Weekly Roundup: Turning point possibility, record rates again, pet habitats that pamper, stocks vs. housing returns, bulls in retreat. More!

By dollars per square foot, Tribeca tops all other Manhattan neighborhoods in Q1

Average monthly rent in Manhattan attains record $3,429 or $4,250 in April, depending on source

When you move here from out of state, the taxman wants to get his hooks into you

Manhattan has had 169 percent spike in new building permits this year, 35 of them in contrast to 13

Water Board approves 7 percent increase starting July 1

Citywide Q1 sales flat compared with 2011, average price down 1 percent

New York is Airbnb’s biggest market

Parties agree to $2 million in fines, plus other penalties, for UWS super’s sexual harassment of tenants

Region’s serious delinquency rate soars above year ago and rest of nation’s

Middle-age renters motivate landlords to undertake extreme makeovers of 10-30-year-old buildings

Couples with roommates confess it’s a mixed blessing

He never did sleep there, but Riverdale house built for Jesus is listed for $15 million

Kips Bay show house opens May 16 in UWS apartment building

All five boroughs experienced dynamic population shifts in last decade

Streeteasy.com adds Department of Building data to listings

Brooklyn’s Dumbo is having busy spring

40-acre Palm Springs estate of late TV icon suffers 34 percent price cut

Board rejects purchase by buyer who hoped to combine late heiress’ Fifth Avenue apartments

With some states showing price appreciation, March marks turning point

More than half of metros record median price gains, suggesting bottom’s arrival

12 facts that may surprise you about housing bust

Second-home market shows new signs of life

NAHB says improved housing markets number 100, down by just 1

Homes more affordable than ever

Foreclosure hotspots show signs of housing turnaround

Seasonally adjusted prices rise in February for first time since March 2010

Borrowers trying to take advantage of current rates endure clogged pipelines

Federal government may cite Wells Fargo for violation of Fair Housing Act

Lenders seek ways to reach creditworthy borrowers who are below prime

Loan activity for purchase, refinance picks up

Rates hit new record low for second straight week

Fed chief says lending slow to recover

Consumer agency proposes rule to ban origination fees disguised as points

Shop for a loan online only with care

Movers’ association, Better Business Bureau tell how to avoid scams

Already blooming, green-home share of residential market expected to mushroom in next four years

Pocket neighborhoods gain favor among boomers

Banking on it being the REIT thing, builder forms partnership to buy rental homes

Money magazine suggest 7 questions to ask your next real estate agent

Beverly Hills grapples with preservation that goes beyond movie-star looks

Kitchens, baths most popular remodeling projects — of course!

Discussing the right paint colors, designer contends white isn’t neutral

One-of-a-kind pet habitats are fit for the divas in your home

Home price expectations and share of Americans who say it’s good time to sell home continues to grow

Investment returns of stocks handily beat housing on a global basis

Survey reveals connection between loan approval and various credit scores

Builder confidence in 55+ market jumps up, but is a long way from optimistic

Ranieri proclaims housing market near bottom

Saying it’s time to get back in, bear who sold in 2006 just put his money where his mouth is

Mortgage group’s economist predicts continuation of gradual recovery, but in an uncertain environment

You can search privately for all New York City properties, though I encourage you to be in touch with me for assistance and advice. You also may want to see my 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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