Saturday, August 13, 2016

  • designboom - conceptual venice university island developed by flt-office
    8/13/2016 @ 6:15 AM - a well-connected path leads around and through the campus, providing access to college buildings, an outdoor theatre, restaurant, and other public areas. The post conceptual venice university island developed by flt-office appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

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  • Tribeca Citizen - Seen & Heard: The Scourge of TriBeCa”
    8/13/2016 @ 5:31 AM - ••• Ive waited till now to start a Change.org petition because I wanted to save it for something important: insisting that Apple stop autocorrecting Tribeca” to TriBeCa.” Please sign it. ••• Not sure if this rises to the level of Nosy Neighbor, but who is the lady in City Hall Park that has recently started serenading people as they walk through?” asks Chris. Yesterday I got Slow down you move too fast and today it was Pretty Woman, which I am sure was not aimed at me. She looks completely normal-would never assume she was a homeless person or otherwise of her rocker. She stands on the west side of the fountain which would...

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  • Quartz - You can count the number of historians who publicly support Donald Trump on one hand
    8/13/2016 @ 5:01 AM - US presidential candidate and Yum! Brands connoisseur Donald Trump enjoys absurdly low support from various American groups, namely blacks and Hispanics. An NBC News poll from July found that 0% of black voters supported Trump in the crucial battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. As it turns out, theres another group of Americans who dont care for the businessman-historians. There are reportedly only five historians in the United States who openly support Donald Trump, according to Rick Shenkman, the publisher of History News Network , a site that curates op-eds by historians and publishes news about the profession. (Shenkman himself is not an academic, though HNNs advisory board counts several academic historians, including professors...

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  • Quartz - Using Airbnb in Rios impoverished favelas harms Brazilians
    8/13/2016 @ 5:01 AM - Hundreds of thousands of tourists are flocking to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. In order to meet the shortage of hotel accommodation, the city has made the online rental platform Airbnb an official partner for the games. The company now lists 25,000 units in Rio-a massive rise from only 900 in 2012. With Brazil's economy in the doldrums, some have praised the platform as a way for Cariocas (residents of Rio) to make extra money during the games. Nowhere would this be more welcome than in Rio's favelas-neighborhoods that are home to some of the city's poorest inhabitants. From the beachfront neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, one can...

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  • AOL Real Estate - Top Republicans still refusing to endorse Donald Trump
    8/13/2016 @ 5:00 AM - Top Republicans still refusing to endorse Donald Trump try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Donald Trump was officially named the Republican presidential nominee during July's Republican National Convention--but some party leaders are still not on board with his candidacy. During the week long gathering in Cleveland, while names the likes of Chris Christie and Mitch McConnell tossed their political weight behind the billionaire businessman, a number of prominent GOPers not only skipped the convention but have refused to endorse the party's ticket. Perhaps the most high-profile political snub of the 2016 election cycle came at the hands of Texas Senator Ted Cruz , who was promptly booed...

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  • Quartz - The history of the tango is actually kind of gay
    8/13/2016 @ 5:00 AM - The tango, a traditional Argentinean dance, is typically associated with strong, dark men and long-limbed women acting out sex in dance form. Or, as Julie Taylor, anthropology professor at Rice University says, 'over-the-top heterosexist drag.' From this perspective, the past few years of queer tango in Argentina are an innovation, an adaptation from the traditional gender roles. But, despite a mythology that links the tango with brothels, historical research shows that the tango was danced by male couples from the beginning. And so, rather than pushing boundaries, queer tango is a return to the origins of the dance. The first published tangos date to the 1870s, suggesting the dance began informally the previous decade, at a time when...

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  • Quartz - The Berlin Wall was built 55 years ago today, and it should remind us that walls dont work
    8/13/2016 @ 4:01 AM - On the 55th anniversary of barbed-wire Sunday,” as the start of construction on the Berlin Wall is known, the border security business is booming. Donald Trump has made a wall on the US-Mexico border a controversial centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and EU countries have erected fences to keep migrants and refugees out. But the Berlin Wall anniversary should be a stark reminder: Walls can only contain people for so long. On August 13, 1961, just before midnight, the National People's Army and the People's Police of the German Democratic Republic began rolling out a barbed-wire barrier to close off the Communist-controlled eastern sector of Berlin from the Allied-occupied west. ...

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  • Dezeen - This week, Ai Weiwei slammed China's approach to architecture but Herzog defended it
    8/13/2016 @ 4:01 AM - This week on Dezeen: artist and political activist Ai Weiwei accused China's government of restricting architectural discussion this week, while architect  Jacques Herzog declared his support for the administration's plans to curb "weird" buildings in the country. (more…)

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  • The Guardian - Don't like Hillary Clinton? You need to watch Parks And Recreation
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Obviously Clinton is Leslie Knope, the blond politico, ambitious to her bones, who, whatever you think of her politics, is undeniably devoted to public service It seems increasingly obvious to me that the only sensible way to look at the US election is through the prism of Parks And Recreation . This American sitcom, which sadly came to the end of its six-year run last year, starred Amy Poehler as local government official Leslie Knope, and once you start seeing the parallels between the lovely fictional show and the horrible reality shitshow, it makes the latter feel more bearable. Obviously Hillary Clinton is Leslie, the blond politico, ambitious to her bones, who,...

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  • Fast Company - Have Politics Become So Ugly That Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics?
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Schools wary of Clinton versus Trump minefields are avoiding lessons on government-but it's to the detriment of our kids, say experts. Schools wary of Clinton versus Trump minefields are avoiding lessons on government-but it's to the detriment of our kids, say experts. Mock-election student voters at schools across the country might expect to find useful information on the presidential candidates' policy positions on Scholastic's Election 2016 news site. Instead, Scholastic offers kids preparing to cast a classroom ballot a cheat sheet on Republican Donald Trump's childhood ("As a teen, Trump was a star...

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  • AOL Real Estate - The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} The search for a lost Nazi gold train is back on. Last August two amateur treasure hunters said they had " irrefutable proof " of the existence of a World War II-era Nazi ghost train, rumored to be filled with stolen gold. Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper claimed they used g round-penetrating radar to locate the train, which is somewhere alongside a railway that stretches between the towns Wroclaw and Walbr zych i ...

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  • Gant Daily - Pope Francis visits former sex slaves from 6 nations
    8/13/2016 @ 3:15 AM - Pope Francis visited 20 former sex slaves from various countries who are living at a housing center in Rome. The Pope met women from Romania, Albania, Nigeria, Tunisia, Ukraine and Italy on Friday. The women were trafficked from their native countries, but were later rescued and live at the center, according to Vatican Radio. All of the women were the victims of severe physical abuse during their ordeal and are living under protection,” it said. The Popes visit to the center highlights the need to fight against human trafficking, the Holy See Press office said. Francis has described human trafficking as a crime against humanity.” He visited the center as part of his...

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  • Orange County Register - Crazy customizations make homes hard to sell
    8/13/2016 @ 3:00 AM - So, you you've added some custom details to your home and you've decided it's time to sell.Just be aware.Your custom home is a double-edged sword, dividing the buyers your home will appeal to from the buyers your home will alienate.Since...
  • designboom - tom fords tadao ando-designed ranch hits the market at $75 million
    8/13/2016 @ 2:29 AM - measuring 20,662 acres, the site's main residence hovers above a reflecting pool, and directly adjoins a horse barn with eights individual stalls. The post tom fords tadao ando-designed ranch hits the market at $75 million appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

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  • The Telegraph - The €50 million spruce up schemes hitting the Med's sports resorts
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  • Fortune - CEO Daily: Who's backing Trump?
    8/13/2016 @ 1:32 AM - Saturday Morning Post: The Weekly View from Washington The widely accepted notion that an army of the economically dispossessed forms the core of Donald Trump's support may be more myth than fact. That's the conclusion of a massive new study by Gallup that analyzed 87,000 interviews the polling organization conducted over the last year. It found that Trump supporters aren't suffering more acutely than the rest of the population from the effects of trade or immigration. Nor are they likelier to earn less or to be out of work. And even among white Republicans, Trump doesn't perform better in those communities that have seen manufacturing jobs disappear over the last quarter-century. Polling indicates Trump's...

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  • Dezeen - Nihilism clothing by DZHUS can be folded into different austere shapes
    8/13/2016 @ 1:01 AM - Womenswear brand DZHUS is continuing its reputation for austere and architecturally precise garments with the Nihilism collection, designed for the "crazy rhythm of modern life". (more…)

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  • ArchDaily - Rehabilitation and Extension of the Thorens-Glières Presbytery / Gbau
    8/13/2016 @ 1:00 AM - Courtesy of Gbau Architects: Gbau Location: 74570 Thorens-Glières, France Area: 710.0 sqm ...

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  • The Telegraph - How to brighten up your home with a splash of neon light
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  • Hot Property - LA Times - Hot Property: The back-to-school edition
    8/13/2016 @ 12:05 AM - It's pop quiz time. Hey, we're not kidding. L.A. Unified students start Tuesday. So we've devised a little celebrity real estate test to take you back to those childhood days when you 1) forgot to study; 2) never read the book; or 3) the dog ate your homework. Tally up those points and see how...

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  • RISMedia: Real Estate - Homebuyer Confidence Rises in July
    8/13/2016 @ 12:04 AM - Home purchase sentiment reached an all-time survey high in July, an indication that Americans are feeling more upbeat about the housing market, according to Fannie Mae. Overall sentiment rose 3.3 points to a reading of 86.5. Each of the index's six components- including selling outlook and personal finances - also rose last month. The share of consumers who said they would buy if they were going to move climbed to 67 percent, while the share of consumers who said they would rent dropped to 26 percent, an all-time survey low. Forty-one percent of consumers expect home prices to rise over the next 12 months, an increase of 8 percentage points from June. Household income rebounded in July...

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Friday, August 12, 2016

  • Gant Daily - Would Trump be big winner under his tax plan?
    8/12/2016 @ 11:45 PM - Now that Hillary Clinton has released her 2015 tax returns, and her running mate, Tim Kaine, has released a decade of his returns, the Twilight Zone that is Donald Trumps tax return release position has gotten even more shadowy. There are two key lessons in this. For a start, Trump continues to assert that he will not, cannot or should not release his returns while they are under audit. This has always been a bad argument, legally and factually. But logic never quiets Trump and team. Indeed, Trumps in-house legal adviser, Michael Cohen, has recently repeated the fallacies, claiming it would be malpractice” to advise Trump to release his returns while they are being audited. Yet the...

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  • The Guardian - Donald Trump claims 'cheating' is only way he can lose Pennsylvania
    8/12/2016 @ 11:39 PM - Republican presidential nominee returns to rhetoric that the election will be rigged in favour of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump has stepped up his argument that the presidential election will be rigged in favour of Hillary Clinton, claiming that the only way he can lose Pennsylvania is 'if cheating goes on'. Whereas Trump regularly cited opinion polls when he was winning the Republican primaries, his poor showing in recent national surveys has left him sowing doubt about the integrity of the process, even before a vote is cast. Continue reading...

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  • New York Post - Neil Patrick Harris wants to bring a little magic to Midtown
    8/12/2016 @ 11:06 PM - Magic will happen. A formal lease has finally been inked for a magic and culinary-filled event space along Midtown Manhattan's Billionaire's Row being curated and produced by Neil Patrick Harris - in collaboration with the producers of events that include 'Queen of the Night,' The Post has learned. Broker Alex Picken of Picken Real Estate confirmed...

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  • Mashable - Joseph Schooling beats idol Michael Phelps to win Singapore's first-ever gold
    8/12/2016 @ 11:05 PM - Joseph Schooling brought home gold for his home country of Singapore Friday night, but the historic moment was made even sweeter as he beat his idol, Michael Phelps. Phelps, who has picked up 22 gold medals so far in his career, met Schooling back in 2008 in Singapore, when the now-rival swimmer was 13 years old. Schooling led throughout the 100-meter butterfly and Phelps couldn't catch up. Schooling finished the race in 50.39 seconds. SEE ALSO: Katie Ledecky met Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan as a kid Phelps's 51.14s swim let him tie for silver with South Africa's Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. No bronze medal...

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  • Gant Daily - Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey conviction overturned
    8/12/2016 @ 10:30 PM - The conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man who appeared in the documentary Making a Murderer,” has been overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Dassey was convicted in 2007 of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. In overturning the conviction, the judge cited the manner in which a confession was obtained from Dassey, who according to court documents has a low IQ. Prosecutors have 90 days to bring Dassey, now 26, to trial again or he will be released. His uncle, Steven Avery, the subject of Making a Murderer,” is in a Wisconsin prison also serving time for Halbachs murder. Two attorneys who have represented Dassey through...

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  • Gant Daily - Gary Johnson on charitable donations: Almost nonexistent
    8/12/2016 @ 10:15 PM - Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Friday that his charitable contributions are negligible,” bordering on almost nonexistent.” The former New Mexico governor made the comments to CNN in Las Vegas after addressing a gathering of the Asian American Journalists Association. Earlier in the day, Hillary Clintons campaign announced that Clinton and her husband, Bill Clinton, donated close to 10% of their adjusted gross income to charity in 2015. And according to CNNs calculation, the couple paid an effective tax rate of 30.6%. My charitable contributions would be negligible I mean just, really almost nonexistent,” Johnson told CNN, as he stressed that his wealth does not even approach Hillary Clintons.” Pressed on what percentage of his...

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  • ArchDaily - Khazar Residential Building / S-A-L Design Studio
    8/12/2016 @ 10:00 PM - © Saeed Pirasteh Architects: S-A-L Design Studio Location: Tehran, Iran Architect In Charge: Behrad Tondravi ...

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  • Gant Daily - Hacker releases cell phone numbers, personal emails of House Democrats
    8/12/2016 @ 9:30 PM - The hacker calling themselves Guccifer 2.0” is claiming credit for the Friday night release of personal cell phone numbers and private email addresses of Democratic House members. The data posted to their WordPress blog file also contains the contact information for staff members and campaign aides. In the trove of information released on Friday Guccifer 2.0” also uploaded files to the blog post that contains login information to subscription services used by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, including Lexis-Nexis and Washington newspapers. In a statement, DCCC Press Secretary Meredith Kelly said: As previously noted, the DCCC has been the target of a cybersecurity incident, and we are cooperating with federal law enforcement in their ongoing...

