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  • Gant Daily - Hillary Clintons stumbles fuel Democratic critics
    3/4/2015 @ 8:15 PM - The Democratic Partys anybody-but-Hillary wing is fired up. A string of damaging stories about Hillary Clintons activities as Secretary of State including the new controversy surrounding her email habits are giving fresh ammo to Clinton skeptics who have grown resigned lately to the idea of a Democratic coronation instead of a genuine, competitive primary. Now,...
  • Gant Daily - Virginia teen accused of being ISIS recruiter
    3/4/2015 @ 7:00 PM - A 17 year-old Virginia student has been charged with helping recruit for ISIS, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. The teen, whose name was not disclosed, was taken into custody last week, the officials said. Prosecutors are seeking to charge him as an adult but currently have charged him as a juvenile, one of the law enforcement...
  • Realtor.com News - This Clause Can Keep You From Accessing Homeowners Insurance Claim Money
    3/4/2015 @ 6:29 PM - A house in the Rockaway section of Queens undergoes repairs on Oct. 24, 2013, one year after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A pipe bursts in your basement and causes $40,000 worth of damage, in addition to destroying treasured photos and heirlooms. Or a tree comes through your roof in a hurricane, making the house uninhabitable. Thought that...
  • The Atlantic - The DOJ Report on Ferguson Is Damning, and It's Just the Beginning
    3/4/2015 @ 6:12 PM - A protester puts his hands on his head as a cloud of tear gas approaches after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) In the summer of 2012, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, pulled up behind a parked car...
  • ArchDaily - Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition
    3/4/2015 @ 6:00 PM - The Negro Building Remembrance Competition  invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta , Georgia . Generations...
  • Realtor.com News - The Reading Room: How Student Dorms Can Float, Sofas Can Talk, and Zombies Can Spread
    3/4/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Belatchew Labs A Swedish design studio has proposed a sustainable student residence made of 3-D printed concrete. That floats. Its called-wait for it-SwimCity. [ Inhabitat ] JPMorgan Chase struck a  $50 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to make payments to 25,000 homeowners in a bankruptcy robo-signing” case. [ Wall Street Journal...
  • Curbed - Linkage: $539/Month Studios in East Harlem; Residents Want Poker
    3/4/2015 @ 5:43 PM - [Curbed Flickr Pool / Phil ] · Move fast! Applications posted for $539/mo. East Harlem studios [BU] · 'Poker tournaments' most-requested building amenities [DNA] · Large residential development probably coming to Astoria [QC] · What's up with Bushwick's mysterious "Move to Detroit" sign? [B+B] ·...
  • The Atlantic - Route 66 by Bicycle: The Complete Guide
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 PM - Michael Clark They call it Americas Main Street: Route 66, which traces a 2,248-mile paved path from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, is the archetypal American highway. Its been hailed in song (get your kicks in cool jazz style here from the guy who wrote the roads signature tune, Bobby Troup); in literature...
  • The Atlantic - The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality
    3/4/2015 @ 4:38 PM - Robb Wilson / Flickr Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to authorize about $8 billion in funding for Amtrak by an overwhelming 316-101 vote. That's mixed news if you're a person, as the bill has high and low points. But you're probably wagging your tail right...
  • Gizmodo - The High Tech Hotel of 1921 Had an Alarm Clock In Every Room
    3/4/2015 @ 4:20 PM - Today, hotels offer high-tech amenities that just a generation ago would be astounding - RFID key cards, customizable ambiance at the push of a button, and coming soon, humanoid robot concierges . So what started the high-tech hotel craze? It can all be traced back to the 1920s, when Americans started to demand a decidedly techno-centric flair in their...
  • Gant Daily - Kids left alone? Call Mom, not the cops
    3/4/2015 @ 3:45 PM - We were moving into our new townhouse last year when I met the grandparents next door. We hope youll come by if you need anything,” they said. They had two grandchildren, and the wife, a reading specialist, had more books than you could count. The neighbors on our other side, also grandparents, offered play dates...
  • Multi-Housing News - HUD to Distribute $150M to State Housing Agencies for Low-Income Rental Assistance
    3/4/2015 @ 3:29 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Washington, D.C.-HUD has awarded $150 million in rental assistance to 25 state housing agencies, with the goal of preventing individuals with disabilities from being institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness. In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households who are extremely low-income...
  • Freshome - Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light
    3/4/2015 @ 3:22 PM - A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects , this modern structure reinterprets the way a garden home organizes the owners lifestyle. Boasting its light-encouraging shape in a suburban neighborhood, the home with a curved roof sets itself apart from neighboring structures. This Garden House is one of the two...
  • Bedford + Bowery - Inside the Psychedelic, Orgiastic Rituals of Bushwick's Wildest Art Collective
    3/4/2015 @ 3:05 PM - Wild Torus (Photo: Nicole Disser) When I first walked in to Torus Porta, it was difficult to understand exactly what was happening. After opening a door at the bottom of a staircase, all I could see were a number of sweaty, naked bodies covered in stickiness and powder. On the floor a human-centipede-like blob of people thrashed about....
  • Buzz Buzz Home - The 10 US zip codes where flipping houses nabbed the highest returns in Q4
    3/4/2015 @ 3:03 PM - Watch for the metro areas of Baltimore and St. Louis.
