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  • Gant Daily - Who is Washington murder suspect Darron Dellon Dennis Wint ?
    5/22/2015 @ 8:45 PM - Hes a once-aspiring Marine with a history of run-ins with the law. A one-time community college student convicted three times in New York, including for second-degree assault. A former American Iron Works worker now charged with murder in the death of the man who led that company Savvas Savopoulos and his family. Meet Darron Dellon Dennis Wint...
  • Gant Daily - Prosecutors: Suspect in Washington familys killings did not act alone
    5/22/2015 @ 6:15 PM - The man charged with the killing of three members of a prominent Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper did not act alone, prosecutors said they believe. Darron Dellon Dennis Wint made his first appearance before a District of Columbia judge Friday to face first-degree murder charges following the discovery last week of the victims in a scorched mansion....
  • BuzzFeed - Smugglers Say Palmyra’s Artifacts Will Be “Good Business”
    5/22/2015 @ 4:56 PM - The overrunning of the ancient city has triggered a torrent of lament for its priceless remnants of history. The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was captured by ISIS. STR / AFP / Getty Images GAZIANTEP, Turkey - Much of the world is looking on...
  • Business Insider - There are only 3 important numbers to look at when you're considering a mortgage
    5/22/2015 @ 1:10 PM - If you want to compare loan offers side-by-side, you'll need to pay close attention to three items: the interest rate, the lender's breakdown of loan fees, and the Annual Percentage Rate (APR), say the experts. The most important loan term is the interest rate, which is the rate you'll be charged for borrowing the money. It's a single...
  • Gant Daily - Suspect in Washington familys killings caught, charged with murder
    5/22/2015 @ 12:45 PM - One week after a prominent Washington couple, their son and housekeeper were found dead in a charred mansion, authorities arrested a suspect in the killings after tracking him from New York back to the nations capital. Having barely missed” suspect Daron Dylon Wint, 34, on Wednesday night in New York, according to Cmdr. Robert Fernandez with the U.S. Marshals...
  • Gant Daily - Who is Washington murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint?
    5/22/2015 @ 12:45 PM - Hes a once-aspiring Marine with a history of run-ins with the law. A one-time community college student convicted three times in New York, including for second-degree assault. A former American Iron Works worker now charged with murder in the death of the man who led that company Savvas Savopoulos and his family. Meet Daron Dylon Wint. ...
  • The Atlantic - What to Do When You're Hit By a Car
    5/22/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com One Sunday morning in March, as I was walking through a crosswalk on the way to buy groceries, a car turned left into me. I screamed as it knocked my hip, hard, and thrust me to the pavement. The driver stopped short and leaped out of the vehicle, shouting what seemed like...
  • Multi-Housing News - Market Snapshot: Investors Raiding the D.C. Market for Multifamily Assets
    5/22/2015 @ 11:06 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Washington, D.C. Multifamily Market – Rent Trends – Q1 2015 Although the government shutdown and the cutback in federal spending have taken their toll on the nation's capital, the D.C. region's economy is showing signs of stability. As it tries to cope with  cuts in government spending,...
  • The Atlantic - A Parking Lot for Your Smartphone
    5/22/2015 @ 11:00 AM - Fernando Barbella and Christiano Neves Rest assured, theres a name for that low-grade panic you feel when your smartphone is out of reach: nomophobia .” But sometimes, you need to put it away. Recent studies have shed light on the many ways that mobile devices are ruining our lives, from...
  • Gant Daily - Suspect in Washington familys killings arrested
    5/22/2015 @ 10:30 AM - One week after a prominent Washington couple, their son and housekeeper were found dead in a charred mansion, authorities arrested a suspect in the killings after tracking him from New York back to the nations capital. Having barely missed” suspect Daron Dylon Wint, 34, on Wednesday night in New York, according to Cmdr. Robert Fernandez with the U.S. Marshals...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Marcel Breuer
    5/22/2015 @ 10:01 AM - Known as Lajkó to his friends, Marcel Lajos Breuer  (22 May 1902 – 1 July 1981) helped define first the interior contents, then the form, of the modernist  house for millions; his influential approach to housing was one of the first to demonstrate modernism on a domestic, practical level. Beginning as a furniture designer at the height...
