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Today’s issue of my free-biweekly e-newsletter covers everything from the latest predictions for the housing market to the property that Cher just unloaded.

You’ll also find the latest statistics of sales and prices in Manhattan, the stiff sentences that mortgage fraudsters have received, and my no-holds-barred critiques of condos, co-ops and townhouses that I’ve recently visited as part of my regular “Out and About” feature.

I’ve been writing Realty Digest myself for nearly seven years, and the new issue is the lengthiest and most comprehensive one to date.  I hope you  find it to be not only useful but also enjoyable.

And if I may be pardoned for tooting my own horn – ok, blasting it some more – I’m pleased to have been quoted on other Web sites this week or so, including, Crain’s and several times on

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Malcolm Carter
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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New York, NY 10022

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Perhaps you recall the sad saga of Jane and Jill

This is the apartment that I didn't help my customers purchase.

“Jane” and “Jill,” close friends of a friend, asked me to help them purchase and apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  In a post I wrote on Jan. 26, I recounted how they lost their bid because they didn’t follow their broker’s advice.

Come to learn that they went out looking on their own a week or so later, returned to a co-op that they had seen months earlier and made their offer directly to the listing broker. Continue reading