Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
- Beach Sunsets in Australia
This modern beach-style apartment with a large rooftop terrace has panoramic sea views.
- The House Where Thrillers Are Born
From his Pine Island, Fla., home, novelist Randy Wayne White writes amid the mementos of his life as an outdoorsman, adventurer and globe trotter.
- A Gallery of Rogues' Homes
Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Madoff. A look at the mansions built or bought with corporate fraud. (Remember the $6,000 shower curtain?)
- Ziff Family Florida Compound Is Seeking Almost $200 Million
Known as ?Gemini,? the nearly 16-acre estate south of Palm Beach is one of the highest priced listings in the country
- An Apple Manager's Headquarters for High Jinks
A creative director crafts a San Francisco home dedicated to daring, whimsy and fun.
- Japan's Creative, Ephemeral Homes
Buyers value new, highly personalized houses?forget resales. This model has one happy side-effect: a flourishing of some of the world?s most wonderfully bizarre architecture.
- Shopping Mall Developer Taubman Dies
A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made billionaire who cemented the enclosed shopping mall into American culture has died. He was 91.
- Fannie, Freddie to Lower Fees
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is set to direct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce mortgage fees on some borrowers.
- Avison Young Hires Big to Accelerate Growth in New York
A. Mitti Liebersohn has left his longtime brokerage team at JLL to join Avison Young?s New York office.
- What's the Deal: News Digest
A roundup of real-estate news in the Greater New York area.
- Former Diane Arbus Home Is for Sale
The influential photographer lived at the West Village property in the 1960s.
- A Flower Arrangement Inspired by Gerhard Richter
For an April-themed arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor welcomes the rainy season with a riff on Gerhard Richter?s windshield-wiper-ish painting ?Bouquet.?
- A Romance With High Contrast
One writer recalls his lifelong love affair with black-and-white checkerboard floors.
- Racing to Buy Homes Sight Unseen
Residential real estate is becoming the next frontier for speed-based investing. Math-driven models powered by historical patterns can size up homes and calculate future income in minutes.
- 'Luxury Workforce' Housing Coming to New York Suburb
A development in suburban New York City will include luxury amenities, even though it will house those who qualify for affordable housing.
- A Changing Nicaragua Attracts Resort Investor
A U.S. property-development firm is increasing its bet on Nicaragua, one of several developing countries that are attracting new tourism-industry investors.
- Deutsche Wohnen Bid for Austrian Rival Fails
German real-estate business Deutsche Wohnen said its bid to take over Austrian rival Conwert Immobilien Invest has collapsed after it failed to reach the minimum acceptance threshold.
- Ways to Give Your House Away
Anyone inspired to donate their home to charity should know that the tax rules are complicated.
- Chita Rivera on the Leap That Launched Her Dance Career
The actress/dancer was a tomboy who grew up in a lively Washington, D.C., home.
- Comedian Mike Myers Lists New York Duplex for $16.95 Million
The ?Austin Powers? creator purchased the 4,200-square-foot penthouse in Soho for roughly $7.9 million in 2007
- Philadelphia Penthouse Is Listing for a Record $17.6 Million
Under construction, the apartment has the highest asking price in the city.
- Where Luxury Homes Sell the Fastest
An analysis of home listings over a two-month period identifies San Jose, Calif., as the place where home buyers need to act quickly.
- Extreme Closet Makeover
A look inside the $85,000 closet renovation of a California doctor.
- Westchester's Priciest House Is Listing For $29.5 Million
The 98-acre property in Mount Kisco, N.Y. was once owned by showman Billy Rose
- Advantages of a One-of-a-Kind Home
Homes with a special feature that is no longer allowed under local building rules may give owners an edge when it?s time to sell.
- The French Riviera at a Bargain
There are rare deals in glittering Cap d?Antibes, the onetime party spot of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
- Barcelona's Draw as 'Urban Resort'
Spain?s second city is luring new home buyers who like the city-and-surf lifestyle of the coastal metropolis.
- After Foreclosures, Home Buyers Are Back
Many who lost their homes during the early part of the financial crisis are rebounding after credit-penalty phase.
- New York's 'Helmsley Building' Sells to RXR
RXR closes on the purchase of the so-called Helmsley Building, which is just north of New York?s Grand Central Terminal and known to many because Park Avenue foot and vehicle traffic run through it.
- Financial Giants Set Up Tech Hubs in Manhattan
Several big-name financial services firms are opting to set up tech divisions in prime Manhattan real-estate markets outside of their headquarters because many increasingly see themselves more as technology companies.
- What's the Deal: News Digest
A roundup of real-estate news in greater New York.
- In Real-Estate Tech Firms, Europe Plays Catchup With U.S.
Technology services are catching investors? eyes in Europe?s real-estate market, but they will have to out-muscle U.S. companies to succeed.