  • The Atlantic - Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Races Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way
    5/22/2015 @ 9:32 AM - A voter casts his vote in the Summit Presbyterian Church during primary elections to replace third-term incumbent Mayor Michael Nutter in Philadelphia on May 19, 2015. (REUTERS/Mark Makela) As far as recent history is concerned, voter turnout in most major U.S. city elections can accurately be described as anemic. On Tuesday in...
  • Gant Daily - Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act debate
    5/22/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agencys secret collection of the data of millions of Americans private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact. But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used to authorize that program is set to expire on June 1 unless Congress acts to reauthorize or...
  • Fortune - The 25 best wines for this summer
    5/22/2015 @ 9:01 AM - When it's warm outside and our focus turns to summers at the lake, grilling, and watching the kids water ski, we want different kinds of wines than we do when we're indoors and have less to distract us. We want the carefree, vinous equivalents of "Summer of '69" or "Empire State of Mind," and with all of the entertaining that...
  • The Atlantic - Car-Free Commuting Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in D.C.
    5/22/2015 @ 8:25 AM - Arlington County, Virginia, is one of the most active places in the country when it comes to nudging companies toward car-free commutes. But the tools at its disposal in this effort have been stuck in the past. Lets say a new business in the area wanted a hand showing its 200 employees how to get to work without driving alone....
  • World Property Channel - Mid-Tier U.S. Cities Offer Best Value for Retail Investors
    5/22/2015 @ 8:00 AM - According to CBRE's latest retail research report Hidden Value in U.S. Open-Air Shopping Centers , retail real estate investors looking for open-air shopping centers can uncover significant value today in mid-priced major markets compared to both high priced prime markets and lower-cost secondary markets. The paper analyzed three tiers of open-air shopping center markets categorized by...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses May 23-24
    5/22/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place May 23-24 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 […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses May 23-24
    5/22/2015 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place May 23-24 in Virginia. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses May 23-24
    5/22/2015 @ 7:51 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place May 23-24 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 […]
  • Fortune - GMOs James Montier: Bernanke and Yellen dont understand how the economy works
    5/22/2015 @ 7:47 AM - In this era of unprecedented, global monetary stimulus, markets hang on every word central bankers utter. Central bankers, however, are less interested in financial markets. If you ask Janet Yellen, for instance, shed say that the stock market is one transmission mechanism” through which monetary policy affects the real economy. Yes, low interest rates will indirectly lead to higher...
  • Gant Daily - Washington quadruple murder suspect arrested
    5/22/2015 @ 7:30 AM - Just over a week after a prominent Washington couple, their son and housekeeper were found bound and dead in a charred mansion, the man authorities believe killed them was arrested after federal authorities tracked him from New York City back toward the nations capital. Having barely missed” quadruple-murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint on Wednesday night in New York,...
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  • BuzzFeed - We Asked S Club 7 How Well They Remember The "S Club 7" TV Show
    5/22/2015 @ 3:56 PM - Bringing (the memories) all back to you! Miami 7 and L.A. 7 are two iconic TV shows that aired in the early 2000s, starring pop group S Club 7. Both series also aired as on U.S. television as S Club 7 in Miami and S Club 7 in L.A. ....
  • Bigger Pockets - In the Market For a Vacation Rental? First, Take a Look at the Pros & Cons!
    5/22/2015 @ 3:01 PM - I am currently spending the week with my family at a beach house we bought on the panhandle of Florida two years ago. As I sit on the back deck writing this article, it occurs to me that I’ve learned a lot about owning a vacation rental over the last two years and thought it [...] View the full...
