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  • New York Post - Renée Zellweger sells Hamptons mansion above $4.45M asking price
    11/21/2014 @ 8:45 PM - Did Renée Zellwegers star power have something to do with the speed of her latest real estate deal? Zellweger, whose unrecognizable face was the talk of the Internet, has just...
  • Zillow - Most Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 Million
    11/21/2014 @ 7:19 PM - Pricey real estate is nothing new in The Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate  sold for $147 million this spring , the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million . Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in The Hamptons,...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    11/21/2014 @ 6:11 PM - Cathleen Carmody and 101 West 87th Street on Upper West Side Price: $11,000,000 Listing broker: Cathleen Carmody of the Corcoran Group Address: 101 West 87th Street Patrick Lilly, Adie Kriegstein and 17 Minetta Street in Greenwich Village Price: $5,676,000 Listing broker: ...
  • New York Observer - Jay Suites Signs Seventh Manhattan Space in Grand Central Area
    11/21/2014 @ 6:01 PM - 315 Madison Avenue. Jay Suites , a shared-office space provider capitalizing on the communal space craze, has signed a lease at 315 Madison Avenue , a property owned by the Abramson Brothers between East 41st and East 42nd Streets. First reported by The Real Deal , the company signed a...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Reade Chambers Sales Update; The Aston 50-Percent Sold
    11/21/2014 @ 6:00 PM - TRIBECA— Only one apartment in Annabelle Selldorf's 17-unit Reade Street project, Reade Chambers , remains unsold. Penthouse A appeared on the market for $8.75 million in March . The nearly 3,000-square-foot home has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and comes with an additional 1,404-square-feet of outdoor space. The building is nearly complete, and is in the midsts of...
  • The Real Deal - Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week
    11/21/2014 @ 5:49 PM - This weeks priciest listing sets a new record for New York Citys most expensive townhouse. Corcoran Groups Carrie Chiang has the $63 million listing at 24 East 81st Street together with Brown Harris Stevens John Burger and Daniela Rivoir. The 17,850-square-foot, six-story townhouse  was originally built as a single-family home for early 20th century developer Jeremiah C. Lyons. The home is split up...
  • DNA Info New York - Residents Move into Sugar Hill Affordable Housing Development
    11/21/2014 @ 5:47 PM - Residents and developers of the affordable housing complex celebrated the ribbon cutting Friday.
  • Curbed - Linkage: Tiny Williamsburg Site Gets $18M; New 5Poinz Documentary
    11/21/2014 @ 5:40 PM - [ Photo Pool/Jonathan Percy ] · Greenpoint developments getting money from Exxon Mobil spill [NYDN] · Elvis Costello headlines Whitney Museum's goodbye party [NYP] · Small decrepit warehouse in Williamsburg sells for $18M [Crain's] · Gowanus residents protest parole center by having a party [Voice] ·...
  • Realtor.com News - NHL Defenseman Jack Johnson Selling His SoCal Home
    11/21/2014 @ 5:35 PM - In Manhattan Village, a gated community less than three miles from Manhattan Beach in Southern California, theres a nice townhome for sale , ideal for a single family. But the reason for the sale is a story of family dysfunction. Jack Johnson, a defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL, is selling the townhouse-which...
  • The Atlantic - Friday's Verrazano Bridge Protesters Join a Long History of Pro-Bike Activism
    11/21/2014 @ 5:31 PM - New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority celebrated the 50th birthday of the Verrazano Bridge Friday, the iconic 4,260-foot suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. Citing ongoing battles with the MTA over toll hikes, both borough presidents refused to show up to the ceremony . Here's what did: an ironworker who helped build the...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Williamsburg warehouse sells for $432 psf, a peek at window dressing-heavy UES co-op and more
    11/21/2014 @ 5:26 PM - 35 East 68th Street on Upper East Side 1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp.  says no more  Pier 6  environmental studies  [Capital NY] 2. A peek at window dressing-heavy Upper East Side co-op asking $5 million [Curbed] 3. Adam America, Naveh Shuster and Slate...
  • EV Grieve - Oh yeah
    11/21/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Thee Oh Sees are playing out at the Warsaw in Brooklyn tonight. Here is the band's previous lineup (they are a trio now) doing "Contraption/Soul Desert" live in 2012
  • Curbed - Neighborhood Beefs: Residents of The Chocolate Factory...
    11/21/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Residents of The Chocolate Factory apartment building in Clinton Hill are feuding with the neighboring spa, which has been hosting a bi-monthly party called "When in Robe" that features music and loud talking. (You know, party stuff.) "That spa is basically ruining my life," said one Chocolate Factory tenant. "I'm kidding but seriously." [DNAinfo]
  • The Real Deal - NYC apartment complexes worth 35% more than in 2007: Morgan Stanley
    11/21/2014 @ 4:58 PM - Owners of residential towers and Downtown office buildings are seeing great benefits from the real estate rebound, but those who own suburban office buildings are still struggling to cope with low prices, according to a Morgan Stanley analysis of commercial real estate prices. Morgan Stanley analysts say apartment complexes in cities like New York are worth 34.6...
  • Zillow - Rustic to Ritzy: Homes Under 500 Square Feet
    11/21/2014 @ 4:54 PM - As the tiny home movement picks up steam across the country, buyers are increasingly drawn to smaller living spaces. From cozy cabins in the woods to classy condos in the heart of it all, theres a little something for everyone. To get a feel for whats currently for sale, check out these 10 pint-size homes measuring 500 square feet or less....
  • NY Daily News - Jonah Hill pulls $4M SoHo apartment off the market
    11/21/2014 @ 4:49 PM - Jonah Hill looks to be staying put in SoHo.
  • Zillow - Warm Up to Gas Fireplaces
    11/21/2014 @ 4:49 PM - By Merv Kaufman Fireplaces have always been among the top amenities for homeowners looking to buy a new house. In fact, they rank second just behind outdoor patios, decks and porches, according to the National Association of Home Builders. While the cost of adding a fireplace to an existing home used to be prohibitively expensive...
  • The Atlantic - Big-City Mayors Line Up Behind Obama's Immigration Order
    11/21/2014 @ 4:46 PM - New York Mayor Bill De Blasio listens to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. (AP Images/Paul Beaty) Mayors in some of the nations largest cities are voicing their support for President Obamas executive order that will give protections to some undocumented immigrants and are planning to meet in New York City next month...
  • Business Insider - Manhattan's New Most Expensive Townhouse Just Hit The Market For $63 Million
    11/21/2014 @ 4:43 PM - New York's new most expensive townhouse has hit the market for $63 million, real estate website Curbed is reporting . The six-story mansion has 17,850 square feet, 10 bedrooms, eight fireplaces, an elevator, and a total of 25 rooms. It also has 2,300 exterior square feet, huge windows, and tall ceilings. ...
  • Luxury Daily - Caruso Affiliated offers mall goers free rides with Uber
    11/21/2014 @ 4:39 PM - The Grove decorated for the holidays Consumers shopping at upscale Los Angeles area malls The Americana at Brand or The Grove won't have to worry about parking this holiday season. From Black Friday Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 24, consumers will be able to book complimentary Uber Black rides to either shopping center, courtesy of real estate...
  • DNA Info New York - New Windsor Terrace Food Co-op Needs 100 Members to Lease Space
    11/21/2014 @ 4:37 PM - The co-op's leaders found a space on Caton Avenue, but they need money for a deposit by Dec. 1.
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  • Zillow - 10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel City
    11/21/2014 @ 6:49 PM - Did you know a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist invented the smiley emoticon? Or that the Steel City is a leader in green building? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may be in for a surprise. We asked a few locals to share what its really like to live in Pittsburgh . Heres 10 fun facts yinz might not know. 1....
  • New York Observer - Jay Suites Signs Seventh Manhattan Space in Grand Central Area
