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New York Festival Season Begins With a Passport to Taiwan

The Passport to Taiwan festival in Union Square, Manhattan, in May 2014. (Courtesy of Passport to Taiwan)
The Passport to Taiwan festival in Union Square, Manhattan, in May 2014. (Courtesy of Passport to Taiwan)

Thousands will gather on May 24 for the annual Passport to Taiwan event at Union Square. It’s an event that not only features installation art...


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  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo showing Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225, top center, that remains above 20,000 mark Thursday, April 23, 2015. Asian shares rose Thursday despite fresh data showing economic weakness in China and Japan, as investors pinned their hopes on further stimulus measures. Monetary easing and ample liquidity are drawing foreign investors, boosting markets across the region. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 remained above the 20,000 mark it broached for the first time in 15 years the day before, gaining 53.75 points or 0.27 percent to 20,187.65. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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    TOKYO—Shares fell in Europe on Thursday, sapped by doubts over the Greek bailout plan and gloomy manufacturing data from the region, China and Japan. Asian... Read more

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    Real Estate Q&A with Alicia part 9

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  • Rendering of Art Shoppe Condos + Lofts to be built in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area. The property will consist of two towers with both sharing a common base. Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is designing the The Art Shoppe’s lobbies. (Courtesy Freed Developments/CD Capital)

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  • International Home Marketing Group has launched sales for the first phase at The Ravine, a master-planned community in North York that’s nestled amid acres of parkland. The first phase will be a 29-storey glass tower with 331 suites. (Courtesy of IHMG)

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  • Real Estate Q&A with Alicia #8

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  • Rendering of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, which consists of two towers—one 92 storeys, the other 82—with 1,950 residential units. The base will have an art gallery housing the Mirvish Collection and an OCAD University facility. (Courtesy of Projectcore)

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    It’s taken a while to get to this point, with some bumps along the way, but developer Peter Kofman is satisfied that the reworked plan... Read more

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    Breathtaking. The only word to describe sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, extending from the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island, and facing... Read more

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    Q: Why did my house’s appraisal value come in lower than that of another house sold in my neighborhood? A: When an appraiser evaluates a... Read more

  • Rendering of Mizrahi Developments’ The One shows the 80-storey mixed-use building towering over everything else on the Toronto skyline. The skyscraper will be taller than the 72-storey First Canadian Place, currently the tallest building in the city. (Mizrahi Developments)

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    Mizrahi Developments vice-president Mahdi Tajbakhsh knew his boutique firm would attract attention when it unveiled plans earlier this year to construct the tallest building in... Read more

  • Rendering of Empire Communities' Eau Du Soleil Condominiums at 183 Lake Shore Blvd., Toronto’s ultimate waterfront address, with endless city and lake views, luxurious suite designs and inspired resort-style amenities. (Empire)

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    Earlier this year, Empire Communities announced it had undergone a rebranding, marking 22 years in the homebuilding business while repositioning itself for a prosperous future... Read more

  • Rendering of Citylights on Broadway, a condo/apartment project by Pemberton Group currently in pre-construction at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. (Milborne Real Estate)

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  • In2ition is selling Lotus Condos, an 11-storey building by Chestnut Hill Developments located at Bayview and Sheppard, across from the Bayview Village mall in North York, Toronto. (Courtesy In2ition)

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    Debbie Cosic and her team just can’t stop selling real estate. “We’re in a large growth mode,” the CEO and founder of In2ition Realty tells... Read more

  • Alicia Zhao

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    Q: I got a pre-approval letter from my bank, does that mean I’ll have no problem getting a home loan? Alicia: That’s not necessarily the case... Read more

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  • Architect Joe Eisner in his family’s Tribeca loft on April 8, 2015. Eisner designed and oversaw the loft conversion in the former industrial building in 2004. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Architect Joe Eisner’s ultramodern three-bedroom loft in Tribeca is spacious and luxurious, yet highly industrial. Media units made of Scandinavian plywood, finished concrete floors,... Read more

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    NEW YORK—Investment banker Douglas Allison left England in late 2012 to help his company start a new project in the United States. Being young and... Read more

  • Rendering of Connect Condos at 128 Fairview Mall Dr. in Toronto, a 7.2 acre master-planned development that will include five buildings and 74 townhouses. (FRAM Building Group)

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    Frank Giannone wants residents at his condo projects to enjoy a top-notch quality of life. It’s a focus reflected in the name FRAM Building Group... Read more

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    NoMad Shops Feel Rental Squeeze as Popular Neighborhoods Spill Over

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  • A single family home in Toronto is shown here. Toronto’s housing market is one of only two hot spots in Canada along with Vancouver. (Epoch Times)

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    OTTAWA—Low mortgage rates helped boost the number of Canadian home sales in March by 4.1 percent compared with February, according to the Canadian Real Estate... Read more

  • Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in California

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    Solar panels are a green tech success story. Visit the south of England, Germany or Italy and almost every other home will be adorned with... Read more


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