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  • The Atlantic - How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?
    10/24/2014 @ 5:29 PM - Washington Post sponsored "bulletin board" for the 1912 Boston AL vs. New York NL World Series (Harris & Ewing/LOC) Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this countryespecially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in...
  • New York Observer - Risk Retention Rules Approved, Will Increase Cost of CMBS Transactions
    10/24/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Six federal agencies voted this week to approve new risk retention rules that could foul up the finally recovered CMBS issuance pipeline, even though the new rules won't be enacted until 2016. However, the sentiment from some industry observers was relief-earlier proposed regulations were even more strict. As part of the Dodd-Frank Act 's implementation, rules were passed...
  • The Real Deal - Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week
    10/24/2014 @ 4:51 PM - Scott Harris and Sophie Ravet from Brown Harris Stevens had the weeks priciest listing with a $40 million penthouse at the Richard Meier-designed 165 Charles Street . The asking price of British art magazine publisher Louise Blouins unit was raised by $5 million . Pricing at the 4,551-square-foot penthouse is now $8,789 per square foot. The listing describes the four-bedroom, four-bathroom...
  • Multi-Housing News - Enterprise Makes $6M Tax Credit Investment to Preserve Philly Affordable Properties
    10/24/2014 @ 3:00 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Philadelphia-Enterprise Community Investment has made a $6 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit deal to acquire, rehabilitate and preserve 92 affordable apartment units within four developments across scattered sites in Philadelphia. The company will also to create seven new affordable rental apartments in the process. The rehabilitation will be done on the...
  • BuzzFeed - Exclusive: Shakeup At NSA After BuzzFeed News Reports On Potential Conflict Of Interest
    10/24/2014 @ 2:44 PM - Top National Security Agency official Teresa Shea is leaving her position after BuzzFeed News reported on her and her husband,s financial interests. The move comes as the NSA faces more questions about the business dealings of its former director Keith Alexander, and potential ethics conflicts. This post has been updated to include a response from the NSA. ...
  • Capital - Sources: CitiBike deal closes
    10/24/2014 @ 1:22 PM - A real estate company has closed on a deal to buy Alta Bicycle Share, according to two knowledgeable sources. REQX Ventures, a company run by people affiliated with Related Companies-developer of the Time Warner Center and Hudson Yards-and its subsidiary Equinox, will own all of Alta Bicycle Share, according to one of those sources. It will, according to...
  • The Atlantic - Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America
    10/24/2014 @ 11:38 AM - Michal / Flickr The rise of bike-share as a popular mode of city transportation has been swift and impressive. A new report on the state of North American bike-share, which gives new meaning to the word "comprehensive," puts the total number of users at more than 1.1 million as of 2012....
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Oct. 19 - 25)
    10/24/2014 @ 10:58 AM - 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: Greenville / Spartanburg, Cleveland / Northern Ohio, San Diego, South Florida, Atlanta, Washington DC, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Chicago.GREENVILLE / SPARTANBURGColliers Taps Pollard as Vice Chair, Retail Services USA By...
  • Capital - Capital Data Story Tracker: October 24, 2014
    10/24/2014 @ 10:05 AM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism with a New York focus. Obamacare by Zip Code Dan Goldberg and I mapped Obamacare enrollment by zip code in New York City. In the piece, we compared the new map to a previous Capital map showing the uninsured rates in New York City neighborhoods....
  • Reuters - U.S. new home sales up in September, but August pace cut
    10/24/2014 @ 10:01 AM - WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated that the housing recovery...
  • The Real Deal - These 6 e-tailers are going brick-and-mortar in NYC
    10/24/2014 @ 8:00 AM - The Warby Parker showroom at 1209 Lexington Avenue Retailers that once solely depended on clicks to drive sales are increasingly building up bricks as a supplement to their online business. Gap subsidiary Piperlime opened its first storefront at Sohos 121 Wooster Street in 2012 after launching a successful pop-up shop for Fashions Night Out two years earlier....
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Oct. 25-26
    10/24/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Oct. 25-26 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 […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Oct. 25-26
    10/24/2014 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Oct. 25-26 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 […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses Oct. 25-26
    10/24/2014 @ 7:51 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Oct. 25-26 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 […]
  • Tribeca Citizen - Seen & Heard: Grand Banks Blowout
    10/24/2014 @ 7:08 AM - ••• From Alex at Grand Banks : This weekend will be the last time this season to eat at Grand Banks-after Sunday , well be doing drinks only. And Halloween will be our last day of operation. Wed like to do a neighborhood/friends and family event for the full day. All drinks, no matter what they...
  • Daily Finance - New Home Sales Hit 6-Year High; Recovery Still Fragile
    10/24/2014 @ 6:12 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Housing Market , Materials & Construction , Home Buying Keith Srakocic/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- Sales of new single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated...
