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  • Calculated Risk - Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 452 Institutions
    7/26/2014 @ 8:15 AM - This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for July 25, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: As anticipated, the FDIC provided an update on its enforcement action activity which contributed to many changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank...
  • The Atlantic - A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week
    7/26/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Alexander Boden/Flickr Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Geography of Melancholy ," Tara Isabella Burton, The American Reader In Robert Burton’s mammoth 1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy , a meandering discourse on soul-sickness, Burton treats melancholy as a...
  • EV Grieve - A new weekly flea market outside St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
    7/26/2014 @ 6:52 AM - [ File photo via Momos/Wikipedia ] From the EVG inbox Starting today, Karma Kleaners will be showcasing a limited selection of jewelry, accessories and gift items at the brand new (Saturday) weekly Flea Market run by Metro Festival Productions (who also run the St. Anthony Market in Soho ). If...
  • EV Grieve - Today on East 6th Street: The 2nd annual Refresh Block Party
    7/26/2014 @ 6:00 AM - Via the EVG inbox The second annual Refresh Block Party is a celebration of friendship, beauty and diversity in our neighborhood. We'll have free food, DJs, bounce houses, free hair cuts, bike registration with the NYPD, and more. Featuring Tedsmooth, DJ Tra$e, Mike Sessions, Soni, Nick Lo, and Beyond Rest. The event is put on...
  • Times Union - Two outlets going all out
    7/26/2014 @ 12:47 AM - Queensbury Two outlet center operators along Route 9 have been expanding their retail space, but with summer in full swing, neither is yet ready to announce who the new tenants might be. "Some stores are starting buildout now," said Corey Shanus of Sobert Realty, which operates The Outlets at Lake George. "The construction is more or less...
  • New York Observer - Capital New York Moving Downstairs on 39th Street
    7/25/2014 @ 7:59 PM - 333 West 39th Street. Online news publication Capital New York   is moving to a larger space in its current building at 333 West 39th Street  to accommodate its recent growth. Capital signed a five-year lease for 4,500 square feet one floor down from its current 1,900-square-foot ninth-floor space in the building between Eighth and...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential brokers of the week
    7/25/2014 @ 6:31 PM - From left: Kevin B. Brown and 127 East 79th Street Price : $13,250,000 Listing Broker : Kevin Brown of Sotheby’s International Realty Address :  127 East 79th Street From left: John Burger and 15 West 81st Street Price : $11,000,000 Listing  Broker : John Burger of...
  • Zillow - What Millennials and Boomers Need to Know About Condos
    7/25/2014 @ 6:30 PM - Whether you're just starting out, upgrading or downsizing to your ultimate retirement pad, choosing a home is both a financial and a practical consideration. For millennials just starting out, saving up for the down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be financially stressful. For many baby boomers, the considerations are more practical than financial. Downsizing...
  • The Real Deal - Judge dismisses Art Students League suit over Extell tower
    7/25/2014 @ 6:23 PM - From left: Gary Barnett, plans for 225 West 57th Street and the Arts Students League building A New York Supreme Court Justice dismissed a lawsuit brought by more than 100 members of the Art Students League of New York against the League, its 12-member board and Extell Development Company. The opposing members filed suit against...
  • The Real Deal - Ron Howard sells Upstate New York compound for $27.5M
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - From left: Ron Howard, the main house at his Westchester County estate and interior Director Ron Howard and his family spent years building a lakeside dream home and surrounding outbuildings. Now, the whole 32-acre compound has sold for $27.5 million. The deal closed on Thursday and represents the priciest home sale ever in Westchester County, Douglas...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: See 350 Years of Brooklyn History Unfold in 13 Seconds
    7/25/2014 @ 5:54 PM - Curbed contributor Keith Williams penned an in-depth piece on how the borough of Brooklyn came to be , starting with six awesomely spelled Dutch towns in 1664 and ending with the trendified land mass we know today. While the whole thing is worth a read, 13 maps Williams drafted...
  • The Real Deal - TGIF: Stay tuned for TRD's Weekend Edition
    7/25/2014 @ 5:45 PM - It may be high time to kick back and relax, but The Real Deal  is still churning our stories courtesy of our  Weekend Edition . Every Saturday and Sunday, we cover real estate items from around the country and abroad, along with any breaking news happening in New York City. Like our  Facebook page  or follow us on  Twitter  to stay in touch...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: World-Wide Group gives UES dive bar Subway Inn its walking papers, Salesforce.com on the hunt for New York spot and more
    7/25/2014 @ 5:30 PM - The soon-to-be-shuttered dive bar Subway Inn at 143 East 60th Street 1. World-Wide Group gives UES dive bar Subway Inn its walking papers [NYT] 2. Faux landlord allegedly decapitated neighbor following rent dispute [NYP] 3. Salesforce.com on the hunt for New York...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Red Hook Library to Be Privatized; Uber Offers Free Rides
    7/25/2014 @ 5:30 PM - [ Photo Pool/amy.arch ] · Dyckman Street A station repairs delayed again [DNA] · Inside the Upper East Side apartment of an art curator [WSJ] · Red Hook library to be privatized [Brooklyn Paper] · Uber offers free rides during G train shutdown [DNA] · ...
  • Curbed - Comment Of The Day: I'm all for repurposing this stunning...
    7/25/2014 @ 5:20 PM - I'm all for repurposing this stunning landmark, but I have never seen any kind of rendering from anybody as to how hotel rooms would fit into this structure nor how many it would contain. Presumably, the grand open lobby would remain. It just doesn't seem big enough to accommodate enough rooms to justify the expense of conversion. Clearly, they...
  • The Real Deal - Buildings with rooftop pools cool overheated New Yorkers
    7/25/2014 @ 5:16 PM - In an effort to cut back on water use, New York City's Department of Environmental Protection has snapped up some 500 schools, 600 comfort stations, 10 housing projects and 87 parks - a grand total of 1,700 municipal-owned properties. But endless use of the city's biggest aquatic luxury , the rooftop pool, can be had in exchange for a...
  • New York Post - Billy Joel sells multi-million dollar beach house
    7/25/2014 @ 5:11 PM - The piano man has sold his oceanfront beach bungalow” in the Hamptons for just under its $19.9 million reduced asking price, the Post has learned. But Billy Joel will still...
  • Times Union - Capital Region home sales fell in June
    7/25/2014 @ 5:02 PM - Albany Housing sales in the Capital Region fell 5.4 percent in June and are down 7.0 percent for the first six months from year-earlier levels, according to figures from the Greater Capital Association of Realtors. Prices, meanwhile, edged lower. The median sale price, at which half the houses sold for more and half for less, declined...
  • New York Observer - Ashkenazy Receives $210M CMBS Loan for L.A. Mall Buy
    7/25/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Beverly Connection Meridian Capital Group secured a $210 million CMBS loan on behalf of New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation to help fund its purchase of the Beverly Connection shopping center in Los Angeles, Mortgage Observer  has learned. Meridian Senior Managing Director Ronnie Levine and Managing Director ...
  • The Real Deal - Plans filed for Domino Sugar site mix-use building
    7/25/2014 @ 5:00 PM - The northernmost building at the Domino Sugar Factory sit will be split between residential and office Two Trees Management filed plans today revealing information on the third new building at its Domino Sugar Factory development along the Williamsburg waterfront. The structure will be a 30-story, mixed-use tower with a near 50/50 split between commercial and residential space....
  • Curbed - Cool Map Thing: See Where New York City Developments Might Spring Up Next
    7/25/2014 @ 4:52 PM - [Manhattan development potential, as mapped by the MAS's Accidental Skyline tool .] Five different towers are in various stages of completion around a two-avenue span of West 57th Street, and the projected row of megatowers has got lots of people worked up —including the Municipal Art Society . Earlier this year, the nonprofit...
