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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 Challenges of Selling a Hollywood Home
In Los Angeles, an abode that has housed generations of Hollywood legends can be the ultimate status symbol, but there are complications when it is time to sell.
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.
Developers Put on the Glitz for Busy Fall Selling Season
Increasingly, developers use a wide range of splashy affairs to promote luxury residential real-estate sales in autumn, the most important sales period after spring.
Microsoft Opens Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue
Microsoft will step onto one of the world?s biggest retail stages Monday when it opens its Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan as part of its strategy to boost direct contact with consumers.
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.
An App That Helps Glimpse the Future
Rokitt?s augmented-reality technology helps architects and residents see a skyline?s potential.
What's the Deal
A roundup of real-estate news in the tri-state region
New York's Institutional Building Spree
Projects by schools, hospitals and others more than tripled in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier.
Stonewall Inn, Historic Gay Site, May Become New York City Landmark
The city Landmarks Preservation Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on designating the Stonewall Inn as an individual landmark for its pivotal role in New York City?s social history.
Red Berries Are Coming Back to New Jersey
In a sign of the changing beverage market, a longtime plant and distribution facility of juice maker Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. will soon be home to the company Bai Brands, which produces drinks made from the coffee fruit.
Rent Regulations Expire as Deal Eludes Lawmakers
New York City?s rent regulations expired at midnight Monday as Albany lawmakers couldn?t agree on how to renew a law that afforded protection to more than two million people.
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.
Designers Put Cork in It
Once dismissed as cheap and ugly, cork is becoming cool as top designers create pieces that are not only sustainable, but covetable.
Five Midcentury Homes for Interiors Inspiration
Take a tour of these classic residences, including Modernist designer Eileen Gray?s 1929 villa, now open to the public after years of restoration.
Design's Best-Kept Secret: Eames Radios
Collectors are tuning into radios designed by Charles and Ray Eames?a more accessible way to own an original by the midcentury masters.
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.
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.
Pierhouse Condos Take a Bow in Brooklyn Bridge Park
The two condominium buildings and an adjacent hotel are massive horizontal structures at the edge of the park and offer up-close city views.
Blackstone Bets Big on Logistics
Blackstone Group has cut a deal to pay $1.5 billion for a portfolio of logistics centers, in the latest sign that this e-commerce-driven business is one of the hottest areas in the commercial property industry.
Expiration of Visa Program Nears
Facing an impending expiration, the controversial EB-5 program designed to attract wealthy immigrants has federal lawmakers at an impasse, leaving its long-term future uncertain.
Freddie Mac Starts Pilot Program With Looser Standards
Mortgage-finance giant Freddie Mac and two nonbank lenders are loosening income and documentation requirements for mortgage applicants in a new pilot program.