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  • Miami Herald - Hispanics' population rises, but their home ownership doesn't
    7/27/2015 @ 8:10 PM - They make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, yet Hispanics are increasingly locked out of home ownership because of tighter lending standards that rely on outdated measures … Click to Continue »
  • Gant Daily - Bush lays out his immigration plan … in Spanish
    7/27/2015 @ 7:15 PM - Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States to receive legal status. The former Florida granted his first Spanish-language interview as a presidential candidate to Telemundo Tuesday evening. In the interview, he talked about his immigration policies, his thoughts on Trump and Cuba, and his home life and family. First,...
  • Seattle Times - Bush denounces crazy message of hate in campaign
    7/27/2015 @ 6:57 PM - ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the crazy message of hate” that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a committed conservative,” but not an angry” one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trumps inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed. As conservatives, he […]
  • The Atlantic - How to Stop Jail Suicides
    7/27/2015 @ 5:32 PM - Demonstrators hold signs picturing Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman, both of whom died in police custody, during a protest in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Sandra Blands death in a Texas county jail cell was likely a suicide , according to a prosecutor in Waller County, where she was arrested earlier in July...
  • Gant Daily - 911 calls capture panic of alleged road rage killing
    7/27/2015 @ 3:30 PM - A Florida man was shot to death in front of his family in an apparent road rage incident captured on 911 recordings. Robert Doyle was driving his truck on Thursday in Citrus County when he apparently called 911 to say another driver was trying to run me off the road.” Meanwhile, Candelerio Gonzalez, 44, was on the same...
  • Mashable - Why you shouldn't get caught up in the 2016 election drama just yet
    7/27/2015 @ 3:15 PM - Keeping up with the antics of nearly two dozen presidential candidates is a challenge for even the most experienced political observer. But here are a few things that happened over the weekend worth noting and a few things to keep in mind when looking ahead to the 2016 Presidential election See also: Fact-checking Donald Trump on...
  • Gant Daily - Mike Huckabee out-Trumps GOP field ahead of debate
    7/27/2015 @ 3:00 PM - A Republican presidential candidate upended the 2016 conversation with contentious comments over the weekend and this time it wasnt Donald Trump. With the clock ticking down to the first GOP presidential debate and more than a dozen candidates vying to make the cut and appear on the Fox News debate stage, those headlines could be lifeblood. ...
  • Seattle Times - Landscaper gets jail time for killing ducks with lawnmower
    7/27/2015 @ 2:41 PM - WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida landscaper who ran over a family of ducks with his riding lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jason Scott Falbo II last week after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty charges. Authorities say Falbo mowed down the ducks […]
  • Zillow - Most Viewed Homes Under $1 Million
    7/27/2015 @ 2:41 PM - In retail stores, its easy to tell which products are hot. They fly off the shelves with shoppers lining up around the block - or even camping out overnight - to get one. While less obvious, the same can be said about homes on Zillow. Certain listings ignite a surge in Web traffic, quickly enticing prospective buyers. To see which listings were the biggest attention grabbers, we looked at...
  • Multi-Housing News - Carlson Rezidor Gets Radisson Blu Rolling in Latin America
    7/27/2015 @ 1:34 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Chile- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is preparing to expand its Radisson Blu brand in Latin America, as announced at the Global Business Travel Association Convention in Orlando, Fla. The hospitality giant will open three hotels-a redeveloped property in Chile and two new-builds in Colombia. Radisson Blu Santiago, La Dehesa...
  • Web Urbanist - Inflatable Installations: 18 Fun Projects Full of Hot Air
    7/27/2015 @ 1:01 PM - [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound . ] Inflatables are good for more than just pool toys and camping beds – they also come in the form of giant tentacles springing from open windows, the worlds largest rubber duck and (literally)...
  • Multi-Housing News - DEAL OF THE DAY: New Ultra Luxury Apartments Sell North of Orlando
    7/27/2015 @ 12:51 PM - By Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor Solara – Courtesy Yardi Matrix Lake Mary, Fla.-An Alabama investor jumped on the opportunity to acquire a best-in-clas sproperty that was nearing stabilization. B&M Management is proud new owner of Solara, a 272-unit communitu located about 20 miles north of Orlando in Lake Mary, Fla. The...
