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  • The Atlantic - Another Way to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Nepal: Start Mapping
    4/27/2015 @ 10:33 AM - OpenStreetMap The numbers keep rising from the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. As of Monday morning, authorities confirm more than 3,800 have lost their lives, with at least 6,500 injured. And with thousands of Nepalese and international citizens still missing , governments from across the globe are pouring in aid...
  • Realtor.com News - Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Looks to Deal Philadelphia Condo for $6.9M
    4/27/2015 @ 10:16 AM - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is selling his condo in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA,  for $6.9 million, according to  Philly.com . Lee's luxury condo  offers spectacular views of the City of Brotherly Love. You can gaze over the historic Rittenhouse District and enjoy viewing the cityscape from the condos 20th-floor terrace. With this condo, you wont have...
  • Multi-Housing News - Hartman Design Group Makes Statement at The Perry
    4/27/2015 @ 10:11 AM - By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Washington, D.C. - Hartman Design Group has put the finishing touches on its design of the amenity and public spaces at The Perry, the new high-end apartment community in Potomac, Md. from Foulger-Pratt Companies.   The two-building development just outside Washington, D.C. features an array of one-...
  • ArchDaily - Why 2015's Most Important Design In Architecture Isn't A Building, But A New York Times Article
    4/27/2015 @ 9:31 AM - Looking towards the uppermost floors of the new Whitney Museum of American Art , thick clouds roll diagonally across the sky behind. Reflected in the ample window of the museum's main gallery they dash in a different direction, while the building's white facade flashes light and dark in response to the changing light conditions. Superimposed over this scene, bold...
  • Realtor.com News - Green Homes Are So 2010: The Future Is Wellness Communities
    4/27/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Kids in the community garden at Grow Community, Bainbridge Island, WA In 2000, Ray and Sarah Victurine  bought a big house on 2.5 acres of Bainbridge Island. Like most Americans, they wanted space. With a 3,000-square-foot house and vast stretches of grass, their kids and dog were allowed to run freely. But, Ray Victurine said,...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Green roofs can be good for people, too
    4/27/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Robert Ivy is chief executive of the American Institute of Architects. If you'll pardon the pun, smart roofs, green roofs, cool roofs - whatever they're called — are the hottest things in new construction. It's a global phenomenon: Last month, France passed legislation that new buildings in commercial zones must have either green roofs or solar […]
  • Fortune - Quicken's Dan Gilbert takes on the feds over loan allegations
    4/27/2015 @ 7:41 AM - Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, has fairly earned a reputation as a confrontational business executive who's not afraid of a fight. When LeBron James decided to leave the Cavs, for example, and play for the Miami Heat, he publicly suggested the star not let the door strike his posterior on...
  • DNA Info New York - Check Out Exclusive Co-Ops, Condos and Townhouses at Uptown Open House Expo
    4/27/2015 @ 7:38 AM - The free event on May 2 and 3 will feature properties in Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Azalea festival lets you buy designer furnishings and help charity
    4/27/2015 @ 5:30 AM - Here's how you can pick up some stylish furnishings for your home and help raise money for a charity: Local interior designer Kelley Proxmire has selected some special items from some of her home-staging projects to sell in the Azalea Garden Festival. For more than 60 years, the festival has raised funds for students at […]
  • Tribeca Citizen - Newsletter: Apr. 27
    4/27/2015 @ 5:06 AM - AMERICAN FLATBREAD: A TRUCE? As ticked-off neighbors geared up for round two in their battle against turning American Flatbread into an event space, Tribeca Rooftop owner Billy Reilly announced that he's abandoning the plan. Instead, he's looking at looking at different restaurant options. •••••••••••••••• SEEN & HEARD •••...
  • Luxury Daily - Fairmont brings in Cadillac to elevate guest stays
    4/27/2015 @ 4:00 AM - 2015 Cadillac Escalade Courtesy Vehicle at Fairmont San Francisco Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has tapped Cadillac to oversee its guest transportation program in the United States. In addition to regular transport requests, the two brands will collaborate on various itineraries that help guests experience the city they are visiting. Across the industry it has become standard for...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Elise Stefanik profile; Mara Gay and Josh Dawsey to Room 9
    4/27/2015 @ 3:21 AM - THE LATEST NUMBERS-Capital's Jimmy Vielkind: Voters want teachers to be evaluated in part on student test scores, but backed the growing movement to have children ignore exam requirements. A poll released this morning by the Siena Research Institute found a bare majority of voters surveyed-50 percent-supported a parents' right to have their children 'opt out' of the exams....
