Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
After 27 years of holding out, Alamo style, against rising rents and marching chain stores, the Rodeo Bar on the corner of Third Avenue and East 27th Street closed on Sunday....
From: New York Times | By: NATE SCHWEBER | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
AnaCap Financial Partners has acquired a portfolio of non-performing and sub-performing loans from Volksbank Romania. Under terms of the agreement, AnaCap will jointly acquire the entire portfolio with H.I.G and Deutsche Bank....
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
The Chinese real estate tycoon couple Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin recently announced a $15 million gift to Harvard University. The South China Morning Post reported that they have received criticism online from people asking why they didn't give the money...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Tesla Motors Should we all be laying our chips down on Nevada for Tesla's proposed Gigafactory? At least a few news sources are saying yes, though another says there's a remote chance of a San Francisco...
From: Autoblog Green | By: Danny King | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Four major creations from the British designer Norman Foster, who favors lots of stainless steel and glass, are under construction or close to breaking ground in Manhattan....
From: New York Times | By: C. J. HUGHES | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
A former real estate agent accused of breaking into homes he didn’t own and renting them out to unsuspecting tenants wants the Nevada Supreme Court to throw out the charges against him.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Should a home seller be obliged to reveal that the lovely 4-bedroom with a 2-car garage on half acre just also happened to be the place where previous tenants were brutally murdered? Not if that house is here in Pennsylvania. Earlier this week, the highest...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams.
From: Sacramento Bee | By: CLAUDIA BUCK | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Although it was about two years ago that I wrote the post that sparked my own interest in ruined and abandoned spaces, it’s something to which, you might have noticed, I periodically return. Back in April I wrote a couple of posts that followed up...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: Sarah Wanenchak at Cyborgology | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Prefabricated housing doesn't typically inspire images of luxury or the stylish designs of top architects. Made famous by Sears, Roebuck & Co., which sold more than 100,000 kit houses during the early 20th century, mail-order...
From: TheStreet | By: Mia Taylor | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Zillow could be pursuing its biggest online real estate rival, Trulia, if a report from Bloomberg is to be believed. Another Northwest M&A deal is also going down: KeyCorp has an agreement to acquire Pacific Crest Securities. Meanwhile, big companies...
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
So you want to buy a website that's got Boston written all over it? You'll most likely have to pay up, big time. A brief search on domain name aftermarket firm Afternic reveals just how much some of these URLs will cost you. Many of these sites have...
From: Mass High Tech | By: David Harris | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Actis has realised its investment in Alexander Forbes Group Holdings, a South African diversified financial services company. Actis has sold a 9% stake in an oversubscribed offer through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, representing over half of its...
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
I work for a marketing firm that has dozens of different clients all across the country.  Recently I was promoted to be a district manager for a region of the country and to help the company expand and implement projects … Continue reading →...
From: Ethical Style | By: lincoln Deffenbaugh | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Marking its first branded real estate project globally, the brand is partnering with Château Group to develop a 12-story waterfront condo. Continue reading...Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook....
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: WWD.com | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
It's bad enough you were only shown flats on the 14th floor of each building last time you moved, but one Beijing real estate company can now tell you if death has alighted on the doorstep of a potential residence. The database contains entries of more...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Piketty's emphatic denial of Marxian influence on his work - and the fact that he felt compelled to make it in the first place - is quite telling. The decades of heavy-duty demonizing dumped on Marx by capitalism's cheerleaders, particularly in the United...
From: Firedoglake | By: Phoenix Woman | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia -- may be teaming up, a pairing that is making some real estate brokers nervous.
From: CNN | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
FOREIGN POLICY: It’s time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money. Last week, Putin’s wholly owned guerrilla subsidiary in Ukraine blew 298 civilians out of the sky, looted the belongings of the victims, let their cadavers...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
Soho China, the Beijing real estate developer whose billionaire founders Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin have been in the news this month for donating $100 million for scholarships, will formally open two new buildings in China designed by award-winning architect...
From: Forbes | By: Russell Flannery | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Chinese real estate companies are trying to participate in overseas casino projects as the sluggish property market at home is leading to a drop in profits.
From: China.org.cn | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
National Australia Bank has reaped $1.14b from the sale of bad loans from its British commercial real estate business.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
REA Group Ltd. accelerated its expansion into Asia with a 106.3-million Australian dollar (US$99.9 million) purchase of a minority stake in online real estate listings website iProperty Group Ltd.
From: Wall Street Journal | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Evidently the man living at 5517 Oakwood Cove in Austin, Texas was trying harder than most to sell his condo on HotPads.com. Break reports that the man forgot to put his clothes on before going around snapping pictures of all the rooms to post online...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Renee | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
National Australia Bank has agreed to sell a £625 million ($1.13 billion) parcel of distressed loans from its UK commercial real estate portfolio to an affiliate of New York-based buyout group Cerberus Global Investors....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
 Street food vendors are gearing up for a massive fight over prime real estate outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vendors consider the area to be one of the most profitable spots in New York City, but recent construction on the plaza has created...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Unicorp president Chuck Whittall squared off with another Florida real estate executive, Steven Weingarten, at a recent panel on retail real estate. The two men traded views on how diversified their holdings are and the impact of e-commerce on retail....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: By Paul Brinkmann Orlando Sentinel | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
After many years of community meetings, the Town of Wellesley, MA will be beginning its restoration of Fuller Brook Park.  According to a recent Boston Globe article, “Fuller Brook Park, a popular 25-acre green space of streamside paths that runs...
