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Brilliant App Reveals What Your Exact Location Looked Like in the Past

All images via Pivot Many recent multimedia projects have tried to present a “then and now” look at different cities by mashing up current images of buildings and streetscapes with historical visuals like old film footage, 18th-century paintings, or classic album covers. Now, an app called Pivot wants to do the same but in real time, offering an instant time portal right as […]

Whats going on in the market?

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The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California in fourth-quarter 2014 edged up to 31 percent from the 30 percent recorded in the third quarter of 2014 but was down from a revised 32 percent in fourth-quarter 2013, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI).  This is […]

Glassy Hilltop House in Mt. Washington by Case Study House Architects Asks $925k

In 1947, Kemper Nomland and his son, Kemper Nomland Jr. designed a Case Study House in Pasadena (#10). In 1950, they completed this wonderful little piece of hilltop heaven in Mt. Washington. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house doesn’t waste the view, but uses walls of glass, a large covered patio, and plenty of outdoor nooks to capitalize on it. It’s got all the sleek, stylishness […]

Urban renters who own pets pay an average of 3.5 percent more!

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Rental Affordability For Pet Owners By Major Metropolitan Area The data compiled by HotPads shows that renters with pets can pay drastically more in rent each month depending on where they live in the U.S. In Manhattan, renters pay an average of $300 more per month than renters without pets, while renters in Los Angelestypically don’t pay any additional […]

8,600 of LA’s Empty Lots Could Become Urban Gardens

Thousands of privately-owned, vacant lots in Los Angeles turned into thriving community gardens: it could happen under a new LA City Council motion that encourages landowners to lease out their underused land to people who want togrow food. The LA Times reports that, under the motion introduced yesterday, property owners would receive a nice property tax adjustment if they rent […]