Weekly roundup: Foreclosure scandal gets messier

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 another of today’s three posts.

LIVE! FROM 71 MURRAY STREET, IT’S A FORMER NEWS ANCHOR

DONNY MAKES A HONEY OF A DEAL, AND NO, IT’S NOT OSMAND

PALM BEACH HOME OF IMPRISONED PONZI SCHEMER GOES TO CONTRACT FOR ABOUT $5 MILLION

FORMER BASKETBALL ALL-STAR CENTER, NOW A HUMANITARIAN, AGAIN SEEKS BUYER FOR HIS SPREAD

A CHICK FROM THE SOUTH FEATHERS HER THREE-BEDROOM NEST IN THE NORTH

WHICH BUSH GROWS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE?

LATE GOVERNOR’S GRANDSON AND HIS WIFE PUT GRAMERCY HOME ON THE MARKET

A SAUDI PRINCE MAKES UNDISCLOSED OFFER FOR TRUMP WORLD TOWER PENTHOUSE, CAN’T IMAGINE ANYONE LIVING ABOVE HIM

FALLING RATES SHATTER ANOTHER RECORD, DOWN FROM 4.27 PERCENT TO 4.19 PERCENT

ALTERED REQUIREMENTS MAY DISCOURAGE SOME FROM REFINANCING

COALITION OF STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL TO PROBE MORTGAGE MESS

CHASE, TOO, BROADENS ITS REVIEWS OF FORECLOSURES

ANALYSTS ARE AMONG THOSE WHO SAYS RECORD LOW RATES SHOULD BE EVEN LOWER

REFINANCINGS ZOOM, BUT LOAN APPLICATIONS DROP FOR PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES

IF YOU THINK YOU’LL HAVE NO TROUBLE GETTING A MORTGAGE, THINK AGAIN

FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY GROWS 4 PERCENT FROM Q2 TO Q3, BUT EXPECT A DROP

FEDERAL AGENCY ORDERS TIGHTER FORECLOSURE PROCESS

LATEST FORECLOSURE CRISIS BEGAN WITH ONE HOUSE IN MAINE

BETWEEN SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS, JUST MAYBE THERE ARE GREEK ISLANDS FOR SALE

WILL TITLE INSURERS BE THE NEXT VICTIMS OF THE FORECLOSURE MESS?

A COLUMNIST ASKS WHETHER THIS IS THIS THE TIME TO BUY A FORECLOSURE

WITH THIS $1 BILLION (WITH A ‘B’) HOME, THE OWNER GETS MOVIES ON DEMAND


FOLLOW THIS GOOD ADVICE FROM BRICK UNDERGROUND ON PICKING A CONTRACTOR IF YOU UNDERTAKE A RENOVATION

DON’T GO HOME WITHOUT THESE THINGS

RENT VS. BUY INDEX REVEALS TOP 10 CITIES FOR RENTING, OWNING HOMES

TRADE GROUP’S SURVEY FINDS THAT 68 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS BELIEVE NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOME

HOUSEHOLD FORMATION PLUNGES BETWEEN MARCH 2009 AND ONE YEAR LATER


REAL ESTATE STRATEGY FIRM PREDICTS HOUSING RECOVERY FOR EARLY 2012

HOUSING MARKET IS AT OR NEAR BOTTOM, BEACON ECONOMICS SPECULATES

BANKS COULD ‘COMFORTABLY’ ABSORB ESTIMATED $6-10 BILLION LOSS FROM FORECLOSURE ISSUES

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 to look for properties for you and to gather additional information. You also may want to see my periodic critiques of properties that I visit in “Out and About,” which is posted today.

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