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Why Patience Is a Necessity Out in the Yard

Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs, new trees and perennials


Business Pardners on the Mega-Ranch

In a modern-day stampede, billionaire execs are buying ranches for the cattle operations, game-hunting—and to entertain clients and guests.


Donna Karan Lists in Turks and Caicos for $39 Million

The fashion designer is selling a portion of her longtime family retreat on Parrot Cay, adding to the number of high-profile properties to come to market on the small island recently.


A Big Hamptons Spread Quickly Sells

Listed for nearly $35 million, an oceanfront estate in Sagaponack has sold two months after going on the market.


In Rural Idaho, a Modern Home

A couple asked for a traditional, Tuscan-style house for their 290-acre farm. They got a contemporary vision of glass, concrete and rammed earth—and they love it


Designing an Art-Focused Room

Take a page from the book of Nancy Braithwaite, one of the art collecting world’s favorite decorators, and turn your space into a restrained antidote to sensory overload.


Architect Michael Graves on Design Hits and Misses

The Post-Modernism master loves open-air hotels, hates cheap trophies and has forgiven his mother for worrying that he would become a starving artist.


Coney Island Changes, Hopes for More

Residents have seen many changes for the better on Coney Island, but improvements have been slow to come for much of the area.


'New Urbanism' Hits the Suburbs

Long Island is seeing a boomlet in alternatives to the long-treasured single-family home, from rental buildings near transit hubs for young people to multistory condo developments often aimed at empty nesters.


San Francisco Puts a Price on Eviction

Landlords and tenants in San Francisco are battling in court over an ordinance that would sharply boost the size of payments to those evicted from rent-controlled apartments.


Newmark's Grand Leasing Assignment

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has landed the high-profile leasing assignment for Grand Central Terminal’s retail space, a coup for the company which has made retail a priority in its global expansion.


Preservationists Stymie a Developer's Comeback

Georgia developer Ben Carter, who is rebounding from a high-profile loss of a $400 million Atlanta project during the downturn, has run into a different kind of headache with his current plan to overhaul one of Savannah’s major commercial corridors: preservationists.


Jason Kidd Lists Hamptons Home for $7.995 Million

The retired NBA star is selling to be closer to his new coaching position in Milwaukee, according to the listing agent


Jodi Picoult on Building Her Dream Home

The bestselling author recalls her suburban childhood in a development called Storybook development and the house she and her husband built in Hanover, N.H.


Workaround for Wealthy People

Some lenders bypass tightened mortgage rules when dealing with wealthy clients who, on paper, don’t meet government standards.


Wine Cellars Rise Up

After centuries underground, wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls. Now, how to keep the vino cold?


Own a Private Winery

After a career in business, some former execs are buying hobby vineyards. While they can savor the fruits of their labor, hungry caterpillars and foul weather loom.


John Legend Lists in Los Angeles for $1.995 Million

The Hollywood Hills house has three bedrooms, one of which Mr. Legend uses as a studio where he wrote and recorded several of the songs on his current album, “Love in the Future.”


A Fido-Friendly Caribbean Estate Lists for $48 Million

Dallas investor Robert Haas and his wife Candice named the home they built “Oliver’s Cove,” after the first of their many rescue dogs


At Banfi Winery, Tuscan Meets Tudor

The Mariani family business makes its home in a restored Long Island manor.


Elle Macpherson Sells Manhattan Apartment for $2.4 Million

The model had owned the fifth-floor pied-à-terre since the 1990s.


Antwerp Needs Its Space

The Belgian city’s lofts edge out historic townhouses as the most sought-after real estate.


Coconut Grove House To List for $65 Million

On nearly 7 acres, the house will be one of the priciest on the market in the Miami area


Big New York Townhouse Asks $48 Million

The unusual, roughly 65-foot-wide structure was created out of two older buildings.


Time to Refinance (Again)?

The average charge on a 30-year fixed-rate loan is the lowest since June 2013.


U.S. Agencies Approve Relaxed Mortgage-Lending Rules

Three U.S. agencies signed off on relaxed mortgage-lending rules, helping complete a long-stalled provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law.


Plots & Ploys: Revving Up Jaguar Growth Partners

New York Life Insurance has agreed to commit up to $100 million for the first fund of Jaguar Growth Partners, a new private-equity firm established by former executives of Sam Zell’s Equity International.


World Trade Center Tower Rides a Muni-Bond Revival

After more than a year of uncertainty, a third tower at the World Trade Center site appears poised to rise thanks to an unlikely catalyst: a turnaround in the market for municipal bonds.


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