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Zillow Went After This 23-Year-Old’s Popular Real Estate Blog. Now Its Been Shut Down.

McMansion Hell chronicled the many failings of gigantic American houses. Its author, Kate Wagner, shut down the blog Monday after receiving a cease and desist letter from Zillow.<p>Originally posted on June 27, 2017, 03:04 GMT<p>Updated on June 27, 2017, 04:28 GMT<p>The United States is a great big country, …

Real Estate

7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause

The seven sailors who died when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided with a container ship last weekend were a snapshot of the nation they served: an immigrant from the Philippines whose father served in the Navy before him; a poor teenager whose Guatemalan family came north eager for opportunity; a …

U.S. Navy

The Brainiest Professor In Real Estate Wrote A 95-Page Paper On PropTech And We Read It All So You Don’t Have To

14 June 2017<p>Oxford: dreaming spires of PropTech<p>“There is an oversupply of activity in real estate FinTech, an excess of optimism in shared economy …

Kūkiʻo Golf and Beach Club is a private, residential equity club located adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel on the Kona coast on the Big Island of …

Remember you can't manage time, only the choices you make.

Honoring Hawaii’s Top Real Estate Agents of 2017

June, 2017<p>For many of Hawaii’s top real estate agents, Thursday night was a time to celebrate at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.<p>About 400 people gathered …

Whether it's sandwiches or real estate, 'Million Dollar Listing New York' star born to sell

BETHLEHEM — When Fredrik Eklund was in his mid-20s, he left behind his family and friends in his native Sweden to start a new life in New York City, …

Real Estate

Celebrity Real Estate: Michael Phelps and Joel McHale

Tim Lister, CNN - y Natalie Wise<p><b>Michael Phelps Has a New Place to Hang His Gold Medals</b><p>Michael Phelps ended his swimming career by breaking even more …

Houses

Some of the buyers at Hawaii's luxury Park Lane Ala Moana condo are local, some from Asia - Pacific Business News

The first units at the Park Lane Ala Moana condominium project in Honolulu were turned… more<p>Tina Yuen PBN<p>From the wife of the richest man in South …

Real Estate

Step Inside the Hawaiian Surf Mansion of Your Dreams

Out on a lava-covered coast of Hawaii sits a place that makes your average beach house look like a shed with a sandbox.<p>Photographs by<p>The Kona coast on the island of Hawaii could be considered a sinister, inhospitable alien land—witness the vast fields of jagged lava rock from ancient volcano …

Hawaii

Marijuana real estate: Cannabis cultivation grows to 4.2 million square feet in Denver area

The boom may be over.Marijuana’s appetite for metro real estate, once a driver of the industrial-market recovery, is showing signs of stabilizing …

Real Estate

5 Sensational Celebrity Homes You Can Buy Now

Celebrities are known for living large, and their homes are no exception. Although becoming a Hollywood star might be a stretch, living like one may …

Beverly Hills

Largest Parcel of Land for Sale in Hawaii Listed by Luxury Big Island President Harold Clarke

NA'ALEHU, Hawaii, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harold Clarke, Hawaii's foremost expert on luxury property and president of top real estate brokerage …

The 2 times Comey embarrassed Trump on Capitol Hill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House says President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because of his treatment of Hillary Clinton. But there's mounting evidence it also had something to do with the continuing investigation by the FBI into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia.<p>CNN's …

Donald Trump

What Social Work Taught Me About Selling Real Estate

New York real estate agents take on many roles, particularly when they’re shepherding first-time buyers. They’re accountants, educators (“Remember: The contract isn’t binding until both parties sign it”), decorators (“Just think how the foyer would look with a coat of Dorset Cream”), perhaps even …

Real Estate

This 100-Year-Old Cement Factory Is Now Someone’s Home, And It’s Gorgeous

You’re going to want to see the inside.<p>Imagine taking a vacation to Barcelona, stumbling upon an abandoned World War I-era cement factory … and then …

Evictions Used to Be Rare and Scandalous. Now They’re an Epidemic.

Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond lived in the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee for years, studying a seldom-analyzed housing crisis engulfing …

Housing

For Sale: NJ Mansion With a Scandalous Past

It all began with a cheating couple and a secret door.<p>The sun has set, but the Gloria Crest estate is just waking up.<p>Swinging jazz and clinking …

The Home an (Admitted) Perfectionist Built

Sometimes you just want to sip a good Cab in bed.<p>Nicky Hilton used to live at 1307 Sierra Alta Way, but that didn’t stop Cyrus Harouni from leveling …

The Roots of the New Urban Crisis

In an excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida warns of “the central crisis of our times”—the growing cleavage between superstar cities and those left behind.<p>Updated: April 10, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: Listen to Richard Florida discuss <i>The New Urban Crisis</i> on NPR’s <i>Morning Edition.</i><p>Cities, it seems, are …

Los Angeles ranks as the top choice in the U.S. for international real estate investors

Los Angeles is in a sweet spot in its real estate cycle that will make it one of the top choices in the world for buying property this year, a new report says.<p>The L.A. area ranked No. 1 in North America in a survey of global real estate investors who have a combined total of $1.7 trillion to spend …

Panda Express Founders Drop $14 Million on Hawaii Penthouse

The owners of the popular Chinese food chain have bought other homes in Honolulu<p>In their sweep of Hawaiian real estate, the founders of Chinese fast …

New U-Shaped Skyscraper in NYC Could Become World's Longest Building

Maybe the only way isn’t up after all: newly released concept drawings by a Greek architect for a skyscraper in Manhattan bend more than just …

Dreaming of making Hawaii home?

Real estate websites and apps make browsing homes in Hawaii a beachside breeze, but while online resources have become more robust in recent years, a …

This company will double your down payment. What’s the catch?

Lindsay and Trevor O'Keefe are early-30s parents to a growing family. In fact, just hours before Trevor was interviewed, Lindsay had given birth to their third child. Trevor sounded tired. Unsurprisingly, Lindsay didn’t come to the phone.<p>Even before their family’s new addition, the O'Keefes were …

Mortgages

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers files lawsuit against company co-founder - Pacific Business News

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers co-founders Matt Beall, left, and Winston Welborn are… more<p>Tina Yuen PBN<p>Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is suing one …