Weekly Roundup: Landlord confession, piece of Portugal, April building permits, pocket listings, air purifiers, timely Lotto win, recovery threats

Penthouse pursuit is costly contagion to attain height, light, unobstructed views

Airbnb gears up for Albany initiative that would regulate short-term apartment rentals

City plans sale to debt collectors of tax liens against Sandy-hit homeowners

Cost of rent, price of property actually moving in sync

New York region’s borrowers way below average of homeowners who deduct mortgage interest

Stuyvesant Town tenants told pay up and up or move out this summer

Onetime Sinatra apartment sells after steep price cut

Lease confessions of small landlord make for compelling reading

All it takes is money, but there’s still rental inventory in the Hamptons

Investment group identified as purchaser of most expensive Manhattan residence, One 57 penthouse

Nascar superstar lists trophy condo on Central Park West for $30 million

Dancing queen moves into mansion purchased for her by ex who’s TV personality

European nation makes dent in debt by selling Dakota apartment for $11.5 million

Singer whose ex-wife is luminous performer lands in $2.5 million Encino home

And she pays $10 million for verdant Water Mill estate on Long Island

Funny man lists carriage house in Englewood for $2.5 million

Now we now what she did this spring

New-home construction slumps, but building permits soar from March to April and 5 takeaways provide food for thought

Bubble?  What bubble? Trulia economist asks in calling today’s market a rebound

Sales of ‘affordable’ homes dip from end of last year to first quarter this year

FNC index records 13th consecutive price increase in March

Rates climb for second consecutive week

Older loans distort delinquency rate

Loan activity for purchase, refinance off last week

For some affluent seniors, mortgage may be better financial decision than paying off home loans before retirement

New $190 million Greenwich, Conn. listing most expensive now on market in U.S.

‘Cozy’ means one thing in some cities, quite another in others such as New York

Lender analyzes what you need to earn to buy home for median price  in 25 cities

‘Pocket listings’ surge in number

Lost and found Lotto ticket saves day and home

20 Frank Lloyd Wright homes, which cost a bundle to buy and maintain, for sale in nation

Many Americans harbor misconceptions about homeowners insurance, especially regarding mold

10 decorating ideas can help rooms with white walls come alive with color

High-tech house keys eliminate keys

Some air purifiers significantly better than others

Still anemic, builders’ confidence notches up

Survey suggests Gen Y could be game changer for housing

Threat of housing bubble seen to grow

Rise in interest rates one of five potential impediments to housing recovery

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
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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New York, NY 10022

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