The price of a typical Manhattan apartment just fell below $1 million for the first time in 3 years

Real estate in Manhattan has been moving toward a buyers’ market. The median sales price of units sold in Manhattan fell 6% in the final three months of 2018. The fourth quarter marked the first time in three years that the figure was below $ 1 million. In the latest sign that Manhattan is heading […]

I never thought I’d pay $150 for smart light bulbs, but the Philips Hue starter kit is the best upgrade I’ve made in my small apartment

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon For personal luxuries, I’m pretty cheap. But getting the seemingly ridiculous $ 150 Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit has actually improved my quality of life. You can control […]

Think Getting an Apartment in New York Is Tough? Try Hong Kong

Applying for low-income public housing is rarely a walk in the park, but in Hong Kong, a city already bursting at the seams thanks to limited usable land and soaring real estate prices, the process is better described as a crawl. Across the East China Sea, winners of Japan’s welfare housing lottery generally wait five […]

A new perk for the wealthy, right in their own apartment buildings: resident-only restaurants and drinks on the house in private bars

Luxury apartments are rolling out fancy and resident-exclusive restaurants. The Wall Street Journal reported that a recent crop of such eateries have sprung up in Miami. Glitzy real estate offerings of the past have featured similar wild giveaways, like art galleries and trips to space Landlords occasionally attach a few perks to apartments or houses […]

Cody Wilson reportedly trying to rent an apartment in Taiwan, per local media

Enlarge / Cody Wilson (right), the founder of Defense Distributed, spoke to reporters in Austin on August 28. (credit: Nathan Mattise) After skipping his flight back to the US in the wake of accusations of sexual assault against a minor, Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson attempted to rent an apartment in Taipei this week, according […]

At least 2 people injured in shooting at California apartment complex

NBC Bay Area At least two people were shot at an apartment complex in the North California city of Mill Valley. Law enforcement officers could be seen with their guns drawn as they escorted fleeing residents. Police say the situation is contained and that there is no longer a threat in the area. Law-enforcement officials […]

My Experience Flying Etihad’s Apartment on the Airbus A380

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Tales from the crypt: Russian granny kept relatives’ mummified bodies in her apartment for years

An elderly woman in the Moscow Region turned her apartment into a crypt. Police found the mummified bodies of two of her relatives lying on the floor covered with a blanket. The chilling discovery was made in the town of Podolsk on Wednesday, the Investigative Committee said. The 77-year-old woman told officers the mummies were […]

Landlords offer record freebies to New York City apartment hunters in ‘challenging year’

Amr Alfiky/Reuters Landlords in New York City offered concessions like a month of free rent to lease a record share of apartments last month, according to the real-estate appraiser Miller Samuel.  Apartment hunters are getting these perks amid a deluge of new rental properties on the market, especially at the high end.  “That will continue […]

1 person killed in massive apartment block fire in Russia’s Tyumen (VIDEO)

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 16:05 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 16:08 One person was killed and another hospitalized in a massive blaze at an apartment block in the city of Tyumen in Russia’s Siberia. Footage from the scene shows a nine-story building engulfed in flames. The fire was promptly extinguished and most of the residents […]