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The Real Deal plunged into FEC filings and created a searchable table with the biggest contributors in the industry (iStock)

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool

Real estate is dropping major cheddar on politics this election cycle. As of Sept. 21 — when campaign funds...

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool
Clockwise from left: A home in Lennar's new Arden development in Wellington, Fl., Green-Wood Cemetery, flooding in Miami.

National Cheat Sheet: Home Builders Association knocks Trump tax bill, houses across U.S. selling at fastest clip in 30 years … & more

Trump tax reform opposed by National Association of Home Builders The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gave a thumbs-down response to President Trump’s tax...

National Cheat Sheet: Home Builders Association knocks Trump tax bill, houses across U.S. selling at fastest clip in 30 years … & more
Clockwise from top left: 481 Canoe Hill Road in New Canaan, Continuum in White Plains and a rendering of SoNo Collection mall in South Norwalk.

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: South Norwalk mall developer says anchor tenants are all-in, first luxury rental building in White Plains’ Transit District opens … & more

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: South Norwalk mall developer says anchor tenants are all-in, first luxury rental building in White Plains’ Transit District opens … & more
Clockwise from left: An equestrian estate at 172 Cedar Street in East Hampton, plans for a modern home in Sagaponack and the Watchcase Condominiums in Sag Harbor.

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Condos sold like hotcakes in 3Q, Bridgehampton home caught up in Trump-Russia inquiry … & more

Hamptons buyers go for condos in Q3, propelling median sales price by 54% Condos came on strong in the Hamptons for the third quarter...

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Condos sold like hotcakes in 3Q, Bridgehampton home caught up in Trump-Russia inquiry … & more
Clockwise from top left: Tesla is taking a new space in Los Angeles, Manhattan's NoMad is going to get a super tall building and WeWork is buying Lord & Taylor's Fifth Avenue flagship.

National Cheat Sheet: Newmark seeks $100M IPO, WeWork bags Lord & Taylor iconic Fifth Avenue flagship for $850M … & more

Newmark Group files for $100M initial public offering Newmark Group filed for a $100 million initial public offering Monday in a bid to spin...

National Cheat Sheet: Newmark seeks $100M IPO, WeWork bags Lord & Taylor iconic Fifth Avenue flagship for $850M … & more
Clockwise from left: Metro Green Terrace in downtown Stamford, a $20 million mansion at 116 Oneida Drive in Greenwich and a rendering of the French American School of New York's nature conservancy, part of its proposed campus for White Plains.

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Greenwich mansion listings continue to vanish, French-American school plan le stymied in White Plains … & more

Sellers pull mansion listings in Greenwich for fourth straight quarter The number of mansions for sale in Greenwich continued to fall for the fourth...

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Greenwich mansion listings continue to vanish, French-American school plan le stymied in White Plains … & more
Clockwise from left: Jackie Kennedy Onassis's childhood home at 121 Further Lane, Sag Harbor Cinema and Harvey Weinstein's Amagansett home.

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Grey Gardens goes into contract for first time in 40 years, Sbarro pizza heir sells estate for $24M … & more

Two Hamptons homes with ties to Jackie O trade hands The East End’s connection to Jackie Kennedy Onassis was highlighted in two major real...

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Grey Gardens goes into contract for first time in 40 years, Sbarro pizza heir sells estate for $24M … & more
Clockwise from left: Unit B at Kingfield in Rye Brook, 200 Main Street in Ossining and the former Teutonia Hall in Yonkers.

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Fairfield County resi sales exploded in Q3, medical tenants give boost to Westchester’s office market … & more

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Fairfield County resi sales exploded in Q3, medical tenants give boost to Westchester’s office market … & more
Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Luxury sales up in Q3 but it’s not all good news, Southampton manse price-chopped to $12.9M … & more

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Luxury sales up in Q3 but it’s not all good news, Southampton manse price-chopped to $12.9M … & more

 Town & Country 3Q 2017 report: Luxury home sales in Hamptons improve but no blockbuster deals Town & County summed up its third quarter...

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Luxury sales up in Q3 but it’s not all good news, Southampton manse price-chopped to $12.9M … & more
Clockwise from left: Developer Terra Group moves ahead on mixed-use development in Pembroke Pines, Sting reportedly found a buyer for his pad at 15 Central Park West and Apple eyes an 85,000-square-foot office development near Culver City.

National Cheat Sheet: Mall landlords take on religious institutions as tenants, Easyknock offers reverse mortgages as federal rules tighten … & more

Religious institutions increasingly taking vacant retail space in malls Call it a Hail Mary play: landlords are taking a fresh look at churches to...

