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  • 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.
  • 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: A Voice in the Wilderness – Twenty-seven-year-old singer-songwriter Allen Stone talks about the muse of solitude in the Washington cabin that was once his family's vacation home.
  • 18 April 2014: Forget the Alamo: San Antonio Gets a Makeover – Some developers are aiming to turn San Antonio into a city known for hip restaurants, a thriving tech scene and a booming downtown property market.
  • 18 April 2014: Shirley MacLaine Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million – Also, Robin Williams tries again to sell Napa Valley estate; Alex Rodriguez sells Miami Beach condo.
  • 21 April 2014: House and Home and Art – The owner of this Palladian-inspired home will include custom furniture and an extensive art collection in the sale---not to mention the panini press.
  • 22 April 2014: Soho Loft Sells for $26.58 Million – The sale represents one of the highest prices ever paid for a Manhattan co-op below 34th Street
  • 22 April 2014: Low-Slung Berlin Is Growing Up – Developers are moving forward with plans for unusually tall apartment buildings in this low-slung city in response to demand for housing that is greatly exceeding supply.
  • 23 April 2014: Ruling Bodes Well for REIT Converts – News that advertising company CBS Outdoor has received a green light from the IRS to convert into a real-estate investment trust is a positive sign for other companies awaiting similar rulings.
  • 23 April 2014: Plots & Ploys – Colorado's Oakwood Homes is purchasing Henry Walker Homes in a deal valued at over $75 million. The deal is a sign that home builders are deciding the best way to expand into a new market is to buy your way in.
  • 24 April 2014: A Heritage Home in Australia – The owner of this restored house near Melbourne collaborated with a team of designers to create a variety of artistic interiors.
  • 24 April 2014: Q&A: Solving Spring's Garden Problems – Ravenous rabbits, invading ivy and the fire-escape dilemma
  • 24 April 2014: Grape Views in Malibu – The owners grow their own grapes for wine on this nearly 3-acre property with water views.
  • 24 April 2014: It's Springtime for the Jumbo Borrower – Interest rates for jumbo mortgages are lower than expected this spring.
  • 24 April 2014: Foreclosure Errors Top Reported Rate – A consulting firm that scoured major U.S. banks' foreclosure files was finding far higher rates of error than regulators reported when they abruptly ended the review last year.
  • 25 April 2014: Tower Surge: $43 Million on the 51st Floor – Miami Beach condo asking a record $50 million finds a buyer, and a Soho pioneer sells his longtime art studio for $26.58 million.
  • 25 April 2014: Wuxi City Eases Some Property Rules – The eastern China city of Wuxi has eased some of its property-market regulations amid sluggish home sales and concern this could hurt economic growth.
  • 25 April 2014: Domino Site Deal Reached – The City Council has struck a deal to allow for tall towers at the former Domino Sugar refinery on the Brooklyn waterfront, the first significant land-use proposal under the new mayoral administration.
  • 25 April 2014: Demand for Home Loans Plunges – Mortgage lending declined to the lowest level in 14 years in the first quarter as homeowners pulled back sharply from refinancing and house hunters showed little appetite for new loans, the latest sign of how rising interest rates have dented the housing recovery.
  • 25 April 2014: Food Enhances the Scene in Battery Park City – The search for food could be easing as more options open in the area of Brookfield Place, the new name of the former World Financial Center.
  • 25 April 2014: Companies Apply to Run New Casinos in New York State – Nearly two dozen groups have paid a $1 million application fee for the chance to open a casino in upstate New York, according to information released Thursday by the New York State Gaming Commission.
  • 25 April 2014: Penthouse Views From Across the Globe – A look inside homes around the globe that feel like they're on top of the world.
  • 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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