  • The Atlantic - The World's Leading Startup Cities
    7/27/2015 @ 11:34 AM - Shutterstock.com Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But recent years have seen the rise of an increasingly potent group of cities around the world that are generating new...
  • Quartz - To master any skill, use the learning technique that scared Bruce Lee
    7/27/2015 @ 11:17 AM - Once a week, I crush my 13-year-old at tennis until she cries. I feel I only have a one or two year window to do this. Then she will conquer and destroy and laugh at me. So give me my chance. Sometimes I hit the ball as hard as possible so she can't run fast enough with her tiny...
  • RE Journals - Cushman Wakefield releases second quarter industrial statistics, sees favorable conditions with strong market demand
    7/27/2015 @ 11:01 AM - John Morris Cushman & Wakfield  has released its 2nd Quarter 2015 national industrial statistics , and its mid-year research is pointing to continued progress. With 74.5 million square feet of occupancy gains at mid-year, the U.S. industrial market is seeing highly favorable conditions in the face of a continuing - though narrowing -...
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Jul. 27, 2015)
    7/27/2015 @ 10:26 AM - The housing rebound hasn't fueled new condo construction, reports the Wall Street Journal. American Apparel is in dire financial straits and may be looking at bankruptcy, according to the New York Post. Miami Herald looks at the city's commercial real estate market in the 21st century. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. ...
  • Seattle Times - Coast Guard finds boat, but no sign of 2 teen fishermen
    7/27/2015 @ 10:04 AM - TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard scoured the waters off Florida on Monday, searching for any sign of two 14-year-old fishermen who disappeared three days earlier as they headed toward the Bahamas. On Sunday, the Coast Guard located the teens 19-foot boat about 67 miles from where they were last seen buying $110 worth […]
  • Calculated Risk - Black Knight: House Price Index up 1.1% in May, 5.1% year-over-year
    7/27/2015 @ 9:14 AM - Note: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Black Knight, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). Note: Black Knight uses the current month closings only (not a three month average like Case-Shiller or a weighted average like CoreLogic), excludes short sales and REOs, and is not seasonally adjusted . From Black Knight: U.S. Home Prices Up 1.1...
  • ArchDaily - Video: Step Into Herzog & de Meuron's Perez Art Museum Miami
    7/27/2015 @ 8:00 AM - A new video by architectural photographer  Robin Hill  and Chris Correa invites viewers to explore Herzog & De Meuron 's  Perez Art Museum Miami  (PAMM). Interspersed with shots of the building in use, the video features interviews with Terry Riley (architect and former MOMA  curator of architecture) and Tobias Ostrander (Chief Curator of...
  • Orlando Sentinel - International Drive to gain Cambria Hotel in 2017
    7/27/2015 @ 7:33 AM - Orlando's set to gain 140 new hotel rooms in 2017.
  • The Broker List - Market Overview for Retail in Tallahassee
    7/27/2015 @ 7:01 AM - This post originally appeared on tBL member SVN Southland Commercial's blog SVN Southland Commercial Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Retail in Tallahassee – A Summary of the Market Tallahassee is the state capitol of Florida and is the home of two state universities,...
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  • Realty Biz News - Targeted Digital Advertising for Real Estate Agents from Adwerx
    7/27/2015 @ 10:19 PM - I work in the marketing and communication/PR field for over 12 years now and, looking back, there is one thing everyone can agree with: things change rapidly, especially due to the new technology available, the accessibility of the Internet, and to the new gadgets. We live in an connected world and, even if I cannot say I don't believe in...
  • Seattle Times - Haggen's expansion in Southwest fraught with legal problems, layoffs
    7/27/2015 @ 9:07 PM - Haggen has cut back on employee hours and laid off staffers and is facing a lawsuit from Albertsons as it struggles to make its mark in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
  • Sacramento Appraisal - Behind the scenes of how appraisals are ordered
    7/27/2015 @ 8:45 PM - How are appraisal ordered? How much time are appraisers actually given to finish the report? What is it like on the appraisers side of things? Lets take a look at what happen before, during, and after an appraisal is ordered for a loan. Knowing how things work can foster informed conversations and help everyone plan for an effective escrow too....
