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  • Gant Daily - Quantico actress takes red-carpet stand against Mississippi state flag
    2/6/2016 @ 1:15 PM - Actress Aunjanue Ellis used the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday to take a political stand. The Quantico” star wore a white dress emblazoned with the phrase Take It Down Mississippi,” a reference to ongoing debate over the state flag, the last in the country to incorporate the Confederate battle emblem. Designed by Quantico” costume designer...
  • Freshome - Modern Style and Sensibility In a Traditional D.C. Neighborhood
    2/6/2016 @ 12:01 PM - The Brandywine House,  in an upscale residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., was completed by Robert M. Gurney Architect . Offering a screened porch, covered deck, rooftop deck and balconies, the contemporary L-shaped home is oriented around a large outdoor living space. Its floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a swimming pool in the backyard.  ...
  • Salon - Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the New Hampshire trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand
    2/6/2016 @ 12:00 PM - SALEM, N.H. -- Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's...
  • Salon - They're trying to deify Ronald Reagan: Inside the right-wing plot to turn the Gipper into a modern-day God
    2/6/2016 @ 11:59 AM - Inertia may be enough to keep a statue in the ground, but it's not going to make anybody care about the president on that statue. Doing that takes effort-like a movement across the country. Or, alternatively, a lot of little movements in different parts of the country. This has been the idea behind the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project: rather than...
  • 6sqft - Weekly Highlights: Top Picks From the 6sqft Staff
    2/6/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Anne Hathaway Buys $2.55M Upper West Side Co-op De Blasio to Announce $2.5B Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Line Maya Angelou's Historic Harlem Brownstone Lists for $5M Bjarke Ingels Is Designing a $50M NYPD Station House in the South Bronx They Paved Washington Square Park and Put Up a Parking Lot...
  • Curbed - U.N. Worker Moves to Washington Heights for More Space
    2/6/2016 @ 10:30 AM - Welcome to It Happened One Weekend, our weekly roundup of The New York Times real estate section... [ H.L.I.T./Flickr ] The Hunt: Every "The Hunt" column begins with the Hunters describing the apartment they want, and ends with them rationalizing whatever they came away with. This is The...
  • Fortune - Here's Why You'll Find It Hard To Get a Good Beer In Las Vegas
    2/6/2016 @ 10:01 AM - If you want a good beer at a hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, youve got to work for it. While every casino is lousy with bars, the majority of their offerings are mass market macro, something that makes sense given the citys foot traffic. But if you search patiently, you can usually find a tap that pours...
  • Salon - This is how a political party dies: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders - and the collapse of our failed political elites
    2/6/2016 @ 9:30 AM - The Iowa caucus results may have brought a brief reprise from full-scale panic mode among political elites, but there's no denying that the terrain we're on now looks nothing like what anyone expected a year ago. It's not just the babbling punditocracy that's been caught with its pants down this election cycle. As Nick Gass noted at Politico...
  • Fortune - 3 Things to Watch for at Tonight's Republican Debate
    2/6/2016 @ 9:29 AM - After Thursday evenings substantive Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Republicans still left vying for their partys presidential nomination (minus former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who wont be included) will take the stage in New Hampshire. It will be the last GOP debate before the states primary contest. With so much riding on Tuesdays vote -- not...
  • Fortune - New Hampshire will be Vital for Marco Rubio and the GOP
    2/6/2016 @ 9:00 AM - They are both young, dynamic politicians. They both quickly rose through local politics through the US Senate to campaigns for the White House. They both exceeded expectations to make headlines in the Iowa caucuses. And there the similarities between Marco Rubio and Barack Obama end. Rubios last-minute surge on Monday to a close third place in the Republican...
  • Gant Daily - Whos funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?
    2/6/2016 @ 8:30 AM - A super PAC spending millions of dollars to bash Ted Cruzs Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and directing donations through a particularly high number of hard-to-trace companies, new documents reveal. Stand for Truth, Inc., an emerging player in the orbit of often clashing constellation of pro-Cruz super PACs,...
  • Salon - Secrets of Donald Trump's cult: This is why the angriest white voters will not leave his side
    2/6/2016 @ 8:00 AM - Donald Trump is a political cult leader . In that role, he is also a political necromancer, beating a drum of nativism and fear to control the right-wing political zombies that follow him. The Republican Party's base of voters is rapidly shrinking. Contemporary conservatism is a throwback ideology that is unpopular with a large and growing segment of the American public....
  • Gant Daily - Obituary Notice: Betty Z. Wise
    2/6/2016 @ 5:00 AM - Obituary Notice: Betty Z. Wise (Provided photo) Betty Z. Wise, 92, of Curwensville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Lumber City, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Virgie (Barrett) Straw. Mrs. Wise was employed at J.C. Penney...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: Christian ban would have been less controversial than Muslim proposal
    2/5/2016 @ 9:15 PM - Donald Trump said Friday that calling for a ban on Christians would have been less controversial than his proposal to temporarily block Muslims from entering the U.S. If I would have said the same thing about Christians, I wouldnt have had the same uproar,” Trump said at a rally here. The whole thing is ridiculous.” Trump also accused...
  • Fortune - CEO Daily: 3 Things to Watch for at Saturday's Republican Debate
    2/5/2016 @ 8:49 PM - Tory Newmyer is off today. Fortunes Ben Geier is filling in for him this morning. Saturday Morning Post: The Weekly View from Washington After Thursday evenings substantive Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Republicans still left vying for their partys presidential nomination (minus former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who wont be included)...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: Obama apologized during mosque visit
    2/5/2016 @ 8:15 PM - Donald Trump on Friday accused President Barack Obama of apologizing to Muslims during a recent visit to a Baltimore mosque. Trumps comments came as he was listing terrorist attacks carried out by radical Islamists from 9/11 to the shooting in San Bernardino, California, in December. And then President Obama yesterday goes into a mosque and he...
