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  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Why do hotel sheets feel so much better than the sheets at home? Well, to begin with, hotel sheets are freshly washed, crisply ironed, and perfectly tucked-all by someone who is not you. These fine points go a long way to making hotel bedding a thing of desire. And beyond that, they're all white-according to some, the most restful...
  • EV Grieve - Empellón al Pastor wants to add sidewalk seating on Avenue A and St. Mark's Place
    3/4/2015 @ 4:48 AM - [ EVG photo from last October ] Empellón al Pastor , the third restaurant from Alex (Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria), opened last October on Avenue A at St. Mark's Place. There's now a online petition to drum up support for sidewalk seating for the bar-taqueria. Per Change.org : We are asking for your...
  • Luxury Daily - Fortnum & Mason, Harrods extend store influence through flower show
    3/4/2015 @ 4:46 AM - Fortnum & Mason at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Both Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are participating in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London to create an immersive branded experience outside of the store. Harrods will be hosting a conceptual Fragrance Garden, while Fortnum & Mason will be serving guests Champagne, canapes and afternoon tea from two...
  • EV Grieve - Pardon My French now open on Avenue B
    3/4/2015 @ 4:45 AM - Pardon My French is now open at 103 Avenue B near East Seventh Street in the space formerly known as Casimir. Back in January, the bistro closed for a revamp, which included moving the bar into the north side of the space. As Bedford + Bowery explained, one of Casimir's waiters, Antonin Brune, teamed...
  • Luxury Daily - Bally communicates timeless appeal with 60s-inspired film
    3/4/2015 @ 4:30 AM - Ballys Coming Down” Swiss apparel and accessories label Bally is expressing its values by bringing together the worlds of music and fashion in a short film featuring pop duo Singtank. 'Coming Down,' released March 3, depicts singer Josephine de le Baume's as an actress pacing around her Los Angeles home being subjected to yet another phone interview....
  • EV Grieve - The Post helping sell the landmark 190 Bowery for prime retail use
    3/4/2015 @ 4:30 AM - A reader shared this with us from yesterday's Post a full-page ad for 190 Bowery, the historic Germania Bank Building on the corner of Spring Street. Aby Rosen of RFR Realty purchased the six-story, 72-room, 37,000-square-foot building from photographer Jay Maisel for a recently reported $55 million. (Maisel bought the property in...
  • RE Journals - The Opus Group to develop 145,000-square-foot spec warehouse property in Minneapolis market
    3/4/2015 @ 3:54 AM - The Opus Group will develop a 145,800-square-foot speculative industrial office and warehouse facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Located at the intersection of 85th Avenue and Wyoming Avenue North, the new building will be available for either single or multi-tenant occupancy. Construction will begin in May of this year, with completion planned for the fall of 2015. The...
  • Luxury Daily - Sothebys eases transactions with DocuSign app
    3/4/2015 @ 3:46 AM - DocuSign for realtors Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty is going paperless with DocuSign's digital platform that provides electronic signatures to buy and sell homes. Affluent clients are often very busy and having to physically be present at the time of a closing and sifting through the paperwork can be tedious, but with this electronic signing platform clients will...
  • Luxury Daily - Mercedes, Bombardier, Officine Panerai join yachts at Dubai Boat Show
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dubai Dubai International Boat Show is kicking off this week with the showcase of several top yacht builders, but will also feature several other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier, Officine Panerai and Emirates. Participating in events that are not industry-related will give brands a chance to reach affluent consumers. Luxury brands are aware of the type of...
  • Quartz - Forget inequality, India is scrapping its wealth tax
    3/4/2015 @ 2:00 AM - One of the key policy prescriptions to come out of the French economist Thomas Pikettys influential 2014 study of inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, was the call for a global wealth tax . Piketty argues that such a tax, while perhaps unworkable, would counteract tendencies toward inequality, and provide additional transparency and data on wealth distribution. Perhaps so. But...
  • Venture Beat - Every week, 10K college kids are signing up for this ex-Googler's new startup to find jobs
    3/4/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Liz Wessel wasnt like most college seniors. Most seniors scramble to find jobs and many graduate without them. But by September of her senior year, Wessel had an offer letter from Google, where she had interned the previous summer. Instead of using her final semester to relax, Wessel began a business with a fellow Penn student,...
  • Capital - The women of Forest City
    3/4/2015 @ 12:23 AM - MaryAnne Gilmartin was a 20-something in the Koch administration-still-starry eyed, green and learning the ropes of economic development-and she had a problem. It was the late 1980s, and Gilmartin had been working on the deal side of the New York City Public Development Corporation, where she had taken two fellowships after graduating from Fordham University. The city was...
  • Habitat Mag - Hudson Yards Project Stalls As Partnership Goes Sour
    3/4/2015 @ 12:00 AM - Kuafu Properties , a Chinese private equity firm with an office in New York , plans to build a 47-story condo and hotel tower near Hudson Yards - if a judge rules in its favor and boots the development giant's local partners from the deal. According to the Daily News ,...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Venture Plans New Office Space for Downtown Brooklyn
    3/3/2015 @ 10:24 PM - Quinlan, Building & Land will convert a self-storage facility on Flatbush Avenue.
  • DNA Info New York - Book Clubs, Poker, Puppet Shows: The Amenities Luxe Renters Really Want
    3/3/2015 @ 8:06 PM - It's not enough to have gyms and playrooms, luxury buildings are also adding a full schedule of classes.
  • Gant Daily - 4 reasons to care about Clintons personal email
    3/3/2015 @ 8:00 PM - Hillary Clintons recent controversy over using a personal email address while at the State Department has many Republicans and political watchers suffering flashbacks to the 90s and the days of Whitewater, cattle futures, Travelgate and parsed words about President Bill Clintons personal life. Democrats spent Tuesday trying to defend their expected presidential frontrunner against the attacks while Republicans tried...
  • NYT Real Estate - Square Feet: Hotel Market Staggers in New York City
    3/3/2015 @ 7:37 PM - After years of growth, the city underperformed almost every other top market in January, but analysts are wary of declaring the start of a troubling trend.
