WSJ.com: Real Estate


    Like New, a Century Later
    A restoration of this 1903 colonial revival-style home preserved original details, like brass hardware and silk-covered walls.

    Homes Where Animals Roam
    Keeping a tiger or a giraffe at home involves a tangle of federal, state and local laws. And when it comes time to sell, a herd of water buffalo can complicate the move.

    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.

    De Blasio Vows Fixes for Sandy Aid
    At least 500 New York City homes damaged by superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt and 500 reimbursement checks would be issued to storm victims by the end of this summer, under the mayor's new recovery plan.

    Affordable Housing Takes On a Different Look
    With the scaffolding slowly coming down from a retrofitted P.S. 109, East Harlem residents are getting their first view at an affordable-housing project that stands in contrast to other such digs in the neighborhood.

    Modern Take on a Farmstead
    The design of this contemporary home in Kent, Conn., draws inspiration from traditional farm structures and was done by architect Steven Harris in the early stage of his career.

    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.

    Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride
    A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer weather would rekindle growth.

    Alex Rodriguez Sells Miami Beach Condominium
    Embattled Yankees third baseman gets $2.575 million for a unit he purchased last year

    Powers of Deduction
    For those weighed down by large mortgage payments, there are ways to save money when next year's tax season arrives; beekeeping, anyone?

    Housing Trouble Grows in China
    Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country's smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.

    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.

    A Wine-Induced House Hunt
    After a weekend of wine tasting, singer-actress Rita Moreno and her husband decided to build a house in Berkeley with views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge?and one insane peacock.

    Historic Mediterranean in Florida
    Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.

    Former Tobacco Hub Clears the Air
    Preservationists have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations and government buildings. Many now are shifting their focus to saving vestiges of America's industrial past.

    New York REIT Starts Fast
    Shares of Nicholas Schorsch's latest real-estate investment trust closed trading at $10.75 a share, rising close to 3.8% in the last hour of trading. Before Tuesday, the shares were valued at $10 each.

    Plots & Ploys
    Google made a limited number of its Google Glass products available to the general public for the first time, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts wants in.

    Nasdaq Is Bullish on Times Square Backdrop
    Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.