Why the Best Gardens Have Something Extra

Accessories like garden ornaments, furniture and firepits can make a beautiful landscape even more appealing. Here’s where to start.

#content-type-service, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Mobile Home Owners Fear Evictions as Pandemic Protections End

Many who have struggled to keep up with mortgage payments are at the whims of a few financing firms that dominate lending in this market.

#berkshire-hathaway-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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What It’s Like to Work in 115 Degree Weather in Phoenix

Phoenix is facing a double heat and housing crisis that is falling hardest on people who have to suffer the sun.

#arizona, #gallego-kate, #homeless-persons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #temperature, #weather

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Biden’s First Task at HUD: Rebuilding Trump-Depleted Ranks

An exodus of top-level officials during the previous administration has left the Department of Housing and Urban Development short of expertise even as its role expands.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carson-benjamin-s, #fudge-marcia-l, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Co-Working from Your Apartment Building

Rental and condo buildings have increased the amount of shared work spaces and also introduced private offices and conference rooms.

#brooklyn-nyc, #co-working, #condominiums, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #telecommuting

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How the Candidates for N.Y.C. Mayor Would Tackle Homelessness

In the Democratic primary’s last days, and with New York’s economy starting to regain its footing, a chronic problem gains new urgency.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #evictions, #garcia-kathryn, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #mcguire-raymond-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Where Are the Million-Dollar Homes?

A new report reveals which U.S. metropolitan areas have the highest percentage of homes valued at $1 million or more.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #san-jose-calif

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Cape May, N.J.: Salt Air and Cultural Riches

The Victorian seaside resort has long attracted those with primary homes in Philadelphia. But now more New Yorkers are moving in.

#cape-may-nj, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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House Hunting in Italy: Sitting Seaside on Sardinia for $760,000

The pandemic has driven up prices in the coastal areas of northern Sardinia, where home buyers are now competing with investors.

#italy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sardinia-italy

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Gardeners, Take Heed: It’s a ‘Tick-y Year’

This year, it will be hard to avoid ticks if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Here’s how to keep that from interfering with your gardening.

#content-type-service, #gardens-and-gardening, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #ticks-insects

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What $1.25 Million Buys You in Connecticut, the District of Columbia and Indiana

A historic estate in Old Lyme, a two-bedroom condo in a 19th-century townhouse in Washington and a brick house in a gated community in Indianapolis.

#indianapolis-ind, #old-lyme-conn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #washington-dc

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Rising Housing Costs Leave Homebuyers Struggling

A moratorium on evictions did little to address the bigger problem: The country is running out of affordable places for people to live.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #joint-center-for-housing-studies, #landlords, #national-low-income-housing-coalition, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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A Mountain Escape Turned Four-Season Home

They bought the house in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., thinking it would be nice for weekends in the winter. But Covid changed that.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mammoth-lakes-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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A Second Life for North Carolina’s Shuttered Factories

With the rise of remote work, developers are betting they can lure young talent and raise economic prospects for the state’s depressed areas.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #capitol-broadcasting-company, #greensboro-nc, #high-point-nc, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rocky-mount-nc, #shutdowns-institutional, #winston-salem-nc

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$5 Million Homes in California

A Tudor Revival house in Los Angeles, a modern farmhouse in Healdsburg and a Mediterranean-style home near Mission Viejo.

#healdsburg-calif, #ladera-ranch-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #mission-viejo-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Candidates’ Blueprints for Easing the Housing Crisis

Democrats running for mayor face a problem that may have worsened during the pandemic.Their plans have overlaps and differences.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Shopping for Trays

Why do you need a tray? To serve drinks, collect the mail, organize the bathroom — they’re useful almost anywhere.

#content-type-service, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tableware

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A West Village Home With a Gated Courtyard Is Up for Sale

The mixed-use property currently has two units and the atelier for Markarian, the fashion brand that designed Jill Biden’s Inauguration Day outfit. The asking price is $11.95 million.

#lofts, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #west-village-manhattan-ny

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Finally Making It to Manhattan

For those in other boroughs who dreamed of Manhattan, there was a silver lining to the pandemic: lower rents.

#landlords, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #turtle-bay-manhattan-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #west-village-manhattan-ny

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Under Fire Over Residency, Eric Adams Goes on the Offensive

The leader in the N.Y.C. mayoral race decided to join in the debate he had earlier said he would skip. His supporters said they were standing firm.

#adams-eric-l, #debates-political, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

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Renting Is Cheaper Than Buying, Almost Everywhere

According to a new study, renting costs less per month in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

#mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After a year of record price declines, lease signings are up and landlords are pulling back on rent concessions.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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A Tiny Spanish Island Where Pirates Once Roamed

There is no place to shop on Nueva Tabarca, scant cellphone reception and unreliable internet. To some, that is part of its appeal.

#nueva-tabarca-spain, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #travel-and-vacations

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New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

#brooklyn-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #landlords, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ridgewood-queens-ny, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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$200,000 Homes in Maryland, Minnesota and New York

A 1940 colonial-style house in Salisbury, a two-bedroom condo in Minneapolis and a 1900 home in the Catskills.

#catskills-nys-area, #delhi-ny, #minneapolis-minn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #salisbury-md

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Why the Charms of the Uruguayan Coast Are Drawing Homeowners

In and around the town of José Ignacio, a series of upscale (yet fittingly understated) waterfront developments are underway.

