A housing-market upturn means lenders are luring some upscale home buyers with tempting deals on mortgages; incentives include lower rates and looser qualifying rules, but wealthy home buyers should consider the cost of concessions.
A villa in the French Riviera lists for $101.9 million; a penthouse in Manhattan's Puck Building sells for $27.5 million; and a historic waterfront property in Annapolis, Md., hits the market for $13.1 million.
Some of the nation's largest banks will offer loans that don't conform to new gold-standard lending definitions under sweeping mortgage regulations set to take effect next month, reversing course after industry leaders had earlier suggested that banks might further curtail lending.
Ty Cobb's Lake Tahoe home goes on the market for $6.5 million; a historic Hamptons estate sells for $28 million; Jeffrey Donovan, star of the television spy drama "Burn Notice," puts a Miami condo up for sale
As a boy, artist Peter Max learned to sketch in a pagoda-style house in China. Then he moved to Israel, Paris and New York, where he shuttled between a spacious apartment and studio, imagining a Day-Glo world.
A record number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea has fueled in Seoul a hotel boom. But some say an overreliance on visitors from China and Japan leaves the country vulnerable to future overcapacity.