  • AOL Real Estate - New Home Sales Rise in September, but August Pace Cut
    10/24/2014 @ 6:12 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Economy Keith Srakocic/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated that the housing recovery remains fragile. The Commerce Department...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Ebola reaches New York, EU revolt, vaping IPO, ugly dinosaurs
    10/24/2014 @ 5:48 AM - What to watch for today Canadian lawmakers put on a brave face.  Lawmakers and public servants return to work in the aftermath of Wednesday's  shooting in Ottawa . Canada plans to introduce legislation to boost police and intelligence services powers to counter terrorist threats. Rating agency skepticism about Russia. Standard & Poors is due to weigh in on...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M
    10/24/2014 @ 5:31 AM - View Photo Gallery -The Washington Post's picks of distinguished homes on the D.C. area market. Thomas Franklin Schneider, sometimes known as T.F. Schneider, is perhaps best known for the Cairo, the 12-story residential building on Q Street that triggered the District's height debate. But he also built along that same street a collection of elegant […]
  • Costar - American Real Estate Partners and Investcorp Finalize $176 Million Canal Center Acquisition
    10/24/2014 @ 2:25 AM - Herndon, VA-based American Real Estate Partners, in a joint venture with New York City-based Investcorp, acquired the 540,000-square-foot, four-building Canal Center office park in Alexandria, VA for $176 million, or approximately $327 per square foot.The Class A mid-rise office complex was constructed in 1987 on the banks of the Potomac River just outside of Washington, D.C. Developed by local outfit...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Ebola reaches New York, Amazon tests patience, vaping IPO, ugly dinosaurs
    10/24/2014 @ 12:09 AM - What to watch for today Canadian lawmakers put on a brave face.  Lawmakers and public servants return to work in the aftermath of Wednesday's  shooting in Ottowa . Canada plans to introduce legislation to boost police and intelligence services powers to counter terrorist threats. Rating agency skepticism of Russia. Standard & Poors is due to weigh in...
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  • Realtor.com News - Former Dallas Cowboy Igor Olshansky Selling Spec House
    10/24/2014 @ 5:55 PM - In homes, it's often the tiny details of a place that take it from ordinary to extraordinary.  That's certainly the case with this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom spec home in Irving, TX . The home of former NFL defensive end Igor Olshansky is a place where attention to detail was spent-and spent well: The result...
  • The Real Deal - TRD's Real Estate Showcase draws massive crowd
    10/24/2014 @ 5:31 PM - The scene from the Design Districts Moore Buildings during Thursdays TRD Forum & Showcase From the South Florida website: More than 4,000 real estate enthusiasts flocked to the Moore Building in Miami's Design District on Thursday for The Real Deal 's South Florida Forum and Showcase. Steady rain did not deter...
  • Quartz - Heres how many houses you can buy in other cities for the price of one in Silicon Valley
    10/24/2014 @ 5:00 PM - When the owner of a crumbling, uninhabitable house in a flood zone is asking for a cool $1.8 million , you know the market is hot. Amid signs that the national housing market is cooling , property prices in tech-heavy Silicon Valley show few signs of sanity. The median single-family home costs $900,000 in the San Jose metropolitan area, according...
  • Realtor.com News - Retired MLB RP Graeme Lloyd Selling FL Waterfront Home
    10/24/2014 @ 4:47 PM - Azure skies, gentle breezes, magical sunsets, and sweeping gulf-front views: These lovely elements meld together at Graeme Lloyd's custom waterfront estate in Palm Harbor, FL . And as luck would have it, the retired Major League Baseball reliever is selling this tropical paradise for $1.5 million. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 3,100-square-foot home is...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Jeanne Gang & Daniel Libeskind's Latest S. Florida Buildings
    10/24/2014 @ 4:35 PM - All the latest from our outpost in the sixth borough, Curbed Miami ... 1) South Beach: The latest plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center have been revealed. Yes, again. And this time they're by Arquitectonica. What happened to Rem Koolhaas? We fired him. Yes, Miami Beach...
  • The Real Deal - From TRD's South Florida Forum: Miami's design influence goes global
    10/24/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Steven Gurowitz, John Hitchcox, Karim Rashid and Chad Oppenheim From the South Florida website: Miami's latest condo boom is substantially boosting the city's profile in the design world, according to a panel of leading architects and interior designers who participated in The Real Deal 's Annual South Florida Real Estate Forum...
  • CP Executive - Atlas Residential Picks Up Two Orlando Communities for $150M
    10/24/2014 @ 2:01 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Alexandria Parc Vue and Crowntree Lakes, two apartment communities in Orlando, Florida recently changed hands. Atlas Residential acquired the portfolio. CBRE Capital Markets represented the seller, a large national owner-operator.  Shelton Granade, Robert Given, Luke Wickham and Justin Basquill spoke for the company in the $150 million sale of...
  • ArchDaily - Fentress Releases Final Design for Miami Beach Convention Center
    10/24/2014 @ 2:00 PM - Fentress Architects has released plans for the $500 million redesign of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The news follows the City of Miami's controversial decision to nix plans provided by OMA , who was originally awarded the commission  after a high profile competition against BIG. Fentress will be working with Arquitectonica  and West 8 on...
