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Berkshire Hathaway Miami outpost to relaunch luxury magazine

Through a partnership with Havas House, Miami-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty is expanding and revamping its long-running "Lifestyles of South Florida" magazine.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Miami, South Florida, News Brief, Ron Shuffield, Luxury Lens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty, Havas House, Marisa Beazel, Berkshire Hathaway Miami

Real estate agent with a gun targets brokerage, kills 2 agents and self

Former BridgeWiew Real Estate Services agent Barry Stewart is accused of killing a pair of agents at his former brokerage in Watertown, New York.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, New York Daily News, Jeff Smith, New York State Police, News Brief, Barry K. Stewart, BridgeView Real Estate Services, BridgeWiew Real Estate Services, Barry Stewart

Most agents have online passwords that are ridiculously easy to guess

"Password," "12345" and "Simon" are the top passwords chosen by real estate agents for their online accounts, according to research from the password safety manager NordPass.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Simon, News Brief, Chad Hammond, NordPass

Family of pregnant agent stabbed to death still waiting for justice

Two years after Jennifer Irigoyen was fatally stabbed outside her New York apartment, her family is still waiting for the day her case is heard in court amid multiple adjournments.
Tags: New York, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent,, Andrew Cuomo, News Brief, Crosstown Apartments, Jennifer Irigoyen, Beverly Figueroa, Dana Zopoluch, Judge Deborah Stevens Modic, NYC Department of Correction, NYC Office of Court Administration

The new, new vacation-home destinations for 2021

While second home purchases rose 46% and comprised 6% of all mortgages from January to March, these 10 overlooked towns have experienced a significant uptick in vacation-home sales.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Dolly Parton, Rentals, Select, News Brief,, Danielle Hale, Sotheby's International Realty, Jack Cotton

Haunted former jailhouse in Florida is all yours for $140K

The property functioned as an active jail for 40 years before shuttering in 1968, when it became a tourist destination due to claims of paranormal activity at the site.
Tags: Florida, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Matthew Perry, News Brief, Watson Realty Corporation

How Elon Musk’s Starbase plans are influencing the Texas housing market

Agents in the southernmost tip of Texas, which is home to SpaceX's rocket production facility and launch site, are seeing buyers and investors flock to formerly sleepy towns.
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Tmz, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Starbase, Bruno Zavaleta, Christine Breeden, Women's Council of Realtors Cameron County, Zavaleta Realty

California siblings ensnared in $6M residential sales scam

Adolfo Schoneke, 43, and Bianca Gonzalez, 38, are accused of running a multimillion-dollar listing scam that even included tricking homeowners into allowing home showings.
Tags: California, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Rentals, News Brief, Tracey Hawkins, Adolfo Schoneke, Bianca Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney's Office

SNL’s Pete Davidson exits mom’s basement, moves into $1.2M condo

The 27-year-old Saturday Night Live star has moved out of his mom's basement and into a nearby condo on Staten Island that he bought in December through an LLC.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Mtv, Luxury, Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Snl, Staten Island, Pete Davidson, News Brief, Luxury Lens

From out of nowhere: 5 new(ish) cities to keep your eye on this year

Starbase, the Texas town Elon Musk announced he was planning to incorporate as part of Brownsville and South Padre, is one example of a community conceived seemingly overnight
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Lifestyle, Investing, Radio, Brownsville, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, South Padre, Starbase, Propmodo, Eddie Treviño, Kyle Hagerty

‘That’s our bloody cat’: Man finds missing feline in a listing photo

After learning a neighbor had listed his home on the U.K. equivalent of Zillow, a London oncologist decided to take a peek — only to discover his lost cat in the listing photos.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, London, Lifestyle, Radio, Zoopla, Zillow, News Brief,, Michael Hubank, The Royal Marsden Hospital

Supernatural stairway found on Zillow sends social media aflutter

Known as "witches stairs," a type of staircase sometimes seen in old New England homes, has been making the rounds on social media.
Tags: Facebook, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Zillow, New England, Reuters, News Brief, Fine Homebuilding, Samir Mezrahi, Zillow Gone Wild, Laurie McDonel Sipe, Scott Schuttner

NY building with ties to A-Rod, Barbara Corcoran cleared out COVID patient’s apartment

A New York resident of a building partly owned by A-Rod and Barbara Corcoran found his belongings cleared out after returning from the hospital, where he spent months recovering from COVID-19.
Tags: New York, Lifestyle, Radio, Donald Trump, Ny, Alex Rodriguez, Gofundme, Michael Cohen, Barbara Corcoran, Rod, News Brief, Sierra Zamarripa, COVID, Ryo Nagaoka, H&H Ventures, Mitchell Kossoff

A ‘not haunted’ house is trending on Twitter

A listing with a sign specifying that a house is definitely, positively "not haunted" is going viral on Twitter after a local resident captured it.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Reddit, George Takei, Margot Bloomstein, News Brief, Finnis Shelnutt, Joy Sushinsky, Keller Williams Realty South Watuppa

So you want to live in a tiny home? Here’s everything you need to know

We talked to experts about the legal, financial and social aspects of buying and moving into a home that's under 500 square feet.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Ikea, Agent, Airbnb, Hgtv, News Brief, Tiktok, Big Skills Tiny Homes,, Jewel Pearson, Lindsay Wood, Sean Ticknor, Tiny Home Industry Association

