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  • DNA Info New York - $10M Apartments Linger on the Market in 'Bipolar' Manhattan
    10/1/2014 @ 7:36 AM - Real estate market reports show that pricey apartments are taking longer to sell than smaller units.
  • Brokers Weekly - NGKF out to cash in on borrowing boom
    10/1/2014 @ 7:22 AM - NGKF Capital Markets has welcomed structured finance dealmakers Jordan Roeschlaub, as senior managing director, and Daniel Fromm,as managing director, to its New York office. The additions come as commercial borrowing exceeds last year's healthy volume and as Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) continues to recruit talented finance experts nationwide. JIMMY KUHN 'With...
  • Brokers Weekly - Builder row not necessarily the final nail in coffin
    10/1/2014 @ 7:06 AM - By Konrad Putzier In real estate as in personal relationships, a divorce can be the best solution for all involved. The glass is half full for Ratner’s modular tower. A week after Skanska canceled its contract to build Forest City Ratner's Pacific Park modular tower in Brooklyn, it seems less and...
  • Brokers Weekly - Luxury builders reap rewards as new condo prices soar
    10/1/2014 @ 7:01 AM - By Konrad Putzier Manhattan's apartment sales market has continued its steep climb, benefiting from strong demand for luxury new development. The median sales price grew by 4.2 percent year-over-year to $908,242 while the average price grew by 17.4 percent to $1.684 million, according to Miller Samuel's report for Douglas Elliman, as luxury sales far outpaced the rest...
  • Remodelista - Alice's Restaurant Comes to Antwerp
    10/1/2014 @ 7:00 AM - We have a weakness for stylishly ragtag cafes, and are happy to see them proliferating, from Upstate, NY , to Paris to Tokyo . At our latest find, Tinsel, in Antwerp, there's nothing in the least bit glittery on display-and that's why it's so appealing. Owner and cook Tine Lejeune spent four years working for the...
  • EV Grieve - Out and About in the East Village, Part 2
    10/1/2014 @ 6:45 AM - In this weekly feature, East Village-based photographer James Maher provides us with a quick snapshot of someone who lives and/or works in the East Village. By James Maher Name: Michael 'Mikey” Cole, Pete Rosado Occupation: Owner and Head Chef, Operations Manager and Sous Chef,...
  • EV Grieve - Hitchcocktober begins at Village East Cinema
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - This October, Village East Cinema on Second Avenue and East 12th Street will be screening an Alfred Hitchcock classic on Thursday evenings. Here's the schedule for Hitchcocktober: • Oct. 2, "North by Northwest" • Oct. 9, "Rope" • Oct. 16 - "Psycho" • Oct. 23 - "The Man Who Knew Too Much" • Oct....
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Fabric Pendant Lamps
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - A fabric pendant lamp is like a sweater tied around the shoulders-cooly effortless but done with stylistic intent. Swapping a glass or metal fixture for fabric adds an instant ease and lightness to a room. The design world has certainly caught on: Here are 10 of our favorite fabric pendant lights of the moment. ...
  • EV Grieve - Neighborhood's priciest rental now selling for $9.5 million
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - We've seen 3#C at 38 E. First St. on the rental market on and off through the years . Asking price: $35,000 monthly (the asking price in July ), which we believe made it the most expensive rental in the East Village. Now, the whole unit between First Avenue and Second Avenue can be yours for $9.995...
  • EV Grieve - Menkui-Tei has closed for renovations
    10/1/2014 @ 4:50 AM - [ Photo from 2012 via Facebook ] The reliable ramen joint at 63 Cooper Square between St. Mark's Place and East Seventh Street is now closed. A message on Menkui Tei's Facebook page states the following One EVG reader said that the restaurant will still serve Japanese fare upon reopening, but the...
  • designboom - isay weinfeld to complete jardim, his first project in new york
    10/1/2014 @ 4:20 AM - the luxury condominium building is comprised of two 11-storey buildings boasting 36 residences ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. The post isay weinfeld to complete jardim, his first project in new york appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Luxury Daily - Land Rover tours US wilderness with Condé Nast Traveler
    10/1/2014 @ 4:15 AM - The Road Less Traveled video still Lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler recruited global explorer Bryn Mooser to embark on a 12- episode video series in a Land Rover. The episodes are around two minutes long and deliver compressed yet generous views of remote areas of the United States. The Road Less Traveled” series accentuates the 25th anniversary...
  • WNYC - Manhattan Home Prices Rise - For Now
    10/1/2014 @ 4:00 AM - Manhattan home prices continued to rise in the three months ending Sept. 30.  The median sales price reached $908,000, a 4.2 percent increase over the same period in 2013, according to the latest sales data from real estate firm Douglas Elliman. That growth was driven by a steep rise in the luxury market where the median sale price was up 22 percent to $5...
  • Luxury Daily - Montblanc taps philanthropic readers of Departures with mobile ad
    10/1/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Montblanc’s Great Characters campaign ad Germany's Montblanc is looking to draw philanthropists from Departures' audience to highlight the good deeds of the publication’s readers. Montblanc's 'Great Characters” initiative is housed as a sidebar advertisement on Departures’ mobile Web site where it asks for nominees. Positioned as a special promotion presented by the brand partners, rather than an ecommerce effort, Departures' readers...
  • Daily Finance - U.S. Mortgage Activity Stays Stuck in Neutral
    10/1/2014 @ 3:20 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Housing Market , Home Buying , Interest Rates Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Diana Olick | @diana_olick A slight drop in interest rates wasn't enough to move the needle on...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Sharpton 'the right godfather for the de Blasio administration'
    10/1/2014 @ 3:12 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. EVA AND CARMEN, ROUND 2 -- Capital's Eliza Shapiro: 'Success Academy C.E.O. Eva Moskowitz announced Tuesday she will open her schools to principals of the city's traditional district schools for the first time, a major shift for the controversial network that comes as the city's charter...
  • Luxury Daily - Valentino, Apple Watch, Starwood and Rolls-Royce – Live news
    10/1/2014 @ 2:40 AM - Apple’s iWatch at colette Paris Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 30: Valentino creates immersive brand experience for runway show live-stream Italian fashion label Valentino is giving consumers a complete brand experience through its runway show live-stream. Click here to read the entire article ...
  • New York Post - Manhattan apartment sales dip as prices stay high
    10/1/2014 @ 2:20 AM - The average Manhattan apartment sales price has dipped slightly from its peak, and fewer apartments are selling - signs that buyers are pushing back against high prices. The average Manhattan...
  • Capital - The young doctor
    10/1/2014 @ 2:20 AM - James Hamblin, M.D., is 31, but he looks a decade younger. This was a curse when he worked as a radiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center: patients mistook him for a student and doubted his competence. Worse, they remarked on his likeness to Doogie Howser, M.D. of the eponymous '90s sitcom starring Neil Patrick Harris as...
  • Capital - Council bills would increase fines against worst landlords
    10/1/2014 @ 1:30 AM - The City Council's housing and buildings committee will consider two meaures today that lawmakers say would strengthen Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to preserve and build 200,000 units of affordable housing in the next decade. The measures, introduced by Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Antonio Reynoso, are part of a package of bills known as the Quality Housing Act....
  • The Real Deal - Half of apartment sellers in 3rd quarter got their price or higher
    10/1/2014 @ 12:01 AM - A one-bedroom at 33 Riverside Drive listed at $900,000 Nearly half of the properties sold in Manhattan during the third quarter traded at or above their listed price, the highest level in six years, according to Douglas Elliman's quarterly report released Wednesday. Despite a 27.6 percent uptick in inventory during the quarter, the report found...
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  • Washington Post Real Estate - How first-time home buyers can beat the odds
