On my mind: Manna from mortgage lenders

(Flickr photo by e-wander

Perhaps you saw my post earlier this year about lunches meant to lure brokers to open houses meant for the industry.

They work!

But only about half the time does the listing broker holding the open house pay for those sandwiches, pasta or fruit salads, even sushi.

Often, it’s a Continue reading

Weekly Roundup: Brooke’s place takes a beating, mortgage rates jump, $1 million goes only so far

Because of city’s renters, state has lowest homeownership rate in the nation

Harlem attracts post-slump buyers

Brooke Astor’s Park Avenue duplex goes for half its 2008 asking price

Wall Street jobs cut since 2008 could total 32,000 by end of next year

Landlords trim concessions in Q3, effectively raising rents

Even with sales slowing, 3Q prices of new condos rise 4% in Manhattan and 3% in Brooklyn

Governor’s wife selling their home on their own behalf

Actor lists his vantage point in Montana for $14 million to surf in Hawaii

What $1 million buys Continue reading