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  • Web Urbanist - Urban Observatory: TED Co-Founder's New Civic Data Platform
    7/31/2014 @ 9:01 PM - [ By WebUrbanist in Gaming & Computing & Technology . ] This new project brings a whole world’s worth of metropolitan data to your fingertips via both an online application and an upcoming installation at the Smithsonian Museum, courtesy of TED founder Richard Saul Wurman....
  • Venture Beat - Funding Daily: DNA analysis, housing for spoiled college kids, and divorce
    7/31/2014 @ 7:30 PM - Image Credit: Shutterstock Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding includes the usual a company that claims it has totally changed the way we communicate...
  • Baltimore Sun - Central Maryland Habitat for Humanity chapters merge
    7/31/2014 @ 7:16 PM - Two of the area's Habitat for Humanity groups said Wednesday they plan to merge this fall, a move designed to ease fundraising and the coordination of volunteers.
  • Venture Beat - 'Uber' of mortgage lending picks up $3.8M
    7/31/2014 @ 12:57 PM - Image Credit: Shutterstock Mortgage lending is still quite broken, and the crisis of the mid-to-late 2000s only made lenders even more fearful of getting tangled up with unreliable borrowers. But one company, Privlo , is not convinced that traditional mortgage lenders are catching all good loan candidates. So with a fresh $3.8 million...
  • The Atlantic - 15 Maps That Don't Explain the Middle East at All
    7/31/2014 @ 10:53 AM - The Atlantic/Nick Danforth Violent upheaval has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to capture some fixed set of core facts about the region. Instead, these...
  • Realty Biz News - Top Mistakes Made By Real Estate Investors
    7/31/2014 @ 10:17 AM - Watching real estate investing shows on TV or reading the success stories on the internet can make real estate investing seem like an easy way to make a financial killing in a hurry. The truth is that most investors make multiple mistakes in the beginning and are lucky to hold on long enough to finally succeed. And then they find...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Mortgage rates remain mostly flat
    7/31/2014 @ 10:09 AM - Mortgage rates were mostly flat again this week, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed-rate average returned to its yearly low, dropping to 4.12 percent, with an average 0.6 point. It was 4.13 percent a week ago and 4.39 percent a year ago. The 30-year fixed-rate has sunk to 4.12 percent three...
  • The Atlantic - The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism
    7/31/2014 @ 10:00 AM - REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Tyler Cowen calls it the great stagnation .” Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has proclaimed that the United States has entered a period of secular stagnation .” Whatever its name, a growing number of researchers and economists are concerned that the U.S. is a less economically innovative country than it was...
  • World Property Channel - 49,000 U.S. Foreclosures in June, Inventory Down 35%
    7/31/2014 @ 9:32 AM - According to CoreLogic's June 2014 National Foreclosure Report, there were 49,000 completed foreclosures nationally, down from 54,000 in June 2013, a year-over-year decrease of 9.9 percent. On a month-over-month basis, completed foreclosures were up by 2.7 percent from the 48,000 reported in May 2014. As a basis of comparison, before the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures...
  • The Atlantic - Rating Humanity's Response to Detroit's Water Crisis
    7/31/2014 @ 9:20 AM - AP In the coming days, nearly half of Detroit's residents could be left without running water as a crackdown on overdue water bills hits the hard-up city. The crisis has rightly garnered some attention  regionally, nationally, and internationally  and generated some reactions. Not all of them are good. Here's a breakdown: The Ugly ...
  • Daily Finance - Mortgage Rates Little Changed in Latest Weekly Survey
    7/31/2014 @ 6:26 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Refinancing , Housing Market , Home Buying , Interest Rates Michael Dwyer/AP WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Samsung down, Sony up, Banco Espirito wipeout, DC baby boom
    7/31/2014 @ 5:50 AM - What to watch for today John Kerry finds a friendlier crowd in India.  The US secretary of state is on a three-day trip that he hopes will go better than his disastrous visit to the Middle East . The  fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue  will be a chance to build relations with prime minister Narendra Modi’s new government ....
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Ominous turn for gov
    7/31/2014 @ 3:30 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. By Jimmy Vielkind in Albany, Azi Paybarah in Manhattan and Mike Allen in Washington COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “De Blasio promises movement on climate change,” by Capital's David Giambusso: “De Blasio lent some comfort to environmentalists and energy efficiency advocates who are getting antsy...
