See a 17th century Scottish farmhouse reborn

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it when something very old can be made anew. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this 17th century Scottish farmhouse that was in ruins and has been remade through the brilliant teamwork of Lily Jenks, Pati Santos and Nathanael Dorent …

Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)

Ranch, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Shotgun, Tudor, Victorian, Art Deco, Mediterranean and Contemporary — they are all featured in part one of the agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet. But there are a number of other designs that are equally popular, as one reader reminded everyone with her comment: “What? No Colonial?!” Here’s how to identify some of the more well-known — and a couple rare — home architectural styles …

Google Earth launches stunning new features

Just in time for Earth Day (April 22), Google Earth has relaunched with a number of new features, the most stunning of which is a number of guided tours of buildings designed and built by famed architects Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid …

Design for Days: 100 Years of Home-Building

Take a field trip to your hometown’s historic district and stroll the sidewalk. Blur the cars out of focus and it’s not hard to imagine what life looked like in decades and centuries past. It’s proof you don’t have to travel to a museum to get a glimpse of history—instead, you can live it every […]

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4 ways to help clients get the most out of a fix-and-flip investment

Whether your clients want to know how to spot the next up-and-coming neighborhood or can’t decide which part of the house to invest the majority of their budget in, there are a ton of factors to consider when it comes to the business of fix-and-flips …

New Santa Monica condos rely on natural light and contemporary architecture

If there’s one thing to be said about living in California, it’s never about the abundance of cloud coverage. It’s about the sunny life and beautiful weather (and hot new brokerages, in some cases) …

7 listing grammar mistakes you can’t afford to make

Real estate agents are always on the go. There is plenty that falls on their plate, and clean copy isn’t a top priority. Getting the listing up on the MLS as soon as possible supersedes taking the time to edit the text, right? You just want it up there, and unless your broker provides amazing support, this task is usually left to you, the agent …

‘Full House’ lists for $4.15 million (Danny Tanner not included)

The opening credits of the 80s hit tv show “Full House” start with the lyrics, “What ever happened to predictability?” Well, San Francisco’s insane world of technology upstarts happened, thus increasing demand on housing in the Bay Area. The “Full Hous…

Chicago skyline interactive map: know the background of the city’s most iconic buildings

As seen from Lake Michigan, the Chicago skyline is iconic and unique. From 111 South Wacker built in 2003 to the Chicago Board of Trade built in 1925, the city’s architecture is vast and has a unique story of its own. The interactive map is to scale an…

What makes Los Angeles such a unique market?

It’s no secret that Los Angeles has one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the country. Timeline after timeline demonstrates its resiliency and ability to bounce back after a downtrodden market—in some cases, even breaking previously set records on its way back up …