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  • Gotham Magazine - The Race to Reside in Zaha Hadid's New Building
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Super starchitect Zaha Hadid Designs her first NYC building. Zaha Hadid’s 11-story condo tower at 520 West 28th Street will be adjacent to the High Line. Beating the odds might seem to come easy to Zaha Hadid ,...
  • Gotham Magazine - Nanette Lepore Brings It Home
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Nanette Lepore liked decorating her West Village and Hamptons houses so much she decided to create a line of home products. Nanette Lepore pillows. Over the decades, fashion designer Nanette Lepore has attracted a loyal following of boldfaced names, among them Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, and...
  • Gotham Magazine - Christie's Exec Brooke Lampley Views Chelsea
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - For Christie’s executive Brooke Lampley , the Chelsea gallery district provides a respite from her high-powered job and a destination for visual explorations that inform her work. Brooke Lampley at Christie’s Midtown headquarters. In a city filled with high achievers, Brooke Lampley surely ranks among the...
  • New York Social Diary - John Robshaw
    4/24/2014 @ 11:59 PM - By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Although it says on textile designer John...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Companies Apply to Run New Casinos in New York State
    4/24/2014 @ 11:05 PM - Nearly two dozen groups have paid a $1 million application fee for the chance to open a casino in upstate New York, according to information released Thursday by the New York State Gaming Commission.
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Food Enhances the Scene in Battery Park City
    4/24/2014 @ 10:55 PM - The search for food could be easing as more options open in the area of Brookfield Place, the new name of the former World Financial Center.
  • ArchDaily - BCN - NYC Urban Bridge 2014
    4/24/2014 @ 10:00 PM - Throughout 2014, three major New York institutions - the AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture , the Museum of the City of New York , and the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College - will be hosting exhibitions and programs that will celebrate Catalan architecture in New York City....
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Azúcar: Crucial City Council vote goes Walentas' way
    4/24/2014 @ 9:00 PM - How sweet it is! Two Trees Management's massive Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment project on the waterfront in Williamsburg moved a step forward by winning a go-ahead vote from City Councilman Stephen Levin and the council's Land Use Committee Thursday. Levin (D-Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights, etc.), who had challenged the Walentas family company's...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Domino Site Deal Reached
    4/24/2014 @ 8:52 PM - The City Council has struck a deal to allow for tall towers at the former Domino Sugar refinery on the Brooklyn waterfront, the first significant land-use proposal under the new mayoral administration.
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Tower Surge: $43 Million on the 51st Floor
    4/24/2014 @ 8:30 PM - Miami Beach condo asking a record $50 million finds a buyer, and a Soho pioneer sells his longtime art studio for $26.58 million.
  • Venture Beat - Cove Financial Group Announces $250 Million Financing Commitment
    4/24/2014 @ 7:17 PM - SPONSORED POST Check out our  press release hub , powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop  here . IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 24, 2014– Cove Financial Group Inc. (“Cove”) ...
  • Porch - These 15 New York Homes Are What Dreams Are Made Of (PHOTOS)
    4/24/2014 @ 7:09 PM - 1. Tribeca – Design Synergy This masterpiece was converted from 7,000 sq. ft. of raw real estate in the Tribeca building. Check out the amazing stairway  here . 2. Paris Meets Pure ...
  • The Real Deal - Schneiderman vows to protect hotel industry against Airbnb
    4/24/2014 @ 6:35 PM - From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blasted short-term rental site Airbnb in his first public remarks about the site Thursday. Standing before a group of business and political power players at the New York Athletic Club, Schneiderman vowed to protect the...
  • The Real Deal - Like TRD on Facebook
    4/24/2014 @ 6:15 PM - Like what TRD has to say? Want to share our stuff with your inner circle? Then like The Real Deal magazine's Facebook page for an hourly dose of the city's most exciting real estate headlines, links to quirkier pieces and lively conversation about important properties in New York and around the world. [TRD's Facebook Page]
  • NY Daily News - Bronx nonprofit moving to Melrose
    4/24/2014 @ 6:02 PM - A Bronx nonprofit will transform the heart of Melrose by opening a health center, LGBTQ headquarters and a sidewalk cafe in a soon-to-be-vacant family-owned furniture store.
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Councilman Proposes Green Barriers; NYC Artifacts Get a Home
    4/24/2014 @ 6:00 PM - EAST RIVER— Manhattan District Five council member Brad Kallos is proposing improvements to the East Side Esplanade between 65th and 77th streets. Kallos is proposing the transfer of some unused space in the 12-block-span to the Parks Department who could reappoint it as part of the esplanade, granting more space to one of the borough's districts with...
  • EV Grieve - Cooped up
    4/24/2014 @ 5:55 PM - [ Photo by Dave on 7th ] We've been meaning to note that the statue of Peter Cooper in Cooper Square was boarded up this past week for the Astor Place reconstruction project So, noted! BoweryBoogie noted this today as well and BB also has a shot of the statue...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Deepest Subway Stations; Spooked Carriage Horse Collapses
    4/24/2014 @ 5:40 PM - [ Photo Pool/Jonathan Percy ] · Study: New York City 20 times more likely to flood now than in 1800s [Gothamist] · Baruch College giving Lexington Ave. building $90 million makeover [DNA] · Independent medallion drivers sue city, Taxi & Limousine Commission [NYP] · Running the numbers on the...
  • The Real Deal - Is Staten Island the next Brooklyn?
    4/24/2014 @ 5:25 PM - Rendering of Ironstate Development’s URL Staten Island project With young people increasingly priced out of Manhattan and pushed to the outer boroughs, New Jersey-based Ironstate Development hopes to cash in with its $150 million Urban Ready Living project slated for the North Shore of Staten Island. Ironstate co-president David Barry told Fast Company that the...
  • Curbed - Comment Of The Day: 'Say what you will, but air...
    4/24/2014 @ 5:20 PM - " Say what you will, but air rights actually make a lot of sense. They help preserve low-lying buildings around large towers and also give organizations much needed infusions of cash. If there is a market for that air, I say let them sell it. I don't think any condo developers are feeling ripped off by this."— RoamDawG ...
  • Inman News - Housing, and the economy, suffers from a demand problem
    4/24/2014 @ 5:12 PM - Despite its appearance in a few booming areas like New York and San Francisco, the housing market is actually not pulling its weight in the U.S. economy, according to an article in the new New York Times’ publication TheUpshot. Though ...
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  • Curbed - Up in the Air: How do new condo developments...
    4/24/2014 @ 12:35 PM - How do new condo developments get those pictures of the views from their penthouses before the penthouses are built? Much like the Wizard of Oz, they use a large balloon . (And unlike the Wizard of Oz, they are very precise about where they send it.) There are five balloons that have been created to do the job by...
  • Baltimore Sun - West side parcel draws lone bidder
    4/24/2014 @ 11:29 AM - The Baltimore Development Corp. received a single bid from developers for a group of West side properties it made available in February, CEO Brenda McKenzie said at a monthly board meeting Thursday.
  • Realtor.com News - Realtor.com® Survey: 13% of Consumers Ready to Buy a Luxury Home
    4/24/2014 @ 9:00 AM - Sellers: Get your chef's kitchens and outdoor fire pits ready -- they're the kinds of amenities that buyers seek when shopping for a luxury home.  In a new survey, realtor.com® uncovered the priorities, buying motivations and expectations of transaction-ready luxury homebuyers. According to the survey, 13% of respondents said they’re ready to buy a luxury home...
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS: Investment bankers join JLL; New manager at 110 William; Hartz appoints CFO
