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  • Curbed - When In Exile: The former president of Georgia has...
    9/19/2014 @ 12:57 PM - The former president of Georgia has picked a somewhat surprising spot to spend his self-imposed exile: the epicenter of "Brooklyn," Williamsburg . Bunking at his uncle's apartment in a waterfront tower on North 7th Street, Mikheil Saakashvili "luxuriates in the neighborhood's time-honored tradition of mysteriously sourced wealth ," goes to Smorgasburg, and entertains David Petraeus...
  • The Real Deal - Macklowe plans to build 23-story tower on University Place
    9/19/2014 @ 12:55 PM - From left: Billy Macklowe and 110 University Place, Manhattan Billy Macklowe, the developer who bought the location of the now-shuttered Bowlmor Lanes on University Place, is planning to build a 23-story residential development at the location. William Macklowe Company plans to demolish the existing site on University Place between East 12th and East 13th streets to make...
  • Re/code - 3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now.
    9/19/2014 @ 12:35 PM - Immersive 3-D worlds could be a big deal in the future, which is why Facebook was willing to bet $2 billion on Oculus Rift this year: Imagine the possibilities for games, entertainment, social networking, messaging, etc. But you don’t have to time travel to see the way 3-D can have an impact. You just have to know...
  • Curbed - Affordable Housing Wire: Rent a One-Bedroom Apartment From $533 In East Harlem
    9/19/2014 @ 12:29 PM - A fully affordable East Harlem building has started accepting applications for its insanely well-priced apartments , DNAinfo reports . The 88 apartments at the new development range from $494 to $785 for a studio, $533 to $844 for a one-bedroom, $648 to $1,022 for a two bedroom, and to $743 to $1,175 for a three-bedroom apartment. Of course,...
  • The Real Deal - City to hire dozens more contractors for Sandy rebuilding
    9/19/2014 @ 12:26 PM - Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference on Superstorm Sandy recovery New York City officials believe they can quadruple the pace of repairing and renovating homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy by hiring additional contractors. The city intends to hire dozens of contractors who would be paid with federal funds to rebuild storm-ravaged properties through the Build It Back program,...
  • Curbed - SPONSORED POST: Dwell Heads to New York, October 9-11
    9/19/2014 @ 12:15 PM - Dwell on Design NY , curated by the editors of Dwell magazine , debuts at 82Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard 'trade show' format to create a unique forum on the future of design. Be sure not to miss keynote speaker Daniel Libeskind, David Rockwell, Michael Bierut of Pentagram, Susan...
  • New York Observer - NYU Langone Backs Out of LICH Bid
    9/19/2014 @ 12:00 PM - LICH: back to the drawing board? When Fortis Property Group finalized its deal with the  State University of New York  to redevelop Long Island College Hospital in June, it seemed that the long saga of the Cobble Hill hospital might finally be coming to an end. Though the deal, with...
  • The Real Deal - Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week
    9/19/2014 @ 12:00 PM - The Corcoran Group's Leighton Candler and Caroline Hall had the priciest single-family residential listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $28 million townhouse at 157 East 70th Street in Lenox Hill. Comprising approximately 10,000 square feet, the home features an oversized garden and terraces, in addition to floor-to-ceiling windows and a separate guest suite with...
  • Brick Underground - Licensed to drill: How to check your contractor's certification (and why you want to)
    9/19/2014 @ 11:59 AM - Choosing a contractor is an essential-if headache-inducing-part of any renovation that's not a DIY job. And one of the first steps to hiring said contractor is making sure they're licensed,  as the home improvement site Sweeten recently pointed out .  Sure, it's not the most, ahem, groundbreaking piece of advice. In fact, anyone who does a job in New York...
  • Curbed - Good Grief: LICH Deal Falls Apart, Again, as NYU Abruptly Quits
    9/19/2014 @ 11:55 AM - What is there to even say about the Long Island College Hospital at this point? The embattled (note: try to figure out if there's a word that means embattled, but times a thousand ) Cobble Hill hospital just lost its third potential developer as the NYU Langone Medical Center pulled out of the deal rather...
  • Curbed - Celebrity Real Estate: Buy Jackson Pollock's Charming West Village Loft for $1.25M
    9/19/2014 @ 11:48 AM - The insanely cute loft where famed artist Jackson Pollock reportedly once lived—however briefly— is back on the market for the second time in two years . This time, reality TV star-slash-broker Luiz Ortiz is the one trying to find a buyer for the petite one-bedroom , which clocks in at 800...
  • NYT Real Estate - What I Love: Urban Farming's Grande Dame: Karen Washington
    9/19/2014 @ 11:47 AM - Karen Washington of the Bronx went from novice gardener to urban farming pioneer.
  • The Real Deal - Claremont Group gets $52M loan for FiDi conversion
    9/19/2014 @ 11:36 AM - Mark Fisher and 99 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan The Claremont Group received a $52.4 million loan from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers for a conversion project on the site of a 25-story building. The floating-rate loan carried an interest rate 'in the low-middle single digits,” a spokesperson for brokerage CBRE told the New York Observer. CBRE's Mark...
  • Curbed - High Line Wire: Ahead of Sunday's public opening of...
    9/19/2014 @ 11:35 AM - Ahead of Sunday's public opening of High Line Phase 3 , WSJ looks at the 13 Adrián Villar Rojas sculptures that will dot the park's perimeter . Made entirely of compressed perishable materials, the cubes—which weigh in around two tons each—are meant to symbolize past and present use, like the repurposing of the tracks as public park....
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. R 49 000 000 | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Africans purchase for exactly the same reason as Europeans, because Cape Town is an exceptionally beautiful city with world-class food and services,” said...
  • DNA Info New York - City Mulls Plan to Dig Up Gowanus Park and Pool to Install Sewage Tanks
    9/19/2014 @ 11:20 AM - The Department of Environmental Protection named 14 possible locations for two underground sewage tanks.
  • The Real Deal - NY lawmakers question Airbnb's '$1 million host guarantee”
    9/19/2014 @ 11:10 AM - State Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky and a map of Airbnb rentals in New York City Airbnb is under fire for allegedly misleading insurance policies, with two New York lawmakers calling on State Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky to investigate. In a letter to Lawsky, State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Assemblyman Francisco Moya questioned the legality of Airbnb's so-called '$1 million...
