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  • The Real Deal - Hamptons home sales ho-hum in second quarter
    7/24/2014 @ 12:02 AM - Oceanfront homes in the Hamptons The second quarter of the year saw a modest increase in property deals in the Hamptons and the North Fork, according to Douglas Elliman’s second quarter Hamptons and North Fork sales report. You're seeing growth,” said Elliman President and CEO Dottie Herman. Normal, healthy growth. Nothing over the top.” On the North...
  • NY Daily News - North Fork luxury home prices jump by 132 %
    7/24/2014 @ 12:02 AM - The North Fork is the new Hamptons. Luxury house prices in the less glitzy area north of the celebrity fray jumped more than 132% since this time last year, while prices sank 14% in the tonier towns on the South Shore over the same period.
  • EV Grieve - We'll always have Craigslist
    7/23/2014 @ 10:17 PM - [ The actual hottie with broccoli ] From today... hottie with broccoli - w4m - 25 (East Village) you were walking through the east village with broccoli casually tucked in your backpack. I knew we were meant to be, but you turned before I gathered the nerve to say something. ...
  • New York Observer - City Officials, SL Green Respond to Grand Central Landlord
    7/23/2014 @ 8:15 PM - Rendering of One Vanderbilt's facade across from Grand Central Terminal. (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates) A week after a contentious Department of City Planning hearing on the Vanderbilt Corridor proposal to rezone five blocks in Midtown East, City Planning officials and attorneys for SL Green Realty Corp.  doubled down on their view that...
  • The Real Deal - Moinian seeks to add auto dealership at 42nd Street high-rise
    7/23/2014 @ 8:04 PM - From left: 605 West 42nd Street and plans highlighting the proposed auto showroom The Moinian Group is looking to swap out about 34,000 square feet of retail space in its under-construction glass tower at the edge of 11th Avenue's Auto Row to make way for a car dealership. With the first 12 stories of its mixed-use tower...
  • Fortune - McGraw Hill receives Wells notice over S&P securities ratings
    7/23/2014 @ 7:46 PM - McGraw Hill, the parent company of Standard & Poor’s ratings services, said on Wednesday that it received notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is under investigation for its rating of mortgage-backed securities in 2011. McGraw Hill received the so-called Wells notice on Tuesday for alleged violations of federal securities laws,” the company said in a ...
  • NYT Real Estate - Currents: Furniture: A Virtual Collective of New York Designers
    7/23/2014 @ 7:20 PM - WorkOf.com features the goods of some 60 furniture makers, many from Brooklyn.
  • NYT Real Estate - House Proud: A Two-Ring Circus
    7/23/2014 @ 7:18 PM - As in two circus tents. Also in this Catskills retreat, a ballroom, psychedelic school buses and a secret compartment. A washer and dryer? Maybe later.
  • EV Grieve - This is how hot it was today
    7/23/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Photo from the Tompkins Square Park dog run via Bobby Williams.
  • Redfin Blog - Neil Patrick Harris Unloads California Home
    7/23/2014 @ 6:29 PM - Photos by Brandon Vogts, www.brandonvogts.com. Listing by Monty Iceman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService When you're Neil Patrick Harris, you can be in a Tony-award-winning Broadway show in New York City and sell your home in California at the same time! The “How I Met Your Mother” star unloaded his Sherman Oaks mansion for $2.995 million, just...
  • The Real Deal - SL Green's sale of three properties to generate $240M net cash
    7/23/2014 @ 6:21 PM - From left: 180 Broadway, 2 Herald Square and 985-987 Third Avenue SL Green Realty announced the sale of three Manhattan properties in a deal that will generate $240 million in net cash proceeds for the real estate investment trust. SL Green has already closed on the sale of a development property at 985-987 Third Avenue,...
  • The Real Deal - The 15 priciest homes for sale in the NYC suburbs
    7/23/2014 @ 6:05 PM - From left: Homes in Colts Neck, N.J., Greenwich, Conn., and Darien, Conn. If you’re sick of squeezing into New York City apartments but still want to stay within commuting distance, these amazing homes might pique your interest. But be ready to shell out some big bucks. From New Jersey mansions to Connecticut equestrian estates, these are the most expensive...
  • New York Observer - SL Green to Sell Three Manhattan Assets
    7/23/2014 @ 6:02 PM - SL Green Realty Corp. has agreed to sell three of its Manhattan assets, the real estate investment trust announced today. The deals, for 2 Herald Square , 180 Broadway and 985-987 Third Avenue , will generate net cash proceeds of $240 million, according to a press release. The REIT will sell the leased fee...
  • New York Observer - NYC's Investment Sales Market Remains on Record Pace
    7/23/2014 @ 6:02 PM - The second quarter of 2014 picked up right where the first quarter ended for New York City's investment sales market. The pace of sales, with regard to the number of properties sold, remains on pace to eclipse 2012's record of 5,018 properties sold. The dollar volume of sales is not quite on record pace. But because the volume is normally...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Winning Haikus for OHNY East River Boat Tour Contest
    7/23/2014 @ 6:00 PM - [ Photo Pool/Harris Graber ] EAST RIVER Our resident poetry judges have spoken, and the winners of the East River haiku contest (and recipients of Open House New York Boat tour of the river) have been chosen. The winning haiku, from Gersh Kuntzman: Domino, Seaport Towers at Brooklyn Bridge Park Just pave...
  • Reuters - Banks face challenge averting U.S. regulator's mortgage lawsuits -judge
    7/23/2014 @ 5:55 PM - NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday said banks faced an uphill battle in convincing her to dismiss a U.S. regulator's claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Bank of China Eyes 7 Bryant Park; Creatives Go to Deep Queens
    7/23/2014 @ 5:42 PM - [Curbed Flickr Pool / Jonathan Percy ] · Chelsea's affordable Penn South opening waiting list [DNA] · Bank of China eyes prominent space at 7 Bryant Park [Crain's] · Penthouse at Roth's 15 W. 82nd St. sells for $11M [NYO] · Developers poke around ahead...
