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  • ArchDaily - Vision42 Design International Competition
    4/19/2014 @ 10:00 PM - This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world-42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide. The aim of this competition is to increase...
  • New York Observer - Extell Seals East Harlem Deal
    4/19/2014 @ 9:35 PM - Gary Barnett 's Extell Development  has acquired 160 East 125 th Street from the East Harlem Abyssinian Triangle for $39 million, according to published reports. The site is currently leased to a Pathmark supermarket and includes 300,000 square feet of air rights and over 450,000 total buildable square feet ...
  • New York Observer - San Francisco-based Prana Investments Sells Bronx Apartment Building for $10.5M
    4/19/2014 @ 9:35 PM - 1530 Sheridan Avenue. A longtime Bronx landlord has paid San Francisco-based Prana Investments $10.5 million for a six-story building with 84 apartments in the Claremont section of the Bronx, Commercial Observer has learned. The 96,000-square-foot elevator property "offers investors upside and scale,” Besen & Associates ' Amit Doshi , who...
  • The Real Deal - Central Park West penthouse sells for $42M
    4/19/2014 @ 5:01 PM - 50 Central Park West  A penthouse apartment situated on top of the Prasada, a luxury co-op building at 50 Central Park West on the southwest corner of West 65th Street, was sold for $42 million, which made it the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records. Although this deal was indeed the...
  • Gothamist - Represent: Nas's Masterful Debut Record "Illmatic" Turns 20 Today
    4/19/2014 @ 4:15 PM - These lines end the first verse of Nas 's brilliant debut record, 1994's Illmatic . That verse, which packs 394 words into 40 bars, was recorded in a single take by a 19 year-year-old high school dropout from the city's Queensbridge housing projects. It's boastful, brash, and brutally violent; people are murdered, crack gets bought and...
  • The Real Deal - Astoria complex to receive $4M in new lights
    4/19/2014 @ 3:01 PM - From left, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses  Amid safety concerns, the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria will receive a new lighting system, updating a decades-old dilapidated system. Residents at the New York City Housing Authority complex say the old bulbs had grown so dim that they no longer felt safe coming home at night...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Fighting Over Chicken Coops; Checkup at 224 Mulberry
    4/19/2014 @ 2:35 PM - [Via Marie Viljoen/Curbed Photo Pool ] · Queens residents are fighting over chicken coops [Gothamist] · Will de Blasio follow through on a carriage horse ban? [AC] · LEGO's flagship NYC store to open this summer [DNAinfo] · Getting a "No Standing" sign [NYT] ·...
  • The Real Deal - Greenwich Village townhouse sells for $8.1M
    4/19/2014 @ 2:01 PM - 23 Downing Street  A restored single-family townhouse in Greenwich Village sold for $8.1 million this week. The 3,700 square-foot residence at 23 Downing Street had been on the market for almost two years before landing a buyer, who had not been disclosed. Developer Good Property LLC previously bought the four-bedroom, five-bath...
  • Curbed - It Happened One Weekend: Paving the Streets of NYC; Couple Rents in East Village
    4/19/2014 @ 1:46 PM - Welcome to It Happened One Weekend, our weekly roundup of The New York Times real estate section... 1) History Lessons : wherein we explore our city's past, from Bronx to Battery. This week, our pal Christopher Gray details the history of New York's streets- literally!...
  • Curbed - Millennial Watch: Oh hey, according to this super-scientific...
    4/19/2014 @ 1:35 PM - Oh hey, according to this super-scientific study, New York City is the best city in America for millennials. And what's the best neighborhood for the city's legions of twenty-somethings? Riverdale! Just kidding, it's obviously Greenpoint . [Niche Ink; photo by Camille Lacroix/Curbed Photo Pool ]
  • The Real Deal - Plans for 41 East 22nd Street unveiled
    4/19/2014 @ 12:01 PM - From left, plans for 41 E 22nd Street, the current lot at the address  Continuum Company has unveiled new images for what its new residential tower at 41 East 22nd Street will look like once it is completed. The skyscraper will be 777 feet tall, making it the tallest building between Lower...
  • Curbed - Sold Stuff: Restored Greenwich Village Townhouse Sells for $8.1 Million
    4/19/2014 @ 11:35 AM - After spending almost two years on the market, a huge single-family townhouse in Greenwich Village closed earlier this week for $8.1 million , according to CORE. The home at 23 Downing Street was purchased by developer Good Property LLC in 2011 for $3.995 million, who contracted Turett Collaborative Architects to spearhead...
  • The Real Deal - Gowanus coal pockets being razed
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Burns Brothers coal pockets at Gowanus Canal  The Burns Brothers coal pockets by the Goawnus Canal are in the process of being torn down, presumably to make way for a new office development. The Burns Brothers coal pockets were in operation on Sixth Street at Second Avenue in Brooklyn from 1915 to...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: Found Art
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - This past week, we looked at a DIY kitchen overhaul for under $500 and bunny decor for the design-minded . With Earth Day looming, we're dedicating our next issue to eco-friendly and sustainable living. Until then, take a look at a few things we've got on our minds. ...
  • Curbed - Open House Weekend Warriors: Weekend Open House Tour: East Village
    4/19/2014 @ 10:35 AM - This weekend on the open house tour, we're seeing what's new in the East Village . There's a two-bedroom on East 12th asking $1 million, a penthouse on East 8th Street asking $3 million, a one-bedroom on East 14th asking $730,000, and a few others. No rooftop "art galleries" though. ...
  • The Real Deal - 341 Eastern Parkway to hit market this spring
    4/19/2014 @ 10:01 AM - 341 Eastern Parkway  A teaser site promoting a long-in-the-works Crown Heights rental development is now up and running. The 65-unit, eight-story building at 341 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom rentals, including duplexes. The almost finished project at Franklin Avenue will have approximately 8,000 square feet of retail and community space....
  • Curbed - Week in Review: Map of NYC Stereotypes; A Visit to Changing Gowanus
    4/19/2014 @ 9:35 AM - This New York City Map Will Offend Pretty Much Everyone , The 10 Best Two-Bedroom Apartments $675K Can Buy in NYC , See Chinatown Residents Captured in Their Cramped Homes , How One Family Dominated Fin-de-Siècle NYC Architecture , Visiting the Gowanus Canal's Under-Transformation 'Wild West' , Billionaire Activist Sells Design Award-Winning PH for $42M...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - Sales Prices: NBA Playoff Tickets and Real Estate Are Just Markets Like Any Other! (Charts)
    4/19/2014 @ 9:14 AM - Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service For current NBA Playoff teams, game tickets were all priced above regular season levels and in some cases like the Toronto Raptors over 250% higher! But, as in any marketplace, people and teams can ask whatever they want for a product that they are offering but when it comes down to actually consummating […]
  • The Real Deal - Former Rego Park eatery faces demolition
    4/19/2014 @ 9:00 AM - 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens  Shortly after a famous Rego Park eatery shuttered its doors, a developer has made plans to tear down part of the building it occupied. The Astoria-based Criterion Group plans to tear down the northern half of 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd., home of the recently closed Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant,...
  • Tribeca Citizen - In the News: Pier 26 Estuarium Gets Funding
    4/19/2014 @ 8:14 AM - ••• “A new educational facility will be built on Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. The Pier 26 Estuarium, which will also be used for research purposes will focus on the Hudson River Estuary, where ocean and fresh water meet and mingle with the tides. [...] The construction of the center, which could be as large...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - US Economic Calendar: Week of April 21, 2014