  • World Property Channel - My Top 10 'Movie' Hotels
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Who knew? Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)? Here are my Top Ten hotels around the world that have been in the movies over the decades... # 10:...
  • CT Homes - Real Estate Success: The Advantages of Being Underestimated
    9/19/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Whether buying, selling, renting, or investing in real estate, there are many advantages to being underestimated. Having said that, the real estate world is relatively flashy. Realtors live to sport the fanciest cars and boast of their sales prowess on billboards. Home buyers have been trained to exaggerate how great they are when it comes to making offers. Being...
  • Brick Underground - $500 studios available in Harlem, the downside of selling in a historic district, and more
    9/19/2014 @ 10:59 AM - A  studio in Harlem for less than $500 a month ? Better act now (DNAinfo) Old-timey details are great, but  selling an apartment in a historic district  won't necessarily bring the big bucks (NYO;  previously ) How one couple turned  a bland Brooklyn condo into a place built for dinner parties  (NYT) Safety first? Not if you're selling and ...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 14 - 20)
    9/19/2014 @ 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: Northern New Jersey, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, New York City, Westchester / Southern Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Orlando, and Tampa / St. Petersburg.NORTHERN NEW JERSEYSabre Group Rolls Out Expansion...
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  • NYT Real Estate - What I Love: Urban Farming's Grande Dame: Karen Washington
    9/19/2014 @ 11:47 AM - Karen Washington of the Bronx went from novice gardener to urban farming pioneer.
  • Dezeen - "Six points of viral architecture"
    9/19/2014 @ 11:42 AM - Opinion: the way we consume architecture online has changed thanks to social media, creating a new genre of imagery - meme-tecture.  Alexandra Lange offers her guide to making an architectural meme.  (more...)
  • The Atlantic - Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen
    9/19/2014 @ 11:13 AM - Jen & Elwood/Flickr The Mineta Transportation Institute just released a massive comprehensive report on "Automated Transit Networks"more commonly known as personal rapid transit, and more casually known as podcars. Whatever their name, these systems use on-demand pods and exclusive guideways to combine the advantages of private vehicles with those of rail...
  • World Property Channel - My Top 10 'Movie' Hotels
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Who knew? Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)? Here are my Top Ten hotels around the world that have been in the movies over the decades... # 10:...
  • The Atlantic - What a Biblical-Style Flood Could Mean for Washington, D.C.
    9/19/2014 @ 8:24 AM - It's amazing that with a 97 percent scientific consensus on human-caused climate change we still have politicians talking smack about its importance. Will their tune change at all, one wonders, once the flood waters are lapping at the base of the federal government? This mapping tool can't answer that question, but it...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Sept. 20-21
    9/19/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Sept. 20-21 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 Sept. 20-21
    9/19/2014 @ 7:55 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Sept. 20-21 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Sept. 20-21
    9/19/2014 @ 7:50 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Sept. 20-21 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 […]
  • Daily Finance - 10 Signs You Are Headed Toward Financial Ruin
    9/19/2014 @ 7:33 AM - Filed under: Personal Finance , Credit Cards , Auto Loans , Credit Score , Debt Assistance Getty Images By Ellen Chang NEW YORK -- Too many Americans are following a trend of saving woefully too little and spending too much --...
  • Freshome - 10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials
    9/19/2014 @ 6:16 AM - Sustainability doesn’t mean you have to give up luxury. Image Source: Maienza Wilson Do you really know the true definition of sustainability? It is a trendy word that is often tossed about, but the real definition may be lost at times. Merriam Webster dictionary refers to the meaning of sustainable as,  able to...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Historic Alexandria home for $5.2M
    9/19/2014 @ 5:31 AM - View Photo Gallery -The Washington Post's picks of distinguished homes on the D.C. area market. What started as a small clapboard house more than two centuries ago evolved into this stately home with 21st-century amenities. Often referred to as Holland House, this modest two-story home gradually grew into a 6,125-square-foot L-shaped dwelling on nearly a […]
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Mayor's 'all day' adviser
    9/19/2014 @ 3:15 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. MAYOR'S CONSULTANT - Capital's Sally Goldenberg: Bill de Blasio said of his wife, 'She is the most important adviser in my life. I've said that over and over again” 'and 'I consult with her all day long." The mayor explained Chirlane McCray's role as an adviser...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Scotland’s vote results, Alibaba’s unveiling, Larry Ellison out, airplane food delivered
    9/19/2014 @ 12:09 AM - What to watch for today Scotland gets real.  Preliminary results suggest that the No” vote against independence is receiving more support than anticipated. As of press time No” is leading with 53.8% , ahead of Yes” with 46.2%, with 21 of 32 councils reporting. Glasgow supported the Yes” vote, 53.5%-46.5%. Alibaba shares the love.  The Chinese e-commerce...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Asia edition-Alibaba’s unveiling, Scotland’s reality check, Kindles galore, motorized trousers
    9/18/2014 @ 6:05 PM - Good morning, Quartz readers! What to watch for today Alibaba shares the love.  The Chinese e-commerce giant will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BABA.” The company  priced shares  in its IPO at $68 after Thursday’s market close; it could raise a record-setting $25 billion on a $165 billion valuation. Scotland...
  • The Real Deal - This month in real estate history: REBNY fights WWII rent cap
    9/18/2014 @ 4:21 PM - Mayor Fiorello La Guardia From the September issue:   The Real Estate Board of New York lobbied against a wartime proposal to cap rents on several million New York City apartment units, 71 years ago this month. REBNY appealed via telegram to officials in Washington within the federal Office of Price Administration, who were responsible...
  • CP Executive - Akridge, Mitsui Fudosan Complete 170 KSF Office Project in Washington, D.C.
    9/18/2014 @ 3:07 PM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor At 1200 17th St., N.W. in Washington, D.C., a new state-of-the-art office destination now holds court where a stodgy 1960s era office structure once stood.  Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America have just opened the doors of the new 1200 Seventeenth Street, a 170,000-square-foot model of sustainability and modern accommodations. ...
