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The holidays are here and the decorations are out! Here are some cool looking houses around Boston. Have you found any of your own?






12/18/2014 3:35:16 PM

A study contends families are fleeing the Bay State for lower cost locales.






12/18/2014 10:46:37 AM

One woman with a guest bedroom filled with books is set to give 600 elementary students each a holiday gift.






12/18/2014 10:24:26 AM

This fall, a federal judge threw out a housing regulation issued by President Obama’s administration that said racial bias claims could be based on “seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect.” But does subtle discrimination still play a role in housing business?






12/17/2014 4:00:44 PM

Quincy Market is getting a facelift. What exactly that will entail is up for debate.






12/17/2014 2:49:00 PM

For home renovations, it seems there’s no time like the present. With an improving economy and rising home values, now is as good a time as any. But Boston homeowners should know some of the ‘unique’ aspects of renovating in our historic city.






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12/17/2014 2:01:00 PM

In the holiday classic, Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold goes all out on the home decorations, but is this feasible? (Probably not.)






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12/16/2014 11:09:27 AM

Wall Street Journal Buying & Selling


WSJ.com: Buying & Selling

Wherever houses are haunted by misfortune, Teru Oshima wants to hear about it. He built one of Japan’s most popular real-estate websites by mapping properties with histories of ghastly events.

11/28/2014 1:35:06 AM

David Simon's plan to build a retail real-estate empire in Europe similar to the one his family built in the U.S. took a big step with the planned merger between France's Klépierre and Dutch rival Corio.

8/27/2014 12:32:10 AM

Rents for residential units are rising amid sluggish demand for office space, flipping the traditional economic relationship between residential and commercial real estate.

5/16/2014 3:12:19 PM

Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.

9/21/2013 8:59:46 AM

China's central bank said it would strengthen its monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity.

5/6/2014 10:12:10 PM

Wall Street Journal Real Estate


WSJ.com: Real Estate

This Austin estate sits on more than 5 acres and includes a copy of the Belvedere Pavilion at Versailles

12/18/2014 9:28:03 AM

Affluent Americans are increasingly building or buying legacy properties— multimillion-dollar compounds designed to be shared with family now and for generations to come.

12/18/2014 4:53:05 PM

L.A. residents are most likely to ask pros for holiday light-hanging services, but homeowners in another city will pay top dollar for the help.

12/18/2014 10:20:37 AM

For his 670-square-foot New York apartment, interior designer Amir Khamneipur chose pieces that could do double-duty.

12/18/2014 11:08:27 PM

ThyssenKrupp is working on a cable-free elevator that would allow multiple cars to run in the same shaft, and to run sideways and diagonally as well as up and down.

12/17/2014 8:53:24 AM

Top News Stories

WIRED

Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps

Secret 2.0, available on iOS and Android, has added several tools to facilitate more frequent anonymous connections among its users.

The post Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 4:58:24 PM

Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop

New research from NASA shows that the Arctic Ocean has been steadily getting more energy from the sun over the past fifteen years.

The post Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 3:52:32 PM

Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor

It’s our last show of 2014, and also Mat Honan’s last show as co-host. He’s starting a new job at Buzzfeed, so what better way to see him off than with a Buzzfeed-style quiz?

The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 2:03:04 PM

Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap?

I have a niece. Several, actually, but I’m thinking about one in particular. I helped deliver her at the hospital, and over the past 18 years I’ve watched her grow into a woman I admire. My niece is smart and conscientious. She knows politics and wants to fight the world’s injustices. She reads. She sings. […]

The post Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap? appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 12:36:19 PM

Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC

Amazon on Thursday introduced a new service called Prime Now, which lets Prime members in New York City get a range of more than 25,000 “daily essentials” delivered to them within an hour for $7.99.

The post Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 12:23:40 PM

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan’s North Pole

Saturn’s moon Titan is a wet world, the only other place in the solar system that we know has flowing liquid on its surface. The colorful geomorphic map (above left) combines radar and topographic data of Titan’s north pole to show different features around a large sea called Ligeia Mare.

The post Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan’s North Pole appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 12:17:22 PM

These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop

An El Segundo, California-based startup has taken Elon Musk up on his challenge to develop and build the Hyperloop. Here's how far they've gotten.

The post These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 12:10:25 PM

Apple’s Bite at the Enterprise: New IBM Apps Are Serious Business

The world’s largest tech players do not disappoint. While recent news cycles have circled around holiday shopping trends, the Star Wars movie trailer and Uber, among other things, the implications of yesterday’s announcement will have long-lasting effects on the industries it touches. Apple has launched a power play at the enterprise computing sector, unleashing a […]

The post Apple’s Bite at the Enterprise: New IBM Apps Are Serious Business appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 12:07:00 PM

New Orphan Black Teaser Hints at the Clone Wars to Come

The many clones of Orphan Black, both new (Rudy) and old (Sarah), are here in this new teaser for the show's third season—and they're ready for war.

The post New Orphan Black Teaser Hints at the Clone Wars to Come appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 11:48:54 AM

Meet the Guy Who Designed the Elegant Branding for Serial

Who designed the the black, beige, and red "S" that has popped up on millions of iPhone screens over the last three months?

The post Meet the Guy Who Designed the Elegant Branding for Serial appeared first on WIRED.








12/18/2014 10:33:16 AM