How ’bout a house with your wedding gift?

Ellen and Sabrina on their big day.

A family in Calgary offers $5,000 for the successful buyers of their house to help pay for their wedding.  (As newlyweds years earlier, it was their first home.)

Buyers of Christopher Meloni’s condo can have a sports car as well.

Other sellers throw in the furniture, advertise bonuses for the buyer’s broker, pitch a free vacation or dangle a year’s worth of house cleaning.

Will such tactics do the trick? Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup: Sales and prices rise in Manhattan, surfeit of celebs on the move, U.S. stats up and down, yet another historic low rate

Manhattan sales jump 9.3 percent over year earlier in third quarter, median prices climb 2.7 percent

Residents praise lifestyle of small spaces, and developers show big interest in them

Much desired sponsor apartments in co-ops bear scrutiny

11 groups lodge lawsuit seeking to block NYU expansion

Prices of single-family homes in broad region off 2.6 percent from prior year, bucking national trend

10th annual Open House New York weekend to celebrate city’s architecture, design

Land-use committee approves massive Lower East Side development

To developer’s dismay, those billionaires strive to leave individualistic impressions on One57 tower

Oscar winner sells Upper West Side penthouse for more than $1.7 million

Actress’ puts Ojai retreat legally on the market for $10 million

Nick and Meagan seek Continue reading