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  • New York Observer - The Children’s Place Coming to Flushing Mall [Updated]
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - 40-24 College Point Blvd. Children's apparel and accessories store  The Children's Place will be setting up shop at The Shops at SkyView Center in Flushing, Queens. The new digs will occupy 3,799 square feet on Level B, the Wall Street Journal reported. The asking rent was $75 a foot for the 10-year lease....
  • New York Observer - C&W Wins Citigroup Assignment
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Citigroup has hired Cushman & Wakefield to manage its real estate portfolio in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Wall Street Journal . The real estate services company will assume responsibility for the investment bank's 27 million square feet of office, retail and data space from JLL , which chose not...
  • New York Observer - Fabric Supply Company Trades Long Island for Midtown South
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Source 360 , a supplier of industrial and home furnishings fabrics, has signed a 10-year lease for a 2,407-square-foot portion of the 13 th floor at  ATCO Properties ' 381 Park Avenue South , Commercial Observer  has learned. Asking rent for the space was $55 per square foot. The tenant, an affiliate of ...
  • New York Observer - Sunset Park Development Sells for Nearly $20M
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a 123,785-square-foot, two-story industrial building at 150 52nd Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for $19.5 million. The lot currently holds an industrial building with seven commercial tenants and a 30,631-square-foot open parking lot, but it carries with it 201,930 square feet of total buildable air rights. The demand for development...
  • New York Observer - Hale & Hearty Takes Space in MetroTech Center
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - 2 MetroTech Center Hale & Hearty Soups will be opening at 2 MetroTech Center  in Downtown Brooklyn this fall after signing a 10-year lease for 1,760 square feet,  MetroTech Center developer Forest City Ratner Companies announced. New York-based Hale & Hearty, which has 30 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long...
  • New York Observer - Sam Chang Closes on West 37th Street Lot, Will Become a Gene Kaufman Hotel [Updated]
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Prolific hotelier Sam Chang 's McSam Hotel Group secured a roughly $25 million bridge loan to fund the acquisition of a development site on 37th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Rendering of 326 West 37th Street. The 10,000-square-foot parking lot at 326 West 37th Street ...
  • New York Social Diary - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old
    4/15/2014 @ 7:13 AM - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old by John Foreman Americans love a good real estate speculation and there were some hot ones in the 1790s, particularly within the borders of...
  • Hallmark Abstract LLC - In business? Here's a map of global uncertainty you need to see!
    4/15/2014 @ 5:53 AM - Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service As if running a business, regardless of the industry or the product that you are selling, wasn’t difficult enough! Throw-in the uncertainty around the world occurring in many regions and that’s taking many forms from economic uncertainty to military intervention, and you have a tough task made even tougher. There are […]
  • Tribeca Citizen - Makeover on West Broadway
    4/15/2014 @ 5:53 AM - The building at the northeast corner of W. Broadway and Worth, 173 W. Broadway, has been getting a facelift for a while now. (It’s the building where Boomerang Toys used to be, if that helps.) I wondered aloud a while back about the cladding on the second floor, but I think that was an underlying layer, because the...
  • EV Grieve - Insomnia Cookies opening an East Village outpost
    4/15/2014 @ 5:20 AM - Well, we just noticed this the other day: Small signs for Insomnia Cookies above Plump Dumpling (or whatever it is now) on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and East 11th Street... Insomnia confirmed that they are opening a location in the East Village ... though didn't specify where exactly. (There...
  • EV Grieve - Fake 'artisanal bacon' shop will actually be an artisanal ice cream shop
    4/15/2014 @ 5:10 AM - A few weeks ago, an EVG reader spotted a new sign over at 75 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery for a new business called Pigskin™ [ March 31 ] Per the sign on the door: "Fresh, artisanal bacon from all over the world." "Bacon for...
  • EV Grieve - 189 Avenue C is for sale
    4/15/2014 @ 5:09 AM - Units at the new dormy rental building at 189 Avenue C hit the market just about three years ago Now the whole building can be yours. Per the new Massey Knakal listing : The building consists of a 2,225 SF (approx.) commercial unit on the ground floor, a 627 SF (approx.) community facility...
  • EV Grieve - How was your lunar eclipse?
    4/15/2014 @ 4:50 AM - Bobby Williams caught some of the lunar eclipse late last night/early this morning from his East Village perch. The first two photos are from 1:30 a.m. and the last shot was at 2:30 a.m. As we cut-n-paste from CNN : In...
  • Capital - Playbook: Tax day!; Chelsea Clinton hints at Senate run; Dante tours colleges
    4/15/2014 @ 2:33 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. By Jimmy Vielkind in Albany and Azi Paybarah in New York, with Mike Allen in Washington CHELSEA CLINTON FOR SENATE? "I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives," Clinton told Fast Company . "If...
  • Luxury Daily - Burberry, BMW, luxury auto and luxury real estate – News briefs
    4/15/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Burberry Today in luxury marketing: Burberry unveils Shanghai flagship Burberry will open its largest store in Asia-Pacific today, a three-story space in Shanghai's Kerry Centre that takes its design cues from the brand's global flagship at 121 Regent Street here, WWD reports. Click here...
  • Capital - An 'optimistic' real estate proposal for LICH
    4/15/2014 @ 1:22 AM - ALBANY-Earlier this month, Brooklyn Health Partners won the right to exclusively negotiate the purchase of troubled Long Island College Hospital by promising a $500 million investment in a full-service hospital on the site. But the proposal also includes an ambitious plan to build 1,000 new residential housing units on the site, with 30 percent affordable, by September of 2017--a...
  • AOL Real Estate - Jack Reacher Author Buys Expedia CEO's Co-op
    4/15/2014 @ 1:13 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow The four-bedroom, three-bath unit in The Orwell House has a view of New York City's Central Park. By Emily Heffter Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has sold his co-op on New York's Upper West Side...
  • Realty Biz News - 4 Ways Buyers Can Annoy The Hell Out Of Sellers
    4/15/2014 @ 12:15 AM - Both parties have to come together in a transaction, and real estate professionals sometimes find themselves wedged in the middle of buyer and seller disagreements. Some sellers may accuse the home buyers of being too pushy with their demands. Bankrate.com recently highlighted several ways that homebuyers have been annoying some sellers recently, including: ...
  • EV Grieve - Joey Ramone died on this date in 2001
    4/15/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Born: May 19, 1951 Died: April 15, 2001 Previously on EV Grieve: Mickey Leigh on his brother Joey Ramone's 'New York City' video
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Settlement Prevents Apartments' Foreclosure
    4/14/2014 @ 11:23 PM - The owners of 1,700 below-market apartments in New York City have struck a deal with their lenders and the state attorney general's office to rescue the portfolio from foreclosure.
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Nasdaq Is Bullish on Times Square Backdrop
    4/14/2014 @ 10:53 PM - Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.
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  • New York Social Diary - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old
    4/15/2014 @ 7:13 AM - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old by John Foreman Americans love a good real estate speculation and there were some hot ones in the 1790s, particularly within the borders of...
  • Property Wire - Average property prices in London's Canary Wharf soar due to high demand
