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How to reduce the tax hit on a plot of land you plan to develop
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How to reduce the tax hit on a plot of land you plan to develop

Here's the rub: the federal income tax rules generally treat a land developer as a real estate "dealer." As such, your profit from developing and...

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Sugarfina Sues to Get Back Candy Held at New York Warehouse
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Sugarfina Sues to Get Back Candy Held at New York Warehouse

High-end candy-shop chain Sugarfina Inc. is suing two candy manufacturers for allegedly holding hostage more than $2.8 million worth of the...

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Cultural Riches and Traditional Architecture in Kyoto’s Kamigyo Ward
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Cultural Riches and Traditional Architecture in Kyoto’s Kamigyo Ward

As Japan's former imperial capital, from which the country was ruled between 794 and 1869, Kyoto provides a window to the nation's fascinating...

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Sugarfina Sues to Get Back Candy Held Hostage at New York Warehouse
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Sugarfina Sues to Get Back Candy Held Hostage at New York Warehouse

High-end candy-shop chain Sugarfina Inc. is suing two candy manufacturers for allegedly holding hostage more than $2.8 million worth of the...

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Rare Fifth Avenue Pre-War Condominium Lists for $28.5 Million
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Rare Fifth Avenue Pre-War Condominium Lists for $28.5 Million

The penthouse spans the entirety of the floor. The penthouse spans the entirety of the floor. The penthouse spans the entirety of the floor. A full...

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How Wealth Managers are Attracting the Ultra Rich
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How Wealth Managers are Attracting the Ultra Rich

Wealth managers in the U. S. have been strengthening their staffs and family office service offerings to attract, and keep, the most well-to-do...

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Chinese Property Giants Could Regret Milking the Country’s Middle Class
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Chinese Property Giants Could Regret Milking the Country’s Middle Class

China's property giants are notorious for their rapacious issuance of debt. But a more politically sensitive liability has risen even faster,...

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U.K. Property Price Growth Hits Seven-Year Low
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U.K. Property Price Growth Hits Seven-Year Low

Property prices in the U. K. logged their lowest rate of annual growth in seven years in July, rising just 0.7%, according to a report Wednesday...

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Mortgage Rates Decline Ahead of Fed Meeting
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Mortgage Rates Decline Ahead of Fed Meeting

WASHINGTON-Consumers' borrowing costs have drifted lower since the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in July, fueling a wave of mortgage...

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Intelligence Office Rebuffs House Subpoena on Whistleblower Complaint
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Intelligence Office Rebuffs House Subpoena on Whistleblower Complaint

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence defended on Tuesday its decision to withhold from the House Intelligence Committee details of a...

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Walmart Likely Discriminated Against Female Store Workers, EEOC Finds
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Walmart Likely Discriminated Against Female Store Workers, EEOC Finds

Walmart Inc. The EEOC documents ask Walmart and the women who filed complaints to come to a just resolution of the matter, which could include a...

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Tom Barrack Is Done With Traditional Real Estate. He’s Going Digital.
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Tom Barrack Is Done With Traditional Real Estate. He’s Going Digital.

Colony Capital Inc. The Los Angeles-based real-estate firm is a global investor with $55 billion in assets under management. Colony aims to sell as...

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E-Commerce Made Warehouses Hot. Trade War Could Cool Them Down.
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E-Commerce Made Warehouses Hot. Trade War Could Cool Them Down.

The rise of e-commerce has pushed up warehouse rents and made industrial buildings one of the hottest sectors in real estate. Now, a slowing...

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Having Trouble Selling Your Property? Try Giving It Away.
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Having Trouble Selling Your Property? Try Giving It Away.

Now on the market is a 56-acre treehouse resort in Stoneham, Maine. It has breathtaking views, a private mountaintop hiking trail and three luxury...

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Banks Warm to Mortgage Bonds That Burned Them in 2008
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Banks Warm to Mortgage Bonds That Burned Them in 2008

Banks are getting back into the business of building mortgage bonds, laying the groundwork for a market that stands to grow as the Trump...

