Weekly Roundup: Skinny condominiums, celeb comings and goings, nation’s price and sales increases, continuing rate rise, investments

This has been year of pricing audaciously

City’s property records site gets update with more information

Developers specifically catering to families in West Chelsea and farther downtown

New graduates returning to New York City learning that life just isn’t fair

Zillow says it takes up to 11.9 years, depending on neighborhood, to match cost of buying with renting

Boom in luxury towers warps market during shortage of options for buyers in search of housing they can afford

Suburbs’ share of poor has grown since 2000

Living in 78-sf apartment seems to be pushing it

Judge fines Airbnb host $2,400 for renting out apartment for three nights. . . for $300 total

Skinny condos take Manhattan

If lender agrees to assignment of mortgage to new lender for refi, borrowers here can save big on taxes

Determining seller of Greenwich Village brownstone newly listed for $28 million seems like mission impossible

Golden Globe winner moves up to six-bedroom home in Los Feliz, California

Actress sets date to sell Montecito home in which she was wed last year

If properties were charms, mayor would be wearing one heavy bracelet

Zillow records sixth consecutive price rise greater than 5 percent from year to year in March

Housing inventory enjoys substantial growth in April, and what to make of modest sales

But April sales of new homes exceed expectations, even with strong upward revisions of prior months

A respected blogger and a Wall Street Journal reporter consider implications of latest housing reports

Homes selling three times faster than normal

Unprecedented real estate surge visited on Washington, D.C.

Upward momentum in home prices attributed to Federal Reserve policies

Fixed-rate jumbo mortgages make comeback

While continuing to inch up, rates remain lower than year earlier

Credit scores continue to confound consumers, and you can test your knowledge

Delinquency rates falls to lowest level since July 2008

Loan activity plummets

Individual homebuyers frustrated by competition from investors with deep pockets, unquenched demand

Three things make great real estate investment

Market thriving for vacation rentals on the Eastern Seaboard

Lack of equity in their homes inhibits moving, limits sales

With executives world-wide on move again, rental prices rise to the occasion

It’s possible to smooth move when best-laid plans go awry

Demand for architects dips in April

Installing air conditioner in an apartment not for the weak of arms or absent of common sense

Contemporary furniture fair shows design all over the map with muddled contours, uncertain direction

Members of National Association of Realtors had income, expenses, optimism build in 2012

Eight of 15 fastest-growing large cities found in Texas, and many there have most increase in population

Site identifies supposedly 14 best housing markets over next five years

Some experts cite funamental weakness in housing sector

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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