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Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury
World, Today

In France and the rest of Europe, the affluent decamp cities to spend their confinement in vacation homes, widening class divides.

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Living Near Train Tracks
Real Estate, March 27

Thanks to new window technology, there’s no such thing as the wrong side of the tracks.

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Train? What Train?
Slideshow, March 27

Window technology and engineering advances have made it possible to live right next to train tracks.

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Congress Addresses Housing Crunch Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
U.S., March 26

The economic stabilization package includes more than $12 billion for housing and protection from evictions and foreclosures, as the pandemic hits cities already in housing crises.

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A Glamorous, ’70s-Style Retreat in Downtown Manhattan
T Magazine, March 26

The interior designer Alex P. White transformed two rooms with little natural light into a moody oasis.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, March 26

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

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What if I Can’t Pay My Rent Now?
Real Estate, March 25

With a 90-day moratorium on evictions in place, renters can rest easier. What happens after that is less clear.

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House Hunting in Belgium: A Restored Rectory on a Canal
Real Estate, March 25

In the Flemish tourist haven of Bruges, where the housing stock is slow to change, prices are rising along with demand.

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A Restored Rectory in Historic Bruges
Slideshow, March 25

This renovated four-bedroom house on a canal in the historic center of Bruges, Belgium, is on the market for $3.5 million.

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How to Look Your Best on a Webcam
Real Estate, March 25

Check your lighting and be deliberate about the background you’re showing the world.

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North Arlington, N.J.: A Quiet Suburb Close to New York City
Real Estate, March 25

Newcomers are attracted by the close-knit community and the affordable homes — never mind that the borough’s biggest landmark is a century-old cemetery.

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Living In ... North Arlington, N.J.
Slideshow, March 25

Newcomers are attracted by the close-knit community and affordable homes — never mind that the borough’s biggest landmark is a century-old cemetery.

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Bohemian or Business: Identities Collide in Miami’s Coconut Grove
Business, March 24

The city’s development boom has finally caught up to a lush haven of shade trees and cafes. Some worry the neighborhood growth is too fast.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, March 24

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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Instead of Tearing It Down, They Rescued It
Real Estate, March 24

A couple of experienced renovators were looking for a house in the Bay Area to demolish — until one with a strong ‘midcentury vibe’ won their hearts.

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A Teardown? Not Even Close
Slideshow, March 24

A couple of experienced renovators were looking for a house in the Bay Area to demolish — until one with a strong ‘midcentury vibe’ won their hearts.

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Bankers Pledge Mortgage Help, but Want Billions
Business, March 23

Millions of borrowers may be unable to make payments on home loans next week. The mortgage industry says it’s willing to help, but needs the government to back it up.

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$1 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, March 23

A bungalow with a guesthouse and converted garage in San Luis Obispo, a grand Victorian in Sacramento and an Edwardian home in Berkeley.

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What You Get for $1 Million in California
Slideshow, March 23

A bungalow with a guesthouse and converted garage in San Luis Obispo, a grand Victorian in Sacramento and an Edwardian home in Berkeley.

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Coronavirus Complicates Home Buying and Mortgage Refinancing
Real Estate, March 23

As county records office around the country shutdown, title searches and deed filings will grind to a halt.

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Shopping for Dining Chairs
Real Estate, March 23

With so many of us working at the dining table these days, our chairs need to be multifunctional. Here’s how to choose the right ones.

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Homes That Sold for Around $450,000
Real Estate, March 22

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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‘Astronaut’ Families Stressed by Straddling 2 Worlds: China and Canada
World, March 21

Transnational migrants who shuttle between Vancouver and China confront loneliness, divorce and culture shock. But their children see advantages.

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Working from Home with Musical Accompaniment
Real Estate, March 20

The coronavirus has changed the way we all use our homes.

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We All Need Small Businesses. Don’t Let Them Die.
Business, March 19

The economy relies on thousands of local operations that need urgent help even more than big companies do.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, March 19

This week’s properties are in Brooklyn Heights, on the Upper West Side and in Chelsea.

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Racing to Head Off Evictions and Foreclosures
Business, March 18

A flurry of federal, state and local action aims to prevent a new housing crisis as the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy.