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  • The Atlantic - A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week
    7/26/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Alexander Boden/Flickr Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Geography of Melancholy ," Tara Isabella Burton, The American Reader In Robert Burton’s mammoth 1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy , a meandering discourse on soul-sickness, Burton treats melancholy as a...
  • New York Observer - Capital New York Moving Downstairs on 39th Street
    7/25/2014 @ 7:59 PM - 333 West 39th Street. Online news publication Capital New York   is moving to a larger space in its current building at 333 West 39th Street  to accommodate its recent growth. Capital signed a five-year lease for 4,500 square feet one floor down from its current 1,900-square-foot ninth-floor space in the building between Eighth and...
  • The Atlantic - The Surprisingly Intellectual Past of the D.C. Metro
    7/25/2014 @ 4:53 PM - WMATA Starting Saturday, Washingtonians will be able to get to and from Northern Virginia a little more easily by Metrorail. The transit system's Silver Line  finally debuts, taking passengers from the inner-ring suburbs of Prince George's County through the District and into the area around hyper-suburban Tysons Corner .  Much of...
  • The Atlantic - Putting Gaza in Focus-From Space
    7/25/2014 @ 4:15 PM - Alexander Gerst/NASA Astronauts, when they first see the Earth from space, tend to share a complicated but common reaction: a sense of wonder. Mixed with a sense of peace. Mixed with a sense of appreciation of all that we share by virtue of sharing a planet. This encounter with the space-based sublime has, courtesy of...
  • The Atlantic - Iron Man Should Move to Cleveland, Not San Francisco
    7/25/2014 @ 3:42 PM - Yildiray Cinar/Marvel In the run-up to San Diego Comic-Con this week, Marvel made a couple of thrilling announcements for its marquee characters. In brand new comic-book lines launching this fall, a black hero will assume the mantle of Captain America, while a woman will take up Thor's hammer. These transformations were matched with a third...
  • Inhabitat - Shipping Container Apartments Cause a Stir in Brookland, DC
    7/25/2014 @ 3:31 PM - Shipping container homes aren’t exactly unique-they’ve been used as dwellings all over the world for decades-but they’re gaining popularity across the USA and causing quite a stir in this established DC neighborhood. The apartment buildings in this Brookland area are being created with stacked grey and blue shipping containers , which stand out in...
  • New York Observer - Federal Agency Exploring Wind Energy Off LI
    7/25/2014 @ 2:01 PM - Click to enlarge: the potential leasing area off the New York coast. (U.S. BOEM) The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is conducting a preliminary environmental assessment and a call for commercial expressions of interest on wind energy leases that could lead to 194 turbines in an 81,130-acre site that's roughly 13 nautical miles off Rockaway...
  • Zillow - Housing Experts: Don't Paint All Millennials With the Same Broad Brush
    7/25/2014 @ 12:53 PM - Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, delivers the keynote address at Zillow’s housing forum. Experts at Zillow's fifth housing forum in Washington, D.C., warned against discounting the diversity of the millennial generation, shed light on issues that could impact future housing mobility and argued over the merits of urbanizing the suburbs. The forum, “The Big...
  • Brokers Weekly - Brookfield veteran named new president of US operations
    7/25/2014 @ 12:22 PM - PAUL SCHULMAN Brookfield Office Properties, the office division of Brookfield Property Partners, yesterday (Thursday) announced that company veteran Paul L. Schulman has been named president and chief operating officer of U.S. Commercial Operations. Schulman  - a 16-year veteran of the firm  - is replacing Mitch Rudin, the popular brokerage chief who left the firm earlier this summer...
  • ArchDaily - Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Awarded National Medal of Arts
    7/25/2014 @ 12:01 PM - Tod Williams and Billie Tsien  have been awarded the National Medal for Arts by the National Endowment for the Arts. The duo, known for projects such as the Barnes Foundation  and for the controversy surrounding the demolition of their 2001 American Folk Art Museum  last year, will be rewarded for their deliberate and inspired designs” as well as their...
  • Realty Biz News - Is It Better To Rent or Buy In Memphis
    7/25/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Lifestyle and finances play important roles in making a decision between buying or renting a home to live in. Without a doubt, home ownership has pros and cons. One of the more important cons that first time buyers often overlook is that ownership is much more complicated both in the process of buying a house and maintaining it. Here is...
  • Fortune - Stop freaking out about Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty program
    7/25/2014 @ 10:42 AM - Dear American Liberals: I understand why you really, really don’t like Paul Ryan. After all, he was the Republican nominee for vice president. He’s an avowed acolyte of Ayn Rand, a progenitor of free market fundamentalism. And though he is often presented as the Republican Party’s most innovative and powerful mind, many of his actual policy proposalslike cutting entitlement...
  • The Atlantic - What Happens When Every City Has a Giant Ferris Wheel?
    7/25/2014 @ 10:08 AM - (Flickr/peterhellberg/Mark Byrnes) Dozens of new Ferris wheels have been constructed in major cities across the globe over the past decade, with several more planned to open in the near future in places like Jerusalem, New York, and Rome. Why the sudden ubiquity of Ferris wheels? Blame Ronald Bussink ....
  • Multi-Housing News - AEW and Redgate to Break Ground on a 285,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial Facility in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor
    7/25/2014 @ 10:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor A new industrial distribution facility is coming to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. AEW Capital Management and Redgate Capital Partners, two Boston-based companies, plan to take advantage of the hot Baltimore-area industrial market and will start construction on a 285,000-square-foot building in the fourth quarter of the year. The new facility...
  • The Atlantic - Urban Heat Islands are Helping Kill Trees
    7/25/2014 @ 8:06 AM - A healthy tree (right) versus one suffering an attack of the "gloomy scales." (Adam Dale/North Carolina State University) The urban heat island can be both a boon and a curse for plants. On one hand, the toasty conditions asphalt- and concrete-clad cities create has been shown to make trees...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses July 26-27
    7/25/2014 @ 8:01 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place July 26-27 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington region . ...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses July 26-27
    7/25/2014 @ 7:57 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place July 26-27 in Maryland. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington region . ...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses July 26-27
    7/25/2014 @ 7:53 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place July 26-27 in Virginia. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington region . ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Stars align for quick sale
    7/25/2014 @ 7:42 AM - SARAH KATZ Citi Habitats agent Sarah Rose Katz was set to leave for Italy on a family vacation when an offer on her sales exclusive at 1628 Second Avenue #3C fell through. Meanwhile, her colleague Josh Thissell was working with clients looking for a rental for their daughter who was moving to NYC to...
  • Brokers Weekly - Chinese outspending Canadians in apartment market
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 AM - By Dan Orlando The Canadians might be America's most prolific foreign real estate investors, but it's the Chinese who are spending the big bucks. Foreign buyers spent $92.2 billion of American real estate in the last year, the bulk of which came from Chinese buyers, according to the latest survey from NAR. ...
  • The Epoch Times - Manhattan’s Far West Taking Shape
    7/25/2014 @ 5:32 AM - Manhattan’s far west side, once a strip of ports and rail yards, has been reclaiming underutilized land for upscale development in recent years. And none to quietly, as construction hammers away on several projects west of Ninth Avenue.  Just a block away from Penn Station is Brookfield’s $4.5 billion mixed-use Manhattan West project, which this week reached the halfway...