  • The Real Deal - 17 East 12th Street
    7/23/2014 @ 5:32 PM - The luxury condo conversion at 17 East 12th Street is representative of an increasing momentum in the neighborhood towards the ultra-high-end. The 11 story, nine-unit condo conversion was once home to a 50,000-square-foot parking facility before it was picked up by Rigby Assent Management last August. From the German-crafted faucets to the imported London stock brick exterior, the Bromley Caldari...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: “Law & Order: SVU” star lists Harlem home for $3.7M, following the Rockaway boardwalk and more
    7/23/2014 @ 5:16 PM - Rendering of a revamped Rockaway Boardwalk 1. “Law & Order: SVU” star Tamara Tunie lists Harlem home for $3.7M [NYDN] 2. Following the Rockaway Boardwalk : map [DNAinfo] 3. How to hang on to your rent-stabilized apartment [DNAinfo] 4. ...
  • New York Observer - Three Leases Signed at 30 Cooper Square
    7/23/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Three leases have been signed for a combined 45,500 square-feet of space at 30 Cooper Square , according to a release issued by Cassidy Turley . Cooper Union , a privately funded college with administrative offices in the building, renewed its lease of 26,000 square-feet of space with a term upwards of five years, according to...
  • New York Observer - One Madison Owners Win Retail Space at Foreclosure Auction
    7/23/2014 @ 5:00 PM - One Madison at 23 East 22nd Street. Related Companies ,  CIM Group and HFZ Capital have acquired the commercial piece of their  One Madison , the condominium at 23 East 22nd Street formerly called  One Madison Park . At a foreclosure auction held this afternoon at the State Supreme Court building at...
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  • Gawker - Donald Trump digs as part of the groundbreaking ceremony for his $200 million Trump International Ho
    7/24/2014 @ 12:03 AM - Donald Trump digs as part of the groundbreaking ceremony for his $200 million Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The hotel will transform the 115-year-old Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue for a projected 2016 opening. Image via AP. Read more...
  • Fortune - Whistleblower unmasked as partners battle over $14.7 million award
    7/23/2014 @ 6:19 PM - A court fight over a $14.7-million bounty has publicly identified the anonymous recipient of a record whistleblower award from the Securities & Exchange Commission. The government credits the late-2012 tip with halting an audacious fraud perpetrated through the federal visa-for-sale program, known as EB-5, by a young Chicago promoter named Anshoo Sethi. Sethi raised $147 million from rich...
  • Real Trends - Build a Powerful Culture Statement
    7/23/2014 @ 5:25 PM - Written by Steve Franks, CEO,  Washington Association of REALTORS® in Olympia, Wash. In “The Power of Habit,” Charles Duhigg discusses the concept that organizations are driven by habits and routines. Every workplace has an unspoken code about “how things really work around here.”  A company's policy manual lists formal rules and procedures, but it won't tell employees how...
  • Reuters - U.S. regulators, states sue law firms over mortgage relief scams
    7/23/2014 @ 3:37 PM - WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators and 15 states announced a wave of lawsuits on Wednesday against law firms and mortgage assistance companies they said have scammed borrowers since at...
  • Capital - Port plans $90M in bus terminal improvements
    7/23/2014 @ 3:03 PM - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday approved spending $90 million on repairs to its decrepit Midtown bus terminal, but its new board chairman said a full replacement of the 65-year-old facility will take at least a decade to finance, design and build-if not longer. “That's a Degnan projection,” John...
  • Daily Finance - The Donald Is Trump-ifying a D.C. Landmark (No, Not That One)
    7/23/2014 @ 1:47 PM - Filed under: Real Estate AP Donald Trump, right, sits with, from left, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump during a ground breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel on the site of the Old Post Office in Washington. WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building,...
  • Brokers Weekly - Taxing times as investors examine all the options
    7/23/2014 @ 12:31 PM - James Nelson of Massey Knakal, sat down with William Elder of RXR Realty, Christopher Schlank of Savanna Partners, Brian Steinwurtzel of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Andrew Levin of Boston Properties to discuss their current projects and the current office building sales and leasing market. James Nelson : What is your most recent office acquisition and your...
  • Curbed - Not In My Backyard: Landmarks Rejects 16-Story Condo Beside Historic UWS Hotel
    7/23/2014 @ 12:25 PM - [Plan for 207 West 79th Street] A large crowd is a bad sign for an applicant at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the final item on Tuesday's agenda drew a crowd so big that LPC staffers had to find extra chairs in a closet. As expected , plans for a condo building next to the...
  • Capital - Capital P.M. Campaign Report, July 23: Critics seize on Moreland story, Cuomo challenges Teachout residency
    7/23/2014 @ 11:59 AM - CUOMO CRITICS CHARGE ILLEGALITY AFTER TIMES' MORELAND EXPOSE - Capital's Jimmy Vielkind: “The governor corrupted his own anti-corruption commission. It shows the arrogance of power here. It gets you into really deep trouble,” said state Republican chairman Ed Cox. “If he interfered with these investigations, he's got a problem with Preet Bharara, assuming the deeply political Holder Justice Department doesn't...
  • Brokers Weekly - RERC opens Manhhatan digs
    7/23/2014 @ 11:24 AM - Real Estate Research Corporation, LLC (RERC), a Situs company, has opened a New York office that will be the center of the firm's financial reporting valuation practice in the Northeast region. Lev Yagudayev, MAI, will serve as director and Northeast Practice Leader, based in Situs' New York City, Midtown office. He brings 15 years of experience in commercial...
  • Realtor.com News - Antiques Roadshow’s Paul Winicki Lists $4M Maryland Estate
    7/23/2014 @ 11:24 AM - Paul Winicki, founder of Maryland's Radcliffe Jewelers and well-known appraiser on the PBS-staple Antiques Roadshow”, has listed his 18,000-square-foot, English park-style estate for $4 million. When your home has its own name, you're likely living in a place that's pretty special: Tyrconnell-Winicki's Baltimore, MD , estate-is no exception. With ten bedrooms and 12 (!) bathrooms, this exquisite home -situated on...