    4/24/2014 @ 8:05 AM - AARON APPEL JLL 's New York Capital Markets team has hired Aaron Appel and Max Herzog as managing directors. In addition, Keith Kurland joins as an executive vice president while Jon Schwartz and Michael Diaz join as vice presidents. The newly added real estate investment banking experts...
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS: IVI names Robert Barone president
    4/24/2014 @ 2:34 AM - Robert Barone , R.A., one of the real estate development industry's most experienced construction risk management executives, has been promoted to President of IVI International, Inc. Barone will be focused on the growth of the firm and the expansion of its consulting services to mitigate the inherent risks associated with real estate development and construction. He has over...
  • CP Executive - Armada Hoffler to Redevelop Williamsburg Outlet Mall
    4/24/2014 @ 12:35 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., a Virginia Beach-based REIT,  announced last week that it has formed a joint venture with Vistacor L.L.C. to develop a grocery-anchored shopping center in Williamsburg.  Armada Hoffler is the majority partner in the joint venture. The developers have acquired the 230,000-square-foot Williamsburg Outlet Mall, which...
  • Gotham Magazine - The 50 Women Who Run New York
    4/24/2014 @ 12:05 AM - Gotham celebrates 50 female movers and shakers who mastermind the businesses and groups that dominate the city that rules the world. Politics & Government 1. CHIRLANE MCCRAY First Lady of New York City, ...
  • Multi-Housing News - The Army Builds Its Largest-Ever Solar Project in Southern Arizona
    4/23/2014 @ 6:25 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Development of a solar array in southeast Arizona is about to start, according to a written announcement recently released by the U. S. Army. The plant is designed to meet about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, one of the United States Army's busiest transient...
  • Multi-Housing News - The Army Builds Its Largest-Ever Solar Project in Southern Arizona
    4/23/2014 @ 6:25 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Development of a solar array in southeast Arizona is about to start, according to a written announcement recently released by the U. S. Army. The plant is designed to meet about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, one of the United States Army's busiest transient...
  • Multi-Housing News - The Army Builds Its Largest-Ever Solar Project in Southern Arizona
    4/23/2014 @ 6:25 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Development of a solar array in southeast Arizona is about to start, according to a written announcement recently released by the U. S. Army. The plant is designed to meet about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, one of the United States Army's busiest transient...
  • CP Executive - The Army Builds Its Largest-Ever Solar Project in Southern Arizona
    4/23/2014 @ 6:25 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Development of a solar array in southeast Arizona is about to start, according to a written announcement recently released by the U. S. Army. The plant is designed to meet about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, one of the United States Army's busiest transient...
  • CP Executive - The Army Builds Its Largest-Ever Solar Project in Southern Arizona
    4/23/2014 @ 6:25 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Development of a solar array in southeast Arizona is about to start, according to a written announcement recently released by the U. S. Army. The plant is designed to meet about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, one of the United States Army's busiest transient...
  • Curbed - Special Occasions: 50 Years Later, New Yorkers Remember the 1964 World's Fair
    4/23/2014 @ 10:17 AM - [Photo by Max Touhey ] Eveline Marcello was just 18 when she sang at the New York State Pavilion right before the World's Fair closed in 1965. The second day she performed turned out to be very rainy and her 20-minute set turned into two hours as she filled in for performer after...
  • ArchDaily - Historical Archive of the Basque Country / ACXT
    4/23/2014 @ 9:00 AM - Architects: ACXT Location: Calle de María Díaz de Haro, 3, 48013 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain Project Architect: Gonzalo Carro Project Director: Gonzalo Carro Area: 8550.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Aitor Ortiz ...
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 'Zipper' chronicles Coney Island's storied history
    4/23/2014 @ 8:30 AM - Coney Island has changed quite a bit over the past few years, especially since the building of Luna Park and the Scream Zone. However, there are those who miss the old, anarchic, slightly seedy but always in-your-face Coney Island.  Filmmaker Amy Nicholson is in the latter category, as evidenced in her documentary “Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild...
  • Realty Biz News - Listing Ads: Choose Your Words Carefully, They Could Be Worth A Fortune
    4/23/2014 @ 4:47 AM - The words that real estate professionals choose to describe a property in listing ads could potentially result in the home selling for a premium, suggests an analysis that looks at listing descriptions and their effect on sales price and probability of sale. h For example, property descriptor words in listing ads, like granite countertops and wood-burning...
  • Brokers Weekly - Boutique back stronger than ever after recession battering
    4/22/2014 @ 4:06 PM - By Konrad Putzier Joe Berko was on a visit to Brazil when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008. “I was watching CNN and I knew: This is it. Something big just happened,” he recalled. When he returned to the U.S., he found a financial system that had gone into cardiac arrest. ...
  • Multi-Housing News - Marietta,Ga.-Based Marketing and Training Director Awarded Scholarship to Attend NAAEI Leadership Training
    4/22/2014 @ 2:41 PM - Arlington, Va.—The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) has selected Melissa White, director of marketing and training for GFI Management Services Inc., as the recipient of the first Alexandra Jackiw Leadership Scholarship, which supports leadership training for minority employees working in the apartment industry. As recipient of the scholarship, White will attend the NAAEI Leadership Experience: Powered by Dale...
  • ArchDaily - AIA Names Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects in U.S.
    4/22/2014 @ 2:34 PM - In honor of Earth Day, we have complied a preview of the top ten most sustainable exemplars of U.S. architecture selected by the American Institute of Architects ( AIA ) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE). Each project featured will be honored with a COTE Top Ten Award for “sustainable design excellence” at the 2014 National Convention in Chicago....
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Today
    4/22/2014 @ 1:36 PM - Good morning. Today is the 110th day of the year. ** THE EPA AND The Nature Conservancy are encouraging people to reconnect to nature for Earth Day with a hash tag. Project #NatureSelfie is a country-wide initiative, but Brooklynites in particular have the opportunity to meet BP Eric Adams, EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Ench and Nature Conservancy...
  • RealEstate.com Blog - Tax Liens: A Lucrative Investment - With a Dark Side
    4/22/2014 @ 12:45 PM - For good or for ill, county and municipal governments rely on property taxes to provide services to their residents. Police and fire protection and school districts all rely on homeowners' timely payment of property taxes in order to fund their payroll and operations. And that's where tax lien investing comes in. When a homeowner is delinquent in...
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  • Gotham Magazine - Christie's Exec Brooke Lampley Views Chelsea
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - For Christie’s executive Brooke Lampley , the Chelsea gallery district provides a respite from her high-powered job and a destination for visual explorations that inform her work. Brooke Lampley at Christie’s Midtown headquarters. In a city filled with high achievers, Brooke Lampley surely ranks among the...
  • Gotham Magazine - The Race to Reside in Zaha Hadid's New Building
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Super starchitect Zaha Hadid Designs her first NYC building. Zaha Hadid’s 11-story condo tower at 520 West 28th Street will be adjacent to the High Line. Beating the odds might seem to come easy to Zaha Hadid ,...
  • Realtor.com News - Matt Forte Looks to Flip Dwight Howard's Old House