  • Multi-Housing News - Multifamily Decline Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 14.4 Percent in August, Says NAHB
    9/18/2014 @ 11:58 AM - Washington, D.C.-Led by a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
  • The Atlantic - Hey, I'm Bikin' Here! A Buffer Zone Is Now Law for California Cyclists
    9/18/2014 @ 11:35 AM - Give him three feet when passing. (Flickr/chuwasg) Another splash of fuel to the share-the-road debate : On Tuesday, California became the 24th state in the nation to enact a formal passing law for cyclists . That means cars are now legally required to give a berth of at least...
  • CP Executive - Boston Properties Sells Interest in Office Buildings to Norges Bank for $1.5B
    9/18/2014 @ 11:29 AM - By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor Boston Properties has agreed to sell 45 percent interest in three East Coast office buildings to affiliates of Norges Bank Investment Management for $1.5 billion in cash as Norway's sovereign wealth fund continues picking up prime office assets in the United States. The REIT, one of the largest owners,...
  • NREI - Washington/Glimcher Deal Raises Questions about Further Industry Consolidation
    9/18/2014 @ 11:11 AM - Larger players swallowing smaller competitors may become a theme over the next year as mall REITs fight for growth on home soil. read more
  • CP Executive - SARES REGIS Acquires M-F Property in Escondido, Plans Makeover
    9/18/2014 @ 10:39 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor An Escondido apartment property has come under the ownership of SARES REGIS Multifamily Fund. The buyer acquired the 102-unit Alta Vista residential community in a deal that also included a property in Portland, Ore. SARES REGIS now owns eight multi-family properties and 1,220 units in California, Oregon, Colorado and...
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  • NREI - Southeast to See $2B in New MOB Construction over a Two-Year Period
    9/19/2014 @ 12:32 PM - There's more than $2 billion in new health care projects set for completion in the Southeast in the next two years, according to data provided by Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based health care consulting firm. Atlanta and Miami will receive the bulk of the new construction . read more
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. R 49 000 000 | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Africans purchase for exactly the same reason as Europeans, because Cape Town is an exceptionally beautiful city with world-class food and services,” said...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes Us the Happiest About the Places We Live
    9/19/2014 @ 11:20 AM - Some satisfied Americans in Holland, Michigan. (Michigan Municipal League/Flickr) We know a lot about what makes Americans satisfied with their personal lives, jobs and careers, but much less about what make them satisfied with the places where they live. I’ve long argued that choosing the place where...
  • Porch - It’s Not Too Late to Get a New Roof This Year
    9/19/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Fall is just around the corner… is your roof ready? While summer is the ideal time to get a roof project done, many homeowners don’t replace their home’s roof until the rains come and the roof starts leaking. In fact, over half of all roofing projects take place between September and February. We crunched Porch project data to...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 14 - 20)
    9/19/2014 @ 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: Northern New Jersey, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, New York City, Westchester / Southern Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Orlando, and Tampa / St. Petersburg.NORTHERN NEW JERSEYSabre Group Rolls Out Expansion...
  • RE Journals - The boulder Group arranges the sale of a single tenant net leased Safelite Autoglass property
    9/19/2014 @ 10:03 AM - The Boulder Group , a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Safelite AutoGlass property located at 1039 Centre Pointe Boulevard in Pearl, MS for $2,334,000. The newly constructed 20,317 square foot Safelite AutoGlass property is located in the immediate proximity to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The 2.2 acre parcel is located...
  • CP Executive - CBRE, Blanca Tapped to Lease Office and Retail at New 3 MSF TOD in Miami
    9/19/2014 @ 9:55 AM - By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor CBRE and Blanca Commercial Real Estate have been tapped to lease the retail and office portions of MiamiCentral, a 3 million-square-foot mixed-use, transit-oriented development that will feature 200,000 square feet of retail and 800,000 square feet of Class A office space. The project is being developed by All Aboard Florida and...
  • World Property Channel - South Florida's 'MiamiCentral' Project Continues to evolve
    9/19/2014 @ 8:45 AM - This week All Aboard Florida announced that CBRE and Blanca Commercial Real Estate have been selected as the exclusive retail and office leasing agent for MiamiCentral, South Florida's first urban and mixed-use transit-oriented development. The 3-million-square-foot project consisting of office, retail and residential components is being developed by All Aboard Florida spans nine acres just east of Miami-Dade...
  • ArchDaily - 10 Modernist Buildings Receive Conservation Grants from Getty Foundation
    9/19/2014 @ 8:01 AM - The Getty Foundation has named the first 10 recipients of its philanthropic ' Keeping It Modern ” initiative, which aims to advance the understanding and preservation of 20th-century modern architecture. From Louis Kahn's Salk Institute to Le Corbusier's Parisian apartment, each recipient was chosen for their architectural significance and potential to advance conservation practices related to...
  • Haute Residence - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Jimmy Kimmel’s Old Hollywood Home
    9/19/2014 @ 2:48 AM - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com  offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here's a taste of this week's Top Ten list: Jimmy Kimmel’s Old Hollywood Home Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel has put his elegant Hollywood Hills abode on the market-which he’s owned since 2002-for $2.299 million. ...
  • World Property Channel - Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay
    9/18/2014 @ 6:52 PM - The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. This beautiful quaint community of 17,000 people boasts a famous spa resort, distinctive shops and offers a variety of family fun and year round special events. There is definitely something for everyone,...
  • Realtor.com News - Former NFL Cornerback Anthony Henry Buys in Hollywood
    9/18/2014 @ 2:59 PM - Retired NFL cornerback Anthony Henry just bought himself a fine house in Hollywood for the tidy sum of $2.6 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. A sleek, contemporary affair-we wonder what it is about playing for the Dallas Cowboys that turns folks in to lovers of modern architecture-this house is a triumph for Henry,...
  • The Atlantic - Good News: The L.A. Unified School District Is Giving Up Its Grenade Launchers
    9/18/2014 @ 2:50 PM - REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom Rejoice, L.A. schoolchildrenyour school police force no longer has access to grenade launchers. The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, announced Wednesday that it would relinquish the three launchers it obtained through a Pentagon program that gives surplus military equipment to police departments, including those that protect school districts. ...
