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February 28, 2015 – Gorgeous Palm Beach Oceanfront Estate

15 South Lake Trail
Palm Beach, Florida
$15,395,000 | 7 Bedrooms | 7.5 Bathrooms | 9,784 sq. ft.

Waterfront, Waterfront, Waterfront! Located in the heart of Palm Beach, this 1920’s waterfront estate is reminiscent of Palm Beach’s early ambiance. The main house has 7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and with its spacious living areas and high ceilings, large outdoor patios, billiards room and expansive views of the Intracoastal waterway, this home is perfect for casual Florida Living!

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February 27, 2015 – Lovely East Hampton Home with Artist’s Studio

42 Ancient Highway
East Hampton, The Hamptons, New York
$975,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms

On top of the world looking over tree tops, sits this regal and very unique 3 bedroom, 2 and half bath, pool home with a separate artist studio, lush gardens, and many more one-of-a-kind features. Enter through a breezeway next to a gazebo-like screened in porch that just begs you to relax whether you decide to read a good book, enjoy a cool drink, or take an outside nap.

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Newsweek Weekend Digest

It’s a balmy 3 on the eastern seaboard and that only means one thing: hibernation. To pass the time, we’ve scoured the web for some weekend reading.

Here’s 5 things you should know this week, and a bonus treat of something you may want to know:

The New York Times brings us a lengthy investigation into the secret money behind NYC real estate, every one from politicians to suspected gangsters are buying up land and homes through shell companies. 

"Behind the dark glass towers of the Time Warner Center looming over Central Park, a majority of owners have taken steps to keep their identities hidden, registering condos in trusts, limited liability companies or other entities that shield their names. By piercing the secrecy of more than 200 shell companies, The New York Times documented a decade of ownership in this iconic Manhattan way station for global money transforming the city’s real estate market."  continue

U.S. troops burned waste in hazardous open pits while safer incinerators sat idle, according to a multi-part report from the Center for Public Integrity.

"Bobby Elesky, who worked as a civilian Defense Department contractor at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan from January 2004 until February 2005, recalls the smelly, smoky burn pit there being the size of nearly three football fields.Trash would be thrown in as the evenings approached, he recalled in a phone conversation, and then burn and smolder through the next day. "Everything got thrown in there," he said. "Tires, batteries, plastic water bottles. Even complete vehicles."The U.S. military knew the burn pits at its Afghan bases posed health risks to its personnel, and spent more than $20 million building incinerators." continue

Foster care is a lucrative business for one US company, where profits come from looking the other way while kids are abused, molested and put in harms way. A well reported in-depth look at the underground market through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy from BuzzFeed, yes that BuzzFeed

"But R.R.’s new guardians weren’t directly supervised or paid by the government. They had been signed up as foster parents by a giant corporation called National Mentor Holdings, which, over the last three decades, has turned the field of foster care into a cash cow. At any one time the company has an average of 3,800 children and teenagers in its foster homes in 15 states around the country.

Not long after R.R. arrived, Stephen Merritt, the boy’s new foster father, gave R.R. a beer. Then a cigarette. Soon a joint. When the boy was buzzed, his foster father slipped a hand into his pants to fondle him. Then he performed oral sex on the boy.” continue


For the data nerds, and those who are always bemoaning that the “media has an agenda,” saddle up and play reporter with this exhaustive data set from The Boston Globe on 1,373 prospective jurors for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Experience how reporters dig through data to find patterns and potential stories that cable news can then steal repeat.

"In the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 1,373 prospective jurors filled out questionnaires to screen their backgrounds. Based on their answers, US District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. called in some jurors for additional, in-depth questioning: They were asked about their employment, whether or not they currently believe Tsarnaev is guilty, their views on the death penalty, if they would face any hardships as a result of jury duty, and whether they have any potential bias.Here is a breakdown of some of their answers as observed by Globe reporters as of Feb. 19. "N/A" signifies when a topic was not discussed in open court." continue 

Bonus candy! For some light-hearten fun finish up your weekend reading with this clever spoof of “Birdman” by the “Big Birdman” himself: Sesame Street’s Big Bird. continue

— Complied by Shaminder Dulai, Newsweek, Director of Photography. Hit me up @SDulai using the hashtag #BigReads and let me know what you’re reading this week.

(Do you have a question or comment for Newsweek? Hit us up, we’d love to hear from you!)

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February 23, 2015 – Beautiful Palm Beach Mediterranean Home

1066 North Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, Florida
$4,995,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms | 4,424 sq. ft.

North End Mediterranean home with old world charm including custom pecky cypress ceilings and beams. All hurricane impact windows and doors. Exterior features Bevolo copper lighting, covered loggia and picturesque pool area perfect for entertaining. Fabulous master suite including his & her baths and closets.

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Residential for sale - 7731 Broadway St 41H, San Antonio, TX Classic townhome-style luxury shows modern updates emphasizing a light filled design within private gate Chateau Dijon. Impeccable details of a wood gallery with open staircase, Fireplace, wet bar and wainscot accent. Both formal dining and den/breakfast room options enhanced by crisply renovated kitchen opening to walled patio for al fresco dining. Grand master suite has sleek bath and walk-in. Two auxiliary bedrooms display cozy window seats and built-ins. Alamo Heights ISD. Stroll to dining and shops in Lincoln Heights. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full and 1 half bathrooms Square Feet: 2382 Price: $320,000 Property Site: http://ift.tt/1DdaBK2 For more information about this property, please contact Sergey Litvinov at 210-822-8602 or sergeyrealtor@gmail.com. You can also text 2523197 to 67299. See More listings at: Central San Antonio Office: 6606 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio Tx 78209 210-822-8602 or 800-584-5400 North San Antonio Office: 4 Dominion Drive, Bldg. 2, San Antonio, TX 78257 | 800-337-0333 or 210-698-3100 Hill Country-Boerne Office: 1201 S. Main, Ste. 101, Boerne, TX 78006 | 800-419-5682 or 830-816-5260 Kuper Ranch Sales: http://ift.tt/Uv00Vp | 866-904-1515 or 210-804-1515 Stone Oak Office: 434 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 101 San Antonio TX 78232 | 210-190-1200 or 800-982-1447 http://ift.tt/Ug9Rgu Want the latest real estate knowledge? Follow our blog here! Follow us on Facebook: http://ift.tt/SnKJbx Follow us on Twitter @KuperSIR: http://ift.tt/Ug9RwN Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://ift.tt/SnKLjI Follow us on Pinterest: http://ift.tt/Ug9RwP KSIR #KuperSIR #RealEstate info@kupersothebys.com Copyright Status: Copyrighted � Rights Usage Terms: Contact Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty media@kupersothebys.com All information, including price, subdivision, photos, MLS number and street address are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed and should be verified by personal inspection and/or with the appropriate professional(s) Last modified: 03/01/2015 04:45:03 am

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February 24, 2015 – Lovely Carroll Gardens Duplex Condo

241 Carroll Street, Apt. 1
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York
$2,950,000 | 2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,415 sq. ft.

Conveniently situated, this 4 unit Condo Brownstone sits across the street from the verdant Carroll Park, just half a block from the train with all of the best Brooklyn boutiques, restaurants, cafes and green farmer’s market right outside your door. Unit number one is a 2,500sf garden duplex is a flexible 2 bedroom complete with two entrances and 990sf of private outdoor space.

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