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Homes That Sold for Around $750,000
Real Estate, Today

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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What’s the Best Way to Sublet My Apartment?
Real Estate, Yesterday

Subletting an apartment in New York requires the landlord’s permission, and comes with a level of risk than may not be worth the rent you collect.

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Is China in Big Trouble?
Opinion, October 22

Doomsayers have been wrong before, but this time may be different.

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Inside the World of Buy Nothing, Where Dryer Lint Is a Hot Commodity
Real Estate, October 22

From medical supplies to half-eaten birthday cakes, Buy Nothing is fostering a quirky sense of community that is mostly fun and occasionally irritating.

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Why New York City Is Trying to Preserve a Crumbling Church
New York, October 22

Grace Congregational Church wants to stay afloat by redeveloping its building, but a new historic district aimed at protecting Black culture now stands in its way.

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The Market for Single-Family Rentals Grows as Homeownership Wanes
Real Estate, October 22

House hunters are attracted to the hassle-free living and lack of down payments, but there’s a trade-off: They give up the investment of owning a home.

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China Evergrande makes a payment before a default deadline, state media says.
Business, October 21

The troubled real estate giant faced the threat of default if it didn’t meet its obligations to foreign bondholders by Saturday.

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Top Real Estate Destinations in the Americas
Real Estate, October 21

Web searches show buyers in the U.S. have their favorite Western Hemisphere countries when it comes to real estate.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, October 21

This week’s properties are a three-bedroom in Norwalk, Conn., and a five-bedroom in Garden City, N.Y.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, October 21

This week’s properties are a three-bedroom in Norwalk, Conn., and a five-bedroom in Garden City, N.Y.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
Real Estate, October 21

This week’s properties are in Greenpoint, Jackson Heights and Inwood.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, October 21

This week’s properties are in Greenpoint, Jackson Heights and Inwood.

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$250,000 Homes in Connecticut, Maryland and Missouri
Real Estate, October 20

An 1841 Greek Revival cottage in New Haven, a 1920 rowhouse in Baltimore and a midcentury brick home in St. Louis.

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What You Get for $250,000
Slideshow, October 20

An 1841 Greek Revival cottage in New Haven, a 1920 rowhouse in Baltimore and a midcentury brick home in St. Louis.

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Take a Walk in the Garden, Before It’s Too Late
Real Estate, October 20

Go out and look around. Your garden has things to tell you in the fall.

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Yardley, Pa.: An Affordable Option Between New York and Philadelphia
Real Estate, October 20

The borough across the Delaware River from Trenton, N.J., appeals to empty-nesters who like to walk and commuters seeking a bucolic locale.

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Living In ... Yardley, Pa.
Slideshow, October 20

The borough across the Delaware River from Trenton, N.J., appeals to empty-nesters who like to walk and commuters seeking a bucolic locale.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, October 19

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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The Austin Bungalow Had Charm. But It ‘Needed Everything.’
Real Estate, October 19

After noticing a realtor ‘sitting, literally head in hand, on the front steps,’ a Texas couple decided to buy the house. That was two renovations ago.

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Solving a Problem House in Austin, Texas
Slideshow, October 19

After noticing a realtor ‘sitting, literally head in hand, on the front steps,’ a Texas couple decided to buy the home. That was two renovations ago.

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My Real Estate Secret Weapon Didn’t Work. Or Did It?
Magazine, October 19

Buyers’ letters are controversial — and not necessarily very effective. But when you keep losing bidding wars, it helps to at least name the future you want.

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As Evergrande Teeters, Chinese Media Walks a Fine Line
Business, October 19

Officials want to avert public panic about the property developer’s financial woes. But they also want to send a message to spendthrift corporations.

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A Leader They Didn’t Choose
Opinion, October 18

How some tenants in Los Angeles may lose the voice they found on the City Council.

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$2.7 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, October 18

An Edwardian house in Oakland, a Craftsman home in South Pasadena and a midcentury ranch in Sonoma.

