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  • Web Urbanist - Windowless Flights: 2 Planes to Stream Live Panoramic Views
    8/21/2014 @ 1:00 PM - [ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods . ] The latest contender for ‘most scary yet exciting passenger cabin ever designed’ has trumped its predecessor – the first version boasted horizontal strips of screen on both sides of the plane’s interior while...
  • Curbed - Upper West Side Crunch Gym Is Getting Apartments On Top
    8/21/2014 @ 12:48 PM - The Crunch gym on West 83rd Street is getting a three-story addition containing—surprise, surprise—housing. Parkwood Realty Associates bought the property between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues back in 2006 for $12.5 million. Proposals to enlarge the two-story commercial building have been on the table since at least 2007, according to Department of...
  • DNA Info New York - Dance Company Builds High-Tech Studios and Performance Space in TriBeCa
    8/21/2014 @ 12:36 PM - Gibney Dance is opening studios featuring high-tech cameras, projectors and video editing equipment.
  • Fortune - Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston: We’re as relevant as ever
    8/21/2014 @ 12:30 PM - Lets get this out of the way: Jessica Livingston hasnt seen HBOs tech industry parody show Silicon Valley. For one thing, the 43-year-old co-founder of Y Combinator, a top start-up incubator, doesnt own a television. But even if she did, Livingston doesnt sound like she’s keen to catch Tinseltowns take on tech. If it was on...
  • The Real Deal - What's hot on TRD Social right now
    8/21/2014 @ 12:16 PM - 1. 48.8 percent of transactions in New York closed in cash in Q2 of 2014 2. Revealed: Complete pricing, floor plans for Woolworth condos 3. The outer outer” parts of each borough set to see lion’s share of new rentals Like The Real Deal  on Facebook for...
  • Brownstoner - Rental of the Day: 255 Eastern Parkway, #D15
    8/21/2014 @ 12:15 PM - Here’s a huge four-bedroom, two-bath co-op for rent in a prewar building in Crown Heights. The 1,675-square-foot pad was gut-renovated... Read More… Read More
  • Curbed - Affordable Housing Wire: Landlords and developers, unsurprisingly, are not...
    8/21/2014 @ 12:01 PM - Landlords and developers, unsurprisingly, are not too keen on a proposed plan for new residential buildings on rezoned sites to be at least 50 percent affordable . The idea was put forth by the Real Affordability for All, and the head of REBNY pretty much said it was the stuff of pipe dreams, noting that the proposed funding...
  • New York Observer - Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Green Manufacturing Center Gets a Facelift
    8/21/2014 @ 12:01 PM - The current look of the Green Manufacturing Center. (Plaza Construction) The facade is going up at The Green Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard , the site of abandoned former ship manufacturing buildings 128, 123 and 28. It will resemble the old facade with its glass and metal components. The facade is...
  • The Real Deal - Con Edison will net $5.5 million from sale of 51 Park Place
    8/21/2014 @ 11:50 AM - From left: Sharif El-Gamal, 51 Park Place and Con Edison CEO John McAvoy Con Edison's sale of a former Downtown substation to Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties  will net the utility company about $5.5 million.  El-Gamal purchased 51 Park Place from Con Edison in July for $10.7 million, as  The Real Deal previously reported...
  • Curbed - QUICKLISTING: Court House
    8/21/2014 @ 11:45 AM - Setting the Bar for Luxury in Brooklyn Studios, One & Two BRs from $2,200 Concierge, Green Space & Pet Friendly Court House Apartments [125 Court Street]
  • Curbed - QUICKLISTING: Rockrose: West Village Loft Apartment
    8/21/2014 @ 11:45 AM - West Village Loft Apartment Studio Loft with 2 BA | $4,495/mo Newly Renovated, Bldg with Roof Deck (#217) SEE MORE AT ROCKROSE.COM
  • Curbed - It's In Queens: Hunters Point Multi-Family Home Asks Bonkers $8 Million
    8/21/2014 @ 11:38 AM - No, this is not a joke: a three-story multi-family Hunters Point home at 51st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard just hit the market for $8 million . LIC Talk spotted the staggering listing for the home which is currently configured into an owner's duplex and two floor-through apartments. The ask works out to $1,600-per-square-foot ....
  • Long Island Business News - New York gets $800M in Bank of America settlement
    8/21/2014 @ 11:35 AM - The money is the state's share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with the bank over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
  • EV Grieve - More about last night's #HandsUp march and the arrest on East 10th Street
    8/21/2014 @ 11:29 AM - [ Photo on East 10th Street via Bobby Williams ] The Daily News has a report on last night's rally for Michael Brown where participants marched through parts of the East Village to Union Square. According to reports, the NYPD arrested a man on East 10th Street between Avenue C and...
  • The Real Deal - Uniqlo re-ups for 53K square feet at Soho flagship
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - 546 Broadway in Soho Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo renewed the lease for its 52,500-square-foot, three-level New York flagship space in Soho for the next 10 years,  The Real Deal  has learned. Real estate investor Isaac Chetrit owns the five-story, 95,500-square-foot property at 546-548 Broadway, also known as 80-82 Crosby Street. In addition to Uniqlo, the...
  • Blue Matter - First-Time Renter in NYC? Here’s What You Need to Know
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - When it comes to first-time renter stories, everybody’s got one. Moving into an apartment in New York City can be challenging, and without the proper prep, securing one’s very first rental apartment can get stressful. If you’re thinking about renting a first apartment in NYC , the following tips can help everything move along swimmingly. Visit the...
  • CP Executive - Morgan Stanley Real Estate Teams With Terranova on $342M Acquisition
    8/21/2014 @ 11:24 AM - By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, along with affiliates of Terranova, have acquired a six-building portfolio of Lincoln Road assets in South Florida, for $342 million from the Terranova Corp. and its investment partner, Acadia Realty Trust. The transaction is one of the largest deals ever in South Florida, and the largest to date...
