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  • The Atlantic - Requiem for a Nightmare
    7/30/2014 @ 5:33 PM - Mark Plummer/Flickr "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work," Gustave Flaubert once said. I come back to this quote any time there is news of a Brutalist building being demolished or endangered. Whenever a Brutalist structure is scheduled for demolition, the city...
  • Zillow - An Insider's Look at Richmond: Where Southern Charm Meets Urban Creativity
    7/30/2014 @ 4:36 PM - Source: Emma Swann RVA” or Richmond, VA, is a lot more than the commonwealth’s capital. It’s also home to the largest folk festival  in the nation and the only city in the U.S. with Class IV rapids inside city limits. To learn more about living in Richmond , we asked locals to weigh in. Here’s their take...
  • New York Observer - Triangle Equities Triangulates the Boroughs
    7/30/2014 @ 1:01 PM - Lester Petracca. Lester Petracca is a tactician when it comes to traversing the public approval process and building value-added developments Whitestone-based Triangle Equities is known for its acumen and know-how when it comes to working with government agencies and securing the necessary public approvals to complete public-private development projects in the outer boroughs. The company owns...
  • Housing Wire - It's time to set aside agendas, and talk housing's future
    7/30/2014 @ 1:00 PM - In case you missed it earlier, HousingWire is offering our support to the Bipartisan Policy Center's 2014 Housing Summit this September 15-16 in Washington, DC. We're honored to play a role. But it's why we're supporting the event - and why you should, too - that maybe needs a little more explaining.
  • Brokers Weekly - Lenders line up for Georgetown deal
    7/30/2014 @ 12:26 PM - Cushman & Wakefield served as the exclusive advisor to JOSS Realty Partners in arranging a $24.5 million senior mortgage loan for Georgetown Plaza in Washington, DC. The three year financing, with two one-year extension options, was provided by Square Mile Capital Management LLC. Located at 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, DC, the property is a 79% occupied,...
  • Brokers Weekly - TRANSACTIONS: Meridian, CBRE, Pergolis Swartz
    7/30/2014 @ 12:23 PM - Meridian announced the following transactions: • New mortgages totaling $49,240,000 were placed on nine multifamily properties composed of 585 units located on Audubon Avenue, Arden Street, Kings Highway, Bay Parkway, Glenwood Road, Hunts Point Avenue, Valentine Avenue, Claflin Avenue and Weeks Avenue in New York, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, NY. The loans feature rates of 2.75% and four-year...
  • Brokers Weekly - SELLING POINTS: Patience pays off for Cheshire Group; Cignature sells Washington Heights building
    7/30/2014 @ 11:56 AM - ? mark zborovsky Patience pays off for Cheshire Group MARK ZUBROVSKY The Cheshire Group has sold 45 sponsor condos at 225-255 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights to an unknown buyer for $16.5 million. The units, spread over two pre-war buildings, were converted into condos in 2005, but are occupied by rent-stabilized tenants...
  • Blue Matter - Why You Should Move to Spruce Hill
    7/30/2014 @ 11:40 AM - Although some might call part of it University City, those in the know will always call it Spruce Hill. Originally built as a streetcar suburb of the city, the neighborhood can still be easily reached by trolley from Center City. Whether you’re looking for a quiet part of the city to call home or you’re interested in moving...
  • NYT Real Estate - Property Values: Homes for Sale in North Carolina, Maryland and Washington State
    7/30/2014 @ 11:30 AM - Water views in Washington and North Carolina and a working farm in Maryland
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Neighborhood Music Guide: Fort Greene and Clinton Hill
    7/30/2014 @ 11:07 AM - BAM in all its glory On account of a few variables, namely the mainstream media and your one friend who lives on Bedford Avenue, it's possible you've been duped into believing the only place contributing to Brooklyn's musical eminence is Williamsburg. Enter an ongoing series of neighborhood spotlights , in which we'll highlight notable music-related places...
  • Brokers Weekly - City's blooming bio-tech biz gets a shot in the arm from big money
    7/30/2014 @ 10:55 AM - THONG Q. LE By Linda O’Flanagan A company that raises capital for bio-tech start-ups is expanding its own footprint  in the Alexandria Center for Life Science on Manhattan’s east side. Accelerator Corporation, a life science investment vehicle for investment in emerging biotechnology research, announced the expansion with the closing of its Accelerator IV fund...
  • New York Real Estate Journal - Vegh of Westwood Realty Associates brokers $23.825 million off market sale
    7/30/2014 @ 10:25 AM - New York, NY Crest Realties, a Canadian real estate investment group closed on a Washington Heights ......
  • Venture Beat - Canvas fingerprinting is tracking you, and you don't even know what it is
    7/30/2014 @ 6:01 AM - Canvas fingerprinting? Popular, heavily trafficked websites are increasingly turning to canvas fingerprinting” in order to track your online movements. Canvas fingerprinting is extremely hard to block, hard to detect, and has become a unique identifier that logs your ‘Net history as you jump from site to site without you knowing about it on desktop and mobile devices....
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Real Estate Matters | Should buyer or seller pay for hail damage before closing?
    7/30/2014 @ 5:32 AM - I just recently bought a house only to find out I have $16,000 worth of hail damage on my roof. Apparently, there was a big hail storm on the weekend between inspection and closing. I was moving from out of state and had no idea until almost a month later when I noticed every house in the neighborhood getting their roofs replaced....
  • Luxury Daily - Luxury Retail Summit 2014 New York Sept. 9: St. Regis, MissoniHome, Christie's Watch Shop, Leading Hotels of the World, WSJ., ForbesLife, Bloomberg Pursuits, Wealth-X, Eleven James, Crest and Co.
