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  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • New York Observer - Designer Sneaker Company Coming to Soho With First North American Shop
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - A $551 pair of women's Jackson Pollock replica low-top sneakers from Sneakerboy. Luxury sneaker and streetwear company Sneakerboy is taking 2,000 square feet at DelShah Capital 's 170 Mercer Street , Commercial Observer has learned. Sneakerboy's lease is for the mezzanine level at the Soho building between Houston and Prince Streets...
  • DNA Info New York - 'Crunchy' Park Slope Among Neighborhoods Slow to Adopt Composting
    10/22/2014 @ 7:45 AM - Fruit flies and lack of education are blamed for the slow response to the city's composting project.
  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    10/22/2014 @ 7:30 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. Gary Barnett reveals how he won the Ring portfolio 2. Wanted: Gentrifiers for huge Long Island City warehouse 3. Jets owner Woody Johnson sells co-op for record $80M 4. Abraham Leser snags Murray Hill buildings for $27M 5. ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Stern steering Hartz in southerly direction
    10/22/2014 @ 7:15 AM - New Jersey-based Hartz Mountain Industries is continuing its push into southeastern US markets impacted by the Panama Canal expansion. The company - which owns one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the United States - has paid $129 million to acquire a 2.5 million square foot portfolio of 35 buildings in North Atlanta. ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Chips might be down, but Atlantic City wants to be a winner again
    10/22/2014 @ 7:10 AM - By Dan Orlando Atlantic Citys Steel Pier is being overhauled. 'We put all our eggs in one basket with the casinos,' said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 'We had the monopoly and when the monopoly died, so did we.' Atlantic City, which has served as the Northeast's gambling sanctuary since the...
  • Brokers Weekly - Stuy Town value on the up
    10/22/2014 @ 7:06 AM - By Dan Orlando The value of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, the 11,000-unit East Side housing development, has gone up. ST-PCV value has gone up. Appraisers said the complex which sold for $5.4 billion at the height of the boom in 2007, is now worth $3.5...
  • Brokers Weekly - Co-op City job a manager's biggest challenge
    10/22/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Co-op City has over 15,000 apartments, its own power station and jail. By Konrad Putzier Co-op City, the world's largest co-operative housing development, is looking for a new property manager. The board of directors of the Riverbay Co-operation, which runs the Bronx Mitchell-Lama complex, has sent out requests for proposals (RFPs). Firms can bid...
  • EV Grieve - Out and About in the East Village
    10/22/2014 @ 6:45 AM - In this weekly feature, East Village-based photographer James Maher provides us with a quick snapshot of someone who lives and/or works in the East Village. By James Maher Name: Elissa Occupation: Urban Geography Location: J. Antonio Galleria, Avenue A between 3rd and...
  • Tribeca Citizen - More Artists Lofts Are Being Converted to Luxury Condos
    10/22/2014 @ 6:15 AM - BuzzBuzzHome noticed that permits were filed for condos at 15 Hubert, the center building in the photo above: Located between Collister and Greenwich streets, the block-through landmark building designed by CetraRuddy will offer lofts measuring 2,300-plus square feet and duplex penthouses measuring 2,800-plus square feet. Pricing will range from approximately $2.8 million to more than $5.2 million, according to...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Peter Cook
    10/22/2014 @ 6:00 AM - As one of the founding members of Archigram , the avant-garde futurist architecture group of the 1960s, Sir Peter Cook , the British architect, professor, and writer has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century; one of his most significant works from his time with Archigram ,  The Plug-In City , still invokes debates...
  • Tribeca Citizen - Reade Street Prep: Preschool and Preschool Prep Open House, Oct. 29th
    10/22/2014 @ 5:05 AM - Children love to learn-especially young children. At Reade Street Prep , our balanced approach teaches developing minds the academic and social skills they need today to become leaders tomorrow. OPEN HOUSE WITH A TOUR OF OUR NEW CAMPUS! DATE: Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:15 p.m. LOCATION: 77 Reade...
  • EV Grieve - Construction watch: 179 Suffolk St.
    10/22/2014 @ 5:01 AM - The East Houston Street skyline is starting to change with the progress of the 10-story residential building going up on the corner of Suffolk Street (as you can see someone has already tagged the top of the new building) According to the DOB, there will be 14 residential units here Plans show 11,522 square...
  • EV Grieve - Checkers raises the flag on 1st Avenue
    10/22/2014 @ 5:00 AM - As we reported back on Aug. 25 , a Checkers is opening at 225 First Avenue between East 13th Street and East 14th Street. And now the coming soon signage is up for another NYC location of the burger chain. (In April 2013, Crain's reported that Checkers was going to add another 22 restaurants...
  • EV Grieve - Aum Namaste Book & Crystal Gallery opening soon on East 14th Street
    10/22/2014 @ 4:40 AM - In the former Cable Doctor space at 226 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue According to the Aum Namaste Facebook description: Spiritual book and crystal gallery featuring high vibration, top quality, hard to find crystal specimens, statuary, candles, incense, sage, jewelry & more! And...
