Weekly Roundup: Luxury homes sell on 2 coasts. More!

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.

HIS HOPES ARE NOW IN A MUCH LOWER RANGE

AT ITS ASKING PRICE, CO-OP WILL NEED TO BE AS POPULAR AS LATE WOMAN’S RESTAURANT

WIDOW OF LATE MEDIA BILLIONAIRE FACES FORECLOSURE OF 23,500-SF MANSION

CHOREOGRAPHER STEPS UP TO 1,826-SF DUPLEX

SERIAL KILLER’S LONG ISLAND HOME MAY SOON BE SOLD

CASE-SHILLER’S LATEST NUMBERS SUGGEST THAT THE GLASS IS HALF FULL–OR NOT

BIG SPENDERS OPEN WALLETS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

SALES OF NEW HOMES INCREASE, BUT ONLY TO A RECORD LOW FOR DECEMBER, WHILE SUPPLY TRENDS TOWARD ‘NORMAL’ NUMBER OF MONTHS

SALES, PRICES IN THE HAMPTONS DEFY LOCAL, NATIONAL STATISTICS

PENDING SALES INCREASE 2 PERCENT BUT DATA MAY BE FLAWED

RATES EDGE UP AGAIN, THOUGH STILL BELOW ONE YEAR EARLIER

WILL DOWNPAYMENT REQUIRMENTS BE RAISED?

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS PLUNGE DURING MLK HOLIDAY WEEK

FORECLOSURES DOWN IN HARDEST-HIT MARKETS BUT UP IN MAJOR METRO AREAS

MORTGAGE EXPERTS ASKS WHETHER BORROWERS CAN’T HAVE BETTER OPTIONS, THEN PROPOSES ONE

SURPRISE! CLOSING COSTS ARE NEGOTIABLE!

OF 325 CITIES, HONG KONG IS THE LEAST AFFORDABLE

UNMARRIED COUPLES SHOULD CONSIDER WORST CASE BEFORE BUYING

BANK ILLEGALLY FORECLOSES ON A MILITARY RESERVIST IN A SAD AND FRUSTRATING SAGA



100-WATT INCANDESCENT BULBS TO BE PHASED OUT NEXT YEAR, THEN OTHERS

NEAT-FREAKS CAN CLEAR THEIR KITCHEN OF CLUTTER WITH TIPS FROM EXPERTS

HOW DOES YOUR DISHWASHER STACK UP TO THE LATEST MODELS?

IT’S CHEAPER TO BUY THAN RENT IN 3 OUT OF 4 CITIES, BUT NOT IN NEW YORK

IF YOU HAVEN’T UPDATED YOUR DÉCOR, YOU’RE NOT ALONE

REMODLERS FEEL A TINY BIT LESS DEPRESSED

SOME ANALYSTS SAY REPORT ON NEW-HOME SALES IS ENCOURAGING, BUT OTHERS EXPRESS SKEPTICISM

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 post on Mondays or Tuesdays.

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Malcolm Carter
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Senior Vice President
Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Malcolm@ServiceYouCanTrust.com
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