Over $35.5 Million Sold Through HiBid.com Last Week; Bidding Now Open for Fine Art, Antiques, Farm Machinery, Vintage Audio Equipment, and More

OCALA, Fla., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HiBid.com facilitated the sale of more than $35.5 million (gross auction proceeds) in assets last week, with 1,131 auctions held on the site from October 19th through the 25th. With 834,000 bidders submitting 1.39 million bids per day, on average, auctioneers sold more than 392,000 lots during the course of the week. On Friday alone, the auction platform experienced a record number of auction lots for sale in one day, with that total surpassing 740,000 lots.

HiBid works seamlessly with Auction Flex, a comprehensive auction management platform. HiBid supports webcast auctions, internet-only auctions, and absentee bidding.

October 19th-25th HiBid.com Highlights
Gross auction proceeds: $35,546,528 (USD)
Gross merchandise volume: $48,640,568 (USD)
Lots sold: 392,350
Online-only auctions: 1,042
Webcast auctions: 89
Average bidders per day: 834,000
Average bids per day: 1.39 million

Current Auctions
The information below highlights just a few of the

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Two in the Same Row and Other Open Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $2.395 Million

Our picks for open houses to see this weekend all have greenery-filled backyards with decks and a mix of historic details and modern updates. Two are single-families and two are three-families. They range in price from $2.395 million for a three-family brownstone in Park Slope to $4.395 million for a three-family brick house in Boerum Hill. While none offer parking, at least one has central air conditioning.

This 1850s brick townhouse on Dean Street in the Boerum Hill Historic District offers an attractive exterior with its turquoise front door, bright flowers in window boxes, historic ironwork and original cornice. Inside, Italianate era details include a curving staircase, ear moldings, plaster arches and marble mantels. A legal three-family, according to PropertyShark, it is set up as two floor-through apartments over an owner’s duplex, the photos show (although the floor plan describes a double duplex). The upper story — which boasts wide-plank

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Paul Singer’s Elliott Management to open offices in Florida and Connecticut

Updates story with sourcing and details

Oct 21 (Reuters)Elliott Management Corp, one the world’s busiest activist investors, plans to open two new offices – one in Florida and one in Connecticut – to give staff more flexibility when the threat of COVID-19 ebbs and employees return to the office, a source said on Wednesday.

Paul Singer’s $41 billion hedge fund will keep its office in midtown Manhattan and add two new locations in West Palm Beach, Florida and Greenwich, Connecticut at some point next year, the person who was not authorized to speak about the private firm’s plans said. Elliott, which employs 466 people, also has offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Menlo Park, California.

The move was driven largely by the pandemic which forced most Wall Street firms to shutter their headquarters in high-rise office buildings earlier this year and direct staff to work remotely.

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Pandemic reduces demand for homes with open floor plans

The pandemic may have killed open floor plans in homes as buyers opt for walls over easily conversing as one person sits in the living room while the other cooks in the kitchen, according to real estate experts.



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“They want more rooms instead of open space,” said Joseph Zoppi, managing partner of Templar Real Estate in Princeton, New Jersey, which restores homes and then sells them.

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His firm routinely used to tear down walls, such as the ones separating dining rooms from kitchens, because open floor plans were a big seller. Now, clients want walls.

“Everybody pre-COVID was looking at open spaces in terms of the floor plans. Now, they want privacy,” he said.

Michael Rossi, CEO of New York City-based residential brokerage firm Elegran, told the Washington Examiner via email that open-concept floor plans, which have been “heavily favored in the last

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New Seabourn Venture 2021-2022 Norwegian Winter Inaugural Season “Extraordinary Expedition” Itineraries Now Open For Sale

“Our Norwegian Winter itineraries were carefully designed to offer guests the potential to view one of Earth’s true wonders, the Northern Lights,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “There’s no better way to explore Norway’s winter beauty than on our new ultra-luxury expedition ship and all the activities it offers.”

The Norwegian Winter voyages will offer a new selection of both inclusive and optional expedition outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, dog and reindeer sledding, and more. Dedicated excursions in search of Northern Lights will be available, including overnight camps at optimal viewing locations. In addition, there will be a new Seabourn signature event on all voyages for all guests on a complimentary basis: Concert in the Northern Lights Cathedral & Seabourn Signature Evening Event at the northern town of Alta, Norway. Seabourn Venture will also carry two six-seat custom submarines, expedition kayaks and 24 Zodiacs,

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