Weekly Roundup: Some markets declined too far

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’s once again curbing enthusiasm for her Upper West Side apartment

In one broad stroke, he’s unloaded his chichi co-op at a huge discount

Big ideas pay off handsomely for one smart fella

Underpriced, his house under contract in the Hamptons gives him reason to cheer

Quarterback collects $17.5 million for condo that cost him $14 million five years ago

Mortgage insurer says home prices are below fundamental values in more than half of U.S. states from over-correction or recession (P. 12 of report)

Japan crises pushes mortgage rate down to 4.76 percent this week

Purchase activity slips, but refinance volume grows to highest level since December


Commissioned by dime-store magnate, an Upper East Side mansion is listed for $90 million

They’re going global in what used to be the golden years

Jean Chatzky offers three rules to follow in an unpredictable market

These top 10 most expensive rentals ask more than $100,000. . . a month

Anyone enamored of outhouses won’t want to sidestep this Brooklyn “museum”

Don’t go gently into contract for renovations

Since even a well referenced contractor can cause problems, know you are not without solutions

You can control kitchen upgrade costs by taking six steps

Opposition flairs against law on 100-watt incandescent light bulbs

If monthly housing data conflict and confuse you, a new free guide online sweeps away the cobwebs

Unsurprisingly, new-home construction plunges in February

So home builders remain in the dumps

And analysts don’t blame them

Remodeling activity is at highest monthly level in years

 Some economists say the benefits of buying no longer apply

Real estate experts say Gen X, not Baby Boomers, will lead housing’s recovery

Housing rebound could be another year away

You can search for 20,000 New York City properties listed by various brokers, and 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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