  • Multi-Housing News - BrickellHouse Condo Development Complete, Units Sold Out
    10/24/2014 @ 1:54 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor BrickellHouse exterior rendering BrickellHouse, Newgard Development Group's brand new$190 million, 374-unit luxury condo tower is now completely sold out and has officially received its temporary certificate of occupancy. The developers started sales in October 2011. Located in downtown Miami's Brickell Financial District, the 46-story BrickellHouse tower...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY'S DEALS: Canyon Capital Provides $124M Senior Construction Loan for Miami Development
    10/24/2014 @ 1:31 PM - Los Angeles-Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC, a real estate investment firm, has provided a $123.6 million senior construction loan for Echo Brickell, a 57-story luxury residential condominium development in the heart of Miami's Financial District. This loan represents the 12th investment Canyon has consummated in Florida since 2010. Echo Brickell is currently over 80 percent presold, and groundbreaking will begin...
  • Quartz - Heres what Frank Gehry thinks of the rest of you architects
    10/24/2014 @ 11:29 AM - Respuesta de Frank Gehry a la primera pregunta de los periodistas en Oviedo #PremiosPrincipe pic.twitter.com/xNZiKlGRiT — Inés Martín Rodrigo (@imartinrodrigo) October 23, 2014 Let me tell you one thing. In the world we live in, 98 percent of what gets built and designed today is pure shit.”...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Oct. 19 - 25)
    10/24/2014 @ 10:58 AM - 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: Greenville / Spartanburg, Cleveland / Northern Ohio, San Diego, South Florida, Atlanta, Washington DC, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Chicago.GREENVILLE / SPARTANBURGColliers Taps Pollard as Vice Chair, Retail Services USA By...
  • World Property Channel - Bermuda Top Island for Real Estate Investment by World's Super Wealthy
    10/24/2014 @ 8:30 AM - Based on the Candy GPS Report published this week, Bermuda has claimed the number one spot in a new list of the world's top 20 islands for ultra-high net worth individuals (UNHWI) real estate investment. The report - produced by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management - analysed the global...
  • Luxury Daily - Douglas Elliman revamps magazine for lifestyle slant
    10/24/2014 @ 4:01 AM - Elliman magazine fall/winter Real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman is suffusing its biannual magazine Elliman with more lifestyle content to appeal to its increasingly global audience. The first issue of the revamped magazine launched Oct. 23 in New York, and will have a staggered release elsewhere in the world. As the firm expands to new markets, the lifestyle...
  • Daily Finance - How Much Billionaires Really Spend Each Month
    10/24/2014 @ 3:02 AM - Filed under: Bankruptcy , Personal Finance , Divorce , People , Financial Education Kathy Willens/AP Texas entrepreneur Sam Wyly at U.S. District Court in New York last May. By Robert Frank | @robtfrank Being rich is getting expensive. Just ask...
  • Realty Biz News - Follow These Steps To Save Your Home From Foreclosure
    10/24/2014 @ 12:43 AM - If you are worried about keeping up with your house payments, you may be stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, or just plain tired. Youre scared. But its important to act quickly to find solutions. Keep in mind you cant save a home youve already lost. You might be one of the millions of at-risk Americans with a subprime adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)...
  • CP Executive - Argos Therapeutics Celebrates Groundbreaking of $57M Manufacturing Facility in Durham
    10/23/2014 @ 7:16 PM - From left, William 'Bill' Bell, Mayor of Durham, Michael Page, Chairman of Durham County Board of Commissioners, Randall Goller, Director of Facilities with Argos Therapeutics, Bill Brian, Chairman Elect of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Abbey, President & CEO of Argos Therapeutics, Bill Bullock, Vice President, Bioscience Industrial Development with the N.C. Biotechnology Center, Sue Back, Senior Vice...
  • CP Executive - Argos Therapeutics Celebrates Groundbreaking of $57M Manufacturing Facility in Durham
    10/23/2014 @ 7:16 PM - From left, William 'Bill' Bell, Mayor of Durham, Michael Page, Chairman of Durham County Board of Commissioners, Randall Goller, Director of Facilities with Argos Therapeutics, Bill Brian, Chairman Elect of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Abbey, President & CEO of Argos Therapeutics, Bill Bullock, Vice President, Bioscience Industrial Development with the N.C. Biotechnology Center, Sue Back, Senior Vice...
  • The Epoch Times - Professor David Wyss on US Economic Recovery, QE, Housing
    10/23/2014 @ 5:53 PM - TORONTO-Dr. David Wyss believes the Fed is hitting it as hard as they can,” but the half-speed economic recovery is not only due to the high debt levels and subprime housing that got the U.S. into a mess, but also due to Europes ongoing woes. Dr. Wyss believes the Feds quantitative easing (QE) program served its purpose to unlock...
  • DS News - Same Three States Top Negative Equity List in Q3 for Fourth Straight Quarter
    10/23/2014 @ 5:10 PM - Nevada, Florida, and Illinois were the top three states in negative equity for residential properties in the third quarter of 2014, marking the fourth consecutive quarter those three states led the nation in that category, according to RealtyTrac's Home Equity & Underwater Report for Q3 2014 released Thursday. The post Same Three States Top Negative Equity List in...
  • Haute Residence - Elin Nordegrens Palm Beach Mansion Putts Life After Tiger Woods Back on Course
    10/23/2014 @ 4:49 PM - Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren has mounted a more successful comeback than her ex-husband, golf superstar Tiger Woods . With her home wrecked by Woods' well-publicized infidelity, she understandably did what any jilted person with a $100 million divorce settlement would do-she wrecked a home, too. But this time, the wrecking ball was to clear a path for...