    4/19/2014 @ 6:52 AM - Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service US Economic Calendar for the Week of April 21, 2014 For residential and commercial real estate buyers worried about mortgage rates or for current property owners looking to either refinance their mortgage or sell their property, the economic data to be released in the upcoming week will most certainly have some degree […]
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  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Apr. 13 - 19)
    4/18/2014 @ 11:27 PM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Indianapolis, New York City, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Milwaukee / Madison, San Francisco, South Florida, Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, Southern Connecticut, and Raleigh / Durham.INDIANAPOLISJackiw Joins Milhaus Management...
  • Multi-Housing News - Greysteel Tapped to Sell Woodbridge's Meridian Bay Apartments
    4/18/2014 @ 9:55 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Meridian Bay Apartments, a 23-building garden-style community located in the Northern Virginia suburb of Woodbridge, is looking for new owners. Coastal Properties of Virginia, the current owner, has selected the Greysteel Co.'s Mid-Atlantic multifamily investment sales team to sell the property. The sale price has not been disclosed. ...
  • CP Executive - Greysteel Tapped to Sell Woodbridge's Meridian Bay Apartments
    4/18/2014 @ 9:55 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Meridian Bay Apartments, a 23-building garden-style community located in the Northern Virginia suburb of Woodbridge, is looking for new owners. Coastal Properties of Virginia, the current owner, has selected the Greysteel Co.'s Mid-Atlantic multifamily investment sales team to sell the property. The sale price has not been disclosed. ...
  • Housing Wire - Revolving door starts turning as WFC hires two former CFPB execs
    4/18/2014 @ 3:14 PM - The door turns in Washington D.C. as Wells Fargo is recruiting executives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Housing Wire - Claire Rhodes joins LenderLive
    4/18/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Denver-based LenderLive Network, hired Claire Rhodes as the firm's regional account executive covering the northeast region for the company's correspondent lending division.
  • CP Executive - Greater Baltimore Multi-Housing Developments Receive Funding
    4/18/2014 @ 10:40 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Two Greater Baltimore residential projects secured financing last week, and are both now one step closer to completion. Located in downtown Baltimore and in Odenton, the two projects total more than 420 units. Last fall, JK Equities, a real estate company based in Long Island, NY, paid 7.2 million...
  • CP Executive - Greater Baltimore Multi-Housing Developments Receive Funding
    4/18/2014 @ 10:40 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Two Greater Baltimore residential projects secured financing last week, and are both now one step closer to completion. Located in downtown Baltimore and in Odenton, the two projects total more than 420 units. Last fall, JK Equities, a real estate company based in Long Island, NY, paid 7.2 million...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses April 19-20
    4/18/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place April 19-20 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 April 19-20
    4/18/2014 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place April 19-20 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 . ...
  • The Epoch Times - Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture
    4/18/2014 @ 6:27 AM - The post Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture by Catherine Yang , Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times . Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils down to a mix...
  • Realtor.com News - Ravens’ Great Ray Lewis Sells Oceanfront Mansion
    4/17/2014 @ 7:25 PM - Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis is one property lighter after selling an oceanfront mansion in Florida. While he continues to shop his Baltimore home at a reduced price, the two-time Super Bowl champion linebacker has scored a sale in Highland Beach, FL . The Sun Sentinal reports that sale of Lewis' Palm Beach County home...
  • New York Observer - Natixis and UC Funds Lend $27M to Convert Historic Baltimore Office To Apartments
    4/17/2014 @ 4:42 PM - Long Island-based JK Equities closed $27 million in construction funds from Natixis Global Asset Management and Boston-based UC Funds , to redevelop a historic downtown Baltimore building, Mortgage Observer has learned. The three-year, 4.91 percent loan closed earlier this week. The Equitable Building , at 10 North Calvert Street in...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Brooklyn Cyclones to celebrate ‘Salute to Seinfeld Night’
    4/17/2014 @ 4:05 PM - In short order, Brooklyn’s gone from having no major professional sports teams to two-the much-ballyhooed, thoroughly-mediocre Nets, and the Islanders, who will play their home games at Barclays starting in 2015. We haven’t had Major League Baseball since 1957, when the Brooklyn Dodgers, foreshadowing the migrations of later generations of city-weary New Yorkers, absconded for Los Angeles. ...
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser, Hillary Clinton supporter, pleads guilty
    4/17/2014 @ 3:30 PM - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. An informant caught Sant Singh Chatwal on tape in 2010 explaining that he believed his illegal fundraising bought him access...
  • The Real Deal - New York a “bright spot” in slow spring for US housing market
    4/17/2014 @ 2:26 PM - New York City: One of the country’s few homes to spring housing market growth The U.S. housing market has been slowing down in the early days of spring, worrying real estate analysts who projected that warmer weather would bring an upswing of growth. New York, as well as Baltimore and Fairfield County in Connecticut , is in...
  • Haute Residence - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com's Top 5 Pick of the Week: Eddie Murphy, House from ‘The Fugitive’
    4/17/2014 @ 11:49 AM - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com  offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Check out a taste of their Top Ten list: Eddie Murphy Mansion (above) Murphy met his wife, Nicole, in 1988 and they were married in 1993.  This mansion, now for sale, was their family home until their divorce in 2006....
  • Redfin Blog - Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes: Did Yours Make the List?
    4/17/2014 @ 9:00 AM - With Earth Day just around the corner, today Redfin released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through homes for sale on Redfin.com to find those with “green” features...
  • CP Executive - Mayor Jones Announces $10M Grant for Final Phase of Main Street Station Renovation
    4/16/2014 @ 11:28 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The city of Richmond has been working for more than 20 years to rehabilitate Main Street Station, one of downtown's most visible landmarks, and turn it into a multimodal transportation center that will serve Amtrak, buses, shuttles, taxis and alternative modes of travel. Now, the renovation project is...
  • Realtor.com News - Gil Arenas Discounts Mansion With Custom Shark Tanks
    4/16/2014 @ 5:55 PM - Like the player himself, the market for Gilbert Arenas ' mansion in Virginia appears to have bottomed out. The  NBA  free agent’s 9,000-square-foot spread, known for its multiple custom shark tanks and “Entourage”-style swimming pool and grotto, has returned to the market at a discount. Arenas  originally asked $3.5 million when he first began shopping the home in...
  • Rent.com Blog - Top San Diego Neighborhoods for Foodies
    4/16/2014 @ 5:00 PM - San Diego may not be the first place you think of when discussing foodie capitals of the world, but this city by the sea is packed with culinary delights. Foodies who are searching for apartments in San Diego neighborhoods will undoubtedly want to live near the best eateries this metropolis has to offer. [Best Spring Activities in...
  • CP Executive - Highwoods Inks 91KSF Lease in Brentwood