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House Hunting in France: A Self-Sufficient Home for $350,000
Real Estate, March 18

In the industrial northeastern region of Alsace, international buyers find quality housing for sub-Paris prices.

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A Sustainable Home Outside Strasbourg
Slideshow, March 18

This three-bedroom house near the German border is on the market for $352,000.

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How Coronavirus Has Affected Real Estate
Real Estate, March 17

Some open houses have been canceled, others have new rules, and some New Yorkers are heading to the suburbs to escape the city.

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Samantha Mathis, Self-Isolating Downtown
Real Estate, March 17

With the opening of her musical, ‘Whisper House,’ postponed, the ‘Billions’ actor is riding out the coronavirus in her Greenwich Village rental.

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A ‘Billions’ Star’s ‘Little Lady’ Apartment
Slideshow, March 17

With the opening of her musical, ‘Whisper House,’ postponed, Samantha Mathis is riding out the coronavirus in her Greenwich Village home.

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$4.3 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, March 16

A French Caribbean-inspired home in Newport Beach, a 1923 Spanish-style house in Beverly Hills and an estate with its own olive grove in Carmel Valley.

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What You Get for $4.3 Million in California
Slideshow, March 16

A French Caribbean-inspired home in Newport Beach, a 1923 Spanish-style house in Beverly Hills and an estate with its own olive grove in Carmel Valley.

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Rooming With Your Younger Brother
Real Estate, March 16

She needed a roommate, and her brother, a high school senior, was happy to step up, as it meant leaving the suburbs for the big city.

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Arizona Boom Draws Californians and Changes Political Hue
Business, March 15

A decade after the recession hit hard, Arizona’s economy is a magnet for technology companies and for workers seeking an affordable middle-class life.

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Homes That Sold for Around $600,000
Real Estate, March 15

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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How to Fix Those Cracking, Crumbling Plaster Walls
Real Estate, March 14

There are two kinds of cracks in old lath and plaster walls. Both can be repaired, but one is a much more serious problem.

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Rushing to Refinance Your Mortgage: 6 Tips and What to Avoid
Business, March 13

Communicate constantly, document everything — and definitely don’t apply for a new credit card.

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Buying a Home During a Pandemic
Business, March 13

The coronavirus is scary. But those willing to enter the housing market have the benefit of low rates — and the wisdom of those who bought during the last crisis.

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Apartment hunting? There are new rules for open houses.
U.S., March 13

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Outfitting a Home for a Child on the Autism Spectrum
Real Estate, March 13

Simple design changes can help create a safe and comforting space for children with autism or sensory processing issues.

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The Dollhouses of Instagram
Real Estate, March 13

Instagram-inspired enthusiasts are making their interior-design dreams real — only 12 times smaller.

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Parking So Prime, the Car Is Optional
Real Estate, March 13

In New York City, a parking spot can be a source of income or even a way to build community.

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The Most Popular Properties of January and February
Real Estate, March 12

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You’re Retired. Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?
Business, March 12

Let’s say you’ve downsized from a larger place. Here’s what to consider before you commit.

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A Young Couple Look for a Manhattan One-Bedroom to Renovate. Which of These Would You Choose?
Interactive, March 12

For their first purchase, two newlyweds went looking for prewar charm, good views and (with any luck) a fireplace. Here’s where they landed.

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$300,000 Homes in Florida, Maine and Virginia
Real Estate, March 11

An Art Deco condominium in Miami Beach, an 1802 village house in Wiscasset, and a two-story cottage in Charlottesville.

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What You Get for $300,000
Slideshow, March 11

An Art Deco condominium in Miami Beach, Fla.; an 1802 village house in Wiscasset, Maine; and a two-story cottage in Charlottesville, Va.

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House Hunting in Luxembourg: A Restored Classic for $3 Million
Real Estate, March 11

Long a haven for foreign companies and their employees, the small nation is facing a housing squeeze as Europe restructures its business.

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A Classic Luxembourg Home With Modern Touches
Slideshow, March 11

This 18th-century house with a contemporary interior renovation in Hautcharage, Luxembourg, is on the market for $3.08 million.

