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  • New York Observer - Starbucks Targets Manhattan for New Concepts
    10/31/2014 @ 11:01 AM - A rendering of the new Starbucks upscale cafe in Seattle. (Starbucks) Starbucks Coffee is planning to bring two new types of stores to Manhattan, a grab-and-go concept as well as a slow bar. The global coffee behemoth announced last month that it was launching a high-end concept in Seattle, as well as an express store...
  • New York Observer - Canyon Provides Construction Loan for Gowanus Development
    10/31/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Canyon Capital Realty Advisors originated a $120 million construction loan for the ground-up development of a 12-story apartment complex in Brooklyn's Gowanus area, Mortgage Observer has first learned. The 30-month senior loan, provided to an affiliate of The Lightstone Group , features a fixed-rate and extension options, according...
  • Brownstoner - Past and Present: Fort Lafayette
    10/31/2014 @ 10:45 AM - A Look at Brooklyn, then and now. When we look at New York City's beautiful harbor, it's hard to remember... Read More…
  • Curbed - Preservation Watch: Five old buildings on Bowery between...
    10/31/2014 @ 10:40 AM - Five old buildings on Bowery between Grand and Broome were snapped up for $45 million yesterday, and the suspected buyer allegedly wants to turn the 75,000-square-foot parcel into condos or rentals for "luxury living." So these properties are really old; two addresses date back to 1798 . And while they're not...
  • The Real Deal - Bowery development site goes for $45M
    10/31/2014 @ 10:36 AM - 134-142 Bowery, Manhattan A five-building development site at 134-142 Bowery sold for $45.3 million. The buildings have long been vacant, according to Bowery Boogie, and used to house lighting stores. The site offers roughly 75,000 buildable square feet. E Property Groups Jan Sasson represented the buyers of the properties. A local developer” bought the properties,...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - New Heating App to Catch Stingy NYC Landlords This Winter
    10/31/2014 @ 10:28 AM - (Image via Heat Seek NYC) Heat Seek NYC is the rare app that doesnt aim just to make peoples lives easier, but aims to make them better. Even rarer, its gotten a boost from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The app, which was designed by a group of college students, uses temperature sensors to electronically monitor the indoor...
  • Gawker - An Enormous Drill Nearly Impaled a Subway Car Full of Passengers
    10/31/2014 @ 10:26 AM - An F Train was nearly bored into by a 10-inch-wide drill bit yesterday while traveling under an East Side Access construction site in Queens. There were roughly 800 passengers inside, and though the bit scraped the body of the train and shattered several windows, no one was injured. Read more...
  • CP Executive - The Rockefeller Group to Acquire Majority Interest in TA Realty
    10/31/2014 @ 10:17 AM - The Rockefeller Groups HQ, Manhattan By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor The Rockefeller Group is expanding its global investment management platform with the acquisition of the majority stake in Boston-based TA Realty L.L.C. The terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not released. TA Realty, which has...
  • Curbed - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Harlem's Renaissance Ballroom Is Finally Being Redeveloped
    10/31/2014 @ 10:15 AM - It's been a long time coming, but it looks like the end is near for Harlem's crumbling Renaissance Ballroom & Casino at 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. New York YIMBY spotted new building permits for the site, as well as renderings of what's to come. The full block-long structure, built in...
  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: A peek inside Flatiron's newest luxury building, why Victorian homes are so scary and more
    10/31/2014 @ 10:05 AM - 45 East 22nd Street in Flatiron 1. Welcome to Flatiron s newest luxury building [NYP] 2. Why are Victorian homes deemed creepy?” [Curbed] 3. Developer secures safety of Ferris Wheel on Staten Island [Staten Island Live] 4. ...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Office Market on Pace for Highest Absorption in 5 Years
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - According to Cushman & Wakefield, the nation's CBD and suburban office markets at the end of the third quarter remained on pace to achieve their lowest vacancy rates and highest occupancy gains in over 5 years. The company's latest research findings, released today, also show CBD growth slightly outpacing that of the suburbs, as measured by absorption and...
  • Curbed - On the Rental Market: $500K/Month Pierre Suite Is NYC's Most Expensive Rental
    10/31/2014 @ 9:55 AM - The new most expensive rental in New York City (by a lot) is the 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel , which is going for $500,000/month . That is, just to be clear, one half of one million dollars every month. If one were to rent it for a year, it would cost $6 million dollars. ...
  • EV Grieve - At the 35th anniversary of the Pyramid Club
    10/31/2014 @ 9:54 AM - Photos and text by EVG contributor Stacie Joy The 35th anniversary party Tuesday night for the Pyramid Club was filled with more media and PR people than guests. Sponsored by Stoli vodka (whose new marketing campaign is targeting East Village mainstays ), there were Stoli drink specials as far as the eye could see...
  • Curbed - Linkage: $129 Billion in Real Estate in Flood Zones; Barclays Gets Savior
    10/31/2014 @ 9:43 AM - [Via Curbed Photo Pool/gigi_nyc .] · Bill de Blasio explains JPMorgan/Hudson Yards deal's death [CNY] · Apparently $129B worth of NYC real estate lies in flood zones [Vice] · Myrtle-Wyckoff 's building boom continues with 10 units [NYY] · Two men plotted to burn people-filled Bed-Stuy building...