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What You Get for $2.7 Million in California
Slideshow, October 18

An Edwardian house in Oakland, a Craftsman home in South Pasadena and a midcentury ranch in Sonoma.

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As Rents Rise, So Do Pressures on People at Risk of Eviction
U.S., October 18

The end of the federal ban on evictions came amid soaring rents that make it harder for people to find new places to live.

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Shopping for Swing-Arm Lamps
Real Estate, October 18

Because they’re just so convenient.

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China’s Economy Continues to Slow, Rattled by Real Estate and Energy
Business, October 17

Growth of 4.9 percent shows the country’s huge industrial sector has run into trouble. But exports and services are looking strong.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1 Million
Real Estate, October 17

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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What’s Going on With Halloween This Year?
Real Estate, October 16

It depends on where you live. If it’s in an apartment building, you might have to wait another year to go trick-or-treating.

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A Home Built for the Next Pandemic
Opinion, October 15

A new Covid concept house pitches itself as empowering and feminist. Is it?

A Sprawling Co-op at the Majestic Is Listed for $25 Million
Real Estate, October 15

The apartment, at 115 Central Park West, was home to George Malkemus, who popularized Manolo Blahnik footwear, and his husband and business partner, Anthony Yurgaitis.

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A Sprawling Co-op With Central Park Views
Slideshow, October 15

The apartment, on the 18th floor of the Majestic, has been listed for $25 million.

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In the Bronx, Mott Haven Suddenly Gets a Skyline
Real Estate, October 15

A construction boom could bring more than 5,000 rental apartments to some 20 development projects in the neighborhood over the next couple of years.

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Today’s Must-Have Amenity? A Little Green Space.
Real Estate, October 15

Thanks to the pandemic, there’s a major shift in what New Yorkers consider luxury.

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How Homeowners’ Associations Get Their Way in California
Opinion, October 14

The lasting power of neighborhood organizing.

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‘Living at the Office’ Takes On a New Meaning During the Pandemic
Real Estate, October 14

The sudden increase in vacant commercial spaces has fueled a surge in conversions to rental homes, according to a new study.

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House Hunting in the Seychelles: A Coral Island Paradise for $2.7 Million
Real Estate, October 13

Long a destination for tourists and high-end investors, the African archipelago is struggling to balance foreigners and locals in its housing market.

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A Remote Oceanfront Villa in the Seychelles Islands
Slideshow, October 13

This four-bedroom beachfront villa on a remote island in the Seychelles, off the eastern coast of Africa, is on the market for $2.7 million.

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$500,000 Homes in Massachusetts, New York and Illinois
Real Estate, October 13

A 1770 Colonial home in Westfield, a Tudor Revival house in Amherst and a three-bedroom condominium in Chicago.

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What You Get for $500,000
Slideshow, October 13

A 1770 Colonial home in Westfield, Mass.; a Tudor Revival house in Amherst, N.Y.; and a three-bedroom condominium in Chicago.

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Bricks Return With Style in New High-End Buildings
Real Estate, October 13

Tired, perhaps, of the familiar glass buildings around New York City, developers are getting creative with custom-designed brickwork.

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Roseland, N.J.: Small-Town Appeal With Reasonable Taxes
Real Estate, October 13

With its highly regarded schools, diverse housing stock and quaint downtown, the borough is considered one of Essex County’s most desirable areas.

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Living In ... Roseland, N.J.
Slideshow, October 13

With its highly regarded schools, diverse housing stock and quaint downtown, the borough is considered one of Essex County’s most desirable areas.

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How a Bronx Basement Highlights One of New York City’s Biggest Problems
New York, October 13

The devastation wrought by Ida underscored the need for a better way to legalize basement homes. But one woman’s experience shows the difficulties of finding a solution.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, October 12

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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High-End Design Comes to the Fish Tank
Real Estate, October 12

Luxury home aquariums now can rival installations at public aquariums in size and scale, and they come with hefty price tags.