  • Gant Daily - Andy Lack leaves Broadcasting Board of Governors weeks after arriving
    3/4/2015 @ 2:45 PM - An openly disappointed chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors confirmed on Wednesday that Andy Lack is leaving the boards brand-new CEO post. Lack is returning to NBC News, where he was president between 1993 and 2001. An announcement from NBC is expected imminently. The change is a head-spinning one for workers at the Broadcasting Board of...
  • Inman News - Criminals targeting agents in homes will face stiffer penalties in this state
    3/4/2015 @ 2:30 PM - Virginia lawmakers have passed a Realtor-backed bill that can add up to five years to the prison sentences of people who commit crimes including murder, robbery and rape after luring their victims into vacant homes. The legislation represents one of the ...
  • Multi-Housing News - ULI and The MacArthur Foundation Launch Online Portal
    3/4/2015 @ 2:23 PM - Washington, D.C.-The Urban Land Institute (ULI), with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has launched How Housing Matters , an interdisciplinary online portal focused on housing's role in individual and neighborhood well being. The portal offers up-to-date, easily searchable research and news connecting housing with a broad range of topics. The new...
  • Orange County Register - San Clemente housing consultant sells firm
    3/4/2015 @ 2:20 PM - San Clemente housing economist Mark Boud sold his firm to a division of Washington-based Hanley Wood, but will continue to run the business out of Orange County, Boud and Hanley Wood announced Wednesday.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.But...
  • The Real Deal - The 6 percent home sale fee isn't sacred
    3/4/2015 @ 1:46 PM - From left: Glenn Kelman and Frank LLosa As a home buyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid in other words, how the...
  • The Atlantic - Why Are We Still Calling Postal Workers 'Mailmen'?
    3/4/2015 @ 12:40 PM - United States Postal Service (USPS) letter carrier Lakesha Dortch-Hardy smiles as she sorts mail at the Lincoln Park carriers annex in Chicago. (REUTERS/John Gress) The U.S. Postal Service is going through some long-awaited changes. A new fleet of trucks , for example, is set to replace those nearly 30-year-old boxy whites. There...
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  • The Real Deal - The 6 percent home sale fee isn't sacred
    3/4/2015 @ 1:46 PM - From left: Glenn Kelman and Frank LLosa As a home buyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid in other words, how the...
  • Web Urbanist - Aerodynamic Avian Architecture: 12 Bird-Inspired Buildings
    3/4/2015 @ 1:00 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional . ] From a massive kinetic museum structure that flaps its wings to indicate a new exhibit to an internet-famous church in Florida accidentally resembling an Angry Bird, these avian-inspired buildings seem like theyre ready...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Orlando hotels plan renovations to stay competitive
    3/4/2015 @ 11:37 AM - From constructing on-property water parks to restaurant overhauls to simply buying new furniture for guestrooms, many hotels in Central Florida are getting a facelift.
  • Gant Daily - The most romantic place to propose is …
    3/4/2015 @ 11:30 AM - If they remade Casablanca” today, chances are its epic emotional climax would feature a slightly less poetic farewell between bar owner Rick Blaine and his old flame Ilsa. Urging the woman he loves onto a plane to escape to freedom, Humphrey Bogarts character would utter the heartfelt words: Well always have Disney World Florida.” OK, so it doesnt...
  • Gant Daily - The millennial investor raking in a 250% return
    3/4/2015 @ 10:15 AM - Justin Brosseaus friends called him an idiot in high school. They wanted to spend their money at the movies, but Justin passed on seeing The Hangover” and started investing instead. At age 15, he put almost all of his life savings, $650, into three stocks: Citi, GE and United Airlines. That was back in 2009. No...
  • The Atlantic - 9 Super-Annoying Things You Do At Restaurants, According to Restaurant Workers
    3/4/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Sergey Mironov / Shutterstock.com Hang out with servers, kitchen staff or managers after a restaurant closes, and you stand an excellent chance of being regaled with tales of oblivious, obnoxious or entitled restaurant customers. If only the dining public could be privy to these late-night complaining sessionswe just might change our ways. ...
  • World Property Channel - As Miami Condo Market Cools, Asians Backfill Less Latin Buyers
    3/4/2015 @ 9:28 AM - With weakening global currencies, fewer Latin American and European buyers are investing in Miami condos, but Asian and domestic buyers are helping fill the gap. This is according to the Miami Downtown Development Authority's (DDA) just-released First Quarter Greater Downtown Miami Market Residential Real Estate Market Study conducted by Integra Realty Resources (IRR). Even as the number of...
  • Daily Finance - Beige Book Survey: U.S. Economy Growing at Moderate Pace
    3/4/2015 @ 9:18 AM - Filed under: Inflation , Unemployment Rate , Federal Reserve , Interest Rates , Economy Lynne Sladky/AP By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- he U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the ...
  • Gant Daily - Obituary Notice: Samuel R. 'Sam' Phillips
    3/4/2015 @ 8:20 AM - Samuel R. 'Sam' Phillips, 80, of West Decatur died Monday, March 2, 2015 at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1934 in Boggs Township, he was the son of the late Arthur G. and Grace (Richards) Phillips. He married Donna Jean (Knepp) Phillips on July 30, 1953 in Mineral Springs.  She preceded him in death on July 6, 1984. ...