  • The Real Deal - Archdiocese to consolidate 50 parishes in New York
    10/31/2014 @ 9:40 AM - From left: Cardinal Timothy Dolan and St. Peters Catholic Church The Archdiocese of New York is looking to merge 50 parishes due to falling attendance and a financial strain on the Roman Catholic institution. Most closings of individual parishes will occur in the Bronx and Manhattan, according to Capital New York. Cardinal Timothy...
  • Curbed - Whoopsies: The megaproject proposed for a peninsula...
    10/31/2014 @ 9:38 AM - The megaproject proposed for a peninsula in Astoria has attracted enough criticism for a lack of affordable housing as it is, and now city planners say that a mapping and calculation error resulted in the developer promising less affordable housing than might actually be required, and also earmarking those apartments for...
  • ArchDaily - Towards a New Urbanism (Or Three)
    10/31/2014 @ 9:31 AM - If you read a lot of articles about cities  and urbanism , youre probably familiar with the words half of the worlds population now lives in cities .” For a number of years, these words have been frequently used in the opening sentences of articles, hoping to convince readers in just a few seconds of the importance of...
  • Brownstoner - Ann Hathaway Sells Clocktower Unit for $4.33 Million
    10/31/2014 @ 9:30 AM - Actress Ann Hathaway has sold her ninth-floor apartment in Dumbos Clocktower building for $4,330,000. The buyer is a film producer... Read More…
  • The Real Deal - City botched Astoria Cove affordable housing income level
    10/31/2014 @ 9:16 AM - From left: Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, rendering of Astoria Cove and Alma Realtys Steve Valiotis City planners miscalculated the affordable housing requirement at the proposed Astoria Cove development on the Queens waterfront, officials admitted. Alma Realty is looking to re-zone the area to build a massive new mixed-use development that will include roughly 1,700 residential...
  • The Real Deal - Massive new office complex might be coming to Red Hook
    10/31/2014 @ 8:51 AM - Rendering of a new office complex in Red Hook, Brooklyn A 1.1 million-square-foot office project could come to the Red Hook waterfront. Est4te Four, an Italian developer, has been buying up pieces of the Red Hook waterfront since 2012 , according to New York YIMBY. The developer is looking to redevelop the site into office...
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  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Office Market on Pace for Highest Absorption in 5 Years
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - According to Cushman & Wakefield, the nation's CBD and suburban office markets at the end of the third quarter remained on pace to achieve their lowest vacancy rates and highest occupancy gains in over 5 years. The company's latest research findings, released today, also show CBD growth slightly outpacing that of the suburbs, as measured by absorption and...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Nov. 1-2
    10/31/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 1-2 in Virginia. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses Nov. 1-2
    10/31/2014 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 1-2 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Nov. 1-2
    10/31/2014 @ 7:50 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Nov. 1-2 in Maryland. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • The Atlantic - Where Does the Creative Class Move?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Where are creatives taking to the road? (Flickr/La Citta Vita) Americas economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M
    10/31/2014 @ 5:30 AM - View Photo Gallery -The Washington Post's picks of distinguished homes on the D.C. area market. Unlike subsequent owners of this stately Georgian home in Chevy Chase, Md., Worthington C. Ford was not much into entertaining. Ford, the original owner of the 1905 house, worked in the State and Treasury departments before serving as chief of […]
  • Inman News - Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings
    10/30/2014 @ 7:10 PM - Two major multiple listing services on opposite sides of the country will be among the first to launch a Coming Soon” listing status to help agents generate interest for their listings before theyre ready to sell. Rockville, Maryland-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. ...
  • CP Executive - ULI Special Report: Strong Rental M-F Market Driven by Record Student Debt, Cautious Millennials
    10/30/2014 @ 4:59 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor 'Do we have a boom or do we have a bust in the multi-family industry?' John Healy, co-founder & principal of Hyde Street Holdings L.L.C., asked that question as he opened the 'Rental Multifamily Housing: New American Dream or Classic Bubble?' panel  at the Urban Land Institute's Fall...
  • Fortune - Apple's CEO becomes the Fortune 500's only openly gay CEO. Here are 11 other workplace stats
    10/30/2014 @ 4:40 PM - Apples AAPL CEO Tim Cook came out publicly today to great fanfare from the business community. While I have never denied my sexuality, I havent publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” said Cook in an essay. So let me be clear: Im proud to be gay, and...
  • The Atlantic - The Life and Death of the Great American Halloween Pop-Up Store
    10/30/2014 @ 4:04 PM - Dan Ox/Flickr A hearty "congrats" to the Halloween real estate agents out there, whoafter nearly a year of scramblingare hopefully on their well-deserved vacations. It's boom time for the Halloween Industrial Complex, which, according to the National Retail Federation, will generate $7.4 billion this year. And some of that money will surely be...
  • Multi-Housing News - ULI Special Report: Strong Rental M-F Market Driven by Record Student Debt, Cautious Millennials
    10/30/2014 @ 2:36 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor New York-'Do we have a boom or do we have a bust in the multifamily industry?' John Healy Jr., co-founder & principal of Hyde Street Holdings LLC, asked that question as he opened the 'Rental Multifamily Housing: New American Dream or Classic Bubble?' panel at the Urban Land Institute's Fall Meeting, held in...
  • The Atlantic - On Baltimore's High-Crime Streets, Ex-Cons Work to Stop Violence
    10/30/2014 @ 2:07 PM - Dante Barksdale (left)and James Timson (right) meet with staff at the Park Heights Safe Streets headquarters before canvassing shifts begin. (Fawn Johnson) BALTIMORE"This is a bad neighborhood," the cabdriver tells me as we pull up to an ugly, beige, low-rise building in the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Lower Park Heights. The dappled sunlight on...
