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  • Housing Wire - Maryland apartment complex kicks out victims of domestic violence
    10/31/2014 @ 3:46 PM - An apartment complex in Maryland is being charged with violating the Fair Housing Act for refusing to renew the lease of a female tenant and her two sons after a reported domestic violence case.
  • New York Observer - So They Say: Ben Bernanke Talks Refinancing Troubles, AIG and Other Hard Times
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Ben Bernanke. Ben Shalom Bernanke, who ended his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve in February, recently told a conference moderator in Chicago that he is unable to refinance his home mortgage due to the fact that most of his income comes from 1099 contracts rather than W-2s. The remarks, made on Oct. 2 and...
  • The Atlantic - Remembering Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino
    10/31/2014 @ 2:10 PM - Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Vice President Joe Biden. (Elise Amendola/AP) Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston, died on Thursday following a battle with cancer. He was 71. Described often as the steward of Boston's renaissance, Menino has been honored for turning "The Hub" into a world-class...
  • The Atlantic - Does Cycling Culture Have a Drinking Problem?
    10/31/2014 @ 2:03 PM - Radu Razvan/Shutterstock.com The numbers from the latest study on cycling and safety are alarming, no doubt. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association , the number of cyclists killed in crashes with motor vehicles climbed 16 percent between 2010 and 2012. So alarming, in fact, that Streetsblog pulled out ...
  • New York Observer - Treetop Nabs $10M Washington Heights Portfolio
    10/31/2014 @ 2:00 PM - The Washington Heights portfolio. Adam Mermelstein 's Newark, N.J.-based Treetop Development has picked up a Washington Heights portfolio of low-rise walk-up apartment buildings for $10 million from Onex Real Estate Partners ,  Commercial Observer has learned. The $5.5 million sale of  432-434 West 163rd Street between Amsterdam and Edgecombe Avenues closed...
  • The Real Deal - US real estate market is still upbeat on equity
    10/31/2014 @ 1:31 PM - (Credit: ThinkStock) Its official: The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the past year, has slowed dramatically. Its not over by any means. It has just lost some of its previous pep. In the latest quarterly data from the Federal Reserve, which tracks residential real...
  • Brokers Weekly - Happy Halloween! New York leads country in zombie foreclosures
    10/31/2014 @ 12:27 PM - Just in time for Halloween, Greater New York recorded the most Zombie foreclosures of any metro area nationwide. According to data firm RealtyTrac, 13,366 homes in metro New York were vacated at the time of foreclosure, becoming so-called Zombie properties. This represents 12 percent of all properties in foreclosure. New York was followed by Miami (9,869),...
  • The Real Deal - Find the ghosts of New York City: PHOTOS
    10/31/2014 @ 12:00 PM - From young boys who slayed their mothers, to young girls in turn-of-the century garb: the city is believed to be full of ghosts. And New York wouldn't be its glamorous self if some of the ghosts weren't celebrities, such as Mark Twain and Sid Vicious or husband-murdering socialites, such as Eliza Jumel. To honor the city's ghosts on this All...
  • Huffington Post - A House Fit For Bilbo Baggins Is On The Market For $1.2 Million
    10/31/2014 @ 11:23 AM - J.R.R. Tolkien would approve of this one. A bizarre and beautiful home in Bethesda, Maryland, has gone on the market for a whopping $1.2 million. R...
  • The Atlantic - How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty
    10/31/2014 @ 10:38 AM - Kids play at the Baker-Ripley campus, open since 2010. (Neighborhood Centers ) Think of a nonprofit that serves the poor, and the first image that comes to mind will likely be distinctly urban: an old, brick YMCA building, maybe with a neon sign announcing it to passersby, or the line for a...
  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Office Market on Pace for Highest Absorption in 5 Years
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - According to Cushman & Wakefield, the nation's CBD and suburban office markets at the end of the third quarter remained on pace to achieve their lowest vacancy rates and highest occupancy gains in over 5 years. The company's latest research findings, released today, also show CBD growth slightly outpacing that of the suburbs, as measured by absorption and...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Nov. 1-2
    10/31/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 1-2 in Virginia. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses Nov. 1-2
    10/31/2014 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 1-2 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Nov. 1-2
    10/31/2014 @ 7:50 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 1-2 in Maryland. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • Capital - Cuomo: 'Band-aids' won't limit outside money
    10/31/2014 @ 7:35 AM - ALBANY-Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested that public financing of elections-which he supports-won't necessarily take money out of politics. Speaking to Brian Lehrer on WNYC, the Democrat said his own prodigious fund-raising-including the use of the Democratic State Committee's unlimited soft money housekeeping account-was not the real problem with the electoral system. Rather, independent expenditure committees that have ...
  • The Atlantic - Where Does the Creative Class Move?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Where are creatives taking to the road? (Flickr/La Citta Vita) Americas economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M
    10/31/2014 @ 5:30 AM - View Photo Gallery -The Washington Post's picks of distinguished homes on the D.C. area market. Unlike subsequent owners of this stately Georgian home in Chevy Chase, Md., Worthington C. Ford was not much into entertaining. Ford, the original owner of the 1905 house, worked in the State and Treasury departments before serving as chief of […]
  • Inman News - Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings
    10/30/2014 @ 7:10 PM - Two major multiple listing services on opposite sides of the country will be among the first to launch a Coming Soon” listing status to help agents generate interest for their listings before theyre ready to sell. Rockville, Maryland-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. ...
