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Today's Real Estate News

  • In India, a GIFT Waiting to Be Opened
    India’s Prime Minister Modi conceived of the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT, more than seven years ago. But the ambitious project has seen only halting progress.
  • Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing Recovery
    Housing markets in some big Chinese cities are starting to heat up, but smaller markets like Changchun in northeastern China show few signs of thawing.
  • When the Firm Is Wired but the Office Isn't
    Tech and advertising companies love New York’s quirky old loft buildings and hip, unconventional neighborhoods. Trouble is, connectivity can be primitive.
  • 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.
  • Condos Left Behind in Housing Rebound
    Condos accounted for just 5.5% of all construction of multifamily housing in the U.S. in the first quarter, the lowest ratio on record, as demand has been hit by post-crisis rules on condo mortgages and by some consumers’ shift in favor of renting.
  • 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.
  • Five Midcentury Homes for Interiors Inspiration
    Take a tour of these classic residences, including Modernist designer Eileen Gray’s 1929 villa, now open to the public after years of restoration.
  • Design's Best-Kept Secret: Eames Radios
    Collectors are tuning into radios designed by Charles and Ray Eames—a more accessible way to own an original by the midcentury masters.
     

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Theater Reviews

  • '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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