  • Luxury Daily - Ritz-Carlton Washington offers charity programs to educate about local communities
    7/31/2014 @ 3:00 AM - Ritz-Carlton, Washington The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, is inviting guests to participate in its Do Good, Feel Good” package this fall to give back to the communities surrounding the hotel. The package acquaints guests with the DC Central Kitchen, a community kitchen that helps feed low-income and at-risk neighborhoods of Washington. Luxury hotels have been responding to the growing interest...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Argentina’s default, Snapchat’s funding, Samsung’s bad year, DC baby boom
    7/31/2014 @ 12:08 AM - What to watch for today John Kerry finds a friendlier crowd in India.  The US secretary of state is on a three-day trip that he hopes will go better than his disastrous visit to the Middle East . The  fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue  will be a chance to build relations with prime minister Narendra Modi’s new government ....
  • Times Union - Furniture warehouse to condos
    7/31/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Troy Six years after the Great Recession killed plans to convert the massive Mooradian's furniture warehouse in Troy into luxury condominiums, the empty riverfront building has a new buyer. The Community Builders Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit organization that specializes in affordable housing, has a contract to purchase the brick building just north of Hoosick Street Bridge. ...
  • Multi-Housing News - Donald Trump Breaks Ground on $200M Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.
    7/30/2014 @ 11:22 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Donald Trump and The Trump Organization have finally broken ground on the redevelopment of The Old Post Office in Washington, D.C. The $200 million project will transform the iconic Pennsylvania Avenue landmark into the new Trump International Hotel. Trump was present at the event, together with three of his...
  • The Atlantic - Requiem for a Nightmare
    7/30/2014 @ 5:33 PM - Mark Plummer/Flickr "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work," Gustave Flaubert once said. I come back to this quote any time there is news of a Brutalist building being demolished or endangered. Whenever a Brutalist structure is scheduled for demolition, the city...
  • Zillow - An Insider's Look at Richmond: Where Southern Charm Meets Urban Creativity
    7/30/2014 @ 4:36 PM - Source: Emma Swann RVA” or Richmond, VA, is a lot more than the commonwealth’s capital. It’s also home to the largest folk festival  in the nation and the only city in the U.S. with Class IV rapids inside city limits. To learn more about living in Richmond , we asked locals to weigh in. Here’s their take...
  • New York Observer - Triangle Equities Triangulates the Boroughs
    7/30/2014 @ 1:01 PM - Lester Petracca. Lester Petracca is a tactician when it comes to traversing the public approval process and building value-added developments Whitestone-based Triangle Equities is known for its acumen and know-how when it comes to working with government agencies and securing the necessary public approvals to complete public-private development projects in the outer boroughs. The company owns...
  • Housing Wire - It's time to set aside agendas, and talk housing's future
    7/30/2014 @ 1:00 PM - In case you missed it earlier, HousingWire is offering our support to the Bipartisan Policy Center's 2014 Housing Summit this September 15-16 in Washington, DC. We're honored to play a role. But it's why we're supporting the event - and why you should, too - that maybe needs a little more explaining.
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  • Chicago Tribune - 12-year-old Florida boy arrested in killing of homeless man
    7/31/2014 @ 9:27 PM - A 12-year-old boy has confessed to shooting a homeless man in the head and leaving him to die on a Jacksonville, Fla., street, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.
  • Multi-Housing News - Château Group and Fendi to Develop Condos Near Bal Harbour Shops
    7/31/2014 @ 3:21 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Surfside, Fla.-Developer Château Group and Fendi, the Italian fashion house, have inked a partnership to develop Fendi Château Residences, a 12-story waterfront condo building in Miami. The property will be at 9365 Collins Ave. in Surfside, two blocks south of the renowned upscale shopping mall, Bal Harbour Shops, and is slated for completion...
  • Haute Residence - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Heidi Klum’s Romantic Villa and Sunset Strip Contemporary
    7/31/2014 @ 3:12 PM - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com  offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here's a taste of this week's Top Ten list: Heidi Klum’s Romantic Villa Supermodel Heidi Klum just listed her 12,000-square-foot Tuscan-style estate in Brentwood, Los Angeles for $25 million. The former Victoria’s Secret...
