Weekly Roundup: Buyer woes, singer’s many purchases, U.S. price gains, mortgage brokers’ profits, soulful kitchens, millennials’ optimism

Manhattan a tale of two markets

Real Estate Brokers Predict a Tough Time for Buyers

Buyers ask, brokers try to answer

Tight inventory leads buyers to risk their down payments

Popular keywords enable listing agents to sell fast

Booming Hamptons market pushes renters east

And Fire Island fights Sandy’s effects on housing market as summer approaches

For trophy properties, $100 million is the new $50 million

Short supply of Brooklyn brownstones, leads to whopping price tags as more Manhattanites switch boroughs

For fixer-uppers, go east

City official says two, three more micro-unit developments in the offing

Sanitation Department schedules disposal events for hazardous products in five boroughs

Social media bigwig accused of trashing apartment in Chelsea and purchases big Greenwich Village loft for $8.15 million

Noted artist lists for $3.13 million Fort Greene townhouse purchased for nearly $2 million less in 2007 and renovated

Network TV anchor told to hold his horses in Southampton

He sees co-ops, buys one at the El Dorado for $8.85 million

Grammy star falls not only for sky but for real estate as well

Asking house prices increase in March, rents flatten, says Trulia

NAR: 2012 vacation home sales up, investment dips but stays elevated, prices rise

WSJ writer lists three ‘myths’ of housing rebound

Apartment vacancy rate declines to 4.3 percent while rents grow 0.5 percent, according to Reis

House prices post 10.2 percent gain in February from one year earlier

Net reduction of one in number of improving housing markets

RealtyTrac lists 20 markets where buying rentals makes dollars and sense

All together now: Bidding wars back

Luxury sales sweep into Windy City

Continuing to seesaw, rates ease to 3.54 percent for 30-year fixed loans

Forbes writer explains how to choose a lender

Surging foreclosure inventory puts New York at top of list

Chorus of concerns about tight credit rising in volume

Fannie Mae posts record net income

Brokers’ profits drop to $2,256 on each loan in Q4 from $2,465 in previous quarter

Volume of loan applications for purchase grows as refis taper off

Rate of serious delinquencies declines in February

Beijing, Shanghai announce measures to cool their housing markets

Before investing in condo, there are three things to know

More consumers buying luxury building plans online, then customizing them

Divorce lurks behind many ‘for sale’ signs

Boomerang buyers bring muscle to rebounding housing market

Real-estate site analyzes country’s top vacation-home destinations based on where out-of-staters looking online

Britain’s billionaire heiresses define extravagant spending on real estate

When it comes to buying second homes, shoppers often flock together

Before becoming landlord, add up costs

With inevitably changing trends, Washington Post says kitchen of 2013 has soul

Storage options exist that don’t sacrifice look or function

Expert gives tips on keeping it clean down there

More millennials see homeownership as good investment

Study: Neighborhood zoning helped cause crisis

Home prices expected to firm further, says Fannie Mae economist

You have the option to search privately for all New York City properties here, 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
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Senior Vice President
Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

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