Wall St Journal Real Estate for Bismarck, Grand Fork and Fargo

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    Estate for Faith and Family
    This hilltop property features a private chapel, an indoor swimming pool and a total of 25 bedrooms spread across the main house, cabins and other buildings.

    Homes Where Animals Roam
    Keeping a tiger or a giraffe at home involves a tangle of federal, state and local laws. And when it comes time to sell, a herd of water buffalo can complicate the move.

    Nolita Increasingly Becomes a Name of Its Own
    While Nolita's name identifies it as being north of Little Italy, the small Manhattan neighborhood has, in recent years, come into its own as an area defined by the many independent businesses lining its streets.

    De Blasio Vows Fixes for Sandy Aid
    At least 500 New York City homes damaged by superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt and 500 reimbursement checks would be issued to storm victims by the end of this summer, under the mayor's new recovery plan.

    Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business
    Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.

    Behind a Real-Estate Empire, Ties to India's Gandhi Dynasty
    Robert Vadra, an in-law of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of India's ruling Congress party, built a real-estate portfolio nearly from scratch in a few years.

    Modern Take on a Farmstead
    The design of this contemporary home in Kent, Conn., draws inspiration from traditional farm structures and was done by architect Steven Harris in the early stage of his career.

    Hotel Builders Bet on Africa Gas Boom
    When Enrique Nieto arrived in Palma eight months ago, there was one communal water tap and no paved roads. Now he is about to open the village's first hotel. The reason: natural gas.

    Powers of Deduction
    For those weighed down by large mortgage payments, there are ways to save money when next year's tax season arrives; beekeeping, anyone?

    Housing Trouble Grows in China
    Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country's smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.

    Hot Spot Gets Cold Shoulder
    In the early 1990s, an inflow of Russian money boosted tourism and drove up real-estate prices in the German spa town of Baden-Baden. Now locals are worried about Russian funds drying up.

    Campus Apartment---for Kid in Diapers
    Chinese buyers are laying the groundwork for their kids, some still in diapers, to study abroad by snapping up high-end real estate in college towns.

    A Wine-Induced House Hunt
    After a weekend of wine tasting, singer-actress Rita Moreno and her husband decided to build a house in Berkeley with views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge?and one insane peacock.

    Historic Mediterranean in Florida
    Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.

    Former Tobacco Hub Clears the Air
    Preservationists have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations and government buildings. Many now are shifting their focus to saving vestiges of America's industrial past.

    New York REIT Starts Fast
    Shares of Nicholas Schorsch's latest real-estate investment trust closed trading at $10.75 a share, rising close to 3.8% in the last hour of trading. Before Tuesday, the shares were valued at $10 each.

    Plots & Ploys
    Google made a limited number of its Google Glass products available to the general public for the first time, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts wants in.

    Nasdaq Is Bullish on Times Square Backdrop
    Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.