  • Haute Residence - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Heidi Klum’s Romantic Villa and Sunset Strip Contemporary
    7/31/2014 @ 3:12 PM - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com  offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here's a taste of this week's Top Ten list: Heidi Klum’s Romantic Villa Supermodel Heidi Klum just listed her 12,000-square-foot Tuscan-style estate in Brentwood, Los Angeles for $25 million. The former Victoria’s Secret...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: Bascom, Oaktree JV Completes 296-Unit Purchase in Nevada
    7/31/2014 @ 3:00 PM - Henderson, Nev.-The $250 million venture between Bascom and Oaktree Capital Management has completed its second acquisition with the purchase of The Edge at Traverse Point. The 296-unit Class A community is located in Henderson, Nev. Nationwide Life Insurance provided financing to acquire the property. CBRE's Brian Eisendrath arranged said financing. Angela Powers and Carl Sims of Hendricks-Berkadia represented the seller...
  • The Atlantic - We're Moving Beyond Energy Efficiency Into 'Demand Destruction'
    7/31/2014 @ 2:01 PM - Clos du Bois Winery, located in the Alexander Valley, near Healdsburg, California, features solar paneled roofs. (George Ross/Getty Images) The  Wall Street Journal  had a  good front-page article  this week about the challenges facing the nation’s utilities. For the longest time, electricity sales and consumption went hand in hand with economic...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Former Orlando currency trader guilty in investment scheme
    7/31/2014 @ 11:36 AM - Former Orlando currency-trader and brokerage executive Blayne S. Davis has pled guilty to fraud in connection with an alleged investment scheme that bilked investors out of more than $11 million, federal prosecutors said this week.
  • World Property Channel - FENDI Announces First Branded Real Estate Project Worldwide in Miami
    7/31/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Miami luxury developer Château Group and FENDI, the Italian luxury house, have created a partnership to develop FENDI Château Residences, a new and exclusive 12-story waterfront condominium building located in Miami, Florida two blocks south of The Bal Harbour Shops. This new venture marks FENDI's first branded real estate project globally, a new concept that offers its discerning clientele a...
  • New York Observer - Early Learning Center Shows Off First Location with Plans to Expand
    7/31/2014 @ 10:01 AM - Jacqueline Marks, Daniel Koffler, and Renee Bock of Explore + Discover. Officials with private early learning center Explore & Discover opened up their 5,000-square-foot Kips Bay flagship at 444 Second Avenue for the first time and described their vision for the care and education center they hope to spread all over...
  • Property Wire - Homes with serious negative equity in the US fall to new low
    7/31/2014 @ 9:50 AM - Some 17% of US homes were seriously underwater in the second quarter of 2014, down from 26% a year ago, according to the latest figures from housing data firm RealtyTrac. It means that 9.1 million residential properties were seriously underwater where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25% higher than the property’s estimated market...
  • World Property Channel - 49,000 U.S. Foreclosures in June, Inventory Down 35%
    7/31/2014 @ 9:32 AM - According to CoreLogic's June 2014 National Foreclosure Report, there were 49,000 completed foreclosures nationally, down from 54,000 in June 2013, a year-over-year decrease of 9.9 percent. On a month-over-month basis, completed foreclosures were up by 2.7 percent from the 48,000 reported in May 2014. As a basis of comparison, before the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures...
  • AOL Real Estate - Why Waterfront Property Demands Such High Prices
    7/31/2014 @ 5:58 AM - Filed under: News , Advice , Buying , Celebrity Homes , Investing Zillow The view from Pharrell Williams' Miami penthouse, which is currently on the market for $10.999 million. By Samantha DeBianchi In Episode 3 of "Million Dollar Listing Miami," Lisa...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Ominous turn for gov
    7/31/2014 @ 3:30 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. By Jimmy Vielkind in Albany, Azi Paybarah in Manhattan and Mike Allen in Washington COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “De Blasio promises movement on climate change,” by Capital's David Giambusso: “De Blasio lent some comfort to environmentalists and energy efficiency advocates who are getting antsy...
  • Chicago Tribune - Elite Street: Former Bull Ben Gordon lists Northbrook town home
    7/31/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Former Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon, whom the Orlando Magic recently signed to a two-year deal, has listed his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook for $475,000.
  • The Broker List - 25 Unit Mobile Home Park Sold in Hallandale Beach
    7/30/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Niv Y. Habari, Senior Investment Associate for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, represented the Seller, Woodbine MHP Inc., in the recent sale of Woodbine Mobile Home Park for $1,295,000 in an all-cash transaction. The 25 unit mobile home park is located at 304 SE 8th Street, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. The Buyer, April...