  • Gant Daily - Shes $10M richer for replacing plastic bottles
    5/22/2015 @ 10:45 AM - Plastic water bottles are a divisive issue for many consumers, but not for Sarah Kauss. I used to bring a plastic water bottle with me everywhere,” said Kauss, 39. That changed after I saw pictures showing chunks of plastic waste floating in the ocean.” The defining moment happened at Kauss five-year business school reunion in 2009. ...
  • World Property Channel - Miami Home Prices, Sales Uptick in April
    5/22/2015 @ 8:32 AM - According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami's single-family home market registered its most robust sales month since December, and median sales prices for all housing types rose in April 2015. Miami sold 1,247 single-family homes in April 2015, the most transactions for the market in the month of April since the 2007-09 global recession. In comparison, Miami had...
  • Gant Daily - Meet the beach read queens
    5/22/2015 @ 7:15 AM - These are the books that make readers want to escape. Their covers beckon with tranquil beach and lakeside scenes endless layers of blue sky and water divided by a strip of sand, dotted with brightly colored flip-flops and umbrellas. The books are sprinkled across store bookshelves every year as summer approaches, offering tales of betrayal, transformation, mystery...
  • Daily Finance - Rising Underlying Inflation Keeps Fed on Rate Hike Path
    5/22/2015 @ 4:36 AM - Filed under: Economic Indicators , GDP , Inflation , Economy Lynne Sladky/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. ...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (May 17 - 23)
    5/22/2015 @ 4:00 AM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: South Florida, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlanta, New York City, and Northern New Jersey.SOUTH FLORIDANostrand Named CEO for NAI Miami By Esmeralda McKieIndustry veteran Stephan Nostrand is relocating to NAI Miam
  • Luxury Daily - Prices dip, market duration climbs for luxury homes in Q1: report
    5/22/2015 @ 3:46 AM - Luxury rental from HomeAway The average luxury home sat on the market for longer and prices grew at a slower rate compared to the year-ago period, according to a new report by Redfin. Redfin defines luxury properties as the priciest 5 percent on the market. While certain markets especially in Texas, California and Florida saw big jumps in...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Mark-Viverito steps up; Christie's standup
    5/22/2015 @ 3:14 AM - TOP TALKER -- 'Chris Christie Delivered Profanity-Laced Tirade At NJ Press Dinner,' by International Business Times' Ginger Gibson: 'Gov. Chris Christie, assuring reporters that he is still planning a 2016 presidential campaign, delivered a profanity-laced tirade about the New Jersey press corps on Wednesday night at the annual New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club Show ... Christie told reporters at the...
  • Miami Herald - South Florida home prices still rising - but not as quickly
    5/21/2015 @ 9:54 PM - Home buyers in South Florida and across the nation often find themselves in bidding wars as prices continue to outpace wages. But local home prices are stabilizing, according to Thursday's reports on existing home sales. … Click to Continue »
  • Slate - Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?
    5/21/2015 @ 6:52 PM - No one will blame you if you can't keep track of the Republican presidential field. It's huge. If you count declared candidates, prospectives, and announced aspirants, you have 18 people from across the Republican ideological spectrum: Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. John...
  • Realtor.com News - Empty Nesters Reclaim the Kids' Rooms
    5/21/2015 @ 5:57 PM - It took Evelyn Benatar's son, Allen, an actor and drummer, several years into adulthood to move out of his childhood bedroom. When he finally did, Ms. Benatar acted with warp speed. 'Before he even hit the driveway, I was making his room into my home office,' said Ms. Benatar, 55, an interior designer who lives in Great Neck, N.Y....
  • Gant Daily - Gyrocopter pilot pleads not guilty
    5/21/2015 @ 5:30 PM - The man who piloted a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds last month to protest big money in politics has trumpeted his move, but on Thursday he pleaded not guilty to six federal charges against him. Dough Hughes also said the stunt was absolutely” worth it, despite facing more than nine years in prison if convicted on all counts. ...