    10/1/2014 @ 5:31 AM - David Charron, president and CEO of Rockville-based multiple-listing service MRIS, writes an occasional column about the Washington-area real estate market. Tomorrow he will write about where condo sales are hottest in D.C. One of the groups having the hardest time buying a home these days are the ones who have never done it before. First-time […]
  • Capital - The young doctor
    10/1/2014 @ 2:20 AM - James Hamblin, M.D., is 31, but he looks a decade younger. This was a curse when he worked as a radiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center: patients mistook him for a student and doubted his competence. Worse, they remarked on his likeness to Doogie Howser, M.D. of the eponymous '90s sitcom starring Neil Patrick Harris as...
  • Times Union - Pace of increases slows in July
    10/1/2014 @ 12:32 AM - Washington U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from an 8.1 percent gain in June and the smallest increase since November...
  • Realty Biz News - Keller Williams for Today's Marketplace
    9/30/2014 @ 11:49 PM - When you are a Keller Williams associate, you have the best of both worlds. You are in full control of your local business while Keller Williams backs you up with national corporate level training, support, and technology. Image credit: iStockphoto.com The Keller Williams support brings you the most current...
  • Realty Biz News - Google Ads for Realtors: How Much Does a Lead Cost?
    9/30/2014 @ 11:33 PM - Virtually every real estate professional markets themselves online one way or another, whether it’s through their own website or simply by dumping their listings on multiple MLS’s and sites like Trulia and Zillow. photo credit: ginatrapani via photopin cc The results can be mixed at...
  • Housing Wire - Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors' lawsuit
    9/30/2014 @ 8:00 PM - According to the Washington Post: The decision arrives more than a year after hedge fund Perry Capital sued the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the government-owned mortgage companies.
  • Brokers Weekly - Chinese money dominates US investment sales market
    9/30/2014 @ 7:21 PM - China has dominated the North American investment sales market in the past 12 months, investing over $1.6 billion in US properties, according to a new report from DTZ. North American investors dominated the U.S. market, acquiring nearly $76 billion of assets in the year to Q2 2014 and representing 84 percent of market activity and, on the sell side,...
  • Realtor.com News - This Mortgage Oversight Could Cost You Thousands
    9/30/2014 @ 6:41 PM - Stuart Miles/Hemera/Thinkstock Millions of people are losing money each year by failing to refinance into lower mortgage rates , and experts say there’s often no good reason why. That’s the crux of a recent Washington Post article , which takes a closer look at American homeowners who choose not to refinance. Among American homeowners with fixed-rate mortgages, 20% could...
  • CP Executive - October 2014 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    9/30/2014 @ 3:32 PM - Servcorp, Cushman & Wakefield Sign in One WTC One World Trade Center is 58 percent leased, thanks to two new deals. The Durst Organization signed Australia's Servcorp to occupy the iconic tower's entire 85 th floor. The global provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space will take 34,775 square feet that is scheduled to...
  • CP Executive - October 2014 – Briefs/People
    9/30/2014 @ 3:29 PM - Payne Joins SARES-REGIS as President of M-F Development Chris Payne Multi-family veteran Christopher Payne has joined SARES-REGIS Group as its new president of multi-family development. He will also become a partner in the company. In his new position, Payne will be responsible for all multi-family development operations and will be taking on key management responsibilities held...
  • The Real Deal - Are America's working-class neighborhoods disappearing?
    9/30/2014 @ 3:05 PM - As America has transitioned from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge- and service-based economy, entire neighborhoods and cities have been restructured , according to a recent study by the Martin Prosperity Institute. American cities today experience distinct class divisions. The creative class” (tech, law, arts, healthcare, professional jobs) occupies the most economically functional and desirable locations, many of...
  • Reuters - U.S. SEC's Piwowar proposes alternative to broker fiduciary rules
    9/30/2014 @ 2:45 PM - WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Requiring brokers and advisers to provide retail investors with more "concise" disclosures could be a better alternative to adopting uniform fiduciary duty rules for...
  • Realtor.com News - Zynga Founder Offers Pacific Heights Home for $18M
    9/30/2014 @ 2:36 PM - Mark Pincus, founder of Internet game company Zynga, bought a seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom San Francisco home in 2012 for $16 million, and now, just two years later, he's offering the City by the Bay” beauty for $18 million, according to Forbes. In a city where opulence and grandeur are the hallmarks of society, this is a...
  • The Atlantic - Let's Talk About Zoo Poop
    9/30/2014 @ 1:51 PM - A rhino hanging out at the Detroit Zoo. (Evan Hargus/Flickr) Call it the circle of life: By next year, the Detroit Zoological Society says it will have installed facilities to transform animal and human waste into electricity to power its zoo hospital, according to a recent report from the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Condo Conversion of Federalist Era Mansion Nearly Complete
    9/30/2014 @ 1:38 PM - By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor Washington, D.C.-Pre-sales for condominiums in The Maples, a Federalist Era Washington, D.C., mansion originally built by William Mayne Duncanson, have reached 70 percent according to the property's exclusive sales and marketing firm, Urban Pace. Pre-sales have averaged a neighborhood record $725 per square foot, which is about $200 per square...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - De Blasio to Sign Executive Order Expanding Living Wage Law in NYC
    9/30/2014 @ 11:38 AM - Mayor Bill de Blasio is hopping on the executive order train-seemingly the only able to leave the station in an election year. He plans to sign an order today that will broaden the city’s living wage law to raise the hourly minimum wage for workers who do not receive benefits, from $11.90 to $13.13. It may not seem like a...
  • Fortune - Better bankruptcy laws could save your life
    9/30/2014 @ 11:14 AM - In recent years, political and economic circles have engaged in much debateand handwringingover rising income inequality and the future of entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And these two issues are inextricably linked, as programs like Social Security can help lessen income inequality by raising the incomes of the least fortunate in society. But these wealth-transferring social...
  • Tribeca Citizen - Will 460 Washington Be Rent-Stabilized?
    9/30/2014 @ 10:50 AM - From Community Board 1. My comments are underlined. Please note that this is a preliminary list. Be sure to check the agenda page on our website at for any changes to agendas prior to the meeting dates. (That’s good advice; they often change.) Please note meeting dates and locations have been changed from...
  • CP Executive - International: Marriott, Hotecapsa to Develop Guayaquil Hotel in 2016
    9/30/2014 @ 9:46 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Ecuador 's largest and most populous city is set to get a brand new Marriott-operated hotel in two years, according to the hotel chain. The Guayaquil Marriott will be the third venue operated by the Maryland-based hospitality giant, joining the 257-room JW Marriott Quito and the 135-room Courtyard by...
  • Quartz - The $1.2 billion (and counting) of 2014 US political spending, in charts
    9/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - There’s just over a month to go before the 2014 US elections, and that means candidates and their allies will unload a blitz of last-minute spending-especially to advertise in contested districts-in an election season that already has cost at least $1.2 billion. Where does the money come from and why does it matter? What’s at stake There will be...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Benefits of solar panels clear after two years
    9/30/2014 @ 9:01 AM - My wife and I considered installing solar power in our Silver Spring home after a renovation focused on energy efficiency still left us with large electric bills. The renovation included geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient windows and insulation throughout our 1920s bungalow, and sealing all air leaks with the assistance of infrared testing. […]
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  • Brokers Weekly - Builder row not necessarily the final nail in coffin
    10/1/2014 @ 7:06 AM - By Konrad Putzier In real estate as in personal relationships, a divorce can be the best solution for all involved. The glass is half full for Ratner’s modular tower. A week after Skanska canceled its contract to build Forest City Ratner's Pacific Park modular tower in Brooklyn, it seems less and...