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  • Gant Daily - Bill Clinton talks email controversy: Biggest load of bull
    8/12/2016 @ 9:30 PM - The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling” began to play Bill Clintons cue to get off the stage. But the former president, addressing a gathering of the Asian American Journalists Association here at the Caesars Palace hotel, wouldnt budge, insisting over the music that he wanted to take one more question. Let me answer it real quick and Ill go,” Clinton said. They want me to go, I would stay.” The questioner identified himself as a Democrat who loved Clinton as president and is supporting his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 election. But, he wanted to know: Why should Americans trust the Democratic nominee when she lied about her emails? Wait a...

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  • Orange County Register - Streamlined CEQA review of mega-projects goes to governor
    8/12/2016 @ 8:56 PM - A bill to streamline court challenges to mega-developments on environmental grounds passed the California Senate on Thursday, sending the measure to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature.The bill, SB 734, extends for two years an existing measure to...

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  • Geek Estate - Future Cities Accelerator
    8/12/2016 @ 8:47 PM - Agents and brokers and the broader industry has a vested interest in ensuring cities grow and prosper . The Unreasonable Institute and Rockefeller Foundations are working together on the Future Cities Accelerator , offering 10 grants of $100,000. The goal is to help organizations serving poor or vulnerable populations in U.S. cities scale/grow. Entrepreneurs: what are you waiting for? The post Future Cities Accelerator appeared first on GeekEstate Blog .
  • Gant Daily - Bill Clinton: Email controversy biggest load of bull Ive ever heard
    8/12/2016 @ 8:45 PM - The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling” began to play Bill Clintons cue to get off the stage. But the former president, addressing a gathering of the Asian American Journalists Association here at the Caesars Palace hotel, wouldnt budge, insisting over the music that he wanted to take one more question. Let me answer it real quick and Ill go,” Clinton said. They want me to go, I would stay.” The questioner identified himself as a Democrat who loved Clinton as president and is supporting his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 election. But, he wanted to know: Why should Americans trust the Democratic nominee when she lied about her emails? Wait a...

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  • Orange County Register - Native American tribes and developers agree on Banning Ranch plan
    8/12/2016 @ 8:16 PM - NEWPORT BEACH - Plans to clean up and preserve a significant portion of an aging oilfield for biking, hiking and an education center have been endorsed by two Native American tribes with ancestral ties to the land. Representatives from the...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: If Clinton wins Pennsylvania, she cheated
    8/12/2016 @ 8:15 PM - Donald Trump declared Friday that theres only one way he could lose the state of Pennsylvania: if hes cheated out of it. Were going to watch Pennsylvania. Go down to certain areas and watch and study and make sure other people dont come in and vote five times,” he said at a rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania. If you do that, were not going to lose. The only way we can lose, in my opinion I really mean this, Pennsylvania is if cheating goes on.” Trump said that Republican leaders in the state are very concerned” about the possibility of cheating adding that we have to call up law enforcement, and we have to have...

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  • Gant Daily - Brazils iconic landmarks get a whimsical makeover
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 PM - Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, rainforests and dramatic architecture, but artist Toninho Euzebio captures a side of his country that you wont see while watching the Olympics. Euzebio combines sketches and photography to create whimsical landscapes that are filled with giants, acrobats, rocket ships. Its a pretty low-tech operation. Euzebio carries a Moleskine notebook everywhere he goes so he can start drawing whenever inspiration strikes. He uses his phones camera to take the final picture. Euzebio, an art director and illustrator, says his idea isnt unique. Its actually a fairly common advertising technique. But he received positive responses from his friends when he posted pictures on social media for fun last year. In April,...

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  • Buzz Buzz Home - Seattle City Council approves ordinance to discourage housing discrimination
    8/12/2016 @ 7:31 PM - Passed this week, the new ordinance bans landlords from discriminating against renters with alternative sources of income.
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump burns protester: 'Go home to mom! And your mother is voting for Trump!'
    8/12/2016 @ 7:07 PM - Donald Trump burns protester: 'Go home to mom! And your mother is voting for Trump!' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Donald Trump had a stinging remark for a protester who disrupted his event in Pennsylvania on Friday. "Here's another one," the Republican presidential nominee said when the demonstrator started making some noise. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump just got hit with another wave of brutal polls from swing states The billionaire added: "Go home to mom! And your mother is voting for Trump! She's voting for Trump! It's true, it's true." Earlier in the event, other protesters held up signs that...

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  • The Real Deal - WATCH: Highlights from TRD's sixth annual golf outing
    8/12/2016 @ 7:01 PM - Fore! If you didnt make it to The Real Deal s sixth annual golf outing, dont throw your clubs out just yet weve got you covered. To see the action from the green, as well as interviews with our field of players, click here.
  • Gant Daily - Southeast Louisiana floods claim at least 2 lives; more rain coming
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Heavy rains drenched parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi Friday, causing dangerous floods that killed at least two people, cut off an entire town, shut down highways and prompted numerous rescues. In Louisiana, all seven major roads into Greensburg, near Baton Rouge, were under water and the small town largely cut off, according to Michael Martin, director of operations for the St. Helena Parish Sheriffs Office. Only large National Guard vehicles have been able to get into and out of town, Martin said. At least two dozen high-water rescues were carried out by Friday afternoon, with stranded residents pulled from cars, rooftops and, in one case, a tree. Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards declared a...

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  • Fortune - Millionaire Tech Entrepreneur Sentenced to a Year in Jail
    8/12/2016 @ 6:58 PM - San Francisco Superior Courts Judge Tracie Brown sentenced Gravity4 and RadiumOne founder Gurbaksh Chahal to one year in county jail for violating probation following a series of violent domestic violence disputes. Chahal, who has founded multiple ad tech companies, has been the center of controversy since being arrested and charged with domestic abuse in 2013. A security camera in Chahals home captured Chahal violently hitting and kicking a woman 117 times over a 30-minute period. At the time, Chahal was charged with 47 felony charges, but the video was then ruled to be inadmissible evidence, because of how the police obtained it. Get Data Sheet , Fortune's technology newsletter. ...

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  • Variety - Paramount Executive Dead in Apparent Suicide
    8/12/2016 @ 6:47 PM - David Thornton, a senior executive in Paramount Picture’s licensing division, died earlier this week of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near his home in Valencia, Calif., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Two residents walking on the San Fransciquito Creek Trail in the Santa Clarita Valley community discovered the body Wednesday morning. A... Read more »

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  • The Guardian - Kim Rhode: shooting for history, country and Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 6:42 PM - The Californian has now won medals at six Olympics, and she is happy to use her platform to discuss gun control in the United States On Friday afternoon, American shooter Kim Rhode held her bronze. It was her sixth medal won across six Olympics on four continents, and she could feel the tears stinging her eyes. In front of her fluttered the US flag, confirmation she is now the first woman to win medals in six straight summer Olympics - her first was a gold back in 1996. Behind her fluttered an Olympic flag at half-mast to honor a Brazilian soldier killed in another spate of Rio gun violence. And those two worlds are forever complicating one of the...

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  • Calculated Risk - "Mortgage Rates Drop Back to 1-Month Lows"
    8/12/2016 @ 6:26 PM - From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Drop Back to 1-Month Lows Just a day after bouncing firmly higher from the lowest levels in a month, mortgage rates are right back down to the bottom of the recent range. For some lenders, there have been one or two days with lower rates over the past, but for most, today is the best in exactly one month. Incidentally, that also puts rates fairly close to the lowest levels in 3 years seen in the immediate wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union (Brexit). For flawless scenarios, 3.375% is now a more prevalent quote than 3.5% on conventional 30yr fixed...

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  • Inman News - Why are the Fed's beloved models failing in forecast?
    8/12/2016 @ 6:18 PM - The action overseas is muffled by Euro-vacation, but new data are as-before: Germany benefitting from a weak euro, the rest hurt by a too-strong euro. Spain and Portugal still have no governments, and Italy still has pretend banks ...

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  • Variety - MPAA Praises Obama's Move to Advance Trans-Pacific Partnership
    8/12/2016 @ 6:15 PM - MPAA chairman Chris Dodd praised the latest move by the White House to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership, even as the future of the massive trade pact is clouded by opposition in the presidential race. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose the TPP, an agreement between 11 countries and the United States that essentially creates... Read more »

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  • Dezeen - Kardashians discuss book about famous architect "Le Courvoisier"
    8/12/2016 @ 6:09 PM - Reality stars the Kardashians have emerged as unlikely fans of Modernist architecture , with Kris Jenner revealing on their TV show that she's reading a book about "Le Courvoisier, which is an architect" (+ movie). (more…)

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  • Housing Wire - iEmergent names Fenn Meents chief growth officer
    8/12/2016 @ 6:07 PM - iEmergent, a forecasting and data analytics firm for the banking and mortgage lending industries, announced a new member and position at the company. Fenn Meents joins the company as its new chief growth officer. Meents knows first-hand how iEmergent operates, originally starting as a client at company.

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  • Orange County Register - Warning signal? What O.C. property index's first dip since recession might mean
    8/12/2016 @ 6:06 PM - The local real estate slice of the Big Orange Index is dipping for the first time since the recession ended.A sneak peak of my Big Orange Index, a compilation of three dozen measures of local economic patterns, reveals weakness in its Property Owner...
  • Curbed - East Harlem's affordable housing stock may be in jeopardy
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 PM - The neighborhood may lose 25 percent of its affordable housing by 2040 Mayor Bill de Blasio may be charging forward with several rezoning proposals to fulfill his affordable housing agenda, but housing advocates are concerned that the city's current stock of affordable housing might fall through the cracks. Nowhere is this more evident than in East Harlem, DNAinfo reports , based on a new study [PDF!] published by public policy think tank, Regional Plan Association. As much as 25 percent of the neighborhood's affordable housing stock could shrink by 2040, the report claims citing the future expiration of several affordable housing deals. The study was conducted in collaboration with the local community board, Community...

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  • Inman News - Jade Mills scores with new real estate sports division
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 PM - For professional athletes -- some of whom purchase seven-figure homes before they can legally purchase alcohol -- it's especially important to understand the ins and outs of homebuying. Navigating a home purchase requires expertise, so Jade Mills and Kalaan Brown's sports division seeks to advise this niche market ...
  • Gant Daily - Making a Murderer: Brendan Dasseys conviction overturned
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 PM - The conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man who appeared in the documentary Making a Murderer,” has been overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Dassey was convicted in 2007 in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. In overturning the conviction, the judge cited the manner in which a confession was obtained from Dassey, who according to court documents has a low IQ. Prosecutors have 90 days to bring Dassey, now 26, to trial again or he will be released. His uncle, Steven Avery, the subject of Making a Murderer,” is in a Wisconsin prison also serving time for Halbachs murder. The 10-part Netflix series, which was released...
  • ArchDaily - Ma's Kitchen / Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 PM - Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Architects: Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Location: No. 1, Dongkangsi Street, Daci Temple, Chengdu City, China (Taikoo Li) ...

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  • Gant Daily - The Clintons earn most of their money from paid speeches
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 PM - Bill and Hillary Clinton get paid a lot of money to talk. The Democratic power couple earned just over $6.7 million in speaking fees last year, according to their 2015 tax returns released on Friday. Its their top money-making activity by far. Over 60% of the Clintons $10.6 million income comes from speeches. The Clintons are millionaires, thanks to big businesses paying them sizable sums to speak at corporate events. Its a great way to make money, but it also comes with questions about whether the Clintons are too tied to corporate cash. The 2015 tax documents from the Clintons dont specify which businesses paid Bill and Hillary to speak. In the past, Wall...

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  • Gothamist - Extra, Extra: When Flying Cockroaches Attack
    8/12/2016 @ 5:59 PM - Groundhogs staking out City Hall, Donald Trump sarcasm, Crown Heights gets a Modell's, flying roaches, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter , Instagram , YouTube , and Snapchat , and like us on Facebook . You can also get the top stories mailed to you sign up here . [ more › ]

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  • DNA Info New York - Hundreds of Staten Islanders Without Power, Con Ed Says
    8/12/2016 @ 5:53 PM - The utility company was suffering from 'equipment problems' Friday afternoon, the company said.

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  • DS News - The Curious Case of Reluctant Homeowners
    8/12/2016 @ 5:50 PM - Conventional wisdom has long suggested that renters rent because they can't afford to buy homes, but Zillow has posed the question of whether renters are renting out of necessity or choice. The post The Curious Case of Reluctant Homeowners appeared first on DSNews .
  • Inman News - NAR announces 'Don't Risk It' video awards contest
    8/12/2016 @ 5:46 PM - Who said that talking about real estate risk management has to be boring? Certainly not the National Association of Realtors -- which is asking associations across the country to accept the challenge of "producing outstanding educational videos on risk management topics for real estate professionals," in its Don't Risk It Video Awards Contest, announced this week ...

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  • AOL Real Estate - These airlines are the most generous when your flight is delayed
    8/12/2016 @ 5:45 PM - These airlines are the most generous when your flight is delayed Each year nearly 100,000 flights get delayed or cancelled. Under FAA regulation, if your flight is delayed or cancelled....airlines are not legally obligated to provide customers compensation. But each airline has its own policies regarding these circumstances. Here are some of the most generous policies each airline has to offer. SEE ALSO: Delta passengers witness heroic act by Tim Tebow American Airlines If a passenger doesn't have access to a terminal gate for more than two hours, they will provide: a snack, water, access to restrooms, and any necessary medical supplies. If your...

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  • DS News - Counsels Corner: Staying Successful Amid Industry Highs and Lows
    8/12/2016 @ 5:38 PM - Lee Raphael speaks with DS News about how he and his firm have remained successful in the ever-fluctuating mortgage and default servicing industry. The post Counsels Corner: Staying Successful Amid Industry Highs and Lows appeared first on DSNews .

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  • The Real Deal - Housing groups criticize Cuomo's delay of $2B funding deal
    8/12/2016 @ 5:34 PM - Gov. Andrew Cuomo effectively delayed an agreement Thursday on a $2 billion state plan to build affordable housing until 2017, a move that drew the ire of housing advocacy groups. Everybody is sitting on their hands,” Shelly Nortz, of advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, told Crain's. In April, Cuomo signed a state budget that included $2 billion to support the construction of affordable housing. But Cuomo and both legislatures still have to agree on how … [more]
  • Slate - Should There Be Take-Backs in Politics?
    8/12/2016 @ 5:34 PM - In Thursday's edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson sit down with Kirsten Powers of Fox News to discuss Donald Trump's fan club, as well as the Republicans who have made it clear that they're not members. What does Kirsten have to say about her stance? And on a slightly related note, John and Emily also explore how to apologize in today's political climate-how and when do you take it back?