  • Gant Daily - Nepal quake: Death toll passes 3,400 as nation struggles with devastation
    4/27/2015 @ 3:00 AM - The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal two days ago surged past 3,400 on Monday, a government official said. The desperate search for survivors from the countrys worst natural disaster in more than 80 years continued. The number of people confirmed dead in Nepal stands at 3,432, a Nepalese official said. India has reported 56 deaths,...
  • Gant Daily - Nepal quake: Death toll passes 3,200 as nation struggles with devastation
    4/27/2015 @ 1:30 AM - The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal two days ago surged past 3,000 on Monday, a government official said. The desperate search for survivors from the countrys worst natural disaster in more than 80 years continued. The number of people confirmed dead in Nepal stands at 3,218, said Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Dhakal....
  • Gant Daily - Nepal earthquake: Traumatized nation copes with a panorama of devastation
    4/26/2015 @ 5:15 PM - They dug through rubble, looking for survivors but usually finding bodies. At night, they slept in open fields in the frigid night air. Food and clean water became rarities, uncertainty and fear constants. On Sunday, Nepal began coming to terms with the death and devastation left by earthquakes and aftershocks. At least 2,430 people died in Nepal alone, and...
  • Gant Daily - Traumatized nation: Nepal copes with earthquakes devastation
    4/26/2015 @ 2:00 PM - They dug through rubble, looking for survivors but usually finding bodies. At night, they slept in open fields in the frigid night air. Food and clean water became rarities, uncertainty and fear constants. On Sunday, Nepal began coming to terms with the death and devastation left by earthquakes and aftershocks. At least 2,430 people died in Nepal alone, and...
  • Re/code - Tech Execs Fly Under the Radar at Washington's Nerd Prom
    4/26/2015 @ 1:59 PM - Airbnb, Uber and Google execs descend on D.C. for annual White House dinner.
  • Web Urbanist - Deserted Aisles: 11 More Creepy Abandoned Supermarkets
    4/26/2015 @ 1:00 PM - [ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture . ] Supermarkets? More like Stupor Markets, amiright? Thats the case with these 11 abandoned supermarkets where 'checkout' is more than a state of mind. ...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: I.M. Pei
    4/26/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Chinese-American architect  Ieoh Ming Pei  (born April 26, 1917), is arguably the greatest living member of the  modernist  generation of architects. When he received his  Pritzker Prize  in 1983, the jury citation stated that he has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms.” ...
  • Curbed - Cool Map Thing: This Map Lists Every Tree in Washington Square Park
    4/26/2015 @ 10:35 AM - Next time you're lounging around in Greenwich Village , pull up this new map of Washington Square Park . The map was created by "community and urban forester" Georgia Silvera Seamans (along with the good people at Washington Square Park Blog ), and is part of WSP Eco Projects...
  • BuzzFeed - How CIA Director John Brennan Became America's Spy And Obama's Conscience
    4/26/2015 @ 9:31 AM - Shortly before 9 a.m. on March 11, 2014, Dianne Feinstein, the 80-year-old chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, walked into the Senate chamber with a thick stack of papers and a glass of water. The Senate had just finished a rare all-night session a few minutes earlier, and only a handful of staffers were left in the room....
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  • Calculated Risk - Black Knight: House Price Index up 0.7% in February, 4.6% year-over-year
    4/27/2015 @ 9:04 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: Black Knight Home Price Index...
  • Fortune - Quicken's Dan Gilbert takes on the feds over loan allegations
    4/27/2015 @ 7:41 AM - Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, has fairly earned a reputation as a confrontational business executive who's not afraid of a fight. When LeBron James decided to leave the Cavs, for example, and play for the Miami Heat, he publicly suggested the star not let the door strike his posterior on...
  • ArchDaily - AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod
    4/27/2015 @ 6:00 AM - The pivotal turning point in the late Frei Otto's career - capped by  last month's Pritzker announcement - came nearly fifty years ago at the Expo '67 World's Fair in Montreal, Quebec. In collaboration with architect Rolf Gutbrod, Otto was responsible for the exhibition pavilion of the Federal Republic of Germany, a tensile canopy structure that brought his experiments...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Elise Stefanik profile; Mara Gay and Josh Dawsey to Room 9
    4/27/2015 @ 3:21 AM - THE LATEST NUMBERS-Capital's Jimmy Vielkind: Voters want teachers to be evaluated in part on student test scores, but backed the growing movement to have children ignore exam requirements. A poll released this morning by the Siena Research Institute found a bare majority of voters surveyed-50 percent-supported a parents' right to have their children 'opt out' of the exams....
  • Property Wire - Miami real estate market continues to be popular with US and overseas buyers
    4/27/2015 @ 2:20 AM - The Miami real estate market, one of the most popular in the nation with international and domestic buyers, continued to gain momentum in March with sales growing strongly. The latest data shows that single family home transactions registered double digit growth year on year and existing condominium sales rose despite an increase in new condo construction. The figures...