  • New York Observer - Triangle Equities Triangulates the Boroughs
    7/30/2014 @ 1:01 PM - Lester Petracca. Lester Petracca is a tactician when it comes to traversing the public approval process and building value-added developments Whitestone-based Triangle Equities is known for its acumen and know-how when it comes to working with government agencies and securing the necessary public approvals to complete public-private development projects in the outer boroughs. The company owns...
  • Matrix - North America Leads Luxury Housing Trends in 2Q14 - Knight Frank
    7/30/2014 @ 12:34 PM - Knight Frank published their quarterly Prime Global Cities Index today and North America led the way as a region with a 14.5% rise in prices. Prime” translates to Luxury” in US housingspeak. We provide research for their Manhattan and Miami results through the Elliman Reports we prepare. The report conclusion succinctly summarizes...
  • Brokers Weekly - TRANSACTIONS: Meridian, CBRE, Pergolis Swartz
    7/30/2014 @ 12:23 PM - Meridian announced the following transactions: • New mortgages totaling $49,240,000 were placed on nine multifamily properties composed of 585 units located on Audubon Avenue, Arden Street, Kings Highway, Bay Parkway, Glenwood Road, Hunts Point Avenue, Valentine Avenue, Claflin Avenue and Weeks Avenue in New York, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, NY. The loans feature rates of 2.75% and four-year...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Giant Treehouse-Like Cube Rises In Greenwood Heights
    7/30/2014 @ 12:19 PM - Photo via Eric Safyan Do you have enough money to buy a newly constructed, über-modern condo but also kinda wish you lived in a giant treehouse next to Green-Wood Cemetery? Good news! Someone is building that for you, right now. Located at 5th Ave at 30th St in the tiny enclave between South...
  • Brokers Weekly - FENDI getting into condo business
    7/30/2014 @ 11:39 AM - Luxury private developer Château Group and FENDI, the Italian luxury house, have inked a partnership to develop FENDI Château Residences, a new and exclusive 12-story waterfront condominium building located in Miami, Florida two blocks south of The Bal Harbour Shops. The new venture marks FENDI’s first branded real estate project globally. FENDI Chateau Residences ...
  • designboom - FENDI plans for chateau ocean condos on miami beachfront
    7/30/2014 @ 10:46 AM - the structure is distinguished by its waving facade, which is formed by extended floor plates with undulating geometries that contain outdoor balconies. The post FENDI plans for chateau ocean condos on miami beachfront appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Popular Stories

  • Chicago Tribune - 3-11 fire reported in Little Village neighborhood
    8/1/2014 @ 12:26 AM - Hundreds of pallets and at least six semi-trailers are on fire at 2525 West 25th Street in the Little Village neighborhood late Thursday evening.
  • DS News - Report Criticizes Government Treatment of Banks
    8/1/2014 @ 1:05 AM - A new Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) report digs into a controversial campaign by federal regulatory agencies called Operation Choke Point. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and several other federal agencies, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, launched the ongoing investigation into U.S. banks pertaining ... The post ...
  • New York Observer - Queens Borough President Disapproves Astoria Cove
    8/1/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Sketch of Astoria Cove. (Department of City Planning) Queens Borough President Melinda Katz disapproved of the 2.2 million-square-foot Astoria Cove proposal in a non-binding ruling announced earlier today. The Queens Beep recommended that a group of developers including Alma Realty Corp . should devote more of the complex's 1,723 units to...

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  • RE Journals - Minnesota’s Liberty Property Trust hires director of leasing
    8/1/2014 @ 12:45 AM - Dan Lofgren Dan Lofgren is the new director of leasing at the Eden Prairie, Minn., office of Liberty Property Trust. Lofgren is now responsible for leasing Liberty’s Minnesota portfolio of office and industrial properties, a portfolio that totals about 5 million square feet. Previously, Lofgren served as a broker at Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq in the company’s...

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  • Chicago Tribune - City's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    8/1/2014 @ 12:20 AM - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday.

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  • Luxury Daily - Veranda’s July/August edition marks ninth consecutive issue of ad space growth
    8/1/2014 @ 2:45 AM - Veranda’s July/August cover In the July/August issue of Hearst's Veranda marketers such as Wolf, Sutherland and Lancôme sought to represent the sentiments of the shelter publication's affluent readers. The varied advertisements seen in Veranda's latest edition range from interiors to fine jeweler to capture a reflection of its reader's daily lives. “Easy elegance” is explored throughout the 140-paged...