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  • Calculated Risk - Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 452 Institutions
    7/26/2014 @ 8:15 AM - This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for July 25, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: As anticipated, the FDIC provided an update on its enforcement action activity which contributed to many changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank...
  • The Broker List - Sold Hollywood, Florida: ±6,597 SF Industrial Warehouse Building
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Brian Fleming , Senior Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller in the recent sale of a 6,597 SF industrial warehouse building located at 5914 SW 25th Street, West Park (Hollywood), Florida 33023. The Buyer, 5914 SW 25th Street, LLC purchased the building for $549,000 from the Sellers, Kim and...
  • Haute Residence - Sereno: An Amenity-Rich Boutique Residential Set to Debut by the Bay
    7/25/2014 @ 5:11 PM - Integra Investments has recently declared plans to build Sereno,” a boutique bayfront residential set to sprout in the upscale town of Bay Harbor Islands, minutes from the chic fashion mecca of Bal Harbour. Touting a name clearly meant to emulate its forthcoming vibe, Sereno” will be lovingly planted steps from white sand beaches. Expected to house 40 units, the...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Park Grove Floorplan Alert; Miami's Coming Supertalls
    7/25/2014 @ 4:24 PM - And now the latest from our friends in sunny Florida, Curbed Miami ... 1) Coconut Grove: The Terra Group's latest design-intense condo project, Park Grove, designed by that starchitect of starchitects Rem Koolhaas, has released floor plans of two of its three towers. Expect spaciousness, luxury features, nice...
  • The Atlantic - What Would the U.S. National Guard Actually Do at the Texas-Mexico Border?
    7/25/2014 @ 3:39 PM - It's unclear what the exact mission would be if National Guard troops, like these from Indiana, were sent to the U.S.-Mexico border. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. William E. Henry, Indiana National Guard) When Texas Gov. Rick Perry this week announced he was sending 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with...
  • Haute Residence - Floyd Mayweather’s Sunny Isles Penthouse Asks $2.6 Million
    7/25/2014 @ 2:36 PM - Boxer Floyd Mayweather - a.k.a. the highest paid athlete in the world as of this year, according to Forbes  - has put his Sunny Isles Beach vacation digs on the market for $2.6 million. Mayweather’s condo is located at 150 Sunny Isles Boulevard [Saint Tropez Condominiums] The Michigan native originally nabbed the four-bedroom home...
  • Realtor.com News - ‘Real Housewives of Miami’s’ Ana Quincoces Selling Coral Gables Pad
    7/25/2014 @ 1:47 PM - Ana Quincoces, who rose to fame as a star of The Real Housewives of Miami,” is selling her 4 bedroom, 4-and-a-half bath Colonial home in Coral Gables for $2.4 million. The classically styled home , which recalls a bygone era–unusual for the Miami area, normally bedecked in all things très moderne –is set...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - NY Investment Firm Buys Miami Retail Property
    7/25/2014 @ 1:09 PM - MIAMI--Atlas Real Estate Partners of New York City reports it has acquired 2301 North Miami Ave. in the Wynwood section of the city.
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 25, 2014)
    7/25/2014 @ 11:29 AM - Private equity firm Blackstone grew its global real estate assets by 26 percent since the second quarter of 2013, according to Real Estate Weekly. Wal-Mart Stores' new CEO faces some tough challenges, reports Bloomberg. Weingarten Realty and Unicorp. executives differ on what constitutes a diversified property portfolio, according to the Orlando Sentinel. These are among today's must reads...
  • Porch - Time to Join the Solar Surge?
    7/25/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Thinking of installing solar panels to turn the heat of the summer into clean energy? You’re not alone. While solar still makes up a tiny fraction of total US energy production—just 0.2 percent last year—solar energy production in the US increased a staggering 1,631 percent between 2003 and 2013: The sunny west is currently home...
  • Multi-Housing News - Condo Prices Skyrocket in Downtown Miami
    7/25/2014 @ 9:43 AM - By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Miami-As the current wave of development nears the halfway point, downtown Miami condominium prices are soaring. Prices for existing (prior cycle) resale condo units in the city's downtown district have ballooned 75 percent over the past 24 months. In that time, prices have risen from an average of $230 per square foot...
  • Brokers Weekly - Raveis ready to rule the Big Apple
    7/25/2014 @ 7:50 AM - By Holly Dutton A real estate firm that has dominated the Northeast is setting its sights on the Big Apple, with founder William Raveis at the helm. WILLIAM RAVEIS California-born Raveis, who grew up in Fairfield, CT, got his first look into the world of real estate under the tutelage of...
  • The Atlantic - By 2060, The American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized
    7/25/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Sprawl in Atlanta, GA. (Flickr/thisisbossi) Southern city planners and conservationists, look alive: New predictions map the future spread of urban sprawl in Dixie, and it is immense. Basing their model on past growth patterns and locations of existing road networks, researchers at North Carolina State University projected...
  • Venture Beat - Open data and crowdfunding can breathe new life into democracy
    7/25/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Above: Government shutdown Image Credit: Orhan Cam/Shutterstock NOTE: GrowthBeat tickets go up $200 this Friday at 5pm Pacific. VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here ,...
  • AOL Real Estate - Housing Market's Outlook Muddled by Mixed Reports
    7/25/2014 @ 4:30 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Economy , Selling Shutterstock It's been a mixed bag of economic reports for the housing market recently. By Kathryn Vasel The wind might be shifting in the housing market. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that new home...
  • Multi-Housing News - CNL Healthcare Buys Specialty Hospital for $76M
    7/24/2014 @ 11:11 PM - By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor In a $76 million deal, CNL Healthcare Properties Inc.  has acquired  the Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital campus (HOSH). The transaction represents the largest single-property investment to date for the Orlando, Fla.-based REIT, which specializes in senior housing and healthcare properties. Located  at the intersection of Interstates 69 and...
  • Realtor.com News - Don't Fall for This Mortgage-Relief Scam
    7/24/2014 @ 6:52 PM - If you're a struggling homeowner attempting to save your house from foreclosure, beware the latest mortgage-relief scam as dozens of companies have been accused of falsely promising mortgage relief-while collecting millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently filed three lawsuits against eight firms accused...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Weingarten, Whittall face off over real estate asset diversity
    7/24/2014 @ 5:34 PM - There was a polite and spirited exchange between two Florida real estate leaders on Thursday at a panel retail real estate.
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Leroy Schecter's Florida Home Sells for $28 Million
    7/24/2014 @ 5:11 PM - The steel-manufacturing magnate's Indian Creek home had been on the market for several years.
  • Housing Wire - Florida AG joins CFPB, FTC enforcement sweep
    7/24/2014 @ 4:52 PM - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi added her name to the list of states that filed a joint federal-state enforcement sweep targeting foreclosure scam operations, announcing four additional actions.
  • The Real Deal - Miami office vacancies keep dropping: report
    7/24/2014 @ 4:31 PM - Wells Fargo Center From the South Florida website: The lack of new office construction in Miami is allowing area landlords to chip away at the market's vacancy rate, a new report from CBRE shows. Miami's office sector finished the second quarter of 2014 with a 15.5 percent vacancy rate, down from 16.2 percent...
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  • The Atlantic - A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week
    7/26/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Alexander Boden/Flickr Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Geography of Melancholy ," Tara Isabella Burton, The American Reader In Robert Burton’s mammoth 1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy , a meandering discourse on soul-sickness, Burton treats melancholy as a...