  • Fortune - Here's How to Watch Saturday's Republican Debate
    2/5/2016 @ 7:00 PM - The Republican Party will hold its final debate before the New Hampshire Primary on Saturday night, Feb. 6. ABC will broadcast the contest starting at 8 p.m. ET, and will also live stream it on ABCNews.com, ABC News mobile apps, and through apps on Apple TV, Xbox One, and Roku, according to a spokesperson for ABC News. ...
  • Gant Daily - New Hampshire libertarians lost Rand Paul, but they have reason to celebrate
    2/5/2016 @ 6:30 PM - It was an unlikely night for New Hampshire libertarians to throw a party. Just hours earlier, Rand Paul, the most libertarian-ish of all the presidential candidates, announced he was dropping out of the race, mere days before the first-in-the-nation primary here. But that night, members of the Free State Project a growing group of liberty” activists who...
  • Baltimore Sun - Wells Fargo agrees to $16.2M settlement in kickback case
    2/5/2016 @ 3:50 PM - Wells Fargo has agreed to pay about $16.2 million to customers to settle claims over a kickback scheme involving an Owings Mills title company, according to an agreement filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for Maryland. It is the second settlement the bank has reached in connection with the scheme,...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Serial Recap: The Multiverse
    2/5/2016 @ 3:47 PM - Serial Day 2 'That's when I was like [astonished gasp]' It's day two of Between Two Bathrobes with Sarah Koening, where she reports to us from a hotel room in Baltimore about Adnan Syed's new hearing. The universe has fractured! Seasons one and two are happening concurrently! Everything's all timey-wimey, last season Lost -y!...
  • Realtor.com News - We Tackle the Open Houses of Instagram
    2/5/2016 @ 3:28 PM - Franck-Boston/iStock; instagram.com In between bites of nachos this weekend, youll likely...
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  • Gant Daily - Cruz boosted by low expectations in New Hampshire
    2/6/2016 @ 5:30 PM - This small city was playing host to two town halls at two elementary schools just two minutes apart one for a candidate who had made New Hampshire a second home, and the other for an Iowa victor who has at times been hard to find here. But the bigger crowd on Friday night belonged to Ted Cruz, not...
  • Gant Daily - Bush on Trump: The guy needs therapy
    2/6/2016 @ 5:30 PM - Just hours before Saturday nights Republican debate in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush fired up his biggest crowd to date with digs against rival Donald Trump and exuded blunt confidence when addressing concerns about his family name. The Republican presidential candidate, whos aiming for a top tier finish in next weeks primary after his poor showing in Iowa, delivered a...
  • Gant Daily - Rubio in firing line at GOP debate
    2/6/2016 @ 3:30 PM - Marco Rubio might need a flak jacket in New Hampshire on Saturday night. The Florida senators polling surge will put him in the firing line as his Republican rivals battle for survival in the final GOP debate ahead of the Granite States primary on Tuesday that could end some of their White House dreams. An acrimonious evening looms...
  • Gant Daily - The GOP establishments bloodbath in New Hampshire
    2/6/2016 @ 3:15 PM - When Marco Rubio blazed out of Iowa riding high on his surprisingly strong third-place finish, one thing immediately became clear: He was heading into the New Hampshire primary with a target on his back. The race is still three days away. Donald Trump still tops the polls here, holding an 11-point lead over Rubio in a CNN/WMUR poll released...
  • Gant Daily - Bonnie and Clyde duo called home to say goodbye, hostages say
    2/6/2016 @ 2:15 PM - Hours before a shootout that stopped a multistate crime spree, police say, a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde burst into one more home and held their last captives as Florida law enforcement officers pursued them. The duo kept the residents a Pensacola couple and their 2-year-old daughter inside with them at gunpoint Thursday night, and, after explaining their...
  • Gant Daily - Commercial-free State of the Union to feature Trump, Clinton, Sanders
    2/6/2016 @ 2:00 PM - Five leading presidential candidates will join CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Sunday for a special, commercial-free edition of State of the Union.” Republican and Democratic front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, along with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will speak with Tapper, who will report live from New Hampshire two...
  • Gant Daily - Trump vows to build border wall to address New Hampshire drug epidemic
    2/6/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Donald Trump on Saturday again vowed to build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border this time arguing that it would help stem New Hampshires drug epidemic.” The appeal, made in a video posted to Facebook, comes three days before New Hampshire hosts the nations first 2016 primary. New Hampshire has a tremendous drug epidemic,” Trump says....
  • Gant Daily - 5 things to watch in the Republican debate
    2/6/2016 @ 1:30 PM - Donald Trump is back on the stage, and under pressure, as Republicans meet for their final debate before Tuesdays New Hampshire primary. The real estate mogul, knocked down by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, will attempt to regain his footing in a debate set for 8 p.m. ET Saturday on ABC. But Trump isnt the...
  • Fortune - 3 Things to Watch for at Tonight's Republican Debate
    2/6/2016 @ 9:29 AM - After Thursday evenings substantive Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Republicans still left vying for their partys presidential nomination (minus former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who wont be included) will take the stage in New Hampshire. It will be the last GOP debate before the states primary contest. With so much riding on Tuesdays vote -- not...
  • Fortune - New Hampshire will be Vital for Marco Rubio and the GOP
    2/6/2016 @ 9:00 AM - They are both young, dynamic politicians. They both quickly rose through local politics through the US Senate to campaigns for the White House. They both exceeded expectations to make headlines in the Iowa caucuses. And there the similarities between Marco Rubio and Barack Obama end. Rubios last-minute surge on Monday to a close third place in the Republican...
  • Gant Daily - Bush vows to back GOP nominee, questions Rubio on abortion
    2/6/2016 @ 8:30 AM - Jeb Bush is sharpening his attacks against rival Marco Rubio in the final few days before the New Hampshire primary, raising questions about the Florida senators position on abortion and characterizing him as an untested, political showman. In a wide-ranging interview Friday with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel, the former Florida governor talked about his campaign beyond New Hampshire,...