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  • Gant Daily - Maryland apartment fire damage hampers investigation
    8/12/2016 @ 5:30 PM - Smoldering heat and the danger of collapse are hampering recovery efforts after the massive apartment fire that killed at least two people this week in a Maryland suburb of Washington, fire officials said Friday. Fire investigators are no closer to finding the cause of the explosion that caused the fire Wednesday night. At least 110 people have been displaced. Two bodies have been found in the ruins of the building in Silver Spring, said Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Russ Hamill and he said he expects to find more. A number of people are still within the remains of the building,” he said. Police have accounted for 110 residents, but are not saying how many...

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  • Re/code - Full transcript: Yahoo activist investor Eric Jackson on Recode Decode
    8/12/2016 @ 5:26 PM - 'People have been saying Yahoo is a dinosaur for 10 years. They were saying that in 2006, 2007.' On a recent episode of Recode Decode , longtime Yahoo activist investor Eric Jackson spoke with Recode's Kara Swisher about why Yahoo had to sell its core business to Verizon . You can read some of the highlights from their discussion at that link, or listen to it in the audio player above. Below, we've posted a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Recode Decode on iTunes , Google Play Music , TuneIn and...

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  • Housing Wire - Private mortgage insurance explodes, passes FHA
    8/12/2016 @ 5:18 PM - Private mortgage insurance activity rose sharply in the second quarter, grabbing the lead in market share from the Federal Housing Administration for the first time since the first quarter of 2015, according to a client note from Compass Point Research & Trading. So does that mean it's more likely that the FHA could cut premiums again this year?

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  • Housing Wire - Private mortgage insurance explodes, tops FHA for first time in over a year
    8/12/2016 @ 5:18 PM - Private mortgage insurance activity rose sharply in the second quarter, grabbing the lead in market share from the Federal Housing Administration for the first time since the first quarter of 2015, according to a client note from Compass Point Research & Trading. So does that mean it's more likely that the FHA could cut premiums again this year?

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  • AOL Real Estate - Firefighters make leap to smokejumping
    8/12/2016 @ 5:07 PM - Firefighters make leap to smokejumping WINTHROP, Wash., Aug 12 (Reuters) - On a 100-degree day in early June, Matt Mueller did sit-ups in a semicircle with seven other experienced firefighters training to parachute into a wildfire. Better known as "rookie candidates," they were determined to make it through the five-week program at North Cascades Smokejumper Base in Winthrop, Washington, where the first experimental jumps occurred in 1939. "It's sort of the spiritual home of smokejumping," said David Ryder, who photographed the latest group of rookies for Reuters. "These guys are the elite of the elite." The 32-year-old freelance photographer said covering the record-setting wildfires in his home state of Washington over the past...

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  • Business Insider - This $195 million Florida compound is the most expensive home on the US market
    8/12/2016 @ 5:05 PM - There's a new champion in the war for the most expensive home for sale in America. The trophy goes to ' Gemini ,' a 16-acre estate located on a barrier island in Manalapan, Florida. Take a tour of the sprawling wilderness compound.  Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

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  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump just got hit with another wave of brutal polls from swing states
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 PM - Donald Trump just got hit with another wave of brutal polls from swing states try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} The polls are getting worse for Donald Trump . On Friday, NBC News/The Wall Street Journal/Marist released polls for the traditional swing states of Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. Those polls found Trump to be facing long odds in three of the four, while he remained behind Hillary Clinton by a sizable gap in the other. Trump was trailing Clinton by 5 points in Florida, 9 points in North Carolina, 13 points in Virginia, and 14 points in Colorado among registered voters polled by...

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  • The Real Deal - Panelists announced for TRD's annual Miami showcase
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 PM - The Real Deal is gearing up for our biggest South Florida Real Estate Showcase & Forum ever - so big we had to book a larger venue to keep up with demand. Last years event drew a crowd of more than 4,500 real estate professionals, and were expecting an even bigger industry turnout this year. The 2016 show will be held at Soho Studios on Oct. 20. The event will include a full day of programming, including four panels and more than 50 exhibits featuring … [more]

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  • Realtor.com News - Tampas Most Expensive Home Is a $13.9M Bayside Paradise
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 PM - realtor.com With only six owners over the past century, the most expensive home in Tampa, FL,  is seeking a new mogul to take the reins. Known as the Stovall-Lee house, the historic property is listed for $13.9 million . It includes several buildings totaling 8,930 square feet of living space set on a 2.59-acre lot stuffed with manicured gardens, fountains, and fruit trees. Built circa 1909 by L.T. Trousdale , then the general manager of Florida Brewery, Tampa Tribune founder Wallace Fisher Stovall purchased the place in 1915. Twenty-eight years later, the home was sold to William E. Lee , who added it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. After changing hands a...

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  • Curbed - Former Nets star Thaddeus Young lists Brooklyn condo for $6.3M
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 PM - Now that he's an Indiana Pacer, a Brooklyn condo probably isn't necessary Now that former Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young is officially a Pacer (and is presumably putting down roots in Indianapolis), he doesn't really need the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment he purchased at One Brooklyn Bridge Park not quite a year ago. And so the unit is back on the market for $6.3 million, which is just about $1 million more than what he paid for it (h/t The Real Deal ). It has all of the high-end amenities that you'd expect from one of Brooklyn's priciest buildings : chef's kitchen, master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a laundry room, and even...

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  • EV Grieve - Making the 'Scene'
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 PM - Dinosaur Jr. has just released a very good new record titled "Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not." And tickets for their dates on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Irving Plaza went on sale today. Now we'll travel back to 1991 , where Dinosaur Jr. plays "Freak Scene" on a European tour that featured Sonic Youth and Nirvana.

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  • DS News - Foreclosure Rates May Inverse In Coming Years
    8/12/2016 @ 4:57 PM - In the recent market update presented by Rick Sharga, it was stated that foreclosure, at the rate it's going will potentially inverse to below pre-crisis and historical levels by 2018. The post Foreclosure Rates May Inverse In Coming Years appeared first on DSNews .
  • Mashable - Classic jokes, rewritten by Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 4:52 PM - In case you haven't noticed, Donald Trump's got jokes. Lots of jokes. When he called on Russia to find Hillary's missing emails he was being classically sarcastic . When he said that "Second Amendment people" could do something about Clinton, his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski called it " a joke. " Most recently, Trump corrected those who were upset by his claim that President Obama was the founder of ISIS it was merely another example of sarcasm . SEE ALSO: If Donald Trump was the actual 'Law and Order' candidate Trump, of course, has previously backed up his comments about Obama and ISIS, saying, " I meant hes the...

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  • The Guardian - Mother pleads to visit son accused of trying to assassinate Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 4:51 PM - Michael Sandford is said to have 'serious psychological problems' and would 'greatly benefit' from a meeting with his mother, according to his attorneys A British mother is asking a US judge to let her visit her son, who is jailed in Nevada after what authorities say was an attempt to shoot Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Las Vegas campaign rally. Attorneys representing Michael Steven Sandford, 20, said he has 'serious psychological problems' and has been on suicide watch in federal custody at a facility about 50 miles west of Las Vegas. Continue reading...
  • Gant Daily - Republicans question Trumps travel choices, tight purse strings
    8/12/2016 @ 4:45 PM - The last time Connecticut voted for a Republican presidential candidate, Americans were listening to music on cassette tapes and most cell phones were the size of shoe boxes. Yet Donald Trumps campaign spokesman insists they believe he has a chance to turn Connecticut red for the first time since 1988, and thats why he is holding weekend rally there on Saturday. Veteran Republicans, however, see Trumps Fairfield, Connecticut, campaign stop as a fools errand a prime example of what many worry is a political operation that takes Trumps proclivity for defying convention a step too far. Trump has spent most of his campaign time in real battleground states: Florida, Virginia, Iowa and Pennsylvania. But with the...

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  • Mashable - The Pooppening: Roomba spreads poop all over house
    8/12/2016 @ 4:45 PM - A puppy pooping on your living room rug in the middle of the night sounds pretty nightmarish in itself. What's exponentially worse is when that poop gets spread all over your house while you're sleeping.  Jesse Newton, a dad in Little Rock, Arkansas, shared the horrifying tale of when his Roomba did just that. SEE ALSO: Parents everywhere will get this mom's back-to-school photoshoot In a hilarious longform opus on Facebook, Newton shared his devastating story. Newton explained that his Roomba, an automatic vacuum cleaner, is set to go off every night at 1:30 a.m. When his 3-year-old son crawled into...
  • Salon - Trump on claiming Obama is founder” of ISIS: Obviously Im being sarcastic … but not that sarcastic”
    8/12/2016 @ 4:37 PM - At his rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday afternoon, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to explain his assertion that President Obama founded” ISIS. Obviously, Im being sarcastic,” Trump said. But not that sarcastic to be honest with you.” Trump mocked less impulsive pundits - like Hugh Hewitt - who told him to lighten his rhetoric and perhaps call the president an enabler” instead of the founder” of the terrorist organization. That doesnt sound the same,” Trump explained, before criticizing the media for the umpteenth time: These people are the lowest form of life.” Trump returned to his usual quip, saying that, very soon,” Obama is going over to pick up his most valuable player award.”...
  • Inman News - Austin and Chicago annual home starts lift in Q2, says Metrostudy
    8/12/2016 @ 4:31 PM - Housing consulting company Metrostudy recently released local-level home start reports for the second quarter, revealing a rise in residential construction in both Chicago and Austin. While both metros saw boosts in annual home starts through the second quarter, the report shows Austin reported stronger sales fueled from considerable job growth ...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - July brought biggest year-over-year rise in Canadian home prices in six years: Teranet
    8/12/2016 @ 4:30 PM - Hot housing markets in BC and Ontario were responsible for the 10.9 per cent jump.

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  • Gant Daily - The 15 most provocative Trump magazine and tabloid covers
    8/12/2016 @ 4:30 PM - These past three weeks have been tough for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Thats reflected in the new Time magazine cover featuring an orange Trump melting down. Trumps campaign has been unconventional since the get-go which has resulted in a number of standout magazine and tabloid newspaper covers. Here are some of the most memorable so far: Time Magazine, Aug. 22 Time magazines latest cover features a dripping Trump with a single-word headline: Meltdown.” The story featured in the magazine breaks down all of the missteps of Trumps campaign in the weeks after the Republican National Convention. The New Yorker, Aug. 22 ...

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  • Brownstoner - Three Houses With Parking and One With a Pool to See This Weekend, Starting at $589K
    8/12/2016 @ 4:26 PM - If you haven't skedaddled out of town to avoid the ongoing heat wave, there are open houses to see this weekend. Three have parking, one a pool, and at least one has air conditioning. They can be found in Carroll Gardens, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Flatlands. In Carroll Gardens, we… Read More > The post Three Houses With Parking and One With a Pool to See This Weekend, Starting at $589K appeared first on Brownstoner .

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  • Forbes - China's House Hunters Taking Their Sights Off Brazil
    8/12/2016 @ 4:25 PM - Negative headlines about health risks, violence and dirty water are squashing China's love for the Brazilian lifestyle.

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  • Forbes - Celebrities at the 2016 Rio Olympics
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  • RE Journals - Public Storage acquires 113,851-square-foot self storage facility in Canton, Michigan
    8/12/2016 @ 4:23 PM - Marcus & Millichap  announced the sale of Devon Self Storage , a 113,851-net-rentable-square-foot storage facility located in Canton, Michigan. The property sold for an undisclosed price. Built in 2005, the Class A facility features 659 climate-controlled units, 131 non-climate controlled units, 15 RV units and nine office suites. The property has a unique campus- style layout with a two-story 140,000-square-foot climate-controlled warehouse with traditional drive-up storage buildings behind it. The property is well located on the south side of Michigan Avenue (U.S. Highway 12), and is surrounded by upscale residential apartments, condominium and single-family homes. Marcus & Millichap's Chico LeClaire, senior vice president investments in Denver, and Brett Hatcher, vice president investments in Columbus, in association with...
  • DNA Info New York - Inwood Rezoning Will Plunge Existing Buildings Into Shadows, Owners Fear
    8/12/2016 @ 4:23 PM - Dozens of locals spoke out against the plan in a meeting with the EDC Wednesday night.
  • Curbed - Steeply discounted One57 pad is NYC's priciest sale this week
    8/12/2016 @ 4:17 PM - The sponsor unit sold for $21.5 million, or $6.6 million less than it was asking When One57 hit the market, condos were selling (and reselling) for so many millions that the 57th Street tower soon became known as The Billionaire Building . And while that nickname has more to do with exactly who was dishing up for the pricey (and oddly selective ) pads, the building has become somewhat less exclusive in years past as prices have dipped just a teensy-weensy bit. For example: the Times points out that the priciest residential sale to close in NYC this week is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom sponsor unit that...

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  • The Real Deal - Indie music tycoon pays $2M for BK townhouse with controversial past
    8/12/2016 @ 4:17 PM - From Luxury Listings NYC: Indie music producer Darius Van Arman has purchased a townhouse in the controversial development at 8 Downing Street in Clinton Hill for $2.3 million. The development, which also includes 4 Downing Street, was previously the site of the famous 'Broken Angel House,' where the artist Arthur Wood transformed an abandoned building into a livable piece of art for himself, his late wife and their children. After a fire in 2006, Wood was … [more]

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  • Variety - Thom Beers, Back in TV Production Game, Also Is Landlord of a Shared Studio and Creative Workspace
    8/12/2016 @ 4:16 PM - Thom Beers, who ankled as CEO of FremantleMedia North America a year ago, has formed a new TV production shingle, BoBCat, located at an office-studio complex in Burbank, Calif., part of which used to house the 50 cars for “Monster Garage,” the show he produced for Discovery Channel a decade ago. Now he’s wearing another hat, too:... Read more »

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  • Inman News - [Webinar] How to be the local market expert with Market Intel
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - With Market Intel, you can be the true market data expert, with the ability to chart the price history of multiple houses or multiple ZIPs in one metro. This new level of detail helps you get ahead of the competition, by spotting historical trends from the individual house up to the metro level in a way that has not been possible before ...

