Amid housing shortage, investors double down on prefab startups
Construction startups have raised $1.5 billion since the start of this year as builders rush to address the shortage, according to Crunchbase
by Daniel Houston Jun 9
Miami condo collapse updates: Second lawsuit, warnings in April
Plus, photos taken just days before the collapse show cracked concrete and corroded rebar in the building's garage
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 29
Even if homebuilders wanted to quit lumber, they foresee big hurdles
Lumber prices remain high, but builders say a host of factors prevents them from switching to other materials
by Daniel Houston Jul 12
Builder confidence curbed in July by continued supply-side roadblocks
Labor shortages, regulatory costs and high costs of materials continued to dampen builder confidence, but strong buyer demand helped moderately temper those challenges in July, according to a new report
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 21
Prefab homebuilder Plant Prefab rakes in $30M in financing
The company also announced it has opened a second factory in Ontario, California, and is working on a third, which will be its first automated facility, capable of building homes 20 to 50% faster than traditional methods
Secret buyer pays $40.8M on 112th-floor condo in Central Park Tower
A buyer protected by an LLC paid $40.83M for a unit in the world's tallest condo building
The luxury home of the future is all about blurring boundaries
A deep integration with nature, more space and high-end smart home features are just some of the things luxury buyers will demand in their future homes
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 25
Architect resigns over billionaire's vision for windowless dorm rooms
Dennis McFadden, a consulting architect at the University of California Santa Barbara, resigned over the design, calling the dorm plans a 'social and psychological experiment'
by Daniel Houston Nov 2
Colossal $295M Bel Air mansion dubbed ‘The One’ set for auction
Real estate developer Nile Niami makes last-minute pitch to create a new digital currency before the 105,000-square-foot property goes to auction next month
by Taylor Anderson Jan 4
Crypto billionaire closes 2021 with purchase of LA estate for $133M
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is just the latest cryptocurrency billionaire to purchase a lavish home as currencies like Bitcoin continue to draw a following
by Daniel Houston Jan 4
A eulogy for the (fun) open house
Jan. 20 marks 2 years since the first COVID-19 case in the US, and open houses — along with the dreams they embodied — have never been the same since, reporter Jim Dalrymple II writes
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 20
'The finest in our business': Agents and friends remember Jeff Hyland
Peers, colleagues and friends in southern California shared their memories of Hilton & Hyland co-founder Jeff Hyland and described the lasting impact he had on the real estate industry
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18
Hyped as America's priciest home, ‘The One’ sells for $126M at auction
Once valued at $500M, the home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air was auctioned off earlier this week to pay hundreds of millions in debt accrued during the decade it took to build
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Judge allows sale of troubled mega-mansion, concluding 10-year saga
Approved by a bankruptcy judge Monday, the $126M sales price for 'The One' caps a decade-long saga of construction delays and price overruns. Approval came over objections from creditors
by Taylor Anderson Mar 22
Tough as nails: Women in construction on getting opportunities today
The construction corporate ladder is a lot steeper for women than men, according to the professionals Inman spoke with, who reported feeling singled out and having to work harder to earn opportunities
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
Victims of Florida condo collapse reach nearly $1B settlement
The building in Surfside, Florida, crumbled nearly a year ago, killing 98 people. A new settlement will provide payments to victims and their families
by Jim Dalrymple II May 12
Circa 1900: What real estate agents need to know about housing styles
Opinion
With roots in the British royal family, Victorian architecture found expression in a wide variety of architectural styles. Today you will recognize Victorian houses by their grand scale, ornate exteriors and interiors featuring fine craftsmanship
by Gerard Splendore May 17
Circa 1910: What real estate agents need to know about four square homes
Opinion
Four square and kit homes in any number of variations are commonplace across the country. Today, these houses may have been updated, modernized or expanded
by Gerard Splendore Today 1:26 A.M.