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John Legend Buys in NYC; USA's Median Home Price Jumps

NYC—Sultry songster John Legend has just purchased a one-bedroom Manhattan apartment for $2.5M. He'll no doubt need some space to place his piano and/or Grammys. [New York Post via Curbed NY]

THE INTERNET—Gilt Groupe reps have written in with news of a new feature: search capabilities. (Snaps for search capabilities!) That means, of course, a more targeted way of finding discount housewares, furnishings, and home accessories on Gilt Home. [CurbedWire Inbox]

EVERYWHERE—New numbers from the National Association of Realtors show that the country's median home price has taken the biggest jump since 2006 to $181,500, up 7.3 percent from the same quarter last year. [WSJ]