    7/30/2014 @ 4:31 AM - Missoni on home stretch Please click here to register for the Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 conference in New York Sept. 9 Registration is open for the second annual Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 conference Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in New York featuring speakers from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, MissoniHome, Christie's...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Times may offer a skinny print edition for half price
    7/30/2014 @ 3:29 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. By Jimmy Vielkind in Albany, Azi Paybarah in Manhattan and Mike Allen in Washington TIMES MAY OFFER SLIMMED-DOWN PRINT OPTION -- Joe Pompeo: “The New York Times is considering the introduction of a truncated version of its daily print edition at a discounted rate ...
  • BuzzFeed - Civilian Casualties Mount In East Ukraine As Government Boasts Of "Exceptional Restraint"
    7/30/2014 @ 2:31 AM - Ukraine’s denials that it is shelling targets in populated areas are looking increasingly flimsy. Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters DONETSK, Ukraine — The street cleaner had just sent his wife to work at the building next door when a whistling came down from the sky....
  • RE Journals - NAI Harding Dahm closes deals in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis
    7/30/2014 @ 12:45 AM - Russ Jehl of NAI Harding Dahm represented both the landlord, Washington Square Indiana, and the tenant, SHWE Hintar, in the lease of 5,600 square feet of retail space in the Washington Square retail center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Bill Drinkall and Chad Glassburn, also of NAI Harding Dahm, represented tenant Gustave A. Larson Company in the lease...
  • Trulia Trends - Can Any Local Market Predict National Home-Price Trends?
    7/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Wouldn't it be nice if there were a local housing market that we could use as the nation's crystal ball? If one market regularly ran ahead of the national trends, we could pay extra attention to what's happening there in order to know what the rest of the country should expect. During the housing bubble and bust over the last...
  • Times Union - 35 percent fail to pay debts
    7/29/2014 @ 11:56 PM - Washington More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone...
  • Fortune - Airbnb helps cities prep for disasters
    7/29/2014 @ 4:31 PM - In case of a catastrophe, the cities of San Francisco and Portland now have an ally in Airbnb. The rapidly growing service for renting rooms, apartments and homes has signed agreements with the San Francisco’s and Portland’s disaster preparedness agencies to help those communities better aide residents during emergencies. The announcement was part of the White House’s Innovation...
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  • The Broker List - 25 Unit Mobile Home Park Sold in Hallandale Beach
    7/30/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Niv Y. Habari, Senior Investment Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller, Woodbine MHP Inc., in the recent sale of Woodbine Mobile Home Park for $1,295,000 in an all-cash transaction. The 25 unit mobile home park is located at 304 SE 8th Street, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. The Buyer, April...
  • New York Observer - Triangle Equities Triangulates the Boroughs
    7/30/2014 @ 1:01 PM - Lester Petracca. Lester Petracca is a tactician when it comes to traversing the public approval process and building value-added developments Whitestone-based Triangle Equities is known for its acumen and know-how when it comes to working with government agencies and securing the necessary public approvals to complete public-private development projects in the outer boroughs. The company owns...
  • Matrix - North America Leads Luxury Housing Trends in 2Q14 - Knight Frank
    7/30/2014 @ 12:34 PM - Knight Frank published their quarterly Prime Global Cities Index today and North America led the way as a region with a 14.5% rise in prices. Prime” translates to Luxury” in US housingspeak. We provide research for their Manhattan and Miami results through the Elliman Reports we prepare. The report conclusion succinctly summarizes...
  • Brokers Weekly - TRANSACTIONS: Meridian, CBRE, Pergolis Swartz
    7/30/2014 @ 12:23 PM - Meridian announced the following transactions: • New mortgages totaling $49,240,000 were placed on nine multifamily properties composed of 585 units located on Audubon Avenue, Arden Street, Kings Highway, Bay Parkway, Glenwood Road, Hunts Point Avenue, Valentine Avenue, Claflin Avenue and Weeks Avenue in New York, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, NY. The loans feature rates of 2.75% and four-year...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Giant Treehouse-Like Cube Rises In Greenwood Heights
    7/30/2014 @ 12:19 PM - Photo via Eric Safyan Do you have enough money to buy a newly constructed, über-modern condo but also kinda wish you lived in a giant treehouse next to Green-Wood Cemetery? Good news! Someone is building that for you, right now. Located at 5th Ave at 30th St in the tiny enclave between South...
  • Brokers Weekly - FENDI getting into condo business
    7/30/2014 @ 11:39 AM - Luxury private developer Château Group and FENDI, the Italian luxury house, have inked a partnership to develop FENDI Château Residences, a new and exclusive 12-story waterfront condominium building located in Miami, Florida two blocks south of The Bal Harbour Shops. The new venture marks FENDI’s first branded real estate project globally. FENDI Chateau Residences ...
  • designboom - FENDI plans for chateau ocean condos on miami beachfront
    7/30/2014 @ 10:46 AM - the structure is distinguished by its waving facade, which is formed by extended floor plates with undulating geometries that contain outdoor balconies. The post FENDI plans for chateau ocean condos on miami beachfront appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Multi-Housing News - Economy Watch: Case-Shiller Shows Smaller Home Price Rises
    7/30/2014 @ 9:13 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which were released on Tuesday by S&P Dow Jones Indices, the 10-city and 20-city composite indexes were up 9.4 percent and 9.3 percent year-over-year respectively in May, down from 10.9 percent and 10.8 percent in April. That's still an increase, but the indexes are following...
  • The Atlantic - How Much Hotter Will Your City Be in 2100?