  • CP Executive - ULI Special Report: Strong Rental M-F Market Driven by Record Student Debt, Cautious Millennials
    10/30/2014 @ 4:59 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor 'Do we have a boom or do we have a bust in the multi-family industry?' John Healy, co-founder & principal of Hyde Street Holdings L.L.C., asked that question as he opened the 'Rental Multifamily Housing: New American Dream or Classic Bubble?' panel  at the Urban Land Institute's Fall...
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  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: A Massive, Swoopy Manse; More Parking Garage Starchitecture
    10/31/2014 @ 4:21 PM - 1) Star Island: The CEO of homebuilding giant Lennar is hoping to build himself some pretty sweet digs , with a giant underground garage, a moat-like pool, and a swoopy modernist design. 2) Lincoln Road: The most famous parking garage in the world, 1111 Lincoln Road, has just won a prestigious architecture prize and is...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Brooklyn Has A Second-Hand Grave Market, And it Is Going Strong
    10/31/2014 @ 3:04 PM - Doesnt a second-hand grave just sound like the creepiest possible commodity? We know, it does. But with the price of being buried in New York is soaring. Real estate, even a small patch of it, isnt cheap. Price at Green-Wood Cemetery start out at $12,000 for a three-person grave and go up to $320,000 for full mausoleum. So in the...
  • Porch - 51 Stunning Bathtubs That Will Melt Your Cares Away
    10/31/2014 @ 3:00 PM - At the end of a long week, theres nothing like a hot bath. And these bathtubs are simply stunning. Whether its a modern masterpiece or an outdoor paradise, a bathtub is your refuge for rest and relaxation. Take a look at these 51 heavenly retreats where you can lounge in steaming hot water, read a book, light a candle, and let...
  • The Real Deal - Owners of Queens complex won't rent to ex-cons: suit
    10/31/2014 @ 2:31 PM - 711 Seagirt Avenue in Queens Queens property owner Sandcastle Towers Housing Development Fund and investor group Sarasota Gold are facing a lawsuit for allegedly excluding rental applicants with criminal records from leasing an apartment at the Sand Castle , a 900-unit rental complex in Far Rockaway. Fortune Society, a provider of social services, filed a lawsuit...
  • The Real Deal - US real estate market is still upbeat on equity
    10/31/2014 @ 1:31 PM - (Credit: ThinkStock) Its official: The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the past year, has slowed dramatically. Its not over by any means. It has just lost some of its previous pep. In the latest quarterly data from the Federal Reserve, which tracks residential real...
  • Brokers Weekly - Happy Halloween! New York leads country in zombie foreclosures
    10/31/2014 @ 12:27 PM - Just in time for Halloween, Greater New York recorded the most Zombie foreclosures of any metro area nationwide. According to data firm RealtyTrac, 13,366 homes in metro New York were vacated at the time of foreclosure, becoming so-called Zombie properties. This represents 12 percent of all properties in foreclosure. New York was followed by Miami (9,869),...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero snags Florida mansion
    10/31/2014 @ 11:47 AM - Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero, who signed a $28-million free-agent contract with the team last October, has purchased a lakefront home in Weston, Fla., for $2.5 million.
  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • The Atlantic - Where Does the Creative Class Move?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Where are creatives taking to the road? (Flickr/La Citta Vita) Americas economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class...
  • Luxury Daily - Hermès, Miami, Jaguar and retail – News briefs
    10/31/2014 @ 2:31 AM - Hermès Rocabar horse blanket Today in luxury marketing: Hermès champions the horse It began life as a saddle and bridle maker, so it's no surprise that heritage French fashion house Hermès should be concerned with horse welfare, the Telegraph reports. Click here to read the entire story on the...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Oct. 26 - Nov. 1)
    10/31/2014 @ 1:30 AM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Inland Empire, Minneapolis, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, South Florida, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and Western Michigan.INLAND EMPIREWetherholt Named FVP at Marcus & Millichap By Justin SumnerMarcus & Mi
  • Haute Residence - Jeanne Gang Puts Brave Façade on Miami Tower
    10/30/2014 @ 11:08 PM - Architect Jeanne Gang , known for turning structures inside out with her unique exo-spatial high-rise design technique, is back on the block with recently unveiled designs for a stunning 14-story residential tower in Miami's Design District. The tower promises panoramic views of Biscayne Bay from each of the building's proposed 76 units. Studio Gangs...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Florida Penthouse Under Construction To Ask $29 Million
    10/30/2014 @ 4:44 PM - More than 19,000 square feet, the Sunny Isles Beach apartment is expected to be the priciest offering in the Jade Signature condo building
  • CP Executive - Dune RE Fund III Closes Oversubscribed at $960M
    10/30/2014 @ 12:24 PM - Cia Buckley Marakovits, Dune Dune Real Estate Partners L.P. set an $850 million target for Dune Real Estate Fund III–an investment vehicle focused on distressed, deep value-add opportunities and contrarian investments predominantly in the U.S.–and not only did it hit the target, it surpassed it. Dune just completed the closing of Fund III with $960 million in capital...