    4/15/2014 @ 1:51 AM - Strong demand has forced average pricing in Canary Wharf up to around £750 per square foot, with some of the best units at new schemes pushing towards £1,100 per square foot, a new analysis shows. Annual price growth accelerated to 14.4% by the end of 2013, notably higher than the 12.1% Central London average, according to the report from...
  • AOL Real Estate - Housing Industry Wonders: What Does Mel Watt Want?
    4/15/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Financing AP Mel Watt: "meeting all day and reading all night." By Margaret Chadbourn The U.S. housing industry has waited three months to find out how Mel Watt will govern taxpayer-owned mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie...
  • Bigger Pockets - 6 Steps to Buying Apartment Buildings OUTSIDE Your Area
    4/14/2014 @ 3:43 PM - Generally it's good advice to invest in apartment buildings that are with easy driving distance to you. Especially if you're managing the building yourself, the closer the building is, the easier everything is. That also means your team members (the property manager, attorney, brokers, etc) are all within an easy drive. And your investors will prefer to invest locally,...
  • WBALTV - New housing opens in old Fells Point police station
    4/14/2014 @ 1:00 PM - New mixed-income apartments have officially been opened in an old police station in Baltimore's Upper Fells Point neighborhood.
  • Multi-Housing News - Developers Resurrect Plans for 130,000 Sq.Ft. Green Roof atop Barclays Center
    4/14/2014 @ 11:24 AM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The multi-purpose indoor arena that the Brooklyn Nets have been calling home for almost two years will get a “green” redesign of its huge roof, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Greenland Group Co. of Shanghai announced recently. Barclays Center green roof – Brooklyn NY Brooklyn’s...
  • CP Executive - Developers Resurrect Plans for 130,000 Sq.Ft. Green Roof atop Barclays Center
    4/14/2014 @ 11:24 AM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The multi-purpose indoor arena that the Brooklyn Nets have been calling home for almost two years will get a “green” redesign of its huge roof, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Greenland Group Co. of Shanghai announced recently. Barclays Center green roof – Brooklyn NY Brooklyn’s...
  • CP Executive - Developers Plan 700 New Apartments in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
    4/14/2014 @ 10:25 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services predicts that operations in the Baltimore apartment market will strengthen this year, as it absorbs 2013's construction surge. The accelerating job growth and the strongest household formation in years will boost net absorption of apartments across the metro, while Baltimore's growing 20- to...
  • Bigger Pockets - Washington, DC Home Sales Continue to Dwindle
    4/14/2014 @ 10:24 AM - While certain high price areas show no sign of slowing down , the DC metropolitan housing market is singing a different tune. We've seen many economically healthy cities experience resurgence in home prices, a phenomenon largely motivated by the gradual climb in home sales. This produced a self-motivating effect where homebuyer confidence let to more purchases, and the subsequent...
  • Daily Finance - Sears Just Doesn't Look Like It Wants Our Business Anymore
    4/14/2014 @ 9:45 AM - Filed under: Retail , Shopping , Consumer Goods , Investing Annalisa Linder A glorious Saturday afternoon, and Sears is virtually empty. Merchandise is all jumbled; aisles are blocked; it looks dispirited. After a spate of photo stories on the disarray at Sears, I wanted to look for myself. The...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Hotel Market Performs Well in Early April
    4/14/2014 @ 8:15 AM - According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry posted positive results in the three key performance measurements during the first week of April. In year-over-year measurements, the industry's occupancy increased 2.4 percent to 65.2 percent. Average daily rate rose 4.2 percent to finish the week at US$112.60. Revenue per available room for the week was up 6.7 percent to finish...
  • The Atlantic - The U.S. Cities Where College Grads Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else
    4/14/2014 @ 7:30 AM - This is the fourth post in a  five-part   series   on economic segregation in U.S. metros. The postindustrial economy requires talented and educated workers—or, in economic parlance, those with high levels of human capital. And, as my previous research has demonstrated, nothing attracts smart people like other smart people, who concentrate in urban centers,...
  • Housing Wire - Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Will Citi follow in JPMorgan, Wells Fargo footsteps?
    4/13/2014 @ 9:00 PM - In an important week on earnings, analysts lay out the scenario of performance for Citigroup. Plus, mortgages are growing at smaller lenders, criticism of the FHA continues, and the investor plan to buy a Baltimore bank appears in jeopardy.
  • Housing Wire - Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Will Citi follow in JPMorgan, Wells Fargo footsteps?
    4/13/2014 @ 9:00 PM - In an important week on earnings, analysts lay out the scenario of performance for Citigroup. Plus, mortgages are growing at smaller lenders, criticism of the FHA continues, and the investor plan to buy Baltimore bank appears in jeopardy.
  • CP Executive - CyrusOne Breaks Ground on Its First East Coast Data Center
    4/11/2014 @ 5:08 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor CyrusOne, a global data center services provider based in Carrollton, Texas, broke ground on April 8 on its first East Coast data center. About 75 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Among them were representatives from Loudoun County, Dominion Virginia Power and CyrusOne. The new enterprise-class multi-tenant data center will...
  • RealEstate.com Blog - Rents are on the Rise, but Foreclosures are Waning
    4/11/2014 @ 1:09 PM - Landlords are Happy, Tenants Not So Much The strict lending policies and rising home prices have sidelined many potential buyers from the market. This has created a huge demand for rental properties . Rents are rising, and apartments are suddenly in high demand. It's a jubilant time for landlords, but tenants are hurting. Their budgets are being...
  • Brokers Weekly - Big Ten Conference opens NYC office
    4/11/2014 @ 1:02 PM - The Big Ten Conference announced it will open its second office, establishing a New York City presence to help serve the needs of its 14 member institutions. MATTHEW SIEGEL Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Matthew Siegel and David Falk assisted The Big Ten in securing its new space at 900 Third Avenue, which will...
  • CP Executive - $2.8M Renovation of Fairfax's WillowWood Plaza Nears Completion
    4/11/2014 @ 11:16 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The four-year renovation of the WillowWood Plaza is nearing its end. Liberty Property Trust will finish the $2.8 million project this spring and will deliver an updated Class A office park with Energy Star certification. WillowWood Plaza is the largest office park in the city of Fairfax. The four-building...
  • The Atlantic - Buffalo Was Once a Model for Integration. Now the Vast Majority of its Public Schools Are Segregated
    4/11/2014 @ 10:46 AM - In 1972, a group of parents in Buffalo, New York, filed a federal lawsuit to desegregate the city's public schools. A judge ruled in their favor; the city went on to become a national model for school integration. But four decades later, that progress have been erased. According to the Buffalo News , 70...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses April 12-13
    4/11/2014 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place April 12-13 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 region . ...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses April 12-13
    4/11/2014 @ 7:50 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place April 12-13 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 region . ...
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  • Orlando Sentinel - Mica: Keep VA clinic open
    4/14/2014 @ 8:52 PM - U.S. Rep. John Mica, with support from other Central Florida congressmen, is pushing to keep open the Veterans Affairs clinic and two veterans housing centers on Lake Baldwin, even though those services are being moved to the new Veterans Affairs hospital in Lake Nona.
  • Realtor.com News - America's Most Expensive Home Sells for $120 Million