  • Luxury Daily - Dior, Louis Vuitton target women who rule in W magazines October issue
    10/22/2014 @ 3:46 AM - W magazines October cover Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Céline  positioned their advertising campaigns within the spotlight of W magazine's 'New Royals' profiles in the imprint's October edition. Fashion magazines often create listorial profiles of influential men and women to align with the interests and accomplishments of its affluent readership. For advertisers, this type of content enhances...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Cuomo, Astorino debate at 8
    10/22/2014 @ 3:02 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. HILLARY TO RALLY WITH CUOMO-Capital's Jimmy Vielkind: Hillary Clinton will rally at an event in Manhattan with Cuomo tomororw morning, the day after he debates his gubernatorial opponents in Buffalo. Clinton, the former first lady, secretary of state and Democratic frontrunner in 2016, will appear alongside...
  • Property Wire - New home building in Australia reaches 20 year high
    10/22/2014 @ 12:59 AM - New home building in Australia has reached a 20 year high, heralding a recovery in the industry, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. According to HIA senior economist, Shane Garrett, back in early 2012 when activity was so low, the prospect of breaking through 180,000 starts within a couple of years...
  • Multi-Housing News - 2014 MHN Excellence Awards Slideshow
    10/22/2014 @ 12:55 AM - New York-MHN hosted a cocktail reception on October 16th to announce the 2014 MHN Excellence Award winners. The event was held at New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street, a luxury apartment property in lower Manhattan-and the tallest residential rental tower in the western hemisphere-developed by event sponsor Forest City Ratner. The event was also sponsored by Package Concierge,...
  • Gotham Magazine - What Megan Mullally Thinks of Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick
    10/22/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Will and Grace 's beloved Megan Mullally is delighting audiences as Julia Budder in Broadway’s critical hit It’s Only a Play . Gotham sat down with her to chat about getting the giggles on stage, working with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and her favorite New York haunts. ...
  • Times Union - State won't ban tankers
    10/21/2014 @ 9:43 PM - Albany Opponents of crude oil trains at the Port of Albany claimed the state has the power to immediately ban the most common type of tanker cars — called DOT-111s — from entering the port loaded with flammable oil, according to a petition filed Tuesday with state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC disagreed, but such a step...
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  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • Brokers Weekly - Stern steering Hartz in southerly direction
    10/22/2014 @ 7:15 AM - New Jersey-based Hartz Mountain Industries is continuing its push into southeastern US markets impacted by the Panama Canal expansion. The company - which owns one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the United States - has paid $129 million to acquire a 2.5 million square foot portfolio of 35 buildings in North Atlanta. ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Chips might be down, but Atlantic City wants to be a winner again
    10/22/2014 @ 7:10 AM - By Dan Orlando Atlantic Citys Steel Pier is being overhauled. 'We put all our eggs in one basket with the casinos,' said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 'We had the monopoly and when the monopoly died, so did we.' Atlantic City, which has served as the Northeast's gambling sanctuary since the...
  • EV Grieve - Out and About in the East Village
    10/22/2014 @ 6:45 AM - In this weekly feature, East Village-based photographer James Maher provides us with a quick snapshot of someone who lives and/or works in the East Village. By James Maher Name: Elissa Occupation: Urban Geography Location: J. Antonio Galleria, Avenue A between 3rd and...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Real Estate Matters | Setting a condo owner straight on association rules
    10/22/2014 @ 5:30 AM - We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We’ve abbreviated the letter as follows: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think they might never have to rent until they find out they do. After all, life is unpredictable. And no […]
  • Times Union - State won't ban tankers
    10/21/2014 @ 9:43 PM - Albany Opponents of crude oil trains at the Port of Albany claimed the state has the power to immediately ban the most common type of tanker cars — called DOT-111s — from entering the port loaded with flammable oil, according to a petition filed Tuesday with state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC disagreed, but such a step...
  • The Atlantic - Here's One Way Earthquake-Prone Cities Are Thinking Ahead
    10/21/2014 @ 3:08 PM - neelsky/Shutterstock.com Authorities from Washingtons Puget Sound recently gathered around computers, witnessing simulations of how their local ports could be destroyed by an earthquakeand trying make sense of how they might respond in real time. Large earthquakes and their effectslike tsunamis, floods, and landslidescause untold damage to cities, while thousands of smaller...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Rustic + Modern Decor Juxtaposition
    10/21/2014 @ 2:00 PM - When modern design is juxtaposed with rustic architecture, the results can be truly majestic. Explore four luxury homes for sale whose history and unfinished attributes are contrasted with modern interior design. Price Upon Request | Verona, Italy | Milan Sotheby's International Realty Italy Built in the 1800s, Villa Fontana overlooks...
  • New York Observer - Ad Tech Company Inks Big West Village Relocation
    10/21/2014 @ 1:01 PM - 95 Morton Street Digital ad valuation company Integral Ad Science has more than quadrupled its New York City office footprint through a 10-year, 25,000-square-foot lease for the entire eighth floor at the Brickman real estate private equity firm's 95 Morton Street in the West Village. The company that provides an...
  • Remodelista - Object Lessons: The Autumnal Broom
    10/21/2014 @ 1:00 PM - The broom, enemy of spiders and friend to witches, has been aiding household cleaning since the dawn of domestic history. Initially made of anything on hand, from reeds to corn husks, the broom as we know it has evolved thanks to the early Anglo Saxons, who turned the craft into an organized trade. Besom squires, as these tradesmen were known,...
