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These days it's all about millennials. But boomers will not go quietly.
From: Time | By: Dan Kadlec | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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From our friends at MoneySense, here's the 2015 All-Canadian Wealth Test The post Are you in the middle class? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: MoneySense | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Philip McBride Johnson, a reader, writes that he has found the perfect street name....
From: New York Times | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Originally published on Cost of Solar. As if getting a great return on investment, decades of savings on energy costs, and being part of the renewable energy revolution weren’t enough to convince you to consider getting a home solar PV system, remember...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Welcome to the new San Francisco.
From: AmericaBlog | By: Chris Andoe | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Even if you aren't on the prowl for a fixer-upper, it's hard not to be seduced by the magical makeover skills of HGTV hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott. Famous for transforming real-estate lemons into dream homes on their hit show, Property Brothers, Drew...
From: CasaSugar | By: Angela-Elias | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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#CapHillPSA Joins the Growing Public Art Response to Capitol Hill's Affluent Asshole Invasion. Can Posters Make a Difference? by Paul Constant In the city—especially in dense, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods like Capitol Hill—the streets are packed...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Mr. Tomba, a China expert based in Australia, talks about how the privatization of housing in China appears to be strengthening the grip of the Communist Party....
From: New York Times | By: IAN JOHNSON | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Estate Four, a Los Angeles property developer, intends to create a 12-acre mixed-use project in a gritty neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront....
From: New York Times | By: C. J. HUGHES | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The city will shame and fine residents for putting compostable food in the trash bin.
From: Grist | By: Sara Bernard | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A few days watching the man who might be prime ministerThe post Justin Trudeau, nine months out appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Wherry | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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For decades, Americans have been in love with the automobile — or so the saying goes. This single idea has been a central premise of transportation policy, pop culture and national history for the last half-century. It animates how we think about designing...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Caterpillar plunged more than 7% on Tuesday after the heavy machine manufacturer forecast sales to decline to $50 billion in 2015 from $55.18 billion for 2014. Peoria-based Caterpillar blamed the revenue slip on the "dramatic decline...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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How a Maryland couple lost it all in the housing bust
From: The American Conservative | By: Rod Dreher | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Struggling homeowners can save thousands of dollars this year following the passage of an act that allows debt forgiven through short sales to be exempt from taxes. But Realtors fear too many homeowners aren’t aware that ......
From: Palm Beach Post | By: Kimberly Miller | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top. The capital of Japan is followed by the sovereign city-state of Singapore and Osaka in Japan. The Economist's Safe Index 2015 doesn't...
From: Business Insider | By: Natasha Bertrand and Erin Fuchs | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) Thanks to a number of restrictions placed on Chinese buyers of local real estate, the number
From: Taiwan News | By: Central News Agency | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Once upon a time we relied on a realtor to find us the right home. But now high-tech real estate websites are empowering many Canadians to shop for their dream home on their own, changing the role of realtors....
From: CBC | By: Sophia Harris | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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California real estate developers are feeling bullish and plan to build more office buildings, apartments and warehouses in the months ahead, a survey says....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Roger Vincent | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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With the oil price crash and the stablisation of the real estate market, is now a good time to buy an apartment in Dubai? Mario Volpi advises.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In an age of galloping inequality, it’s worth remembering that middle-class people, rather than the rich, lead the way to growth and prosperity.
From: Reuters | By: Lynn Stuart Parramore | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR: IGB Real Estate Investment Trust (IGB Reit)'s pre-tax profit declined to RM56.239mil in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31,2014 from RM158.082mil recorded in the same period last year.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Liquidators accounted for 36 per cent of the total of commercial real estate sales in 2014
From: Irish Times | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A Tuesday report from a national real estate research firm ranked Las Vegas No. 1 for its share of boomerang buyers — home buyers who experienced foreclosure or short sale in the downturn but are set to purchase again.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The TSA is disappointed that so few Americans have opted out of its bottle-tossing, package-groping screenings by signing up for its PreCheck program. For a few years now, the TSA has been selling travelers' civil liberties back to them, most recently...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Monday, January 26, 2015
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After last week’s gloomy Target news, here’s something mega exciting: Uniqlo is coming to Canada. The Japanese store has been part of the Canadian retail rumour mill for years (reports of real estate meetings popped up this summer), which were finally...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Randi Bergman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook’s mobile app reported they lost access in the United States, Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom....