  • Gant Daily - Cuba just opened a U.S. bank account
    5/21/2015 @ 3:45 PM - The Cuban government no longer has to deal solely in cash in the United States. It now has an account at an American bank. Stonegate Bank, a Florida-based bank that opened only a decade ago, will host the Cuban governments finances. Its another step forward in renewing U.S.-Cuba ties that will make it easier for Cuba to...
  • Miami Herald - Number of monthly home sales in Miami declines slightly
    5/21/2015 @ 3:38 PM - But prices are up in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. … Click to Continue »
  • Calculated Risk - Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in April
    5/21/2015 @ 3:27 PM - Economist Tom Lawler sent me the updated table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for several selected cities in April. On distressed: Total "distressed" share is down in most of these markets mostly due to a decline in short sales (Mid-Atlantic is up year-over-year because of an increase in foreclosures in Baltimore). Short sales are down...
  • Gant Daily - Its getting more expensive to be a renter
    5/21/2015 @ 2:15 PM - Rent checks are getting bigger. Rents in April were 4% higher than a year before, according to a report from Zillow. Thats the fastest increase in two years, outpacing home prices which rose by 3%, the report showed. Rental affordability is getting worse, and it doesnt look like it will be improving anytime soon. This is here...
  • Miami Herald - Sales of existing homes cool off again in April amid tight supply
    5/21/2015 @ 1:35 PM - The U.S. housing market's stop-and-start recovery slowed again in April as home sales dipped. … Click to Continue »
  • Calculated Risk - Lawler: Existing Home Sales Dipped in April; Sales in South Seem Low
    5/21/2015 @ 1:34 PM - From housing economist Tom Lawler: The National Association of Realtors reported that US existing home sales ran at an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April, down 3.3% from March's upwardly-revised pace and up 6.1% from last March's seasonally adjusted pace. The NAR's estimate was below both my projection based on regional tracking and the...
  • Miami Herald - Mortgage rates edge down: 30-year average at 3.84 percent, Freddie Mac says
    5/21/2015 @ 1:30 PM - Mortgage rates were little changed this week on mixed news for housing, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for 30-year conventional loans was 3.84 percent, compared with 3.85 percent a week ago. … Click to Continue »
  • Curbed - Curbed National: Nobody Wants to Buy the Mansion from Scarface
    5/21/2015 @ 1:00 PM - The real life estate that played the role of a lifetime as Tony Montana's mansion in the 1983 movie Scarface hit the market last year asking $35 million, and was reportedly still asking that as of two months ago . The Neoclassical Santa Barbara (though the movie was set in Miami) El...
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  • SFGate - Price Point: $2.36 million in Montclair
    5/22/2015 @ 9:58 PM - Built at the end of the 20th century, this designer Mediterranean offers panoramic views of the bay and San Francisco from nearly every room.A fireplace, walk-in closet and private view terrace come with the master suite, and its spa bathroom offers dual sinks, a shower and a soaking tub.French doors off a wood-paneled library open to a sunbathed front terrace,...
  • Variety - Disneyland Celebrates 60 Years With Three New Attractions
    5/22/2015 @ 8:14 PM - Disneyland is celebrating its 60th birthday with a facelift. Three new nighttime attractions will kick off the summer beginning Friday to add sparkle to the Disneyland Resort, which includes the original Disney theme park, the Disney California Adventure Park, three hotels and the Downtown Disney District located in Anaheim, Calif. The Paint the Night parade is... Read more »
  • ArchDaily - Exhibition: Sketch to Structure
    5/22/2015 @ 7:30 PM - Sketch to Structure unfolds the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape. With sketches, plans, blueprints, renderings, and models from the Heinz Architectural Center collection, this exhibition reveals that architectural design, from initial concept to client presentation, isn't straightforward. Beautiful hand-drawn sketches by Lorcan O'Herlihy show an architect quickly capturing ideas about...
