Peak Hurricane Season Is Here

Peak Hurricane Season Is Here






While the direction and intensity of tropical activity currently brewing near the Bahamas is uncertain, Floridians should take steps now to prepare for this and other possible storms, said the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) Late summer is peak time for hurricanes. Of the top 10 costliest hurricanes to strike Florida, all of them made landfall […]






Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building






Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has bought an almost 10% stake in the company that owns New York’s iconic Empire State Building, the official QNA news agency reported Wednesday. “Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired $622-M in shares in the Empire State Realty Trust,” the news agency said. The investment equates to a 9.9% stake in the […]






Florida Real Estate Report

Florida Real Estate Report






Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 24,083 last month, down 8 percent from July 2015, reflecting the state’s current shortfall in inventory. “Florida’s supply of for-sale homes remains tight, which […]






Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show

Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show






Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show presents a plethora of options to help jumpstart the fall home improvement plans. This Labor Day Weekend, interact with the experts, be inspired, and enjoy entertaining activities for the whole family! The Show takes place September 2-6, 2016 at the Miami Beach […]






US Real Estate: Coldwell Banker Bets on Smart Homes

US Real Estate: Coldwell Banker Bets on Smart Homes






Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up, today announced that it has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, Ltd., to directly supply the industry’s first Smart Home Staging Kit directly to sellers who list their homes with Coldwell Banker®. The Smart Home Staging Kit, available on Worthington Group’s smart […]






Dubai Real Estate News: Palm Jumeirah Project

Dubai Real Estate News: Palm Jumeirah Project






Dubai Real Estate News: Palm Jumeirah Project One of Dubai’s most exciting construction projects is rapidly taking shape, with progress now visibly making an impact upon the Palm Jumeirah skyline. In a new construction report released today, Omniyat has revealed that its flagship One Palm project, based on the left trunk of Palm Jumeirah has […]






US Real Estate Report: Construction Data

US Real Estate Report: Construction Data






US Real Estate Report At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $586.3 billion, new construction starts in July fell 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. A steep drop by electric utilities pulled down the nonbuilding construction sector, which in turn contributed to the slight decline for total construction starts. On […]






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World

NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World $JLL New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for FDI (foreign investment) in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the EU aka Brexit, will diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions […]






Hotel News: Dubai Rainforest in Hotel

Hotel News: Dubai Rainforest in Hotel






Dubai is already known for building the tallest building in the world, the first underwater house, spectacular beaches and now it’s adding one more incredible structure to it’s repertoire. Architects in Dubai are building the world’s first hotel with its own tropical rainforest. The five-star Rosemont Hotel & Residences will be coming to the desert […]






Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report






Dubai Real Estate Report The Dubai civic body has launched a complete electronic platform to ease transactions for under construction projects. Building Department officials at the Dubai Municipality said the electronic system allows building consultants and contractors to finish all procedures online without the need to visit municipality offices. Recent figures showed that there are […]






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages Firefighters were said to be gaining ground Friday against a wildfire burning in a Southern California mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed about 100 houses, officials said. The Blue Cut Wildfire, named for a […]






Dubai Real Estate: Dubai Mall and Emaar Malls are Outperforming






Dubai Real Estate: Dubai Mall and Emaar Malls are Outperforming Dubai Mall recorded 80 million visitor arrivals in 2015. Various Emaar malls together received more than 124 million visitors, registering an increase of 9 per cent compared to 2014. ‘The shopping malls business will gain further traction with the launch of a dedicated Retail District […]






The Beach Channel is Making Waves in Miami

The Beach Channel is Making Waves in Miami






The Beach Chanel is Making Waves in Miami The Beach Channel is a privately owned South Florida lifestyle station featuring the hottest places to shop, dine and play throughout Miami, Miami Beach and all of South Florida from the Palm Beaches though the Florida Keys. They are partnered with and operated by Accord Productions, a […]






