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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.
  • 17 July 2014: Queens Project Stirs Worry That Residents Will Be Priced Out – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable-housing ambitions are being tested by the first major project he has shaped from its early stages, a 2.2-million-square-foot development on the Queens waterfront that is raising fears of Brooklyn-style skyrocketing rents.
  • 23 July 2014: Condo Builders Fuel Land Rush in Miami – Cash-paying buyers from abroad are moving to snap up what remains of the city's dwindling supply of prime unbuilt sites, driving values of undeveloped plots to record levels.
  • 23 July 2014: New Lenders Enter Property Market and Think Small – As the economy improves, lenders see loans for smaller properties as less risky. And with less competition, interest rates and potential profit can be higher.
  • 23 July 2014: Plots & Ploys – Money from China has been a top driver of some housing markets, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. But that spigot may soon tighten.
  • 23 July 2014: A Power Surge in the Rust Belt – General Electric cut a deal with county and city officials to move a number of operations—including human resources and finance—to a new $90 million facility in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.
  • 23 July 2014: Maine Hotel Raises the Bar – From the 15th floor of the new Westin hotel in Portland, Maine, the highest point in the city, the view looks pretty good for a pair of hotel investors who completely remade the nearly century-old property.
  • 24 July 2014: A Bouquet Inspired by a Joan Mitchell Canvas – In a loose arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor recreates the feeling of a poetically chaotic canvas by the abstract expressionist painter.
  • 24 July 2014: Leroy Schecter's Florida Home Sells for $28 Million – The steel-manufacturing magnate's Indian Creek home had been on the market for several years.
  • 24 July 2014: Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse – With a major show of Henri Matisse's cut-outs opening stateside this fall, designers are busily creating patterns inspired by the textile-obsessed painter's art.
  • 24 July 2014: A Panda, an Orb and Farrah's Footprints – New York art curator Doreen Remen tears through walls and windows to get her artwork into the right spaces in her apartment.
  • 24 July 2014: Architect Antonio Cruz's Cool, Collected Home – The Seville home of architect Antonio Cruz is a Modernist's dream, 20 years in the making.
  • 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.
  • 24 July 2014: Northern Exposure: Montreal Retreats – For those looking for a slightly cooler change of pace for summer, three homes with views of the city.
  • 24 July 2014: Jerry Leiber's House Hits the Market – The songwriting legend's home in Venice, Calif., is listed for $10.85 million.
  • 24 July 2014: A Jackson Hole Ranch, Now More than 50% Off---for $48.7 Million – The Walton Ranch, once priced at $100 million, has been deeply discounted and is now available for $48.7 million.
  • 24 July 2014: J.P. Morgan's 'Camp' Is for Sale – The financier's longtime Adirondack retreat hits the market for $3.25 million.
  • 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.
  • 25 July 2014: Home Buyers Bullish on Istanbul – Luxury-home buyers are pouring into Istanbul from the Middle East and Europe, attracted by the city's rising yet comparatively affordable prices, and by Turkey's relative stability compared with neighbors.
  • 25 July 2014: Zillow in Talks to Buy Rival Trulia – Zillow is in advanced talks to buy rival online real-estate information service Trulia, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that could give their fast-growing websites more power.
  • 25 July 2014: A Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Houston – Built in 1955, this home designed by the noted architect was restored and expanded by the current owner; the property includes a courtyard with a pool.
  • 25 July 2014: More Are Taking Shape in Flatiron District – The Flatiron District between Madison Square Park and Union Square has become a booming fitness enclave for exercise classes and retailers selling workout apparel.
  • 25 July 2014: Hamptons Houses for the Masses – An uptick in deals for lower-priced homes along the storied South Fork of Long Island—mostly by bargain-hunting second-home buyers—has pushed up sales there to the highest point since 2005.
  • 25 July 2014: Director Ron Howard Sells Lakeside House for $27.5 Million – Director Ron Howard has sold his home in Armonk, N.Y., for the asking price of $27.5 million.
  • 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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