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SoftBank to Buy at Least $750 Million of WeWork Parent Shares in IPO
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SoftBank to Buy at Least $750 Million of WeWork Parent Shares in IPO

SoftBank Group Corp. plans to buy at least $750 million of the shares in WeWork's impending IPO, a move that could allow the office-sharing company...

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U.K.’s Average Rents Hit a Record-High in August
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U.K.’s Average Rents Hit a Record-High in August

Average rents in the U. K. reached an all-time high of £970 (US$1,208) in August, according to a report Friday by HomeLet. That's a 2.4% rise over...

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How Once-Doomed Mortgage Giants Gained New Lease on Life
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How Once-Doomed Mortgage Giants Gained New Lease on Life

U. S. A Trump administration housing-finance roadmap released last week would do the opposite, allowing the government-controlled companies to...

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Fannie, Freddie Regulator Sets New Caps on Lending for Multifamily Properties
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Fannie, Freddie Regulator Sets New Caps on Lending for Multifamily Properties

The Federal Housing Finance Agency plans to limit the amount to $100 billion for each company over the five quarters from Oct. 1. It also plans to...

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Trump Administration Caps Fannie, Freddie Lending for Multifamily Properties
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Trump Administration Caps Fannie, Freddie Lending for Multifamily Properties

The Federal Housing Finance Agency plans to limit the total number amount of multifamily loans the companies can purchase to $100 billion each, and...

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Retail Sales Increased 0.4% in August
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Retail Sales Increased 0.4% in August

WASHINGTON-American shoppers spent strongly in August, supporting the broader economy at a time of heightened global uncertainty. Retail sales, a...

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Rising Rents, Wary Buyers Means Now Might Be the Time to Buy an Investment Property
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Rising Rents, Wary Buyers Means Now Might Be the Time to Buy an Investment Property

Uncertainty is plaguing real estate markets around the world, with political and economic worries keeping potential buyers from committing to new...

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Old Navy Plans to Open 800 More Stores
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Old Navy Plans to Open 800 More Stores

Gap Inc. 's Old Navy brand plans to open hundreds of stores as it prepares to split from its parent company at a time when slower sales and online...

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Brooklyn Rents Reach Record High As Sales Market Stays Soft
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Brooklyn Rents Reach Record High As Sales Market Stays Soft

Median rents in Brooklyn are at an all-time high, according to an August rental report released Thursday by Douglas Elliman. The median rental...

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The World’s Dumbest Housing Policy
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The World’s Dumbest Housing Policy

California already boasts the highest housing costs in the country, and even liberals have come around to acknowledging that not enough homes are...

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Forever 21 Plans to File for Bankruptcy as Many Retailers Struggle
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Forever 21 Plans to File for Bankruptcy as Many Retailers Struggle

Retail chain Forever 21 Inc. is planning to file for bankruptcy as early as Sunday after facing a cash crunch for months, according to people...

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Retail Bankruptcies Rise, Store Closures Skyrocket in First Half of 2019
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Retail Bankruptcies Rise, Store Closures Skyrocket in First Half of 2019

The pace of retail bankruptcies and store closures in the U. S. has accelerated so far this year compared with 2018, due in part to last year's...

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Amazon’s New Multistory Warehouse Aims to Cut Delivery Times
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Amazon’s New Multistory Warehouse Aims to Cut Delivery Times

Amazon.com Inc. While common in densely-populated Asian and European cities, modern warehouses with multiple floors have been absent until recently...

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China’s Anbang to Sell U.S. Hotels for More Than $5.8 Billion
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China’s Anbang to Sell U.S. Hotels for More Than $5.8 Billion

A Chinese insurer has agreed to sell a luxury hotel portfolio for more than $5.8 billion, overcoming an unusual stumbling block: A California...

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Old-School Landlords Trying to Copy WeWork
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Old-School Landlords Trying to Copy WeWork

U. S. Owners strike back as their big corporate tenants are targeted by WeWork and other purveyors of flexible leases and millennial-friendly...

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