  • ArchDaily - “Bungalow Germania” - Germany's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014
    7/25/2014 @ 7:30 PM - Germany’s  contribution to the  2014 Venice Architecture Biennale  scrutinizes the architecture of representation, its crisis, and potential cessation. Aside from the universal ambition of modernism to break with the past, Germany has undergone a number of decisive political and societal breaks during the last hundred years. Through the question of how the nation (re)builds and represents itself through architecture, we are...
  • Multi-Housing News - Apartment Complex Breaks Ground Next to University of Memphis; Germantown Welcomes New $4.1M Medical Office Building
    7/25/2014 @ 7:06 PM - By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Students in Front of U of M’s Manning Hall California-based Rael Development Corp. recently started on the construction of an $8 million apartment complex near the University of Memphis.  The company hired Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC to build the four-story complex, and has recently requested a $200,000...
  • SFGate - Latest offers
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 PM - A snapshot of what lenders serving the Bay Area are offering.BankCityConventional 30-year fixed (%)PointsBank of AmericaSan Francisco4.1250.564Provident Credit UnionBelmont4.2500San Francisco Federal Credit UnionSan Francisco4.1250Source: Sentinel Media Services, rates taken July 22, 2014.
  • SFGate - ARM rate
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 PM - IndexThis WeekLast WeekYear Ago6-month CD0.400.400.446-month T-bill0.0650.0600.0851-monthLibor0.150.150.196-month Libor0.330.30.421-year TCMS0.110.100.165-year TCMS1.681.641.44IndexThis WeekLast MonthYear AgoWSJ Prime Rate3.253.253.2Federal Discount Rate0.750.750.7511th District Cost of Funds0.6670.6820.951Source: Bankrate.com, 11th district, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco; latest figure is for June and changes on the last working day of every month.
  • SFGate - Renovated three-bedroom in Menlo Park open Sunday
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 PM - 4401 Fair Oaks Ave., $1.198 millionBeds: 3 Baths: 2 1/2 Square footage: 1,940 Open home: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.Originally built in 1979, this well-maintained home has been extensively updated in recent years. Its private backyard features large oak trees and an entertainment deck and can be accessed through a large family room. The home offers two gas fireplaces and...
  • Realtor.com News - 9 Stunning Oceanfront Homes Will Take Your Breath Away
    7/25/2014 @ 6:08 PM - For many folks, buying an oceanfront home is a dream fulfilled - sand, surf, and plenty of sun. Close your eyes and imagine being lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing surf. Peaceful, right? Those sweet dreams can become a reality if you purchase an oceanfront home. We combed through homes currently for sale to find nine simply beach-y locations....
  • The Broker List - Sold Hollywood, Florida: ±6,597 SF Industrial Warehouse Building
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Brian Fleming , Senior Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller in the recent sale of a 6,597 SF industrial warehouse building located at 5914 SW 25th Street, West Park (Hollywood), Florida 33023. The Buyer, 5914 SW 25th Street, LLC purchased the building for $549,000 from the Sellers, Kim and...
  • DS News - House Oversight Committee Wants Securities Settlement Documents
    7/25/2014 @ 5:16 PM - The ongoing tension between the Justice Department and the House Oversight Committee saw a new development this week as Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), committee chair and vocal critic of Attorney General Eric Holder, requested the department turn over all of its documents related to its recent securities settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. The post House Oversight Committee...
  • New York Observer - Ashkenazy Receives $210M CMBS Loan for L.A. Mall Buy
    7/25/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Beverly Connection Meridian Capital Group secured a $210 million CMBS loan on behalf of New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation to help fund its purchase of the Beverly Connection shopping center in Los Angeles, Mortgage Observer  has learned. Meridian Senior Managing Director Ronnie Levine and Managing Director ...
  • Freshome - 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Staging Your Home For Resale
    7/25/2014 @ 4:14 PM - Staging your home is invaluable to the resale process. Image Via: Erika Lam Though it may not be realistic, every homebuyer dreams of purchasing a property that looks like it belongs in the pages of  Better Homes and Gardens . While you don’t necessarily need a state-of-the-art kitchen or fully remodeled master bathroom in order to...
  • ArchDaily - Video: Los Angeles from Above
    7/25/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Click here to view the embedded video. This time-lapse video, entitled Above LA,” is Chris Pritchard’s love letter to  Los Angeles . Filmed over the course of two years, Pritchard sought out locations to showcase the city in a way people rarely get to see  - from above. Some of the views were easy...
  • The Atlantic - Iron Man Should Move to Cleveland, Not San Francisco
    7/25/2014 @ 3:42 PM - Yildiray Cinar/Marvel In the run-up to San Diego Comic-Con this week, Marvel made a couple of thrilling announcements for its marquee characters. In brand new comic-book lines launching this fall, a black hero will assume the mantle of Captain America, while a woman will take up Thor's hammer. These transformations were matched with a third...
  • The Atlantic - What Would the U.S. National Guard Actually Do at the Texas-Mexico Border?
    7/25/2014 @ 3:39 PM - It's unclear what the exact mission would be if National Guard troops, like these from Indiana, were sent to the U.S.-Mexico border. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. William E. Henry, Indiana National Guard) When Texas Gov. Rick Perry this week announced he was sending 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with...
  • Bigger Pockets - 11 Influential BiggerPockets Members Share Their Secrets to Getting a 'Yes' From Sellers!
    7/25/2014 @ 3:30 PM - What I discovered in my first year of investing will shock and amaze some of you.  While for others,  the secrets I’m about to share with you aren’t exactly secrets to you anymore. Exactly one year ago I discovered BiggerPockets and set out on a journey to learn all I could about real estate investing, and more specifically how...
  • The Atlantic - Why You Shouldn't Mock Suburbanites Who Say They're From the City
    7/25/2014 @ 2:47 PM - Don't even think about saying you're from Boston. (Flickr/Boston Public Library) An American woman in a crowded London bar asks the American man she's just met: "Where are you from?" He sips his drink and replies, "Boston." They are far from the U.S., after all, so specifics don’t really...
  • The Real Deal - Urban Compass stole trade secrets: lawsuit
    7/25/2014 @ 2:30 PM - From left: Avi Dorfman and Robert Reffkin Hot on the heels of a $360 million valuation, Urban Compass is being sued by an entrepreneur claiming that the company and its CEO Robert Reffkin adopted his product and business model under false pretenses and then unceremoniously cut him out of the action. Avi Dorfman, the...
  • Forbes - 10 Luxury Homes With Slashed Prices
    7/25/2014 @ 2:06 PM - Home prices are rising across the nation. According to the latest data available from S&P/Case-Shiller, April sales prices across 20 major metros were up 10.8% year-over-year. But on prestigious Belvedere Island north of San Francisco, the most expensive home officially listed on the market is being offered at a deep, [...]
  • San Jose Mercury News - Who sold what, published July 26, 2014
    7/25/2014 @ 1:55 PM - Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published July 26, 2014.
  • Realtor.com News - Home Sweet Home: Mötley Crüe Bassist Nikki Sixx Buys Westlake Village Manse
    7/25/2014 @ 1:13 PM - For just a smidge over $4 million, heavy metal demi-god Nikki Sixx can wail “ Home Sweet Home ” in his brand-new home in Westlake Village . The Mötley Crüe rocker recently bought the sprawling 6-bed, 6-bath Ventura County mansion that befits the rockstar life. Built in 1996, the 10,000-square-foot abode was built in...
  • Remodelista - Rehab Diary: LA Living, Venice Style
    7/25/2014 @ 1:00 PM - Drawn to the industrial loft look but concerned it might be too rough and open for you? See how LA's Simo Design helped their client remodel an open-plan setup to create a loft on a residential scale. “Our client liked the look of his local restaurants and shops in Venice, California; he gravitated to their informal and industrial aspects,...