  • ArchDaily - Napoleon Perdis Chapel / Studiobird
    5/22/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Studiobird Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 180.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Christine Francis Collaborators: Matthew Bird, Charity Edwards, Harry...
  • Realtor.com News - Actor Lyle Waggoner Selling Golf-Friendly Home in La Quinta
    5/22/2015 @ 5:56 PM - Sixties Hollywood heartthrob Lyle Waggoner is selling his  $2.1 million home in La Quinta, CA . The 5,290-square-foot home has classic Hollywood charm in spades. But the real kicker is the mind-blowing views off the 16th green of the PGA Wests Greg Norman Course . Golf buffs, get out your checkbooks. Waggoners big break came in 1967, when he was...
  • NYT Real Estate - High Rents Elbow Latinos From San Francisco's Mission District
    5/22/2015 @ 4:45 PM - With the Mission becoming a highly desired neighborhood for Silicon Valley workers, some residents are being pushed out by high housing costs.
  • Realtor.com News - Actress Alexia Landeau Lists Her Shangri-La in Laurel Canyon
    5/22/2015 @ 4:33 PM - 'Ask anyone in Laurel Canyon where the craziest people live and theyll say Lookout Mountain. So I bought a house on Lookout Mountain.' - Joni Mitchell The Laurel Canyon neighborhood in Los Angeles has been a high-end hideaway and a rockers' mecca since the 60s, according to an  oral history  in Vanity Fair. ...
  • SFGate - Hot Property: Moving on up: Berkeley couple manipulates 19th century Victorian to their needs
    5/22/2015 @ 3:59 PM - The 19th century Victorian was advertised as a 'House Mover's Delight' and they wanted the home more than anything.The couple was free to buy, so long as they moved the structure from its University Avenue location.Don Warren relied on his skills as an engineer to remodel and upgrade the estate.In the early 1980s a relative rebuilt the kitchen's brick fireplace,...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Overcoming a 'jumbo' underwriting hurdle
    5/22/2015 @ 3:59 PM - Just Approved:Overcoming a 'jumbo' underwriting hurdleMortgage adviser:Luxury condominium in San MateoAppraised Value:Borrowing Amount: $1.218 millionLoan Type:Liz Bayer's borrowers found their dream home after a three-year search when they relocated to California.Because it had been several years since they had owned their own home, the clients were categorized as 'First-time home buyers,' which limited the maximum loan size to be capped...
  • SFGate - Three-bedroom LEED Platinum townhome in Berkeley open Sunday
    5/22/2015 @ 3:59 PM - This newly constructed townhome includes a brightly colored facade clad in corrugated steel. The LEED Platinum residence includes solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Natural light pours into the unit that includes a parking spot. ...
  • BuzzFeed - We Asked S Club 7 How Well They Remember The "S Club 7" TV Show
    5/22/2015 @ 3:56 PM - Bringing (the memories) all back to you! Miami 7 and L.A. 7 are two iconic TV shows that aired in the early 2000s, starring pop group S Club 7. Both series also aired as on U.S. television as S Club 7 in Miami and S Club 7 in L.A. ....
  • RE Journals - New build-to-suit wheeled storage yard development coming to CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Joliet
    5/22/2015 @ 3:33 PM - CenterPoint Properties announced the development of an 8.67-acre build-to-suit wheeled storage yard for California Multimodal, LLC, at CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Joliet. Adam Roth of NAI Hiffman worked with CenterPoint on the transaction. The CMI wheeled storage yard will be equipped with secure perimeter fencing, 40 block heater receptacles, and a 2,500-square-foot stand-alone office building. The...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Sky bridge links structures at Bel-Air home listed by heiress Zeta Graff
    5/22/2015 @ 3:27 PM - Actress and diamond heiress Zeta Graff has listed her compound in Bel-Air at $8.8 million.
