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  • New York Observer - Flute-Occupied Flatiron District Condo Goes for $4.7M
    3/30/2015 @ 11:00 AM - 40 East 20th Street. Diamond Properties has sold a 1,900-square-foot ground-floor retail condominium unit occupied by Flute champagne bar and lounge in the Flatiron District to Walter & Samuels Chairman David I. Berley  and his investment group for $4.7 million, Commercial Observer has learned. The retail unit is in...
  • Curbed - Hey Ladies: How to Get a Place on the Upper West Side for $1,200/Month
    3/30/2015 @ 10:40 AM - Did you know that there are still all-women's boardinghouses operating in New York City? Apparently, not all of them have gone the way of The Barbizon , and there are currently 10 still running including the Brandon Residence for Women , where writer Catie L'Heureux lived until recently, paying $1,200/month for a room, a shared bathroom,...
  • Curbed - Rendering Reveals: First Look at New York's Tallest Tower Outside of Manhattan
    3/30/2015 @ 10:31 AM - Before summer, construction will likely begin on not only the tallest tower in Queens , but in all of New York City outside of Manhattan. The 915-foot-tall , 930-unit behemoth will rise beside—and partially consume—the iconic clock tower , dwarfing the 14-story landmark hopeful . A preliminary rendering by SLCE Architects...
  • 6sqft - Fly-Through Video of ODAs 10 Jay Street Shows Crystalline Facade from Every Angle
    3/30/2015 @ 10:30 AM - one moment please...10 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseRendering via ODA Weve been seeing a lot of innovative work from ODA Architecture lately – from their Bushwick rental project that looks uncannily similar to a project by Bjark Ingels in Denmark to their provocative ziggurat-like proposal for Gowanus. And last week, their design for the northern façade of 10 Jay Street in Dumbo won approval...
  • Brick Underground - Live on Central Park West -- for under $350,000
    3/30/2015 @ 10:30 AM - An apartment on Central Park West comes with certain bragging rights, usually in exchange for a through-the-roof price tag. But this   $349,000 studio  gives you a tony address without breaking the bank. You get the opportunity to live across from Central Park and on one of the city's best avenues - you'll have to make do with a half fridge...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Bow down to your new 1,428-foot-tall overlord at 111 West 57th Street
    3/30/2015 @ 10:12 AM - The 1,428-foot-tall project by JDS and PMG will have just 60 units, priced from $14 million.
  • The Real Deal - 27 contracts signed of $4M or more in third week of March
    3/30/2015 @ 10:00 AM - From left: 2 East 80th Street and 36 West 71st Street After a record-setting February, Manhattans luxury market lagged behind in March. Last week, 27 contracts were signed for $4 million or more, according to the Olshan Realty luxury report. In total, March saw 135 contracts signed at that price point, which is far below...
  • The Guardian - Angela Merkel warns Greece that reform plan must add up - business live
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - All the latest economic and financial news, as the Greek government struggles to persuade its lenders to release much-needed funds before the eurozone crisis erupts again Latest: Merkel discusses Greek situation Summary: Talks resume, but no deal Germany: No reform plan from Greece yet European economic sentiment hits...
  • Tribeca Citizen - Community Board 1s April Agendas
    3/30/2015 @ 9:53 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 for any changes to agendas prior to the meeting dates. 4/1 Financial District Committee - 6:00 PM Location: Community Board Office?, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room...
  • Curbed - On the Market: East Harlem 'Homage to Versailles' Wants $10 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:53 AM - In the section of East Harlem that Streeteasy has renamed "Upper Carnegie Hill," a co-op just hit the market that's fit for a king. Specifically, a French king from the 17th century. Interior designer Howard Slatkin bought two 14th-floor units in The Brisbane House at 1215 Fifth Avenue nearly two...
  • 6sqft - Full-Floor Flux House Loft with Endless Ceiling Beams Asks $1.8 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:46 AM - one moment please...16 Greene Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseTheres a renovated, full-floor loft at the pet-friendly Flux House available for $1.849 million. The 1,400-square-foot space boasts some quintessential Soho loft features like soaring 11.7-foot original beamed ceilings, an open layout, brick walls both natural and whitewashed, and a cozy sleeping loft. Enter through a private keyed...
  • Curbed - Wild Things: Menacing Coyotes Keep Infiltrating New Yorkers' Backyards
    3/30/2015 @ 9:37 AM - Your browser does not support iframes. Coyotes continue to terrorize New Yorkers—including high-profile ones. Steven Spielberg's sister Nancy , who lives in Riverdale, caught the gray predator on film as he skulked through her backyard, apparently harboring an appetite for her very fluffy poodle Rambo . 911 dispatched two police officers and...
  • The Real Deal - Financial sector growth exceeds expectations, bolsters office market
    3/30/2015 @ 9:36 AM - Office buildings surrounding Bryant Park The financial services sector added more jobs in February and added more jobs in 2014 than previously expected. The sector, which is among the citys biggest users of office space, added 3,600 jobs between January and February of 2015, according to data from the New York State Department of Labor cited by the...
  • Bowery Boogie - Samy Mahfar was Issued Violations for Illegal Gas Tapping at 22 Spring Street
    3/30/2015 @ 9:20 AM - Of all the SMA Equities properties netting negative news lately, 22 Spring Street hasnt even appeared as a blip on the proverbial radar. Until now, at least. The Little Italy tenement (near Elizabeth) is a recent acquisition, purchased by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar in October of last year for $8.5 million. Its the same old […]
  • Curbed - Linkage: East Village Building Collapse Update; The New Whitney; More
    3/30/2015 @ 9:11 AM - [Via Curbed Photo Pool/Joel Raskin .] · East Village building collapse may lead to criminal charges [ABC] · It could cost $26B to replace NYC's leak-prone gas pipes [Crain's] · On the museum: "The Whitney is not a building. It's an idea." [WSJ] · Proposal to...
  • The Real Deal - Airbnb's battles in NYC rage on
    3/30/2015 @ 9:11 AM - Airbnb founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk Both Airbnb and Share Better - a group comprised of the citys hotel union and affordable housing advocates - have spent millions on influencing public opinion. Still, neither of the parties has come out of the fight with real results. Airbnb, which is valued at...
  • The Atlantic - Inside China's Unknown Mega-City
    3/30/2015 @ 9:06 AM - © Tim Franco Tim Franco , a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing. Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to...
  • Wallpaper - The Caten twins shake up London's Savile Row with a new Dsquared2 flagship and design studio
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - To mark the 20th anniversary of Dsquared2, Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten have opened the first of their new European store design concept in London - a city that they have also called home for the past nine years. However, more than housing their largest retail store - at 4,600 sq m over three levels - the building...
  • The Real Deal - Two bodies found at site of East Village explosion
    3/30/2015 @ 8:30 AM - From left: Nicholas Figueroa, the site of Thursdays explosion and Moises Locon Firefighters recovered two bodies from the ruins of  last weeks East Village gas explosion. The two fatal victims of the explosion are Nicholas Figueroa, 23 - who was on a date at Sushi Park at 121 Second Avenue, the restaurant where the blast took place...
  • Gant Daily - 5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans
    3/30/2015 @ 8:15 AM - Honey, grab the kids: were going abroad. Much of the world is on sale for Americans right now since the U.S. dollar is enjoying one of the strongest moments in modern history. Just about everything from hotels to luxury handbags to McDonalds hamburgers is cheaper abroad than in the United States right now. When you take dollars...
  • The Real Deal - In Corcoran v. Compass, court issues restraining order
    3/30/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Corcoran CEO Pam Liebman A judge granted a temporary restraining order preventing former Corcoran Group agents who defected to Compass from accessing Corcoran's listings database. The order, issued Tuesday after Corcoran sued Compass for 'brazenly and intentionally' poaching its agents, was unsealed Friday, according to lawyers involved. ...
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  • Multi-Housing News - Armada Hoffler Properties and Beatty Development Group Break Ground on $65M Mixed-Use Project at 3200 St. Paul