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Cobble Hill Townhouses Sell; 172 Madison Details
    3/3/2015 @ 6:00 PM - COBBLE HILL Sales of four of the nine Townhouses of Cobble Hill , developed by JMH Development and Madison Estates, have closed. The other four are in contract, as the development, priced between $3.65 million and $4.2 million, sold out in December. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously ] MIDTOWN SOUTH New details for Yitzhak Tessler's...
  • NYT Real Estate - The 30-Minute Interview: A Conversation With Winston C. Fisher
    3/3/2015 @ 5:58 PM - Mr. Fisher is a partner of Fisher Brothers, a family real estate company, with around 1.5 million square feet of space under development, largely in Manhattan and Washington.
  • Brokers Weekly - Lo Russo: Massey Knakal merger all about New York
    3/3/2015 @ 5:51 PM - By Dan Orlando Cushman & Wakefield's tri-state president Ron Lo Russo dismissed the suggestion that the takeover of rival brokerage Massey Knakal was part of a plan to increase its own market value ahead of a planned sale. Ronald Lo Russo 'No, it wasn't,' said Lo Russo when asked if acquiring Massey...
  • Gant Daily - Take a stroll through Americas Skid Row, in downtown Los Angeles
    3/3/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Americas Skid Row sits in downtown Los Angeles. This pocket of 2,000 men and women constitutes the nations biggest concentration of homeless people living and sleeping on public sidewalks, in scattered camps under tarps. Not surprisingly, sanitary conditions are appalling. This quarter of despair is now at the center of national attention for another reason: This...
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  • Washington Post Real Estate - Real Estate Matters | Adjust your fix-and-flip model for maximum profitability
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 AM - My brother and I have six rental houses that are fully paid for with no liens. We started a limited liability company (LLC) and all of the rental properties are in the LLC. Each property generates about $1,000 per month in rent, or about $6,000 per month, or $72,000 per year. After expenses, we might keep 50 to 60 percent […]
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Why do hotel sheets feel so much better than the sheets at home? Well, to begin with, hotel sheets are freshly washed, crisply ironed, and perfectly tucked-all by someone who is not you. These fine points go a long way to making hotel bedding a thing of desire. And beyond that, they're all white-according to some, the most restful...
  • Porch - 7 Reasons Why a Home Security System is Worth Every Penny
    3/4/2015 @ 3:25 AM - On average, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds  in the U.S., which works out to more than two million burglaries per year . Like many people, you may be thinking about getting a home security system to help protect your home and family from these problems, but you may also be questioning if it's a sound investment. ...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Indias surprise cut, Netanyahus Iran speech, Apple surpasses Samsung, filthy Everest
    3/4/2015 @ 12:07 AM - What to watch for today Indias spectrum auction.  The country holds its  largest ever auction of wireless bandwidth, which is expected to put 8.2 trillion rupees ($13 billion) in the governments coffers.  Most of it is spectrum already held by mobile carriers that is up for renewal, and they depend on it for a large proportion of their revenues ....
  • Gant Daily - Wall Street braces for more deadline drama in Congress
    3/3/2015 @ 7:30 PM - Congress might have a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but eyes are still rolling on Wall Street. The recent political drama surrounding the DHS which culminated in lawmakers barely preventing the agency from shutting down late Friday night was an unpleasant reminder for the finance industry of whats likely to come later this year when...
  • Gant Daily - Feds fight maternity tourism with raids on California maternity hotels
    3/3/2015 @ 7:15 PM - Federal agents on Tuesday raided more than three-dozen maternity hotels” in Southern California where foreign women give birth, allegedly for the sole purpose of having a U.S.-citizen baby, authorities said. The maternity tourism” sites included apartment complexes in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties where authorities believe the businesses housed the foreign nationals about to give birth, federal...
  • The Atlantic - The Smithsonian's Ban on Selfie Sticks Is Really About How We Experience Art
    3/3/2015 @ 6:43 PM - GeorgeMPhotography / Shutterstock.com Today, the Smithsonian Institution clarified its position on selfie sticks . Under the new dispensation, tripods or monopodsI take it that that's the technical term for selfie sticksare prohibited in Smithsonian museums and gardens. In Washington, D.C., that's tantamount to banning selfie sticks from the National Mall altogether. ...
  • NYT Real Estate - The 30-Minute Interview: A Conversation With Winston C. Fisher
    3/3/2015 @ 5:58 PM - Mr. Fisher is a partner of Fisher Brothers, a family real estate company, with around 1.5 million square feet of space under development, largely in Manhattan and Washington.
  • Realtor.com News - Stop Us If Youve Heard This One: Home Prices Are Up
    3/3/2015 @ 4:52 PM - We probably sound like a broken record at this poin t, but: Home prices are up! They rose 5.7% from January 2014 to January 2015, according to a new study. According to the CoreLogic Home Price Index , which has tracked how tens of thousands of homes have sold...
  • Haute Residence - John Wieland Tells Two Extraordinary Stories of Success
    3/3/2015 @ 4:15 PM - This is a tale of two customers who were just like you and turned their lives into amazingly fun, adventurous, andPura Vida! Like you, each of these now-friends was hustling in their old reality. One was a tenured salesperson for over 25 years while she was an accountant, both successful and dreaming of what it would be like to...
  • Gant Daily - Gen. Petraeus pleads guilty to federal charge
    3/3/2015 @ 3:15 PM - Gen. David Petraeus pleaded guilty Tuesday to one federal charge of removing and retaining classified information as part of a plea deal, court documents show. According to the documents, Petraeus admitted removing several so-called black books notebooks in which he kept classified and non-classified information from his tenure as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force in...
  • Mortgage News Daily - CoreLogic sees Continued "Strong and Progressive Uptick in Prices"
    3/3/2015 @ 2:35 PM - Home prices, including sales of distressed properties, continued to appreciate on both an annual and a monthly basis in January. CoreLogic said that its Home Price Indexincluding sales of foreclosed property and short sales, increased 5.7 percentin January compared to one year earlier. On a monthly basis the increase was 1.1 percent. Including distressed sales, ...
