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One of New Zealand's most expensive properties on the market goes under the hammer at midday today.Te Rere Cove, the Waiheke Island vineyard and residence developed at Church Bay by David Parkinson and wife Dee Crawford, has a six-bedroom...
If it weren't for a small flat screen TV perched on a table in the lounge of a quaint Masterton cottage you might swear you had stepped back through time.
Boathouse Bay's developers were right in thinking that creating a community of beachfront homes that didn't cost several million dollars would be popular. But they are surprised at the response as the project has advanced.Homes...
Strawberry Hill, LondonHorace Walpole, the inventor of modern gothic, returns to haunt the spooky house he built in a revealing exhibition of masterpieces and grim curiosities
Horace Walpole was an aesthetic rebel against convention a century ahead of Oscar Wilde. He built himself Strawberry Hill, a house that aped the “barbaric” middle ages, then, while daydreaming among its pointy arches, fan vaulting and spooky niches, got the idea for The Castle of Otranto, the first modern work of horror fiction, which still influences every haunted-house story. As the inventor of modern gothic he is a giant of modern culture. Now he has returned to haunt the house he built.
The custodians of Walpole’s seismic home have brought back, from collections all over the world, the paintings, sculptures and surreal objects that originally decorated it and were sadly dispersed after his death. Installed for a few months in their original locations in his house, Walpole’s masterpieces and curiosities paint a picture not just of Strawberry Hill in its original splendour but the strange and fertile mind that created it.
Tenants at 200 Riverside Boulevard voted to remove the Trump brand from their building’s signage. A judge sided with their decision.
A decline in bedbug violations in recent years doesn’t mean that there are fewer bedbugs in the city.
This week’s properties are on the Upper West Side, in Rego Park, Queens, and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
This week’s properties include a six-bedroom house in Hopewell, N.J. and a five-bedroom in Lloyd Neck, N.Y.
The young, hardworking couple who are building their first home on the smell of an oily rag have had their dream shattered by thieves.
For a buyer looking to upgrade a tiny Greenwich Village one-bedroom, crossing the East River beat heading uptown.
The case of Greg Mathis’ gated estate in Tarzana has concluded in a sale.
Mathis, known for sitting behind the bench of the courtroom reality show “Judge Mathis,” sold the Mediterranean-style manse for $3.1 million. It had been listed since September for a dollar shy of $3.2 million, according...
Giant Chinese-headquartered phone and consumer electronics business Mi is opening its first dedicated New Zealand store, picking Sylvia Park at Mt Wellington as its flagship operation.Xiaomi or Mi is said to be the fourth largest...
Southern California was just beginning to develop a taste for suburban sprawl in 1923 when an enterprising Venice property owner built a charming Craftsman home using plans and materials purchased from the Sears, Roebuck & Co. mail-order catalog. Or so the story goes.
The beach-area bungalow, which...
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.
Warning over rise in high-risk lending suggests standards have become dangerously loose
The Bank of England, one hopes, does not draw parallels with the 2006 US sub-prime mortgage market lightly. That era was riddled with extend-and-pretend wishful thinking on a grand scale and ended with the financial calamity of 2008 that still reverberates.
But here is the alarming comparison, courtesy of the Bank’s financial policy committee (FPC): the global market in loans to heavily indebted borrowers is larger than, and is growing as quickly as, the 2006 sub-prime market. What’s more, lending standards are similarly deteriorating and, just as then, it’s hard to know if the people who ultimately hold the IOUs are capable of absorbing serious losses.
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Average UK prices rise 3.2% but sluggish London property market sees fall of 0.2%
UK house prices grew at the slowest rate in five years in August, in the latest figures to identify a growing divergence between a sluggish London property market and faster rates of growth other regions.
The average price of a UK home increased by 3.2% in the year to August, to £232,797, in the lowest annual rate of growth since August 2013, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Land Registry.
The Brooklyn neighborhood is lined with rowhouses, but is now getting some new midsize apartment buildings.
A Sherman Oaks home where Hollywood actress and sex symbol Mae West once lived has come on the market for $1.1 million.
Tucked behind hedges and fences, the Spanish-hacienda-style home dates to 1937, about five years after West made her first motion picture appearance in “Night After Night.”
Despite a range of housing options (and prices) and easy access to beaches and the city, the township is often overlooked. But residents like that.
On the island’s less-trafficked northern coast, where “everything is on a smaller scale,” a stable economy and increased tourism are driving a slow market uptrend.
This sprawling home on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is on the market for $3.3 million.
Units within a new warehouse and office industrial complex, being constructed by the North Shore owned and operated Matvin Group, are now available by pre-sale in the heart of Albany."The development comprises a total of 41 different...
Former MLB slugger Aubrey Huff has circled the bases on a home sale in San Diego, selling his estate in a guard-gated community for $3.925 million.
Set on about an acre of grounds, the Mediterranean-style house has more than 8,100 square feet of living space on a single story.
Uncertainty over Brexit puts off buyers in the capital and south-east during autumn
The housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected because of slowing sales in London and the south-east, where Brexit uncertainties are putting off buyers in the traditionally strong autumn selling season.
The company said it had not seen the pick-up in demand, with prospective buyers unable to afford a home in the most expensive areas and unwilling to make major spending decisions at a time of heightened political and economic uncertainty.
Jason Acuña, the actor and performer better known as Wee Man, has dealt his Hermosa Beach home of nine years for $2.37 million.
That’s over $1 million more than he paid for the detached townhouse in 2009, real estate records show.
Across three levels and 1,865 square feet, there are four bedrooms...
An 18th-century stone barn in Bucks County, an 1812 Federal-style house in Newport and a 1966 Tudor in Portland.
Despite a wide range of housing options (and prices) and easy access to beaches and the city, Middletown is often overlooked. But residents like that.
A 10.5-acre spread that once belonged to actor Casper Van Dien is up for sale in Topanga at $2.795 million.
Van Dien, known for his role in the film “Starship Troopers,” sold the property more than a decade ago for $1.6 million. More recently, the estate changed hands in 2007 for $2.4 million.
Life is the greatest novel.
That notion came to me while jogging the other morning. Generally, literary notions come to me when I have no place to write them down, which is one of those real-life ironies that go into a good novel. If I ever have the perfect observation — and the outlook for that...
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