    3/30/2015 @ 9:45 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor On Thursday, March 26, representatives from Johns Hopkins University, Armada Hoffler Properties, and Beatty Development Group were present in Charles Village to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a new mixed-use development at 3200 St. Paul. The project, currently referred to as 3200 St. Paul, will be officially named in the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Bozzuto Sells Baltimore's Union Wharf Apartment Asset
    3/30/2015 @ 9:41 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Bozzuto Group has sold its Union Wharf apartment asset in Fells Point. The property was picked up less than six months after it was put on the market. Thomas Bozzuto, CEO of the Bozzuto Group, confirmed the sale for the Baltimore Business Journal . Because...
  • Multi-Housing News - Insurance, Inc. to Move HQ to BECO Tower II
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor BECO Management, Inc. has announced the signing of another tenant at its BECO Tower II office building in the Owings Mills Town Center section of northwest Baltimore County. Insurance, Inc., the new tenant, will occupy 10,921 square feet of space. With this new signing, BECO Management said that it has...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - $1 million condos proposed for D.C.'s Truxton Circle
    3/30/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Truxton Circle, nestled between booming Bloomingdale and Shaw in Northwest Washington, has been slower to change than its neighbors. The modest rowhouses, smaller than Bloomingdale's Victorians, change hands quietly, with an occasional gut renovation. The 13 social service agencies packed into the small neighborhood attract a sizable population of homeless and needy citizens to the […]
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Tension in Nigeria, Frances swing right, Japans economic gloom, sneaker art
    3/30/2015 @ 5:53 AM - What to watch for today The UKs Parliament is dissolved. The House of Commons five-year term  comes to an end as all political parties prepare for a general election on May 7. Polls show the Conservative and Labour parties are neck and neck. A final push for an Iran nuclear deal.  Negotiators...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront
    3/30/2015 @ 5:31 AM - Presales are set to begin later this spring at VIO, the first residential building to open for sale at the Wharf, a 24-acre mixed-use community under development along the District's Southwest Waterfront. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developers of the Wharf, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, named VIO after the Latin term for 'I […]
  • Quartz - Cotton, the other globally glutted commodity
    3/30/2015 @ 5:01 AM - The price of a given commodity is falling, rapidly. A key market has way more of the stuff than it used to. Producers are panicking and trying to shift resources to avoid selling into the glut-not to mention the strong US dollar is making it harder for manufacturers around the world to import what they need. Thats a scenario that...
  • Daily Finance - Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Economic Outlook
    3/30/2015 @ 4:28 AM - Filed under: Gas Prices , Housing Market , Job Market , Government Spending , Economy Alan Diaz/AP Job seekers at a career fair in Miami. NABE is forecasting increased hiring as the U.S. economy continues its recovery. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A business economics group has boosted its outlook for...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: De Blasio's Inner Circles; Cuomo's tough budget season
    3/30/2015 @ 4:26 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. CUOMO'S PRIORITIES -- 'Capital Tonight' host Liz Benjamin, for Capital: 'One by one, Cuomo watched over the past week as many of his policy proposals fell off the budget table: Raise the age, minimum wage, the charter school cap, a sexual assault policy for college campuses,...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Tsunami alert, Nigerias election, Japans economic gloom, sneaker art
    3/30/2015 @ 12:11 AM - What to watch for today Nigerias choice is revealed. Following an intense campaign season  and a postponement caused by Boko Haram, we find out who won-incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan or his challenger , Muhammadu Buhari. Voters turned out in the millions over the weekend. A potential tsunami in Papua...
  • Multi-Housing News - George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum Now Open in Foggy Bottom
    3/29/2015 @ 11:51 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor An old Washington, D.C., museum is open to the public once more, in a new location and with a new name. The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum welcomed its first visitors on March 21. D.C.'s Textile Museum was founded in 1925 by collector George Hewitt Myers...
  • Rent.com Blog - Best Spring Activities in Memphis, Tennessee
    3/29/2015 @ 12:00 PM - By Katie Roach As the home of Elvis Presley, blues music and life-changing barbecue, Memphis, Tennessee , already has some pretty significant claims to fame. Theres one thing it doesnt get quite enough attention for, though: its incredible spring weather and off-beat, edgy vibe. Because most of the residents actually live...
  • Gant Daily - Florida Republicans pushing for a Bush-Rubio ticket
    3/29/2015 @ 11:30 AM - A Florida dream ticket,” two nuggets about leadership questions in Congress and coming tests for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled our final March trip around the Inside Politics” table. 1. Another Draft Warren” movement? If you follow politics, you have heard this one: Liberals say Elizabeth Warren...
  • Multi-Housing News - Starwood, Kemper Complete Agreement Bringing W Hotels to Bellevue Collection
    3/28/2015 @ 10:01 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor We knew the Kemper Development Co. would expand The Bellevue Collection with a new hotel. It was recently revealed that the hospitality property would be operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. With an agreement now in place, the two companies are set to debut the W Hotels brand, part of the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Brian Kelley: Investcorp's Acquisition Strategy
    3/28/2015 @ 9:42 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Investcorp, a Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund, recently expanded its U.S. residential portfolio with the acquisition of four properties in the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Orlando, San Diego and Baltimore. The purchase price was  approximately $300 million. The four assets are: The Arcadian, a garden-style townhome property in Silver Spring,...
  • Times Union - A retail indentity crisis
    3/28/2015 @ 6:05 PM - The long line moves slowly. Clutching baskets of detergent, dental floss and such, the errand-running patrons of Walgreens assume their places with resignation, seeking only to pay and get out the door. But when at last they reach the front, a cashier greets each one with a smile and the customer service salutation of our time: "Following guest,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Waterton Associates Picks up Baldwin Park-Area Community
    3/28/2015 @ 12:43 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Waterton Associates L.L.C. is the new owner of Promenade Crossing, a 212-unit garden-style apartment community in the Baldwin Park area. The acquisition is the second in Florida this year and sixth overall for the Chicago-based real estate investor and operator. Situated on Maguire Boulevard...
  • Gant Daily - Somalia hotel siege ends; U.N. diplomat, 19 others killed
    3/28/2015 @ 11:15 AM - A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended Saturday with at least 20 people dead, authorities said. The attack, which lasted hours, began when gunmen raided the hotel in Mogadishu on Friday evening. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, Somalias permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva,...
  • ArchDaily - Chandigarh Under Siege: Le Corbusier's Capitol Complex Threatened by Housing Development
    3/28/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Dr. Vikramaditya Prakash is a professor at the University of Washington and the founder of the Chandigarh Urban Lab . In the following article he discusses the past, present and future of Le Corbusiers vision for Chandigarh , explaining the reasons behind the petition he started  against a new residential development to the North of the city....
  • Calculated Risk - Unofficial Problem Bank list decline to 349 Institutions in March, Q1 2015 Transition Matrix
    3/28/2015 @ 9:05 AM - This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for March 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for March 2015. During the month, the list fell from 357 institutions to 349 after...
  • ArchDaily - Difficult Run Residence / Robert M. Gurney Architect
    3/28/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect Location: McLean , VA, USA Project Architect: John Riordan, LEED AP Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer Phase 1 Contractor: ...