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  • Habitat Mag - Keeping the Peace During a Noisy Renovation
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - The times call for pre-emptive diplomacy from co-op and condo boards.
  • Gant Daily - Heres how ISIS was really founded
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Plenty has been said about Donald Trump calling President Barack Obama the founder of ISIS.” The GOP presidential candidate added to the conversation himself on Friday, tweeting that he was being sarcastic. A day earlier, he had told a radio host that Obama deserves blame for the Muslim terror groups rise because of the US military withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, which left a power vacuum for the terror group to exploit. He was the founder. The way he got out of Iraq … that was the founding of ISIS, OK?” Trump said on Hugh Hewitts radio show on Thursday morning. Of course, a distinction can be drawn between the actual founding of ISIS and its rise...

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  • Gant Daily - Trump was literally not being sarcastic about Obama founding ISIS
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Words can change meaning over time especially when they are spoken by politicians. Just ask Bill Clinton to define is.” Literally” was once used, exclusively, to introduce or punctuate a point meant to be taken in literal terms. But by 2013, enough people were using it interchangeably with metaphorically” that even leading grammar pedants threw up their hands (literally?), and the Merriam-Webster and Cambridge dictionaries expanded their definitions. Donald Trump has, throughout his campaign, tested the pliability of rhetoric and language, sometimes to underline an affirmative point, but more often of late and in particular on Friday morning as a tool for walking back damaging (or straight-up false) assertions. On Wednesday, the Republican nominee...

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  • Brick Underground - 5 apartment building gyms worthy of an Olympic athlete
    8/12/2016 @ 3:59 PM - In case the Rio games are inspiring you to up your workout game...
  • Inman News - Letter of resignation: Why Kate Downing is leaving Palo Alto
    8/12/2016 @ 3:49 PM - This letter serves as my official resignation from the Planning and Transportation Commission. My family has decided to move to Santa Cruz. After many years of trying to make it work in Palo Alto, my husband and I cannot see a way to stay in Palo Alto and raise a family here ...

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  • Fortune - Zenefits Settles Compliance Issues With More States
    8/12/2016 @ 3:48 PM - Zenefits, the San Francisco-based human resources software startup, continues to make headway in clearing up its compliance issues. On Friday, new CEO David Sacks said on Twitter twtr that the company, which makes its money by selling insurance benefits to employers using its free human resources software, has resolved” its licensing issues in two more states: South Caroline and Delaware. Zenefits has agreed to pay $29,500 in fines to South Carolina, but none to the state of Delaware, according to Sacks tweets. Delaware could have fined us, but chose not to, because we self-reported the issue and took corrective measures,” tweeted Sacks. 1/ Update: Zenefits...

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  • Salon - Ann Coulter needs a dictionary - and so does Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 3:42 PM - Ann Coulter (Credit: AP/Andy Kropa/ Masson via Shutterstock ) Quick question, my right-wing friends - howd you do on the verbal of your SATs? Because Im concerned you dont seem to know what words mean. Im not talking the ornate, sesquipedalian variety. I mean really basic ones.  Can we take up a collection to get you a dictionary? First, of course, theres Trump, whose grip on basic vocabulary words like sexism ,” rigged ” and war hero ” has long been shaky. At a rally on Wednesday, he said that President Barack Obama is the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS.” On Thursday, he reiterated the assertion, telling Hugh Hewitt,...

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  • Bedford + Bowery - Get Blasted for a Good Cause at This Black Lives Matter Fundraiser
    8/12/2016 @ 3:30 PM - (flyer via Friends and Lovers) When America is faced with what seems to be an endless stream of police brutality, discrimination, and gentrification toward black and brown individuals, sharing an article for the fifth time can start to feel fruitless. Those of us who continue to see this kind of gut-wrenching news on our social media feeds can start to wonder what exactly we can do to help. Well, tonight there's a tangible way to make some sort of a difference: Crown Heights bar and venue Friends and Lovers is throwing a big ol' dance party with performances, DJ sets, and raffles to benefit the NYC chapter of Black Lives...

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  • Realtor.com News - For Ceilings, What a Difference a Foot Makes
    8/12/2016 @ 3:30 PM - Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal In a crowded luxury-condo market, developers are betting there's at least one way to rise above the competition-add a few extra inches. The end of the standard 8-foot-high ceiling may be near, as builders tout ceiling heights of 11, 12 and even 20 feet. And buyers are paying a premium for the extra head space. In San Francisco, one of the most expensive condos in the city, a $15 million penthouse under construction in the Lumina, will have up to 18-foot ceilings. In Boston, a 13,000-square-foot penthouse with up to 14-foot ceilings at Millennium Tower is under contract for north of $30 million, setting a...

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  • DNA Info New York - Building With Art Gallery, Indoor Farming Terraces Envisioned for Chelsea
    8/12/2016 @ 3:28 PM - Weston Baker Creative's hypothetical revolving glass building would rise next to the High Line.

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  • Brownstoner - Are Brooklyns Skyline and Tall-Building Boom Banal”? A Closer Look at What the Experts Say
    8/12/2016 @ 3:21 PM - The Brooklyn skyline has been sprouting quickly, but the tall towers are mostly banal and not worthy of Brooklyn's reputation as a creative center, according to the Wall Street Journal. What is needed are "distinctive profiles" that help make a skyline "iconic," the Yale School of Architecture Dean Deborah Berke… Read More > The post Are Brooklyns Skyline and Tall-Building Boom Banal”? A Closer Look at What the Experts Say appeared first on Brownstoner .

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  • The Real Deal - Possible One57 Hyatt sale is litmus test for hotel market
    8/12/2016 @ 3:21 PM - The Park Hyatt in Midtown's luxury tower One57 is one of more than 30 New York City hotels currently for sale, sources say, in what could become a litmus test for the weakening hospitality market. Jeffrey Davis, who heads JLL's New York hospitality division, called the number of hotels on the market 'unprecedented.' The spike comes as observers stress about the near-term strength of the hotel market amid declining hospitality revenues and volatility in the … [more]

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  • Mortgage News Daily - What Can We Do About The Central Bank Bubble?
    8/12/2016 @ 3:21 PM - In the middle of a prolonged period of negative real interest rates and loose monetary policy aimed at managing inflation and helping economies, fears are rising that asset bubbles are being created. "We've lost our way so we look to central banks, who give us massively loose monetary policy and that's the little bubble we're living in," David Bloom, head of currency strategy at HSBC, told CNBC. New records are constantly being set in the markets, with Thursday's close of the S&P, up 0.47 percent at 2,185.79, yet another new top. This is happening despite low productivity and growth ... ...( read more ) Forward this article via email: ...
  • Observer - Ina Garten Has a New Park Avenue Kitchen to Prep
    8/12/2016 @ 3:20 PM - For when Ina and Jeffrey Garten aren't making Barefoot Contessa magic in East Hampton, of course

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  • Motley Fool - NVIDIA Corporation CEO Provides Update on Low-End Graphics Chips
    8/12/2016 @ 3:16 PM - Image credit: NVIDIA.  Graphics specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) began rolling out gaming-oriented graphics processors based on its new Pascal architecture back in May. Since then, the company has refreshed a substantial majority of its lineup in this cateogry, releasing the Titan X (based on a chip known as GP102), the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 (both based on GP104), and the GeForce GTX 1060 (based on GP106). Continue reading
  • Gant Daily - RNC Chair Priebus rallies with Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 3:15 PM - Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus introduced Donald Trump at a Friday afternoon rally, a show of unity with the GOP nominee as he struggles in the polls. Priebus talked up his partys nominee and slammed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Were in a battle for freedom in this country. Donald Trump is going to help protect our country,” Priebus told a boisterous Erie, Pennsylvania crowd. Look at the choice weve got. Hillary Clinton has a problem with lying. She lied. She lied. And she lied over and over and over again.” Such appearances by a party chair are not unusual in a presidential campaign, but this one stands out in an election cycle with Trump lagging...

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  • Curbed - First look at Long Island City's gas station-replacing condo
    8/12/2016 @ 3:15 PM - The six-story condo will come with 37 apartments The ever-increasing frequency with which gas stations are being replaced by condos isn't a phenomenon restricted solely to Manhattan. Queens is feeling the pinch as well. Developers have unveiled the first rendering for a six-story condo that will rise on the former home of a gas station at the corner of 41st Avenue and 23rd Street in Long Island City, YIMBY reports . Foundation work is currently underway, and plans here call for 37 condos that will be stacked on top of commercial space which will likely be photo studios. Units on average will be about 680 square feet which leads YIMBY ...

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  • San Jose Mercury News - Home sale listings from San Jose and Peninsula areas, Aug. 13
    8/12/2016 @ 3:11 PM - Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published Aug. 13, 2016.

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  • Boston.com Real Estate - Open house: Completely renovated home on a side street in Quincy
    8/12/2016 @ 3:11 PM - Just a short distance away from the water, this single-family home in Quincy has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,395 square feet of living space. 42 Bay View Street is listed for $409,900 and has been totally renovated with a chefs kitchen, hardwood floors, and a first floor master bedroom. The current owners area also selling the […] The post Open house: Completely renovated home on a side street in Quincy appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • DNA Info New York - East Harlem's Affordable Housing 'Under Threat,' Report Warns
    8/12/2016 @ 3:09 PM - East Harlem could lose 25 percent of its affordable housing stock in the next 40 years, a report says.

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  • Slate - The Real Meaning of All Those Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About Hillary's Health
    8/12/2016 @ 3:07 PM - If you spend much time on right-wing media, you might have heard that Hillary Clinton suffers from seizures, dementia, Parkinson's disease , and possibly even tongue cancer . As David Weigel writes in the Washington Post , Sean Hannity has spent all week dredging up debunked rumors about Clinton's health, giving special attention to a photo of her stumbling as she climbs a set of outdoor stairs while wearing heels in February. Donald Trump nodded to the rumors at a rally last weekend, saying, 'Honestly I don't think she's all there.' Photos of 'leaked' medical records describing Clinton's 'subcortical vascular dementia' and 'complex partial seizures' are circulating online; as Snopes points out...

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  • Boston.com Real Estate - Open house: Duplex condo with a winding staircase in Back Bay
    8/12/2016 @ 3:02 PM - Just steps from the Boston Public Garden, this condo in a Back Bay brownstone has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 940 square feet of living space. 121 Beacon Street, Apt 1 is a duplex listed for $785,000 and has a combination of period details and modern appliances. The condo also has open concept living and dining […] The post Open house: Duplex condo with a winding staircase in Back Bay appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • Realtor.com News - Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck Make a Move From Greenwich to Nashville
    8/12/2016 @ 3:01 PM - John Lamparski/WireImage TV host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her husband, ex-jock  Tim , have finally sold their  Greenwich, CT,  home for $4.56 million. Theyre moving south to a $2 million brick house in a Nashville, TN,  suburb, Variety reports. The Hasselbecks  Colonial-style home  in the heart of Greenwich sits on 1.5 level acres and features a pool, playhouses, covered porch, and entertainment terraces. Inside, the seven-bedroom, 7,600-square-foot house has high ceilings and custom millwork, front-to-back entry hall, marble fireplaces, and a mahogany library. The master suite has a fireplace, sitting room, and his-and-her walk-in closets. There's also a third-floor playroom with guest quarters. The house originally went on the market in...

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  • Orange County Register - Title insurance, hidden defects among readers' chief complaints
    8/12/2016 @ 3:00 PM - Today marks exactly five years that I've been writing this column.I'm going to share with you the most common gripes I have received over these five years as well as my suggested solutions in what will be named complaint clearinghouse.1) The...
  • Redfin Blog - Quiz: Can You Afford a Home in Seattle?
    8/12/2016 @ 3:00 PM - Seattles housing market is crazy hot right now, and getting more and more competitive (and expensive) everyday. Take this quiz to find out what you can afford in Seattle, based on your income. The post Quiz: Can You Afford a Home in Seattle? appeared first on Redfin Real-Time .

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  • Housing Wire - [Part two] Ellie Mae: We need to rethink the effectiveness of the Disclosure Desk
    8/12/2016 @ 3:00 PM - Those in the mortgage industry continue to struggle for efficiency and quality. Yet disclosure desks still manually review borrower documents. It's an antiquated process that's quickly becoming a roadblock to the industry rather than a benefit. Continuing from the first blog post, here are two high-level guidelines for making the disclosure process an effective and quality-driven component in the life of the loan.

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  • ArchDaily - One Community Church / DKO
    8/12/2016 @ 3:00 PM - © Peter Bennetts Architects: DKO Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 12000.0 sqm ...

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  • Brick Underground - In praise of Roosevelt Island, an Airbnb for camping, and more of the week's top stories on Brick Underground
    8/12/2016 @ 2:59 PM - The week's most popular posts on Brick Underground.
  • Boston.com Real Estate - Open house: Historic Georgian mansion on three acres of land in Newburyport
    8/12/2016 @ 2:58 PM - Built circa 1773, the Lowell-Tracy-Johnson House in Newburyport has eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and 13,613 square feet of living space. 203 High Street / 8 Dexter Lane is a Georgian mansion and is listed for $4,100,000. The home is situated on three acres of land and has an entertainers kitchen, a copper roof, a […] The post Open house: Historic Georgian mansion on three acres of land in Newburyport appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • Gothamist - Video: Queens Community Says Proposed Shelter Residents Should 'Go Back To East New York'
    8/12/2016 @ 2:58 PM - Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks was drowned out by hundreds of angry Queens residents on Thursday night, as he attempted to make a case for a new homeless shelter for adult families in place of the Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th Road in Maspeth. [ more › ]

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  • DNA Info New York - 12-Story Residential Tower Set to Rise on Fulton Street in Fort Greene
    8/12/2016 @ 2:52 PM - The building at 810 Fulton St. will feature 363 units, 20 of which will be affordable.

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  • Hot Property - LA Times - Australian 'shark' Andrew Banks looks to cut a deal for Beverly Hills estate
    8/12/2016 @ 2:50 PM - Australian entrepreneur and film producer Andrew Banks, who appears on the television series 'Shark Tank Australia,' is looking to hook a buyer for his estate in Beverly Hills. He's put the 10,522-square-foot home on the market for $17.495 million, or nearly twice what he paid for the property...

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  • Dezeen - US job of the week: business development director at Hollwich Kushner
    8/12/2016 @ 2:46 PM - Our US job of the week on Dezeen Jobs  is for a business development coordinator at New York studio Hollwich Kushner , which designed a residential skyscraper set to become the tallest building in New Jersey (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs .