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As Big Tech Grows in the Pandemic, Seattle Grows With It
Business, October 12

Despite an overall decline in office leasing in the United States, technology companies gobbled up more space in the Seattle area than they had the previous year.

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Can’t Decide What Color to Paint Your Walls? There’s a Consultant for That.
Real Estate, October 12

As we continue to spend more time at home, we can turn to experts for everything from decluttering to choosing houseplants or even custom-made scents for each room.

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In China, Home Buyers Who Went All In Say They Want Out
Business, October 12

China Evergrande Group’s financial troubles, and the government policies that helped push it to the brink of collapse, have threatened an important economic driver: home sales.

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$1.6 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, October 11

A Spanish colonial-style retreat in Chico, a Mediterranean-style house in San Francisco and a three-bedroom home in Los Angeles.

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What You Get for $1.6 Million in California
Slideshow, October 11

A Spanish colonial-style retreat in Chico, a Mediterranean-style house in San Francisco and a three-bedroom home in Los Angeles.

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Moving to a Crown Heights Apartment Allowed Her to Nurture a Green Thumb
Real Estate, October 11

Taming the junglelike garden in Brooklyn has given her purpose — and a place to entertain.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million
Real Estate, October 10

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Can My Landlord Put Locks in My Apartment That I Can’t Open?
Real Estate, October 9

Sometimes landlords have to be reminded that they cannot create unsafe living conditions for their tenants.

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Should You Get Flood Insurance for Your Home?
Real Estate, October 8

Hurricane Ida was a wake-up call for many homeowners in the New York region, and there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re rethinking your homeowner’s insurance.

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Signs Point to Better News for Buyers in the Home Market
Real Estate, October 7

In September, list prices fell or remained steady in nearly half of the nations 50 largest metropolitan areas.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
Real Estate, October 7

This week’s properties are in Midtown Manhattan, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Murray Hill, Queens.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, October 7

This week’s properties are a four-bedroom in Somers, N.Y., and a three-bedroom in Weston, Conn.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, October 7

This week’s properties are in Midtown Manhattan, Murray Hill, Queens, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, October 7

This week’s properties are a four-bedroom in Somers, N.Y., and a three-bedroom in Weston, Conn.

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House Hunting in England: Country Living in the Cotswolds for $3 Million
Real Estate, October 6

The Cotswolds, a bucolic protected landscape running through five English counties, has remained a draw for buyers amid pandemic market shifts.

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An Elegant Stone Manse in the Cotswolds
Slideshow, October 6

This stately six-bedroom house on 6.7 acres in the heart of the Cotswolds, in south-central England, is on the market for $3.2 million.

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$725,000 Homes in Oregon, Minnesota and Nebraska
Real Estate, October 6

A cottage in Portland, a four-bedroom house in Minneapolis and an Arts and Crafts home in Omaha.

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What You Get for $725,000
Slideshow, October 6

A cottage in Portland, Ore.; a four-bedroom house in Minneapolis; and an Arts and Crafts home in Omaha.

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How to Grow Figs in a Cold Climate
Real Estate, October 6

It may not be easy — but it isn’t impossible, either.

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Aberdeen, N.J.: Reasonably Priced Housing Not Far From the Beach
Real Estate, October 6

The Monmouth County township offers an affordable alternative to nearby areas, with proximity to major highways and to the water.

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Living In ... Aberdeen, N.J.
Slideshow, October 6

The Monmouth County township offers an affordable alternative to nearby areas, with proximity to major highways and to the beach.

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Why These New Yorkers Stopped Paying Rent
New York, October 6

The economic crisis caused by the pandemic has placed the city’s housing woes in stark relief. But one group of Brooklyn tenants has been fighting back.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, October 5

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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San Antonio’s Challenge: Balancing Growth With Heritage
Business, October 5

A number of large-scale projects will expand the city’s downtown, but community advocates are worried about preserving the area’s Mexican American culture.