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  • U-T San Diego - Man who rented out condo fined $106K
    10/24/2014 @ 7:56 PM - A former San Diego condo owner had to write his HOA a pretty big check.
  • Inman News - Tech boom fallout: $1.8M teardown under contract in Silicon Valley
    10/24/2014 @ 7:08 PM - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listing agent Debbie Wilhelm is upfront in the listing description: Property is not habitable. Property is located in a flood zone. Prospective buyers to drive or walk around property only.” She hints at what you might ...
  • Redfin Blog - TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Sells Los Angeles Home For Just Over $2M
    10/24/2014 @ 6:59 PM - Listed by Karen Misraje, Partners Trust Beverly Hills The TV comedian just sold his Los Angeles abode for $2,178,200 and its apparently just as likeable as he is! While Jimmy Kimmel is pretty good at entertaining a television audience, he's probably not so bad at entertaining his guests, either. This homes backyard has a...
  • Forbes - Jimmy Kimmel Sells Los Angeles Home For Just Over $2M
    10/24/2014 @ 6:45 PM - Jimmy Kimmel just sold his Los Angeles abode for $2,178,200 and apparently, it's just as likable as he is!
  • Forbes - Jennifer Lawrence Buys Beverly Hills Home
    10/24/2014 @ 6:21 PM - By Laura Vecsey Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence has reportedly just scooped up Jessica Simpson's former Hampton's-style home, which had been listed at $7.89 million. The 5,500-square-foot home has a private courtyard, park-like grounds with swimming pool and an interior cooked up by an award-winning designer. The interior features crown moldings, hardwood [...]
  • SFGate - Sonoma estate exudes opulence
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - Superlative finishes, dramatic spaces and inspiring views define the residence that looks out at the surrounding valley and glimmers of San Francisco Bay in the distance.Outside, more than 3,500 square feet of exterior living space with a loggia, cabana and hobbyist vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes await the next owner.Stone walls and a water feature lend a tranquil ambiance to...
  • Realtor.com News - Former Dallas Cowboy Igor Olshansky Selling Spec House
    10/24/2014 @ 5:55 PM - In homes, it's often the tiny details of a place that take it from ordinary to extraordinary.  That's certainly the case with this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom spec home in Irving, TX . The home of former NFL defensive end Igor Olshansky is a place where attention to detail was spent-and spent well: The result...
  • CP Executive - BKM Capital Acquires Black Canyon Business Park, Plans $5M Upgrade
    10/24/2014 @ 5:48 PM - By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Black Canyon Business Park BKM Capital Partners plans a major upgrade for Black Canyon Business Park in Phoenix after buying it as part of a three-property, $42.8 million deal. The Irvine, Calif.-based firm acquired the asset for $13.1 million or $59.71 per square foot. Also included...
  • The Atlantic - How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?
    10/24/2014 @ 5:29 PM - Washington Post sponsored "bulletin board" for the 1912 Boston AL vs. New York NL World Series (Harris & Ewing/LOC) Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this countryespecially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in...
  • Quartz - Heres how many houses you can buy in other cities for the price of one in Silicon Valley
    10/24/2014 @ 5:00 PM - When the owner of a crumbling, uninhabitable house in a flood zone is asking for a cool $1.8 million , you know the market is hot. Amid signs that the national housing market is cooling , property prices in tech-heavy Silicon Valley show few signs of sanity. The median single-family home costs $900,000 in the San Jose metropolitan area, according...
  • Multi-Housing News - The Multifamily Upcycle Still Has Legs
    10/24/2014 @ 4:48 PM - The Multifamily Rental Housing Sector Continues to Benefit from High Demand and Limited Supply By Steve Edwards and Grace Winters, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP Steve Edwards The multifamily for-rent housing sector remains strong and is continuing to attract capital investment. With demand for apartments consistently...
  • Realtor.com News - Retired MLB RP Graeme Lloyd Selling FL Waterfront Home
    10/24/2014 @ 4:47 PM - Azure skies, gentle breezes, magical sunsets, and sweeping gulf-front views: These lovely elements meld together at Graeme Lloyd's custom waterfront estate in Palm Harbor, FL . And as luck would have it, the retired Major League Baseball reliever is selling this tropical paradise for $1.5 million. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 3,100-square-foot home is...
  • Zillow - Queen Latifah Raps Out Another Real Estate Listing
    10/24/2014 @ 4:25 PM - It's been a busy year for a Queen. Latifah, that is. In January, the rapper-turned-actress-turned-talk-show-host listed her Colts Neck, NJ home for $2.399 million . Now, the woman born Dana Owens is looking to unload her cute home in Hollywood Hills West. The newly listed bungalow , first spotted by the L.A. Times ,  is...
  • Haute Residence - Nab Mel Gibsons Sweet Costa Rican Retreat for $29.8 Million
    10/24/2014 @ 3:52 PM - Along Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast, nestled in the hills of the Nicoya peninsula, is a sprawling estate dubbed Playa Barrigona . Owned by actor and Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson , the picturesque property is currently on the market for $29.8 million. It includes three spacious villas enveloped by 500 acres of lush, privately-owned jungle, and serves as...