  • Brick Underground - An 'only in New York' one-bedroom that'll require some out-of-the-box thinking
    3/3/2015 @ 1:59 PM - The listing calls this  $1,680-a-month  Greenwich Village one-bedroom  'cozy,' but that's an understatement. We simply can't believe that anyone is willing to live in such a tiny place ... for so much money. (At least utilities are included.)
  • Fortune - Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500
    3/3/2015 @ 12:30 PM - You've heard that companies with women executives at the helm tend to perform better than those led by men-- and a new study furthers that claim, finding that women CEOs in the Fortune 1000 drive three times the returns as S&P 500 enterprises run predominantly by men. Quantopian , a Boston-based trading platform based on crowdsourced...
  • Daily Finance - At Hotels in America's Priciest Cities, You Pay for the View
    3/3/2015 @ 11:48 AM - Filed under: Travel , Travel Industry , Lodging , Vacation Planning David L. Moore - HIM/Alamy The Grand Wailea Hotel is in one of America's priciest spots for accommodations. Travelers to California, Hawaii and Florida saw the highest hotel rates for the first half of 2014, with all but five...
  • Multi-Housing News - Baltimore's Church Square Shopping Center Changes Hands
    3/3/2015 @ 11:22 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Baltimore's Church Square Shopping Center is now under new ownership. The property's former owner, a joint venture between The Hampshire Companies, of Morristown, N.J., and Baltimore-based MCB Real Estate, sold it to Kodiak Properties, LLC and Burley Church, LLC, for an undisclosed price. KLNB, LLC represented both the buyer and...
  • Gant Daily - DHS fight hits home in border town
    3/3/2015 @ 10:15 AM - For residents of this town just across the bridge from Mexico, its hard to understand how a Washington political fight could end up threatening the livelihood of people charged with securing the border. What incentive do they have to keep protecting us if theyre not getting paid?” asked Cecilia De La Cruz as she sat at a coffee shop...
  • WBALTV - City landlord accused of renting rundown houses
    3/3/2015 @ 10:08 AM - A bizarre situation is unfolding in Baltimore in which people are paying rent to a landlord who claims he's helping fill the need for affordable housing, but there are serious questions about the living conditions inside, as well as who actually owns the homes.
  • The Atlantic - Are Taxis Safer Than Uber?
    3/3/2015 @ 9:38 AM - Flickr/Brad Hammonds Another Uber driver arrested for sexual assault. That was one of the headlines when a Boston woman reported her driver "indecently touched her several times" last month, according to the Boston Police Department . Such incidents seem frighteningly common now. In the past year alone, there...
  • Gant Daily - Apple stock is making regular Americans rich
    3/3/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Being an Apple fan has paid off handsomely for Alex Gerb. He doesnt just own the products, he owns the stock. Hes made close to $50,000 since he first bought Apple shares in 2007. While working his way through college in Maryland, he took all the money he had to his name about $4,000 and...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Downsizing tips for empty-nesters
    3/3/2015 @ 9:00 AM -   Hans Wydler and Steve Wydler co-lead the Wydler Brothers real estate team affiliated with Long & Foster in Bethesda and McLean and are authors of 'Inside the Sell: Top Agents Reveal Unspoken Secrets and Dangers of Buying and Selling Your Home.'  Life is a journey. Couples buy the big house when they start their families. But […]
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  • Luxury Daily - Mercedes, Bombardier, Officine Panerai join yachts at Dubai Boat Show
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dubai Dubai International Boat Show is kicking off this week with the showcase of several top yacht builders, but will also feature several other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier, Officine Panerai and Emirates. Participating in events that are not industry-related will give brands a chance to reach affluent consumers. Luxury brands are aware of the type of...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Orlando plans to buy 800 apartment units near Citrus Bowl
    3/3/2015 @ 8:10 PM - The City of Orlando filed plans Tuesday to buy hundreds of apartment units from Fannie Mae near the newly renovated Citrus Bowl.
  • The Real Deal - Town hires sales directors from Warburg, Macklowe
    3/3/2015 @ 5:00 PM - From left: Wendy Maitland, Karen Gastiaburo, Dorothy Sexton and Andrew Heiberger Town Residential hired two industry veterans from Warburg Realty and Macklowe Properties to lead its sales teams in the Financial District and on the East Side. Karen Gastiaburo, who opened Warburg's Tribeca office in 2005 and was the sales director there, joined Town as the...
  • The Atlantic - The Forgotten Story of America's First EMT Services
    3/3/2015 @ 4:14 PM - Courtesy of Freedom House Street Survivors In the 1960s, if you were having a medical emergency, a police van would respond, not the paramedics. There were no other standardized, government-run emergency services in America at the time. In Pittsburgh, the police and firemen who answered these calls lacked proper medical training and "had...
  • Inman News - Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers
    3/3/2015 @ 3:40 PM - Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post. Placester says its listing search platform adds new features to ...
  • Real Trends - NAR survey: Most Realtors feel safe on the job
    3/3/2015 @ 3:25 PM - A new survey from the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR) found 96 percent of Realtors have never been the victim of crime, but 40 percent have found themselves in situations where they have feared for their safety or the safety of their personal information. Some of the most common circumstances that resulted in fearful situations: Open houses,...
  • Multi-Housing News - FTI Consulting Signs 17 KSF Lease at One Biscayne
    3/3/2015 @ 2:55 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor FTI Consulting Inc. has recently moved to One Biscayne Tower from Miami Center. The global business advisory firm signed a 17,000 square-foot lease. The transaction was negotiated by Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for the 39-story, 700,000 square foot Class A...
  • RE Journals - Crossroads Development Partners announces three suburban office leases and purchase of former Carsons Rib site in Chicago
    3/3/2015 @ 1:19 PM - 6400 Shafer Court Crossroads Development Partners ('XRD') has announced multiple new transactions including three leases in its suburban office assets, the purchase of 22,000 square feet of vacant land in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and a lease with Dunkin' Donuts in suburban Northbrook. The developer has also opened a luxury apartment development in Jupiter, Fla. with...