  • The Epoch Times - Getting Back to Basics in US Real Estate Investing
    10/21/2014 @ 11:29 AM - TORONTO-Investing successfully in U.S. real estate is increasingly about fundamental principles rather than capitalizing on existing opportunities that existed as the nation slowly started emerging from the financial crisis. Its about identifying markets with low inventories and good economic prospects. Brett Immel spoke with Epoch Times at the World MoneyShow held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre...
  • Brick Underground - A co-op saves big bucks by going solar, mapping Manhattan's historic homes, and more
    10/21/2014 @ 11:03 AM - Adding solar panels could save your building as much as  $250,000 a year  (Habitat Magazine) A new map  shows the Manhattan nabes  with the most historic homes (City Lab) Another, more depressing new map  highlights areas with the highest concentration of "worst landlords," and most of 'em are uptown (DNAinfo) FEMA guidelines mean  it will cost New Yorkers a  lot  to...
  • CP Executive - Hartz Mountain Industries Acquires North Atlanta Distribution Portfolio for $129M
    10/21/2014 @ 10:02 AM - By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor An entity controlled by Hartz Mountain Industries has acquired Peachtree Corners and Kennestone Corners, a 2.5-million-square-foot North Atlanta distribution portfolio of Class B industrial centers, from Clarion Partners for $129 million. CBRE's New York Institutional Properties team represented the buyer in the transaction, while CBRE's National Partners...
  • Reuters - U.S. existing home sales hit one-year high in September
    10/21/2014 @ 10:00 AM - WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project
    10/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM -   Dan Wittenberg bought about 13 acres of land in the Potomac River flood zone in St. Mary's County because of his love of sailing and windsurfing. Eight years ago, with no special real estate or construction skills, Wittenberg built an 800-square-foot cottage there (the maximum permissible on that 566,000 square foot lot). Now he's […]
  • The Atlantic - Can the Homeless Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    10/21/2014 @ 8:52 AM - Tony Simmons wants to put homeless residents in Baltimore's vacant houses. (Alana Semuels) Jeremiah, who is 28 and used to work in landscaping, didnt have anywhere to live during the frigid cold of last winter. So one night, when the shelters of Baltimore were full, he ducked into an...
  • AOL Real Estate - Mortgage Giants Strike Deal to Loosen Credit, Regulator Says
    10/21/2014 @ 7:49 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Financing , Credit AP Federal Housing Finance Authority Director Mel Watt, in announcing the deal, called it 'a significant step forward.' By Marcy Gordon WASHINGTON -- A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an...
  • Daily Finance - Existing Home Sales See Fastest Pace Yet This Year
    10/21/2014 @ 6:09 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Economic Indicators , Housing Market , Home Buying Nick Ut/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that...
  • AOL Real Estate - Existing Home Sales See Fastest Pace Yet This Year
    10/21/2014 @ 6:09 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Economy , Selling Nick Ut/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. ...
  • Quartz - What it took for Elon Musks SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company
    10/21/2014 @ 6:00 AM - The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 737 fuselages for Boeing. When you get through the front doors, past security and a cubicle farm stretching the width of the building, there it is:...
  • Re/code - A Guide to Selfies, What the NCAA Really Wants and More #Mustreads
    10/21/2014 @ 6:00 AM - ydrill via Imgur Good morning! Heres some Internet detritus for you to sift through, brought to you by  Re/code : Do you have questions about selfies?” What are they? Why are they here? Why do we like them? Why are they making a mess on the carpet? When will they leave us? Find answers to (most...
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  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • Luxury Daily - Dior, Louis Vuitton target women who rule in W magazines October issue
    10/22/2014 @ 3:46 AM - W magazines October cover Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Céline  positioned their advertising campaigns within the spotlight of W magazine's 'New Royals' profiles in the imprint's October edition. Fashion magazines often create listorial profiles of influential men and women to align with the interests and accomplishments of its affluent readership. For advertisers, this type of content enhances...
  • Bigger Pockets - Lead Magnets: The Secret Way to Build an Awesome Email List
    10/21/2014 @ 5:31 PM - Before jumping into this weeks series of blog posts on how to dominate your local real estate market, I first want to take a step back and answer a question that Ive been getting from tons of people who read last weeks post . That post was the last installment on what final elements need to be added to...
  • The Real Deal - Deals and steals: Yankees stars clean up in SoFla's luxury residential market
    10/21/2014 @ 5:21 PM - 3515 Windmill Ranch Road (inset: Carlos Beltran) From the South Florida website : The Miami Marlins may be 11 years removed from their last appearance in the World Series, but the region still commands substantial attention from the baseball world for its real estate market. Over the past year, a slew of...
  • Zillow - Homes on the Market for $250,000
    10/21/2014 @ 4:10 PM - Often, there is much discussion about median home values. How about median prices of homes currently listed? There can be a sizable difference between those two price tags. For example, in Chicagos hot selling market , the median home value is $183,500, while the median price of homes currently on the market is $259,900. This difference is...