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Chronicle News Services | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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[caption id="attachment_468024" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Renderings of 310 West 40th Street in Midtown (credit: Nobutaka Ashihara via New York YIMBY)[/caption] Don Peebles now worth $700 million. A peek at Abraham Noy's new West 40th Street hotel....
From: The Real Deal | By: Tess Hofmann | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Photos, videos, and apps aren’t the only thing clogging up your hard drive
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The Partridge family, a Queens-based private investor, is asking $45 million for the Jamaica Colosseum Mall. The 50,000-square-foot pedestrian mall at 89-02 165th Street in Jamaica offers 250,000 buildable square feet. The asking price of $180 per buildable...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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When I spoke in Ohio last year at a China function, I met Eric McGraw of Laonei Global Trade Consulting. Eric lived in China for seven years and he is now based in Columbus, Ohio, where he and his company help American companies navigate China and Chinese...
From: China Law Blog | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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"A desperate man," "rats" and other big statements in this month's compilation of funny quotes. More insightful comments after the jump....
From: The Real Deal | By: Claire Moses | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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California real estate developers are feeling bullish and plan to build more office buildings, apartments and warehouses in the months ahead, a survey has found....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Roger Vincent | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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by Justin Elliott When New York enacted a major rent regulation law in 2011, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver celebrated the passage of the legislation as a victory over real estate interests. "Despite fierce and well-financed opposition to working families...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Berkshire Hills Bancorp.'s total lending rose 12 percent over the course of 2014, with commercial loan growth -- particularly in the real estate sector -- a driving factor. The Pittsfield bank's total loans increased to $4.68 billion from $4.18 billion...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Greg Ryan | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has promoted Mark Jenkins to senior managing director and global head of private investments. Previously, Jenkins was managing director, head of principal investments. Also, CPPIB has named Pierre Lavallée as senior...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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BOSTON – January 26, 2015 — Governor Charlie Baker today named Victor Woolridge as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Massachusetts. Woolridge will succeed current Chairman Henry Thomas III, who has submitted his resignation...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Filed under: Green, Nissan, Tesla, Green Automakers, Manufacturing/Plants, ElectricTesla's Gigafactory creates an area real estate rush. A news team discovers plans for a Tesla Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Kansas City Power & Light to install over...
From: Autoblog Green | By: John Beltz Snyder | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Back in November I wrote a blog entry about performance problems resulting from the design of the layout system in Xamarin.Forms. I am pleased to report that things took a big step forward with the recent release of version 1.3. Reviewing the problem...
From: Eric Sink | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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From the January issue: Lining a windowsill in Anthony Orso’s office at Cantor Commercial Real Estate are dozens of statuettes — deal toys, he calls them — one for each of the $8 million to $580 million loans the commercial lender has done to...
From: The Real Deal | By: Claire Moses | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Around the Region: Jan. 27, 2015 A summary of recent transactions and personnel news within Greater Boston's real estate community. – Nordblom Cos. has acquired Solomon Park Pond in Marlborough for $34 million. Robert Griffin, Edward Maher and Matt...
From: Mass High Tech | By: Catherine Carlock | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A look at the law suit the UFC's parent company filed against the law banning MMA in New York state. Twenty-two men and their entourages — coaches, training partners, hangers-on — assemble in the dimly-lit upstairs lounge of the Amazura Concert Hall....
From: Bloody Elbow | By: jim_genia | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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 Devices can’t get thinner for a few reasons. While a lighter, thinner battery would be amazing, screens still take up a lot of gadget real estate, a fact that is mitigated slightly by e-ink and other “flat” displays. Now, however, researchers...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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U.S. home prices ticked up 0.1 percent in November from the prior month, to an average of $241,000, according to a new report from real estate analytics provider Black Knight Financial Services.
From: Banker and Tradesman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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January 28, 2015 1:10 AMNEW acquisitions and higher rents have delivered a healthy payout to unit holders of Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit)....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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I’m pretty sure Mark Twain, literary master, is turning over in his grave with this, but Adam Sandler is set to direct a movie and wants to include Twain as one of his characters. And just who is set to play the iconic Tom Sawyer creator and genius?...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jennifer Porcelli | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales climbed 11.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Adam America Real Estate is planning to erect a 133-unit mixed-use building in Crown Heights, according to permits filed with the city today. The site at 1535 Bedford Avenue is currently home to a gas station. The new building will rise eight stories...
From: The Real Deal | By: Tess Hofmann | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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