  • Curbed - Rendering Reveals: Unfortunately, HAP's Next Uptown Building Won't Be Neon
    10/30/2014 @ 1:35 PM - A new six-story, ten apartment rental building will rise on Wadsworth Avenue near 187th Street in Washington Heights. The project at 284 Wadsworth Avenue is being developed by HAP Investments , the firm also behind Karim Rashid's contested formerly brightly-colored building at 329 Pleasant Avenue. HAP has tapped the more subdued firm Design...
  • Curbed - Real Estate Nightmares: 12 New York Sites Hollywood Turned Into Houses of Horror
    10/30/2014 @ 12:40 PM - There are few things scarier than looking for a place to live in the city, which seems to explain the thematic importance of real estate to so many New York-based horror films . Whether it's satanists skulking around The Dakota or a virologist living on Washington Square Park in a post-apocalyptic world , New...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Mortgage rates tick up slightly but remain low
    10/30/2014 @ 10:27 AM - Have we seen the last of low-rate mortgages? With the Federal Reserve's announcement Wednesday that it will no longer pump money into the economy, ending its two-year, $3 trillion bond-buying program, mortgage rates are expected to rise. Perhaps not as violently as they did back in June 2013 when the Fed first hinted at ending the […]
  • CP Executive - Klyde Warren Park Receives Prestigious Urban Land Institute Award
    10/30/2014 @ 10:19 AM - By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Klyde Warren Park The Urban Land Institute announced Dallas' Klyde Warren Park as the winner of the 2014 Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes both large- and small-scale projects that have improved and enriched their communities. Located near the Arts District, the park was named...
  • Multi-Housing News - Klyde Warren Park Receives Prestigious Urban Land Institute Award
    10/30/2014 @ 10:19 AM - By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Klyde Warren Park The Urban Land Institute announced Dallas' Klyde Warren Park as the winner of the 2014 Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes both large- and small-scale projects that have improved and enriched their communities. Located near the Arts District, the park was named...
  • Realty Biz News - Memphis the Musical
    10/30/2014 @ 9:25 AM - It takes balls to name a musical Memphis” after the home of Rock n Roll and R&B but thats what it is, a ball of energy. Fresh off of Broadway and a 55 city North American tour, the story of 1950s Memphis is now playing at the Shaftbury Theater in London. Based on the birthplace of Rock n Roll and...
  • CP Executive - MRP Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of 400-Unit Elevation at Washington Gateway
    10/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Elevation Apartments In a Washington, D.C., apartment market with strong demand for rentals, one developer has just added 400 more units. On Oct. 23, MRP Residential, a division of MRP Realty, celebrated the grand opening of the Elevation at Washington Gateway, a Class A apartment building...
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  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • The Atlantic - Where Does the Creative Class Move?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Where are creatives taking to the road? (Flickr/La Citta Vita) Americas economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class...
  • Luxury Daily - Hermès, Miami, Jaguar and retail – News briefs
    10/31/2014 @ 2:31 AM - Hermès Rocabar horse blanket Today in luxury marketing: Hermès champions the horse It began life as a saddle and bridle maker, so it's no surprise that heritage French fashion house Hermès should be concerned with horse welfare, the Telegraph reports. Click here to read the entire story on the...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Oct. 26 - Nov. 1)
    10/31/2014 @ 1:30 AM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Inland Empire, Minneapolis, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, South Florida, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and Western Michigan.INLAND EMPIREWetherholt Named FVP at Marcus & Millichap By Justin SumnerMarcus & Mi
  • Haute Residence - Jeanne Gang Puts Brave Façade on Miami Tower
    10/30/2014 @ 11:08 PM - Architect Jeanne Gang , known for turning structures inside out with her unique exo-spatial high-rise design technique, is back on the block with recently unveiled designs for a stunning 14-story residential tower in Miami's Design District. The tower promises panoramic views of Biscayne Bay from each of the building's proposed 76 units. Studio Gangs...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Florida Penthouse Under Construction To Ask $29 Million
    10/30/2014 @ 4:44 PM - More than 19,000 square feet, the Sunny Isles Beach apartment is expected to be the priciest offering in the Jade Signature condo building
  • CP Executive - Dune RE Fund III Closes Oversubscribed at $960M
    10/30/2014 @ 12:24 PM - Cia Buckley Marakovits, Dune Dune Real Estate Partners L.P. set an $850 million target for Dune Real Estate Fund III–an investment vehicle focused on distressed, deep value-add opportunities and contrarian investments predominantly in the U.S.–and not only did it hit the target, it surpassed it. Dune just completed the closing of Fund III with $960 million in capital...
  • Fortune - Good hands, great data
    10/30/2014 @ 12:03 PM - In July 2011, Floyd Yager, then senior vice president of analytics at Allstate Insurance, huddled in a conference room with Suren Gupta, the company's chief information officer. Yager had an idea. He had heard about open source software called Hadoop that could process millions of datasets in amazing speed on a just a dozen computers. Yager had a...
  • World Property Channel - Another Uber-Luxe Condo Tower to Rise on Miami's Beaches
    10/30/2014 @ 11:03 AM - Miami's luxury condo market just keeps on going, as yet another tower was just announced in Sunny Isles Beach this week called Turnberry Ocean Club. Turnberry Ocean Club vertical view (Sunny Isles Beach, Fla) According to Jeffery Soffer, CEO and Chairman of Turnberry Associates, Turnberry Ocean Club will be latest luxury condominium...