  • Fortune - Good hands, great data
    10/30/2014 @ 12:03 PM - In July 2011, Floyd Yager, then senior vice president of analytics at Allstate Insurance, huddled in a conference room with Suren Gupta, the company's chief information officer. Yager had an idea. He had heard about open source software called Hadoop that could process millions of datasets in amazing speed on a just a dozen computers. Yager had a...
  • World Property Channel - Another Uber-Luxe Condo Tower to Rise on Miami's Beaches
    10/30/2014 @ 11:03 AM - Miami's luxury condo market just keeps on going, as yet another tower was just announced in Sunny Isles Beach this week called Turnberry Ocean Club. Turnberry Ocean Club vertical view (Sunny Isles Beach, Fla) According to Jeffery Soffer, CEO and Chairman of Turnberry Associates, Turnberry Ocean Club will be latest luxury condominium...
  • Blue Matter - Inside the Luxury Automated Home
    10/30/2014 @ 9:55 AM - While home is one of the oldest institutions, it continues to evolve every day. In the October issue of Previews® Inside Out , we sat down with Reid Cram, director of marketing at Vantage Controls, to talk about the home of the future. With one in four luxury consumers desiring their home to be outfitted with the latest...
  • CP Executive - Crescent Communities Sells M-F Property in Tampa
    10/30/2014 @ 9:47 AM - By Scott Baltic, Contributing Editor In a $111.5 million transaction, Crescent Communities, of Charlotte, N.C., has sold Crescent Bayshore, a 367-unit multi-family community in downtown Tampa, to a fund advised by UBS Global Asset Management, Crescent announced Wednesday. The sale is the first of nine, involving a total of 2,667 units and for a...
  • Realty Biz News - Insurance Claims Can Send Premiums Soaring
    10/30/2014 @ 9:22 AM - Household insurance is there for your peace of mind, but a new report shows filing even just one claim can send your premiums soaring. This increase can run into hundreds of dollars in certain states. Apparently filing just a single claim for anything from tornado damage to a stolen bicycle will see your premiums being raised by around 9%....
  • CP Executive - MRP Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of 400-Unit Elevation at Washington Gateway
    10/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Elevation Apartments In a Washington, D.C., apartment market with strong demand for rentals, one developer has just added 400 more units. On Oct. 23, MRP Residential, a division of MRP Realty, celebrated the grand opening of the Elevation at Washington Gateway, a Class A apartment building...
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  • The Real Deal - Lightstone nabs $120M construction loan for Gowanus project
    10/31/2014 @ 4:31 PM - 365 Bond Street in Gowanus, and Lightstones David Lichtenstein The Lightstone Group picked up a $120 million construction loan for a 12-story apartment complex on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, provided a 30-month senior loan to the developer. The project at 363-365 Bond Street...
  • The Atlantic - A New Approach to Traffic Control: Ears on the Ground
    10/31/2014 @ 4:23 PM - Ear-It Los Angeles traffic and law enforcement tried, and failed, to stop the Olympic cyclists from racing on the freeway. And so on Sunday, August 5, 1984, a 17-mile stretch of southern California's Route 91 was closed to traffic for 16 hours as long-distance bikers pedaled for the gold. It was...
  • Realtor.com News - 'Breaking Bad' Actor Bob Odenkirk Selling L.A. Home
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - H ouses with  design and architecture that take a step or two away from the norm are as refreshing as lemonade, mountain breezes or a quick dip in a cool pool. That's just what we found when we took a look at actor/writer Bob Odenkirk's 1950s-era home in Los Angeles . With...
  • Porch - 51 Stunning Bathtubs That Will Melt Your Cares Away
    10/31/2014 @ 3:00 PM - At the end of a long week, theres nothing like a hot bath. And these bathtubs are simply stunning. Whether its a modern masterpiece or an outdoor paradise, a bathtub is your refuge for rest and relaxation. Take a look at these 51 heavenly retreats where you can lounge in steaming hot water, read a book, light a candle, and let...
  • Inman News - Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, 'boots on the ground'
    10/31/2014 @ 2:32 PM - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. What does it take to locate, convert and successfully close a transaction with an ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) client? In many respects, it's an entirely different game from the typical real estate transaction. At ...
  • The Real Deal - US real estate market is still upbeat on equity
    10/31/2014 @ 1:31 PM - (Credit: ThinkStock) Its official: The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the past year, has slowed dramatically. Its not over by any means. It has just lost some of its previous pep. In the latest quarterly data from the Federal Reserve, which tracks residential real...
  • Remodelista - New Japanese-Inspired Textiles from Zak + Fox
    10/31/2014 @ 1:15 PM - NYC textile designer Zak Profera has a thing for antique kimonos ("I've been collecting old kimono stencils, called 'Katagami,' for a few years now," he says), and his newest collection is inspired by their intricate patterns. "I bought one initially because I thought it was much more unusual than what we typically see in Japanese textile pattern. Then I got...
  • Remodelista - Required Reading: Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren
    10/31/2014 @ 1:00 PM - The New York Times calls Leonard Koren "a maker of deceptively modest books about deceptively modest subjects"-his topics include gravel and sand gardens, tea ceremonies, and flower shops. His book Wabi-Sabi , first published in 1994, is considered required reading for the thinking designer. His more recent title Which Aesthetics? is...