    4/24/2014 @ 8:53 PM - Don't look now, but Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte is looking to make a quick exit from his house in Windermere, FL . It was in December that Forte paid $2.25 million for the Mediterranean-style home formerly owned by NBA  superstar Dwight Howard. But that hasn't stopped the All-Pro tailback from trying to turn a...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Tower Surge: $43 Million on the 51st Floor
    4/24/2014 @ 8:30 PM - Miami Beach condo asking a record $50 million finds a buyer, and a Soho pioneer sells his longtime art studio for $26.58 million.
  • Brokers Weekly - Real estate champion Dottie Herman an example to us all
    4/24/2014 @ 4:25 PM - By Steven Spinola Every so often, I like to devote a few words here to acknowledge an individual who helps keep the Real Estate Board of New York thriving, growing, and responsive to the needs of our members. This week, I'd like to take a moment to recognize important industry leader and REBNY member, Dottie Herman. ...
  • The Atlantic - The Where and How of Soccer's Surge in America
    4/24/2014 @ 11:40 AM - Last week, the New York Times ' style section identified the latest in its series of infamous "trends," sending a reporter to the far reaches of the East Village and Williamsburg to document a strange new breed of American sports fan — the soccer devotee. Today, the piece alleged, following soccer is a status symbol, the purview...
  • The Atlantic - The Average Major League Soccer City Is A Creative Haven
    4/24/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Last week, the New York Times 's style section identified the latest in its series of infamous "trends," sending a reporter to the far reaches of the East Village and Williamsburg to document a strange new breed of American sports fan — the football (or soccer) — devotee. Today, the piece alleged, following soccer is a status...
  • CP Executive - Swire Hotels to Debut $1.5B M-U Development in downtown Miami
    4/24/2014 @ 10:40 AM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Hong Kong-based Swire Hotels will make its entrée into the U.S. with the opening of EAST, Miami at Brickell City Centre. The hotel, which will sit within Swire Properties Inc.'s $1.5 billion mixed-use Brickell City Centre development, will open its doors to guests in 2015. While Swire...
  • The Real Deal - Space invaders heading south
    4/24/2014 @ 10:31 AM - Miami Tower From the South Florida Market Report:  With asking rents well below those in New York and other northern cities, plus the subtropical climate and diversified workforce, South Florida office buildings continue to draw businesses from all over. “New-to-market, high-profile companies are making strong commitments,” said Ken Krasnow, managing director at CBRE in...
  • Blue Matter - Real Estate Headlines Featuring Jimmy Fallon, Bikinis and Queen Latifah
    4/24/2014 @ 9:01 AM - As you can tell we have a new design on the Coldwell Banker blog. Pretty nice if you ask me. But I know you didn’t. You’re too busy not reading this well thought out intro because you like to jump down to the links and see the headlines. I get it. But for those who may not realize I do...
  • World Property Channel - Distressed Sales in U.S. Reverse Course in March, Uptick Again
    4/24/2014 @ 8:40 AM - According to RealtyTrac's March and Q1 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 5,253,464 in March, an increase of 0.4 percent from February and up 8 percent from a year ago. The median sales price of U.S. residential properties -- including both distressed...
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS: Investment bankers join JLL; New manager at 110 William; Hartz appoints CFO
    4/24/2014 @ 8:05 AM - AARON APPEL JLL 's New York Capital Markets team has hired Aaron Appel and Max Herzog as managing directors. In addition, Keith Kurland joins as an executive vice president while Jon Schwartz and Michael Diaz join as vice presidents. The newly added real estate investment banking experts...
  • Brokers Weekly - Madison Avenue is getting dressed up by new retailer; Fresh face on Second Ave.
    4/24/2014 @ 7:54 AM - Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive vice president of Douglas Elliman's Retail Group has arranged a first New York flagship for luxury apparel and accessories brand Peter Millar at 536 Madison Avenue. A member of the Richemont Group of brands, which includes Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vacheron Constantin, Chloé and Baume et Mercier, Peter Millar is...
  • Property Wire - US median real estate sales prices up for 24 months in a row
    4/24/2014 @ 3:48 AM - The median sales price of US residential properties increased by 1% in March and are up 10% compared to a year ago, according to the latest figures from housing data specialist RealtyTrac. It means that the median price of a home reached $164,500 with after 24 months in a row of median home prices increasing on an annual basis....
  • Gotham Magazine - The 50 Women Who Run New York
    4/24/2014 @ 12:05 AM - Gotham celebrates 50 female movers and shakers who mastermind the businesses and groups that dominate the city that rules the world. Politics & Government 1. CHIRLANE MCCRAY First Lady of New York City, ...
  • CP Executive - Darling Homes Opens New Community in Southlake; Greysteel Selected to Market Multifamily Asset in Euless
    4/23/2014 @ 8:58 PM - By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Dallas homebuilder Darling Homes announced the opening of its newest community in Southlake, one of the fastest-growing suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dubbed Verandas at Southlake, the community features Darling Homes' award-winning luxury patio homes, with properties offering approximately 2,600 to 3,400 square feet of living space. It...
  • Multi-Housing News - Darling Homes Opens New Community in Southlake; Greysteel Selected to Market Multifamily Asset in Euless
    4/23/2014 @ 8:58 PM - By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Dallas homebuilder Darling Homes announced the opening of its newest community in Southlake, one of the fastest-growing suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dubbed Verandas at Southlake, the community features Darling Homes' award-winning luxury patio homes, with properties offering approximately 2,600 to 3,400 square feet of living space. It...
  • Multi-Housing News - Darling Homes Opens New Community in Southlake; Greysteel Selected to Market Multifamily Asset in Euless
    4/23/2014 @ 8:58 PM - By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Dallas homebuilder Darling Homes announced the opening of its newest community in Southlake, one of the fastest-growing suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dubbed Verandas at Southlake, the community features Darling Homes' award-winning luxury patio homes, with properties offering approximately 2,600 to 3,400 square feet of living space. It...
  • Multi-Housing News - Darling Homes Opens New Community in Southlake; Greysteel Selected to Market Multifamily Asset in Euless
    4/23/2014 @ 8:58 PM - By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Dallas homebuilder Darling Homes announced the opening of its newest community in Southlake, one of the fastest-growing suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dubbed Verandas at Southlake, the community features Darling Homes' award-winning luxury patio homes, with properties offering approximately 2,600 to 3,400 square feet of living space. It...
  • DS News - Florida’s Housing Market Is On the Rise
    4/23/2014 @ 6:30 PM - More good news has surfaced in the housing market, this time in Florida. According to Florida Realtors, the housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, and a stable level of inventory in March. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 20,081 last month, up 2.8 percent from March last year. The post Florida’s Housing Market Is...
  • DS News - Florida Stock Promoter Charged with Defrauding Investors
    4/23/2014 @ 4:36 PM - The Securites and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud charges against a former Florida-based stock promoter, Robert J. Vitale, who is currently serving a two-year prison term for lying to SEC investigators. The SEC's complaint alleges Vitale defrauded investors in a Florida real estate venture, sold unregistered securities, and acted as an unregistered broker-dealer. The post Florida Stock Promoter...
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  • Gigaom - Ben Horowitz on Github’s mistakes and startup company culture
    4/24/2014 @ 8:05 PM - Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz offered insight into the awkward transition of “baby” to “teenager” life stages of startups at Airbnb’s OpenAir conference in San Francisco on Thursday — including the recent sexism drama with Github . Horowitz didn’t review the details of what happened Github, which is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, but said that the problems were the result...