  • Capital - Capital Politics Digest: July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014 @ 11:01 AM - The following stories appeared today on Capital. - Success proposes to dominate the city's charter school landscape - Nurses, 1199 take up anti-Keystone cause - Allison Lee splits from Klores to form independent firm - Capital New York state spending tracker: July 23 - City owed $1.5B in uncollected judgments...
  • Curbed - Comin Attractions: Related To Bring Luxury Condos to Beloved Tribeca Eatery Site
    7/23/2014 @ 10:55 AM - [A view of the site at the corner of West Street and Desbrosses Street via Google Street View.] First details have emerged about what's coming to the site of former Ponte's Restaurant in Tribeca which, along with five other neighboring parcels, was snagged by Related Companies from Ponte Equities for $115.3...
  • Realty Biz News - Investing in Brownfield Properties
    7/23/2014 @ 10:25 AM - Commercial real estate investors should consider investing in brownfield properties. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines brownfields as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. So far in 2014, the EPA has awarded 188 grants to assist in the financing of brownfield...
  • New York Observer - Leading Beyond LEED: NYC Buildings and the Evolving Fight to Consume Less Energy
    7/23/2014 @ 10:03 AM - Architect Chris Benedict's wedged foam and stucco facade at 803 Knickerbocker Avenue shields the building from the sun in summer and soaks up the rays during winter. (Celeste Sloman) One of the country's first hyper-efficient affordable multifamily passive houses was failing a basic evaluation early this month and nobody on architect Chris Benedict's Architecture and Energy Limited...
  • Long Island Business News - Port Washington retirement complex files for bankruptcy
    7/23/2014 @ 9:20 AM - Opened in 2010, the nonprofit development has struggled with slow sales that its CEO, Jim Davis, blamed on the area's weak housing market.
  • Bob Vila - Too Cool for Summer Give-Away Official Rules
    7/23/2014 @ 7:32 AM - Bob Vila's “Too Cool for Summer Give-Away” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by BobVila.com, LLC, Post Office Box 835, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (“Sponsor”).  Lennox International, Inc. is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes.The Sweepstakes consists of one (1) random drawing (the “Drawing”). The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on July 31st, 2014 and ends at 11:59...
  • Luxury Daily - Top 10 travel and hospitality brand efforts of H1
    7/23/2014 @ 4:16 AM - The New York Times Times Journeys” Luxury travel and hospitality brands emphasized their superior ability to provide original experiences in the first half of 2014. Four Seasons customized planes and mattresses and The Peninsula Hotels cleaned up its Web site for an immersive experience. Meanwhile, Starwood took a maverick approach by embracing Google Glass, a technology that...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Bloomberg en route to Israel on El Al
    7/23/2014 @ 3:38 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. CLICK OF THE DAY: “Amazing GIF [and video] of Dante de Blasio Driving a Boat on Vacation in Italy,” via NY Mag's Daily Intelligencer blog: http://nym.ag/1ndehX2 BEHIND THE SCENES --“Secrets of New York's real estate agents,” by The Guardian's James Ball: “There's...
  • Luxury Daily - The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai showcases employee enthusiasm in live performance
    7/23/2014 @ 3:16 AM - Video still from Miao” video The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, is highlighting the efforts made by its staff to enhance guest experiences in a new social video. The Miao” video shows the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation at the Shanghai property as a performance group put on a theatrical performance for guests. Although they are often removed from campaigns, hotel...
  • Daily Finance - Agencies Help Seniors Find Roommates, Companionship
    7/23/2014 @ 1:46 AM - Filed under: Personal Finance , Housing Market , Social Security , Financial Education Kathy Willens/AP NEW YORK -- It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors...
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  • Haute Residence - Midtown Miami Residences Tasks RS3 Designs with Revamping its Posh Penthouses
    7/23/2014 @ 5:43 PM - To accommodate the ever-evolving demands of the modern luxury consumer-Gold Krown, the owner of  Midtown Miami Residences,  a residential complex comprised of two high-rises situated in the heart of the city-has decided to invest in the complete renovation of the 11 remaining penthouses at 4 Midtown … without raising the units’ asking prices. To date, the company has...
  • The Broker List - ±2,000 SF Office Space Leased at 6099 Hollywood Blvd.
    7/23/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Bill McConnell , Senior Advisor for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, as exclusive Landlord agent, represented the Landlord Joanne Manol in a lease transaction at the office building located at 6099 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33024. The Lessee, Lotus Body Care Spa leased 2,000 SF, and was represented by Coral Shores Realty Inc....
  • Inhabitat - INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels
    7/23/2014 @ 12:09 PM - Sea levels are rising , floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change . Now that we’ve accepted these facts, it’s time to design and build more resilient structures. Koen Olthuis , one of the most forward-thinking and innovative architects out there, has a solution for rising sea levels. His solution:...
  • Brokers Weekly - DTZ seeking investors for starchitect's new Sunshine State towers
    7/23/2014 @ 11:44 AM - DTZ's Real Estate Investment Banking Group has been retained to arrange project finance for a three-tower luxury residential project with marina on the river in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At six acres, the project sits on the largest undeveloped prime urban infill site in Fort Lauderdale. Marina Lofts will be developed as a three-phase...
  • Realtor.com News - Heat’s Chris Bosh Staying in Miami, Selling Pacific Palisades Home for $14.5M
    7/23/2014 @ 10:52 AM - Two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh, who just re-signed with the Miami Heat despite a more-famous former teammate’s departure earlier this month, will be making big changes on the court in his new role for the team-and he's also making a big change in life, listing his palatial Pacific Palisades playground for $14.5 million. The home, which sports six bedrooms and eight full baths, is spread out over...
  • World Property Channel - Miami Home Sales Still Robust as Cash Sales Drop
    7/23/2014 @ 8:21 AM - According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami's residential property sales, particularly for single-family homes, continue to reflect strong demand compared to record sales activity over the last three years. In June, residential real estate sales in Miami-Dade County increased 2.0 percent to 2,723 compared to 2,669 in June of last year. Single-family home sales increased 9.5 percent relative...