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  • The Atlantic - A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week
    7/26/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Alexander Boden/Flickr Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Geography of Melancholy ," Tara Isabella Burton, The American Reader In Robert Burton’s mammoth 1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy , a meandering discourse on soul-sickness, Burton treats melancholy as a...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: International Intrigue
    7/26/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Here's what's on our radar this week. Above: Hang on! Opening Ceremony's new Shoreditch shop has fixtures made by Max Lamb from London's underground railings. Photograph by Jamie McGregor Smith. A 362-square-foot Venice Beach cottage...
  • Freshome - Contemporary Architecture At Its Best: Cree Cultural Institute in Canada
    7/26/2014 @ 3:49 AM - Rubin & Rotman Architects completed Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in the northern Canadian village of Oujé-Bougoumou, paying tribute to local architecture. The building's concept turns to the Cree people's traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the region. In this village, built in 1992 and unique in many respects, the main buildings were...
  • ArchDaily - Competition Entry Proposes Colorful Duo of Museums for Budapest
    7/26/2014 @ 2:31 AM - Italian  design firm IaN+  has put forth their vision for a pair of museums along the Dòzsa Gyorgy Boulevard in Budapest, Hungary  for the Liget Budapest International Competition . Connected by a central foyer, the two exhibition spaces will be based on a common grid of structural concrete  walls whose cells will form galleries. One...
  • ArchDaily - Super Alloys / WAM Arquitectos
    7/26/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Architects: WAM Arquitectos Location:  Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Project Architects: Roberto Romero, Tania Coronado, Rocío González Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Adrián Llaguno ...
  • Dezeen - Floating fence surrounds house and doll-making atelier by UID Architects
    7/26/2014 @ 1:01 AM - A narrow white wall appears to hover around the perimeter and garden of this  house and atelier - the third project on Dezeen this week by Japanese office UID Architects  (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • ArchDaily - Wuxi Sales Center / UDG China
    7/25/2014 @ 10:00 PM - Architects: UDG China Location: Yangshan Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China Architect In Charge: Qian Qiang Design Team: Simone De Gradi, Zhang Dan, Li Chencheng, Wang Shuliang, Gu Kewei Area: 1,337 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Yao Li ...
  • ArchDaily - Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology / Denton Corker Marshall
    7/25/2014 @ 9:01 PM - Architects: Denton Corker Marshall Location: Jones Street, Ultimo , NSW, Australia Area: 22,050 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Richard Glover Planning: ...
  • ArchDaily - “Bungalow Germania” - Germany's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014
    7/25/2014 @ 7:30 PM - Germany’s  contribution to the  2014 Venice Architecture Biennale  scrutinizes the architecture of representation, its crisis, and potential cessation. Aside from the universal ambition of modernism to break with the past, Germany has undergone a number of decisive political and societal breaks during the last hundred years. Through the question of how the nation (re)builds and represents itself through architecture, we are...
  • ArchDaily - Rocas House / Studio MK27 + Renata Furlanetto
    7/25/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: Studio MK27  + Renata Furlanetto Location: El Pangue, Zapallar , Valparaíso Region, Chile Author: Marcio Kogan Co Author: Renata Furlanetto Project Team: Carlos Costa, Diana Radomysler, Laura Guedes, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas Project Area: 460 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Fernando...
  • ArchDaily - Melbourne to Launch Its Own Serpentine Pavilion
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Mirroring the Serpentine Galleries  of London , the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced its own yearly pavilion commission for the city of Melbourne . Sited in the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens, the premier MPavilion” will be designed by  Sean Godsell , opening October 6th of this year.  The pavilion will host a variety of community events, including art...
  • The Broker List - Sold Hollywood, Florida: ±6,597 SF Industrial Warehouse Building
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Brian Fleming , Senior Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller in the recent sale of a 6,597 SF industrial warehouse building located at 5914 SW 25th Street, West Park (Hollywood), Florida 33023. The Buyer, 5914 SW 25th Street, LLC purchased the building for $549,000 from the Sellers, Kim and...
  • designboom - UZU architects orients cross house towards mountains near kyoto
    7/25/2014 @ 5:02 PM - the scheme combines an expressive timber structure, typical of japanese architecture, with brightly colored walls on the interior. The post UZU architects orients cross house towards mountains near kyoto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • New York Observer - Ashkenazy Receives $210M CMBS Loan for L.A. Mall Buy
    7/25/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Beverly Connection Meridian Capital Group secured a $210 million CMBS loan on behalf of New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation to help fund its purchase of the Beverly Connection shopping center in Los Angeles, Mortgage Observer  has learned. Meridian Senior Managing Director Ronnie Levine and Managing Director ...
  • ArchDaily - Extension of the Helicopter Group of Civil Security / NBJ architectes
    7/25/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Architects: NBJ architectes Location: Saint-Gilles, France Architects In Charge: Elodie Nourrigat, Jacques Brion, Romain Jamot Area: 5,700 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Paul Kozlowski – photoarchitecture ...
  • The Broker List - Central Texas CCIM Announces Officers for 2015
    7/25/2014 @ 5:00 PM - AUSTIN, TEXAS, (7/18/14) The 2015 Officers of the Central Texas CCIM Chapter have been announced. We are pleased to report that Nick Nelson will be President, and Jim Young will be the Treasurer for 2015. The CCIM business network encompasses more than 1,000 markets throughout North America, Asia, Europe and...
  • Inman News - Canada's highest court staying out of legal battle over Toronto VOW rules
    7/25/2014 @ 4:59 PM - The battle over restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board on the display of sold and pending listings by “virtual office websites” continues, after Canada’s highest court declined to get involved this week. Canada's Competition Bureau sued TREB in ...
  • The Atlantic - The Surprisingly Intellectual Past of the D.C. Metro
    7/25/2014 @ 4:53 PM - WMATA Starting Saturday, Washingtonians will be able to get to and from Northern Virginia a little more easily by Metrorail. The transit system's Silver Line  finally debuts, taking passengers from the inner-ring suburbs of Prince George's County through the District and into the area around hyper-suburban Tysons Corner .  Much of...
  • The Real Deal - One York condo sues Lend Lease, others over faulty windows
    7/25/2014 @ 4:50 PM - One York and Lend Lease CEO Robert McNamara The sponsors of the six-story condominium building One York filed a lawsuit against contractor Lend Lease Construction and three other firms for allegedly making and installing faulty windows. The plaintiffs, who filed documents in Manhattan Supreme Court, said it would cost about $10 million to replace all of the...
  • Business Insider - New York Is On Track For A Record Number Of $15 Million+ Home Sales
    7/25/2014 @ 4:45 PM - The number of sales of single-family properties in New York City at or above $15 million hit a new post-recession high over the past 12 months, with 76 closed sales at that price point recorded throughout the five boroughs. At the current pace, $15 million-and-up sales are on track to set an all-time record in 2014, Jonathan Miller, president...
  • The Atlantic - Putting Gaza in Focus-From Space
    7/25/2014 @ 4:15 PM - Alexander Gerst/NASA Astronauts, when they first see the Earth from space, tend to share a complicated but common reaction: a sense of wonder. Mixed with a sense of peace. Mixed with a sense of appreciation of all that we share by virtue of sharing a planet. This encounter with the space-based sublime has, courtesy of...
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Popular Stories

