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.
Connecticut palace doesn’t suit owner of just a year
Late at night, he should encounter little traffic on the way to his new Hamptons home
Sale price of his duplex was good but not the greatest
Late director’s home in Pacific Palisades is on the market for $7.9 million
Year over year resales fall again, inventory climbs
What to make of those new existing-home sales anyway?
Shadow inventory continues to decline, remaining at five months’ supply
Prices for houses under Fannie and Freddie ceilings rose unexpectedly in April
Sales of new homes in May drift down again
Radar Logic index posts 5.1 percent decline in April from one year earlier
Well Fargo to halt reverse mortgages
Think twice before paying off mortgage early
Many homeowners are getting away with. . . foreclosure
Courts may reshape mortgage industry
With loan applications still sliding, mortgage volume sticks at 1997 levels
CEO of mortgage firm that closed with 2,000 employees gets three years for fraud
30-year fixed-rate mortgage is unchanged at 4.5 percent
Decidedly unfriendly lenders informs Facebook couple of their foreclosure
Three characteristics of a community indicate whether the housing market is on the rebound
The housing bust has left Pittsburgh, of all cities, unscathed
Brazilians storm Florida market
Housing’s clouds hold silver lining for buyers seeking reasonably priced homes
Owning a home becomes a fading dream for many Britons
Checking references is not always enough when choosing a contractor
Besides an oven, what makes a kitchen hot?
Homeowners need 20 basic tools
Writers in two magazines argue that there’s actually too little housing
Hispanic population could drive housing’s recovery, says trade association
Housing market will stabilize if number of distressed properties drops by 40 percent, Bernanke suggests at end of remarks
Expect housing’s recovery in 2012. Or 2113. Or 2114.
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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