  • Blue Matter - Inside the Luxury Automated Home
    10/30/2014 @ 9:55 AM - While home is one of the oldest institutions, it continues to evolve every day. In the October issue of Previews® Inside Out , we sat down with Reid Cram, director of marketing at Vantage Controls, to talk about the home of the future. With one in four luxury consumers desiring their home to be outfitted with the latest...
  • CP Executive - Crescent Communities Sells M-F Property in Tampa
    10/30/2014 @ 9:47 AM - By Scott Baltic, Contributing Editor In a $111.5 million transaction, Crescent Communities, of Charlotte, N.C., has sold Crescent Bayshore, a 367-unit multi-family community in downtown Tampa, to a fund advised by UBS Global Asset Management, Crescent announced Wednesday. The sale is the first of nine, involving a total of 2,667 units and for a...
  • Realty Biz News - Insurance Claims Can Send Premiums Soaring
    10/30/2014 @ 9:22 AM - Household insurance is there for your peace of mind, but a new report shows filing even just one claim can send your premiums soaring. This increase can run into hundreds of dollars in certain states. Apparently filing just a single claim for anything from tornado damage to a stolen bicycle will see your premiums being raised by around 9%....
  • Multi-Housing News - MRP Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of 400-Unit Elevation at Washington Gateway
    10/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Elevation Apartments In a Washington, D.C., apartment market with strong demand for rentals, one developer has just added 400 more units. On Oct. 23, MRP Residential, a division of MRP Realty, celebrated the grand opening of the Elevation at Washington Gateway, a Class A apartment building...
  • CP Executive - MRP Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of 400-Unit Elevation at Washington Gateway
    10/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Elevation Apartments In a Washington, D.C., apartment market with strong demand for rentals, one developer has just added 400 more units. On Oct. 23, MRP Residential, a division of MRP Realty, celebrated the grand opening of the Elevation at Washington Gateway, a Class A apartment building...
  • CP Executive - MRP Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of 400-Unit Elevation at Washington Gateway
    10/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Elevation Apartments In a Washington, D.C., apartment market with strong demand for rentals, one developer has just added 400 more units. On Oct. 23, MRP Residential, a division of MRP Realty, celebrated the grand opening of the Elevation at Washington Gateway, a Class A apartment building...
  • CP Executive - MRP Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of 400-Unit Elevation at Washington Gateway
    10/30/2014 @ 9:08 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Elevation Apartments In a Washington, D.C., apartment market with strong demand for rentals, one developer has just added 400 more units. On Oct. 23, MRP Residential, a division of MRP Realty, celebrated the grand opening of the Elevation at Washington Gateway, a Class A apartment building...
  • World Property Channel - 'Zombie' Foreclosures Down 23 Percent in U.S.
    10/30/2014 @ 8:30 AM - According to RealtyTrac's Q3 2014 Zombie Foreclosure Report, found that 117,298 homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure, representing 18 percent of all active foreclosures. These vacant properties will likely end up as short sales, foreclosure auction sales or bank-owned sales in the future. There were 117,298 owner-vacated foreclosures...
  • The Atlantic - Who Are Better People, Democrats or Republicans?
    10/30/2014 @ 8:30 AM - Reuters/Keith Bedford Its nearly Election Day, which once again means its time to ask the important questions. Who are better people: Democrats or Republicans? More specifically, are Republicans more charitable? Do Democrats donate more time to their communities? These are the kind of queries we like, because they get to the heart of the bitter,...
  • Fortune - Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer
    10/30/2014 @ 6:00 AM - "I own you!" Six thousand people--sales executives, marketing pros, software developers, me--are shouting those same three, potent words at a colleague or complete stranger standing next to them. Faces are contorted. Fingers are being jabbed. For a full half-minute, while techno music blasts over the speakers, we try to outdo our partners in this exercise--tapping into a primal aggression...
  • Luxury Daily - Frette mixes gifting and home improvement in winter catalog
    10/30/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Frette winter catalog cover Italian linen maker Frette is balancing gifting with personal purchases in its latest catalog mailer. The 39-page booklet works to help consumers envision gifting 'romantic' items, such as pajamas, and improve their home atmosphere with a throw blanket or new accent pillows. Since the holiday season is just beginning, Frette may convince consumers to...
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  • New York Observer - Canyon Provides Construction Loan for Gowanus Development
    10/31/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Canyon Capital Realty Advisors originated a $120 million construction loan for the ground-up development of a 12-story apartment complex in Brooklyn's Gowanus area, Mortgage Observer has first learned. The 30-month senior loan, provided to an affiliate of The Lightstone Group , features a fixed-rate and extension options, according...
  • ReadWrite - Hollywood Needs To Get Behind Smart-Home Horror
    10/31/2014 @ 10:39 AM - The API call is coming from inside the house! Except that it's not—not yet, anyway. You don't need an overactive imagination to envision a smart home as a house of horrors. Reality is scary enough—remember when a hacker took over a family's baby monitor and yelled at their infant ? Add to that privacy...
  • CP Executive - The Rockefeller Group to Acquire Majority Interest in TA Realty
    10/31/2014 @ 10:17 AM - The Rockefeller Groups HQ, Manhattan By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor The Rockefeller Group is expanding its global investment management platform with the acquisition of the majority stake in Boston-based TA Realty L.L.C. The terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not released. TA Realty, which has...
