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Realvision lets you create 3-D home tours with DSLR camera

Some real estate professionals may want to add 3-D home tours to their marketing repertoire but aren't ready to cough up the cash for the necessary hardware....

Australian property portal wars: Domain spinoff to reignite rivalry with REA

If there’s one thing Australians love, it’s a good underdog story. And the separation of Domain Group from Fairfax Media is shaping up to be just that...

Alain Gilles designed this cheeky table with a birdcage base for Bonaldo

The Mass Table would add a bit of levity to a room The Mass Table designed by Alain Gilles for Italian furniture company Bonaldo is a refreshing twist on the standard dining table. Incorporating an open, birdcage-like base—which also...Show More Summary

Broker seeks to advance STEM education for girls in Rwanda

As a little girl, Sarita Dua was a bit of a math and science geek, always finishing her assignments first in class and at times hiding how easy she found it, so as to avoid teasing...

Mortgage-backed securities are mounting a comeback

Michael Fierman, co-founder CEO of Angel Oak Capital, speaks to CNBC about the return of mortgage-backed securities.

More than half of LA homes sold for over $1 million in February

The percentage was even higher in Pasadena and Irvine It’s not exactly breaking news that homes in Los Angeles are expensive, but a new analysis from real estate website Estately sheds light on just how many homes are fetching sale prices well out of reach of the average buyer. Show More Summary

Vintage Sesame Street parody of ‘Grump Tower’ development is brilliant

Oscar learns the Art of the Deal, pains of high-rise living Satire of real estate mogul and now-POTUS Donald Trump isn’t anything new, as this amazing archival clip from Sesame Street demonstrates. As Twitter user Pop Morris astutely...Show More Summary

1890s Mission District brewery turned home asks $4.5 million

Cheers! Once a nineteenth brewery building—home of Enterprise Brewing Company, which opened in 1892 and closed in 1914—the onetime house of suds at 1 Enterprise acted as a variety of spaces throughout the years, including an art studio in the 1960s. It has since undergone a major renovation and transformed into a single-family home. Show More Summary

Condos in Downtown LA tower Ten50 are 60 percent sold

The drone landing pad can’t hurt About 60 percent of the units in Ten50—the 25-story condo tower in Downtown LA’s South Park neighborhood with a drone landing pad—have been scooped up after sales launched last year, says Los AngelesShow More Summary

This flatpack furniture is made of raw bamboo

And assembly is a breeze We’ve seen furniture in all sorts of novel shapes, colors, and materials. And bamboo—the fast-growing, fibrous plant—has been used for timber and woven finishes and furnishings through history. But never before had we seen furniture made from bamboo’s tall, hardy stalks—until now. Show More Summary

Watch weather-damaged Big Sur bridge come crashing down

Failing bridge proved surprisingly sturdy when crews tried knocking it down Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on the Big Sur coastline, which closed in February after constant rain weakened it to the point that it started to visibly buckle, came down last week. Show More Summary

Department of Justice flip-flops, withdraws support from CFPB in PHH case

What does it look like when a federal department changes its mind? And if that department's opinion has been offered in an ongoing court case involving a federal agency -- what does that mean...

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi list their stunning Santa Barbara villa for $45M

The couple bought the home in 2013 for $26.5 million Ellen DeGeneres, television powerhouse and high-end house-flipper extraordinaire, and her wife, the actress Portia de Rossi, have put their 1930s Santa Barbara stone villa on the market...Show More Summary

Etsy furniture shops: 7 best stores to check out now

Let the hunt begin Handmade and vintage goods marketplace Etsy can be a boon for furniture shoppers, especially those who define their home decor aesthetic with words like "midcentury," "reclaimed," or "rustic-industrial." Below, we highlight 7 fabulous Etsy furniture shops based around the U.S., offering varied styles and price points. Show More Summary

Branding in a World Where There is No Free Lunch

Rich Barton (Zillow’s chairman) wrote an article every entrepreneur should read: The New Age of Marketing (Don Draper is making a comeback). The Don Draper mention is timely for me, given I’ve recently gotten addicted to Mad Men (which I’m sure many of you reading have already watched). Show More Summary

Full-floor flat inside Nob Hill modernist high-rise asks $2.9 million

Co-op inside slender tower comes with views of Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral Inside the modernist boutique residences atop Nob Hill at 1190 Sacramento, a rare, full-floor co-op is available. If you’ve ever taken your pooch to “yappy...Show More Summary

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates hires new chief marketing officer

Senior global luxury marketing executive Kevin Thompson has been appointed as chief marketing officer at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates. Thompson will be responsible for spearheading the global media program for Sotheby’s International Realty. He was most recently vice president of...

The first day of spring in LA

An illustration to mark the new season Today is the first day of spring, and to mark the change in seasons, we’re featuring an original illustration by Los Angeles-based artist Bijou Karman. Enjoy the sweet smell of blooming orange blossoms and jasmine, picnics, hikes to Griffith Observatory, and everything else the season brings. Show More Summary

Private-label mortgage bonds are rising from the grave

Remember the sliced and diced mortgage-backed bonds that brought down the U.S. economy? They're back — but possibly evolved.

Inside Alexis Moran’s magical home in Orinda

A couple makes a home in the hills of Contra Costa County It’s Furniture Week at Curbed, and, in honor of the occasion, House Calls visits the home of one of the Bay Area’s most prolific furniture designers, Alexis Moran. To Moran and her partner, Stacy Weibley, setting is important. Show More Summary

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