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  • Reforming Cuba: Building the new economy

    Cuba has made some important market-oriented changes, but much remains to be done to revive the island's anemic economy. Just a couple of years ago, tourists who wanted to sample one of Cuba's privately-owned restaurants were on their own. A bus from...
  • Signed contracts to buy homes rise 0.8 percent in November

    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index...
  • Buoyed by Silicon Beach, Westchester enjoys a housing surge

    Buoyed by Silicon Beach, Westchester enjoys a housing surge
    When Regina Freidin first moved to Westchester about 15 years ago, it wasn't exactly her first choice. Her husband had grown up in the quaint, suburban neighborhood just north of LAX and wanted to move back. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley and...
  • Ask a Real Estate Pro: Open permits a big problem for the next homeowner

    Ask a Real Estate Pro: Open permits a big problem for the next homeowner
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, visit SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: We bought our home a year ago and are trying to renovate it. Our...
  • Real Estate Notebook: Offices, shops sell for $193.8 million

    Real Estate Notebook: Offices, shops sell for $193.8 million
    A recap of the week's real estate news. The Shops at Boca Center and Towers at Boca Center, adjacent office and retail projects, have sold for $193.8 million, public records show. A entity tied to Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers of Connecticut bought...
  • Consumers ready to shop in 2015

    Increasing consumer confidence, a recovering housing market and tourism growth are paving the way for a bright 2015 in retail, industry experts say. "As the economy becomes more stable, businesspeople will feel more confident starting new businesses,"...
  • More private lenders looking at real estate

    More private lenders looking at real estate
    When Diego F. Burneo started buying and renovating homes in 2011, he had to rely on cash to cover expenses, a restriction that slowed his pace and forced him to split profits with a family member. But in November, the Anne Arundel County real estate...
  • Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

    Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage
    In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift. He used to see a lot of younger couples, married, maybe with a kid in tow or one on the way. Lately, though, his buyers are trending a...
  • Some home sellers want to take everything, including kitchen sink

    It's not unusual that a favorite light fixture does not remain in the house when it is sold. And every once in a while, a house will be listed with the special notation that certain outside plantings don't transfer. But an entire kitchen? Yes,...
  • Hopes high that millennials will embrace homeownership

    Hopes high that millennials will embrace homeownership
    Players and prognosticators in the nation's housing market are holding out hope that 2015 will bring reasonably low interest rates, slowly rising home prices and increased mortgage availability. That's all good, but what they really want to see are...
  • 'Minecraft' creator Markus Persson buys $70-million mansion

    'Minecraft' creator Markus Persson buys $70-million mansion
    The L.A. area's unusually hot ultra-luxury real estate market ended 2014 with yet another mega-sale. Swedish video-game billionaire Markus Persson bought a Beverly Hills mansion built by handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky for $70 million. Although the...