  • Mashable - When your business' build-out goes awry
    10/31/2014 @ 12:58 PM - Azalina is getting ready to open the doors of her first brick-and-mortar restaurant, in Twitter's San Francisco headquarters, and her 15,000 square-foot commissary. But as she talks to designers and architects, she realizes she's going to have to make some changes to the kitchen set-up that will eat up valuable time and require a chunk of change to complete....
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: PCCP Provides Ritchie Group with $56.5M for Stalled Utah Condo
    10/31/2014 @ 12:26 PM - Orem, Utah-PCCP LLC has provided The Ritchie Group with a $56.5 million senior loan for the acquisition, development and stabilization of a stalled condo project in Orem, Utah, known as Midtown360. The asset is located on 10.3 acres about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Originally known as Midtown Village, the development stalled in 2008 after partial completion with...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in October 2014
    10/31/2014 @ 11:24 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. $59,000,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sothebys International Realty The star's nearly 10,000-square-foot main house has a gym, recreation room and library.” Tom Cruise Lists in Telluride for $59 Million - The Wall Street Journal...
  • The Real Deal - Investors sue American Realty Capital over accounting errors
    10/31/2014 @ 11:05 AM - From left: Nicholas Schorsch, Brian Block and Jeffrey Block Just days after Nicholas Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties admitted to possible accounting fraud, investors in the company filed a class-action lawsuit. The complaint, filed by attorney Jeffrey Block of Boston-based Block & Leviton, is expected to seek millions of dollars in compensation. At least one other...
  • New York Observer - Canyon Provides Construction Loan for Gowanus Development
    10/31/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Canyon Capital Realty Advisors originated a $120 million construction loan for the ground-up development of a 12-story apartment complex in Brooklyn's Gowanus area, Mortgage Observer has first learned. The 30-month senior loan, provided to an affiliate of The Lightstone Group , features a fixed-rate and extension options, according...
  • CT Homes - 10 Steps For Getting Started In Real Estate
    10/31/2014 @ 11:00 AM - What steps are involved in getting started in real estate ? There is no question that real estate is one of the best career paths, investment opportunities and methods to generate long-term wealth. Of course, going from 0-60 in real estate can be a big leap for many. This is especially true for those desiring to get in...
  • ReadWrite - Hollywood Needs To Get Behind Smart-Home Horror
    10/31/2014 @ 10:39 AM - The API call is coming from inside the house! Except that it's not—not yet, anyway. You don't need an overactive imagination to envision a smart home as a house of horrors. Reality is scary enough—remember when a hacker took over a family's baby monitor and yelled at their infant ? Add to that privacy...
  • CP Executive - The Rockefeller Group to Acquire Majority Interest in TA Realty
    10/31/2014 @ 10:17 AM - The Rockefeller Groups HQ, Manhattan By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor The Rockefeller Group is expanding its global investment management platform with the acquisition of the majority stake in Boston-based TA Realty L.L.C. The terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not released. TA Realty, which has...
  • Multi-Housing News - Downtown LA Pricing Record Shattered by Kor Group on Barker Block
    10/31/2014 @ 10:08 AM - By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Los Angeles-Warehouse No. 1 at Barker Block has sold out, making it the fastest-selling residential project in Downtown Los Angeles. The Kor Group announced the sellout of the property after selling 68 lofts in less than six months for $42 million, at an average of close to $600 per square foot. That figure...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Office Market on Pace for Highest Absorption in 5 Years
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - According to Cushman & Wakefield, the nation's CBD and suburban office markets at the end of the third quarter remained on pace to achieve their lowest vacancy rates and highest occupancy gains in over 5 years. The company's latest research findings, released today, also show CBD growth slightly outpacing that of the suburbs, as measured by absorption and...
  • Remodelista - Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan
    10/31/2014 @ 9:00 AM - A Zen Halloween? Allow Gardenista to show you the way. This week, as we've been celebrating Japanese interiors, the Gardenista team has been all about bonsai and bamboo (and pumpkins, too). Above: Ofuro means "soaking...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Home of the Day: Majestic Mediterranean in Carpinteria
    10/31/2014 @ 8:12 AM - This distinguished Mediterranean estate in Carpinteria retains a classical vibe from its honeycomb-coffered ceilings, Moorish fireplaces and rich hardwoods. Designed by Santa Barbara architect Don Nulty, a center courtyard sits in the heart of the home, flanked by rows of arched wrought iron...
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  • ArchDaily - Architecture for the Dead
    10/31/2014 @ 4:30 PM - There are many moments in life in which architecture helps people confront death. In honor of All Hallows' Day, we present to you the top 10 images from our ' Architecture for the Dead ' Pinterest  board for viewing. Pay your respects, after the break. ...
  • CP Executive - ULI Special Report: Insights from NY's Century-Long Efforts to Become a Global City
    10/31/2014 @ 4:26 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor From the consolidation plan that went into effect in 1898 to bring together the five boroughs to today's high-rises racing skyward, New York City has gone through tremendous transformations that made it the world's financial and commercial capital and a top destination for tourists. But how did New York get to be...
  • The Atlantic - A New Approach to Traffic Control: Ears on the Ground
    10/31/2014 @ 4:23 PM - Ear-It Los Angeles traffic and law enforcement tried, and failed, to stop the Olympic cyclists from racing on the freeway. And so on Sunday, August 5, 1984, a 17-mile stretch of southern California's Route 91 was closed to traffic for 16 hours as long-distance bikers pedaled for the gold. It was...