  • The Real Deal - At Greenpoint development, small chance of securing an affordable unit
    8/21/2014 @ 11:01 AM - 1133 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint You might have a better chance winning the lottery. A total of 58,832 people applied for 105 affordable housing spots at 1133 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, according to the Daily News. This is the highest number of all four city lotteries taking place in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx....
  • New York Observer - Billion-Dollar Retail Listing
    8/21/2014 @ 11:00 AM - West 57th Street. Lea Rubin/CommercialObserver When the renderings become realities and the cranes give way to condos, the new towers along 57th Street will give rise to a soaring enclave of extreme wealth perhaps unlike any in the world. The tallest building along what some now call Billionaires' Row, Extell Development's Nordstrom Tower, will climb...
  • Remodelista - Best Amateur-Designed Living/Dining Space: Theresa di Scianni
    8/21/2014 @ 11:00 AM - The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur-Designed Living/Dining Space is Theresa di Scianni of East Hampton, New York. Di Scianni's project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Luke Hayman , who said, "I like the way the legs of the Eames chairs and the shape of the spiral stairs and stove pipe complement...
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 21, 2014)
    8/21/2014 @ 10:51 AM - Family Dollar has rejected Dollar General's $8.9 billion offer in favor of Dollar Tree, reports The New York Times. CMBS lending standards start to slip, forcing Wall Street firms to “shop around” for good credit ratings, according to Bloomberg. Sam Zell and former partner Gary Garrabrant are shopping for properties in the same emerging markets, reports...
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  • WBALTV - Md. to get $75M from Bank of America settlement
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - Maryland will get $75 million from a housing securities settlement the state's attorney general secured with the Bank of America over unlawful mortgage practices.
  • CP Executive - Harrison Street Buys Senior-Housing Portfolio
    8/21/2014 @ 10:58 AM - By Scott Baltic, Contributing Editor Harrison Street Real Estate Capital has completed the $520 million acquisition of an 11-property senior housing portfolio in the Northeast, Harrison Street announced Wednesday. The properties are in metro Baltimore; metro Boston; Philadelphia; Staunton, Va.; and Newport, R.I. The seller was a joint venture of The Shelter Group and its Brightview Senior Living...
  • The Atlantic - Saving America's Ghost Trains
    8/21/2014 @ 10:50 AM - At Cleveland's historic B&O roundhouse, a group of train aficionados known as the  Midwestern Railroad Preservation Society  work to restore vintage railcars. Their passion was documented by filmmakers Jamie Thalman and Julien Lasseur, who discussed their short documentary with The Atlantic .  How did you find Charlie Sedgley and the Midwestern Railroad Preservation Society? ...
  • The Atlantic - Who's in Charge in Ferguson?
    8/21/2014 @ 10:20 AM - Police advance on demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) In the days since a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, five law-enforcement agencies and a team of private medical examiners have been called in to deal with protests and help to investigate...
  • Reuters - U.S. existing home sales rise at fastest pace in 10 months
    8/21/2014 @ 10:00 AM - WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump.
  • Daily Finance - Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Level of the Year
    8/21/2014 @ 8:24 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Refinancing , Housing Market , Home Buying , Interest Rates Gene J. Puskar/AP WASHINGTON -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its low for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for...
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS: Stephen Palmese is newest Massey partner; Rob Montaquiza moves to MHP
    8/21/2014 @ 7:17 AM - Massey Knakal Realty Services announced that Stephen P. Palmese has been promoted to partner at the firm. STEPHEN PALMESE Stephen began his career at Massey Knakal ten years ago as an Intern and worked his way up to Associate, then Agent, and now Partner. He is one of the firm's...
  • AOL Real Estate - Existing Home Sales Rise at Fastest Pace in 10 Months
    8/21/2014 @ 7:06 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Economy , Selling Mike Kane/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump....
  • The Atlantic - How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together
    8/21/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Ruin Raider/Flickr The weather in Minneapolis on August 1, 2007, was hot, topping out at 92 degrees. It was the perfect day to visit a water park, which is where a school bus carrying summer campers was returning from during the evening rush hour, when the I-35W bridge across the Mississippi River gave way....
  • Daily Finance - Existing Home Sales Rise at Fastest Pace in 10 Months
    8/21/2014 @ 6:08 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Housing Market , Federal Reserve , Home Buying Mike Kane/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was...
  • Daily Finance - BofA Settles Mortgage Probe for Nearly $17 Billion
    8/21/2014 @ 5:34 AM - Filed under: Company News , Bank of America , U.S. Government , Banks , Scandals and Lawsuits David Goldman/AP By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON -- The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America ( BAC ) over its role...
  • EV Grieve - Checking in on 58 E. Third St.
    8/21/2014 @ 5:07 AM - More than a year has passed since we last looked at "East Village3" aka "The #EV3" ... aka 50-58 E. Third St. where many longtime tenants lost their leases when new owners (GRJ, a fund co-founded and co-managed by brothers Graham and Gregory Jones) bought the walk-up building for $23.5 million in the spring of 2012....
  • Realty Biz News - Demand for “In-Law Suites” is on the Rise
    8/21/2014 @ 12:36 AM - More homeowners are remodeling their dwellings to create in-law suites for aging parents, with features to make them accessible and safe while providing plenty of space and privacy. photo credit: moodboardphotography via photopin cc AARP senior policy adviser Rodney Harrell told The...
  • Times Union - BofA reaches $17B settlement
    8/20/2014 @ 9:44 PM - Washington Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The officials say the bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at...
  • Zillow - States With the Most Million-Dollar Homes
    8/20/2014 @ 9:02 PM - With home values rising across the country, $1 million doesn’t buy you what it used to . In fact, in some states, more than 10 percent of all homes are worth $1 million or more. Here are the states that have the highest percentage of $1 million homes, and an example of what you can get for $1 million in...