    4/16/2014 @ 4:10 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Raleigh, NC-based Highwoods Properties has signed a 91,000-square-foot long-term lease at Highwoods Plaza II in Nashville with a current customer. The lease represents a 32,000-square-foot net expansion for the undisclosed customer, while also accessing an additional ten years of lease term. The space was part of LifePoint Hopsitals'...
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  • ArchDaily - Why Criticisms of Crowdsourcing Don't Add Up
    4/19/2014 @ 9:31 AM - Originally posted on ArchNewsNow as “ Crowdsourcing Design: The End of Architecture, or a New Beginning? “, this article by Michael J Crosbie examines the furore around crowdsourcing websites such as Arcbazar, explaining why the criticisms against it just don’t stack up. A few weeks ago, ArchNewsNow carried an article from the ...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Apr. 13 - 19)
    4/18/2014 @ 11:27 PM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Indianapolis, New York City, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Milwaukee / Madison, San Francisco, South Florida, Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, Southern Connecticut, and Raleigh / Durham.INDIANAPOLISJackiw Joins Milhaus Management...
  • The Real Deal - Catch up with the South Florida Market Report
    4/18/2014 @ 6:06 PM - Finished with your copy of The Real Deal ?  Then dive into The South Florida Market Report supplement, which accompanies the April 2014 issue. Within the 70-page section, you'll find a comprehensive report on the latest condo development boom hitting Greater Downtown Miami, a profile of Argentinian fashion-mogul-turned-developer Alan Faena and his mission to transform...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Miami's Grand Central; Public Space Improvements Galore
    4/18/2014 @ 4:45 PM - The latest from our Floridian friends at Curbed Miami ... 1) Downtown: Miami is getting a new 'Grand Central Station' -type train station in the middle of Downtown, and here's the very first rendering of the design by megafirm Skidmore Owings & Merrill. 2) Everywhere:...
  • Multi-Housing News - Philip Watkins Joins Megalith Capital Management as Principal
    4/18/2014 @ 4:35 PM - New York - Megalith Capital Management, a residential real estate owner and developer focused on investments in New York City and urban, supply-constrained markets, announced that Philip Watkins has joined as a principal. In his new position, Watkins will be actively involved in all aspects of the firm's acquisitions and asset management activities. Prior to joining Megalith in 2013Watkins...
  • Matrix - [Infographic] Getting Graphic in South Florida in 1Q 2014
    4/18/2014 @ 4:31 PM - Here’s a jumbo infographic from Douglas Elliman covering the findings of the four market reports in South Florida we prepare for them. Thank goodness Matrix can handle super tall images.
  • The Real Deal - New Jersey sees biggest drop in construction jobs in US
    4/18/2014 @ 4:06 PM - (Credit: Shutterstock) Across New York State, the construction industry employed 329,200 workers in March, up slightly from last month and from the same period last year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America trade organization.  But things were not nearly as encouraging in New Jersey. New York added 1,700 more jobs last month and 4,300 jobs...
  • Matrix - [Ready, Set, Download] South Florida Market Reports 1Q 2014
    4/18/2014 @ 4:02 PM - Our 4 comprehensive reports for Douglas Elliman on the residential sales markets for Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach this week. Click on each report to download! MIAMI With the Miami housing market well into the thirdyear of its recovery, rising prices have begunto pull listing inventory...
  • Business Insider - The 25 Best Neighborhoods For Young People
    4/18/2014 @ 3:35 PM - With May right around the corner, U.S. college graduates will be migrating to the nation's biggest cities to try to find jobs and apartments and to start life on their own. Niche Ink, a website dedicated to education analysis, put together a list of the best metro areas for millennials . They ranked the metro areas in the...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Two Cornerstone Multifamily Properties Refinanced
    4/18/2014 @ 1:37 PM - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--New York City-based Greystone reports it has provided $28 million in financing for two South Florida multifamily projects located in Lauderdale Lakes and Pompano Beach.
  • CP Executive - Parkway Takes Ownership of One Orlando Centre
    4/18/2014 @ 12:55 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Parkway Properties, Inc. has announced the acquisition of One Orlando Centre. The company has also simultaneously restructured the existing first mortgage loan. Parkway is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed REIT with main focus on the acquisition, ownership and management of quality office properties in higher growth submarkets in...
  • Multi-Housing News - Parkway Takes Ownership of One Orlando Centre
    4/18/2014 @ 12:55 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Parkway Properties, Inc. has announced the acquisition of One Orlando Centre. The company has also simultaneously restructured the existing first mortgage loan. Parkway is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed REIT with main focus on the acquisition, ownership and management of quality office properties in higher growth submarkets in...
  • Gigaom - 5 big speakers and 5 big ideas for building next-generation infrastructure
    4/18/2014 @ 12:54 PM - Distributed computing is nothing new, but like the Big Bang, what was once contained as a singular node of computing has exploded into an ever-expanding number of real and virtual machines traveling farther and farther from any central origin. It's not a perfect metaphor. There was never just one mainframe or one data center, but the thinking is similar. The...
  • CP Executive - Golden Sands Oceanfront Development Site in Miami Beach Sold
    4/18/2014 @ 12:25 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor CBRE Hotels has announced the sale of the former Golden Sands development site. A team comprised of CBRE Hotels representatives Christian Charre, Paul Weimer and Natalie J. Castillo along with CBRE Capital Markets brokers Robert Given and Gerard Yetming spoke for the seller-a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers-in the transaction. SMG/Shamrock...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - New York Investors Rush Miami Hotel Market
    4/18/2014 @ 11:04 AM - MIAMI--Bilzin Sumberg's Szuanne Amaducci-Adams tells GlobeSt.com's Jennifer LeClaire how New Yorkers--and foreign tourists and investors--are making their mark on Miami Beach's hotel scene.
  • Housing Wire - Despite new law, Florida foreclosures take longer
    4/18/2014 @ 9:35 AM - Florida recently passed a new law to help speed the foreclosure process up. But there's just one problem: the process is actually getting longer.
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn's exonerated individuals still fighting for financial freedom
    4/18/2014 @ 9:00 AM - Just as they thought the fight for their freedom was over, exonerated persons are still fighting for financial independence. Defendants who were wrongfully convicted of crimes dating back to the 1980s are still awaiting settlements from New York City for financial compensation redressing the years of wrongful imprisonment.   Upon exit from prison, many exonerated individuals...
  • Remodelista - 5 Favorites: Bright Metal Lights for Under $125
    4/18/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Why not add a splash of color with a light fixture? Lately, we've detected a trend in powder-coated and painted-metal lamp designs. Here are five affordable standouts. Above: The Shaded Pendant Lamp comes in mint green, black, white,...
  • Luxury Daily - Douglas Elliman invigorates West Coast offices with first major project
    4/18/2014 @ 3:30 AM - Model of the development Real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman is handling the marketing and sales during phase one of a $1 billion mixed-use project that aims to rejuvenate downtown Los Angeles. The building is expected to be the largest mixed-use development on the West coast, which has elicited claims that it can transform the character of the...
  • The Telegraph - Top city apartments around the world
    4/18/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Fancy a bolt-hole in London or Miami? We pick the best city pads for sale