  • ArchDaily - Daniel Libeskind-Designed Condominium Towers Proposed for Boca Raton
    10/21/2014 @ 4:01 PM - Daniel Libeskind  has teamed up with locally-based GS4 Studios  to propose a four-tower luxury condominium project for downtown Boca Raton , Florida. North of Miami, the 'Mizner on the Green' development will add 500 residential units and a two-acre public park directly adjacent to the Boca Raton Resort and Club golf course. ...
  • Multi-Housing News - Court Gives Nod to 1932 Florida Supreme Court Case, Blocking Developers' Ability to Avoid Additional Payments
    10/21/2014 @ 4:00 PM - By Helene Brown, Bilzin Sumberg We are often asked when representing a client in defense of a claim whether the client could avoid the liability asserted by the claimant by potentially buying the cause of action out from under the claimant. The most common circumstance is when the plaintiff has an adverse uncollected judgment or, perhaps, owes money...
  • Gawker - Here you will find an argument that the city of Miami, which is slowly being slowly eaten by the sea
    10/21/2014 @ 2:46 PM - Here you will find an argument that the city of Miami, which is slowly being slowly eaten by the sea , should encourage more development, so it will have the tax base necessary to pay for the construction of defenses to save those developments from the rising seas. That's that ...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Orlando condo prices nearly triple in 5 years
    10/21/2014 @ 1:49 PM - Orlando had one of the highest rates of condominium/townhome sales in September, with median prices increasing to $142,7000 - almost triple what the units fetched five years ago.
  • The Epoch Times - Getting Back to Basics in US Real Estate Investing
    10/21/2014 @ 11:29 AM - TORONTO-Investing successfully in U.S. real estate is increasingly about fundamental principles rather than capitalizing on existing opportunities that existed as the nation slowly started emerging from the financial crisis. Its about identifying markets with low inventories and good economic prospects. Brett Immel spoke with Epoch Times at the World MoneyShow held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Bright House signs deal with Rosen Hotels & Resorts
    10/21/2014 @ 10:43 AM - Cable and Internet provider Bright House Networks has inked a deal with one of Orlando's largest hospitality groups.
  • Multi-Housing News - Keep Your Outdoor Amenity Spaces Toasty Year Round with Lava Heat
    10/21/2014 @ 9:45 AM - Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor Lava Heat Italia Patio Heater 2G Outdoor amenity spaces have come a long way in recent years. From exquisitely decorated rooftop lounges to pools that would look at home in a travel magazine, developers are constantly trying to one up the neighborhood in order to secure top of the market...
  • Huffington Post - Marianne Cusato: Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings
    10/21/2014 @ 7:59 AM - Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.
  • World Property Channel - South Florida's Old Palm Golf Club Reports Strong Sales
    10/21/2014 @ 7:59 AM - Old Palm Golf Club, one of the premier private and exclusive residential communities in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., recently announced record home sales for the first six months of 2014 totaling more than $74 million. According to an Old Palm representative, the private club had 34 sales year-to-date across all four of Old Palm's distinct neighborhoods: Golf Estates,...
  • Quartz - What it took for Elon Musks SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company
    10/21/2014 @ 6:00 AM - The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 737 fuselages for Boeing. When you get through the front doors, past security and a cubicle farm stretching the width of the building, there it is:...
  • Re/code - A Guide to Selfies, What the NCAA Really Wants and More #Mustreads
    10/21/2014 @ 6:00 AM - ydrill via Imgur Good morning! Heres some Internet detritus for you to sift through, brought to you by  Re/code : Do you have questions about selfies?” What are they? Why are they here? Why do we like them? Why are they making a mess on the carpet? When will they leave us? Find answers to (most...
  • Gant Daily - Maney: Clearfield School District Ends with $1.3M Surplus
    10/21/2014 @ 5:16 AM - CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Area School District ended the 2013-14 year with a $1.3 million surplus, announced Sam Maney, business administrator, at Monday night's committee meetings. The district has a $10.3 million general fund balance without the surplus. This includes restricted amounts of $2.8 million for debt service, as well as $3.3 million for anticipated increases in the costs...
  • designboom - daniel libeskind designs 4 towers for mizner on the green in florida
    10/21/2014 @ 4:56 AM - the 'ultra-luxury' residential glass high rises will be complemented by a two-acre public park, while featuring expansive views to the ocean. The post daniel libeskind designs 4 towers for mizner on the green in florida appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Luxury Daily - Fondation Louis Vuitton to open with Frank Gehry exhibit
    10/21/2014 @ 4:00 AM - Olafur Eliassons work at Foundation Louis Vuitton The inaugural program at the Fondation Louis Vuitton opens Oct. 27 and will feature three stages of events over the course of the organization's first year. The inauguration is split into an exhibition, a partial presentation and a schedule of events, and the first stage will highlight the work of Frank Gehry,...
  • Daily Finance - Just One Claim Could Raise Your Homeowners Insurance 32%
    10/21/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Personal Finance , Homeowners Insurance , Financial Education Samaruddin Stewart/AOL By Krystal Steinmetz You may want to think twice before filing a claim on your homeowner's insurance policy. According to a new study from...