    7/30/2014 @ 8:30 AM - A woman wilting in Las Vegas' July 1 heat of 105 degrees. (Associated Press) Here's something sure to wilt the spirits of Phoenix residents: By the year 2100, the average summer high temperature may have bubbled up from 104 degrees to a scalp-broiling 114 degrees. That blast of heat is equivalent to the awful summer highs people...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Home Prices Moderate, Says Case-Shiller Index
    7/30/2014 @ 8:29 AM - According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for May 2014, the Composite Indices increased at a slower pace. The 10-City Composite gained 9.4% year-over-year and the 20-City 9.3%, down significantly from the +10.9% and +10.8% returns reported last month. All cities with the exception of Charlotte and Tampa saw their annual rates decelerate. In the month of...
  • Luxury Daily - Fendi looks to open first residential palazzo in 2016
    7/30/2014 @ 4:15 AM - Video still from Fendi Italian fashion label Fendi is making its first foray into the world of real estate with a condominium building in Miami. Fendi teamed up with private developer Château Group to realize the project that will include many Fendi-inspired touches. As brands diffuse into new industries, it is important to hold tight to signature aesthetics....
  • Trulia Trends - Can Any Local Market Predict National Home-Price Trends?
    7/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Wouldn't it be nice if there were a local housing market that we could use as the nation's crystal ball? If one market regularly ran ahead of the national trends, we could pay extra attention to what's happening there in order to know what the rest of the country should expect. During the housing bubble and bust over the last...
  • Times Union - 35 percent fail to pay debts
    7/29/2014 @ 11:56 PM - Washington More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone...
  • The Real Deal - Coming soon: E-lerts in the A.M.
    7/29/2014 @ 5:50 PM - Rejoice, early birds!  The Real Deal  will be delivering E-lerts to your inbox a little earlier starting soon. News happens in the blink of an eye. Never miss another New York City or South Florida real estate item again by signing up for TRD e-Lerts. Whether you're at home or on the go, get the latest stories...
  • FrontDoor: Cool Houses - Football Star Julius Peppers' New Miami Mansion
    7/29/2014 @ 5:06 PM - NFL player Julius Peppers purchased a sprawling mansion in Coral Gables for $5.2 million.
  • Haute Residence - Introducing Fendi Château Residences, Soon to Dazzle Miami’s Waterfront
    7/29/2014 @ 4:34 PM - Italian luxury house Fendi is partnering up with private developer  Château Group to create an exclusive 12-story luxe condominium in Miami. Slated to be completed in June 2016, Fendi Château Residences-Fendi’s first ever branded real estate project-will be located just a stone’s throw away from the stylish Bal Harbour Shops. “Characterized by an innovative undulated...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Hotels Report Positive Gains in Q2
    7/29/2014 @ 2:52 PM - According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics for the second quarter 2014 in year-over-year measurements. The industry's occupancy increased 3.6 percent to 68.1 percent; average daily rate rose 4.4 percent to US$115.46; and revenue per available room was up 8.2 percent to US$78.59. Demand increased 4.5 percent during the second...
  • Zillow - What $250,000 Buys You Around the Country
    7/29/2014 @ 2:44 PM - When it comes to spending a quarter-million dollars on a home, what you can buy comes down to  location, location, location . The same money that could land you in a bidding war for a manufactured home in one of the hottest markets in the country will get you an idyllic retreat within walking distance to the beach on the other...
  • Curbed - Hot Hot Hot: Climate Central has created an...
    7/29/2014 @ 12:50 PM - Climate Central has created an interactive map that shows you how hot 1,001 U.S. cities will be by 2100 if current trends continue unabated. Apparently, 86 years from now, New York City (with a current average summer temperature of 82.38 degrees) will be as hot as present-day Lehigh Acres, Florida (91.76 degrees). Lehigh Acres will probably be as...
  • Haute Residence - This $5.2 Million Modern Miami Beach Villa is Rich with Luxuriant Features
    7/29/2014 @ 11:49 AM - Poised on a pristine waterfront, this 10,500-square-foot property in Miami Beach boasts 5,205 square feet of luxe living space, including five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Currently listed for $5.2 million, the contemporary-style villa-which has spacious living and dining areas, sweetened with high-vaulted ceilings and accented with rich teak trim-touts a slew of sumptuous features, including...
  • Realtor.com News - Sweet Spot: Former Cardinals Ace Chris Carpenter Dishes Palm Beach Pad for Only $625K
    7/29/2014 @ 10:06 AM - Yes, you read that right. Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series champion Chris Carpenter is selling his four-bedroom, 4.5-bath, BallenIsles Country Club home for just $625,000. That's a price most human beings can wrap their heads around. Let's take a look, shall we? First off, Palm Beach, FL . Beaches? Splendor? Lush, understated opulence? It's...
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  • SFGate - Pacific Heights contemporary is epitome of sustainable luxury
    7/30/2014 @ 9:01 PM - Troon Pacific's latest development is more than a four-level contemporary with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a marble master bathroom and welcoming great room.The lights follow a circadian pattern, so someone getting up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night could easily drift back to sleep afterwords, because the guiding lights along the way would...
  • SFGate - For Marc Ashkenas, unique design is a cottage industry
    7/30/2014 @ 9:01 PM - For Marc Ashkenas, unique design is a cottage industryMark Ashkenas fuses rustic, contemporary design stylesMarc Ashkenas took a circuitous route to become a residential designer and builder.A native of Southern California and student of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, Ashkenas became involved in design and building only after purchasing a fixer-upper with his brother in 1973."The cottage in the backyard...