    4/14/2014 @ 6:41 PM - April is apparently the month for $100 million deals. On the heels of the $102 million sale of the Fleur de Lys in Los Angeles  comes word that Copper Beech Farm, the most-expensive single-family home in the United States to ever list publicly, has sold for a staggering nine-figure sum. Like the Fleur de Lys,...
  • The Real Deal - Most dangerous suburbs in the US? New Jersey town tops list
    4/14/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Camden, N.J. (Credit: Shutterstock) Camden, N.J., which is close to Philadelphia and only about two hours from New York City, has been ranked the most dangerous suburb in the U.S., according to a recent report. With a population of nearly 78,000, Camden has a rate of 86 murders per 100,000 people. It also has the...
  • DS News - Current Housing Market ‘Far from Bubble Territory’
    4/14/2014 @ 4:01 PM - On Monday, Pro Teck released its March Home Value Forecast, which ranks the hottest and coolest metro markets in the country. California claimed nine of the top 10 slots (Nassau County-Suffolk County, New York, was the other), while Florida claimed seven of the bottom 10 areas for home value appreciation. The post Current Housing Market ‘Far from Bubble...
  • The Real Deal - Tommy Hilfiger closes on Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach
    4/14/2014 @ 3:11 PM - Tommy Hilfiger and the Raleigh Hotel pool From the South Florida site: Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger officially purchased the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach for an undisclosed price. Hilfiger closed on the acquisition of the 105-room hotel at 1775 Collins Avenue on Friday, the Miami Herald reported, citing an announcement from...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Historic Mediterranean in Florida
    4/14/2014 @ 12:43 PM - Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 14, 2014)
    4/14/2014 @ 10:44 AM - U.S. CMBS defaults dropped for the fourth straight year, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The Miami Herald profiles the family behind Turnberry Associates, the firm that owns the Aventura Mall and Fontainebleau Miami. Struggles at Family Dollar and other chains have analysts wondering whether dollar stores can only thrive in down economies. DSW...
  • CP Executive - Developers Plan 700 New Apartments in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
    4/14/2014 @ 10:25 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services predicts that operations in the Baltimore apartment market will strengthen this year, as it absorbs 2013's construction surge. The accelerating job growth and the strongest household formation in years will boost net absorption of apartments across the metro, while Baltimore's growing 20- to...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Hotel Market Performs Well in Early April
    4/14/2014 @ 8:15 AM - According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry posted positive results in the three key performance measurements during the first week of April. In year-over-year measurements, the industry's occupancy increased 2.4 percent to 65.2 percent. Average daily rate rose 4.2 percent to finish the week at US$112.60. Revenue per available room for the week was up 6.7 percent to finish...
  • The Atlantic - The U.S. Cities Where College Grads Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else
    4/14/2014 @ 7:30 AM - This is the fourth post in a  five-part   series   on economic segregation in U.S. metros. The postindustrial economy requires talented and educated workers—or, in economic parlance, those with high levels of human capital. And, as my previous research has demonstrated, nothing attracts smart people like other smart people, who concentrate in urban centers,...
  • Daily Finance - Indian Tribe Pins Its Poverty-Fighting Hopes on Maple Syrup
    4/14/2014 @ 3:25 AM - Filed under: Unemployment , Commodities & Futures , Food & Beverage , Manufacturing Robert F. Bukaty, AP Leah Moffitt pounds a tap into a maple tree on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The tribe plans to expand its syrup operations with the goal of bringing hope and...
  • Bigger Pockets - What Argentina Can Teach Us About Real Estate
    4/12/2014 @ 11:33 AM - Several weeks ago I made a trip over to Buenos Aires. Admittedly part of the goal of this trip was to taste the delicious grass fed beef that is so hard find here in America, but my main goal was to see whether it was worth investing in real estate there. Now, Why Argentina? My initial thesis was...
  • Multi-Housing News - Hotel Equities to Manage Wyndham Hotel on I-Drive
    4/11/2014 @ 5:48 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Hotel Equities has announced its arrangement with Wyndham Hotel Group to manage Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive and a newly built hotel in Southwest Texas. Hotel Equities is a full-scale hotel management, ownership, development and consulting company based in Atlanta. Its current portfolio comprises more than 45 properties. Wyndham...
  • CP Executive - Hotel Equities to Manage Wyndham Hotel on I-Drive
    4/11/2014 @ 5:48 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Hotel Equities has announced its arrangement with Wyndham Hotel Group to manage Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive and a newly built hotel in Southwest Texas. Hotel Equities is a full-scale hotel management, ownership, development and consulting company based in Atlanta. Its current portfolio comprises more than 45 properties. Wyndham...
  • CP Executive - Krystal Logistics Relocates, Staying Loyal to Flagler Station
    4/11/2014 @ 5:27 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Krystal Logistics has outgrown its current facility at 10301 NW 108th Avenue in Flagler Station and plans to move to a 78,000 square-foot distribution facility, up from 46,000 square feet, by the end of the year. The new lease is also part of Flagler Station, at Building 36, which has...
  • Multi-Housing News - Krystal Logistics Relocates, Staying Loyal to Flagler Station
    4/11/2014 @ 5:27 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Krystal Logistics has outgrown its current facility at 10301 NW 108th Avenue in Flagler Station and plans to move to a 78,000 square-foot distribution facility, up from 46,000 square feet, by the end of the year. The new lease is also part of Flagler Station, at Building 36, which has...
  • The Atlantic - Why Cities Are Key to Fighting Climate Change
    4/11/2014 @ 5:16 PM - It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighborhoods and marooning the survivors in a toxic and foul-smelling swamp. Now the world's leading scientists are suggesting that those same ...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Million Dollar Listing Miami; Miami Senior High Restored
    4/11/2014 @ 5:10 PM - The latest from Curbed Miami... --> 1) Everywhere: Well folks, Million Dollar Listing Miami is finally here, and two of the main three , including the show's leading lady Samantha DeBianchi, were previously in Curbed Miami's Hottest Broker contest. Here's the other one , Chad Carroll, shirtless. ...
  • Haute Residence - SLS Lux, Brickell
    4/11/2014 @ 4:41 PM - SLS Lux is a one-of-a-kind experience located in the heart of Brickell, Miami’s hottest destination for high fashion, fine dining and entertainment. This 57-story tower designed by Arquitectonica is prized not only for its incredible offerings, but also for its impressive LED facade by renowned artist Ana Martinez. Embrace the opportunity to live...
  • RealEstate.com Blog - Rents are on the Rise, but Foreclosures are Waning
    4/11/2014 @ 1:09 PM - Landlords are Happy, Tenants Not So Much The strict lending policies and rising home prices have sidelined many potential buyers from the market. This has created a huge demand for rental properties . Rents are rising, and apartments are suddenly in high demand. It's a jubilant time for landlords, but tenants are hurting. Their budgets are being...
  • Freshome - 11 Hottest Fresh Outdoor Trends in 2014 You Must See
    4/11/2014 @ 11:33 AM - Transitional decking and a fire pit, all in for 2014 – Trex The outdoors is to a house as shoes are to a person.  Do you want to know what a person is like, look at their shoes, it can tell you a great deal.  Conversely, do you want to know what  a person is like,...
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  • Daily Mail - Inside Sofia Vergara's lavish new $10 million Beverly Hills estate
    4/15/2014 @ 6:52 AM - it would seem that Sofia's swanky new pad is fit for a queen if newly-released shots of the home's interior are anything to go by.
  • Forbes - Working with Chinese Buyers: An Agent Perspective