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  • Business Insider - There are 2 ways for beginners to start investing in real estate
    3/30/2015 @ 10:11 AM - An unusually long and harsh winter is delaying the start of the spring housing market , but for the investment-minded, continued low interest rates and high demand for rentals appear to outline an opportunity. Institutional investors and their buckets of cash have dominated many markets for the past several years, according to real estate data cruncher CoreLogic. ...
  • Wallpaper - The Caten twins shake up London's Savile Row with a new Dsquared2 flagship and design studio
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - To mark the 20th anniversary of Dsquared2, Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten have opened the first of their new European store design concept in London - a city that they have also called home for the past nine years. However, more than housing their largest retail store - at 4,600 sq m over three levels - the building...
  • Blue Matter - Real Estate Headlines with Manny Pacquiao, Floating Bed and Slim Thug
    3/30/2015 @ 9:00 AM - The Final Four is set. Baseball is about to begin. And those coconut chocolate eggs are calling your name. Yes, April is about to begin and the spring buying and selling season is in full swing. Lets welcome April the right way with your weekly dose of real estate headlines. The OC Register thinks drama abounds in the...
  • Bigger Pockets - 7 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Purchase a Vacation Home
    3/30/2015 @ 7:01 AM - Owning a vacation home can be a great investment, but you need to do your homework and research before you put a payment down on a property. I have been managing vacation homes in the Orlando area since 2006, and here are 7 tips I wish every homeowner knew before they purchased a property. 7 [...] View the full...
  • Gant Daily - Jeb Bush missed red flags in Florida business scandal
    3/30/2015 @ 6:15 AM - There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions. But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida as a $15,000-a month-consultant a position that would lead to board membership and stock options....
  • Daily Finance - Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Economic Outlook
    3/30/2015 @ 4:28 AM - Filed under: Gas Prices , Housing Market , Job Market , Government Spending , Economy Alan Diaz/AP Job seekers at a career fair in Miami. NABE is forecasting increased hiring as the U.S. economy continues its recovery. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A business economics group has boosted its outlook for...
  • Gant Daily - Pences struggles illustrate gay rights challenge facing GOP
    3/29/2015 @ 7:30 PM - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his states new religious freedom” law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their religious beliefs. That, opponents fret, could put LGBT Hoosiers at increased risk of discrimination. ABC host George Stephanopoulos...
  • BuzzFeed - This Florida Hotel Wakes Up Hungover Spring Breakers By Blasting The "Circle Of Life" From "The Lion King"
    3/29/2015 @ 1:07 PM - And it moves us allllllllll.” A Holiday Inn in Panama City Beach, Florida, is inspiring its hungover guests to soldier on for another day of Spring Break partying by waking them up with the "Circle of Life." The hotel has played the song during Spring Break in the mornings...
  • The Real Deal - Latin buyers fueling SoFla real estate boom, China emerging
    3/29/2015 @ 1:01 PM - The Miami skyline From the South Florida website: The South Florida real estate market experienced its fourth straight year of record-breaking sales, fueled by a continuing surge of wealthy Latin America buyers, according to a report released Friday, conducted by the National Association of Realtors for the Miami Association of Realtors. [more]
  • Gant Daily - Florida Republicans pushing for a Bush-Rubio ticket
    3/29/2015 @ 11:30 AM - A Florida dream ticket,” two nuggets about leadership questions in Congress and coming tests for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled our final March trip around the Inside Politics” table. 1. Another Draft Warren” movement? If you follow politics, you have heard this one: Liberals say Elizabeth Warren...
  • Multi-Housing News - Brian Kelley: Investcorp's Acquisition Strategy
    3/28/2015 @ 9:42 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Investcorp, a Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund, recently expanded its U.S. residential portfolio with the acquisition of four properties in the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Orlando, San Diego and Baltimore. The purchase price was  approximately $300 million. The four assets are: The Arcadian, a garden-style townhome property in Silver Spring,...
  • ArchDaily - Help Fund Ittyblox's 3-D Printed Miniature Cities
    3/28/2015 @ 4:01 PM - Ever wanted your very own  Flatiron Building  to sit on your mantelpiece? What about a  Guggenheim  for your desk, or a block of  London  apartments for your side table? Ittyblox, a  Dutch  company based in Den Bosch, is determined to make this dream a reality,  3D printing  1:1000 models of iconic buildings and city blocks. The models are printed in...
  • Multi-Housing News - Waterton Associates Picks up Baldwin Park-Area Community
    3/28/2015 @ 12:43 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Waterton Associates L.L.C. is the new owner of Promenade Crossing, a 212-unit garden-style apartment community in the Baldwin Park area. The acquisition is the second in Florida this year and sixth overall for the Chicago-based real estate investor and operator. Situated on Maguire Boulevard...
  • The Real Deal - Private island in South Florida asks $24.5M
    3/28/2015 @ 10:00 AM - Little Bokeelia Island An island off the coast of Florida is up for sale. With 104 acres of pristine wilderness and 3.5 miles of oceanfront, the island is a certifiable semi-tropical paradise. It also has a four-bedroom Spanish villa-style home on it, built in 1928. Though the asking price is $24.5 million, the owners are looking...
  • Calculated Risk - Unofficial Problem Bank list decline to 349 Institutions in March, Q1 2015 Transition Matrix
    3/28/2015 @ 9:05 AM - This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for March 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for March 2015. During the month, the list fell from 357 institutions to 349 after...
  • Fortune - Phil Romanos recipe for success
    3/28/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Fuddruckers. Romano's Macaroni Grill. Cozymel's. These are some of the 25-plus restaurant concepts that Phil Romano, 75, has created, producing some $1.5 billion in annual sales. (There have been some flops too, including a lobster restaurant in Dallas.) Romano, who survived malignant lymphoma, has branched into other realms. His latest is Trinity Groves, an...
  • Times Union - CBS 6: Rotterdam Square Mall eyed by Turkey's Via Properties
    3/27/2015 @ 11:08 PM - Rotterdam The owner of Rotterdam Square mall said Friday that a deal is in the works to sell the mall, but that "nothing is finalized." Owner Mike Kohan said that if a deal is completed, he expects it would close "by the end of next week." He advised a reporter to check with him then....
  • Realtor.com News - Fresh Off the Boat Got Real (Estate) This Week-and We Love It Hard
    3/27/2015 @ 7:52 PM - By now, youve probably figured out that I watch entirely too much TV. (I rocked a 9 out of 9 on  this quiz .) But Im here to argue that its all just research in the name of career growth. Sure …  thats what I was doing when I popped open my laptop after work this week to catch the...
  • Zillow - 3 Tips for When Your House Goes Viral
    3/27/2015 @ 6:24 PM - When youre selling a house, you want as many potential buyers to see it as possible. Your real estate agents expertise can be a key factor here. But sometimes, like when youre Yolie Ball of Davenport, FL, its all about your teenage granddaughters Twitter account. MY GRANDMA IS TRYING TO SELL HER HOUSE IN FLORIDA AND THESE ARE...
  • Multi-Housing News - Banco do Brasil Americas Adds 3 New Branches in SoFla
    3/27/2015 @ 6:03 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The Orlando branch Miami-based Banco do Brasil Americas has signed leases for three new South Florida branches. The offices are located in Lighthouse Point, Aventura and in Doral. Senior Vice President Luciana Carvalho of Blanca Commercial Real Estate finalized the lease transactions with Banco do Brasil...
  • Porch - Most Popular Home Projects in the USA
    3/27/2015 @ 2:47 PM - When it comes to investing in our homes and properties, there seems to be no shortage of projects to complete. Where we spend our money, and who we hire to complete projects, may be due to the nature our home or property, regional differences, seasonal influences, or financial incentives. Understanding which projects are performed in each state may help you understand your...
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  • Quartz - Two industrial titans are duking it out over a technology that could make electric cars mainstream