    11/21/2014 @ 6:01 PM - 315 Madison Avenue. Jay Suites , a shared-office space provider capitalizing on the communal space craze, has signed a lease at 315 Madison Avenue , a property owned by the Abramson Brothers between East 41st and East 42nd Streets. First reported by The Real Deal , the company signed a...
  • The Atlantic - Big-City Mayors Line Up Behind Obama's Immigration Order
    11/21/2014 @ 4:46 PM - New York Mayor Bill De Blasio listens to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. (AP Images/Paul Beaty) Mayors in some of the nations largest cities are voicing their support for President Obamas executive order that will give protections to some undocumented immigrants and are planning to meet in New York City next month...
  • RE Journals - CBRE Data Center Report ranks Chicago as front runner in market cost comparison
    11/21/2014 @ 3:46 PM - The growing reliance on cloud computing is reshaping traditional network computing and boosting demand for leased data center space in the U.S. For occupiers leasing a data center, Chicago ranks among the markets with the highest total project cost for leasing a data center, according to CBRE Group, Inc. 's latest research report, Leasing a Data Center: U.S. Market...
  • CP Executive - Empty Nesters and Millennials Drive Urban and Suburban D.C. Multifamily Market
    11/21/2014 @ 3:28 PM - The greater Washington D.C. area has more than 30,000 apartment units coming online, and JLL's Christine Espenshade says institutional investors are coming back to the core, but are also starting to target the suburban market for higher yields.
  • Curbed - SPONSORED POST: Corcoran Open House Roundup
    11/21/2014 @ 2:20 PM - Corcoran.com has an exclusive Open House Planner , perfect for weekends. Below, a roundup of some choice picks. Sunday Sales 470 MacDonough St. , 2 Units, 3 Floors, $1.383M [The Corcoran Group] 9 East 96th St. , 2BR, 2BA, $2.065M [The Corcoran Group] 224...
  • Multi-Housing News - Capital One Multifamily Finance Opens Orlando Office, Appoints Senior Vice President Robert Nagel to Head Office
    11/21/2014 @ 2:17 PM - New York-Capital One Multifamily Finance announced that it has opened a new office in Orlando, Florida. The office will be headed by Robert Nagel, newly appointed senior vice president of originations, and will offer Capital One's clients access to Agency financing from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHA. Prior to joining Capital One, Nagel worked for financial institutions...
  • Tribeca Citizen - In the News: Deluxe Mancave on White Street
    11/21/2014 @ 1:51 PM - ••• As expected, grand old 1 Wall Street is being converted; it will have approximately 350,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floors and close to 800,000 square feet of residential up top, split evenly between rentals and for-sale properties.” Maybe Tribeca Citizen should rent the Red Room (above) for an office…. Right: a fantastic conference room on...
  • CP Executive - Executive Insights: Bryan Keller, RubinBrown
    11/21/2014 @ 11:58 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor RubinBrown, one of the  largest accounting and business consulting firms in the United States, with more than 450 team members working in Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis, recently released a new report on the nation's multi-family housing industry. The 2014 Apartment Statistical Data is an annual survey compiled by RubinBrown's Real Estate...
  • Capital - Capital Data-Story Tracker: Nov. 21, 2014
    11/21/2014 @ 11:51 AM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism and research with a New York focus. High rates of preventable hospital admissions for NYC children Capital's Laura Nahmias looked at newly released Medicaid data. According to the data, unusually high numbers of New York City's poorest children are being admitted to hospitals for preventable...
  • Multi-Housing News - KGD Architecture's Arlington Mill Residences Captures Award
    11/21/2014 @ 9:57 AM - By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Arlington, Va.-Arlington Mill Residences, an affordable housing community in Arlington, Va. has been named 'Best Housing Development in Virginia.' The recognition represents the most prestigious award presented at the recent Virginia Governor's Housing Conference Awards Luncheon. Designed by Rosslyn, Va.-based KGD Architecture, an architectural, interiors and planning firm, the property is a...
  • Brokers Weekly - NEW DEVELOPMENT: Paris-inspired Greenwich Village homes begin leasing, HAP announces newest project
    11/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - ? Edward J. Minskoff Equities Village gets its own French quarter Edward J. Minskoff Equities has introduced the first luxury homes at its Paris-inspired conversion at 37 East 12th Street. Douglas Elliman's Madeline Hult Elghanayan, Dennis Mangone and Kirk Rundhaug (are handling sales and marketing for the homes, for which prices start at $9 million. 'Greenwich Village...
  • Realty Biz News - White House Resiliency Recommendations Welcomed by SmarterSafer.Org
    11/21/2014 @ 8:31 AM - SmarterSafer. org is a bipartisan coalition which is dedicated to more fiscally and environmentally sustainable disaster response, and has  applauded the White House's recommendations that communities throughout the country should be better equipped to deal with the impacts of increasingly dangerous natural disasters. The coalition released a statement saying 'It is encouraging to see the White House acknowledge that...
  • Realty Biz News - Real Estate Investing Today
    11/21/2014 @ 8:25 AM - There is a long history of real estate investing showing major appreciation in values following a recession. In 1970, the medium price for a house in the U.S. was about $25,000. A decade later, it had doubled to $50,000. In 2000, the priced averaged $125,000. Five times what it was in 1970. By 2006, it had doubled again to $250,000....
  • Fortune - Obama on immigration and China's rate cut - 5 things to know today
    11/21/2014 @ 8:15 AM - Hello friends and Fortune readers. Happy Friday -- the last one before the Thanksgiving weekend. Earnings season is slowing down, but the political season is heating up after the failed Keystone XL vote this week in the Senate, and President Obamas new immigration push. Stock futures are rallying after ECB President Mario Draghi's comments on fighting inflation...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Nov. 22-23
    11/21/2014 @ 8:01 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place this weekend 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 […]
  • The Atlantic - How You Feel About Street Harassment Can Depend a Lot on Where You're From
    11/21/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Hollaback/YouTube Watching the viral Hollaback video posted late last month of a woman receiving unsolicited and unwelcome greetings, attention, and crass comments while navigating New York City on foot, I have to admit that I didnt immediately understand the outrage. I certainly recognized...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses Nov. 22-23
    11/21/2014 @ 7:55 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 22-23 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. 22-23
    11/21/2014 @ 7:51 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 22-23 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 […]
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Obamas immigration reforms, Japans parliament dissolves, UKIPs victory, leave those leaves alone
    11/21/2014 @ 6:00 AM - What to watch for today A verdict in Ferguson-maybe.  A grand jurys decision on the fate of police officer Darren Wilson , who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, may come as early as today. If so, the public may not hear it until Sunday as law enforcement is expected to get two days advance notice. Missouris...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Falls Church mid-century modern for $799,000
    11/21/2014 @ 5:30 AM - The elderly gentleman who owned this midcentury modern home in the Pine Spring neighborhood of Falls Church hadn't maintained it as he grew older, and it fell into disrepair. The neighbors feared that someone would raze it and build something not in keeping with the character of the community. One of them got in touch […]
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  • Zillow - 10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel City
    11/21/2014 @ 6:49 PM - Did you know a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist invented the smiley emoticon? Or that the Steel City is a leader in green building? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may be in for a surprise. We asked a few locals to share what its really like to live in Pittsburgh . Heres 10 fun facts yinz might not know. 1....
  • The Real Deal - NYC apartment complexes worth 35% more than in 2007: Morgan Stanley
