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Shopping for Sofa Beds
Real Estate, Yesterday

Sleeper sofas are as useful in cramped apartments as they are in large homes. And the new ones not only look good — they’re comfortable, too.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1,500,000
Real Estate, August 12

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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That Apartment You Rented? It’s Not Available. Take This One Instead.
Real Estate, August 11

What can renters do when it turns out that their new home is legally uninhabitable?

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Luxury Apartments Rise in Industrial Greenpoint
Real Estate, August 10

A 30-story rental tower arrives on Brooklyn’s waterfront.

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Brokers With a Song and Dance
Real Estate, August 10

Bohemia Realty caters to (and draws talent from) New York City’s theater community.

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Are Germany’s Garden Gnomes Endangered?
Op Ed, August 9

Gentrification threatens the country’s tradition of urban gardening.

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July’s Most Popular Properties
Real Estate, August 9

The TV home of “The Brady Bunch,” on the market for the first time in decades, was the most viewed property of the month.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens
Real Estate, August 9

This week’s properties are in the Flatiron District, Park Slope South, Brooklyn, and Jackson Heights, Queens.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, August 9

This week’s properties are in the Flatiron District, Park Slope South, Brooklyn, and Jackson Heights, Queens.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, August 9

This week’s properties are in Fairfield, Conn., and Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, August 9

This week’s properties are in Fairfield, Conn., and Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.

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A Renter Decides Not to Go It Alone
Real Estate, August 9

He thought he could navigate the city’s real estate market on his own — until the smell of formaldehyde convinced him he needed an agent.

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Public Housing for Some, Instagram Selfie Backdrop for Others
Foreign, August 9

Public housing estates in Hong Kong have become wildly popular destinations for photography, drawing the ire of some residents.

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A Rare Break for Renters: 325 Units at Waterside Plaza Could Become Affordable
Metro, August 8

A deal between the city and the property’s owner, Richard Ravitch, the former lieutenant governor, would allow longtime residents of the Manhattan complex to age in place.

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House Hunting in … Panama
Real Estate, August 8

Along the Pacific coast, Panama’s beach communities are struggling to attract foreign investment, leading to more affordable homes.

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$400,000 Homes in New York, Michigan and Maine
Real Estate, August 8

A weekend cottage in the Hudson Valley; a 1940s Colonial in Grosse Pointe Farms; and an 1820s house in Nobleboro.

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Balinese Style on the Panama Coast
Slideshow, August 8

This five-bedroom, Balinese-style villa in the beach town of Coronado, Panama, is on the market for $2.75 million.

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What You Get for $400,000
Slideshow, August 8

A stylish weekend cottage in the Hudson Valley; a 1940s colonial-style house in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; and an 1820s house in Nobleboro, Me.

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Wayne, N.J.: Good Schools, Water Views and Retail Vacancies
Real Estate, August 8

The township has reasonably priced housing, a strong school district and several bodies of water. But it is also coping with corporate and retail closures.

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Living In ... Wayne, N.J.
Slideshow, August 8

The township has reasonably priced housing, strong schools and several bodies of water. But it is also coping with corporate and retail closures.

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Fighting Over the Future of Inwood, Manhattan’s Last Affordable Neighborhood
Metro, August 7

The City Council will vote on a plan Wednesday to rezone 59 blocks of Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Residents worry about displacement.

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How Tariffs Could Make That New Apartment More Expensive
Real Estate, August 7

With the prices of steel and aluminum rising, it may only be a matter of time before prices on new homes go up, too.

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When the Dog Decides Where You Live
Real Estate, August 6

A Brooklyn couple forgo nicer apartments to get outdoor space for their ailing Beagle mix, Bonnie.

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Homes That Sold for Around $450,000
Real Estate, August 5

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Can My Co-op Board Hold a Secret Meeting Without Me?
Real Estate, August 4

When a board member broke a rule, a meeting was clandestinely arranged to discuss it. Must every meeting include every member?

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Deer Make the Worst Neighbors
Real Estate, August 3

Suburban homeowners are fascinated and irritated by these four-legged creatures.

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Village Townhouse Sale Breaks Record
Real Estate, August 3

A fully renovated Greenwich Village house closed last month at $37.2 million, a new high for downtown, while the producer Bob Weinstein sold his duplex.

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When a House Is So Much More
Real Estate, August 3

Why do some people get so emotional about real estate?

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The Noisiest Places in New York
Real Estate, August 2

All neighborhoods are not equal when it comes to noise. These are the loudest.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Real Estate, August 2

This week’s listings are in Murray Hill, Midtown East, and Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, August 2

This week’s listings are in Murray Hill, Midtown East, and Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
Real Estate, August 2

This week’s properties include a four-bedroom house in Katonah, N.Y., and a two-bedroom apartment in Hoboken, N.J.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, August 2

This week’s properties include a two-bedroom apartment in Hoboken, N.J., and a four-bedroom house in Katonah, N.Y.

