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Coming Home to a Shipping Container
Real Estate, Yesterday

Eco-friendly and affordable, shipping containers are gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional houses.

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The Shipping Container as Home
Slideshow, Yesterday

Building with shipping containers is becoming more popular as they are seen as an eco-friendly and affordable alternative to traditional homes.

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KB Home to Cut C.E.O.’s Bonus After His Rant Against Kathy Griffin
Business, September 21

Jeffrey Mezger’s 2017 bonus will be cut by 25 percent, the company said, after he used sexist and homophobic language against Kathy Griffin, his neighbor.

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The Most Pet-Friendly Cities in the United States
Real Estate, September 21

Where is the best place to have a pet? The country’s 100 largest cities, ranked according to how hospitable they are to animals.

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Homes for Sale in New York City
Real Estate, September 21

This week’s homes are on the Upper West Side, in the West Village, and in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, September 21

This week’s homes are on the Upper West Side, in the West Village, and in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
Real Estate, September 21

This week’s properties include a penthouse in Hoboken, N.J., and a bayfront in Merrick, N.Y.

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On the Market in New York and New Jersey
Slideshow, September 21

This week’s properties include a penthouse in Hoboken, N.J., and a bayfront in Merrick, N.Y.

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House Hunting in ... Helsinki, Finland
Real Estate, September 20

The Finnish economy has improved since the global financial crisis, and demand for housing is strong in major cities like Helsinki.

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An Apartment in the Center of Helsinki
Slideshow, September 20

A four-bedroom, one-bath home in a classical-style building is on the market for $1,398,000.

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Searching for a Starter Home in Connecticut
Real Estate, September 20

All they wanted was a house with three bedrooms, at least two bathrooms and a big backyard for their dog — at a price they could afford.

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$400,000 Homes in New York, Missouri and Maine
Real Estate, September 20

A high-style farmhouse in Gallatin, a renovated 1892 home in Kansas City and an 1827 colonial outside of Portland.

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What You Get for $400,000
Slideshow, September 20

A high-style farmhouse in Gallatin, N.Y.; a renovated 1892 home in Kansas City, Mo.; and an 1827 colonial outside of Portland, Me.

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Pelham, N.Y.: Close to the City, but With a Friendly Vibe
Real Estate, September 20

The oldest town in Westchester County, Pelham is a place where people know one another and “there’s nothing cookie-cutter” about the homes.

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Living in ... Pelham, N.Y.
Slideshow, September 20

The oldest town in Westchester County, Pelham is a place where people know one another and “there’s nothing cookie-cutter” about the homes.

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7 Steps to a Clutter-Free Kitchen
Real Estate, September 19

What’s the secret to an organized kitchen? The experts share their tricks.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, September 19

A $25 million apartment tower in Flushing, Queens, was among the recent transactions in New York.

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Despite Rising Seas and Bigger Storms, Florida’s Land Rush Endures
National, September 18

Florida rose from a swamp and never stopped growing. But hurricanes become harder to absorb as the buildings keep spreading.

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Homes for Sale in Toronto
Real Estate, September 18

This week we visit and review properties in South Riverdale and Upper Beach.

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On the Market in Toronto
Slideshow, September 18

This week we visit and review properties in South Riverdale and Upper Beach.

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The Life of a Live-in Super in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Real Estate, September 18

Tony Obey has spent most of his life within a few blocks of the large house converted to apartments where he works as the superintendent.

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Homes That Sold for Around $600,000
Real Estate, September 17

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Facing a Brick Wall and Wondering How to Make it Bearable
Real Estate, September 16

A reader asks what can be done about a brick wall opposite a bathroom window.

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Hudson Yards: A New (Far) West Side Story
Real Estate, September 16

While big projects slowly add high-rises to the area, smaller buildings are already opening.

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Construction in Hudson Yards Continues
Slideshow, September 16

In addition to megaprojects like Hudson Yards and Manhattan West, a range of smaller projects across the area are nearing completion.

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Dog Yoga and Electric Guitars: Amenities, at a New Level
Real Estate, September 15

To help new developments stand out from the crowd, developers are intent on introducing never-before-seen amenities. Dog yoga, anyone?

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Moisés Kaufman on Marrying Art and Life
Real Estate, September 15

For a playwright and director, sharing an apartment with a husband who’s also a collaborator can get a little messy.