  • Haute Residence - 5 Breathtaking Beachfront Penthouses for Sale
    3/4/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Haute Residence presents a roundup of five spectacular beachfront penthouses currently for sale across the globe, from an opulent stunner in Spain, to a beautiful duplex in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. #1: Decadent Puerto Banús Penthouse Resembling an elegant mansion, this ultra-luxe beachfront residence in Malaga, Spain-now on the market for  € 7 million (around $7.84 million USD)-is one...
  • Daily Finance - Billions of Political Survey Robocalls Used to Sell Cruises
    3/4/2015 @ 6:27 AM - Filed under: Consumer Ally , Consumer Protection , Junk Mail and Telemarketing , Ripoffs & Scams Getty Images A cruise line and seven other companies accused of making billions of robocalls to consumers around the country under guise of political surveys were accused by the Federal Trade Commission...
  • Gant Daily - The Glass Eye: NHL Trade Deadline
    3/4/2015 @ 6:01 AM - Yes, after a bit of winter 'hibernation', the Eye is back! I'll have baseball previews coming up as well as a closer look at the NHL playoffs, but today let's talk NHL trades. Monday was the trade deadline for the league, and as usual there was a flurry of activity - both at the deadline and in the days...
  • Luxury Daily - Mercedes, Bombardier, Officine Panerai join yachts at Dubai Boat Show
    3/4/2015 @ 3:15 AM - Dubai Dubai International Boat Show is kicking off this week with the showcase of several top yacht builders, but will also feature several other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier, Officine Panerai and Emirates. Participating in events that are not industry-related will give brands a chance to reach affluent consumers. Luxury brands are aware of the type of...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: De Blasio's police holdout
    3/4/2015 @ 2:29 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. HARDBALL -- 'Lynch gambles on not dealing with de Blasio,' Capital's Sally Goldenberg: Pat Lynch, the longtime president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, is betting he can secure a better contract than other city workers by not dealing directly with the de Blasio administration. ...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Orlando plans to buy 800 apartment units near Citrus Bowl
    3/3/2015 @ 8:10 PM - The City of Orlando filed plans Tuesday to buy hundreds of apartment units from Fannie Mae near the newly renovated Citrus Bowl.
  • The Real Deal - Town hires sales directors from Warburg, Macklowe
    3/3/2015 @ 5:00 PM - From left: Wendy Maitland, Karen Gastiaburo, Dorothy Sexton and Andrew Heiberger Town Residential hired two industry veterans from Warburg Realty and Macklowe Properties to lead its sales teams in the Financial District and on the East Side. Karen Gastiaburo, who opened Warburg's Tribeca office in 2005 and was the sales director there, joined Town as the...
  • The Atlantic - The Forgotten Story of America's First EMT Services
    3/3/2015 @ 4:14 PM - Courtesy of Freedom House Street Survivors In the 1960s, if you were having a medical emergency, a police van would respond, not the paramedics. There were no other standardized, government-run emergency services in America at the time. In Pittsburgh, the police and firemen who answered these calls lacked proper medical training and "had...
  • Inman News - Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers
    3/3/2015 @ 3:40 PM - Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post. Placester says its listing search platform adds new features to ...
  • Real Trends - NAR survey: Most Realtors feel safe on the job
    3/3/2015 @ 3:25 PM - A new survey from the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR) found 96 percent of Realtors have never been the victim of crime, but 40 percent have found themselves in situations where they have feared for their safety or the safety of their personal information. Some of the most common circumstances that resulted in fearful situations: Open houses,...
  • Multi-Housing News - FTI Consulting Signs 17 KSF Lease at One Biscayne
    3/3/2015 @ 2:55 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor FTI Consulting Inc. has recently moved to One Biscayne Tower from Miami Center. The global business advisory firm signed a 17,000 square-foot lease. The transaction was negotiated by Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for the 39-story, 700,000 square foot Class A...
  • RE Journals - Crossroads Development Partners announces three suburban office leases and purchase of former Carsons Rib site in Chicago
    3/3/2015 @ 1:19 PM - 6400 Shafer Court Crossroads Development Partners ('XRD') has announced multiple new transactions including three leases in its suburban office assets, the purchase of 22,000 square feet of vacant land in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and a lease with Dunkin' Donuts in suburban Northbrook. The developer has also opened a luxury apartment development in Jupiter, Fla. with...
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  • Realty Biz News - Bidding wars return as inventory tightens up
    3/4/2015 @ 11:59 PM - As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the spring-selling season. Image credit: ThePixelman via Pixabay.com The real estate brokerage Redfin reports in its latest housing report that bidding wars are already...
  • Venture Beat - Zoe Quinn and other female game developers speak out against harassment
    3/4/2015 @ 9:01 PM - Gaming execs:   Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here . Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Click here  for all of GamesBeats 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage. SAN FRANCISCO...
  • Gant Daily - Virginia teen accused of being ISIS recruiter
    3/4/2015 @ 7:00 PM - A 17 year-old Virginia student has been charged with helping recruit for ISIS, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. The teen, whose name was not disclosed, was taken into custody last week, the officials said. Prosecutors are seeking to charge him as an adult but currently have charged him as a juvenile, one of the law enforcement...