  • RE Journals - PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC announces completion of new spec warehouse in Elk Grove Village
    10/31/2014 @ 3:57 PM - 2475 Touhy PREMIER Design + Build Group announced the recent completion of a new industrial warehouse facility. Bridge Development Partners, LLC, in partnership with Wanxiang America Real Estate Group and Hillwood Investment Properties, hired PREMIER in 2012 to manage the design and construction of the new warehouse for air and land freight forwarders and distributors in...
  • Realtor.com News - NHL All-Star Phil Kessel Lists Wisconsin Home for $985K
    10/31/2014 @ 3:35 PM - There's something to be said for comfort: Many of the homes we profile here are beautiful, but they often look so styled and museum-like that they appear not to be lived in at all. 'Home' is a place where you can breathe, relax and actually live. And that's exactly what's being offered by Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel....
  • Inhabitat - INFOGRAPHIC: Why It's Important to Insulate Your Home Properly
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Did you know that insulating your house properly can save you money in both winter and summertime? In winter, insulation keeps warm air from escaping your home and stops drafts from chilling you to the core, while in summer, it regulates your homes temperature and keeps you from being baked. Insulation also reduces greenhouse gases...
  • New York Observer - So They Say: Ben Bernanke Talks Refinancing Troubles, AIG and Other Hard Times
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Ben Bernanke. Ben Shalom Bernanke, who ended his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve in February, recently told a conference moderator in Chicago that he is unable to refinance his home mortgage due to the fact that most of his income comes from 1099 contracts rather than W-2s. The remarks, made on Oct. 2 and...
  • ArchDaily - MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura
    10/31/2014 @ 3:00 PM - Architects: ADN Birou de Arhitectura Location: Strada Doctor Grigore Mora, Bucharest , Romania Design Team: Adrian Untaru, Andrei ?erbescu, Bogdan Bradateanu, Marius Dumitra?cu, Ruxandra Barda?, Carmen Petrea Area: 2020.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir ...
  • Porch - 51 Stunning Bathtubs That Will Melt Your Cares Away
    10/31/2014 @ 3:00 PM - At the end of a long week, theres nothing like a hot bath. And these bathtubs are simply stunning. Whether its a modern masterpiece or an outdoor paradise, a bathtub is your refuge for rest and relaxation. Take a look at these 51 heavenly retreats where you can lounge in steaming hot water, read a book, light a candle, and let...
  • RE Journals - Pierre Cowart: A Man of His Word
    10/31/2014 @ 2:46 PM - Pierre Cowart Pierre Cowart's start in the construction industry came while studying architecture and civil engineering at the University of Illinois. Then he began working at Leopardo in 1995-He can hardly believe he's already celebrating nearly 20 years in the industry and with the same company. Almost two decades of participating in anything is a long time!...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - The world's tallest twin towers will be built in Dubai, of course
    10/31/2014 @ 2:04 PM - And they look like a pair of rockets.
  • Wallpaper - Christie's to auction the personal collection of the late David Collins
    10/31/2014 @ 2:02 PM - The private collection of the designer David Collins is to be auctioned at Christie's King Street site in London next week. The auction house has collaborated with David Collins Studio to recreate parts of the designer's home. Collins passed away last year at the age of 58. And for the designer's friends – and he collected many along the...
  • New York Observer - Treetop Nabs $10M Washington Heights Portfolio
    10/31/2014 @ 2:00 PM - The Washington Heights portfolio. Adam Mermelstein 's Newark, N.J.-based Treetop Development has picked up a Washington Heights portfolio of low-rise walk-up apartment buildings for $10 million from Onex Real Estate Partners ,  Commercial Observer has learned. The $5.5 million sale of  432-434 West 163rd Street between Amsterdam and Edgecombe Avenues closed...
  • BuzzFeed - This Is How You Make A Día De Los Muertos Altar
    10/31/2014 @ 1:45 PM - In Mexico, we believe the dead are allowed to return to Earth once a year, on the Day of the Dead. Heres a quick guide to ensure you are ready to receive them — courtesy of an expert, my mom. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed ...
  • Curbed - Curbed Comparisons: What $4,100/Month Can Rent You in New York City
    10/31/2014 @ 1:25 PM - Welcome to Curbed Comparisons , a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $4,100/month . ↑ A very open, very large (over 2,500...
  • Blue Matter - 5 Simple Kitchen Organization Tips for Your DFW Home
    10/31/2014 @ 1:16 PM - The kitchen is one of the most commonly used rooms in a home. Whether youre operating in a small space or enjoy tidy counters and cabinets, an organized kitchen can help assist with meal preparation and provide practical storage for kitchen utensils, dinnerware, and dry goods. Consider the following kitchen organization tips so you can reap the benefits of a...
  • Remodelista - New Japanese-Inspired Textiles from Zak + Fox
    10/31/2014 @ 1:15 PM - NYC textile designer Zak Profera has a thing for antique kimonos ("I've been collecting old kimono stencils, called 'Katagami,' for a few years now," he says), and his newest collection is inspired by their intricate patterns. "I bought one initially because I thought it was much more unusual than what we typically see in Japanese textile pattern. Then I got...
  • Blue Matter - South Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Should You Buy in Whitman?