  • AOL Real Estate - For Sale: Don Johnson's Sprawling Montecito Farmhouse
    10/21/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Filed under: News , Celebrity Homes Courtesy of The Agency via Zillow The home Don Johnson and his wife are selling in Santa Barbara County has a reverse-osmosis swimming pool. Getty Images Don Johnson, right, and wife Kelley Phleger By Emily Heffter...
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  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • RE Journals - DTZ Research: Gap between warehouse salaries in United States, Asia continues to narrow
    10/22/2014 @ 7:17 AM - Warehouse workers earn the smallest salaries in China and India. In the United states? The salary of the average warehouse worker here is nearly five times higher than what the average warehouse worker brings home in China. But heres a surprise: A new report from DTZ Research finds that occupancy and labor costs for logistics operators have fallen in...
  • Brokers Weekly - Stern steering Hartz in southerly direction
    10/22/2014 @ 7:15 AM - New Jersey-based Hartz Mountain Industries is continuing its push into southeastern US markets impacted by the Panama Canal expansion. The company - which owns one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the United States - has paid $129 million to acquire a 2.5 million square foot portfolio of 35 buildings in North Atlanta. ...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Cuomo, Astorino debate at 8
    10/22/2014 @ 3:02 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. HILLARY TO RALLY WITH CUOMO-Capital's Jimmy Vielkind: Hillary Clinton will rally at an event in Manhattan with Cuomo tomororw morning, the day after he debates his gubernatorial opponents in Buffalo. Clinton, the former first lady, secretary of state and Democratic frontrunner in 2016, will appear alongside...
  • Property Wire - New home building in Australia reaches 20 year high
    10/22/2014 @ 12:59 AM - New home building in Australia has reached a 20 year high, heralding a recovery in the industry, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. According to HIA senior economist, Shane Garrett, back in early 2012 when activity was so low, the prospect of breaking through 180,000 starts within a couple of years...
  • Property Wire - New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks
    10/22/2014 @ 12:56 AM - A new service for UK landlords has been launched to help them cope with the new legislation that means they must check the immigration status of potential tenants before agreeing a rental. The first groups of landlords will be required to undertake the checks from December 2014 under a pilot scheme in the West Midlands with the requirement...
  • Realty Biz News - FHFA Plans to Ease Lending Standards
    10/22/2014 @ 12:37 AM - Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt on Monday announced plans to expand home buyers access to mortgages by loosening up lending standards. During the Mortgage Bankers Associations annual conference, Watt said FHFA will release guidelines in the coming weeks” to allow increased lending to borrowers with down payments as low as 3 percent....
  • Gotham Magazine - What Megan Mullally Thinks of Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick
    10/22/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Will and Grace 's beloved Megan Mullally is delighting audiences as Julia Budder in Broadway’s critical hit It’s Only a Play . Gotham sat down with her to chat about getting the giggles on stage, working with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and her favorite New York haunts. ...
  • BuzzFeed - Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Bitsie Tulloch
    10/21/2014 @ 9:16 PM - REX USA/Everett Collection. Graphic by Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed What's your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer? My computer background is a photo by Gregory Crewdson. My wallpaper on my phone is a photo I took of my boyfriend. He's lying on bright green grass looking up at me, and I was standing...
  • Fortune - Airbnb is officially legal in San Francisco
    10/21/2014 @ 8:31 PM - This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com . By Katy Steinmetz, TIME The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 Tuesday to legalize short-term rentals facilitated by companies like Airbnb, while requiring hosts who use such services to collect taxes like more typical hotel operators do. ...
  • Property Rounds - Annie Potts selling Los Angeles home for $6.495 million
    10/21/2014 @ 7:34 PM - Whoever knew that the freak-haired TRAX store manager, Iona, in cult film favorite Pretty in Pink, would ever turn out to be the put-together business woman, Mary Jo Jackson Shively on television's seven-year run of Designing Women?  From an interior designer to the character of an unconventional teacher in an inner-city school continuously exposed to danger in Dangerous Minds, she...
  • ArchDaily - Kwel Ka Baung School / Agora Architects
    10/21/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Agora Architects Location: Mae Sot, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110, Thailand Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Agora Architects ...
  • Zillow - Take Halloween to the Next Level With These Haunting How-To's
    10/21/2014 @ 6:44 PM - Pulling off an elaborate Halloween display can take some trick-or-trial-and-error. If youre spooked by the prospect, check out these tips from people whose neighborhoods go all-out to accommodate crowds of costumed revelers. Pick a theme If youre going to decorate, choose a theme so your display doesnt look random, said Miriam Cole, whose Louisville, KY neighborhood attracts thousands...
  • Huh Magazine - The Kentfield Residence in California
    10/21/2014 @ 6:14 PM - Set into a steep hillside in northern California, The Kentfield Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects has been designed to blend into its environment as much as possible. Made from two distinct volumes, the building opens up at the back to a swimming pool and terrace, both of which are sheltered by a curving retaining wall which protects...
  • The Atlantic - How the Crime of Labor Trafficking Helps Cities Run
    10/21/2014 @ 6:04 PM - Fourteen percent of trafficked immigrants are brought to America to work in restaurants. (Josh Anderson/AP) Ima Matul met the President Obama in 2012. It's something she never imagined doing when she was a teenager in Java, Indonesia. In 1997, a relative of the family she worked for approached her with an offer she...
