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Estate for Faith and FamilyOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Homes Where Animals RoamOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Port Authority Debates Third TowerOpen in a New Window

The prospect of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey giving aid to build a third World Trade Center tower amid slow leasing at the first two has led to a new concept at the bistate agency: open debate.

 

Fight Heats Up in Real Estate Data BusinessOpen in a New Window

CoStar Group, one of the country's largest commercial real estate data firms, has forced a small competitor, New York startup CompStak, to give up the names of four CompStak users who CoStar alleges violated its licensing agreement.

 

What's the DealOpen in a New Window

A roundup of commercial real estate transactions from across the tri-state region.

 

Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for BusinessOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Behind a Real-Estate Empire, Ties to India's Gandhi DynastyOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Modern Take on a FarmsteadOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Hotel Builders Bet on Africa Gas BoomOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Powers of DeductionOpen in a New Window

For those weighed down by large mortgage payments, there are ways to save money when next year's tax season arrives; beekeeping, anyone?

 

Housing Trouble Grows in ChinaOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Hot Spot Gets Cold ShoulderOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Campus Apartment---for Kid in DiapersOpen in a New Window

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.

 

A Wine-Induced House HuntOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Historic Mediterranean in FloridaOpen in a New Window

Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.

 

Former Tobacco Hub Clears the AirOpen in a New Window

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.

 

New York REIT Starts FastOpen in a New Window

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.
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