  • AOL Real Estate - Top 10 Places for Vacation Homes Near Water
    7/23/2014 @ 4:41 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Investing , Lifestyle Zillow This waterfront townhouse near the Intracoastal Waterway in Englewood, Florida, offers potential as a weekend getaway or a rental. By Sharona Ott Looking to skip the hotel room and enjoy life on...
  • Luxury Daily - G2G Collection attracts affluent consumers with charity-centric travel
    7/23/2014 @ 4:00 AM - G2G promotional image Getaway 2 Give is looking to tap into the growing Conscious Capitalist” movement to provide affluent consumers with ways to give back while traveling. Travel experts at the company help clients map out trips to a growing list of destinations and coordinate charitable actions. Through G2G’s customizable structure, more than 100 different charities including...
  • AOL Real Estate - Chris Bosh Finally Ready to Sell Magnificent California Mansion
    7/23/2014 @ 3:52 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow The outdoor area of Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades home features a resort-style infinity pool with swim-up bar. NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific...
  • The Atlantic - Wealthy New Yorkers Can't Afford to Move
    7/22/2014 @ 3:30 PM - dibrova/Shutterstock.com Living in New York City is expensive. Taxes, for one, aren't cheap. A NYC worker earning $500,000 per year faces state and city income taxes totaling about $53,000, before any deductions. Relocating to Virginia would nearly halve that same worker’s tax burden to around $28,000. And If they moved to a state...
  • The Real Deal - Leroy Schecter gets $28M for Miami Beach manse
    7/22/2014 @ 3:16 PM - 12 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach From the South Florida site: Steel magnate Leroy Schecter got $28 million for his waterfront Miami Beach mansion, The Real Deal has learned. The Leroy Schecter Revocable Trust sold the 12 Indian Creek Drive home on Monday, according to a written statement from...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Orlando home prices outpace Florida housing recovery
    7/22/2014 @ 2:42 PM - Metro Orlando's housing market is not experiencing the large year-over-year price gains that it did last year but prices in the four-county region continue to outpace price increases throughout the state, a new report shows.
  • World Property Channel - Florida Home Sales in June Spike 14.6% Over Last Year
    7/22/2014 @ 1:51 PM - According to the Florida Realtors, Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased new listings and a rise in inventory in June 2014. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 23,181 last month, up 14.6 percent over the June 2013 figure. "June marked the 31st month in a row - more than 2 ½ years...
  • RE Journals - PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC chosen to construct new spec warehouse for Bridge Development
    7/22/2014 @ 1:30 PM - PREMIER Design + Build Group begins process at Bridge Point Marina Mile, the second warehouse project in Broward County's Dania Beach. Bridge Development Partners, LLC chose PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC to construct a new speculative warehouse facility at SW 30 Avenue, Dania Beach, Florida, totaling 189,620 square feet. The 32-foot clear height institutional grade warehouse at...
  • Inhabitat - SOM's West Palm Beach Concourse is the Third Station for All Aboard Florida's Rail Network
    7/22/2014 @ 1:07 PM - Read the rest of SOM’s West Palm Beach Concourse is the Third Station for All Aboard Florida’s Rail Network Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture" , all aboard florida , Daylighting , eco design ,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Greystar Plans Orlando Apartment Community
    7/22/2014 @ 12:00 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Orlando, Fla.-Greystar has unveiled plans for a 448-unit apartment property in Orlando, with construction set to start in October for a completion date about a year later. The development will be called Elan Audubon Park, and will be in the Audubon Park Garden District near the intersection of Maguire Blvd. and East Colonial...
  • The Atlantic - Why Are All These Legos Washing Up on the Beach?
    7/22/2014 @ 11:24 AM - Lego.com If you happen to find yourself strolling on the beach in Cornwall, you might find some man-made detritus along with the expected array of shells and seaweed and sand. You might find some diving flippers. Or a life preserver. Or a spear gun.  The items will likely be made of plastic. They'll...
  • Fortune - Deals of the Day: Contigo, Griffin’s Foods, Urban Compass
    7/22/2014 @ 10:01 AM - To get deals in your inbox each morning, sign up for our Term Sheet newsletter . Venture Capital Deals Urban Compass , New York-based real-estate site for buying and renting apartments, has raised $40 million in Series B funding from Thrive Capital Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, Advance Publications, Kenneth Chenault and...
  • AOL Real Estate - 10 Rules for Arranging Furniture the Right Way
    7/22/2014 @ 8:31 AM - Filed under: Design , News , How To By Fred Albert Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? I've taken some of the basic rules of...
  • Freshome - Streamsong Resort: Florida's Prehistoric Beauty Leads to Architectural Splendor
    7/22/2014 @ 4:39 AM - Streamsong Resort Clubhouse greets golfers and nature enthusiasts with its gorgeous natural landscape When escaping to Florida for vacation many go to the family-filled amusement parks and beaches that are packed with noise and stressful vibes. While others think that Florida resorts can’t be serene and off the beaten trail. If you haven't visited a resort that brings...
  • Web Urbanist - SCADpads: Parking Garage Turned Tiny House Village
    7/21/2014 @ 9:00 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism . ] Just how livable can a 135-square-foot micro-house really be? That’s what an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and alumni at Savannah College of Art and Design set out to learn with ‘ SCADpad...
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  • ArchDaily - 2014 ANFA Conference
    7/23/2014 @ 11:00 PM - The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) will have their 2nd international conference between September 18 and September 20 in La Jolla, California . The ANFA Conference  will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists.  The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations...
  • NYT Real Estate - On Location: Mill Valley, Calif.: Polishing the Imperfection
    7/23/2014 @ 7:19 PM - A modernist house was rough around the edges, but the price and provenance were right.
  • NY Daily News - Robin Thicke, Paula Patton selling L.A. mansion
    7/23/2014 @ 6:40 PM - Has Robin Thicke failed to win back Paula Patton? The estranged couple have put their Los Angeles mansion on the market, according to Variety.