  • Gant Daily - Bush vows to back GOP nominee, slams Rubio on abortion
    2/5/2016 @ 9:45 PM - Jeb Bush is sharpening his attacks against rival Marco Rubio in the final few days before the New Hampshire primary, raising questions about the Florida senators position on abortion and characterizing him as an untested, political showman. In a wide-ranging interview Friday with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel, the former Florida governor talked about his campaign beyond New Hampshire,...
  • Redfin Blog - Touchdown! How to Host a Winning Game Day Party
    2/5/2016 @ 8:50 PM - Coming from a family of football lovers, its hard for me to admit that Im not the biggest football fan in the world. Coming from a family of football lovers, it pains me to admit that I'm not the biggest football fan out there (unless we're talking about my kids' league - then you can totally give me that...
  • Fortune - CEO Daily: 3 Things to Watch for at Saturday's Republican Debate
    2/5/2016 @ 8:49 PM - Tory Newmyer is off today. Fortunes Ben Geier is filling in for him this morning. Saturday Morning Post: The Weekly View from Washington After Thursday evenings substantive Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Republicans still left vying for their partys presidential nomination (minus former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who wont be included)...
  • BloovanPrime - Florida Auction Sale Creates Markets Highest Price Year-to-Date
    2/5/2016 @ 5:09 PM - Luxury real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions has confirmed the sale of a Tuscan-inspired estate located in the city of Parkland, Florida, an upscale ranch community in western Broward County. Although the final price will not be released until the closing of the sale, Platinums vice president of operations, David Enriquez, stated that the […]
  • Business Insider - You can live in the Western Hemisphere's tallest apartment building for just $60,000 a month
    2/5/2016 @ 3:53 PM - 432 Park, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, saw its first officially recorded sale in January, when a 35th-floor apartment changed hands for $18 million. But now, as Curbed NY reports , that very same unit has come onto the rental market , priced at an astounding $60,000 per month. Situated just...
  • Salon - Hillary Clinton's more than 30 point lead vanishes in new poll: Sanders now virtually tied with Clinton nationally
    2/5/2016 @ 3:28 PM - Bernie Sanders has had a pretty darn good February. Yes, it is only the fifth, but Sanders opened the week with the narrowest of defeats to rival Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses Monday and on Friday, the Vermont senator welcomed the arrival of his highest numbers of support in any national poll to date -- completely wiping out Clinton's more than...
  • Realtor.com News - We Tackle the Open Houses of Instagram
    2/5/2016 @ 3:28 PM - Franck-Boston/iStock; instagram.com In between bites of nachos this weekend, youll likely...
  • Salon - The special hell of a Ted Cruz rally: What it's like to spend an evening with the GOP's oiliest operator
    2/5/2016 @ 2:30 PM - There is a boisterous Oath Keeper leaking alcohol from every pore sitting three seats away from me in a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school auditorium hosting a Ted Cruz town hall. I'm wondering if it's too late to change seats. The guy is wearing a camouflage jacket that doesn't quite hide the bulging middle-age belly straining at the...
  • Realtor.com News - Bulls, Castles, and Kardashians: What We Learned About Real Estate This Week
    2/5/2016 @ 2:27 PM - Getty Images Its time to take a (small) step away from...
  • Gant Daily - First on CNN: Bush camp includes Santorum in new anti-Rubio ad
    2/5/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Jeb Bushs campaign is pouncing Marco Rubios resume or lack thereof in a new, edgy TV ad that features Rick Santorums now-famous interview and draws a contrast to Bushs record as former Florida governor. The 60-second ad, Accomplishments,” will start running in New Hampshire on Saturday. It shows the MSNBC Morning Joe” interview of Santorum, who endorsed...
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  • Salon - These debates are worthless: Whether Cruz/Trump or Sanders/Clinton, no one comes away better informed
    2/6/2016 @ 7:30 PM - If you were watching last Saturday's debates, you might be surprised at the result of this week's Iowa caucus. With Donald Trump pulling out of the last round of debates, pundits suggested that it would give Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a chance to cement his status as a new front-runner. But his performance in the Fox News-Google debate, to...
  • Gant Daily - Nevadas perplexing war on solar
    2/6/2016 @ 3:15 PM - Charlie Catania signed up the first day he could. It was May 2014, and the solar-leasing giant, SolarCity, had just come to town town,” in this case being Las Vegas, where the retired 71-year-old once worked as a Baccarat dealer. (The James Bond game,” he explained to me, apparently noticing through the phone that Im no good...
  • Variety - Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Bernie Sanders Fundraising Concert
    2/6/2016 @ 3:03 PM - The Red Hot Chili Peppers put on a blazing show Friday night at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to raise campaign funds for their presidential candidate of choice, Bernie Sanders. “Even if I voted just based on looks, which I might, I would vote for Bernie because he’s by far the cutest candidate... Read more »
  • MacRumors - Rumored Apple Stores: NYC, LA, Toronto, Paris and More
    2/6/2016 @ 2:15 PM - Apple's retail expansion efforts over the past few years have primarily focused on China, where it has opened over 15 new stores since the start of 2015. Over that time, the company has only opened 7 new retail stores outside of the China region, including two locations in New York City and one in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Sao Paulo,...
  • Salon - They're trying to deify Ronald Reagan: Inside the right-wing plot to turn the Gipper into a modern-day God
    2/6/2016 @ 11:59 AM - Inertia may be enough to keep a statue in the ground, but it's not going to make anybody care about the president on that statue. Doing that takes effort-like a movement across the country. Or, alternatively, a lot of little movements in different parts of the country. This has been the idea behind the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project: rather than...
  • Fortune - These Ads Could Flop on Super Bowl Sunday
    2/6/2016 @ 10:31 AM - Between bites of chip and dip, people will be glued to their sets for Sunday's big game. Why is the Super Bowl so important to marketers that they're willing to spend $5 million per 30-second ad? Because 110 million viewers that the Super Bowl is expected to draw are engaged . They are willing to view and evaluate ads...