  • ArchDaily - Paris Zoological Park / Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés
    10/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Architects: Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés Location: 53 Avenue de Saint-Maurice, 75012 Paris , France Research Adviser: Mikae¨l Mugnier (Landscape architect) Project Manager: Camille Piot (Architect) and Renaud Riboulet (Landscape architect) Year: 2014 Photographs: Claud Cieutat, Martin Argyroglo , Mikaël Mugnier ...
  • Trulia Trends - Bubble Watch: Home Prices 3% Undervalued, With Few Metros Bubbling Up
    10/1/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Home prices now look 3% undervalued measured by long-term fundamentals. Just 7 of the 100 largest metros are more than 10% overvalued. Trulia's  Bubble Watch  shows whether home prices are overvalued or undervalued relative to their fundamental value by comparing prices today with historical prices, incomes, and rents. The more prices are overvalued relative to fundamentals, the closer...
  • Housing Wire - Florida bank to pay all employees 'living wage”
    9/30/2014 @ 5:52 PM - According to a report from CNN Money, the bank will be giving a raise to 17% of its 66 employees this week to raise their salaries to a level that's at least double the minimum wage for the state of Florida.
  • The Real Deal - Brookfield affiliate edges out competition in Revel casino bid
    9/30/2014 @ 4:45 PM - Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. A Brookfield Asset Management affiliate is the frontrunner in an auction for the bankrupt Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City, according to Reuters. The bid against a current high of $94 million came as an auction that paused last week due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday – was resumed...
  • CP Executive - October 2014 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    9/30/2014 @ 3:32 PM - Servcorp, Cushman & Wakefield Sign in One WTC One World Trade Center is 58 percent leased, thanks to two new deals. The Durst Organization signed Australia's Servcorp to occupy the iconic tower's entire 85 th floor. The global provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space will take 34,775 square feet that is scheduled to...
  • CP Executive - October 2014 – Briefs/Sales & Development
    9/30/2014 @ 3:31 PM - Select Income, Cole Corporate Income Trust to Merge The list of 2014's REIT M&As continues to grow as Select Income REIT announces that it has signed on to acquire Cole Corporate Income Trust Inc. in a $3.1 billion merger. Select Income will walk away with an 87-property portfolio of net-leased office and industrial assets totaling approximately 18.3...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Freehand Miami Hotel Lands $21M Refi Deal
    9/30/2014 @ 3:11 PM - MIAMI BEACH, FL--The ownership of the boutique upscale hotel Freehand Miami here has secured a $21-million refinancing deal for the 256-bed property.
  • The Real Deal - Are America's working-class neighborhoods disappearing?
    9/30/2014 @ 3:05 PM - As America has transitioned from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge- and service-based economy, entire neighborhoods and cities have been restructured , according to a recent study by the Martin Prosperity Institute. American cities today experience distinct class divisions. The creative class” (tech, law, arts, healthcare, professional jobs) occupies the most economically functional and desirable locations, many of...
  • Multi-Housing News - Corigin and East Florida Near Completion of Upper East Side Condos
    9/30/2014 @ 2:41 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor New York-20 East End Avenue, a condo development on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is approaching completion. The 17-story building, developed by Corigin Real Estate Group and Florida East Coast Realty, will feature 43 units, with sales managed by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. The property will include two- to six-bedroom units,...
  • Reuters - UPDATE 1-Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino - WSJ
    9/30/2014 @ 1:57 PM - Sept 30 (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall...
  • Reuters - Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino - WSJ
    9/30/2014 @ 1:25 PM - Sept 30 (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: GoldOller Acquires 1,998-Unit Community in Indiana
    9/30/2014 @ 1:23 PM - Ft. Wayne, Ind.-One of the largest rental communities in the United States has traded hands for $85.5 million with GoldOller Real Estate Investment's acquisition of the Canterbury Green Apartments and Townhomes in Ft. Wayne, Ind., from AIMCO. The resort-style communities features 1,998 units spread across 195 acres along St. Joseph River adjacent to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Canterbury...
  • World Property Channel - Residential Price Appreciation Eases in 19 of top 20 U.S. Housing Markets
    9/30/2014 @ 11:32 AM - According to the July 2014 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, there was a significant slowdown in U.S. home price increases. Nineteen of the 20 cities saw lower annual returns in July. Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco were the only cities to report double-digit annual gains. Cleveland's rate remained unchanged at +0.9% for the 12 months ending July 2014. ...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Luxury hotel group will market Sapphire Falls at Universal Orlando
    9/30/2014 @ 11:14 AM - A group that markets luxury hotels' meeting space has added Universal Orlando's future Sapphire Falls Resort to its portfolio.
  • Multi-Housing News - Chuck Parker Named Division President of Corvias Military Living
    9/30/2014 @ 11:00 AM - East Greenwich, R.I.-Corvias Group announced that Charles E. (Chuck) Parker has been appointed division president of the company's military housing division, Corvias Military Living. Corvias Group is a privately owned family of companies that strives to tackle tough, large-scale challenges through trusted partnerships that put client interests first; focus more on performance than profit; and produce sustainable long-term solutions. ...
  • Gotham Magazine - Four Seasons' Fancy Food Truck; Hakkasan Celebrates Golden Week
    9/30/2014 @ 10:54 AM - How is the Four Seasons seriously elevating food truck fare and what should you expect from Hakkasan's Golden Week celebration? That and more in this week's dining news.... The Four Seasons food truck will serve New York-centric fare like sausage and peppers. Four Seasons’ Food Truck...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Case Shiller notes "Significant Slowdown" in Home Price Gains
    9/30/2014 @ 10:48 AM - There was what the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indicescalled "a significant slowdown in price increases in July S&P DowJones Indices said today. Nineteen of the 20 cities in the survey saw alower year-over-year gain in July than they had registered in the previousmonth and only three cities still showed increases in the double digits. ...
  • The Atlantic - A Conversation With Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
    9/30/2014 @ 9:37 AM - Mayor Mike Duggan visits Detroit's Boston Edison neighborhood for a May 2014 house auction. (Reuters/Joshua Lott) Every neighborhood has a future” was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s campaign slogan when he ran for office in 2013. Now, just a few months into his tenure, it’s clear that his messageone that spat in the face...
  • Calculated Risk - Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 5.6% year-over-year in July
    9/30/2014 @ 9:19 AM - S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for July ("July" is a 3 month average of May, June and July prices). This release includes prices for 20 individual cities, and two composite indices (for 10 cities and 20 cities) and the new monthly National index. Note: Case-Shiller reports Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA), I use the...
  • Re/code - Sin City Is for Startups
    9/30/2014 @ 8:02 AM - Vjeran Pavic for Re/code 'Working in a call center just wasn't something that people in the Bay Area wanted to do.” Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness” A few months ago, two U.S. Marshals banged on the door of a fugitive's last known location: A run-down Las Vegas motel with a bad reputation. A...
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  • Brokers Weekly - P2P lending piquing interest of institutions
    10/1/2014 @ 7:15 AM - By Konrad Putzier Peer-to-peer lending - once synonymous with small consumer loans - is making forays into the real estate industry. Virtually unregulated, the practice is a boon for cash-strapped developers and is starting to draw the attention of institutional investors. As the first loans get securitized, peer-to-peer lending may be poised for the big stage....