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The Headache of Living Next to Endless Construction
Real Estate, September 15

Construction scaffolding is a part of New York City’s streetscape. When it happens next door, developers sometimes pay neighbors for their trouble.

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New Development: Soft in the Middle, Splashy Up Top
Real Estate, September 15

The luxury market in New York is pulling in two directions, with developers betting on big-ticket palatial aeries and million-dollar “starter” homes.

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The Next Wave of New York Condos
Slideshow, September 15

A look at new luxury condo buildings rising in New York City

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A Dip in the Living Room Pool
Video, September 15

In a slowing luxury real estate market, developers are investing in amenities to attract buyers. Explore Soori High Line, where more than half of the units come with private, saltwater pools.

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De Blasio Vows to Cut Emissions in New York’s Larger Buildings
Metro, September 14

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposed plan that would require buildings with more than 25,000 square feet of space to be more energy efficient.

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A Downtown Skyscraper With Yachtlike Interiors
Real Estate, September 14

A new tower designed by Rafael Viñoly, will have small spaces but expansive views of the harbor and the World Trade Center.

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Detroit Real Estate Heats Up
Real Estate, September 14

The housing market in Detroit is beginning to recover.

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Homes for Sale in New York City
Real Estate, September 14

This week’s properties include apartments in Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side, and a co-op in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, September 14

This week’s properties are in Greenwich Village, on the Upper West Side and in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
Real Estate, September 14

This week’s properties are five-bedroom homes in Cresskill, N.J., and Yonkers, N.Y.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, September 14

This week’s properties are five-bedroom homes in Cresskill, N.J., and Yonkers, N.Y.

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The Two-Minute Commute
Real Estate, September 14

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio, a thoracic surgeon, wanted a good view, a washer-dryer, an excellent gym and outdoor space — all within walking distance of work.

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House Hunting in ... Aberdeen, Scotland
Real Estate, September 13

Homes sales are starting to pick up following the energy sector crash of 2014, but prices are still low and there are few international buyers.

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A Renovated Apartment in a Castle
Slideshow, September 13

A four-bedroom unit in a castle in the Scottish countryside is on the market for $626,000.

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$2 Million Homes in Kentucky, Washington and Connecticut
Real Estate, September 13

A brick house surrounded by horse farms in Goshen, a waterfront home on Bainbridge Island and a cedar-shake house in Litchfield County.

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What You Get for $2 Million
Slideshow, September 13

A brick house surrounded by horse farms in Kentucky, a waterfront home on Bainbridge Island, and a cedar-shake house in Litchfield County.

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Metuchen, N.J.: A ‘Doughnut Hole’ with a Storied Past and New Development
Real Estate, September 13

This commuter town has been growing in recent years, but it’s still the kind of place where if “you do something wrong, your mother finds out.”

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Living in ... Metuchen, N.J.
Slideshow, September 13

This commuter town has been growing in recent years, but it’s still enough of a small town that if “you do something wrong, your mother finds out.”

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Houston’s Unsinkable Housing Market Undaunted by Storm
Business, September 12

Most buyers are keeping deals on track, builders are expected to barrel ahead, and owners of elevated homes may find their properties more valuable.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, September 12

A townhouse on West 54th Street was among recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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In Whitestone, Queens: New Homes with Bridge and River Views
Real Estate, September 12

The Bridges at Whitestone in northern Queens is a detached home development with 2,000- to 4,500-square-foot houses.

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A Prewar Apartment? How About a Post-2016 Apartment
Real Estate, September 12

Never mind closet space, prewar charm and location; for some New Yorkers, new is the only option — brand new.

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A House Made for Relaxing
Real Estate, September 12

To create a place in Bellport, N.Y., with a carefree vibe — and a low-stress renovation budget — a Brooklyn architect used a few simple tricks.

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Houstonians Adrift in Their City, Trying to Call Somewhere Home
National, September 11

After Hurricane Harvey, residents are in shelters, hotels, packed in with relatives, and on the sofas of friends. They face worry, exhaustion, mold.

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Irma May Force Florida Insurers to Turn to Deeper Pockets
Business, September 11

Big insurers pulled back after Hurricane Andrew, leaving coverage largely to smaller companies leaning on a state fund and on reinsurance policies.

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Homes That Sold for Around $750,000
Real Estate, September 10

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Vetting an Apartment Before You Buy
Real Estate, September 9

You can be alerted to some problems ahead of time by doing your homework before you sign on the dotted line.