  • Fortune - Here's Why You'll Find It Hard To Get a Good Beer In Las Vegas
    2/6/2016 @ 10:01 AM - If you want a good beer at a hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, youve got to work for it. While every casino is lousy with bars, the majority of their offerings are mass market macro, something that makes sense given the citys foot traffic. But if you search patiently, you can usually find a tap that pours...
  • The Guardian - The 'cultural desert' of Silicon Valley finally gets its first serious art gallery
    2/6/2016 @ 9:47 AM - For all its billionaires and enviable lifestyles, the west coast's tech elite have never embraced the art world, artists say - until now Silicon Valley got its first major contemporary art gallery this week because Laura Arrillaga Andreessen - prolific art collector and heir to local real estate baron John Arrillaga - decided it was a little weird to...
  • Forbes - Miley Cyrus Buys a $2.52 Million Malibu Bungalow
    2/6/2016 @ 9:09 AM - What do you do when you have planswith your former fiance and you need a new love shack to celebrate the reunion? Well, if you're Miley Cyrus, who is back together with actor Liam Hemsworth, you buy a groovy Malibu bungalow. Cyrus just plunked down $2.52 million for a very cool [...]
  • Gant Daily - Whos funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?
    2/6/2016 @ 8:30 AM - A super PAC spending millions of dollars to bash Ted Cruzs Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and directing donations through a particularly high number of hard-to-trace companies, new documents reveal. Stand for Truth, Inc., an emerging player in the orbit of often clashing constellation of pro-Cruz super PACs,...
  • The Broker List - This Is What You Need to Build Your Cannabis Business
    2/6/2016 @ 7:01 AM - This post originally appeared on Marketplace Partner, HerbFront's HerbFront Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Make your cannabis business dream come true in 2016. It,s easier than ever with help from the experts at HerbFront , the nation,s first real estate software platform for cannabis...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Former 49er Justin Smith sells his park-like house in San Jose for $2.5 million
    2/6/2016 @ 7:00 AM - Retired professional football player Justin Smith, who spent seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, has sold his home in San Jose for $2.5 million. Built in 1999, the Mediterranean-style estate sits on close to four park-like acres and is accessed by a private drive. A gazebo, a fenced sports...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - A Lautner landmark in Palm Springs
    2/6/2016 @ 5:00 AM - The John Lautner-designed Elrod House - a Palm Springs landmark built for celebrated interior designer Arthur Elrod - reflects the architect's emphasis on embracing natural landscapes. Nine concrete triangles and clerestories form a radiating canopy over the living room and a pool terrace split...
  • LA Times - A Lautner landmark in Palm Springs
    2/6/2016 @ 5:00 AM - The John Lautner-designed Elrod House - a Palm Springs landmark built for celebrated interior designer Arthur Elrod - reflects the architect's emphasis on embracing natural landscapes. Nine concrete triangles and clerestories form a radiating canopy over the living room and a pool terrace split...
  • Zillow - Oprah Drops $28.85M on Coastal California Horse Farm
    2/6/2016 @ 2:14 AM - Just months after paying $14 million for a posh ski retreat in Colorado with its own wine mine,” Oprah Winfrey has landed a coastal estate in Montecito, CA for $28.85 million. Already the top celebrity home buyer and seller of the past decade, Oprah now adds to her real estate crown a 23-acre gem between the Santa Ynez Mountains...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Harnessing the power of an Explanation Letter
    2/5/2016 @ 9:58 PM - First loan amount: $221,950.First loan terms: FHA 30-year fixed rate, 5.125 percent in order to cover closing costs.Referrals after a series of rejections led a Stockton couple to First California loan officer Carlos Rivera.The pair's woes date back to 2005, when they helped a relative buy a home.The housing market continued degrading until it buckled under its own weight.A foreclosure...
  • SFGate - Tiburon 'Designer home' commands attention
    2/5/2016 @ 9:58 PM - Not too many people in the Bay Area are building houses for resale with this level of customization.Collapsible NanaWalls provide the transparent barrier between decking and voluminous public spaces, as well as a resort-worthy master suite upstairs.An outdoor kitchen provides a casual gathering space, though it's safe to assume the infinity-edge pool aimed directly at the Golden Gate Bridge will...
  • SFGate - Early 20th century Craftsman open Sunday in Oakland
    2/5/2016 @ 9:58 PM - Original finishes of this 1911 Craftsman include the dining area's box beam ceiling and living room's tile and hardwood fireplace. Dual-pane windows provide energy efficiency, while a partial basement creates additional storage space. The home includes a sunbathed backyard and low-maintenance front garden. ...
  • SFGate - Hot Property: Conveniences at newly listed Bernal Heights home a rarity in San Francisco
    2/5/2016 @ 9:58 PM - Conveniences at newly listed Bernal Heights home a rarity in San Francisco' 'Modern convenience' would be the buzzword attached to this listing,' said Shelley Trew of Vanguard Properties, who is listing the updated home near the top of Bernal Heights for $1.795 million.The three-bedroom's future resident steps into an open floor plan, two spa bathrooms and a wood-burning fireplace.Being detached...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: Christian ban would have been less controversial than Muslim proposal
    2/5/2016 @ 9:15 PM - Donald Trump said Friday that calling for a ban on Christians would have been less controversial than his proposal to temporarily block Muslims from entering the U.S. If I would have said the same thing about Christians, I wouldnt have had the same uproar,” Trump said at a rally here. The whole thing is ridiculous.” Trump also accused...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: Obama apologized during mosque visit
    2/5/2016 @ 8:15 PM - Donald Trump on Friday accused President Barack Obama of apologizing to Muslims during a recent visit to a Baltimore mosque. Trumps comments came as he was listing terrorist attacks carried out by radical Islamists from 9/11 to the shooting in San Bernardino, California, in December. And then President Obama yesterday goes into a mosque and he...
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  • Redfin Blog - 7 Stay-At-Home Valentines Day Date Ideas
    2/6/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Candles, check. Flowers, check. Now what? Here are a few easy things you can do to ensure a special Valentine's date night at home. These ideas will help make February 14th a romantic night to remember. 1. Printed for Two Image via the kitchn Design and print a custom menu...