  • Calculated Risk - DataQuick: California Foreclosure Starts Lowest Since 2005
    10/21/2014 @ 5:42 PM - From DataQuick: Golden State Foreclosure Starts Continue to Decline Lending institutions initiated formal foreclosure proceedings last quarter on the lowest number of California homes in more than eight years, the result of a recovering real estate market and the dwindling pool of toxic home loans made in 2006 and 2007, Irvine-based CoreLogic DataQuick reported. ...
  • Bigger Pockets - Lead Magnets: The Secret Way to Build an Awesome Email List
    10/21/2014 @ 5:31 PM - Before jumping into this weeks series of blog posts on how to dominate your local real estate market, I first want to take a step back and answer a question that Ive been getting from tons of people who read last weeks post . That post was the last installment on what final elements need to be added to...
  • Realtor.com News - World Series Special: Real Estate Double Play!
    10/21/2014 @ 5:18 PM - Ahhh, baseball. It's America's pastime, and the World Series starts tonight. With visions of bunts, strikeouts, and stolen bases peppering our dreams, we can't wait to see what the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals have in store in this year's Fall Classic. Coincidentally, each team can stake a claim in the current real estate market. ...
  • Business Insider - Historic Belvedere Manor With Jaw-Dropping Views Is On The Market For $49 Million
    10/21/2014 @ 5:14 PM - Locksley Hall, originally built in 1904 by banker C.O. Perry, sits on the southern crest of Belvedere Island, and is on the market for $49 million, according to Curbed. The three-story, 9,235-square-foot estate has six bedrooms, a wraparound veranda, a quiet hydraulic elevator that serves every floor, a pool with imported stone, a rose garden, and a...
  • The Real Deal - Affordable housing snapshot: NYC vs. the world
    10/21/2014 @ 4:28 PM - From left: Jonathan Rose, New York City skyline and London skyline When it comes to affordable housing, New York City shares many challenges with cities like London, Hong Kong and San Francisco. That was the core message of a roundtable discussion held  Tuesday  at the Urban Land Institutes fall meeting at the Javits Center. Over...
  • The Atlantic - Back to School: A Former Minneapolis Teaches 'Mayor 101'
    10/21/2014 @ 4:18 PM - Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak is taking his experiences to the classroom. (Janna Hottinger) At six o'clock each Monday night, a group of students in Minneapolis can be found discussing some of Minnesota's most important urban policy proposals. Nearby Rochester, home to only 100,000 residents, has access to over $4 billion...
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Popular Stories

  • Gigaom - Is your house on fire? Two devices that will tell you.
    10/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - Two new startups are taking on the humble smoke detector, not with a new alarm, but with a retrofit that lowers the cost of connecting your old devices. Is your house on fire? Two devices that will tell you. originally published by Gigaom , © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • EV Grieve - You'll never drive on this section of Astor Place again
    10/21/2014 @ 4:49 AM - Just noting another phase of the reconstruction of Astor Place - the closure of the street between Lafayette and Cooper Square... [ Michael Paul Photography ] ... which is yielding to an expanded Alamo plaza, as the rendering shows... Last Wednesday , workers boarded up...

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  • Realty Biz News - 50 Ways You Can Use Evernote To Manage Your Real Estate Business
    10/21/2014 @ 1:09 AM - Evernote can become one of your most valuable business tools if you develop habits and set up automation to save information, locate it when you need it, and share it selectively with clients or other business contacts. photo credit: joe.ross via photopin cc Because Evernote...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   Tips and Tricks

  • Fortune - Warren Buffetts bad housing advice
    10/21/2014 @ 5:01 AM - Recently, at Fortunes Most Powerful Women Summit , legendary value investor and Berkshire Hathaway brk.a CEO Warren Buffett said that if you are looking to place a bet against the dollar, or that interest rates would soon rise, you should just take out a plain...

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets   Tips and Tricks

  • Inman News - Agent-ranking site crunches online reviews, social media
    10/21/2014 @ 5:11 AM - The roots of many real estate tech startups can be traced back to experiences that left sour tastes in the mouths of their founders. That makes the origins of 32Best somewhat unusual. It sprouted from a real estate success story. Deidre ...
  • The Atlantic - When and Where Does the Internet Sleep?
    10/21/2014 @ 8:54 AM - Toria/Shutterstock.com Princeton's Engineering Anomalies Research Lab has long maintained that the Internet might one day act as a global consciousness, unifying planetary outpourings of emotion. Sounds... creepy, but by certain large-scale measures, the Internet does have certain attributes of a living thing. Take,...

    Tagged in:    International   New York

  • Realty Biz News - Reasons NOT To Claim On Your Home Insurance
    10/21/2014 @ 1:21 AM - In some states, all it takes is just one claim to a home owner's property insurance to see premiums soar by hundreds of dollars. Filing a single claim can result in a monthly premium increase of 9 percent, according to a study by InsuranceQuotes.com . A second claim? Premiums climb an average of 20 percent. ...