    3/30/2015 @ 10:18 AM - The high-tech patent wars have spread to a new front, engaging two of the worlds largest industrial companies in a multibillion-dollar court battle over lithium-ion batteries. At issue is a battery chemistry that, while little known to the public, many experts believe currently holds the best chance of electric cars penetrating the mass market. The case pits Germany's BASF, the...
  • Business Insider - There are 2 ways for beginners to start investing in real estate
    3/30/2015 @ 10:11 AM - An unusually long and harsh winter is delaying the start of the spring housing market , but for the investment-minded, continued low interest rates and high demand for rentals appear to outline an opportunity. Institutional investors and their buckets of cash have dominated many markets for the past several years, according to real estate data cruncher CoreLogic. ...
  • Haute Residence - Boxer Manny Pacquiao Lands Beverly Hills Mansion for $12.5 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.  may be famously nicknamed 'Money,' but his nemesis Manny Pacquiao could wear that moniker just as snuggly, especially after recently scoring a $12.5 million Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by music mogul Sean P. Diddy” Combs . The Filipino pugilist and politician is admittedly capitalizing on his upcoming, highly...
  • The Atlantic - How 1980s Atlanta Became the Backdrop for the Future
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - Kay Gaensler/Flickr Downtown Atlanta contains very little brick and mortar. A westward view of the city's skylinethe same image used in the opening credits of TV's The Walking Dead reveals this Southern capital's history at a glance: It burned to the ground in the Civil War and was rebuilt...
  • Wallpaper - The Caten twins shake up London's Savile Row with a new Dsquared2 flagship and design studio
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - To mark the 20th anniversary of Dsquared2, Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten have opened the first of their new European store design concept in London - a city that they have also called home for the past nine years. However, more than housing their largest retail store - at 4,600 sq m over three levels - the building...
  • Property Wire - Exchange rates and golden visa encouraging overseas buyers in Spain
    3/30/2015 @ 8:48 AM - Currency exchange rates are encouraging even more foreign buyers back to the Spanish property market and this is reflected in increased sales, especially in popular areas. New legislation to relax the requirements for Spain’s golden visa which allows non-European Union buyers to gain citizenship if they invest in the real estate market is also set to encourage more buyers...
  • Houzz - Room of the Day: Layers of Exotic Textiles Enrich a White Room (7 photos)
    3/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Kooky can be a good thing; you just have to know how to work with it. While this 1930s Craftsman-style house in Santa Monica Canyon, California, had good bones, it had dark and had kind of a 'kooky layout,' according to interior designer Amber Lewis. The master bedroom's kooky features included...
  • Property Wire - UK property market cooling in run up to general election in May
    3/30/2015 @ 5:29 AM - Almost a third of house sales in the UK are going to first time buyers but overall the market is cooling in the run up to the general election, according to estate agents. Some 30% of total house sales in February were to people getting on the housing ladder for the first time, the highest number since September 2014,...
  • SFGate - Woman with abusive neighbor wants to cancel lease, move
    3/30/2015 @ 5:01 AM - California has special rules that deal with victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in a landlord-tenant context.Special lease termination rights have been created and explained in Civil Code section 1946.7.Alternatively a document from a qualified third party stating that the victim seeks assistance for physical or mental injuries resulting from an act of domestic violence or an official restraining...
  • SFGate - Maximizing income for self-employed borrower
    3/30/2015 @ 5:01 AM - Maximizing income for self-employed borrowerMortgage adviser:Luxury condominium in San Francisco.Rate: 3.750 percent with lender credit covering all closing costs.Bayer's client had a well-established reputation in her industry and moved out of her corporate position to become a freelancer.[...] to best position her income, Bayer wanted to only use her more recent tax return to reflect her higher earnings.There are two...
  • Luxury Daily - High-tech meets high-touch for service-centric startups
    3/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Manicube NEW YORK - As technology emerges to help facilitate services, the human touch is still key, according to panelists at the Columbia Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Conference March 27. 'The New Luxury Lifestyle' session focused on service startups that reflect the new definition of luxury, which combines the ease of digital with elevated services...
  • Property Wire - Landlords of sought after lets in London getting 12 months rent in advance, research shows
    3/30/2015 @ 3:32 AM - Price may be falling in some parts of the prime London property market but new research shows that rich tenants are paying the entire cost of six or 12 month tenancies and deposits in advance in a battle to secure homes in London’s best addresses. A typical wealthy up front tenant letting a two bed flat in London's West...
  • Property Wire - Duty for UK lettings agents to publicise fees welcomed
    3/30/2015 @ 2:46 AM - Measures which impose a duty on UK lettings agents to publicise fees both on websites and in branches have been welcomed by a leading industry organisation. The new Consumer Rights Act stipulates that charges displayed must include a description of each fee and the service it covers and state clearly if the charge applies to the property being let...
  • Property Wire - Property prices up 0.5% in England and Wales last month says Land Registry
    3/30/2015 @ 2:16 AM - Average property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.5% in February and are up 6.5% year on year, according to the latest index from the Land Registry. This takes the average house price in England and Wales to £180,252 but sales have slowed. From September 2013 to December 2013 there was an average of 77,174 sales per month....
  • Daily Finance - 6 Things You Should Rent Instead of Buy
    3/30/2015 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Spending We tend to believe that renting consumer goods is like pouring money down the drain -- and in many cases, it can be. But the idea that renting is always a bad idea is an oversimplification. Renting furniture, for instance, often costs several times the original price of the piece in the...
  • Calculated Risk - Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales, Dallas Fed Mfg
    3/29/2015 @ 8:09 PM - From the NY Times: A Deadline for Greece, and U.S. Jobs Data Greece hopes to gain approval on Monday for a detailed list of economic changes that its international creditors have demanded ... ... recent economic data has been anemic, and it is likely that hiring has not kept up with the blistering pace of...
  • Gant Daily - Pences struggles illustrate gay rights challenge facing GOP
    3/29/2015 @ 7:30 PM - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his states new religious freedom” law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their religious beliefs. That, opponents fret, could put LGBT Hoosiers at increased risk of discrimination. ABC host George Stephanopoulos...
  • Calculated Risk - Lawler: Possible Upside Surprise for Pending Home Sales Index
    3/29/2015 @ 5:16 PM - CR Note: The NAR is scheduled to release Pending Home Sales for February tomorrow at 10:00 AM ET. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in the index. Housing economist Tom Lawler mentioned in his existing home sales forecast a week ago: While not enough local realtors/MLS either report data on new pending sales or...
  • Fortune - Lessons from the Life of Pao
    3/29/2015 @ 2:47 PM - When the New York Times runs the verdict in a San Francisco sex discrimination suit as its lead story--above the fact that the Germanwings pilot suspected of deliberately killing 149 passengers concealed mental illness from his employer--you know that a case has struck a national chord. What lessons, though, should we take away from Ellen Pao's resounding...
  • The Real Deal - Spider-Man helps market home of Marvel giant Stan Lee
    3/29/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Stan Lee and Spider Man Spider-Man has appeared in listing photos of a 5,000-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills - and for good reason. The listing comes from none other than one of his creators - former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. Stan Lee still standing strong in the world of real...
  • The Real Deal - Douglas Elliman to open West Coast HQ in Beverly Hills
