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A Historic Home on San Francisco's Russian Hill

Built in 1853 and completely updated, this house inspired the owner to change careers and leave biotech to start a design gallery

Rene Russo's Escape From Elmwood

The actress reflects on life in a tough Burbank apartment complex

Transit Agencies Trade Up

A deal between New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and apartment developer AvalonBay is the latest example of how cash-strapped transit agencies are using transit-oriented development to raise cash for capital improvements and new infrastructure.

U.S. Office Sector Plods Ahead

U.S. office rents and occupancies inched higher in the third quarter, as a gradual improvement in the overall economy is translating into a sluggish recovery in the office sector.

Point-and-Click Decorating

Designer Sheila Bridges took on the challenge of furnishing a house almost entirely with online buys. Here, her top seven tips.

A Bouquet Inspired by a Richard Diebenkorn Painting

Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates an abstract 1955 canvas by the American artist into a bountiful fall arrangement.

Massimiliano Fuksas on Home Sweet Rome

Architect Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife, Doriana, open up in their penthouse home. Take a look at how the couple achieved a blissful harmony by juxtaposing the seriousness of Modernism with the playfulness of postwar Italian art.

Highlights From Helsinki Design Week

The weird and wonderful met in the Finnish capital as Helsinki Design Week turned the city into a showcase for new ideas.

Manhattan Condo, Co-Op Frenzy Eases

Although brokers say some of the recent fervor in the Manhattan market is gone, prices and sales remained strong during the third quarter.

Microsoft to Open Fifth Avenue Store

Microsoft Corp.'s first Manhattan flagship store is coming to Fifth Avenue.

Delicate Deal: One Buyer, Many Sellers

A half a century after a group of men bought real estate at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 30th Street in Manhattan, their descendants wrestled with what to do with the property. Enter Alchemy Properties.

Higher Land Prices Test Affordable-Housing Plan

In May, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced that East New York would be the first neighborhood targeted for new residential towers and affordable housing. Now the area has become the subject of intense interest by developers.

A Cyclist's Paradise---For a Price

Bicycle valets, dedicated wash areas and special parking facilities—developers are bulking up on bike-friendly amenities.

The People Who Make the Mansion Run

Estate managers handle the minutiae of running a sprawling home—from leaky faucets to balky landscapers. The job can pay upward of $200,000 a year, but bosses can be prickly.

A $350,000 Remodeling to Get Rid of Mice

On the Swedish coast, a couple fights an infestation with total renovation.

House Once Owned by Bing Crosby Relists for 43% More

The Rancho Mirage, Calif., house will list for $5 million; it was last on the market several years ago for $3.495 million.

InterContinental to Run L.A. Hotel for Korean Air

InterContinental Hotels Group won the rights to manage a 900-room hotel being built atop the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles for owner Korean Air Lines.

A Couple Retires to Ottoman Luxury

After living in the U.S., the Hatiboglus return to their native Turkey and restore a historic mansion

Lee Trevino's Dallas Estate Goes on the Market for $13 Million

The golf legend is listing his roughly 5-acre estate, two putting greens included.

From Factory to Fancy

In Sag Harbor, Salt Lake City and New Orleans, three luxurious homes carved from former factories

Little Lenders With Big Home Loans

Credit unions offer members jumbo mortgages with attractive terms, but borrowers should shop around to ensure they're getting the best interest rate.

Extreme House Hunters

Some buyers go to extreme lengths to land their dream home, waiting decades for owners to sell.

What Every Newlywed Wants

Forget appliances and china—couples headed to the altar are signing up for cash-gift registries to fund home projects

Squatters Welcome Blackstone's Spanish Property Play

Blackstone has purchased 40,000 mortgages in the Barcelona area, but the company may find making money out of depressed Spanish real estate is a tough challenge.

Welcome to London's 'Nappy Valley'

Young families priced out of prime central London are buying in these neighborhoods with highly rated schools, cute boutiques and ample green space.

Boxed In, Oscar de la Hoya Boxes His Way Out

The world champion grows up in a tiny house in East Los Angeles, determined to buy his family a better home

News Corp to Buy Move Inc.

News Corp agreed to buy online real-estate listings business Move Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at about $950 million, expanding the media company's presence in the U.S. real-estate market.

Expectations for Rise in Rates Pummel REITs

Real-estate investment trusts posted their worst quarterly performance in a year and lagged behind the broader stock market in the third quarter as investors bet interest rates would rise over the next year.


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