Title: WSJ.com: Real Estate
Description: Real Estate
A Suburban Dream Home in New York City
This Manhattan townhouse was transformed from a state of disrepair to a light-filled, modern property with all the indoor and outdoor space and amenities of a suburban home.
Investors Bet on London Commuter Line
The dowdy, down-on-its heels end of London?s otherwise tony Oxford Street could soon get a new lease on life with the arrival of a commuter rail line.
Australia Orders Chinese Firm to Sell Sydney Mansion
Australia ordered the sale of a Sydney mansion it alleges was illegally bought by Chinese investors last year, opening a new front-line in its battle to curb a flow of foreign money contributing to rising home prices.
Low-Budget Motel 6 Gets In on Lodging Boom
Record sales prices for luxury properties and an explosion of lifestyle brands have marked the recent hotel boom. But low-budget Motel 6 is enjoying some of the industry?s strongest growth.
Condos Fused to Solve Space Crunch
Combining two condos to make one large unit adds coveted square footage. But the combo-condo boosts property values as well.
Dolce & Gabbana Signs SoHo Lease
Italian luxury retailer Dolce & Gabbana has signed a lease for a three-story building in Manhattan?s SoHo neighborhood, the property owner said on Tuesday.
Market-Rate Rents Gobble Incomes
Renters can expect to spend nearly 60% of their incomes to afford a market-rate apartment in New York City, according to a new study by StreetEasy.
Queens Village Stirs Community Feeling
Queens Village features single-family houses, quiet and plenty of diversity.
Brookfield, Qatar Fund Take Control of London's Canary Wharf
The investors behind one of the biggest real-estate deals in U.K. history are preparing to reach much deeper into their pockets.
FHFA Puts New Rules on Delinquent Loan Sales
A top federal housing regulator said it would impose new rules on investors who want to buy delinquent loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
A Haute-Boho Look for Your Home
A favorite of jet-setters and ?60s free spirits alike, suzani textiles are a lovely way to tap into spring?s bohemian revival.
Florida Developer Rides Four Seasons Wave
Nadim Ashi plans to build a Four Seasons hotel and condos behind the legendary Surf Club in Miami Beach, part of a new vanguard of developers entering untapped markets for the luxury brand.
U.S. Home Sales Falter to Start Year
Sales of previously owned homes slowed in January, a reflection of the rising prices and tight supplies that could constrain the housing market this year.
Bank of China Seizes Control of London's Grosvenor House
The Bank of China has seized control of London?s Grosvenor House from its Indian owner and appointed an administrator to begin marketing the property for sale.
Greta Van Susteren Cuts the Price on Her Maryland Home
The Fox News host and husband John Coale are seeking $1.825 million for their 18th-century Annapolis house.
Two Beverly Hills Homes for $23 Million
The homes share a property once owned by Bert Schneider, who produced the anti-war film ?Hearts and Minds? and counterculture classic ?Easy Rider.?
San Francisco Penthouse Under Construction Seeking a Record $49 Million
The roughly 15,000-square-foot unit is on the 41st and 42nd floors of the Lumina, a two-tower project that is generating sales from the tech industry
When the House is the Life of the Party
The traditional wine-and-cheese open house has given way to increasingly elaborate shindigs involving fashion shows, raves, five-course meals?and tens of thousands of dollars.
Nani Marquina's Magic Carpets
A Barcelona designer creates floor coverings that can double as furniture or wall art
A California Couple's Oasis
At work, the designers create retail outlets for hipsters and foodies. At home, they look for calm.
When to Refinance
A surprise interest-rate drop in January spurred a record number of homeowners to refinance. What you should know when rates fall again.
Joan Rivers's Favorite Things
Melissa Rivers, daughter of the late comedian, on five favorite items in her mother?s gilded triplex
A Raw Deal for Real-Estate Agents
Real estate can be risky for agents themselves. Fickle buyers, unforeseen structural issues, setbacks in financing can all scuttle a deal.
A London Warehouse Looks Up
After a smart purchase?and a five-year-long delay?a designer builds a glamorous three-bedroom duplex
Venture Plans New Office Space for Downtown Brooklyn
Quinlan, Building & Land will convert a self-storage facility on Flatbush Avenue.
L.A. Developer Offers to Buy Former Revel Casino Hotel
A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th-hour bid to buy Atlantic City?s former Revel Casino Hotel.