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  • Quartz - A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology
    2/6/2016 @ 5:01 AM - Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa. Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with...

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  • The Broker List - 4 Emerging Retail Trends to Look Out for in 2016
    2/6/2016 @ 8:01 AM - This post originally appeared on Marketplace Partner, RealMassive's RealMassive News Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. January 19, 2016 by Evan Santos , Partner Relations at RealMassive The retail ecosystem is undergoing a massive reconstruction. The...

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  • News Times - On the market: Stylish Colonial offers plenty to love
    2/6/2016 @ 8:41 AM - A mix of classic appeal, casual elegance and sophisticated refinement characterizes the 6,200-square-foot house, which was built in 1997, feels like new construction with a wealth of artistic, architectural and quality-of-life amenities.Other features that enhance daily living and entertaining include the two wet bars - one in the family room and the other in the large finished basement, a cigar...
  • News Times - On the market: Home maintains charm with array of updates
    2/6/2016 @ 8:41 AM - Take a leisurely stroll along Southport Harbor, shop in Southport Village, commute to New York via the nearby Metro-North train, visit the Pequot Library to read or attend its many programs, or walk to the local athletic club.French doors separate the music room from the family room, which has a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, wet bar, one exposed white brick...

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  • LA Times - A Lautner landmark in Palm Springs
    2/6/2016 @ 5:00 AM - The John Lautner-designed Elrod House - a Palm Springs landmark built for celebrated interior designer Arthur Elrod - reflects the architect's emphasis on embracing natural landscapes. Nine concrete triangles and clerestories form a radiating canopy over the living room and a pool terrace split...