  • Luxury Daily - Real estate firm sees advantage in .luxury domain name
    10/24/2014 @ 3:39 PM - Partners Trust home listing Los Angeles real estate brokerage Partners Trust is differentiating its main Web site with a .luxury domain name site to better showcase its luxury properties. PartnersTrust.Luxury aims to provide its luxury clients with a more focused experience when browsing properties through this effort. As more brands decide to go the route of .luxury,...
  • Curbed - Brothels: It's well established that college should...
    10/24/2014 @ 3:05 PM - It's well established that college should be a time of experimentation, but the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is taking that mandate very seriously. One class for grad and upper-level undergrad students is dedicated to designing a hybrid brothel and child-care center. Curbed National has the details. [Curbed National]
  • Venture Beat - Smart basketballs and other gadgets from the wise man of tech (interview)
    10/24/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Above: Jim Barry of CEA shows off a smart basketball Image Credit: Dean Takahashi Ive been meeting with Jim Barry for many years , and he doesnt want me to call him the old man of tech. So Ill refer to him as the wise man of tech. Every year, he tours the...
  • Fortune - Are we in a tech bubble? Silicon Valley says yes and no
    10/24/2014 @ 2:33 PM - With startups fetching valuations as high as $18 billion, one persistent question remains: Is cash-laden Silicon Valley in the throes of another bubble? Fortune sought out five tech folks at last nights 40 Under 40 party in San Francisco on Thursday night for more insight. Their answers may surprise you. Marc Benioff ...
  • Housing Wire - This is the insane pool/patio video everyone is going crazy over
    10/24/2014 @ 2:00 PM - It's the Hidden Pool, from California-based Hidden Water Pools, and they want to change the way we look at pools. It's nothing new, except it went viral this week. Dudes, mission accomplished.
  • Multi-Housing News - Steadfast Apartment REIT Acquires 696-Unit Portfolio
    10/24/2014 @ 1:57 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Steadfast Apartment REIT has recently picked up 696 apartment homes in North Gwinnett, Georgia. The investment trust paid $98.5 million for the portfolio that is comprised of two adjacent communities originally constructed as stand-alone properties with 354, respectively 342 apartments. Steadfast Apartment REIT is a Steadfast Companies investment trust...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY'S DEALS: Canyon Capital Provides $124M Senior Construction Loan for Miami Development
    10/24/2014 @ 1:31 PM - Los Angeles-Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC, a real estate investment firm, has provided a $123.6 million senior construction loan for Echo Brickell, a 57-story luxury residential condominium development in the heart of Miami's Financial District. This loan represents the 12th investment Canyon has consummated in Florida since 2010. Echo Brickell is currently over 80 percent presold, and groundbreaking will begin...
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  • ArchDaily - The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office
    10/24/2014 @ 8:00 PM - Architects: Peoples Architecture Office Location: Chamber of Commerce of Dashilar Liulichang of Xicheng District, Beijing , Xicheng, Beijing , China, 100000 Area: 60.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Peoples Architecture Office ...
  • ArchDaily - Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates
    10/24/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: Bauhaus Architecs & Associates Location: Ð?i di?n Sông H?ng building, C?u Gi?y, Hanoi, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Dung Trung Tran Design Team: Hoang Huy Nguyen, Thai Dinh Nguyen Area: 90.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Le Anh Duc – AIF STUDIO ...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Overseas buyers capitalize through high-balance program
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - The couple was planning to move back to the Bay Area and buy a home here after the sale of their overseas property closed.[...] he only had one open trade line which was a credit card and no installment or U.S. mortgages to satisfy most jumbo investors; they typically require at least one open line that is active for more...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $2.4 million
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - Designed by architect Roland Stringham in 1924, this Provencal Mediterranean is on the market for the first time since the mid-1960s. Casement windows, balconies and verandas adorn the facade, while the interior is replete with arches, mahogany doors, beamed ceilings and tall windows. A breakfast nook sits off the midcentury kitchen, and the adjacent dining room features leaded glass windows...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: 388 Bridge St. 90% Leased; Developer to Luxurify Buildings
    10/24/2014 @ 6:00 PM - DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN— Sales and rentals are going well at the borough's tallest tower , 388 Bridge Street , where 90-percent of it its 234 rentals are now leased. The 20 remaining apartments vary in size from 491-square-feet to 1,141-square-feet, with prices ranging from $2,835 to $2,880 for a studio, $3,495 to $3,840 for a one-bedroom,...
  • Realtor.com News - Historic Hunt Ranch in NM Lists for $7.895M
    10/24/2014 @ 5:07 PM - About an hour north of Santa Fe, NM , sits the small town of Abiquiu . Renowned for its light and natural beauty, Abiquiu is also home to a intriguing historic ranch that just came on the market for $7.895 million. Known as the Hunt Ranch, the property dates back to a time before ...