  • CNBC Realty Check - Hard hit Tampa housing making some strides
    9/18/2014 @ 1:39 PM - Crushed by the housing crash, Tampa is still seeing some weakness but is finally beginning to return to a normal market pace.
  • World Property Channel - Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay
    9/18/2014 @ 1:03 PM - The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. This beautiful quaint community of 17,000 people boasts a famous spa resort, distinctive shops and offers a variety of family fun and year round special events. There is definitely something for everyone,...
  • Fox Business - Yellen: No mechanical interpretation of 'considerable time'
    9/18/2014 @ 11:14 AM - FOX Business contributor Jon Hilsenrath, Janney chief investment strategist Mark Luschini and Federated Investors chief equity strategist Phil Orlando discuss Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen's speech.
  • Realty Biz News - Would You Pay More Than Double for a Waterfront Home?
    9/18/2014 @ 10:12 AM - If you want a water view then be prepared to pay more than double of the value of homes nationwide. Not surprisingly, the most expensive waterfront homes are in California and on the coast of Long Island Sound, and in Hawaii, while the most affordable can be found in the Midwest and in Florida. The largest premiums for waterfront...
  • Redfin Blog - Types of Trees That Can Cause Winter Hazards
    9/18/2014 @ 9:01 AM - By Andrea Davis , HomeAdvisor With fall right around the corner, it's time to start preparing your trees for the cold months ahead. You should be aware of trees that could fall and consider having them trimmed or removed as needed. Here is a quick guide to...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: De Blasio issues report, pulls muscle
    9/18/2014 @ 4:02 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. STEVE FORBES ON CUOMO, SCOTLAND REFERENDUM-Capital's Jimmy Vielkind in Bolton Landing: Steve Forbes, the two-time Republican presidential aspirant and publishing titan, said New York faces a long road until Governor Andrew Cuomo can boast a welcoming business climate. 'He's made some changes on the tax...
  • Fortune - Pepsi, other big brands, stick by NFL while voicing outrage at scandals
    9/17/2014 @ 8:51 PM - The NFL is under fire for a wave of scandals regarding player conduct. But football remains America’s favorite sport, the NFL remains a mega money-maker, and that isn’t about to change. The league isn’t going anywhere and, for now, neither is its commissioner, Roger Goodell. Big NFL sponsors are making sure of that. On Tuesday, Radisson Hotels earned...
  • CP Executive - Adler Group Taps JLL to Lease Norfolk's Interstate Corporate Center
    9/17/2014 @ 6:06 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Norfolk's Interstate Corporate Center is looking for new tenants. Miami-based Adler Group, the owner of the property, has recently selected JLL's Hampton Roads team to lease the 17-building office park. Located at the intersection of I-64 and I-264, Interstate Corporate Center offers 475,000 square feet of office space. Amenities include...
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  • Re/code - 3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now.
    9/19/2014 @ 12:35 PM - Immersive 3-D worlds could be a big deal in the future, which is why Facebook was willing to bet $2 billion on Oculus Rift this year: Imagine the possibilities for games, entertainment, social networking, messaging, etc. But you don’t have to time travel to see the way 3-D can have an impact. You just have to know...
  • TechCrunch - Sf.citi Tries To Recruit Tech Companies To Adopt” SF’s Public Schools
    9/19/2014 @ 12:24 PM - One of the issues with leaning on a high-tech economic growth strategy in a region where there is incredibly constricted space and housing stock like in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, is making sure that the benefits of a boom spread to everyone. California’s public school system is ranked in the lowest decile of the country’s state educational systems. And San Francisco… Read More
  • Fortune - Alibaba's muddled growth strategy
    9/19/2014 @ 12:08 PM - No one disputes that to reward investors, Alibaba must keep growing at tremendous speed in the years to come, least of all its chairman Jack Ma. The question is, where will Alibaba concentrate its investments and manpower to generate the fast-rising revenues and profits its promising? That challenge will require a highly focused growth strategy. Right now, Alibabas plans...
  • ArchDaily - SCI-Arc Appoints Hernan Diaz Alonso as New Director
    9/19/2014 @ 11:59 AM - The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has appointed Hernan Diaz Alonso as the Los Angeles architecture school's new Director beginning September 2015. Alonso, principal of Xefirotarch  and educator widely credited for spearheading the transition of SCI-Arc to digital technologies, will succeed architect Eric Owen Moss who has served as the school's director...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. R 49 000 000 | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Africans purchase for exactly the same reason as Europeans, because Cape Town is an exceptionally beautiful city with world-class food and services,” said...
  • Housing Wire - Zillow: Top 10 markets to buy and sell your home now
    9/19/2014 @ 11:27 AM - Now that the pace of home price appreciation is finally starting to slow, it is easier to see the truth behind which local markets favor either buyers or sellers. Zillow compiled a list of the top ten buyer and seller markets, with the West Coast dominating one list.
  • World Property Channel - My Top 10 'Movie' Hotels
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Who knew? Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)? Here are my Top Ten hotels around the world that have been in the movies over the decades... # 10:...
  • Porch - It’s Not Too Late to Get a New Roof This Year
    9/19/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Fall is just around the corner… is your roof ready? While summer is the ideal time to get a roof project done, many homeowners don’t replace their home’s roof until the rains come and the roof starts leaking. In fact, over half of all roofing projects take place between September and February. We crunched Porch project data to...
  • Remodelista - Trending on Gardenista: Style on a Budget
    9/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Michelle and her team offer their favorite low-budget tips and tricks for kitting out your outdoor space, including 10 garden hacks that feature concrete blocks, recycled bedsprings as modernist garden sculptures, and a garden made almost entirely of salvaged wood. Above: Michelle...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 14 - 20)
    9/19/2014 @ 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: Northern New Jersey, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, New York City, Westchester / Southern Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Orlando, and Tampa / St. Petersburg.NORTHERN NEW JERSEYSabre Group Rolls Out Expansion...
  • The Atlantic - What Lead Paint Has to Do With Climate Change
    9/19/2014 @ 10:51 AM - Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images During the summer of 1924, workers at a refinery in Bayway, N.J., started to get sick. First, they complained of irritability, insomnia, and memory loss. Symptoms progressed to convulsions and collapse. Then tragedy struck: Five workers died from lead poisoning. By the fall, the plantwhich produced a new...
