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
Maternity leave by loan applicants is an issue lenders can’t avoid
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.
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Senior Vice President
Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022