Weekly Roundup: New mortgage caps irk sellers

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.

Actor seeks to trade visual poetry for pied-à-terre and pâté de foie gras

Live buyer catches mystery writer’s lair on W. 67th St. for $745,000

Celebrity photographer who was a Warhol protégée sells his two-bedroom apartment

He puts Telluride spread on the market for $18.3 million, not that there’s anything wrong with that

Average effective rent rises $23 to $997/month, but NYC at $2,826

New Zestimates give rise to concern, sellers’ ire

Feds bear down on lenders that discriminate against pregnant women

Purchase applications rebound, topping a year earlier by 11.7 percent

Sellers brace for new lower mortgage caps

30-year fixed-rate mortgage edges up again

Tougher lending standards stymie prospective buyers, impede housing recovery

Market sees growing presence of credit unions

Jersey City developer’s unmet promise of Manhattan views costs him $4 million

Marriage, children and number of residents determine where families in foreclosure choose to live

New NAR survey finds that 70 percent of renters want to be owners

Link between mortgage interest rates and home purchases is tenuous at best

Robert Shiller and many forecasters in his survey predict 2011 turning point for housing market

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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