  • Daily Finance - At Hotels in America's Priciest Cities, You Pay for the View
    3/3/2015 @ 11:48 AM - Filed under: Travel , Travel Industry , Lodging , Vacation Planning David L. Moore - HIM/Alamy The Grand Wailea Hotel is in one of America's priciest spots for accommodations. Travelers to California, Hawaii and Florida saw the highest hotel rates for the first half of 2014, with all but five...
  • Multi-Housing News - Economy Watch: Why There's More Multifamily Being Built Now than Ever Before
    3/3/2015 @ 9:45 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Construction spending took a dip in January, and since the Census Bureaus numbers are adjusted for the miserable season of winter, the snow and ice wasnt the reason. Both private and public construction spending decreased in January, and all together spending totaled $971.4 billion during January, or 1.1 percent below December. Private construction...
  • The Atlantic - Are Taxis Safer Than Uber?
    3/3/2015 @ 9:38 AM - Flickr/Brad Hammonds Another Uber driver arrested for sexual assault. That was one of the headlines when a Boston woman reported her driver "indecently touched her several times" last month, according to the Boston Police Department . Such incidents seem frighteningly common now. In the past year alone, there...
  • Realtor.com News - All We Ever Wanted Is to Live in One of These 10 Vacation Homes
    3/3/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Barrons just unpacked its  annual review of the top cities in the country for a second home, and we learned two important things: 1) We really, really, really want to live in Hawaii. 2) Buyers are in such a rush to acquire second homes that they might be making these posh markets overheat. Well, until that bubble bursts (or doesnt!), were...
  • Gant Daily - Apple stock is making regular Americans rich
    3/3/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Being an Apple fan has paid off handsomely for Alex Gerb. He doesnt just own the products, he owns the stock. Hes made close to $50,000 since he first bought Apple shares in 2007. While working his way through college in Maryland, he took all the money he had to his name about $4,000 and...
  • World Property Channel - Home Flipping Activity in U.S. at 4-Year Low in 2014
    3/3/2015 @ 8:51 AM - RealtyTrac's Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report , shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year -- the lowest share of flips since 2011. A total of 32,578 U.S. single family homes were flipped in the fourth quarter, representing 5.3 percent of...
  • Multi-Housing News - Solution to Multifamily Electric Vehicle Charging
    3/3/2015 @ 8:14 AM - By Andie Lowenstein, Digital Associate Editor San Francisco-As technology continues to progress, multifamily buildings are faced with the challenge of meeting resident wants and needs. So far, only individuals who could conveniently work an Electric Vehicle (EV) into their current lifestyle made the switch. The main buyers of the vehicles have been people with easy access to...
  • Fast Company - This Man Is Buying Up A Florida Neighborhood To Bring In Entrepreneurs And Artists
    3/3/2015 @ 7:51 AM - In St. Petersburg, Florida, the Venture House project is thinking big about revitalizing a neighborhood and heading off gentrification. Abandoned, boarded-up houses have a notorious dampening effect on neighborhoods, driving down real estate prices and scaring away investors and potential tenants. Turning such places around requires more than a paint-job here and there; it takes profound revitalization. ...
  • Daily Finance - Behind the Scenes of Disney World's Price Increase
    3/3/2015 @ 7:35 AM - Filed under: Company News , Walt Disney , Travel , Inflation , Entertainment Industry Jae C. Hong/AP It's going to cost you more to visit Disney World, but this isn't the end of the world -- or the World. Disney's ( DIS ) move to raise ticket prices...
  • Quartz - A Cuban-Americans hope for US-Cuba relations clouded by past mistakes
    3/3/2015 @ 7:01 AM - As a Cuban-American who favors improved relations between the United States and Cuba, I know I should be excited about recent political developments. Three months ago, I could never have imagined that a high-ranking congressional delegation would be visiting the island to discuss trade agreements, or that Cubans would welcome said delegates by hanging American flags from balconies. Similarly surreal were the...
  • Quartz - A Cuban Americans hope for US-Cuba relations clouded by past mistakes
    3/3/2015 @ 7:01 AM - As a Cuban-American who favors improved relations between the United States and Cuba, I know I should be excited about recent political developments. Three months ago, I could never have imagined that a high-ranking congressional delegation would be visiting the island to discuss trade agreements, or that Cubans would welcome said delegates by hanging American flags from balconies. Similarly surreal were the...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Hillary message control
    3/3/2015 @ 2:27 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. HILLARYWATCH -- 'Clinton spokesman [Nick Merrill] circulates pro-Foundation talking points,' by Capital's Dana Rubinstein: 'On Monday morning, in an email sent to allies in the Clinton orbit, her spokesman Nick Merrill circulated some helpful talking points. 'It's been a little while since we've sent one of...
  • Daily Finance - How to Find a Retirement Home That Keeps You Vibrant
    3/3/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Filed under: Retirement , Retirement Homes , Early Retirement , Retirement Living Getty Images By Maryalene LaPonsie Lynn Mercer sports a bumper sticker on her vehicle that reads "Living in the Cove and Loving It." That's how much the 67-year-old likes her retirement community,...
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  • Gant Daily - Amazing cycle super highways making bikes the transport of the future
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 AM - While new innovations in automobile technology may grab the headlines, its easy to forget that the bicycle, which predates the motor car by decades and assumed its basic design by the 1880s, is one form of transport that just refuses to go away. At one stage, it was even thought to be the transport of the future. An elevated...
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Why do hotel sheets feel so much better than the sheets at home? Well, to begin with, hotel sheets are freshly washed, crisply ironed, and perfectly tucked-all by someone who is not you. These fine points go a long way to making hotel bedding a thing of desire. And beyond that, they're all white-according to some, the most restful...
  • Luxury Daily - Bally communicates timeless appeal with 60s-inspired film
    3/4/2015 @ 4:30 AM - Ballys Coming Down” Swiss apparel and accessories label Bally is expressing its values by bringing together the worlds of music and fashion in a short film featuring pop duo Singtank. 'Coming Down,' released March 3, depicts singer Josephine de le Baume's as an actress pacing around her Los Angeles home being subjected to yet another phone interview....