    Tagged in:    California   International

  • Brownstoner - Building of the Day: 284-290 Stuyvesant Avenue
    10/21/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 284-290 Stuyvesant Avenue Cross Streets: Jefferson and Hancock streets Neighborhood:... Read More…

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Washington Post Real Estate - How to save money on rent - so you can buy a house
    10/21/2014 @ 5:31 AM - Nancy Simmons Starrs is president and founder of Apartment Detectives, a D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia apartment search service.  In the expensive rental market of the Washington metro area, it is a good idea to think about how to save some money on rent. The more you save on rent, the easier it will be to […]

    Tagged in:    DC Metro   Tips and Tricks

  • Quartz - What it took for Elon Musks SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company
    10/21/2014 @ 6:00 AM - The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 737 fuselages for Boeing. When you get through the front doors, past security and a cubicle farm stretching the width of the building, there it is:...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    10/22/2014 @ 7:30 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. Gary Barnett reveals how he won the Ring portfolio 2. Wanted: Gentrifiers for huge Long Island City warehouse 3. Jets owner Woody Johnson sells co-op for record $80M 4. Abraham Leser snags Murray Hill buildings for $27M 5. ...
  • Bigger Pockets - 4 Revealing Questions to Ask Prospective Property Managers
    10/22/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Property management is a crucial part of any rental investment strategy. A lot of people will do the property management themselves, and many people will also hire a professional property manager. Ive seen the whole gamut of results with both approaches. In my opinion, property management is the single biggest factor in determining the ultimate success for a...
  • ArchDaily - Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris: The Critics Respond
    10/22/2014 @ 4:00 AM - The people behind  Frank Gehrys   Fondation Louis Vuitton  (FLV) in Paris , which is set to officially open on the 27th October 2014, recently invited a band of architecture critics to take a look around and pen their thoughts. Gehrys bold approach to architectural form, most evident in buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao  and...
  • Luxury Daily - Dior, Louis Vuitton target women who rule in W magazines October issue
    10/22/2014 @ 3:46 AM - W magazines October cover Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Céline  positioned their advertising campaigns within the spotlight of W magazine's 'New Royals' profiles in the imprint's October edition. Fashion magazines often create listorial profiles of influential men and women to align with the interests and accomplishments of its affluent readership. For advertisers, this type of content enhances...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Cuomo, Astorino debate at 8
    10/22/2014 @ 3:02 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. HILLARY TO RALLY WITH CUOMO-Capital's Jimmy Vielkind: Hillary Clinton will rally at an event in Manhattan with Cuomo tomororw morning, the day after he debates his gubernatorial opponents in Buffalo. Clinton, the former first lady, secretary of state and Democratic frontrunner in 2016, will appear alongside...
  • Multi-Housing News - 2014 MHN Excellence Awards Slideshow
    10/22/2014 @ 12:55 AM - New York-MHN hosted a cocktail reception on October 16th to announce the 2014 MHN Excellence Award winners. The event was held at New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street, a luxury apartment property in lower Manhattan-and the tallest residential rental tower in the western hemisphere-developed by event sponsor Forest City Ratner. The event was also sponsored by Package Concierge,...
  • Gotham Magazine - What Megan Mullally Thinks of Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick
    10/22/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Will and Grace 's beloved Megan Mullally is delighting audiences as Julia Budder in Broadway’s critical hit It’s Only a Play . Gotham sat down with her to chat about getting the giggles on stage, working with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and her favorite New York haunts. ...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • New York Observer - Designer Sneaker Company Coming to Soho With First North American Shop
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - A $551 pair of women's Jackson Pollock replica low-top sneakers from Sneakerboy. Luxury sneaker and streetwear company Sneakerboy is taking 2,000 square feet at DelShah Capital 's 170 Mercer Street , Commercial Observer has learned. Sneakerboy's lease is for the mezzanine level at the Soho building between Houston and Prince Streets...
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap hires retail veteran for Indianapolis office
    10/22/2014 @ 7:40 AM - Eric Hillenbrand Eric Hillenbrand has joined the Indianapolis office of Marcus & Millichap as an associate with the companys National Retail Group. Hillenbrand brings 23 years of experience to his new position. He is also a senior instructor on the CCIM Instructor Cadre, teaching the CCIM 101 and CCIM 102 courses. Hillenbrand began his real estate...
  • Brokers Weekly - Stern steering Hartz in southerly direction
    10/22/2014 @ 7:15 AM - New Jersey-based Hartz Mountain Industries is continuing its push into southeastern US markets impacted by the Panama Canal expansion. The company - which owns one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the United States - has paid $129 million to acquire a 2.5 million square foot portfolio of 35 buildings in North Atlanta. ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Chips might be down, but Atlantic City wants to be a winner again
    10/22/2014 @ 7:10 AM - By Dan Orlando Atlantic Citys Steel Pier is being overhauled. 'We put all our eggs in one basket with the casinos,' said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 'We had the monopoly and when the monopoly died, so did we.' Atlantic City, which has served as the Northeast's gambling sanctuary since the...
