‘No One Retires to California,’ They Thought. But Their Grandchildren Beckoned Them to the Bay Area.

After decades in Arizona, a couple relocated to the San Francisco Peninsula, where they hoped to find a single-level home with no stairs and plenty of room to host family.

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and Queens

This week’s properties are on the Upper West Side, in Gramercy Park and in Long Island City.

Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey

This week’s properties are a four-bedroom in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and a five-bedroom in Glen Ridge, N.J.

Who’s Had a Harder Time Buying a Home: You or Your Parents?

New research shows that the gap between income and home values has grown at an astounding rate over the past 50 years.

$1.4 Million Homes in North Carolina, Idaho and Connecticut

A Tudor Revival cottage in Biltmore Forest, a ranch house and guesthouse in Boise and a 1991 home in Kent.

An Expert’s Must-Read List of Gardening Newsletters

A horticulture expert shares his must-read list.

An Upper West Side Home With Wallpaper Murals and Terrazzo Everywhere

“We were pushing it,” the architect said of the design, which includes a hidden playroom and a soaking tub where you wouldn’t expect it.

The Fever Dream of Landing an Apartment

A woman with a young son started looking for a place before her lease expired, but even her most far-fetched solutions — Buy an RV? — haven’t panned out.

$1.8 Million Homes in California

A three-bedroom house in Calistoga, a Cape Cod-style home in Long Beach and a 1927 cottage in Mill Valley.

On Airbnb and Vrbo, Competing Hosts Scramble to Offer ‘Experiences’

More hosts are fighting over fewer guests, driving down prices and forcing the hosts to find creative ways to entice renters.

Do Ground-Floor Co-op Apartments Really Have to Carpet Their Floors?

Carpeting rules are common. But housing laws protect residents with disabilities, to a point.

How to Create a Home Bar: Jessica Schuster’s Dos and Don’ts

Interior designer Jessica Schuster offers advice on how to set up a home bar.

How To Set Up a Home Bar: Liquor, Glassware and Tools You Need

An artful display tells your guests you care about them — and it’s easier to create than you may think.

V.A. Loans Don’t Cover Commissions. How Will Veterans Afford New Fees?

The V.A. loan prohibits borrowers from paying commissions to real estate agents — a rule that could put veterans at a great disadvantage when buying a house.

$1.3 Million Homes in Athens

A two-level penthouse on the Athens Riviera, an industrial-flavored loft with Acropolis views, and a custom-built villa just south of central Athens.

With Homes Flying Off the Market, They Hoped $500,000 Would Suffice in Chicago. Which Apartment Did They Buy?

After a decade in rentals, a couple hoped to strike the right balance for their first purchase on the north side of the city: ‘square footage versus access to coffee shops and restaurants.’ Here’s what they found.

Homes for Sale in Connecticut and New York

This week’s properties are four-bedroom homes in Greenwich, Conn., and Port Washington, N.Y.

Do You Wish You Lived in a Low-Tax State?

If paying taxes every year makes you think about moving, consider the state and local tax burden, which varies from state to state.

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and the Bronx

This week’s properties on Central Park South, in West Chelsea and Riverdale.

At Home With Doris Kearns Goodwin

It has taken the historian a while to adjust to leaving the Concord, Mass., farmhouse she shared with her husband. But Boston has its compensations.

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