Weekly Roundup: Not 1 word about that wedding

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.

Actress joins others in firing bullets into landlord’s market-value rents

Her purchase in Greenwich Village proves that it pays to have friends

Fated forever to be “daughter of,” a lesser light sells her apartment for a pretty penny

Big Apple deserter and football Hall of Famer puts Dakota co-op on the market

Jeans heirs seek to sell $60 million summer place, and loud mouth takes a loss in Connecticut

Builders see little relief from sluggish market

No wonder: March sales dip to record low for the month

Number of distressed properties nears half of housing market

Perennial perceptions of  ‘signs of life’ surface anyway

Case-Shiller’s February indices near post-bubble lows for single-family homes

Weak economic data, lower bond yields drive rates down again

Loan volume continues to decline

Borrower questions why bank gave her loan that would take her 88 years to pay off

Economist notes irony of rising housing affordability and decreasing access to mortgages

Delinquency rates decline

Forget about easy money for the purchase of a second home

Having divided their home in half with a plywood partition, titanically stubborn and bitter couple now has to sell it

Suck it up

As in 2009, Gallup finds a big majority of Americans say it’s a good time to buy a home

Percentage of homeownership slips to 13-year low

Remodeling index attains highest level in four years

Seeing double-dip already, Karl Case is anything but an optimist or pessimist

It could take another three years for sales of new homes to reach “normal” levels

Cost of renting may soon overtake cost of buying

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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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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