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  • Realty Biz News - How Much of a Premium is There on Living in an A-Plus School District?
    8/12/2016 @ 2:44 PM - It's no secret that homes in good school districts come at a premium and can be good investments for people with or without children. Now an article in realtor.com has taken a closer look at just how much you can expect to pay and where the top school districts are located. An economic research team at realtor.com analyzed data comparing homes in school districts rated nine or 10 with homes in nearby districts where schools were rated six or lower. Apparently, homes in higher rated public school districts are an average of 49% more expensive, at $400,000 compared to the national median of $269,000. They are 77% more expensive compared with lower ranked districts with homes of...

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  • The Real Deal - Government briefs: NYC's new subway cars, Pier 55 can proceed & more
    8/12/2016 @ 2:40 PM - From the August issue: As part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $27 billion, five-year capital plan, the city is slated to receive 1,025 new subway cars, with features such as wider doors and accordion-like passageways that allow riders to move between cars, the New York Times reported. Last month, a State Supreme Court appeals judge lifted an injunction blocking the construction of a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River known as Pier 55, Curbed NY … [more]

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  • Housing Wire - [video] MBA: Here's the state of mortgage credit in the housing market
    8/12/2016 @ 2:39 PM - The MBA recently made key changes to the credit availability index methodology that showed credit availability has actually been increasing over the past few months rather than decreasing. MBA's vice president of research and economics explains the changes more in-depth.

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  • AM New York - Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump struggle to gain support, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll
    8/12/2016 @ 2:36 PM - Clinton still leads Trump by more than 5 percentage points, according to the poll.

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  • The Guardian - Confederate flag hastily taken down at Donald Trump rally - video
    8/12/2016 @ 2:36 PM - A man unfurled a Confederate flag with the word 'Trump' emblazoned on it at a Florida rally for the Republican candidate on Thursday. The man was soon approached by police officers who asked him to take it down. Later the flag was replaced with an American flag hanging in the same spot Continue reading...

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  • DNA Info New York - Land a $895 One-Bedroom Apartment in Luxury Tower Overlooking East River
    8/12/2016 @ 2:34 PM - Applications open soon at 626 First Ave., a waterfront luxury building in Murray Hill.

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  • Boston.com Real Estate - A beautiful barn built to house vintage cars and a lot of grandchildren
    8/12/2016 @ 2:33 PM - To see this story with its original layout in the digital edition of Design New England, click here. Yes, the 7,000-square-foot, four-bedroom summer home that Burton and Nancy Staniar built at water's edge in Chatham, Massachusetts, certainly seemed big enough at the time (Design New England, July/August 2011, 'Perfect Setting'). But that was before the […] The post A beautiful barn built to house vintage cars and a lot of grandchildren appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • Salon - Clinton taunts Trump while releasing her tax returns: 'What is he trying to hide?'
    8/12/2016 @ 2:32 PM - Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax return Friday, issuing a challenge to rival Donald Trump to do the same 'He has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years,' Clinton said in a statement issued by campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri Friday. 'What is he trying to hide?' According to their joint return, the Clintons made $10.6 million in 2015, significantly less than the nearly $28 million they made the year before when the former secretary of state was still doing paid speaking engagements. In 2015, the Clintons paid $3.24 million in federal income taxes, amounting to effective tax rate as 34%, according to the Clinton campaign....

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  • Housing Wire - Even a housing official in Silicon Valley can't afford to live there
    8/12/2016 @ 2:31 PM - Aside from being a product attorney at a tech firm, Kate Downing also served as a planning and transportation commissioner for Palo Alto. Her responsibilities in the position included pushing city officials to build more housing and pass pro-development policies that could help solve the growing affordability crisis. Downing recently took to online to say she can't afford to live in the city anymore either.

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  • Housing Wire - Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all
    8/12/2016 @ 2:31 PM - The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.

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  • Curbed - Which lovely East Village co-op under $1 million would you buy?
    8/12/2016 @ 2:30 PM - Cast your vote Imagine you have around $900,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two East Village apartments. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch . Address: 546 East 11th Street #2B / 126 East 12th Street #1D Price: $825,000 $899,000 Monthly Fees: $658 $1,613 Type: Co-op Co-op Beds,...

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  • Inman News - No market shift in the making, says Windermere chief economist
    8/12/2016 @ 2:27 PM - With all due respect to Gary Keller, I am trying to decipher why he believes that we are gearing up for a nationwide housing 'shift." Especially when the data tells us a different story ...

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  • Inman News - The power of renewables and energy efficiency in real estate
    8/12/2016 @ 2:25 PM - Keeping real estate in top shape and maintaining its value is one of the smartest things one can do with non-liquid assets. The process doesn't require constant attention, but it does have its challenges. Over the past two decades, renewable and efficient energy have become important in both industry and quality of life, so naturally they started to affect real estate as well ...
  • Mashable - We asked linguists if Donald Trump speaks like that on purpose
    8/12/2016 @ 2:18 PM - Donald Trump may do a good "drunk uncle at Thanksgiving" impersonation at his rallies, but amid all that rambling is a man who is actually precise about what he says, according to linguists.  Trump has made a habit of using hints and vague language to seemingly imply threats and evoke baseless conspiracy theories, giving a verbal nod to some of his supporters who are clued into what he's referencing. It's a smart move, this way of speaking, as it often prevents media outlets from calling him an outright liar or a conspiracy theorist. SEE ALSO: Trump's favorite bands really don't like Trump We've broken down some of his most-used linguistic tactics, below.  ...

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  • DS News - Landmark Network Acquires AppraisalPro
    8/12/2016 @ 2:14 PM - Landmark Network, Inc., a Los Angeles-based appraisal management company that offers a full range of national valuation and technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of national appraisal management company AppraisalPro. The post Landmark Network Acquires AppraisalPro appeared first on DSNews .

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  • Salon - High hopes get dashed: The feds reject legalizing marijuana - and take a small step in the right direction
    8/12/2016 @ 2:09 PM - (Credit: AP/Robert F. Bukaty) Several months ago, two former Democratic governors filed petitions asking the DEA to strip marijuana of its Schedule 1 status and reclassify it as a drug with known medicinal uses. Schedule 1 narcotics (LSD and heroin, for example) are considered the most dangerous. Such a classification implies two things: that a drug has a high potential for abuse and that it has no medical value. Not a shred of evidence suggests marijuana is more harmful than alcohol or tobacco, to say nothing of opioids, which are Schedule 2 drugs. And its preposterous to claim marijuana has a higher potential for abuse than OTC drugs or virtually any of the controlled substances regulated by the government....

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  • BuzzFeed - 29 Things That Would Definitely Happen If Simone Biles Were Your Best Friend
    8/12/2016 @ 2:09 PM - Youd have a 100-day Snapchat streak. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images 1. If Simone Biles were your best friend, if you ever got upset she would offer to do a mind-blowing tumbling pass across your house, and you'd tearfully whisper "yes please", and she'd do it and you,d feel much better. 2. If Simone Biles were your best friend, you would always be the first to like her tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook statuses. 3. If Simone Biles were your best friend, she would never forget your birthday, even if she was super busy traveling and training. Each year as...

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  • The Guardian - #MakeAmericaBrannigan: Futurama star performs Trump quotes in character
    8/12/2016 @ 2:02 PM - Voice actor Billy West is a hit on Twitter as he repeats some of the businessman''s most memorable comments - in the voice of Zapp Brannigan The prolific voice actor Billy West, who played more than 100 characters on Matt Groening's cult classic sci-fi comedy cartoon Futurama, has lent the voice of Zapp Brannigan to a real-world figure almost as audacious as the pant-less spaceship captain: Donald Trump . Zapp presents...Famous Quotations from Donald J Trump #MakeAmericaBrannigan pic.twitter.com/kbaV8rIkwK Continue reading...

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  • Brownstoner - Crown Heights Art Deco Bank to Become Modells Sporting Goods
    8/12/2016 @ 2:01 PM - Crown Heights North's art deco stunner on 1117 Eastern Parkway, most recently the location of a Popular Community Bank branch, will reopen as a Modell's Sporting goods, a tipster has informed Brownstoner. Modell's signage is already up above the building's main entrance and front windows, as shown in the top… Read More > The post Crown Heights Art Deco Bank to Become Modells Sporting Goods appeared first on Brownstoner .

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  • Curbed - No end in sight for fight over Port Authority Bus Terminal redesign
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - Elected officials continue to voice opposition to the design competition The squabble surrounding the Port Authority Bus Terminal redesign continues this week. After it was revealed last month that elected officials were opposed to the design competition to determine a winner for the redesign, the Port Authority is now calling on those disgruntled elected officials to come up with their own proposals if they're unhappy with the current process, DNAinfo reports . Elected officials like Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilman Corey Johnson have expressed opposition to the current process on the grounds that the whole process has not had enough public input right from the start. Port Authority...

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  • The Real Deal - Inception: Every new building and conversion to open since 2013
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - The Real Deal  regularly shows you whats entering the citys new development pipeline, but now you can see everything that ends up getting built, too.
  • Bob Vila - Buyers' Guide: Power Hedge Trimmers
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - The shape and tidiness of your shrubs is a crucial component of curb appeal. Whether you've got a densely landscaped ...

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  • Salon - BLM platform blasts U.S. empire,” militarization, war on terror, AFRICOM
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - (Credit: Reuters/Eric Miller) The Movement for Black Lives released its much-anticipated platform on Aug. 1. The document thoroughly details demands across a wide variety of issues, each of which is accompanied by concrete strategies for achieving these goals. Perhaps the most subversive part of the platform is its scathing critique of what it describes as the U.S. empire,” and its call for international solidarity and coordinated direct actions with liberation movements around the world. Here the movement proposes some of its most progressive, even revolutionary, ideas. America is an empire that uses war to expand territory and power,” the Movement for Black Lives states clearly. American wars are unjust, destructive to Black communities globally and...

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  • BBC - US election: Hillary Clinton releases her tax returns
    8/12/2016 @ 1:59 PM - Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton releases her tax returns, adding to the pressure on her Republican rival Donald Trump to do the same.

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  • Multi-Housing News - $111M JV to Develop Major Mixed-Use Project in Chicago
    8/12/2016 @ 1:58 PM - Guggenheim Real Estate selected two partners to renovate a two-tower community and expand the site into a large mixed-use project in the Illinois Medical District.
  • The Guardian - Donald Trump's achilles heel is that he is truly un-American | Jonathan Freedland
    8/12/2016 @ 1:56 PM - His threats of violence, like his suggestion that minorities are not real citizens, are a violation of the country's most sacred ideals We may not notice when fascism creeps up on us: we may be too busy laughing. They say that clever people struggled to take the rise of the 1930s demagogues seriously. They found the strutting dictators in their silly uniforms just too ridiculous. And in some cases, derision was the right response. Britain's own would-be Hitler, Oswald Mosley , was mocked into oblivion by PG Wodehouse's fictional version, Roderick Spode . Donald Trump similarly invites laughter. We are appalled but we are also amused. He is funny. The way he delivers a line, the way...

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  • Newsday - Bungalow in Woodcliff Park lists for $35,990
    8/12/2016 @ 1:54 PM - Woodcliff Park, a seasonal development on the North Shore near Baiting Hollow, has been owned for 70 years by the Karlin family and was originally created as a tenting ground. Most of the land is leased to summer residents and their families, many of whom have owned homes here since the 1950s. Currently on the market for $35,990 is a two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow, which is one of only 200 on the property.
  • WBALTV - Trump or Clinton will be highest-paid world leader
    8/12/2016 @ 1:46 PM - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump can look forward to a presidential salary of $400,000 if they win in November.

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  • House Einstein - Needs a Little Remodeling [Fresh Listings, Get 'Em Hot]
    8/12/2016 @ 1:46 PM - Bring your pickiest buyers....This week: A Victorian in clown paint, a cottage in downtown Louisville, a historic grandfathered income property in Chautauqua, and a rare opportunity to get into Old Town for cheap. Plus notable sales. As always, I've carefully sifted through this week's listings and recent sales in Boulder and surrounding areas. These are the properties worth seeing and
  • Gant Daily - The Clintons earn most their money from paid speeches
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Bill and Hillary Clinton get paid a lot of money to talk. The Democratic power couple earned just over $6.7 million in speaking fees last year, according to their 2015 tax returns released on Friday. Its their top money-making activity by far. Over 60% of the Clintons $10.6 million income comes from speeches. The Clintons are millionaires, thanks to big businesses paying them sizable sums to speak at corporate events. Its a great way to make money, but it also comes with questions about whether the Clintons are too tied to corporate cash. The 2015 tax documents from the Clintons dont specify which businesses paid Bill and Hillary to speak. In the past, Wall...

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  • Gant Daily - UC sexual assault victim: My life has been ruined
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Preface Although I did have to relive the trauma multiple times, I would go through this process all over again. Our goal has been to have the rapist not perpetrate again, which hopefully wont happen even with the light sentence. We get to put a face to the 1-in-4 statistics. Surprisingly, this whole ordeal has been therapeutic. I get to tell my story and not keep it bottled up. Other brave survivors eerily familiar stories have inspired me to share my story that rape isnt always a stranger in the bushes. The most rewarding part of this process has been meeting the most brilliant, hardest working, funniest, most encouraging people I have ever known.” ...

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  • Gant Daily - McConnell: Keeping GOP Senate very dicey
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is bluntly warning that his partys chances of hanging onto its majority in the Senate this fall are very dicey.” Speaking at a local Chamber of Commerce event in Middletown, Kentucky on Thursday, McConnell, in video posted by a local news outlet CN/2, didnt specifically link the partys diminishing standing to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trumps slide in both national polls and those in key battleground states. But the GOP leader said the challenging landscape for Republicans in 2016 was because they are defending more seats than the Democrats. Its very dicey,” McConnell said. We have, we meaning Senate Republicans have 24 members up. Our Democratic friends only...

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  • Fortune - Could the RNC Turn Its Back on Donald Trump?
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - This is what a full-blown panic looks like. More than 75 Republicans, including former lawmakers and senior White House officials, have added their names to a letter urging the Republican National Committee to abandon Donald Trump, the Washington Post reports . Their argument is strategic: Trump is hurtling toward a devastating loss in the presidential race and the party should do what it can now to salvage its Congressional majorities by dedicating all of its resources to them instead. But it's also the latest in a series of brutal assessments of Trump's candidacy from GOP elders, who in the letter cite their nominee's "divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity" and point to his habit of "deliberately...