  • Multi-Housing News - Downtown LA Pricing Record Shattered by Kor Group on Barker Block
    10/31/2014 @ 10:08 AM - By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Los Angeles-Warehouse No. 1 at Barker Block has sold out, making it the fastest-selling residential project in Downtown Los Angeles. The Kor Group announced the sellout of the property after selling 68 lofts in less than six months for $42 million, at an average of close to $600 per square foot. That figure...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Office Market on Pace for Highest Absorption in 5 Years
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - According to Cushman & Wakefield, the nation's CBD and suburban office markets at the end of the third quarter remained on pace to achieve their lowest vacancy rates and highest occupancy gains in over 5 years. The company's latest research findings, released today, also show CBD growth slightly outpacing that of the suburbs, as measured by absorption and...
  • Remodelista - Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan
    10/31/2014 @ 9:00 AM - A Zen Halloween? Allow Gardenista to show you the way. This week, as we've been celebrating Japanese interiors, the Gardenista team has been all about bonsai and bamboo (and pumpkins, too). Above: Ofuro means "soaking...
  • Property Wire - UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market
    10/31/2014 @ 7:38 AM - The UK government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the country’s housing market. The Chancellor George Osborne has already announced that he was determined to work with the Bank to ensure that they had appropriate powers over the UK housing market to maintain its stability. Earlier this month,...
  • Fortune - Your building has secrets to tell. Are you listening?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:13 AM - From 2014 to 2023, the cumulative investment in energy efficiency retrofits could total $959 billion, according to forecasts by Navigant Research. And when it comes to effective energy efficiency technologies, LED lighting ranks right near the top. A quick example. Retail cooperative Ace Hardware cut its per-square-foot power consumption by almost 40% when it upgraded parts of its retail...
  • Fortune - The boo-tiful business of ghost tourism
    10/31/2014 @ 7:01 AM - When most people hear about the ghosts of Wall Street, it's fallen titans of industry, specters of deals gone awry, or business barons of the past that come to mind. Not for Annaline Dinkelmann. "There are many ghosts on Wall Street," said Dinkelmann, the entrepreneur who runs the Wall Street Walks Ghost Tour throughout the month of October....
  • The Atlantic - Where Does the Creative Class Move?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Where are creatives taking to the road? (Flickr/La Citta Vita) Americas economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class...
  • Remodelista - Global Spin: A Charming New Take on the Paper Lantern
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Isamu Noguchi was the first to bring us a modern take on the Japanese paper lantern; his Akari lights have been a mainstay of the lighting scene since the 1950s (and a personal favorite). Spotted recently at Lost & Found, in LA: a charming update of the form with brightly printed fabric used in lieu of paper. N.B....
  • Property Wire - Average asking prices in UK stabilise in third quarter of 2014
    10/31/2014 @ 6:35 AM - Average asking prices in the UK residential market stabilised in the third quarter of 2014 after nine months of consistent growth, according to the latest figures. The average asking price rose by just 0.85% in the quarter but despite this small increase, the average asking price was the highest on record at £265,545. Unusually, the Greater London market...
  • Property Wire - Million pound plus home sales reach record high in the UK
    10/31/2014 @ 5:32 AM - The number of property sales worth at least a million pounds in the UK is at a record high, according to latest research from Lloyds Bank. There were 6,143 million pound property sales in the country in the first half of 2014 which is equivalent to 33 transactions everyday over the period. The 6,143 million pound property sales...
  • Huffington Post - Realty Mogul CEO Entices Investors for Hard Rock Hotel
    10/31/2014 @ 5:10 AM - Jilliene Helman talks about the perks of owning a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, CA through Realty Mogul. Aol's BeOn group creates c...
  • AOL Real Estate - Room of the Day: Creating a Warm, Welcoming Living Space
    10/31/2014 @ 4:57 AM - Filed under: Design , News , Home Improvement By Jeannie Matteucci Photos by Eric Laignel There was a lot to like about the living room in Brian Garrett and Stephen Fronk's 1878 Victorian flat. Located in San Francisco's Liberty Hill Historic District, the home...
  • AOL Real Estate - It's Official: Taylor Swift Bought Peter Jackson's Penthouse
    10/31/2014 @ 3:44 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Celebrity Homes Zillow Taylor Swift' has put down roots in New York City with the purchase of this penthouse formerly owned by the "Lord of the Rings" director. AP Taylor Swift By Catherine Sherman It's been waiting...
  • Property Wire - Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted
    10/31/2014 @ 3:30 AM - A large number of home owners in the UK think there are some ghostly goings-on happening behind their front doors, with 15% saying that they think their property is haunted. Of these, some 47% said they’ve felt a ‘presence’ in their home, 29% claimed they have experienced strange and unearthly chills around the property, and 16% of those living...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Oct. 26 - Nov. 1)
    10/31/2014 @ 1:30 AM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Inland Empire, Minneapolis, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, South Florida, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and Western Michigan.INLAND EMPIREWetherholt Named FVP at Marcus & Millichap By Justin SumnerMarcus & Mi
  • Gotham Magazine - Soo Chan's Condos Have In-Home Pools
    10/31/2014 @ 12:01 AM - The city's latest starchitect, Soo Chan, sees the in-home pool at the latest condo must-have. Pools are an integral part of the decor at Chan’s Soori High Line high-rise. Here, the pool is adjacent to the living and dining rooms. “If there is one place to push your chips in, it’s New York,”...
