Real Estate

There’s more executive turmoil swirling at Better.com, one of the mortgage industry’s hottest new startups, and it’s hitting just days after reports that SoftBank is investing $500 million of new funding that values the business at $6 billion. Elana Knoller, Better’s chief product officer, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of bullying and
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Dig deep enough through the history of almost any Los Angeles home and you’ll likely come across a tie to Hollywood—whether it’s as an owner, former resident, house-flipper, or guest. This classic residence in the Spaulding Square neighborhood of Los Angeles has twice been home to showbiz types. Seven years ago, director-turned-period renovator/designer Steven Antin
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Much like Beverly Hills in Los Angeles or Tribeca in New York, the eastern Honolulu neighborhood of Kahala is famous for the affluence of its residents. Billionaires, celebrities and business moguls worldwide have gravitated to the oceanfront enclave, buying luxury mansions and a paradise where soft-sanded beaches and green expanses of the iconic Diamond Head
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Joseph is CEO of TenantCloud, a cloud-based property management solution that helps landlords maximize revenue from rental properties. As the pandemic continues, so too does economic hardship. One year after the national stay-at-home orders that left the entire country bunkered in their homes, our nation is in a housing crisis as many Americans are in danger
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Heavy competition in today’s pricey housing market has sidelined some first-time buyers, especially in major metropolitan areas. These buyers usually make up about 40% of the market, but now they’re less than a third, according to the National Association of Realtors. The majority are millennials ages 25-34. There is still hope for homeownership, however. While
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For the past few decades, the sledgehammer has begun most remodeling projects. Countless design shows depict, early in the program, gleeful homeowners and builders knocking down walls as they transform yet another traditional home design into the open concept floor plan we are all said to favor.  An open concept layout combines living, family and
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Paul McClean of McClean Design has designed some of Southern California’s most spectacular ultramodern mansions, but a new concept for a sprawling oceanfront compound on Hawaii’s Big Island may be the architect’s most ambitious project yet. The sprawling nine-bedroom mansion concept, for which architectural plans have been approved, is part of the latest estate offerings
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Billionaire Rick Caruso’s eponymous real estate company is jumping into the world of cryptocurrency, announcing Wednesday it will begin accepting bitcoin as rent payment at its residential and retail properties. The privately held firm said it also has invested a portion of its corporate treasury in bitcoin and entered into a partnership with Gemini, the
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AVP Leasing, Simone Development Companies. Commercial landlords typically quote their property rental rates in either triple net (NNN) or gross rental rates (GROSS) on a per square foot (PSF) basis. What are the differences and how can you easily evaluate between both options? If you are reading this you are probably renting or looking to rent
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Mortgage rates moved higher again last week, causing homeowners and potential homebuyers to pull back on borrowing. Overall mortgage application volume decreased 5.1% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($548,250 or less) increased to 3.36%
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The Biden administration unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan last week, and it contains some much-needed wellness design enhancements for American homes. Even its goals of increasing affordable housing stock and improving public housing advances the ideal of everyone having a safe, healthy place to live.  The pandemic pointed out the importance of this ideal,
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Australia’s housing sector has proven to be exceptionally resilient during the coronavirus pandemic, with each of the country’s capital cities seeing an annual rise in property prices. Last month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a 3% increase in residential property prices in the December quarter 2020, led by Sydney (at 3%) and Melbourne (3.4%).
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning mortgage servicers that they’re expected to help the surge of struggling homeowners in the pandemic and explore options other than foreclosure. “Responsible servicers should be preparing now,” CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio said in a statement. “There is no time to
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