National Cheat Sheet: Mall landlords take on religious institutions as tenants, Easyknock offers reverse mortgages as federal rules tighten … & more
Clockwise from left: Harvey Weinstein and his Westport home, Chad's ambassador's home in New Rochelle and senior housing is proposed for 900 King Street in Rye Brook.

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Harvey Weinstein sells Westport home, home prices in Westchester rise & more

Westchester Q3 median sales price rose for fourth consecutive quarter, inventory’s still tight The median single family home sales price in Westchester increased to...

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Harvey Weinstein sells Westport home, home prices in Westchester rise & more
Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Elie Tahari puts Sagaponack estate on market for $45M … & more

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Elie Tahari puts Sagaponack estate on market for $45M … & more

Elie Tahari lists his fashionable Sagaponack estate for $45M Just two months after renting his Sagaponack estate to a hedge funder who ponied up...

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Elie Tahari puts Sagaponack estate on market for $45M … & more
Clockwise from left: Douglas Elliman expands into Boston, a residential project in Boca Raton could fetch over $125 million, and a new report reveals how President Trump and his children were nearly sued over Trump Soho.

National Cheat Sheet: The story behind the Trump Soho criminal probe, retail sector holds steady in Q3 … & more

The criminal investigation into Ivanka and Donald Jr. that was dropped A new investigation published this week by by ProPublica, the New Yorker and...

National Cheat Sheet: The story behind the Trump Soho criminal probe, retail sector holds steady in Q3 … & more
Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Forest City sells Yonkers mall as part of $1.55B deal, cable giant announces plans for 15-story building in Stamford … & more

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Forest City sells Yonkers mall as part of $1.55B deal, cable giant announces plans for 15-story building in Stamford … & more

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Forest City sells Yonkers mall as part of $1.55B deal, cable giant announces plans for 15-story building in Stamford … & more
Hamptons Cheat Sheet: DeNiro wants to renovate his Montauk home, 600-acre Southampton luxury golf resort plan in jeopardy … & more

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: DeNiro wants to renovate his Montauk home, 600-acre Southampton luxury golf resort plan in jeopardy … & more

DeNiro seeks permission again to redo Montauk home Robert DeNiro may finally get to make over his home in Montauk. The Hollywood actor filed...

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: DeNiro wants to renovate his Montauk home, 600-acre Southampton luxury golf resort plan in jeopardy … & more
National Cheat Sheet: How the GOP’s tax plan could benefit developers, home prices rise as sales slow down & more

National Cheat Sheet: How the GOP’s tax plan could benefit developers, home prices rise as sales slow down & more

Condo developers could benefit bigly from GOP tax reform A new tax plan proposed by secretary of the treasury Steve Mnuchin and GOP lawmakers...

National Cheat Sheet: How the GOP’s tax plan could benefit developers, home prices rise as sales slow down & more
Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Westchester beckons Amazon HQ, Starwood plans to sell $450M Port Chester project … & more

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Westchester beckons Amazon HQ, Starwood plans to sell $450M Port Chester project … & more

Come to Westchester, Astorino tells Amazon Westchester County jumped into the frenzy around the location of Amazon’s second North American headquarters. County Executive Rob...

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Westchester beckons Amazon HQ, Starwood plans to sell $450M Port Chester project … & more
Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Beyoncé and Jay Z snag $26M mansion, East Hampton to bid on former Star Room property … & more

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Beyoncé and Jay Z snag $26M mansion, East Hampton to bid on former Star Room property … & more

Beyoncé and Jay Z score $26M Georgica Pond mansion Beyoncé and Jay Z are in the home-buying groove. The couple dropped $25.9 million for...

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Beyoncé and Jay Z snag $26M mansion, East Hampton to bid on former Star Room property … & more
Homes so entertaining you’ll never want to leave

Homes so entertaining you’ll never want to leave

Can homes on the Upper East Side still be considered stuffy if they have a Lenny Kravitz-designed music studio?...

Homes so entertaining you’ll never want to leave
The Last Word from the September/October 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

The Last Word from the September/October 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

Wonder Woman: Cuff bracelets to make you feel powerful and beautiful 1 KNOCKOUT: Tiffany & Co.’s Out of Retirement hinged diamond...

The Last Word from the September/October 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC
The Last Word from the July/August 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

The Last Word from the July/August 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

Crown Jewels Ruby jewelry to paint the town red 1 CHERRY RED: Van Cleef & Arpels’s Motifs Pétales ring has...

The Last Word from the July/August 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC
Boarded up on Bleeker Street

Boarded up on Bleeker Street

The western segment of Bleecker Street — once an edgy destination for luxury shoppers, with no less than six Marc Jacobs shops — is now a bleak (pun intended) stretch of boarded-up stores. And the...