  • Realtor.com News - This Clause Can Keep You From Accessing Homeowners Insurance Claim Money
    3/4/2015 @ 6:29 PM - A house in the Rockaway section of Queens undergoes repairs on Oct. 24, 2013, one year after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A pipe bursts in your basement and causes $40,000 worth of damage, in addition to destroying treasured photos and heirlooms. Or a tree comes through your roof in a hurricane, making the house uninhabitable. Thought that...
  • Forbes - Colbie Caillat Is Flipping Her $6.4 Million Mansion In Hidden Hills
    3/4/2015 @ 6:27 PM - The hills are alive with the sound of Colbie Caillat. Hidden Hills, to be exact. The 'Bubbly' singer, known for her laid-back jams and beach-casual style, is flipping her Santa Barbara-style estate in Hidden Hills, the popular Los Angeles gated community. In fact, she just put it on the market for [...]
  • BuzzFeed - After Throwing Down At The Oscars, Patricia Arquette Is Back On Network TV
    3/4/2015 @ 6:10 PM - Patricia Arquette on CSI: Cyber . Ron P. Jaffe / CBS In the last 10 days, Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, threw down about equal pay during her acceptance speech , caused an online fracas after she expanded on her speech backstage, cleared things up on Twitter,...
  • The Atlantic - Why Boston's Girl Scout Cookies Suck Compared to NYC's
    3/4/2015 @ 6:09 PM - Just when you thought journalism was dead, the L.A. Times goes all out on an investigative report on Girl Scout Cookies . Because not all cookies are created equal. In fact, they're baked by two separate bakersABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers, which are distributed in a patchwork around the country. ...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: LA developer makes bid for Revel Casino, nonprofit proposes big park along Rockaway Peninsula and more
    3/4/2015 @ 6:03 PM - Rendering of Project Underway (credit: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance) 1.   Los Angeles developer makes bid for Revel Casino [Associated Press] 2. Rockaway Peninsula gets ambitious park proposal [Brownstoner] 3. David Geffen gives $100 million to rename...
  • BuzzFeed - Here's Who Pays The Most (And Least) In Property Taxes
    3/4/2015 @ 5:41 PM - A new report out this week from RealtyTrac details the big differences in property tax across the U.S. Sorry, New Yorkers. Mike Blake / Reuters For America's homeowners, it's not just where you live that determines what your current property tax bill looks like relative...
  • Gant Daily - The Starbucks effect': Higher home prices
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 PM - Living near a Starbucks has its benefits for homeowners, whether youre a coffee drinker or not. The value of homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks rise faster than those that arent, according to real estate research group Zillow. With tens of thousands of Starbucks locations in the U.S., thats good news for a lot of...
  • The Atlantic - Route 66 by Bicycle: The Complete Guide
    3/4/2015 @ 5:30 PM - Michael Clark They call it Americas Main Street: Route 66, which traces a 2,248-mile paved path from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, is the archetypal American highway. Its been hailed in song (get your kicks in cool jazz style here from the guy who wrote the roads signature tune, Bobby Troup); in literature...
  • The Atlantic - The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality
    3/4/2015 @ 4:38 PM - Robb Wilson / Flickr Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to authorize about $8 billion in funding for Amtrak by an overwhelming 316-101 vote. That's mixed news if you're a person, as the bill has high and low points. But you're probably wagging your tail right...
  • ArchDaily - Fate of Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow
    3/4/2015 @ 4:00 PM - Tomorrow legislators are due to decided the fate of Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center . The midcentury icon, listed on the World Monuments Fund's global watch list , has been the center of a prolonged debate  challenging its right to be preserved. 'The plan is to gut Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center , strip...
  • Brick Underground - Jim Parsons gets a 'Big Bang' for his buck with fourth Gramercy penthouse
    3/4/2015 @ 3:59 PM - WHO:  Actor Jim Parsons is  getting ready to play God on Broadway . Obviously he's going to be shadowing the  Kardashians  for tips on the part. Everyone knows they really rule the world, we just have to live in it. WHERE:  The 'Big Bang Theory' star just  purchased a $2.8 million penthouse  at 36 Gramercy Park East, his fourth condo in the building. In...
  • Multi-Housing News - HUD to Distribute $150M to State Housing Agencies for Low-Income Rental Assistance
    3/4/2015 @ 3:29 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Washington, D.C.-HUD has awarded $150 million in rental assistance to 25 state housing agencies, with the goal of preventing individuals with disabilities from being institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness. In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households who are extremely low-income...
  • Zillow - The Best Color Palettes for Your Mid-Century Modern Home
    3/4/2015 @ 3:27 PM - Mid-century modern style appeals to many homeowners for its throw back, nostalgic aesthetic that celebrates sleek and simple lines. Bar carts, linoleum, banquettes and Formica counter tops support the look, but the color of these materials really sets the tone for a space. The shades associated with this style range from kitschy 1950s brights to sophisticated 1960s neutral hues. Here...
  • Zillow - Decorating Tips From J.Lo's Designer
    3/4/2015 @ 3:02 PM - Decorating a home might seem as simple as choosing colors and furniture that you like, then putting them together in a pleasing way. In fact, its more about making colors and furnishings suit your personality, according to celebrity designer and Zillow Blog contributor  Michelle Workman . She pays as much attention to what her clients wear and how they live as she does...