  • Times Union - Update on landmark Troy building real estate deals
    10/22/2014 @ 12:22 AM - Troy A landmark Troy building has been sold, another has buyers lined up, but a third is back on the market after a potential buyer decided not to pursue it. A Missouri developer that already owns another Troy warehouse has purchased the former Kelly Clothes building at 621-623 River St. for $685,000. Vecino Bond Group LLC...
  • Inman News - Dotloop joins LeadingRE's preferred vendor program
    10/21/2014 @ 7:29 PM - The more than 500 real estate brokerages that belong to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now have access to dotloops broker platform at an initial annual discount and other perks with the addition of the transaction management platform ...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • RE Journals - Bernard Financial Group closes $29 million loan for Michigan office building
    10/22/2014 @ 7:48 AM - Bernard Financial Group has closed a $29 million loan for American Center, a 508,680-square-foot office property in Southfield, Mich. The borrowing entity is American Center, LLC. Dennis Bernard and Kevin Kovachevich originated the loan.
  • Brokers Weekly - Stuy Town value on the up
    10/22/2014 @ 7:06 AM - By Dan Orlando The value of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, the 11,000-unit East Side housing development, has gone up. ST-PCV value has gone up. Appraisers said the complex which sold for $5.4 billion at the height of the boom in 2007, is now worth $3.5...
  • Brokers Weekly - Co-op City job a manager's biggest challenge
    10/22/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Co-op City has over 15,000 apartments, its own power station and jail. By Konrad Putzier Co-op City, the world's largest co-operative housing development, is looking for a new property manager. The board of directors of the Riverbay Co-operation, which runs the Bronx Mitchell-Lama complex, has sent out requests for proposals (RFPs). Firms can bid...
  • Calculated Risk - MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
    10/22/2014 @ 7:00 AM - From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications increased 11.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 17, 2014. This week's results did not include an adjustment for the Columbus Day holiday. ... The Refinance...
  • Reuters - REUTERS SUMMIT-Saudi's Dar Al Arkan Real Estate aims for 10 pct growth next year
    10/22/2014 @ 6:30 AM - (For other news from Reuters Middle East Investment Summit, click on http://www.reuters.com/summit/MiddleEast14)
  • Reuters - Ireland's PTSB sells mortgage loans ahead of stress tests
    10/22/2014 @ 6:05 AM - Oct 22 (Reuters) - Irish state-owned lender Permanent Tsb (PTSB) is selling a portfolio of mostly bad mortgage loans with a gross value of 468 million euros ($594 million) ahead of European stress...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Redfin Blog - Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?
    10/22/2014 @ 8:00 AM - .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;border:none;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:8px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-6g3k{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff} .tg .tg-crl1{font-weight:bold;background-color:#a02021;color:#ffffff;text-align:right} .tg .tg-4eph{background-color:#f9f9f9} .tg .tg-zapm{background-color:#f9f9f9;text-align:right} .tg .tg-0ord{text-align:right} --> Talking about toilets may be taboo, but bathrooms are a serious topic in real estate. In fact, our Redfin agents tell us that too few toilets is often a deal breaker for home shoppers....
  • The Atlantic - The Newest Evidence of Climate Change: Shrinking Goats
    10/22/2014 @ 7:40 AM - Tom Mason Evidence for human-caused global warming can come in large forms, such as temperature readings that suggest 2014 will be the hottest year yet . Or it can come in small guises, like the shrinking ungulates of the Italian Alps. Scientists have known for a while that hotter...
  • Brokers Weekly - Chips might be down, but Atlantic City wants to be a winner again
    10/22/2014 @ 7:10 AM - By Dan Orlando Atlantic Citys Steel Pier is being overhauled. 'We put all our eggs in one basket with the casinos,' said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 'We had the monopoly and when the monopoly died, so did we.' Atlantic City, which has served as the Northeast's gambling sanctuary since the...
  • The Broker List - Xceligent, Emergence from the Merger of Co-Star and Loopnet
    10/22/2014 @ 7:01 AM - CRE Podcast of the week Xceligent, Emergence from the Merger of Co-Star and Loopnet Have you wanted to hear a little bit of the insider's scoop on the merger of Loopnet and Co-Star? Well, now is your opportunity. I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with...
  • Brokers Weekly - Co-op City job a manager's biggest challenge
    10/22/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Co-op City has over 15,000 apartments, its own power station and jail. By Konrad Putzier Co-op City, the world's largest co-operative housing development, is looking for a new property manager. The board of directors of the Riverbay Co-operation, which runs the Bronx Mitchell-Lama complex, has sent out requests for proposals (RFPs). Firms can bid...
  • Remodelista - Required Reading: The Fantastic Mister Finch
    10/22/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Remodelista contributing editor Justine Hand became an instant fan of Mister Finch when she discovered his work on Etsy a while back. The two struck up a mutual admiration, and when Finch embarked on his first book project, Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World (just published by Glitterati in the UK), he asked her to...
  • Bigger Pockets - 4 Revealing Questions to Ask Prospective Property Managers
    10/22/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Property management is a crucial part of any rental investment strategy. A lot of people will do the property management themselves, and many people will also hire a professional property manager. Ive seen the whole gamut of results with both approaches. In my opinion, property management is the single biggest factor in determining the ultimate success for a...
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