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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.
  • 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.
  • 11 August 2014: Renters Sing the Blues in Music City – In Nashville, Tenn., and some other smaller metro areas, rent increases are squeezing residents who are paying a larger percentage of their income to rent.
  • 14 August 2014: Lush Home With Park Views – Formerly a church hall, this converted seven-bedroom family home in east London overlooks the 280-acre Victoria Park.
  • 14 August 2014: Jamie Wyeth's Portrait of His Family – The artist reflects on the lessons he learned about art and life from the long line of artists in the Wyeth clan
  • 14 August 2014: Norway's Luxury Nooks of the North – High-end homes in Tromsø, Norway's biggest Arctic city, are expensive but compact; it's all about the views
  • 14 August 2014: Three Homes With Private Beaches for Sale – Beachside properties in Osterville, Mass; Laguna Beach, Calif. and Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
  • 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.
  • 14 August 2014: Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon's Virginia Estate to List for $70 Million – Located about an hour from Washington., D.C., the estate has about 40 structures on it, including a roughly 10,000-square-foot Georgian mansion.
  • 14 August 2014: Comedian Jimmy Kimmel's Los Angeles House to List for $2.299 Million – The Hollywood Hills home has a built-in beer dispenser and 15 televisions.
  • 14 August 2014: Christie Brinkley Cuts the Price on Turks and Caicos Home – The model is asking $9 million. The house first went on the market in late 2013 for $10.75 million.
  • 14 August 2014: Paradise Hits the Market – After a tumultuous few years, one of Honolulu's most prestigious streets begins a new chapter.
  • 15 August 2014: Hotel Industry Enjoys a Boom in Persian Gulf – While upheaval has dented tourism in much of the Mideast, the hotel industry in Dubai and much of the rest of the Persian Gulf is growing strongly again.
  • 15 August 2014: Pennsylvania Estate---and Former Revolutionary War Campground---Seeks $14 Million – A 9-acre Pennsylvania property where George Washington and his troops are said to have camped is available for sale
  • 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.
  • 18 August 2014: China's Elite Rush to Sell Luxury Homes – Chinese officials, under close scrutiny by the state's corruption watchdog, are trying to offload properties that might raise red flags.
  • 19 August 2014: A Nature-Lover's Home in Taiwan – This suburban Taipei house with an American-style interior sits next to a national park and is minutes away from Taiwan's most important museum.
  • 19 August 2014: Plots & Ploys – MediaNews Group is putting its real estate on the block; Investors are pouring money into health-care properties; Swedish construction giant Skanska invests in more public-infrastructure projects.
  • 20 August 2014: Tech Sector's Capital Infusion – Washington's commercial-real-estate market is getting a boost from the technology sector.
  • 20 August 2014: U.S. Home Size Levels Off, for Now at Least – The two-year trend of big houses getting even bigger appears to have peaked—at least for now—as more buyers seeking modest homes enter the market.
  • 20 August 2014: Unions, Activists Align on Affordable Housing – A group of New York City construction unions have forged a coalition with affordable housing activists to ratchet up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to require organized labor in the building of 80,000 lower-cost apartment units over the next decade.
  • 20 August 2014: Many Visitors but Few Tenants – Governors Island attracts many seasonal visitors but also faces many stumbling blocks in luring year-round tenants to the 172-acre off the southern tip of Manhattan.
  • 20 August 2014: Casinos Chase New York City Proximity – With three failing Atlantic City casinos slated to close their doors within the next month, officials near New York City are pushing shiny new gaming facilities harder than ever.
  • 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.
  • 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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