Weekly Roundup: Rates bottom, but 2nd dip seen

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.

Handyman’s special condo goes on the market after just two years

Buyer gets a pound of metal in purchase of actor’s penthouse on Riverside Drive

Price of her childhood home, damaged by a fire, is materially lower than last sale

Comic actor moves to New Jersey for biggest yard

He won’t be living in brother’s unused Florida home or anywhere else

In new 5,000-sf home, he’ll have plenty of room for his friends

If at first. . . actor and boxing figure decide separately

Valuation firm finds that housing’s double dip is clearly evident

Finding a rental unit is harder than ever

Rates slide to this year’s low of 4.71 percent

Activity rises 4 percent with a lot of help from borrowers who seek to refinance

Architects reveal latest trends in kitchens and baths

Sales of home safes grow because of their convenience

New households form at the fastest rate in four years

Lifestyles have undergone a sea-change in the last decade

Well-regarded economist sees housing’s recovery lasting 5-10 years

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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