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Rebuilding Your Home After a Disaster
Real Estate, September 8

Whether it’s a hurricane or a tree that falls through the roof, navigating the insurance maze that follows takes time and patience.

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How Hard Could It Be to Combine Two Apartments?
Real Estate, September 8

Harder than you’d think, as one couple discovered.

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For Renters, Harvey Was the First Blow, Followed by Orders to Move
National, September 8

Houston officials have called on landlords to show compassion after the storm, but some tenants find themselves forced out of homes, with few options.

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David Rockefeller’s Westchester Estate Lists for $22 Million
Slideshow, September 8

The 75-acre estate of David Rockefeller, who died in March, includes a Georgian-style mansion and a complement of buildings for a gentleman farmer.

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

This week’s properties include houses in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. and Ridgefield, Conn.

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Homes for Sale in New York City
Real Estate, September 7

This week’s properties are in Greenwich Village, Murray Hill and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, September 7

This week’s properties are in Greenwich Village, Murray Hill and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Slideshow, September 7

This week’s properties include houses in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. and Ridgefield, Conn.

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August’s Most Popular Listings
Real Estate, September 7

The most popular properties on The New York Times’s “Find a Home” real estate listings site.

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Escape From the Holland Tunnel
Real Estate, September 7

Katie Ross and Andrew Bengtsen, whose street fed into the tunnel, wanted a respite from all the honking.

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Sale of Brooklyn Housing Complex Would Benefit Trump
Metro, September 6

The owners of Starrett City, the country’s biggest federally subsidized housing complex, are selling the development for more than $850 million. President Trump is a partial owner.

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House Hunting in ... Corsica
Real Estate, September 6

The price of waterfront properties on this Mediterranean island has increased sharply in recent years, but the housing market still faces challenges.

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House Hunting in ... Corsica
Slideshow, September 6

A two-story stone villa with a swimming pool on the French island of Corsica is on the market for $1.76 million.

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$1.7 Million Homes in Massachusetts, California and Maine
Real Estate, September 6

An 1841 converted church and parsonage on Martha’s Vineyard, a midcentury-modern home in Calabasas and a 1769 house in Boothbay.

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What You Get for $1.7 Million
Slideshow, September 6

An 1841 converted church and parsonage on Martha’s Vineyard, a midcentury-modern home in Calabasas, Calif., and a 1769 house in Boothbay, Me.

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Living In: Alphabet City
Real Estate, September 6

Does change spell gentrification in Alphabet City?

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How Local Housing Regulations Smother the U.S. Economy
Op Ed, September 6

Americans can’t afford to move to the cities with strong job markets like New York, San Francisco and Boston.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, September 5

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.

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Why Does a Co-Op Ban Some Locks on Bedroom Doors?
Real Estate, September 5

The rule complies with city and state fire safety and occupancy laws.

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He Visited the Catskills and Decided to Stay
Real Estate, September 5

A decision to become an entrepreneur led a Brooklynite to the Catskills, where he now rents a cabin for half of what he paid in Williamsburg.

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Is Houston Still a Model City? Its Supporters Aren’t Backing Down
Upshot, September 4

Houston embodies wildly different lessons on how to build a city. And everyone is doubling down.

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Why Can’t We Get Cities Right?
Op Ed, September 4

Caught between rampant development and NIMBYism.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1 Million
Real Estate, September 3

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Floodwaters Inundate Beaumont as Houston Assesses Damage
National, September 1

Across coastal Texas, millions of residents grappled with the devastating effects of storm Harvey while millions of others returned home to take in the damage.

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Looking for a London Vacation Rental? We Tried the Plum Guide
Travel, September 1

Four levels, three bedrooms, chic neighborhood, close to the subway, one plumbing problem (fixed). The verdict: positive.

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The Urban Revival Is Over
Op Ed, September 1

People are no longer pouring into America’s cities. And that’s bad news for everyone.

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In Kelly Devine’s Apartment, Even the Furniture Has to Audition
Real Estate, September 1

For the choreographer of “Come From Away” and “Escape to Margaritaville,” designing a home requires as much care as putting on a Broadway show.

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A 16-Room Penthouse at the Pierre Sells for $44 Million
Real Estate, September 1

A triplex perched atop the Pierre Hotel has finally sold after more than four years on and off the market and an original list price of $125 million.