  • LA Times - Housing labor shortage turning more severe, boosting home prices
    7/26/2014 @ 5:00 AM - If your builder is late delivering your new house, don't be too upset. You are not alone. New home buyers almost everywhere are probably experiencing the same thing.
  • ArchDaily - House Kamperland / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten
    7/26/2014 @ 5:01 AM - Architects: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten Location:  Veere, The Netherlands Architect In Charge: Jacq. de Brouwer Design Team: Cees de Rooij, Kees Paulussen Area: 360 sqm Year: 2009 Photographs: Luuk Kramer ...
  • Dezeen - Floating fence surrounds house and doll-making atelier by UID Architects
    7/26/2014 @ 1:01 AM - A narrow white wall appears to hover around the perimeter and garden of this  house and atelier - the third project on Dezeen this week by Japanese office UID Architects  (+ slideshow). (more...)

    Tagged in:    International

  • AOL Real Estate - Fire Pits With a Spark of Inspiration
    7/26/2014 @ 4:20 AM - Filed under: Design , News , Home Improvement Zillow Enjoy the combination of water and fire as long as you can safely run a gas line, or ensure fuel canisters remain dry. By Erika Riggs Once upon a time, fire pits were built out of...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: International Intrigue
    7/26/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Here's what's on our radar this week. Above: Hang on! Opening Ceremony's new Shoreditch shop has fixtures made by Max Lamb from London's underground railings. Photograph by Jamie McGregor Smith. A 362-square-foot Venice Beach cottage...

    Tagged in:    International   Tips and Tricks

  • Freshome - Contemporary Architecture At Its Best: Cree Cultural Institute in Canada
    7/26/2014 @ 3:49 AM - Rubin & Rotman Architects completed Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in the northern Canadian village of Oujé-Bougoumou, paying tribute to local architecture. The building's concept turns to the Cree people's traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the region. In this village, built in 1992 and unique in many respects, the main buildings were...

    Tagged in:    International

  • ArchDaily - Competition Entry Proposes Colorful Duo of Museums for Budapest
    7/26/2014 @ 2:31 AM - Italian  design firm IaN+  has put forth their vision for a pair of museums along the Dòzsa Gyorgy Boulevard in Budapest, Hungary  for the Liget Budapest International Competition . Connected by a central foyer, the two exhibition spaces will be based on a common grid of structural concrete  walls whose cells will form galleries. One...

