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Top Las Vegas agent charged with setting his own home on fire

Julian Werly, 48, was named among the top 100 agents in MyVegas Magazine in March while appearing on the front page of the magazine.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Lifestyle, Linkedin, Radio, Agent, Cbs, Las Vegas, National Association of Realtors, News Brief, Clark County Detention Center, Urban Nest Realty, Gabriel Werly, Julian Werly, Julian Werly Real Estate Group, MyVegas Magazine

Real estate heir Robert Durst gets life in prison for friend’s murder

Durst, whose case was made famous in the HBO miniseries "The Jinx," will spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering Susan Berman in 2000.
Tags: Hbo, Murder, Texas, Crime, Prison, New York City, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Radio, Beverly Hills, The Jinx, Susan Berman, Robert Durst, Durst, News Brief, Kathleen McCormack

Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with grim Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

Agent cuffed at showing taps George Floyd lawyer in suit against cops

Realtor Eric Brown was showing a property to a client in August when police surrounded the home and placed both men and a 15-year-old boy in handcuffs.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Compass, Chevrolet, Mercedes, Hyundai, Keller Williams, Ven Johnson, Ben Crump, Select, News Brief, Eric Brown, Wyoming Police Department, Breonna Taylor

HGTV’s ‘Property Brothers’ Drew and Jonathan Scott to join Properly

Properly, a real estate technology company based in Toronto, just announced that it will be partnering with Drew and Jonathan Scott.
Tags: Lifestyle, Toronto, Radio, Luxury, Agent, Silicon Valley Bank, Hgtv, Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott, Property Brothers, News Brief, I80 Group, Properly, Anshul Ruparell

Male agents aren’t as worried about safety as women. Here’s why they’re wrong

Although statistics show that female and female-presenting real estate agents are at a higher risk of on-the-job attacks, male agents have been targeted in a spate of recent attacks.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, New York Police Department, News Brief, James Olsen, Tracey Hawkins, New York State Association of Realtors, Michael Alderson, David Legaz, National As

Home inspector fatally shot during tour amid family real estate dispute

The shooting, which left Michael Alderson dead and 3 others injured, occurred during a property viewing after siblings fought over whether to sell their deceased father's home.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Abc News, Huntington Beach Police Department, News Brief, Julian Harvey, Don Pruette, Michael Alderson

Black agent and client handcuffed during home showing in Michigan

A Black real estate agent in Wyoming, Michigan, was showing a home to a client and his 15-year-old son, who are also Black, when police arrived on the scene and placed all three of them in handcuffs.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Michigan, Compass, Black, Keller Williams, News Brief, Eric Brown, Wyoming Michigan, Wyoming Police Department, Roy Thorne

Olympian to agent: Swimmer Ryan Cochrane talks to Inman about his transition

Prior to becoming an agent, Ryan Cochrane had already brought home two Olympic medals and was a four-time champion of the Commonwealth Games.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Inman, Ryan Cochrane, Select, News Brief, The Agency, The Olympics

‘It excites me just as much as sports did’: Olympic swimmer Ryan Cochrane on working in real estate

Prior to becoming an agent, Ryan Cochrane had already brought home two Olympic medals and was a four-time champion of the Commonwealth Games.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Ryan Cochrane, Select, News Brief, The Agency, The Olympics

Dallas ‘mansion’ with no bedrooms, windows mocked on social media

While the house appears to be a typical mansion, the inside drew attention on social media for its bunker-like layout: "That's where they brought Jason Bourne during his flashbacks."
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Dallas, Compass, Zillow, Mark Cain, Jason Bourne, Oncor, News Brief

What you need to know about luxury real estate in Alaska

Remote and cut off from the mainland, Alaska often goes unnoticed in discussions around the country's high-end real estate.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Alaska, Select, News Brief, Luxury Lens, Janelle Pfleiger, Re/Ma Estate Properties, Re/Max Dynamic Properties, Saul Larner

This millennial agent’s listings keep going viral. Here’s why

Tampa Bay, Florida, Realtor Philippa Main has become known for her snarky and sarcastic listing descriptions — and against all odds, the unorthodox strategy is working.
Tags: Listings, Marketing, Lifestyle, Radio, Tampa Bay Florida, Select, News Brief, Tiffany's, Tiktok, Theme Months, Future Home Realty, Philippa Main, New Agent Month, Theme-month-202107

Spencer Rascoff launches food-forward app with his daughter

A year after cutting ties with Zillow, former CEO Spender Rascoff is launching a food-forward social media app with his daughter, Sophia.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Zillow, Palantir, Hotwire, Spencer Rascoff, News Brief, Pacaso, dot.LA, Recon Food, Sophia Rascoff, Spender Rascoff

Yabba Dabba Doo! Flintstone House owner can keep statues, court rules

Former newspaper publisher Florence Fang had been fighting for the right to display statues of the "modern stone-age family" in her front yard since 2018.
Tags: Lifestyle, Luxury, Luxury Lens, News Brief, Flintstone House, Flintstones, Florence Fang, San Francisco

Man offers discounted rent for dog-sitting, draws internet outrage

The Zillow listing for the three-bedroom Austin home, which was discovered by Reddit user u/KlutzyInflation, offers reduced rent to tenants willing to dog-sit the owner's 16-year-old black lab.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Austin, Radio, Reddit, Zillow, Rentals, News Brief

The best decks in America are ready for summer

The winners of the 2020 North American Deck Competition may just inspire a warm weather backyard renovation thanks to wow-worthy designs that feature pools, colored lights, sunken fire pits and much more.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, America, Radio, News Brief, North American Deck And Railing Association

Homeowner’s Airbnb ‘Hobbit House’ draws the ire of Warner Brothers

A woman in the Canadian province of British Columbia claims Warner Brothers asked her to remove reference to the 2012 "Hobbit" movie or the wider "Lord Of The Rings" franchise.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, The Hobbit, Radio, Airbnb, Lord Of The Rings, British Columbia, Rentals, Warner Brothers, The Canadian Press, Homeowner, News Brief, Hobbit House, Christina Le Comte, Airbnb ` Hobbit House

Woman files complaint alleging discrimination in home appraisals

The valuations of an Indianapolis property owned by Carlette Duffy's, a Black woman, more than doubled when she removed anything from her home identifying her race.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Indianapolis, Radio, Mortgage, Discrimination, The Associated Press, Select, News Brief, Appraisal, Comps, Black Homeownership, Fair Housing Laws, Race Appraisal Gap, Carlette Duffy

Home with rows and rows of storage goes viral on TikTok

A Florida home that has more storage space than it does bedrooms is going viral on TikTok for its rows and rows of shelves.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Zillow, News Brief, Panama City News Herald, Tiktok, Mary Sue Eubank

The Agency recognized for COVID safety measures

The Agency became the first residential brokerage to earn a WELL Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute. Launched during the height of the pandemic, the rating confirms that a company has taken the proper health and safety steps to keep its clients and employees safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Rise, Venus Williams, Agency, News Brief, Mauricio Umansky, International WELL Building Institute, The Agency, Luxury Lens, Lady Gage, Makenzie Green, International WELL Building Institute Launched

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

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