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Condos Vie for U.S. Seal of Approval

A glut of new condominiums has prompted developers to use new marketing ploys to sell their units. One popular move: get a government stamp of approval for the entire building.

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A Castle in the Berkshires

Designed by Stanford White at the end of the nineteenth century for the widow of a railroad tycoon, this home on 64 acres is listed at $12.5 million.

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For a Green Thumb, Just Add Water

New “EZ” gardening products target first-time growers who want their own fresh food but don’t have the time — or desire — to toil away cultivating soil, weeding and fertilizing.

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Single-Family Home Starts Jump Again

Home construction rose 17.2% in May, with single-family starts up a third-straight month. Industrial output and producer prices fell.

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Lehman Property Boss Returns

Mark Walsh, the executive who loaded Lehman with toxic property investments, is part of a group that will take over the bankrupt firm’s real-estate private-equity arm.

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Warnings Preceded Lender’s Fall

Federal regulators repeatedly expressed concern with Downey Financial’s risk management and high concentration of risky mortgage loans before the bank’s failure.

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Home-Builder Confidence Falls

Confidence faltered in June among U.S. home builders, who were left uneasy by a rise in mortgage rates.

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Mortgages Climb Past 5.5%

Home-mortgage rates took another leap this week, bringing the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to its highest in seven months, Freddie Mac reported Thursday.

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Freddie’s Interim CEO Tries to Shed Job

John Koskinen has helped salvage a bankrupt railroad and owned an unprofitable soccer team. Now, he is running Freddie Mac and trying to find a new CEO and finance chief.

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Apartments in Hesse’s Home

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