  • Realty Biz News - Rents Still Rising in the Major Cities
    9/19/2014 @ 10:12 AM - Even though the American Dream is still alive and kicking, growing numbers of people are renting their home. This is impacting realtors as well as home builders who have seen the numbers of buyers decline due to a combination of factors. These include the foreclosure crisis, and some people are choosing to rent rather than buy as it gives...
  • ReadWrite - Normcore Nerds Flock to Gingham Shirts
    9/19/2014 @ 10:00 AM - Dorothy Gale doesn't need Auntie Em to tell her gingham isn't just in Kansas anymore.  Silicon Valley Street Style is a weekly feature that looks at the intersection of fashion, technology and taste. How many gingham shirts can you count on a single day in San Francisco? The countrified cross-pattern...
  • ArchDaily - Bridge House / Höweler + Yoon Architecture
    9/19/2014 @ 9:01 AM - Architects: Höweler + Yoon Architecture Location: McLean, VA, USA Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram ...
  • Remodelista - Venice Beach: Surf and Sleep in Style at Casa Shelter Half
    9/19/2014 @ 9:00 AM - If you've ever eyed the houses on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, in Venice, California, and fancied moving in, now is your chance. The just-finished Casa Shelter Half, a two-bedroom bungalow, stands ready to rent-surfboards on hand. The project is a collaboration between Shelter Half , a lifestyle retailer owned by Davide Berruto and LA designer Heather Heron ...
  • ArchDaily - 10 Modernist Buildings Receive Conservation Grants from Getty Foundation
    9/19/2014 @ 8:01 AM - The Getty Foundation has named the first 10 recipients of its philanthropic ' Keeping It Modern ” initiative, which aims to advance the understanding and preservation of 20th-century modern architecture. From Louis Kahn's Salk Institute to Le Corbusier's Parisian apartment, each recipient was chosen for their architectural significance and potential to advance conservation practices related to...
  • Quartz - Alibaba is all of these companies rolled into one
    9/19/2014 @ 7:57 AM - Alibaba’s initial public offering is likely to be the biggest the world has ever seen. The scale of the thing has led many to compare the huge Chinese company to familiar internet giants in the West, such as Amazon. But the company isn’t just the Amazon of China”-it’s also the Dropbox, PayPal, Uber, Hulu, and more. Though Google has its fingers in a similarly...
  • The Atlantic - 5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities'
    9/19/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Jane Jacobs saw making robust cities as a complex problem of interacting factors 'interrelated into an organic whole." The future of cities rests on returning to her ideas. (Mark Byrnes) In the past few years, a remarkable body of scientific research has begun to shed new light on the dynamic behavior of cities,...
  • The Atlantic - How Malawi Women Are Turning Waste Into Wealth
    9/19/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Lucia Tengani has learned how to make money by composting organic waste in Mtandire, a settlement on the outskirts of Lilongwe. (Charles Mkula) LILONGWE, Malawi As the sun rises, Norah Baziwell leaves her family home here in the crowded squatter settlement of Mtandire Township. Pushing a wheelbarrow containing a shovel, rake, pick,...
  • AOL Real Estate - Today's Top 10 Housing Markets for Buyers and Sellers
    9/19/2014 @ 5:13 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Selling Getty Images Midwestern cities such as Cleveland are among the top buyers' markets. By Camille Salama U.S. home values rose more slowly in August than they have in a year, and the cooling market offered a clear view...
  • Property Wire - Canadian prices expected to rise 5.9% this year but only 0.7% in 2015
    9/19/2014 @ 5:04 AM - The national average home price in Canada is now projected to rise by 5.9% to $405,000 in 2014 and a further 0.7% in 2015, according to the latest forecast. The Canadian Real Estate Association is also predicting similar price gains in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario while increases of just below 3% are forecast for Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Prince...
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  • Globe and Mail - Downsizers grab a 'unique' False Creek condo
    9/19/2014 @ 12:41 PM - 322 WEST 1ST AVE., VANCOUVER
  • Fortune - Alibaba's muddled growth strategy
    9/19/2014 @ 12:08 PM - No one disputes that to reward investors, Alibaba must keep growing at tremendous speed in the years to come, least of all its chairman Jack Ma. The question is, where will Alibaba concentrate its investments and manpower to generate the fast-rising revenues and profits its promising? That challenge will require a highly focused growth strategy. Right now, Alibabas plans...
  • The Real Deal - Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week
    9/19/2014 @ 12:00 PM - The Corcoran Group's Leighton Candler and Caroline Hall had the priciest single-family residential listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $28 million townhouse at 157 East 70th Street in Lenox Hill. Comprising approximately 10,000 square feet, the home features an oversized garden and terraces, in addition to floor-to-ceiling windows and a separate guest suite with...
  • ArchDaily - Ten Top Designers Get the Products of Their Dreams With 'The Wish List”
    9/19/2014 @ 12:00 PM - Terence Conran  asked nine of his friends in the design world What have you always wanted in your home, but have never been able to find?” The result is  The Wish List , a set of ten projects dreamed up by big name designers such as Norman Foster , Zaha Hadid  and Richard Rogers , but designed and crafted...
  • ArchDaily - SCI-Arc Appoints Hernan Diaz Alonso as New Director
    9/19/2014 @ 11:59 AM - The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has appointed Hernan Diaz Alonso as the Los Angeles architecture school's new Director beginning September 2015. Alonso, principal of Xefirotarch  and educator widely credited for spearheading the transition of SCI-Arc to digital technologies, will succeed architect Eric Owen Moss who has served as the school's director...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - RLS: Have you ever heard of Restless Leg Syndrome?
    9/19/2014 @ 11:23 AM - Very often the answer to the question ‘Have you ever heard of Restless Leg Syndrome (aka Willis-Ekbom Disease)’ will be a resounding no! And, truth be told, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) actually sounds like a very benign and almost comical malady. But for those who suffer on a daily basis with the symptoms of Restless Leg […]
  • The Atlantic - Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen
    9/19/2014 @ 11:13 AM - Jen & Elwood/Flickr The Mineta Transportation Institute just released a massive comprehensive report on "Automated Transit Networks"more commonly known as personal rapid transit, and more casually known as podcars. Whatever their name, these systems use on-demand pods and exclusive guideways to combine the advantages of private vehicles with those of rail...