  • Venture Beat - Cove Financial Group Announces $250 Million Financing Commitment
    4/24/2014 @ 7:17 PM - SPONSORED POST Check out our  press release hub , powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop  here . IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 24, 2014– Cove Financial Group Inc. (“Cove”) ...
  • Freshome - Insanely Powerful Design: Black Desert Mansion in Yucca Valley
    4/24/2014 @ 6:55 PM - Oller & Pejic Architecture , an architecture firm from L.A. together with Marc Atlan completed the design of Black Desert Mansion . The unusual home was nested away from the urban “jungle”, in Yucca Valley, California . Characterised by sobriety, it features an insanely powerful design. Geometric shapes played a key role in creating this impressive...
  • The Real Deal - Schneiderman vows to protect hotel industry against Airbnb
    4/24/2014 @ 6:35 PM - From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blasted short-term rental site Airbnb in his first public remarks about the site Thursday. Standing before a group of business and political power players at the New York Athletic Club, Schneiderman vowed to protect the...
  • Gawker - Kamala Harris Picked the Worst Week Ever for a Fundraiser at Airbnb HQ
    4/24/2014 @ 5:49 PM - Last night, California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke "truth to power" at a fundraiser hosted at Airbnb's new crisp and airy Soma headquarters. But the only fat cats in the room were the Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires who are helping to finance her reelection , including Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Airbnb investor Ron Conway. ...
  • Inman News - Housing, and the economy, suffers from a demand problem
    4/24/2014 @ 5:12 PM - Despite its appearance in a few booming areas like New York and San Francisco, the housing market is actually not pulling its weight in the U.S. economy, according to an article in the new New York Times’ publication TheUpshot. Though ...
  • The Atlantic - Drought Now Covers 100 Percent of California
    4/24/2014 @ 5:06 PM - California's drought has finished its conquest of the state: 100 percent of the land here is now in a drought condition, and 96 percent of it is in a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought. " This week marks the first time in the 15-year history of the USDM that 100 percent of California was in moderate to...
  • The Real Deal - Twitter co-founder's new startup takes 40K square feet in Soho
    4/24/2014 @ 3:15 PM - Jack Dorsey and 375 West Broadway Square, a San Francisco-based startup that makes mobile-payment processors, grabbed 40,000 square feet at Real Estate Equities' 375 West Broadway in Soho. With the new office, Square's total staff will grow from 35 employees to 385. The state's Empire State Development Corporation offered $5 million in tax credits for the deal. The...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in Brooklyn: Attend a Free Show With Thee Oh Sees at Northside Festival
    4/24/2014 @ 2:38 PM - West Coast guitar clobberers Thee Oh Sees are headed to Northside to play their first New York show back on the road post-hiatus. (Remember? They were on hiatus for a hot minute-thank god that’s over-before announcing their just-released new album, Drop .) On Saturday, June 14 the band will...
  • Brownstoner - Coworking Space With Tool Library, Day Passes Opens Next Week in Williamsburg
    4/24/2014 @ 2:01 PM - A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library that allows members to borrow...
  • Wallpaper - New York International Auto Show 2014: the finest new models
    4/24/2014 @ 2:01 PM - From Alfa Romeo's highly-anticipated re-introduction into the US market to new offerings from Aston Martin, BMW and Mazda's record-selling Miata, to sheer muscle power from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet, this year's New York International Auto Show, while lukewarm overall, was all about the coupé. And despite this year's New York event clashing with the Beijing Auto Show, there were still...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: Security Properties Grabs 192-Units in Las Vegas
    4/24/2014 @ 1:35 PM - Las Vegas-Security Properties has completed its first property acquisition in Las Vegas with the purchase of Desert Shadows. The 192-unit community is located near the Summerlin submarket of northwest Las Vegas, and is is the second purchase by Security Properties Multifamily Fund II. The asset was acquired for $23 million through a joint venture with a larger institutional player....
  • Multi-Housing News - Bernards Finishes Construction on BRE's Wilshire La Brea in Los Angeles
    4/24/2014 @ 1:34 PM - By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor Los Angeles-Los Angeles-based commercial builder Bernards has announced the completion of the $105 million Wilshire La Brea mixed-use development located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue  in Los Angeles' Mid-City neighborhood. The property was developed by San Francisco-based BRE Properties, which will also manage the rental...
  • Houzz - Room of the Day: An Idyllic Lakeside Dock (8 photos)
    4/24/2014 @ 1:00 PM - Back in the 1930s, this lakeside community in the Santa Monica Mountains of California was established by Hollywood types who craved clean air and nature. Cecil B. DeMille, Elizabeth Montgomery and Ray Bolger (the Tin Man) frolicked here, enjoying their second homes during their time off. Today the Malibou...
  • The Atlantic - The App-Filled Future of Luxury Is Avoiding People
    4/24/2014 @ 11:56 AM - When I power on my phone upon landing at LAX, a text message is already waiting for me: “Hi Ian, Silvercar here! We have your res at 1:00pm today. Let’s roll!” Silvercar rents a fleet of silver Audi A4s at airports in Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. A slogan speaks plainly on the company’s behalf: “car rental...
  • The Real Deal - Mack-Cali sells NJ office complex for $97M
    4/24/2014 @ 11:00 AM - 22 Sylvan Way in Parsippany, N.J. (Inset: Mack-Cali CEO Mitchell Hersh) Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, the biggest office landlord in New Jersey, sold a 249,400-square-foot commercial building in Parsippany, N.J., for $96.6 million, according to the firm. The buyer, El Segundo, Calif.-based Griffin Capital Corporation, agreed to commit $7 million toward a future renovation allowance and...
  • Multi-Housing News - Terra Search Partners Names Search Veteran Linny Simkin as Senior Principal
    4/24/2014 @ 10:50 AM - San Francisco-San Francisco -based Terra Search Partners, an executive search firm specializing in the real estate industry, announced that Linny Simkin has been promoted to senior principal of the firm. Based in Seattle, Simkin will continue to focus her attention on providing excellent service for the wide range of Terra Search's clients across the country as well as on increasing...
  • Houzz - Houzz Tour: Reviving a Farmhouse in California's Wine Country (15 photos)
    4/24/2014 @ 10:00 AM - Tucked atop a knoll overlooking a valley ringed with vineyards, this Healdsburg, California, vacation home is both commanding and quietly humble a case where the view is far more exalted than the house that looks out to it. Tidy and white and drenched in sunshine, the 1,680-square-foot ...
  • World Property Channel - Distressed Sales in U.S. Reverse Course in March, Uptick Again
    4/24/2014 @ 8:40 AM - According to RealtyTrac's March and Q1 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 5,253,464 in March, an increase of 0.4 percent from February and up 8 percent from a year ago. The median sales price of U.S. residential properties -- including both distressed...
  • Brokers Weekly - Skilled worker shortage clouds building forecast
    4/24/2014 @ 8:21 AM - Rider Levett Bucknall, an international property and construction consultant, announced an optimistic U.S. construction industry outlook, with large increases in project starts anticipated for 2014 and beyond. The firm published its findings in its newly released First Quarter 2014 USA Construction Cost Report. According to RLB's research, the housing market will continue to fuel increases in new construction throughout...
  • Forbes - 3 Signs Foreclosures Are Still Festering in California
    4/24/2014 @ 8:10 AM - California foreclosure activity in the fourth quarter of 2013 dropped to the lowest level since the third quarter of 2006. Foreclosure activity has been steadily declining in the state on an annual basis since the first quarter of 2010. But there are three signs there are still some old, rotten and [...]