  • Remodelista - Alice's Restaurant Comes to Antwerp
    10/1/2014 @ 7:00 AM - We have a weakness for stylishly ragtag cafes, and are happy to see them proliferating, from Upstate, NY , to Paris to Tokyo . At our latest find, Tinsel, in Antwerp, there's nothing in the least bit glittery on display-and that's why it's so appealing. Owner and cook Tine Lejeune spent four years working for the...
  • Property Wire - Minister announces new help for self builders in the UK
    10/1/2014 @ 4:32 AM - Eleven areas in England are to benefit from the latest government backed opportunity to help aspiring custom or self-builders get their projects off the ground. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said these 11 areas would be at the forefront of the government’s efforts to help those looking to build their own homes turn their dreams into reality. The...
  • ArchDaily - 'Cathedrals of Culture' Proves To Be 'Limited” & 'Internalised”
    10/1/2014 @ 4:00 AM - The highly anticipated 3D film series  Cathedrals of Culture   has now opened around the world. Directed by  Wim Wenders  and a team of five other acclaimed directors (Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin and Karim Aïnouz), the collection – according to The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright  - feels more like a series of vapid promotional videos.” Arguing that in...
  • Luxury Daily - Montblanc taps philanthropic readers of Departures with mobile ad
    10/1/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Montblanc’s Great Characters campaign ad Germany's Montblanc is looking to draw philanthropists from Departures' audience to highlight the good deeds of the publication’s readers. Montblanc's 'Great Characters” initiative is housed as a sidebar advertisement on Departures’ mobile Web site where it asks for nominees. Positioned as a special promotion presented by the brand partners, rather than an ecommerce effort, Departures' readers...
  • Daily Finance - U.S. Mortgage Activity Stays Stuck in Neutral
    10/1/2014 @ 3:20 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Housing Market , Home Buying , Interest Rates Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Diana Olick | @diana_olick A slight drop in interest rates wasn't enough to move the needle on...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Sharpton 'the right godfather for the de Blasio administration'
    10/1/2014 @ 3:12 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. EVA AND CARMEN, ROUND 2 -- Capital's Eliza Shapiro: 'Success Academy C.E.O. Eva Moskowitz announced Tuesday she will open her schools to principals of the city's traditional district schools for the first time, a major shift for the controversial network that comes as the city's charter...
  • Luxury Daily - Valentino, Apple Watch, Starwood and Rolls-Royce – Live news
    10/1/2014 @ 2:40 AM - Apple’s iWatch at colette Paris Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 30: Valentino creates immersive brand experience for runway show live-stream Italian fashion label Valentino is giving consumers a complete brand experience through its runway show live-stream. Click here to read the entire article ...
  • Capital - The young doctor
    10/1/2014 @ 2:20 AM - James Hamblin, M.D., is 31, but he looks a decade younger. This was a curse when he worked as a radiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center: patients mistook him for a student and doubted his competence. Worse, they remarked on his likeness to Doogie Howser, M.D. of the eponymous '90s sitcom starring Neil Patrick Harris as...
  • ArchDaily - Paris Zoological Park / Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés
    10/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Architects: Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés Location: 53 Avenue de Saint-Maurice, 75012 Paris , France Research Adviser: Mikae¨l Mugnier (Landscape architect) Project Manager: Camille Piot (Architect) and Renaud Riboulet (Landscape architect) Year: 2014 Photographs: Claud Cieutat, Martin Argyroglo , Mikaël Mugnier ...
  • AOL Real Estate - For Sale: Gable and Lombard's Former Palm Springs Estate
    10/1/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Filed under: News , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow Clark Gable and Carole Lombard lived in this Palm Springs home during their brief marriage. AP Carole Lombard and Clark Gable By Emily Heffter The pink stucco home once shared...
  • Property Wire - UK govt already agreed to buy over 350 properties affected by high speed rail link
    10/1/2014 @ 12:32 AM - The UK government has now agreed to buy over 350 properties along the route of the new High Speed rail link from London to Birmingham. They are affected property owners who have served Statutory Blight notices or applied via the Express Purchase Scheme. This makes clear the government’s commitment to acquire a significant amount of the property required...
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap closes sale of 24-unti apartment property in Minneapolis
    10/1/2014 @ 12:32 AM - Marcus & Millichap recently closed the sale of The Billman U of M Portfolio, a 24-unit apartment property located in Minneapolis. The property sold for more than $4 million. Josh Talberg, investment specialist in Marcus & Millichap's Minneapolis office, alongside Garrett Nichols, Michael DiSimone and Sean Rosenzweig, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap's Los Angeles office, had the...
  • Property Wire - UK landlords predict slower annual rent rises
    10/1/2014 @ 12:29 AM - Landlords in the UK expect rent rises to slow over the next 12 months to below the target rate of inflation, according to a the latest survey from lettings agent network Your Move and Reeds Rains. On average, landlords estimate that rents will increase by 1.8% in the next year. This is lower than the Bank of England’s 2%...
  • Property Wire - Property prices in Ireland up almost 15% in last year
    10/1/2014 @ 12:24 AM - Residential property prices in Ireland have increased by almost 15% in the last 12 months, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics. In the year to August, residential property prices at a national level, increased by 14.9%, up from 13.4% in July and an increase of 2.8% recorded in the 12 months to August 2013....
  • Trulia Trends - Bubble Watch: Home Prices 3% Undervalued, With Few Metros Bubbling Up
    10/1/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Home prices now look 3% undervalued measured by long-term fundamentals. Just 7 of the 100 largest metros are more than 10% overvalued. Trulia's  Bubble Watch  shows whether home prices are overvalued or undervalued relative to their fundamental value by comparing prices today with historical prices, incomes, and rents. The more prices are overvalued relative to fundamentals, the closer...
  • Web Urbanist - IKEA Flips Condo Sideways to Create Furniture Climbing Wall
    9/30/2014 @ 9:00 PM - [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing . ] Furnishings become footholds, supports and resting spots as you scale the flipped-over floor of this fanciful apartment, opened to the public as a method to market a new IKEA store location. ...
  • Zillow - For Sale: Clark Gable's Former Palm Springs Estate
    9/30/2014 @ 7:24 PM - The pink stucco home once shared by leading man Clark Gable and actress Carole Lombard is for sale in Palm Springs. The 4-bedroom, 6-bath home is owned film producer Joel Douglas, whose father is Kirk Douglas and brother is Michael Douglas, as reported by The Los Angeles Times . The mustachioed Hollywood legend lived in the estate in...
  • Brokers Weekly - Chinese money dominates US investment sales market
    9/30/2014 @ 7:21 PM - China has dominated the North American investment sales market in the past 12 months, investing over $1.6 billion in US properties, according to a new report from DTZ. North American investors dominated the U.S. market, acquiring nearly $76 billion of assets in the year to Q2 2014 and representing 84 percent of market activity and, on the sell side,...
  • SFGate - Grand opening of nine model homes in San Jose
    9/30/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Orchard Park's Nine Model Homes will celebrate its Grand Opening Celebration the weekend of October 11th and 12th (10 am to 4pm) in San Jose. Food, entertainment and children's activities are planned for guests who attend on Saturday, October 11th. The highly anticipated and thoughtfully designed community of 239 homes in the Berryessa District of San Jose...
  • The Atlantic - What Urban Manufacturing Can Learn From Domino's Pizza
    9/30/2014 @ 6:26 PM - From left: Matthew Burnett, CEO, Maker's Row; Kate Sofis, executive director, SFMade/Urban Manufacturing Alliance; Dayne Walling, mayor, Flint, Michigan. (Melanie Leigh Wilbur) Despite the rise of artisanal everything, not everyone who produces food is afraid to embrace manufacturing as a metaphor for what they do. Taco Bell actively encourages it, for starters, per...
