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Real Estate’s Spring Sales Season Slows to a Trickle

By the looks of things in New York City’s real estate market, spring will be a little late this year. The spring sales season usually starts to ramp up during March. The typical number of new listings that...

Instead of Tearing It Down, They Rescued It

When Mike and Kari Zazzara began looking for a home where their family could spread out in Marin County, Calif., they thought what they wanted was a teardown. Experienced renovators, they had already demolished and rebuilt one home in San...

A ‘Golden Kilometer’ Rises Along Tel Aviv’s Waterfront

TEL AVIV — Walk south along the Tel Aviv shoreline these days, and you’ll hear the reverberations of a constant low thwacking. It’s not the sound of dozens of scantily clad locals playing matkot (beach paddle ball)...

Coronavirus Complicates Home Buying and Mortgage Refinancing

The coronavirus has snarled many spring home-buying plans, as apartment buildings ban open houses, real estate agents shutter brokerages and quarantines make it tough to even step outside. Now, another obstacle: The closure of government recording offices, as...

Shopping for Dining Chairs

With more people spending more time at home these days, dining chairs are getting a workout — as seating for meals, but also as improvised places to sit while working or home schooling. In the face of such...

Is Now a Good or Terrible Time to Buy a Home?

Q: I’m a first-time buyer looking at one-bedrooms in Brooklyn. But now I’m not sure what to do. Interest rates are low, which is good, but the coronavirus pandemic is terrifying and the stock market is plummeting....

With Five Children and Eight Grandchildren, the Nest Wasn’t Empty

Conventional wisdom holds that empty nesters don’t need as much space as they did when they were raising children, so it makes sense to downsize. But not everyone finds that to be the case. When Richard and Jennifer Sands moved...

$850,000 Homes in California

Cambria | $849,000 An 1865 house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.64-acre lot Believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited house in San Luis Obispo County, this clapboard cottage is called Music House, after the name of early...

Shopping for Serving Dishes

Plates, bowls and other serving dishes are critical to the success of any dinner party — whether they’re lined up neatly along a buffet or scattered around the dining room. “I always, always, always try to have some...

How Do I Decorate for Hanukkah Without Copying Christmas?

Q: We’re a Jewish family living in the New York City suburbs. Every December, our neighborhood is abuzz with lights, wreaths and galloping lawn ornaments. To say that our children notice would be an understatement. They don’t...

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Coronavirus: Greta Thunberg has symptoms and is self-isolating

Greta Thunberg says she may have contracted coronavirus and has self-isolated at home with her father. The teenage climate activist said she appeared to have been...

Speech recognition systems from five tech companies are bias towards people of color, study reveals 

Speech recognition systems are deep-rooted with bias towards people of color, a new study reveals. Stanford researches found these technologies from Amazon, Apple, Google,...