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  • Brick Underground - Inwood apartments hosting open houses this weekend
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - From a one-bedroom for $399,000 to a $765,000 three-bedroom, here's what's on the market now in Inwood.
  • Quartz - Google's not investing in young startups anymore
    8/12/2016 @ 1:43 PM - GV, the unit of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures, has all but stopped investing in startups at their most nascent stage. According to data from research firm CB Insights, GV completed no seed-stage deals in the first half of this year, down from 10 such deals last year. That represented a 77% drop from the number of deals it did in 2014. Here are GVs seed-stage deals charted: GVs former chief executive and co-founder, Bill Maris, stepped down after an eight-year tenure on Aug. 11, putting David Krane, a former Google public relations chief, in charge. Maris, 41, told Recode he was leaving because everything is great ” and that he wanted to...

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  • San Jose Mercury News - Oakland: Tribune Tower, home of sweetheart' leases, up for sale
    8/12/2016 @ 1:42 PM - The iconic Tribune Tower and other downtown properties seized earlier this year from embattled businessman Thomas Henderson have been listed for sale by a court-appointed receiver who claims 'sweetheart' leases were offered at Oakland's most recognizable building.

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  • DS News - Scrutinizing Stability: Are Changes to HUD's Distressed Sales Program Motivated by Policy or Politics?
    8/12/2016 @ 1:41 PM - HUD's first non-performing loan (NPL) sales program has been the focus of much controversy since it began in 2010. Are Changes to HUD's Distressed Sales Program Motivated by Policy or Politics? The post Scrutinizing Stability: Are Changes to HUD's Distressed Sales Program Motivated by Policy or Politics? appeared first on DSNews .
  • DNA Info New York - Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Maspeth Shelter as City Mulls Alternatives
    8/12/2016 @ 1:32 PM - The city is eyeing a Holiday Inn on 55th Road, near Maurice Avenue, as a shelter for adult families.
  • Realtor.com News - Home Equity Loans Come Back to Haunt Borrowers, Banks
    8/12/2016 @ 1:31 PM - David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News The bill is coming due for many homeowners on a type of loan that was widely popular in the run-up to the housing bust, causing a rise in delinquencies at banks. More homeowners are missing payments on their home-equity lines of credit, or Helocs, a type of loan that allows borrowers to withdraw cash from their house to pay for renovations, college tuition or almost any other expense. These loans typically require interest-only payments for the first 10 years, but then principal payments kick in for the next 15 or 20 years. The increased cost of the loan can become a strain for some borrowers. This is...

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  • Boston.com Real Estate - How tasteful updates made a famous architects Shingle Style masterpiece even better
    8/12/2016 @ 1:31 PM - To see this story with its original layout in the digital edition of Design New England, click here. 'What's not to love about Bevins?' asks Abigail Campbell-King, a modern-day architect who considers herself lucky to be living in an 1888 house designed by Charles L. Bevins, the architect known as Jamestown, Rhode Island's Shingle Style […] The post How tasteful updates made a famous architects Shingle Style masterpiece even better appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • NYT Real Estate - On the Market: Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
    8/12/2016 @ 1:31 PM - This week’s properties include a five-bedroom in North Stamford, Conn., and a four-bedroom in Bayville, N.Y.

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  • NYT Real Estate - On the Market: Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
    8/12/2016 @ 1:31 PM - This weeks properties are on the Upper East Side, the Lower East Side and in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

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  • Curbed - Cash-strapped MTA does a terrible job collecting fines
    8/12/2016 @ 1:30 PM - The MTA fails to collect nearly half of the fines they issue The MTA, perennially plagued by budget woes , is not doing a great job collecting fines owed by turnstile hoppers and other underground mischief makers. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shared the results of a two-and-a-half year audit, spotted by Crain's , that found the agency has missed out on collecting nearly half of the fines issued for subway misconduct. The audit found that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority failed to collect more than $13 million in fines over the time period of the audit, and generally stopped trying to collect individual fines after about 18 months (Don't get any ideas.) The agency's ability...

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  • Observer - Justin And Indre Rockefeller Part Ways With Eclectic Park Avenue Home
    8/12/2016 @ 1:25 PM - The Rockefeller offspring and his fashion exec wife lived in the Flatiron pad for nearly a decade

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  • The Real Deal - Bronx superintendent gets 25 years in prison for killing tenant
    8/12/2016 @ 1:21 PM - A building superintendent was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for killing a tenant following a rent dispute. Nasean Bonie, 30, was sentenced for killing Ramona Moore, a 35-year-old tenant of 663 Jefferson Place in Claremont section of the Bronx, the New York Daily News reported. Moore went missing in July 2012, following an argument with Bonie over rent in the building. During the month-long trial, a neighbor testified that he saw Bonie drag a … [more]

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  • Fortune - The Chinese Company That Beat Macy's To Department Store Closings
    8/12/2016 @ 1:19 PM - Westerners often underestimate how good China's private businesses are at swiftly adapting to consumer tastes. That's why the news of Macys closing 100 stores, or about 15% of its total, seems tame from a Chinese perspective. Macy's relevance, even if it is a most storied department store brand, is fading amid the rise of Amazon.com and countless Brooklyn-inspired startups peddling online luxury underwear and entire outfits. A similarly popular Chinese department store chain has faced the dynamics as Macy's over the past few years. Fewer shoppers and harsh online competition cut into traffic and profits. The Chinese brand responded by slashing...

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  • Salon - Sean Hannity fact-check of the week: No, Trump didnt send his private jet to transport stranded” Gulf War marines
    8/12/2016 @ 1:18 PM - Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) In a May post on his website , Fox News personality Sean Hannity falsely claimed that in 1991 now-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump sent his private jet to retrieve 200 stranded” Gulf War veterans from Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. According to the erroneous report - which the Trump campaign has confirmed” - Mr. Trump did indeed send his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami, Florida to transport over 200 Gulf War Marines back home.” Nudged by reader mail, Washington Post fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, looked deeper into the suspicious” anecdote and found that the plane -...

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  • ABC News - AP National News Calendar
    8/12/2016 @ 1:17 PM - AP National News Calendar
  • Gant Daily - Why we need Simone, Gabby and Laurie
    8/12/2016 @ 1:15 PM - Dream Team! Thats what I call this years Womens Olympic Gymnastics Team and for more reasons than one. First, I have been to every Summer Olympics since 1984 and the USA has never been so dominant. And second: This team features three gymnasts, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Lauren Laurie” Hernandez, who have been inspiring so many young girls of color. The make-up of this team, rounded out by Aly Raisman, who is Jewish, and Madison Kocian, who is Catholic, is making everyone proud. This team looks, finally, like America. It also has solidified the black and Latina female presence at the top of this sport. For the past four...

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  • Boston.com Real Estate - Millennium Tower continues to see multimillion dollar condo sales
    8/12/2016 @ 1:12 PM - Bostons long-awaited Millennium Tower has officially opened and the sales keep rolling in. A few weeks ago a condo on a top-floor sold for over $5 million, nowhere near what the 13,000-square-foot penthouse went for but still pretty impressive. This week, two more of the coveted units sold in Bostons newest high rise residential tower. 1 […] The post Millennium Tower continues to see multimillion dollar condo sales appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • Quartz - Laurie Hernandez doesnt have the medals of Simone Biles, but shes marketing gold
    8/12/2016 @ 1:11 PM - Some athletes celebrate major wins by going to Disney World . Others celebrate with champagne. But when US gymnast Laurie Hernandez returns from the Rio games, shes heading to a Wawa convenience store. At least thats where her brother Marcus promised to take his gold-medal-winning sister as soon as she lands in her home state of New Jersey. The US East Coast convenience-store chain did not reply to our request for a comment, so we dont know if Wawa plans to seek an endorsement from the gymnast herself. But if its not, it should be. The bubbly 16-year-old is a marketing juggernaut in the making. Simone Biles, who clinched...

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  • ArchDaily - Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - © Brett Boardman Architects: Those Architects , End of Work Location: Sydney NSW, Australia End...

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  • NYT Real Estate - Big Ticket: $21.5 Million for Three Bedrooms at One57
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - A three-bedroom apartment on the 64th floor of the 90 story skyscraper was the sale of the week.

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  • Houzz - Houzz Tour: Redo Stays True to a California Home's Ranch Roots (12 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - It might be hard to imagine something from the late 1930s being relevant today, but when it comes to California Ranch-style homes, there's plenty. Airy indoor-outdoor living, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, terra-cotta floors and brick fireplaces are just some of the period details that homeowners ...

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  • Crain's New York Business - Advocates fume as state housing plan delayed until 2017
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - A group calling for more apartments for the homeless criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday for delaying the state's plans for $2 billion in affordable housing money, which was earmarked this spring as... To view the full story, click the title link.
  • CT Homes - From Meeting To Signed Contract In 4 Easy Steps
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - The goal of any real estate investor is to convert leads into deals . How well you do this often separates you from every other investor in your area.  It is not enough to state your case and hope for the best.  There is a certain way of talking to sellers that gives you the best chance of getting your offer accepted.  By taking your time and explaining the process you build a rapport that often leads to a deal.  You don't have to be a fast talking salesmen to get the job done.  The direct approach is often the best.  Here are four steps to get the seller to accept your offer. Initial Contact....

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  • Brooklyn Magazine - No Joke: Brooklyn Rents went Down Last Month
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - Weve all had the experience in the past five years of walking the streets of Brooklyn while dodging excessive scaffolding and construction dust. More of these sites have popped up month by month, more re-routed walks devised to avoid them, and, before long, youve forgotten what anything looked like before the whole neighborhood became a construction party. But  one  good thing has come of it all. As DNAinfo tells us , from a report made by Douglas Elliman, this housing boom has led to a greater number of available rentals, and more rental vacancies, as of last July, than in any other month in the last seven years. And that has prompted brokers to lower rental...

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  • Blue Matter - Summer Fridays: Wimbledon Worthy Tennis Courts
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - Playing tennis is a great summer activity to make up for all those extra cheeseburgers you've been eating. Here are some beautiful tennis courts located on some of the finest properties in the world. The post Summer Fridays: Wimbledon Worthy Tennis Courts appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .

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  • AOL Real Estate - Poll: Trump barely inching out Clinton in South Carolina
    8/12/2016 @ 12:57 PM - Poll: Trump barely inching out Clinton in South Carolina try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Is a red state on the brink of voting blue? We're looking at you, South Carolina. With the presidential election looming, a new poll is predicting an upset could happen in the state. Right now, according to that poll, Donald Trump is barely inching out Hillary Clinton . That same poll also showed the two rivals have nearly equal ratings when it comes to favorability. This is a big deal because the last time South Carolina went Democrat was in 1976. More from Newsy: National Presidential Polls Are...

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  • Curbed - What changes do you want to see in NYC's subway system?
    8/12/2016 @ 12:56 PM - Sound off in the comments Not too long ago, Governor Cuomo announced that the MTA would roll out a number of changes to the NYC subway in an attempt to modernize the aging transit system. Chief among those is the introduction of more than 1,000 new subway cars (some of which will have an open-gangway design ) that'll be filled with tech-focused upgrades: Wi-Fi, USB ports, the whole nine yards. Some subway stations will get revamped; others will get better wayfinding systems; and countdown clocks are apparently coming to more stations. These are all good things, right? Well, sure, in theory-but we all know how long it can actually take for improvements to actually...

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  • AOL Real Estate - Hugh Grant has very nice things to say about Donald Trump: 'I won't hear a word against him'
    8/12/2016 @ 12:55 PM - Hugh Grant has very nice things to say about Donald Trump: 'I won't hear a word against him' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Hugh Grant revealed a surprising fondness for Donald Trump on Thursday's after-show of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." A caller asked Grant, who was on the show promoting his new movie "Florence Foster Jenkins," which is worse: Donald Trump or Brexit? Grant then explained that Trump had appeared in his 2002 movie "Two Weeks Notice," and had made quite the impression on the actor. "He was very charming to me and made me a member of his golf club afterward, so I won't...

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  • AOL Real Estate - Be the hostess with the mostess thanks to these glittery DIY champagne glasses
    8/12/2016 @ 12:50 PM - Be the hostess with the mostess thanks to these glittery DIY champagne glasses try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Hosting a summer soiree? Take things to the next level with pretty, sparkly champagne glasses everyone will love! With a few simple steps and a couple household materials, you'll be on your way to glittering glasses in no time! Materials: Glitter paint Paint sponge Champagne glasses Stenciling tape Alphabet stickers Watch the video above for the easy, step-by-step instructions! More fun DIY projects: Make your house a home with this rustic DIY sign Anthropologie-inspired kitchen...

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  • Mashable - Simone Biles stars in a new ad for Nike
    8/12/2016 @ 12:49 PM - Fresh off her Olympic gold medal for best all around female gymnast, Simone Biles is in a new ad for Nike. But it's not just any ad. It's a one minute and 43 second look at the training that Biles undertook to become a champion. Biles's mom provides the voice over, talking about her daughter's early days as a gymnast. The video also features clips from home movies, featuring a young Biles doing moves in her home.  The ad is part of Nike's new "unlimited" campaign that has also featured other Olympians, including the USA basketball team backed by Chance the Rapper .  Gabby Douglas, who was on the USA...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Parkway to emerge out of merger in Q4
    8/12/2016 @ 12:48 PM - Orlando-based Parkway Properties reported some second-quarter losses after its recent merger with Atlanta-based Cousins Properties Inc. Parkway, which owns 14.6 million square feet of office space in 10 U.S. metro areas, reported $2.1 million in losses, or about two cents per common share. Earnings...

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  • Buzz Buzz Home - Joy Condominiums hits new milestone as development reaches grade level in Scarborough
    8/12/2016 @ 12:47 PM - When completed in 2017, the project will be the second tower in the developer's master planned community in Scarborough's Agincourt neighbourhood.
  • Gant Daily - Poll: Clinton leading Trump in critical battlegrounds
    8/12/2016 @ 12:45 PM - Hillary Clinton has opened up commanding leads over Donald Trump in several critical battleground states, including North Carolina and Colorado, according to a new poll Friday. Clinton leads Trump 46%-32% in Colorado, 44%-39% in Florida, 48%-39% in North Carolina and 46%-33% in Virginia, according to new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. The results represent increasing margins for Clinton in each of those four states, compared with polling conducted before the conventions and all the leads are outside each polls margin of sampling error. The polls also tested four-way matchups including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and found that the margin between Clinton and Trump holds when the third party candidates are included. The polls were conducted between...