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  • RE Journals - As Chicago office market heats up, more seeking shared, non-traditional office space
    10/1/2014 @ 7:42 AM - An example of the shared office space offered by Amata Office Centers in Chicago’s Loop. It’s expensive to lease office space in Chicago’s Loop. Small business owners who want a presence in the heart of downtown Chicago might find even the oldest office spaces here priced far outside their budgets. And what about those entrepreneurs running home-based...
  • Remodelista - Alice's Restaurant Comes to Antwerp
    10/1/2014 @ 7:00 AM - We have a weakness for stylishly ragtag cafes, and are happy to see them proliferating, from Upstate, NY , to Paris to Tokyo . At our latest find, Tinsel, in Antwerp, there's nothing in the least bit glittery on display-and that's why it's so appealing. Owner and cook Tine Lejeune spent four years working for the...
  • designboom - wilkinson eyre selected for toronto transit-hub development
    10/1/2014 @ 5:30 AM - the scheme includes an 250,000 square meter office complex, an enlarged bus terminal, and an elevated public park offering a variety of green spaces. The post wilkinson eyre selected for toronto transit-hub development appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Freshome - Victorian Residence in Sydney Added a Vibrant, Contemporary Look
    10/1/2014 @ 5:24 AM - This four-bedroom Victorian residence in Paddington, Sydney, Australia has been recently converted into a sophisticated family home with contemporary amenities. Renovated by architect Luigi Rosselli , the residence features 231 square meters of living space, as well as inviting outdoor entertaining areas, a gas-heated swimming pool and off-street parking for two cars. The lush landscaping at the rear provides...
  • ArchDaily - Sishane Park / Begüm Öner
    10/1/2014 @ 5:01 AM - Architects: Begüm Öner Location: Istanbul, Turkey Design Team: Orkun Beydagi, Cibeles Sanchez Llupart, Leo Pollor Architecture And Urban Design: SANALarc, Murat Sanal, Alexis Sanal Area: 30000.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Begüm Öner ...
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Fabric Pendant Lamps
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - A fabric pendant lamp is like a sweater tied around the shoulders-cooly effortless but done with stylistic intent. Swapping a glass or metal fixture for fabric adds an instant ease and lightness to a room. The design world has certainly caught on: Here are 10 of our favorite fabric pendant lights of the moment. ...
  • EV Grieve - Menkui-Tei has closed for renovations
    10/1/2014 @ 4:50 AM - [ Photo from 2012 via Facebook ] The reliable ramen joint at 63 Cooper Square between St. Mark's Place and East Seventh Street is now closed. A message on Menkui Tei's Facebook page states the following One EVG reader said that the restaurant will still serve Japanese fare upon reopening, but the...
  • Property Wire - Minister announces new help for self builders in the UK
    10/1/2014 @ 4:32 AM - Eleven areas in England are to benefit from the latest government backed opportunity to help aspiring custom or self-builders get their projects off the ground. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said these 11 areas would be at the forefront of the government’s efforts to help those looking to build their own homes turn their dreams into reality. The...
  • Luxury Daily - Land Rover tours US wilderness with Condé Nast Traveler
    10/1/2014 @ 4:15 AM - The Road Less Traveled video still Lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler recruited global explorer Bryn Mooser to embark on a 12- episode video series in a Land Rover. The episodes are around two minutes long and deliver compressed yet generous views of remote areas of the United States. The Road Less Traveled” series accentuates the 25th anniversary...
  • SFGate - Oldest Italianate Villa in Russian Hill hits market
    10/1/2014 @ 4:01 AM - Twice a week, The Chronicle features a local home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Perched atop the southern end of Russian Hill's eastern slope is the Atkinson House, a four-bedroom view home designed by William Ranlett with several walk-out garden terraces. Carved wood balustrades, columns, overhanging roof corbels, divided light...
  • ArchDaily - 'Cathedrals of Culture' Proves To Be 'Limited” & 'Internalised”
    10/1/2014 @ 4:00 AM - The highly anticipated 3D film series  Cathedrals of Culture   has now opened around the world. Directed by  Wim Wenders  and a team of five other acclaimed directors (Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin and Karim Aïnouz), the collection – according to The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright  - feels more like a series of vapid promotional videos.” Arguing that in...
  • Luxury Daily - Montblanc taps philanthropic readers of Departures with mobile ad
    10/1/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Montblanc’s Great Characters campaign ad Germany's Montblanc is looking to draw philanthropists from Departures' audience to highlight the good deeds of the publication’s readers. Montblanc's 'Great Characters” initiative is housed as a sidebar advertisement on Departures’ mobile Web site where it asks for nominees. Positioned as a special promotion presented by the brand partners, rather than an ecommerce effort, Departures' readers...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Sharpton 'the right godfather for the de Blasio administration'
    10/1/2014 @ 3:12 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. EVA AND CARMEN, ROUND 2 -- Capital's Eliza Shapiro: 'Success Academy C.E.O. Eva Moskowitz announced Tuesday she will open her schools to principals of the city's traditional district schools for the first time, a major shift for the controversial network that comes as the city's charter...
  • designboom - taku sakaushi renovates orange-clad office building in japan
    10/1/2014 @ 2:51 AM - a panoramic aperture frames ever-changing views across the plot, ensuring that the scheme retains a sense of intrigue and mystery throughout its life. The post taku sakaushi renovates orange-clad office building in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Luxury Daily - Valentino, Apple Watch, Starwood and Rolls-Royce – Live news
    10/1/2014 @ 2:40 AM - Apple’s iWatch at colette Paris Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 30: Valentino creates immersive brand experience for runway show live-stream Italian fashion label Valentino is giving consumers a complete brand experience through its runway show live-stream. Click here to read the entire article ...
  • The Telegraph - Daphne du Maurier's childhood home in Hampstead for sale
    10/1/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Cannon Hall has been home to authors, actors and judges. Julia Flynn takes an exclusive tour of a magnificent slice of London's history
  • Capital - The young doctor
    10/1/2014 @ 2:20 AM - James Hamblin, M.D., is 31, but he looks a decade younger. This was a curse when he worked as a radiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center: patients mistook him for a student and doubted his competence. Worse, they remarked on his likeness to Doogie Howser, M.D. of the eponymous '90s sitcom starring Neil Patrick Harris as...
  • Daily Finance - The Disasters I Survived the First Year I Owned a Home
    10/1/2014 @ 2:04 AM - Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Joe Belanger/Alamy Every one of us has had "aha! moments." Epiphanies. Days when we reach a crossroads and realize that we have to make some changes. For the next two months, we're sharing moments like those in our Life Stage Lessons series: Real stories straight from...
  • The Telegraph - Property investment: where to buy in London
    10/1/2014 @ 2:01 AM - David Robson identifies the London hot spots where prices look certain to keep on soaring
  • ArchDaily - Paris Zoological Park / Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés
    10/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Architects: Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés Location: 53 Avenue de Saint-Maurice, 75012 Paris , France Research Adviser: Mikae¨l Mugnier (Landscape architect) Project Manager: Camille Piot (Architect) and Renaud Riboulet (Landscape architect) Year: 2014 Photographs: Claud Cieutat, Martin Argyroglo , Mikaël Mugnier ...
  • RE Journals - Gaughan Companies closes sale of 29,000-square-foot industrial property in Minnesota
    10/1/2014 @ 12:45 AM - Gaughan Companies/CORFAC International’s Lou Suski and John Chirhart completed the sale of a 29,840-square-foot industrial property for $1.1 million in Big Lake, Minn. Suski and Chirhart represented the seller in the deal, TSC Development, LLC. The buyer was FCB Properties, LLC, an operating entity for tube and pipe fabricating company Flour City Bending, Inc. The manufacturing facility is...
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Popular Stories