  • Quartz - Heres how many houses you can buy in other cities for the price of one in Silicon Valley
    10/24/2014 @ 5:00 PM - When the owner of a crumbling, uninhabitable house in a flood zone is asking for a cool $1.8 million , you know the market is hot. Amid signs that the national housing market is cooling , property prices in tech-heavy Silicon Valley show few signs of sanity. The median single-family home costs $900,000 in the San Jose metropolitan area, according...
  • New York Observer - Risk Retention Rules Approved, Will Increase Cost of CMBS Transactions
    10/24/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Six federal agencies voted this week to approve new risk retention rules that could foul up the finally recovered CMBS issuance pipeline, even though the new rules won't be enacted until 2016. However, the sentiment from some industry observers was relief-earlier proposed regulations were even more strict. As part of the Dodd-Frank Act 's implementation, rules were passed...
  • Dezeen - I-da Arquitectos sinks holiday apartments into the Portuguese countryside
    10/24/2014 @ 4:58 PM - The two main buildings of this Portuguese holiday complex by I-da Arquitectos are dug into a hillside, partly burying them in the sloping terrain (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • Realtor.com News - Retired MLB RP Graeme Lloyd Selling FL Waterfront Home
    10/24/2014 @ 4:47 PM - Azure skies, gentle breezes, magical sunsets, and sweeping gulf-front views: These lovely elements meld together at Graeme Lloyd's custom waterfront estate in Palm Harbor, FL . And as luck would have it, the retired Major League Baseball reliever is selling this tropical paradise for $1.5 million. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 3,100-square-foot home is...
  • The Street - Stock Market Today: Oil Skips Biggest Weekly Stock Rally of 2014
    10/24/2014 @ 4:26 PM - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index recovered much of the ground lost in theaselloff earlier in October, posting its biggest weekly gain of 2014 on strong third-quarter earnings in the U.S. and better-than-forecast economic data in China and Europe. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% on Friday, closing at 1,964 and putting gains over 4% for the week. The...
  • ArchDaily - These Collapsible Paper Models Help Museum-Goers Navigate the Rijksmuseum
    10/24/2014 @ 4:01 PM - Marijin van Oosten of MVO&  has revolutionized the way visitors navigate museums: The Dutch graphic designer has designed a collapsible, 3D paper model of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum  to help ease visitor confusion through the 19th century museums 100 rooms. Dubbed the 'Paper Pathfinder,' the innovative concept was awarded a Dutch Design Award this week.  An image of the...
  • The Real Deal - From TRD's South Florida Forum: Miami's design influence goes global
    10/24/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Steven Gurowitz, John Hitchcox, Karim Rashid and Chad Oppenheim From the South Florida website: Miami's latest condo boom is substantially boosting the city's profile in the design world, according to a panel of leading architects and interior designers who participated in The Real Deal 's Annual South Florida Real Estate Forum...
  • The Atlantic - Who Needs a Boring Closet When You Have a Grappling Hook?
    10/24/2014 @ 4:00 PM - oopsmark If you go into my room right now, I can't guarantee it's "clean." But I assure you there's nothing on the floor. That's because I hang (more often, throw) my stuff onto every desk, doorknob, peg, bureau, and bedpost I can find. Sure, I have a closet. But what's the point of...
  • Haute Residence - Nab Mel Gibsons Sweet Costa Rican Retreat for $29.8 Million
    10/24/2014 @ 3:52 PM - Along Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast, nestled in the hills of the Nicoya peninsula, is a sprawling estate dubbed Playa Barrigona . Owned by actor and Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson , the picturesque property is currently on the market for $29.8 million. It includes three spacious villas enveloped by 500 acres of lush, privately-owned jungle, and serves as...
  • Venture Beat - Smart basketballs and other gadgets from the wise man of tech (interview)
    10/24/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Above: Jim Barry of CEA shows off a smart basketball Image Credit: Dean Takahashi Ive been meeting with Jim Barry for many years , and he doesnt want me to call him the old man of tech. So Ill refer to him as the wise man of tech. Every year, he tours the...
  • Evolo - MPavilion / Sean Godsell Architects
    10/24/2014 @ 2:18 PM - Conceived as a kind of southern hemisphere Serpentine Pavilion , the MPavilion has just opened its first work, a 12×12 meter kinetic box by the local architect Sean Godsell . Using the typically restrained massing of his homes as a template Godsell has then animated the space with a fully louvered skin....
  • Wallpaper - Jack Pierson shares the stage with other artists at his show 'Tomorrow's Man' at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris
    10/24/2014 @ 2:02 PM - For an artist whose work can be brash, explicit and loaded with pathos, Jack Pierson doesn't seem to want your attention. For his latest project with Wallpaper*, he lingered behind the camera to shoot the former home and studio of Tom of Finland, the homoerotic artist who inspired a generation of contemporary pop artists - Pierson included. The homage to...
  • House Happy - Umbrella Update: Meet the Sa™
    10/24/2014 @ 1:29 PM - Its tough to improve upon a product that has existed relatively unchanged for thousands of years, but thats just what these inventors have done with their redesigned umbrella, the Sa ™. Sa” comes from the Japanese word for rain, and its folding design is inspired by origami. Made entirely of recyclable plastic, the Sa™ is not only more durable and built to last longer than a typical...