  • Realtor.com News - Tiny House: Miniature Home on the Monterey Peninsula
    10/30/2014 @ 7:47 PM - Tucked away in the town of Pacific Grove, CA , we located a former carriage house perfect for anyone whos looking to go tiny. Only 374 square feet and built back in 1925, this tiny house is approaching its 90th birthday. Listed for $425,000, its age is awesome for anyone seeking vintage authenticity, but it does add...
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  • New York Observer - Canyon Provides Construction Loan for Gowanus Development
    10/31/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Canyon Capital Realty Advisors originated a $120 million construction loan for the ground-up development of a 12-story apartment complex in Brooklyn's Gowanus area, Mortgage Observer has first learned. The 30-month senior loan, provided to an affiliate of The Lightstone Group , features a fixed-rate and extension options, according...
  • CP Executive - The Rockefeller Group to Acquire Majority Interest in TA Realty
    10/31/2014 @ 10:17 AM - The Rockefeller Groups HQ, Manhattan By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor The Rockefeller Group is expanding its global investment management platform with the acquisition of the majority stake in Boston-based TA Realty L.L.C. The terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not released. TA Realty, which has...
  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Q&A with Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein, the developers behind The Barrington
    10/31/2014 @ 10:00 AM - The two Toronto developers have teamed up on The Barrington Condominium Flats in St. Clair West.
  • Calculated Risk - Final October Consumer Sentiment at 86.9, Chicago PMI increases to 66.2
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - Click on graph for larger image. The final Reuters / University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for October was at 86.9, up from the preliminary reading of 86.4, and up from 84.6 in September. This was slightly above the consensus forecast of 86.4. Sentiment has generally been improving following the recession - with plenty of...
  • World Property Channel - India Relaxes Rules for Foreign Investment in Property Development
    10/31/2014 @ 9:49 AM - Foreign Investment in India's Property Market Poised to Spike India has relaxed its rules on overseas investment in construction, which is expected to give a huge boost to property development in the country. The government's union cabinet this week approved measures including reducing the minimum foreign direct investment (FDI) requirement in construction development to $5...
  • CP Executive - Economy Watch: Q3 GDP Growth, Oil Prices, Unemployment Claims
    10/31/2014 @ 9:48 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its first estimate for the third quarter real U.S. gross domestic product on Thursday, finding that it increased at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent for the quarter, which was above expectation. During the second quarter, real GDP increased at an annualized 4.6 percent, a considerable rebound...
  • ArchDaily - Towards a New Urbanism (Or Three)
    10/31/2014 @ 9:31 AM - If you read a lot of articles about cities  and urbanism , youre probably familiar with the words half of the worlds population now lives in cities .” For a number of years, these words have been frequently used in the opening sentences of articles, hoping to convince readers in just a few seconds of the importance of...
  • Wallpaper - The soundtrack to London Fashion Week's S/S 2015 womenswear shows
    10/31/2014 @ 9:01 AM - Fashion week, nowadays, is about much more than just the collections. Showmanship is the name of the game, and in the meticulously executed sartorial extravaganzas, the sound space is an element that no producer or designer can afford to overlook. Music royalty - past, present and future - is enlisted to ensure a full assault on the senses. Here, we...
  • ArchDaily - playLAND / LIKEarchitects
    10/31/2014 @ 9:01 AM - Architects: LIKEarchitects Location: 4940 Paredes de Coura, Portugal Architect In Charge: Diogo Aguiar, João Jesus, Teresa Otto and João Salgueiro, Daniel Mudrak Year: 2014 Photographs: Dinis Sottomayor photography ...
  • Remodelista - Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan
    10/31/2014 @ 9:00 AM - A Zen Halloween? Allow Gardenista to show you the way. This week, as we've been celebrating Japanese interiors, the Gardenista team has been all about bonsai and bamboo (and pumpkins, too). Above: Ofuro means "soaking...
  • designboom - lune de sang sheds by CHROFI facilitate sustainable forestry
    10/31/2014 @ 8:52 AM - the two structures offer a sense of permanence, appearing as unearthed buildings retrofitted for comfortable habitation. The post lune de sang sheds by CHROFI facilitate sustainable forestry appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Real Deal - Massive new office complex might be coming to Red Hook
    10/31/2014 @ 8:51 AM - Rendering of a new office complex in Red Hook, Brooklyn A 1.1 million-square-foot office project could come to the Red Hook waterfront. Est4te Four, an Italian developer, has been buying up pieces of the Red Hook waterfront since 2012 , according to New York YIMBY. The developer is looking to redevelop the site into office...
  • Dezeen - Diller and Scofidio create "mischievous" leak inside Jean Nouvel's glass gallery
    10/31/2014 @ 8:09 AM - American architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio have created an installation inside the Fondation Cartier in Paris by Jean Nouvel, adding a "leak" in the ceiling with drops of water that trigger a series of reactions across two gallery spaces (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • ArchDaily - Foster + Partners Reveals Cardiff Central Square Masterplan
    10/31/2014 @ 8:00 AM - The City of Cardiff  has unveiled plans by Foster + Partners  to redesign the citys Central Square, close to the Millennium Stadium, adding over a million square feet of office, retail and residential buildings organized around a new civic square. Explaining that it is the key gateway to Cardiff” for many visitors, City Council leader Phil Bale said that Central Squares ”role...
