Weekly Roundup: Misha sells home for $4 million

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.

They’re not asking peanuts for late cartoonists Santa Rosa estate

Sopranos actor and wife list income-producing Tribeca property for nearly 10 times what they paid

Misha accepts $4 million for the sale of his Rockland County home

He sees live buyers, at last

Highest-priced home in the nation goes for price far from dandy

Property investment firm rates top markets for investors in rental homes

Banks said to be ready to handle lowered cap on conforming (vs. jumbo) loans

Weak jobs report propels drop in loan-interest rates

7 ways to save money in interest charges, lender fees and other borrowing costs

Private lenders lead comeback of riskier mortgages

Volume of applications for purchase mortgages slips again, continuing sideways trend

The more homeowners owe, the longer that manage to avoid eviction

And processing and procedural delays make foreclosures take ever longer, causing 29 percent decline in first of year

Many buyers heed the call to ARMs even with fixed-rate loans in a valley

Chicago region tops 20 metro areas for stockpile of foreclosed homes

Slighting pluses, columnist contends that a home is a ‘lousy investment’

Court orders unlicensed contractor who was condo board president to pay $400,000 to a neighbor

And kickback allegations cost a title insurer $4.5 million

Fidelity follows suit with same sum for same allegation

Single buyers, especially women, take the purchasing plunge

Some cities are greener than others, even some on the East Coast

HUD turns over to new consumer agency enforcement of lender requirements

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Organization, organization, organization is the key to sufficient storage

Happily, New York is second to Chicago and way behind Tokyo in one key respect

Clear Capital: Prices to rise in 5 markets this year, but nation’s level to fall 2.4 percent

Resurgence of second-home market is expected to accelerate

Homeownership percentage rate peak in 2004 was unsustainable, says mortgage group, anticipating a greater drop than the 3 points to date

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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