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  • 28 September 2012: Silicon Valley Versailles – This French-château-style house, with a marble entrance, two greenhouses and a gold-leaf ceiling in the ballroom, sits in California's high-tech capital.
  • 15 October 2012: Cape Cod Estate of Former Toy Executive Hits the Auction Block – A Cape Cod estate previously listed for $12.5 million hits the auction block; in Dallas, a Mount Vernon replica formerly owned by oil tycoon H.L. Hunt lists for $24.9 million; a large Texas ranch formerly asking $44 million goes up for auction.
  • 18 October 2012: Remsen Street Townhouse Uses New Stoop to Conquer – For homeowners Stephen Olsen and Cristina Delgado, the history of 42 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights has been like a picture puzzle that they have tried to piece together over time.
  • 3 November 2012: In Marine Park, Lending a Hand Is Routine – Marine Park, a solidly middle-class enclave of attached and detached single-family homes, is the kind of place where neighbors check in on neighbors, some of whom have known each other's families for generations.
  • 14 November 2012: Park Slope Mansion: Never a House Divided – A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.
  • 21 September 2013: Blackstone Seeks to Sell La Quinta – Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.
  • 7 May 2014: China Central Bank to Step Up Monitoring of Loan Default Risks – China's central bank said it would strengthen its monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity.
  • 16 May 2014: Bedrooms Are Replacing Cubicles – Rents for residential units are rising amid sluggish demand for office space, flipping the traditional economic relationship between residential and commercial real estate.
  • 27 August 2014: Simon, With Klépierre Deal, Expands Reach in Europe – David Simon's plan to build a retail real-estate empire in Europe similar to the one his family built in the U.S. took a big step with the planned merger between France's Klépierre and Dutch rival Corio.
  • 14 August 2014: A Jumbo-Loan Service for Service Members – Active military and veterans can get jumbo home loans guaranteed by the VA. Interest rates are competitive, down payment requirements are much lower, and private mortgage insurance is waived.
  • 15 August 2014: The Trouble With Living Large – Everyone wants to have more space, but some homeowners find that an extra-large house comes with complications.
  • 20 August 2014: Sam Zell, Ex-Partner Face Off in Emerging Markets – Since an acrimonious split, Sam Zell and his former partner Gary Garrabrant have kept their distance. Now they are preparing to square off on turf they once conquered together: emerging-markets real estate.
  • 22 August 2014: T.M.I. on Home Loans – Home buyers cite information overload when seeking mortgage advice—while specific totals on payments and rates are hard to get, a survey finds.
  • 22 August 2014: Tom Robbins and Life in a Four-Wing Circus – The best-selling author's Washington state compound is an homage to Pop Art, jungle lore and circus imagery.
  • 22 August 2014: A Large Hamptons Spread Asks $34.99 Million – The estate of cable and telecommunications entrepreneur Richard Treibick lists the 31-acre Sagaponack property as two separate parcels.
  • 22 August 2014: Southampton Property To Go on the Market for $50 Million – The beachfront property with two Tudor-style homes was once part of the Wooldon Manor estate.
  • 22 August 2014: Cape Town Is Escape Town – Foreign home buyers looking for holiday and retirement destinations are investing in the South African city.
  • 22 August 2014: Welcome to the Guesthouse – Sometimes offices, sometimes crash pads for Junior, guesthouses are enjoying a moment, even if they're rarely being used to house actual guests.
  • 25 August 2014: Elevated State in Georgia – This 1920s English-style stone home perched on Lookout Mountain has views into Tennessee.
  • 25 August 2014: 'Supernatural''s Jensen Ackles To List Malibu Home – The co-star of the long-running television series will be putting his nearly 6,000-square-foot house on the market for $6.995 million
  • 26 August 2014: Brazil Hotel Chain on the Block – A U.S. real-estate investor could become one of the largest hotel owners in Brazil if the firm succeeds in a tender offer that values Brazil Hospitality Group at $1 billion.
  • 27 August 2014: Project Climbs Out of Its Hole – The battle over the stalled Chicago Spire project, one of the most high-profile real-estate developments clobbered by the downturn, has taken another step toward being resolved.
  • 27 August 2014: Hotel Chain Gives It the Old College Try – A new hotel brand thinks it can win a devoted following by offering guests a chance to relive the college experience.