  • FrontDoor: Cool Houses - 5 Things You Need to Know Before Selling a Home in Miami
    4/17/2014 @ 8:43 PM - When it comes to buying a home, preparation and timing are everything. And in Miami the market is going strong. We talked to three real estate experts who shared their tips on selling a home in South Florida.
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  • ArchDaily - Vision42 Design International Competition
    4/19/2014 @ 10:00 PM - This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world-42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide. The aim of this competition is to increase...
  • The Guardian - Ten steps to release the pressure in Britain's housing superbubble
    4/19/2014 @ 7:05 PM - As London property prices soar 18% in a year, a damaging housing boom now looks likely to spread across large parts of the country. What are the policy options to correct the market? Continue reading...
  • ArchDaily - American Standard / SPACE
    4/19/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: SPACE Location: Coyoacán, Mexico City , Federal District, Mexico Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Humberto Soto Area: 1,500 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of SPACE ...
  • ArchDaily - Construction Begins on UDG China's Nanjing Office Tower
    4/19/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Construction has begun on the new Nanjing Jianye District office tower in China . Designed by  UDG China , the multi-level complex will house hundreds of government workers throughout almost 100,000 square meters of office space. “The harmony between nature...
  • Business Insider - HOUSE OF THE DAY: Buy A Lakefront Mansion On Tahoe's 'Billionaires Row' For $12 Million
    4/19/2014 @ 5:44 PM - If you're looking for a vacation home, or at least a home that feels like a vacation, it's worth looking in to this Lake Tahoe lakefront estate . Located on the north shore of Tahoe's 'Billionaire's Row ,' the house includes some serious amenities like your own private pier and beach. Listed by Chase...
  • ArchDaily - Maison Edouard François Designs Luxurious Skyscraper Trio in India
    4/19/2014 @ 2:01 PM - Sector 66 of Gurgaon, India  will be the site of Maison Edouard François ' newest project: a massive luxury complex crowned by three stainless steel-clad skyscrapers. Given over entirely to opulence, Guragon 66 will house a hotel, a multiplex cinema, and an apartment complex. Yet its most defining feature may be its shopping mall, which covers...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: Found Art
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - This past week, we looked at a DIY kitchen overhaul for under $500 and bunny decor for the design-minded . With Earth Day looming, we're dedicating our next issue to eco-friendly and sustainable living. Until then, take a look at a few things we've got on our minds. ...
  • Business Insider - China's Strangest 'Ghost City' Is Actually Becoming Populated
    4/19/2014 @ 10:00 AM - A Shanghai suburb that is forever England. Oxford Street is a quiet cobbled lane, with Tudor-style shop fronts and lights supposed to look like gas lamps. At one end it opens out onto a small square. A bronze statue of Winston Churchill stands in front of the open-air colonnade of Thames Bar, looking towards an elderly man sitting...
  • Curbed - Week in Review: Map of NYC Stereotypes; A Visit to Changing Gowanus
    4/19/2014 @ 9:35 AM - This New York City Map Will Offend Pretty Much Everyone , The 10 Best Two-Bedroom Apartments $675K Can Buy in NYC , See Chinatown Residents Captured in Their Cramped Homes , How One Family Dominated Fin-de-Siècle NYC Architecture , Visiting the Gowanus Canal's Under-Transformation 'Wild West' , Billionaire Activist Sells Design Award-Winning PH for $42M...
  • ArchDaily - Why Criticisms of Crowdsourcing Don't Add Up
    4/19/2014 @ 9:31 AM - Originally posted on ArchNewsNow as “ Crowdsourcing Design: The End of Architecture, or a New Beginning? “, this article by Michael J Crosbie examines the furore around crowdsourcing websites such as Arcbazar, explaining why the criticisms against it just don’t stack up. A few weeks ago, ArchNewsNow carried an article from the ...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - Sales Prices: NBA Playoff Tickets and Real Estate Are Just Markets Like Any Other! (Charts)
    4/19/2014 @ 9:14 AM - Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service For current NBA Playoff teams, game tickets were all priced above regular season levels and in some cases like the Toronto Raptors over 250% higher! But, as in any marketplace, people and teams can ask whatever they want for a product that they are offering but when it comes down to actually consummating […]
  • ArchDaily - Boogertman Wins Competition to Design Educational Centre in Kenya's Karura Forest
    4/19/2014 @ 8:01 AM - South African-based practice Boogertman + Partners has recently won a competition to design a new education centre for the  Karura Forest Environmental Education Trust in Kenya’s   Karura Forest Reserve .  The centre, situated on around fifteen acres of a former sports club, will be surrounded by the closed-canopy forest close to the  ...
  • The Broker List - Vestis Group is Rocking and Rolling Multifamily in Phoenix Market
    4/19/2014 @ 8:00 AM - 36th Street Apartments – Phoenix Vestis Group completed the sale of 3151 N 36th Street, a 6-unit multifamily property, located near the Arcadia-area of Phoenix for $390,000 or $65,000 per unit. Vestis Group is pleased to announce that brokers Victoria Miachika, Natan Jacobs and Les Litwin have completed the sale of...
  • ArchDaily - La Salle Cuernavaca University Annex Building / GBF taller de arquitectura
    4/19/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Architects: GBF taller de arquitectura Location: Cuernavaca , Morelos, Mexico Design Team: Sergio R. Salas, Francisco Ramírez Díaz, Pedro Estrada Herrera Project Area: 2,300 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Luis Gordoa ...
  • Remodelista - The Magic of Two Courtyards in Melbourne
    4/19/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Melbourne architecture firm Edwards Moore's insertion of two internal courtyard gardens into the existing fabric of a small and narrow urban house might at first seem counterintuitive. With limited space, does it make sense to carve more out? Designed to distribute daylight and ventilation evenly through the difficult-to-reach areas of a long and narrow site i n...
  • ArchDaily - 17a Highbury Terrace Mews / Studio 54 Architecture
    4/19/2014 @ 5:01 AM - Architects: Studio 54 Architecture Location: London, UK Contractor: Fullers Builders Year: 2013 Photographs: Sarah Blee ...
  • The Telegraph - The men transforming Battersea Power Station
    4/19/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Battersea Power Station is one of Britain's most recognisable buildings, and it is being turned into luxury flats. Max Davidson meets the men entrusted with designing Britain's most desirable new residence
  • ArchDaily - Strasbourg School of Architecture / Marc Mimram
    4/19/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Architects: Marc Mimram Location: 4 Boulevard du Président Wilson, Strasbourg, France Area: 4,500 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Julien Lanoo Structural Engineer: Marc...
  • ArchDaily - Amsterdam Metro Station / Maccreanor Lavington Architects
    4/18/2014 @ 11:00 PM - Architects: Maccreanor Lavington Architects Location: 1103 Bijlmermeer , The Netherlands Area: 1880.0 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Maccreanor Lavington Contractor: Strukton Bouw Interiors: Maccreanor Lavington...
  • ArchDaily - MONU Magazine New Issue: Geographical Urbanism
    4/18/2014 @ 10:01 PM - MONU - magazine on urbanism is a unique bi-annual international forum for artists, writers and designers that are working on topics of urban culture, development and politics. Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the...
  • Zillow - Robin Williams Puts 'Villa of Smiles' Back on Market
    4/18/2014 @ 7:09 PM - Robin Williams has a legendary career as an actor and comedian, as well as a new CBS sitcom,   “The Crazy Ones.” Oh yeah, and he still has a massive vineyard estate in Napa Valley. Source: IMDb The funnyman made a serious attempt to sell it in 2012 for $35 million , but no...
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Popular Stories