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Another Chinese real estate developer misses a payment.
Business, October 5

The company, which specializes in luxury properties, missed a final payment on a dollar-denominated bond, prompting investors to sell shares and bonds of other Chinese real estate companies.

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An Island of Off-the-Grid Homes, Just 50 Miles From Times Square
Real Estate, October 5

On Oak Island, where “doing it yourself” is basically the only option, residents have their own version of Brigadoon.

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Can You Renovate a Rental? Sure, if You’re Careful.
Real Estate, October 5

As one Los Angeles interior designer showed, it is possible to customize a rental, provided you get the landlords on board.

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A Silver Lake Rental Gets a Minimalist Update
Slideshow, October 5

As one Los Angeles interior designer showed, it is possible to customize a rental, provided you get the landlords on board.

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Manhattan Apartment Sales Surge to Three-Decade High
Real Estate, October 5

More apartments sold in the third quarter than at any other time in more than 30 years, as the New York market continues its recovery.

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$2.2 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, October 4

A contemporary house in Santa Monica, a Mediterranean-style home in Piedmont and a three-bedroom retreat in a gated community in Dana Point.

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What You Get for $2.2 Million in California
Slideshow, October 4

A contemporary house in Santa Monica, a Mediterranean-style home in Piedmont and a three-bedroom retreat in a gated community in Dana Point.

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‘It’s Like Kismet’: How a Long-Empty Building Found the Perfect Tenant
New York, October 4

This old, triangular clinic was created to serve the poor and infirm. God’s Love We Deliver was up to the task.

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Shopping for Decorative Boxes
Real Estate, October 4

The best ones hold ‘any sort of unsightly things’ — but they’re also interesting pieces of functional art. (And no, they don’t have to be square.)

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China Evergrande’s shares are halted as doubts swirl.
Business, October 3

The property giant, which cited a pending “major transaction,” owes billions. Investors worry that a collapse could hit broader markets.

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Homes That Sold for Around $450,000
Real Estate, October 3

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Does My Co-op Really Need to Know Everything About My Pet?
Real Estate, October 2

Co-ops generally have the right to set rules about companion pets, but sometimes the information the board wants seems a little invasive.

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‘The Moratorium Saved Us. It Really Did.’
Opinion, September 30

With the eviction moratorium over, the road to more opportunity and less inequality runs through affordable housing.

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It Shouldn’t Take 50 Meetings to Build Some Apartments
Opinion, September 30

How to solve the housing crisis (part 3).

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The Best Places to Have Babies
Real Estate, September 30

A new study compares health care costs, accessibility to care, and baby- and family-friendliness in the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx
Real Estate, September 30

This week’s properties are in Crown Heights, the Upper West Side and Riverdale.

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Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
Real Estate, September 30

This week’s properties include a five-bedroom in Upper Saddle River, N.J., and Sea Cliff, N.Y.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, September 30

This week’s properties are in Crown Heights, the Upper West Side and Riverdale.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, September 30

This week’s properties include a five-bedroom in Upper Saddle River, N.J., and Sea Cliff, N.Y.

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A One-Bedroom on the Upper West Side or Lincoln Square? Here’s What Her $900,000 Budget Would Allow.
Interactive, September 30

After decades of suburban life in Rockland County, an empty nester decided to jump into the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Which of these options would you choose?

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House Hunting in Finland: Log-Cabin Dreams Come to Life for $1.4 Million
Real Estate, September 29

In the Helsinki region, a spate of new construction has cropped up to meet a growing population and balance demand for apartments.

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A Cozy Island Cabin in the Gulf of Finland
Slideshow, September 29

This 1,300-square-foot cottage on a small island in the Gulf of Finland, about 25 miles from central Helsinki, is on the market for $1.39 million.

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$1.8 Million Homes in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee
Real Estate, September 29

A Colonial Revival home in Oklahoma City, a historic single house in Charleston and a 1907 bungalow in Nashville.