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Three Friends, Two Homes, One Brooklyn House
Real Estate, August 2

When James and Rachael Patalano couldn’t find the home they wanted in their price range, they took a chance on a partnership with a longtime friend.

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House Hunting in … Malta
Real Estate, August 1

With multinational, financial services and internet gaming companies setting up offices in Malta, foreigners are moving in — and housing prices are going up.

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$1.9 Million Homes in California, Alaska and Louisiana
Real Estate, August 1

A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a modernist home in Anchorage and a renovated 19th-century house in New Orleans.

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A Palazzo on the Mediterranean
Slideshow, August 1

This five-bedroom house on Gozo, the westernmost island of Malta, is on the market for around $2.9 million.

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What You Get for $1.9 Million
Slideshow, August 1

A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a modernist home in Anchorage and a renovated 19th-century house in New Orleans.

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Irvington, N.Y.: A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views
Real Estate, August 1

A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.

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Living In ... Irvington, N.Y.
Slideshow, August 1

A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, July 31

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.

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Mixing Generations and Styles in the Hamptons
Real Estate, July 31

The house they wanted was halfway between relaxed and formal, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.

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Rustic Yet Refined
Slideshow, July 31

The house they wanted was halfway between simple and elegant, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.

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Shopping for Portable Lamps
Real Estate, July 30

For outdoor entertaining at night, there is nothing better than a portable, rechargeable lamp — unless it’s a bunch of them.

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Under City Program, Renters-Turned-Homeowners Could Become Renters Again
Metro, July 29

In the 1970s, New York City turned deteriorating buildings over to low-income tenants to save their homes. But many of the co-ops, which have struggled financially, have foreclosed.

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Homes That Sold for Around $600,000
Real Estate, July 29

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?
Sunday Business, July 28

A 157-acre hilltop plot in Los Angeles is being pitched as the city’s most expensive residential property ever.

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My Neighbors Stole My River View. Can I Make Them Give It Back?
Real Estate, July 28

When the shrubbery next door grows into a problem, the law may not be on your side.

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Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gardener
Real Estate, July 27

A city dweller finds herself drawn into a life with plants and trowels.

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The People’s Penthouse
Real Estate, July 27

In a cooling market, shared lounges and pools are taking over what used to be residential pinnacles for the elite.

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An Open Invitation to the Penthouse
Slideshow, July 27

As the luxury market softens, more developers are sacrificing penthouse apartments to make room for shared amenities.

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How Big Is an Acre, Anyway?
Real Estate, July 26

If you are accustomed to thinking of your living space in square feet, it can be hard to envision how much land comes with a home outside the city.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, July 26

This week’s properties are in Redding, Conn., and Huntington Bay, N.Y.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Real Estate, July 26

This week’s properties are in Washington Heights, the Gramercy Park area and Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, July 26

This week’s properties are in Washington Heights, the Gramercy Park area and Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn.

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A Comfy Fit in Williamsburg
Real Estate, July 26

Unable to afford a suitable place near his Manhattan school, a fashion student discovered that stretching his budget just a bit opened new doors.

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5 Cheap(ish) Things Every Home Should Have
Smarter Living, July 26

With every new place comes the chance for a fresh start. Here’s some gear to get you going.

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Go Fund My Country House
Metropolitan, July 25

Why should I live within my means when I can live so much better within yours?

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House Hunting in … Argentina
Real Estate, July 25

The Buenos Aires housing market looked promising in early 2018, but thanks to economic uncertainty, sales have since slowed and prices have fallen.

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Parisian Style on the Argentine Coast
Slideshow, July 25

This four-story townhouse in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires is on the market for $3.5 million.

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Highland Falls, N.Y.: A Cozy Community Next Door to West Point
Real Estate, July 25

With modestly sized houses, a walkable commercial district and a population under 4,000, the village serves as a gateway to the military academy.

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$1.3 Million Homes in Massachusetts, Washington and New Mexico
Real Estate, July 25

A 1783 shingled house on Cape Cod, a 1927 Tudor in Seattle and an adobe-style house in Santa Fe.

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What You Get for $1.3 Million
Slideshow, July 25

A 1783 shingled house in East Dennis, Mass.; a 1927 Tudor in Seattle; and an adobe-style house in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Living In ... Highland Falls, N.Y.
Slideshow, July 25

With modestly sized houses, a walkable commercial district and a population under 4,000, the village serves as a gateway to the military academy.