  • Matrix - [Three Cents Worth #280 NY] Smaller Manhattan Apartments Keep Getting More Expensive
    4/26/2015 @ 2:03 PM - It's time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY , at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world …and Im here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: A lot of time and energy has been spent writing about one...
  • Matrix - [Three Cents Worth #279 NY] New York's Building Boom Doesn't Mean More Units For Sale
    4/26/2015 @ 1:57 PM - It's time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY , at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world …and Im here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: Now that I am fully recovered from Micro Week, I thought I...
  • The Real Deal - PHOTOS: On the scene at TRD's South Florida Real Estate Forum & Showcase
    4/26/2015 @ 12:31 PM - More than 2,000 real estate enthusiasts mingled at The Real Deal's Broward Forum and Showcase Thursday afternoon at the Design Center of the Americas in Dania. Panel discussions, which took place in DCOTA's airy, three-story atrium, explored the future of foreign investment in South Florida and what is next for development in Broward County...
  • Variety - Sid Tepper Dies at 96; Wrote Songs for Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles
    4/25/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Sid Tepper, who wrote over 300 songs that were recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (45 songs), died April 24 of natural causes at his home in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 96. Tepper also wrote songs for Carl Perkins, Jeff Beck, Herman's Hermits, the Dave Clark Five, the Beatles, Perry Como,... Read more »
  • Multi-Housing News - Wood Partners Starts 12th Central Florida Project
    4/25/2015 @ 2:36 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Alta Eve, Orlando (built in 2013) Wood Partners is starting construction of Alta Eastmar Commons, a 312-unit multifamily community in Orlando, the developer, Wood Partners, announced recently. The $41.9 million project will take shape at 159 Dean Road. Leasing will start in the first quarter of 2016,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Miami U. Gets $10M Gift for Sports Medicine Center
    4/25/2015 @ 12:47 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Miami University is in line to receive a $10 million gift from Mercy Health-Cincinnati toward construction of its new student-athlete sports medicine and rehabilitation center. The donation will be part of an affiliation agreement announced April 22 between the university and the healthcare system. Miami University and Mercy Health will collaborate on...
  • ArchDaily - Architects And Coding: Why You Should Treat Your Software Like Your Smartphone
    4/25/2015 @ 9:31 AM - Click here to view the embedded video. In 2014 renowned Dutch politician Neelie Kroes, then a commissioner for the European Union, stated that coding should be taught in elementary school in the Netherlands , arguing that 'Coding is the reading and writing of the future' and that if the Dutch didn't incorporate it...
  • The Atlantic - Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Flickr/metal-dog Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Cities Science Fiction Built ," Adam Rothstein, MOTHERBOARD The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of...
  • Gant Daily - With donors on his mind, Ted Cruz heads to Vegas
    4/24/2015 @ 5:15 PM - Ted Cruz has a lot on the line this weekend. The Texas firebrand, who launched his presidential campaign last month, isnt breaking through in most early polls of the 2016 race. But when he travels to Las Vegas to speak to the Republican Jewish donors he has aggressively courted, hell be on top. The only other Republicans...
  • Fortune - The Apple watch isnt just going to change consumer tech
    4/24/2015 @ 1:28 PM - Do you have your Apple Watch yet? Are you caressing its digital crown as we speak and tilting to dismiss the incessant stream of notifications? Or did you look at the price tag, which ranges from $349 to a reported $115,000 , and think youll wait for the next generation to shell out for the high-tech plaything?...
  • Capital - Capital data-story tracker: April 24, 2015
    4/24/2015 @ 12:40 PM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism and research with a New York focus. This story contains charts and images, so if you are reading this in your email, click here to see the story online with full graphics. Report: City poverty rate was 21.5 percent in 2013 The Center for...
  • The Real Deal - TRD's Broward Forum & Showcase draws more than 2,000 industry professionals
    4/24/2015 @ 12:11 PM - The Real Deal Broward Real Estate Forum & Showcase From the South Florida website: Against a backdrop of the Design Center of the Americas' luxury showrooms, more than 2,000 real estate wheelers and dealers mingled at The Real Deal's Broward Forum and Showcase Thursday afternoon in Dania. An expo...
  • The Broker List - First Quarter of 2015 National Multifamily Call
    4/24/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Each month the Sperry Van Ness Multifamily brokers, hold a National Multifamily Product Council Call. There is a dial in number and the calls are led by Reid Bennett, CCIM of Sperry Van Ness | Chicago | National Council Chair of Multifamily Properties | SVN International. Reid contacted us and asked how we...