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  • Venture Beat - The problem is not Uber - the problem is missing regulations
    4/25/2014 @ 12:11 AM - Uber, the limousine service based in San Francisco, has been quite the topic this past week — especially since a local Berlin Taxi Operator has asked a Berlin court for a preliminary injunction regarding Uber Black in Berlin. It’s interesting that the taxi operator who asked for the injunction has decided not to proceed with it. If this preliminary...
  • Gotham Magazine - Christie's Exec Brooke Lampley Views Chelsea
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - For Christie’s executive Brooke Lampley , the Chelsea gallery district provides a respite from her high-powered job and a destination for visual explorations that inform her work. Brooke Lampley at Christie’s Midtown headquarters. In a city filled with high achievers, Brooke Lampley surely ranks among the...
  • Gotham Magazine - Nanette Lepore Brings It Home
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Nanette Lepore liked decorating her West Village and Hamptons houses so much she decided to create a line of home products. Nanette Lepore pillows. Over the decades, fashion designer Nanette Lepore has attracted a loyal following of boldfaced names, among them Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, and...
  • New York Social Diary - John Robshaw
    4/24/2014 @ 11:59 PM - By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Although it says on textile designer John...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Wuxi City Eases Some Property Rules
    4/24/2014 @ 8:40 PM - The eastern China city of Wuxi has eased some of its property-market regulations amid sluggish home sales and concern this could hurt economic growth.
  • ArchDaily - amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition
    4/24/2014 @ 8:31 PM - amphibianArc  has been announced as winner of the Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Planning competition. Commissioned by the same developers of the Ningbo Museum designed by Wang Shu , the ”transit-oriented” proposal aims to become the “driving force” of urban life in the masterplan ’s fourth and final phase. The proposal's compositional emphasis is a...
  • ArchDaily - 106 Dwellings in Pamplona / Tabuenca Saralegui
    4/24/2014 @ 8:01 PM - Architects: Tabuenca Saralegui Location: Pamplona, Navarre, Spain Project Architects: Luis Tabuenca, Fermín Saralegui, Mikel Chalezquer Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Imagina2 Visualization Studio ...
  • Inman News - Re/Max announces expansion to South Korea
    4/24/2014 @ 7:38 PM - Re/Max LLC announced today that it has signed a master franchise agreement to bring the brand to South Korea. The master franchise sale to in South Korea, which took place last July, and a $1.0 million sale in Japan last ...
  • Gizmodo - This Disaster Housing Is Made From Cardboard and Coke Crates
    4/24/2014 @ 6:46 PM - You'd think that after winning the Pritzker Prize , one of the highest awards in design, most architects would sit back and coast on their accolades. What did Japanese architect Shigeru Ban do? He built these beautiful cardboard houses for typhoon refugees. Read more...
  • ArchDaily - UN-Habitat Announces Winners of Mass Housing Competition
    4/24/2014 @ 6:00 PM - A universal problem facing cities worldwide today is mass social housing . This issue manifests differently in different places: in some cases, housing built on modernist  principles has proven unsustainable and socially problematic; in others, the challenge is to replace informal construction  with safe, universal housing schemes — without repeating the mistakes of modernism. To address these issues, UN...
  • ArchDaily - Foster + Partners Submit Plans for One of Britain's Tallest Towers
    4/24/2014 @ 5:15 PM - Foster + Partners  has submitted plans for what would be the tallest residential tower in the UK . The “world-class development” includes a 73- and 36-story tower that would add more than 900 homes and 6,000 square meters of public space to the Isle of Dogs in east London. “We will provide much-needed new homes, including new...
  • ArchDaily - EERJ Adaptation of Patio de Armas in El Real de la Jara Castle? / Villegas Bueno Arquitectura
    4/24/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Architects: Villegas Bueno Arquitectura Location: 41250 El Real de la Jara , Sevilla, Spain Architect In Charge: Miguel Villegas Ballesta, Lourdes Bueno Garnica Project Area: 1409.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photography: Jesús Granada ...
  • ArchDaily - AD Round Up: The Photography of Iwan Baan
    4/24/2014 @ 4:01 PM - After reading this great profile in the Wall Street Journal , we thought now would be a great time to round-up the iconic shots of “the Indiana Jones of Architecture Photography “, Iwan Baan . From his first commission, documenting the construction of OMA ‘s CCTV Headquarters , to projects such as Herzog & de Meuron...
  • Evolo - Italian Pavilion For Milan Expo 2015 Revealed As A Lattice That Articulates Four Programmatic Volumes
    4/24/2014 @ 3:52 PM - The winners of the international tender for the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2015 are studio Nemesis & Partners Proger of Pescara and Rome with BMS Projects in Milan . The winning concept is rooted in the idea that the architecture should act as a system for generating relations -...
  • designboom - sichuan, china receives paper nursery school by shigeru ban
    4/24/2014 @ 3:15 PM - when the the miao miao nursery school in sichuan, china was deemed unusable, the japanese architect constructed a temporary paper nursery school in which local children could continue with their lessons. The post sichuan, china receives paper nursery school by shigeru ban appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Real Deal - More headaches for Larry Gluck at 666 West End Avenue
    4/24/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Larry Gluck and 666 West End Avenue Larry Gluck’s Stellar Management, the Upper West Side landlord that caught heat over blocking rent-stabilized tenants from a property's newly-installed pool , is now under fire for allegedly mistreating workers at the same building. The landlord is accused of looking to boot union workers and replace them...
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Recycling Bins
    4/24/2014 @ 3:00 PM - Call to action: better trash cans needed. When my next-door neighbor Felicity asked me where to find good-looking recycling bins, I spent days trying to solve the riddle. Everybody recycles-and every community has its own requirements and regulations-but somehow the design world been slow to respond to this household need. Built-in compartmentalized trash cans are the most seamless approach, but...
  • Curbed - Archicritics: For 'Newer, Odder' Buildings, Historic Preservation Is Tough
    4/24/2014 @ 2:35 PM - During discussions of why the American Folk Art Museum , and its geometric cooper and bronze facade, could not be incorporated into the Museum of Modern Art's expansion , one of the architects working on the expansion plan called the Folk Art Museum's design, "bespoke," meaning "that the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien fitted it so artfully...
  • Wallpaper - New York International Auto Show 2014: the finest new models
    4/24/2014 @ 2:01 PM - From Alfa Romeo's highly-anticipated re-introduction into the US market to new offerings from Aston Martin, BMW and Mazda's record-selling Miata, to sheer muscle power from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet, this year's New York International Auto Show, while lukewarm overall, was all about the coupé. And despite this year's New York event clashing with the Beijing Auto Show, there were still...
  • ArchDaily - Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away
    4/24/2014 @ 1:30 PM - Austrian  artist, architect, designer, theoretician and  Pritzker Prize  laureate  Hans Hollein  has passed away twenty five days after he celebrated his eightieth birthday . Hollein, particularly known for his museum design, including Vienna's  Haas House  (1990) and Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art, was once described by  Richard Meier  as an architect whose “groundbreaking ideas” have “had a major impact on the thinking...
  • The Real Deal - Le Soleil Hotel departs from zoning diagram design
    4/24/2014 @ 1:18 PM - Rendering and DOB diagram of 38 West 36th Street A Peter Poon-designed Le Soleil Hotel at 38 West 36th Street is rapidly sprouting, and the design has undergone a few changes. Zoning diagrams filed last April match the current version posted on Le Soleil Hotels' website. But renderings on-site, as noted by New York YIMBY, differ...
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Popular Stories

