Weekly Roundup: Latest stats leave future murky

Here’s your chance to catch up with news included to inform, enlighten and perhaps even entertain you. To read about The Big Apple, check out the other of today’s posts and look for Out and About early next week.

ONETIME CLUB IMPRESARIO WHO’S NOW INTO HOTELS UNLOADS 3,900-SF CONDO FOR $11 MILLION

TIGER’S TIGER BURNING. . . HOPEFULLY

RENTAL FIT FOR A PRINCESS GETS ONE (2nd item)

SHE’S GOTTA LOVE HIS TOWNHOUSE AT $27,000 A MONTH

HE TOPS LIMIT MORE THAN A YEAR EARLIER FOR THE SALE PRICE OF A MANHATTAN CO-OP

VIOLINIST SAYS HE EITHER PLAYS ONE THING OR SLEEPS IN ANOTHER, NOW IN A NEW PLACE

BECAUSE HIS ESTATE HASN’T SOLD, DANCER/ACTOR ACKNOWLEDGES THE LIKELY NEED TO TAKE STEPS (2nd item)

CASE-SHILLER REPORTS THAT DECEMBER HOME PRICES APPROACH THEIR NADIR

AND THE NUMBER OF BANK-OWNED (REO) PROPERTIES SOARS

NAR REPORTS 2.7 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES OF PREVIOUSLY OWNED HOMES PLUS DECLINING INVENTORY

BUT THE CONTROVERSY OVER NAR’S NUMBERS PERSISTS

YEARLY RATE OF SALES OF NEW HOMES DROPS FROM DECEMBER TO A RECORD LOW IN JANUARY, CAUSING SUPPLY TO STRETCH MORE MONTHS

RATES EASE THIS WEEK

RESPECTED COLUMNIST SAYS WE’LL NEVER SEE RATES THIS LOW AGAIN

MIDDLE-EAST TURMOIL BOOSTS LOAN ACTIVITY BY 13.2 PERCENT

FORGET THE FRAGRANCE OF FRESH-BAKED COOKIES, SELLERS, AND GET A FRIENDLY PET

FORMER KNOEDLER GALLERY TOWNHOUSE FINALLY FINDS BUYERS FOR $31 MILLION, NEARLY HALF OF ORIGINAL PRICE

WHEN SELLING A PROPERTY, DO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

LENDING COMPANY’S EX-TREASURER FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON

WILL AMIABLE WASPS REPLACE BEAGLES?

A GOOD TOASTER IS NOT HARD TO FIND, USE OR MAINTAIN

SALES OF FORECLOSED HOMES DIP FROM 2009 TO 2010

MIRROR, MIRROR, WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CITY OF ALL?

CONSENSUS PROVES ELUSIVE ON HOW MUCH MORE PRICES COULD SLIDE

ONE ANALYST SAYS PRICES MAY BOTTOM THIS YEAR BUT CONTINUE TO FALL TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION

FREDDIE MAC IS LESS THAN SANGUINE ABOUT THE FUTURE

In the sidebar on the right, you can search for properties listed by various brokers, though I encourage you to be in touch with me for assistance and advice. You also may want to see my periodic critiques of properties that I visit in Out and About, which I post on Mondays or Tuesdays.

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Malcolm Carter
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

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