Weekly Roundup: IRS targets million-dollar loans

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.

With the sale of her two apartments, perhaps she’s finding bliss

What would Miss Piggy say about the sale price of her old home?

An actor’s hoping to see live buyers and an author wants $745,000 on Artists’ Row

Case-Shiller records downward trend in January

Percentage of forced sales is rising, putting pressure on prices

Pending home sales increase in February but inconsistently across the country

1.8 million homes now counted as shadow inventory, down from 2 million one year ago

It is no mystery why new homes lag sales of previously owned ones

Slight increase posted for 30-year and adjustable-rate loans

Lying borrower gets a new home complete with bars

Homeowners with more than $1 million mortgage face additional IRS scrutiny

Loan activity drops 7.5 percent from prior week

Delinquency rate ticks down in January, falling more than one point below a year earlier

Increasing property taxes are revolting

Billionaire, of course, pays $100 million to own Silicon Valley big house

What does a buyer’s broker bring to a home being sold by its owner?

A Web site tells you exactly where to go

Brokerage ranks grow grayer again

New refrigerators are all about efficient use of space and freezers on their bottoms

Lavish loses its cool, so ‘undecoration’ becomes a warming trend

To keep your kitchen organized, consider advice from a former White House social secretary with more space than sense

The ravages of a wicked winter can be overcome around single-family homes

Fortune columnist contends that housing is the most attractive asset class in America

Renting may soon become disproportionately more expensive than buying, a numbers cruncher says

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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