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A Timeless New York Mansion

This Westchester County mansion was built about a decade ago to look like a historical home, but has modern amenities and cozy spaces throughout.


Going to Battle for a Piece of History

The Maurers spent $4.7 million to restore a Civil War-scarred home in Fredericksburg, Va.


Investor Group Gets Behind Big San Francisco Development

A group of New York investors has bought the majority interest in San Francisco’s Parkmerced from private-equity firms Fortress Investment Group and Rockpoint Group in a deal that values the sprawling housing development at more than $1.35 billion.


In Kansas City, It's the Rise of the Underground

It is easy to underestimate the size of the Kansas City, Mo., industrial real-estate market. That’s because a big chunk of it is hidden from sight—and located underground.


Your $60K-a-Day Chalet

After a day of skiing, visitors to the ritzy French hamlet of Courchevel 1850 can retire to their “super chalets” to enjoy a rubdown, gourmet meal and a movie in their underground theater.


More Homeless Get City Housing, but Shelter Population on Rise

Every New York City public-housing apartment set aside for homeless families this year was quickly filled, officials said, but the homeless-shelter population keeps growing despite the city’s renewed efforts to tackle the problem.


Rebirth for Harlem Renaissance Site

A plan to tear down the Renaissance Casino and Ballroom and turn it into a luxury apartment building could help complete the transformation of a pocket of northern Harlem that has lagged behind the rapid redevelopment of the surrounding area.


Fannie, Freddie Give Some Relief to Foreclosed Homeowners

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow homeowners now in foreclosure to buy back their properties at market value, a reversal of previous policy that had prohibited such transactions.


A Ski Lift in the Australian Alps

Luxury real estate at Victoria’s resorts is starting to make a comeback, as buyers seek deals.


Miami Beach Penthouse to List for a Record $55 Million

The duplex is one of 13 units on the top floors of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, the former Saxony Hotel


Should You Refinance Into a Bigger Mortgage?

New data show more homeowners are taking such cash-out loans, including for renovations, but there are risks.


A Lamp Less Ordinary

Custom shades made from designer fabrics ensure that your light never fades into the background.


A Jumbo Challenge for Retirees

Because of income requirements, retirees may have trouble qualifying for a jumbo mortgage. Advance planning can avert these issues.


Le Grande Bunk Bed

With queen-sized mattresses, curtains and built-in televisions, more bunk rooms are fit for the most demanding houseguest


Chris Whittle to List Hamptons Estate for $140 Million

Real-estate agents believe it will likely be the priciest listing in the area.


The Dirt on Sustainable Luxury

In Austria’s ski country, an artist-builder uses compressed soil to create everything from stoves and flooring to entire homes


New York Penthouse Sells for $40.73 Million

In the Walker Tower building, the unit is over 6,500 square feet with five bedrooms and 5½-bathrooms


A Not-Yet-Built Home Near Miami to List for $36 Million

When completed, the roughly 23,000-square-foot house will have eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and two powder rooms, plus staff quarters and a separate guesthouse


Three Tricked-Out Ski Homes for Sale

A DJ booth, an aquarium and a cigar room are among the features of these homes in Montana, Utah and Colorado.


Spec Home Outside London Seeks $39 Million

Surrounded by landscaped gardens and woodland, the approximately 22,000 square-foot house has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms


A 'Healthy' Penthouse Gets a Healthy 20% Price Cut to $39.8 Million

The triplex of a wellness-themed building in New York’s Greenwich Village originally listed for $50 million


Chilly? Where There's Oak, There's Fire

In a throwback to our pioneer days, we ask what it would take to heat a house with only wood as the fuel.


Kristin Chenoweth's Early Draw to Music

The Broadway performer grew up in Oklahoma singing church music and listening to Count Basie.


Mortgage Lending Falls

New figures released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show mortgage lending is running at its lowest level in 13 years, with 2014 on pace to be the weakest for new loans since 2000.


Deal to Buy Revel Casino at Risk

Built at a cost of $2.4 billion, Revel made its boardwalk debut in 2012, but failed to turn a profit, filing its second Chapter 11 case in June.


Simon Property Seeks to Boost Stake in Macerich

Simon Property Group may seek to boost its stake in mall rival Macerich Co., a move that analysts said could trigger a takeover attempt.


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