  • Venture Beat - Funding Daily: A bit of everything
    7/30/2014 @ 7:33 PM - Image Credit: Tax Credits Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding deals: Green Charge Networks gets $56M From the press release: ...
  • The Atlantic - The 'ManServants' Startup Is Not for Sex, But It Should Be
    7/30/2014 @ 6:45 PM - ManServants If the response on Twitter is any indication, then ManServants is going to make someone millions of dollars. Billions of dollars. All of the dollars.  For the uninitiated, ManServants is a new startup launching in San Francisco this fall. It is a service, more or less, designed to...
  • Haute Residence - Formula One Heiress Petra Ecclestone Stunt’s L.A. Mansion Touts a $150 Million Price Tag
    7/30/2014 @ 4:47 PM - Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone Stunt-daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone-has quietly put her Holmby Hills mansion on the market for $150 million, nearly double what she shelled out for it just three years ago ($85 million). Previously owned by Aaron Spelling-a.k.a. the most prolific TV writer of all time-the mammoth residence has a whopping 14 bedrooms and 27...
  • Zillow - An Insider's Look at Richmond: Where Southern Charm Meets Urban Creativity
    7/30/2014 @ 4:36 PM - Source: Emma Swann RVA” or Richmond, VA, is a lot more than the commonwealth’s capital. It’s also home to the largest folk festival  in the nation and the only city in the U.S. with Class IV rapids inside city limits. To learn more about living in Richmond , we asked locals to weigh in. Here’s their take...
  • New York Observer - Hybrid Capital Brokers Acquisition Financing for Chinatown Ex-Gambling Den
    7/30/2014 @ 4:02 PM - It was a high-stakes deal. New York-based Hybrid Capital beat out the competition to secure $12.5 million in acquisition financing for a former illegal gambling den in Manhattan's Chinatown, the brokerage firm told Mortgage Observer . 35-37 East Broadway in 2011. The Los Angeles-based Chinese-American lender...
  • Realtor.com News - Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo Lists Luxe Villa for $13.5M
    7/30/2014 @ 4:01 PM - It's official. We want to be part of the “other half”. We've seen how they live, and, well, we like it. A lot. What's brought us to this crossroads? If you must know, it was seeing the newly-listed home of Seagate Technology CEO Stephen Luczo with its 13,000 square feet of European-style elegance . And it...
  • Venture Beat - Redefine networking with Startup & Tech Mixer
    7/30/2014 @ 4:00 PM - SPONSORED POST This sponsored post is produced by Startup & Tech Mixer. Join  Startup & Tech Mixer  and  BMW DriveNow  on August 8,  and find yourself surrounded by exceptional individuals and curated spaces that speak to a vast audience in the startup, technology, and corporate world. Come...
  • LA Times - L.A. is working on major zoning code revamp
    7/30/2014 @ 3:54 PM - Los Angeles passed a law last year requiring bicycle racks within 50 feet of the front door of many new buildings. But a problem surfaced immediately: The federal Americans With Disabilities Act requires handicapped parking spaces with an easy path to the door clear of things like bikes.
  • NYT Real Estate - Graffiti the Owner Asked For
    7/30/2014 @ 3:46 PM - A new six-story mural by Mr. Brainwash, the Los Angeles street artist and filmmaker, adorns the side of a brand-new Williamsburg apartment building.
  • Mortgage News Daily - California Realtors get Heads-Up on Short Sale Complications
    7/30/2014 @ 3:42 PM - A short sale program for propertiesserviced by Nationstar, which bills itself as one of the nation's largestindependent loan servicers, is the subject of a new member advisory from theCalifornia Association of Realtors (C.A.R.). C.A.R. is acquiescing to the programabout which it has been in talks with the servicer for the last year but which ithas been told...
  • Realtor.com News - Bouncing to Sacramento, NBA’s Tyrone Corbin Lists Salt Lake City Home for $500K
    7/30/2014 @ 3:32 PM - Tyrone Corbin, longtime NBA small forward and former head coach of the Utah Jazz, is bouncing to Sacramento  and selling his five-bedroom, three-bath home  in Salt Lake City  for just under $500,000. Isn't it refreshing to know that even professional athletes and coaches can live like regular Joes? That said, living like a regular Joe can still be pretty awesome. Take...
  • Multi-Housing News - Lincoln Buys Carlsbad Corporate HQ; El Cajon Industrial Asset Trades for $5.7M
    7/30/2014 @ 3:18 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A Carlsbad corporate headquarters property and an El Cajon industrial park  traded hands this past week as San Diego's investment market continued its busy summer. In a %21 million deal, an entity controlled by Lincoln Property Co.  closed on the acquisition of a corporate headquarters in Carlsbad. Denali California Faraday Industrial L.L.C....
  • Quartz - The most exclusive club in the tech startup world is expanding
    7/30/2014 @ 3:07 PM - The instant messaging app Snapchat may soon be a part of an exclusive Silicon Valley club: startups commanding valuations of $5 billion or better. The tech company most noted for an app that makes message files disappear within seconds after being viewed could soon fetch financing from the China e-commerce giant Alibaba that  values the company at about $10 billion ,...
  • Inman News - Trulia co-founder is in a rowboat 2,000 miles off the California coast
    7/30/2014 @ 3:02 PM - Trulia co-founder Sami Inkinen wasn’t part of merger talks with Zillow because for more than a month he and his wife, Meredith Loring, have been rowing across the Pacific Ocean. The couple are about 300 miles from completing the 2,700-mile ...
