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  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Now this is ridiculous: $782,000 over asking for a house in Sunnyvale

    09/12/2017 2:22:13 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 70 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/12/17 | Richard Scheinin
    A house in Sunnyvale just sold for close to $800,000 over its listing price. Your eyes do not deceive you: The four-bed, two-bath house — less than 2,000 square feet — listed for $1,688,000 and sold for $2,470,000.
  • Obamas looking to buy a $15 million vacant lot on Martha's Vineyard

    08/31/2017 9:44:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/31/2017 | Robert Laurie
    Conservatives generally believe that the accumulation and maintenance of wealth is a good thing. We like money, we admire success, and we don’t view those who’ve achieved a significant fortune with contempt. We’re aware that well-funded bank accounts provide employment, stimulate the economy, and keep the country humming along. The left disagrees. If you’re rich, you aren’t paying your fair share. Heck, even if you’re not rich you should be taxed more. To them, the wealthy are like dragons - sleeping on a mountain of ill-gotten gold - lording over the peasants with filthy, probably-stolen, lucre that they couldn’t spend...
  • 'Dead Broke' Hillary Clinton's Summer Home Sells for $29 Million

    08/30/2017 2:24:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 30, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton’s net worth is estimated at $32 million. This week the Clintons continued their suffering. Bill and Hillary’s summer vacation rental home in the Hamptons sold for $29 million. [Snip] The roughly 10,000-square-foot East Hampton, N.Y. property is on 1.25 acres with 200 feet of ocean frontage. It contains eight bedrooms, all of which have en suite bathrooms, a formal dining room and six fireplaces.
  • Inside the shadowy world of Chris Whatsit: How the confirmed Cambridge socialist became...(Steele)

    01/13/2017 6:25:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | greenhill
    The strange and fascinating world of the British spy known as ‘Chris Whatsit’ was unravelling yesterday. Christopher Steele was once MI6’s top spy on Russian affairs and lived in the shadows until being unmasked as the alleged author of the ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump. He was dubbed ‘Chris Whatsit’ by his late wife on their first date because she could not remember his name – but he revelled in being a man of mystery. Now the 52-year-old is hoping to return to anonymity after fleeing his £1.5million home in Surrey, telling his neighbour to look after his three cats....
  • Second home buyers in Healdsburg could be subject to an additional property tax

    08/27/2017 5:29:27 PM PDT · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 27 Aug 2017
    Recently elected Healdsburg City Councilwoman Leah Gold says she has no gripes with people who want to have a second home in her desirable town in the heart of Wine Country. But she also believes they should pay more for the privilege. It’s the empty homes held for investment or occasional use that Gold is targeting because she says they diminish housing stock, drive up real estate prices and alter the face of the community. She said it could take the form of an annual 1 percent tax on the assessed value of a home if it is neither someone’s...
  • Chinese Billionaire Wang Jianlin Detained At Tianjin Airport, Prevented From Leaving China

    08/27/2017 8:23:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Synglobe ^ | AUGUST 27, 2017
    Chinese Billionaire Wang Jianlin Detained At Tianjin Airport, Prevented From Leaving China Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, was reportedly detained by police at Tianjin Airport and detained for several hours as he was about to leave the country on a private airplane. According to reports, on August 25 Wang Jianlin intended to travel with his family to the United Kingdom. However, he was stopped by police and prevented from boarding the plane. Wang was released hours later, but he was informed that he can no longer leave China. Wang Jianlin is the chairman of Dalian...
  • Why It's Becoming Cool to Live in Your Car – Or a 150-sq. ft. Apartment

    08/22/2017 7:23:20 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 83 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 21, 2017 | Jessica Mendoza
    High housing costs have prompted some in the middle and upper classes to rethink what they value – and be willing to give up the rest. SEATTLE; AND LOS ANGELES — When Shawna Nelson leaves her office in Seattle’s suburbs, she does what 28-year-olds often do: dines with friends, goes out dancing, or sees a show. Sometimes she hits her swanky gym. But at the end of the night Ms. Nelson always returns to Dora, the dusty Ford Explorer she calls home. In the back, where a row of seats should be, lies a foam mattress covered with fuzzy animal-print...
  • Foreigners bought $18.7 billion worth of houses in Texas in 12 months

    08/19/2017 2:47:52 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 47 replies
    International buyers purchased 34,135 Texas homes during the year that ended with the first quarter, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors. Offshore home buys in the Lone Star State added up to almost $18.7 billion during the 12-month period, according to a new Realtors report.
  • Ex-NY State Sen. Leader John Sampson Convicted

    07/25/2015 12:34:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 25, 2015 | NLPC Staff
    New York State Senator John Sampson, a Democrat of Brooklyn, was convicted yesterday on three counts, including obstruction of justice. He was acquitted on six others, but the conviction should result in significant prison time. No date has yet been set for sentencing. Between 1998 and 2008, Sampson allegedly embezzled approximately $440,000 from the foreclosure sales of four Brooklyn properties on which he was a court- appointed referee. The embezzlement charges were thrown out because the state of limitations expired. The charges on which he was convicted relate to the cover-up. Reportedly, the Sampson investigation was an extension of...
  • Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street