From: Talk of our Towns | By: edrasser | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
 Home flippers mostly went extinct nationwide after the housing crises. But despite a harsh lending market, they may be on their way back, via television. Getting a loan to buy a house in need of some TLC that can be fixed up, and sold for a profit...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Someone will have to explain why a sane society would still allow this to be legal, because I can't figure it out: mong the windmills and creosote bushes of San...
From: Washington Monthly | By: David Atkins | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
 In residential inventory starved New York City almost anything from a church to a shipping container can become a home. But some residential conversions are more spectacular than others. Here is a look at some of the best from around the world via...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- More listening and less buying. That's what Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers they should be doing during next week's...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Rutt | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
Two entrepreneurs say they're preparing to launch a new discount real estate listing service for Palm Beach and Broward counties....
From: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | By: By Paul Owers , Sun Sentinel | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
The anticipated return of first-time buyers to the housing market remains, like many economic indicators, prone to fits and starts. This week, two more leading home builders differed on whether first-timers are on their way back.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Kris Hudson | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
Over the years, the feds have made it increasingly difficult for you to maintain any semblance of financial freedom. So today, Addison Wiggin details one strategy that will go a long way to keeping them at bay, and allow you to keep more of your hard-earned...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Addison Wiggin | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
The sponsors of the six-story condominium building One York filed a lawsuit against contractor Lend Lease Construction and three other firms for allegedly making and installing faulty windows. The plaintiffs, who filed documents in Manhattan Supreme...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
EXCLUSIVE: Why did the Shubert Organization, which owns 17 of Broadway‘s 40 designated theaters, sign off on a deal to buy New World Stages, the five-theater underground off-Broadway complex owned by Dutch entertainment mogul Joop van den Ende? Sources...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: The Deadline Team | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
The law does not always deliver what people might consider the “fairest” outcome. But setting aside the law and the various compromises made by elected officials when they crafted it in order to deliver a “fair” outcome would be a costly mistake—costly...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ike Brannon | Friday, July 25, 2014
smile
frown
 A 21,750-square-foot home in Indian Creek has sold for $28 million. Leroy Schecter, chairman of steel manufacturing company Marino/Ware Industries, has had the house on the market since 2008, with the price set as high as $45 million in 2012. Listing...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Two billion dollars for a real estate Web site? That’s what Zillow is reportedly willing to pay for its house-hunting rival Trulia. But while house-stalking online is the equivalent of...
From: New York Post | By: Terry Keenan | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Mike Shapiro has an uneasy feeling, one that’s refreshingly surprising for a real estate brokerage owner coming off a record month. Shapiro is chairman of Hom Sotheby’s International Realty, a Newport Beach-based operation with a network of...
From: Orange County Register | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Activists for bike transportation are using words like "energizing" and "inspiring" to describe the first Hampton Roads Bicycle Summit, hosted by Old Dominion University in May. The group met to discuss ways of getting Norfolk on the prestigious League...
smile
frown
Despite a run-up in condo and townhouse resale activity in the past three years, the average price for a South Florida unit east of Interstate 95 is selling for about 15percent less today than at the peak of the previous real estate cycle in 2006.
From: Miami Herald | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Richmond American Homes is breaking new ground in its Peoria Place community — but not in a way that some real estate agents and buyers like....
From: Denver Post | By: By Aldo SvaldiThe Denver Post | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorHome construction slipped the first half of the year compared to midyear 2013, but sales are making up for it, leaving inventory about to dip below a four-month supply. Construction, judging by building permits issued,...
From: NewsOK | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Troy Valos flipped open his laptop. The screen showed an 1889 atlas of downtown Norfolk.  "Here's where your mind will be blown," said Valos, a Norfolk librarian and historian.  Over the atlas, he layered a current Google Earth image of Norfolk. He...
smile
frown
While Pittsburgh never had a housing price bubble, the region suffered a foreclosure crisis along with other major cities where real estate values did rise to a peak and then crash back down to earth.
smile
frown
After a slow winter, real estate agents welcome today’s metro Milwaukee housing market in which values generally are stable and right-priced houses in good condition.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are $10 million richer after selling their swanky Bel Air mansion. The couple unloaded the 3-acre, 7-bedroom Colonial home this week for an even $10 million. Though it was actually quite a bit below the $13 million asking...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
Secretary Rubin recently wrote an Opinion Piece in the Washington Post.  Having read his autobiography (and having met him once at Brookings), I know that he is the ultimate prudent man thinking hard about future scenarios, their likelihood of taking...
From: Environmental and Urban Economics | By: Matthew Kahn | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown