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Home Sellers Use Bonus Items to Sweeten the Deal

In luxury real estate, deals can hinge on throw-ins—items like furniture, art or sports cars that prospective buyers want included in the sale. Throw-ins can help lubricate a deal, or worse, provoke an acrimonious tug of war.
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MANSION Home Sellers Use Bonus Items to Sweeten the Deal

Bob Stefko for The Wall Street Journal

In the world of luxury real estate, multimillion-dollar deals can hinge on throw-ins: broker-speak for covetable items like furniture, art or sports cars that prospective buyers want thrown in with the sale. Throw-ins can help lubricate a deal when buyer and seller get stuck on price, real-estate agents say—or provoke an acrimonious tug of war.

A Onetime London Hospital Undergoes a Luxury Rehab

Alice Whitby for The Wall Street Journal

In a city as old and as crowded as London, recycling historic buildings isn’t just practical, but inevitable. Case in point: Atkinson Morley Hospital, a grand brick building constructed in 1869 and where a pioneering neurology unit developed the CT scanner in the 1970s. Today that building is home to luxury apartments that list for as much as £2.7 million, or about $3.56 million.

HOUSE OF THE DAY An Updated Log Cabin in Snowmass, Colo.

Michael A. Hefferon/Estate Home Photo

Dubbed the Rockin’ M Ranch, the home is being sold furnished, from the Spode china to the Fortuny curtains.

GREATER NEW YORK REAL ESTATE Plan To Build an Island Park Called Pier 55 in the Hudson is Revived

Pier55/Heatherwick Studio

After it was abruptly abandoned in September, a $250-million plan to build an island park called Pier 55 in the Hudson River has been revived, due to a deal brokered by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

DESIGN Choose Your Own Hudson Valley Adventure

Ryan Mesina for The Wall Street Journal

Rhinebeck may get all the love, but it isn’t the only charmer in upstate New York. Here, 5 weekend-worthy towns and their ideal visitors.

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