  • Redfin Blog - Neil Patrick Harris Unloads California Home
    7/23/2014 @ 6:29 PM - Photos by Brandon Vogts, www.brandonvogts.com. Listing by Monty Iceman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService When you're Neil Patrick Harris, you can be in a Tony-award-winning Broadway show in New York City and sell your home in California at the same time! The “How I Met Your Mother” star unloaded his Sherman Oaks mansion for $2.995 million, just...
  • Forbes - 'Frozen' Star Idina Menzel, Actor Taye Diggs Selling Home
    7/23/2014 @ 6:23 PM - Actor Taye Diggs and actress/singer Idina Menzel are going their separate ways and selling their home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles. The home is on the market for $2.995 million. The pair has been married for 10 years and announced their separation in December. Diggs is known best for [...]
  • Inman News - 5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn't want to acknowledge are in the room
    7/23/2014 @ 6:22 PM - Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are the future of the ...
  • Haute Residence - Midtown Miami Residences Tasks RS3 Designs with Revamping its Posh Penthouses
    7/23/2014 @ 5:43 PM - To accommodate the ever-evolving demands of the modern luxury consumer-Gold Krown, the owner of  Midtown Miami Residences,  a residential complex comprised of two high-rises situated in the heart of the city-has decided to invest in the complete renovation of the 11 remaining penthouses at 4 Midtown … without raising the units’ asking prices. To date, the company has...
  • The Broker List - ±2,000 SF Office Space Leased at 6099 Hollywood Blvd.
    7/23/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Bill McConnell , Senior Advisor for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, as exclusive Landlord agent, represented the Landlord Joanne Manol in a lease transaction at the office building located at 6099 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33024. The Lessee, Lotus Body Care Spa leased 2,000 SF, and was represented by Coral Shores Realty Inc....
  • Zillow - House of the Week: Spanish Dream Home on California's Riviera
    7/23/2014 @ 4:53 PM - 581 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA For sale: $10.99 million Famous clients of renowned Los Angeles architect Richard Landry are not known for their restraint. The Brentwood estate he designed for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen has a moat and just sold to Dr. Dre for $40 million. Michael Jackson died in a home Landry...
  • The Real Deal - Large office property sales up 44 percent in first half of 2014
    7/23/2014 @ 4:50 PM - From left: One Wall Street, 1412 Broadway, 30 Rockefeller Center and Eastdil’s Doug Harmon and Adam Spies Large office property sales soared in the first half of the year, during which time New York-based commercial brokerage Eastdil Secured remained the sector's top broker. Some $37.8 billion worth of office properties changed hands during the first...
  • World Property Channel - California Homes Return to Positive Equity Territory as Pending Sales Slip
    7/23/2014 @ 3:30 PM - According to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), equity-positive home sales posted their highest level since the housing crisis began, reaching more than 90 percent of all home sales. Meanwhile, seasonal factors, combined with shrinking affordability cooled pending home sales in June. C.A.R. reports the share of equity sales - or non-distressed property sales - continued in an upward...
  • Inman News - Predictive analytics real estate marketing startup raises $12M
    7/23/2014 @ 3:25 PM - SmartZip Analytics Inc., maker of a predictive analytics tool that helps real estate pros target their marketing to homeowners who may be likely to sell soon, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. The Pleasanton, California-based firm, ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Mack-Cali inks 120,000 s/f lease with United Water
    7/23/2014 @ 3:17 PM - Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that United Water Management & Services, Inc., a sustainable water and wastewater management solutions provider, has signed a new 20-year, 116,360 s/f lease at  Mack-Cali Centre VI, 4 61 From Road, in Paramus, New Jersey. Located in the heart of Bergen County, Mack-Centre VI-a five-story, 253,554 s/f office building-is 86.5 percent leased. The class A property offers...
  • Fortune - Herman Miller turning back to its retail roots for growth
    7/23/2014 @ 2:43 PM - Herman Miller, the maker of classic midcentury designs, is on its way to becoming a premier lifestyle brand.” Again. The Zeeland, Mich., -based company purchased modern furniture-retailer Design Within Reach (DWR) for $154 million last week . The investment gives Herman Miller MLHR an 84% interest in DWR...
  • Multi-Housing News - CDT Reaches $1B in Cumulative Investments on Organization’s 15th Anniversary
    7/23/2014 @ 2:34 PM - By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor New York-The nation's first and largest private REIT, Community Development Trust, has announced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in cumulative investments in affordable housing after closing on a $40 million portfolio in California. The accomplishment coincides with the organization's 15-year anniversary. “We've come a long way, from our first...
  • RE Journals - True Religion signs lease for Michigan Ave store
    7/23/2014 @ 2:00 PM - True Religion Brand Jeans has executed a direct lease on 1,437 square feet of retail space at The Shops at North Bridge, located at 540 North Michigan Avenue. Senior Director, Meredith Oliver, and Director, Brent Wayburn, of Cushman & Wakefield represented True Religion Brand Jeans in the transaction. The Los Angeles-based retailer plans to open its...
  • Luxury Daily - Four Seasons’ Middle East expansion continues with Dubai opening
    7/23/2014 @ 1:47 PM - Four Seasons’ Jumeirah Beach property Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is now taking reservations for its first United Arab Emirates property in Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. The property's opening, with arrivals beginning in December, is part of Four Seasons’ expansion plan further into the Arabian Gulf area. In addition to its property in Doha, Qatar, the hotelier...
  • Brick Underground - How to avoid an Airbnb squatter nightmare
    7/23/2014 @ 1:05 PM - Everyone loves a good Airbnb horror story, and this week brought us a doozy, with news of  a San Francisco woman whose guest refused to leave  after his initial 30-day stay in her condo. The situation got a whole lot worse when she discovered that, under California law, someone who lives in a place for longer than 30 days effectively becomes a tenant on...
  • New York Observer - Down to a Science: John Cahill of Colliers International
    7/23/2014 @ 1:00 PM - John Cahill of Colliers. (Aaron Adler) As the son of a doctor and a nurse, broker John Cahill may have been predestined to work in the medical field in one form or another. Fresh out of Syracuse University, the New York native first chose pharmaceutical sales as his field of choice. Initially lacking the required experience,...
