Many artworks commissioned by the rich and powerful for their final resting places have rarely been seen by the living for the last century.
Many artworks commissioned by the rich and powerful for their final resting places have rarely been seen by the living for the last century.
Your mortgage lender can sell the servicing of your loan to a different company. You can’t stop that, but you can protect yourself.
Meet the 1990 and 1991 babies, a massive microgeneration in lifelong competition for America’s economic resources, reshaping the world around them.
When a couple took over a SoHo loft, they were attracted to its classic stripped-back look, but they also aspired to make it their own.
The president and his team are seeking ways to help Americans afford to rent and buy homes, as high borrowing costs dampen views of the economy.
Single men traditionally get a head start in homeownership and reap the benefits faster, but single women are thinking creatively to close the gap.
Take a look at major residential real estate listings and sales, including Kathy Hilton's Hamptons home.
The push from an affluent community in South Carolina to kill a plan for 60 subsidized apartments brought into public view how hard it is to give low-income families access to opportunity-rich neighborhoods.
The celebrated Broadway performer, director and choreographer is asking $2.3 million for the apartment at 414 East 52nd Street, one of two he owns in the same co-op complex.
In a popular video, Carla Badami, a Manhattan resident, described how she got $6,000 back from her landlord and her rent reduced by about $400. Then state officials got swamped with inquiries.
This week’s properties are in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Tarrytown, N.Y.
This week’s properties are in Manhattan Valley, Hell’s Kitchen and Spuyten Duyvil.
For his first home purchase, a resourceful renter stockpiled a down payment and looked for the ideal spot to invest it.
A study ranks U.S. areas for younger buyers based on metrics like availability, affordability, job opportunities and local culture.
How the “Dune” actor made a home in a place he once resisted.
A $25 million program aims to relocate migrants in other counties. But many don’t want to make the move.
An 1896 Beaux-Arts mansion in St. Louis, a Spanish-style home in Pasadena and a 1923 stone house in Washington.
Why our definitions of what counts as “unhoused” aren’t adequate.
Many are becoming first-time and first-generation homeowners by pooling their family’s resources to buy as a unit.
Country Garden was once China’s biggest developer but ran out of money. A lender is taking it to court in Hong Kong, a sign of continuing market distress.
“You can call it different things,” said one designer, but it “all adds up to the same idea: You feel like you want to put your feet up.”
A family living on the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York waded through a morass of federal loan programs for their first home. The result was bittersweet.
The 1940s Florida home harks back to a different time — and a different continent.
Pandemic disruptions may have muddled the measurement of home prices in inflation data. That could complicate the Fed’s course on interest rates.
A recently renovated house in Yucca Valley, a three-bedroom home in Benicia and a one-bedroom condominium in Laguna Niguel.
It might be a sensitive subject to bring up, but a path to homeownership for adult children could also make financial sense for their parents.
Generations of creatives once flocked to the city seeking affordable rent. Now, despite skyrocketing real estate prices, some continue to carve out studio spaces of their own.
It’s home to all types, but one group has made the city what it is today.
A program designed to resettle 1,250 families across New York State has moved only about 170 households, barely easing the burden on the city’s shelter system.
Why is it that books found in giveaway piles cast such a spell on us?
An economic analysis found that in several Canadian cities, prices would have to plummet, or incomes would have to soar improbably, to restore affordability.
Even if your rental arrangement is off the books, tenants have legal rights that you need to consider.
As housing costs soar, Washington State wants to limit annual rent increases to 7 percent. Oregon and California have passed similar measures.
Instead of rolling down roads, their motorboat floats down rivers — and it’s as cozy as a woodland cabin. Think of it as a floating R.V.
This week’s properties are a five-bedroom in Scarsdale, N.Y., and a six-bedroom in Leonia, N.J.
This week’s properties are in Greenwich Village, on the Upper East Side and in Downtown Brooklyn.
Taking their second shot at an upstate New York home, a couple went looking for a place with space for art supplies, music gear and chickens.
Hint: It’s where incomes are higher, not where rents are lower, according to a new study.
After a dramatic rise in business and society, the art-world mogul Louise Blouin finds herself unloading a Hamptons dream home in bankruptcy court.
A two-bedroom cottage in New Braunfels, a one-bedroom condominium in Atlanta and a Craftsman bungalow in Omaha.
Mr. Erwitt, who died last year, moved to the Brentmore more than 50 years ago. His estate has listed the co-op for $11.5 million and the studio for $2.3 million.
But that’s just the beginning: If you want a living fence or something to feed livestock or material for a natural burial, there’s a willow for you.
They didn’t expect their new Brooklyn home to flood a week after they moved in. But ‘with the destruction, there was an opportunity.’
Developers are transforming clusters of old homes into micro restaurants to cater to the needs of surrounding neighborhoods.
