Tuesday: Justice vs. NAR; Brewer vs. Bedbugs

  • The U.S. Justice Department thinks The National Association of Realtors’ policies restrict competition. Enter: the antitrust lawsuit and real estate search sites hoping for victory. (Inman News)
  • Ultimate Homes Magazine numbers the most expensive homes in America–New York makes 333 appearances, but it is The Donald’s Palm Beach, Fla., mansion that tops the list. (Inman News)
  • Although plans for NASCAR in Staten Island have yet to become “formal,” developers have rethought transportation to and from the racetrack in response to broad skepticism. (Staten Island Advance)
  • The GMC PAD is no lowbrow RV. (Inman News)
  • After bedbug reports have increasingly reared their heads, Councilwoman Gail Brewer from the Upper West Side is pushing legislation to ban the sale of reconditioned mattresses and bar new mattresses from being transported next to old ones. (New York Post)
  • A survey from the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, conducted by Kingsley Associates, has ranked the top five cities for global real estate investors. New York is at third place, after Washington D.C. and London. (Washington Business Journal)
  • New galleries grow in the Lower East Side, not only hipster bars. (Grand Street News)
  • Speaking of hipsters, they’d pay good money for this lady’s shoes. But, she rather save you some cash with a free buffet and oil heating seminar. (Curbed)
  • Where and what is Two Bridges? Corcoran Group calls it “SoHo 10 years ago.” Now that a Guns N’ Roses guitarist lives there, it is so over 10 years ago. (New York Post)
  • - Riva Froymovich