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Designer Show Houses: An Open House-For 10,000 People

wsj.com — When real-estate agent Sarah Pomphrey took on a $4.9 million home listing last year, she found a way to make sure more than 10,000 people came to see it: She persuaded the seller to turn the Little Silver, N.J., mansion into a designer show home.

Capital Area's Apartment Boom Could Fizzle

Capital Area's Apartment Boom Could Fizzle
wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The construction cranes that have crowded this city's skyline for the past few years were symbols of its red-hot apartment market. But now, the sight of them could be an ominous sign of overbuilding. This year alone, developers are expected to deliver more than 15,000 new apartment units in the greater metro area, with 11,000 more expected in 2014.

Resort Living Comes to Campus

Resort Living Comes to Campus
wsj.com — Residents at a new rental community in Orlando, Fla., lounge around a resort-style pool in private cabanas. They practice their golf swings at the putting green and meditate in a Zen garden. Videogamers sip complimentary coffee while playing "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" on a multiscreen television wall.

Hotel Deal Marks Another Break From Fort Lauderdale's Past

Hotel Deal Marks Another Break From Fort Lauderdale's Past
online.wsj.com — A Fort Lauderdale hotel once popular with spring-break revelers recently was demolished to make way for an 18-story beachfront luxury condominium tower. On the site of the former Howard Johnson hotel, Encore Housing Opportunity Fund is developing a $100 million-plus condo called Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Cortland Beefs Up Its Portfolio

Cortland Beefs Up Its Portfolio
online.wsj.com — A portfolio of apartment buildings that was at the center of one of the largest alleged real-estate frauds in Utah history is set to change hands. Cortland Partners LLC, an Atlanta-based apartment owner and developer, is under contract to buy the portfolio for $338.5 million from a court-appointed receiver that has operated the buildings since the Securities and Exchange Commission took control from Management Solutions Inc.

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot
online.wsj.com — HENDERSON, Nev.-It has been nearly three years since builder Josh Anderson purchased 36 distressed lots just outside of Las Vegas for an average of about $90,000 each, hoping that a bet on troubled land would pay off once the market turned. If all goes well this week, his gamble could result in a jackpot.

Lavish Wet Bars Leave the Basement

Lavish Wet Bars Leave the Basement
online.wsj.com — They conjure images of 1950s-era sitcoms, Formica countertops and basement rec rooms. Now, despite their image, wet bars are still managing a comeback into high-end homes. While real-estate agents warn that the term "wet bar" won't necessarily attract buyers, builders and designers say more homeowners aren't only installing the feature, they are eschewing the basement in favor of first-floor prominence.

The Health-Care Law's Real Beneficiary

The Health-Care Law's Real Beneficiary
online.wsj.com — As the Affordable Care Act alters the nation's health-care landscape, business groups are closely watching to see who gets helped or hurt by the new law. In the real-estate world, one group appears to be emerging a clear winner: owners of medical-office space.

Mack-Cali Shifts From Offices to Apartments

Mack-Cali Shifts From Offices to Apartments
online.wsj.com — Later this month, construction will begin on a 69-story apartment tower in Jersey City, N.J., that is destined to be the tallest residential tower in the state. Like many of the thousands of rental apartments being built there, its units will cater to young, urban professionals.

U.S. Rents Rise Again as Market Tightens

U.S. Rents Rise Again as Market Tightens
online.wsj.com — Apartment landlords continued to push through higher rents in many cities in the fourth quarter, offering little relief for renters who have seen increases over the past few years. Nationwide, landlords raised rents by an average of 0.8% to $1,083 a month in the quarter, according to a report to be released Tuesday by Reis Inc., a real-estate research firm.
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