    11/21/2014 @ 4:58 PM - Owners of residential towers and Downtown office buildings are seeing great benefits from the real estate rebound, but those who own suburban office buildings are still struggling to cope with low prices, according to a Morgan Stanley analysis of commercial real estate prices. Morgan Stanley analysts say apartment complexes in cities like New York are worth 34.6...
  • Realtor.com News - 2003 Indy 500 Champ Gil de Ferran Selling Florida Home
    11/21/2014 @ 4:05 PM - Boaters looking for a luxury home with easy access to the water might want to check out this  Fort Lauderdale, FL , house: This  beautiful waterfront home is owned by former race car driver Gil de Ferran, and hes asking $2.695 million for the property. The home is located on one of the finger canals of the Las...
  • RE Journals - CBRE Data Center Report ranks Chicago as front runner in market cost comparison
    11/21/2014 @ 3:46 PM - The growing reliance on cloud computing is reshaping traditional network computing and boosting demand for leased data center space in the U.S. For occupiers leasing a data center, Chicago ranks among the markets with the highest total project cost for leasing a data center, according to CBRE Group, Inc. 's latest research report, Leasing a Data Center: U.S. Market...
  • The Real Deal - SoFla market is on fire, industry bigwigs say: VIDEOS
    11/21/2014 @ 2:46 PM - From left: Peggy Fucci, Ron Krongold, Jill Eber and Tony Cho From the South Florida site : Brokers, developers and other key industry players shared market insight and provided a snapshot of their firms business during  The Real Deals  annual forum and showcase, which was hosted in Miamis Design District last month. Hiten Samtani, managing editor of ...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Natural Disasters are now Measurable Default Risks
    11/21/2014 @ 2:38 PM - Growingnumbers of severe weather events throughout the U.S. may be giving new meaningto "location, location, location" in the housing world. CoreLogic senior economist Kathryn Dobbynwrites in the company's blog "housing Pulse" that the $8 billion in propertydamage caused by severe weather in the U.S. in 2013 is causing the housingindustry to think about the risk of any...
  • Fox Business - Foreign buyer boom in Florida's luxury real estate market?
    11/21/2014 @ 2:34 PM - 'Million Dollar Listing Miami's' Samantha DeBianchi on the Florida real estate market and foreign buyers.
  • Multi-Housing News - Capital One Multifamily Finance Opens Orlando Office, Appoints Senior Vice President Robert Nagel to Head Office
    11/21/2014 @ 2:17 PM - New York-Capital One Multifamily Finance announced that it has opened a new office in Orlando, Florida. The office will be headed by Robert Nagel, newly appointed senior vice president of originations, and will offer Capital One's clients access to Agency financing from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHA. Prior to joining Capital One, Nagel worked for financial institutions...
  • Property Wire - Sales in Miami soared last month due to increased demand
    11/21/2014 @ 1:32 PM - Sales in the Miami real estate market, one of the most popular US locations with overseas buyers, soared in October, exceeding record activity recorded in 2013. Single family home sales increased by 13.6% compared to October 2013 condominium sales increased 6.5% while combined, residential real estate sales increased 9.5% compared to a year ago. ‘Miami continues to experience...
  • Blue Matter - A Thanksgiving Feast of Homes
    11/21/2014 @ 1:01 PM - The Thanksgiving holiday is all about the feast. So, in that spirit, wed like to serve up a feast of Thanksgiving-themed homes. From Pilgrim Point to Wishbone Way, here are 9 homes where the Thanksgiving spirit lives on year round. 406 Turkey Cove Lane, Knoxville, TN 38003 Potato Canyon Road, Oak Glen,...
  • RE Journals - Paul Rogers: CREs Thriller
    11/21/2014 @ 11:34 AM - Paul Rogers In Paul Rogers' first job out of college, he worked as housing director for a state funded mental health agency located on the north side. He met many landlords including Mel and George Kaplan located in Rogers Park. They told him to get his real estate license and work for them. Rogers did and after 29...
  • CP Executive - Carey Watermark Buys 295-Key Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
    11/21/2014 @ 11:29 AM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Carey Watermark Investors Inc. has been on quite the buying binge this year, and the REIT's recent acquisition of the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza has kept the trend alive.  CWI purchased the 295-room hotel from an affiliate of Noble Investment Group for $56.7 million. With an address...
  • CP Executive - Harrison Street Sells 22 Self-Storage Properties for $223M
    11/21/2014 @ 10:56 AM - By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor Harrison Street Real Estate Capital has sold 22 self-storage properties totaling 1.7 million square feet to CubeSmart as the first part of a $223 million two-tranche deal. NGKF Capital Markets, which represented the seller and secured the buyer, said the properties are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New...
  • Brokers Weekly - Virtual reality ready to revolutionize residential sales market
    11/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - By Konrad Putzier Beyond the balcony of this Miami Beach penthouse, behind beaches lined with palm trees, the Atlantic Ocean glistens in the dark. Inside, a fire is crackling. A quick stroll through the apartment reveals a spacious kitchen, a bowl of fruit placed on the counter, and a bedroom with a magnificent four-poster bed. The...
  • Multi-Housing News - Condo Construction Financing Making a Slow but Steady Comeback in Miami
    11/21/2014 @ 8:54 AM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Miami-The recent recession hit the real estate industry hard. Miami's multifamily residential construction scene was no exception; however, the condo market is beginning to bounce back. In the last condo boom, many lenders were left with no choice but to foreclose on condo developers who were unable to pay back their construction loans. Buyers...
  • Realty Biz News - Homeowners Haunted by Old Foreclosure Debt
    11/21/2014 @ 8:27 AM - Many people who lost their homes to foreclosure between five and seven years ago have worked hard to repair their credit scores. Unfortunately just as things are getting better some are being chased by debt collectors for sums running into many thousands of dollars. They are being chased for the difference between the amount owed on the house and...
  • designboom - new images released for OMAs park grove condos on miami waterfront
    11/21/2014 @ 4:59 AM - located among a park landscape in the coconut grove district, the scheme has been modified from its competition-winning state and bundles pairs of cylindrical towers together. The post new images released for OMAs park grove condos on miami waterfront appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Trulia Trends - Where Do Wild Turkeys Celebrate Thanksgiving?
    11/21/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Ever wonder where turkeys lucky enough to survive Thanksgiving can be found? We set out to find the answer by looking at the annual USGS Breeding Bird Survey . If you'd like to find a turkey someplace other than the dinner table on Thanksgiving, the best place in the US, statistically speaking, is Roger Mills, OK. It averaged over...
  • Bigger Pockets - Flippers, Fear Not! 5 Reasons Why House Flipping is Alive & Well
    11/20/2014 @ 6:16 PM - If youre up on your real estate news, youve probably already come across the latest RealtyTrac article  from Tuesday, which reports home flipping to be at its lowest level in Q3 2014 since Q2 of 2009 . The data shows that 26,947 single family homes were flipped across the nation during the third quarter of 2014, accounting for 4.0 percent...
  • Haute Residence - Whos the Boss? Brooklyns Priciest Home is on the Market for $17 Million
    11/20/2014 @ 5:57 PM - There's something spectacularly sinister about the $30 million Brooklyn mansion at 2458 National Drive in Mill Basin. First, the estate commands a Manhattan-style price tag. Second, its value seems in free-fall-from $30 million to $17 million-after only a year on the market. And, oh yeah, the home was reportedly built by a Colombo crime family associate. Other than that,...
  • The Atlantic - Can You Afford to Flip a House? Now Is the Time
    11/20/2014 @ 3:42 PM - Joshua Lott/Reuters By one measure, the housing market is finally back to normal. The practice of flippingwhenever a buyer purchases a house and resells it within one yearis down to 4.0 percent of all home sales in the U.S. for the third quarter of 2014. That's the lowest level since 2009, suggesting a return to...