  • Housing Wire - Definitely the best Beige Book coverage on housing and mortgage finance
    3/4/2015 @ 2:51 PM - Lending was up and home sales increased in most of the 12 Federal Reserve districts, according to the latest Beige Book released Wednesday. Here's how it broke down, with thanks to a few Hollywood stars.
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: Wood Partners Completes Another California Sale
    3/4/2015 @ 2:48 PM - San Mateo, Calif.-Less than a week after detailing its $200 million sale of 22-story glass high-rise in L.A. to Essex Property Trust, Wood Partners has now announced the $73.6 million sale of Mode by Alta in San Mateo, Calif. The 111-unit property was picked up by Land & House USA Inc., a subsidiary of a Thailand-based developer. IPA...
  • Orange County Register - San Clemente housing consultant sells firm
    3/4/2015 @ 2:20 PM - San Clemente housing economist Mark Boud sold his firm to a division of Washington-based Hanley Wood, but will continue to run the business out of Orange County, Boud and Hanley Wood announced Wednesday.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.But...
  • Business Insider - What $325,000 will get you in 10 housing markets across America
    3/4/2015 @ 2:06 PM - Sometimes, living in a major metropolitan area can mean sacrificing a desirable environment or features for convenience. Well, we have good news for you. The following homes go against that stereotype. Whether it's outdoor recreation spaces, wood-burning pizza ovens, panoramic city skyline views or magazine-worthy kitchens that please your senses, we have a home for you - priced at...
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  • Crain's New York Business - 'Scandal' of empty apartments may be worse in London
    3/5/2015 @ 12:01 AM - New York isn't the only city with a pied-à-terre issue, with foreigners buying apartments that they visit only periodically, if ever. The phenomenon—which has been blamed for the high... To view the full story, click the title link.
  • Realty Biz News - Bidding wars return as inventory tightens up
    3/4/2015 @ 11:59 PM - As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the spring-selling season. Image credit: ThePixelman via Pixabay.com The real estate brokerage Redfin reports in its latest housing report that bidding wars are already...
  • ArchDaily - Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium / Pattern Design
    3/4/2015 @ 10:00 PM - Architects: Pattern Design Location: Al Ain – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates Architect Of Record: Mark Habre and Associate Lead Consultant And Master Planner : Broadway Malyan Year: 2014 Photographs: Dennis Gilbert ...
  • Web Urbanist - London Bridge: 12 Contenders Including 'Flaming Mouth of Hades'
    3/4/2015 @ 9:01 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism . ] Some of the concepts submitted for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian bridge in London are rather – well – pedestrian, while others are so out-there theyve been nicknamed The Flaming Mouth...
  • ArchDaily - Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects
    3/4/2015 @ 8:01 PM - Architects: Archi-Union Architects Location: Si Zhuan Nan Lu, Songjiang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan Area: 150000.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects ...
  • Gant Daily - Virginia teen accused of being ISIS recruiter
    3/4/2015 @ 7:00 PM - A 17 year-old Virginia student has been charged with helping recruit for ISIS, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. The teen, whose name was not disclosed, was taken into custody last week, the officials said. Prosecutors are seeking to charge him as an adult but currently have charged him as a juvenile, one of the law enforcement...
  • News.com.au - Step up to the crease on a fine wicket
    3/4/2015 @ 6:24 PM - ATTENTION cricket fanatics! Be bowled over by this chance to score your own piece of Australian cricketing history.
  • BuzzFeed - After Throwing Down At The Oscars, Patricia Arquette Is Back On Network TV
    3/4/2015 @ 6:10 PM - Patricia Arquette on CSI: Cyber . Ron P. Jaffe / CBS In the last 10 days, Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, threw down about equal pay during her acceptance speech , caused an online fracas after she expanded on her speech backstage, cleared things up on Twitter,...
  • ArchDaily - Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition
    3/4/2015 @ 6:00 PM - The Negro Building Remembrance Competition  invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta , Georgia . Generations...
  • Realtor.com News - The Reading Room: How Student Dorms Can Float, Sofas Can Talk, and Zombies Can Spread
    3/4/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Belatchew Labs A Swedish design studio has proposed a sustainable student residence made of 3-D printed concrete. That floats. Its called-wait for it-SwimCity. [ Inhabitat ] JPMorgan Chase struck a  $50 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to make payments to 25,000 homeowners in a bankruptcy robo-signing” case. [ Wall Street Journal...
  • House Einstein - Market Knowledge - Realtors HATE This!
    3/4/2015 @ 5:43 PM - by Osman Parvez----This past weekend, I negotiated on a $2.2 MM deal for an international buyer and held two separate discussions with private sellers in the $1.4 to $2.5MM range.  Everyone was concerned with the same thing. Question:  "What about private sales?  Am I missing out on something?"Answer:   Certain brokers would like you to believe that private, off-market sales are...
  • The Real Deal - Revealed: Prices, floorplans at Vornado's 220 CPS
    3/4/2015 @ 5:35 PM - The floor plan for Penthouse 76 at 220 Park South (Click to enlarge | Credit: E.B. Solomont) Bring on the sales at 220 Central Park South! Vornado Realty Trust's long-delayed luxury condominium got the green light  on Wednesday  from the New York Attorney General's office,  The Real Deal  has learned.  The Robert A.M. Stern-designed building will have a...