  • ArchDaily - 17a Highbury Terrace Mews / Studio 54 Architecture
    4/19/2014 @ 5:01 AM - Architects: Studio 54 Architecture Location: London, UK Contractor: Fullers Builders Year: 2013 Photographs: Sarah Blee ...

    Tagged in:    International

  • Daily Finance - 5 Ways to Improve Your Financial Knowledge
    4/19/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Family Money , Personal Finance , Budgeting , Financial Education Getty Images Want to get a better grasp on personal finance? Check out free workshops offered by your local library and online college courses. By Jennifer Calonia Tax season can be a painful...

    Tagged in:    California   Tips and Tricks

  • Daily Finance - 10 Final Tips from Our Favorite Personal Finance Bloggers
    4/19/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Personal Finance , Financial Education Stable/Shutterstock This is the last installment in my compilation of the best financial tips from 30 of today's top personal finance bloggers. When it comes to money, these folks don't just talk the talk; they walk the walk. The first two articles in this...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • Bigger Pockets - 1 Question Every Landlord Forgets to Ask a Potential Property Manager
    4/19/2014 @ 7:34 AM - This is one question that really matters. This is the one that the answer can make or break your rental property investment. People don't know to ask this question. I didn't know to ask this question when I got started, or even years into it. Until it became an issue, I never could have known to ask. ...

