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Mandy Patinkin appeared in his first play when he was 14. “From then on, I hated school and loved the youth center.”
02/04/2020
The Theater Granted Mandy Patinkin an Escape From Reality

Mandy Patinkin appeared in his first play when he was 14. “From then on, I hated school and loved the youth center.”

The award-winning actor and singer discusses his relationship with his father, growing up in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood and why he hated school

It’s no secret curb appeal helps sell a home, but a new algorithm is helping researchers determine just how much it adds...
01/23/2020
Selling Your Home? It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts

It’s no secret curb appeal helps sell a home, but a new algorithm is helping researchers determine just how much it adds to a property’s value.

A new study quantifying the impact of curb appeal found that the attractiveness of a home can boost its value by 7% or more.

Getting rid of all your stuff? A wide array of companies and services can help you decide whether to donate it, sell it ...
01/22/2020
Downsizing Your Home Is Hard. How to Decide What’s Worth Keeping.

Getting rid of all your stuff? A wide array of companies and services can help you decide whether to donate it, sell it or keep it.

Firms and services that specialize in downsizing can help you let go of your stuff—and the emotions attached to it—before the big move.

01/21/2020

Following several price cuts, Meryl Streep is taking a final bow on her longtime Manhattan home.

As a child, Jason Biggs felt like a "weirdo" at school. "Kids would see me in a cereal ad on TV and let me have it the n...
01/21/2020
Jason Biggs Went From Cereal Ads to ‘American Pie’

As a child, Jason Biggs felt like a "weirdo" at school. "Kids would see me in a cereal ad on TV and let me have it the next day."

The ‘Outmatched’ star discusses the ups and downs of being a child actor, and how he coped with the negative attention.

An exclusive first look inside Zaha Hadid’s first skyscraper in the Western hemisphere.
01/16/2020
Zaha Hadid’s Miami Tower is an Architectural Feat. Is It Designed to Sell?

An exclusive first look inside Zaha Hadid’s first skyscraper in the Western hemisphere.

It took seven years and nearly $300 million to build the late architect’s futuristic tower. Now, the developer is trying to sell the building’s remaining units amid a softening condo market and oversupply of luxury product.

Age is just a number, especially if you’re thinking about getting a mortgage. Here’s what you need to know if you are 65...
01/16/2020
You’re Never Too Old to Apply for a Mortgage

Age is just a number, especially if you’re thinking about getting a mortgage. Here’s what you need to know if you are 65+ and applying for a home loan.

Retirees with fixed incomes might still qualify for home loans no matter their age. Here’s how.

Despite a stressful childhood of constant moves, novelist Tobias Wolf “loved the drive, staying in motels and crossing t...
01/14/2020
Tobias Wolff’s Rough Ride

Despite a stressful childhood of constant moves, novelist Tobias Wolf “loved the drive, staying in motels and crossing the Rockies."

The novelist and short-story writer spent his early years driving across the country with his mother, who was fleeing abusive relationships

“As we watched the news in the early morning from the hotel, we were convinced that our house would be gone.”
01/09/2020
In Los Angeles, A Midcentury Mecca Rises From the Ashes

“As we watched the news in the early morning from the hotel, we were convinced that our house would be gone.”

The Getty Fire took aim at Crestwood Hills, a Los Angeles enclave known for its modern architecture. Now residents are looking to rebuild.

Fisher Island is a 7-minute ferry ride from Miami, but the exclusive enclave feels like its worlds away.
01/09/2020
An Ultra-Luxe Private Island in Miami

Fisher Island is a 7-minute ferry ride from Miami, but the exclusive enclave feels like its worlds away.

Just off the shore from South Beach, Fisher Island offers total seclusion to roughly 800 families

Without ever visiting the properties, investors can buy and manage homes with a few clicks of a mouse.
01/07/2020
Point, Click, Own: Firms Transform How to Buy Investment Homes

Without ever visiting the properties, investors can buy and manage homes with a few clicks of a mouse.

Buying a home as an investment property has long been too complex or daunting a process for most all but the wealthy. A group of real estate startups may be changing that.

Penny Marshall’s Los Angeles Home Hits The Market for $7.195 Million
01/02/2020
Penny Marshall’s Los Angeles Home Hits The Market for $7.195 Million

Penny Marshall’s Los Angeles Home Hits The Market for $7.195 Million

The late director and ‘Laverne and Shirley’ co-star bought the Hollywood Hills property in the early 1980s and hosted an Oscars after party there with ‘Goodfellas’ stars, according to her memoir

Cape Cod’s Most Expensive Listing is Asking $25 Million
12/30/2019
Cape Cod’s Most Expensive Listing is Asking $25 Million

Cape Cod’s Most Expensive Listing is Asking $25 Million

If it sold at that price, the estate owned by the son of late Wall Street executive Jim Clark would set a record for the most expensive home sale in the Massachusetts vacation spot

The Decade of the Uber-Decadent House
12/26/2019
The Decade of the Uber-Decadent House

The Decade of the Uber-Decadent House

How an influx of global wealth gave rise to supertall condo buildings, megamansions and $100 million home sales

Booker T. Jones Financed Music Lessons With a Paper Route
12/24/2019
Booker T. Jones Financed Music Lessons With a Paper Route

Booker T. Jones Financed Music Lessons With a Paper Route

The Grammy-award winning musician recalls his childhood in Memphis, cutting class for his first recording session and an impromptu performance at a local barbershop

This Home Renovation Is a Thing of Beauty
12/19/2019
This Home Renovation Is a Thing of Beauty

This Home Renovation Is a Thing of Beauty

Following the sale of her company to L’Oréal, makeup mogul Toni Ko spent five years and roughly $10 million turning two Los Angeles homes into a compound.

U.K. Election Mostly Good News for London’s Prime Real Estate
12/18/2019
U.K. Election Mostly Good News for London’s Prime Real Estate

U.K. Election Mostly Good News for London’s Prime Real Estate

While a stronger pound might spook some overseas buyers, experts say the end of uncertainty around Brexit means the green shoots of a recovery in London’s prime central property market will finally take root

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