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  • 21 September 2012: A Private Sydney Harbor – This property is owned by one of Australia's leading philanthropists. It includes a boat pen for a 100-foot-long vessel, three slipways and a fully equipped workshop with 1,055-gallon diesel and gas tanks for refueling boats.
  • 21 September 2012: 'Real Housewives' Cast Members List Home for $26 Million – "Real Housewives" cast members list their Beverly Hills home for $26 million; an East Hampton home goes on the market for $25 million; late philanthropists' home in San Francisco goes into contract.
  • 24 September 2012: Beachfront in China's Hawaii – This contemporary home with views of the South China Sea is located on Hainan Island, which local residents call China's Hawaii.
  • 24 September 2012: A Mansion Revived in Westchester – Built in the early 1900s, this 21,000-square-foot estate in Westchester County was painstakingly renovated to both restore and revive the original spirit of the home.
  • 24 September 2012: Chelsea Townhouse – This four-bedroom, six-story house with elevator is one of three newly-built family-sized townhouses on a quiet residential street in London's Chelsea neighborhood.
  • 25 September 2012: Sticking Out in St. Croix – This V-shaped, roughly 6,500-square-foot home in the U.S. Virgin Islands is just a stone's throw from the beach.
  • 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.
  • 10 April 2014: A Wine-Induced House Hunt – After a weekend of wine tasting, singer-actress Rita Moreno and her husband decided to build a house in Berkeley with views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge—and one insane peacock.
  • 11 April 2014: Campus Apartment---for Kid in Diapers – Chinese buyers are laying the groundwork for their kids, some still in diapers, to study abroad by snapping up high-end real estate in college towns.
  • 14 April 2014: Historic Mediterranean in Florida – Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.
  • 15 April 2014: Nasdaq Is Bullish on Times Square Backdrop – Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.
  • 15 April 2014: Housing Trouble Grows in China – Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country's smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.
  • 16 April 2014: Former Tobacco Hub Clears the Air – Preservationists have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations and government buildings. Many now are shifting their focus to saving vestiges of America's industrial past.
  • 16 April 2014: New York REIT Starts Fast – Shares of Nicholas Schorsch's latest real-estate investment trust closed trading at $10.75 a share, rising close to 3.8% in the last hour of trading. Before Tuesday, the shares were valued at $10 each.
  • 16 April 2014: Hotel Builders Bet on Africa Gas Boom – When Enrique Nieto arrived in Palma eight months ago, there was one communal water tap and no paved roads. Now he is about to open the village's first hotel. The reason: natural gas.
  • 16 April 2014: Hot Spot Gets Cold Shoulder – In the early 1990s, an inflow of Russian money boosted tourism and drove up real-estate prices in the German spa town of Baden-Baden. Now locals are worried about Russian funds drying up.
  • 17 April 2014: Modern Take on a Farmstead – The design of this contemporary home in Kent, Conn., draws inspiration from traditional farm structures and was done by architect Steven Harris in the early stage of his career.
  • 17 April 2014: Plots & Ploys – Google made a limited number of its Google Glass products available to the general public for the first time, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts wants in.
  • 18 April 2014: De Blasio Vows Fixes for Sandy Aid – At least 500 New York City homes damaged by superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt and 500 reimbursement checks would be issued to storm victims by the end of this summer, under the mayor's new recovery plan.
  • 18 April 2014: Powers of Deduction – For those weighed down by large mortgage payments, there are ways to save money when next year's tax season arrives; beekeeping, anyone?
  • 18 April 2014: Estate for Faith and Family – This hilltop property features a private chapel, an indoor swimming pool and a total of 25 bedrooms spread across the main house, cabins and other buildings.
  • 18 April 2014: Homes Where Animals Roam – Keeping a tiger or a giraffe at home involves a tangle of federal, state and local laws. And when it comes time to sell, a herd of water buffalo can complicate the move.
  • 18 April 2014: Behind a Real-Estate Empire, Ties to India's Gandhi Dynasty – Robert Vadra, an in-law of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of India's ruling Congress party, built a real-estate portfolio nearly from scratch in a few years.
  • 19 April 2014: Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business – Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.
  • 19 April 2014: Nolita Increasingly Becomes a Name of Its Own – While Nolita's name identifies it as being north of Little Italy, the small Manhattan neighborhood has, in recent years, come into its own as an area defined by the many independent businesses lining its streets.
  • 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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