Category: Real Estate

Renters: Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share

A number of brokers hung up when he told them what he was looking for and that he had 13 or 14 potential roommates but no absolute “yeses.” He also…

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The Most Common Obstacles to a Sale — and What to Do About Them

The apartment, re-listed for $2.1 million in September, started at $3.5 million last year. From the lowliest studio to the grandest penthouse, nothing in Manhattan is perfect. Apartments in this…

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The Hunt: Seeking the Peace of the Suburbs

Buying there, Mr. Tortoso said, would have been “like moving into freshman class,” and the children would have had built-in friends. But the cul-de-sac where they found a $1.4 million…

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International Real Estate: House Hunting in … the Cotswolds, England

The cottage’s layout and its proximity to good schools, as well as Bristol and London, make it “ideal for a family,” Mr. Russell said. Photo A four-bedroom cottage in the…

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Living In: Kips Bay: An Anonymous Neighborhood with Fringe Benefits

And Lexington Avenue is known for its string of South Asian restaurants that gave it the nickname “Curry Hill.” Photo 226 EAST 32ND STREET A five-story limestone townhouse built in…

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Where Can You Park a Tiny Home?

Mr. Bray’s situation highlights one of the biggest challenges of tiny-house living: finding a place to park. HGTV programs like “Tiny House, Big Living,” which have helped popularize the movement,…

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My Space: A Tour of Alan Faena’s Living Room in Miami Beach

Alan Faena Age 52 Occupation Founder of Faena Group; real estate developer Location Miami Beach His Favorite Room Mr. Faena lives in a Mediterranean-style house once owned by Robert Grey,…

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The Hunt: In the West Village, a Search for Fewer Stairs

So they began looking, in Greenwich Village and nearby areas. “Even though I had big space and amenities, I wanted a neighborhood feel, with local spots,” Mr. Milot said. “In…

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Manhattan’s Luxury Market Retreats

“That era is just about over,” said Jonathan J. Miller, president of the appraisal firm Miller Samuel, which prepared the Elliman report. Many of the record-breaking sales that inflated average…

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Living In: Roosevelt Island: Part of Manhattan, but Apart from It

When Sande Elinson, 70, arrived in 1977, with her husband, Mitchell, and their two young children, Morgan and Blake, she also felt unshackled, but from the high cost of housing…

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