    Tagged in:    International

  • designboom - a21studio shades the chapel with colorful curtains in ho chi minh city
    7/26/2014 @ 4:30 AM - the front and back faces of the community center building are open to the outside, with colorful curtains on their upper portion that produces a warm glow on the interior. The post a21studio shades the chapel with colorful curtains in ho chi minh city appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Atlantic - A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week
    7/26/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Alexander Boden/Flickr Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Geography of Melancholy ," Tara Isabella Burton, The American Reader In Robert Burton’s mammoth 1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy , a meandering discourse on soul-sickness, Burton treats melancholy as a...

    Tagged in:    California   DC Metro   International   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • EV Grieve - A new weekly flea market outside St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
    7/26/2014 @ 6:52 AM - [ File photo via Momos/Wikipedia ] From the EVG inbox Starting today, Karma Kleaners will be showcasing a limited selection of jewelry, accessories and gift items at the brand new (Saturday) weekly Flea Market run by Metro Festival Productions (who also run the St. Anthony Market in Soho ). If...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • NY Daily News - Breaking the ceiling ceiling: Apartments push the limits of vertical space
    7/25/2014 @ 2:00 AM - The super-tall ceiling is the latest amenity in high-end homes, well above the typical 9-foot heights of prewar buildings.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • The Epoch Times - Manhattan’s Far West Taking Shape
    7/25/2014 @ 5:32 AM - Manhattan’s far west side, once a strip of ports and rail yards, has been reclaiming underutilized land for upscale development in recent years. And none to quietly, as construction hammers away on several projects west of Ninth Avenue.  Just a block away from Penn Station is Brookfield’s $4.5 billion mixed-use Manhattan West project, which this week reached the halfway...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro   International   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • DS News - Housing Market Slips Slightly
    7/25/2014 @ 12:32 AM - The national housing market moved slightly farther away from stability in May as applications for home purchase mortgages remained subdued. Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) for the month slipped to a value of -2.64 in May, indicating a slightly weaker market than in April, when the index measured -2.59. The post Housing Market Slips Slightly appeared...

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets

  • Realty Biz News - HAP Investments signs up new Chief Financial Officer
    7/25/2014 @ 1:04 AM - New York City-based real estate investment firm HAP Investments LLC has just made a valuable new addition to its team with the appointment of Kfir M. Ribak as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Ribak, who joins HAP from accounting firm Citrin Cooperman, has been tasked with overseeing the company’s financial planning strategy as it seeks new growth and...

    Tagged in:    International   Mortgages / Markets   New York

  • ArchDaily - LAP Marina Residence / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo
    7/25/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Architects: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo Location: Cotonou, Benin Architect In Charge: Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Giampiero Peia, Marta Nasazzi, Simonetta Cenci Design Team: Simonetta Cenci, Ilaria Sisto, Sara Gottardo, Enrico Arrighetti, Emanuela Bartolini, Annalisa Beghelli, Stefania Bracco, Emanuele Mondin, Valeria Parodi, Francesca Recagno, Sara Traverso, Luca Bonazzoli, Massimo Mauro, Matteo...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura
    7/25/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Today is Eduardo Souto de Moura 's 62nd birthday. With over 60 buildings worldwide, Souto de Moura is known for his thoughtful use of colors and materials. Although often described as a “Miesian” architect, de Moura provides local and original interpretations of Mies van Der Rohe 's modernist style. Born in Porto, Souto de Moura enrolled at...

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  • designboom - tim piet + jos blom prefabricate KHM26 holiday home
    7/25/2014 @ 2:45 AM - the unique lakefront location in the netherlands required the architects to strategically choose their construction components and materials. The post tim piet + jos blom prefabricate KHM26 holiday home appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • New York Post - Billy Joel sells multi-million dollar beach house
    7/25/2014 @ 5:11 PM - The piano man has sold his oceanfront beach bungalow” in the Hamptons for just under its $19.9 million reduced asking price, the Post has learned. But Billy Joel will still...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   New York

  • Gotham Magazine - Chef Dan Silverman on Uptown vs. Downtown Dining
    7/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - We caught up with Chef Dan Silverman to hear his thoughts on one year at The Regency Bar & Grill, uptown versus downtown dining, and his favorite things to eat. The Regency Bar & Grill's chef, Dan Silverman. Chef Dan Silverman has had quite a year. First, he was swept away...

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  • Curbed - Comment Of The Day: I'm all for repurposing this stunning...
    7/25/2014 @ 5:20 PM - I'm all for repurposing this stunning landmark, but I have never seen any kind of rendering from anybody as to how hotel rooms would fit into this structure nor how many it would contain. Presumably, the grand open lobby would remain. It just doesn't seem big enough to accommodate enough rooms to justify the expense of conversion. Clearly, they...

