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Does a For Sale Sign Help Sell a House?

Does a For Sale Sign Help Sell a House?

For Sale signs have increased along the roads of New Canaan, Conn., in the past year as inventory has grown.

When a Family Homestead Can’t Stay in the Family

When a Family Homestead Can’t Stay in the Family

Daniel Gonzalez for The New York Times

When a House Is So Much More

When a House Is So Much More

Shirley Nebb Hirsch is so attached to her childhood home in Middlesex, N.J., that she still gets choked up talking about it — even a decade after selling it.

Two Twisting Towers Come to the Far West Side

Two Twisting Towers Come to the Far West Side

The Bjarke Ingels Group has designed two travertine-clad towers, which twist and shift proportions as they rise, between 10th and 11th Avenues, and 17th and 18th Streets.

The Lobby Curator

The Lobby Curator

Actor and art curator Alexander Di Persia stands in front of the painting SP 179 by Sterling Ruby, in the lobby of 767 Third Avenue.

Brooklyn Real Estate Prices Climb Higher

Brooklyn Real Estate Prices Climb Higher

A view of downtown Brooklyn, looking north from the Gowanus Canal.

The How-on-Earth Garden

The How-on-Earth Garden

David Kelly on the rooftop terrace he designed and planted for a $22.5 million duplex apartment in TriBeCa. Among the concepts: The trees look as if they were growing from the earth. Twenty tons of soil helped make that possible.

Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

Paula Dertouzos, who was born with congenital glaucoma, lives at Selis Manor in Chelsea and is happy with technological upgrades like a talking thermostat and a new intercom system.

Making a New City Your Home

Making a New City Your Home

Melanie Mabry, 22, moved to Sydney, Australia, with a college friend after graduation. They've made the city their home by being unabashed tourists.

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones

Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times

After Some Awful Apartments, Finally a Nice Room in Bushwick

After Some Awful Apartments, Finally a Nice Room in Bushwick

Simon Hanes describes his room in a Bushwick house-share as “cozy,” though others might opt for a different word. He had to remove the closet door because it would not be possible to have both the door and a bed.

Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Brad Dickson for The New York Times

A Guide Who Knows the Turf

A Guide Who Knows the Turf

Tama Robertson, a real estate broker, learned about housing discrimination firsthand when she and her wife were apartment hunting.


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