  • ArchDaily - Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 PM - Architects: Maddison Architects Location: Moonah TAS 7009, Australia Architect In Charge: Peter Maddison Area: 110.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Will Watt ...
  • Curbed - Development Watch: Box o' Charred Wood and Steel Is Coming To East Williamsburg
    3/4/2015 @ 5:00 PM - [Rendering by Mortar via New York YIMBY.] A one-story brick warehouse at 245 Manhattan Avenue near Grand Street in East Williamsburg has been leveled to make way for a new residential building. Developed by East River Partners and designed by Mortar Architecture + Development , YIMBY reports the structure...
  • Gizmodo - The High Tech Hotel of 1921 Had an Alarm Clock In Every Room
    3/4/2015 @ 4:20 PM - Today, hotels offer high-tech amenities that just a generation ago would be astounding - RFID key cards, customizable ambiance at the push of a button, and coming soon, humanoid robot concierges . So what started the high-tech hotel craze? It can all be traced back to the 1920s, when Americans started to demand a decidedly techno-centric flair in their...
  • Brokers Weekly - More than 450 attend fourth annual REW Women's Forum
    3/4/2015 @ 4:15 PM - By Jonathan Pappas The most powerful women in New York City real estate joined together last Wednesday for Real Estate Weekly's fourth annual Women's Forum. The event drew over 450 men and women in the field for a day of discussion and networking that featured keynotes and timely panel sessions from some of the most influential female leaders...
  • Business Insider - These are the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address
    3/4/2015 @ 4:13 PM - We've said it before and we'll say it again: 15 Central Park West is the most powerful apartment building in the world. The Manhattan condo is filled with bankers, hedge funders, business tycoons, and foreign billionaires. Goldman Sachs has a major presence in the building, as do some huge hedge funds. As is increasingly common in New...
  • Urbaneer - February 2015 Sales Boom For Toronto Real Estate
    3/4/2015 @ 3:51 PM - Here is the latest press release from the Toronto Real Estate Board for our January Toronto real estate resale market: Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,338 home sales through the Toronto MLS system in February 2015. This result represented a substantial
  • Curbed - Checking In: Is New York City's Hotel Boom Ruining Everything?
    3/4/2015 @ 3:46 PM - [The Wythe Hotel, opened in 2012, is located in a converted factory. Photo via Morris Adjmi Architects ] There are a lot of hotels under construction in New York, and new data shows that this may be problematic. A new report from the Pratt Center for Community Development argues that hotels...
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap arranges the sale of a 9,100 SF net-leased property
    3/4/2015 @ 3:31 PM - 5415 Goodman Road Marcus & Millichap , a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of Dollar General, a 9,100-square foot net-leased property located in Olive Branch, MS, according to Steven D. Weinstock, Vice President / Regional Manager of the firm's Chicago Oak Brook office. The...
  • Bedford + Bowery - Inside the Psychedelic, Orgiastic Rituals of Bushwick's Wildest Art Collective
    3/4/2015 @ 3:05 PM - Wild Torus (Photo: Nicole Disser) When I first walked in to Torus Porta, it was difficult to understand exactly what was happening. After opening a door at the bottom of a staircase, all I could see were a number of sweaty, naked bodies covered in stickiness and powder. On the floor a human-centipede-like blob of people thrashed about....
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Popular Stories

  • Bedford + Bowery - Inside the Psychedelic, Orgiastic Rituals of Bushwick's Wildest Art Collective
    3/4/2015 @ 3:05 PM - Wild Torus (Photo: Nicole Disser) When I first walked in to Torus Porta, it was difficult to understand exactly what was happening. After opening a door at the bottom of a staircase, all I could see were a number of sweaty, naked bodies covered in stickiness and powder. On the floor a human-centipede-like blob of people thrashed about....

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  • Zillow - Decorating Tips From J.Lo's Designer
    3/4/2015 @ 3:02 PM - Decorating a home might seem as simple as choosing colors and furniture that you like, then putting them together in a pleasing way. In fact, its more about making colors and furnishings suit your personality, according to celebrity designer and Zillow Blog contributor  Michelle Workman . She pays as much attention to what her clients wear and how they live as she does...

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  • Zillow - The Best Color Palettes for Your Mid-Century Modern Home
    3/4/2015 @ 3:27 PM - Mid-century modern style appeals to many homeowners for its throw back, nostalgic aesthetic that celebrates sleek and simple lines. Bar carts, linoleum, banquettes and Formica counter tops support the look, but the color of these materials really sets the tone for a space. The shades associated with this style range from kitschy 1950s brights to sophisticated 1960s neutral hues. Here...

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  • Web Urbanist - Aerodynamic Avian Architecture: 12 Bird-Inspired Buildings
    3/4/2015 @ 1:00 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional . ] From a massive kinetic museum structure that flaps its wings to indicate a new exhibit to an internet-famous church in Florida accidentally resembling an Angry Bird, these avian-inspired buildings seem like theyre ready...

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  • Freshome - Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light
    3/4/2015 @ 3:22 PM - A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects , this modern structure reinterprets the way a garden home organizes the owners lifestyle. Boasting its light-encouraging shape in a suburban neighborhood, the home with a curved roof sets itself apart from neighboring structures. This Garden House is one of the two...