  • Property Wire - UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market
    10/31/2014 @ 7:38 AM - The UK government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the country’s housing market. The Chancellor George Osborne has already announced that he was determined to work with the Bank to ensure that they had appropriate powers over the UK housing market to maintain its stability. Earlier this month,...
  • Fortune - Your building has secrets to tell. Are you listening?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:13 AM - From 2014 to 2023, the cumulative investment in energy efficiency retrofits could total $959 billion, according to forecasts by Navigant Research. And when it comes to effective energy efficiency technologies, LED lighting ranks right near the top. A quick example. Retail cooperative Ace Hardware cut its per-square-foot power consumption by almost 40% when it upgraded parts of its retail...
  • Remodelista - Global Spin: A Charming New Take on the Paper Lantern
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Isamu Noguchi was the first to bring us a modern take on the Japanese paper lantern; his Akari lights have been a mainstay of the lighting scene since the 1950s (and a personal favorite). Spotted recently at Lost & Found, in LA: a charming update of the form with brightly printed fabric used in lieu of paper. N.B....
  • The Atlantic - Where Does the Creative Class Move?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Where are creatives taking to the road? (Flickr/La Citta Vita) Americas economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class...
  • Property Wire - Average asking prices in UK stabilise in third quarter of 2014
    10/31/2014 @ 6:35 AM - Average asking prices in the UK residential market stabilised in the third quarter of 2014 after nine months of consistent growth, according to the latest figures. The average asking price rose by just 0.85% in the quarter but despite this small increase, the average asking price was the highest on record at £265,545. Unusually, the Greater London market...
  • designboom - calatrava to rebuild greek orthodox church at world trade center site
    10/31/2014 @ 6:18 AM - entitled the 'st. nicholas national shrine', the scheme references the byzantine architecture of istanbul's hagia sophia while a translucent skin allows the building to glow at night. The post calatrava to rebuild greek orthodox church at world trade center site appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Popular Stories

Celebrity Real Estate

  • ReadWrite - Hollywood Needs To Get Behind Smart-Home Horror
    10/31/2014 @ 10:39 AM - The API call is coming from inside the house! Except that it's not—not yet, anyway. You don't need an overactive imagination to envision a smart home as a house of horrors. Reality is scary enough—remember when a hacker took over a family's baby monitor and yelled at their infant ? Add to that privacy...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • Brownstoner - Ann Hathaway Sells Clocktower Unit for $4.33 Million
    10/31/2014 @ 9:30 AM - Actress Ann Hathaway has sold her ninth-floor apartment in Dumbos Clocktower building for $4,330,000. The buyer is a film producer... Read More…
  • Remodelista - Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan
    10/31/2014 @ 9:00 AM - A Zen Halloween? Allow Gardenista to show you the way. This week, as we've been celebrating Japanese interiors, the Gardenista team has been all about bonsai and bamboo (and pumpkins, too). Above: Ofuro means "soaking...
  • RE Journals - Sharks, angels, crowds and the SEC: Who killed the crowdfunding buzz?
    10/31/2014 @ 7:16 AM - Michelle Harrell Guest post by By Michelle Harrell Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, PC Crowdfunding is white hot with popularity and has emerged as a capital formation tool and a way for nearly anyone to financially support an idea, invention, cause or business. Heads were spinning with crowdfunding's potential to disrupt established principles of capital...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Japan expands stimulus, Russia-Ukraine gas deal, PlayStation boosts Sony, eagle ruins birdie
    10/31/2014 @ 5:44 AM - What to watch for today Europe flirts with deflation.  The European Central Bank  releases fresh inflation data , which is expected to show that price increases are squarely in the danger zone” of less than 1%. Switzerland takes its Ebola shot.  Volunteers in the city of Lausanne  will get 800 Swiss francs ($845) to be injected with the leading...
  • Luxury Daily - Bulgari crafts anniversary documentary through YouTube films
    10/31/2014 @ 4:46 AM - Bulgari high-jewelry sneak peek on Instagram Italian jeweler Bulgari is continuing to spread awareness for its ongoing 130th anniversary celebrations with a video series exploring different aspects of its identity. Housed on YouTube, rather than a microsite or its primary Web page, Bulgari has shared six videos ranging from its passion for leather goods to the grand...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Office Market on Pace for Highest Absorption in 5 Years
    10/31/2014 @ 9:58 AM - According to Cushman & Wakefield, the nation's CBD and suburban office markets at the end of the third quarter remained on pace to achieve their lowest vacancy rates and highest occupancy gains in over 5 years. The company's latest research findings, released today, also show CBD growth slightly outpacing that of the suburbs, as measured by absorption and...
  • World Property Channel - India Relaxes Rules for Foreign Investment in Property Development
    10/31/2014 @ 9:49 AM - Foreign Investment in India's Property Market Poised to Spike India has relaxed its rules on overseas investment in construction, which is expected to give a huge boost to property development in the country. The government's union cabinet this week approved measures including reducing the minimum foreign direct investment (FDI) requirement in construction development to $5...
  • CP Executive - Economy Watch: Q3 GDP Growth, Oil Prices, Unemployment Claims
    10/31/2014 @ 9:48 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its first estimate for the third quarter real U.S. gross domestic product on Thursday, finding that it increased at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent for the quarter, which was above expectation. During the second quarter, real GDP increased at an annualized 4.6 percent, a considerable rebound...