  • Quartz - No, the US government hasn’t forgotten about Countrywide founder Angelo Mozilo
    8/20/2014 @ 7:41 PM - It turns out Angelo Mozilo is not yet in the clear with the US government, which reportedly is preparing a new lawsuit against the architect of the behemoth US mortgage firm Countrywide Financial for his role in the housing collapse, Bloomberg reports . This is significant news. Regulators have long been criticized for failing to hold individual actors, like...
  • Quartz - Why we need black journalists to cover Ferguson
    8/20/2014 @ 6:41 PM - Joel Anderson is a black journalist reporting from Ferguson, Missouri, and a story he shared on Twitter early Monday morning is a pretty good indicator of why it’s so important for black journalists to report on the protests and the case stemming from the killing of black teenager Michael Brown. Pardon me and my language, but I've never felt...
  • Curbed - Pricespotter: How Much for a Two-Bed With Clawfoot Tub in the Heights?
    8/20/2014 @ 4:01 PM - PriceSpotter is Curbed's asking price guessing game. We provide you with some details and pictures from an apartment listing, and you take a crack at the price in the comments. Tomorrow we reveal the answer. And hey, no cheating! Located just north of the...
  • Reuters - BofA in $16.5 bln deal with U.S. over mortgage bonds -source
    8/20/2014 @ 3:34 PM - WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the...
  • Brownstoner - Building of the Day: 315 Washington Avenue
    8/20/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Free-standing brick house Address: 315 Washington Avenue Cross Streets: DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues... Read More… Read More
  • New York Observer - HAP Applies for Washington Heights Demo Permit
    8/20/2014 @ 3:01 PM - 4452 Broadway. (HAP Investment Developers) HAP Investment Developers has filed an application for a demolition permit at 4452 Broadway at the southeast corner of Fairview Avenue and Broadway in Washington Heights, according to Department of Buildings records. HAP purchased the 24,280-square-foot lot along with neighboring 4454 Broadway in...
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  • Housing Wire - Florida homeowners get huge chunk of BofA settlement
    8/21/2014 @ 11:44 AM - A significant portion of the Bank of America settlement will go toward consumer relief in Florida, helping nearly 17,000 people. Of the $7 billion allotted to consumer relief, $1 billion is going to the Sunshine State.
  • CP Executive - Morgan Stanley Real Estate Teams With Terranova on $342M Acquisition
    8/21/2014 @ 11:24 AM - By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, along with affiliates of Terranova, have acquired a six-building portfolio of Lincoln Road assets in South Florida, for $342 million from the Terranova Corp. and its investment partner, Acadia Realty Trust. The transaction is one of the largest deals ever in South Florida, and the largest to date...
  • World Property Channel - Distressed Home Sales in U.S. on the Decline
    8/21/2014 @ 9:04 AM - According to CoreLogic, distressed sales (REO and short sales) accounted for just 11.4 percent of total U.S. home sales in June 2014, the lowest share since December 2007 and a strong improvement from the same time a year ago when this category made up 15.8 percent of total sales. As of June 2014, distressed sales fell on a year-over-year...
  • Remodelista - Made in America: Classic Porcelain Enameled Lighting from Barn Light Electric
    8/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - I wish Barn Light Electric had been around when I was searching for lighting more than a decade ago, during the remodel of my Mill Valley, California, house. That was during the pre-Internet dark ages, though; I used to drive to distant lighting showrooms and despair at the offerings. (My lighting would look very different if I were doing it...
  • Brokers Weekly - Good news, bad news as cash buyers retreat
    8/21/2014 @ 8:49 AM - All-cash sales accounted for 37.9 percent of all sales of single family homes and condos nationwide in the second quarter, according to Data firm RealtyTrac's Q2 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report This share is down from a three-year high of 42.0 percent in the previous quarter but still up from 35.7 percent in a year ago. ...
  • Luxury Daily - Hotels should make tablets more accessible during on-site experience
    8/21/2014 @ 4:46 AM - Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s iPad menu Many hotel brands are leveraging tablets in useful ways to enhance the guest experience. From digital lecterns to immersive apps that compel repeated interaction, tablets have broad application for hotel brands, which tend to be more user-friendly than smaller devices. Also, mobile booking is changing how many brands bring consumers to their properties in the...
  • Zillow - 'Temple of Light' Afloat in Sausalito
    8/20/2014 @ 6:56 PM - Seana McGee named her floating home The Temple of Light after she walked in the first time and saw how the light streams in the windows, like a sanctuary. The light comes flooding through,” she said. When I walked in there, I said, ‘this is a temple.’” McGee and her husband lived in Southeast Asia for a decade...
  • Quartz - Why we need black journalists to cover Ferguson
    8/20/2014 @ 6:41 PM - Joel Anderson is a black journalist reporting from Ferguson, Missouri, and a story he shared on Twitter early Monday morning is a pretty good indicator of why it’s so important for black journalists to report on the protests and the case stemming from the killing of black teenager Michael Brown. Pardon me and my language, but I've never felt...
  • CP Executive - Canadian Home Builder Mattamy Launches Tucson Division
    8/20/2014 @ 5:45 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Mattamy Homes, Canada’s largest new-home builder, announced that it is continuing to pursue its Arizona growth strategy, and is launching a division in Tucson. During the second half of July and the first half of August, Mattamy closed on two properties in the northwestern part of the metro area....
  • CP Executive - Canadian Home Builder Mattamy Launches Tucson Division
    8/20/2014 @ 5:45 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Mattamy Homes, Canada’s largest new-home builder, announced that it is continuing to pursue its Arizona growth strategy, and is launching a division in Tucson. During the second half of July and the first half of August, Mattamy closed on two properties in the northwestern part of the metro area....
