Real Estate

Home shoppers signed 1.5% fewer contracts to buy existing homes in April compared with March, according to the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index. Sales were 2% lower compared with April 2018, the 16th straight month of annual declines. Pending sales are an indicator of future closings and are therefore the most timely
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This New England Farmhouse, in Concord, MA, has the beautiful traditional lines of a farmhouse but all the modern technology and materials available today. The standing seam roof adds a striking look to this stately house. Photo courtesy of Eric Roth for Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, published by Abrams Years ago standing seam
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The Surf Club is a 1929-built landmark in Surfside. Courtesy of Kobi Karp Architect Kobi Karp doesn’t merely build structures—he builds bridges. Not water-traversing spans but metaphorical bridges that link people, cultures, neighborhoods and communities. And from where he stands, the views are spectacular. Miami architect Kobi Karp Courtesy of Kobi Karp Karp’s method: he
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IKEA’s new Manhattan Planning Studio Andria Cheng When home-furnishings giant IKEA in April opened its first smaller U.S. city-center format, dubbed Planning Studio, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Swedish chain said that’s one telling example of how it’s reaching customers in “new ways that are more accessible and more personalized.” Accessible it is for Karima Rustin,
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When celebrity plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia started building his 34,000-square-foot mansion to flip for a profit, his real estate friends gave him a warning. “They said, ‘You’re way out of your league,'” Kanodia recalled. “They told me, ‘You’ll run out of money and you’ll be forced to sell it to service your debts.'” Four years
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Among the trends are rattan light fixtures and furniture. Courtesy of Out East via Saunders The season of Hamptons getaways officially arrives this weekend, and homeowners are embracing new trends to keep their properties in style. The glitzy, celebrity-studded south fork on the eastern end of Long Island takes pride in being fashion-forward, in everything
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A beautiful beach house in Miami. Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design The start of summer means the beginning of outdoor living. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t live the outdoor life all year round. According to award-winning architect, Kobi Karp, founder and principal of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, one of the biggest trends in
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Installation View: Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 24, 2019– January 12, 2020. Photo: David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Slowly approaching ramp six on the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright Building, Lee Bontecou’s Untitled (1966)
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Real estate markets in Asia-Pacific grew at a record-breaking pace in the first quarter of this year — thanks in part to China and despite a global decline, according to real estate consultancy JLL. The region recorded a new first-quarter high of $45 billion in real estate transaction volumes, according the company’s Global Capital Flows
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Fundamental principles of good architecture always outlast fads. AdobeStock_85853500 Does every home need a great room? Do buyers need, or even want, a dining room? How important is the kitchen, especially in a market like New York? Does it matter whether the ceiling is 9’ high,
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The loft design embraces the unit’s historic architecture—large windows, high pre-war ceilings and Roman columns. Courtesy of Interior Marketing Group New York’s best “studio” apartment has five bedrooms and walls of sound that still reverberate inside the landmark 19th century American Thread Building to this day. Duplex Sound Studio comprised the 2EF/3E portion of this
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Billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith announces he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Steve Schaefer | Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP Nearly 400 young men at Morehouse College learned on Sunday that their commencement speaker
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