WSJ.com: Buying & Selling


    Japan's 'Haunted' Houses Mapped
    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.

    Simon, With Klépierre Deal, Expands Reach in Europe
    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.

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

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

    China Central Bank to Step Up Monitoring of Loan Default Risks
    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.

    Park Slope Mansion: Never a House Divided
    A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.

    Remsen Street Townhouse Uses New Stoop to Conquer
    For homeowners Stephen Olsen and Cristina Delgado, the history of 42 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights has been like a picture puzzle that they have tried to piece together over time.

    Silicon Valley Versailles
    This French-château-style house, with a marble entrance, two greenhouses and a gold-leaf ceiling in the ballroom, sits in California's high-tech capital.

    Cape Cod Estate of Former Toy Executive Hits the Auction Block
    A Cape Cod estate previously listed for $12.5 million hits the auction block; in Dallas, a Mount Vernon replica formerly owned by oil tycoon H.L. Hunt lists for $24.9 million; a large Texas ranch formerly asking $44 million goes up for auction.

    In Marine Park, Lending a Hand Is Routine
    Marine Park, a solidly middle-class enclave of attached and detached single-family homes, is the kind of place where neighbors check in on neighbors, some of whom have known each other's families for generations.

    Italian Villa-Style Home in Los Angeles Lists For $30 Million
    An Italian villa-style home in Los Angeles lists for $30 million; a Nevada ranch goes on the market for $29.6 million; a Sydney waterfront estate asks $57.4 million.

    A Private Sydney Harbor
    This property is owned by one of Australia's leading philanthropists. It includes a boat pen for a 100-foot-long vessel, three slipways and a fully equipped workshop with 1,055-gallon diesel and gas tanks for refueling boats.

    'Real Housewives' Cast Members List Home for $26 Million
    "Real Housewives" cast members list their Beverly Hills home for $26 million; an East Hampton home goes on the market for $25 million; late philanthropists' home in San Francisco goes into contract.

    A Frank Lloyd Wright House
    This San Anselmo, Calif., house was built in the 1950s from a design by the famed architect.

    Longtime Parisian Home of Renoir Asks $9.9 Million
    The longtime Parisian home of Renoir asks $9.9 million; a Manhattan townhouse lists for $12.4 million; an Apple executive buys in San Francisco for $17 million.

    Historic Estate, Huge Price Tag
    The Silicon Valley estate of Elizabeth Dresser Flood, whose husband was the grandson of Comstock legend James Clair Flood, goes on the market asking $85 million.

    A River Runs By It
    You can fish from just outside the living room of this home on 214 acres near Park City, Utah.

    A Manhattan Townhouse Sells for $32 Million
    A Kauai property featured in "Jurassic Park" lists for $25 million; an East Hampton house cuts its price 25% to $30 million.

    Stockholm Living History
    Located in Old Town, this 1,260-square-foot apartment is in a 17th-century house with medieval foundations.

    Miami Home Raises Its Asking Price
    A Miami home raises its asking price by 28% to $40 million; a Montana ranch owned by Brock Candy heir asks $9.5 million; actress Marsha Mason asks more for a New Mexico farm.

    Sticking Out in St. Croix
    This V-shaped, roughly 6,500-square-foot home in the U.S. Virgin Islands is just a stone's throw from the beach.

    Chelsea Townhouse
    This four-bedroom, six-story house with elevator is one of three newly-built family-sized townhouses on a quiet residential street in London's Chelsea neighborhood.

    A Mansion Revived in Westchester
    Built in the early 1900s, this 21,000-square-foot estate in Westchester County was painstakingly renovated to both restore and revive the original spirit of the home.

    Beachfront in China's Hawaii
    This contemporary home with views of the South China Sea is located on Hainan Island, which local residents call China's Hawaii.

    Pulling Out All the Stops in Washington
    A 17,000-square-foot home on the Puget Sound was custom built to house a 1920s-era theater organ with more than 3,000 pipes.