  • ArchDaily - L- Plan House / Khosla Associates
    7/27/2015 @ 8:00 PM - © Shamanth Patil J. Architects: Khosla Associates Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Architect In Charge: Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand ...
  • Zillow - A Raleigh Roundup: Southern Charm Meets Big City Attractions
    7/27/2015 @ 7:12 PM - Raleigh lives true to its name City of Oaks,” offering an abundance of outdoor amenities complemented by rays of sunshine and southern charm. Located in the Research Triangle along with Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, Raleigh proves to be more than just the music capitol of North Carolina. The state capitol beats to the rhythm of its own drum, encompassing a...
  • Fortune - How Grand Central Tech does startups New York-style
    7/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - Grand Central Tech has no time for startups with inane ideas like Tinder for Cats,” a light-hearted reference to the popular dating app. Instead the New York accelerator, which overlooks the famous train station of the same name, only accepts companies into its program that belong in the citys economic fabric. This month, it welcomed a second such batch...
  • The Atlantic - How to Stop Jail Suicides
    7/27/2015 @ 5:32 PM - Demonstrators hold signs picturing Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman, both of whom died in police custody, during a protest in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Sandra Blands death in a Texas county jail cell was likely a suicide , according to a prosecutor in Waller County, where she was arrested earlier in July...
  • Real Trends - How to Better Serve Homebuyers with Disabilities
    7/27/2015 @ 4:25 PM - Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced the results of the CENTURY 21® 'Persons with Disabilities Home Buying Survey.' In alignment with the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the survey's goal was to help CENTURY 21 System members gain insight into the current state of the real estate industry as it relates to accessible housing, and...
  • Zillow - Pretty Little Listing From TV's Ian Harding
    7/27/2015 @ 4:16 PM - Midway through the sixth season of Pretty Little Liars,” series star Ian Harding has listed his Los Angeles home. The fictional high school teacher is asking $1.35 million for the 1,241-square-foot home on a rare double lot in popular Laurel Canyon. Built in 1948, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is described as bohemian” by listing agent Courtney Van Cott...
  • Seattle Times - Appeals court upholds Californias shark fin ban
    7/27/2015 @ 4:06 PM - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court Monday dismissed a legal challenge to a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. The legislation does not conflict with a 19th century law that gives federal officials authority to manage shark fishing off the California coast or significantly interfere with interstate commerce, […]
  • Multi-Housing News - BRIDGE Completes Celadon Affordable Housing in Tight Spot in San Diego
    7/27/2015 @ 3:22 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor San Diego-BRIDGE Housing recently completed Celadon at 9th & Broadway, a high-rise affordable rental development in downtown San Diego. The property offers 250 units composed of micro-units, studios and one-bedrooms available for households with incomes ranging from 30 percent to 60 percent of the area median income. Residents of the building have...
  • Seattle Times - Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California
    7/27/2015 @ 2:49 PM - BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Officials with UC Berkeleys botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the corpse flower,” a plant known for its pungent odor. KPIX-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/1ets61w ) that the Sumatran titan arum nicknamed Trudy” came into full bloom […]
  • Zillow - Baby, He's a Star, and So Is His 'Purple Rain' Fixer-Upper
    7/27/2015 @ 2:47 PM - Princes home from the 1984 cult classic Purple Rain” is on the market for $110,000 and its looking for more than a weekend lover. It was a humble home even then, when The Kid” was struggling to escape his parents dysfunction. Now the listing by Nancy Petran of  Coldwell Banker Burnet says the home needs to...
  • The Atlantic - The High-Tech Way to Avoid Long Lines
    7/27/2015 @ 2:46 PM - Sometimes a five-minute coffee run can turn into a frustrating half-hour wait, depending on how many caffeine cravers are in line ahead of you. But what if you could know how crowded a place is before heading out for a latte, or a trip to the DMV, or even waiting in a hideously massive line at Trader Joes ?...
  • Gant Daily - Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston: Linked in death as in life
    7/27/2015 @ 2:45 PM - When superstar singer Whitney Houston died on the eve of the Grammys in 2012, fans expressed concern over the welfare of her then-18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The public had watched her grow up, the beloved only child of Houston and her ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown. Wherever Houston was, her daughter also seemed to be, from walking the red...