  • Zillow - Faye Dunaway Lists Hollywood Duplex, Movie Star Mementos
    7/23/2014 @ 12:47 PM - Actress Faye Dunaway has remodeled the historic West Hollywood duplex she lived in for 15 years and put it on the market for $1.75 million. Source: IMDb The Chinatown” star, whose Oscar and Emmy are on the mantle in listing photos, decided to move into a smaller place. Dunaway paid only $315,000 for the small, charming duplex...
  • Brokers Weekly - Taxing times as investors examine all the options
    7/23/2014 @ 12:31 PM - James Nelson of Massey Knakal, sat down with William Elder of RXR Realty, Christopher Schlank of Savanna Partners, Brian Steinwurtzel of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Andrew Levin of Boston Properties to discuss their current projects and the current office building sales and leasing market. James Nelson : What is your most recent office acquisition and your...
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  • Quartz - Venezuela just mortgaged another $4 billion of its oil exports to China
    7/24/2014 @ 1:26 AM - Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged $4 billion in loans to Venezuela while visiting president Nicolás Maduro this week. The agreement will raise Caraca’s existing debts to Beijing by almost 25%, to over $20 billion-money that the country may find it increasingly difficult to repay. China has lent its South American partner more than $40 billion since 2008 to help Caracas shore up its ailing economy,...
  • The Real Deal - Hamptons home sales ho-hum in second quarter
    7/24/2014 @ 12:02 AM - Oceanfront homes in the Hamptons The second quarter of the year saw a modest increase in property deals in the Hamptons and the North Fork, according to Douglas Elliman’s second quarter Hamptons and North Fork sales report. You're seeing growth,” said Elliman President and CEO Dottie Herman. Normal, healthy growth. Nothing over the top.” On the North...
  • designboom - basiches develops duplex apartments for urban living in brazil
    7/23/2014 @ 11:46 PM - the residential tower of two shifting volumes allows occupants to engage the city through sky terraces and patios. The post basiches develops duplex apartments for urban living in brazil appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • ArchDaily - Álvaro Siza Decides The Fate of His Archives
    7/23/2014 @ 11:21 PM - Earlier this week we announced  that Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza  was considering donating his archive to institutions outside of his home country of Portugal . Finally, after much discussion and speculation, Siza has arrived at a decision. He will donate one part of the archive to two instiutions in Portugal: the Fundação Gulbenkian  in...
  • ArchDaily - 2014 ANFA Conference
    7/23/2014 @ 11:00 PM - The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) will have their 2nd international conference between September 18 and September 20 in La Jolla, California . The ANFA Conference  will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists.  The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations...
  • ArchDaily - Alfred Street Residence / studiofour
    7/23/2014 @ 10:00 PM - Architects: studiofour Location: Prahran VIC, Australia Project Team : Annabelle Berryman, Sarah Henry Landscape Designer: 3/2 Jackson Street? Toorak Year: 2014 Photographs: Shannon McGrath ...
  • ArchDaily - South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre / Taylor Kurtz Architecture+Design
    7/23/2014 @ 9:00 PM - Architects: Taylor Kurtz Architecture+Design Location: Surrey, BC, Canada Area: 2,124 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Ema Peter Project Manager: Magil Construction Corporation...
  • ArchDaily - Learning Centre Bieberach / Lanz Schwager Architekten
    7/23/2014 @ 8:00 PM - Architects: Lanz Schwager Architekten Location: Wilhelm-Leger-Straße, Biberach, Germany Team Competition : Sebastian Braun, Petra Martin, ?Johannes Oelschläger, Jan Voswinckel Team: Sara Hampe, Götz Förg, Sebastian Frerichs, ? Andreas Kimling, Parthena Sachanidou, Helmuth Sperbe Area: 15,363 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Barbara Schwager, Konstanz ...
  • Fortune - Whistleblower unmasked as partners battle over $14.7 million award
    7/23/2014 @ 6:19 PM - A court fight over a $14.7-million bounty has publicly identified the anonymous recipient of a record whistleblower award from the Securities & Exchange Commission. The government credits the late-2012 tip with halting an audacious fraud perpetrated through the federal visa-for-sale program, known as EB-5, by a young Chicago promoter named Anshoo Sethi. Sethi raised $147 million from rich...
  • WBALTV - Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states
    7/23/2014 @ 6:11 PM - Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.
  • The Real Deal - The 15 priciest homes for sale in the NYC suburbs
    7/23/2014 @ 6:05 PM - From left: Homes in Colts Neck, N.J., Greenwich, Conn., and Darien, Conn. If you’re sick of squeezing into New York City apartments but still want to stay within commuting distance, these amazing homes might pique your interest. But be ready to shell out some big bucks. From New Jersey mansions to Connecticut equestrian estates, these are the most expensive...
  • Calculated Risk - Inflation: Another "False Alarm"?
    7/23/2014 @ 6:01 PM - From Gavyn Davies at the Financial Times: Another false alarm on US inflation? There have been a few false alarms about a possible upsurge in inflation in the US in the past few years, even as core inflation on most measures has remained extremely subdued. ... Another such scare has been brewing recently. ... It...
  • ArchDaily - Sydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal Program
    7/23/2014 @ 6:00 PM - Click here to view the embedded video. The government of New South Wales  have announced plans for Sydney’s  largest program of urban renewal since the 2000 Summer Olympics. The proposal seeks to utilise and regenerate a series of former docklands from the area of Blackwattle Bay, through the  Sydney Fish Market,...
  • Haute Residence - Midtown Miami Residences Tasks RS3 Designs with Revamping its Posh Penthouses
    7/23/2014 @ 5:43 PM - To accommodate the ever-evolving demands of the modern luxury consumer-Gold Krown, the owner of  Midtown Miami Residences,  a residential complex comprised of two high-rises situated in the heart of the city-has decided to invest in the complete renovation of the 11 remaining penthouses at 4 Midtown … without raising the units’ asking prices. To date, the company has...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Bank of China Eyes 7 Bryant Park; Creatives Go to Deep Queens
    7/23/2014 @ 5:42 PM - [Curbed Flickr Pool / Jonathan Percy ] · Chelsea's affordable Penn South opening waiting list [DNA] · Bank of China eyes prominent space at 7 Bryant Park [Crain's] · Penthouse at Roth's 15 W. 82nd St. sells for $11M [NYO] · Developers poke around ahead...