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  • Re/code - The Difference Between Uber and Airbnb
    11/22/2014 @ 12:56 AM - Airbnb Uber and Airbnb have a lot in common: They are the tech startup darlings of the moment, they are valued in the tens of billions of dollars and make significant revenue, they connect the convenience of the Internet to the online world, they are unpopular all over the world with incumbents and regulators and they exist by virtue...
  • RE Journals - Essex Realty Group brokers the sale of a 36-unit multi-family building
    11/21/2014 @ 10:01 PM - Essex Realty Group, Inc. announced the sale of 2834 W. Palmer in Chicago, Illinois. The property is a 36-unit corridor style building located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It is situated on the north side of Palmer Street around the corner from California Avenue. This prime tree lined side street location in Logan Square is rarely available. The...
  • Zillow - Skeletons in the Closet: Buying and Selling a Home with a Notorious Past
    11/21/2014 @ 7:48 PM - Every home has a history. Many homeowners ask, Who lived in my house before me?” Todays home buyers, with access to so much information and technology, want to know as much as they can about a homes history before they even sign a contract. Sellers of homes with notorious histories should disclose to buyers what they know particularly if the events occurred...
  • Zillow - Most Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 Million
    11/21/2014 @ 7:19 PM - Pricey real estate is nothing new in The Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate  sold for $147 million this spring , the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million . Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in The Hamptons,...
  • Zillow - 10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel City
    11/21/2014 @ 6:49 PM - Did you know a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist invented the smiley emoticon? Or that the Steel City is a leader in green building? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may be in for a surprise. We asked a few locals to share what its really like to live in Pittsburgh . Heres 10 fun facts yinz might not know. 1....
  • SFGate - Seller ushered landmark home into 21st century
    11/21/2014 @ 6:02 PM - Artist Eric Heiser's most ambitious project isn't framed in a gallery or secured behind ballistic glass in a museum.'This home oozes Spanish Colonial charm and exudes soul,' Heiser said of Oakland's 2201 Bywood Drive, a landmark estate designed by Edwin Huddleson in 1934.Though the home was in need of new systems, updated bathrooms and a modern kitchen, Heiser and his...
  • SFGate - Modern Victorian in West Oakland open Sunday
    11/21/2014 @ 6:02 PM - Past meets present in this newly constructed modern Victorian in West Oakland. The interior hosts contemporary ingredients like an open floor plan, as well as traditional design elements such as subway tiles, wainscoting and ceiling medallions. The main level opens to a deep backyard with privacy fences and new plantings. ...
  • SFGate - Hot Property: Berkeley condo set in timeless Craftsman
    11/21/2014 @ 6:02 PM - In the years immediately following the 1906 earthquake and fire, she began erecting buildings in the East Bay as invitations to those displaced from San Francisco.Situated on the top floor of a brown-shingled Craftsman, the two-bedroom condominium includes an attic space and view deck.'The fact it was designed by Hall is a big plus,' said Kate Phillips of Coldwell Banker,...
  • New York Observer - Jay Suites Signs Seventh Manhattan Space in Grand Central Area
    11/21/2014 @ 6:01 PM - 315 Madison Avenue. Jay Suites , a shared-office space provider capitalizing on the communal space craze, has signed a lease at 315 Madison Avenue , a property owned by the Abramson Brothers between East 41st and East 42nd Streets. First reported by The Real Deal , the company signed a...
  • Multi-Housing News - Westwood Leases 47K SF Space to Publix at Steele Creek Crossing; Northlake Mall Sold in $1.4B Portfolio
    11/21/2014 @ 5:45 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Steele Creek Crossing Westwood Financial Corp. (WFC) recently announced the opening of a Publix grocery store at Steele Creek Crossing, a 77,301-sq.-ft. retail center fully owned by WFC. Publix Super Markets has now brought the 12810 South Tryon Street retail center to full occupancy. Other tenants...
  • Realtor.com News - NHL Defenseman Jack Johnson Selling His SoCal Home
    11/21/2014 @ 5:35 PM - In Manhattan Village, a gated community less than three miles from Manhattan Beach in Southern California, theres a nice townhome for sale , ideal for a single family. But the reason for the sale is a story of family dysfunction. Jack Johnson, a defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL, is selling the townhouse-which...
  • Zillow - Rustic to Ritzy: Homes Under 500 Square Feet
    11/21/2014 @ 4:54 PM - As the tiny home movement picks up steam across the country, buyers are increasingly drawn to smaller living spaces. From cozy cabins in the woods to classy condos in the heart of it all, theres a little something for everyone. To get a feel for whats currently for sale, check out these 10 pint-size homes measuring 500 square feet or less....
  • The Atlantic - Big-City Mayors Line Up Behind Obama's Immigration Order
    11/21/2014 @ 4:46 PM - New York Mayor Bill De Blasio listens to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. (AP Images/Paul Beaty) Mayors in some of the nations largest cities are voicing their support for President Obamas executive order that will give protections to some undocumented immigrants and are planning to meet in New York City next month...
  • Luxury Daily - Caruso Affiliated offers mall goers free rides with Uber
    11/21/2014 @ 4:39 PM - The Grove decorated for the holidays Consumers shopping at upscale Los Angeles area malls The Americana at Brand or The Grove won't have to worry about parking this holiday season. From Black Friday Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 24, consumers will be able to book complimentary Uber Black rides to either shopping center, courtesy of real estate...
  • Redfin Blog - Youll Never Guess What Jennifer Lawrence Just Called Her New House
    11/21/2014 @ 3:56 PM - After the success of 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'The Hunger Games' series, it was time for Jennifer Lawrence to move out of her two bedroom condo, which was owned by her parents! The 24-year-old Oscar-winning actress recently plunked down $8.225 million for a home in Beverly Hills that once belonged to Jessica Simpson, and before that,...
  • Multi-Housing News - New Glendale Property Leases Quickly
    11/21/2014 @ 3:55 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Glendale, Calif.-The demand for apartments is still brisk in Southern California, if the pace of leasing at the 310-unit Lex on Orange apartments in Glendale is any indication. The community at 321 N. Orange, which was developed by AMLI, opening at 50 percent leased, and now is nearing 60 percent, only a few...
  • RE Journals - CBRE Data Center Report ranks Chicago as front runner in market cost comparison
    11/21/2014 @ 3:46 PM - The growing reliance on cloud computing is reshaping traditional network computing and boosting demand for leased data center space in the U.S. For occupiers leasing a data center, Chicago ranks among the markets with the highest total project cost for leasing a data center, according to CBRE Group, Inc. 's latest research report, Leasing a Data Center: U.S. Market...
  • Realtor.com News - At $195M, This Is the Most Expensive Home in America
    11/21/2014 @ 3:44 PM - With a price tag of $195M, the  Palazzo di Amore does not skimp on luxury. This Beverly Hills, CA , estate sits on almost 25 acres, and it features 12 bedrooms, 16 full bathrooms and a 27-car garage-all this is guaranteed to leave even Bruce Wayne awed. In fact, the word mansion” doesnt quite do it justice; even the...
  • RE Journals - SoulCycle inks lease at Related Midwest's OneEleven
    11/21/2014 @ 3:40 PM - Related Midwest announced that SoulCycle®, the country's premier indoor cycling brand known for its high-energy workouts that combine cycling with dance, has signed a 4,200-square-foot lease at OneEleven, the developer's 60-story ultra- luxury apartment tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive. Scheduled to open next fall, the cycling studio will serve one of the fastest-growing downtown areas in the country...
  • RE Journals - Farmers Fridge announces new location at 600 W. Chicago Avenue with local grafitti art
    11/21/2014 @ 3:07 PM - Farmer's Fridge , a new vending kiosk concept that dispenses gourmet salads and snacks made fresh daily, announces their new kiosk location at 600 West Chicago Avenue. Ideally located in one of the landmark buildings alongside the North Branch of the Chicago River, this touch-screen automated kiosk has custom graphics that have been designed in partnership with local up and...