  • Realty Biz News - Consumers Still Have A Lot To Learn About Housing
    4/24/2014 @ 1:34 AM - Consumers are knowledgeable about some aspects of the real estate process, but gaps in their housing knowledge persist, particularly when it comes to understanding the mortgage process as it relates to appraisals, credit scores, and federal loan programs, according to ERA Real Estate, which has a 13-question “ Real Estate IQ ” quiz available at its site. ...

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets   Tips and Tricks

  • Wise Bread - 10 Surprising Things That Lower the Value of a Home
    4/24/2014 @ 4:24 AM - The real estate market is making a comeback in most parts of the nation, and sellers are once again enjoying a relatively healthy home-buying market. But in spite of the recovery, there are still some factors that can hurt your home's value. Here are 10 surprising features that can devalue your dwelling. (See also: Home Improvements That Add the...

    Tagged in:    International   Tips and Tricks

  • Inhabitat - Bevan Architects Build Carbon-Negative Hemp Eco Retreat For Under £100,000
    4/24/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Read the rest of Bevan Architects Build Carbon-Negative Hemp Eco Retreat For Under £100,000 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture" , Bevan Architects , breathable buildings , eco design , eco retreat , ...

    Tagged in:    International

  • Capital - Capital Real Estate: 3 W.T.C. vote delayed - new rent guidelines board chair
    4/24/2014 @ 1:09 AM - COMING TO INBOXES SOON: Here's a sneak peek at Capital Real Estate, your daily guide to the industry that shapes New York. This early-morning email is coming to inboxes soon. Sign up in advance here. http://capi.tl/1hB8h7u THE GREAT P.A. DEBATE OF 2014: The Port Authority postponed the a vote Wednesday on a financing package that would...

    Tagged in:    New York   Tips and Tricks

  • Crain's New York Business - On a budget? Try the Hamptons
    4/24/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Looking for a nice getaway pad at the ocean? Try the Hamptons, where more than five years after the crash, property prices still linger below peak levels. What's more: There's no need for buyers to... To view the full story, click the title link.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Multi-Housing News - Skilled Nursing Facility, Condos and Multifamily Complex Attract Buyers
    4/24/2014 @ 12:25 AM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor San Diego-area investors are  off to a busy second-quarter. An Oceanside condominium building, a North Park multifamily building and an El Cajon nursing facility traded hands recently in two separate deals worth $14.2 million, $1.9 million and $7.5 million, respectively. The Chase Care Center was acquired by the Auburn Manor Holding Corp....

    Tagged in:    Brokerage Tidbits   California

  • The Atlantic - The Easy Way to Fix Your City's Transportation System
    4/24/2014 @ 6:00 AM - Ok, so it's impossible to achieve a perfect commute, let alone build a perfect city mobility system. People in cities do not necessarily agree about what the perfect system would look like, nor do most citizens spend time thinking about what creating this system would actually entail. City residents also have very different mobility needs: they have reached different points...

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  • Property Wire - US median real estate sales prices up for 24 months in a row
    4/24/2014 @ 3:48 AM - The median sales price of US residential properties increased by 1% in March and are up 10% compared to a year ago, according to the latest figures from housing data specialist RealtyTrac. It means that the median price of a home reached $164,500 with after 24 months in a row of median home prices increasing on an annual basis....

    Tagged in:    California   Florida   New York

  • ArchDaily - Z House / Jose Antonio Sosa
    4/24/2014 @ 7:01 AM - Architects: Jose Antonio Sosa Location:  Monte Lentiscal, Las Palmas, Spain Design Team: Alejandra Vera, Ramón Cruz Area: 850 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Jose Antonio Sosa ...