    Tagged in:    California

  • Houzz - 10 Ways to Open a Kitchen to the Outdoors (12 photos)
    4/19/2014 @ 7:00 AM - The kitchen is often the heart of the ...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • Los Angeles Times - A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach
    4/19/2014 @ 5:00 AM - The farmhouse-style home sits on a corner lot This Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. White bead board brings a rural tone to the interiors as does the country kitchen's butcher-block counters and farmhouse sink.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • CNN Money: Real Estate - Americans are back in love with real estate
    4/19/2014 @ 7:34 PM - According to Gallup, Americans think real estate is the best long-term investment. Unfortunately, they're wrong.
  • designboom - blank studio designs a house for a writer suspended amongst a forest of columns
    4/19/2014 @ 9:31 PM - the suspended household amongst the columnar forest of the maison de l'echiture forms the ideal space for a writer. The post blank studio designs a house for a writer suspended amongst a forest of columns appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • ArchDaily - Boogertman Wins Competition to Design Educational Centre in Kenya's Karura Forest
    4/19/2014 @ 8:01 AM - South African-based practice Boogertman + Partners has recently won a competition to design a new education centre for the  Karura Forest Environmental Education Trust in Kenya’s   Karura Forest Reserve .  The centre, situated on around fifteen acres of a former sports club, will be surrounded by the closed-canopy forest close to the  ...

    Tagged in:    International

  • Houzz - Budget Bathroom Beautifiers (8 photos)
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - The bathroom is perhaps one of the most important rooms in the house, but it never seems to get the respect it deserves. We spatter it with mud after rainstorms and leave heaps of wet towels on its forgiving floor. Its time we give the bathroom a little TLC. Yet, with a fixed vanity and all ...
  • World Property Channel - 390 New Hotels in Pipeline for Central and South America
    4/18/2014 @ 8:08 AM - According to STR's March 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, Central and South America's hotel development pipeline comprised of 390 hotels totaling 63,780 rooms. Among the countries in the region, Brazil ended the month with the most rooms in construction with 12,937 rooms. Five other countries reported more than 800 rooms under construction: Colombia (2,805 rooms); Panama (1,919 rooms);...
  • Wise Bread - 25 Cheap and Easy Fixes That Make Your House Look Amazing
    4/18/2014 @ 4:48 AM - I'm currently in the process of selling my house, and it's been quite an ordeal getting it up to snuff for listing. Over the six years my family has lived here, we've surely settled in. Things like dirty baseboards, slow draining tubs, and a rogue dead outlet didn't seem so horrible; we got used to all these little inconveniences because...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • The Atlantic - 2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective
    4/18/2014 @ 10:40 AM - Everyone "knows" that China is badly polluted. I've written  over the years , and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China's biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an...

    Tagged in:    California   International   Tips and Tricks

  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - 12 Economic Tips for New College Graduates (and everyone else)!
    4/18/2014 @ 10:56 AM - Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service Spring has arrived which means that days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, baseball is being played, clothes are getting skimpier, potholes are more obvious and kids are getting ready to graduate from college! And with this graduation comes the eager anticipation of leaving academia for the real world of jobs, […]

    Tagged in:    New York   Tips and Tricks

  • ArchDaily - “Unfinished Spaces” Wins SAH Award for Film and Video
    4/18/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Click here to view the embedded video. Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray's Unfinished Spaces has been awarded the 2014 Society of Architectural Historian's (SAH) Award for Film and Video, an award presented annually to the “most distinguished work of film on the history of the built environment.” Initially...
  • Matrix - [Ready, Set, Download] South Florida Market Reports 1Q 2014
    4/18/2014 @ 4:02 PM - Our 4 comprehensive reports for Douglas Elliman on the residential sales markets for Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach this week. Click on each report to download! MIAMI With the Miami housing market well into the thirdyear of its recovery, rising prices have begunto pull listing inventory...

    Tagged in:    Florida   Tips and Tricks

  • Matrix - [Infographic] Getting Graphic in South Florida in 1Q 2014
    4/18/2014 @ 4:31 PM - Here’s a jumbo infographic from Douglas Elliman covering the findings of the four market reports in South Florida we prepare for them. Thank goodness Matrix can handle super tall images.

    Tagged in:    Florida

  • CP Executive - $70 Million Makeover Announced for Boston's TD Garden
    4/18/2014 @ 10:37 AM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Now that the Boston Celtics wrapped the 2013-2014 season with a 118-102 loss to the Washington Wizards at TD Garden and the Boston Bruins have only a few more games to play before concluding their 90 th season for the National Hockey League, their home TD Garden is set to undergo a comprehensive,...

    Tagged in:    International   Tips and Tricks

  • News Times - On the market: Harvest a bounty of eco-friendly amenities at this Colonial
    4/18/2014 @ 11:40 AM - Not until April 22, 1970, was Earth Day first introduced as an annual celebration, and on April 18, 1977, then-President Jimmy Carter wore a sweater as he delivered a televised speech on the need "to balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources."Many people became environmentally conscious, thinking on a large scale about the health of the planet...
  • News Times - On the market: Craftsman-style details
    4/18/2014 @ 2:43 PM - With white oak for the kitchen cabinet and floors, teak for the master bath's vanity and Honduras mahogany found in wall paneling and the staircase, the home is abundant in lavish woodwork.A formal living room is lined with mahogany paneling and a coffered ceiling and features a wood-burning fireplace with a hand glazed-tiled hearth.Coffered ceilings continue into the formal dining...

    Tagged in:    California

  • Multi-Housing News - Interface Panel Washington DC_LB
    2/13/2014 @ 2:00 PM -

    Tagged in:    DC Metro

  • Brownstoner - Building of the Day: 123 Clermont Avenue
    2/10/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Stand-alone house Address: 123 Clermont Avenue Cross Streets: Myrtle and Park avenues Neighborhood: Wallabout Year Built: 1850, changes in 1892 Architectural Style: Italianate, now with Queen Anne ornament Architect: Original builder unknown, addition designed by architect/builder John McKeefrey, who lived here Other buildings by architect: McKeefrey, a general contractor, was responsible for building...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • DS News - ‘Significant Progress’ Made for Negative Equity Homes
    3/7/2014 @ 3:29 PM - As of the end of 2013, CoreLogic estimates the number of mortgaged residential properties with equity totaled about 42.7 million, representing a share of about 86.7 percent. Due to a slowdown in the quarterly growth rate of the company's Home Price Index, the share of homes with equity versus underwater homes was mostly unchanged from Q3 to Q4.