  • The Atlantic - UCLA Is Recovering From a 10-Million-Gallon Flood
    7/30/2014 @ 2:54 PM - UCLA's new, unintentional waterfall. (Associated Press) The scene at the University of California Los Angeles yesterday afternoon was somewhere between the ending scenes of  Noah  and  Titanic . About 8 to 10 million gallons of water flooded the main campus after a 30-inch water main broke around 3:30 p.m. local time,  according to...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: Colliers’ Cooke Team Brokers $168.5M Phoenix Portfolio Sale
    7/30/2014 @ 2:50 PM - Phoenix-The Cooke Multifamily Investments Team at Colliers International has completed the largest multifamily portfolio closed in Phoenix year-to-date with a 2,759-unit, $168.5 million sale. Scottsdale's P.B. Bell partnered with New York's Stonecutter to purchase the Class A and Class B value-add metro Phoenix portfolio from Standard Phoenix Fund of Arcadia, Calif. “It was P.B. Bell's in-depth...
  • Forbes - Meet The Startup That's Happily Taking On $350 Million In Debt
    7/30/2014 @ 2:49 PM - Three years, $6 million in funding and almost $400 million in debt commitments: that's the ledger at a Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup called Privlo. Not exactly the typical financial situation for a young startup, at least one that isn't lighting wads of dollar bills on fire. For Privlo founder Michael Slavin, [...]
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Neonsensical in Williamsburg: Neon Is the Latest Trend In Brooklyn Apartments
    7/30/2014 @ 1:27 PM - Williamsburg's hottest nightclub is an apartment building. Alright fine, it's not going to have a DJ or a bar, or actually be a nightclub, but the newly designed building at 49 Montrose Avenue will have neon light accents and roof access. So, close enough, right? Twenty units, ranging from $2750/month one-and-a-half-bedrooms to $3295/month two-bedrooms, went...
  • Zillow - Tiny Territory: Homes Under 400 Square Feet
    7/30/2014 @ 1:20 PM - For some, living large means living with less . Stand-alone homes under 400 square feet, built with this type of buyer in mind, are hitting the market across the country. The reasons for buying a home this size vary - some want to save on their mortgage, while others want to be friendlier to the environment. And, some are simply attracted...
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  • ArchDaily - Terra Remota Winery / Untaller
    7/30/2014 @ 8:00 PM - Architects: Untaller Location: Carrer Empordà, Girona, Spain Architects In Charge: Nacho Ferrer Orenga, Pepe Cortes Year: 2008 Photographs: Lluís Casals Surveyor: ...
  • Venture Beat - Funding Daily: A bit of everything
    7/30/2014 @ 7:33 PM - Image Credit: Tax Credits Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding deals: Green Charge Networks gets $56M From the press release: ...
  • ArchDaily - Pitulka Eatery / Triopton Architects
    7/30/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Triopton Architects Location: Athens , Greece Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios Area: 62 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Dimitris Kleanthis ...
  • The Real Deal - Big Mac killer? Chinese burger joint opens on Fifth Avenue
    7/30/2014 @ 6:10 PM - 307 5th Avenue and Dennis Karr A Bejing-based hamburger chain indebted to high- and low-brow American grub has inked a lease to open its first U.S. restaurant on a stretch of 5th Avenue in NoMad that just happens to be bookended by Shake Shack and McDonald's. Uncle Sam Fast Food has signed a 5,600 square-foot retail lease at 307 Madison Avenue,...
  • The Atlantic - Documenting the Sparsely Populated Canadian West
    7/30/2014 @ 5:59 PM - Kyler Zeleny What is the Canadian West? Perhaps  even Canadians don't know.  Kyler Zeleny , a visual sociologist with a background in political science and photography, is from one of the country's many sparsely populated western towns. And he's concerned those towns are not only losing population but also their heritageor...
  • Luxury Daily - Sahara Group to sell shares in Plaza Hotel to post chairman’s bail
    7/30/2014 @ 5:03 PM - Fairmont’s The Plaza in New York Fairmont-managed The Plaza Hotel in New York may be up for sale again under unexpected circumstances. The Sahara Group, which has owned the iconic property since 2012, is looking for a buyer so that one of its senior executives can post bail. Subrata Roy, Indian millionaire and chairman of Sahara Group, has been...
  • ArchDaily - 9 Flats Low Cost Renovation in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona / EMBT
    7/30/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Architects: EMBT Location: Barcelona , Spain Architect In Charge: Benedetta Tagliabue, Miralles Tagliabue Project Director And Construction: Salvador Gilabert Area: 1,872 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Marcela Grassi ...
  • New York Observer - AIANY Leaders On NYC-based 2014 Design Award Winners
    7/30/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Lance Jay Brown and Rick Bell of AIA New York Chapter (Sebastiano Tomada) Lance Jay Brown , FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects ' New York Chapter , and Rick Bell , FAIA, the organization's executive director, offered their expert perspectives on the three New York City-based winners of the trade...
  • Dezeen - Photography studio by Cassion Castle takes over an east London mews house
    7/30/2014 @ 5:01 PM - A gabled brick facade with a three-metre-high door fronts this former mews house in east London, renovated by architect Cassion Castle as a private studio for a photographer (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • The Broker List - 25 Unit Mobile Home Park Sold in Hallandale Beach
    7/30/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Niv Y. Habari, Senior Investment Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller, Woodbine MHP Inc., in the recent sale of Woodbine Mobile Home Park for $1,295,000 in an all-cash transaction. The 25 unit mobile home park is located at 304 SE 8th Street, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. The Buyer, April...
  • Brokers Weekly - Steven Holl wins 2014 international arts award
    7/30/2014 @ 4:58 PM - American architect Steven Holl has won the Japan Art Association's 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. He joins South African playwright Athol Fugard, whose work helped bring the world's attention to the outrage of apartheid, and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The award, one of the most prestigious international prizes for painting, sculpture, architecture, music and theatre/film, brings with it $150,000....