    10/31/2014 @ 1:11 PM - When it comes to South Philadelphia neighborhoods, places like East Passyunk, Newbold, and Point Breeze get most of the attention. While the accolades might be well deserved, people looking for homes in South Philly should know that those arent their only options. One often overlooked area is the Whitman neighborhood, located below Snyder Avenue on the eastern side...
  • Web Urbanist - Forgotten Gardens: Crumbling Complex Has a Sinister History
    10/31/2014 @ 1:09 PM - [ By Steph in Abandoned Places & Architecture . ] Police reports detail disturbing incidents that have occurred just beyond the stone walls of one of Americas most dramatic forgotten gardens, a mysterious complex full of imported ancient Roman columns in the unlikely location of...
  • The Atlantic - Dying at Work-and From Overwork
    10/31/2014 @ 1:08 PM - The U.S. Department of Labor announced that 11 Americans die each day at work. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) Working can be deadly. The federal Department of Labor said Wednesday that 11 people in the United States die on the job every day, and another 50,000 perish each year from work-related illness or injury....
  • The Real Deal - Manhattan co-op market starved for inventory in Q3
    10/31/2014 @ 1:01 PM - Manhattan CondoPrice Index in the third quarter (credit: StreetEasy) The Manhattan co-op market took the biggest hit in inventory among all housing types during the third quarter. According to a quarterly report from StreetEasy released today, co-op inventory, which dropped by 10.6 percent, saw a greater tumble than overall borough condo inventory for the first...
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Popular Stories

  • Property Wire - Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted
    10/31/2014 @ 3:30 AM - A large number of home owners in the UK think there are some ghostly goings-on happening behind their front doors, with 15% saying that they think their property is haunted. Of these, some 47% said they’ve felt a ‘presence’ in their home, 29% claimed they have experienced strange and unearthly chills around the property, and 16% of those living...

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  • Forbes - Lowballing That Offer? That's Going to Stress You Out.
    10/31/2014 @ 8:45 AM - Everyone loves a bargain. Getting something for less than it's worth feels like winning in the game of life. But the key to happiness may not lie in being the One Who Saved the Most Money-particularly if it's at the expense of others. When someone makes a low offer, he feels stress-and so does the person on the receiving end...
  • Gotham Magazine - Stars Rent to Each Other; SJP & Sean Combs Put Their Places Up for Sale
    10/31/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Stars are renting their abodes, sometimes to other boldfacers, as Sarah Jessica Parker and Sean Combs put their places up for sale. The living room of the penthouse duplex in the Chelsea Mercantile building that hockey star Scott Gomez is renting out for $23,000 a month. Today’s on-the-go celebs don’t always sell if...

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  • Curbed - On the Market: 'Amity Street Horror' Townhouse Listed for $7.8 Million
    10/31/2014 @ 12:25 PM - Just in time for Halloween, one third of the Cobble Hill building formerly known as the "Amity Street Horror" (also known as the Dudley Memorial Townhouse or the Lamm Institute or the Stanley S. Lamm Institute for Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Long Island College Hospital) has surfaced in townhouse form , asking ...

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  • Remodelista - Global Spin: A Charming New Take on the Paper Lantern
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Isamu Noguchi was the first to bring us a modern take on the Japanese paper lantern; his Akari lights have been a mainstay of the lighting scene since the 1950s (and a personal favorite). Spotted recently at Lost & Found, in LA: a charming update of the form with brightly printed fabric used in lieu of paper. N.B....

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  • The Real Deal - Massive new office complex might be coming to Red Hook
    10/31/2014 @ 8:51 AM - Rendering of a new office complex in Red Hook, Brooklyn A 1.1 million-square-foot office project could come to the Red Hook waterfront. Est4te Four, an Italian developer, has been buying up pieces of the Red Hook waterfront since 2012 , according to New York YIMBY. The developer is looking to redevelop the site into office...

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  • Gotham Magazine - 22 Central Park South Residents Have Bergdorf's at Their Beck & Call
    10/31/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Style amenities lure foreign buyers to a Central Park South property. A seven-unit condo conversion at 22 Central Park South offers a unique amenity—a concierge with a hotline to Bergdorf Goodman. Landscaped terraces, spas, and golf simulators may have attracted condo buyers during the last boom, but as the city’s housing market becomes...

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  • Capital - Capital Data: IEs in New York's congressional races
    10/31/2014 @ 12:56 AM - The great majority of independent expenditures in New York's congressional races were on negative ads, and in some cases, the negative outside spending was more than the sum of positive outside spending and the candidate's own spending, according to an analysis by Capital. In all, outside groups have spent $22.3 million in independent expenditures in the congressional races. ...

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  • Gotham Magazine - What to do in Central Park South
    10/31/2014 @ 12:00 AM - If you’re thinking of movIng to or exploring Central Park South, here’s the scoop on the area’s best spots. A view of the skyline along Central Park South. Central Park South is now one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city, with Lady Gaga, Tommy Hilfiger, and Liam Gallagher among the glitterati who...

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  • Gotham Magazine - Soo Chan's Condos Have In-Home Pools
    10/31/2014 @ 12:01 AM - The city's latest starchitect, Soo Chan, sees the in-home pool at the latest condo must-have. Pools are an integral part of the decor at Chan’s Soori High Line high-rise. Here, the pool is adjacent to the living and dining rooms. “If there is one place to push your chips in, it’s New York,”...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • The Real Deal - Celebrity baker Ron Ben-Israel heads to Garment District
    10/31/2014 @ 4:05 PM - From left: 247 West 38th Street and Ron Ben-Israel Food Network personality and bakery brainiac Ron Ben-Israel is trading in his manufacturing headquarters in Soho for new Garment District digs. Ben-Israel, who once hosted the show 'Sweet Genius' and appears on several of the cable channel's other programs, has signed a long-term lease for 4,500...
