Weekly Roundup: Rents up, prices down, 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.

Designing man nails duplex on the Village’s ‘Gold Coast’

Star in the city and hubby succeed in buying a townhouse with after really trying

Actress looks forward to selling the condo she vacated three years ago after her drug arrest

Former homes of the rich, famous or both can be yours

Listed at $33 million in 2009, his New Mexico ranch has found a buyer after price cut to $18.5 million

With house under contract, a TV doctor is moving up in Beverly Hills to one twice as expensive (2nd item)

Obama administration’s March scorecard inevitably concedes weak housing nationwide

Market tightens for rental housing

While showing stability, February prices are below 4.1 percent lows in 2009

Nonbank lenders enjoy renewed interest in their loans

Forged and missing documents lay foundation for second housing shock

Rates barely budge this week

New rules could discourage most borrowers

Loan applications volume slips, but purchase activity is at year’s highest level anyway

IMF terms interest deduction ‘expensive and regressive,’ says it’s time for an overhaul


Man’s home can be not only his castle, but a billboard as well 

Demographer explains surge of interest in renting

New York and Atlanta projects show how old bones can becomes spaces ‘that strengthen the soul’

Investors prove to be helpful in reviving Florida’s housing

Here’s advice on buying a foreclosed property

You may not be surprised to learn that Ikea wants you to get lost inside the store

Commercial-grade shower curtain rods may be your better option than tension rods

Guess which city has sellers most unwilling to cut prices.  (You’ll be right.)

Even employment growth may not advance housing’s recovery

But the pace of price declines could moderate

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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