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Superman Birthplace Is Restored

Seventy years after a young Jerry Siegel dreamt up Superman, his Cleveland home has been restored by a worldwide movement of fans.

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Art, Edison and Einstein

An expert on the history of 20th-century physics, Peter Galison’s many interests and curiosities are apparent throughout his Craftsman-style home in Cambridge, Mass.

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Green Shoots

Homes in three rising markets, as shown by the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices’ April data.

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Dubai Real Estate Feels Slump

Deyaar Development, one of Dubai’s largest publicly traded real-estate companies, posted a 69% decline in second-quarter net profit.

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Taubman Mall Appeal Rejected

New York’s highest court said it won’t consider Taubman’s case to build a high-end mall on Long Island that local activists bitterly oppose.

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Lennar Tots Up Chinese Drywall Damage

Lennar has identified about 400 homes in Florida that have confirmed problems with defective Chinese drywall and has set aside $39.8 million to repair the homes.

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Melvin Belli’s Former Home Listed for $39.5 Million

The price for the late attorney’s San Francisco mansion is $39.5 million. Also, 116 square miles of Africa, and a Nantucket sale of $13 million.

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Subprime Returns as Housing Woe

The housing market is facing new downward pressure as holders of subprime-mortgage bonds flood the market with foreclosed homes.

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N.Y.C. Sets Affordable Housing Project

New York City announced a pilot program to turn empty or stalled condo developments into affordable housing.

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Empty Mall Stores Trigger Rent Cuts

Retail chains are using the fine print in their leases to demand rent reductions, eking out critical savings and pressuring mall owners already struggling with vacancies.


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