Real Estate

$2 Million Homes in Missouri, California and the District of Columbia

St. Louis | $1.999 Million An 1896 Beaux-Arts mansion with eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, on a 0.4-acre lot This house was built for Lewis Dozier, a commercial baker whose business became part of Nabisco. Mr. Dozier, a member of several social clubs, loved to entertain, and his house has a basement-level ballroom and a second-floor …

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Multigenerational First-Time Home Buying on the Rise Among Latinos

Whenever Danae Vega, 33, took a shower in her Southern California home, it was an ordeal. The pipes were broken, so the water didn’t drain. Each time, she would have to ask her younger brothers to manually remove the water so the next person in the family of eight could take a shower. Demanding that the landlord repair the pipes …

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How to Create a Cozy Room That Feels Like a Hug

On a cold winter day, there’s nothing better than a cozy room that invites you to sink into a comfortable chair and curl up with a fuzzy throw. “No matter what type of home I’m working on, whether it skews more contemporary or more traditional, my goal is always to create something that’s cozy, warm and inviting,” said Shawn Henderson, …

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One Family’s Road to Building a House Despite the Obstacles

Randa Martin always wanted high ceilings. Her partner, Richard Lebehn, longed for a chef’s kitchen like the ones in all the restaurants where he had worked. The couple started getting closer to building their dream home after they moved in 2009 to the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation, otherwise known Akwesasne, where Ms. Martin was born and raised. Mr. Lebehn, originally …

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Should You Consider Buying Your Childhood Home?

The stairs creaked in Jen Gorgano’s childhood home. Recalling those sounds makes Ms. Gorgano smile. “Growing up, we would always know who was running up and down the steps by how loud it was,” she said. The creak is still there. So is Ms. Gorgano. She is in the process of buying the four-bedroom house in Commack, N.Y., from her …

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How Do I Evict My Roommates?

Q: I lease a three-bedroom market-rate apartment in Brooklyn. I rent out two of the bedrooms, but the situation with my roommates is deteriorating for personal and financial reasons. The rent I charge them is way below market rate, and I’ll have to raise it significantly or ask the occupants to leave. I don’t have a written agreement with them. …

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Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey

This week’s properties are a five-bedroom in Scarsdale, N.Y., and a six-bedroom in Leonia, N.J.

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Homes for Sale in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Manhattan | 530 East 76th Street, No. 14C Upper East Side Condo $1.25 million A one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, 953-square-foot apartment with a windowed galley kitchen, an open living and dining room, a primary bedroom with a marble en suite bathroom, a den or home office and ample closets, on the 14th floor of a 39-story doorman building from 1987 with a …

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Where Do Renters Get the Most for Their Dollar?

Many of the growing contingent of renters would like to know just where their housing dollars stretch the furthest. A new study by RentCafe attempts to answer the question by comparing the median rent and the cost of utilities, food, health care, transportation and other essential goods and services in various U.S. metros. Generally, it is higher incomes, not lower …

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$300,000 Homes in Texas, Georgia and Nebraska

New Braunfels, Texas | $295,000 A 1920 cottage with two bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 0.2-acre lot This house, once part of a church complex, was moved to its current location last year and renovated. New plumbing and electrical systems were installed, and the home was furnished with antique and vintage pieces that are available to buy. The property …

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