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What You Get for $1.8 Million
Slideshow, September 29

A Colonial Revival home in Oklahoma City; a historic single house in Charleston, S.C.; and a 1907 bungalow in Nashville.

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Selling Homes Privately, via ‘Pocket Listings,’ Is on the Upswing
Real Estate, September 29

Some brokers say houses that are not posted publicly give buyers a chance to get into the market, others say the practice violates fair housing laws.

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Tarrytown, N.Y.: A ‘Quiet and Idyllic’ Place With Notable Diversity
Real Estate, September 29

The Westchester village is only three square miles, but it has a better racial and socioeconomic mix than most of its neighbors along the river.

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Living In ... Tarrytown, N.Y.
Slideshow, September 29

The Westchester village is only three square miles, but it has a better racial and socioeconomic mix than most of its neighbors along the river.

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What’s Missing From the Conversation About Systemic Racism
Opinion, September 28

Often-cited examples of redlining and police shootings don’t tell such a simple story.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, September 28

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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How an 11-Foot-Tall 3-D Printer Is Helping to Create a Community
Business, September 28

Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a village for residents living in poverty.

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China and Evergrande Ascended Together. Now One Is About to Fall.
Business, September 28

The property giant’s success mirrored the country’s transformation from an agrarian economy to one that embraced capitalism. Its struggles offer a glimpse of a new financial future.

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The Owner of The Mysterious Bookshop Built His Dream House
Real Estate, September 28

And of course it includes a two-story library — modeled on the Bodleian at Oxford University — for his massive collection of books.

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A Mysterious Home for The Mysterious Bookshop Owner
Slideshow, September 28

When Otto Penzler, the bookstore owner and editor, built his dream house, it had to include a three-story library modeled on the Bodleian at Oxford.

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Pushed by rising housing costs, Berliners vote to seize big landlords’ property.
World, September 27

The nonbinding referendum pressures local lawmakers to address frustration with life in a city people find increasingly hard to afford.

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$4 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, September 27

A French country-style house in San Juan Capistrano, a four-bedroom home in San Francisco and a hillside retreat in Mill Valley.

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What You Get for $4 Million in California
Slideshow, September 27

A French country-style house in San Juan Capistrano, a four-bedroom home in San Francisco and a hillside retreat in Mill Valley.

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A TikTok Subway Artist Finds His Way to the Lower East Side
Real Estate, September 27

Growing up in the Bronx, Devon Rodriguez always wanted to move to Manhattan. His 20 million followers helped him get there.

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How China Plans to Avert an Evergrande Financial Crisis
Business, September 26

Control of the banking system gives Beijing the tools to stop a broader collapse, officials believe, while censorship and police powers can stifle protests.

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Homes That Sold for Around $600,000
Real Estate, September 26

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Can You Break the Lease if Your Apartment Might Flood?
Real Estate, September 25

Maintaining a rental property — including making sure water drains properly — is the responsibility of the landlord, not the tenant.

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In the Los Angeles Suburbs, They Stretched Their Budget to Buy a Family Home. Which Would You Choose?
Interactive, September 23

In pursuit of a four-bedroom house within reasonable commuting distance of downtown, a couple toured nearly 40 homes to get the right mix of space and amenities. Here’s what they found.

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With Plans for a Baby, They Wanted a Place With a Second Bedroom and Lots of Amenities. Which Would You Choose?
Interactive, September 9

A couple from Mexico City knew that if they were going to buy, ‘it had to be now’ — before interest rates went up. Here’s what they found in Brooklyn for less than $2 million.

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Exploring Manhattan’s Junior Fours. Which Apartment Would You Choose?
Interactive, September 2

After the pandemic forced them to re-evaluate their small Murray Hill rental, a couple got a crash course in New York’s complex buying market. Here’s what they found.

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A First-Time Buyer Took His $500,000 to the Upper West Side. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, August 26

After fleeing the city during the pandemic, a longtime renter returned with a mission to buy a co-op in his favorite neighborhood. But what could he afford in one of Manhattan’s priciest areas?

