feeds with selfies, says the Chronicle, whose photo gallery nonetheless consists of...

Sold Stuff: Hillsborough's Storied House-on-Hill Estate Sells for $22.8M

After more than two and a half years on the market, one of the Bay Area's most storied and expensive homes has finally found a buyer willing to shell out $22.8 million. The Hillsborough Tudor estate has hosted at...

New to Market: Many-Layered House Above the Sunset Strip Asking $3 Million

Per its listing, this multi-layer-cake of a house was cooked up back in 1968. Located in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip, the 3,200-square-foot residence consists of a main level with...

Martha, Martha, Martha!: When it comes to the subject...

When it comes to the subject of lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow, decorating doyenne and general domestic goddess Martha Stewart throws more shade than the entirety of her drone-documented apple tree grove. "She just needs to be quiet," Stewart starts. "She's...

Dude Where's My Stuff: Artist's Near-Empty Italian Home is Both Terrifying and Cool

Photo via My Unfinished Home Intent on letting the "lush nature and the mountains" shine at his Lombardy, Italy, retreat, Columbian artist Juan Lealruiz left the interiors of the compound—which previously served as a cluster of long abandoned industrial buildings—almost...

Groundbreakings: USC Starts Work on Huge New Mixed-Use Addition to Campus

USC today celebrated the official start of USC Village, a 15-acre mixed-use project that will replace the University Village shopping center with five-story residence halls for 2,700 students, as well as a...

We Like Eichler: An Eichler for the Price of $915K ... and a Move to San Rafael

When we saw this well-cared-for Eichler in San Rafael, we liked it right away. It's got an abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass, skylights poking through those classic beamed ceilings, and a big wood-paneled...

Poetry Motion: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the 95-year-old founder of...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the 95-year-old founder of the famed City Lights bookstore, has decided that his North Beach neighborhood is in need of a "literary meeting place." He's backing a proposal to shut down a block of Vallejo Street and replace...

Petitions: Alumni Fight for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Ever since the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture first faced with the threat of losing its accreditation, hoards of alumni have banded together to launch a petition on change.org. "The School is a vibrant, rigorous, and fully accredited...

That's Rather Historic: Fetching 1770s Farmhouse Claims Many a Presidential Visit

A 1770's farmhouse in Pawling, N.Y. with some very winsome updates is up for $729K after being put on the market for $759K back in July of 2013. The listing text asserts that antique lovers would have a field...

PriceChopper: Curbed Chicago reports that the William...

Curbed Chicago reports that the William Winslow House —which was Frank Lloyd Wright's first totally independent commission—just got a major Pricechop, bringing the ask down to $1.699M. Listed for $2.4M in December for the first time in 55 years, the...

The Weather: The Seven Best Photos of Angelenos Dealing With the Heatwave

––> Unless you live and work deep underground (or are not in Los Angeles), you know it's hot out there right now. Temperatures are expected to hit triple digits in plenty of areas around Los Angeles before the heatwave breaks...

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Biggest Sales: Slumming at the $2M Mark

Listed for: $1.875M Received: $2,200,001 Size: 3-bed, 2-bath, 2,413-square-foot single-family home Location: 201 Arkansas St, Potrero Hill The skinny: The fall selling season kicked off after Labor Day, dumping more than 300 homes on the market in the first...

Experienced agents needed on both sides of a distressed property transaction

A complaint I often hear since the housing downturn is how difficult some REO brokers are to deal with. They are unresponsive, unhelpful, uncommunicative, and difficult to transact business with. I’ll be the first to agree that some REO agents...

Artistry: And Now, an Uncanny Wooden Replica of a TSA Checkpoint

Photo via Wallpaper New York-based artist Roxy Paine, he of carving a prototypical fast food restaurant out of wood, has chosen the focal point of your travel nightmares as the focus of his latest uncanny, all-wood, near-life-size diorama. Showing till...

Architectural Craziness: Inside Israel's Most 'Beguiling,' Semi-Brutalist Town Hall

Photo via Dezeen Spotted in a roundup of "11 lesser-known Brutalist buildings that helped define the movement" is this wonderfully strange Town Hall in Bat Yam, Israel. "It may be a bit of a stretch to refer to this beguiling...

Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of Realtors to participate in a working group that will provide input on forthcoming regulations of “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones. NAR says it will use the opportunity to “educate FAA...

Under $500K Club: Want a Decent Deal in San Francisco? Head for the Bayview

Affordable homes are getting nearly impossible to find in San Francisco, but it is apparently still possible to get a decent deal in the Bayview. A freshly renovated house at 919 Ingerson Avenue...

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