Why You Should Shop for a Home Right Now

A push into the market for the holidays, from Bloomberg News.

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Who's All In on #GivingTuesday?

This is one hashtag NYC real estate ain't buying.  But one firm clearly feels charitable.

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What's Blackstone's Stake in Industrial Properties?

As big as the biggest specialty REITs, according to a Bloomberg News report today. An investigation into the warehouse market and the New York-based investment house's focus.

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Home Buying Will Increase ... Because of Higher Prices?

The local counties sampled in a new survey did better than national trends for sales in the face of rising prices. The analysis says that the rising costs will put more properties on the market and attract more investment buying. And right now, sales nationally are down.

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Monday's Wrapup, Tuesday's Early Report

More good news for retail real estate activity, and more bad news for co-op owners who rent out rooms to vacationers, this time in an affordable housing setting.

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What Downtown Icon Has Been Sold?

From “THE BELL SYSTEM AND THE STORY OF TELEPHONY

Right in the heart of lower Broadway, by the WTC and the Fulton Center, No. 195 has been sold, the New York Post reports.

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What's the Rate of Return to Market for Private Real Estate Equity?

An article says that the comparatively low amounts of private equity capital funds in real estate deals is now accelerating.

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What's Reabsorbing Downtown?

Cushman & Wakefield says a variety of businesses are keeping downtown jumping by moving there.

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UPDATED: Catching up with ....

... Mor-TAHN's WashPo interview, his Boston Properties special dividend, and a Crain's story on the latest step in developing the controversial Knightsbridge armory in the Bronx.

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What's Vornado Up to at Penn Plaza?

Refinancing to the tune of $450 million at No. 11, where the Fuse resides.

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How Big Will Hilton Be?

Hilton's planned IPO: Biggest hotel company offering ever. Plus, more than 25% property growth is in development.

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Voting with their Feet for Downtown Retail

A top retail real estate exec tells a WWD publication, "I wouldn’t have said this one year ago, but the downtown and financial areas are definitely seeing a dramatic change. Consumers love the neighborhood feel. That’s the new flavor."

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What's the Key to Making New York City's Future Bright?

An RXRer op eds on affordable housing's place in "A resilient NYC Economy."

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Updated! Welcome to the Working Part of the Holiday Season

Here is some advance news for Monday, and a couple that might have slipped by over the weekend. And posted late Sunday, a feature you'll love in the Wall Street Journal: signing bonuses for brokers!

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Holiday Headlines: A Deal with the Feds for Bankrupt Residential Capital

Real estate information to help you relax this weekend: Marketwatch charts out the pending housing sales, a couple of the Sunday papers' stories are ready for your reading, and a $400 million leasing deal on Madison Avenue.

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