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  • The Real Deal - A look at the most diverse neighborhoods in NYC: MAP
    2/6/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Jackson Heights, Queens They don't call NYC a melting pot for nothing. According to a 2010-2014 American Community Survey, 37 percent of New York City residents come from another country. Now, the NYU Furman Center has released a map visualizing where those foreign-born New Yorkers live throughout the five boroughs. Each dot in the map...

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  • Quartz - Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are both wrong about the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    2/6/2016 @ 8:01 AM - Extremists of all stripes oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and its not just the fringes on the left and right. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently remarked at the Council on Foreign Relations that the four leading contenders for the US presidential race all oppose it. TPP certainly got no love at the...

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  • Salon - Bill Maher stands up for Sanders: 'F*ck yeah!' - voting against Iraq War proves he can handle foreign affairs, Maher says
    2/6/2016 @ 5:40 AM - Bill Maher made the case for Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday's "Real Time." Maher began by noting Sanders came back from 30 points down in Iowa to be competitive. "This is a year when anything can happen. I heard a lot about 'Donald Trump will never,' 'Donald Trump will never,' and then Donald Trump did everything they said he would...

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  • ArchDaily - Designs Unveiled for Two New Moscow Metro Stations
    2/6/2016 @ 3:00 AM - Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau. Image Courtesy of Strelka KB Strelka KB  has announced two Russia-based design teams, Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau and BuroMoscow , as the winners of the design competition for two Moscow  metro stations. The stations, Nizhniye Mnevnik and Terekhovo, are both located to the northwest of the capital. These two new...

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  • Habitat Mag - As the Population Ages, Boards Need to Prepare for a Grayer Future (Part 1)
    2/5/2016 @ 4:30 PM - When more than 45 percent of the people in your community are over the age of 60, then you're living in what social scientists call a 'Naturally Occurring Retirement Community,' or NORC. Your building may not be there yet, but now is the time to start preparing for a future that will inevitably be grayer as the population ages. In...
  • NYT Real Estate - New York's New High-End Rentals
    2/5/2016 @ 5:00 AM - A slew of high-end, high-profile rental buildings are poised to open across Manhattan and Brooklyn this year, adding units at a pace not seen in years.

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  • Redfin Blog - Touchdown! How to Host a Winning Game Day Party
    2/5/2016 @ 8:50 PM - Coming from a family of football lovers, its hard for me to admit that Im not the biggest football fan in the world. Coming from a family of football lovers, it pains me to admit that I'm not the biggest football fan out there (unless we're talking about my kids' league - then you can totally give me that...

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  • Redfin Blog - 10 Quirky Home Gifts for the Valentine With a Sense of Humor
    2/5/2016 @ 10:05 AM - Long stem roses and a box of mystery truffles can make just about anyone feel special on Valentine's Day, but how personal are those gifts really ? Thousands of other people are giving and receiving the exact. same. thing. This year, toss the generic Valentine's Day gifts out the window and give your sweetheart something...

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  • The Verge - Airbnb paid $1.3 million in tourist taxes to Paris last year
    2/5/2016 @ 6:15 AM - Airbnb paid nearly €1.2 million ($1.3 million) to the city of Paris in the last quarter of 2015, after it began  charging a tourist tax last year. As the  AFP news agency reports , the €1.17 million that the online home rental service paid corresponds to "1.4 million overnight stays" from October to the end of the year, according...

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  • NREI - U.S. Financial Stress Trending Higher In 2016
    2/5/2016 @ 3:00 AM - James Picerno Financial stress in the US has been creeping up this year, based on four benchmarks published by Federal Reserve banks. read more

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  • Redfin Blog - The Economy Created 151,000 Jobs. Not Great, But We'll Take It
    2/5/2016 @ 11:13 AM - Employers added 151,000 new jobs in January, weaker than most economists expected and the slowest pace of job creation since September. Still, today's report from the Labor Department isn't terrible given the snail-like pace of the economy lately. Unemployment fell to 4.9 percent, its lowest in eight years, even as more...

