Weekly Roundup: City’s sales sag, U.S. resales up

It’s oh so hard to snag a reasonably priced rental

Pending sales, inventory sag over last three months

Owners subletting illegally may want to note shoes of prospective tenant

Lawsuits mount against accused rabbi

If you’re searching for a bargain, look no more

When negotiating with a developer, be smart about asking for concessions

Now tenants can rent off floorplans in unfinished buildings

If you’re bedbugged, check a 11 ways to judge an exterminator

Obsessive Dorothy Parker enthusiast fights to save her childhood home from demolition

Interactive database lets renters and buyers track nearly all privately held subsidized housing

Developers do their thing on a stretch of Fifth Avenue dubbed ‘Upper Carnegie Hill’

His matches are long past, but his fight doesn’t flag

This mogul’s is bigger than everyone’s

Contracted buyer of late author’s Brooklyn digs seeks an out, alleging work done without permits

What will happen to New Jersey mansion owned by murdered despot’s country?

Resales 11.3 percent higher than a year ago, but supply of existing homes climbs

Home construction grows 13.3 percent higher than one year earlier

Forbes provides entertainment in annual list of five most expensive zip codes

Rather than sell at today’s prices, owners pull homes off the market and cause harmful drop in supply

Banks show increased willingness to accept short sales, rather than foreclose

Another day, another list: U.S. News picks the 10 best 2012 retirement locations

Fed Beige Book chronicles little change in U.S. housing markets

August monthly price decline is biggest since 2008, annual gain is smallest except for 2008

Purchase-loan applications dive to lowest level since 1995

With 30-year loans having inched down to 4.11 percent, rates are steady

Possibly flawed survey of Realtors indicates that lowered loan limits dampen housing market

Have a plan before refinancing

Research is critical first step in buying foreclosed properties

Residential remodeling index hits new high in August

Why hasn’t Indian who built 27-story home moved in?

Can where you live affect your health?

South Florida’s market is warming up

Just when you thought McMansions were out, ballrooms make comeback on Long Island

Costs can add up quickly when choosing kitchen cabinets

Nurturing an indoor garden isn’t rocket science

Still glum, builders notch up their mood but it may be just a month’s ‘noise’

Younger folks evince less confidence about homeownership than older ones

Architecture billings reverse course after brief spurt

New Yorkers more pessimistic than ever about housing market

Renters still want to buy, just not now (see below)

Columnist contends it’s at last time to buy

And financial planner says waiting could prove costly

Latest figures suggest ‘the market is dead,’ opines one economist (who is not in the minority)

Without replacement for Fannie and Freddie, National Council of La Raza predicts end of 30-year mortgage

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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