  • The Atlantic - San Francisco's Topless Protest Against Police Brutality
    5/22/2015 @ 3:01 PM - #Sayhername protests took place all over America, but in San Francisco, women decided to approach them a bit differently. (Flickr/The All-Nite Images) The many deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police have been getting much-needed national and international attention . But...
  • The Atlantic - The Link Between Walkable Neighborhoods and Race
    5/22/2015 @ 2:29 PM - Flickr/Kai Schreiber Walkability is not only good for you: Its a highly desired characteristic of housing and neighborhoods. Ive written before about the connection between walkable neighborhoods and higher housing values, reduced rates of violent crime, obesity, premature death and long-term memory loss, as well as higher levels of creativity and...
  • Venture Beat - Germany's Helpling abandoned talks to acquire Homejoy after examining its books
    5/22/2015 @ 1:52 PM - Berlin-based home-cleaning service  Helpling  pursued serious discussions to acquire its troubled U.S.-based rival Homejoy , but decided last month not to pursue an acquisition after getting a close look at the companys financials, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Word of the talks is the latest sign that San Francisco-based Homejoy may be in trouble and looking...
  • Inman News - After nailing business model, message, startup hopes 'Hollywood' video ad helps it blast off
    5/22/2015 @ 1:48 PM - A time comes in a startups life where it has figured out its messaging, nailed down its business model and its ready to shout the news from the rooftops. That time has come for AgentPair, a startup that hit the ...
  • Redfin Blog - My L.A. Dream Home in the Canyon of Dreams”
    5/22/2015 @ 1:38 PM - Ive never liked the cliche that real estate is all about 'location.' Not because I disagree with the basic premise; location, after all, is the number one driver of real estate value. But when I picture my dream home, I like to think of it as more than a financial investment located in a desirable area with a high resale...
  • Zillow - The Homeowner's Guide to Land Use Laws
    5/22/2015 @ 1:11 PM - By Stephanie Reid, Avvo attorney and NakedLaw contributor Land use law is a huge library of legal doctrine dating back centuries, covering everything from water and mineral rights to real estate planning and zoning . But how do these laws impact the average urban, suburban or rural homeowner, and what sort of liability could someone...
  • Business Insider - There are only 3 important numbers to look at when you're considering a mortgage
    5/22/2015 @ 1:10 PM - If you want to compare loan offers side-by-side, you'll need to pay close attention to three items: the interest rate, the lender's breakdown of loan fees, and the Annual Percentage Rate (APR), say the experts. The most important loan term is the interest rate, which is the rate you'll be charged for borrowing the money. It's a single...
  • Luxury Daily - Floris London hosts happy hour, tea centered on summer scents
    5/22/2015 @ 1:09 PM - Floris Londons Bergamotto Positano British perfumer Floris London is inviting consumers to 'thirsty Thursdays' at its 89 Jermyn Street boutique to explore its By Request summer fragrance. For the month of May, Floris has invited enthusiasts to join the brand for a drink every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Programs such as this one give consumers a social...
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  • ArchDaily - ONOMICHI U2 / Suppose Design Office
    5/22/2015 @ 8:01 PM - Architects: Suppose Design Office Location: Onomichi , Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan Structure: RC + S Area: 2301.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano ...
  • ArchDaily - Napoleon Perdis Chapel / Studiobird
    5/22/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Studiobird Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 180.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Christine Francis Collaborators: Matthew Bird, Charity Edwards, Harry...
  • Gant Daily - Monaco car collector profits from flipping Ferraris
    5/22/2015 @ 7:00 PM - Pieter van Naeltwijck is no ordinary car collector. The Monaco millionaire makes his money in real estate, but brings in a little extra by buying and selling some of the newest, most exclusive cars on the planet. When a supercar manufacturer launches a new model, van Naeltwijck snaps it up. Limited editions offer the best returns....