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For Her First New York City Apartment, She Wanted a Place Downtown. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, August 19

After paying $400 a month for a house in Jackson, Miss., she was shocked by New York prices. Here’s what she found for around $2,000 a month.

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His ‘Sweet Spot’: Classic Brownstone Exterior, Modern Interior. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, August 12

When his landlord raised the rent during the pandemic, this Brooklyn renter decided it was time to buy. Here’s what he found for less than $1 million in Carroll Gardens.

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When Home Became the Office, They Needed More Space. Which Apartment Would You Choose?
Interactive, August 5

A young couple, realizing they weren’t going back to their workplaces ‘probably ever,’ set a $500,000 budget for a two-bedroom in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn. Here’s what they found.

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During the Pandemic, Her $600,000 Went Further. Which Apartment Did She Choose?
Interactive, July 29

After putting off a purchase to invest in her business, a longtime renter saw an opportunity to buy a place in Brooklyn with the amenities she had always wanted. Here’s what she found.

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They Wanted a House in the Bronx for Less Than $750,000. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, July 22

Desperate to escape an apartment beset by noisy neighbors, one family went on the hunt for an affordable three-bedroom house near a convenient subway line. Here’s what they found.

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Exploring Affordable-Housing Options in Brooklyn and Queens. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, July 8

After splitting rent with roommates for years, a couple researched the city’s housing lotteries and found that they qualified for many places.

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The Downtown Office District Was Vulnerable. Even Before Covid.
Interactive, July 7

With the future of office work deeply uncertain, the debate has sharpened about what downtowns should be.

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Rents Were Down, but Could They Afford the West Village? These Were Their Options.
Interactive, July 1

Stuck in a studio during the pandemic, a couple tested the soft Manhattan rental market, in search of more space and a few conveniences. Which place would you choose?

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Seeking a House in the Bronx for $600,000. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, June 24

For their first purchase together, a couple sought to avoid co-op and condo boards, focusing instead on single-family houses. Here’s what they could afford on their budget.

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Heading Uptown For a Fresh Start, With $450,000. Which Option Did They Choose?
Interactive, June 17

After decades in the East Village, where they managed their own building, a couple longed for something easier in a new neighborhood. Here’s what they found.

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Sharing a Studio During Covid Wasn’t Ideal. Which Upgrade Did They Choose?
Interactive, June 10

With the city shut down last summer, a couple took their $4,000 budget to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in search of a place where they could work from home in peace. Here’s what they found.

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New York Is Back. Now It Has a Second Chance.
Interactive, June 8

America’s greatest city is beating the pandemic. Can it also recover from decades of division and neglect?

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Getting to Know Jackson Heights and Its Two-Bedrooms. Which One Would You Choose?
Interactive, June 3

After falling for the Queens neighborhood, a couple began looking for an apartment there, in a co-op building with an elevator and easy access to Manhattan. Here’s what they found.

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Hoboken or Jersey City? A Couple Tested Their $625,000 Budget in Each. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, May 27

When the pandemic forced them to rethink their living situation, two Manhattanites went looking for a two-bedroom they could afford — as long as it was an easy commute back into the city.

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She Wanted a Post-Retirement Manhattan Pad for Under $900,000. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, May 20

After almost three decades in Washington, D.C., a recent retiree decided it was time to move closer to her daughter and grandchildren in New York. Figuring out where to spend her money was a little harder.

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What We Spent in a Month
Interactive, May 18

Six American families open their doors — and their wallets — to show us how much life costs.

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Stretching Their $700,000 Budget for a One-Bedroom in Lower Manhattan. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, May 13

After years renting a downtown ‘cave,’ two English transplants went looking for something inspiring, although they knew ‘there were not many places available.’

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How Much Further Could Their Money Go in the Bronx? They Had Several Options.
Interactive, May 6

A couple migrated north from Manhattan in search of river views and a second bathroom. Which of these homes would you choose?