    4/15/2014 @ 12:30 AM - VideoRealtyTrac staff writer Octavio Nuiry recently interviewed Sheril Liu, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Premier Realty in Irvine, Calif., about her experience dealing with the growing trend of Chinese buyers purchasing homes at an average of $800,000 a pop in this Southern California city that is home to the [...]
  • Realty Biz News - Top 10 Cities With the Largest Inventory Increases
    4/15/2014 @ 12:06 AM - As the spring real estate market begins to heat up, realtor.com reports that the national inventory has increased an average of 10%. However, not all cities are equal, and some have increased much more than others. Here are the top 10 cities that have seen the largest increase of houses coming onto the busy spring market. ...
  • TechCrunch - How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)
    4/14/2014 @ 11:55 PM - The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley. This was simply the result of bad planning and layers of leadership failure — nobody thinks farms literally needed to be destroyed to create the technology industry’s success. Today, the tech industry is apparently...
  • Venture Beat - Precious 'moments' could make mobile ads stand out
    4/14/2014 @ 9:22 PM - Above: Brian Wong, center, co-founder and chief executive of Kiip, and Gregg Colvin, chief operating officer of Universal McCann, right, at VentureBeat's Mobile Summit conference in Sausalito, Calif., on April 14. Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat Like this story? Want to meet the people in it? Come to our fourth annual...
  • AOL Real Estate - Copper Beech Estate Sets Record, Selling for $120 Million
    4/14/2014 @ 8:45 PM - Filed under: News , Lifestyle , Selling Zillow Copper Beech is apparently the reigning champ for single-family residential sales in the United States. By Catherine Sherman When Copper Beech Farm hit the market for $190 million in May 2013, the Greenwich, Conn....
  • AOL Real Estate - After Record-Breaking Sale, Mega-Mansion Is a Rental
    4/14/2014 @ 8:03 PM - Filed under: Advice Zillow Amenities at Fleur de Lys include a movie theater, ballroom, tennis court, gym and space to entertain 1,000. By Emily Heffter The buyers of the Los Angeles mega-mansion Fleur de Lys have now put it back on the market -- as a rental. Two...
  • Realtor.com News - America's Most Expensive Home Sells for $120 Million
    4/14/2014 @ 6:41 PM - April is apparently the month for $100 million deals. On the heels of the $102 million sale of the Fleur de Lys in Los Angeles  comes word that Copper Beech Farm, the most-expensive single-family home in the United States to ever list publicly, has sold for a staggering nine-figure sum. Like the Fleur de Lys,...
  • Housing Wire - In California, a reversal of foreclosure fortunes
    4/14/2014 @ 5:20 PM - According to a recently published data, in the first quarter of 2014, banks filed 2,348 court notices in non-judicial states -- a drastic jump compared to just seven notices in the first quarter one year prior. California's Homeowner Bill of Rights is driving a change in the foreclosure process, and it looks like it's just getting started.
  • The Real Deal - NYU to track activity at Related's Hudson Yards
    4/14/2014 @ 5:04 PM - From left: Hudson Yards rendering and director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science Steve Koonin New York University is making the under-construction Hudson Yards development the subject of a big data study that the developers hope will help manage the 28-acre megadevelopment more efficiently, according to a report. The school’s Center for Urban Science and...
  • The Atlantic - While You Were Watching 'Game of Thrones,' Neil deGrasse Tyson Shared His Solution to Global Warming
    4/14/2014 @ 4:25 PM - Last night's episode of Fox's Cosmos series didn't seem political or controversial, at least on the surface. Rather, it introduced us to the world on the molecular and atomic scale, at one point venturing inside of a dewdrop (packed with extremely cool tiny organisms like tardigrades ) and, later, inside of a plant cell. It...
  • DS News - Current Housing Market ‘Far from Bubble Territory’
    4/14/2014 @ 4:01 PM - On Monday, Pro Teck released its March Home Value Forecast, which ranks the hottest and coolest metro markets in the country. California claimed nine of the top 10 slots (Nassau County-Suffolk County, New York, was the other), while Florida claimed seven of the bottom 10 areas for home value appreciation. The post Current Housing Market ‘Far from Bubble...
  • Bigger Pockets - 6 Steps to Buying Apartment Buildings OUTSIDE Your Area
    4/14/2014 @ 3:43 PM - Generally it's good advice to invest in apartment buildings that are with easy driving distance to you. Especially if you're managing the building yourself, the closer the building is, the easier everything is. That also means your team members (the property manager, attorney, brokers, etc) are all within an easy drive. And your investors will prefer to invest locally,...
  • Multi-Housing News - USA Properties Fund Completes Rehab on LA Seniors Community
    4/14/2014 @ 3:21 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Huntington Park, Calif.-The renovation of Huntington Plaza Apartments, a 184-unit low-income seniors housing property in the Los Angeles suburb of Huntington Park, has been completed. The entire cost of the property's acquisition and rehabilitation was $30.2 million. USA Properties Fund, which specializes in senior and family projects, rehabilitated Huntington Plaza Apartments. The...
  • Brick Underground - Can I get kicked out of my co-op for living there part-time?
    4/14/2014 @ 2:30 PM - Q. My co-op doesn't allow pied- à -terres. I'm moving to L.A. next month and I'd like to keep my studio apartment for occasional visits. Will they force me to sell it? Is that even legal? A: Break out the flip flops and start tracking gas prices, because you're in the clear to move to L.A. While it's...
  • Multi-Housing News - Sacramento Affordable Housing Community Receives Grant for Green Upgrades
    4/14/2014 @ 1:57 PM - By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor Sacramento, Calif.-Mutual Housing California has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bank of Sacramento in order to make green renovations at Greenway Village Mutual Housing Community, a 54-unit affordable housing community located in South Sacramento, Calif. “We have an ongoing collaboration with St. John's to help homeless women and children become...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: MIG Snaps Up 168-Units in Denver
    4/14/2014 @ 12:36 PM - Denver-In what represents the company's sixth multifamily investment in the Mile High City since 2011, Newport Beach, Calif.-based MIG Realty has acquired Copper Terrace in Centennial, Colo. The 168-unit community was purchased for an unknown price from a private local investor in a transaction brokered by ARA. Copper Terrace was 95 percent occupied at the time of closing. “Copper...
  • Freshome - 30 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas For Your Private Heaven
    4/14/2014 @ 12:09 PM - Bathrooms are spaces that we use everyday, so their importance is far greater than we give it credit for. From bright and cheery to sophisticated and imposing, modern bathrooms have long gone beyond the limit of space. Creative solutions for small bathrooms have completely changed the way we look at spaces, while the endless design possibilities for spa-like...
  • Multi-Housing News - ALTO Real Estate Funds Completes Moreno Valley Retail Acquisition to Start New Investment Fund
    4/14/2014 @ 11:12 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor ALTO Real Estate Funds has started its second investment vehicle in the American market with a retail purchase in Moreno Valley, CA. The New York-based private equity real estate investment company has closed on the purchase of TownGate Center for a fee of $47.2 million. The property will be the first to be...
  • CP Executive - ALTO Real Estate Funds Completes Moreno Valley Retail Acquisition to Start New Investment Fund
    4/14/2014 @ 11:12 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor ALTO Real Estate Funds has started its second investment vehicle in the American market with a retail purchase in Moreno Valley, CA. The New York-based private equity real estate investment company has closed on the purchase of TownGate Center for a fee of $47.2 million. The property will be the first to be...
  • Multi-Housing News - Capstone Advisors Pays $16M for Office, Retail Assets
