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Filed under: Recession, Personal Finance, Renting, Home Rental Getty Images Ever since the housing crisis and financial collapse of 2008, more Americans have been renting their homes rather than buying them, and a new report finds these renters are "financially...
From: Daily Finance | By: Drew Trachtenberg | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Money can't buy happiness. "This sentiment is lovely, popular, and almost certainly wrong," says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert in a paper he coauthored.  Money provides an "opportunity for happiness" the authors say, since moneyed people can live...
From: Business Insider | By: Drake Baer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. If some of those people wind up by mistake at HealthCare.com instead, well, Jeff Smedsrud...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With four nominees on the 12-person Bob Evans Farms Inc. board, Sandell Asset Management Corp. expects to see significant change in the restaurant operator's financial performance. Absent that, look for the activist fund's manager Thomas Sandell to return...
From: TheStreet | By: Ronald Orol | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Houses made in a factory are a cheap and energy-efficient way for poorer Americans to become homeowners—plus, these days, the mass-produced units can be pretty spiffy....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A duplex in the south tower of the River House, the opulent Art Deco enclave perched above the East River, is poised to enter the market at $14.75 million....
From: New York Times | By: ROBIN FINN | Friday, October 24, 2014
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August’s sales rate was revised down, and September’s sales essentially matched it as housing struggles to recover from the recession.....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Several new rental towers will bring nearly 2,000 apartments to the area by 2016....
From: New York Times | By: ALISON GREGOR | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A three-bedroom condo near the pinnacle of the south tower at the Time Warner Center is the sale of the week....
From: New York Times | By: ROBIN FINN | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Mail & Express Building, built in 1892, was not the tallest, biggest or first skyscraper, but it was certainly the lightest, the most refined....
From: New York Times | By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Find out how to avoid being conned by people pretending to own your home.
From: ABC News | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Today I've got a Mixergy fan who had an idea that investors rejected because it was too much like vanilla. They said it was just too plain. But now... The post How to stand up to investors who rejected your idea – with Paul Gollash appeared first on...
From: Mixergy | By: Joe Garcia | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index recovered much of the ground lost in theaselloff earlier in October, posting its biggest weekly gain of 2014 on strong third-quarter earnings in the U.S. and better-than-forecast economic data in China and...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north out...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jennifer Lopez has come a long way since her days "from the block."  Step inside her $22 million home inside... Singer, actress, and all around flawless chick Jennifer Lopez AKA Jenny From The Block just plunked down $22 Millions for an amazing Manhattan...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer: High income, no debt, high credit score. The missus also makes a good income, has an almost-perfect credit score and has been working for the same business for 28 years....
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Friday, October 24, 2014
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D3 Banking has closed $7 million in funding from Route 66 Ventures. Based in Omaha, D3 Banking is a digital banking platform.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Housing Market, Materials & Construction, Home Buying Keith Srakocic/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- Sales of new single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's...
From: Daily Finance | By: Reuters | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Your top financial and economic news for Oct. 24The post Equity futures shaken by ebola’s arrival in New York City appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Lucas Kawa | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Financial Advisors, Planning, Financial Education Alamy In the corner of the room there was a small, round man, with Coke bottle glasses, beckoning me to sit next to him. If not for the red plaid vest and Santa cap he wore...
From: Daily Finance | By: Brian Lund | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Catfight alert! During the filming of season 2 of Bravo’s Blood, Sweat, and Heels, in New York City, blood literally was shed! Cast member Geneva Thomas, who has come close to having physical altercations in Season 1 with …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Amethyst Tate | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Filed under: Company News, Technology, Market News, Electronics, Investing Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty ImagesBlackBerry executive Sunil Lalvani shows off the new Passport. A new smartphone was launched on the market to much fanfare recently. It promised...
From: Daily Finance | By: Eric Volkman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jennifer Lawrence just picked up a new mansion in the famous 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, a pad once owned by fellow celebrity Jessica Simpson. Lawrence closed on the $8.225 million home this week, and will be moving into quite an upscale home. The...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Markets rallied on Thursday to end the trading session higher, but still off their intraday highs....