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  • The Real Deal - The 6 percent home sale fee isn't sacred
    3/4/2015 @ 1:46 PM - From left: Glenn Kelman and Frank LLosa As a home buyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid in other words, how the...

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  • BuzzFeed - 26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life
    3/4/2015 @ 3:17 PM - Yinz know its amazing. Because Point State Park makes you think all city parks are clean and wondrous places. What is this "litter" you speak of? Brook Ward / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: brookward Because every time...

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  • The Real Deal - A firm key to the rebuilding of 7WTC will now call it home
    3/4/2015 @ 3:02 PM - 7 World Trade Center A contracting firm key to the rebuilding of 7 World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks is now setting up shop in the Lower Manhattan tower. Permasteelisa Group, which produced the glassy curtain wall at the 52-story tower, is taking 13,000 square feet on the tower's 32nd floor. The sublease from FXDD, an...

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  • The Real Deal - Coming soon: TRD showcase set for May 12
    3/4/2015 @ 3:50 PM - The Real Deal is hosting its annual real estate forum and new development showcase on May 12th in New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion, and once again, we're bringing real estate's top names together for thought-provoking discussions on the industry's biggest issues. Last year, more than 3,000 industry players attended  TRD s all-day event, where...

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  • Calculated Risk - Fed's Beige Book: Economic Activity Expanded "across most regions", Oil "declined"
    3/4/2015 @ 2:05 PM - Fed's Beige Book "Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and based on information collected on or before February 23, 2015. " Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February. Six Districts noted that the local economy expanded at a...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Gant Daily - Hillary Clinton asks State Department to release her emails
    3/5/2015 @ 12:30 AM - Hillary Clinton says she has asked the State Department to release emails she sent from the personal email address she used rather than the one provided by the agency. I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible,” the former secretary...
  • Venture Beat - Zoe Quinn and other female game developers speak out against harassment
    3/4/2015 @ 9:01 PM - Gaming execs:   Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here . Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Click here  for all of GamesBeats 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage. SAN FRANCISCO...
  • Gant Daily - Hillary Clintons stumbles fuel Democratic critics
    3/4/2015 @ 8:15 PM - The Democratic Partys anybody-but-Hillary wing is fired up. A string of damaging stories about Hillary Clintons activities as Secretary of State including the new controversy surrounding her email habits are giving fresh ammo to Clinton skeptics who have grown resigned lately to the idea of a Democratic coronation instead of a genuine, competitive primary. Now,...
  • New York Post - Retired IBM honcho selling UES penthouse for $6.49M
    3/4/2015 @ 6:16 PM - Paul Horn, the retired senior vice president of IBM and its executive director of research, is listing his penthouse condo at the Belaire, located at 524 E. 72nd St., for...
  • BuzzFeed - After Throwing Down At The Oscars, Patricia Arquette Is Back On Network TV
    3/4/2015 @ 6:10 PM - Patricia Arquette on CSI: Cyber . Ron P. Jaffe / CBS In the last 10 days, Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, threw down about equal pay during her acceptance speech , caused an online fracas after she expanded on her speech backstage, cleared things up on Twitter,...
  • New York Post - Derek Jeter ditches his West Village rental
    3/4/2015 @ 6:10 PM - Derek Jeter has just moved out of his charming rental brick townhouse at 56 Bank St. in the West Village, Gimme Shelter has learned. The former shortstop, who was with...
  • ArchDaily - Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition
    3/4/2015 @ 6:00 PM - The Negro Building Remembrance Competition  invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta , Georgia . Generations...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • RE Journals - Client services specialist joins Cincinnati office of CBRE
    3/5/2015 @ 12:51 AM - Ann Niehaus Ann Niehaus has joined the Cincinnati office of CBRE as a client services specialist with the Central Midwest Multifamily team. Before joining CBRE, Niehaus worked for General Investment & Development. She also worked for Cincinnati Commercial Group, where she managed office, retail and industrial space.
  • Realty Biz News - Bidding wars return as inventory tightens up
    3/4/2015 @ 11:59 PM - As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the spring-selling season. Image credit: ThePixelman via Pixabay.com The real estate brokerage Redfin reports in its latest housing report that bidding wars are already...
  • Web Urbanist - London Bridge: 12 Contenders Including 'Flaming Mouth of Hades'
    3/4/2015 @ 9:01 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism . ] Some of the concepts submitted for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian bridge in London are rather – well – pedestrian, while others are so out-there theyve been nicknamed The Flaming Mouth...
  • Inman News - How Zillow plans to stay on top: Watch the video
    3/4/2015 @ 7:01 PM - In a lively exchange with Inman Publisher Brad Inman, hear what Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff has to say about how Zillow climbed to the top, and how it intends to stay there. Now that Zillow owns Trulia, it will decide ...
  • Realtor.com News - This Clause Can Keep You From Accessing Homeowners Insurance Claim Money
    3/4/2015 @ 6:29 PM - A house in the Rockaway section of Queens undergoes repairs on Oct. 24, 2013, one year after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A pipe bursts in your basement and causes $40,000 worth of damage, in addition to destroying treasured photos and heirlooms. Or a tree comes through your roof in a hurricane, making the house uninhabitable. Thought that...