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets

  • Brooklyn Magazine - A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Thoughtful, Besotted Brooklynite
    2/11/2014 @ 10:00 AM - Pendant, Yellow Owl Work Shop, $44 A fun opportunity to play around a little (and adjust depending on where you're at in the relationship)—you could go classic romantic with a venn diagram or the “je t'aime” heart, or go for something beautiful but more abstract, like the terrarium or my personal favorite, the neon infinity triangle. Yellow...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Chains Infiltrate Shopping Meccas
    1/14/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Europe is the most-targeted region in the world for international retail chains, and the influx of global brands has sparked concern about the direction of the Continent's fashion hot spots.

    Tagged in:    International

  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Healthy home on the market in Middleburg
    1/21/2014 @ 5:30 AM - Breathe deeply at Auspice Hill , a Craftsman-style home in Middleburg listed for sale at $1.55 million, and you'll inhale nothing but clean air. At least, that's how it's designed to be. Built in 2009 by Heritage Homes of Virginia , this energy-efficient green home has a geothermal system, radiant heat and extra insulation to...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro

  • Brownstoner - Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Opens Next Week in Gowanus
    1/10/2014 @ 2:01 AM - The highly anticipated Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is hosting a soft opening next week on Union Street in Gowanus, according to their Facebook page. They were offering free tickets to anyone who’d like come test out the new courts, but they sold out pretty quickly. Owners Jonathan Schnapp and Ashley Albert built ten indoor, 50-foot-long shuffleboard courts at 514 Union Street, which...

    Tagged in:    Florida   New York

  • Mortgage News Daily - CoreLogic asks if Poor Construction Hiring is New Normal
    1/17/2014 @ 12:35 PM - Data presented by CoreLogic in its newedition of MarketPulse raises aninteresting question about employment in the construction sector . Is the slow pace of hiring the result of afundamental change in the construction industry or is the industry self-correcting to a more sustainable level of employment? Thomas Vitlo, author of "Hesitation inthe Construction Industry,"...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Salvation Army Sells Bowery Property
    For $30M
    3/7/2014 @ 2:15 PM - NEW YORK CITY-The community center building is slated to become a boutique hotel and possibly condos in this weekly wrap-up of deals.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • New York Observer - Time Hotel Set for Foreclosure Auction—Again
    2/4/2014 @ 5:31 PM - Time Hotel at 224 West 49th Street Perhaps third time's the charm for celebrity favorite, Time Hotel . The Times Square-area hotel is set for a mortgage foreclosure auction February 19, after twice being postponed, PropertyShark records show. The auction, for the ground lease of the 192-room boutique hotel, at 224...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   International   Mortgages / Markets   New York

