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Crumpet, anyone? (access required)

Looking for pubs, red telephone booths, cobbled streets, and Tudor cladding? Head on over to Shanghai. At least that’s what developers hoped would happen when they launched Thames Town on the city’s outskirts in 2006. The English satellite village was ...

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Oh, to live in Mumbai… (access required)

Valued at $1.5 billion, Buckingham Palace is the most expensive home in the world. But you don’t have to be a queen to live in the next best thing. Meet Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who owns a 27-story, 400,000-square-foot south-Mumbai ...

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Getting to the home truth (access required)

A trip to Davidson may qualify as a real-estate venture. That’s where you’ll find the town’s liberal stance on affordable housing mirrored in Homeless Jesus, a life-size statue of a blanket-swathed human sleeping on a public bench. Only two stigmata-bearing ...

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Signs the economy is picking up (access required)

Cardiologist Kiran Patel’s 85,000-square-foot mansion, under construction in Greater Carrollwood, Florida, will trail timeshare billionaire David Siegel’s digs (remember Queen of Versailles?) by only 5,000 square feet. According to the real estate website Curbed, Patel’s abode will feature a 15,000-square-foot ...

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RENTCafé.com highlights Charlotte history (access required)

National apartment-search website RENTCafé.com is featuring a slide show detailing the evolution of Charlotte’s architecture since the 1860s. Included are the Victorian and Italianate home styles built by the early settlers, with an emphasis on residences in Dilworth, Myers Park ...

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Who are the people in your neighborhood? (access required)

Unchecked disputes over boundary lines, riparian rights and a neighbor’s odd proclivity can have unintended consequences. Take for example, the Washington homeowner who grew so heated over the height of his neighbor’s fence that he bulldozed it. Perhaps he should ...

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