US Real Estate Report: Negative Equity Data

US Real Estate Report: Negative Equity Data






Homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth are nearly equally dispersed among urban and suburban communities in most metros across the country. – Nationally, 12.1 percent of mortgaged homeowners are underwater, down from 12.7 percent in Q1 and 14.4 percent a year ago. – Cleveland and Detroit have the greatest difference between urban […]






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass A wildfire that started Tuesday in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County has forced mass evacuations in the area. The latest estimates from the National Forest Service put the size of the Blue Cut Fire at 25,626 acres, as mapping was refined throughout […]






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July

Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July $JJL Declines were recorded for all apartment unit sizes last month, according to Bayut.com Apartment rents in Dubai and Abu declined an average of 2 and 6% respectively in July from 1-H of the year, according to Bayut.com. In its monthly report, the property site said the […]






Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”

Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”






Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months” Growth will be driven by the Emirate’s ‘Landmark’ Project, Khalalaf Al Habtoor said  Property prices in Dubai will increase in the “coming months” despite the current stagnation in the market, businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor predicts. Prices will increase due to heightened demand for landmark projects […]






Real Estate Report: The Real Estate Office of the Future






offrs.com, the leader in Smart Data and Marketing for real estate, today announced the launch of their artificial intelligence driven system for real estate brokerages. The official launch event takes place at the historic Ritz Theater in Austin, TX, as part during the annual Keller Williams Mega Camp. This launch party will also unveil, “Raia,” […]






UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination

UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination






UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination The UAE has maintained its position as a top investment destination for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, with 1,899 new licenses granted to GCC citizens to practice economic activities during 2015, leading to a total of 19,803 licenses by the end of 2015. Commercial licenses made the […]






New York Real Estate Report

New York Real Estate Report






New York Residence (NYR.com), a leading residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm based in New York City, with three international offices, is the only onsite real estate brokerage firm at The Downtown Club (DTC), a five-star luxury condominium. NYR has been the most successful resale broker over the past several years, representing numerous buyers […]






Hotel News: Nobu Hotel Riyadh

Hotel News: Nobu Hotel Riyadh






Hotel News: Nobu Hotel Riyadh Nobu Hotel Riyadh and General Manager Mark Carnazzola are pleased to announce key management appointments in preparation for its much anticipated opening. The hotel, one of a handful scheduled to open around the world, will follow Nobu Hospitality’s first Las Vegas project, a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas. […]






HEFFX Consulting Helps Business Grow

HEFFX Consulting Helps Business Grow






Strategic Planning Our Strategic Planning process, culminating in a one-page plan, will identify your firm’s strategic objectives and set the path for firm growth. We focus on commitment, accountability, talent management and acceleration through the use of technology. All good firms understand the need to conduct a strategic examination of business plans, but many neglect […]






Testing Being Done to Check Safety of Emaar’s New ‘Tallest’ Dubai Tower

Testing Being Done to Check Safety of Emaar’s New ‘Tallest’ Dubai Tower






Testing Being Done to Check Safety of Emaar’s New ‘Tallest’ Dubai Tower When ready, The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will be 100 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa Dubai developer Emaar Properties has completed advanced wind tunnel tests to check the structural strength and durability of its new upcoming super-tall tower in Dubai, it […]






Hotel News: LEDSource Saves Operators Money

Hotel News: LEDSource Saves Operators Money






Hotel News: LEDSource Saves Operators Money LEDSource.com is saving Hoteliers big money and adding to margins. The Chatwal Hotel is an example of how LEDSource is delivering savings. The Chatwal Hotel completes LED lighting retrofit reducing lighting energy use by 90%. Uses rebates and incentives program to lower costs to $1 per LED lamp. Located […]






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates

US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates continue to crawl back from post-Brexit lows, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving up for a third week in a row to 3.63 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.23 discount and origination points. The larger […]






Inside The $10,000 A Night Bintan Villa

Inside The $10,000 A Night Bintan Villa






Inside The $10,000 A Night Bintan Villa BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia – As the ranks of the ultra-wealthy swell across Southeast Asia, heightening expectations for accommodation that costs thousands of U.S. dollars per night, one Indonesian resort has just priced its top suite at US $10,000 per night. “Seems like a lot to pay for one […]