  • The Real Deal - With $109M in VC funding, LendingHome takes on mortgage market
    7/27/2015 @ 2:42 PM - From left: LendingHomes co-founders Matt Humphrey and James Herbert LendingHome may be the biggest real estate tech startup most New Yorkers have never heard of. The mortgage-lending marketplace, founded in 2013, has raised $109.3 million in venture funding from firms like Renren - placing it among the real estate industrys richest startups . That fact alone...
  • Zillow - Most Viewed Homes Under $1 Million
    7/27/2015 @ 2:41 PM - In retail stores, its easy to tell which products are hot. They fly off the shelves with shoppers lining up around the block - or even camping out overnight - to get one. While less obvious, the same can be said about homes on Zillow. Certain listings ignite a surge in Web traffic, quickly enticing prospective buyers. To see which listings were the biggest attention grabbers, we looked at...
  • 6sqft - Should NYC Implement San Franciscos Pee-Proof Paint to Deter Public Urination?
    7/27/2015 @ 2:01 PM - Image via YouTube/St. Pauli Peeback Normally, urinating in public comes with a hefty fine, but in San Francisco, offenders might be spending their money instead on a new pair of clothes and shoes. The problem has apparently gotten so out of hand in the city that the Public Works Department is implementing pee-proof” paint on walls that are hot spots for people to...
  • Housing Wire - Scammer gets five years in prison for selling fraudulent 'TARP-owned' foreclosures
    7/27/2015 @ 1:57 PM - A California man will spend the next five-plus years in federal prison for presenting himself as a representative of the government and leading a scheme that sold what he fraudulently claimed were 'TARP-owned' properties to individuals.
  • The Atlantic - Boston's Mayor Nixes the U.S. Olympic Bid Contract
    7/27/2015 @ 1:45 PM - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, pictured in June as he announced details of the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. (Elise Amendola/AP) Last January, when Boston won the right to bid as the U.S. host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the city faced competition from a two-time host city and other...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Fox-bound Colin Cowherd buys $3.1-million home in Manhattan Beach
    7/27/2015 @ 1:32 PM - Colin Cowherd's next frontier has brought him to L.A.'s South Bay.
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  • Gawker - Donald Trump's Lawyer Is a Marital Rape Truther
    7/27/2015 @ 10:20 PM - A new article in the Daily Beast resurfaces a very old and very ugly allegation : seemingly impossible GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was once accused of angrily raping his former wife, Ivana Trump, during a bedroom dispute. But what's almost as shocking as the early-90s rape claim is the Trump legal team 2015 response. http://gawker.com/the-collected-... ...
  • Seattle Times - Planned Parenthood opponents are using the 'yuck' factor
    7/27/2015 @ 7:58 PM - Six-hundred-and-fifty American women die each year from pregnancy, many leaving behind motherless children. Thousands more survive and thrive only because of 'yucky' medical procedures, such as cesarean sections, hysterectomies, blood transfusions and abortions. Given the latest smear campaign against Planned Parenthood, it appears that religious conservatives who fail to appreciate the difference between a baby […]
  • Realtor.com News - GOP Candidate George Patakis Secret (Real Estate) Life
    7/27/2015 @ 6:20 PM - Alex Wong, staff/Getty Images Former New York governor and...
  • Seattle Times - Get the waffles! Maple syrup spills on New Hampshire highway
    7/27/2015 @ 6:07 PM - KEENE, N.H. (AP) - The only thing missing was the waffles. Authorities in Keene, N.H., were in for some sticky times when a load of maple syrup shifted in a tractor trailer and leaked very slowly all over a main highway. Police Sgt. Thaddeus Derendal says about 220 gallons of the sweet-smelling pancake-topper from a […]
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Asia edition-Chinas rollercoaster, Twitter results, Syrian buffer zone, half beards” trending
    7/27/2015 @ 6:01 PM - What to watch for today Where will China's rollercoaster of a stock market go next? The countrys securities regulator said that a state-owned re-financing institution will keep buying shares in an effort to stabilize the stock market, which fell more than 8% yesterday-the biggest drop since 2007. Meanwhile, wary investors are moving money...
