What $2 Million Buys You in California

Los Angeles | $1.875 Million A storybook house built in 1936, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot This San Fernando Valley house is in Colfax Meadows, a quiet section of the Studio City neighborhood, which was named for

Shopping for Ice Buckets

If you’re mixing cocktails for friends and don’t want to keep going to the freezer for ice, an ice bucket is essential. “I tend to use them for entertaining,” said Julie Reiner, a founder of Social Hour Cocktails and an owner of

Homes That Sold for Around $500,000 or Less

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales. The “list price” is

Is the Hamptons Party Moving to Springs?

Rita Cantina, a festive Mexican restaurant in the Hamptons, has been getting a lot of attention since opening this summer. On a recent Wednesday night Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis were seated in one corner, enjoying items like margaritas and littleneck clams.

Buy My House, But I’m Taking the Toilet

In any market, it is not uncommon for buyers and sellers to spar over light fixtures, window treatments and appliances, with million-dollar deals sometimes unraveling over items that cost a few thousand. Generally, anything affixed to the walls — cabinets, sinks and

Buy My House, But I’m Taking the Toilet

In any market, it is not uncommon for buyers and sellers to spar over light fixtures, window treatments and appliances, with million-dollar deals sometimes unraveling over items that cost a few thousand. Generally, anything affixed to the walls — cabinets, sinks and

Burned by Hot Housing Market, Some Buyers Back Off

And some are calling off their search, for reasons that range from an inability to compete financially, to an unwillingness to waive contingencies like an inspection, to a belief the market will cool in time. Home sales have dropped for four months

How Much Will an Extra Bedroom Cost You in Rent?

It’s become increasingly clear over the past year that remote work is not going to fade away when the pandemic does. A survey of 20,000 renters conducted by RentCafé this May found that a third of respondents were working from home and