  • Gant Daily - Prosecutors: Suspect in Washington familys killings did not act alone
    5/22/2015 @ 6:15 PM - The man charged with the killing of three members of a prominent Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper did not act alone, prosecutors said they believe. Darron Dellon Dennis Wint made his first appearance before a District of Columbia judge Friday to face first-degree murder charges following the discovery last week of the victims in a scorched mansion....
  • Realtor.com News - Actor Lyle Waggoner Selling Golf-Friendly Home in La Quinta
    5/22/2015 @ 5:56 PM - Sixties Hollywood heartthrob Lyle Waggoner is selling his  $2.1 million home in La Quinta, CA . The 5,290-square-foot home has classic Hollywood charm in spades. But the real kicker is the mind-blowing views off the 16th green of the PGA Wests Greg Norman Course . Golf buffs, get out your checkbooks. Waggoners big break came in 1967, when he was...
  • The Real Deal - Soho's only freestanding townhome sells at a steep discount
    5/22/2015 @ 5:50 PM - From left: Ryan Serhant and 514 Broome Street in Soho Sohos only freestanding home has traded hands for $6.9 million. (more…)
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  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    5/22/2015 @ 6:01 PM - John Burger and 3 East 80th Street on the Upper East Side Price: $19,750,000 Listing broker: John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens Address:  3 East 80th Street From left: John Gadsaka, Jonathan Conlon, Patricia Cliff and 145 Hudson Street in Tribeca Price: $11,800,000 ...
  • Realtor.com News - Actor Lyle Waggoner Selling Golf-Friendly Home in La Quinta
    5/22/2015 @ 5:56 PM - Sixties Hollywood heartthrob Lyle Waggoner is selling his  $2.1 million home in La Quinta, CA . The 5,290-square-foot home has classic Hollywood charm in spades. But the real kicker is the mind-blowing views off the 16th green of the PGA Wests Greg Norman Course . Golf buffs, get out your checkbooks. Waggoners big break came in 1967, when he was...
  • The Real Deal - Soho's only freestanding townhome sells at a steep discount
    5/22/2015 @ 5:50 PM - From left: Ryan Serhant and 514 Broome Street in Soho Sohos only freestanding home has traded hands for $6.9 million. (more…)
  • The Real Deal - Re:Cap: The wins and fails of the real estate industry
    5/22/2015 @ 4:51 PM - From the May issue:  Nest Seekers International throws a massive bash in honor of Ryan Serhant, Anthony Bourdain is opening up a new food hall and more in this months Re:Cap.  [more]
  • Realtor.com News - Actress Alexia Landeau Lists Her Shangri-La in Laurel Canyon
    5/22/2015 @ 4:33 PM - 'Ask anyone in Laurel Canyon where the craziest people live and theyll say Lookout Mountain. So I bought a house on Lookout Mountain.' - Joni Mitchell The Laurel Canyon neighborhood in Los Angeles has been a high-end hideaway and a rockers' mecca since the 60s, according to an  oral history  in Vanity Fair. ...
  • Zillow - Paul McCartney Wings Into Manhattan Penthouse
    5/22/2015 @ 4:28 PM - Maybe Paul McCartney cant buy love, but he did just land a Manhattan penthouse with views fit for a knight, the New York Posts Page Six reports . The duplex has 5 bedrooms, 5-plus baths and 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows with a terrace of glass overlooking Central Park. White marble floors start in the foyer and...
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  • Venture Beat - Facebook wants to build a $1B data center facility in Fort Worth, Texas
    5/22/2015 @ 10:20 PM - Social networking giant Facebook has submitted a proposal to build its fifth data center facility in the world, this time in Fort Worth, Texas. Facebook has not yet announced the news. And a spokeswoman declined to comment on rumors. But local and state documents suggest its Facebook. The investment in the data center facility will total...
