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From Stockholm’s Royal Palace to a Decadent Powder Room: The 11 Most Beautiful Interiors of the Week

This week, there was no shortage of whimsical rooms to feast our eyes on. First up, Håkan Groth roamed around Stockholm’s Royal Palace and snapped a photo in the exquisite Don Quixote Salon. Pink, gold, and a chandelier—what’s not to love? Michel Gaubert made his way down to Cuba—before the rest of …

Stockholm

Chicago’s high-rise construction boom, mapped - Curbed Chicago

With winter drawing to a close, Chicago is about to he move head first into construction season. Downtown continues to be an ever-thickening forest of tower cranes while neighborhoods as far north as Edgewater and south as Hyde Park are seeing new high-rises of their own.<p>Since our last update in …

Booming Fulton Market Area to Get One More Hotel Project

Developer Jeff Shapack of Shapack Partners is looking to move forward with a new hotel plan after having presented the proposal to Fulton Market residents last night. The plan seeks to plant an <b>11-story hotel</b> at 200 N. Green Street, next door to Shapack's recently completed WeWork coworking project. …

Church Doctrine Complicates Situation For Pregnant Women In Zika-Affected Areas

Some governments responded to the Zika epidemic by asking women to delay getting pregnant. Missionary doctor David Vanderpool says the reality for women in Zika-affected areas is far more complex.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We're going back now to a story we've been following closely - the …

The Best Way To Buy Stocks Is To Go All In And Wait

Unfortunately, playing the stock market is just not that easy.<p>Investors have several strategies they can employ when buying stocks.<p>But if you have a decent chunk of money just sitting around, you might be better off going all in and throwing everything into the stock market at once.<p>An …

The 5 best affordable New York apartments (week of October 14)

Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group644 President St #2 Three-bedroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn; $3,400/month ($1,133 per person) Sitting …

Brooklyn's Most Bonkers Mansion Drops from $30M to $17M

2458 National Drive<p>Typically, pricechopping happens more incrementally than this, but then again, there's nothing typical about <b>2458 National Drive</b> in <b>Mill Basin</b>. The gated waterfront compound, built by a Colombo crime family associate and currently owned by the family of the "Russian-American Paris …

Theurer-Wrigley mansion in Lincoln Park for sale for $8.7 million

The nine-bedroom, 15,000-square-foot Theurer-Wrigley mansion in Lincoln Park came back on the market Monday for $8.695 million.<p>Designed by architect Richard Schmidt and built in 1896 for brewer Joseph Theurer, the approximately 16-room, 15,000-square-foot mansion has several claims to fame, …

The eerie abandoned island’s of Colombia’s once powerful drug lords

These abandoned private islands of Colombian drug lords are rotting reminders of the once powerful multi-billion operations run by the likes of Pablo …

South America

US Borrowers Are Increasingly Missing Home Equity Payments Again

The loans are a problem now because an increasing number are hitting their 10-year anniversary, at which point borrowers usually must start paying down the principal on the loans as well as the interest they had been paying all along.<p>More than $221 billion of these loans at the largest banks will …

U.S. home prices show slowing growth

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. home prices in September grew at the slowest monthly pace since February, adding to other recent evidence that the …

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rise Most Since February 2006

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose by the most since February 2006 in the 12 months through September, showing the housing market sustained progress …