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  • Redfin Blog - Just Bought a House? These 5 Tips Will Save You Money on Your Home Insurance
    2/5/2016 @ 12:21 PM - Image via studio-pure/iStock As a new homeowner, it may seem like the expenses never stop. First there's the down payment and closing fees, then your mortgage statements start rolling in-and don't forget homeowners insurance! While it may seem like another expense you'd rather not have, homeowners insurance is pretty important. It offers financial protection if your...

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  • Gant Daily - First on CNN: Bush camp includes Santorum in new anti-Rubio ad
    2/5/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Jeb Bushs campaign is pouncing Marco Rubios resume or lack thereof in a new, edgy TV ad that features Rick Santorums now-famous interview and draws a contrast to Bushs record as former Florida governor. The 60-second ad, Accomplishments,” will start running in New Hampshire on Saturday. It shows the MSNBC Morning Joe” interview of Santorum, who endorsed...

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  • Triple Mint - The Friday Brief: February 5, 2016
    2/5/2016 @ 4:54 PM - At TripleMint, we strive to make finding your new home as simple and transparent a process as possible. But why stop there? Starting this week, we will will post a recap of New York real estate news from the week. We'll only share the most important bits of news. The snippets that affect New Yorkers and aspiring New Yorkers alike. The...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Salon - These debates are worthless: Whether Cruz/Trump or Sanders/Clinton, no one comes away better informed
    2/6/2016 @ 7:30 PM - If you were watching last Saturday's debates, you might be surprised at the result of this week's Iowa caucus. With Donald Trump pulling out of the last round of debates, pundits suggested that it would give Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a chance to cement his status as a new front-runner. But his performance in the Fox News-Google debate, to...
  • Gant Daily - Nevadas perplexing war on solar
    2/6/2016 @ 3:15 PM - Charlie Catania signed up the first day he could. It was May 2014, and the solar-leasing giant, SolarCity, had just come to town town,” in this case being Las Vegas, where the retired 71-year-old once worked as a Baccarat dealer. (The James Bond game,” he explained to me, apparently noticing through the phone that Im no good...
  • Forbes - Inside the Multimillion-Dollar Mansions of NFL Quarterbacks
    2/6/2016 @ 3:04 PM - Feast your eyes on the luxurious spreads of some of the league's top field generals, from Peyton Manning's sprawling estate in Denver to Tom Brady's custom compound in Massachusetts.
  • Variety - Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Bernie Sanders Fundraising Concert
    2/6/2016 @ 3:03 PM - The Red Hot Chili Peppers put on a blazing show Friday night at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to raise campaign funds for their presidential candidate of choice, Bernie Sanders. “Even if I voted just based on looks, which I might, I would vote for Bernie because he’s by far the cutest candidate... Read more »
  • ArchDaily - Everlong / bandesign
    2/6/2016 @ 3:00 PM - © Shigetomo Mizuno Architects: bandesign · Office Profile Location: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Hisanori Ban, Kazumoto Terashima...
  • Gant Daily - Meet Kathleen Moon: A political tourist
    2/6/2016 @ 2:30 PM - Kathleen Moon is tired of saying Im a Republican, but …” so shes hit the road in New Hampshire to find out which candidate will best match her self-proclaimed passionate centrist” views. Moon, who is from Montana, travels around the early primary states to get a better glimpse at the candidates in smaller venues. After seeing...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • The Real Deal - You can pick up a castle in the Czech Republic for $21k
    2/6/2016 @ 5:01 PM - A Czech castle From Luxury Listings NYC : VIP Castle is a Czech Republic-based real estate firm, but as the name suggests, it's not just any brokerage. VIP Castle specializes in historic buildings, also known as castles. [more]
  • The Real Deal - From the archives: Rethinking loft measurement in cubic form
    2/6/2016 @ 2:00 PM - Leonard Steinberg Two brokers in Douglas Elliman's downtown office are pushing for a new way to measure property- by volume rather than square footage. Leonard Steinberg and Herve Senequier, who specialize in selling lofts, say that measuring space according to its 'cubic factor', or cubic footage, provides a more accurate value of an apartment's worth....
  • Curbed - Whitney Condos Touted As 'Opposite of Billionaires' Row'
    2/6/2016 @ 11:08 AM - The new Whitney Museum of American Art is going strong down in the Meatpacking District, but what's going on in its old Upper East Side digs? Shocker of shockers, it's condos . They are being developed by Daniel Straus in the assemblage immediately south of the old museum building and formerly owned by it. Known...
  • 6sqft - Slate Property Group Files Permits to Demolish Tenement Building in Murray Hill
    2/6/2016 @ 10:00 AM - one moment please... 203 East 33rd Street, New York, NY, United States + Expand - collapse Slate Property Group filed permits fully demolish a five-story walk-up building at 203 East 33rd Street in Murray Hill . No details of their plans have been made public,...
  • EV Grieve - Another smoke shop for Avenue A
    2/6/2016 @ 9:53 AM - Several readers have told us that a smoke shop is opening in the former D-Lish Pita space on Avenue A at East Sixth Street... we haven't been by when anyone has been working on the space... though the gate is partially open, revealing some of the items that will be for sale... ...