  • Realtor.com News - 'Breaking Bad' Actor Bob Odenkirk Selling L.A. Home
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - H ouses with  design and architecture that take a step or two away from the norm are as refreshing as lemonade, mountain breezes or a quick dip in a cool pool. That's just what we found when we took a look at actor/writer Bob Odenkirk's 1950s-era home in Los Angeles . With...
  • RE Journals - Pierre Cowart: A Man of His Word
    10/31/2014 @ 2:46 PM - Pierre Cowart Pierre Cowart's start in the construction industry came while studying architecture and civil engineering at the University of Illinois. Then he began working at Leopardo in 1995-He can hardly believe he's already celebrating nearly 20 years in the industry and with the same company. Almost two decades of participating in anything is a long time!...
  • The Epoch Times - Inside Extells One57
    10/31/2014 @ 2:38 PM - Extell Developments One57 has been somewhat of a trendsetter, marking the start of glassy, super-luxury  high-rises on 57th Street and beyond.  First the obvious units go, said Extells Gary Barnett at an open house Thursday (like the trophy penthouse investor Bill Ackman allegedly paid $90 million for). Then sales slow around 70 percent, and people want to get a...
  • Inman News - Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, 'boots on the ground'
    10/31/2014 @ 2:32 PM - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. What does it take to locate, convert and successfully close a transaction with an ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) client? In many respects, it's an entirely different game from the typical real estate transaction. At ...
  • The Atlantic - Remembering Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino
    10/31/2014 @ 2:10 PM - Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Vice President Joe Biden. (Elise Amendola/AP) Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston, died on Thursday following a battle with cancer. He was 71. Described often as the steward of Boston's renaissance, Menino has been honored for turning "The Hub" into a world-class...
  • Wallpaper - Christie's to auction the personal collection of the late David Collins
    10/31/2014 @ 2:02 PM - The private collection of the designer David Collins is to be auctioned at Christie's King Street site in London next week. The auction house has collaborated with David Collins Studio to recreate parts of the designer's home. Collins passed away last year at the age of 58. And for the designer's friends – and he collected many along the...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Realtor.com News - Economic Momentum Is Strengthening Home Buyer Demand
    10/31/2014 @ 4:26 PM - NYCstocker/iStock/Thinkstock Economic news this week underscores the positive momentum we have been observing throughout the third quarter . Pending home sales grew slightly in September but also registered the first year-over-year gain since the summer of 2013. While we are in the slower time of the year for listing count and sales activity, it appears that...
  • RE Journals - PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC announces completion of new spec warehouse in Elk Grove Village
    10/31/2014 @ 3:57 PM - 2475 Touhy PREMIER Design + Build Group announced the recent completion of a new industrial warehouse facility. Bridge Development Partners, LLC, in partnership with Wanxiang America Real Estate Group and Hillwood Investment Properties, hired PREMIER in 2012 to manage the design and construction of the new warehouse for air and land freight forwarders and distributors in...
  • Realtor.com News - NHL All-Star Phil Kessel Lists Wisconsin Home for $985K
    10/31/2014 @ 3:35 PM - There's something to be said for comfort: Many of the homes we profile here are beautiful, but they often look so styled and museum-like that they appear not to be lived in at all. 'Home' is a place where you can breathe, relax and actually live. And that's exactly what's being offered by Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel....
  • Multi-Housing News - Bell Partners Buys Suburban Atlanta Apartments
    10/31/2014 @ 3:11 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Woodstock, Ga.-Bell Partners Inc., an apartment investment and management specialist, has acquired Alta Woods on behalf of its investors. The 498-unit property is in the Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, a town of about 24,000 in Cherokee County. Going forward, the property will be renamed Bell Woodstock and be managed by Bell Partners....
  • The Real Deal - Alloy, Flank turn to toddlers - yes, toddlers - to draw buyers
    10/31/2014 @ 3:04 PM - From left: One John Street in Brooklyn, Jared Della Valle, Gisela Vergara and Jon Kully Alloy Development, Flank and other New York City developers are luring prospective buyers by offering classes to residents' children on site. For example, Alloy, led by Jared Della Valle, is building a 1,700-square-foot annex of the Brooklyn Children's Museum at...
  • Realtor.com News - 'Breaking Bad' Actor Bob Odenkirk Selling L.A. Home
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - H ouses with  design and architecture that take a step or two away from the norm are as refreshing as lemonade, mountain breezes or a quick dip in a cool pool. That's just what we found when we took a look at actor/writer Bob Odenkirk's 1950s-era home in Los Angeles . With...