  • Blue Matter - Reddings Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
    11/21/2014 @ 2:51 PM - This year on Thanksgiving morning, before many of us are out of bed, thousands of people will meet to carry out a decades-long tradition. Now in its 29th year, the annual Redding Turkey Trot , taking place on November 27 this year, has been a Thanksgiving highlight for many local people. They come from all over to join the...
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  • designboom - yoshio ohnos timber house in miyake straddles a four meter retaining wall
    11/22/2014 @ 1:15 AM - the dwelling can be accessed from either of its split storeys, with a sheltered entrance positioned at the lower level of the design. The post yoshio ohnos timber house in miyake straddles a four meter retaining wall appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Times Union - Dow, S&P hit new highs
    11/22/2014 @ 12:01 AM - The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending the market's gains for the week. It was the third record close for the Dow in the week and the fourth for the S&P 500. ...
  • designboom - K2S architects plans multipurpose arena for helsinkis olympic site
    11/21/2014 @ 11:16 PM - organized around the currently vacant mäntymäki square, the completed site will boast an infrastructure capable of hosting major international events. The post K2S architects plans multipurpose arena for helsinkis olympic site appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Zillow - Most Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 Million
    11/21/2014 @ 7:19 PM - Pricey real estate is nothing new in The Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate  sold for $147 million this spring , the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million . Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in The Hamptons,...
  • designboom - dia architecture remodels dogok office with transparent steel façade
    11/21/2014 @ 7:15 PM - the finely articulated system of metal and glass merges and separates with the mass, blurring the distinction of floors from the exterior. The post dia architecture remodels dogok office with transparent steel façade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • ArchDaily - Erskineville Studio / Pivot
    11/21/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Pivot Location: Erskineville NSW, Australia Year: 2013 Photographs: Justin Alexander From the architect. The project...
  • ArchDaily - Winning Proposals 'Reanimate the Ruins' of Detroit's Packard Motor Plant
    11/21/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Parallel Projections  has announced the winners of the Reanimate the Ruins  competition, an international challenge to redesign and memorialize Detroits historic Packard Motor Plant. The competition called for designers to simultaneously honor Detroits history, while envisioning a future of technological, social, and aesthetic healing. This years jury has selected three winners and six honorable mentions. Read more after the...
  • The Atlantic - The Fight to Bring Pittsburghese to Merriam-Webster
    11/21/2014 @ 5:23 PM - AP Sitting next to a guy vaping away at a Stillers game? Like any self-respecting Yinzer , you'd probably put down your chip-chop ham sandwich and call him a jagoff. But unlike "vape," announced as the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year earlier this week , Pittsburgh's...
  • ArchDaily - The Ulrichshof / noa
    11/21/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Architects: noa* Location: Bolzano , Bolzano , Italy Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of noa* From...
  • Freshome - Historic Church in London Transformed Into Contemporary Home by Gianna Camilotti Interiors
    11/21/2014 @ 4:41 PM - Architectural bureau Gianna Camilotti Interiors converted a historic church into a massive contemporary home in London, UK. The architecture team kept the original heritage features of the Victorian-style building with red brick facade. Inside, the residence is distinguished by imposing white walls, arched windows, columns and massive wooden beams. The 236 square meter-house accommodates an open...
  • DNA Info New York - Decrepit Historic Kew Gardens House Listed on Craigslist for $1.2M
    11/21/2014 @ 4:23 PM - The house was deemed unsafe in 2009 by the Department of Buildings.
  • ArchDaily - Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond Selected to Redesign Assen Station
    11/21/2014 @ 4:16 PM - Powerhouse Company  and De Zwarte Hond  (Team A) have won an international competition to redesign the Assen railway station in the Netherlands. The winning scheme, marked by a triangular latticed canopy, is designed to reconnect the east and west side of the city with an 'inviting and recognizable' transit hub. ...
  • designboom - snohetta + white weave väven cultural center together in sweden
    11/21/2014 @ 4:12 PM - the mixed-use building unites, or better yet 'weaves' (translation from swedish of väven), a variety of programs together on a riverfront site in umeå, sweden. The post snohetta + white weave väven cultural center together in sweden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Inman News - With Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout, Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion
    11/21/2014 @ 4:11 PM - It may have taken a while him to get into franchising, but Warren Buffett is no newcomer to residential real estate. Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America owns more than two dozen brokerages around the country, including heavyweights that are ...
  • The Atlantic - Venice Declares War on Wheelie Suitcases
    11/21/2014 @ 4:05 PM - Tourists beware, convenient luggage is going to cost you in Venice. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor) Carrying wheeled suitcases is now a crime and not just a fashion crime in Venice, Italy. The city council just introduced a law that aims to fine wheelie-dragging tourists up to $650. (That's approximately how much...
  • RE Journals - Bank of America Merrill Lynch names Katy Gnapp as commercial real estate banking executive
    11/21/2014 @ 3:52 PM - Katy Gnapp Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced that Katy Gnapp has been named Commercial Real Estate Banking (CREB) Executive. Based in Chicago, Katy manages teams that serve professional commercial real estate investors throughout the U.S. She was most recently the CREB executive for the West Region. She has been with Bank of America Merrill...
  • RE Journals - SoulCycle inks lease at Related Midwest's OneEleven
    11/21/2014 @ 3:40 PM - Related Midwest announced that SoulCycle®, the country's premier indoor cycling brand known for its high-energy workouts that combine cycling with dance, has signed a 4,200-square-foot lease at OneEleven, the developer's 60-story ultra- luxury apartment tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive. Scheduled to open next fall, the cycling studio will serve one of the fastest-growing downtown areas in the country...
  • The Real Deal - Socialite Janna Bullock lists Hamptons mansions for $51M
    11/21/2014 @ 3:16 PM - 210 Meadow Lane in the Hamptons and Janna Bullock Manhattan socialite and mansion flipper Janna Bullock has listed two sprawling estates in the Hamptons for a combined $51 million. The mansions are located on the highly exclusive Meadow Lane in Southampton. At 210 Meadow Lane, Bullock is listing a six-bedroom, 8,500-square-foot home with a pool, a spa...
  • New York Observer - Financial Firm To Move Two Blocks North in Midtown
    11/21/2014 @ 3:01 PM - 1120 Avenue of the Americas Small and middle market capitalization portfolio manager Daruma Capital Management will move its headquarters two blocks uptown in April 2015 through a lease for the entire top floor of  Edison Properties ' Hippodrome Building . The employee-owned company that oversees $2.3 billion in investments for public and corporate pension...
  • Blue Matter - Setting the Holiday Table with Toddlers in Tow
    11/21/2014 @ 3:01 PM - I am about to let you in on a big secret: Martha Stewart is not my middle name, and Pinterest is not my friend. When I was first married, I envisioned the perfect holiday table with linens, china, sparkling candles, and all the family exclaiming over my beautifully set table and food. Then, the kids came along and reality set...
  • Quartz - The weeks nine most important economic charts
    11/21/2014 @ 2:08 PM - Japan slipped into recession … Share Tap image to zoom …and the yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar Share Tap image to zoom ...
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Popular Stories