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Chicago Tribune - Actor takes on predatory lending
    4/19/2014 @ 8:03 PM - The last thing Armand Assante wanted was to become a poster boy for mortgage fraud. But when the FBI wouldn't get involved, he had to take matters into his own hands.
  • The Real Deal - Shirley MacLaine lists New Mexico ranch for $18M
    4/19/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left, Shirley MacLaine, her Plaza Blanca Ranch in Abiquiu, NM  Actress Shirley MacLaine has put her 7,450-acre New Mexico ranch on the market for $18 million. The property includes a 9,000 square-foot main house, caretaker’s cottage, horse barn, swimming pool and two ponds and ranch buildings and equipment. The ranch, known...
  • Frugal Rules - Personal Capital Review: Managing Investments Made Easy
    4/19/2014 @ 6:00 AM - I've been using Personal Capital ,  for several months now as an attempt to aggregate all of our investment and banking accounts in one location. Think of Personal Capital as Mint with a twist of investing thrown into it. While I've been fine managing our various investment accounts at different brokerages, I'm also looking for ways to...
  • Los Angeles Times - Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband
    4/19/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Anjelica Huston sells the five-story home she shared with sculptor Robert Graham for $11.15 million. It has a 10,000-square-foot art studio. Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million.
  • Realtor.com News - Robin Williams Gets Serious About Selling $30 Million Napa Valley Ranch
    4/18/2014 @ 8:17 PM - Veteran funnyman Robin Williams is quite serious about selling his  Napa Valley  ranch. Williams, star of the ABC sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” is asking $30 million for his stunning vineyard estate known as Villa Sorriso, which, fittingly, translates to “villa of smiles.” The actor and comedian previously attempted to sell the scenic retreat in 2012 for $35 million, reports...
  • Zillow - Robin Williams Puts 'Villa of Smiles' Back on Market
    4/18/2014 @ 7:09 PM - Robin Williams has a legendary career as an actor and comedian, as well as a new CBS sitcom,   “The Crazy Ones.” Oh yeah, and he still has a massive vineyard estate in Napa Valley. Source: IMDb The funnyman made a serious attempt to sell it in 2012 for $35 million , but no...
  • The Real Deal - Greenpoint top nabe for youngsters seeking apartments: report
    4/18/2014 @ 6:15 PM - Lena Dunham and Alex Karpovsky of “Girls” in front of Greenpoint’s Café Grumpy With May right around the corner, U.S. college graduates will be migrating to the nation’s biggest cities to try to find jobs, apartments and start life on their own. Niche Ink, a website dedicated to education analysis, put together a list of the...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • The Real Deal - Central Park West penthouse sells for $42M
    4/19/2014 @ 5:01 PM - 50 Central Park West  A penthouse apartment situated on top of the Prasada, a luxury co-op building at 50 Central Park West on the southwest corner of West 65th Street, was sold for $42 million, which made it the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records. Although this deal was indeed the...
  • The Real Deal - Shirley MacLaine lists New Mexico ranch for $18M
    4/19/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left, Shirley MacLaine, her Plaza Blanca Ranch in Abiquiu, NM  Actress Shirley MacLaine has put her 7,450-acre New Mexico ranch on the market for $18 million. The property includes a 9,000 square-foot main house, caretaker’s cottage, horse barn, swimming pool and two ponds and ranch buildings and equipment. The ranch, known...
  • The Broker List - Vestis Group is Rocking and Rolling Multifamily in Phoenix Market
    4/19/2014 @ 8:00 AM - 36th Street Apartments – Phoenix Vestis Group completed the sale of 3151 N 36th Street, a 6-unit multifamily property, located near the Arcadia-area of Phoenix for $390,000 or $65,000 per unit. Vestis Group is pleased to announce that brokers Victoria Miachika, Natan Jacobs and Les Litwin have completed the sale of...
  • Frugal Rules - Personal Capital Review: Managing Investments Made Easy
    4/19/2014 @ 6:00 AM - I've been using Personal Capital ,  for several months now as an attempt to aggregate all of our investment and banking accounts in one location. Think of Personal Capital as Mint with a twist of investing thrown into it. While I've been fine managing our various investment accounts at different brokerages, I'm also looking for ways to...
  • Realtor.com News - Robin Williams Gets Serious About Selling $30 Million Napa Valley Ranch
    4/18/2014 @ 8:17 PM - Veteran funnyman Robin Williams is quite serious about selling his  Napa Valley  ranch. Williams, star of the ABC sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” is asking $30 million for his stunning vineyard estate known as Villa Sorriso, which, fittingly, translates to “villa of smiles.” The actor and comedian previously attempted to sell the scenic retreat in 2012 for $35 million, reports...
  • Zillow - Robin Williams Puts 'Villa of Smiles' Back on Market
    4/18/2014 @ 7:09 PM - Robin Williams has a legendary career as an actor and comedian, as well as a new CBS sitcom,   “The Crazy Ones.” Oh yeah, and he still has a massive vineyard estate in Napa Valley. Source: IMDb The funnyman made a serious attempt to sell it in 2012 for $35 million , but no...
  • CP Executive - Making Inroads into Memphis, CLK Properties Buys 118-Unit Pinnacle Apartments for $3.8M
    4/18/2014 @ 6:07 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor The Pinnacle Apartments New York real estate firm CLK Properties has picked up yet another Memphis apartment, hot on the heels of its March purchase of Georgian Woods. According to the Memphis Business Journal , CLK’s newest acquisition, the 118-unit The Pinnacle Apartments...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • New York Observer - PRC Lands $52M Construction Loan for Student Housing Project
    4/19/2014 @ 9:35 PM - New Jersey-based developer The PRC Group nabbed $52.5 million in construction financing for its $80 million student housing project at The College of New Jersey , Mortgage Observer has learned. HFF secured the three-year loan for the 130-unit development, which should be complete by fall of 2015. The trio of lenders was...
  • Chicago Tribune - Actor takes on predatory lending
    4/19/2014 @ 8:03 PM - The last thing Armand Assante wanted was to become a poster boy for mortgage fraud. But when the FBI wouldn't get involved, he had to take matters into his own hands.
  • Chicago Tribune - Would-be homebuyers are stuck on the fence
    4/19/2014 @ 7:49 PM - New lending rules, fluctuating mortgage interest rates and slowly rising home prices haven't dampened enthusiasm for home purchases, but the combination is prompting a question from consumers to lenders.
  • CBS News - Did the housing market pick up after rough winter?
    4/19/2014 @ 11:24 AM - Economists and investors are looking out for housing data after the real estate market got off to a weak start this year. Jill Schlesinger looks at that story and more in her preview of the business week ahead.
  • Calculated Risk - Schedule for Week of April 20th
    4/19/2014 @ 8:31 AM - The key reports this week are March Existing Home Sales on Tuesday and March New Home sales on Wednesday. For manufacturing, the April Richmond and Kansas City Fed surveys will be released. ----- Monday, April 21st ----- 8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for March. This is a composite...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - US Economic Calendar: Week of April 21, 2014
    4/19/2014 @ 6:52 AM - Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service US Economic Calendar for the Week of April 21, 2014 For residential and commercial real estate buyers worried about mortgage rates or for current property owners looking to either refinance their mortgage or sell their property, the economic data to be released in the upcoming week will most certainly have some degree […]
  • AOL Real Estate - Knowing Air Conditioning Jargon Can Save You Thousands
    4/19/2014 @ 5:15 AM - Filed under: Advice , Home Improvement zeevveez/Flickr Traditional air conditioners use a refrigerant cooling system that takes a ton of energy. By Abby Hayes If you're like most Americans, you probably just ignore your air conditioner -- at least, until it breaks. Then, you just want it...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • ArchDaily - Vision42 Design International Competition
    4/19/2014 @ 10:00 PM - This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world-42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide. The aim of this competition is to increase...
  • ArchDaily - American Standard / SPACE
    4/19/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: SPACE Location: Coyoacán, Mexico City , Federal District, Mexico Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Humberto Soto Area: 1,500 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of SPACE ...
  • RealEstate.com Blog - Must-Have Makeup Organization
    4/19/2014 @ 1:17 PM - When was the last time you organized your makeup collection or thought about how long you've had your concealer or mascara? Do you know what's lurking within that seemingly endless bottle of foundation? Are you constantly digging through eye shadows in every color of the rainbow even though you only use a few shades? Get your cosmetic collection under control...
  • Bigger Pockets - How I Buy Houses High and Sell Them Low and Still Make Money
    4/19/2014 @ 12:33 PM - Yes, you read that title correctly. Late last year I ran across a deal that I bought for more money that most investors that only buy within certain parameters would have paid, made absolutely no repairs (except adding a front and back door knob to secure the house), and resold the house to make just over $17,000...
  • Houzz - 6 Ways to Harmonize Different Home and Garden Styles (6 photos)
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Eclecticism in designing a garden is trickier than it seems. Combine several styles or elements together, and the risk of nothing standing out is great as is the risk for, well, a cacophonous mess.But what if your house is one style, and your garden another? As a designer, Im sometimes ...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: Found Art
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - This past week, we looked at a DIY kitchen overhaul for under $500 and bunny decor for the design-minded . With Earth Day looming, we're dedicating our next issue to eco-friendly and sustainable living. Until then, take a look at a few things we've got on our minds. ...
  • Houzz - You Said It: 'Photovoltawhata?' and More Houzz Quotables (10 photos)
    4/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - This week on Houzz, an underlying theme stood out: how to make major lifestyle changes via your home. Sometimes the changes were born from how people reacted to disasters. Others were from conscious changes to lessen carbon footprints. A tornado forced an unexpected remodel; a fire left a family living...
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