Title: WSJ.com: Real Estate
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Gardens and Mountains in Australia
This luxury period-style home on more than 50,000 square feet of land has a national park out the back door and is just a 90-minute drive from Sydney.
The House Where Thrillers Are Born
From his Pine Island, Fla., home, novelist Randy Wayne White writes amid the mementos of his life as an outdoorsman, adventurer and globe trotter.
A Gallery of Rogues' Homes
Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Madoff. A look at the mansions built or bought with corporate fraud. (Remember the $6,000 shower curtain?)
Ziff Family Florida Compound Is Seeking Almost $200 Million
Known as ?Gemini,? the nearly 16-acre estate south of Palm Beach is one of the highest priced listings in the country
An Apple Manager's Headquarters for High Jinks
A creative director crafts a San Francisco home dedicated to daring, whimsy and fun.
Japan's Creative, Ephemeral Homes
Buyers value new, highly personalized houses?forget resales. This model has one happy side-effect: a flourishing of some of the world?s most wonderfully bizarre architecture.
A Resnick Scion Strikes Out on His Own
With a new Chelsea condominium that?s 80% sold, Scott Resnick shows he?s up to the challenge of developing residential projects on his own.
Shopping Mall Developer Taubman Dies
A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made billionaire who cemented the enclosed shopping mall into American culture has died. He was 91.
Fannie, Freddie to Lower Fees
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is set to direct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce mortgage fees on some borrowers.
A House Made for a Sailor
The Kroeses are selling their waterside home in Westbrook, Conn., designed to complement lives spent largely on sailboats. The nautically themed home is on the market for $1.975 million.
Group Wants Parking Lots Converted to Elderly Housing
A study by the advocacy group LiveOn NY has identified 39 parking lots in the five boroughs that it says are underused and would be better used as housing for seniors.
What's the Deal: News Digest
A round-up of commercial real-estate news in the Greater New York region.
Rent a Desk, or Bathroom, in New York City With an App
A slew of innovative app-based services help New Yorkers instantly book short stints at the smallest of city spaces?a bathroom, a living room, an office. Need a pit stop? Try Airpnp.
In Franklin Lakes, People Tend to Stay Awhile
The affluent New Jersey community, population 10,600, is about 25 miles from Manhattan. Residents are drawn by its well-regarded public schools, relatively low property taxes and bucolic atmosphere.
Avison Young Hires Big to Accelerate Growth in New York
A. Mitti Liebersohn has left his longtime brokerage team at JLL to join Avison Young?s New York office.
What's the Deal: News Digest
A roundup of real-estate news in the Greater New York area.
Basic Home Essentials That Are Anything But Ordinary
Even if you aren?t ready for Marie Kondo?s life-changing magic, you can still embrace the beauty of simplicity by investing in items that are functional and stylish.
Five Fresh Spring Vases
Choose the perfect vase to display those long-awaited spring flowers at their best.
Former Diane Arbus Home Is for Sale
The influential photographer lived at the West Village property in the 1960s.
A Flower Arrangement Inspired by Gerhard Richter
For an April-themed arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor welcomes the rainy season with a riff on Gerhard Richter?s windshield-wiper-ish painting ?Bouquet.?
A Romance With High Contrast
One writer recalls his lifelong love affair with black-and-white checkerboard floors.
Ways to Give Your House Away
Anyone inspired to donate their home to charity should know that the tax rules are complicated.
Chita Rivera on the Leap That Launched Her Dance Career
The actress/dancer was a tomboy who grew up in a lively Washington, D.C., home.
Comedian Mike Myers Lists New York Duplex for $16.95 Million
The ?Austin Powers? creator purchased the 4,200-square-foot penthouse in Soho for roughly $7.9 million in 2007
Philadelphia Penthouse Is Listing for a Record $17.6 Million
Under construction, the apartment has the highest asking price in the city.
Where Luxury Homes Sell the Fastest
An analysis of home listings over a two-month period identifies San Jose, Calif., as the place where home buyers need to act quickly.
Extreme Closet Makeover
A look inside the $85,000 closet renovation of a California doctor.
Westchester's Priciest House Is Listing For $29.5 Million
The 98-acre property in Mount Kisco, N.Y. was once owned by showman Billy Rose
Advantages of a One-of-a-Kind Home
Homes with a special feature that is no longer allowed under local building rules may give owners an edge when it?s time to sell.
The French Riviera at a Bargain
There are rare deals in glittering Cap d?Antibes, the onetime party spot of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
Barcelona's Draw as 'Urban Resort'
Spain?s second city is luring new home buyers who like the city-and-surf lifestyle of the coastal metropolis.
After Foreclosures, Home Buyers Are Back
Many who lost their homes during the early part of the financial crisis are rebounding after credit-penalty phase.
One Property Firm Doubles Down in Brazil
New York-based GTIS is now the largest hotel owner in Brazil, following a $400 million takeover of Brazil Hospitality Group. The U.S. investor plans to upgrade properties and expand the hotel operator?s reach.
CIM, Partner Agree to Sell 11 Madison Ave. for $2.6 Billion
CIM is cashing in with a deal this week to sell a 29-story office tower in Manhattan for $2.6 billion, the second-highest sale price ever for a U.S. office building.
New York Regulator Seeks Faster Foreclosures
Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky?s proposal, aimed at tackling one the country?s worst foreclosure backlogs, would include streamlining the process for abandoned or vacant properties.
Economies of Sale
Existing-home sales in the U.S. this year are expected to hit levels not seen since 2006.