    4/14/2014 @ 11:11 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Capstone Advisors has  invested a total of $16.4 million in two separate transactions for a La Jolla office building and a retail property near the University of San Diego. In La Jolla, the Carlsbad-based  firm acquired 7817 Ivanhoe, a three-story, 34,000-square-foot property located two blocks from Prospect Street, the main commercial...
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  • New York Observer - C&W Wins Citigroup Assignment
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Citigroup has hired Cushman & Wakefield to manage its real estate portfolio in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Wall Street Journal . The real estate services company will assume responsibility for the investment bank's 27 million square feet of office, retail and data space from JLL , which chose not...
  • New York Social Diary - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old
    4/15/2014 @ 7:13 AM - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old by John Foreman Americans love a good real estate speculation and there were some hot ones in the 1790s, particularly within the borders of...
  • Remodelista - Required Reading: Pretty Pastel Style
    4/15/2014 @ 7:00 AM - “Hear the word 'pastel' and you may instantly imagine the sugary pink of a little girl's bedroom or the cheerful, springtime shades found on retro floral fabrics. Today, these saccharine visions are only part of the story, because pastels are enjoying an exciting, dynamic revival," writes Selina Lake in her new book, Pretty Pastel Style. A London-based interiors...
  • The Atlantic - Turns Out, You Can Make Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Cities
    4/15/2014 @ 6:00 AM - Solar panels have always made sense in cities that get a lot of sun, at least intuitively. But in recent years, scientists have figured out ways to make them more useful for perpetually gloomy cities like London and Seattle. The solution comes down to organic photovoltaics . Unlike traditional solar panels, made of silicon, OPV cells...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Militias provoke Ukraine, London real estate, Diageo’s India bid, evangelical marijuana
    4/15/2014 @ 5:54 AM - What to watch for today Americans stress out over taxes… Many will be scrambling to file their tax returns on time by the end of the day. The good news for filers: budget cuts mean the chances of an audit are  the lowest in years -plus Arby’s is offering free curly fries . ...
  • Dezeen - Scott & Scott Architects build their own timber-lined studio in Vancouver
    4/15/2014 @ 5:01 AM - A year after establishing their architectural practice, Canadian architects David and Susan Scott have created a timber-lined studio for themselves in a converted butcher and grocery shop in Vancouver (+ movie). (more...)
  • EV Grieve - Today in ghost signage
    4/15/2014 @ 5:00 AM - [ April 1 ] Jeez, how did we miss this ? (Please don't answer the question. We're very sensitive.) Two weeks back Molly at the International told us about the ghost signage that workers found (and subsequently dropped) at the Golden Food Market on First Avenue and East Seventh Street. Apparently, workers found another old...
  • Remodelista - House Call: Aurélie Lécuyer in France
    4/15/2014 @ 5:00 AM - A while back Alexa and I discovered Le Dans La, the blog of French stylist and photographer Aurélie Lécuyer, and found ourselves admiring (make that obsessing over) her whimsically romantic interiors. After 15 years spent living in the center of Paris, Lécuyer and her family relocated to a converted schoolhouse built in 1830, in the countryside near Nantes; the interiors...
  • Property Wire - UK house prices up 9.1% in a year, latest ONS data shows
    4/15/2014 @ 3:43 AM - UK house prices increased by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, up from 6.8% in the year to January 2014, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics. House price annual inflation grew by 9.7% in England, 5.3% in Wales, 2.4% in Scotland and 2.8% in Northern Ireland, taking the average national price to £253,000....
  • Quartz - Beijing’s city government is fighting public urination, one app at a time
    4/15/2014 @ 3:19 AM - Next month, the 16th Great Wall Marathon will take place, as thousands of runners scramble over a treasured monument to China’s long history. It will be a little over half a year since the Beijing Marathon drew a rather more unwelcome kind of attention, when crowds of runners stopped mid-course to relieve themselves on the walls of another national treasure, the Forbidden City. ...
  • Property Wire - Prime property price growth in UK varies according to location, latest index shows
    4/15/2014 @ 3:08 AM - Prime country house prices in the UK increased by 1.9% in the first quarter of this year and are 4.5% higher on an annual basis, according to the latest index. The data from Knight Frank also shows that prime property in towns and cities has out performed other sectors but performance varies widely depending on location. And property...
  • Luxury Daily - Burberry, BMW, luxury auto and luxury real estate – News briefs
    4/15/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Burberry Today in luxury marketing: Burberry unveils Shanghai flagship Burberry will open its largest store in Asia-Pacific today, a three-story space in Shanghai's Kerry Centre that takes its design cues from the brand's global flagship at 121 Regent Street here, WWD reports. Click here...
  • Property Wire - Average property prices in London's Canary Wharf soar due to high demand
    4/15/2014 @ 1:51 AM - Strong demand has forced average pricing in Canary Wharf up to around £750 per square foot, with some of the best units at new schemes pushing towards £1,100 per square foot, a new analysis shows. Annual price growth accelerated to 14.4% by the end of 2013, notably higher than the 12.1% Central London average, according to the report from...
  • ArchDaily - Youth-Club Extension / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten
    4/14/2014 @ 11:00 PM - Architects: Bernd Zimmermann Architekten Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany Year: 2006 Photographs: Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart Structural Engineer: Harry Matthies, Bietigheim-Bissingen Timber Construction: ...
  • ArchDaily - Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building / ISO workshop
    4/14/2014 @ 9:00 PM - Architects: ISO workshop Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China Architect In Charge: Qi Wei Area: 2000.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Yao Li Proyect Team:...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - A Dragon (but No Dungeons) in Australia
    4/14/2014 @ 7:28 PM - This period home in Melbourne has detailed plasterwork, antique furnishings and a 19th-century French terra-cotta dragon on the roof.
  • Fox Business - Could mounting tension in Ukraine impact your investments?
    4/14/2014 @ 7:13 PM - Claman on Call: FBN's Liz Claman with an after-hours web exclusive on the markets and the crisis in Ukraine.
  • ArchDaily - Esma-Cinecreatis / BNR architectes
    4/14/2014 @ 7:00 PM - Architects: BNR architectes Location: rue René Siegfried, 44200 Nantes, France Principal In Charge: Armand Nouvet Area: 5127.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau ...
  • The Atlantic - Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Are Finally Here
    4/14/2014 @ 6:05 PM - In 2012, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineering firm Heijmans promised to install the first glow-in-the-dark road in the Netherlands by mid-2013. Now, well into 2014, the concept has finally come to life in Oss, a city about 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam. The photo-luminizing markings, which absorb daylight then release a green glow...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Design Exhibition in Industry City; Spike Lee Moving Out?
    4/14/2014 @ 6:00 PM - UPPER EAST SIDE —Is filmmaker/gentrification decrier Spike Lee moving out of his $32 million Upper East Side mansion? Could be. A tipster sent us the above picture along with a note: "I don't know if someone was moving stuff in or out. But the front door of the house and the back of the van were wide open, and...
  • Multi-Housing News - Multi-Housing Refinancing Dilemma: Pay Now, Or Lock In Later?
    4/14/2014 @ 5:44 PM - Making the calculation on whether to lock in lower interest rates today By Brandon Harrington and Matt Steffen, Walker & Dunlop Brandon Harrington (left) Matt Steffen (right) There is a tremendous amount of multi-housing debt maturing in 2014, 2015 and 2016-$200 billion in 2015 alone-an imposing...
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Popular Stories