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A Well-Choreographed Apartment
Slideshow, September 1

For Kelly Devine, the choreographer of “Come From Away” and “Escape to Margaritaville,” furnishing a home requires as much care as putting on a Broadway show.

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The Little Theater That Could
Metropolitan, September 1

The survival of 13th Street Repertory Company, a relic from Greenwich Village’s bohemian past, depends on the survival of its 100-year-old doyenne.

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Inside New York City’s Priciest Rentals
Real Estate, September 1

Some New Yorkers could afford to buy multimillion-dollar properties, but they’d rather rent a place for upward of $20,000 a month.

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Storm With ‘No Boundaries’ Took Aim at Rich and Poor Alike
National, August 31

Many of the iconic images from Hurricane Katrina captured a divide of class and race. In Houston, Harvey battered poor and rich with similar ferocity.

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How Federal Flood Insurance Puts Homes at Risk
Editorial, August 31

The underfunded program encourages development in flood-prone areas.

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A Classical Designer Takes a Modern Turn in Private
Real Estate, August 31

For Gil Schafer, an architect known for his traditional style, a summer house that’s surprisingly modern.

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Mom and Pop Own Fewer Rental Units
Real Estate, August 31

Individuals own fewer than half of all rental units in the United States, according to a recent Census report.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, August 31

This week’s properties are in the Gramercy area, Midtown, and in Long Island City, Queens.

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Homes for Sale in New York City
Real Estate, August 31

This week’s properties are in the Gramercy area, Midtown, and in Long Island City, Queens.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, August 31

This week’s properties include a four-bedroom in Darien, Conn., and a five-bedroom in Levittown, N.Y.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, August 31

This week’s properties include a four-bedroom in Darien, Conn., and a five-bedroom in Levittown, N.Y.

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When Only the West Village Will Do
Real Estate, August 31

A couple was willing to sacrifice square footage to stay in their beloved neighborhood.

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Harvey Victims Face Hurdles, and Maybe Bills, in Getting Aid
Business, August 30

Thousands are applying for federal assistance, but it may be slow to arrive and require them to take on debt that could take years to pay off.

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House Hunting in ... Bali
Real Estate, August 30

A four-bedroom villa built in 2009 on a lushly landscaped beachfront lot with a guesthouse and a chef-designed kitchen is on the market for $3.2 million.

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A Contemporary Villa in Bali
Slideshow, August 30

This villa, on the market for $3.2 million, has a pool, a guesthouse and a sprawling master suite with its own indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.

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$900,000 Homes in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Vermont
Real Estate, August 30

A renovated midcentury-modern home in Denver, a 1907 stone house in Philadelphia and a lakeside retreat in Ferrisburgh.

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What You Get for $900,000
Slideshow, August 30

A renovated midcentury-modern home in Denver, a 1907 stone house in Philadelphia and a lakeside retreat in Ferrisburgh.

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Weston, Conn.: Quiet and Wooded, With Top-Notch Schools
Real Estate, August 30

With large residential lots and limited commercial development, Weston is more bucolic than nearby towns. And real estate is a relative bargain.

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Living in ... Weston, Conn.
Slideshow, August 30

With large residential lots and limited commercial development, Weston is more bucolic than nearby towns. And real estate is a relative bargain.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, August 29

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.

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Homeowners (and Taxpayers) Face Billions in Losses From Harvey Flooding
Business Day, August 28

Most insurance claims will fall on the federal government, where there is coverage at all. Even where required, it often goes unpurchased.

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Shopping for Dressers
Real Estate, August 28

Dressers offer valuable storage space no matter where you put them.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1,500,000
Real Estate, August 27

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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What to Do if the Super Gropes You
Real Estate, August 26

A co-op resident asks for advice about a super’s unwanted advances and a do-nothing board.

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Car-Friendly if Not Gawker-Friendly Buildings
Real Estate, August 25

Private driveways and gated courtyards are making high-end buildings seem more like gated communities than ever.

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Estate Planning: Leaving a Home to Heirs While You’re Still Alive
Real Estate, August 25

Since your home is often your most valuable asset, there are scenarios where it makes sense to create a trust for the property before you die.

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In NoMad, a 55-Story Condo Tries to Peek Out From the Pack
Real Estate, August 25

Developers have stitched together eight different lots, with air rights, to allow a 130-unit condo to reach 55 stories.