Title: WSJ.com: Real Estate
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'Beach House' in the Mountains
Perched above water and city views, this contemporary home in Los Angeles was built to take in the sights from virtually every angle.
Luxury Homeowners Hope to Score During Super Bowl
High-end New York metro-area digs, even yachts, are being offered for thousands a day in rent, but aspiring landlords face a long shot.
2013: Luxury Lending Made Easy
A housing-market upturn means lenders are luring some upscale home buyers with tempting deals on mortgages; incentives include lower rates and looser qualifying rules, but wealthy home buyers should consider the cost of concessions.
For $101.9 Million, a French Villa Could Be Yours
A villa in the French Riviera lists for $101.9 million; a penthouse in Manhattan's Puck Building sells for $27.5 million; and a historic waterfront property in Annapolis, Md., hits the market for $13.1 million.
Shift on Nonconforming Mortgages
Some of the nation's largest banks will offer loans that don't conform to new gold-standard lending definitions under sweeping mortgage regulations set to take effect next month, reversing course after industry leaders had earlier suggested that banks might further curtail lending.
A Cluster of Coffee Tables: Better Than One?
No one said a single coffee table was gospel. A grouping of smaller, easily rearranged pieces can be the key to a flexible, unstuffy living space.
Art History in Croton-on-Hudson
This historic stone home on 2.6 acres in Croton-on Hudson, once home to artist Alexander Calder and photographer W. Eugene Smith, is on the market for the first time in 30 years.
Dialing Up Dollars
The New York Telephone Company left a legacy in brick and mortar that is being sold off building by building.
End of the Gardener's Year---Almost
The gardening season's end is bittersweet: The plants are gone, but that frees up lots of time. Yet one crucial chore remains.
'Hope Trade' Is Under a Cloud of Doubt
Analysts are having doubts about the annual hope trade, in which investors bid up the stocks of home builders each winter in anticipation of a robust spring season for home sales.
Smaller Mortgage Lenders Lead
Big banks have been retrenching from the mortgage business recently, leaving smaller players to pick up larger chunks of business, and benefitting consumers in some places.
Home Design Gets in the Green Zone
Manufacturers are making it easier for homeowners to be eco-friendly with designs that are sustainable and sleek. Here's a look at some of the most interesting on the market.
The B&B Trophy Home
Healthy demand for intimate lodging is spurring a new generation of investor-innkeepers who are ditching frilly decor for sleek, high-tech furnishings.
House of the Day 2013: Amenities Edition
From a 'Da Vinci Code'-inspired trap door to a life-size train set equipped for cocktail parties, we review some of the most notable amenities featured in House of the Day.
50-Room French Castle Asks $17 Million
Ty Cobb's Lake Tahoe home goes on the market for $6.5 million; a historic Hamptons estate sells for $28 million; Jeffrey Donovan, star of the television spy drama "Burn Notice," puts a Miami condo up for sale
The Homes That Hatched the '60s
As a boy, artist Peter Max learned to sketch in a pagoda-style house in China. Then he moved to Israel, Paris and New York, where he shuttled between a spacious apartment and studio, imagining a Day-Glo world.
Are Adjustable Rates Worth the Risk?
Today's low interest rates and healthier housing markets are prompting wealthy borrowers to stick with variable-rate mortgages after the fixed-rate period ends.
Hotel Boom in South Korea Sparks Concern
A record number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea has fueled in Seoul a hotel boom. But some say an overreliance on visitors from China and Japan leaves the country vulnerable to future overcapacity.
Chinese Developer Buys Malaysian Parcels
Guangzhou R&F Properties has agreed to acquire six parcels in Malaysia for $1.39 billion, becoming the latest Chinese property developer to expand abroad.
New Funds for Virtual Tours Firm
Startup company View the Space, which creates virtual commercial-property tours and collects leasing data for landlords, has landed a $7 million round of venture financing.
Blackstone Books Profit With Hilton Hotels
Blackstone has boosted its investment in Hilton Worldwide not by expanding the empire of company-owned hotels but by renting out its brand names, like Hampton Inn, to franchisees.