Candace Taylor is a reporter covering residential real estate for the Wall Street Journal. She graduated from Amherst College and has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Real estate scams are the crime du jour, it seems. In the 2000s, the era of easy credit and lax lending standards created a compelling motive for fraud that legal experts say is still being uncovered. Even now, with prices down from the peak, New York City real estate is pricey enough to tempt would-be criminals.
A newly completed waterfront house in Miami Beach that is decorated down to a candy wrapper sculpture is going on the market for $22.5 million. Unlike most new, furnished properties for sale, this contemporary home wasn’t built on spec. Owners Ken and Lisa Rosen said that after spending about three years on the design and construction of the house, they’ve decided to stay where they are in Boca Raton because both their daughter and...
The Manhattan home of William “Billy” McFarland, the entrepreneur who promoted the failed Fyre Festival, is going on the market for $7.495 million. The Fyre Festival was heavily promoted as a two-weekend music festival on an island in the Bahamas, with tickets costing up to $250,000 per person. It was abruptly canceled when concertgoers showed up to find unfinished amenities, limited staffing and subpar conditions. In June, Mr....
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