  • Brokers Weekly - Rechler to develop foreign trade zone site
    7/30/2014 @ 4:48 PM - Rechler Equity Partners, the largest owner and operator of commercial properties on Long Island, announced plans for the development of three parcels that, when combined, offer 119,000 s/f of industrial/flex space within the Islip Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). Located adjacent to Islip's Long Island MacArthur Airport, the FTZ was established in 1982 to promote and...
  • Zillow - An Insider's Look at Richmond: Where Southern Charm Meets Urban Creativity
    7/30/2014 @ 4:36 PM - Source: Emma Swann RVA” or Richmond, VA, is a lot more than the commonwealth’s capital. It’s also home to the largest folk festival  in the nation and the only city in the U.S. with Class IV rapids inside city limits. To learn more about living in Richmond , we asked locals to weigh in. Here’s their take...
  • New York Observer - Hybrid Capital Brokers Acquisition Financing for Chinatown Ex-Gambling Den
    7/30/2014 @ 4:02 PM - It was a high-stakes deal. New York-based Hybrid Capital beat out the competition to secure $12.5 million in acquisition financing for a former illegal gambling den in Manhattan's Chinatown, the brokerage firm told Mortgage Observer . 35-37 East Broadway in 2011. The Los Angeles-based Chinese-American lender...
  • Inhabitat - New Jersey College Reduces Energy Costs and Bird Fatalities with CollidEscape Window Film
    7/30/2014 @ 3:31 PM - Most of know by now that tens of millions of birds die every year from window collisions , but only recently have architects and designers begun to address this devastating issue on both residential and commercial structures.  Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May County Campus , has implemented a simple-yet-innovative solution to reduce bird deaths, and it...
  • Reuters - Unibail Rodamco to sell six French malls to Carmila
    7/30/2014 @ 3:29 PM - PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Unibail Rodamco, Europe's biggest real estate company, has agreed to sell a portfolio of six shopping centres in France to Carmila, a real estate company backed by retailer...
  • Quartz - The most exclusive club in the tech startup world is expanding
    7/30/2014 @ 3:07 PM - The instant messaging app Snapchat may soon be a part of an exclusive Silicon Valley club: startups commanding valuations of $5 billion or better. The tech company most noted for an app that makes message files disappear within seconds after being viewed could soon fetch financing from the China e-commerce giant Alibaba that  values the company at about $10 billion ,...
  • ArchDaily - New Beach Huts / Pedder & Scampton
    7/30/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Architects: Pedder & Scampton Location: East Beach Park, Southend-on-Sea, UK Architect In Charge: Helen Pedder & Gillian Scampton Year: 2013 Photographs: Simon Kennedy , Courtesy of Pedder & Scampton ...
  • The Atlantic - UCLA Is Recovering From a 10-Million-Gallon Flood
    7/30/2014 @ 2:54 PM - UCLA's new, unintentional waterfall. (Associated Press) The scene at the University of California Los Angeles yesterday afternoon was somewhere between the ending scenes of  Noah  and  Titanic . About 8 to 10 million gallons of water flooded the main campus after a 30-inch water main broke around 3:30 p.m. local time,  according to...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the Gossip Industrial Complex
    7/30/2014 @ 2:44 PM - Image via Beyonce’s Instagram It is late July. Half of everyone you know is off Instagramming the Hamptons, and in between the weekly international news horrors and everyone's thoughts on the Kim Kardashian game's relation to the late capitalist era, the national obsession has been on the state of Beyoncé and Jay Z's marriage. ...
  • Calculated Risk - FOMC Statement: More Tapering
    7/30/2014 @ 2:05 PM - Another $10 billion reduction in asset purchases. Two key statement changes: "a range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources" and "Inflation has moved somewhat closer to the Committee's longer-run objective". FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in...
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Popular Stories

  • Curbed - Calatrava Watch: In the wake of international starchitect...
    7/29/2014 @ 3:00 PM - In the wake of international starchitect Santiago Calatrava's 63rd birthday, here's a roundup of some of his strangest winged white structures. Find birthday boy's "soaring eagle" World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a train station in Lisbon that looks like a shuttlecock, and a Buenos Aires bridge that literally flaps, right this way....

    Tagged in:    International   New York

  • USA Today - Palm Springs Airbnb 'squatter' says he'd do it again
    7/29/2014 @ 1:02 AM - Man has posted on KickStarter trying to raise money to fund a video gaming project.            

    Tagged in:    California

  • Times Union - Zillow purchasing Trulia to build real estate titan
    7/29/2014 @ 12:31 AM - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market. Zillow will also become king of real estate listings available on smartphones and tablets —...

    Tagged in:    California   Mortgages / Markets

  • Property Wire - People renovating their home expect to make a profit, survey has found
    7/29/2014 @ 2:16 AM - One in 10 home buyers in the UK have bought a property to renovate with most intending to make a profit from their endeavours, new research shows. However, half found the work was harder than they expected although two thirds said they would be prepared to do it again, according to the survey by loan provider Ocean Finance. ...

