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Historic Home Brings a Touch of France to Texas

This Austin estate sits on more than 5 acres and includes a copy of the Belvedere Pavilion at Versailles

The Ultimate Heirloom

Affluent Americans are increasingly building or buying legacy properties— multimillion-dollar compounds designed to be shared with family now and for generations to come.

In Sri Lanka's Post-Tsunami Rise, China Is Key

A town laid to waste by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is now getting a $1 billion port and a new airport with the help of Chinese money. But some worry that funding comes with strings attached.

Boom in Bolivia Brings Concerns About a Bust

Bolivia, one of Latin America’s poorest countries, is experiencing a spurt in economic growth that has ignited a boom in the real-estate sector.

A Tiny Apartment Works Twice as Hard

For his 670-square-foot New York apartment, interior designer Amir Khamneipur chose pieces that could do double-duty.

Businesses Help With Home-Sharing Duties

More and more travelers are opting to rent their apartments while they are gone— through home-sharing websites. Now, these time-strapped New York area hosts have help to prepare for their guests: online property management firms.

Trump Taj Mahal Expected to Remain Open, for Now

The endangered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., is expected to remain open through the weekend while lawyers work to complete a $20 million lifeline from billionaire Carl Icahn.

Second Avenue Awaits Plans to Jell

Two luxury high-rises are on the horizon for a small strip of Yorkville. But for now, a handful of the tenement-style buildings stand empty, waiting for construction to begin.

The Quest for a Perfect Persian Rug

A carefully chosen Persian rug will last a lifetime, but it’s not just something to cover the floor—it’s a work of art.

Old Vienna Learns to be Modern

A new exhibition shows how the designers Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos transformed Viennese style in the early 20th century

New Life for an Old Industrial Property -- in Atlanta

Jamestown Properties is bringing a formula to Atlanta that it honed in New York, San Francisco and elsewhere: converting massive industrial buildings into fashionable, mixed-used addresses.

Home-Builder Confidence Declines

A gauge of home-builder sentiment ticked down this month, the latest mixed signal for the U.S. housing recovery.

From Farm to Table, Dutch Style

A furniture producer based on a former farm in the Netherlands lets clients tweak the quirky concepts of designers to suit their own homes

Matt Damon Sells in Miami Beach

The actor had listed the property on exclusive North Bay Road for $18.999 million, down from $20 million in 2013.

New York Condo With a Block-Long Terrace To List for $39 Million

The 5,577-square-foot apartment has a terrace that is 192 feet long; a typical city block is about 200 feet

Dennis Miller Lists Beach Home for $22.5 Million

The five-bedroom, 5½-bath shingle-style home sits on more than a half-acre of land with 63 feet of beach frontage on the Pacific Ocean.

When a Mortgage Hinges on Home Values

A home appraisal that comes in low can reduce the amount a home-buyer can borrow for a mortgage; why the loan-to-value ratio matters.

Cedric the Entertainer's 'Monopoly' House

His grandmother’s home in Missouri was small but full of love and humor

How to Buy a Greek Island

About 20 privately owned Greek islands are currently up for sale, some for the first time in generations.

American Realty Capital Chair Resigns

American Realty Capital Properties Inc., the real-estate investment trust that earlier this year disclosed accounting irregularities, said Monday that Chairman Nicholas Schorsch and Chief Executive David Kay have stepped down.

How Home Buyers Can Lower Closing Costs

Tips on how home buyers can ease the sticker shock of closing costs, which vary widely across the country.

New York's $500,000-a-Month Apartment Nabs a Tenant

A renter has booked the 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel as well as an additional $150,000-a-month suite on the 10th floor for guests

Thomas Kwok Found Guilty of Corruption

A jury in Hong Kong found Thomas Kwok, the co-chairman of one of Hong Kong’s biggest property developers, guilty in a corruption trial involving the city’s former No. 2 official, but found his brother, Raymond, not guilty.

Las Vegas 'Player' Gets Bounced From Casino

Stockbridge Capital Partners said Sam Nazarian no longer would be involved in the management of the new SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino that Stockbridge controls.


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