  • Luxury Daily - Mercedes, Bombardier, Officine Panerai join yachts at Dubai Boat Show
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dubai Dubai International Boat Show is kicking off this week with the showcase of several top yacht builders, but will also feature several other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier, Officine Panerai and Emirates. Participating in events that are not industry-related will give brands a chance to reach affluent consumers. Luxury brands are aware of the type of...
  • Quartz - The US is going after Chinese maternity hotels” in southern California
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dozens of US immigration agents yesterday raided 37  maternity hotels ” in California that are suspected of hosting pregnant Chinese women, so that they can give birth to children who will be US citizens. The sting operation is likely to result in the largest federal case ever against a birth tourism” industry driven by wealthy Chinese families hoping to emigrate -or at least have the option to...
  • Gant Daily - 5 things to know for your New Day – Wednesday, March 4
    3/4/2015 @ 2:30 AM - Obama and Netanyahu publicly feud. An investigation finds a pattern of discrimination in the Ferguson Police Department. And opening statements in the Boston Marathon bomber trial start today. Its Wednesday, and here are the 5 Things to Know for Your New Day: OBAMA VS. NETANYAHU International spat: U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • Property Wire - Property prices in Australia up 0.3% in February
    3/4/2015 @ 1:18 AM - Property prices in Australian capital cities increased by 0.3% in February, taking the annual rise in values to 8.3%, the latest index data shows. Sydney again recorded the largest increase at 13.7% year on year followed by Melbourne at 7.4% and Brisbane at 5.9%, according to the CoreLogic RP Index. In contrast, dwelling values have increased by less...
  • Property Wire - Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations
    3/4/2015 @ 1:13 AM - Values for prime arable land has strengthened across the UK by 14% to average almost £10,000 per acre, according to the latest survey figures. It is set to see 8% capital growth and 5% to 6% rental growth from 2015 to 2019, an analysis in the latest Savills farm land value survey suggests. The average capital value...
  • Venture Beat - Every week, 10K college kids are signing up for this ex-Googler's new startup to find jobs
    3/4/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Liz Wessel wasnt like most college seniors. Most seniors scramble to find jobs and many graduate without them. But by September of her senior year, Wessel had an offer letter from Google, where she had interned the previous summer. Instead of using her final semester to relax, Wessel began a business with a fellow Penn student,...
  • Property Wire - Apartment and villa prices fall in Dubai at beginning of 2015
    3/4/2015 @ 12:26 AM - Residential property prices in Dubai fell by almost 4% in the first six weeks of this year with both apartments and villas seeing declines, the latest research shows. Prices for apartments fell by 3.7% and villas by 3% respectively, the latest report from Phidar Advisory shows. Sales increased by 1.7% in January, the data also shows. Price falls...
  • Property Wire - Land reform proposals in Scotland criticised by RICS
    3/4/2015 @ 12:22 AM - Proposals put forward in Scotland for agricultural land reform have been heavily criticised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which say they could increase disputes between landlords and tenants. Responding to the recently published proposals, RICS says it is concerned that the proposed measures will not lead to a revitalised tenanted sector and may also result in fewer...
  • Property Wire - Prime rental London market sees values continue to rise
    3/4/2015 @ 12:19 AM - Rental values in the prime central London property market continued their recovery in February, recording their twelfth consecutive month without a decline, the latest research shows. An increase of 0.2% matched the rise in January and took annual growth to 4%, which was the highest level in more than three years, according to the report from Knight Frank. ...
  • Venture Beat - Nvidia's set-top box aims to do for gaming what Netflix did for movies
    3/3/2015 @ 11:43 PM - Gaming execs:   Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here . Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Click here  for all of GamesBeats 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage. Graphics chip...
  • Realty Biz News - Home builders let residents 'try before they buy'
    3/3/2015 @ 11:13 PM - Several new programs are allowing buyers to try out a condo or resort home before agreeing to purchase it, The Wall Street Journal reports . Potential buyers are showing up at events to hang out with neighbors, having a dinner in the kitchen, or even spending a night or two in the home before making a decision on whether...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - L.A. Developer Offers to Buy Former Revel Casino Hotel
    3/3/2015 @ 11:03 PM - A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th-hour bid to buy Atlantic Citys former Revel Casino Hotel.
  • Gant Daily - Feds fight maternity tourism with raids on California maternity hotels
    3/3/2015 @ 7:15 PM - Federal agents on Tuesday raided more than three-dozen maternity hotels” in Southern California where foreign women give birth, allegedly for the sole purpose of having a U.S.-citizen baby, authorities said. The maternity tourism” sites included apartment complexes in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties where authorities believe the businesses housed the foreign nationals about to give birth, federal...
  • Venture Beat - Dropbox targets global subscribers with new localized payment options powered by Adyen
    3/3/2015 @ 6:59 PM - Cloud-based storage provider Dropbox is making it easier for consumers to sign up to paid pro” plans, with the news that its inked a deal with global payments platform provider Adyen . The tie-up will let Dropbox offer more localized methods of payments beyond bank cards and PayPal. Kicking off in 12 European countries, including...
  • Zillow - 10 Homes You Can Buy for $325,000
    3/3/2015 @ 6:16 PM - Sometimes, living in a major metropolitan area can mean sacrificing a desirable environment or features for convenience. Well, we have good news for you. The following homes go against that stereotype. Whether its outdoor recreation spaces, wood-burning pizza ovens, panoramic city skyline views or magazine-worthy kitchens that please your senses, we have a home for you - priced at approximately $325,000. ...
  • The Real Deal - Behold, the top 10 real estate players on Forbes' billionaires list
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  • Gant Daily - Take a stroll through Americas Skid Row, in downtown Los Angeles
    3/3/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Americas Skid Row sits in downtown Los Angeles. This pocket of 2,000 men and women constitutes the nations biggest concentration of homeless people living and sleeping on public sidewalks, in scattered camps under tarps. Not surprisingly, sanitary conditions are appalling. This quarter of despair is now at the center of national attention for another reason: This...