  • World Property Channel - My Top 10 'Movie' Hotels
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Who knew? Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)? Here are my Top Ten hotels around the world that have been in the movies over the decades... # 10:...
  • Wallpaper - Wallpaper* AfghanMade celebrates traditional craft and exquisite carpets by international designers
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Afghan rug designs have remained largely unchanged since the 19th century, yet years of war and isolation have left Afghans utterly lacking the facilities to produce them - not to mention totally out of touch with changing market trends. AfghanMade Carpets was set up in 2006 by the American Task Force for Business Stability Operations to help develop the...
  • Remodelista - Trending on Gardenista: Style on a Budget
    9/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Michelle and her team offer their favorite low-budget tips and tricks for kitting out your outdoor space, including 10 garden hacks that feature concrete blocks, recycled bedsprings as modernist garden sculptures, and a garden made almost entirely of salvaged wood. Above: Michelle...
  • Inhabitat - Airbnb Unveils Four House-Shaped Pavilions in Trafalgar Square for the London Design Festival
    9/19/2014 @ 10:53 AM - Read the rest of Airbnb Unveils Four House-Shaped Pavilions in Trafalgar Square for the London Design Festival Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Jasper Morrison , London , london art , London Design Festival , Patternity...
  • The Atlantic - What Lead Paint Has to Do With Climate Change
    9/19/2014 @ 10:51 AM - Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images During the summer of 1924, workers at a refinery in Bayway, N.J., started to get sick. First, they complained of irritability, insomnia, and memory loss. Symptoms progressed to convulsions and collapse. Then tragedy struck: Five workers died from lead poisoning. By the fall, the plantwhich produced a new...
  • Dezeen - Job of the week: architect at McDowell+Benedetti
    9/19/2014 @ 10:38 AM - This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for an architect at McDowell+Benedetti , whose apostrophe-shaped rotating bridge in Hull, England,  is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs .
  • Business Insider - Scottish Real Estate Agents Say Business Just Spiked
    9/19/2014 @ 10:29 AM - The Scottish housing market is expected to show a flurry activity in the coming days and weeks as buyers and sellers who had been putting off making a decision react to the referendum result, industry figures said. A report from the ONS earlier this week showed that average house prices in Scotland have now passed their pre-financial...
  • Brownstoner - Smorgasburg Hits SummerStage Tonight
    9/19/2014 @ 10:16 AM - Many thousands of people come from far away places like Asia and Europe to visit Smorgasburg on the Brooklyn waterfront... Read More… Read More
  • Curbed - It's Alive!: Jean Nouvel's 1,050-Foot MoMa Tower Will Finally Advance
    9/19/2014 @ 10:15 AM - After ten years of trying, developer Hines has finally pinned down all the moving parts necessary to build their 1,050-foot-tall tower at 53 West 53rd Street . The so-called MoMA Tower —also known as Tower Verre , a moniker which, unlike the building, may not be moving ahead—was finally resuscitated with Hines' acquisition of ...
  • CP Executive - INTERNATIONAL: Infosys, Skanska Sign Record-Breaking Office Lease Deal in Poland
    9/19/2014 @ 10:11 AM - by Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Lodz, Poland-Infosys BPO Poland has signed a 10-year lease agreement with Skanska Property Poland for more than 226,000 square feet of office space in the Infosys Green Horizon office complex in Lodz, Poland. According to the Cushman & Wakefield, which represented Infosys in the transaction, the agreement marks the largest...
  • RE Journals - The boulder Group arranges the sale of a single tenant net leased Safelite Autoglass property
    9/19/2014 @ 10:03 AM - The Boulder Group , a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Safelite AutoGlass property located at 1039 Centre Pointe Boulevard in Pearl, MS for $2,334,000. The newly constructed 20,317 square foot Safelite AutoGlass property is located in the immediate proximity to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The 2.2 acre parcel is located...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Far From Here: A Q&A with Mark Chiusano, author of Marine Park
    9/19/2014 @ 10:00 AM - Mark Chiusano. Photo by Charlotte Alter. The characters in Brooklyn native Mark Chiusano’s debut collection,  Marine Park: Stories , are nigh-unrecognizable in contemporary Brooklyn fiction. They are a motley cast of working-class suburbanites, variously positioned on orbits that seem to circle in a faraway place: an ex-high school basketball star turned bike-riding drug dealer, a jock-turned-banker, a retired mafioso....
  • New York Observer - Long Awaited 53rd Street Jean Nouvel Tower Gets $860M Construction Loan
    9/19/2014 @ 10:00 AM - 53W53 Tower Verre , 53W53 , MoMA Tower the project has gone by many names, and dragged on for many years. But the super skinny Jean Nouvel -designed tower planned for 53 West 53rd Street is finally on the way, having closed on the purchase of needed air rights...
  • RE Journals - CCS International, Inc. awarded CTA North Red and Purple Line modernization
    9/19/2014 @ 9:49 AM - CCS International, Inc. was recently awarded cost management responsibilities for phase 1 of the $1.3 - 1.7 billion Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) North Red & Purple Line Modernization (RPM) project. Throughout the design process, CCS will work with the design team and the CTA to ensure that the anticipated work stays within the initial project budget. 'This project will...
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Popular Stories

  • SFGate - Albert Pissis Victorian in Alamo Square rich with period details
    9/19/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Standing out in a neighborhood famed for its Victorian architecture isn't easy, but this six-bedroom home in Alamo Square, designed by Albert Pissis, does so by staying true to its opulent origins. Inlaid hardwood floors, wainscoting, intricate ceiling medallions, leaded glass windows, sconces and coved ceilings are among the architectural details of the home from the man who also...
  • Luxury Daily - Four Seasons properties add private jet option
    9/19/2014 @ 4:00 AM - Four Seasons properties enlist private jet brokerage firm Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, AZ, and Sante Fe, NM, are catering to affluent travelers with a new private jet partnership. The two Southwestern properties teamed up with global private brokerage firm RYL to expedite flights and enhance in-air amenities. As the private jet industry booms, hotel brands will benefit...

