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An Old Vicarage Becomes a London Mansion

This eight-bedroom house in southwest London has all the luxury fittings of a five-star hotel.


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


Burt Sugarman and Mary Hart List Montana Home for $7.9 Million

The roughly 7,850-square-foot house is in Yellowstone Club, a private golf and ski community.


Affordable Homes Drive Rebound in Exurbia

The exurbs are starting to make a comeback, signaling that the housing market's recovery is slowly spreading beyond major cities and their suburbs.


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.


Court Test Nears on Whether Bankruptcy Shields Rent-Stabilized Leases

City and state officials are urging the Court of Appeals to protect rent-stabilized leases in bankruptcy proceedings, in a case in which a landlord agreed in bankruptcy court to buy the rights of a 79-year-old woman's lease to her East Village apartment.


College Building Booms, and City Reaps Benefits

Spending on higher-education construction in New York City will top $2 billion this year and will continue near that level for the next three years, according to a new survey by a building industry trade group.


Want a West Village Mansion? Prepare to Pay $47.5 Million

Currently configured as two rental apartments and two floors of office space, the roughly 13,330-square-foot building is being marketed primarily as a single-family home


Citigroup and Bank of America Offer Mortgages With Discounted Rates

Citigroup and Bank of America will provide mortgages at discounted interest rates as part of their efforts to help borrowers with low incomes or subprime credit histories.


Dalian Wanda Property Arm Plans Hong Kong IPO

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, which is controlled by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, aims to raise up to $6 billion with a Hong Kong initial public offering.


Home-Sales Data Belie 'Lukewarm' Market

An unusually strong reading for U.S. new-home sales in August might not be enough to kick the market into higher gear.


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


Florida Property Once Owned by Ivan Lendl Will List for $21.5 Million

The Palm Beach home is owned by the family of investor and horse breeder William J. Condren


Hard Money Loans Go High-End

Once associated with the financial crisis, these loans are shedding their negative reputation and are now attracting wealthy investors


Cities for Foodies

Americans' passion for both cooking and cuisine has reshaped residential real estate. The hottest downtown developments are built around vibrant green markets, top-rated restaurants and celebrity chefs.


A Home Where Paris Meets Taichung

Lanshu Chen helms a Michelin-starred French restaurant, but her condo pays homage to her Taiwanese upbringing.


Banks Sweeten Jumbo Terms

Instead of selling mortgages on the secondary market, large lenders are keeping them on their books and reaping the profits themselves. That may lead to better terms for borrowers.


Large Los Angeles Estate Sells for Over $33 Million

On just over 3½ acres, the property is one of the largest in Bel Air.


Florida Home on Private Peninsula Will List for $60 Million

If it sells for its asking price, the property could set a record for the priciest residential sale in the Miami area.


Prince William's Real Estate Revival

In moving to Norfolk, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge may add some glamour to a sleepy county in the English countryside.


A Top Chef's Special Order at Home

Jean-Georges Vongerichten runs a series of busy restaurants, so at his Manhattan home he seeks a space free of clutter and noise.


Chinese Property Investors Bet Big Overseas

A growing number of Chinese developers are launching big projects in Western cities, such as the planned $1.63 billion transformation of an abandoned dock in London into a business park.


New York Builder Takes Vertical Leap

Related Cos. is planning a $6.5 billion project in the city of Santa Clara. Taken with two planned skyscraper projects in San Francisco and a mixed-use project in Los Angeles, the ventures show how Related is betting California is ready for denser urban development.


Plots & Ploys: News Digest

An Asian real-estate investor is acquiring the site of one of New York's most infamous diplomatic incidents. Hong Kong-listed Keck Seng Investments agreed to buy the Sofitel hotel for $272 million.


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