Top Agents Branden, Rayni Williams Launch Luxury Real Estate Firm

There’s a major shakeup coming to the high-end Los Angeles real estate market. Dirt has learned that Branden and Rayni Williams, the married co-founders of the Williams and Williams Estates Group — one of L.A.’s top-producing realtor teams — will soon depart their longtime Hilton & Hyland brokerage home for a new firm they are founding, according to industry sources.

Public records show an entity called the Beverly Hills Estates Inc. filed as a California corporation in late July, with Branden Williams named as CEO and Director. Rayni Romito Williams is listed as CFO. Internet data also shows the Williams and Williams team has registered an accompanying online domain, The listed broker of record is Greg LaPlant.

The Beverly Hills Estates lists an address in Pasadena on corporation records. Sources also told Dirt that the Williams and Williams team has already secured office space in prime West Hollywood, on

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Ex-Zillow leaders including Spencer Rascoff launch startup to change how people buy second homes

Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff (left) and dotloop founder Austin Allison are teaming up on Pacaso, a new startup that helps people buy second homes. (Pacaso Photos)

Former longtime Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff and dotloop founder Austin Allison are teaming up to “democratize” second home ownership.

Rascoff and Allison, who sold his real estate startup to Zillow in 2015, are behind a new startup called Pacaso that aims to make it easier for more people to own a vacation home.

“This is an entirely new category of second home ownership,” Allison said in an interview with GeekWire on Wednesday.

The company came out of stealth mode today, announcing a $17 million seed round led by Maveron, with participation from Crosscut, Global Founders Capital, and individual investors such as former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, real estate coach Tom Ferry, former Zillow executive Greg Schwartz, and Amazon CEO of Consumer Worldwide

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Google Chromecast hits Home Depot shelves ahead of official launch, report says


We’re just two days away from the new Chromecast, but some people have been able to buy it already. 

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Two days before Google’s Pixel 5 event, the company’s rumored new Chromecast has been spotted for sale at Home Depot for $50. People on social media as well as tech site The Verge said they were able to purchase the still unannounced streaming device at the home improvement retailer. The receipt listed the new Chromecast as “Sabrina-Abbey Rock Candy,” the hardware’s codename, according to The Verge. 

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CNET has reached out to Google for comment, and we’ll update when we hear back.

The new device apparently isn’t available at all Home Depot locations, so

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110-year-old boxing brand Everlast to launch streaming fitness program

  • Everlast — the company best known for its sport fighting apparel and equipment like boxing gloves and heavy bags — is launching an at-home fitness service in February 2021.
  • While in its nascent stages, the company said its part of a “big push internally to develop more at home fitness and instructional content” and will be available on desktop, mobile, and smart TVs. 
  • The service comes on the heels of the launch of Apple Fitness Plus, the tech giant’s forthcoming exercise platform, as companies rush to keep up with Peloton and capitalize on the at-home fitness boom. 
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Everlast wants to become synonymous not only with professional fighters duking it out in the ring, but also with bringing streaming fitness programs into American living rooms. 

The 110-year old company — best known for its sport fighting apparel and equipment like boxing gloves and heavy

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