Weekly Roundup: Some predictions now more hopeful

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.

SHE AND MUSICIAN HUSBAND BUY $9.6 MILLION APARTMENT IN LE GARAGE BLEU

MARKET FOR VACATION HOMES IS ON THE RISE

PRICES DIP 1.6 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER

APPETITE FOR RENTALS SEEMS TO BE GROWING

FED SAYS HIGH LEVELS OF EXISTING-HOME SUPPLY CONTINUE TO DAMPEN NEW-HOME CONSTRUCTION

RATES SLIP FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK

NEW DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS DO LITTLE TO ENCOURAGE LOAN SHOPPING

CONSUMERS EDGE BACK INTO REFINANCING

FORECLOSURE FILINGS DROP 2 PERCENT FROM NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER AND 26 PERCENT FROM ONE YEAR EARLIER

NEW FANNIE MAE ADD-ON FEES RAISE THE COST OF BORROWING

HOMEOWNER KNOWS HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE SURGEON OPERATE ON THE WRONG LEG

LONG ISLAND MAN IS CHARGED WITH FRAUD FOR SELLING $100,000 IN RAFFLE TICKETS FOR MILLION-DOLLAR HOME AND THEN LIVING THE HIGH LIFE

GHOST HUNTERS TRY TO SAVE ONE-TIME HOSPITAL FOR CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS

WHAT DOES GEN Y WANT ANYWAY?

DON’T LET HIGH STYLE TRUMP HOW WELL THE SPACE CAN WORK FOR YOU IN A POTENTIAL NEW HOME

TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME, TAKE YOUR CUE FROM A RUTHLESS PROFESSIONAL

IN L.A., SAVANNAH, D.C. AND ELSEWHERE, THEY’RE GOING INTO THE CLOSET

IF A BARKING DOWN IS YOUR BANE, GIVE THESE TIPS–NOT THE DOG–A SHOT

PERCENTAGE OF UNDERWATER HOMEOWNERS IS CHALLENGED AS TOO HIGH

PRAGMATISM STARTS TO OVERTAKE EGOTISM AMONG CONSUMERS 55 AND OLDER (pdf)

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTION IN BED, MOST OF US DON’T BAR BUGS

AVERAGE SIZE OF HOMES IS SHRINKING

COLUMNIST SEES LITTLE HOPE OF RISE IN PRICES THIS YEAR

A FED BANK PRESIDENT SAYS HOUSING MARKET WILL BE SLOW TO IMPROVE

CONSENSUS EMERGES THAT HOUSING MARKET WILL REGAIN STRENGTH THIS YEAR

HOUSING ECONOMISTS ON PANEL FORECAST HOUSING MARKET’S PICKUP STARTING LATER IN 2011

SLOWDOWN IN FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY MAY PORTEND FLOOR UNDER HOUSE PRICES, INCREASED STABILITY

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 now post on Mondays or Tuesdays.

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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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