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  • Inman News - 5 ways to better qualify your rental leads
    9/19/2014 @ 6:00 AM - Trying to find a resident to fill a vacancy? If you're a property manager or a landlord, you'll want to refine your understanding about a 'good lead” -- a prospect likely to convert into a high-quality, long-term resident -- versus a prospect that will simply waste your time (or worse) ...

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  • Remodelista - A Modern Beerhall in Brooklyn by a World-Famous Architect
    9/19/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Brooklyn urban entrepreneur and real estate developer Jonathan Butler got his start writing the real estate blog Brownstoner before cofounding the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg . His latest venture with partner Eric Demby is Berg'n , a cavernous beerhall in Brooklyn that opened its doors in August. Along with its adjacent commercial building, ...

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  • DNA Info New York - State Orders Tenants Out of Seized Atlantic Yards Buildings
    9/19/2014 @ 7:08 AM - The state refused to disclose how much it's offering to pay property owners.

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  • The Atlantic - Trolling People Who Want to Be on 'Humans Of New York'
    9/19/2014 @ 8:01 AM - Some of the earnest, the lonely, and the narcissistic who walk among us fantasize about one day being spotted and featured by Brandon Stanton on his Humans of New York blog. The immensely popular projectwhich features Stanton's photography and a simple, often charming story from his subjectshas inspired a growing number of online parodies ( Zombies...

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  • Dezeen - Architects pick their favourite Brutalist buildings
    9/19/2014 @ 6:59 AM - Brutalism: as part of our ongoing series on Brutalism, we asked architects including Kengo Kuma , David Adjaye and Amanda Levete  to reveal their favourite buildings from the radical post-war movement. (more...)
  • Fortune - Beyond mice: Logitech targets the connected home
    9/19/2014 @ 6:30 AM - Imagine a world where, upon waking, you can reach for a remote, hit a button and presto: the blinds in your bedroom rise, the coffee maker in the kitchen burbles, and the TV in the living room flickers on. Magic? Not quite. Logitech. On Wednesday the company released its Harmony Living Home line, which allows people to control thousands of...

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  • News Times - On the market: Updated Colonial has well-crafted character
    9/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - The family room features a vaulted ceiling, wide-planked and pegged hardwood floor, built-in bookshelves and a wet bar with a new wine refrigerator and glass shelves for storage of stemware.Pocket doors separate the living and family rooms, and there is a sliding door from the family room to the new three-season sunroom, which has a slate floor and ceiling fan.In...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Scotland’s vote results, Alibaba’s unveiling, Larry Ellison out, airplane food delivered
    9/19/2014 @ 12:09 AM - What to watch for today Scotland gets real.  Preliminary results suggest that the No” vote against independence is receiving more support than anticipated. As of press time No” is leading with 53.8% , ahead of Yes” with 46.2%, with 21 of 32 councils reporting. Glasgow supported the Yes” vote, 53.5%-46.5%. Alibaba shares the love.  The Chinese e-commerce...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Curbed - Celebrity Real Estate: Buy Jackson Pollock's Charming West Village Loft for $1.25M
    9/19/2014 @ 11:48 AM - The insanely cute loft where famed artist Jackson Pollock reportedly once lived—however briefly— is back on the market for the second time in two years . This time, reality TV star-slash-broker Luiz Ortiz is the one trying to find a buyer for the petite one-bedroom , which clocks in at 800...
  • The Atlantic - Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen
    9/19/2014 @ 11:13 AM - Jen & Elwood/Flickr The Mineta Transportation Institute just released a massive comprehensive report on "Automated Transit Networks"more commonly known as personal rapid transit, and more casually known as podcars. Whatever their name, these systems use on-demand pods and exclusive guideways to combine the advantages of private vehicles with those of rail...
  • World Property Channel - My Top 10 'Movie' Hotels
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Who knew? Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)? Here are my Top Ten hotels around the world that have been in the movies over the decades... # 10:...
  • NYT Real Estate - Debriefing: Reinvigorating the New York City Lobby
    9/19/2014 @ 10:55 AM - Alexander DiPersia, an actor, has branched out into a career as a curator for private and public spaces.
  • Calculated Risk - BLS: State unemployment rates little changed in August
    9/19/2014 @ 10:44 AM - From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases from July, 15 states had decreases, and 11 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-five states and the District...
  • Realty Biz News - Are FHA Fees Holding Back the Recovery?
    9/19/2014 @ 10:11 AM - Anyone with a less than perfect credit rating is likely to find it pretty hard to get a loan these days, but it also seems as if FHA fees are holding back a full housing market recovery. An article in American Banker points out that the Federal Housing Administration has raised its fees so much that many...
  • New York Observer - RFR Holdings to Buy Landmark Property at 190 Bowery
    9/19/2014 @ 10:00 AM - The six-story, 72-room property at 190 Bowery. 190 Bowery , perhaps the last vestige of an earlier, gritter New York City on the gentrified corridor, is in the process of being sold to Aby Rosen 's RFR Holdings , the New York Times reported earlier this week. The 38,000...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Realtor.com News - With New Construction Weak, Supply Will Remain Tight
    9/19/2014 @ 12:51 PM - Hans Hansen/Digital Vision/Thinkstock This week's new data focused on rates-and when they will rise-and the ongoing lack of growth in single-family new construction, which means affordable options will continue to be in short supply for first-time buyers. Ironically, fixed mortgage rates increased this week with the biggest weekly gain this year, in anticipation of the...
  • Inman News - Can you name the 4 states where MLSs can't require members to be Realtors?
    9/19/2014 @ 12:08 PM - For a century, the residential real estate business in the U.S. has been built on multiple listing services run by local Realtor associations or Realtor-affiliated brokerages. Want to join the MLS? In most markets, in addition to your real estate ...
  • The Real Deal - Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week
    9/19/2014 @ 12:00 PM - The Corcoran Group's Leighton Candler and Caroline Hall had the priciest single-family residential listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $28 million townhouse at 157 East 70th Street in Lenox Hill. Comprising approximately 10,000 square feet, the home features an oversized garden and terraces, in addition to floor-to-ceiling windows and a separate guest suite with...