  • The Atlantic - A Monthly Guide to Peak Tornado Season in America
    4/24/2015 @ 7:00 AM - It's black and thundering out, with rain slashing at the windows and wind bashing the door like an enraged buffalo. Is this just a bad storm, or is it an incoming tornado about to make your life hell? Staying on top of weather alerts always helps with that question. But for folks who want to know the odds...
  • Porch - Our Favorite Pins Of The Week: Screened-In Porches
    4/24/2015 @ 3:16 AM - Pinterest is a place for inspiration, collecting ideas, browsing through projects you would love to try or simply just looking at and admiring pretty things. From the latest trends to new design ideas, we've rounded up our favorite pins of the week featuring stunning  screened-in porches  - so you can see what our friends and fellow pinners are loving! Find out...
  • Gant Daily - Bernard Madoff Fast Facts
    4/23/2015 @ 7:15 PM - Heres a look at the life of Bernard Madoff, serving 150 years in prison for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Personal: Birth date: April 29, 1938 Birth place: Queens, New York Birth name: Bernard Lawrence Madoff Father: Ralph Madoff Mother: Sylvia (Muntner) Madoff Marriage: Ruth (Alpern) Madoff (November 1959-present) Children: Andrew,...
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  • Gant Daily - Revenge porn victim: My naked photos were everywhere
    4/27/2015 @ 10:30 AM - Every time she meets you, Nikki Rettelle wonders if youve seen her naked. Nude photos of her dot the Internet, still popping up years after an ex-boyfriend posted them. Rettelle is a victim of revenge porn, a kind of online harassment that advocacy groups refer to as non-consensual pornography.” Rettelle, 34, says her naked pictures have...
  • Mashable - For early adopters, Tesla luxury is real and so are its limitations
    4/27/2015 @ 10:17 AM - California realtor Lisa Karos talks fast and pretty much non-stop. It serves her well in her chosen profession. One can imagine Karos' clients succumbing to a fusillade of words, throwing up their hands and crying, Uncle!” as they hand over a six-figure down payment. Today, though, Karos isnt talking about tony homes along the shores of Huntington Beach, California....
  • Real Estate Tech News - AssetAvenue Receives $11 Million in Funding for CRE Lending
    4/27/2015 @ 9:54 AM - AssetAvenue , the Los Angeles-based online commercial real estate lender, recently announced the completion of an $11 million round of Series A funding . The company has reported that the funding will be used for further product development and growth. Having built a reputation for crowdfunding investor funds into commercial real estate loans for borrowers who...
  • Wallpaper - We chat to music maestro Frederic Sanchez before rounding down our top 20 show soundtracks from the A/W 2015 women's season
    4/27/2015 @ 9:18 AM - In the case of today's fashion week show system there are numerous ways to make an impression. Of course, there's the clothes, but it's often hard to separate them from the spectacle: the venues, the sets within said spectacular world-class locations, the It girl models, all-star front row and cutting-edge soundtrack. Speak to any fashion week professional and they're...
  • Remodelista - 15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems
    4/27/2015 @ 9:00 AM - We scoured our favorite high-end fitted kitchen makers (from Boffi to Bulthaup to Henrybuilt) for ideals to steal at home. Above: The masterfully organized Kitchen Workshop from Bulthaup. ...
  • Gant Daily - Nepal earthquake: Fears of total destruction in remote areas
    4/27/2015 @ 8:15 AM - As the death toll from Nepals worst earthquake in decades kept growing Monday, big questions remained about the extent of the devastation in rural areas. The destruction in Kathmandu, the capital, is stark: revered temples reduced to rubble, people buried in the wreckage of their homes, hospitals short on medical supplies and overflowing with patients. Serious damage is also...
  • Multi-Housing News - Market Snapshot: New York Citys Booming Tech Sector Triggers Nation's Lowest Vacancy Rates
    4/27/2015 @ 8:14 AM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor New York City Multifamily Market – Employment Trends – 2015 Outlook New York City flipped places with San Francisco this year and now ranks second in Marcus & Millichap's 2015 National Apartment Index, though its economy is still thriving and the multifamily sector is performing better than...
  • Gant Daily - Nepal quake: Death toll passes 3,700 amid fears of devastation in rural areas
    4/27/2015 @ 6:15 AM - [Breaking news update, posted at 6:02 a.m. ET / 9:58 a.m. GMT] The death toll in Nepal from the earthquake that struck two days ago has risen to 3,726, Nepalese police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said Monday. [Previous story, posted at 5:53 a.m. ET / 9:53 a.m. GMT] As the...
  • San Jose Mercury News - What should 49ers have to pay for Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park?
    4/27/2015 @ 5:56 AM - The San Francisco 49ers want a youth soccer park for Levi's Stadium parking, but the city hasn't assessed it's value and real estate brokers say it could fetch more than the team offered.