Officials hope an Olympic Village can transform a Paris suburb known for poverty and crime. But big plans have failed before.
A Mediterranean-style house in Beverly Hills, a desert retreat in Pioneertown and a Spanish-style home in San Francisco.
Once the war started, Alona Hamova worked as a guest artist at tattoo studios in Europe, and when she thought she was ready, accepted an offer to work in Williamsburg.
When Donald J. Trump became president, condominiums in buildings emblazoned with his name began selling for less, according to an analysis.
Long considered more affordable than New York City, the Hudson Valley presents a stark example of how the nationwide housing crisis is squeezing renters.
Thanks to soaring housing prices, the era of the 400-square-foot subdivision house is upon us.
Typically, condo owners are responsible for funding repairs to building systems. But if it’s a construction defect, that changes the playbook.
Fueled by once-low rates, more older Americans have mortgage debt, according to new research. But the downsides can be significant, some experts say.
Choosing the right wallpaper is tricky. Los Angeles designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe offer some tips.
Frequent natural disasters and high inflation have led insurers to raise premiums, and forced many customers to pare back their policies.
If you’re thinking of wallpapering a room but are afraid to get started (or even choose a pattern), you’re not alone. We’ve got some suggestions.
Black people make up about 14 percent of the U.S. population. Many of them are wondering what it would be like to be part of a majority.
The New School wants to sell its presidential residence in Manhattan for $20 million. It joins other small colleges that are turning to their real estate to help them through budget troubles.
Under increasing pressure to offset a looming budget deficit, the school is selling the renovated 19th-century brick townhouse on West 11th Street.
This week’s properties are a five-bedroom in Westport, Conn., and a three-bedroom in Massapequa, N.Y.
This week’s properties are in Lenox Hill, Lincoln Square and Williamsburg.
When two childhood friends from Crown Heights reconnected decades later, all they needed to start anew was an apartment they could share. Here’s what they found.
The housing market remains tight, but the price of entry is surprisingly low in many profitable vacation areas.
The City Council is expected to join the Legal Aid Society in a lawsuit to force Eric Adams to implement laws aimed at reducing homelessness.
A 1910 cottage in St. George, a three-bedroom townhouse in Asheville and an early 19th-century farmhouse in Lakeville.
‘I’ve been here a while,’ said Lillias White, who plays Hermes in the Tony-winning musical. ‘Hence the clutter.’
Federal reparations would help redress both the grievances of American history and the racial inequities that still define the present.
Off-campus complexes are getting larger, with some being home to more than 1,500 students, and being built on prime parcels of land as close to campus as possible.
Brooklyn’s borough president and a Manhattan councilman are forming a club of politicians who embrace using development to ease New York City’s housing crisis.
The real estate analytics company poured millions of dollars into ads for Homes.com and Apartments.com in its latest effort to challenge rival home-search portals, like Zillow and Realtor.com.
A midcentury-modern retreat in Palm Springs, a three-bedroom house in Santa Barbara and an island home in Belvedere.
En medio de una crisis inmobiliaria inmanejable, las casas de lujo simuladas son una prueba de nuestro propio delirio.
Widely considered the top commercial sales broker in New York City, the largest commercial market in the country, Bob Knakal’s deals total $22 billion — and counting.
It’s possible that the listed limits in a building’s offering plans are lower than what city code allows. Here’s how to find out.
Upfront costs for renters — security deposits, broker fees and a month’s rent — are at their highest levels in years, another sign of the city’s housing crisis.
The 1,200-square-foot home in coastal Maine uses a fraction of the energy required to heat the average house, and the pigs handle most of the yardwork.
People around the country are building private rinks — some with as little as a garden hose and patience.
It’s too early to tell if Local Law 18 will help ease the housing crisis in New York City. But homeowners with vacant rooms aren’t eager to open them up for long-term rentals.
Only 1.4 percent of the city’s rentals were available in 2023, according to new data, the lowest portion since 1968. The market was even tighter for lower-cost apartments.
This week’s properties are four-bedroom homes in Nissequogue, N.Y., and Surf City, N.J.
This week’s properties are in Alphabet City, the Flatiron district and Jackson Heights.
A study looked at the cost-savings of moving in together.
With two children under 5, a couple of first-time buyers wanted a three-bedroom house with a yard to play in and an easy commute to their new jobs. Here’s what they found.
Is the Fed chair too blasé?
A year after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, investors are fearing for regional lenders saddled with a mountain of souring commercial mortgages.
A Carpenter Gothic-style home in Irvington, a cottage in the Berkshires and a two-bedroom brick house in Columbus.
When war came to her country, Alla Olkhovska had been planning to open a rare-plants nursery. Now her Clematis seeds have an international following.
Nir Meir helped run the firm HFZ Capital Group, which became a major developer of luxury housing but collapsed amid investor lawsuits and foreclosures.