  • Calculated Risk - Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in July
    8/20/2014 @ 4:34 PM - Economist Tom Lawler sent me the updated table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for several selected cities in July. Comments from CR : Tom Lawler has been sending me this table every month for several years. I think it is very useful for looking at the trend for distressed sales and cash buyers in...
  • Brick Underground - Orlando Bloom gets lofty in Tribeca
    8/20/2014 @ 3:59 PM - WHO:   Actor Orlando Bloom reportedly  threw a punch at Justin Bieber  in a nightclub in Spain this summer. Gossips suggested it was over Bloom's ex, but we think Bloom was just trying to get Bieber to stop singing. Seriously, if we have to hear “Baby” ever again, we're going to hit someone too. WHERE : Bloom, star of "Lord of...
  • Quartz - Stunning aerial photos of US beaches reveal secret social patterns
    8/20/2014 @ 3:30 PM - When he’s hanging off the side of a helicopter that’s hovering 300 feet above a beach, Antoine Rose doesn’t always fully see what he’s shooting. Sometimes the Belgian-born photographer notices only later that the beach was a nude beach, for instance. But patterns emerge from his photos, offering totally unexpected views of familiar scenes. In the shots here, which are all part of Rose’s ongoing...
  • NYT Real Estate - Property Values: Homes in Seattle, Florida and Massachusetts
    8/20/2014 @ 3:01 PM - This week's properties include a midcentury modern in Seattle and beach houses in Florida and Massachusetts
  • Haute Residence - The Related Group and Terra Group Present ‘Park Grove,’ a One-of-a-Kind Residential by the Bay
    8/20/2014 @ 1:50 PM - Two of Miami’s most prominent real estate firms- Terra Group and The Related Group -have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind residential along Coconut Grove’s spectacular bayfront: Park Grove . Located directly across from Biscayne Bay, the development-which will house 298 units within three residential towers-will stand at a site that has long been...
  • The Atlantic - What Paul Ryan Won't Say About Ferguson
    8/20/2014 @ 12:19 PM - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at SALT, the hedge fund industry's biggest annual event, in May. (Paul Rilking/Reuters) The Democratic and Republican parties have something in common when it comes to Ferguson: Neither party's leaders wants to get involved. President Barack Obama's comments on Monday about the death of Michael Brown and...
  • Rent.com Blog - Dog-Friendly Indianapolis
    8/20/2014 @ 12:00 PM - So now that you have found your dog-friendly apartment in Indianapolis , it's time the two of you took on the town. One of the best ways to make new friends (who share your love of animals) is through dog-related activities. Here are a few of Rent.com's favorites: Humane Society of Indianapolis Dog Park ...
  • CP Executive - Lee & Associates Makes Ohio Debut with New Cleveland Office
    8/20/2014 @ 11:25 AM - Jeremy Steiger By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Commercial real estate services firm Lee & Associates, taking another step in its aggressive growth strategy, has established a footprint in Ohio with the opening of a new office in Cleveland. Expect it to expand from there. “Our expansion effort is focused on key markets, but requires the leadership...
  • World Property Channel - Miami's SLS Lux Brickell Signs $300 Million in New Condo Sales in Ten Days
    8/20/2014 @ 10:34 AM - August is proving to be a good month for Miami-based The Related Group. The company just announced this week that they have hit sales of over $300 million at SLS Lux Brickell, as reservations successfully convert to contracts throughout August at a record pace--150 in ten days. SLS Miami pool terrace The...
  • AOL Real Estate - Where $1 Million Buys the Most and Least Real Estate in U.S.
    8/20/2014 @ 10:33 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Selling By Camille Salama A million bucks certainly doesn't get you what it used to. While there are more million-dollar homes than ever before, $1 million buys you a lot less home these days than it did in the past. As ...
  • The Atlantic - Want to See How Fast Coastal Wetlands and Forests Are Vanishing?
    8/20/2014 @ 10:13 AM - Coastal wetlands are being lost to development. ((MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)) Buildings, pavement, golf courses, and other development are taking big bites out of America's coastal wetlands and forests, and now new federal data is charting just how much is being lost. Between 1996 and 2011, total coastal forest cover dropped by...
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  • Fortune - Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston: We’re as relevant as ever
    8/21/2014 @ 12:30 PM - Lets get this out of the way: Jessica Livingston hasnt seen HBOs tech industry parody show Silicon Valley. For one thing, the 43-year-old co-founder of Y Combinator, a top start-up incubator, doesnt own a television. But even if she did, Livingston doesnt sound like she’s keen to catch Tinseltowns take on tech. If it was on...
  • Curbed - Curbed Features: Architect Julia Morgan—the first woman licensed...
    8/21/2014 @ 12:27 PM - Architect Julia Morgan —the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California—spent much of her life on the move, responsible for over 700 buildings designed by her firm's San Francisco office. Among those buildings were houses and leisure spaces for women, including YWCA chapters from Salt Lake City to Oakland to Hawaii. Morgan may be best known, though,...
  • Venture Beat - Airbnb is throwing a slumber party at Ikea
    8/21/2014 @ 11:54 AM - Image Credit: Håkan Dahlström In the strangest promo of the century, Airbnb and Ikea have apparently teamed up to throw a mass slumber party in select Ikea showrooms. No, really. Unfortunately for Ikea fans, only Aussies living near Sydney or Perth can take advantage of the sleepover  unless you actually want to book a flight for...
  • World Property Channel - Another Foreign Investor Mandate to Place $1 Billion in U.S. Real Estate
    8/21/2014 @ 11:44 AM - Given the stability and maturity of the U.S. commercial property market in 2014, global institutional money continues to flow into the United States. The most recent example of foreign capital flowing into the U.S., LaSalle Investment Management, a leading global real estate investment manager announced today their firm has been awarded $1 billion of equity to invest in US...
