Saturday, June 23, 2012

New York, Where To Live

Photo credit: Battery Park City's waterfront set to make the nabe real estate hotbed this summer. (Mario Tama)

New Yorkers can usually be divided into two types -- the die-hards who would never leave the city for all the backyard space in the world, and suburban-dreamers who long for a calmer, more serene life among the concrete.
Here are five neighborhoods for each type of New Yorker.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Foreigners Snap US Properties

Foreigners Snap Up US Properties    BY NICK TIMIRAOS
The six-year slide in U.S. home prices and the dollar's weakness against some currencies are driving a property-buying binge by Asians, Canadians, Europeans and Latin Americans eager to own a piece of America.
Plowing money into real estate may sound like a risky venture to many Americans. But to growing numbers of foreigners, U.S. housing has never seemed a smarter investment.