New Measures Address Fire Safety Risks at Dubai’s Tall Towers

New Measures Address Fire Safety Risks at Dubai’s Tall Towers






New Measures Address Fire Safety Risks at Dubai’s Tall Towers The recent fire at the high-rise Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina brought back focus to the fire safety issue  Wednesday, 20 July, the Sulafa Tower in the Dubai Marina, a 78-story high-rise residential building, suffered extensive fire damage as a result of the spread of […]






Hotel News: Marriott International,Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) Reports Strong Results

Hotel News: Marriott International,Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) Reports Strong Results






Second quarter reported diluted EPS totaled $0.96, a 10 percent increase over prior year results. Excluding transition and transaction costs related to the Starwood acquisition, second quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $1.03, an 18 percent increase over prior year results;   North American comparable systemwide constant dollar RevPAR rose 3.2 percent in the second quarter.  […]






US Real Estate Report

US Real Estate Report






Ten-X, the nation’s leading online real estate transaction marketplace, has released its latest Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast which projects existing home sales to remain fairly steady in July. According to the Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast, July existing home sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.41 and 5.77 million, with a […]






What is America’s Favorite Beach?

What is America’s Favorite Beach?






What is America’s favorite beach? While there are many opinion-based responses to this question, Stacey Sao, the master researcher behind recreational information hub Tipspoke, decided to get an unbiased, fact-based answer. Following a uniquely rigorous 3-step process (details below) with Google Consumer Surveys, Tipspoke uncovered the results for the favorite beaches in the US to […]






Palm Beach Real Estate News

Palm Beach Real Estate News






Palm Beach Real Estate News Ten-X, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, today released its Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report for Summer 2016, which ranks the nation’s 50 largest housing markets according to current and forecasted housing fundamentals.  Palm Beach County, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle made up the top five markets, each […]






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]






US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year






US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year At $263K, the U.S. HPI is up 31.7 percent from the market’s bottom and is just 1.8 percent off the June 2006 peak – Idaho led movement among the states, seeing 1.9 percent growth for the month, followed by […]






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H

Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H Emirati and Indian investors led the real estate investment market, according to DLD  Total real estate investment in Dubai increased 7.555 Y-Y to Dhs 57-B ($15.5-B) in 1-H of Y 2016, according to the emirate’s land department. Investment in the emirate’s property market totalled Dhs 53-B ($1.44-B) […]






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary

American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary Americans are about as wealthy as they have ever been and that is worrying monetary officials.  They are concerned that the growing wealth could prove unsustainable because it has outstripped the growth of the economy since the Great Recession’s storied end in Y 2009. A […]






Singapore Real Estate Report

Singapore Real Estate Report






Private residential property price in Singapore fell 0.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with the 0.7 percent decline in the previous quarter, according to the flash estimates released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Friday. Prices of landed properties declined by 1.5 percent, compared to the 1.1 percent decline in the previous quarter. […]






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price

David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price Local Las Vegas news sources reported that David Copperfield just closed on a luxury home in the Las Vegas Valley for the stunning price of $17.55-M the highest price ever paid for a Las Vegas residence on record. The 4-story home hadn’t been publicly listed. […]






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING

POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING $NTDOY ONE OF THE NEWEST AND FAR-REACHING POP CULTURE TRENDS TODAY IS POKEMON GO AND THE FERVENT FOLLOWING IT HAS INSPIRED. WHILE MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A HARMLESS INDULGENCE OF NOSTALGIA, RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT POKEMON GO REAL ESTATE TROUBLES ARE A VERY REAL […]






ITALKRAFT Expands to Hospitality Sector

ITALKRAFT Expands to Hospitality Sector






ITALKRAFT, the full-service Italian kitchen, bathroom, closet design, and installation company, that has already conquered the world of luxury real estate development and penetrated major metropolitan markets, including Washington D.C. and New York, is announcing its plans for expansion in the South Florida hospitality industry. Following the news of the expansion comes a revamped showroom […]






Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate

Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate






Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of award-winning luxury hotels and retreats is excited to share the first stunning images of the newly opened villas Sa Punta De S’Aguila and Sa Terra Rotja, situated on the Son Bunyola Estate. At the heart of the Son Bunyola […]






Miami Home Show

Miami Home Show






Miami Home Show – The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returns Labor Day Weekend (September 2-6, 2016) to the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139. Visitors will find thousands of choices including the latest trends in landscaping, design, furniture, fine art, decor, home security, hurricane protection, and more. […]






Real Estate News: Hawaii






“With over $100,000,000 in sales this year, Kukio Properties is having the highest sales since 2007,” stated Jim Schneider, Kukio Properties’ Principal Broker. Representing the Buyer on 17 of 19 transactions and the Seller on 17 of 19 transactions, Kukio Properties sold a total of eight homes ranging in price from $4,000,000 – $9,500,000. Five […]






The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach






The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach opened its doors to a new wave of global travelers on the majestic island of Oahu in world-renowned Waikiki. The much-anticipated residential resort marked its official opening with a Hawaiian blessing and ceremony that was attended by community leaders and dignitaries. “Our journey on this monumental and exciting project started […]






US Real Estate News: Owning Vs Renting

US Real Estate News: Owning Vs Renting






To help Americans better understand if renting or owning a home is a more affordable option, personal finance website GOBankingRates.com has released a guide detailing how monthly rent compares to monthly mortgage payments across the U.S. To see the price breakdown for your state, visit: https://www.gobankingrates.com/mortgage-rates/cost-renting-vs-owning-home-state/ The investigation found that it’s cheaper to own a […]






Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island






Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island Desroches Island Developments Limited and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today announced that Four Seasons will manage the only resort offering on the remote tropical island of Desroches in the Seychelles. After undergoing extensive renovations, the existing property will re-open […]






Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach

Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach






CoastWood Capital Group, Chartres Lodging Group and KKR today announced plans to open Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach in the former Waikīkī Trade Center. The new hotel is slated to open this winter and will offer modern accommodations including 230 upscale, oversized rooms and suites with state-of-the-art amenities, spa-like bathrooms, and signature services. “We’re pleased to […]






Dubai real Estate News

Dubai real Estate News






Following DAMAC Properties’ successful launch of AKOYA Imagine, the cluster of colourful villas aimed at millennials, the leading luxury real estate developer is now providing the opportunity for investors to purchase land plots in the same community, offering the flexibility for investment purposes or to design and build according to owners’ preferences. Plots will be […]






Miami Beach Vs AirBnB

Miami Beach Vs AirBnB






In a city with a local population of only 90k, but millions of annual visitors, there becomes an obvious issue regarding short-term lodging in Miami Beach.  Despite several thousand new hotel rooms added in the past years, the available vacation rental accommodations are severally limited by current city-wide regulations against leasing properties for periods less […]






Hotel Real Estate Four Seasons Tokyo

Hotel Real Estate Four Seasons Tokyo






Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Japan’s preeminent real estate development company, today announced plans for an all-new luxury hotel in the heart of Tokyo’s bustling Otemachi business district. Part of a mixed-use development, the Hotel is set to open in the spring of 2020 […]






Anantara Mui Ne Resort Unveils Luxurious ‘Dine On The Beach’ Experience

Anantara Mui Ne Resort Unveils Luxurious ‘Dine On The Beach’ Experience






Anantara Mui Ne Resort Unveils Luxurious ‘Dine On The Beach’ Experience   Anantara Mui Ne Resort, the oasis of tropical Vietnamese luxury, is inviting guests to indulge in a truly unique dining experience on the shores of its sandy beaches with its ‘Dining By Design’ concept.   As the sun sets, guests can enjoy the […]






Viceroy Hotel Group’s Overwater Villas In Bocas del Toro, Panama

Viceroy Hotel Group’s Overwater Villas In Bocas del Toro, Panama






Viceroy Hotel Group’s Overwater Villas In Bocas del Toro, Panama Perched above crystal-blue Caribbean waters on the edge of the rainforest, a new luxury travel experience will soon come to life. Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) has announced plans for Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama, a resort and residences set to open in 2019. The destination […]