  • Property Wire - Labour Party plans for UK housing market after general election criticised
    4/27/2015 @ 5:30 AM - Announcements from the UK’s Labour party on policies it would introduce if it wins the general election on rent controls and stamp duty for first time buyers have been met with considerable criticism from the property industry. Under the party's plans to tackle the country’s lack of new housing, Labour leader Ed Miliband said he would introduce a ‘first...
  • Gant Daily - Nepal quake: Death toll passes 3,400 amid fears of devastation in rural areas
    4/27/2015 @ 5:30 AM - As the death toll from Nepals worst earthquake in decades surged past 3,400 on Monday, big questions remained about the scale of the devastation in rural areas. The destruction in Kathmandu, the capital, is stark: Revered temples reduced to rubble, people buried in the wreckage of their homes, hospitals short on medical supplies overflowing with patients. Serious damage is...
  • Luxury Daily - Fairmont brings in Cadillac to elevate guest stays
    4/27/2015 @ 4:00 AM - 2015 Cadillac Escalade Courtesy Vehicle at Fairmont San Francisco Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has tapped Cadillac to oversee its guest transportation program in the United States. In addition to regular transport requests, the two brands will collaborate on various itineraries that help guests experience the city they are visiting. Across the industry it has become standard for...
  • Property Wire - UK residential rents up by over 2% in last 12 months, latest data shows
    4/27/2015 @ 3:52 AM - Private residential rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.1% in the 12 months to March 2015, the latest index shows. Rental prices grew by 2.1% in England, 2.1% in Scotland and 0.8% in Wales in the 12 months to March 2015, according to the data from the Office of National Statistics. Rental prices increased...
  • Gant Daily - Nepal quake: Death toll passes 3,400 as nation struggles with devastation
    4/27/2015 @ 3:00 AM - The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal two days ago surged past 3,400 on Monday, a government official said. The desperate search for survivors from the countrys worst natural disaster in more than 80 years continued. The number of people confirmed dead in Nepal stands at 3,432, a Nepalese official said. India has reported 56 deaths,...
  • Property Wire - Miami real estate market continues to be popular with US and overseas buyers
    4/27/2015 @ 2:20 AM - The Miami real estate market, one of the most popular in the nation with international and domestic buyers, continued to gain momentum in March with sales growing strongly. The latest data shows that single family home transactions registered double digit growth year on year and existing condominium sales rose despite an increase in new condo construction. The figures...
  • AOL Real Estate - California's Hot 5: The Fastest-Moving Housing Markets
    4/27/2015 @ 2:17 AM - Filed under: Buying , Economy , Selling Gustav Dejert/Getty Be prepared for a race to the finish if you're looking to buy in California these days. As they did in the Gold Rush of 1849, Americans are racing westward in 2015. Trulia's Housing...
  • Property Wire - UK election not harming house price sentiment, latest index suggests
    4/27/2015 @ 1:59 AM - Households in the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in April despite the uncertainty being created by the country’s forthcoming general election, the latest sentiment index shows. Some 20.9% of the 1,500 households surveyed across the UK said that the value of their home had risen over the last month, while 4.5% reported a fall, according...
  • Property Wire - Most tenants fail to get all of their deposit back, new survey finds
    4/27/2015 @ 1:38 AM - The majority of people who’ve rented a property in the UK in the past five years have failed to get their full deposit back after vacating, new research has found. Some 52% of deposits were fully or partially withheld over the past five years, equivalent to more than 400,000 deposits per year and overall 80% of tenants had some...
  • Gant Daily - Nepal quake: Death toll passes 3,200 as nation struggles with devastation
    4/27/2015 @ 1:30 AM - The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal two days ago surged past 3,000 on Monday, a government official said. The desperate search for survivors from the countrys worst natural disaster in more than 80 years continued. The number of people confirmed dead in Nepal stands at 3,218, said Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Dhakal....
  • Realty Biz News - Realy.co launches new app 'Realy Safe' to keep agents safe
    4/26/2015 @ 10:02 PM - Today marks the release of Realy Safe, a proactive app designed with the purpose of maximizing real estate agent security while in the field, from the creators of the latest Startup Real Estate portal and Agent discovery platform at Realy.co . Image credit: Gaertringen via Pixabay.com ...
  • Calculated Risk - Sunday Night Futures
    4/26/2015 @ 8:46 PM - From the Financial Times: Eurozone officials seek to bypass Varoufakis to spur Greek talks A fraught eurozone meeting in Riga at the weekend has left Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, increasingly isolated both in Brussels and in Athens as officials seek to bypass him in an effort to jump-start bailout talks. Excerpt with permission ...