Dr. Woodson’s house, the birthplace of the annual month, was a hub of scholarship, bringing together generations of intellectuals, writers and activists.
Here’s how one couple brought their Federal house in Salem, Mass., into the 21st century — with ‘color, character and eccentricity.’
Many voters in Nevada dislike the Republican Party, but they also wonder if Democrats in Washington are too old and out of touch to fight for them.
The bill would create a state agency to build developments that would be affordable but wouldn’t rely wholly on public subsidies.
An adobe compound in Joshua Tree, a one-bedroom condominium in West Hollywood and a bungalow within walking distance of the beach in Aptos.
In Bushwick, the neighborly ‘hello’ in the hallway led to hanging out in each other’s apartments, and spirited theater-karaoke nights singing show tunes.
Chastened by a series of economic downturns that punished the hospitality industry, state leaders are working to broaden the economy.
Amid an intractable real estate crisis, fake luxury houses offer a delusion of one’s own.
A pop-up ice skating rink has finally come to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a decade after developers planned it.
A project from Styles charts the stages of gentrification in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with photographs of changing store fronts, street corners and performance spaces.
There are several avenues you can take to try to get better leadership. Whichever you choose, make sure it stands up to legal scrutiny.
Gross domestic product expanded 5.2 percent, as China worked to export more to make up for weak demand, high debt and a steep property contraction at home.
The Federal Reserve’s relentless attack on inflation has jeopardized the housing market.
Everyone who relies on credit in America is confronting a new reality: Money will cost more for a good long while.
Federal Reserve officials forecast higher interest rates through 2026 this week, a sign that borrowing costs are not heading back to the rock-bottom levels normal before the pandemic.
Hace un siglo, un edificio bien ventilado se consideraba una buena práctica sanitaria. Pero cuando llegó la COVID-19, nuestros edificios apenas podían respirar. ¿Cómo ocurrió eso? ¿Y cómo conseguimos ahora que el aire fresco ingrese a nuestras casas?
In New Zealand, high interest rates have sent property prices sliding nearly 18 percent since November 2021.
A century ago, a well-ventilated building was considered good medicine. But by the time Covid-19 arrived, our buildings could barely breathe. How did that happen? And how do we let the fresh air back in?
Dr. Franklin and giving credit to women for their scientific contributions. Also: New College of Florida; Black unemployment; housing solutions; Covid risks.
The banking crisis may be just getting started.
Many of the nation’s major cities face a daunting future.
Facing an existential crisis over empty space, owners are trying to fill malls with residences, building on the live-work-play model sought by young adults.
New arrivals over the last few years have fueled hopes of population growth, but workers increasingly struggle to find housing in a market gone wild.
Before the pandemic, turning a house into a hub for big gatherings seemed like a good idea.
What is it like to pour your life savings into apartments that might never get built?
The New York City Housing Authority collected just 65 percent of the rent it charged in the 12 months leading up to December, the lowest percentage in the agency’s history.
Federal guidelines require employees’ health information to be kept confidential. But employers also have an obligation to protect the workplace.
From Barbiecore to revenge travel, social media trends gave us a clear picture of the forces reshaping the economy.
Airbnb se ha convertido en un destino en el que estadounidenses y europeos encuentran alquileres de largo plazo en la capital mexicana, trastocando el mercado local.
American and Europeans are using Airbnb to find long-term rentals in Mexico’s capital, pushing housing costs higher and, critics say, forcing out local residents.
Years into the pandemic, it is still difficult to get a handle on what comes next for the economy by looking at examples from the past.
For many middle- and working-class New Yorkers, it’s an even more distant possibility than it used to be.
In a city of renters, the turbulent pandemic housing market is making it harder than ever to buy a home.
Puja Patel wanted her own apartment and wanted to be within walking distance of her new job as an emergency room doctor at Mount Sinai Queens.
Inflation-corrected prices may end up substantially lower as factors driving high home prices weaken with time.
In a rare act of defiance, people across the country who bought property from indebted developers are refusing to repay loans on their unfinished apartments.
A House subcommittee investigation found four firms were responsible for nearly 15,000 eviction filings while there were moratoriums on evictions.
More than 40 percent of the available units in Manhattan currently come from tenants priced out of apartments they leased in 2020 and 2021, according to a new StreetEasy report.
The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.
And among those who moved out of their childhood bedroom, a third are spending about half of their monthly income on rent or mortgage.
Shifting demographics are reshaping complexes built for older Americans, who are looking for a variety of rates and services.
Many people changed where and how they lived, but “upgrading their policies for all of these experiences fell by the wayside,” an appraisal executive said.
Apartment hunting in the city has never been easy, but now the search has become seemingly impossible as prices soar. Readers told us about their pandemic housing struggles — and eventual successes.
Rarely have so many Americans gained so much equity in so little time, but it’s also inseparable from the housing affordability crisis.