Weekly Roundup: Market reports out, interest rates never lower, a music man moves and more!

Third quarter reports may imply continuing market stability

Former IRS agent says developers evade substantial taxes annually

Can’t we all just get along: How to be a good neighbor

Faced with white brick, buildings face mighty big expenses now

Six in Queens, including two brokers, accused of participating in $25 million mortgage fraud

Rat’s not the only island in the city, but the others — e.g. Manhattan — are not exactly for sale

Open House New York gives let’s you inside this weekend

Cool interactive map shows 3Q sales data by buildings’ price range

Foreclosure actions continue downward trend

City official, six developers charged with racketeering, bribery

Cow heads could be yours at Landmarks Preservation Commission auction

17 questions to ask before buying an apartment

He adds even more windows to his world

Music man buys Rushmore apartment equal in size to his influence

Listing suggests that sitting still in museum and other performance art pays pretty well

Their homes demonstrate that money at least buys five Wall Street CEOs plenty of space

Late wine titan’s estate goes to auction

Newscaster will have good morning when sale of her nearly $3 million condo closes next week

Rock star hopes to mine big bucks by selling his newly listed SoHo penthouse for $45 million

CoreLogic records 4.4 percent dip in August prices from a year ago

Vacancies in rental buildings drop to lowest level since 2006

NAHB says the number of  cities with improving markets nearly doubles this month

Homeownership rate slides to 70-year nadir

Rates fall below 4 percent for the first time in history

Lenders offer new discounts but often with a catch

Substantial reserves of positive equity exist across the country

Internal 2006 report shows that Fannie knew about foreclosure abuses way before regulators investigated

Rising 20 percent from July to August, new foreclosures were off 12 percent from a year earlier

Low rates fail to tempt borrowers

Bill would permit free withdrawals from retirement accounts to make mortgage payments

Legislators treading cautiously on mortgage-interest deduction

How easy it is to have your loan application rejected

AOL picks top cities for young professionals

Irish agent offers buyers to purchase one house and get the one next door free

Little love is lost between appraisers and the parties to a house sale

Court of Appeals discrimination case could affect roommate selection all over

House raffles pop up across the nation

Five pointers help renters decide whether to buy now

American landscape colors latest paint trends

With the remodeling industry suffering, this could be the time to negotiate home improvements

Survey finds more than 80% of U.S. investors ‘most likely’ to expand real estate portfolios by spring even while expressing worry

Declining moving rate is Sunbelt’s loss, North’s gain

Just where have 646,464 same-sex couples landed?

Increased proportion of real estate executives in annual survey lower their expectations for recovery

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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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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