  • WNYC - Manhattan Home Prices Rise - For Now
    10/1/2014 @ 4:00 AM - Manhattan home prices continued to rise in the three months ending Sept. 30.  The median sales price reached $908,000, a 4.2 percent increase over the same period in 2013, according to the latest sales data from real estate firm Douglas Elliman. That growth was driven by a steep rise in the luxury market where the median sale price was up 22 percent to $5...

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  • EV Grieve - Neighborhood's priciest rental now selling for $9.5 million
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - We've seen 3#C at 38 E. First St. on the rental market on and off through the years . Asking price: $35,000 monthly (the asking price in July ), which we believe made it the most expensive rental in the East Village. Now, the whole unit between First Avenue and Second Avenue can be yours for $9.995...

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  • Daily Finance - How You Can Get Good Financial Advice for Free
    10/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Fantastic Freebies , Personal Finance , Financial Advisors , Planning , Financial Education Alamy The personal finance business attracts more than its share of scoundrels. Unscrupulous salespeople pitch high-commission, high-fee, underperforming investments and overpriced insurance plans that masquerade as investments, turning your hard-earned cash into their...

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  • The Telegraph - On a roll: the best wallpapers for sale
    10/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Simple and elegant or dramatic and bold, once-shunned wallpaper is fashionable again
  • Luxury Daily - Valentino, Apple Watch, Starwood and Rolls-Royce – Live news
    10/1/2014 @ 2:40 AM - Apple’s iWatch at colette Paris Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 30: Valentino creates immersive brand experience for runway show live-stream Italian fashion label Valentino is giving consumers a complete brand experience through its runway show live-stream. Click here to read the entire article ...