    3/29/2015 @ 11:00 AM - A rendering of the Douglas Ellimans forthcoming offices in Beverly Hills New York's largest residential brokerage, Douglas Elliman, announced its expansion to Los Angeles back in 2013. Now, it's putting down real estate roots with a West Coast headquarters in Beverly Hills. The brokerage inked a 10-year lease for a two-floor, 11,000-square-foot space at 150...
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  • Quartz - Two industrial titans are duking it out over a technology that could make electric cars mainstream
    3/30/2015 @ 10:18 AM - The high-tech patent wars have spread to a new front, engaging two of the worlds largest industrial companies in a multibillion-dollar court battle over lithium-ion batteries. At issue is a battery chemistry that, while little known to the public, many experts believe currently holds the best chance of electric cars penetrating the mass market. The case pits Germany's BASF, the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Madison Providence Apartment Community Opens Doors to First Residents
    3/30/2015 @ 10:14 AM - By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor Collegeville, Pa.-Madison Apartment Group LP, the multifamily operating arm of Equus Capital Partners, welcomed its first residents to its new community last week. Madison Providence, a 240 unit Class A apartment community in Collegeville, Pa., is progressing ahead of schedule with leasing and construction. Completion of the full project...
  • Long Island Business News - Kimco and RioCan in shopping center swap
    3/30/2015 @ 10:02 AM - Kimco Realty has sold its interests in two Canadian properties to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and is buying RioCan's stake in a Texas shopping center.
  • The Guardian - Angela Merkel warns Greece that reform plan must add up - business live
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - All the latest economic and financial news, as the Greek government struggles to persuade its lenders to release much-needed funds before the eurozone crisis erupts again Latest: Merkel discusses Greek situation Summary: Talks resume, but no deal Germany: No reform plan from Greece yet European economic sentiment hits...
  • Tribeca Citizen - Community Board 1s April Agendas
    3/30/2015 @ 9:53 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 for any changes to agendas prior to the meeting dates. 4/1 Financial District Committee - 6:00 PM Location: Community Board Office?, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room...
  • The Atlantic - How 1980s Atlanta Became the Backdrop for the Future
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - Kay Gaensler/Flickr Downtown Atlanta contains very little brick and mortar. A westward view of the city's skylinethe same image used in the opening credits of TV's The Walking Dead reveals this Southern capital's history at a glance: It burned to the ground in the Civil War and was rebuilt...
  • Realtor.com News - Could You Build a Life-Size Lego House? What Would It Cost?
    3/30/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Courtesy Flickr user Nathan Forget Toy fads come and go, but Lego is in no danger of pulling a Tamagotchi . Far from it.  Revenue is up , more movies are on the way, and complex building kits continue to burn up the free time of kids (and adults) worldwide. All...
  • Bowery Boogie - Samy Mahfar was Issued Violations for Illegal Gas Tapping at 22 Spring Street
    3/30/2015 @ 9:20 AM - Of all the SMA Equities properties netting negative news lately, 22 Spring Street hasnt even appeared as a blip on the proverbial radar. Until now, at least. The Little Italy tenement (near Elizabeth) is a recent acquisition, purchased by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar in October of last year for $8.5 million. Its the same old […]
  • The Atlantic - Inside China's Unknown Mega-City
    3/30/2015 @ 9:06 AM - © Tim Franco Tim Franco , a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing. Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to...
  • Wallpaper - The Caten twins shake up London's Savile Row with a new Dsquared2 flagship and design studio
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - To mark the 20th anniversary of Dsquared2, Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten have opened the first of their new European store design concept in London - a city that they have also called home for the past nine years. However, more than housing their largest retail store - at 4,600 sq m over three levels - the building...
  • Wallpaper - Old school glamour and contemporary tech combine for a raucous ride in Morgan's Aero Coupe
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - Stand on the cobbles outside London Morgan's mews HQ in Kensington and you're transported back to simpler days - before car dealerships were anonymous glass boxes next to ring roads and before all cars looked as though they were shaped from a similar mould. The brace of contemporary Morgans that fill the tiny showroom are a perfect match for the...
  • Blue Matter - Real Estate Headlines with Manny Pacquiao, Floating Bed and Slim Thug
    3/30/2015 @ 9:00 AM - The Final Four is set. Baseball is about to begin. And those coconut chocolate eggs are calling your name. Yes, April is about to begin and the spring buying and selling season is in full swing. Lets welcome April the right way with your weekly dose of real estate headlines. The OC Register thinks drama abounds in the...
  • World Property Channel - Africa to Attract Significant Foreign Real Estate investment
    3/30/2015 @ 8:59 AM - According to a new report by Knight Frank, an increased number of international investors are investigating opportunities in African real estate markets, attracted by the continent's startling economic and demographic growth prospects. Based on Knight Frank's Africa Report 2015 , the population of Africa will quadruple to over four billion by 2100, with nearly one billion of...
  • Gant Daily - 5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans
    3/30/2015 @ 8:15 AM - Honey, grab the kids: were going abroad. Much of the world is on sale for Americans right now since the U.S. dollar is enjoying one of the strongest moments in modern history. Just about everything from hotels to luxury handbags to McDonalds hamburgers is cheaper abroad than in the United States right now. When you take dollars...
  • Remodelista - 13 Favorite Minimalist British Kitchens
    3/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - In recent months, we've seen the term "minimalism" increasingly diluted with each passing pin, social post, and tweet. One person's minimal is clearly another's cluttered nightmare, and plenty of self-proclaimed minimalists are maximalists in denial-leaving us to wonder: What does it all mean? Then there's an image of a kitchen-a really spare but healthy looking kitchen-that floats by in...
  • designboom - colors house by CUBO displays contrasting interior styles
    3/30/2015 @ 6:18 AM - designed specifically for a father and his daughter, the residence in otobashi, japan displays a clean and white contemporary exterior but internally, illustrate the differing tastes of the two residents. The post colors house by CUBO displays contrasting interior styles appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Gant Daily - Jeb Bush missed red flags in Florida business scandal
    3/30/2015 @ 6:15 AM - There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions. But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida as a $15,000-a month-consultant a position that would lead to board membership and stock options....
  • Inhabitat - Murman Arkitekter's timber-clad sauna takes advantage of the stunning Stockholm seaside views
    3/30/2015 @ 6:01 AM - Read the rest of Murman Arkitekters timber-clad sauna takes advantage of the stunning Stockholm seaside views Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1912 Olympic Stadium , Brenner Sauna , Brenner Sauna sweden , Faltak , Faltak...
  • Mashable - Another blogger has been hacked to death in Bangladesh
    3/30/2015 @ 5:15 AM - A blogger has been hacked to death in Dhaka weeks after another writer was murdered in a similar attack in Bangladesh's capital city. See also: Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh Police said Washiqur Rahman was killed by unidentified attackers near his home in the Begunbari area of the city on Monday...
  • BuzzFeed - Australia's Cricketers Called A Radio Station And Were Completely Smashed
    3/30/2015 @ 5:09 AM - Aussies under-fire for boozy celebrations. This morning Tasmania's Heart 107.3 "Dave and Kylie show" spoke on the phone with a group of Australian cricketers who were partying on the roof of a Melbourne hotel. heart1073.com.au Dave: Good morning George...
  • Tribeca Citizen - Newsletter: Mar. 30
    3/30/2015 @ 5:05 AM - FIRST LOOK: BROOKFIELD PLACE Most of the stores at Brookfield Place, as the World Financial Center is now known, are open. And it looks very nice! Here's a quick tour. •••••••••••••••• LE DISTRICT: A LONG, DEEP LOOK INSIDE The verdict on Le Districts food will have to wait-the bulk of...
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Popular Stories