#coastal-areas, #jose-ignacio-uruguay, #punta-del-este-uruguay, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #uruguay

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House Hunting in Canada: A Lakeside Super-Cottage in the Muskoka District

Pent-up demand has exploded in Ontario’s ‘cottage country,’ with pandemic buyers seeking turnkey or newly built homes.

#canada, #ontario-canada, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Living Not Just by the Water, but Over and Even Below It

Six decades ago, a hotel was built with rooms set on concrete piles placed deep within the ocean floor. The design has been flourishing ever since.

#architecture, #caribbean-area, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #europe, #french-polynesia-france, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #overwater-bungalows, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

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Have $500,000? Here Are Five Waterfront Homes for You.

This amount of money can go further, depending on the location.

#algarve-portugal, #beaches, #coastal-areas, #cornwall-england, #east-quogue-ny, #eleuthera-bahamas, #playa-del-carmen-mexico, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

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Investors Fret as Biden Takes Aim at a 100-Year-Old Tax Loophole

The administration wants to rein in a tax deferral on gains from the sale of real estate. Opponents worry that the move would stifle investment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-gains-tax, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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FEMA Disaster Aid Often Widens Racial Disparities

The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.

#black-people, #disasters-and-emergencies, #discrimination, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #finances, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #income-inequality, #lake-charles-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #research, #whites

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Falling in Love With Weehawken

The New Jersey town felt like home right away, and the pandemic made it even more so.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #weehawken-nj

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California Looks at Curbing Construction in Wild Fire-Prone Areas

The state’s insurance regulator endorsed proposals that could reshape the real estate market, the latest sign of climate shocks hitting the economy.

#building-construction, #california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #homeowners-insurance, #insurance, #napa-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wildfires

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Buildings With Sections That Seem to Hover in Midair

Cantilevered towers help deal with space limitations in New York City. They start narrow at the street but expand as they rise, more lollipop than traditional wedding cake.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

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Building a Cantilever

Towers with sections that extend into the open air seem to defy gravity. Here are a few ways architects and engineers make it happen.

#architecture, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #engineering-and-engineers, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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N.J. ‘Ban the Box’ Housing Bill Removes Hurdle for Ex-Convicts

Rental applications will no longer ask about criminal convictions, and landlords’ use of background checks will be limited.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #law-and-legislation, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

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Homes for Sale in Connecticut and New York

This week’s properties are a three-bedroom in Weston, Conn., and a six-bedroom in Malverne, N.Y.

#malverne-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #weston-conn

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A See-Through Pool Opens 10 Stories Above London

Even if you don’t have a fear of heights, you probably won’t be able to try it out: The swimming is limited to select residents at a luxury apartment complex in the British capital.

#london-england, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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What $900,000 Buys You in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and New Mexico

A Greek Revival-style home in Memphis, a brick townhouse in Philadelphia and a three-bedroom Earthship house near Taos.

#memphis-tenn, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #taos-nm, #tres-piedras-nm

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The Do-It-Yourself Rain Garden

So you spent the holiday weekend indoors, watching rainwater pool in your yard — or worse still, in the basement? Here’s how to fix that.

#content-type-service, #gardens-and-gardening, #rain, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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How to Apply for Rent Relief in New York

The state plans to distribute more than $2 billion in emergency rent relief. Here are some details on who is eligible and how to apply.

#landlords, #new-york-city, #nwandu-antoinette, #pass-over-play, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #theater

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Sparta, N.J.: Lakeside Living With an Alpine Vibe

Fifty miles from Times Square is a lakefront community with a boardwalk and a picturesque downtown. And the market is just as hot as you’d expect.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sparta-nj, #sussex-county-nj

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The Fantasy of a Cotswolds Country Home Meets Reality in Westchester

The plan was to do a quick cosmetic update. Then a couple found out the plumbing, electrical and septic systems were shot. And the house was sinking.

#content-type-service, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #pound-ridge-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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$3.6 Million Homes in California

A 1925 Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, an 1890 Victorian in San Luis Obispo and a brand-new contemporary home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

#cardiff-by-the-sea-calif, #encinitas-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-luis-obispo-calif

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As the Hamptons Booms, a New World of Luxury Problems

Ragers on the beach. Art galleries on Main Street. Reservations disappearing. Who remembers the pandemic?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hamptons-ny, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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As the Hamptons Boom, a New World of Luxury Problems

Ragers on the beach. Art galleries on Main Street. Reservations disappearing. Who remembers the pandemic?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hamptons-ny, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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House Hunters Are Leaving the City, and Builders Can’t Keep Up

For years, people most wanted to live in places where it was the hardest to build. Now, with a rise in remote work, exurban areas look more appealing.

#building-construction, #central-valley-calif, #commuting, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #telecommuting

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How to Win a Bidding War Before It Starts

A raging seller’s market has made it harder than ever to buy the home you want. But there are ways to sweeten your offer before another buyer swoops in.

#appraisals-and-valuation-property, #content-type-service, #fairfield-county-conn, #mortgages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Decluttering for a Renovation

Before the contractor can get started on demolishing my kitchen, I have to clear out the things I don’t need. But everyone needs a melon scooper, right?

#content-type-service, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #new-york-city, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Historic Brooklyn Mansion Goes on the Market for $30 Million

The 1901 building, which faces Prospect Park, has been owned by the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for 74 years and could set a borough record.

#childs-william-h, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tubby-william-bunker

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