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Verona, N.J.: A Hilly Suburb Where You Can Stretch Your Budget
Real Estate, March 11

While surrounding areas have high taxes and bidding wars, residents say this Essex County township is a surprisingly affordable alternative.

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The Most Planned Unplanned Place Around
Style, March 11

A Dutch community encourages residents to design their own houses, and much more.

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Living In ... Verona, N.J.
Slideshow, March 11

While surrounding areas have high taxes and bidding wars, residents say this Essex County township is a surprisingly affordable alternative.

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The King of D.I.Y. Dwellings
Style, March 11

Before cabin porn and van life were hashtags, before tiny houses were a movement, Lloyd Kahn was the living embodiment of them.

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How Your Airbnb Host Is Feeling the Pain of the Coronavirus
Technology, March 10

Online travel sites, including Booking.com and Airbnb, are facing a world of hurt as people all but stop taking trips.

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Alameda, Calif.: On San Francisco Bay, With Great Views and Rising Prices
Real Estate, March 10

An island city celebrates families and diversity, and is finding ways to build affordable housing and confront homelessness.

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Living In ... Alameda, Calif.
Slideshow, March 10

The city on an island in San Francisco Bay offers a respite from metropolitan life — if not from the prices.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, March 10

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

An Escape From Brooklyn, and a ‘Couple’s Project’
Real Estate, March 10

Now that the house is complete, they have a place to retreat in Connecticut on the weekends. But creating it was half the fun.

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An Indoor-Outdoor House with Catskill Views
Slideshow, March 10

Now that the house is complete, they have a place to retreat in Connecticut on the weekends. But creating it was half the fun.

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Charles Urstadt, Who Eased N.Y. Rent Controls, Dies at 91
New York, March 9

As state housing commissioner, he pushed a law that let landlords charge market rates when apartments became vacant. He also shepherded Battery Park City.

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$1.2 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, March 9

A Victorian in Redlands, a renovated ranch in Sherman Oaks and a townhouse in San Diego.

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What You Get for $1.2 Million in California
Slideshow, March 9

A Victorian in Redlands, a renovated ranch in Sherman Oaks and a townhouse in San Diego.

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A Portuguese Hideaway That’s Part Refuge, Part Shrine
T Magazine, March 9

For his vacation home near Comporta, the Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen has conceived of a sand-colored, bunkerlike home that blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

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Shopping for Match Strikers
Real Estate, March 9

Here’s why you need one — even if you don’t know what they are.

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Homes That Sold for Around $750,000
Real Estate, March 8

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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What Should My Building Be Doing to Prevent Coronavirus?
Real Estate, March 7

For now, the New York City health department is developing more extensive guidance for property owners and managers, and advising them to clean more often and use disinfectant products.

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Condo Sales Begin at the Revamped Waldorf Astoria
Real Estate, March 6

The project includes a refurbished hotel operated by Hilton in addition to the residential portion, and both are set to open in 2022.

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The Renovation of Gage & Tollner Uncovers Some Historic Treasure
Real Estate, March 6

Decades-old menus, notes and letters are found in a crawl space just as the new owners are bringing the Brooklyn restaurant back to life.

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The Neighborhood Name Game
Real Estate, March 6

Place names come and go — with help from (surprise!) the real estate industry — but a few that have stuck around offer a window onto the city’s past.

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Jared Kushner Selling Stake in Firm That Pursued Federal Tax Break
U.S., March 5

The president’s son-in-law is divesting his holding in Cadre, a real estate investment venture that sought to profit from opportunity zones, a feature of the 2017 tax law.

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Your 8 Most Vexing Tax Questions, Answered
Your Money, March 5

Changing rules have led to taxpayer confusion. We asked accountants and other specialists to help sort it all out.

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New York City Apartment Building Sales Plummet
Real Estate, March 5

Last year, the number of transactions across the city fell by about a third. Here’s a look inside the numbers.