  • Inhabitat - Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light
    3/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Read the rest of Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials" , ash , Australian silvertop ash , Clifton Hill , extension , Fenwick...

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  • Luxury Daily - High-tech meets high-touch for service-centric startups
    3/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Manicube NEW YORK - As technology emerges to help facilitate services, the human touch is still key, according to panelists at the Columbia Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Conference March 27. 'The New Luxury Lifestyle' session focused on service startups that reflect the new definition of luxury, which combines the ease of digital with elevated services...

    Tagged in:    California   Celebrity   New York

  • Realty Biz News - How will 3D printing change the real estate landscape?
    3/30/2015 @ 1:23 AM - The impact of this technology on real estate was brought home in January with the worlds first 3D-printed apartment building in China. Over the next 10 years, experts say itll completely disrupt commercial real estate. Heres how: Photo Credit: fdecomite via Compfight cc ...

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  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront
    3/30/2015 @ 5:31 AM - Presales are set to begin later this spring at VIO, the first residential building to open for sale at the Wharf, a 24-acre mixed-use community under development along the District's Southwest Waterfront. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developers of the Wharf, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, named VIO after the Latin term for 'I […]

    Tagged in:    DC Metro

  • Gant Daily - 5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans
    3/30/2015 @ 8:15 AM - Honey, grab the kids: were going abroad. Much of the world is on sale for Americans right now since the U.S. dollar is enjoying one of the strongest moments in modern history. Just about everything from hotels to luxury handbags to McDonalds hamburgers is cheaper abroad than in the United States right now. When you take dollars...

    Tagged in:    International   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • Daily Finance - 20 Important Financial Rules for Your 20s
    3/30/2015 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Personal Finance , Financial Education Getty Images In my early 20s, I made a ton of financial mistakes. From maxing out credit cards, to delaying my savings, I got off to a rocky start. You don't have to get off to a rocky start, though. These 20 rules...

