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Travel Is the Gateway to Luxury-Home Purchases, Says Exclusive Resorts VP

Sara Whitford, once a partner at a high-powered law firm, is general counsel and senior vice president of real estate at Denver-based Exclusive Resorts, whose portfolio she’s helped grow to more than 350 luxury residences across 75 global destinations. A private vacation club founded by AOL pioneer Steve Case in 2002, Exclusive Resorts has grown […]

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‘The shortest tour of all time’: This may be New York City’s smallest apartment

What may be the smallest apartment in New York City has garnered a lot of attention on social media this week. It measures just 80 square feet, or about the size of a parking spot, and is said to be the smallest unit available in the city. Alaina Randazzo lives in the Midtown Manhattan apartment […]

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Business

Inside the $250 million penthouse on ‘Billionaires’ Row’

A penthouse atop the world’s tallest residential building − listed for $250 million − is marking the biggest test of the ultra-luxury real estate market at a time of falling sales and growing economic uncertainty. The three-story mega-home inside Central Park Tower, which spans more than 17,500 square feet, is the country’s most expensive listing. […]

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Business

Read the highlights of the new lawsuit against Donald Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James

An aerial view of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said that FBI agents raided it, in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. August 15, 2022. Marco Bello | Reuters A bombshell lawsuit against former President Donald Trump filed Wednesday contains a head-spinning amount of detail about real estate, loans and other financial arrangements […]

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Business

New York sues Donald Trump, company and family members over widespread fraud claims, seeks at least $250 million in penalties

Former U.S. president Donald Trump speaks in support of candidates Doug Mastriano and Mehmet Oz during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, September 3, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday sued former President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, three of his adult children, and others for allegedly widespread fraud […]

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Business

Existing home sales fall in August, and prices soften significantly

Sales of previously owned homes fell 0.4% in August from July to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 4.80 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. That is the slowest sales pace since May 2020, when activity stalled very briefly due to the start of the pandemic. Outside of that, it is the […]

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Business

Mortgage demand rises for the first time in six weeks, despite sharply higher interest rates

Real estate listings Adam Jeffery | CNBC Mortgage application volume increased last week for the first time in six weeks, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, despite a rise in interest rates. Abrupt swings in rates and uncertainty on the overall direction of the housing market are likely at play. The average contract interest rate […]

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Business

Single-family rent increases cool for the third straight month

A ‘For Rent’ sign is posted near a home on February 07, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Rents for single-family homes were 12.6% higher in July compared with the year-earlier month, but the gains continue to shrink from the record high seen in April, according to a new report from CoreLogic. […]

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Pets

Smart Tech for Pets

Smart Tech for Pets – Mansion Global From self-sifting litter boxes to doggy cams, there wired ways to care for your furballs By Jennifer TzesesOriginally Published Sept. 20, 2022 Many people with furry or feathered family members will tell you it’s their pet’s world, they merely live in it. That’s why keeping them protected, out […]

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Business

More homebuilders lower prices as sentiment falls for ninth straight month

A worker walks on the roof of a new home under construction in Carlsbad, California. Mike Blake | Reuters More builders are lowering prices for homes as their confidence in the market continues to tumble. Homebuilder sentiment in September fell three points to 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. […]