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They Wanted a ‘Blank Slate’ One-Bedroom for Less Than $1 Million. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, April 29

For their first purchase together, a young couple sought a place they could make their own — no ‘cookie-cutter doorman buildings.’ Here’s what they found.

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A Small Two-Bedroom or a Big Studio With a View? Here Were Their Options.
Interactive, April 22

A young couple tested their budget in Manhattan, knowing they would have to make some compromises. Which of these apartments would you choose?

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How the Pandemic Did, and Didn’t, Change Where Americans Move
Interactive, April 19

As disruptive as the pandemic has been, for the most part it hasn’t altered the underlying forces shaping where people want to live.

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She Had to Escape Her 175-Square-Foot Studio During the Pandemic. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, April 15

Figuring she could get a better deal as rents fell, a young Manhattanite cast a wide net for ‘something with a door,’ not too far from work. Here’s what she found.

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Facing the Pandemic Together, but in Manhattan or Brooklyn?
Interactive, April 8

A young couple joined forces to get through 2020 and beyond, but would they find what they wanted in her East Side neighborhood or his beloved Williamsburg? Here’s where they landed.

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Two Humans, Two Dogs and a Two-Bedroom in Brooklyn for Under $1.5 Million. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, April 1

For their first New York purchase, a couple scoured their beloved Williamsburg neighborhood for a quiet place with good light and more space for their growing household. Here’s what they found.

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An E.R. Doctor Wanted a Quiet Place for Less Than $2,200. Which Home Would You Choose?
Interactive, March 25

For her first New York apartment, a resident at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx was looking for something close to work but tranquil, with a decent view. Here’s what she found.

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Two Manhattanites Recommit to the City (as a Second Home)
Interactive, March 18

After leaving New York during the pandemic, this couple decided to downsize in the city rather than abandon it. Which of these rentals did they choose?

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A Close-Up Picture of Partisan Segregation, Among 180 Million Voters
Interactive, March 17

Democrats and Republicans increasingly live apart, all the way down to the neighborhood level.

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He Tested Manhattan’s Rental Market Mid-Pandemic. But What Could He Find for Less Than $3,000?
Interactive, March 11

A Paris transplant arrived in New York looking for ‘the American experience,’ and maybe a free month of rent. Which of these apartments would you choose?

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A City Ruptured
Interactive, March 9

The pandemic’s toll on New York City’s economy and way of life was laid bare on its streets.

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A Growing Family Wanted a Brooklyn House for Less Than $700,000. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, March 4

Squeezed and priced out of Windsor Terrace, a family of four looked south to Midwood and Marine Park — or maybe even Staten Island.

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The Goal: A One-Bedroom With a View in Queens for Less Than $650,000. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, February 25

Recently widowed, he returned to his home borough after 40 years in the New Jersey suburbs. Could he find the home he wanted at his budget?

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Their Upper East Side Rental Was ‘Nearly Perfect.’ Until It Wasn’t.
Interactive, February 18

Two roommates went looking for a two-bedroom in Manhattan for less than $3,500 a month. Which option did they choose?

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Will $1 Million Buy a Brownstone in Bay Ridge? One Family Surveyed Their Options in South Brooklyn
Interactive, February 11

Seeking an upgrade for their growing children — and their voluminous stuff — a couple toured the townhouses of Bay Ridge. Which home would you choose?

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They Tested Their $600,000 Budget on the Lower East Side. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, February 4

For one young couple, finding a ‘true, functioning one-bedroom’ in the rapidly evolving neighborhood was a matter of deciding which priorities to sacrifice.

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A Couple Tested Their $375,000 Budget in Harlem and the Bronx. Which Option Would You Choose?
Interactive, January 28

For their first purchase as a married couple, these Bronx natives sought a one-bedroom with a convenient commute to the West Side, although they were willing to consider a studio. Here’s what they found.