Meet ‘The One:’ World’s Largest Home For Sale in Los Angeles

Hidden away atop a hill in Bel Air sits the world’s largest home. Surrounded on three sides by a moat, this record-breaking, modern-day castle floats above the city, overlooking Los Angeles. The hilltop home, appropriately titled “The One,” makes its mark as the most expensive home in the United States, listed at the current asking […]

11 High-Yield REITs to Buy for Big Income

Investors looking to bolster their income portfolios have long looked to dividend-friendly real estate investment trusts (REITs) to get the job done. But recently, the appeal of high-yield REITs has intensified, thanks to changes to conventional investing wisdom. For more than a quarter century, the “4% rule” governed many investors’ withdrawals from retirement savings. According […]

Real History by Jeff LaHurd: Sarasota’s early housing developments

These daughters of a wealthy physician were world travelers before Katherine discovered Sarasota in 1903. Miss Daisy and their mother followed a few years later, searching, as had so many others, for the salubrious climate that Sarasota promised. McClellan Park is an early forerunner of today’s modern housing developments. Platted by Katherine Elizabeth McClellan of […]

Let’s do away with real estate broker fees

FOR DECADES, the laws of supply and demand have weighed heavily toward landlords and the 3,000-plus real estate agents scattered across brokerage offices in Allston, Brighton, and Brookline. Historical market conditions have cemented a business model of brokers collecting a payment of one month’s rent from renters and it’s taken a global pandemic to blast […]