    Tagged in:    International

  • designboom - + tongtong renovates mid-century pool house in toronto
    4/24/2014 @ 2:15 AM - the multifunctional scheme comprises flexible open-plan interiors able to readily transformed into a guesthouse, office or event space. The post + tongtong renovates mid-century pool house in toronto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

    Tagged in:    International

  • Haute Residence - Bentley Launches its Decadent Home Capsule Collection
    4/23/2014 @ 2:00 PM - Last fall, Bentley launched a remarkable home capsule collection, featuring a stunning range of furniture as luxurious as its renowned automobiles. This season, the British brand decided to kick things up a notch by launching a complete home collection, designed and produced in conjunction with one of Europe’s top furniture makers, Luxury Living Group. First brought to light at the Salon...

    Tagged in:    International

  • The Street - Stocks Slip on Deep Drop in U.S. Home Sales
    4/23/2014 @ 4:24 PM - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock markets slipped Wednesday amid tepid Chinese economic data and a 14.5% month-over-month drop in U.S. new-home sales. Procter & Gamble posted revenue that fell short of expectations. WATCH: More market update videos on TheStreet TV The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.08% to 16,501.65, while the S&P 500 closed off 0.22% to 1,875.39....

    Tagged in:    International   New York

  • WBALTV - Airbnb faces off with New York over housing rentals
    4/23/2014 @ 3:06 AM - New York may soon close the door on some of Airbnb's most popular hosts.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • designboom - viable solutions for the future of sustainable housing in cambodia
    4/23/2014 @ 4:31 AM - building trust international, habitat for humanity and karuna cambodia have completed three low-cost housing projects for families on the outskirts of phnom penh in cambodia. The post viable solutions for the future of sustainable housing in cambodia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

    Tagged in:    International

  • Brooklyn Magazine - Amazing GIF Reveals Drake Used A Lint Roller During Nets Game
    4/23/2014 @ 3:12 PM - @champagnepapi According to this incredible, life-changing GIF, rapper  Drake the type to, among other things , use a lint-roller during a Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets playoff game. Here is that GIF: via Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver spotted the event  inside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre during Tuesday’s...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   International   New York

  • Capital - In court, Airbnb and A.G. dig in on data demands
    4/23/2014 @ 1:48 AM - ALBANY-Airbnb, the popular short-term rental site, faced off in New york State Supreme Court Tuesday against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office over subpoenas sent to the company seeking information about its thousands of users. The judge in the case, Gerald Connolly, did not issue a ruling Tuesday on whether the attorney general's subpoenas were valid. In recent...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   New York   Tips and Tricks

  • Realty Biz News - Listing Ads: Choose Your Words Carefully, They Could Be Worth A Fortune
    4/23/2014 @ 4:47 AM - The words that real estate professionals choose to describe a property in listing ads could potentially result in the home selling for a premium, suggests an analysis that looks at listing descriptions and their effect on sales price and probability of sale. h For example, property descriptor words in listing ads, like granite countertops and wood-burning...

    Tagged in:    DC Metro

  • DNA Info New York - New Yorkers Pay More for Rent While Earning Less, Report Finds
    4/23/2014 @ 8:42 AM - A new report from the comptroller's office highlights the increasing cost of living in New York.

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Luxury Daily - Ritz-Carlton Destination Club teams up with 3rd Home for expanded travel options
    4/23/2014 @ 3:46 AM - The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Lake Tahoe, CA The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, a collection of residences maintained by the hotel brand, has hammered out an alliance with luxury home-sharing company 3rd Home to let guests visit each company’s properties. Through this partnership, members of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club will be able to access 3rd Home’s 1,850-plus properties in 70 countries. Meanwhile, 3rd...

    Tagged in:    California   New York

  • Realty Biz News - The History of Prefab Homes
    4/23/2014 @ 4:40 AM - If you work in a housing niche or simply appreciate the knowledge it takes to work in a niche, a new book might find a spot on your desk or waiting area table. Image courtesy of Taschen’s Prefab Houses . Art book publisher Taschen’s Prefab Houses takes a...