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  • Property Wire - Miami real estate market continues to be popular with US and overseas buyers
    4/27/2015 @ 2:20 AM - The Miami real estate market, one of the most popular in the nation with international and domestic buyers, continued to gain momentum in March with sales growing strongly. The latest data shows that single family home transactions registered double digit growth year on year and existing condominium sales rose despite an increase in new condo construction. The figures...

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  • Tribeca Citizen - A Visit to the World Trade Center Showroom
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  • Inman News - Rental owners' top 5 mistakes
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  • Gant Daily - Nepal cant rebuild without the worlds help
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  • designboom - schmidt hammer lassen architects releases vision for christchurchs central library
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  • NREI - The Rise of Micro-Unit Apartments
    4/27/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Micro-units-rental apartments about the size of a hotel room-represent a small but growing niche of the real estate multi-housing market. read more

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  • Matrix - [Three Cents Worth #279 NY] New York's Building Boom Doesn't Mean More Units For Sale
    4/26/2015 @ 1:57 PM - It's time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY , at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world …and Im here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: Now that I am fully recovered from Micro Week, I thought I...

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  • Buzz Buzz Home - 21 impossibly cozy tents that you could camp in all year round
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    4/26/2015 @ 12:00 PM - We have no doubt come a long way in how we treat our outdoor garden spaces as extensions of our homes, fulfilling a need to sit outside and enjoy the sun in a cool and comfortable space. In years past, outdoor rooms often were nothing more than a covered area at the back of the house with no visible...

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  • ReadWrite - 11 Things About The Apple Watch That May Surprise You
    4/26/2015 @ 3:23 PM - Apple’s much anticipated new smartwatch has finally landed at its ultimate destination: on the arms of consumers. See also: There's Gold On Them Thar Wrists As the earliest adopters get busy binding their wrists, practicing their “force touches” and updating their iPhone apps to work with the wearable, we took stock...

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  • Houzz - A By-the-Numbers Guide to Going Graphic (14 photos)
    4/26/2015 @ 2:00 PM - Numbers, whether incorporated from found objects or stenciled on, have great graphic appeal - use them to whip up some quick wall art, personalize thrifted or big-box store decor and organize your stuff. Read on for 14 project ideas using stencils, decals, house numbers, found numbers and more.

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  • The Real Deal - 5 lesser known landmarks
    4/26/2015 @ 1:31 PM - New York City's Landmarks Law was passed 50 years ago this month. Since it was enacted, it has protected 33,000 properties, as well as 114 historic districts such as Brooklyn Heights and Greenwich Village. But while everyone is familiar with iconic protected sites like the New York Public Library and the Empire State Building, many of the city's landmarks are...

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  • Calculated Risk - ATA Trucking Index increased in March
    4/26/2015 @ 9:20 AM - Here is an indicator that I follow on trucking, from the ATA: ATA Truck Tonnage Index Gained 1.1% in March American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1% in March, following a revised drop of 2.8% during the previous month . In March, the index equaled 133.5 (2000=100). The all-time high is...

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  • Orange County Register - Lansner: See how pricey a ready-to-build-on lot is in O.C. compared to elsewhere in SoCal
    4/26/2015 @ 3:45 PM - Land. The final frontier.You can forever debate solutions for the housing affordability challenges in and around Southern California. Yet there is one nagging issue that cannot easily be cured.Where to put the housing we need?You know the old real...

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  • designboom - 650 oblong windows define anne demians quai ouest in nancy
    4/26/2015 @ 8:01 PM - located five hundred meters away from place stanislas, the 10,000 square meter building includes numerous offices, a hotel and various retail outlets. The post 650 oblong windows define anne demians quai ouest in nancy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

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  • ArchDaily - 30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault
    4/26/2015 @ 8:00 PM - Architects: Richard Guilbault Location: 75018 Paris, France Area: 30.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Meero From...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Gant Daily - Bruce Jenners reality series: What we hope to see
    4/27/2015 @ 9:45 AM - With the announcement that E! will air a new documentary series this summer about Bruce Jenners transition from male to female, fans are eagerly awaiting bearing witness to the former Olympians journey. The as yet not titled eight-part, one-hour series is set to premiere July 26. Jenner, who along with his family has starred in the hit E! reality...
  • Wallpaper - We chat to music maestro Frederic Sanchez before rounding down our top 20 show soundtracks from the A/W 2015 women's season
    4/27/2015 @ 9:18 AM - In the case of today's fashion week show system there are numerous ways to make an impression. Of course, there's the clothes, but it's often hard to separate them from the spectacle: the venues, the sets within said spectacular world-class locations, the It girl models, all-star front row and cutting-edge soundtrack. Speak to any fashion week professional and they're...