  • Remodelista - Best Amateur-Designed Living/Dining Space: Theresa di Scianni
    8/21/2014 @ 11:00 AM - The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur-Designed Living/Dining Space is Theresa di Scianni of East Hampton, New York. Di Scianni's project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Luke Hayman , who said, "I like the way the legs of the Eames chairs and the shape of the spiral stairs and stove pipe complement...
  • CT Homes - 19 Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Broker Before Getting A Loan
    8/21/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Forget asking about interest rates. Below are the real questions San Diego home buyers should be asking their mortgage brokers and loan officers before even going all in with a loan application : 1. Experience While years on the job isn't always a defining factor for making a San Diego mortgage broker reputable, it's definitely...
  • Fortune - 10 Questions: Logan Green, co-founder and CEO, Lyft
    8/21/2014 @ 10:56 AM - Logan Greens childhood kicked off a lifelong obsession with transportation. As he spent hours stuck in Los Angeles traffic, he noticed that there was usually only one person in each car. Why so inefficient? There’s clearly a better way, he thought. While a student at the University of California Santa Barbara, Green challenged himself to leave his car at home...
  • Property Wire - Property sales up in Spain, but prices are still falling, latest data shows
    8/21/2014 @ 10:20 AM - Home sales in Spain are increasing but price are continuing to fall with the latest data from the Notaires showing transactions up 16% compared to a year ago. But the same set of figures show that prices are down 5.7%, although the general opinion is that the Spanish property market is well on its way to recovery. Apartments...
  • Fortune - Step one: Capture Silicon Valley’s attention. Step three: Profit! Step two…?
    8/21/2014 @ 10:01 AM - Ryan Hoover is the envy of entrepreneurs around the country. Many startups toil for years, burning through millions of investment dollars, to get the kind of recognition Hoovers startup has garnered in just nine months. Whats worse, hes done it with a flimsy Reddit knock-off website his team built in less than a week. That site, called Product Hunt...
  • World Property Channel - California Property Investors Pushed Into Remote Areas to Find Deals
    8/21/2014 @ 10:01 AM - According to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), given the depletion of distressed homes on the market, investors are changing their strategy and are moving away from purchasing homes in more popular, urban areas in favor of more rural areas of the state where better deals can be found. In 2014, nearly half (45 percent) of investors said they...
  • World Property Channel - Distressed Home Sales in U.S. on the Decline
    8/21/2014 @ 9:04 AM - According to CoreLogic, distressed sales (REO and short sales) accounted for just 11.4 percent of total U.S. home sales in June 2014, the lowest share since December 2007 and a strong improvement from the same time a year ago when this category made up 15.8 percent of total sales. As of June 2014, distressed sales fell on a year-over-year...
  • The Real Deal - Real estate tech firm Hightower raises $6.5M in funding round
    8/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - From left: Hightower’s Donald DeSantis, Brandon Weber and Niall Smart and a screenshot of the firm’s iPhone app Hightower, a cloud-based leasing portfolio management company, raised $6.5 million in a Series A financing round. The cash influx comes just eight months after the Manhattan-based firm raised $2.1 million in seed money, and represents the latest in a wave...
  • Re/code - Get a Room: Last-Minute Hotel-Booking Apps Compared
    8/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - With summer quickly coming to an end, many of you might be in the midst of enjoying one last vacation before the kids head back to school, and the balmy beach breezes turn into bone-chilling winds. Maybe you’re even having such a good time that you want to extend your holiday another day or two. Or maybe you’re trying...
  • Remodelista - Made in America: Classic Porcelain Enameled Lighting from Barn Light Electric
    8/21/2014 @ 9:00 AM - I wish Barn Light Electric had been around when I was searching for lighting more than a decade ago, during the remodel of my Mill Valley, California, house. That was during the pre-Internet dark ages, though; I used to drive to distant lighting showrooms and despair at the offerings. (My lighting would look very different if I were doing it...
  • San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Valley buyers drive record sales of high-end homes in Santa Cruz
    8/21/2014 @ 8:55 AM - All of a sudden, high-end homes are in demand, and many of the buyers are coming from Silicon Valley.
  • Brokers Weekly - Good news, bad news as cash buyers retreat
    8/21/2014 @ 8:49 AM - All-cash sales accounted for 37.9 percent of all sales of single family homes and condos nationwide in the second quarter, according to Data firm RealtyTrac's Q2 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report This share is down from a three-year high of 42.0 percent in the previous quarter but still up from 35.7 percent in a year ago. ...
  • Sacramento Appraisal - The difference between remodeled and renovated (and why it matters in real estate)
    8/21/2014 @ 8:31 AM - I swear I’m not a grammar Nazi. But today I want to bring clarity to two words we constantly kick around in real estate. What is the difference between remodeled” and renovated”, and why does it matter for the appraisal process? The short answer: Renovated means something has been updated, but NOT completely...
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS: Stephen Palmese is newest Massey partner; Rob Montaquiza moves to MHP
    8/21/2014 @ 7:17 AM - Massey Knakal Realty Services announced that Stephen P. Palmese has been promoted to partner at the firm. STEPHEN PALMESE Stephen began his career at Massey Knakal ten years ago as an Intern and worked his way up to Associate, then Agent, and now Partner. He is one of the firm's...
  • Remodelista - The Frank & Eilieen Showroom: An Ode to Ireland in LA
    8/21/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Audrey McLoghlin's shirt company, Frank & Eileen, is named after her Irish grandparents. And though her designs are sewn in California from Italian chambrays and other fabrics, Stephanie's Irish roots are woven into her business. "My parents emigrated to the States in the late 1970s and were the first in our family to make a huge sacrifice for the American...