  • Capital - Sources: CitiBike deal closes
    10/24/2014 @ 1:22 PM - A real estate company has closed on a deal to buy Alta Bicycle Share, according to two knowledgeable sources. REQX Ventures, a company run by people affiliated with Related Companies-developer of the Time Warner Center and Hudson Yards-and its subsidiary Equinox, will own all of Alta Bicycle Share, according to one of those sources. It will, according to...
  • Daily Finance - Market Wrap: U.S. Stocks Have Best Week in Nearly 2 Years
    10/24/2014 @ 1:07 PM - Filed under: Earnings , Market News Graham Crouch/Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in New Delhi last month, spoke about plans to build more data centers in India to support cloud-based computing. Its cloud offerings are a big reason Microsoft beat the Street in its earnings report Friday. By...
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Popular Stories

Celebrity Real Estate

  • ArchDaily - Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates
    10/24/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: Bauhaus Architecs & Associates Location: Ð?i di?n Sông H?ng building, C?u Gi?y, Hanoi, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Dung Trung Tran Design Team: Hoang Huy Nguyen, Thai Dinh Nguyen Area: 90.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Le Anh Duc – AIF STUDIO ...
  • Redfin Blog - TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Sells Los Angeles Home For Just Over $2M
    10/24/2014 @ 6:59 PM - Listed by Karen Misraje, Partners Trust Beverly Hills The TV comedian just sold his Los Angeles abode for $2,178,200 and its apparently just as likeable as he is! While Jimmy Kimmel is pretty good at entertaining a television audience, he's probably not so bad at entertaining his guests, either. This homes backyard has a...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Stephen Collins lists two homes for sale in Brentwood
    10/24/2014 @ 6:36 PM - Actor Stephen Collins and his estranged wife, Faye Grant, have listed two adjacent houses in Brentwood for sale at $2.85 million and $2.7 million.
  • Forbes - Celebrity Real Estate: Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen
    10/24/2014 @ 6:32 PM - By Laura Vecsey Jenny On The Big Block You can take the New York girl to Las Vegas, but you can't take the New York out of her. Despite a new deal to perform in Sin City, Jennifer Lopez has put down some big bucks on a new abode in the Big Apple: [...]
  • SFGate - Sound Off: How does a Realtor help a buyer determine their budget?
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - In the absence of a solid comp, a good rule of thumb is to only look at properties listed 10 percent below the max budget, leaving the buyer enough headroom to be competitive in a multiple offer situation.3 Provide current market information - ideally those homes sold in the last three months in the area the buyer is searching -...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    10/24/2014 @ 6:01 PM - John Burger and 760 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side Price: $17,500,000 Listing broker:  John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens Address: 760 Park Avenue From left: Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and 101 Warren Street in Tribeca Price: $10,995,000 Listing brokers:  Fredrik Eklund...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Jeanne Gang & Daniel Libeskind's Latest S. Florida Buildings
    10/24/2014 @ 4:35 PM - All the latest from our outpost in the sixth borough, Curbed Miami ... 1) South Beach: The latest plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center have been revealed. Yes, again. And this time they're by Arquitectonica. What happened to Rem Koolhaas? We fired him. Yes, Miami Beach...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Inman News - Tech boom fallout: $1.8M teardown under contract in Silicon Valley
    10/24/2014 @ 7:08 PM - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listing agent Debbie Wilhelm is upfront in the listing description: Property is not habitable. Property is located in a flood zone. Prospective buyers to drive or walk around property only.” She hints at what you might ...
  • Redfin Blog - TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Sells Los Angeles Home For Just Over $2M
    10/24/2014 @ 6:59 PM - Listed by Karen Misraje, Partners Trust Beverly Hills The TV comedian just sold his Los Angeles abode for $2,178,200 and its apparently just as likeable as he is! While Jimmy Kimmel is pretty good at entertaining a television audience, he's probably not so bad at entertaining his guests, either. This homes backyard has a...
  • Inman News - Things get ugly when agents outnumber transactions
    10/24/2014 @ 6:34 PM - There are more licensed agents in Westport and Weston, Connecticut than there are transactions each year, Coldwell Banker agent Evi Coghlan reports. The result? Homeowners get bait and switch” letters from real estate agent who claim to have out of ...
  • SFGate - Three-bedroom on Sonoma's East Side open Sunday
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - Constructed in 1920 on Sonoma's east side, this listing has a pool, living room with wood-burning fireplace and a dining room that opens to the backyard. The beautiful garden features Meyer lemons, figs, roses and kiwis. For more information, go to www.116Chase.com.Listing agent:Sara Hauter, Alain Pinel Realtors, (415) 860-3904. shauter@apr.com116 Chase St., $800,000Beds: 3 Baths: 11/2 Square footage: 1,400Open home:...
  • Inman News - Realtors at Coldwell Banker office say, 'Stop us, before we win the lotto again!'
    10/24/2014 @ 6:14 PM - A Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate office in South St. Louis County, Missouri has produced a third big lotto winner in two years. Its positive energy. Thats how we sell homes,” says Coldwell Banker agent Kimberly Delapp, who won $100,000 ...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    10/24/2014 @ 6:01 PM - John Burger and 760 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side Price: $17,500,000 Listing broker:  John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens Address: 760 Park Avenue From left: Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and 101 Warren Street in Tribeca Price: $10,995,000 Listing brokers:  Fredrik Eklund...