    Tagged in:    New York

Celebrity Real Estate

  • The Real Deal - Top residential brokers of the week
    7/25/2014 @ 6:31 PM - From left: Kevin B. Brown and 127 East 79th Street Price : $13,250,000 Listing Broker : Kevin Brown of Sotheby’s International Realty Address :  127 East 79th Street From left: John Burger and 15 West 81st Street Price : $11,000,000 Listing  Broker : John Burger of...
  • The Real Deal - Ron Howard sells Upstate New York compound for $27.5M
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - From left: Ron Howard, the main house at his Westchester County estate and interior Director Ron Howard and his family spent years building a lakeside dream home and surrounding outbuildings. Now, the whole 32-acre compound has sold for $27.5 million. The deal closed on Thursday and represents the priciest home sale ever in Westchester County, Douglas...
  • The Broker List - Sold Hollywood, Florida: ±6,597 SF Industrial Warehouse Building
    7/25/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Brian Fleming , Senior Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller in the recent sale of a 6,597 SF industrial warehouse building located at 5914 SW 25th Street, West Park (Hollywood), Florida 33023. The Buyer, 5914 SW 25th Street, LLC purchased the building for $549,000 from the Sellers, Kim and...
  • New York Post - Billy Joel sells multi-million dollar beach house
    7/25/2014 @ 5:11 PM - The piano man has sold his oceanfront beach bungalow” in the Hamptons for just under its $19.9 million reduced asking price, the Post has learned. But Billy Joel will still...
  • Curbed - Wright Stuff: After being saved from demolition in...
    7/25/2014 @ 4:55 PM - After being saved from demolition in the early '90s and treated to a $1.5M restoration that rolled back some truly horrific alterations, Frank Lloyd Wright's only commission in Houston, Texas, is now on the market for $3.2M. Curbed National has the whole story, along with a gallery full of dramatic overhangs and groovy built-ins, ...
  • Gotham Magazine - Stars Talk Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Film, 'A Most Wanted Man'
    7/25/2014 @ 3:58 PM - How do the cast and director of A Most Wanted Man remember Philip Seymour Hoffman? And, what important message did Maggie Gyllenhaal’s children offer to the Middle East? Jeffrey Slonim investigates. What Stars Said About Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Performance in A Most Wanted Man Rachel McAdams (pictured...
  • The Atlantic - Iron Man Should Move to Cleveland, Not San Francisco
    7/25/2014 @ 3:42 PM - Yildiray Cinar/Marvel In the run-up to San Diego Comic-Con this week, Marvel made a couple of thrilling announcements for its marquee characters. In brand new comic-book lines launching this fall, a black hero will assume the mantle of Captain America, while a woman will take up Thor's hammer. These transformations were matched with a third...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Frugal Rules - Tradeking Promotional Code and Short Review
    7/26/2014 @ 6:00 AM - If you're looking for a Tradeking promotional code the great thing is that there are several to choose from. As I shared in my full Tradeking review   they are a solid brokerage to consider if you're an active trader, someone who likes Forex investing or someone who particularly likes to pay less for their investing...
  • New York Observer - Capital New York Moving Downstairs on 39th Street
    7/25/2014 @ 7:59 PM - 333 West 39th Street. Online news publication Capital New York   is moving to a larger space in its current building at 333 West 39th Street  to accommodate its recent growth. Capital signed a five-year lease for 4,500 square feet one floor down from its current 1,900-square-foot ninth-floor space in the building between Eighth and...
  • SFGate - Renovated three-bedroom in Menlo Park open Sunday
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 PM - 4401 Fair Oaks Ave., $1.198 millionBeds: 3 Baths: 2 1/2 Square footage: 1,940 Open home: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.Originally built in 1979, this well-maintained home has been extensively updated in recent years. Its private backyard features large oak trees and an entertainment deck and can be accessed through a large family room. The home offers two gas fireplaces and...
  • SFGate - Alameda home with dramatic views, private courtyard
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 PM - "The architecture of the home is really set up to maximize the experience through walls of glass and a broad bay window in the master and formal dining room," said David Gunderman of Alain Pinel Realtors, who is co-listing the home with Andrew Raskopf for $1.8 million.The four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom executive home offers roughly 3,500 square feet of living space,...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential brokers of the week
    7/25/2014 @ 6:31 PM - From left: Kevin B. Brown and 127 East 79th Street Price : $13,250,000 Listing Broker : Kevin Brown of Sotheby’s International Realty Address :  127 East 79th Street From left: John Burger and 15 West 81st Street Price : $11,000,000 Listing  Broker : John Burger of...
  • Zillow - What Millennials and Boomers Need to Know About Condos
    7/25/2014 @ 6:30 PM - Whether you're just starting out, upgrading or downsizing to your ultimate retirement pad, choosing a home is both a financial and a practical consideration. For millennials just starting out, saving up for the down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be financially stressful. For many baby boomers, the considerations are more practical than financial. Downsizing...
  • The Real Deal - Judge dismisses Art Students League suit over Extell tower
    7/25/2014 @ 6:23 PM - From left: Gary Barnett, plans for 225 West 57th Street and the Arts Students League building A New York Supreme Court Justice dismissed a lawsuit brought by more than 100 members of the Art Students League of New York against the League, its 12-member board and Extell Development Company. The opposing members filed suit against...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Bigger Pockets - How to Write the Perfect Elevator Pitch in Under 10 Minutes!
    7/26/2014 @ 7:00 AM - (The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released BiggerPockets book we keep talking about… it’s almost here!) THEM : Hey Brandon… So what is it you actually do?” ME : Well, I, uh… I invest in real estate… and… um… so… what about you, what do you do?” Ugh. It’s embarrassing just to type...
  • Multi-Housing News - Sealed Air and Spectra Group Bring 1,500 Jobs to Charlotte
    7/25/2014 @ 7:03 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Gov. Pat McCrory, NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Sealed Air Corporation officials North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker recently made two major announcements concerning Charlotte's job market, which will grow by over 1,500 positions thanks to a corporate relocation and...
  • SFGate - Latest offers
    7/25/2014 @ 7:01 PM - A snapshot of what lenders serving the Bay Area are offering.BankCityConventional 30-year fixed (%)PointsBank of AmericaSan Francisco4.1250.564Provident Credit UnionBelmont4.2500San Francisco Federal Credit UnionSan Francisco4.1250Source: Sentinel Media Services, rates taken July 22, 2014.
  • BBC - Fewer 'nimbys' and 'poor doors' - papers
    7/25/2014 @ 6:45 PM - Different trends affecting the housing market are reported on some of Saturday's front pages, while the papers report positive economic news.
  • Zillow - What Millennials and Boomers Need to Know About Condos
    7/25/2014 @ 6:30 PM - Whether you're just starting out, upgrading or downsizing to your ultimate retirement pad, choosing a home is both a financial and a practical consideration. For millennials just starting out, saving up for the down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be financially stressful. For many baby boomers, the considerations are more practical than financial. Downsizing...
  • DS News - House Oversight Committee Wants Securities Settlement Documents
    7/25/2014 @ 5:16 PM - The ongoing tension between the Justice Department and the House Oversight Committee saw a new development this week as Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), committee chair and vocal critic of Attorney General Eric Holder, requested the department turn over all of its documents related to its recent securities settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. The post House Oversight Committee...
  • Housing Wire - Goldman hired for Radian Asset selloff
    7/25/2014 @ 5:12 PM - Radian hired Goldman Sachs to evaluate interest in its financial guaranty business Radian Asset, according to Radian. The company has been in the runoff since 2008.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • The Atlantic - A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week
    7/26/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Alexander Boden/Flickr Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Geography of Melancholy ," Tara Isabella Burton, The American Reader In Robert Burton’s mammoth 1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy , a meandering discourse on soul-sickness, Burton treats melancholy as a...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Write the Perfect Elevator Pitch in Under 10 Minutes!
    7/26/2014 @ 7:00 AM - (The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released BiggerPockets book we keep talking about… it’s almost here!) THEM : Hey Brandon… So what is it you actually do?” ME : Well, I, uh… I invest in real estate… and… um… so… what about you, what do you do?” Ugh. It’s embarrassing just to type...
  • Frugal Rules - Tradeking Promotional Code and Short Review
    7/26/2014 @ 6:00 AM - If you're looking for a Tradeking promotional code the great thing is that there are several to choose from. As I shared in my full Tradeking review   they are a solid brokerage to consider if you're an active trader, someone who likes Forex investing or someone who particularly likes to pay less for their investing...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: International Intrigue
    7/26/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Here's what's on our radar this week. Above: Hang on! Opening Ceremony's new Shoreditch shop has fixtures made by Max Lamb from London's underground railings. Photograph by Jamie McGregor Smith. A 362-square-foot Venice Beach cottage...
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