    08/07/2017 2:06:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 72 replies
    http://www.sfchronicle.com ^ | 7 August 2017 | Ross & Matier
    Thanks to a little-noticed auction sale, a South Bay couple are the proud owners of one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco — and they’re looking for ways to make their purchase pay. Tina Lam and Michael Cheng snatched up Presidio Terrace — the block-long, private oval street lined by 35 megamillion-dollar mansions — for $90,000 and change in a city-run auction stemming from an unpaid tax bill. They outlasted several other bidders.
  • Condo prices in Oahu hit all-time high

    08/04/2017 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Cheyanne Mumphrey
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's not surprising that Oahu's condos are expensive, but prices are now at an all-time high, a new report says. According to the report by real estate firm Locations, the median price for a unit in July was $425,000 compared to the $419,500 in April. Once condo units were on the market, they went quick, lasting an average of 15 days before being sold, according to the report.
  • Obama Looted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    07/29/2017 7:44:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 29, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    President Obama never was shy about using his phone and pen to achieve what he could not get from Congress on regulatory matters. But documents revealed last week show the Obama administration may have been willing to get around congressional decisions on spending by using a slush fund of sorts funded by the profits of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the two government-sponsored home loan giants. Fannie and Freddie are federally chartered enterprises which buy mortgage loans from banks and bundle them into securities that are sold to investors, thus freeing up capital so that banks can make more home...
  • Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida's swamplands

    06/25/2017 11:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 25, 2017 | Richard Luscombe in Sebring, Florida
    Amid the gilded tower blocks, luxury hotels and high-end golf clubs of Donald Trump’s vast global property portfolio is a much smaller holding that looks more than a little out of place. It’s a quarter-acre lot of overgrown woodland in one of Florida’s poorest counties that the US president has owned and paid property taxes on since 2005 – having bought it for $1 from a woman who owned a photographic studio specialising in adult lingerie shoots. The plot brings in no income, has no roads, pavement or immediate prospect for development, and provides an environment that is friendly only...
  • Glen Ridge, N.J.: Neighborly and Close to Midtown

    06/07/2017 8:32:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Dave Caldwell
    When Becky and David Middleton, both 41, needed more space for their family of four children, ages 6 to 11, they moved just 10 blocks, paying $840,000 last April for an 1887 Victorian farmhouse with five bedrooms in Glen Ridge, N.J. A kitchen and bathroom renovation is underway. They have lived for 16 years in the 1.5-square-mile Essex County borough of around 7,500 with vintage homes and gaslit streets, wedged between the busier suburbs of Montclair and Bloomfield, and bordering the city of East Orange to the south.
  • The Love for One Orange (South Orange)

    05/02/2017 5:14:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2011 | Jill P. Capuzzo
    WHEN asked what they like best about living in South Orange, residents almost invariably cite three attributes: the rich and varied architecture, the demographic diversity, and the easy commute into Manhattan. The latter two have a lot to do with the fact that New York City is the point of origin for a high percentage of South Orange’s residents. “It’s like getting a city, with a backyard,” said Cherre Schwartz of Weichert Realtors in Maplewood, noting that most of her clients come from New York or the more urban parts of North Jersey, and that many work in the
  • david geffen sells carbon beach home malibu record $85 million

    05/01/2017 7:40:16 PM PDT · by SteveH · 9 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 5/1/2017 | peter kiefer
    The music mogul had hoped to net $100 million for the property, which has several structures, a swimming pool and spa, a theater, a gym and an outdoor living room with fireplace.
  • Canada's Subprime Lenders Collapse; Has The Bubble Popped?

    05/01/2017 8:29:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/01/2017 | Ian Bezek
    Summary Home Capital plunged as much as 60% last week.Equitable Group fell around 40% in sympathy.Home prices appear to have topped in Vancouver.Has the long-running Canadian housing bubble finally started to pop?What happens with the big five banks? It's long been argued that Canada's housing market is immune to normal financial rules, such as debt/income ratios. Given that Canada is a relatively small country, and there had been (at least in theory) a ton of foreign capital wanting to invest, there was supposedly near-infinite demand for Canadian housing in its big cities.This foreign money theory has come under scrutiny. 2016...
  • Marcus Hiles - Develops Dog-Friendly Luxury Communities with Upmarket Pet Features

    04/30/2017 9:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | April 30, 2017 | Accesswire
    DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 30, 2017 / Understanding the importance of pets in today's marketplace and anticipating market demand, real estate developer and philanthropist Marcus Hiles emerged as an early adopter of pampering amenities for domestic animals, building them into upscale communities designed and created by his Dallas-based firm, Western Rim Property Services. Hiles sees the trend continuing well into the future. Solid numbers reinforce the growing demand for acceptance of canines and felines, illustrated by a March 15, 2012 Adweek article posting 2010 census numbers, counting 43 million households with four-footed roommates, but only 38 million households...
  • King: Imam behind Ground Zero-area mosque 'blackmailing' U.S. on project

    09/12/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and "blackmailing" to push Park51 through. "To me, it's almost as if he's blackmailing and threatening the United States that somehow if the mosque is not approved or people speak out against his mosque, you have to worry about being attacked by Islamic terrorists," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Fox Business Network on Friday. King said that the Islamic center was being "put their to make a statement, not to build bridges, but...