  • 28 August 2014: Religion's Effect on Real Estate – A German study says living near—but not too near—a house of worship results in a 4.8% price bump
  • 28 August 2014: An English Mansion With Massive Basement Asks $29 Million – Located in Surrey, in an area with development restrictions, the home's underground space is about 7,000 square feet—almost as large as the space built above ground
  • 28 August 2014: Roots of a High-Tech Revolution – Chuck Hull, the inventor of the 3-D printer, learned determination growing up on a Colorado farm
  • 29 August 2014: Miami Heat's Chalmers Lists Condo – On the 49th floor of the Marquis Residences, across the street from American Airlines Arena, the two-story condo is 5,475 square feet
  • 29 August 2014: The 'Shoffice' Solution – London homeowners who have maximized the square footage in their attics and basements are now building a backyard 'shoffice,' a cross between a shed and an office.
  • 29 August 2014: Cost Dispute Halts Work on Brooklyn Apartment Tower – Contractor Skanska is in fight with developer Forest City over added costs at tower next to Barclays Center that is using modular construction.
  • 29 August 2014: Real Estate's Self-Made Mogul – Don Peebles, the son of a mechanic, built a real-estate empire that includes three palatial family homes; meals sent up by dumbwaiter.
  • 29 August 2014: The Big Unit Will List his Big House for $25 Million – On Monday, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Johnson will list his 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley, Ariz., estate
  • 12 September 2008: Tackle Credit Cards Now – People ages 25 to 34 hold an average of $4,358 in credit-card debt and not many of them complete a "get out of debt" plan in less than three years. But it is possible. Here are some tips on how to begin -- and stick with -- a debt diet.
  • 15 September 2008: Kids Get Money-Wise at Camp – Financial education is expanding to an unlikely audience -- younger kids, even grade-school students. This summer, school-age children will attend finance camp, where they'll take trips to a bank or delve into investing simulations.
  • 20 September 2008: Loan Delinquencies Reappear – Loan delinquencies jumped at the fastest pace since last year in August for many categories.
  • 22 September 2008: Your Cash: How Safe Is Safe? – Strategies on how to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars safely stowed away under FDIC protection.
  • 7 October 2008: Car Loan Delinquencies Rise – Auto-loan delinquencies are on the rise as cash-strapped Americans increasingly struggle to repay car and truck loans, according to a study.
  • 14 October 2008: Debt-Relief Firms Attract Complaints – Regulators say many companies that promise to clear up unpaid bills don't deliver. The consequences are trashing customers' credit scores.
  • 5 November 2008: 'Underwater' vs. Foreclosure – Why most people who owe more than a property's worth will still keep their homes.
  • 24 August 2009: When Credit-Card Rules Take Effect – Starting Aug. 20, credit-card users will get new protections, the first of a series of federal actions that constrain card issuers from changing terms on customers. A look at some of the rules.
  • 21 October 2009: Fixing Troubled Mortgages for Elderly – Option adjustable-rate mortgages are proving nearly as toxic as subprime mortgages. To help certain seniors, banks are using a novel strategy.
  • 16 December 2009: How Much Is a College Degree Worth? – Families are evaluating the reasons to pursue higher education and how much tuition they want to pay.
  • 17 December 2009: More Borrowers Drawn to 15-Year Mortgage – Lured by rock-bottom interest rates, a growing share of borrowers looking to refinance are opting for a 15-year mortgage instead of the traditional 30-year one.
  • 23 December 2009: Tamer Cards for Tougher Times – When the economy was roaring, charge cards requiring users to pay balances in full took a back seat to revolving credit cards. Now charge cards are making a comeback.
  • 29 December 2009: New BofA CEO Seeks Credit-Card Fix – When Bank of America Corp.'s new chief executive takes over next week, one of the first problems he will face is one he's already been grappling with—the bank's credit-card business.
  • 8 March 2010: Home-Saving Moves Afoot – Pressure is growing on U.S. banks to ease terms for distressed homeowners on home-equity loans and other second-lien mortgages.
  • 10 March 2010: BofA Ends Some Overdraft Fees – Bank of America plans to announce that it is eliminating $35 overdraft fees on debit-card purchases as the bank tries to stay ahead of a sweeping round of regulations.
  • 29 March 2010: Data Theft Hits 3.3 Million Borrowers – Company and federal officials said they believed last week's theft of identity data from a student-loan guarantor was the largest-ever breach of such information and could affect up to 5% of all federal student-loan borrowers.
  • 10 April 2010: Is It Time to Refinance Your Mortgage? – With interest rates on the rise, more homeowners are asking that question. The answer depends, in part, on how long they plan to live in their current home.
  • 12 April 2010: New Help for College Borrowers – Buried in the health-care bill is some modest help for parents borrowing to pay college costs. But the legislation doesn't address current and former students who are wrestling with education debt.
  • 19 April 2010: Reverse Mortgages Now Look Cheaper – Some of the country's biggest reverse-mortgage lenders are slicing costs—helping even some affluent homeowners who want to generate additional income.
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