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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, March 5

This week’s properties include four-bedroom homes in Greenwich, Conn., and Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Real Estate, March 5

This week’s properties are on Roosevelt Island, in Lincoln Square and in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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On the Market in the New York Region
Slideshow, March 5

This week’s properties include four-bedroom homes in Greenwich, Conn., and Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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On the Market in New York City
Slideshow, March 5

This week’s properties are on Roosevelt Island, in Lincoln Square and in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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Are You an Anti-Influencer?
Opinion, March 5

Some people have a knack for buying products that flop, supporting political candidates who lose and moving to neighborhoods that fail to thrive.

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Almost a Graduate and Almost Homeless
Opinion, March 5

I had made it from Mexico into an elite American university, but it didn’t change my place in American society.

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How Democrats Would Raise Taxes on the Rich
Business, March 4

Investment income of the wealthy is a target that unifies leading presidential candidates and top Democrats in Congress.

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House Hunting on St. John: A Mountain Perch for $1.65 Million
Real Estate, March 4

After two hurricanes in 2017, the tiny U.S. Virgin Island has seen sales rebound, although the priciest homes are the slowest to move.

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Spectacular Views on St. John
Slideshow, March 4

This three-bedroom mountainside house in the U.S. Virgin Islands is on the market for $1.65 million.

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$1.7 Million Homes in Wisconsin, Arizona and New Jersey
Real Estate, March 4

A Tudor Revival home near Milwaukee, an adobe house in Scottsdale and a condominium in a 19th-century Jacobean-style estate in Princeton.

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The West 90s: An Increasingly Upscale Area Between Two Parks
Real Estate, March 4

New developments are making the area denser and more expensive. But residents say it’s still a friendly neighborhood where people want to settle down.

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What You Get for $1.7 Million
Slideshow, March 4

A Tudor Revival home near Milwaukee; an adobe house in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a condo in a 19th-century Jacobean-style estate in Princeton, N.J.

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Living In ... the West 90s
Slideshow, March 4

New developments are making the area denser and more expensive. But residents say it’s still a friendly neighborhood where people want to settle down.

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They Wanted the Apartment. Then the Broker Asked for a $2,850 Fee.
New York, March 4

Brokers and landlords in New York City are defying sweeping protections in the state’s new rent laws, tenants say.

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The Great Wall Street Housing Grab
Magazine, March 4

Hundreds of thousands of single-family homes are now in the hands of giant companies — squeezing renters for revenue and putting the American dream even further out of reach.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Business, March 3

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

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How to Get the Bedroom of Your Dreams
Real Estate, March 3

It’s not difficult to create a room where you can get a good night’s sleep — if you follow a few simple steps.

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How Bloomberg, Sanders and Warren Responded to a Survey on Housing
U.S., March 3

The Times asked the Democratic presidential candidates for their views on housing and homelessness. (Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Tulsi Gabbard did not complete the survey.)

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How the Democratic Candidates Would Tackle the Housing Crisis
U.S., March 3

The New York Times asked the candidates about their plans for housing and homelessness. They back many of the same programs, but are split on national rent control and a renter’s tax credit.

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$2.4 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, March 2

A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a Modernist landmark in Palm Springs and a renovated 1923 home in San Francisco.

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What You Get for $2.4 Million in California
Slideshow, March 2

A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a Modernist landmark in Palm Springs and a renovated 1923 home in San Francisco.

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The Chaos and Comfort of Life in a Bushwick Artists’ Collective
Real Estate, March 2

A filmmaker found her community in a six-unit Brooklyn walk-up that is home to about 35 artists who hold performances and shows in the building.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1 Million
Real Estate, March 1

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks
Opinion, February 29

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

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Here’s How Landlords Are Getting Around New Rent Laws
Real Estate, February 29

With changes to state laws making it harder to increase rent in stabilized apartments, landlords are finding creative ways to keep the money flowing.

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For Seoul’s Poor, Class Strife in ‘Parasite’ Is Daily Reality
World, February 29

Like the family in the Oscar-winning film, many in Seoul’s so-called dirt-spoon class dwell in basements far below the rich. “Those living up there must look down on people like me like pigs.”

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The Driving Force in Irish Politics? Finding a Decent Place to Live
World, February 29

A severe housing crisis has made life unbearable for many young people, who turned in droves to the previously toxic Sinn Fein party in this month’s election.