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Pink is a bold choice for the sofas in this family room designed by Burnham Design, but they are kept from overwhelming the space through the use of white, gray and brown tones, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Ask a Designer to decorate your house with spring pastels

After a long winter, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing right now. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can seriously brighten up a room. Decorating with these potentially… Read more »

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Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

NEW ORLEANS: Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on the two weapons charges that have kept him in New Orleans even though his lawyers say he wants… Read more »

The under-construction Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels.

Global ultra-wealthy buying designer condos in Miami

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida: The wow factor for Miami’s skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these… Read more »

Heavy equipment is carving out an underground garage at the Highland Park home of Harlan Crow. Neighbors wonder if it’s part of a plan to open his home museum to more people. Crow says it will give his kids a place to play on a rainy day.

Dallas developer building 77-space garage

DALLAS: Real estate investor Harlan Crow is trying to ease concerns of his neighbors in the wealthy Dallas enclave of Highland Park about construction of a 77-space underground garage on… Read more »


Godrej to develop housing project in Bengaluru

NEW DELHI: Realty firm Godrej Properties has said it has entered into a new deal to develop a housing project at Bengaluru. The proposed project will offer about 79,000 square… Read more »


CBRE to buy Johnson Control’s real estate biz

HONG KONG/NEW DELHI: Real estate consultancy firm CBRE has entered into an agreement to acquire Johnson Controls’ work space solution business GWS for USD 1.475 billion in an all cash… Read more »


What if home appraisal comes below your sales price?

Rising home values and a lack of inventory in many markets could set them up to receive competing offers, but that dynamic could also increase the likelihood that the appraised value of… Read more »

Fashion icon Audrey Smaltz listens during a interview in her rooftop penthouse at the Branson building, in New York.

NY task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

NEW YORK: From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation’s biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms. Building… Read more »


Artist housing from abandoned urban properties

LOVELAND, Colorado: A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtown districts is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move… Read more »

Ina Lejins, an innkeeper-in-training, left, and Alexis Boilini prepare an almond pear tart in the kitchen of their property in Lawai, Hawaii Kauai County has been telling owners of illegal short-term rentals to cease operations.

Crackdown on illegal short term rentals

LIHUE, Hawaii: Kauai County has been telling owners of illegal short-term rentals to cease operations. The county sent notices to 320 people operating vacation rental, bed and breakfast and homestay… Read more »

Half of Indians in Dubai seek apartment lifestyle Survey

Half of Indians in Dubai seek apartment lifestyle: Survey

DUBAI: Nearly half of Indians living here prefer apartment lifestyle with around 60 per cent of them searching to buy a house, according to a survey Real estate web portal… Read more »

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Brighton Oaks’ model homes debut on March 28 in Morgan Hill

MORGAN HILL, CA: Homebuyers interested in William Lyon Homes’ Brighton Oaks should mark their calendars for the Model Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, March 28th. This highly anticipated event gives… Read more »


Realty industry hails rate cut by RBI

MUMBAI: The real estate industry has hailed RBI’s decision to cut repo rate by 0.25 per cent, saying the move will help the sector to tide over the liquidity crisis…. Read more »

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Homeowners told to stop renting to travelers

LOUISVILLE, Ky.: Metro Louisville officials have sent letters to some homeowners that rent space to travelers through online home-sharing sites telling them to stop the practice immediately or they risk… Read more »


Smart cities progress to hinge on power, infra and others

NEW DELHI: A successful development of proposed smart cities across the country will depend on five critical elements such as power, infrastructure, funds, technology and social capital, property consultant Cushman… Read more »


Priority sector lending benefits for housing

NEW DELHI: In order to boost real estate development, government is planning to extend priority sector lending benefits to the housing sector and work on bringing down the interest rates… Read more »


Affordable mega housing scheme for EPFO subscribers

NEW DELHI: The Labor Ministry is preparing a mega housing scheme to offer affordable houses to over 5 crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO in the backdrop of the… Read more »


Housing sales likely to rise to 1.92 lakh units

NEW DELHI: Housing sales are estimated to rise this year to 1.92 lakh units in the country’s top seven cities on expectations of interest rate cut and stable prices, according… Read more »


Supertech promises free add-on flat

NEW DELHI: In an unbelievable discount offer to beat slowdown blues, realty firm Supertech has claimed to offer a free add-on studio apartment with the purchase of a luxury flat,… Read more »


Top 10 mortgage tips for 2015

After mortgage rates stayed surprisingly low in 2014, who knows how they will shake out in the New Year? Either way, borrowers who want to refinance or buy a home have the… Read more »