  • Redfin Blog - 7 Stay-At-Home Valentines Day Date Ideas
    2/6/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Candles, check. Flowers, check. Now what? Here are a few easy things you can do to ensure a special Valentine's date night at home. These ideas will help make February 14th a romantic night to remember. 1. Printed for Two Image via the kitchn Design and print a custom menu...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Salon - The new social contract: This is what's roiling the electorate & fueling the success of anti-establishment candidates Trump, Cruz and Sanders
    2/6/2016 @ 4:30 PM - The social contract is a modern invention. It is the implicit agreement between a state and its people about how a country should be governed.  When the social contract works, there is peace in the land. Think of John F. Kennedy's ringing words:  'A rising tide lifts all boats.' But when the social contract breaks down, as it seems to...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - Oil Industry Exposure: Are Bank Stocks Telling A Story That Investors Should Be Listening To?
    2/6/2016 @ 4:27 PM - Often investors need to look for non-verbal clues concerning the actual direction the economy is heading in! But, for those who watch or read business news sources, you will typically find that every selloff is presented as a buying opportunity that will be coupled with the phrase if you liked ____ stock at $___, you should […]
  • Fortune - Are We Seeing Another Dotcom Crash?
    2/6/2016 @ 2:44 PM - This has been a terrible year so far for tech stocks. The NASDAQ is off 12.9% as of this writing. LinkedIn LNKD shares have fallen more than 51%. FitBit FIT is off 47%. Twitter TWTR ...
  • MacRumors - Rumored Apple Stores: NYC, LA, Toronto, Paris and More
    2/6/2016 @ 2:15 PM - Apple's retail expansion efforts over the past few years have primarily focused on China, where it has opened over 15 new stores since the start of 2015. Over that time, the company has only opened 7 new retail stores outside of the China region, including two locations in New York City and one in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Sao Paulo,...
  • Gant Daily - Trump vows to build border wall to address New Hampshire drug epidemic
    2/6/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Donald Trump on Saturday again vowed to build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border this time arguing that it would help stem New Hampshires drug epidemic.” The appeal, made in a video posted to Facebook, comes three days before New Hampshire hosts the nations first 2016 primary. New Hampshire has a tremendous drug epidemic,” Trump says....
  • Salon - Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the New Hampshire trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand
    2/6/2016 @ 12:00 PM - SALEM, N.H. -- Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Mashable - Watch the New Hampshire Republican debate
    2/6/2016 @ 7:38 PM - With just over two days days remaining before the New Hampshire primary, seven of the remaining Republican candidates will face off for another debate, this time before the cameras of ABC News The debate begins at 8 p.m. ET and will be moderated by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir and ABC's Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz. ...
  • Salon - These debates are worthless: Whether Cruz/Trump or Sanders/Clinton, no one comes away better informed
    2/6/2016 @ 7:30 PM - If you were watching last Saturday's debates, you might be surprised at the result of this week's Iowa caucus. With Donald Trump pulling out of the last round of debates, pundits suggested that it would give Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a chance to cement his status as a new front-runner. But his performance in the Fox News-Google debate, to...
  • Gant Daily - Cruz boosted by low expectations in New Hampshire
    2/6/2016 @ 5:30 PM - This small city was playing host to two town halls at two elementary schools just two minutes apart one for a candidate who had made New Hampshire a second home, and the other for an Iowa victor who has at times been hard to find here. But the bigger crowd on Friday night belonged to Ted Cruz, not...
  • Gant Daily - Bush on Trump: The guy needs therapy
    2/6/2016 @ 5:30 PM - Just hours before Saturday nights Republican debate in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush fired up his biggest crowd to date with digs against rival Donald Trump and exuded blunt confidence when addressing concerns about his family name. The Republican presidential candidate, whos aiming for a top tier finish in next weeks primary after his poor showing in Iowa, delivered a...
  • designboom - gabinete de arquitectura completes bespoke office in asuncion
    2/6/2016 @ 5:00 PM - with a budget of only 5,000$, the south american architects built a new office with recycled and reclaimed materials using creative strategies to create unexpected functionalities. The post gabinete de arquitectura completes bespoke office in asuncion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Salon - The new social contract: This is what's roiling the electorate & fueling the success of anti-establishment candidates Trump, Cruz and Sanders
    2/6/2016 @ 4:30 PM - The social contract is a modern invention. It is the implicit agreement between a state and its people about how a country should be governed.  When the social contract works, there is peace in the land. Think of John F. Kennedy's ringing words:  'A rising tide lifts all boats.' But when the social contract breaks down, as it seems to...
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