Real Estate

    Grape Views in Malibu
    The owners grow their own grapes for wine on this nearly 3-acre property with water views.

    Penthouse Views From Across the Globe
    A look inside homes around the globe that feel like they're on top of the world.

    Tower Surge: $43 Million on the 51st Floor
    Miami Beach condo asking a record $50 million finds a buyer, and a Soho pioneer sells his longtime art studio for $26.58 million.

    Companies Apply to Run New Casinos in New York State
    Nearly two dozen groups have paid a $1 million application fee for the chance to open a casino in upstate New York, according to information released Thursday by the New York State Gaming Commission.

    Food Enhances the Scene in Battery Park City
    The search for food could be easing as more options open in the area of Brookfield Place, the new name of the former World Financial Center.

    Domino Site Deal Reached
    The City Council has struck a deal to allow for tall towers at the former Domino Sugar refinery on the Brooklyn waterfront, the first significant land-use proposal under the new mayoral administration.

    Demand for Home Loans Plunges
    Mortgage lending declined to the lowest level in 14 years in the first quarter as homeowners pulled back sharply from refinancing and house hunters showed little appetite for new loans, the latest sign of how rising interest rates have dented the housing recovery.

    Foreclosure Errors Top Reported Rate
    A consulting firm that scoured major U.S. banks' foreclosure files was finding far higher rates of error than regulators reported when they abruptly ended the review last year.

    Q&A: Solving Spring's Garden Problems
    Ravenous rabbits, invading ivy and the fire-escape dilemma

    Wuxi City Eases Some Property Rules
    The eastern China city of Wuxi has eased some of its property-market regulations amid sluggish home sales and concern this could hurt economic growth.

    Low-Slung Berlin Is Growing Up
    Developers are moving forward with plans for unusually tall apartment buildings in this low-slung city in response to demand for housing that is greatly exceeding supply.

    It's Springtime for the Jumbo Borrower
    Interest rates for jumbo mortgages are lower than expected this spring.

    Soho Loft Sells for $26.58 Million
    The sale represents one of the highest prices ever paid for a Manhattan co-op below 34th Street

    A Heritage Home in Australia
    The owner of this restored house near Melbourne collaborated with a team of designers to create a variety of artistic interiors.

    Forget the Alamo: San Antonio Gets a Makeover
    Some developers are aiming to turn San Antonio into a city known for hip restaurants, a thriving tech scene and a booming downtown property market.

    House and Home and Art
    The owner of this Palladian-inspired home will include custom furniture and an extensive art collection in the sale---not to mention the panini press.

    Shirley MacLaine Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million
    Also, Robin Williams tries again to sell Napa Valley estate; Alex Rodriguez sells Miami Beach condo.

    A Voice in the Wilderness
    Twenty-seven-year-old singer-songwriter Allen Stone talks about the muse of solitude in the Washington cabin that was once his family's vacation home.

    Plots & Ploys
    Colorado's Oakwood Homes is purchasing Henry Walker Homes in a deal valued at over $75 million. The deal is a sign that home builders are deciding the best way to expand into a new market is to buy your way in.

    Ruling Bodes Well for REIT Converts
    News that advertising company CBS Outdoor has received a green light from the IRS to convert into a real-estate investment trust is a positive sign for other companies awaiting similar rulings.

    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.

    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.