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$1.4 Million Homes in California

Gualala | $1.399 Million A 1970s hilltop house with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 1.48-acre lot After buying this house with impressive ocean views in 2000, the owners added a second floor with a master suite and an artist’s studio, and landscaped the property to …

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Homes That Sold for $420,000 or Less

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales. The “list price” is the asking price when the property came on …

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I Tested 13 Bidets. I’m a Convert.

Heated seat: This is really a standard feature on electric bidets, but it’s just so nice that I wanted to mention it again. I love the heated seat even more than I love the bidet. [Like what you’re reading? Sign up here for the Smarter Living newsletter to get stories …

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Tracing Lost New York Through Postcards

Then a few months ago, Mr. Pisark, knowing only that she was a Madison Square aficionado, sent her a scan of a random card that just happened to contain all necessary documentary evidence to prove that it portrayed that granddaddy of all public holiday trees. Postmarked in January 1913, it …

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The Taxman Cometh for Some Condos

For thousands of luxury condo owners in New York who have received deep tax breaks for a decade or more, the taxman is coming. The end of those benefits, through an expired program known as 421-a, could not have come at a worse time for many sellers, who are faced …

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties: In Harlem, a three-bedroom, one-bath apartment, with a large and sunny living room and eat-in kitchen, in a prewar walk-up building. In Lincoln Square, a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a wood-burning fireplace and ornate windows, in a prewar doorman …

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