  • The Real Deal - Claremont Group gets $52M loan for FiDi conversion
    9/19/2014 @ 11:36 AM - Mark Fisher and 99 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan The Claremont Group received a $52.4 million loan from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers for a conversion project on the site of a 25-story building. The floating-rate loan carried an interest rate 'in the low-middle single digits,” a spokesperson for brokerage CBRE told the New York Observer. CBRE's Mark...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. R 49 000 000 | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Africans purchase for exactly the same reason as Europeans, because Cape Town is an exceptionally beautiful city with world-class food and services,” said...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Close More Deals by Educating Your Sellers
    9/19/2014 @ 11:30 AM - A few months ago, I wrote an article about engaging sellers on the phone . I must say that I did not address another component of the conversation. I omitted this component because I wanted newbies to focus on the importance of gathering information from the seller. If you have a handle on gathering information, the rebuttal...
  • CT Homes - Real Estate Success: The Advantages of Being Underestimated
    9/19/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Whether buying, selling, renting, or investing in real estate, there are many advantages to being underestimated. Having said that, the real estate world is relatively flashy. Realtors live to sport the fanciest cars and boast of their sales prowess on billboards. Home buyers have been trained to exaggerate how great they are when it comes to making offers. Being...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • New York Observer - Edgewater N.J. Complex Scores $85M Refi From Freddie Mac
    9/19/2014 @ 1:01 PM - The View at Edgewater Berkadia Commercial Mortgage arranged an $85 million revolving credit facility through Freddie Mac for an Edgewater, N.J., mixed-use complex, Mortgage Observer has exclusively learned. The five-year loan has a floating rate based on Libor, currently ticking in at 2.05 percent, and a 75 percent loan-to-value ratio....
  • Realtor.com News - With New Construction Weak, Supply Will Remain Tight
    9/19/2014 @ 12:51 PM - Hans Hansen/Digital Vision/Thinkstock This week's new data focused on rates-and when they will rise-and the ongoing lack of growth in single-family new construction, which means affordable options will continue to be in short supply for first-time buyers. Ironically, fixed mortgage rates increased this week with the biggest weekly gain this year, in anticipation of the...
  • Calculated Risk - Mortgage Equity Withdrawal Still Negative in Q2 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 12:45 PM - Note: This is not Mortgage Equity Withdrawal (MEW) data from the Fed. The last MEW data from Fed economist Dr. Kennedy was for Q4 2008. The following data is calculated from the Fed's Flow of Funds data (released this morning) and the BEA supplement data on single family structure investment. This is an aggregate...
  • Housing Wire - CFPB memo extends mortgage protections to same-sex marriages
    9/19/2014 @ 12:05 PM - With little fanfare, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took an important step forward when it issued guidance on mortgage treatments for legally married same-sex couples in a staff memo.
  • Housing Wire - Zillow: Top 10 markets to buy and sell your home now
    9/19/2014 @ 11:27 AM - Now that the pace of home price appreciation is finally starting to slow, it is easier to see the truth behind which local markets favor either buyers or sellers. Zillow compiled a list of the top ten buyer and seller markets, with the West Coast dominating one list.
  • New York Observer - 99 Wall Goes Condo With $52M From Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
    9/19/2014 @ 11:00 AM - 99 Wall Street The Claremont Group will take FiDi office building 99 Wall Street condo with $52.4 million from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers , Mortgage Observer has learned. Cornerstone, a subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Company , provided a Libor-based, floating-rate loan with an interest rate 'in the low-middle...
  • Curbed - It's Alive!: Jean Nouvel's 1,050-Foot MoMa Tower Will Finally Advance
    9/19/2014 @ 10:15 AM - After ten years of trying, developer Hines has finally pinned down all the moving parts necessary to build their 1,050-foot-tall tower at 53 West 53rd Street . The so-called MoMA Tower —also known as Tower Verre , a moniker which, unlike the building, may not be moving ahead—was finally resuscitated with Hines' acquisition of ...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • US News - 12 Home Improvements That'll Boost Your Home's Selling Price
    9/19/2014 @ 12:36 PM - With a few simple, low-cost tweaks, you can significantly enhance your house's curb appeal.
  • Inman News - Can you name the 4 states where MLSs can't require members to be Realtors?
    9/19/2014 @ 12:08 PM - For a century, the residential real estate business in the U.S. has been built on multiple listing services run by local Realtor associations or Realtor-affiliated brokerages. Want to join the MLS? In most markets, in addition to your real estate ...
  • Fortune - Alibaba's muddled growth strategy
    9/19/2014 @ 12:08 PM - No one disputes that to reward investors, Alibaba must keep growing at tremendous speed in the years to come, least of all its chairman Jack Ma. The question is, where will Alibaba concentrate its investments and manpower to generate the fast-rising revenues and profits its promising? That challenge will require a highly focused growth strategy. Right now, Alibabas plans...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Free this weekend? Looking for a home? Check out these events!
    9/19/2014 @ 12:05 PM - There are lots of major grand opening, groundbreaking ceremonies and new unit releases. See what's going on near you!
  • ArchDaily - Ten Top Designers Get the Products of Their Dreams With 'The Wish List”
    9/19/2014 @ 12:00 PM - Terence Conran  asked nine of his friends in the design world What have you always wanted in your home, but have never been able to find?” The result is  The Wish List , a set of ten projects dreamed up by big name designers such as Norman Foster , Zaha Hadid  and Richard Rogers , but designed and crafted...
  • ArchDaily - SCI-Arc Appoints Hernan Diaz Alonso as New Director
    9/19/2014 @ 11:59 AM - The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has appointed Hernan Diaz Alonso as the Los Angeles architecture school's new Director beginning September 2015. Alonso, principal of Xefirotarch  and educator widely credited for spearheading the transition of SCI-Arc to digital technologies, will succeed architect Eric Owen Moss who has served as the school's director...
  • Brick Underground - Licensed to drill: How to check your contractor's certification (and why you want to)
    9/19/2014 @ 11:59 AM - Choosing a contractor is an essential-if headache-inducing-part of any renovation that's not a DIY job. And one of the first steps to hiring said contractor is making sure they're licensed,  as the home improvement site Sweeten recently pointed out .  Sure, it's not the most, ahem, groundbreaking piece of advice. In fact, anyone who does a job in New York...
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