Innerestin' factoid: Buyers paying in cash accounted for 27.6 percent of sales in May, down a bit from April. The monthly average back to 1998 is 13.1 percent. Read more here!
SF Bay Area FlashBack: BART Used To Be Source of Pride! What Used to Be a Crowning Feat in 1968 Is Now a...Well, Whatever.
The Atlantic Cities takes a look back when things were looking rosy for California. It seemed anything was possible back then, eh? (Time to bust out with my faded jean bell bottoms and Flower Power T-shirt!) Peace y'all!
The late 1960s was a decidedly more optimistic time in the history of San Francisco's BART system.
Such a fun photoshoot in Miami for Better Homes & Gardens! Follow them @AllThingsBHGRE or "better" yet, follow me @Hermanity !
How is this possible?! Safety standards are lax, materials are cheaper and undocumented underpaid migrant workers work 24/7. Oh and "Chinese construction projects are prone to bribery and corner-cutting, and the resulting structures typically do not last very long".
Now watching it, it's snoozeville. So funny how slow paced it seems now in our ADD culture. I did enjoy the massive chandelier in the State Dining Room though! More deets here.
Mike Myatt's article for Forbes "30 Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back" breaks down the new paradigm in running a business. When I read it, I thought, 'Dang this is exactly why many old brokerages are finding it really difficult to hire/retain younger realtors'. The value proposition us agents are seeking just are not in line with the value systems of these big companies. I would like to add one more old vs new to the list. Sense of Decorum vs. Sense of Humor!
As I mentioned a few months ago, I got my fabulous buyers a free renovation on a new HGTV show called Power Brokers. It stars Mike Aubrey (Real Estate Intervention) & Juan Barbieri (The Bachelorette). It finally aired tonight. Hope you enjoyed my little appearance!
What a great informative radio interview with Joe Cucchiara! Listen to our radio chat here.
Adam Levine Sells His LA Home for $300k More Than He Bought it in 2005....But Did He Really Make A Profit?
Rags to Riches Real Estate Mogul is 7th Richest Self Made Woman in World, is Married & Looks Great...Can You Really Have It All?!
CNN spotlights property magnate Zhang Xin. How does she do it?! Teach us!
Zhang Xin grew up in poverty and at the age of 14 began a laboring job in a factory. Today, she is richer than Donald Trump, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Zhang, a Chinese real estate developer, is the seventh richest self-made woman in the world, worth $3.6 billion, according to Forbes. She's worth $800 million more than Oprah Winfrey, the world's best known self-made female billionaire.
I dunno enuf about NYC to make some witty Hermanity comment. But I'll let that to these ppl.
Just another reason why being loaded is the pits! You got the bucks to spend, but there ain't nothin' to buy! Business Insider reports:
Now I know what Ambrose Bierce meant when he said "This city is a point upon a map of fog." Oakland photographer Simon Christen shot this absolutely mystical & gorgeous video entitled
"Adrift" as a "love letter to the fog of the SF Bay." Watch & be mesmerized!
Can I Get Fries With That Purse!? New Prada Store in Silicon Valley Opens...And Looks Like Mel's Diner!
The Valley Fair Mall in San José has a new resident: none other than the Queen of Italian fashion, Prada, has opened doors to a 6,500 square foot space designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi.
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