  • designboom - yoshio ohnos timber house in miyake straddles a four meter retaining wall
    11/22/2014 @ 1:15 AM - the dwelling can be accessed from either of its split storeys, with a sheltered entrance positioned at the lower level of the design. The post yoshio ohnos timber house in miyake straddles a four meter retaining wall appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

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  • ArchDaily - Sderot Train Station / Mann Shinar Architects
    11/22/2014 @ 2:01 AM - Architects: Mann Shinar Architects Location: Sderot, Israel Architects In Charge: Ami Shinar, Amir Mann Area: 3500.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Albatross Aerial Perspective , Dana Polo, Shay Adam, Gal Deren ...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • Times Union - Open house welcomes season
    11/22/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Stuyvesant Plaza on Western Avenue will hold its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Retailers will offer special holiday sales, samplings and gift ideas. The open house will also feature horse-drawn carriage rides from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Larry Rulison

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • Re/code - The Difference Between Uber and Airbnb
    11/22/2014 @ 12:56 AM - Airbnb Uber and Airbnb have a lot in common: They are the tech startup darlings of the moment, they are valued in the tens of billions of dollars and make significant revenue, they connect the convenience of the Internet to the online world, they are unpopular all over the world with incumbents and regulators and they exist by virtue...

    Tagged in:    California   Tips and Tricks

  • Times Union - Dow, S&P hit new highs
    11/22/2014 @ 12:01 AM - The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending the market's gains for the week. It was the third record close for the Dow in the week and the fourth for the S&P 500. ...

    Tagged in:    International

  • The Real Deal - Want an affordable apartment in NYC? Fat chance
    11/21/2014 @ 12:30 PM - A rendering of the new Sugar Hill development at West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Boulevard, Harlem The odds do not seem to be in the favor of those seeking affordable apartments in New York City. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers who are vying for affordable housing spots across the city are dependent on housing lotteries,...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • The Next Web - Amazon Travel hotel booking service rumoured to arrive early next year
    11/21/2014 @ 4:43 AM - Travel sites could be about to have a very unhappy new year. Amazon is set to enter the travel business, according to a report by travel news specialists Skift. It says Amazon has been working with independent hotels and resorts in and around major cities to prepare its new Amazon Travel service. The site claims Amazon Travel could launch as early as...