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Mayor de Blasio Pleads Ignorance in Lawsuit Over Housing Policy
Metro, July 24

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he should not have to be deposed in a federal lawsuit over housing policy because he has nothing unique to add.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, July 24

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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Landscaping for the Not-So-Green Thumb
Real Estate, July 24

Can technology make gardening less intimidating? We tested three new landscape design tools to find out.

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A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste
Real Estate, July 23

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

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Homes That Sold for Around $750,000
Real Estate, July 22

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Why Are Emotional-Support Pets Allowed in My Pet-Free Building?
Real Estate, July 21

Legal exceptions to no-pet policies have nullified co-op rules without providing a remedy for those who don’t want to live alongside furry neighbors.

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Fighting Back Against the War on Homeless Shelters
Metropolitan, July 20

The city’s attempts to battle homelessness keep running afoul of neighborhood groups like the one resisting a men’s shelter on West 58th Street.

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Leaving New York to Find the American Dream in Philadelphia
Metropolitan, July 20

Philadelphia is well known as a destination for hipsters priced out of New York City. But it is increasingly appealing to foreign-born New Yorkers as well.

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One Wall Street Becomes Condos
Real Estate, July 20

The Art Deco bank tower that was once home to Irving Trust will have 566 apartments.

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Why Do All Home Repairs Cost $1,000?
Real Estate, July 20

Instead of a monthly maintenance bill, house owners face a never-ending trickle of repair costs.

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What to Know Before Buying a Home With Your Parents
Real Estate, July 20

Before creating a multigenerational home, do your research and consider a “house prenup” for finances and an “exit strategy” in case somebody decides to move out.

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Before You Move in With Family: A Checklist
Real Estate, July 20

Issues to settle before creating a multigenerational home.

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Despite Headwinds, de Blasio’s Housing Plan Moves Forward as Costs Rise
Metro, July 19

New York City financed the creation or preservation of 32,000 units of affordable housing last year, officials said, outstripping even totals seen under Mayor Ed Koch.

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How Many Square Feet Does $200,000 Buy You?
Real Estate, July 19

In the most expensive markets in the United States, just a small room. But in others, you’ll have room to spare.

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Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
Real Estate, July 19

This week’s homes include a three-bedroom in Jersey City, N.J., and a seven-bedroom in Northport, N.Y.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Real Estate, July 19

This week’s homes are in Murray Hill, the West Village and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, July 19

This week’s homes include a three-bedroom in Jersey City, N.J., and a seven-bedroom in Northport, N.Y.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, July 19

This week’s properties are in the West Village, Murray Hill and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Graduating to Their First Big City Rental
Real Estate, July 19

For two young newcomers, having “the full New York City experience” meant finding a happy medium between uptown gloss and downtown grit.

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Mountainside, N.J.: Natural Beauty and Teardowns
Real Estate, July 18

Like other desirable places, Mountainside is dealing with the transformation that inevitably occurs when outsiders discover a “hidden treasure.”

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Living In ... Mountainside, N.J.
Slideshow, July 18

Like other desirable places, Mountainside is dealing with the transformation that inevitably occurs when outsiders discover a “hidden treasure.”

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House Hunting in … Israel
Real Estate, July 18

In the seaside suburbs of Tel Aviv, the market is “booming like crazy” and cranes are a common sight, as residential buildings are renovated and expanded.

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Luxury on the Mediterranean Coast of Tel Aviv
Slideshow, July 18

This 7,100-square-foot house, in an affluent beachfront suburb of Tel Aviv, is listed for $5.4 million.

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$850,000 Homes in New York, Indiana and Oregon
Real Estate, July 18

A converted 1860s stable in Tappan, a renovated 1910 home in Indianapolis and a hillside house in Portland.

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What You Get for $850,000
Slideshow, July 18

A converted 1860s stable in Tappan, N.Y.; a renovated 1910 home in Indianapolis; and a hillside house in Portland, Ore.

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Australian Housing Costs Rival New York’s, but Boom May Be Ending
Foreign, July 17

Home prices in Sydney and Melbourne are dropping after an astonishing run-up, as the government moves to cool the market and households borrow too much.

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A Blue Bottle Coffee House
Real Estate, July 17

For the founder of the blue roasting company, renovating a home wasn’t much different from designing a cafe: Clean lines and white surfaces would do just fine.

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Kushners Sought to Oust Rent-Regulated Tenants, Suit Says
Metro, July 16

Kushner Companies denied the claims that it subjected rent-regulated tenants to hazardous conditions so their apartments could be sold for millions.

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A Housing Paradox in Progressive Cities
Letters, July 16

A reader writes that “it’s impossible to solve the housing crisis without significant new development, and that means that neighborhoods must change.”

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Shopping for Wall Hooks
Real Estate, July 16

They aren’t just for holding coats and bags — they can elevate the appearance of an entire room.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1,000,000
Real Estate, July 15

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.