Weekly Roundup: Charlie’s new angle. 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.

If you yearn for a Chagall, his onetime apartment is for sale

How do you spell h-i-t for a seller who sticks to asking price in Los Angeles?

Charlie’s angles include a second-home sale

Retired reliever, cultural misfit, radio sidewalk feed appetite for RE gossip

May home construction rises above April but slumps below one year earlier

Data show more homes listed in May, then lingering even with lower asking prices

Rates remain essential level

Maternity leave by loan applicants is an issue lenders can’t avoid

Low rates boost loan activity

Cash-in refinancings develops caché

Foreclosure activity drops for eighth consecutive month

Agent commissions creep up on average

Experts ask themselves whether smart growth stunted the American Dream

U.K. sellers hunt for buyers as prices slide

Nine Florida cities among top 23 preferred by international home buyers

At last! You don’t have to freeze your smelly garbage any more

You can refresh your home without spending a wad

Ceiling fans run for 12 hours at a cost of only 5 cents

The mind boggles to learn that respondents in NAHB survey oppose end of mortgage-interest deduction

The best mid-size market for investors is in Indiana

Builder confidence plunges to last September’s low

Half of businesses in 2007 were home-based, with a majority self-financed and 57.1 percent grossing under $25,000

If you think anyone knows when the housing market will improve, you’re dreaming, yet. . .

Data firm sees signs of stability as summer approaches

Look for housing that is more compact as population grows

And don’t expect the market’s recovery before 2015

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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Malcolm Carter
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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