  • The Real Deal - 17 East 12th Street
    7/23/2014 @ 5:32 PM - The luxury condo conversion at 17 East 12th Street is representative of an increasing momentum in the neighborhood towards the ultra-high-end. The 11 story, nine-unit condo conversion was once home to a 50,000-square-foot parking facility before it was picked up by Rigby Assent Management last August. From the German-crafted faucets to the imported London stock brick exterior, the Bromley Caldari...
  • The Broker List - ±2,000 SF Office Space Leased at 6099 Hollywood Blvd.
    7/23/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Bill McConnell , Senior Advisor for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, as exclusive Landlord agent, represented the Landlord Joanne Manol in a lease transaction at the office building located at 6099 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33024. The Lessee, Lotus Body Care Spa leased 2,000 SF, and was represented by Coral Shores Realty Inc....
  • New York Observer - Three Leases Signed at 30 Cooper Square
    7/23/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Three leases have been signed for a combined 45,500 square-feet of space at 30 Cooper Square , according to a release issued by Cassidy Turley . Cooper Union , a privately funded college with administrative offices in the building, renewed its lease of 26,000 square-feet of space with a term upwards of five years, according to...
  • Dezeen - Apartment buildings by Group8asia clad in strips of travertine stone
    7/23/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Vertical strips of travertine stone cover the facades of these apartment buildings in the Swiss village of Crans-près-Céligny by Group8asia, altering the appearance of the structures when viewed from different angles. (more...)
  • Zillow - House of the Week: Spanish Dream Home on California's Riviera
    7/23/2014 @ 4:53 PM - 581 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA For sale: $10.99 million Famous clients of renowned Los Angeles architect Richard Landry are not known for their restraint. The Brentwood estate he designed for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen has a moat and just sold to Dr. Dre for $40 million. Michael Jackson died in a home Landry...
  • CNN Money: Real Estate - Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these U.S. states
    7/23/2014 @ 4:52 PM - Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.
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Popular Stories

Celebrity Real Estate

  • NY Daily News - North Fork luxury home prices jump by 132 %
    7/24/2014 @ 12:02 AM - The North Fork is the new Hamptons. Luxury house prices in the less glitzy area north of the celebrity fray jumped more than 132% since this time last year, while prices sank 14% in the tonier towns on the South Shore over the same period.
  • Calculated Risk - Thursday: New Home Sales, Unemployment Claims and More
    7/23/2014 @ 8:16 PM - The scams never end, and this one was really disgusting (ripping off people in financial trouble) ... from the LA Times: Authorities crack down on mortgage-relief scams nationwide Federal and state officials filed lawsuits accusing dozens of companies of ripping off struggling homeowners by falsely promising help in avoiding foreclosures or lowering mortgage payments while collecting...
  • Redfin Blog - Neil Patrick Harris Unloads California Home
    7/23/2014 @ 6:29 PM - Photos by Brandon Vogts, www.brandonvogts.com. Listing by Monty Iceman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService When you're Neil Patrick Harris, you can be in a Tony-award-winning Broadway show in New York City and sell your home in California at the same time! The “How I Met Your Mother” star unloaded his Sherman Oaks mansion for $2.995 million, just...
  • Forbes - 'Frozen' Star Idina Menzel, Actor Taye Diggs Selling Home
    7/23/2014 @ 6:23 PM - Actor Taye Diggs and actress/singer Idina Menzel are going their separate ways and selling their home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles. The home is on the market for $2.995 million. The pair has been married for 10 years and announced their separation in December. Diggs is known best for [...]
  • The Broker List - ±2,000 SF Office Space Leased at 6099 Hollywood Blvd.
    7/23/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Bill McConnell , Senior Advisor for NAI Rauch Weaver Norfleet Kurtz & Co. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, as exclusive Landlord agent, represented the Landlord Joanne Manol in a lease transaction at the office building located at 6099 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33024. The Lessee, Lotus Body Care Spa leased 2,000 SF, and was represented by Coral Shores Realty Inc....
  • New York Observer - One Madison Owners Win Retail Space at Foreclosure Auction
    7/23/2014 @ 5:00 PM - One Madison at 23 East 22nd Street. Related Companies ,  CIM Group and HFZ Capital have acquired the commercial piece of their  One Madison , the condominium at 23 East 22nd Street formerly called  One Madison Park . At a foreclosure auction held this afternoon at the State Supreme Court building at...
  • Zillow - House of the Week: Spanish Dream Home on California's Riviera
    7/23/2014 @ 4:53 PM - 581 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA For sale: $10.99 million Famous clients of renowned Los Angeles architect Richard Landry are not known for their restraint. The Brentwood estate he designed for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen has a moat and just sold to Dr. Dre for $40 million. Michael Jackson died in a home Landry...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Realty Biz News - Housing Inventory Distorted by 'Pocket Listings'
    7/24/2014 @ 1:45 AM - While the number of homes for sale nationwide is showing signs of inching up, inventories still remain constrained in many housing markets across the country. Could “pocket listings” - for-sale properties that aren't marketed widely or postedon the MLS - be the real culprit? photo credit: Simon & His Camera via...
  • The Real Deal - Hamptons home sales ho-hum in second quarter
    7/24/2014 @ 12:02 AM - Oceanfront homes in the Hamptons The second quarter of the year saw a modest increase in property deals in the Hamptons and the North Fork, according to Douglas Elliman’s second quarter Hamptons and North Fork sales report. You're seeing growth,” said Elliman President and CEO Dottie Herman. Normal, healthy growth. Nothing over the top.” On the North...
  • The Real Deal - Moinian seeks to add auto dealership at 42nd Street high-rise
    7/23/2014 @ 8:04 PM - From left: 605 West 42nd Street and plans highlighting the proposed auto showroom The Moinian Group is looking to swap out about 34,000 square feet of retail space in its under-construction glass tower at the edge of 11th Avenue's Auto Row to make way for a car dealership. With the first 12 stories of its mixed-use tower...