    Tagged in:    International   Mortgages / Markets   Tips and Tricks

  • Remodelista - 13 Favorite Minimalist British Kitchens
    3/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - In recent months, we've seen the term "minimalism" increasingly diluted with each passing pin, social post, and tweet. One person's minimal is clearly another's cluttered nightmare, and plenty of self-proclaimed minimalists are maximalists in denial-leaving us to wonder: What does it all mean? Then there's an image of a kitchen-a really spare but healthy looking kitchen-that floats by in...

    Tagged in:    International   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • Porch - 10 Fresh DIY Ways to Grow Tomatoes In Your Backyard
    3/30/2015 @ 3:16 AM - Tired of the same old rusty tomato cages? These DIY ways to grow tomatoes are a little bit different-and, dare we say, better. From a home-made tormato” to an upside-down planter that waters itself, these unique hacks will inspire you to shake up your gardening routine and put a twist on your tomatoes this year. Take a look, and...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • Bigger Pockets - 7 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Purchase a Vacation Home
    3/30/2015 @ 7:01 AM - Owning a vacation home can be a great investment, but you need to do your homework and research before you put a payment down on a property. I have been managing vacation homes in the Orlando area since 2006, and here are 7 tips I wish every homeowner knew before they purchased a property. 7 [...] View the full...

    Tagged in:    Florida   Tips and Tricks

  • The Atlantic - A Grimly Fascinating Map of Toxic Spills in Brooklyn
    3/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Oil tanks are reflected in filthy water of the Gowanus Canal. (Mark Lennihan/AP) Jill Hubley's lived in Brooklyn for 14 years, so she's familiar with the Greenpoint oil spill , a decades-long seepage of 17-to-30 million gallons of petro-crap that ranks as one of America's biggest-ever land spills. But recently...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • BuzzFeed - 27 Tiny Houses You Can Actually Stay In
    3/29/2015 @ 11:16 AM - SO. EFFING. TEENY. airbnb.com airbnb.com View Entire List ›
  • The Real Deal - Inside a newly listed Frank Lloyd Wright house
    3/29/2015 @ 9:14 AM - Frank Lloyd Wrights J. Kibben Ingalls House From Luxury Listings NYC: Frank Lloyd Wrights J. Kibben Ingalls House in River Forest outside Chicago has hit the market asking of $1.3 million. Here's a look inside.

    Tagged in:    Celebrity

  • Orlando Sentinel - 03/30: People on move
    3/29/2015 @ 12:30 PM - Architecture
  • EV Grieve - 119-123 2nd Ave. update (March 29)
    3/29/2015 @ 7:45 AM - [ Photo yesterday by Derek Berg ] The latest headlines Possibility of criminal charges in New York City building collapse growing ( ABC News ) Months before East Village blast, utility found gas line was tapped in dangerous way ( The New York Times ) Investigators question whether cause of East Village explosion is...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Quartz - Brazil is trying to reclaim an enormous cursed emerald from a bickering cast of con men
    3/29/2015 @ 5:01 AM - Tomorrow (March 30), a Los Angeles court will hear arguments that may determine the fate of an 840-pound (381 kg), boulder-sized emerald whose exact location is a closely-guarded secret. Much is disputed about the stone-most notably, its ownership-but what seems nearly unarguable that the emerald carries a curse. With gleaming green rods protruding from its rocky body, the Bahia Emerald bears a more than passing...

    Tagged in:    California   Celebrity   International

  • RE Journals - Colliers helps Orangetheory Fitness open second location in Columbus market
    3/29/2015 @ 1:03 AM - Colliers International represented Orangetheory Fitness in its search for a second location in the Columbus market. Orangetheory is a boutique fitness studio. The chain recently signed a 3,225-square-foot lease at 3959 Britton Parkway in the Giant Eagle Center retail development in Hilliard, Ohio. The company plans to open this location in May of this year. Tim Maly...

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  • 6sqft - Design Vidals Peter Hassler Breathes New Life into a Historic Bed-Stuy Brownstone
    3/29/2015 @ 10:18 AM - one moment please...Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseWhen owner Peter Hassler wanted to update his Bed-Stuy brownstone, the budding designer took matters into his own hands. After living there for nearly a decade, he teamed up with Design Vidal, a Los Angeles-based firm that specializes in restoring historic buildings. The partnership helped give Hasslers Stuyvesant Avenue home - built in 1892 - a...

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  • BuzzFeed - Here's How To Use Castile Soap To Clean Everything In Your House
    3/29/2015 @ 10:31 AM - Including yourself. Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed amazon.com drugstore.com ...

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  • ArchDaily - Infographic Charts Rise of Muzharul Islam, Father of Bengali Modernism
    3/29/2015 @ 6:00 AM - Maruf Raihan , founder of  Bangladeshi   graphic design  firm  Studio Biporit  has created an  infographic  tracing the career of Muzharul Islam , widely recognized as the Master Architect of South Asian  Modernism . The timeline begins with Islams birth in Murshidabad in 1923, spanning from his first major project- the Central Library at the University of Dhaka, in...