  • Property Wire - New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014
    8/21/2014 @ 6:47 AM - More homes are being built in England with housing starts up 18% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago, the latest construction data shows. Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced that there were 36,230 new housing starts between April and June, bringing the total number of starts over the last 12 months to 137,780,...
  • AOL Real Estate - Guide for Renting to Vacationers: From Remodel to House Rules
    8/21/2014 @ 6:05 AM - Filed under: Design , Advice , Home Improvement , Renting By Mary Jo Bowling As a writer who specializes in interior design and architecture, I look at a lot of properties, and I'm seeing something interesting: Homeowners are remodeling and building with short-term or vacation rentals in mind. I...
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  • Web Urbanist - Windowless Flights: 2 Planes to Stream Live Panoramic Views
    8/21/2014 @ 1:00 PM - [ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods . ] The latest contender for ‘most scary yet exciting passenger cabin ever designed’ has trumped its predecessor – the first version boasted horizontal strips of screen on both sides of the plane’s interior while...
  • Curbed - Upper West Side Crunch Gym Is Getting Apartments On Top
    8/21/2014 @ 12:48 PM - The Crunch gym on West 83rd Street is getting a three-story addition containing—surprise, surprise—housing. Parkwood Realty Associates bought the property between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues back in 2006 for $12.5 million. Proposals to enlarge the two-story commercial building have been on the table since at least 2007, according to Department of...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Construction on Nero Condos moving ahead with crane rising from the Dundas West site
    8/21/2014 @ 12:44 PM - The seven-storey tower will put residents in the centre of Toronto's cultural corridor.
  • Fortune - Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston: We’re as relevant as ever
    8/21/2014 @ 12:30 PM - Lets get this out of the way: Jessica Livingston hasnt seen HBOs tech industry parody show Silicon Valley. For one thing, the 43-year-old co-founder of Y Combinator, a top start-up incubator, doesnt own a television. But even if she did, Livingston doesnt sound like she’s keen to catch Tinseltowns take on tech. If it was on...
  • Multi-Housing News - Starwood Capital Adds Three Office Assets in Poland to Latest Distressed Opportunity Fund
    8/21/2014 @ 12:29 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Poland-Starwood Capital Group recently completed the acquisition of a prime office portfolio in Poland that will be added to the company's Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX. The buyer has paid an undisclosed amount to real estate developer Ghelamco for three different office assets. During the transaction, Starwood was advised by CBRE, Dentons and...
  • ArchDaily - Studio CTC Imagines Terraced Twin Skyscrapers in Hong Kong
    8/21/2014 @ 12:00 PM - Skyscrapers have developed a typical form language over the past century-many of them are large, rectangular, and sheathed in glass, but  Studio CACHOUA TORRES CAMILLETTI  is changing that. Working with the notion that even superstructures should be as varied as the cities they're built in, the Mexican  design firm has created a spectacular vision for a ...
  • Rent.com Blog - 6 DIY Window Treatments
    8/21/2014 @ 12:00 PM - By Erin Spain, DIY on the Cheap When you are renting your home, the last thing you want to do is invest a lot of money in things like custom window treatments that may or may not work well in your future home. The good news is that there are many do-it-yourself options to create...
  • CP Executive - INTERNATIONAL: Starwood Grabs 840KSF Office Portfolio in Poland
    8/21/2014 @ 11:58 AM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Starwood Capital Group's acquisition activity on behalf of Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX continues with the purchase of a three-property office portfolio in Poland. Starwood Capital acquired the 840,000-square-foot group of Class A assets from developer Ghelamco. Starwood Capital is not blurting out specifics on the acquisition cost, but the...
  • Venture Beat - Airbnb is throwing a slumber party at Ikea
    8/21/2014 @ 11:54 AM - Image Credit: Håkan Dahlström In the strangest promo of the century, Airbnb and Ikea have apparently teamed up to throw a mass slumber party in select Ikea showrooms. No, really. Unfortunately for Ikea fans, only Aussies living near Sydney or Perth can take advantage of the sleepover  unless you actually want to book a flight for...
  • Globe and Mail - Space, layout contribute to midtown Toronto condo's quick sale
    8/21/2014 @ 11:50 AM - Most units have one balcony, but this has three
  • BBC - Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling
    8/21/2014 @ 11:48 AM - Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.
  • World Property Channel - Another Foreign Investor Mandate to Place $1 Billion in U.S. Real Estate
    8/21/2014 @ 11:44 AM - Given the stability and maturity of the U.S. commercial property market in 2014, global institutional money continues to flow into the United States. The most recent example of foreign capital flowing into the U.S., LaSalle Investment Management, a leading global real estate investment manager announced today their firm has been awarded $1 billion of equity to invest in US...
  • BBC - US bank in record $16.7bn settlement
    8/21/2014 @ 11:29 AM - Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
  • The Real Deal - Uniqlo re-ups for 53K square feet at Soho flagship
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - 546 Broadway in Soho Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo renewed the lease for its 52,500-square-foot, three-level New York flagship space in Soho for the next 10 years,  The Real Deal  has learned. Real estate investor Isaac Chetrit owns the five-story, 95,500-square-foot property at 546-548 Broadway, also known as 80-82 Crosby Street. In addition to Uniqlo, the...
  • The Verge - Airbnb is giving Australians an Ikea showroom slumber party
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - The problem with shopping at Ikea is you're constantly shuffled along through manufactured rooms, never getting real quality time with the  Nordli or  Brimnes you're considering. For the savvy shopper in Australia, there is an alternative: spend a night in the showroom courtesy of Ikea and Airbnb. Three groups of four guests will have the...
  • CP Executive - Morgan Stanley Real Estate Teams With Terranova on $342M Acquisition
    8/21/2014 @ 11:24 AM - By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, along with affiliates of Terranova, have acquired a six-building portfolio of Lincoln Road assets in South Florida, for $342 million from the Terranova Corp. and its investment partner, Acadia Realty Trust. The transaction is one of the largest deals ever in South Florida, and the largest to date...