    Tagged in:    California   International   New York

  • Fortune - Court throws out two suits over Fannie, Freddie dividends
    10/1/2014 @ 5:24 AM - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday threw out two suits from investors in Fannie Mae FNMA and Freddie Mac FMCC that aimed to stop the transfer of their profits to the U.S. Treasury, in what may set a decisive precedent...

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets

  • Luxury Daily - Montblanc taps philanthropic readers of Departures with mobile ad
    10/1/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Montblanc’s Great Characters campaign ad Germany's Montblanc is looking to draw philanthropists from Departures' audience to highlight the good deeds of the publication’s readers. Montblanc's 'Great Characters” initiative is housed as a sidebar advertisement on Departures’ mobile Web site where it asks for nominees. Positioned as a special promotion presented by the brand partners, rather than an ecommerce effort, Departures' readers...

    Tagged in:    California   International   New York

  • The Telegraph - Daphne du Maurier's childhood home in Hampstead for sale
    10/1/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Cannon Hall has been home to authors, actors and judges. Julia Flynn takes an exclusive tour of a magnificent slice of London's history

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   International

  • Property Wire - Minister announces new help for self builders in the UK
    10/1/2014 @ 4:32 AM - Eleven areas in England are to benefit from the latest government backed opportunity to help aspiring custom or self-builders get their projects off the ground. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said these 11 areas would be at the forefront of the government’s efforts to help those looking to build their own homes turn their dreams into reality. The...

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  • RE Journals - Omaha’s NAI NP Dodge hires new accounting pro
    10/1/2014 @ 12:26 AM - Sarah Morgan Sarah Morgan has joined Omaha’s NAI NP Dodge as the accounting administrator for commercial property management. At NAI NP Dodge, Morgan will handle the accounting, payroll and administrative duties for the company’s commercial property management department. Before taking her new position, Morgan worked for a county hospital in southwest Iowa.

