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Amazon Is Teaming Up With a Real Estate Broker. How Scared Should Zillow Be?
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Amazon Is Teaming Up With a Real Estate Broker. How Scared Should Zillow Be?

After years of speculation and a couple of hints, Amazon.com made it official this morning: It's joining forces with the largest residential real...

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Rent the Runway Is Growing Fast, and Struggling to Keep Up
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Rent the Runway Is Growing Fast, and Struggling to Keep Up

Rent the Runway, the clothing rental startup that earned a $1 billion valuation earlier this year, is suffering from growing pains. The New York...

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming—A Green Haven—Boasts Unbeatable Views and Dramatic Ski Slopes
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Jackson Hole, Wyoming—A Green Haven—Boasts Unbeatable Views and Dramatic Ski Slopes

View of Grand Teton mountains in the fall. Of the American West's fabled locales, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, couldn't boast of a famous gunfight, or a...

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Meet the Other Man Who Bought the Chrysler Building
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Meet the Other Man Who Bought the Chrysler Building

New York property mogul Aby Rosen is the public face of the group that bought Manhattan's famed Chrysler Building. But to get it done, he teamed...

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Lower Rates Have a Downside for Banks
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Lower Rates Have a Downside for Banks

Lower interest rates generally help banks' mortgage businesses. Except when they don't. & Co. and other lenders, weighing on what was otherwise a...

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Lower Rates Crimp Value of Banks’ Mortgage-Servicing Rights
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Lower Rates Crimp Value of Banks’ Mortgage-Servicing Rights

Lower interest rates generally help banks' mortgage businesses. Except when they don't. & Co. and other lenders, weighing on what was otherwise a...

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A Spacious, Light-Filled Loft in a Historic Downtown Manhattan Building
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A Spacious, Light-Filled Loft in a Historic Downtown Manhattan Building

This duplex loft offers both historic charm and modern style in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. The condo spans the equivalent of four...

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With So Many Vacant Stores, E-Commerce Is Only Part of the Problem
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With So Many Vacant Stores, E-Commerce Is Only Part of the Problem

Don't blame all the vacant stores on e-commerce. Sky-high rents are squeezing retailers, too. Although commercial retail rents are down from recent...

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Longtime London Icon Battersea Power Station Marries its Industrial Past to a Green Future
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Longtime London Icon Battersea Power Station Marries its Industrial Past to a Green Future

A quick glance at an aerial rendering of the 42-acre Battersea Power Station redevelopment-a project centered around the London industrial icon and...

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The Wages of Rent Control
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The Wages of Rent Control

Barely a month has gone since New York passed its new rent-control law, and the predictable problems are fast emerging. "In light of the recent...

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U.K. Entertainment Industry Drives Surge in Short-Term Rental Interest
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U.K. Entertainment Industry Drives Surge in Short-Term Rental Interest

The British TV and movie industry is responsible for a recent surge of interest in short-term rentals in the U. K., according to a report Friday...

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Can Alvar Aalto’s Greatest Buildings Find New Life?
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Can Alvar Aalto’s Greatest Buildings Find New Life?

When Harri Taskinen, a graphic designer and editor from Helsinki, moved to the central Finnish village of Säynätsalo in 2015, to be near his mother...

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San Francisco’s Department Store Buddha Reveals Its Longheld Secret
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San Francisco’s Department Store Buddha Reveals Its Longheld Secret

John Chachas had long admired the Qing dynasty Buddha at Gump's, a now-closed luxury department store in San Francisco. John Chachas, a banker,...

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Foreign Buying of U.S. Homes Suffers Record Drop
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Foreign Buying of U.S. Homes Suffers Record Drop

Foreign purchases of U. S. homes have dropped by half over the last two years, a fresh blow to the top end of the market in New York City, Miami...

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Locals Try Helping a Troubled Neighbor—a Bear With a Trash Lid Stuck Around Its Neck
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Locals Try Helping a Troubled Neighbor—a Bear With a Trash Lid Stuck Around Its Neck

Ringo, in Ely, Minn., got his nickname because of a trash can lid stuck around his neck. Ringo weighs several hundred pounds and is digging through...

