Month: November 2016

John Paul Mithchell (DeJoria )sold his $6.9 million Texas ranch that comes with its own bomb shelter and ‘exotic animals’ collection

John Paul DeJoria, the billionaire entrepreneur known for building John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patrón Spirits, has sold his Austin area home for $6.93 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The 96-acre property, which includes a four-bedroom home and ample land where some 120…

Pacific Union’s San Francisco Bay Area Forecast to 2019

November 17, 2016 by Selma Hepp •   Executive Summary: Yesterday, Pacific Union held its third annual Real Estate and Economic Forecast in partnership with John Burns Real Estate Consulting in order to project Bay Area activity through 2019. Below are some key, high-level…

Westside spec house fetches $100 million

$100 million — Holmby Hills A mega-mansion built on speculation in the 300 block of North Carolwood Drive sold to Platinum Equity founder and Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores in a deal that matched the Playboy Developed by Gala Asher, the 2-acre-plus property previously…

Real Estate: Rising Home Sales and Prices Projected for 2017

November 7, 2016 by Pacific Union • Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. 2017 FORECAST: STEADY RISE IN HOME SALES, PRICES Next year will see steady growth in existing-home sales and prices, with stronger growth in 2018, according to…

$550,000 buys this in three San Diego County neighborhoods

  What does $550,000 buy in the San Diego County real estate market? In Imperial Beach, a single-story home with a swimming pool; in Poway, a renovated rancher; and in San Diego, an updated bungalow. Here’s a more in-depth look. Listed for: $550,000 for…

Inside look At LinkedIn’s New York office, where employees enjoy perks like free gourmet meals and a speakeasy hidden in the Empire State Building

Here’s what we saw when we recently visited.Sarah Jacobs A whopping 467 million people in over 200 countries use LinkedIn to make professional connections and scout out new opportunities. In many ways, the company — which Microsoft purchased for $26.2 billion over the summer —…

This couple travels the US in a tiny home they built for under $20,000 — take a look inside

Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons are a “go big or go home” kind of couple. When Alexis wanted to simplify her life and her surroundings in 2015, they removed the clutter, stashed their old photographs and Christmas decorations in a storage unit, and built the tiny…

Inside Look: New Tiki Lounge at The Clifton

Hidden inside Clifton’s Cafeteria, Pacific Seas is a Tiki bar concept that is, in short, a Tiki bar on steroids. Located on the fourth floor of the historic Broadway building, the bar is a sort of homage to the original Pacific Seas that opened…