    Tagged in:    California   New York

  • ArchDaily - Career Insights: IE School of Architecture & Design
    11/21/2014 @ 1:42 PM - Career prospects in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Interior Design have changed profoundly in nearly half a decade. We believe that practices that are global enough are finding great opportunities in this evolution, and that professionals that are excellent in design and in business are thriving. We would like to share the stories of some of the Alumni from IE...
  • Blue Matter - Decorating Your Pad in Time for Thanksgiving in NYC
    11/21/2014 @ 9:06 AM - We really try not to boast, but its really hard not to gloat about the fabulousness that is Thanksgiving in NYC. From the Macys Day Parade to the frenetic and joyous electricity in the air at holiday time, New York City really knows how to throw a turkey - or Tofurky - party. If youre hosting...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • NYT Real Estate - What I Love: Downtown Brooklyn Home of Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari
    11/21/2014 @ 12:35 PM - The actor Brian Cox lives in a Brooklyn high-rise with his wife, Nicole Ansari, and their two sons.

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • Multi-Housing News - Hickok Cole Architects and Washington Project for the Arts Raise $700,000 at 15th Annual Art Night Benefit
    11/21/2014 @ 12:57 AM - By Diana Mosher, Editorial Director Washington, DC- For the second year in a row MHN sponsored one of real estates most interesting networking events, Art Night, on October 30 at the Washington, DC headquarters of Hickok Cole Architects. Hosted by the firms principals Yolanda Cole, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP and Michael Hickok, FAIA, the event was founded...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro   International

  • Curbed - Cool Map Thing: Mapping the Wi-Fi Coverage of NYC's Pay Phones of the Future
    11/21/2014 @ 1:08 PM - [Screenshot from I Quant NY .] This week, the city unveiled its plan to turn the city's 6,000 defunct pay phones into little boxes of helpful technology that do things like provide super-fast free Wi-Fi , free domestic calls (albeit through a public speaker), charging stations, and screens with "access to city...

    Tagged in:    New York   Tips and Tricks

  • New York Observer - $42M Refi for Times Square Office Building
    11/21/2014 @ 2:01 PM - 260 West 39th Street Meridian Capital Group negotiated a $42 million mortgage to refinance an office building owned by Brooklyn-based Orbach and Associates . New York Community Bank provided the loan on 260 West 39th Street , a 172,500-square-foot property, according to city records. The 12-year...

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets   New York

  • Curbed - Lawsuits: Rent-Stabilized Leases Can't Be Treated As Assets, Court Rules
    11/21/2014 @ 11:16 AM - The state's highest court has ruled that the city's precious, sparse rent-stabilized leases can not be used as assets in the case of bankruptcy, meaning the leases cannot be seized and sold to pay off creditors, the Times reports . The decision comes after a year-long legal battle between the state and rent-stabilized East Village...

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  • Housing Wire - Housing sales inventory continues to grow in October
    11/21/2014 @ 12:37 PM - The number of homes for sale continued to increase across the U.S. in October, a good sign for buyers, but mainly for those on the higher end, according to the latest data from Zillow Real Estate Markets report for October.

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Zillow - Rustic to Ritzy: Homes Under 500 Square Feet
    11/21/2014 @ 4:54 PM - As the tiny home movement picks up steam across the country, buyers are increasingly drawn to smaller living spaces. From cozy cabins in the woods to classy condos in the heart of it all, theres a little something for everyone. To get a feel for whats currently for sale, check out these 10 pint-size homes measuring 500 square feet or less....
  • NY Daily News - Jonah Hill pulls $4M SoHo apartment off the market
    11/21/2014 @ 4:49 PM - Jonah Hill looks to be staying put in SoHo.
  • Curbed - On the Market: As usual, the rampant practice of...
    11/21/2014 @ 4:15 PM - As usual, the rampant practice of describing something as "Wrightean" just because it was designed by an architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright is pretty far off with Curbed National's House of the Day, a rehabbed 1956 dwelling by David Henken. It's tempting to let that bit of brokerbabble slide, though, given the sheer gorgeousness...
  • Redfin Blog - Youll Never Guess What Jennifer Lawrence Just Called Her New House
    11/21/2014 @ 3:56 PM - After the success of 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'The Hunger Games' series, it was time for Jennifer Lawrence to move out of her two bedroom condo, which was owned by her parents! The 24-year-old Oscar-winning actress recently plunked down $8.225 million for a home in Beverly Hills that once belonged to Jessica Simpson, and before that,...
  • RE Journals - SoulCycle inks lease at Related Midwest's OneEleven
    11/21/2014 @ 3:40 PM - Related Midwest announced that SoulCycle®, the country's premier indoor cycling brand known for its high-energy workouts that combine cycling with dance, has signed a 4,200-square-foot lease at OneEleven, the developer's 60-story ultra- luxury apartment tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive. Scheduled to open next fall, the cycling studio will serve one of the fastest-growing downtown areas in the country...
  • Blue Matter - Setting the Holiday Table with Toddlers in Tow
    11/21/2014 @ 3:01 PM - I am about to let you in on a big secret: Martha Stewart is not my middle name, and Pinterest is not my friend. When I was first married, I envisioned the perfect holiday table with linens, china, sparkling candles, and all the family exclaiming over my beautifully set table and food. Then, the kids came along and reality set...
  • Porch - 11 Absolutely Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decoration DIYs
    11/21/2014 @ 3:00 PM - Thanksgivings in a week. But dont panic! These eleven absolutely last-minute DIY projects will help you outfit your whole house in festive Thanksgiving feeling before the guests arrive. For many of them, you wont even have to make a trip to the craft store! The best part is, these decorations are so darling, theyll never knew you threw...
  More Celebrity Real Estate News

