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    Della Notte, once a snazzy Italian restaurant, faces wrecking ball
    A former restaurant with a unique stucco portico near the waterfront is set to be razed this month. The long vacant Della Notte property in Baltimore's Little Italy is facing the wrecking ball to make way for a modern 23-story, 380-unit apartment tower that the developer says will serve as a "gateway to Harbor East." The redevelopment at 801 Eastern Ave. in East Baltimore is part of a plan by AvalonBay Communities Inc. to convert the property into a bustling residential hub with ground-level?

    3 opportunities, 3 challenges for Lennar, now the largest US homebuilder
    Lennar could leverage its sales strategies for CalAtlantic communities, but it has a challenge in reaching millennials.

    Ed Goldman: ?Mansion? provides a guilty reading pleasure
    One of my guilty pleasures is salivating over the Friday ?Mansion? section of The Wall Street Journal. OK, that?s an example of two-fold hyperbole: I don?t really salivate over it and I don?t really feel guilty about any pleasure. Thus clarified, the column will now resume. ?Mansion? is as aspirational as it is inspirational. It?s for struggling strivers as well as longtime arrivers. Dreamers read it and think, ?Someday.? Those who already live in the lap of luxury read it?

    Check out these cool lakefront mountain retreats in western N.C. (Photos)
    Even though summer is months off, it's not too soon to make plans to beat the heat. In the North Carolina mountains, some spectacular retreats combine alpine air with swimming and boating on one of the highest lakes east of the Rockies.  At 3,500 feet above sea level, six-mile-long Lake Glenville has 26 miles of shoreline, seven islands, waterfalls and a public marina. It's relatively uncrowded due to large portions of its shoreline being undevelopable, according to Sam Lupas, co-founder/broker?

    Dayton-area home sales start strong in 2018
    Home sales in the Dayton region are off to a strong start in 2018. The Dayton Area Board of Realtors reported 839 home sale transactions were reported to its Multiple Listing Service in January, up five sales from January 2017. The cumulative sales volume for homes in the region was $122 million, a 4 percent increase from last year. A healthy housing market is a sign of an overall healthy economy. Inventory in the residential real estate market remains tight, with the average sale price of a?

    Million Dollar Listing: A Cincinnati builder?s home designed by a famed architect
    The home at 6400 Shadyglen doesn?t look like many of the residences surrounding it in Indian Hill. The sleek-looking house with a Mid-century Modern bent is home to Brad Franz, the owner of Cincinnati-based Metropolitan Design + Development Inc., but it was designed by well-known local architect Hans Nuetzel. It?s listed for $1,465,000. Much of the brick that?s exposed on the house was part of a home built on the site in the 1950s. ?The brick that?s exposed pretty much influenced the?

    Cost of the California Dream far out of reach for most people under 40, new poll shows
    Renters under 40 in California, increasingly squeezed by the region's skyrocketing costs and housing crisis, are more than three times as likely than older residents to be severely cutting back on all their other expenses in order to afford paying their rent. The new numbers come from a Bay Area-wide poll conducted by the Bay Area News Group and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which surveyed 900 voters throughout San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties from?

    Amazon HQ2 is shaking up site selection for good ? here's why that's good for Charlotte
    A real estate economist and futurist thinks the way companies go about choosing relocation and expansion sites will forever be altered by how is conducting the search for a city to host its coveted second headquarters. That bodes well for Charlotte ? despite the Queen City missing the cut for Amazon's HQ2. K.C. Conway, chief economist for the commercial real estate trade organization the CCIM Institute, authored a white paper in partnership with the Alabama Center for Real Estate?

    Changes are proposed for Denver's Larimer Square
    A new affordable housing complex, as well as an upgrade of the neighborhood's alleys, are proposed by developers for Larimer Square. Jeff Hermanson, president and CEO of Larimer Associates, and Denver real estate company Urban Villages unveiled plans today for Larimer Square that include the housing project and neighborhood upgrades. As part of the plan, rooftop urban gardens and small farms will be built to grow food for area restaurants; alleys will be refurbished and turned into "a fully activated?

    This N.C. city ranks among nation's best for first-time homebuyers
    Winston-Salem is among the best cities in the nation for purchasing a first home, according to a new ranking. Charlotte-based mortgage-finding firm LendingTree (Nasdaq: TREE) ranked Winston-Salem No. 5 on its list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers. The study ranked the nation?s 100 largest cities based on a variety of factors including average down payment amount, share of buyers using an FHA mortgage, average down payment percentage, percentage of buyers who have less than prime credit,?