  • Fortune - Quicken's Dan Gilbert takes on the feds over loan allegations
    4/27/2015 @ 7:41 AM - Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, has fairly earned a reputation as a confrontational business executive who's not afraid of a fight. When LeBron James decided to leave the Cavs, for example, and play for the Miami Heat, he publicly suggested the star not let the door strike his posterior on...
  • Fortune - CEO Daily: Monday, April 27th
    4/27/2015 @ 6:55 AM - Will the Apple Watch change the workplace? Right now, its just a vanity play for early adopters. (I spotted at least one at this weekends White House Correspondents Dinner.) But our Stacey Higginbotham has already found technology leaders planning on how it can change their businesses. Imagine being able to find people wherever they are in the office;...
  • Capital - Two reporters leaving the New York
    4/27/2015 @ 6:27 AM - Two reporters are leaving the New York Daily News, Capital has learned. Oren Yaniv, the tabloid's beat reporter at Brooklyn Courts, is joining Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson's office as senior communications officer, he confirmed to Capital. Yaniv has worked for the Daily News since 2004. Transit reporter Pete Donohue is also exiting the paper, sources said....
  • Tribeca Citizen - Newsletter: Apr. 27
    4/27/2015 @ 5:06 AM - AMERICAN FLATBREAD: A TRUCE? As ticked-off neighbors geared up for round two in their battle against turning American Flatbread into an event space, Tribeca Rooftop owner Billy Reilly announced that he's abandoning the plan. Instead, he's looking at looking at different restaurant options. •••••••••••••••• SEEN & HEARD •••...
  • Luxury Daily - Definition of luxury is investigated, questioned in V&A exhibit
    4/27/2015 @ 3:30 AM - Crown dating to 1760 from Portugal on display in the Victoria & Albert What is Luxury?” exhibit The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is prompting consumers to question the meaning of luxury with a new exhibit. 'What is Luxury?' displays more than 100 objects meant to investigate the understanding of luxury within physical, theoretical and sociological...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Curbed - Development Du Jour: Ben Shaoul's Verizon Tower Conversion Starts at $3.2 Million
    4/27/2015 @ 10:45 AM - Name: Ralph Walker Tribeca Address: 100 Barclay Street Developer: Magnum Real Estate Group & CIM Group Architect: Ismael Leyva Architects Interiors: Champalimaud & GRADE Prices: $3.2 million to $11.5 million Size: 31 stories, 161 units Sales & Marketing: Douglas Elliman Development Marketing 100...
  • Inman News - Baseball stars featured in franchisor's video series - again
    4/27/2015 @ 10:23 AM - Real estate franchisor Coldwell Banker has partnered with MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball, for a second consecutive year to produce video profiles of the homes of more than a dozen baseball stars ...
  • Realtor.com News - Historic Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn for Sale in Texas Hill Country
    4/27/2015 @ 10:16 AM - Saddle up, partners, we're hitting the trail. The  Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn in Round Mountain, TX, is perfect for someone who wants a home with some history. It is listed at $624,900. Built in 1874, the property was originally used as an overnight stagecoach stop between Austin and the Texas hill country. Today, its...
  • Realtor.com News - Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Looks to Deal Philadelphia Condo for $6.9M
    4/27/2015 @ 10:16 AM - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is selling his condo in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA,  for $6.9 million, according to  Philly.com . Lee's luxury condo  offers spectacular views of the City of Brotherly Love. You can gaze over the historic Rittenhouse District and enjoy viewing the cityscape from the condos 20th-floor terrace. With this condo, you wont have...
  • Multi-Housing News - Economy Watch: Transit Indicators Positive for Retail, Industrial Sectors
    4/27/2015 @ 9:49 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor   Trucking is as a barometer of the U.S. economy, since it tracks the movement of manufactured and retail goods–which move in response to demand. All together, the trucking industry represents nearly 70 percent of tonnage carried by all modes of U.S. freight transportation. Persistently strong trucking also means that conditions are...
  • Realtor.com News - Green Homes Are So 2010: The Future Is Wellness Communities
    4/27/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Kids in the community garden at Grow Community, Bainbridge Island, WA In 2000, Ray and Sarah Victurine  bought a big house on 2.5 acres of Bainbridge Island. Like most Americans, they wanted space. With a 3,000-square-foot house and vast stretches of grass, their kids and dog were allowed to run freely. But, Ray Victurine said,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Texas Master-Planned Community to Get First Apartments
    4/27/2015 @ 9:17 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Conroe, Texas-Allied Orion Group has broken ground on Harper's Retreat, an apartment community in Conroe, Texas. Slated to open late 2015, its the first multifamily property to be developed in the 884-acre Harper's Preserve master-planned community. Designed by Meeks + Partners, plans for the apartments call for one- and two-bedroom units with...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Mortgage News Daily - Real Estate Great Investment, but Maybe not Right Now - Gallup
    4/27/2015 @ 11:00 AM - Although a press release last week about a Gallupsurvey showed Americans view real estate as a better long term investment than stocks, gold, savings accounts, or bonds, another report from the companyindicates they are less enthusiastic about buying a home. Gallup said today that 69 percent of Americans responding totheir survey said it...