  • The Real Deal - Aby Rosen's RFR pays $26M for Soho's 350 Lafayette
    7/27/2015 @ 5:44 PM - Aby Rosen and 350 Lafayette Street in Soho Aby Rosen's RFR Holding bought a four-story building at 350 Lafayette Street in Soho from Admar Group for $26 million, according to property records filed with the city  Monday . RFR closed on the purchase of the roughly 15,000-square-foot building July 16 from Admar Group, a New Jersey-based marketing...
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  • Realty Biz News - Home Buying Made Easy
    7/27/2015 @ 11:46 PM - Buying a home in todays economy is almost impossible. If you ever get the opportunity, youd want to make sure everything is perfect, from the last piece of floorboard to the final contract signing. After all, you dont want to be carrying the monthly mortgage payments for a property you dont really like or need. ...
  • Financial Times - Chinese brokerages report surging profits
    7/27/2015 @ 10:50 PM - Brokers hope buoyant earnings will allay investor concerns over financial strength
  • Matrix - [VIDEO] Fox Business 'Risk & Reward' w/Deirdre Bolton 7-27-15
    7/27/2015 @ 10:23 PM - Always great to swing by and speak with Deirdre Bolto n on her Fox Business show Risk & Reward.” However todays show was a bit of a mess for me. Working on 4.5 hours of sleep I said I was talking about interest-free” then changed it to principal-free” mortgages – LOL – good grief! ...
  • RE Journals - The Real Estate Side of Oil and Gas Royalties
    7/27/2015 @ 9:51 PM - Alfred C. Teran, Patriot Energy Whenever we hear the word 'real estate' what comes to mind is the traditional categories of property we see and live in on a daily basis. There is Farmland, Ranchland, raw land, brick and mortar, commercial properties, multi-family structures and our homestead, all of which affect our daily lives in a positive manner....
  • Gant Daily - Sources: Nations disabled work program mired in corruption, fraud
    7/27/2015 @ 8:30 PM - The nations premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find work, the taxpayer-funded agency is at times allowing jobs to be taken away from the disabled, the sources say. AbilityOne,...
  • Evolo - Green City Spectator: Atlanta 10th Street Bridge
    7/27/2015 @ 8:02 PM - The prosposed design is not inteded to be seen just as a normal bridge or a path which is just the shortest link.The exisitng structure fullfills this requirement well enough. In this case it's character and essence would be deepely rooted in making the city center of Atlanta more accessible and user friendly to the community and attractive to guests...
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  • Realty Biz News - Home Buying Made Easy
    7/27/2015 @ 11:46 PM - Buying a home in todays economy is almost impossible. If you ever get the opportunity, youd want to make sure everything is perfect, from the last piece of floorboard to the final contract signing. After all, you dont want to be carrying the monthly mortgage payments for a property you dont really like or need. ...
  • Realty Biz News - 4 Secrets to Selling Your Problematic Property
    7/27/2015 @ 11:45 PM - Just because the local real estate market is down or your property is not as eye-catching as it used to be does not mean that you must settle for less. Whether you have allowed an older home fall into disrepair or simply have countless unfinished projects around the house, here is a look at some tips for selling a problematic...
  • Seattle Times - Mariners now believe that Fernando Rodney might be tipping his pitches
    7/27/2015 @ 10:53 PM - Opposing batters seem overly aggressive on any fastballs from former closer
  • News.com.au - Is this the future of buying?
    7/27/2015 @ 10:39 PM - YOUNG buyers are turning to more innovative schemes to get their foot in the property ownership door. Is this the future of buying?
  • Seattle Times - Dogs trained to sniff out bombers on the move
    7/27/2015 @ 10:23 PM - For many years, dogs were trained to find homemade bombs planted in a parked car or stashed in a village bazaar. That focus changed when scientists and trainers were faced with a new challenge: how to detect such a bomb that is on the move, carried by a would-be bomber.
  • ArchDaily - Maruhiro - Hasami Ceramics Flagship Store / Yusuke Seki
    7/27/2015 @ 10:00 PM - © Takumi Ota Architects: Yusuke Seki Location: Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan Client: Maruhiro Ltd. Project...
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