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T. Boone Pickens Lists Longtime Texas Ranch for $250 Million

Over nearly five decades, the energy tycoon created a retreat in the Texas Panhandle with its own airport, art gallery and kennel for hunting dogs.
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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Commercial Real-Estate Firms Raise Money in Tough Climate

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Two big real-estate investment managers have finished raising capital for private-equity funds despite concerns about rising interest rates and the aging of a long-running bull market.

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Sign of the Times: Landlords Sell Weak Malls Online

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With more retailers shuttering stores across the U.S., some property owners and managers are trying to unload weak malls at a faster pace. The quickest and easiest way to do that, it turns out, is online.

Bringing Paris Style and New York Swagger to Hong Kong’s Office Market

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A Hong Kong real estate tycoon opened the first phase of a billion-dollar redevelopment project with a new skyscraper that will test whether his formula for artsy office space can transform an old waterfront into a thriving business hub.

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MANSION T. Boone Pickens Lists Longtime Texas Ranch for $250 Million

Mesa Vista Ranch

Over nearly five decades, T. Boone Pickens turned a ranch in the Texas Panhandle into a retreat with its own airport, art gallery, chapel and an 11,000-square-foot kennel for hunting dogs. Now 89, the energy tycoon is putting his Mesa Vista ranch on the market for $250 million.

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Randy Rogers’s Country Music Home in Texas

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Randy Rogers, the leader of the Randy Rogers Band, bought a historic house in New Braunfels and doubled the size to about 4,000 square feet, while preserving the home’s original character.

Foreigners Seeking Mortgages Face Close Scrutiny

Chris Gash

The mortgage-application process can be daunting for even the most creditworthy borrower. But what about foreign applicants, who may not have a documented credit history or permanent residence in the U.S.? What hurdles do noncitizens face when applying for a jumbo mortgage?

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HOUSE OF THE DAY A Tropical-Style House That Banishes Boredom

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This San Diego-area home has an art studio, outdoor sports bar, putting green and teppanyaki room that doubles as a poker room.

GREATER NEW YORK REAL ESTATE Wanted: Buyer to Restore Some Grandeur to Manhattan’s Dakota Building

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Virginia Dwan, an art dealer and philanthropist, and her next door neighbor John Rydzewski, an investment banker, hold two pieces of a puzzle at the Dakota, the 19th century edifice that all but invented luxury apartment living in New York. Now they are looking for someone interested in putting the pieces back together.

Towering Landmark Battle Looms Over Philip Johnson Building

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A planned $300 million overhaul of a Midtown Manhattan office tower designed by star architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee suffered a setback Tuesday when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to consider the building for landmark status. The commission now will begin the formal designation process for 550 Madison Ave., a 41-story office building completed in 1984 to serve as the headquarters of AT&T Inc. and later housed the offices of Sony Corp.

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