  • Real Trends - Three Must-Know Rules to Convert Online Leads
    8/21/2014 @ 11:04 AM - By Bubba Mills If you're in real estate and you're not converting leads, do yourself a favor right now - change occupations now, today. Daylight is burning and you need to eat. That's precisely how important leads (and converting them to paying customers) are in the world of real estate. Without lead conversion, you're dead in the water....
  • Dezeen - "London's new typology: the tasteful modernist non-dom investment"
    8/21/2014 @ 11:03 AM - Opinion: sober, well-mannered and increasingly well made - London's new housing developments are hiding their yuppie-dom behind a polite facade of brickwork that wouldn't look out of place in the 1960s, says Owen Hatherley. (more...)
  • Inhabitat - Sou Fujimoto's Spindly Bus Shelter in Austria Suddenly Deemed Unsafe
    8/21/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Sou Fujimoto 's delicate looking bush shelter in Krumbach, Austria has been shut down as it has been deemed unsafe for the public. Built as part of the BUS:STOP project that brought seven architects to the small Austrian Village, the bus shelter extends into the sky with levels of stilted platforms. Recently, Austrian police said the structure does...
  • Remodelista - Best Amateur-Designed Living/Dining Space: Theresa di Scianni
    8/21/2014 @ 11:00 AM - The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur-Designed Living/Dining Space is Theresa di Scianni of East Hampton, New York. Di Scianni's project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Luke Hayman , who said, "I like the way the legs of the Eames chairs and the shape of the spiral stairs and stove pipe complement...
  • Multi-Housing News - Asian Investors Unveil Residential and Hotel Development Projects in Brisbane
    8/21/2014 @ 10:51 AM - By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Brisbane, Australia-Asian Investors Heeton Holdings Limited, Lian Beng Group Ltd and KSH Holdings Limited have announced plans for the construction of an approximately $139 million (AUD $150 million) mixed-use scheme in in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The project marks the first Australian venture for each of the three consortium partners. Plans call...
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Popular Stories

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Fortune - Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston: We’re as relevant as ever
    8/21/2014 @ 12:30 PM - Lets get this out of the way: Jessica Livingston hasnt seen HBOs tech industry parody show Silicon Valley. For one thing, the 43-year-old co-founder of Y Combinator, a top start-up incubator, doesnt own a television. But even if she did, Livingston doesnt sound like she’s keen to catch Tinseltowns take on tech. If it was on...
  • ArchDaily - Studio CTC Imagines Terraced Twin Skyscrapers in Hong Kong
    8/21/2014 @ 12:00 PM - Skyscrapers have developed a typical form language over the past century-many of them are large, rectangular, and sheathed in glass, but  Studio CACHOUA TORRES CAMILLETTI  is changing that. Working with the notion that even superstructures should be as varied as the cities they're built in, the Mexican  design firm has created a spectacular vision for a ...
  • Blue Matter - First-Time Renter in NYC? Here’s What You Need to Know
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - When it comes to first-time renter stories, everybody’s got one. Moving into an apartment in New York City can be challenging, and without the proper prep, securing one’s very first rental apartment can get stressful. If you’re thinking about renting a first apartment in NYC , the following tips can help everything move along swimmingly. Visit the...
  • Findwell Blog - Should I renovate my home before I put it on the market?
    8/21/2014 @ 11:03 AM - If you are a home owner thinking about selling your home, there are likely some repairs you’ve considered fixing or renovations you've considered undertaking before putting your home on market. You may be wondering what is worth addressing now to gain a higher sales price. While there are no clear-cut answers, it is worth discussing with your real estate agent what the...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: the world's most expensive penthouse is $318M, Sean Connery's son sued for allegedly clogging a toilet and more
    8/21/2014 @ 9:30 AM - The world’s most expensive penthouse 1. The world's most expensive penthouse is going for $318M [NYP] 2. New Yorkers can now control iconic skyscrapers' lighting with mobile app [NYDN] 3. Sean Connery's son sued for allegedly clogging up toilet ...
  • The Real Deal - Mickey Rourke is looking for long term rental in the city
    8/21/2014 @ 8:31 AM - From left: Mickey Rourke and 14 East 33rd Street The Wrestler is looking for new digs. Mickey Rourke, movie star and former boxer, has reportedly looked at a gut-renovated three-bedroom at 148 West 28th Street. The full-floor unit, which also has a chef’s kitchen, is $11,750 a month. Rourke was too slow, however, and the...
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS: Stephen Palmese is newest Massey partner; Rob Montaquiza moves to MHP
    8/21/2014 @ 7:17 AM - Massey Knakal Realty Services announced that Stephen P. Palmese has been promoted to partner at the firm. STEPHEN PALMESE Stephen began his career at Massey Knakal ten years ago as an Intern and worked his way up to Associate, then Agent, and now Partner. He is one of the firm's...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Buzz Buzz Home - What’s up at Extell’s 68 Charlton Street?
    8/21/2014 @ 12:54 PM - Earlier this year, Extell announced plans to build a 22-story project with Hudson Square's first affordable housing units.
  • Multi-Housing News - Starwood Capital Adds Three Office Assets in Poland to Latest Distressed Opportunity Fund
    8/21/2014 @ 12:29 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Poland-Starwood Capital Group recently completed the acquisition of a prime office portfolio in Poland that will be added to the company's Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX. The buyer has paid an undisclosed amount to real estate developer Ghelamco for three different office assets. During the transaction, Starwood was advised by CBRE, Dentons and...
  • Curbed - Affordable Housing Wire: Landlords and developers, unsurprisingly, are not...
