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Today's Real Estate News

  • Nolita Increasingly Becomes a Name of Its Own
    While Nolita's name identifies it as being north of Little Italy, the small Manhattan neighborhood has, in recent years, come into its own as an area defined by the many independent businesses lining its streets.
  • Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business
    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 Dynasty
    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.
  • Homes Where Animals Roam
    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.
  • Estate for Faith and Family
    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.
  • Powers of Deduction
    For those weighed down by large mortgage payments, there are ways to save money when next year's tax season arrives; beekeeping, anyone?
  • De Blasio Vows Fixes for Sandy Aid
    At least 500 New York City homes damaged by superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt and 500 reimbursement checks would be issued to storm victims by the end of this summer, under the mayor's new recovery plan.
  • Plots & Ploys
    Google made a limited number of its Google Glass products available to the general public for the first time, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts wants in.
     

Restaurant Reviews

  • Review: Hyannis eatery features authentic Mexican fare

    This tiny eatery hidden down a walkway off the thoroughfare in Hyannis advertises "authentic Mexican," and two things immediately support the claim: The menu is written in Spanish and none of the food we had came smothered in a layer of melted cheese.

  • The Hangar B offers small town flavor

    The Hangar B Eatery is the kind of restaurant that could become a regular place to hang out, nestled in a building at the edge of the Chatham Airport, says reviewer Laurie Higgins.

     

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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.
     

OnCape Dining

  • Acapulcos spices up family dining

    Acapulcos in West Yarmouth offers fun, festive and affordable family dining with impeccable service and a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Palio Pizzeria covers the basics

    No matter how creative your toppings are, pizza starts and ends with the crust and while most crust made in a brick oven has a nice bite to it, Palio's has mastered the art of balance.

  • Yarmouth House a real deal

    This time of year local restaurants offer some of their best deals and the Yarmouth House Restaurant currently has a different special every night.

  • Wok-n-Roll follows simple beat

    Wok-n-Roll has a large menu of Cantonese and Szechwan specialties, priced from $4 to $9, with a dinner special for two at $16 75.

  • Diners feeling underwhelmed at Rosina's Cafe

    Sometimes you want to like a restaurant more than you actually do, and that was my experience with Rosina's Cafe in Orleans - I love Italian food enough that I could eat it every night of the week, so my expectations were high — perhaps too high.

  • A taste of Jamaica at The Jerk Cafe

    During my visit to The Jerk Cafe, which opened four months ago in a South Yarmouth storefront adjacent to the Chinese restaurant Wok-n-Roll (more about that next month), I learned two important lessons.

  • Big portions, big flavor at Carbo's Grille

    We left Carbo's with full stomachs and happy hearts and the resolve to return the next time we're on that end of the Cape.

  • Naked Oyster takes fresh approach

    The Cape has plenty of nautical-themed family dining seafood restaurants and Naked Oyster - romantic, citified and sophisticated - provides an appealing alternative.

 

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