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  • NY Daily News - Doorman finds an opening in city's hot real estate market
    8/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Doorman Ed Lacson is moonlighting as a real estate agent, selling units that can be more expensive than the ones in the building he serves.
  • Chicago Tribune - Eric Cantor says he is set to resign from Congress in August
    8/1/2014 @ 12:59 AM - Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Thursday he intends to resign from Congress in August following his surprising defeat in the June primary.
  • ABC News - Solid US Job Gains Expected for 6th Straight Month
    8/1/2014 @ 12:03 AM - A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus US job growth is expected for July
  • RE Journals - Minneapolis office of Dougherty & Company names new SVP
    8/1/2014 @ 12:36 AM - Jeff Seidel Investment banker Jeff Seidel has joined the Minneapolis office of Dougherty & Company as a senior vice president in the public finance area. During his career, Seidel has helped municipalities, nonprofits and commercial enterprises finance almost $5 billion. He has also focused on financing Native American projects, using New Markets Tax Credits, Impact...

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Luxury Daily - Veranda’s July/August edition marks ninth consecutive issue of ad space growth
    8/1/2014 @ 2:45 AM - Veranda’s July/August cover In the July/August issue of Hearst's Veranda marketers such as Wolf, Sutherland and Lancôme sought to represent the sentiments of the shelter publication's affluent readers. The varied advertisements seen in Veranda's latest edition range from interiors to fine jeweler to capture a reflection of its reader's daily lives. “Easy elegance” is explored throughout the 140-paged...
  • Chicago Tribune - City's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    8/1/2014 @ 12:20 AM - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday.
  • ArchDaily - Patio / Yaita and Associates
    7/31/2014 @ 10:01 PM - Architects: Yaita and Associates Location: Tokyo, Japan Architect In Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita Area: 227.0 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa ...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Katie Holmes Checks Out Apthorp; Extell Buys Synagogue
    7/31/2014 @ 5:45 PM - [ Photo Pool/Several seconds ] · Actress Katie Holmes bids on Apthorp apartment [NYP] · People just tying any old thing onto Brooklyn Bridge [WSJ] · Extell buys now-doomed Upper West Side synagogue [TRD] · Apartments being built behind Bed-Stuy church ['Stoner] · Apartments to...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Permits approved for Aby Rosen’s 67 Vestry Street in Tribeca
    7/31/2014 @ 5:39 PM - The existing structure's tenants are seeking landmark protection for the building.
  • FrontDoor: Cool Houses - Renee Zellweger Lists Connecticut Country Home For $1.6 Million
    7/31/2014 @ 5:21 PM - The Oscar-winning actress is selling her charming and very private Colonial-Federal farmhouse, which sits on 38 acres.
  • Realtor.com News - Historic Errol Flynn Ranch ‘House A’ Listed at $4.25M
    7/31/2014 @ 4:42 PM - You don't have to be a swashbuckling hero to live like a king: all you need is $4.25 million. Flynn Ranch “House A” , part of a planned four-home modernist experiment headed by famed architect Phil Brown and situated on the Los Angeles ranch of screen legend Errol Flynn, is on the market for $4.25 million. ...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • RE Journals - Minnesota’s Liberty Property Trust hires director of leasing
    8/1/2014 @ 12:45 AM - Dan Lofgren Dan Lofgren is the new director of leasing at the Eden Prairie, Minn., office of Liberty Property Trust. Lofgren is now responsible for leasing Liberty’s Minnesota portfolio of office and industrial properties, a portfolio that totals about 5 million square feet. Previously, Lofgren served as a broker at Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq in the company’s...
  • New York Social Diary - Alex Papachristidis
    8/1/2014 @ 12:00 AM - By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch We think Alex Papachristidis has recovered from Sian’s admission that she uses paper plates and, at his exhortation, she might even consider exhuming her full set of Tiffany silver that has spent decades at the back of a closet. An aesthete to...
  • Realtor.com News - Sprawling Iowa Manse Truly One of a Kind at $4.9M
    7/31/2014 @ 7:21 PM - What do you get when you purchase  the most expensive residential listing in Iowa ? We know houses are often called one of a kind”-but in this case, the label truly fits. Listing agent Heather Starr  filled us in on this amazing custom home in Urbandale, IA , asking $4.9M. When I sell other expensive homes, I see...