    8/21/2014 @ 12:01 PM - Landlords and developers, unsurprisingly, are not too keen on a proposed plan for new residential buildings on rezoned sites to be at least 50 percent affordable . The idea was put forth by the Real Affordability for All, and the head of REBNY pretty much said it was the stuff of pipe dreams, noting that the proposed funding...
  • CP Executive - INTERNATIONAL: Starwood Grabs 840KSF Office Portfolio in Poland
    8/21/2014 @ 11:58 AM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Starwood Capital Group's acquisition activity on behalf of Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX continues with the purchase of a three-property office portfolio in Poland. Starwood Capital acquired the 840,000-square-foot group of Class A assets from developer Ghelamco. Starwood Capital is not blurting out specifics on the acquisition cost, but the...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Existing Home Sales Hit 2014 Peak in July
    8/21/2014 @ 11:47 AM - Existing home sales in July hit theirbest pace so far this year the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) saidtoday, reflecting a 2.4 percent increase from June to a seasonally adjustedannual rate of 5.15 million units. June's sales were downgraded slightly to 5.03million units. The July rate of sales markedthe fourth consecutive monthly increase but was...
  • Blue Matter - First-Time Renter in NYC? Here’s What You Need to Know
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - When it comes to first-time renter stories, everybody’s got one. Moving into an apartment in New York City can be challenging, and without the proper prep, securing one’s very first rental apartment can get stressful. If you’re thinking about renting a first apartment in NYC , the following tips can help everything move along swimmingly. Visit the...
  • Blue Matter - Choosing a Bird Feeder for Your DFW Home
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - Backyard bird feeders are a staple for many DFW homes . The Metroplex offers some excellent opportunities to spot native birds and their migratory cousins. Putting some thought into the type of feeders you choose can help you not only attract the kinds of birds you want to see, but also keep other animals from stealing all the food....
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Forbes - How One Boomer Lives In A Teeny House
    8/21/2014 @ 12:53 PM - The author of 'The Big Tiny' cites the financial and emotional upsides.
  • The Real Deal - Arlene Farkas' 14-room duplex headed to auction block
    8/21/2014 @ 12:40 PM - From left: Arlene Farkas and River House Department store heir Bruce Farkas’ ex-wife’s apartment is up for a public foreclosure auction. Arlene Farkas defaulted on more than $6 million in mortgage payments last year. At the last minute, she struck a deal with the French government to sell her River House unit for...
  • Rent.com Blog - Rent or Buy? Tips for Couples on the Move.
    8/21/2014 @ 12:00 PM - The question of whether to rent or buy your home is a complex one. On The Shared Wall, we've walked you through in detail the many factors that should play into your thinking when making this big decision. Read: Is Home Ownership Your American Dream? But this time, we want to zero in on...
  • BBC - Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling
    8/21/2014 @ 11:48 AM - Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.
  • Mortgage News Daily - HARP Refinance Share Dropped in Second Quarter
    8/21/2014 @ 11:45 AM - Total refinances through completedthrough Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) in the second quarter topped344,000. The Federal Housing FinanceAgency (FHFA) said that Fannie Mae accounted for 211,825 and Freddie Mac 132,688of the transactions. Since 2009, thefirst full year they were in federal conservatorship under FHFA, the two GSEs haverefinanced the mortgages of more than 19.5 million...
  • Long Island Business News - New York gets $800M in Bank of America settlement
    8/21/2014 @ 11:35 AM - The money is the state's share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with the bank over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
  • BBC - US bank in record $16.7bn settlement
    8/21/2014 @ 11:29 AM - Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Fortune - Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston: We’re as relevant as ever
    8/21/2014 @ 12:30 PM - Lets get this out of the way: Jessica Livingston hasnt seen HBOs tech industry parody show Silicon Valley. For one thing, the 43-year-old co-founder of Y Combinator, a top start-up incubator, doesnt own a television. But even if she did, Livingston doesnt sound like she’s keen to catch Tinseltowns take on tech. If it was on...
  • New York Observer - Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Green Manufacturing Center Gets a Facelift
    8/21/2014 @ 12:01 PM - The current look of the Green Manufacturing Center. (Plaza Construction) The facade is going up at The Green Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard , the site of abandoned former ship manufacturing buildings 128, 123 and 28. It will resemble the old facade with its glass and metal components. The facade is...
  • Rent.com Blog - Rent or Buy? Tips for Couples on the Move.
    8/21/2014 @ 12:00 PM - The question of whether to rent or buy your home is a complex one. On The Shared Wall, we've walked you through in detail the many factors that should play into your thinking when making this big decision. Read: Is Home Ownership Your American Dream? But this time, we want to zero in on...
  • Rent.com Blog - 6 DIY Window Treatments
    8/21/2014 @ 12:00 PM - By Erin Spain, DIY on the Cheap When you are renting your home, the last thing you want to do is invest a lot of money in things like custom window treatments that may or may not work well in your future home. The good news is that there are many do-it-yourself options to create...
  • The Real Deal - Con Edison will net $5.5 million from sale of 51 Park Place
    8/21/2014 @ 11:50 AM - From left: Sharif El-Gamal, 51 Park Place and Con Edison CEO John McAvoy Con Edison's sale of a former Downtown substation to Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties  will net the utility company about $5.5 million.  El-Gamal purchased 51 Park Place from Con Edison in July for $10.7 million, as  The Real Deal previously reported...
  • Housing Wire - Why are these the top 10 markets for mom-and-pop landlords?
    8/21/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Some places it just pays more to rent out your home when you move someplace else rather than simply selling it, because it pays every month.
  • Blue Matter - First-Time Renter in NYC? Here’s What You Need to Know
    8/21/2014 @ 11:25 AM - When it comes to first-time renter stories, everybody’s got one. Moving into an apartment in New York City can be challenging, and without the proper prep, securing one’s very first rental apartment can get stressful. If you’re thinking about renting a first apartment in NYC , the following tips can help everything move along swimmingly. Visit the...
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