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Balazs Group Hits Snag In Efforts To Buy Standard High Line

A marquee deal to sell the fashionable Standard High Line hotel in downtown Manhattan for $400 million has hit a serious snag.

Adaptive Reuse: How a Shanghai Firm Created a Simple, Disposable Sales Office

Photo by Su Shengliang via Arch Daily The shipping container was a natural choice for Shanghai's Atelier XÜK, when it came to designing a temporary sales office for a mixed-use commercial complex in the city's suburban Qingpu District. It'll only...

Lamudi’s app can search for properties in 27 countries now

The fastest growing property search portal you’ve never heard of announced its iOS app is available in 27 countries today, up from 16. German-based Lamudi is an international property website that has more than 750,000 property listings in emerging nations....

Abandonment Issues : In Scotland, Reviving a Long-Abandoned Brutalist Seminary

Photo by Ben Cooper/Flickr Completed in 1966 by Scottish architectural firm Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, the St. Peter's Seminary in Cardross, Scotland is considered a Scottish masterpiece of modernist architecture, earning a Category A classification, the highest level of protection...

4 ways to winterize your real estate business

Here it is Thanksgiving and there's already plenty of snow on the ground, with more on the near horizon. For agents who live and work in frigid winter climates, it's time to "winterize" your business...

Linkage: Italian Chalet for $1.3M; Rolling Stone Founder Lists; More!

Photo via Curbed Ski · Live in a former Cracker Jack factory. · Papua New Guinea's rustic bungalow "hotel". · http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/24/rolling_stone_founder_lists_nonrock_n_roll_house_for_18m.php">Rolling Stone founder lists townhouse for $18M. Show More Summary

Times Square Hotel Undergoes Debt Change, Rebranding

A 334-room hotel in the Times Square area is getting rebranded to a Tryp by Wyndham from a Best Western in the wake of a modification of its $77.6 million mortgage, according to Trepp LLC, which tracks the real estate debt market.

Bayut.com Launches New Mobile App

The UAE’s Bayut.com has introduced a new mobile app. Bayut app, available for download on the App Store, allows users to interact with Bayut.com’s property database in a very intuitive manner while staying true to the company’s vision of simplifying property search.

Elliot Eisenberg’s 2015 economic outlook

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is the founder of econ70.com; he gives readers his 2015 economic outlook...

The 11 best real estate plug-ins for your website: editor’s choice

Broker and agent websites should not mash together every real estate plug-in that’s out there. Better not to assault the senses with a cacophony of “widgets” (readymade website features) and tools built on APIs (application programming interfaces). But when used with discretion, add-ons such as neighborhood data and travel-time...

Go figure: Sticky and least sticky markets, CEO stock sales and more

Infographics and stats to start off your week -- the stickiest and least sticky markets in America, millennials and smart-home technology, Realtor optimism and more...

Pakistan’s Zameen Reaches 1 million Monthly Visits

Zameen.com recently celebrated hitting the milestone of 1 million visits per month. November has been a record month in terms of traffic for the property portal as it continues to see higher and higher numbers of visitors.

Real Homes of Genius: Bars on the window. Check. Garbage cans in the yard. Check. Bubblicious prices in Culver City. Check.

The end of the year is here and Southern California home sales are slogging along into the final months.  People have lost perspective on value but it would seem that two things have happened.  People are being rational and viewing current prices as frothy so are deciding to hold back.  You also have investors pulling […]

How to quickly know if an app is going to invade your privacy

(Tech News) When you download an app, do you know if it will violate your privacy, or if your information is safe? Here's how to find the answer. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Video interlude: Time Columnist Joel Stein is Selling His House

As anyone who went to the dentist today may already be aware, Time magazine humor columnist Joel Stein is selling his house. And, as his column in this week's issue details, Stein's efforts to market the Hollywood Hills residence...

New to Market: 1920s Spanish Revival in the Hills Lists for $3.65MM

It's not very often that you see the words "orchestra pit" in a listing, but here they are. In addition to a theoretical space for your band, this 1925 home in the...

The 3 key ingredients to a successful crowdfunding campaign

(Business Finance) Crowdfunding has become an extremely competitive way to secure business funding, so how do you stand out and meet your goals? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Study argues homes listed in the MLS sell for more

In 2013, homes in the Philadelphia metro area marketed in the local multiple listing service sold for between 10 and 32 percent more than properties not marketed via the MLS, according to a study from TREND MLS. The study analyzed.....

State O' the Market: Unlike the Rest of LA's Housing Market, the Luxury Sector is Blowing Up

Overall, LA's housing sales have been less than robust; prices jumped up quicker than wages did, leaving homeownership out of reach for a lot of people. But in the luxury market, records are being set. Sales of $10 million or...

Realtor.com operator News Corp. takes stake in India real estate portal

News Corp., the international media behemoth and new owner of realtor.com operator Move Inc., has taken a 25 percent stake in the operator of the 3-year-old India residential real estate portal PropTiger.com. The investment by News Corp. in the Indian portal...

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