  • Luxury Daily - Burberry, BMW, luxury auto and luxury real estate – News briefs
    4/15/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Burberry Today in luxury marketing: Burberry unveils Shanghai flagship Burberry will open its largest store in Asia-Pacific today, a three-story space in Shanghai's Kerry Centre that takes its design cues from the brand's global flagship at 121 Regent Street here, WWD reports. Click here...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   International   New York

  • New York Social Diary - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old
    4/15/2014 @ 7:13 AM - BIG OLD HOUSES: Not So Big, but Really Old by John Foreman Americans love a good real estate speculation and there were some hot ones in the 1790s, particularly within the borders of...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro   International   New York

  • Quartz - Beijing’s city government is fighting public urination, one app at a time
    4/15/2014 @ 3:19 AM - Next month, the 16th Great Wall Marathon will take place, as thousands of runners scramble over a treasured monument to China’s long history. It will be a little over half a year since the Beijing Marathon drew a rather more unwelcome kind of attention, when crowds of runners stopped mid-course to relieve themselves on the walls of another national treasure, the Forbidden City. ...

    Tagged in:    International

  • Property Wire - Average property prices in London's Canary Wharf soar due to high demand
    4/15/2014 @ 1:51 AM - Strong demand has forced average pricing in Canary Wharf up to around £750 per square foot, with some of the best units at new schemes pushing towards £1,100 per square foot, a new analysis shows. Annual price growth accelerated to 14.4% by the end of 2013, notably higher than the 12.1% Central London average, according to the report from...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro   International

  • Capital - An 'optimistic' real estate proposal for LICH
    4/15/2014 @ 1:22 AM - ALBANY-Earlier this month, Brooklyn Health Partners won the right to exclusively negotiate the purchase of troubled Long Island College Hospital by promising a $500 million investment in a full-service hospital on the site. But the proposal also includes an ambitious plan to build 1,000 new residential housing units on the site, with 30 percent affordable, by September of 2017--a...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   New York

  • ArchDaily - Ambient 30 60 - YAP CONSTRUCTO 2014 / UMWELT
    4/15/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Architects: UMWELT Location: Parque Araucano, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Project Architects: Scheidegger & García Partarrieu Project Area: 445.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photography: Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma , Courtesy of UMWELT ...
  • Realty Biz News - 4 Ways Buyers Can Annoy The Hell Out Of Sellers
    4/15/2014 @ 12:15 AM - Both parties have to come together in a transaction, and real estate professionals sometimes find themselves wedged in the middle of buyer and seller disagreements. Some sellers may accuse the home buyers of being too pushy with their demands. Bankrate.com recently highlighted several ways that homebuyers have been annoying some sellers recently, including: ...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • Inman News - 25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions to target buyers and sellers
    4/15/2014 @ 6:01 AM - If you are just getting your feet wet with Pinterest for your real estate business, you may not know just how good the site can be as a marketing tool! You might also not realize that you need to have a variety of boards posted that are about a lot more than just the homes you have for sale. Using...
  • EV Grieve - 189 Avenue C is for sale
    4/15/2014 @ 5:09 AM - Units at the new dormy rental building at 189 Avenue C hit the market just about three years ago Now the whole building can be yours. Per the new Massey Knakal listing : The building consists of a 2,225 SF (approx.) commercial unit on the ground floor, a 627 SF (approx.) community facility...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   New York

  • Houzz - 12 Warm-Weather Makeover Ideas for the Bedroom (9 photos)
    4/15/2014 @ 4:00 AM - The longer, warmer days of spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack up the thick duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier think kantha quilts, airy curtains ...

    Tagged in:    Tips and Tricks

  • designboom - connected shipping containers form royal wolf HQ by room 11
    4/14/2014 @ 7:29 AM - the scheme repurposes the enclosed volumes as a series of connected light-filled units interspersed with areas of plantation. The post connected shipping containers form royal wolf HQ by room 11 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Daily Mail - House asking prices hit a new high
    4/14/2014 @ 7:19 AM - This month's figure of £262,594 is 7.3 per cent up on last year - the fastest annual increase seen since October 2007, according to property website Rightmove.

    Tagged in:    International

  • Multi-Housing News - New Housing Facility Breaks Ground at Cornish College of Arts Campus
    4/14/2014 @ 2:21 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Construction has begun on a new housing facility for the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. The development team headed by Capstone Development Partners held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Residence Hall and Learning Center at 2025 Terry Ave. This is the first new buil ding on the campus...
  • designboom - woods bagot installs MUSE at sydney’s macquarie university
    4/14/2014 @ 6:35 AM - the flexible and engaging student space is located within a vacant brutalist building, enabling interactive, collaborative and social methods of learning. The post woods bagot installs MUSE at sydney’s macquarie university appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • TechCrunch - ‘Airbnb For Retail’ Startup Storefront Raises $7.3M From Spark Capital, Expands To LA
    4/14/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Now more than ever, both big brands and independent merchants are looking for flexibility in the way that they reach consumers. With Storefront, they're able to find space to set up popup shops or sell items in boutiques without all the hassle that comes with leasing space and building out their own stores. Read More
  • Zillow - 'American Dream Builders' Episode 5 Recap: Modular Homes
    4/14/2014 @ 12:06 AM - Each week, Zillow Blog will provide a recap of NBC's new home renovation show, American Dream Builders , hosted by celebrity designer Nate Berkus. Zillow is proud to be partnered with the show in its debut season. The show airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). This week on the NBC...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • CP Executive - First Potomac Realty Trust Buys Iconic Art-Deco Office Building
    4/14/2014 @ 2:10 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor A 12-story office building in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., now has a new owner. First Potomac Realty Trust bought the Tower Building from Guardian Realty Investors LLC for $58 million. The Bethesda-based real estate investment trust announced the acquisition on April 8. The Tower Building is located at...

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   Mortgages / Markets

  • Brokers Weekly - Lightstone invites design ideas for 1407 Broadway
    4/14/2014 @ 7:10 AM - 1407 Broadway, a building in Times Square South undergoing a transformation with extensive building renovations and an image repositioning, has launched a contest inviting designers to create the ideal work environment - with the winner receiving $14,000. The Lightstone Group, owners of the building, and its branding partner CO OP, launched the competition to foster an environment that sparks...