  • Realtor.com News - Former Dallas Cowboy Igor Olshansky Selling Spec House
    10/24/2014 @ 5:55 PM - In homes, it's often the tiny details of a place that take it from ordinary to extraordinary.  That's certainly the case with this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom spec home in Irving, TX . The home of former NFL defensive end Igor Olshansky is a place where attention to detail was spent-and spent well: The result...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • ArchDaily - The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office
    10/24/2014 @ 8:00 PM - Architects: Peoples Architecture Office Location: Chamber of Commerce of Dashilar Liulichang of Xicheng District, Beijing , Xicheng, Beijing , China, 100000 Area: 60.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Peoples Architecture Office ...
  • Reuters - Ocwen to hire independent firm to probe backdated foreclosure letters
    10/24/2014 @ 7:18 PM - Oct 24 (Reuters) - Ocwen Financial Corp said it was hiring an independent firm to investigate how the mortgage servicer had sent backdated letters to borrowers about loan modifications and...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Overseas buyers capitalize through high-balance program
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - The couple was planning to move back to the Bay Area and buy a home here after the sale of their overseas property closed.[...] he only had one open trade line which was a credit card and no installment or U.S. mortgages to satisfy most jumbo investors; they typically require at least one open line that is active for more...
  • Reuters - UPDATE 1-Fannie Mae settles shareholder lawsuit for $170 million
    10/24/2014 @ 5:47 PM - (Adds allegations, lead plaintiffs, case citation, byline)
  • Reuters - Softer U.S. farmland auction prices in spotlight this autumn
    10/24/2014 @ 5:46 PM - CHICAGO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The red-hot U.S. farm land market is cooling with prices for prime acreage steady to lower so far this autumn but holding up better than expected with grain prices near...
  • The Real Deal - TRD's Real Estate Showcase draws massive crowd
    10/24/2014 @ 5:31 PM - The scene from the Design Districts Moore Buildings during Thursdays TRD Forum & Showcase From the South Florida website: More than 4,000 real estate enthusiasts flocked to the Moore Building in Miami's Design District on Thursday for The Real Deal 's South Florida Forum and Showcase. Steady rain did not deter...
  • The Real Deal - How synced are the city and national housing markets?
    10/24/2014 @ 4:30 PM - From the October issue:   New Yorkers love to brag about the unique characteristics that separate the city from the rest of the country: Bagels, thin-crust pizza and fearless subway rats. Housing is no different. Whether it's a breakfast nook passing as a studio for rent or $100 million luxury condos, New York residents believe that housing here is...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Calculated Risk - Merrill Lynch: FOMC Preview
    10/24/2014 @ 8:50 PM - From Merrill Lynch: The October FOMC meeting is likely to see the end of QE3 buying, as the Fed tapers the final $15bn in asset purchases. ... Tapering has been largely contingent on an improving labor market, and that has generally continued. The FOMC also has indicated multiple times that they are likely to end QE3 in October....
  • Zillow - Tips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real Estate Market
    10/24/2014 @ 8:14 PM - Many soon-to-be retirees own a home, have paid off their mortgage and havent been in the real estate market for 25 years or more. A lot has changed, however, and the tips and tricks of the trade that worked in the 80s could backfire if applied today. Though technology and the flow of information have dramatically altered the process of buying and...
  • ArchDaily - The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office
    10/24/2014 @ 8:00 PM - Architects: Peoples Architecture Office Location: Chamber of Commerce of Dashilar Liulichang of Xicheng District, Beijing , Xicheng, Beijing , China, 100000 Area: 60.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Peoples Architecture Office ...
  • ArchDaily - Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates
    10/24/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: Bauhaus Architecs & Associates Location: Ð?i di?n Sông H?ng building, C?u Gi?y, Hanoi, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Dung Trung Tran Design Team: Hoang Huy Nguyen, Thai Dinh Nguyen Area: 90.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Le Anh Duc – AIF STUDIO ...
  • SFGate - Sound Off: How does a Realtor help a buyer determine their budget?
    10/24/2014 @ 6:19 PM - In the absence of a solid comp, a good rule of thumb is to only look at properties listed 10 percent below the max budget, leaving the buyer enough headroom to be competitive in a multiple offer situation.3 Provide current market information - ideally those homes sold in the last three months in the area the buyer is searching -...
  • Realtor.com News - Former Dallas Cowboy Igor Olshansky Selling Spec House
    10/24/2014 @ 5:55 PM - In homes, it's often the tiny details of a place that take it from ordinary to extraordinary.  That's certainly the case with this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom spec home in Irving, TX . The home of former NFL defensive end Igor Olshansky is a place where attention to detail was spent-and spent well: The result...
  • The Atlantic - How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?
    10/24/2014 @ 5:29 PM - Washington Post sponsored "bulletin board" for the 1912 Boston AL vs. New York NL World Series (Harris & Ewing/LOC) Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this countryespecially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in...
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