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Interactive listing: Lush lot with gated entrance

This three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom home is surrounded by heavily wooded grounds in the center of Friendswood. The one-story home has ultimate privacy with a gated entrance and ample land. Plenty of land and privacy in Friendswood home Click To Tweet Dramatic double doors open to white marble with black granite, generously sized rooms, columns and archway, with a […]

Historic listing: Edwin H. Clark home neighboring 123 preserved acres

The seven-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home in Lake Forest was designed by renowned architect Edwin H. Clark. Sitting on 4.5 acres that backs up to 123 acres preserved by Lake Forest Open Lands, the home sits along a private lane with a clay tennis court and beautiful pool. French doors open to blue stone patios making for the […]

Loan defects fall monthly, annually in LA and nation

The First American Loan Application Defect Index measures the localized frequency of fraudulence, defects and misrepresentation in mortgage loan application information. The index show in November the defect rate fell 1.3 percent compared with the previous month and dropped 8.2 percent compared with the November 2014 index. The Defect Index reflects mortgage loan defect rates […]

What is networking?

The idea of “expanding one’s network” leaves a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth, and I want to tell you why. Let’s face it: not everyone is out there to build relationships. They are there because they need more clients, and they want your money. Let’s face it: not everyone is out there […]

Letters from: Shane Pendley, owner of Parus Solution Marketing and Homes2Value

Welcome to “Letters from,” a column that examines the intimate thoughts of members of the real estate industry. Learning from our mistakes creates a more powerful version of ourselves moving forward. Click To Tweet Name: Shane Pendley Role: Owner and CEO of Parus Solution Marketing and Homes2value Years in business: 16 | @Parusmarketing | | | Shane’s Success Secrets  […]

Luxury listing: 1853 home upgraded for modern living

The four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home is a historic landmark located on a secluded lot on The Summit of Russian Hill with sprawling views of the San Francisco Bay and the skyline. Built in 1853, the two-level residence has been fully renovated with an elevator connecting to the two-car garage. The main level boasts a stunning foyer, living room, gourmet kitchen […]

Redfin slashes (or eliminates) ‘partner agent’ rebates

In a move that the brokerage says reflects its growing focus on offering savings to homesellers, Redfin has announced plans to slash or eliminate the rebate it offers to buyers whom the firm refers to non-Redfin agents, known as “partner agents.” The rebate reduction will take effect Feb. 1. From commission split to flat refund For closings […]

Moving company™s annual survey says relocators still go West, South the most

Americans continue to pack up and head West and South. That’s a simple summary of results of annual survey conducted by people who know this country’s moving habits. The recently released United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study tracks the moving company’s state-to-state customer migration patterns over the past year. For 2015, the study […]

Houston homebuilders enter challenging times, but are still optimistic

Houston should remain the nation’s leading homebuilding metro in 2016 despite a slowdown in single-family home starts. Scott Davis, director of Metrostudy’s Houston region, recently dubbed 2016 as the “most challenging environment” for Houston homebuilders in the last several years, pointing to affordability as the primary issue. A recent MetroStudy report showed that the slowdown […]

Luxury listing of the day: Wayne Gretzky’s Southern California estate

When you’re a hockey star, you need your own private swimming pool with lounging area, plus your own five bedrooms in which to relax during the off-season. This particular property belongs to hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky. It’s on the market for $8.95 million, listed with Engel & Völkers. PreviousNext jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(“#ism-slideshow-1”).find(“.carousel-control”).css(“margin-top”,”-“+(jQuery(this).find(“.active .carousel-caption”).height()+25)+”px”);$(“#ism-slideshow-1”).on(“”, function () {jQuery(this).find(“.carousel-control”).css(“margin-top”,”-“+(jQuery(this).find(“.active .carousel-caption”).height()+25)+”px”);});}); […]

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