Weekly Roundup: Best and worst cities are listed

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.

AN EMMY WINNER LISTS HER HOME IN SOUTHBURY, CONN.

BILLIONAIRE OWNER OF A WEEKLY PET-SUPPLIES COMPANIES SPENDS MORE THAN CHICKEN FEED FOR A SOHO PENTHOUSE

CONGRESSWOMAN’S HOUSE, TWICE IN DEFAULT, NOW IS LISTED AS A SHORT SALE

ACTRESS PICKS UP A PRETTY FINE PENTHOUSE

BROKER DISPELS RUMORS THAT BUYER OF TRUSTED MAN’S SUMMER HOME LOOKS LIKE LADY GAGA


FED OFFICIAL SAYS IMPEDIMENTS TO HOME SALES INCLUDE TIGHT LENDING STANDARDS, WEAK JOB MARKET, CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY REGARDING HOME PRICES

HOUSING MARKETS REMAIN WEAK, SAYS FEDERAL RESERVE’S BEIGE BOOK

RECORD DECLINES IN HOME SALES CONTINUED IN AUGUST

PERCENTAGE OF PRICE REDUCTIONS REACHES HIGHEST LEVEL EVER


FORECLOSURE MESS CAPTURES FILING LAWYERS IN ITS NET AS BANKS RESTART FORECLOSURES

BATTLE LINES ARE FORMING IN CLASH OVER FORECLOSURES

APPLICATIONS TO BORROW FUNDS FOR HOME PURCHASE OR REFINANCING FALL AGAIN

RATES TICK UP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE WEEKS, BUT ARMS SLIP TO NEW LOW



AVOID BUYING A FORECLOSURE UNTIL THE DUST SETTLES, A COLUMNIST SAYS

HOW DO THE LATEST FORECLOSURE PROBLEMS AFFECT BUYERS AND SELLERS?

FOR $1.9 MILLION, YOU COULD HAVE A NEW 4,400-SF HOME ON 20 ACRES IN MONTANA, BUT THEN WHERE WOULD YOU BE?

IN HOUSES, SMALL MAY BE BEAUTIFUL AND PRACTICAL, BUT WILL BUYERS AGREE?

FORBES LISTS THE WORST CITIES FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING

YOU CAN GIVE YOUR HEIRS YOUR HOME NOW OR LEAVE THEM A HEFTY ESTATE TAX LATER

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO GET A PIECE OF BERNIE. . . INSTEAD OF THE OTHER WAY AROUND

SMARTMONEY LISTS ITS NEW BEST PLACES TO RETIRE AS LESS WELL-KNOWN, LESS CROWDED AND LESS EXPENSIVE PLACE TO LIVE


WHEN PAINTING, A PRIMER IS THE BEST WAY TO GO

HOW DO YOU TURN THE NOTION OF DOWNSIZING INTO REALITY?

IN A RENO, ADDING RADIANT HEATING IS NO BIG DEAL PLUS OTHER PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES

BUILDER CONFIDENCE INCHES UP, BUT STILL IS VERY LOW

CENSUS BUREAU SAYS 23 PERCENT OF POPULATION IS FOREIGN BORN, HALF FROM LATIN AMERICA

DAMN! YOU PROBABLY MISSED THE FIRST EVER WORLD STATISTICS DAY AND ALL THE NUMBERS


PANELISTS AT URBAN LAND INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ENVISION REINVENTION OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING

ECONOMIST GARY SHILLING PREDICTS ANOTHER 20 PERCENT DROP IN HOME PRICES NATIONALLY

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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Malcolm Carter
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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New York, NY 10022

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