    Tagged in:    California   International   Mortgages / Markets

  • Times Union - 35 percent fail to pay debts
    7/29/2014 @ 11:56 PM - Washington More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro   Florida   Mortgages / Markets   Tips and Tricks

  • Realtor.com News - Classic Lloyd Wright ‘Sowden House’ Listed at $4.875M
    7/29/2014 @ 11:34 AM - How much would you pay for an architectural masterpiece? Troy Gregory of Sotheby's International Realty-as well as the seller of this Lloyd Wright home -is betting just a hair under $5 million. The 5,600-square-foot-house, designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1927, features four bedrooms and four full and two half-baths. It is widely recognized as...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   California   Celebrity

  • NPR - Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash
    7/29/2014 @ 4:55 AM - The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board. » E-Mail This

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  • Realtor.com News - Enter the Hexagon: Fascinating Fresno Modern
    7/29/2014 @ 12:50 PM - With six vaulted edges soaring over a wide open living space, this unique Mid-Century home in Fresno, CA waits on the right buyer to appreciate its well-preserved charms. Designed in 1964 by architect James Oaks, the home’s centerpiece is a hexagonal living room with solid redwood ceilings. In 50 years, the home’s only had two owners-and...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   California

  • Brooklyn Magazine - Your Underdog Show of the Week: Future Punx and Roses at Death by Audio
    7/29/2014 @ 3:01 PM - It’s high season for live music in NYC, with all those outdoor shows being crammed into whatever time we have left before the earth turns gray and barren and we live in solitude because it’s TOO DAMN COLD TO LEAVE OUR TINY, TINTY APARTMENTS. That’s why you really should see Conor Oberst at Central Park SummerStage  tonight and ...

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  • ArchDaily - Review: MacMag39, Mackintosh School of Architecture
    7/29/2014 @ 4:00 AM - MagMag , a student-edited compendium of essays, projects and ideas from Glasgow's Mackintosh School of Architecture , is now in its 39th edition. Following on from what has so far been a momentous year for the Mac, in which they've seen Steven Holl Architects'  new Seona Reid Building  formally open and parts of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Inman News - Adjoining condos going on the market in NYC for conversion into 'mega-units'
    7/30/2014 @ 8:03 PM - The opportunity to buy three adjoining condos at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton New York and combine them into a single 15,434-square-foot mega-unit” could be worth $118.5 million to a wealthy, space-hungry buyer. That’s what Nest Seekers’ Ryan Serhant was ...
  • The Atlantic - Graphing New Yorkers' Lives Through the Open Data Portal
    7/30/2014 @ 6:18 PM - ?Ben Wellington broke down Citi Bike users by gender using NYC's Open Data Portal. (I Quant NY) Ben Wellington is the man behind I Quant NY , a blog dedicated to telling the stories hidden in New York City’s Open Data Portal ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Architects thrash out storm plans at AIA working group
    7/30/2014 @ 4:56 PM - The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Design Trust for Public Space last week unveiled The Boogie Down Booth, the second prototype for the Under the Elevated project in collaboration with the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco). Located at the Freeman Street station bus stop underneath the 2/5 subway tracks in the Bronx, the temporary resting spot provides solar-powered lighting and...
  • Brokers Weekly - Elevated project has new track
    7/30/2014 @ 4:53 PM - The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Design Trust for Public Space last week unveiled The Boogie Down Booth, the second prototype for the Under the Elevated project in collaboration with the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco). Located at the Freeman Street station bus stop underneath the 2/5 subway tracks in the Bronx, the temporary resting...
  • Zillow - An Insider's Look at Richmond: Where Southern Charm Meets Urban Creativity
    7/30/2014 @ 4:36 PM - Source: Emma Swann RVA” or Richmond, VA, is a lot more than the commonwealth’s capital. It’s also home to the largest folk festival  in the nation and the only city in the U.S. with Class IV rapids inside city limits. To learn more about living in Richmond , we asked locals to weigh in. Here’s their take...
  • Brick Underground - Comedian Joy Behar upgrades on the Upper West Side
    7/30/2014 @ 3:59 PM - WHO : Joy Behar, comic and former co-host of "The View,"  said recently that she has no desire to see Sarah Palin join the talk show panel , snarking that the former Republican VP candidate would be better suited to turning letters on a game show. But we think Palin wouldn't like New York anyway. How could she go rogue in a city like this?...
  • Zillow - Street Name Wizardry: Harry Potter Neighborhood Full of Muggles
    7/30/2014 @ 3:53 PM - This house at 4643 Potter Park Loop is on the market for $157,500. When the muggles who live in this neighborhood on the west side of Missoula, MT talk about their subdivision, they don’t call it by its given name, Windsor Park. They always call it Potterville. That’s because all the streets are named after...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Inman News - Adjoining condos going on the market in NYC for conversion into 'mega-units'
    7/30/2014 @ 8:03 PM - The opportunity to buy three adjoining condos at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton New York and combine them into a single 15,434-square-foot mega-unit” could be worth $118.5 million to a wealthy, space-hungry buyer. That’s what Nest Seekers’ Ryan Serhant was ...
  • The Real Deal - Large development site near High Line hits the market
    7/30/2014 @ 6:00 PM - Edison Properties parking lot between 17th and 18th streets from 10th Avenue A portion of a West Side parking lot could soon be home to one of the largest development projects along the High Line. Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanhan of CBRE Group are marketing half of a parking lot owned by Edison Properties at...
  • Haute Residence - Five Questions with Real Estate Broker Ilan Bracha, Founder of Bracha New York
    7/30/2014 @ 5:49 PM - Haute Residence recently chatted with Ilan Bracha , chairman of Keller Williams NYC  and founder of Bracha New York . Having completed well over $2 billion in transactions-and built an incredible international network of clients whose asset portfolios amount to over $10 billion-the former Israeli soldier is arguably one of the most successful professionals in the Big Apple. Below, Bracha dishes tips on selling...
