Weekly Roundup: Flat condo market, new U.S. price lows, Buffett, rollicking washers, more

Sales off 6.4 percent year to date from same time last year

Condo market mostly weak in January

Median listing price for new Manhattan developments jumps 12.6 percent from prior year

$21 million apartment has great views, but a $12 million lawsuit by the 2010 purchaser claims latent defects

Soaring Manhattan rents lure investors

Eight ways to have your super climbing the walls

Neighborhoods record generally upward sales trend over past year

The big squeeze: How long before there are just too many of us?

Permits for residential construction in 2011 are 33 percent higher than 2010

Wall Street bonuses forecast to drop only 14 percent
and potential impact on sales

New interactive map helps you locate places that matter

New(sman) owner of old firehouse lets go of his past

Mets slugger takes another swing at unloading Flatiron penthouse

Former TV detective asks $12 million for condo in building with star appeal

Lavish Michael Jordan spread in Chicago goes on market for $29 million

Bam! Chef chops townhouse price by $1.5 million to $13.5 million

December prices fall to new post-bubble lows

So new-home sales in January top a year earlier by 3.5 percent

And other homes placed under contract enjoy 8 percent increase in January vs. 2011

Why U.S. housing indices make ‘terrible’ investment benchmarks

Landlords sitting pretty

Gee, Fed governor sees mismatch between housing supply and demand

Bernanke blames insufficient downpayments, job concerns for housing woes

Some wealthy buyers making big deals in Miami

Rates dip again toward record lows

Default rates for loans issued in 2010 and 2011 at record lows

FHA considers easing of condo rules that hamper financing

Loan activity remains anemic

‘Serious’ loan delinquencies tick up or down, depending on source

Homes in foreclosure rise to 24 percent of last quarter’s sales

22.8 percent of all mortgaged residence worth less than loan in Q4

Economists say sectors related to housing responsible for cutting recovery by more than half

Warren Buffet wants to purchase 125 million homes, but won’t

U.S. News says real estate should become one of the best jobs of 2012

Buyers of unbuilt vacation homes in the Caribbean likely out in the cold

Needing jobs, spouse and less student debt, Millennials aren’t buying homes

Louisville, Colo. — that center of culture, finance and technology — tops one list of 100 best places to live

Growing size of new homes could be an aberration

Some renovations pay better than others down the road

There’s an expanding range of ‘green’ flooring products

Your contractor should complete 10 tasks before lifting a finger

It’s not too late, alas, to begin spring cleaning

The right humidifier banishes feeling how dry you are

Front-load washers that rock ‘n’ roll can be tranquilized

Adding computerized controls one way to add resale value

Increasing number of households pay half of pay on shelter

Real estate debt continues to fall

Where are the most seniors and where are they going in two parts?

Private residential construction spending edges up from January to January

Forbes ranks 500 zip codes from most to least expensive

Consensus of surveyed economists is for 19 percent growth in home construction this year

DC area projected to have most job growth until 2020, New York in fourth place

Saying he was wrong before, Buffett now sounds just guardedly optimistic about housing

U.S. sales of new single-family homes this year could be third lowest on record

Potential homebuyers more likely to rent than own

You can search for all New York City properties listed by various brokers, and 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
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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