Real Estate & Local News

Today's Real Estate News

  • The Challenges of Selling a Hollywood Home
    In Los Angeles, an abode that has housed generations of Hollywood legends can be the ultimate status symbol, but there are complications when it is time to sell.
  • Nazarian to Sell Stake in SLS Las Vegas Hotel
    Hotelier Sam Nazarian has agreed to sell his minority stake in the SLS Las Vegas hotel and for his company to give up management of the money-losing property on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • TPG Raises $2 Billion in Real-Estate Fund
    Private-equity giant TPG has closed its first high-risk real-estate fund, raising more than $2 billion in commitments at a time when big investors’ appetite for real-estate risk is increasing.
  • Moshe Silagi Sells 24-Property Portfolio For $224 Million
    An Israeli immigrant who built a vast real-estate empire after moving to the U.S. in 1976 has sold a 24-property portfolio in 12 states to a venture of Northstar Commercial Partners and ALTO Real Estate funds for $224 million.
  • Plaza Hotel Sale Mired in Legal Battle
    New York’s Plaza Hotel—with its illustrious history and a roster of previous owners that includes Conrad Hilton and Donald Trump—is on the block again. But this time, it isn’t business as usual, thanks to a jailed Indian owner and a five-year legal battle.
  • New York's Institutional Building Spree
    Projects by schools, hospitals and others more than tripled in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier.
  • Designers Put Cork in It
    Once dismissed as cheap and ugly, cork is becoming cool as top designers create pieces that are not only sustainable, but covetable.
  • Stonewall Inn, Historic Gay Site, May Become New York City Landmark
    The city Landmarks Preservation Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on designating the Stonewall Inn as an individual landmark for its pivotal role in New York City’s social history.

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  • 'Dear Elizabeth' captures fascinating lives of poets

    Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop were not only two of America's most accomplished poets, they were also thoughtful, prolific letter-writers who used the medium to work out issues both personal and professional.


Home & Garden

Real Estate News Stories

  • House Hunt: Dennis condo ideal as starter

    This one-bedroom Dennis condo is ideal for those looking to break into the Cape Cod real estate or those looking to downsize | This week's Cape House Hunt

  • Cape House Hunt: Always in style, convenient in Cotuit

    Across from the Cotuit village green and library, this mansard-roofed four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath overlooks Cotuit Bay - Victorian moldings and hardwood floors are found throughout the house.

  • Barnstable house just feels like home

    This four bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Barnstable home is a colonial reproduction - it's open, with post-and-beam construction | This week's Cape House Hunt featured home

  • House Hunt: Striking balance in Harwich

    This antique 6-bedroom colonial in Harwich Port has exquisite balance: A crushed shell driveway lies in front of the main entrance, gardens full of perennials sit in front of two bump-out parlor windows.


Second Homes News

  • A Canadian Country Chalet
    This chalet on 8.3 acres in the "cottage country" region north of Toronto is asking 842,000 Canadian dollars.
  • Home Swede Home
    From the spectacular setting of a seaside estate to remote clearings in the middle of the forest, Gotland has become a prime destination for high-end second-home buyers who want to personalize their vacation homes.
  • Ever Stylish Sunburst Mirror
    With bleak winter days settling in, one means of brightening the corners of a home's rooms, entryways and stairwells—while adding distinction and a sense of playfulness—is with a sunburst mirror.
  • Gourmets Down the Road
    Homes near some fine-dining spots in California, Texas and New York.
  • Fun and Games
    Homes sporting game rooms with pool tables and other amusements in New Mexico, Nevada, Florida.
  • My Not-So-Exotic Garden
    After 10 seasons spent "futzing" with his garden, columnist Bart Ziegler feels a growing insecurity.
  • Club Life
    This week's column looks at homes in Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla., that overlook golf courses.
  • Sell to Renter or Short Sale?
    Underwater on the mortgage to their second home, a California couple debates a short sale, possibly to the home's current renter. June Fletcher offers tips.

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