This week’s crazy building is the Botanical Glasshouses at Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke, England. This English gin-maker commissioned these bizarrely-shaped glass structures to put their ingredients on display for visitors. They curve elegantly, swooping sideways and inward towards the still house (a former paper mill). The waste heat from the distillation process flows outward to warm the

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This week’s crazy building is Potala Palace in Lhasa, China. The Fifth Dalai Lama began construction of this imposing structure back in 1645. The exterior was done in just 3 years, but the interior and its furnishing took 45 years. The Potala Palace served as the chief residence for the Dalai Lama until the 1959

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 Looking to sell your San Diego home? Get a free home value report Buying a San Diego home? Search all homes for sale Affordability is at an all-time high right now. Interest rates are low, and loan products from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowing consumers to buy with only 3% down. Even rates

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Looking to sell your San Diego home? Get a free home value report Buying a San Diego home? Search all homes for sale What separates me from all of the other real estate agents in San Diego? Well, for one, I have been in this business for 31 years and I have sold over 5,000

Looking to sell your San Diego home? Get a free home value report Buying a San Diego home? Search all homes for sale The San Diego real estate market is performing well, but it is leaning towards a seller’s market in most neighborhoods because inventory is low. Homes that are staged well and priced correctly should

This week’s crazy building is Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in Shenzhen, China. More specifically, we’re looking at the airport’s recent Terminal 3 expansion. Completed in 2013, it increased the airport’s previous capacity by almost 60%, adding 45 million passengers a year. The terminal’s unusual shape resembles the very airplanes it was meant to cater to.

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Question: “What do you think about applying for a home loan from a credit union?” Answer: There are pros and cons. In my opinion… The pro: Very occasionally credit unions may have a slightly lower rate than most lenders The cons (these are tendencies): They’re a little slow They have less loan options than other

Question: “There’s a house I’d like to see on Conrad. I’ll just wait until they do an open house. Do you know when it will be open?” Answer: No, but you could be waiting a long time! Many people mistakenly believe that homes for sale are held open constantly AND that open houses are the

This week’s crazy building is Gates Hall in Ithaca, NY. Built in 2014 and named after (who else?) Bill and Melinda Gates, this unusual structure looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. But it’s actually the administrative center for the Information and Computer Science departments at Cornell University. The massive cantilevered entryway, the mix

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Question: “[Bank name] is ridiculous! I just refinanced and they asked me for the stupidest things to verify things that shouldn’t even matter and frankly isn’t really any of their business. I will never use them again…” Answer: I don’t blame you for being angry. And frankly, I get mad and frustrated with lenders too.

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