  • Curbed - PriceChopper: Related CEO Cuts Price of Fifth Avenue Co-op Down to $34.5M
    10/31/2014 @ 2:53 PM - Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau has relisted his impressive three-bedroom co-op in the Rosario Candela-designed 1040 Fifth Avenue with brokerage CORE (which Related just acquired). Originally listed for $43 million back in January , the apartment had its price chopped down to $38 million before being taken off the market...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Realtor.com News - Economic Momentum Is Strengthening Home Buyer Demand
    10/31/2014 @ 4:26 PM - NYCstocker/iStock/Thinkstock Economic news this week underscores the positive momentum we have been observing throughout the third quarter . Pending home sales grew slightly in September but also registered the first year-over-year gain since the summer of 2013. While we are in the slower time of the year for listing count and sales activity, it appears that...
  • CP Executive - ULI Special Report: Insights from NY's Century-Long Efforts to Become a Global City
    10/31/2014 @ 4:26 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor From the consolidation plan that went into effect in 1898 to bring together the five boroughs to today's high-rises racing skyward, New York City has gone through tremendous transformations that made it the world's financial and commercial capital and a top destination for tourists. But how did New York get to be...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Baby Boomer Attitudes on Housing Might Surprise You
    10/31/2014 @ 3:26 PM - A survey of attitudes toward housingreleased on Thursday by The Demand Institute indicates that the Baby Boomgeneration still has no intention of aging gracefully . In fact, when it comes to housing it appears fewintend to yield at all to their advancing years. The Institute, a nonprofit run by the ConferenceBoard and the Nielson ratings people,...
  • New York Observer - So They Say: Ben Bernanke Talks Refinancing Troubles, AIG and Other Hard Times
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Ben Bernanke. Ben Shalom Bernanke, who ended his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve in February, recently told a conference moderator in Chicago that he is unable to refinance his home mortgage due to the fact that most of his income comes from 1099 contracts rather than W-2s. The remarks, made on Oct. 2 and...
  • Brokers Weekly - SL Green names new CFO
    10/31/2014 @ 2:14 PM - SL Green Realty Corp. announced that Matthew J. DiLiberto has been named the Company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective Jan. 1, 2015, when the employment agreement of the current CFO, James Mead, expires. Mr. Mead will be leaving to pursue other professional interests. Mr. DiLiberto, age 40, has been with SL Green since 2004. Prior to this promotion, he...
  • The Real Deal - $200 a foot lease signed at Sheldon Solow's 9 West 57th
    10/31/2014 @ 2:01 PM - 9 West 57th Street (inset left: Silas Chou, inset right: Lawrence Stroll) Private equity firm Sportswear Holdings Ltd. is moving into a duplex penthouse office on the top floor of 9 West 57th Street. The company will occupy roughly 5,000 square feet on the 50th floor at the Sheldon Solow-owned Plaza District office tower and 15,000 square...
  • Housing Wire - Here's why falling home prices is not good news
    10/31/2014 @ 2:00 PM - Many economists and housing analysts agree that a rise in interest rates will negatively impact the economy, particularly with respect to the housing sector. This will hardly be good for homebuyers.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • ArchDaily - Architecture for the Dead
    10/31/2014 @ 4:30 PM - There are many moments in life in which architecture helps people confront death. In honor of All Hallows' Day, we present to you the top 10 images from our ' Architecture for the Dead ' Pinterest  board for viewing. Pay your respects, after the break. ...
  • The Atlantic - A New Approach to Traffic Control: Ears on the Ground
    10/31/2014 @ 4:23 PM - Ear-It Los Angeles traffic and law enforcement tried, and failed, to stop the Olympic cyclists from racing on the freeway. And so on Sunday, August 5, 1984, a 17-mile stretch of southern California's Route 91 was closed to traffic for 16 hours as long-distance bikers pedaled for the gold. It was...
  • NYT Real Estate - What I Love: The Greenwich Village Home of Ben Daitz, Restaurateur
    10/31/2014 @ 3:28 PM - Ben Daitz, an owner of the Num Pang Cambodian-style sandwich shops, lives in Greenwich Village among collections of shoes, hats and bourbon.
  • Mortgage News Daily - Baby Boomer Attitudes on Housing Might Surprise You
    10/31/2014 @ 3:26 PM - A survey of attitudes toward housingreleased on Thursday by The Demand Institute indicates that the Baby Boomgeneration still has no intention of aging gracefully . In fact, when it comes to housing it appears fewintend to yield at all to their advancing years. The Institute, a nonprofit run by the ConferenceBoard and the Nielson ratings people,...
  • Curbed - Morbid Explainers: Curbed National asked the world's foremost...
    10/31/2014 @ 3:15 PM - Curbed National asked the world's foremost appraiser of stigmatized properties how he helped sell the JonBenet Ramsey house, and the mansion where 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult committed suicide in 1997. Here, gleaned from that interview, is a set of best practices for selling a murder house.
  • New York Observer - So They Say: Ben Bernanke Talks Refinancing Troubles, AIG and Other Hard Times
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Ben Bernanke. Ben Shalom Bernanke, who ended his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve in February, recently told a conference moderator in Chicago that he is unable to refinance his home mortgage due to the fact that most of his income comes from 1099 contracts rather than W-2s. The remarks, made on Oct. 2 and...
  • Realtor.com News - 'Breaking Bad' Actor Bob Odenkirk Selling L.A. Home
    10/31/2014 @ 3:01 PM - H ouses with  design and architecture that take a step or two away from the norm are as refreshing as lemonade, mountain breezes or a quick dip in a cool pool. That's just what we found when we took a look at actor/writer Bob Odenkirk's 1950s-era home in Los Angeles . With...
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