    Tagged in:    International

  • Brownstoner - Building of the Day: 123 Clermont Avenue
    2/10/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Stand-alone house Address: 123 Clermont Avenue Cross Streets: Myrtle and Park avenues Neighborhood: Wallabout Year Built: 1850, changes in 1892 Architectural Style: Italianate, now with Queen Anne ornament Architect: Original builder unknown, addition designed by architect/builder John McKeefrey, who lived here Other buildings by architect: McKeefrey, a general contractor, was responsible for building...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Gotham Magazine - Nanette Lepore Brings It Home
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Nanette Lepore liked decorating her West Village and Hamptons houses so much she decided to create a line of home products. Nanette Lepore pillows. Over the decades, fashion designer Nanette Lepore has attracted a loyal following of boldfaced names, among them Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, and...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Girls Is Filming in Ditmas Park Again
    4/24/2014 @ 3:44 PM - Did you miss the chance to swing by the Girls set when they were in Ditmas Park a couple weeks back, forfeit your chance to see what the hell they were doing in a karate studio, spend the last two weeks wishing, hoping, and praying you could catch a glimpse of Lena Dunham in person ...
  • Wallpaper - New York International Auto Show 2014: the finest new models
    4/24/2014 @ 2:01 PM - From Alfa Romeo's highly-anticipated re-introduction into the US market to new offerings from Aston Martin, BMW and Mazda's record-selling Miata, to sheer muscle power from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet, this year's New York International Auto Show, while lukewarm overall, was all about the coupé. And despite this year's New York event clashing with the Beijing Auto Show, there were still...
  • Houzz - Room of the Day: An Idyllic Lakeside Dock (8 photos)
    4/24/2014 @ 1:00 PM - Back in the 1930s, this lakeside community in the Santa Monica Mountains of California was established by Hollywood types who craved clean air and nature. Cecil B. DeMille, Elizabeth Montgomery and Ray Bolger (the Tin Man) frolicked here, enjoying their second homes during their time off. Today the Malibou...
  • Time - LoveRoom And Other Apps That Should Be Reality Shows
    4/24/2014 @ 12:23 PM - Reality shows have been putting humans together in twisted ways for more than a decade now, but like everything else, apps are now involved. LoveRoom is like the demon love child of Airbnb and Tinder; the premise is that hosts can use this social platform to rent out their spare rooms to hotties who just might have sex...
  • Curbed - Superfun(d) Update: Greenpoint's Newtown Creek Boathouse Is Still in the Works
    4/24/2014 @ 12:19 PM - [The North Brooklyn Boat Club's season opening canoe trip, courtesy of the NBBC via Facebook .] Since 2011, a handful of passionate Brooklyn residents have dreamed of a boathouse and environmental education center in Greenpoint. Their dream is far from dead, but it has certainly taken on a different form. Last night, the...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - No, Beyoncé Isn’t Wearing Pants on the Cover of TIME. Get Over It.
    4/24/2014 @ 11:49 AM - Time magazine released its “ 100 Most Influential People ” issue today and the cover features none other than the indisputably influential Beyoncé. Profiled by Sheryl Sandberg ( Lean In),  Beyoncé is recognized as being the boss that she is-someone who “doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one.” In the brief profile, Sandberg cites Beyoncé’s...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Inman News - Re/Max announces expansion to South Korea
    4/24/2014 @ 7:38 PM - Re/Max LLC announced today that it has signed a master franchise agreement to bring the brand to South Korea. The master franchise sale to in South Korea, which took place last July, and a $1.0 million sale in Japan last ...
  • The Real Deal - Inside Tavern on the Green's $38M renovation, Yorkville home prices rise as Second Avenue subway nears and more
    4/24/2014 @ 5:50 PM - Tavern on the Green, $38 million later. 1. Inside Tavern on the Green's $38M renovation [WNYC] 2. Yorkville real estate prices spike as Second Avenue subway nears [DNAinfo] 3. Fashion model joins Stribling team [Press release] 4. Tenants...
  • The Real Deal - Piquet Realty nabs second New York office spot at 555 Madison
    4/24/2014 @ 4:55 PM - Cristiano Piquet and 555 Madison Avenue Florida-based Piquet Realty, who acquired the Portman Group's brokerage arm Portman Realty earlier this month, has inked a lease for a new New York City locale in the Coates Building. The 1,000-square-foot spread at 555 Madison Avenue at East 56th Street will accommodate roughly 100 agents, according...
  • Brokers Weekly - Real estate champion Dottie Herman an example to us all
    4/24/2014 @ 4:25 PM - By Steven Spinola Every so often, I like to devote a few words here to acknowledge an individual who helps keep the Real Estate Board of New York thriving, growing, and responsive to the needs of our members. This week, I'd like to take a moment to recognize important industry leader and REBNY member, Dottie Herman. ...
  • Curbed - Pricespotter: Big Reveal: $725,000 For a 2BR Co-op in Manhattan Valley
    4/24/2014 @ 4:15 PM - Either the market craziness is skewing people's judgement or this apartment has some big, bad secret because every single Pricespotter guess was more than the unit's asking price. The co-op, located at 235 West 108th Street in Manhattan Valley on the Upper West Side, is listed for $725,000 . The closest...
  • Bigger Pockets - 13 Red Flags for Troublesome Tenants (+ 9 Totally Insane True-Life Tenant Stories)
    4/24/2014 @ 2:00 PM - Last week, I was taking the dreaded continuing education to maintain my real estate license. You see, although I'm not really a traditional practicing agent any longer, I do keep my license active for tax purposes (unlimited passive losses). So, naturally, I’ve procrastinated once again, and my selection of remaining courses was somewhat limited. I ended...
  • Curbed - Video Interlude: See Christian de Portzamparc Explain His Tower of Glassitude
    4/24/2014 @ 1:18 PM - Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc's Tower of Glassitude at 400 Park Avenue South has been in development for what seems like forever , but now with actual condo sales possibly on the horizon (according to the teaser website , "400 Park Avenue South is anticipated to open for sale in early...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • RE Journals - Sansone Group CEO a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year award
    4/25/2014 @ 12:21 AM - Anthony Sansone, Sr. Anthony Sansone, Sr., chief executive officer and chairman of the board for St. Louis’ Sansone Group , is one of the finalists for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Central Midwest region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment. ...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Food Enhances the Scene in Battery Park City
    4/24/2014 @ 10:55 PM - The search for food could be easing as more options open in the area of Brookfield Place, the new name of the former World Financial Center.
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Demand for Home Loans Plunges
    4/24/2014 @ 10:43 PM - Mortgage lending declined to the lowest level in 14 years in the first quarter as homeowners pulled back sharply from refinancing and house hunters showed little appetite for new loans, the latest sign of how rising interest rates have dented the housing recovery.
  • Fox Business - Income growth key to boosting the housing market?
    4/24/2014 @ 10:31 PM - Peebles Corp. CEO R. Donahue Peebles on the state of the housing market.
  • Fox Business - Could tougher mortgage requirements hurt the housing market?
    4/24/2014 @ 10:15 PM - American Bankers Association CEO Frank Keating on the state of the mortgage market.
  • Calculated Risk - Friday: Consumer Sentiment
    4/24/2014 @ 8:09 PM - From Nick Timiraos at the WSJ: Demand for Home Loans Plunges Lenders originated $235 billion in mortgage loans during the January-March quarter, down 58% from the same period a year ago and down 23% from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to industry newsletter Inside Mortgage Finance. ... The decline in mortgage lending last quarter stemmed almost...
  • Venture Beat - Cove Financial Group Announces $250 Million Financing Commitment
    4/24/2014 @ 7:17 PM - SPONSORED POST Check out our  press release hub , powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop  here . IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 24, 2014– Cove Financial Group Inc. (“Cove”) ...
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  • Forbes - Here Is a Method That Is Helping Renters Save Money
    4/25/2014 @ 1:54 AM - Whether you're responsible for your utilities and want to save money or your landlord covers your water bill but you want to conserve, there are lots of ways to save on your water bill. Many of them are very creative and incredibly effective. It's important to save water wherever you [...]
  • Venture Beat - The problem is not Uber - the problem is missing regulations
    4/25/2014 @ 12:11 AM - Uber, the limousine service based in San Francisco, has been quite the topic this past week — especially since a local Berlin Taxi Operator has asked a Berlin court for a preliminary injunction regarding Uber Black in Berlin. It’s interesting that the taxi operator who asked for the injunction has decided not to proceed with it. If this preliminary...
  • Gotham Magazine - The Race to Reside in Zaha Hadid's New Building
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Super starchitect Zaha Hadid Designs her first NYC building. Zaha Hadid’s 11-story condo tower at 520 West 28th Street will be adjacent to the High Line. Beating the odds might seem to come easy to Zaha Hadid ,...
  • Gotham Magazine - Nanette Lepore Brings It Home
    4/25/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Nanette Lepore liked decorating her West Village and Hamptons houses so much she decided to create a line of home products. Nanette Lepore pillows. Over the decades, fashion designer Nanette Lepore has attracted a loyal following of boldfaced names, among them Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, and...
  • New York Social Diary - John Robshaw
    4/24/2014 @ 11:59 PM - By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Although it says on textile designer John...
  • Venture Beat - Cove Financial Group Announces $250 Million Financing Commitment
    4/24/2014 @ 7:17 PM - SPONSORED POST Check out our  press release hub , powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop  here . IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 24, 2014– Cove Financial Group Inc. (“Cove”) ...
  • The Atlantic - How This Chicago Restaurant Produced Zero Waste
    4/24/2014 @ 5:51 PM - While typical restaurants dump eight gallons of waste per hour, it took Justin Vrany’s Chicago-based sandwich shop two years to accumulate that amount -- everything else was aggressively recycled or composted. And even better, when an artist recently snatched up the remaining waste for a sculpture project, Sandwich Me In became a totally zero-waste establishment....
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