  • Redfin Blog - Neil Patrick Harris Unloads California Home
    7/23/2014 @ 6:29 PM - Photos by Brandon Vogts, www.brandonvogts.com. Listing by Monty Iceman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService When you're Neil Patrick Harris, you can be in a Tony-award-winning Broadway show in New York City and sell your home in California at the same time! The “How I Met Your Mother” star unloaded his Sherman Oaks mansion for $2.995 million, just...
  • Inman News - 5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn't want to acknowledge are in the room
    7/23/2014 @ 6:22 PM - Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are the future of the ...
  • The Real Deal - SL Green's sale of three properties to generate $240M net cash
    7/23/2014 @ 6:21 PM - From left: 180 Broadway, 2 Herald Square and 985-987 Third Avenue SL Green Realty announced the sale of three Manhattan properties in a deal that will generate $240 million in net cash proceeds for the real estate investment trust. SL Green has already closed on the sale of a development property at 985-987 Third Avenue,...
  • The Real Deal - The 15 priciest homes for sale in the NYC suburbs
    7/23/2014 @ 6:05 PM - From left: Homes in Colts Neck, N.J., Greenwich, Conn., and Darien, Conn. If you’re sick of squeezing into New York City apartments but still want to stay within commuting distance, these amazing homes might pique your interest. But be ready to shell out some big bucks. From New Jersey mansions to Connecticut equestrian estates, these are the most expensive...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Realty Biz News - Housing Inventory Distorted by 'Pocket Listings'
    7/24/2014 @ 1:45 AM - While the number of homes for sale nationwide is showing signs of inching up, inventories still remain constrained in many housing markets across the country. Could “pocket listings” - for-sale properties that aren't marketed widely or postedon the MLS - be the real culprit? photo credit: Simon & His Camera via...
  • DS News - Homes “Seriously Underwater” Down in Second Quarter
    7/24/2014 @ 1:45 AM - In a positive sign for the housing market, RealtyTrac reported Thursday a decrease nationwide in homes that were classified as “seriously underwater”, down to 9.1 million homes in the second quarter of 2014, representing 17.2 percent of all homes nationwide. The number is a decrease from the 17.4 percent of underwater homes recorded in the first quarter The...
  • Quartz - Venezuela just mortgaged another $4 billion of its oil exports to China
    7/24/2014 @ 1:26 AM - Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged $4 billion in loans to Venezuela while visiting president Nicolás Maduro this week. The agreement will raise Caraca’s existing debts to Beijing by almost 25%, to over $20 billion-money that the country may find it increasingly difficult to repay. China has lent its South American partner more than $40 billion since 2008 to help Caracas shore up its ailing economy,...
  • DS News - DS News Webcast: Thursday 7/24/2014
    7/24/2014 @ 12:35 AM - Former Congressman Barney Frank testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday, arguing that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the voluminous set of regulations that followed shortly thereafter was a positive for the economy and safeguarded the American public from ever having to face an economic down turn ... The post ...
  • DS News - Community Banks Petition for CFPB for Expanded Exemptions
    7/24/2014 @ 12:32 AM - One of the more nagging ripples of post-crisis reform is the amount of regulations laid upon the shoulders of financial institutions. Akin to the sweeping post-9/11 security reforms that banks now implement, cumbersome new regulations for lending are proving costly to small banks, which are having trouble competing with large institutions due to expensive compliance costs. The post ...
  • Housing Wire - 1 in 6 homes still seriously underwater as home price growth slows
    7/24/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Some 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater in the second quarter, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage, RealtyTrac reports.
  • azcentral - Metro Phoenix real-estate lenders share mortgage tips
    7/23/2014 @ 8:36 PM - Here are some tips from metro Phoenix mortgage lenders and brokers to help consumers navigate changes.            
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Realty Biz News - Housing Inventory Distorted by 'Pocket Listings'
    7/24/2014 @ 1:45 AM - While the number of homes for sale nationwide is showing signs of inching up, inventories still remain constrained in many housing markets across the country. Could “pocket listings” - for-sale properties that aren't marketed widely or postedon the MLS - be the real culprit? photo credit: Simon & His Camera via...
  • ArchDaily - 2014 ANFA Conference
    7/23/2014 @ 11:00 PM - The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) will have their 2nd international conference between September 18 and September 20 in La Jolla, California . The ANFA Conference  will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists.  The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations...
  • ABC News - Finding Your Secret Dream Home
    7/23/2014 @ 9:43 PM - Tips to finding a real estate hidden treasure in a neighborhood you thought you couldn't afford.
  • ArchDaily - South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre / Taylor Kurtz Architecture+Design
    7/23/2014 @ 9:00 PM - Architects: Taylor Kurtz Architecture+Design Location: Surrey, BC, Canada Area: 2,124 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Ema Peter Project Manager: Magil Construction Corporation...
  • azcentral - Metro Phoenix real-estate lenders share mortgage tips
    7/23/2014 @ 8:36 PM - Here are some tips from metro Phoenix mortgage lenders and brokers to help consumers navigate changes.            
  • ArchDaily - LegacyER / 5G Studio Collaboative
    7/23/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: 5G Studio Collaboative Location: 1310 West Exchange Parkway, Allen , TX 75013, USA Design Team: Yen Ong, Paul Merrill, Josh Allen, Christine Robbins Interior Designer : 5G Studio Collaborative Interior Design Team : Interior Design Team Area: 8432.0 ft2 Year: 2013 Photographs:...
  • Fortune - Whistleblower unmasked as partners battle over $14.7 million award
    7/23/2014 @ 6:19 PM - A court fight over a $14.7-million bounty has publicly identified the anonymous recipient of a record whistleblower award from the Securities & Exchange Commission. The government credits the late-2012 tip with halting an audacious fraud perpetrated through the federal visa-for-sale program, known as EB-5, by a young Chicago promoter named Anshoo Sethi. Sethi raised $147 million from rich...
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