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FDIC Plan Would Ease Requirement for Banks Selling Mortgage Securities
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FDIC Plan Would Ease Requirement for Banks Selling Mortgage Securities

Freddie Mac. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday released a plan that would ease disclosure requirements implemented in 2010 after the...

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U.S. Retail Sales Rose Solidly in June
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U.S. Retail Sales Rose Solidly in June

American shoppers increased their spending in June, wrapping up a solid quarter for the resilient U. S. consumer despite perceived headwinds from...

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Neighbors Face Off Over Texas’ Other Lucrative Resource
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Neighbors Face Off Over Texas’ Other Lucrative Resource

Aquifer water is pumped into an irrigation canal at a Williams property this month near Fort Stockton, Texas. Aquifer water is pumped into an...

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Landlords Challenge New York’s Rent-Control Law in Federal Court
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Landlords Challenge New York’s Rent-Control Law in Federal Court

Landlord groups on Monday filed a U. S. constitutional challenge to New York's rent regulations, alleging that state and city governments had, in...

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Prologis to Buy Warehouse Owner Industrial Property Trust
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Prologis to Buy Warehouse Owner Industrial Property Trust

Prologis Inc. The deal with IPT includes an operating portfolio of 236 properties and expands the company's position in Southern California, the...

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China GDP; U.S. Retail Sales and Housing Starts
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China GDP; U.S. Retail Sales and Housing Starts

In the week ahead, China will release GDP data and the U. S. will publish fresh retail sales, housing starts and consumer sentiment figures. Monday...

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Wisdom of crowds? Ordinary Americans beat ‘experts’ in predicting mortgage rates
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Wisdom of crowds? Ordinary Americans beat ‘experts’ in predicting mortgage rates

We've updated Watchlist! The changes include a new, responsive design featuring extended-hours data and more news. Learn More If you've ever locked...

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Cairo’s Zamalek is A Quieter Neighborhood—But It’s Far From Sleepy
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Cairo’s Zamalek is A Quieter Neighborhood—But It’s Far From Sleepy

Zamalek, the Egyptian island floating placidly in the Nile River alongside the capital city of Cairo, is an old-world oasis with a decidedly...

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Ken Behring, Real Estate Baron, Found Joy in Giving Away Wheelchairs
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Ken Behring, Real Estate Baron, Found Joy in Giving Away Wheelchairs

To establish himself as a used-car dealer in the late 1940s, Ken Behring rented a muddy field along a highway in Monroe, Wis., and converted a...

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Northern Ireland Sees Biggest Rental Price Increases in U.K.
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Northern Ireland Sees Biggest Rental Price Increases in U.K.

Rents are on the rise across the U. K., according to HomeLet's latest rental index released Thursday. The price of renting a flat is up 1.8%...

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New York Condo Conversions Near the End, a Casualty of Rent Reform
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New York Condo Conversions Near the End, a Casualty of Rent Reform

NEW YORK-A longtime New York City practice that promoted homeownership, transformed neighborhoods and enriched thousands of middle-class renters is...

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Opportunities in Direct Real Estate Investing
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Opportunities in Direct Real Estate Investing

For U. S. commercial real estate investment opportunities, head to the Sunbelt. Particularly Dallas; Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C....

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Onassis Family’s Former London Flat Asks £25 Million
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Onassis Family’s Former London Flat Asks £25 Million

A London flat that once belonged to Artemis Onassis, the sister of billionaire Aristotle Onassis, is ready for a new owner. The property, on...

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Quadruplex Apartment in Mayfair Hits the Market With £10.75 Million Price Tag
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Quadruplex Apartment in Mayfair Hits the Market With £10.75 Million Price Tag

A modern apartment in central London that spans four floors of a Queen Anne Revival-style building hit the market Monday asking £10.75 million (US...

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Second Homes in Corsica Increase Property Values; Design Businesses in the South Thrive, and More
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Second Homes in Corsica Increase Property Values; Design Businesses in the South Thrive, and More

Stamp Duty Change Could Boost Prime Property Market in London Proposed changes to stamp duty tax thresholds in London could give a significant...

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