Weekly Roundup: Interest rates head up. 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.

He sees live condo buyer in short time

Singer learns he was out of sync with the market

Her house is no prize at $11.5 million, a fashion designer concedes (3rd item)

Renting has become fashionable,representing a sea-change, but see below how many Americans like real estate as investment

Fed sees housing market at little changed or weakening, depending on region

Interest rates continue to crawl up

Employment in mortgage industry has plunged by more than half since 2006

Loan applications for refis and purchases slide again

Paperwork backlog causes 15 percent drop in first quarter foreclosure activity

New rules take effect on how mortgage brokers are paid

Budget legislations cuts counseling on reverse mortgages

Boomers overhaul old models or invent new housing ones for where they want to age

Some real estate agents don’t feel spring fever, but a chill instead

Blog offers five (questionable) ways to cuts costs when selling real estate and columnist advises dispassionate pricing

Trulia map lets you see price-cut history by zip code

Driven by affordability, consumers embrace the the shrinking home

There’s more than one way to caulk a kitchen counter

If you don’t have a pot, maybe this $6,400 toilet will do

To look and feel younger than your age, moving to Salt Lake City could be your best option

Americans remain undiscouraged by the bursting bubble, with 81 percent believing in real estate as as best long-term investment

Probably overtaken by events, Freddie Mac forecast sees 5 percent increase in sales this year

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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