Celebrity Real Estate

  • The Telegraph - Spend a night with a celebrity (by renting their home)
    10/1/2014 @ 5:41 AM - If you can't be a star, at least you can live like one - by renting a home with a famous owner
  • ArchDaily - 'Cathedrals of Culture' Proves To Be 'Limited” & 'Internalised”
    10/1/2014 @ 4:00 AM - The highly anticipated 3D film series  Cathedrals of Culture   has now opened around the world. Directed by  Wim Wenders  and a team of five other acclaimed directors (Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin and Karim Aïnouz), the collection – according to The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright  - feels more like a series of vapid promotional videos.” Arguing that in...
  • The Telegraph - Daphne du Maurier's childhood home in Hampstead for sale
    10/1/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Cannon Hall has been home to authors, actors and judges. Julia Flynn takes an exclusive tour of a magnificent slice of London's history
  • Capital - The young doctor
    10/1/2014 @ 2:20 AM - James Hamblin, M.D., is 31, but he looks a decade younger. This was a curse when he worked as a radiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center: patients mistook him for a student and doubted his competence. Worse, they remarked on his likeness to Doogie Howser, M.D. of the eponymous '90s sitcom starring Neil Patrick Harris as...
  • AOL Real Estate - For Sale: Gable and Lombard's Former Palm Springs Estate
    10/1/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Filed under: News , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow Clark Gable and Carole Lombard lived in this Palm Springs home during their brief marriage. AP Carole Lombard and Clark Gable By Emily Heffter The pink stucco home once shared...
  • Trulia Trends - Bubble Watch: Home Prices 3% Undervalued, With Few Metros Bubbling Up
    10/1/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Home prices now look 3% undervalued measured by long-term fundamentals. Just 7 of the 100 largest metros are more than 10% overvalued. Trulia's  Bubble Watch  shows whether home prices are overvalued or undervalued relative to their fundamental value by comparing prices today with historical prices, incomes, and rents. The more prices are overvalued relative to fundamentals, the closer...
  • Zillow - For Sale: Clark Gable's Former Palm Springs Estate
    9/30/2014 @ 7:24 PM - The pink stucco home once shared by leading man Clark Gable and actress Carole Lombard is for sale in Palm Springs. The 4-bedroom, 6-bath home is owned film producer Joel Douglas, whose father is Kirk Douglas and brother is Michael Douglas, as reported by The Los Angeles Times . The mustachioed Hollywood legend lived in the estate in...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • RE Journals - As Chicago office market heats up, more seeking shared, non-traditional office space
    10/1/2014 @ 7:42 AM - An example of the shared office space offered by Amata Office Centers in Chicago’s Loop. It’s expensive to lease office space in Chicago’s Loop. Small business owners who want a presence in the heart of downtown Chicago might find even the oldest office spaces here priced far outside their budgets. And what about those entrepreneurs running home-based...
  • Brokers Weekly - NGKF out to cash in on borrowing boom
    10/1/2014 @ 7:22 AM - NGKF Capital Markets has welcomed structured finance dealmakers Jordan Roeschlaub, as senior managing director, and Daniel Fromm,as managing director, to its New York office. The additions come as commercial borrowing exceeds last year's healthy volume and as Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) continues to recruit talented finance experts nationwide. JIMMY KUHN 'With...
  • Brokers Weekly - Luxury builders reap rewards as new condo prices soar
    10/1/2014 @ 7:01 AM - By Konrad Putzier Manhattan's apartment sales market has continued its steep climb, benefiting from strong demand for luxury new development. The median sales price grew by 4.2 percent year-over-year to $908,242 while the average price grew by 17.4 percent to $1.684 million, according to Miller Samuel's report for Douglas Elliman, as luxury sales far outpaced the rest...
  • Inman News - Help homebuyers see your listings in the best possible light: Just say yes to staging
    10/1/2014 @ 5:54 AM - A home will sell whether you stage it or not, right? Sure –Even a blind pig can find an acorn,” says Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Leigh Brown and Associates with Re/Max Executive Realty. Having recently seen the dramatic difference staging ...
  • Inman News - Allen Tate Realtors pulling listings from Zillow, Trulia and doubling down on realtor.com
    10/1/2014 @ 5:35 AM - Allen Tate Realtors is pulling all of its listings approximately 10,000 from Zillow and Trulia, and doubling down on its presence on realtor.com by paying to spotlight its listings there through the portal’s Showcase Listing Enhancements ad program. Like ...
  • Inman News - NAR must keep a watchful eye on realtor.com changes
    10/1/2014 @ 5:17 AM - When news broke that News Corp will be acquiring realtor.com operator Move Inc., Move, News Corp and NAR all published positive, forward-looking statements about the potential for improved visibility and marketing for the realtor.com portal. If a Realtor isn’t either ...
  • EV Grieve - Neighborhood's priciest rental now selling for $9.5 million
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - We've seen 3#C at 38 E. First St. on the rental market on and off through the years . Asking price: $35,000 monthly (the asking price in July ), which we believe made it the most expensive rental in the East Village. Now, the whole unit between First Avenue and Second Avenue can be yours for $9.995...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • RE Journals - As Chicago office market heats up, more seeking shared, non-traditional office space
    10/1/2014 @ 7:42 AM - An example of the shared office space offered by Amata Office Centers in Chicago’s Loop. It’s expensive to lease office space in Chicago’s Loop. Small business owners who want a presence in the heart of downtown Chicago might find even the oldest office spaces here priced far outside their budgets. And what about those entrepreneurs running home-based...
  • Brokers Weekly - NGKF out to cash in on borrowing boom
    10/1/2014 @ 7:22 AM - NGKF Capital Markets has welcomed structured finance dealmakers Jordan Roeschlaub, as senior managing director, and Daniel Fromm,as managing director, to its New York office. The additions come as commercial borrowing exceeds last year's healthy volume and as Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) continues to recruit talented finance experts nationwide. JIMMY KUHN 'With...
  • Brokers Weekly - P2P lending piquing interest of institutions
    10/1/2014 @ 7:15 AM - By Konrad Putzier Peer-to-peer lending - once synonymous with small consumer loans - is making forays into the real estate industry. Virtually unregulated, the practice is a boon for cash-strapped developers and is starting to draw the attention of institutional investors. As the first loans get securitized, peer-to-peer lending may be poised for the big stage....
  • Calculated Risk - MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
    10/1/2014 @ 7:00 AM - From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 26, 2014. ... The Refinance Index decreased 0.3 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted...
  • Housing Wire - Mortgage applications decline 0.2% for week
    10/1/2014 @ 6:05 AM - Mortgage application activity for the week ending Sept. 26 was fell 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Fortune - Court throws out two suits over Fannie, Freddie dividends
    10/1/2014 @ 5:24 AM - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday threw out two suits from investors in Fannie Mae FNMA and Freddie Mac FMCC that aimed to stop the transfer of their profits to the U.S. Treasury, in what may set a decisive precedent...
  • Daily Finance - How You Can Get Good Financial Advice for Free
    10/1/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Fantastic Freebies , Personal Finance , Financial Advisors , Planning , Financial Education Alamy The personal finance business attracts more than its share of scoundrels. Unscrupulous salespeople pitch high-commission, high-fee, underperforming investments and overpriced insurance plans that masquerade as investments, turning your hard-earned cash into their...
  More Mortgage and Market News

Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Brokers Weekly - NGKF out to cash in on borrowing boom
    10/1/2014 @ 7:22 AM - NGKF Capital Markets has welcomed structured finance dealmakers Jordan Roeschlaub, as senior managing director, and Daniel Fromm,as managing director, to its New York office. The additions come as commercial borrowing exceeds last year's healthy volume and as Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) continues to recruit talented finance experts nationwide. JIMMY KUHN 'With...
  • Brokers Weekly - P2P lending piquing interest of institutions
    10/1/2014 @ 7:15 AM - By Konrad Putzier Peer-to-peer lending - once synonymous with small consumer loans - is making forays into the real estate industry. Virtually unregulated, the practice is a boon for cash-strapped developers and is starting to draw the attention of institutional investors. As the first loans get securitized, peer-to-peer lending may be poised for the big stage....
  • Brokers Weekly - Luxury builders reap rewards as new condo prices soar
    10/1/2014 @ 7:01 AM - By Konrad Putzier Manhattan's apartment sales market has continued its steep climb, benefiting from strong demand for luxury new development. The median sales price grew by 4.2 percent year-over-year to $908,242 while the average price grew by 17.4 percent to $1.684 million, according to Miller Samuel's report for Douglas Elliman, as luxury sales far outpaced the rest...
  • Bigger Pockets - Can The Apartment Market Continue to Boom?
    10/1/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Multifamily rentals by and large, apartments” are strong and not showing any signs of slowing down. Axiometrics , a research firm that studies apartment rentals across the United States, released a statement in May that pointed out that apartment rent growth in April had reached a peak higher than it had achieved since the economy collapsed...
  • EV Grieve - Out and About in the East Village, Part 2
    10/1/2014 @ 6:45 AM - In this weekly feature, East Village-based photographer James Maher provides us with a quick snapshot of someone who lives and/or works in the East Village. By James Maher Name: Michael 'Mikey” Cole, Pete Rosado Occupation: Owner and Head Chef, Operations Manager and Sous Chef,...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - How first-time home buyers can beat the odds
    10/1/2014 @ 5:31 AM - David Charron, president and CEO of Rockville-based multiple-listing service MRIS, writes an occasional column about the Washington-area real estate market. Tomorrow he will write about where condo sales are hottest in D.C. One of the groups having the hardest time buying a home these days are the ones who have never done it before. First-time […]
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Fabric Pendant Lamps
    10/1/2014 @ 5:00 AM - A fabric pendant lamp is like a sweater tied around the shoulders-cooly effortless but done with stylistic intent. Swapping a glass or metal fixture for fabric adds an instant ease and lightness to a room. The design world has certainly caught on: Here are 10 of our favorite fabric pendant lights of the moment. ...
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