America’s Best Real Estate Agents List

America’s Best Real Estate Agents List






 REAL Trends, the Trusted Source in residential brokerage, released today the 2016 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list. This is REAL Trends’ fourth year producing the ranking and it is sponsored by Zillow Group. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. Agents and […]






Victoria’s Secret to Open in Miami Brickell City Centre

Victoria’s Secret to Open in Miami Brickell City Centre






Victoria’s Secret to Open in Miami Brickell City Centre Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban real estate, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, have announced Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Suit Supply, Stitched and Pinko to join Brickell City Centre’s 500,000 square-foot shopping […]






Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding

Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding






Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding is an investment trend that has fueled startup development and garnered Pop Culture casche as regular people have begun investing like never before. Real Estate is the latest area to open up. The biggest change that allowed people to begin considering real estate crowdfunding was the passage […]






Dubai Real Estate: AKOYA Imagine

Dubai Real Estate: AKOYA Imagine






Dubai Real Estate: AKOYA Imagine DAMAC Properties today unveiled AKOYA Imagine, a cluster of homes surrounded by the lush greens and fairways of the international golf course. Set at the heart of the AKOYA Oxygen master development, AKOYA Imagine presents a collection of colourful villas aimed at young couples and families, representing the perfect permanent […]






Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved

Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved






Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved $JLL JLL report awards city ‘semi transparent’ status and the most in the Middle East Dubai needs to introduce a citywide performance index if it is to improve the property market’s transparency, according to JLL MENA. In its biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index, JLL (NYSE:JLL) ranked Dubai 48th out of […]






US Real Estate Report: Pending Home Sales Fall

US Real Estate Report: Pending Home Sales Fall






After steadily increasing for three straight months, pending home sales letup in May and declined year-over-year for the first time in almost two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced a cutback in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, […]






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed

California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed Here are the latest stats on the major wildfires currently burning in the State of California More than 5,200 firefighters are working Monday to battle nine large blazes across the Golden State as fire season rages on. Cal Fire is warning of increased fire […]






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate

China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate The growing Chinese investment in the United States has extended beyond real estate, with more companies eyeing sectors closely related to Chinese domestic demand. In recent years, more Chinese companies have been investing in the United States irregardless of size, industry and ownership, Shau Zhang, a […]






Miami Beach Yacht Charters

Miami Beach Yacht Charters






Docked at the Fontainebleau Marina and Miami Beach Marina, Miami Cruiser is proving to be a popular hotel alternative with 2 and 3 bedroom yachts that are a great way to enjoy Miami. Private yacht charter pricing includes Captain, Crew, Sodas, Water and Idle Fuel. Extra costs are sales tax (7%) and crew gratuity (normally […]






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions

FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions If you are among the many Staten Islanders (NYC) who have questions about your home’s flood insurance policy, you can get those questions answered at a forum of experts on Thursday, 30 June Rep. Daniel Donovan is hosting the event in conjunction with Council Minority Leader […]






Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos

Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos






Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos $HLT New York’s landmark Waldorf Astoria Hotel to close in the Spring of Y 2017 so owner Anbang Insurance Group Co. can begin converting most of the more than 1,400 rooms to luxury condominiums. The luxury hotel, managed by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT)  is set […]






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire Hundreds of firefighters were struggling Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has so far killed 2 people and burned at least 100 homes and  ravaging lakeside communities in Central California. The Erskine Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles northeast […]






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives

The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives Something interesting happened the Friday (Quad Witching) before Brexit; trading volume exploded on a decline in the Dow Jones.  In the BEV chart below I inserted the daily trading volume (mils) for the Dow Jones instead of the usual BEV values to highlight what happened. It […]






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]






Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting






Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting Friday, the West Virginia Governor’s communication director, said some areas were “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years.” Tens of thousands of people were without power, and several roads are impassable, hundreds of houses have washed away. At least 20 […]