  • San Jose Mercury News - Napa Valley's Oxbow Public Market and Ferry Building developer signs lease at Oakland's Jack London Square
    3/3/2015 @ 5:39 PM - Will San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace and Napa Valleys Oxbow Public Market developer Steve Carlin prove to be a marketplace savior for Oaklands Jack London Square?
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  • Gant Daily - Amazing cycle super highways making bikes the transport of the future
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 AM - While new innovations in automobile technology may grab the headlines, its easy to forget that the bicycle, which predates the motor car by decades and assumed its basic design by the 1880s, is one form of transport that just refuses to go away. At one stage, it was even thought to be the transport of the future. An elevated...
  • ArchDaily - Bergen University College / Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Architects: Cubo Arkitekter , HLM Arkitektur Location: University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Area: 51750.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur ...
  • Luxury Daily - Fortnum & Mason, Harrods extend store influence through flower show
    3/4/2015 @ 4:46 AM - Fortnum & Mason at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Both Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are participating in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London to create an immersive branded experience outside of the store. Harrods will be hosting a conceptual Fragrance Garden, while Fortnum & Mason will be serving guests Champagne, canapes and afternoon tea from two...
  • ArchDaily - RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals A 'Mixed Picture'
    3/4/2015 @ 4:00 AM - The Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA )'s  Future Trends Survey  for January 2015 has revealed strong levels of optimism as workload forecasts remain strongly positive across all regions of the UK . Following little change in indexes between November and December 2014, the workload index has once again remained consistent at +29. Workload forecast balance figures have remained high,...
  • Porch - 7 Timeless Kitchen Features That Will Never Go Out of Style
    3/4/2015 @ 3:16 AM - Updating your kitchen is a thrill. But its a risky one. You know what you love right now. But how do you know what youll love ten years from now? In order to make your update a good investment, youve got to somehow magically figure out which kitchen features are right , and which are just right now...
  • Luxury Daily - Mercedes, Bombardier, Officine Panerai join yachts at Dubai Boat Show
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dubai Dubai International Boat Show is kicking off this week with the showcase of several top yacht builders, but will also feature several other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier, Officine Panerai and Emirates. Participating in events that are not industry-related will give brands a chance to reach affluent consumers. Luxury brands are aware of the type of...
  • Quartz - The US is going after Chinese maternity hotels” in southern California
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dozens of US immigration agents yesterday raided 37  maternity hotels ” in California that are suspected of hosting pregnant Chinese women, so that they can give birth to children who will be US citizens. The sting operation is likely to result in the largest federal case ever against a birth tourism” industry driven by wealthy Chinese families hoping to emigrate -or at least have the option to...
  • Porch - A Bathroom Design Inspired By A Family Heirloom
    3/4/2015 @ 3:10 AM - After the existing bathroom of a condo in Seattles Capitol Hill neighborhood had been badly water damaged, a complete gut of the bathroom resulted in a much needed remodel. While everything from the bathroom was removed and tossed out, the homeowners wanted to keep one thing; a family heirloom of an antique Japanese vase. A family heirloom turned into the inspiration for...
  • designboom - a cluster of gabled volumes comprises rootes animal hospital in japan
    3/4/2015 @ 2:45 AM - the distinctive shape of the colorful buildings calls to mind the form of the traditional dog kennel, with each structure protruding at a different angle. The post a cluster of gabled volumes comprises rootes animal hospital in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Luxury Daily - Bang & Olufsen, Karl Lagerfeld, Hermès and Aston Martin – Live news
    3/4/2015 @ 2:41 AM - Promotional image for Karl Lagerfeld accessories Luxury Dailys live news from March 3: Bang & Olufsen romances consumers for 90th anniversary Danish audio and video brand Bang & Olufsen is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary by creating a 'live illustration' of a love affair spanning from the 1920s and into the future....
  • Gant Daily - 5 things to know for your New Day – Wednesday, March 4
    3/4/2015 @ 2:30 AM - Obama and Netanyahu publicly feud. An investigation finds a pattern of discrimination in the Ferguson Police Department. And opening statements in the Boston Marathon bomber trial start today. Its Wednesday, and here are the 5 Things to Know for Your New Day: OBAMA VS. NETANYAHU International spat: U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • Quartz - Forget inequality, India is scrapping its wealth tax
    3/4/2015 @ 2:00 AM - One of the key policy prescriptions to come out of the French economist Thomas Pikettys influential 2014 study of inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, was the call for a global wealth tax . Piketty argues that such a tax, while perhaps unworkable, would counteract tendencies toward inequality, and provide additional transparency and data on wealth distribution. Perhaps so. But...
  • Property Wire - Property prices in Australia up 0.3% in February
    3/4/2015 @ 1:18 AM - Property prices in Australian capital cities increased by 0.3% in February, taking the annual rise in values to 8.3%, the latest index data shows. Sydney again recorded the largest increase at 13.7% year on year followed by Melbourne at 7.4% and Brisbane at 5.9%, according to the CoreLogic RP Index. In contrast, dwelling values have increased by less...
  • Property Wire - Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations
    3/4/2015 @ 1:13 AM - Values for prime arable land has strengthened across the UK by 14% to average almost £10,000 per acre, according to the latest survey figures. It is set to see 8% capital growth and 5% to 6% rental growth from 2015 to 2019, an analysis in the latest Savills farm land value survey suggests. The average capital value...
  • Inhabitat - a21studio builds a unique Buddhist temple as a floating stone canopy in Vietnam
    3/4/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Read the rest of a21studio builds a unique Buddhist temple as a floating stone canopy in Vietnam Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a21studio , Buddha , nha trang , pagoda , place of worship ,...
  • Quartz - A Nigerian industrialist lost $10 billion last year but is still easily Africas richest man
    3/4/2015 @ 1:00 AM - The hotly anticipated Forbes Rich List came out this week and again counted 29 African billionaires  within its ranks. Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote again topped the pile with an impressive fortune of $15.7 billion, according to Forbes estimates. Thats down from $25 billion a year ago, before his net worth was dented by a drop in the...