  • DS News - Congressman Says Excessive Regulation Slows Economic Growth, Hurts Entrepreneurs
    5/22/2015 @ 10:12 PM - 'The CFPB continues to issue new regulations designed for massive, 'systemic-risk' financial institutions without considering how those same rules harm small businesses, community banks, and credit unions,' Pittenger said last month after H.R. 1195 passed in the House. The post Congressman Says Excessive Regulation Slows Economic Growth, Hurts Entrepreneurs appeared first on DSNews .
  • Inman News - Fannie Mae and Ellie Mae: yay for purchase transactions
    5/22/2015 @ 7:13 PM - While the real estate market has experienced a strong surge in refinance transactions in recent years, an economist at government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae and the head of mortgage software provider Ellie Mae this week touted an increase in purchase mortgage applications in the past few months ...
  • The Guardian - UK mortgage deals jump by nearly a fifth as competition heats up
    5/22/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Returning confidence in the housing market, combined with stimulus schemes such as Help to Buy, have encouraged lenders to offer more deals Continue reading...
  • The Real Deal - New finance commish will decide on title insurance reform
    5/22/2015 @ 5:20 PM - From left: Andrew Cuomo, Robert Treuber and Benjamin Lawsky As the state's chief financial watchdog plans to step down, he leaves to his successor a decision regarding new controversial regulations on the title insurance industry. (more…)
  • Forbes - The 5 Most Controversial Trades Of 2015 From Ackman To Gross And Gundlach
    5/22/2015 @ 5:10 PM - From big bond bets to a new breed of stocks that draw in value investors and short sellers alike, a play on commodity prices and a bet on the government's exit from the U.S. mortgage market, here are the five most controversial trades floating around Wall Street in 2015.
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  • Venture Beat - Facebook wants to build a $1B data center facility in Fort Worth, Texas
    5/22/2015 @ 10:20 PM - Social networking giant Facebook has submitted a proposal to build its fifth data center facility in the world, this time in Fort Worth, Texas. Facebook has not yet announced the news. And a spokeswoman declined to comment on rumors. But local and state documents suggest its Facebook. The investment in the data center facility will total...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $2.595 million in Piedmont
    5/22/2015 @ 9:58 PM - The mostly level layout offers simple navigation, and the home sits on roughly a third of an acre.Raised planting beds and established plantings highlight the hardscaped backyard.An oversize picture window in the formal dining room frames neighborhood views, while the living room includes a stately fireplace and windows on multiple walls.The eat-in kitchen revolves around a center island with stone...
  • Findwell Blog - We need time to decide. Will the seller let us know if they get another offer on their house?
    5/22/2015 @ 8:20 PM - You are eyeing a home that you want to make an offer on, but you need a little more time. Maybe you want to see it once more, discuss it more with your spouse or get the opinions of friends and family before proceeding. If you ask your agent to informed by the sellers agent if another offer comes in,...
  • Bigger Pockets - Interview With a Bi-Coastal Investor: Why I Purchased My First Multifamily Property Thousands of Miles Away
    5/22/2015 @ 7:31 PM - If you read enough real estate investing websites, forums and books, you’ve probably come across a handful of repeated advice: Find a good mentor. Know your market. Don’t become paralyzed by too much education. And invest locally at first. Stay in your own backyard until you have experience under your belt. Today, however, we sit down [...] View the full...
  • ArchDaily - Exhibition: Sketch to Structure
    5/22/2015 @ 7:30 PM - Sketch to Structure unfolds the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape. With sketches, plans, blueprints, renderings, and models from the Heinz Architectural Center collection, this exhibition reveals that architectural design, from initial concept to client presentation, isn't straightforward. Beautiful hand-drawn sketches by Lorcan O'Herlihy show an architect quickly capturing ideas about...
  • ArchDaily - Napoleon Perdis Chapel / Studiobird
    5/22/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Studiobird Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 180.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Christine Francis Collaborators: Matthew Bird, Charity Edwards, Harry...
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