Weekly Roundup: Some buyers want it all. 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.

Author didn’t sleep there, but Long Island mansion slated for destruction evokes his memory

Investors, not first-time buyers, have propelled the housing market since July

Sales of million-dollar homes rose last year in all 20 major metro areas

January prices slip 2.5% from December and 1.6% below one year earlier to a post-bubble low

Nearly one in four mortgaged homes were worth less than their loans at the end of 2010

In a holding pattern, rates this week average 4.88%

Refinance and purchase applications jump in the double digits

AARP lodges lawsuit against HUD over change in reverse-mortgage regulations

Uncertainties bedevil buyers seeking mortgages as rules and requirements change

Even at basement prices, today’s buyers want it all

Decorator argues for flamboyant hallways

There is nothing like motorized window shades–or their cost

Color your new appliances vivid

With enough of this greenery, you could open a restaurant

If you have a roof over your head, New York magazine offers the best of everything you need

Hong Kong’s Severn Road tops lists of most expensive residential streets in the world

Developers feel better than they have in years about rental buildings and condos

Is the purchase window closing for first-time buyers?

When it comes to their forecasts, buyers are of two minds

Jobs growth should nearly triple home construction in 2013 from 586,000 last year, say UCLA economists

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
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

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