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  • Curbed - Development Battles: Parents at P.S. 163 on West...
    3/29/2015 @ 9:35 AM - Parents at P.S. 163 on West 97th Street recently filed a lawsuit to stop construction of Jewish Home Lifecare , directly adjacent to the school, West Side Rag reports. The nursing facility's new location was approved by the New York State Department of Health last year, following a lengthy environmental review signing...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Haute Residence - Boxer Manny Pacquiao Lands Beverly Hills Mansion for $12.5 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.  may be famously nicknamed 'Money,' but his nemesis Manny Pacquiao could wear that moniker just as snuggly, especially after recently scoring a $12.5 million Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by music mogul Sean P. Diddy” Combs . The Filipino pugilist and politician is admittedly capitalizing on his upcoming, highly...
  • 6sqft - Full-Floor Flux House Loft with Endless Ceiling Beams Asks $1.8 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:46 AM - one moment please...16 Greene Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseTheres a renovated, full-floor loft at the pet-friendly Flux House available for $1.849 million. The 1,400-square-foot space boasts some quintessential Soho loft features like soaring 11.7-foot original beamed ceilings, an open layout, brick walls both natural and whitewashed, and a cozy sleeping loft. Enter through a private keyed...
  • The Atlantic - How 1980s Atlanta Became the Backdrop for the Future
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - Kay Gaensler/Flickr Downtown Atlanta contains very little brick and mortar. A westward view of the city's skylinethe same image used in the opening credits of TV's The Walking Dead reveals this Southern capital's history at a glance: It burned to the ground in the Civil War and was rebuilt...
  • ArchDaily - 5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code
    3/30/2015 @ 9:31 AM - In his popular post on how architects can work smarter, not harder ,” Michael Kilkelly suggests that you should ”customize your tools to work the way you work” and use macros to automate repetitive tasks.” Both sound very helpful of course, but wouldnt those require you to to write some code? Yes – but according to Kilkelly this should be a...
  • Brick Underground - Welcome to Laundry Week on BrickUnderground
    3/30/2015 @ 8:59 AM - Leave it to  Cate   Blanchett  to make laundry sound so noble: ' An actress once advised me, 'Make sure you do your own laundry. It will keep you honest' ,' she has supposedly intoned. In this city, doing your laundry can also drive you crazy. Nowhere else are washers and dryers so  fetishized , perhaps because so many of...
  • Property Wire - Exchange rates and golden visa encouraging overseas buyers in Spain
    3/30/2015 @ 8:48 AM - Currency exchange rates are encouraging even more foreign buyers back to the Spanish property market and this is reflected in increased sales, especially in popular areas. New legislation to relax the requirements for Spain’s golden visa which allows non-European Union buyers to gain citizenship if they invest in the real estate market is also set to encourage more buyers...
  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    3/30/2015 @ 7:36 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. Possibility of criminal charges in East Village explosion 2. Turkish developer Nef debuts in NYC with pencil-thin tower 3. Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman tackle NYC real estate 4. Kushner closes on 16-building multifamily portfolio for $132M 5. ...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Brick Underground - Live on Central Park West -- for under $350,000
    3/30/2015 @ 10:30 AM - An apartment on Central Park West comes with certain bragging rights, usually in exchange for a through-the-roof price tag. But this   $349,000 studio  gives you a tony address without breaking the bank. You get the opportunity to live across from Central Park and on one of the city's best avenues - you'll have to make do with a half fridge...
  • Multi-Housing News - Economy Watch: Lackluster GDP, But Real Estate Growth Better
    3/30/2015 @ 10:10 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor The third and final estimate for fourth quarter US GDP came in at an annualized rate of 2.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. The final estimate is based on more complete data than the previously released second and first estimates, but the overall numbers didnt move much between...
  • The Real Deal - 27 contracts signed of $4M or more in third week of March
    3/30/2015 @ 10:00 AM - From left: 2 East 80th Street and 36 West 71st Street After a record-setting February, Manhattans luxury market lagged behind in March. Last week, 27 contracts were signed for $4 million or more, according to the Olshan Realty luxury report. In total, March saw 135 contracts signed at that price point, which is far below...
  • The Guardian - Angela Merkel warns Greece that reform plan must add up - business live
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - All the latest economic and financial news, as the Greek government struggles to persuade its lenders to release much-needed funds before the eurozone crisis erupts again Latest: Merkel discusses Greek situation Summary: Talks resume, but no deal Germany: No reform plan from Greece yet European economic sentiment hits...
  • Curbed - On the Market: East Harlem 'Homage to Versailles' Wants $10 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:53 AM - In the section of East Harlem that Streeteasy has renamed "Upper Carnegie Hill," a co-op just hit the market that's fit for a king. Specifically, a French king from the 17th century. Interior designer Howard Slatkin bought two 14th-floor units in The Brisbane House at 1215 Fifth Avenue nearly two...
  • 6sqft - Full-Floor Flux House Loft with Endless Ceiling Beams Asks $1.8 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:46 AM - one moment please...16 Greene Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseTheres a renovated, full-floor loft at the pet-friendly Flux House available for $1.849 million. The 1,400-square-foot space boasts some quintessential Soho loft features like soaring 11.7-foot original beamed ceilings, an open layout, brick walls both natural and whitewashed, and a cozy sleeping loft. Enter through a private keyed...
  • Multi-Housing News - Insurance, Inc. to Move HQ to BECO Tower II
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor BECO Management, Inc. has announced the signing of another tenant at its BECO Tower II office building in the Owings Mills Town Center section of northwest Baltimore County. Insurance, Inc., the new tenant, will occupy 10,921 square feet of space. With this new signing, BECO Management said that it has...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Housing Wire - Pending home sales surge again in February
    3/30/2015 @ 10:21 AM - Good news for the industry, especially given that 2015 is off to a bad start for housing in terms of housing starts, completions and permits. Pending home sales in February surged to their highest level since June 2013, continuing the record high set last month.
  • Calculated Risk - NAR: Pending Home Sales Index increased 3.1% in February, up 12% year-over-year
    3/30/2015 @ 10:09 AM - From the NAR: Pending Home Sales Rise in February Behind Solid Gains in Midwest, West The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.1 percent to 106.9 in February from a slight downward revision of 103.7 in January and is now 12.0 percent above February 2014 (95.4). The index is at its...
  • Quartz - More than 100 students of a US for-profit university are refusing to pay their student loans
    3/30/2015 @ 10:01 AM - Corinthian Colleges , a company that owns vocational for-profit colleges, is just one of dozens  (pg. 20) of companies in the US that allegedly preys upon financially insecure students with false claims about the quality of the education they will receive. Now, at least 100 former Corinthian students are refusing to pay back around $3.3 million in federal and private student loans,...
  • CNBC Realty Check - Pending home sales point to hopeful sign for housing
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose to their highest level in 1-1/2 years in February.
  • The Guardian - Angela Merkel warns Greece that reform plan must add up - business live
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - All the latest economic and financial news, as the Greek government struggles to persuade its lenders to release much-needed funds before the eurozone crisis erupts again Latest: Merkel discusses Greek situation Summary: Talks resume, but no deal Germany: No reform plan from Greece yet European economic sentiment hits...
  • Tribeca Citizen - Community Board 1s April Agendas
    3/30/2015 @ 9:53 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 for any changes to agendas prior to the meeting dates. 4/1 Financial District Committee - 6:00 PM Location: Community Board Office?, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room...
  • Housing Wire - ComplianceEase acquires Mortgage Banking Systems
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - ComplianceEase, a provider of automated compliance solutions, acquired the assets of Mortgage Banking Systems, a provider of mortgage document preparation and closing software solutions.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Real Estate Tech News - A Review of FoodTenants
    3/30/2015 @ 10:48 AM - Restaurants can often have specific needs when searching for commercial real estate space. Now, a new database has provided the right ingredients to ensure restaurants find just what they need. FoodTenants.com is a specialty database that contains more than 1,000 regional and national restaurant chains as well as emerging food concepts with an interest in expansion. Property information...
  • Curbed - Hey Ladies: How to Get a Place on the Upper West Side for $1,200/Month
    3/30/2015 @ 10:40 AM - Did you know that there are still all-women's boardinghouses operating in New York City? Apparently, not all of them have gone the way of The Barbizon , and there are currently 10 still running including the Brandon Residence for Women , where writer Catie L'Heureux lived until recently, paying $1,200/month for a room, a shared bathroom,...
  • Curbed - Rendering Reveals: First Look at New York's Tallest Tower Outside of Manhattan
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