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  • Realty Biz News - Mortgage Credit Availability Reaches 3-Year High
    4/14/2014 @ 3:02 AM - Access to mortgage credit is at its highest level in at least three years, and credit standards are expected to loosen even more this year, according to a newly-released index by the Mortgage Bankers Association. photo credit: 401(K) 2013 via photopin cc MBA's index, which tracks mortgage...

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets

  • Daily Finance - Odds of Getting Audited by the IRS Are the Lowest in Years
    4/14/2014 @ 2:54 AM - Filed under: Taxes , Income Tax , Tax Laws Cassandra Hubbart, AOL By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON -- As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are...

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  • Multi-Housing News - Interface Panel Washington DC_LB
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  • DS News - ‘Significant Progress’ Made for Negative Equity Homes
    3/7/2014 @ 3:29 PM - As of the end of 2013, CoreLogic estimates the number of mortgaged residential properties with equity totaled about 42.7 million, representing a share of about 86.7 percent. Due to a slowdown in the quarterly growth rate of the company's Home Price Index, the share of homes with equity versus underwater homes was mostly unchanged from Q3 to Q4.

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets

  • Brooklyn Magazine - A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Thoughtful, Besotted Brooklynite
    2/11/2014 @ 10:00 AM - Pendant, Yellow Owl Work Shop, $44 A fun opportunity to play around a little (and adjust depending on where you're at in the relationship)—you could go classic romantic with a venn diagram or the “je t'aime” heart, or go for something beautiful but more abstract, like the terrarium or my personal favorite, the neon infinity triangle. Yellow...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Chains Infiltrate Shopping Meccas
    1/14/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Europe is the most-targeted region in the world for international retail chains, and the influx of global brands has sparked concern about the direction of the Continent's fashion hot spots.

    Tagged in:    International

  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Healthy home on the market in Middleburg
    1/21/2014 @ 5:30 AM - Breathe deeply at Auspice Hill , a Craftsman-style home in Middleburg listed for sale at $1.55 million, and you'll inhale nothing but clean air. At least, that's how it's designed to be. Built in 2009 by Heritage Homes of Virginia , this energy-efficient green home has a geothermal system, radiant heat and extra insulation to...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro

  • Mortgage News Daily - CoreLogic asks if Poor Construction Hiring is New Normal
    1/17/2014 @ 12:35 PM - Data presented by CoreLogic in its newedition of MarketPulse raises aninteresting question about employment in the construction sector . Is the slow pace of hiring the result of afundamental change in the construction industry or is the industry self-correcting to a more sustainable level of employment? Thomas Vitlo, author of "Hesitation inthe Construction Industry,"...
  • Brownstoner - Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Opens Next Week in Gowanus
    1/10/2014 @ 2:01 AM - The highly anticipated Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is hosting a soft opening next week on Union Street in Gowanus, according to their Facebook page. They were offering free tickets to anyone who’d like come test out the new courts, but they sold out pretty quickly. Owners Jonathan Schnapp and Ashley Albert built ten indoor, 50-foot-long shuffleboard courts at 514 Union Street, which...

    Tagged in:    Florida   New York

  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Salvation Army Sells Bowery Property
    For $30M
    3/7/2014 @ 2:15 PM - NEW YORK CITY-The community center building is slated to become a boutique hotel and possibly condos in this weekly wrap-up of deals.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • The Telegraph - 20 fantasty retirement retreats
    3/8/2014 @ 2:01 AM - Do you yearn to retire to a fairytale castle or an island in the sun? There's an option for everyone and it might be cheaper than you think, says Max Davidson
  • New York Observer - Time Hotel Set for Foreclosure Auction—Again
    2/4/2014 @ 5:31 PM - Time Hotel at 224 West 49th Street Perhaps third time's the charm for celebrity favorite, Time Hotel . The Times Square-area hotel is set for a mortgage foreclosure auction February 19, after twice being postponed, PropertyShark records show. The auction, for the ground lease of the 192-room boutique hotel, at 224...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   International   Mortgages / Markets   New York