From: TheStreet | By: Susannah Lee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Real Estate Institute of the ACT president Michael Kumm said results were just a glitch in an otherwise good spring selling season....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Yves here. This is a terrific interview with Lord Adair Turner, former head of the FSA. Most of it focuses on the things missed in contemporary economics, particularly macroeconomics, and how some disciplinary "back to the future" would be desirable....
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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A real estate company has bought the company that owns and operates the troubled Citi Bike program, a report said Friday. REQX Ventures will own all of Alta Bicycle Share...
From: New York Post | By: Josh Saul | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The Boston Red Sox, according to most rumors — not to mention common sense — will be looking to thin out their surplus of outfielders this offseason, dealing at least one of the group away as part of a package to pull in a front-line starting pitcher...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The couple’s home makeover has been a labor of love. When they bought the 1907-built St. Paul, Minn., house, it offered a wealth of DIY potential. It had been vacant and neglected, with visible water damage.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Working from the outside in, there are several basic measures to ensure that rental properties — and the tenants inside — stay warm and dry.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The seller of the estate in Palm Springs is film producer Joel Douglas, the brother of actor Michael Douglas and the son of actor Kirk Douglas.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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To do the job well, it’s important to understand that bedrooms aren’t just for sleeping. They serve many purposes. Televisions and Internet connections make this room well-suited for a secondary media screen or as a home office.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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These colors can be tricky to use successfully in décor. But you don’t need to avoid them. Just use them carefully. “It’s a game of balance,” an expert says.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Haunted (or just haunted-looking) houses are popular attractions this time of year. Here a few suggestions for creating a chilling experience for trick-or-treaters.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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DFSA says that the yields offered of between 120-224 per cent profit per month are unrealistic.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Taxpayers could be left with all or part of a $38 million funding gap if the city decides to pursue redevelopment of the site.
From: OregonLive | By: Elliot Njus | enjus@oregonian.com | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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By how much did the sale of The Mall at Wellington Green eclipse the previous record sale price in Palm Beach County? By this much: The previous No. 1 property had to sell twice to match the new record. The half-dozen priciest sales on record (based...
From: Palm Beach Post | By: Jeff Ostrowski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The skylines of Accra, the capital city of Ghana is flourishing with magnificent high rise commercial real estate edifices. Whiles the commercial real estate sector continues to prosper generally, investment in residential real estate remains below expectation,...
From: Modern Ghana | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Google is accelerating a real estate deal spree, spending $585 million to buy more than half of a Silicon Valley office park and agreeing to lease an entire campus in development to make space for its growing workforce.
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A Newport Beach real estate investment firm has acquired 230 acres of undeveloped land next to Porter Ranch, with plans to revive a long-stalled housing development that fell victim to the recession....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Andrew Khouri | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Google is accelerating a real estate deal spree, spending $585 million to buy more than half of a Silicon Valley office park and agreeing to lease an entire campus in development to make space for its growing workforce.
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[caption id="attachment_438699" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Rendering of pool in four-floor penthouse at 10 Sullivan Street in Soho[/caption] 1. Four-floor, $45 million penthouse at 10 Sullivan in Soho to have its own pool. Urban Compass CEO Robert...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From the South Florida website: More than 4,000 real estate enthusiasts flocked to the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District on Thursday for The Real Deal’s South Florida Forum and Showcase. Steady rain did not deter industry heavy-hitters from...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There is a Lady, sweet and kind Was ne’er a face so pleased my mind; I did but see her passing by… Thomas Ford 1580-1648 Her name was Lottie, probably short for Carlotta, and she was a lady. She was usually described as a gorgeous red-head, who arrived...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Sgt. Mom | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From the October issue: New Yorkers love to brag about the unique characteristics that separate the city from the rest of the country: Bagels, thin-crust pizza and fearless subway rats. Housing is no different. Whether it’s a breakfast nook passing...
From: The Real Deal | By: ZacharyKussin/TRD | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This Spanish Mediterranean designed by Oliver Rousseau includes handcrafted wood beams, Moorish-style picture window, parquet flooring and an ornate wood-burning fireplace. The top floor features views of the Pacific Ocean. Go to www.1537-34thave.com...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the absence of a solid comp, a good rule of thumb is to only look at properties listed 10 percent below the max budget, leaving the buyer enough headroom to be competitive in a multiple offer situation. 3 Provide current market information — ideally...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Friday, October 24, 2014
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