Brokerage Tidbits

  • RE Journals - Essex Realty Group brokers the sale of a 36-unit multi-family building
    11/21/2014 @ 10:01 PM - Essex Realty Group, Inc. announced the sale of 2834 W. Palmer in Chicago, Illinois. The property is a 36-unit corridor style building located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It is situated on the north side of Palmer Street around the corner from California Avenue. This prime tree lined side street location in Logan Square is rarely available. The...
  • Zillow - Most Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 Million
    11/21/2014 @ 7:19 PM - Pricey real estate is nothing new in The Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate  sold for $147 million this spring , the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million . Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in The Hamptons,...
  • Inman News - Portal Watch (and more): Awakening the giant
    11/21/2014 @ 6:41 PM - Quote of the week (Well ... actually, quote of the decade): 'Storm clouds are coming.' -- Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams. When? 2005, when he predicted the Great Recession and poised his feisty firm to truly compete with the big guys ...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    11/21/2014 @ 6:11 PM - Cathleen Carmody and 101 West 87th Street on Upper West Side Price: $11,000,000 Listing broker: Cathleen Carmody of the Corcoran Group Address: 101 West 87th Street Patrick Lilly, Adie Kriegstein and 17 Minetta Street in Greenwich Village Price: $5,676,000 Listing broker: ...
  • SFGate - Hot Property: Berkeley condo set in timeless Craftsman
    11/21/2014 @ 6:02 PM - In the years immediately following the 1906 earthquake and fire, she began erecting buildings in the East Bay as invitations to those displaced from San Francisco.Situated on the top floor of a brown-shingled Craftsman, the two-bedroom condominium includes an attic space and view deck.'The fact it was designed by Hall is a big plus,' said Kate Phillips of Coldwell Banker,...
  • SFGate - Los Altos Hills estate with private vineyard open Sunday
    11/21/2014 @ 6:02 PM - Bathed in natural light, this gated home is replete with high-end details and offers dramatic views of the bay. The kitchen has commercial appliances, cherry cabinets and granite counters, while the home theater includes a flat-screen television and built-in speakers. The lot includes a private vineyard. ...
  • The Real Deal - Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week
    11/21/2014 @ 5:49 PM - This weeks priciest listing sets a new record for New York Citys most expensive townhouse. Corcoran Groups Carrie Chiang has the $63 million listing at 24 East 81st Street together with Brown Harris Stevens John Burger and Daniela Rivoir. The 17,850-square-foot, six-story townhouse  was originally built as a single-family home for early 20th century developer Jeremiah C. Lyons. The home is split up...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Housing Wire - $4.8 billion portfolio of Fannie, Freddie MSRs hits market
    11/21/2014 @ 6:19 PM - "These offerings provide an excellent opportunity to finish off your year with the purchase of a substantial amount of extremely low interest rate, high quality MSRs from a highly reputable mortgage banking company," said Interactive Mortgage Advisors, which is acting as the exclusive broker for the seller.
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Broker's diligence helps borrowers refianance
    11/21/2014 @ 6:02 PM - Broker's diligence helps borrowers refiananceThanks to a surging real estate market, the value of the home had significantly increased, and the pair looked to refinance to eliminate their mortgage insurance.The old debts (an auto loan and an American Express card) were being disputed but had yet to be settled, so it limited their opportunities with lenders.The couple needed letters from...
  • Multi-Housing News - Westwood Leases 47K SF Space to Publix at Steele Creek Crossing; Northlake Mall Sold in $1.4B Portfolio
    11/21/2014 @ 5:45 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Steele Creek Crossing Westwood Financial Corp. (WFC) recently announced the opening of a Publix grocery store at Steele Creek Crossing, a 77,301-sq.-ft. retail center fully owned by WFC. Publix Super Markets has now brought the 12810 South Tryon Street retail center to full occupancy. Other tenants...
  • Housing Wire - SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement
    11/21/2014 @ 5:04 PM - The record-setting settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities can finally proceed after the bank was granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • The Real Deal - NYC apartment complexes worth 35% more than in 2007: Morgan Stanley
    11/21/2014 @ 4:58 PM - Owners of residential towers and Downtown office buildings are seeing great benefits from the real estate rebound, but those who own suburban office buildings are still struggling to cope with low prices, according to a Morgan Stanley analysis of commercial real estate prices. Morgan Stanley analysts say apartment complexes in cities like New York are worth 34.6...
  • Realtor.com News - Market Update: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Recovery
    11/21/2014 @ 4:52 PM - moodboard/Thinkstock The weather has turned abruptly colder for most of the country, but the economy and the housing market are heating up. Here are the most significant economic developments of the past week. Breaking ground: The new home market is finally improving, as demonstrated by single-family housing starts-the number of privately owned housing units...
  • Realtor.com News - Feds Seek New Rules to Help Troubled Homeowners
    11/21/2014 @ 4:42 PM - Getty Images/file 2008 For homeowners struggling to fill out reams of loan modification paperwork in hope of avoiding a foreclosure, there's nothing more frustrating than learning that the bank, (or mortgage servicer) has transferred the loan to another bank in the middle of the workout period. The transfers often left consumers not knowing what the status of...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • ArchDaily - Sderot Train Station / Mann Shinar Architects
    11/22/2014 @ 2:01 AM - Architects: Mann Shinar Architects Location: Sderot, Israel Architects In Charge: Ami Shinar, Amir Mann Area: 3500.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Albatross Aerial Perspective , Dana Polo, Shay Adam, Gal Deren ...
  • Re/code - The Difference Between Uber and Airbnb
    11/22/2014 @ 12:56 AM - Airbnb Uber and Airbnb have a lot in common: They are the tech startup darlings of the moment, they are valued in the tens of billions of dollars and make significant revenue, they connect the convenience of the Internet to the online world, they are unpopular all over the world with incumbents and regulators and they exist by virtue...
  • Times Union - Open house welcomes season
    11/22/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Stuyvesant Plaza on Western Avenue will hold its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Retailers will offer special holiday sales, samplings and gift ideas. The open house will also feature horse-drawn carriage rides from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Larry Rulison
  • designboom - K2S architects plans multipurpose arena for helsinkis olympic site
    11/21/2014 @ 11:16 PM - organized around the currently vacant mäntymäki square, the completed site will boast an infrastructure capable of hosting major international events. The post K2S architects plans multipurpose arena for helsinkis olympic site appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • RE Journals - Essex Realty Group brokers the sale of a 36-unit multi-family building
    11/21/2014 @ 10:01 PM - Essex Realty Group, Inc. announced the sale of 2834 W. Palmer in Chicago, Illinois. The property is a 36-unit corridor style building located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It is situated on the north side of Palmer Street around the corner from California Avenue. This prime tree lined side street location in Logan Square is rarely available. The...
  • Zillow - Skeletons in the Closet: Buying and Selling a Home with a Notorious Past
    11/21/2014 @ 7:48 PM - Every home has a history. Many homeowners ask, Who lived in my house before me?” Todays home buyers, with access to so much information and technology, want to know as much as they can about a homes history before they even sign a contract. Sellers of homes with notorious histories should disclose to buyers what they know particularly if the events occurred...
  • Zillow - 10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel City
    11/21/2014 @ 6:49 PM - Did you know a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist invented the smiley emoticon? Or that the Steel City is a leader in green building? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may be in for a surprise. We asked a few locals to share what its really like to live in Pittsburgh . Heres 10 fun facts yinz might not know. 1....
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