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  • 28 September 2012: Italian Villa-Style Home in Los Angeles Lists For $30 Million – An Italian villa-style home in Los Angeles lists for $30 million; a Nevada ranch goes on the market for $29.6 million; a Sydney waterfront estate asks $57.4 million.
  • 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.
  • 29 July 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.
  • 24 July 2014: Hogs or Condos? – A look at how the commodities markets for hogs, crude oil, coffee and gold have performed when compared to returns on an investment in a New York City condo.
  • 25 July 2014: The Friendliest Place in the House – After decades in decline, the porch is making a comeback as an outdoor room for dining, lounging and connecting with neighbors. Just don't call it a deck.
  • 30 July 2014: REITs Close the Door on Underwriters – A slowdown in equity deals in the REIT sector has crimped the fees of some Wall Street firms.
  • 30 July 2014: Home-Builder CEO Pay Rises – Total compensation for chief executives at the largest U.S. home-building corporations jumped 37% last year as sales and construction picked up, but stockholders didn't fare as well.
  • 30 July 2014: IRS Blesses Telecom's REIT Turn – Windstream's plan to spin off some of its telecommunications assets into a real estate investment trust comes as more U.S. companies seek to lower their taxes.
  • 30 July 2014: Gowanus Passes Sniff Test – The online-annotation company Genius is moving to Gowanus, where cheap rents and industrial architecture are luring some of the startups that had colonized many of Brooklyn's other hip neighborhoods.
  • 31 July 2014: Ranch With a New 'Old West' Town – This Colorado ranch comes with a modern take on an 1880s town, a toy barn and a log home.
  • 31 July 2014: Five Best Mushroom Lamps – It's as '70s as 'Close Encounters,' but the lowly light has sprouted again—in new incarnations of the upscale kind.
  • 31 July 2014: Lord Norman Foster on Good Design and Collectible Cars – The sought-after architect reveals what he's seeking, riding, collecting and coveting.
  • 31 July 2014: 'Modern Medieval' in Ohio – This 13-acre estate in Dublin, Ohio, includes a beauty salon as well as hidden passageways.
  • 31 July 2014: Hamptons Home of a Famed Socialite Hits the Market for $28 Million – Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's onetime home in Southampton is for sale
  • 31 July 2014: London Townhouse Lists for Over $42 Million – The roughly 10,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom, eight-bathroom property is made up of three separate apartments.
  • 1 August 2014: Design that Brings Home the Bacon – A piece-by-piece analysis of the living room of an entrepreneur and art collector in Atlanta.
  • 1 August 2014: Georgia Quail Plantation Sells For a Reduced Price at Close to $28 Million – Longpine, a nearly 6,000-acre quail plantation near Thomasville, Ga., has sold after about five years on the market.
  • 1 August 2014: John Denver's Onetime Rocky Mountain Home Lists for $10.75 Million – The late singer's 6,000-square-foot house on a six-acre property in Aspen has six bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms, four fireplaces and an outdoor swimming pool.
  • 1 August 2014: Walls That Shimmer – Wallpaper manufacturers are increasingly adding things like recycled glass, metallic highlights and beaded embellishments to their designs.
  • 1 August 2014: Queens Bridge Too Far (in Future) – The one-lane 149th Street Bridge in the Murray Hill section of Flushing, Queens, has been closed for more than four years, which the area's mostly Korean businesses say has resulted in costly revenue losses.
  • 1 August 2014: You Like Luxury? Join the Club – The real-estate crash taught high-end developers of private communities a lesson: To attract upscale buyers, invest heavily in the clubhouse. Now, they're loaded with amenities—for members only.
  • 1 August 2014: Expat Cuts Hit Hong Kong Rentals – The normal summertime surge in demand for high-end apartments in Hong Kong's top neighborhoods was weak again this year as companies changed the way they pay for housing for their expatriate employees and the finance sector continued to struggle.
  • 1 August 2014: Larry Ellison Sells Lake Tahoe Property for $20.35 Million – Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has sold one of his Lake Tahoe properties
  • 1 August 2014: Change Comes to Striver's Row – Some longtime residents of Striver's Row in Harlem, historically an enclave for African-American elite, are worried that something neighborly is being lost as buyers bid up home prices.
  • 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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