  • New York Observer - WebMD Leaves 111 Eighth Avenue, Following Deal With Google
    3/4/2015 @ 6:00 PM - 395 Hudson Street. Health information provider WebMD is leaving Google' s home at  111 Eighth Avenue , as reported by Crain's New York Business , following  an agreement for an undisclosed sum with the online search company. As part of a nine-year sublet agreement with Kaplan Test Prep , WebMD...
  • Realtor.com News - The Reading Room: How Student Dorms Can Float, Sofas Can Talk, and Zombies Can Spread
    3/4/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Belatchew Labs A Swedish design studio has proposed a sustainable student residence made of 3-D printed concrete. That floats. Its called-wait for it-SwimCity. [ Inhabitat ] JPMorgan Chase struck a  $50 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to make payments to 25,000 homeowners in a bankruptcy robo-signing” case. [ Wall Street Journal...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Realty Biz News - Bidding wars return as inventory tightens up
    3/4/2015 @ 11:59 PM - As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the spring-selling season. Image credit: ThePixelman via Pixabay.com The real estate brokerage Redfin reports in its latest housing report that bidding wars are already...
  • Fox Business - Will real estate continue to outperform after Fed begins raising rates?
    3/4/2015 @ 8:26 PM - Hodges Fund's Eric Marshall, iSectors CIO Chuck Self and AverageJoeOptions.com founder Todd Horwitz on stocks, the Federal Reserve and housing market.
  • The Guardian - Help-to-buy scheme needs replacement before it ends, warn mortgage lenders
    3/4/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Failure to replace mortgage guarantee scheme, which is due to end in 2016, would hit first-time buyers and competition in housing market, says IMLA Continue reading...
  • Realtor.com News - This Clause Can Keep You From Accessing Homeowners Insurance Claim Money
    3/4/2015 @ 6:29 PM - A house in the Rockaway section of Queens undergoes repairs on Oct. 24, 2013, one year after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A pipe bursts in your basement and causes $40,000 worth of damage, in addition to destroying treasured photos and heirlooms. Or a tree comes through your roof in a hurricane, making the house uninhabitable. Thought that...
  • Housing Wire - Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool
    3/4/2015 @ 5:47 PM - It's beginning to look like Google launching a mortgage payment calculator was the first step in a much larger plan to expand the online giant's footprint in the mortgage market. According to a report from Gigaom, Google is preparing to launch a mortgage comparison tool via its Compare service.
  • Realtor.com News - The Reading Room: How Student Dorms Can Float, Sofas Can Talk, and Zombies Can Spread
    3/4/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Belatchew Labs A Swedish design studio has proposed a sustainable student residence made of 3-D printed concrete. That floats. Its called-wait for it-SwimCity. [ Inhabitat ] JPMorgan Chase struck a  $50 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to make payments to 25,000 homeowners in a bankruptcy robo-signing” case. [ Wall Street Journal...
  • BuzzFeed - Here's Who Pays The Most (And Least) In Property Taxes
    3/4/2015 @ 5:41 PM - A new report out this week from RealtyTrac details the big differences in property tax across the U.S. Sorry, New Yorkers. Mike Blake / Reuters For America's homeowners, it's not just where you live that determines what your current property tax bill looks like relative...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Realty Biz News - How to Prepare Your New Home for a Lifetime of Use
    3/5/2015 @ 12:17 AM - When youre about to move into a new home for the first time, it is one of the most exciting moments in your lifetime. With all of the excitement of moving into your new home, it is easy to overlook some of the important details you need to take care of in order to prepare your home for a lifetime...
  • Realty Biz News - Bidding wars return as inventory tightens up
    3/4/2015 @ 11:59 PM - As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the spring-selling season. Image credit: ThePixelman via Pixabay.com The real estate brokerage Redfin reports in its latest housing report that bidding wars are already...
  • SFGate - 5-plus acres in Moraga host putting green, pool, spa
    3/4/2015 @ 10:02 PM - Situated on more than 5 picturesque acres and surrounded by tree-studded foothills, this five-bedroom above Rancho Laguna Park offers upscale living in a bucolic setting.A built-in barbecue and multiple patios are among the outdoor spaces of a lot hosting a pool, spa, front deck and ample room for a bocce court or children's play area.The chef's kitchen includes a walk-in...
  • Venture Beat - Zoe Quinn and other female game developers speak out against harassment
    3/4/2015 @ 9:01 PM - Gaming execs:   Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here . Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Click here  for all of GamesBeats 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage. SAN FRANCISCO...
  • ArchDaily - Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects
    3/4/2015 @ 8:01 PM - Architects: Archi-Union Architects Location: Si Zhuan Nan Lu, Songjiang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan Area: 150000.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects ...
  • DNA Info New York - 8 Things to Know If You Want to Be an Artist in NYC
    3/4/2015 @ 7:58 PM - For those set on making art in New York City, here's the lowdown from gallerists and artists.
  • Realtor.com News - This Clause Can Keep You From Accessing Homeowners Insurance Claim Money
    3/4/2015 @ 6:29 PM - A house in the Rockaway section of Queens undergoes repairs on Oct. 24, 2013, one year after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A pipe bursts in your basement and causes $40,000 worth of damage, in addition to destroying treasured photos and heirlooms. Or a tree comes through your roof in a hurricane, making the house uninhabitable. Thought that...
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