One homeowner’s quarantine project is a basement video rental store (adult section included)

A TikTok video is proving just how far some homeowners will go with a quarantine project. In this case, a man turned his basement into a video rental store.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Netflix, Radio, Dvd, Blockbuster, VHS, News Brief, Tiktok

Century 21 real estate agent loses job after anti-Asian gym rant

Century 21 has promptly condemned and disassociated itself from a former agent caught on video insulting an Asian-American gym manager.
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, News Brief, Century 21, Blink Fitness, Tiktok, Yang Chen, NextShark

15-year-old charged with fatally shooting real estate agent

A Florida agent was fatally shot inside his car after a 15-year-old teen reportedly held him at gunpoint and made him withdraw $1,000 from an ATM.
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Technology, Nbc, Lifestyle, Bank Of America, Radio, Agent, John Murphy, News Brief, Broward County Jail, Beverly Carter Foundation, Henry Lee Lewis III, Homeinc Realty, Stefano Barbosa

Missouri agent charged with conspiracy in murder-for-hire plot

Leigh Ann Bauman, 43, won boating competitions and was a popular cheerleading mom. On Thursday, she was arrested on charges of plotting to kill her former mother-in-law.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, The Kansas City Star, News Brief, Caleb Cunningham, Four Seasons Realty, Leigh Ann Bauman, Missouri Division of Professional Registration, ReeceNichols Lake of the Ozarks

Kenneth Jenny, respected real estate industry vet, dies at 66

A 35 plus-year vet of the real estate industry, Ken Jenny was a trusted adviser to many and unafraid to speak his mind about industry issues.
Tags: Integrity, Lifestyle, Radio, Obituary, Status Quo, Zillow, Trulia, Industry News, San Francisco Bay Area, Consultants, Brad Inman, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, News Brief, Chris Heller,

‘Worst house on the street’: Brutally honest Florida listing goes viral

"The roof leaks, the floor creaks, and there's a terrible draft," Future Home Realty's Philippa Main wrote in the listing description.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Instagram, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Hgtv, News Brief,, Future Home Realty, Philippa Main, Zillow Gone Wild

Ikea is selling tiny homes now — and, phew, no assembly required

In a partnership with Vox Creative and Wisconsin-based tiny home and RV builder ESCAPE, the furniture giant revealed a 187-square-foot tiny home.
Tags: Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Ikea, Wisconsin, Escape, News Brief, Tiny Home Project, Vox Creative

‘Silence of the Lambs’ home to become themed vacation rental

The lifelong horror fan who bought the Pennsylvania home used to film 'Silence of the Lambs' is hard at work turning it into a themed vacation rental.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Pennsylvania, Silence Of The Lambs, Select, News Brief, Chris Rowan, Buffalo Bill's House, New York City Horror Film Festival

Mike Wallace’s historic carriage house hits market for $4M

A house that was once owned by famed "60 Minutes" anchor Mike Wallace and hosted numerous celebrities has hit the market in Snedens Landing for $4 million.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Ayn Rand, Cbs, Yasser Arafat, Frank Lloyd Wright, Barbra Streisand, Ava Gardner, Mike Wallace, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Richard Ellis, News Brief, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Lens

Real estate photographers robbed in broad daylight in San Francisco

The couple was driving from a photo shoot when someone smashed the window of their car and stole $7,000 worth of camera equipment. The driver of a Tesla caught it on video.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Radio, Markets & Economy, News Brief, ABC7

Rich Barton responds to SNL sketch comparing Zillow to phone sex

"You used to want sex, but you're in your late 30s now ... You need Zillow," according to a mock commercial that aired this weekend on Saturday Night Live.
Tags: Twitter, Video, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Saturday Night Live, Zillow, Dan Levy, News Brief, Rich Barton, Joy Ann Reid

Proptech startup bringing AI to builders scores $1M in seed round

Propertymate, an Austin-based startup working to bring artificial intelligence data to buyers and builders, just secured $1 million in a seed round.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Radio, Ai, Builders, Select, News Brief, New Construction, Property Portfolio, Dan Hnatkovskyy, Pragmatech, Propertymate, Sofia Vyshnevska

These are the most desired Airbnb rentals in every state

Whether a treehouse in New York or a yurt in Arizona, Airbnb users are wish-listing properties in every state with the hope of someday traveling again.
Tags: New York, Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Airbnb, Rentals, News Brief, Arizona Airbnb

Beloved Nebraska agent found dead after showing, homicide suspected

Mickey Sodoro, a 70-year-old agent with NP Dodge, had not been heard from by his team since entering a home in Omaha's Bellbrook neighborhood for a showing on Monday night.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Nebraska, Omaha, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Bill Black, Keller Williams Realty, News Brief, Bellbrook, NP Dodge, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Beverly Carter Foundation, Lenora Farrington

A Black agent waited in his car for clients. Then the police were called

Marlon Crutchfield, a Compass agent and real estate photographer, filed a complaint claiming he was racially profiled while waiting to photograph a client's home.
Tags: Facebook, Video, Technology, Lifestyle, Barack Obama, Radio, Agent, Compass, National Association of Realtors, Arlington Police Department, Select, News Brief, George Floyd, Marlon Crutchfield, Polly Driscoll

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