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Luxury Daily - Burberry, BMW, luxury auto and luxury real estate – News briefs
    4/15/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Burberry Today in luxury marketing: Burberry unveils Shanghai flagship Burberry will open its largest store in Asia-Pacific today, a three-story space in Shanghai's Kerry Centre that takes its design cues from the brand's global flagship at 121 Regent Street here, WWD reports. Click here...
  • AOL Real Estate - Jack Reacher Author Buys Expedia CEO's Co-op
    4/15/2014 @ 1:13 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow The four-bedroom, three-bath unit in The Orwell House has a view of New York City's Central Park. By Emily Heffter Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has sold his co-op on New York's Upper West Side...
  • AOL Real Estate - Housing Industry Wonders: What Does Mel Watt Want?
    4/15/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Financing AP Mel Watt: "meeting all day and reading all night." By Margaret Chadbourn The U.S. housing industry has waited three months to find out how Mel Watt will govern taxpayer-owned mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie...
  • AOL Real Estate - Copper Beech Estate Sets Record, Selling for $120 Million
    4/14/2014 @ 8:45 PM - Filed under: News , Lifestyle , Selling Zillow Copper Beech is apparently the reigning champ for single-family residential sales in the United States. By Catherine Sherman When Copper Beech Farm hit the market for $190 million in May 2013, the Greenwich, Conn....
  • AOL Real Estate - After Record-Breaking Sale, Mega-Mansion Is a Rental
    4/14/2014 @ 8:03 PM - Filed under: Advice Zillow Amenities at Fleur de Lys include a movie theater, ballroom, tennis court, gym and space to entertain 1,000. By Emily Heffter The buyers of the Los Angeles mega-mansion Fleur de Lys have now put it back on the market -- as a rental. Two...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Design Exhibition in Industry City; Spike Lee Moving Out?
    4/14/2014 @ 6:00 PM - UPPER EAST SIDE —Is filmmaker/gentrification decrier Spike Lee moving out of his $32 million Upper East Side mansion? Could be. A tipster sent us the above picture along with a note: "I don't know if someone was moving stuff in or out. But the front door of the house and the back of the van were wide open, and...
  • Curbed - Show Us Your Sales Office: A Glimpse at CetraRuddy's New Village Condos, Robot Parking
    4/14/2014 @ 4:41 PM - On the heels of the garage-to-condo conversion trend we, and many others , have been focusing on of late, we took a look inside of the sales office of 12 East 13th Street , the eight-story garage conversion with four-story glass topper that's coming to 13th Street between Fifth Avenue and University Place. ...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • New York Observer - C&W Wins Citigroup Assignment
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Citigroup has hired Cushman & Wakefield to manage its real estate portfolio in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Wall Street Journal . The real estate services company will assume responsibility for the investment bank's 27 million square feet of office, retail and data space from JLL , which chose not...
  • New York Observer - Fabric Supply Company Trades Long Island for Midtown South
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - Source 360 , a supplier of industrial and home furnishings fabrics, has signed a 10-year lease for a 2,407-square-foot portion of the 13 th floor at  ATCO Properties ' 381 Park Avenue South , Commercial Observer  has learned. Asking rent for the space was $55 per square foot. The tenant, an affiliate of ...
  • EV Grieve - 189 Avenue C is for sale
    4/15/2014 @ 5:09 AM - Units at the new dormy rental building at 189 Avenue C hit the market just about three years ago Now the whole building can be yours. Per the new Massey Knakal listing : The building consists of a 2,225 SF (approx.) commercial unit on the ground floor, a 627 SF (approx.) community facility...
  • Capital - An 'optimistic' real estate proposal for LICH
    4/15/2014 @ 1:22 AM - ALBANY-Earlier this month, Brooklyn Health Partners won the right to exclusively negotiate the purchase of troubled Long Island College Hospital by promising a $500 million investment in a full-service hospital on the site. But the proposal also includes an ambitious plan to build 1,000 new residential housing units on the site, with 30 percent affordable, by September of 2017--a...
  • RE Journals - CBRE helps tech firm increase its space in Grand Rapids
    4/15/2014 @ 12:46 AM - CBRE|Grand Rapids recently helped NuWave Technology Partners lease 2,297 square feet of office space within 4079 Park East Court SE. in Grand Rapids, Mich. A Michigan-based company, NuWave provides IT and voice communications products. The new lease doubles the size of the company's Grand Rapids office. CBRE associates Dan VanKalker and Nate Scherpenisse provided site selection and...
  • Forbes - Working with Chinese Buyers: An Agent Perspective
    4/15/2014 @ 12:30 AM - VideoRealtyTrac staff writer Octavio Nuiry recently interviewed Sheril Liu, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Premier Realty in Irvine, Calif., about her experience dealing with the growing trend of Chinese buyers purchasing homes at an average of $800,000 a pop in this Southern California city that is home to the [...]
  • Realty Biz News - 4 Ways Buyers Can Annoy The Hell Out Of Sellers
    4/15/2014 @ 12:15 AM - Both parties have to come together in a transaction, and real estate professionals sometimes find themselves wedged in the middle of buyer and seller disagreements. Some sellers may accuse the home buyers of being too pushy with their demands. Bankrate.com recently highlighted several ways that homebuyers have been annoying some sellers recently, including: ...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • AOL Real Estate - Jack Reacher Author Buys Expedia CEO's Co-op
    4/15/2014 @ 1:13 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow The four-bedroom, three-bath unit in The Orwell House has a view of New York City's Central Park. By Emily Heffter Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has sold his co-op on New York's Upper West Side...
  • AOL Real Estate - Housing Industry Wonders: What Does Mel Watt Want?
    4/15/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Financing AP Mel Watt: "meeting all day and reading all night." By Margaret Chadbourn The U.S. housing industry has waited three months to find out how Mel Watt will govern taxpayer-owned mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie...
  • Calculated Risk - Tuesday: CPI, NY Fed Mfg Survey, NAHB Homebuilder Confidence
    4/14/2014 @ 9:06 PM - The retail sales report released this morning was solid, but some of the strength was probably some bounce-back from the severe winter weather. Still the economy will probably be stronger in 2014 than in 2013. From the LA Times: Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing "We are inclined to view March...
  • Multi-Housing News - Multi-Housing Refinancing Dilemma: Pay Now, Or Lock In Later?
    4/14/2014 @ 5:44 PM - Making the calculation on whether to lock in lower interest rates today By Brandon Harrington and Matt Steffen, Walker & Dunlop Brandon Harrington (left) Matt Steffen (right) There is a tremendous amount of multi-housing debt maturing in 2014, 2015 and 2016-$200 billion in 2015 alone-an imposing...
  • Housing Wire - United Wholesale Mortgage launches non-QM program for jumbo borrowers
    4/14/2014 @ 5:11 PM - United Wholesale Mortgage, one of the nation's largest wholesale lenders, launched a new program called 'Big & Easy Plus,' which is design for non-QM Jumbo loans.
  • Housing Wire - Moody's: Johnson-Crapo could ramp up issuance of private-label RMBS
    4/14/2014 @ 4:02 PM - Moody's says the GSE package could help kick-start issuance in the private-label residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • DS News - Current Housing Market ‘Far from Bubble Territory’
    4/14/2014 @ 4:01 PM - On Monday, Pro Teck released its March Home Value Forecast, which ranks the hottest and coolest metro markets in the country. California claimed nine of the top 10 slots (Nassau County-Suffolk County, New York, was the other), while Florida claimed seven of the bottom 10 areas for home value appreciation. The post Current Housing Market ‘Far from Bubble...
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  • New York Observer - Hale & Hearty Takes Space in MetroTech Center
    4/15/2014 @ 7:14 AM - 2 MetroTech Center Hale & Hearty Soups will be opening at 2 MetroTech Center  in Downtown Brooklyn this fall after signing a 10-year lease for 1,760 square feet,  MetroTech Center developer Forest City Ratner Companies announced. New York-based Hale & Hearty, which has 30 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long...
  • Freshome - Recycled Paper Replicas of Iconic Warsaw Buildings by Zupagrafika
    4/15/2014 @ 7:08 AM - Blok Wschodni /Eastern Block is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The series has been created by Hispano-Polish graphic design studio Zupagrafika and is made up of iconic examples of functional architecture in the Polish capital (Rotunda PKO), some less classic buildings, however, familiar to the city dwellers...
  • Remodelista - Required Reading: Pretty Pastel Style
    4/15/2014 @ 7:00 AM - “Hear the word 'pastel' and you may instantly imagine the sugary pink of a little girl's bedroom or the cheerful, springtime shades found on retro floral fabrics. Today, these saccharine visions are only part of the story, because pastels are enjoying an exciting, dynamic revival," writes Selina Lake in her new book, Pretty Pastel Style. A London-based interiors...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Militias provoke Ukraine, London real estate, Diageo’s India bid, evangelical marijuana
    4/15/2014 @ 5:54 AM - What to watch for today Americans stress out over taxes… Many will be scrambling to file their tax returns on time by the end of the day. The good news for filers: budget cuts mean the chances of an audit are  the lowest in years -plus Arby’s is offering free curly fries . ...
  • EV Grieve - Fake 'artisanal bacon' shop will actually be an artisanal ice cream shop
    4/15/2014 @ 5:10 AM - A few weeks ago, an EVG reader spotted a new sign over at 75 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery for a new business called Pigskin™ [ March 31 ] Per the sign on the door: "Fresh, artisanal bacon from all over the world." "Bacon for...
  • Remodelista - House Call: Aurélie Lécuyer in France
    4/15/2014 @ 5:00 AM - A while back Alexa and I discovered Le Dans La, the blog of French stylist and photographer Aurélie Lécuyer, and found ourselves admiring (make that obsessing over) her whimsically romantic interiors. After 15 years spent living in the center of Paris, Lécuyer and her family relocated to a converted schoolhouse built in 1830, in the countryside near Nantes; the interiors...
  • EV Grieve - Today in ghost signage
    4/15/2014 @ 5:00 AM - [ April 1 ] Jeez, how did we miss this ? (Please don't answer the question. We're very sensitive.) Two weeks back Molly at the International told us about the ghost signage that workers found (and subsequently dropped) at the Golden Food Market on First Avenue and East Seventh Street. Apparently, workers found another old...
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