All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘real estate’

John Hammons Dies; Hotel Developer Was 94

Hotel developer and philanthropist John. Q. Hammons has died at the age of 94. According to a statement released by Hammons’ company, he died “peacefully” at his home in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday. Hammons grew up in Fairview, Missouri and attended Missouri State University before becoming a middle school teacher in 1939. During World War II, Hammons served in the …

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Armstrong Sells Estate in Austin, Texas

Lance Armstrong has had a rough couple of years. Once the most beloved athlete in the U.S. for his story of overcoming cancer to become a seven-time Tour de France winner, the cyclist has now fallen into disgrace. After years of litigation, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last year stripped Armstrong of his titles and …

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Sony Sells Tokyo Building For $1.2 Billion

Last month, Sony sold its Madison Avenue headquarters building in New York for $1.1 Billion. The sale netted the electronics manufacturer around $770 million in cash, which the company needs as it various divisions (electronics, motion pictures, music, video games) have begun to feel the financial crunch of the past few years as well as increased competition from companies such …

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Google Now Gets Better At Movies And Real Estate

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added some new features to Google Now with a new update. For Movie cards, Google Now will now include ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and let you purchase tickets through Fandango (a feature that was recently added to Apple’s Siri). Google Now will also remind users when they need to leave for the theater, …

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Sony Sells Its Madison Avenue Headquarters For $1.1 Billion

Sony Corporation of America this week announced that it has sold its Madison Avenue headquarters building. The building, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City, has been sold to a consortium led by The Chetrit Group, the owner of commercial properties in New York City and “other major U.S. real estate markets.” The headquarters was sold for $1.1 …

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Real Estate Site Zillow Runs Its First-Ever TV Ad

Online real estate marketplace Zillow officially launched in 2006, and in the past six years has grown to include data on over 100 million houses across the U.S. In 2011, the company went public with a $20 per share IPO, and they currently have apps for iOS, Android, and Blackberry. But one thing Zillow has never done is air a …

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The Facebook IPO and the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

While we’re all well aware that Facebook’s IPO has gone less-than-swimmingly for most everyone involved, there could be one metric where the Facebook’s foray into the public has had a upward trending effect. Online real-estate company Zillow looked at the data and found that the Silicon Valley housing market is hot – really hot. They looked at the median home …

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Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete

Back in early May, Zillow announced plans to acquire software solutions provider, RentJuice into its real estate business. The plan was to have the deal complete by early July, but today Zillow announced that the acquisition is complete. The deal was negotiated by a third party and cost Zilllow about $40 million in cash. RentJuice brings with it custom designed …

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Britney Spears’ Home Sells for a Cool $4.2 Million

Britney Spears’ home has sold to the highest bidder, according to TMZ. When most people put their beloved house up for sale, they only hope to get what they’re asking for it. If they’re lucky, of course. Given the current state of the housing marketing, hoping to receive anything above and about the list price is an exercise in futility. …

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Michael Jackson: Estate that he Died in is for Sale

The estate that Michael Jackson died in is up for sale. The king of pop passed away at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009. The star died after his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, injected him with propofol in an effort to help him sleep better. Unfortunately the cocktail sent him into an eternal sleep. Dr. Conrad Murray, was …

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Rentini Concerned Over New Hawaiian Bill

A lot of us are familiar with vacation rental and timeshare websites- owners post their properties online, users take a look, and rent what they pick out. This is all about to change in Hawaii, where vacation rentals are big business. State Legislature has recently passed two controversial bills, SB 2089 and HB 1706, that require non-resident property owners to …

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Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price

A tech-savvy Melbourne homeowner used social media to go all out in selling his home and was rewarded with $135,000 above his asking price. Not bad for a little extra work around the house. Real Estate agents, neighbors and most everyone in general is impressed with the 33% increase Kurt Opray received above median home sales for his Northcote neighborhood. …

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