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  • RE Journals - Fifth Annual Summer Eclipse raises record $483,000 for charity
    8/12/2016 @ 12:44 PM - Skender Foundation Board of Directors: Justin Brown, Mark Skender, Joe Skender, Cheryl Skender, Brian Skender, Jerry Ball, Jeff Skender. (Nicholas James Photography ©2016) Skender Foundation held its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse , July 21 at Fremont Chicago. The summer gala brought in more than 500 industry pros and raised a total of $483,000 for this year's charity partner and primary benefactor Bunker Labs , a national non-profit organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation. A donation of $30,000 of the money raised by sponsors and attendees will go to Bunker Labs, while the rest will be dispersed to various other charities dedicated...

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  • Calculated Risk - The Housing Bottom and Comparing Recoveries
    8/12/2016 @ 12:44 PM - In early 2012 I wrote The Housing Bottom is Here and Housing: The Two Bottoms , I pointed out there are usually two bottoms for housing: the first for new home sales, housing starts and residential investment, and the second bottom is for house prices. For the bottom in activity, I presented a graph of Single family housing starts, New Home Sales, and Residential Investment (RI) as a percent of GDP. When I posted that graph, the bottom wasn't obvious to everyone. Here is an update to that graph. Click on graph for larger image. The arrows point to some of the...

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  • Seattle Times - Vote: Seattles first-come, first-served renters law
    8/12/2016 @ 12:42 PM - What do you think about Seattle's law aimed at landlords? Here's your chance to weigh in.
  • The Real Deal - Limp Bizkit frontman swaps LA's Hollywood Hills for Hidden Hills
    8/12/2016 @ 12:41 PM - From the Los Angeles website: Limp Bizkit is keeping up with the Kardashians. Fred Durst, lead singer of America's premier rap metal band and of no relation to the Durst Organization, recently traded his Hollywood Hills home for a $1.6 million pad in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Hidden Hills, The Real Deal has learned. [more] … [more]

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  • Wired - How to Fight the Turbulence That Just Injured 24 People on a JetBlue Flight
    8/12/2016 @ 12:39 PM - A Jet Blue plane hit turbulence so severe, it ripped the toilet off its housing, knocked a flight attendant into the ceiling, and injured 24 people. The post How to Fight the Turbulence That Just Injured 24 People on a JetBlue Flight appeared first on WIRED .

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  • Boing Boing - SASSY TRUMP: 'Obama Founded ISIS'
    8/12/2016 @ 12:39 PM - Another genius voicedub by Peter Serafinowicz . Remember, the words are all Donald Trump's. Only the delivery is different. (more…)
  • AOL Real Estate - Democratic presidential nominee Clinton paid 34.2 pct federal tax rate in 2015
    8/12/2016 @ 12:37 PM - Democratic presidential nominee Clinton paid 34.2 pct federal tax rate in 2015 try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2 percent last year and a combined federal, state and local effective tax rate of 43.2 percent, her campaign said on Friday. Clinton's running mate, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, along with his wife, Anne Holton, paid a federal effective tax rate of 20.3 percent in 2015, the campaign said. "Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine continue to set the standard for financial transparency," Clinton campaign aide Jennifer Palmieri said in a...

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  • San Jose Mercury News - Milpitas council approves mixed-use condo development on Montague Expressway
    8/12/2016 @ 12:35 PM - Complex will have 216 housing units, almost 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • Luxury Daily - Ritz-Carlton Dallas promotes restful night with sleep-inducing services
    8/12/2016 @ 12:34 PM - Promotional image for Ritz-Carlton Dallas Suite Sleep package The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is making guests' sleep quality its top priority with a new room package. Suite Sleep is designed to help travelers get some shuteye, with eye masks, herbal tea, soothing music and a discount on a relaxing spa treatment. While hotels frequently tout their activities as a differentiator, guests' top concern is often centered on a good night's sleep. Sweet dreams Suite Sleep is available for guests who book all levels of suites at the Uptown Dallas property through Dec. 31. Within the guest's room are noise-cancelling ear plugs, an herbal or unscented eye mask and a collection of bedside reading materials. Guests...
  • Brick Underground - Rents in Brooklyn and Queens have finally gone down-but there's a catch
    8/12/2016 @ 12:30 PM - After so many months of rising rents, the brakes are being applied (a little).

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  • StreetEasy - American Copper Buildings Open Housing Lottery for Qualified Renters
    8/12/2016 @ 12:29 PM - In a city that is busting upwards with a slew of interesting new residential towers, something completely different is going up on the east side of Midtown Manhattan that is turning heads. A new residential property called  American Copper Buildings  is underway in the Murray Hill/Kips Bay neighborhood. The modern, angular towers are located at 626 First Avenue , next to the East River and when theyre complete, theyre expected to make their mark on the citys skyline. The bent tops of the towers are so startling that city emergency officials once alarmingly wondered if something was going wrong with the construction process. But the off-kilter look is intentional and...

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  • Zillow - Water Safety for Your Dog's Days of Summer
    8/12/2016 @ 12:24 PM - With record high temperatures all over the country this summer, people are trying everything to keep cool. Whether your water activities are focused on backyard pool barbecues, picnics on the beach, or time spent on a boat, chances are that the family dog will be included in many of these activities. Needless to say, it's really important to keep your canine companion safe around water. There is a common misconception that because there is a swimming style called the dog paddle, that all dogs are strong swimmers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sink or swim? Your dog's aquatic abilities will largely depend on its body structure. Breeds that are long-limbed, muscular, and strong - like...

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  • ArchDaily - Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University
    8/12/2016 @ 12:20 PM - North fac¸ade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Michael Maltzan Architecture  has released new images of their design for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University  in Houston , Texas , coinciding with the announcement that the building will open to the public on February 24, 2017. The building is conceived as a multi-disciplinary lab for creativity, which will contain 'an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines' as well as a flexible teaching space and a forum to host partnerships with visiting national and international artists. ...

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  • Curbed - Large, airy Prospect Heights co-op with vintage charm wants $887,000
    8/12/2016 @ 12:19 PM - The 1,165 square foot apartment comes with two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms Welcome back to The Six Digit Club , in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline . Located on the third floor of a turn of the century brownstone in Prospect Heights, this co-op spans 1,165 square feet and comes with two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The two bedrooms are located side by side on one end of the apartment and overlook Prospect Place, while the living, dining, kitchen, and a den are located on the other end of the apartment....

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  • DS News - Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC Certified as a Women's Business Enterprise
    8/12/2016 @ 12:18 PM - Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Development Center - Chicago Certification Committee. The post Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC Certified as a Women's Business Enterprise appeared first on DSNews .
  • RE Journals - Apartment rents keep soaring in Nashville, Minneapolis
    8/12/2016 @ 12:18 PM - Want to rent an apartment in Nashville or Minneapolis? Its not cheap, and its getting more expensive, according to the lastest numbers from apartment-research company Abodo. Abodo reported that in August, the average one-bedroom rent stood at $1,368 a month. Thats an increase of 14 percent from the $1,197 average rent in the city one month earlier. Nashville, too, saw a big increse in monthly rents. Abodo says that the average one-bedroom rent in Nashville stood at $1,124 a month. Thats an increase of 13 percent from July. Whats behind these increases? Demand, of course. Both Nashville and Minneapolis are emerging technology centers, and both are attractive alternatives to more crowded and expensive Silicon Valley. A growing number...

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  • Gant Daily - Thailand rocked by 11 bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by 11 bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four Thai nationals have been killed and about 36 others were injured, including 10 foreigners, according to Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn with the Ministry of Public Health. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts. They are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. Political unrest has in recent years roiled Thailand,...

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  • Gant Daily - Hillary Clintons tax return shows $10.6 million in income, 31% rate and puts pressure on Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - Your move, Mr. Trump. After hammering Donald Trump on the campaign trail for refusing to reveal his tax returns, Hillary Clinton released her latest federal income tax return Friday, showing she and Bill paid roughly a third of their multi-million dollar income to Uncle Sam. The Clintons pulled in $10.6 million in 2015, much less than the nearly $28 million they made the year before. Their tax return showed that they paid $3.24 million in federal income taxes. That means their effective tax rate a measure of their income tax burden was 30.6% based on their adjusted gross income. Thats on par with their 32% effective rate in 2014. The campaign...

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  • Property Shark - Top 20 NYC New Projects Proposed So Far in 2016
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - The city is ablaze with new developments in whats been called by Forbes  the best time to be a real estate developer since 2007. The level of investment opportunity in Queens has attracted the spotlight, and in the first 7 months of 2016, the total square footage of proposed development space was almost three times as much as in Manhattan or Brooklyn. See below the 20 largest projects that have filed for construction permits between January and July 2016. #1. 586 Gulf Avenue , Staten Island Developer:   Staten Island Marine Development Architect:   Marguelies Hoelzli Architecture Proposed total area : 970,000...

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  • AOL Real Estate - Homeowner catches and confronts young would-be burglar
    8/12/2016 @ 12:12 PM - Homeowner catches and confronts young would-be burglar try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} KANSAS CITY, Mo. ( WDAF ) -- A Kansas City homeowner says he caught a pint-sized prowler on video, standing on his patio and peeking through his windows. The young, would-be burglar was busted in a backyard near West 69th Terrace and Ward Parkway. SEE ALSO: Speaker at conference allegedly presents black teacher with offensive gift The homeowner FOX 4's Robert Townsend talked to believes the child was with an adult when the pair tried to break into some homes in his neighborhood. "He didn't even notice the camera," the homeowner named...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - New York City Real Estate, Government Edicts And The Inevitable Unintended Consequences!
    8/12/2016 @ 12:05 PM - Most if not all of us have heard the phrase that the road to hell is paved with good intentions! Given that, is it also a sad truth that many government policies once implemented, have unintended consequences the majority of which seem to be more painful than helpful for the masses? For the sake of this argument and […]

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  • The Real Deal - City to offer low-interest loans to up-and-coming developers
    8/12/2016 @ 12:01 PM - So youre a small-time developer seeking a toehold in the high-stakes real estate industry? No problem. The citys got your back. In an effort to give smaller developers a leg up, the city launched a low-interest loan program to help developers buy sites and develop residential, commercial and industrial projects, Crains reported. The Emerging Developer Loan Fund will be run by the city and a subsidiary of Manhattan-based lender Basis Investment Group. At the outset, … [more]

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  • Housing Wire - The key to success in the mortgage business: Making mentorship work
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - After recent consideration, one industry executive found that her success had less to do with the path she had taken and much more to do with the mentors she found along the way. Here are tips to help you connect with the younger people in your organization and maybe even help your management team set up a more formalized mentorship program.

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  • AOL Real Estate - This guy is 'the next Warren Buffett'
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - This guy is 'the next Warren Buffett' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Some phenomena happen so rarely that we'll wait years to see them, like the reappearance of Halley's Comet or the Detroit Lions winning their first Super Bowl. In the same vein, there are some visionaries who come along only once every few generations, leaving such a huge mark on business and popular culture, it's hard to imagine they could ever be matched. Think Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. In the business world, Buffett - affectionately known as the Oracle of Omaha - is one of the biggest names in the 21st century, with an unerring, almost...

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  • NYT Real Estate - Shopping Guide: Trays
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - Tips on finding handsome and useful trays.

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  • Dezeen - Le Corbusier's Claude et Duval Factory demonstrates his Modulor proportion system
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - World Heritage Corb: French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier 's humble hosiery factory in France was one of the first buildings designed with proportions based on his innovative Modulor system, and has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List (+ slideshow). (more…)

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  • Orlando Sentinel - People on the move: 08/15
    8/12/2016 @ 11:59 AM - Consulting Redevelopment Management Associates has opened an office in Winter Springs and appointed Lynn Dehlinger, RMA's senior economic development manager, to manage the office. Public relations Katie Dagenais, founder and president of JoLu Communications, has opened an office in Orlando. Real Estate ...

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  • Gothamist - New 'New Yorker' Cover Features (Sad!) Rain-Soaked Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 11:58 AM - There's a kind of exhaustion some people are feeling with Donald Trump at this point in the campaign cycle, and while words can do the feeling justice, art can as well. Next week's New Yorker cover illustration by Barry Blitt features Donald Trump being rained on (and catching raindrops in his teeny tiny hand), an apt metaphor for the rolling disaster that his campaign has been in the last week. Or maybe the week before that? Or just going back to right after his convention bounce really, which wasn't much of a bounce at all. [ more › ]

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  • CBS News - 5 home improvement projects that aren't worth investing in
    8/12/2016 @ 11:58 AM - The key is to pick the home improvement projects that are likely to yield the biggest benefits
  • RE Journals - SRS Real Estate Partners expands National Net Lease Group into Chicago office
    8/12/2016 @ 11:57 AM - Pictured, from left to right: Sean Lutz, Dan Elliot, Tara Tolomeo, and Chris Migely. SRS Real Estate Partners (SRS) recently established a new arm of the National Net Lease Group in SRS' Chicago office with the addition of four new team members. Joining the National Net Lease Group in Chicago are Dan Elliot , Sean Lutz , Chris Migely and Tara Tolomeo , who together provide full advisory services for net lease investors in the Chicago market and throughout the Midwest. Formerly of SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors, the new Chicago team has consistently been recognized as one of the top sales teams in the country...
  • Inman News - Bankrate measures mortgage closing costs by state
    8/12/2016 @ 11:56 AM - One of the most commonly neglected cost considerations is at the closing table. Mortgage closing costs can vary greatly state-to-state, accoridng to data from Bankrate.com, which can have a big impact on the reality of affordable homes for some buyers ...

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  • Salon - Real big government” and tyranny” in action: The Baltimore police are running amok and conservatives are silent
    8/12/2016 @ 11:53 AM - (Credit: AP/Patrick Semansky) In the United States, conservatives are obsessed with 'tyranny' and the threats to personal liberty and freedom posed by 'big government.' As such, they see threats to 'freedom' and 'democracy' in almost every area of American life. The Affordable Care Act is 'tyrannical.' Preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is an 'assault' on the 'freedom' of Christians. Placing reasonable restrictions on firearms in the interest of public safety are tantamount to the actions of a 'dictatorship.' The vaguely defined bogeyman of 'political correctness' imperils individual 'freedom' and the 'right' to 'free speech.' Their favorite words and slogans also echo these anxieties about 'tyranny' and the merits of 'small government'. In his first inaugural speech...