  • The Real Deal - Listings that fizzled: $5M-and-under pads that just won't sell
    10/31/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Nothing hurts a listing quite like being on the market too long. Whether the price is too high , the unit is run down or the apartment doesn't show well, properties that linger can scare off buyers, even those hunting at lower price points. 'When we're in this environment, when you have an apartment that lingers, buyers...
  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    10/31/2014 @ 7:29 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. CBRE eyes purchase of NYC retail powerhouse RKF: sources 2. Donny Deutsch stiffed Sotheby's broker on commission: judge 3. Urban Compass nabs two teams from BHS, Corcoran 4. Retail asking rents surge on 57th Street: REBNY 5. ...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • New York Observer - Canyon Provides Construction Loan for Gowanus Development
    10/31/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Canyon Capital Realty Advisors originated a $120 million construction loan for the ground-up development of a 12-story apartment complex in Brooklyn's Gowanus area, Mortgage Observer has first learned. The 30-month senior loan, provided to an affiliate of The Lightstone Group , features a fixed-rate and extension options, according...
  • The Broker List - Prevent the Horror of Taxation- Learn About 1031 Exchanges (2 of 3)
    10/31/2014 @ 10:55 AM - This is the second installment of a three-part series on Section 1031 like-kind exchanges. Part 1 explained WHY you should consider use of a Section 1031 like-kind exchange when selling commercial or investment real property. Part 2 covers the key rules for HOW to implement a Section 1031 like-kind exchange. Part 3 will cover special issues applicable to a Section...
  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • Curbed - Linkage: $129 Billion in Real Estate in Flood Zones; Barclays Gets Savior
    10/31/2014 @ 9:43 AM - [Via Curbed Photo Pool/gigi_nyc .] · Bill de Blasio explains JPMorgan/Hudson Yards deal's death [CNY] · Apparently $129B worth of NYC real estate lies in flood zones [Vice] · Myrtle-Wyckoff 's building boom continues with 10 units [NYY] · Two men plotted to burn people-filled Bed-Stuy building...
  • The Real Deal - Archdiocese to consolidate 50 parishes in New York
    10/31/2014 @ 9:40 AM - From left: Cardinal Timothy Dolan and St. Peters Catholic Church The Archdiocese of New York is looking to merge 50 parishes due to falling attendance and a financial strain on the Roman Catholic institution. Most closings of individual parishes will occur in the Bronx and Manhattan, according to Capital New York. Cardinal Timothy...
  • Motley Fool - Why JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stock Is Flat This Year
    10/31/2014 @ 9:08 AM - Despite a landmark mortgage settlement in the rear view mirror, a strong consumer and investment bank, and a reasonable valuation, investors were not willing to share their love. But that might very well change in the future.
  • World Property Channel - Mortgage Rates Uptick, Still Below Four Percent
    10/31/2014 @ 8:28 AM - According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed mortgage rate moving higher across the board this week and rebounding from the lowest rates of the year. Frank Nothaft Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac's vice president and chief economist said, "Mortgage rates grew across the board this week, rebounding from the...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • The Broker List - Prevent the Horror of Taxation- Learn About 1031 Exchanges (2 of 3)
    10/31/2014 @ 10:55 AM - This is the second installment of a three-part series on Section 1031 like-kind exchanges. Part 1 explained WHY you should consider use of a Section 1031 like-kind exchange when selling commercial or investment real property. Part 2 covers the key rules for HOW to implement a Section 1031 like-kind exchange. Part 3 will cover special issues applicable to a Section...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Free this weekend? Looking for a home? Check out these events!
    10/31/2014 @ 10:49 AM - Grab a bag of deeply discounted candy and cruise to one or two events in your city this weekend.
  • ReadWrite - Hollywood Needs To Get Behind Smart-Home Horror
    10/31/2014 @ 10:39 AM - The API call is coming from inside the house! Except that it's not—not yet, anyway. You don't need an overactive imagination to envision a smart home as a house of horrors. Reality is scary enough—remember when a hacker took over a family's baby monitor and yelled at their infant ? Add to that privacy...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - New Heating App to Catch Stingy NYC Landlords This Winter
    10/31/2014 @ 10:28 AM - (Image via Heat Seek NYC) Heat Seek NYC is the rare app that doesnt aim just to make peoples lives easier, but aims to make them better. Even rarer, its gotten a boost from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The app, which was designed by a group of college students, uses temperature sensors to electronically monitor the indoor...
  • CP Executive - The Rockefeller Group to Acquire Majority Interest in TA Realty
    10/31/2014 @ 10:17 AM - The Rockefeller Groups HQ, Manhattan By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor The Rockefeller Group is expanding its global investment management platform with the acquisition of the majority stake in Boston-based TA Realty L.L.C. The terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not released. TA Realty, which has...
  • The Atlantic - Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist
    10/31/2014 @ 10:10 AM - Stefan Wermuth/Reuters There is a burial plot in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, New York, where a one-year old boy who succumbed to disease was buried 61 years ago. Now nothing is left but a patch of grass and the soil under it. The headstone has been removed and both the casket and the remains...
  • CP Executive - CBRE: Global Recovery Continues, U.S. in Drivers Seat
    10/31/2014 @ 10:04 AM - Rija Beares, CBRE By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor A new forecast by CBRE predicts positive signs for the commercial real estate industry in 2015, with Philadelphia being one of the top cities expected to see increases. The market report was delivered at one of 10 planned events as part of CBRE's 2015 national forecast...
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