Boarded up on Bleeker Street
Handmade furniture that is not for the timid

Handmade furniture that is not for the timid

A few weeks ago, tired of seeing the same timid furnishings in magazine spreads and carefully done homes, I was...

Handmade furniture that is not for the timid
Do smart appliances judge us?

Do smart appliances judge us?

  Will Amazon’s Alexa judge our cooking skills? Do skinny refrigerators make us look fat? Can a copper bathtub make our aches and pains go away? These were just some of the questions swirling around...

Do smart appliances judge us?
UP for grabs on the East End

UP for grabs on the East End

The Hamptons sales market may be stalled, but that translates into good news for those still looking for rental property for the summer. First, the bad news. According to a new report from East...

UP for grabs on the East End
Breaking up with Manhattan

Breaking up with Manhattan

Could you do it? Could you dare to get over your long-held belief that Manhattan is the center of the universe and the only place to live —and move to a luxury home in...

Breaking up with Manhattan
The Last Word from the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

The Last Word from the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

           Hot rides: Powerful sedans and versatile jets 1 For business or pleasure: The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-24 has removable seats, a...

The Last Word from the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of Luxury Listings NYC
Modern mountain getaways

Modern mountain getaways

You can take the New Yorker out of the city — and put him or her on a ski slope —but you can’t take the big city out of the New Yorker. As buyers...

Modern mountain getaways
Silver linings in Miami

Silver linings in Miami

For a couple of days in early October, it looked as if Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category five storm that devasted Haiti, causing over 1,000 deaths, would do damage in Miami, but the storm...

Silver linings in Miami
California dreaming

California dreaming

If one New Yorker informs another that he or she is moving out of the city, the typical reaction can range from opportunistic (“Now I have a place to stay if I ever have...

California dreaming
Living the high life in the Hudson Valley

Living the high life in the Hudson Valley

It’s long been considered the anti-Hamptons, but the Hudson Valley has a lot more going for it than just rejecting the scene (and prices) of the East End. For today’s buyers, just as in...

Living the high life in the Hudson Valley
Jetting to Aspen in style

Jetting to Aspen in style

  Gulfstreams are a frequent sight on the tarmac at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, and they will become even more common when the airport expands its runway, enabling it to accommodate the Gulfstream G650, which...

Jetting to Aspen in style
Heading out West for pricey ski homes

Heading out West for pricey ski homes

  For New Yorkers who enjoy skiing out West, the priciest homes on the market beckon with their promise of fresh powder nearby. Winter wonderful, indeed. But let’s be clear about a few things:...

Heading out West for pricey ski homes
Florida mansions: pricey and private

Florida mansions: pricey and private

As temperatures turn chillier, LLNYC readers like to curl up by the fire with a glass of pinot — and browse vacation home listings in warm-weather destinations. Here in New York City, real estate...

Florida mansions: pricey and private
Renovated to inspire desire (and a sale)

Renovated to inspire desire (and a sale)

For Manhattan residents looking to sell their homes, an outdated kitchen or bath that had been merely functional before can suddenly become an unwanted focal point. In some cases, particularly with townhouses, a broker...

Renovated to inspire desire (and a sale)
No kidding around

No kidding around

It may seem counterintuitive to urge parents to seek out objects of quality and permanence, like upholstered furniture, even fine art, to go in — of all places — a child’s room. After all,...

No kidding around
Move on up

Move on up

Walk down almost any avenue in New York City and look up. You’re likely to see a new condo rising — or three or four. Though certain high-end projects are generating the lion’s share...

Move on up
If you make sure  you’re connected

If you make sure you’re connected

  For many New Yorkers today, it’s not enough for a home to have the right location, square footage, finishes and furnishings. A truly luxurious home also has to be “smart,” meaning the lighting,...

If you make sure you’re connected
Luxe Life from the March/April 2015 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

Luxe Life from the March/April 2015 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

Fish Tales Colombina Fish, a whimsical new cutlery set designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for Alessi, was created...

Luxe Life from the March/April 2015 issue of Luxury Listings NYC
Kitchen couture

Kitchen couture

  A quiet evolution is rippling through kitchen design today, smoothing surfaces and hiding the business parts. Call it a kitchen make-under — the opposite of a makeover. That’s because many kitchens today are being...

Kitchen couture
Hello sunshine

Hello sunshine

If your sense of the Miami condo market is one of half-finished towers and foreclosure notices, it’s time for a new perspective. The market there is booming in a way that redefines thriving. Consider...

Hello sunshine
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