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  • RE Journals - Draper and Kramers Shruti Kumar named secretary of IREM Chicago Governing Council
    8/12/2016 @ 11:48 AM - Shruti Kumar Draper and Kramer, Incorporated  announced that Shruti Kumar , a senior property manager with the firm's multifamily property management division, has been appointed to serve on the 2017 Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chicago Governing Council as secretary. Currently, Kumar is senior property manager of Lake Meadows Apartments, where she oversees 1,869 rental units in the mixed-use community that includes four high-rise and five mid-rise towers on 70 acres in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Located between 31 st and 35 th streets, east of Martin Luther King Drive, the apartments offer city, park and lake views, and easy access to downtown Chicago via Lake Shore Drive. IREM is an international community of...

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  • Inhabitat - Beautiful Arctic shark is the oldest living vertebrate animal in the world
    8/12/2016 @ 11:45 AM - There's a new contender for the oldest living vertebrate animal on Earth. 11 scientists from institutions around the world used radiocarbon dating to determine that a Greenland shark is roughly 400-years-old - blowing previous records out of the water. According to the IUCN Red List , Greenland sharks are near threatened. They're found in the Arctic Seas, and the scientists described them as an " iconic species ." Mystery shrouds the sharks; for example the IUCN assessment says we don't know how often they can reproduce or the duration of their gestation period. Related: Airbnb is offering a night in...
  • Zillow - 3 Reasons to See a Homeownership Adviser
    8/12/2016 @ 11:42 AM - Buying a home can be confusing and emotional, especially for first-timers. It's a huge expenditure - the largest many folks will make in their lifetime. There's a lot of information to review and plenty of documents to sign. And, at times, it's can become hard to tell who's working for whom. It's not surprising that Fannie Mae's recent study about mortgage knowledge reveals consumers are confused by the requirements and unfamiliar with resources that can help them. That doesn't have to be the case. Expert help is available, and may be closer and less costly than you think. Best kept secret "The availability of high-quality and independent professional housing advice could be...

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  • Gawker - News Organizations Ask NY State Supreme Court to Unseal Trump's 1990 Divorce Records
    8/12/2016 @ 11:40 AM - On Thursday, the New York Times and USA Today parent company Gannett requested that the New York State Supreme Court unseal records from Donald Trump's contentious 1990 divorce with Ivana Trump. During one deposition, Ivana reportedly accused Trump of sexual assault . The divorce ended in a settlement agreement, and Ivana has endorsed Donald's candidacy, denying that he ever assaulted her. Read more...

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  • Boston.com Real Estate - Home of the week: Melrose Colonial with a unique design on a quiet street
    8/12/2016 @ 11:38 AM - An arched doorway is the portal into this home in a hilly Melrose neighborhood so beloved by residents that the owners of this house are moving their growing family only across the street. Once past the doorway, a foyer awaits. To the left is the dining room, with a chandelier, chair rail, wainscot, and the […] The post Home of the week: Melrose Colonial with a unique design on a quiet street appeared first on Boston.com Real Estate .
  • Brownstoner - Jean Cameron-Smith: Relocating Brooklynites to Westchester for 20 Years
    8/12/2016 @ 11:31 AM - Jean Cameron-Smith has been helping people move from Brooklyn to Westchester for almost 20 years.https://vimeo.com/132969542The William Raveis agent is well versed in what this transition entails and can help you complete it successfully.Cameron-Smith shares a few stories about how she's been able to help people find the right town and the right house."One couple was looking for… Read More > The post Jean Cameron-Smith: Relocating Brooklynites to Westchester for 20 Years appeared first on Brownstoner .

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  • Curbed - Massive residential development planned for Rockaway Park
    8/12/2016 @ 11:30 AM - Four nine-story buildings are planned near the Beach 116th St. subway stop A massive new residential project is planned at Rockaway Park near the Beach 116th Street subway stop, The Rockaway Times first reported . Development firm, the Marcal Group, is planning to construct four, nine-story residential buildings that stretch between Beach 115th Street and Beach 117th Street and include 240,000 square feet of residential space. The site encompasses vacant lots and some abandoned buildings including a restaurant and a catering hall, which had sat vacant for five years before the Marcal Group scooped it up for $5 million in December last year, according to DNAinfo . While there aren't...

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  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in August 2016
    8/12/2016 @ 11:30 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. $3,275,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sothebys International Realty The 5,200-square-foot house sits on just over an acre. There are four bedrooms in the main residence, in addition to a bedroom in the attached guest suite. There's also a two-car garage with a workshop.” In Alabama, a Contemporary Residence with Bayou Views – Mansion Global A Horta House in Belgium with Art Nouveau Appeal –  International New York Times For Sale: 6 Cool Geometric Homes...

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  • EV Grieve - EV Grieve Etc.: Good vibes at Thursday Kitchen; dog days of summer for the red-tailed hawks
    8/12/2016 @ 11:30 AM - [ Downpour photo from yesterday by Derek Berg ] High marks for Thursday Kitchen on East Ninth Street ( Gothamist ... previously ) Rivington House co-owner, Slate Property Group, facing new scrutiny ( The Lo-Down ) Operators of Vintage Thrift, a nonprofit that funnels its funds into organizations for low-income Lower East Siders, needs new warehouse space - soon ( DNAinfo ) NYC Best Pizza listicle includes Joe's on East 14th Street ( Gothamist ) "The Lost Arcade" - a documentary on the legendary Chinatown Fair arcade on Mott Street - opens today at the Metrograph on Ludlow Street ( Official website ) Another report on...

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  • Gant Daily - Americans still love spending on their homes
    8/12/2016 @ 11:30 AM - Theres no place like home especially for Americans these days. Spenders might be shunning departments stores left and right, but they continue to spend big on homes, furniture and renovations. Its one key bright spot thats helping to hold up Americas meager consumer-fueled economic growth right now. Spending on building supplies and gardening equipment rose 6.4% in July compared to a year ago. Purchases of home furnishings also rose a solid 4.2% in July compared to a year ago, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Its another sign that Americas housing market has gained momentum while retailers spiral. The home spending figures comes on the heels of Macys announcement on Thursday that it would...

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  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 12, 2016)
    8/12/2016 @ 11:27 AM - Wall Street banks ask the Federal Reserve for five more years to comply with new financial regulations, reports Reuters. The Wall Street Journal examines Macy's decision to close 100 of its stores. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. read more

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  • AOL Real Estate - LeBron James stuns many by accepting a 3-year, $100 million deal with the Cavs
    8/12/2016 @ 11:26 AM - LeBron James stuns many by accepting a 3-year, $100 million deal with the Cavs try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} So much for The Decision 3.0. LeBron James has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a three-year contract worth $100 million. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar announced the news in a video for Bleacher Report's Undefeated , which you can watch above. James, 31, became an unrestricted free agent this summer after leading his hometown team to a shocking comeback victory in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Though an eventual new contract with the Cavaliers was always a formality, it's still surprising to many...

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  • NYT Real Estate - A Very Tall Rental in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
    8/12/2016 @ 11:24 AM - A Brooklyn building that got off to a rough start with neighbors, has begun leasing.

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  • RE Journals - Minnesota Autism Center gets 50,000-square-foot building expansion
    8/12/2016 @ 11:22 AM - Minnesota Autism Center Ryan Companies recently completed a two-story building expansion to the  Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) school in Eagan, Minnesota. The new 50,000-square-foot school sits directly west of MACs existing school building on 6.5 acres of land. It will be able to house an additional 150 students and 130 staff members. Opening its doors September 6, the school will offer education services and therapeutic support for children, adolescents, and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASD. To celebrate the project completion, MAC held a grand opening celebration August 11 with desserts, beverages, and testimonials by staff and families. Guests had the opportunity to tour the facility including the collegiate gymnasium, breakout spaces, media center...

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  • The Real Deal - Cove Property, Baupost to pay $330M for 441 Ninth Ave.
    8/12/2016 @ 11:22 AM - Kevin Hoo's Cove Property Group and hedge fund the Baupost Group are in contract to buy the office building at 441 Ninth Avenue on Manhattan's Far West Side for $330 million. The seller, insurance firm EmblemHealth, currently occupies the entire 423,000-square-foot building but is set to move out within a year. CBRE represented the seller, Real Estate Alert reported. EmblemHealth's predecessor Group Health bought the former warehouse, located between West 34th and 35th streets, in … [more]

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  • Redfin Blog - Why I Work at Redfin: Dan Bergman
    8/12/2016 @ 11:20 AM - Redfin Chicago agent Dan Bergman is a passionate real estate agent and a new father to an 8-month-old daughter. When Dan isn't spending time with his new family, he is meeting with clients and helping them reach their goal of buying the perfect home. Dan transitioned from personal training to real estate seamlessly, and brought his personable skills into the real estate world. We got to spend some time with Dan, chatting about his experience working at Redfin and what it's like to be a part of this groundbreaking company.  How did you first hear about Redfin? One of my friends started to work as an agent at Redfin a few years before...

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  • Housing Wire - Consumers move past Brexit, now concerned with election outcomes
    8/12/2016 @ 11:18 AM - Overall the consumer sentiment index increased despite concerns about the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Younger households pushed against the positive growth, one expert explains why.
  • AOL Real Estate - 'Traitor!': Florida man unleashes tirade at media following Trump rally
    8/12/2016 @ 11:17 AM - 'Traitor!': Florida man unleashes tirade at media following Trump rally try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} A Florida man calling himself an "American patriot" unleashed a verbal assault on the assembled press following Republican nominee Donald Trump 's rally in Kissimmee, Florida, on Thursday night. "Up yours!" he exclaimed, waving his raised middle finger at the press pen located at the back of the venue, before shouting "traitor!" at an unspecified member of the press. RELATED: Trump rally in Anaheim As he was approached by CNN's Noah Gray, the man turned toward the reporter, shouting, "I am a patriot and you are a traitor!"...

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  • Brick Underground - Essential reading for New Yorkers, the greenest block in Brooklyn, and more
    8/12/2016 @ 11:15 AM - Plus, a neighborhood oyster happy hour guide and a must-see new transit map.

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  • RE Journals - Mark Rose Mid-Year 2016 North America, U.K. and Germany Office Market Report
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  • Crain's New York Business - Buyers of Watchtower Building got $376 million in financing
    8/12/2016 @ 11:05 AM - A partnership that bought the Jehovah's Witnesses' Watchtower building in Brooklyn got some help from two big firms. Affiliates of private equity giant Blackstone Group and commercial landlord SL... To view the full story, click the title link.

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  • Salon - Trump fine” with sending U.S. citizens accused of terrorism to Guantanamo
    8/12/2016 @ 11:03 AM - (Credit: The Telegraph) When President Obama recently expressed regret at failing to shut down the detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying I dont want to leave this to the next president,” Donald Trump was quick to rebuff the endeavor. This morning I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo,” Trump told a crowd gathered inside a Nevada casino back in February. Guantanamo Bay which by the way, we are keeping open! And were going to load it up with some bad dudes. Were going to load it up.” Trump then suggested that the Cuban government take over the facility and reimburse the US for paying rent.” Maybe in our deal with Cuba, we get...

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  • Brownstoner - Brooklyn Real Estate Listings Six Months Later: Three Sold, One for Over Ask
    8/12/2016 @ 11:01 AM - This week we're looking back at four listings we featured six months ago to see how they fared. Three of the homes sold, one for over ask. This one-family townhouse in Crown Heights -- previously a House of the Day -- has been completely renovated in thoroughly modern style, with… Read More > The post Brooklyn Real Estate Listings Six Months Later: Three Sold, One for Over Ask appeared first on Brownstoner .

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  • Freshome - New Zealand's Black Door House Is Filled With Angled Light
    8/12/2016 @ 11:01 AM - The dominant center of MC Architecture Studio's Black Door House in Christchurch, New Zealand uses elements of modern art sculpture in its striking design.  Here, angled walls along the back have floor-to-ceiling glazing on each floor with a mix of different window pane sizes.  Above head, a winged roof hangs out providing shade and emphasizing the building's unique form. These irregular forms reflect the uneven curves of the hills, valley and shoreline visible from its numerous windows. A tall black modern doorway provides a dramatic entrance to the property.  The deep black contrasts nicely with light exterior walls and vertical wood paneling that lines a curved wall and leads you to...

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  • ArchDaily - Sant Mori Pergola / MESURA
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - © Salva López Architects: MESURA Location: 17467 Sant Mori, Girona, España Project Manager: Marcos Parera ...

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  • Houzz - 7 Home Exterior Transformations (14 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - A second-floor addition to an Arts and Crafts bungalow. A top-to-bottom restoration of a beach house after Hurricane Sandy. Those are just two of the impressive transformations seen in these before-and-after photos. Tell us which transformation is your favorite!

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  • RE Journals - Transwestern team members lend helping hand to Greater Chicago Food Depository
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Transwestern employees repacked 18,418 pounds of bulk sweet potatoes and carrots into individual packages for distribution to Greater Chicago Food Depository clients and member agencies. More than 50 Transwestern team members, including CFO Steve Harding, spent the morning of July 29 assisting the Greater Chicago Food Depository  in repacking food and other materials for the nearly 812,000 individuals served by the depository's network each year. In just a couple of hours, the Transwestern team repacked 18,418 pounds of bulk sweet potatoes and carrots into individual boxes for distribution to GCFD clients and member agencies. The need for the Depository's services is especially great in the summer, when just 13 percent of the children who receive subsidized...
  • Gant Daily - This swimmer missed his shot at Rio. Now, hes peddling coffee. Heres why.
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Berkeley grad Chuck Katis envisioned hed be competing in Rio this August. He spent the past year training, only to fall just short of making the U.S. Olympic swim team at the trials in June. I put my heart and soul into swimming,” Katis, 23, told CNNMoney. How do you deal with that sort of disappointment?” Katis has been channeling his energy into entrepreneurship since returning to San Francisco after the trials in Omaha, Nebraska. If he cant follow in the footsteps of a Michael Phelps, why not go the way of Airbnb founder Brian Chesky instead? Back in 2008 when it was still called Air Bed & Breakfast, Airbnb launched an...

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