  • Property Wire - Apartment and villa prices fall in Dubai at beginning of 2015
    3/4/2015 @ 12:26 AM - Residential property prices in Dubai fell by almost 4% in the first six weeks of this year with both apartments and villas seeing declines, the latest research shows. Prices for apartments fell by 3.7% and villas by 3% respectively, the latest report from Phidar Advisory shows. Sales increased by 1.7% in January, the data also shows. Price falls...
  • Property Wire - Land reform proposals in Scotland criticised by RICS
    3/4/2015 @ 12:22 AM - Proposals put forward in Scotland for agricultural land reform have been heavily criticised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which say they could increase disputes between landlords and tenants. Responding to the recently published proposals, RICS says it is concerned that the proposed measures will not lead to a revitalised tenanted sector and may also result in fewer...
  • Property Wire - Prime rental London market sees values continue to rise
    3/4/2015 @ 12:19 AM - Rental values in the prime central London property market continued their recovery in February, recording their twelfth consecutive month without a decline, the latest research shows. An increase of 0.2% matched the rise in January and took annual growth to 4%, which was the highest level in more than three years, according to the report from Knight Frank. ...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Indias surprise cut, Netanyahus Iran speech, Apple surpasses Samsung, filthy Everest
    3/4/2015 @ 12:07 AM - What to watch for today Indias spectrum auction.  The country holds its  largest ever auction of wireless bandwidth, which is expected to put 8.2 trillion rupees ($13 billion) in the governments coffers.  Most of it is spectrum already held by mobile carriers that is up for renewal, and they depend on it for a large proportion of their revenues ....
  • Venture Beat - Nvidia's set-top box aims to do for gaming what Netflix did for movies
    3/3/2015 @ 11:43 PM - Gaming execs:   Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here . Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Click here  for all of GamesBeats 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage. Graphics chip...
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Popular Stories

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Luxury Daily - Fortnum & Mason, Harrods extend store influence through flower show
    3/4/2015 @ 4:46 AM - Fortnum & Mason at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Both Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are participating in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London to create an immersive branded experience outside of the store. Harrods will be hosting a conceptual Fragrance Garden, while Fortnum & Mason will be serving guests Champagne, canapes and afternoon tea from two...
  • EV Grieve - The Post helping sell the landmark 190 Bowery for prime retail use
    3/4/2015 @ 4:30 AM - A reader shared this with us from yesterday's Post a full-page ad for 190 Bowery, the historic Germania Bank Building on the corner of Spring Street. Aby Rosen of RFR Realty purchased the six-story, 72-room, 37,000-square-foot building from photographer Jay Maisel for a recently reported $55 million. (Maisel bought the property in...
  • Luxury Daily - Bally communicates timeless appeal with 60s-inspired film
    3/4/2015 @ 4:30 AM - Ballys Coming Down” Swiss apparel and accessories label Bally is expressing its values by bringing together the worlds of music and fashion in a short film featuring pop duo Singtank. 'Coming Down,' released March 3, depicts singer Josephine de le Baume's as an actress pacing around her Los Angeles home being subjected to yet another phone interview....
  • Gant Daily - 5 things to know for your New Day – Wednesday, March 4
    3/4/2015 @ 2:30 AM - Obama and Netanyahu publicly feud. An investigation finds a pattern of discrimination in the Ferguson Police Department. And opening statements in the Boston Marathon bomber trial start today. Its Wednesday, and here are the 5 Things to Know for Your New Day: OBAMA VS. NETANYAHU International spat: U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Indias surprise cut, Netanyahus Iran speech, Apple surpasses Samsung, filthy Everest
    3/4/2015 @ 12:07 AM - What to watch for today Indias spectrum auction.  The country holds its  largest ever auction of wireless bandwidth, which is expected to put 8.2 trillion rupees ($13 billion) in the governments coffers.  Most of it is spectrum already held by mobile carriers that is up for renewal, and they depend on it for a large proportion of their revenues ....
  • Gant Daily - 4 reasons to care about Clintons personal email
    3/3/2015 @ 8:00 PM - Hillary Clintons recent controversy over using a personal email address while at the State Department has many Republicans and political watchers suffering flashbacks to the 90s and the days of Whitewater, cattle futures, Travelgate and parsed words about President Bill Clintons personal life. Democrats spent Tuesday trying to defend their expected presidential frontrunner against the attacks while Republicans tried...
  • Realtor.com News - These Verizon Ads Are All About Real Estate-and Were Obsessed
    3/3/2015 @ 6:36 PM - We live, breathe, and eat real estate over here. So when real estate shows up as the central theme in a national advertising campaign, we're the kind of people who take notice and geek out about it in our morning meetings. That's what happened this past weekend when we took a 16-hour break to watch some of our favorite...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Inman News - 3 'Ms' of building an indie real estate brokerage
    3/4/2015 @ 5:01 AM - My husband and I founded Lanier Property Group three years ago with the (admittedly audacious) vision of changing the real estate industry for both our agents and our clients. Starting an independent real estate brokerage is not for the faint of heart, but if you've got the guts, it might just be the best thing you've ever done ...
  • RE Journals - The Opus Group to develop 145,000-square-foot spec warehouse property in Minneapolis market
    3/4/2015 @ 3:54 AM - The Opus Group will develop a 145,800-square-foot speculative industrial office and warehouse facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Located at the intersection of 85th Avenue and Wyoming Avenue North, the new building will be available for either single or multi-tenant occupancy. Construction will begin in May of this year, with completion planned for the fall of 2015. The...
  • Luxury Daily - Sothebys eases transactions with DocuSign app
    3/4/2015 @ 3:46 AM - DocuSign for realtors Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty is going paperless with DocuSign's digital platform that provides electronic signatures to buy and sell homes. Affluent clients are often very busy and having to physically be present at the time of a closing and sifting through the paperwork can be tedious, but with this electronic signing platform clients will...
  • Luxury Daily - Mercedes, Bombardier, Officine Panerai join yachts at Dubai Boat Show
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dubai Dubai International Boat Show is kicking off this week with the showcase of several top yacht builders, but will also feature several other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier, Officine Panerai and Emirates. Participating in events that are not industry-related will give brands a chance to reach affluent consumers. Luxury brands are aware of the type of...