  • The Real Deal - Extell inks contract for Upper West Side synagogue
    7/30/2014 @ 5:46 PM - Gary Barnett's Extell Development signed a contract to buy a parcel now occupied by a synagogue that is adjacent to a development site that builder Megalith Capital Management recently purchased. Barnett signed the contract in April to buy 44 West 66th Street from Congregation Habonim, city records published this month show. The site, which PropertyShark shows has...
  • RE Journals - Juli Asbury to lead Chicago research for DTZ
    7/30/2014 @ 5:26 PM - Juli Asbury DTZ  promotes Juli Asbury, 43, who will be transitioning from Associate Vice President in order to lead Chicago Research. “In her new role, Juli will provide business support including researching properties and owners, contributing to presentations, creating research deliverables and overseeing the lease comparable and stacking database,” commented John Wickes, Executive Vice President...
  • Inman News - Inman News readers say realtor.com is still a Realtor's best friend
    7/30/2014 @ 5:26 PM - Of the big four real estate search portals, realtor.com is the most friendly” for listing agents and brokers, according to a poll of Inman News readers. The poll accompanied a July 23 story about a report by real estate consulting ...
  • Realtor.com News - McCain Foods President Jeffery DeLapp Offering Idaho Getaway for $1.3M
    7/30/2014 @ 5:02 PM - Boise, Idaho . Home of mountains, rivers, museums, and untold loveliness, it's also just a stone's throw from the waterfront retreat of McCain Foods President Jeffery DeLapp. The 6,000-square-foot home-with its five bedrooms, six baths and lush acre-and-a-half lot-is listed for sale at $1.3 million. Located in Eagle , about 10 miles outside of Boise proper, the...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Calculated Risk - Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Chicago PMI
    7/30/2014 @ 7:47 PM - From Tim Duy on the FOMC Statement at Economist's View At the conclusion of this week's FOMC meeting, policymakers released yet another statement that only a FedWatcher could love. It is definitely an exercise in reading between the lines. The Fed cut another $10 billion from the asset purchase program, as expected. The...
  • Venture Beat - Funding Daily: A bit of everything
    7/30/2014 @ 7:33 PM - Image Credit: Tax Credits Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding deals: Green Charge Networks gets $56M From the press release: ...
  • Entrepreneur - 5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment
    7/30/2014 @ 7:00 PM - The wreckage of the burst housing bubble has largely been cleared and mortgages are still historically low. America is ready to go home.
  • Motley Fool - 5 Things Mortgage Lenders Need to Know About Your Money
    7/30/2014 @ 6:30 PM - Want to buy a house? Prepare to explain these five things to the lender.
  • Reuters - Ex-Credit Suisse trader avoids prison for price manipulation
    7/30/2014 @ 6:21 PM - NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - A former Credit Suisse AG trader avoided prison on Wednesday for his role in artificially inflating subprime mortgage bond prices, in one of the few U.S. criminal cases...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: BdB Announces $350M Fund For Affordable Housing; More!
    7/30/2014 @ 5:53 PM - [An image of Same Falls's The Light Over Time at Downtown Brooklyn's MetroTech Commons] ALL OVER— Today Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer announced a partnership to create a $350 million fund to support the mayor's plan to bring 200,000 units of affordable housing to the city. The fund will allow the...
  • WBALTV - BofA hit with $1.3 billion mortgage penalty
    7/30/2014 @ 5:49 PM - Thousands of bad loans made years ago by Countrywide are Bank of America's problem now.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • SFGate - A luxury vacation at home in Woodside
    7/30/2014 @ 9:01 PM - Two bedrooms and a utility room dominate the eastern side of the home, while a media room, second family room and bedroom bookend the opposite side.The public rooms and multiple decks rest in between, and a wood-paneled master suite with private balcony dominates the second floor.A tennis court, synthetic putting green and a horse corral provide plenty of places for...
  • ArchDaily - Pitulka Eatery / Triopton Architects
    7/30/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Triopton Architects Location: Athens , Greece Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios Area: 62 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Dimitris Kleanthis ...
  • Entrepreneur - 5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment
    7/30/2014 @ 7:00 PM - The wreckage of the burst housing bubble has largely been cleared and mortgages are still historically low. America is ready to go home.
  • The Atlantic - The 'ManServants' Startup Is Not for Sex, But It Should Be
    7/30/2014 @ 6:45 PM - ManServants If the response on Twitter is any indication, then ManServants is going to make someone millions of dollars. Billions of dollars. All of the dollars.  For the uninitiated, ManServants is a new startup launching in San Francisco this fall. It is a service, more or less, designed to...
  • Motley Fool - 5 Things Mortgage Lenders Need to Know About Your Money
    7/30/2014 @ 6:30 PM - Want to buy a house? Prepare to explain these five things to the lender.
  • The Atlantic - Graphing New Yorkers' Lives Through the Open Data Portal
    7/30/2014 @ 6:18 PM - ?Ben Wellington broke down Citi Bike users by gender using NYC's Open Data Portal. (I Quant NY) Ben Wellington is the man behind I Quant NY , a blog dedicated to telling the stories hidden in New York City’s Open Data Portal ...
  • Haute Residence - Five Questions with Real Estate Broker Ilan Bracha, Founder of Bracha New York
    7/30/2014 @ 5:49 PM - Haute Residence recently chatted with Ilan Bracha , chairman of Keller Williams NYC  and founder of Bracha New York . Having completed well over $2 billion in transactions-and built an incredible international network of clients whose asset portfolios amount to over $10 billion-the former Israeli soldier is arguably one of the most successful professionals in the Big Apple. Below, Bracha dishes tips on selling...
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