  • Realtor.com News - Mortgage Rates Continue to Hover Near Year Lows
    7/31/2014 @ 5:47 PM - Mortgage rates for most U.S. home loans remained mostly flat again this week, remaining below the levels of this time last year. The average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 4.12% from 4.13% last week, according to the  latest survey  from mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. The popular loan averaged 4.39% a year ago. The 15-year, fixed-rate average...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Katie Holmes Checks Out Apthorp; Extell Buys Synagogue
    7/31/2014 @ 5:45 PM - [ Photo Pool/Several seconds ] · Actress Katie Holmes bids on Apthorp apartment [NYP] · People just tying any old thing onto Brooklyn Bridge [WSJ] · Extell buys now-doomed Upper West Side synagogue [TRD] · Apartments being built behind Bed-Stuy church ['Stoner] · Apartments to...
  • azcentral - 11 Realtors who are specialists in Mesa homes
    7/31/2014 @ 5:13 PM - Questions and answers from Realtors around the metro Phoenix area.            
  • Realtor.com News - Historic Errol Flynn Ranch ‘House A’ Listed at $4.25M
    7/31/2014 @ 4:42 PM - You don't have to be a swashbuckling hero to live like a king: all you need is $4.25 million. Flynn Ranch “House A” , part of a planned four-home modernist experiment headed by famed architect Phil Brown and situated on the Los Angeles ranch of screen legend Errol Flynn, is on the market for $4.25 million. ...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Chicago Tribune - City's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    8/1/2014 @ 12:20 AM - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday.
  • Times Union - Glenmont senior complex seeking investors
    7/31/2014 @ 10:56 PM - Bethlehem The United Group of North Greenbush is looking for well-heeled investors to help finance its proposed $30 million senior housing complex in Glenmont. Company officials filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday disclosing that they have been trying to raise $4.8 million through the sale of equity in the project, which would...
  • DS News - DS News Webcast: Friday 8/1/2014
    7/31/2014 @ 9:13 PM - Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the subject of discrimination within the bureau. Cordray went on record to say: “Because of the speed with which we tried to build this new agency, we have found that we did not get everything right for ... The post ...
  • Calculated Risk - Friday: Jobs, Autos, ISM Manufacturing and More
    7/31/2014 @ 9:07 PM - From Goldman Sachs economist Sven Jari Stehn: July Payroll Preview We expect a 235,000 increase in nonfarm payrolls and a one tenth drop in the unemployment rate to 6.0%. As far as payrolls are concerned, our forecast would be a solid gain but at a pace slightly below that seen over the past few months. While a number...
  • Reuters - Brazil builder PDG posts a Q2 net loss of $59 mln
    7/31/2014 @ 8:01 PM - SAO PAULO, July 31 (Reuters) - Brazilian homebuilder PDG Realty SA reported a second-quarter net loss of 135.3 million reais ($59.4 million), larger than the 104.9 million reais loss posted a year...
  • Reuters - South Korean July housing prices rise for 11th straight month
    7/31/2014 @ 7:56 PM - SEOUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Housing prices across South Korea extended gains into an 11th month in July as the new finance minister pushes hard to prop up the property market, data from the Korea's top...
  • Venture Beat - Funding Daily: DNA analysis, housing for spoiled college kids, and divorce
    7/31/2014 @ 7:30 PM - Image Credit: Shutterstock Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding includes the usual a company that claims it has totally changed the way we communicate...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Luxury Daily - Veranda’s July/August edition marks ninth consecutive issue of ad space growth
    8/1/2014 @ 2:45 AM - Veranda’s July/August cover In the July/August issue of Hearst's Veranda marketers such as Wolf, Sutherland and Lancôme sought to represent the sentiments of the shelter publication's affluent readers. The varied advertisements seen in Veranda's latest edition range from interiors to fine jeweler to capture a reflection of its reader's daily lives. “Easy elegance” is explored throughout the 140-paged...
  • Times Union - Glenmont senior complex seeking investors
    7/31/2014 @ 10:56 PM - Bethlehem The United Group of North Greenbush is looking for well-heeled investors to help finance its proposed $30 million senior housing complex in Glenmont. Company officials filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday disclosing that they have been trying to raise $4.8 million through the sale of equity in the project, which would...
  • Chicago Tribune - Lollapalooza veterans give tips to newbies
    7/31/2014 @ 10:52 PM - Who better to give advice to the artists performing at Lollapalooza this year for the first time than the artists who have taken the stage at the Grant Park music festival in the past?
  • ArchDaily - Patio / Yaita and Associates
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