  • Calculated Risk - Black Knight: House Price Index up 0.7% in February, 4.6% year-over-year
    4/27/2015 @ 9:04 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: Black Knight Home Price Index...
  • The Real Deal - New look available for Lexin Capital's 75 Nassau
    4/27/2015 @ 9:00 AM - From left: Renderings of 75 Nassau (Credit: ODA Architecture) and 75 Nassau Street A new look is available at Lexin Capitals 75 Nassau Street. The developer filed an application to build the 40-story tower with the Department of Buildings last month. Now, ODA Architectures renderings have been released and first published by New...
  • NREI - The Rise of Micro-Unit Apartments
    4/27/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Micro-units-rental apartments about the size of a hotel room-represent a small but growing niche of the real estate multi-housing market. read more
  • Redfin Blog - Sellers: How to Find and Keep a Motivated Homebuyer
    4/27/2015 @ 8:00 AM - If youre selling your home in a city with very few homes for sale, its likely youll see a lot of interested buyers - and you may even get quite a few offers. But having a dozen offers to choose from doesnt guarantee a smooth process. My fellow agents and I have seen a number of situations where a seller...
  • Fortune - Quicken's Dan Gilbert takes on the feds over loan allegations
    4/27/2015 @ 7:41 AM - Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, has fairly earned a reputation as a confrontational business executive who's not afraid of a fight. When LeBron James decided to leave the Cavs, for example, and play for the Miami Heat, he publicly suggested the star not let the door strike his posterior on...
  • The Broker List - The Perfect Pot of Gold that Every Property Manager Needs
    4/27/2015 @ 7:00 AM - This post originally appeared on tBL member Block Real Estate Services (BRES)'s blog Official Blog of Block Real Estate Services (BRES)  and is republished with permission. In order to be successful as a property manager you are only as good as your relationship with the other players in the game.  Having the right property...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Wallpaper - Fabien Cappello's latest project spills out of the gallery and onto the streets
    4/27/2015 @ 11:03 AM - 'It's not as glamorous as designing furniture for the domestic environment,' says London designer Fabien Cappello, surveying his new collection of street furniture currently on show at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston, 'but it's so rewarding when you see people making use of it and interacting with it as part of their everyday lives.' Cappello's new 'Streetscape' collection of...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Real Estate Great Investment, but Maybe not Right Now - Gallup
    4/27/2015 @ 11:00 AM - Although a press release last week about a Gallupsurvey showed Americans view real estate as a better long term investment than stocks, gold, savings accounts, or bonds, another report from the companyindicates they are less enthusiastic about buying a home. Gallup said today that 69 percent of Americans responding totheir survey said it...
  • Calculated Risk - Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Weakens Again
    4/27/2015 @ 10:37 AM - From the Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Weakens Again Texas factory activity declined in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, posted a second negative reading in a row, coming in at -4.7. Other measures of current manufacturing activity also...
  • The Atlantic - Another Way to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Nepal: Start Mapping
    4/27/2015 @ 10:33 AM - OpenStreetMap The numbers keep rising from the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. As of Monday morning, authorities confirm more than 3,800 have lost their lives, with at least 6,500 injured. And with thousands of Nepalese and international citizens still missing , governments from across the globe are pouring in aid...
  • Gant Daily - Revenge porn victim: My naked photos were everywhere
    4/27/2015 @ 10:30 AM - Every time she meets you, Nikki Rettelle wonders if youve seen her naked. Nude photos of her dot the Internet, still popping up years after an ex-boyfriend posted them. Rettelle is a victim of revenge porn, a kind of online harassment that advocacy groups refer to as non-consensual pornography.” Rettelle, 34, says her naked pictures have...
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 27, 2015)
    4/27/2015 @ 10:21 AM - Building and Land Technology acquired Atlanta's landmark office complex Concourse Corporate Center, plus a prime parcel of land, for $489 million from Regent Partners, Commercial Property Executive reports. Brooklyn's Barclays Center is completing the largest green roof ever put on a sports arena in the U.S., reveals the Wall Street Journal. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú is rapidly expanding...
  • The Atlantic - An Underrated Approach to Cutting Car Commutes: Peer Pressure
    4/27/2015 @ 10:20 AM - Michael Gil / Flickr Peer pressure gets a bad rap, but sometimes a little social shame can work to the greater good. Take a well-known psychology study on the power of social norms: asking hotel guests to reuse their towels for environmental reasons worked a little, but telling them that most...
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