  • RE Journals - DTZ Barry sells former bank in Wisconsin
    3/4/2015 @ 1:43 AM - Naturescape recently purchased the 1,997-square-foot former Muskego Harris Bank building in Muskego, Wis. Naturescape purchased the building from BMO Harris. Maximilian Yokosh of DTZ Barry represented Naturescape in this transaction. John Kardelis of CBRE represented BMOHarris. Naturescape is a landscape and property maintenance company. It plans to move its headquarters to the new...
  • RE Journals - CBREs Indianapolis office names new research coordinator
    3/4/2015 @ 12:47 AM - Brian Jones Brian Jones has joined the Indianapolis office of CBRE as research coordinator. Before joining CBRE, Jones worked as a broker at Blue Goat Real Estate, a private residential real estate company that he owned in Michigan. He also worked as a real estate agent with Century 21. He brings more than 12 years of real...
  • Habitat Mag - Hudson Yards Project Stalls As Partnership Goes Sour
    3/4/2015 @ 12:00 AM - Kuafu Properties , a Chinese private equity firm with an office in New York , plans to build a 47-story condo and hotel tower near Hudson Yards - if a judge rules in its favor and boots the development giant's local partners from the deal. According to the Daily News ,...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Inman News - Ginger Wilcox: 'Technology can enable service rather than replace it'
    3/4/2015 @ 5:15 AM - Ginger Wilcox of Sindeo talks about helping consumers select the right mortgage and managing a transparent marketplace containing private information ...
  • Porch - 7 Timeless Kitchen Features That Will Never Go Out of Style
    3/4/2015 @ 3:16 AM - Updating your kitchen is a thrill. But its a risky one. You know what you love right now. But how do you know what youll love ten years from now? In order to make your update a good investment, youve got to somehow magically figure out which kitchen features are right , and which are just right now...
  • ABC News - AP Survey: Why the Outlook for Global Economy Has Brightened
    3/4/2015 @ 3:02 AM - AP survey: Cheap oil and lower interest rates are brightening outlook for global economy
  • Property Wire - Property prices in Australia up 0.3% in February
    3/4/2015 @ 1:18 AM - Property prices in Australian capital cities increased by 0.3% in February, taking the annual rise in values to 8.3%, the latest index data shows. Sydney again recorded the largest increase at 13.7% year on year followed by Melbourne at 7.4% and Brisbane at 5.9%, according to the CoreLogic RP Index. In contrast, dwelling values have increased by less...
  • Property Wire - Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations
    3/4/2015 @ 1:13 AM - Values for prime arable land has strengthened across the UK by 14% to average almost £10,000 per acre, according to the latest survey figures. It is set to see 8% capital growth and 5% to 6% rental growth from 2015 to 2019, an analysis in the latest Savills farm land value survey suggests. The average capital value...
  • Capital - The women of Forest City
    3/4/2015 @ 12:23 AM - MaryAnne Gilmartin was a 20-something in the Koch administration-still-starry eyed, green and learning the ropes of economic development-and she had a problem. It was the late 1980s, and Gilmartin had been working on the deal side of the New York City Public Development Corporation, where she had taken two fellowships after graduating from Fordham University. The city was...
  • Property Wire - Land reform proposals in Scotland criticised by RICS
    3/4/2015 @ 12:22 AM - Proposals put forward in Scotland for agricultural land reform have been heavily criticised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which say they could increase disputes between landlords and tenants. Responding to the recently published proposals, RICS says it is concerned that the proposed measures will not lead to a revitalised tenanted sector and may also result in fewer...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Gant Daily - Amazing cycle super highways making bikes the transport of the future
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 AM - While new innovations in automobile technology may grab the headlines, its easy to forget that the bicycle, which predates the motor car by decades and assumed its basic design by the 1880s, is one form of transport that just refuses to go away. At one stage, it was even thought to be the transport of the future. An elevated...
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Why do hotel sheets feel so much better than the sheets at home? Well, to begin with, hotel sheets are freshly washed, crisply ironed, and perfectly tucked-all by someone who is not you. These fine points go a long way to making hotel bedding a thing of desire. And beyond that, they're all white-according to some, the most restful...
  • EV Grieve - Empellón al Pastor wants to add sidewalk seating on Avenue A and St. Mark's Place
    3/4/2015 @ 4:48 AM - [ EVG photo from last October ] Empellón al Pastor , the third restaurant from Alex (Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria), opened last October on Avenue A at St. Mark's Place. There's now a online petition to drum up support for sidewalk seating for the bar-taqueria. Per Change.org : We are asking for your...
  • Luxury Daily - Fortnum & Mason, Harrods extend store influence through flower show
    3/4/2015 @ 4:46 AM - Fortnum & Mason at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Both Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are participating in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London to create an immersive branded experience outside of the store. Harrods will be hosting a conceptual Fragrance Garden, while Fortnum & Mason will be serving guests Champagne, canapes and afternoon tea from two...
  • Luxury Daily - Bally communicates timeless appeal with 60s-inspired film
    3/4/2015 @ 4:30 AM - Ballys Coming Down” Swiss apparel and accessories label Bally is expressing its values by bringing together the worlds of music and fashion in a short film featuring pop duo Singtank. 'Coming Down,' released March 3, depicts singer Josephine de le Baume's as an actress pacing around her Los Angeles home being subjected to yet another phone interview....
  • ArchDaily - RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals A 'Mixed Picture'
    3/4/2015 @ 4:00 AM - The Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA )'s  Future Trends Survey  for January 2015 has revealed strong levels of optimism as workload forecasts remain strongly positive across all regions of the UK . Following little change in indexes between November and December 2014, the workload index has once again remained consistent at +29. Workload forecast balance figures have remained high,...
  • Luxury Daily - Sothebys eases transactions with DocuSign app
    3/4/2015 @ 3:46 AM - DocuSign for realtors Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty is going paperless with DocuSign's digital platform that provides electronic signatures to buy and sell homes. Affluent clients are often very busy and having to physically be present at the time of a closing and sifting through the paperwork can be tedious, but with this electronic signing platform clients will...
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