Weekly Roundup: Renters reject commissions, pending sales up over year, rates set record, list IDs ugliest mansions, recovery talk ignites debate

Although able to buy multimillion-dollar residences, some very rich folks choose to rent at sky-high prices instead

Fire Department takes dim view of dangling air conditioners and undertakes strong action

Landlord’s empire of apartment buildings collects thousands of code violations

City comptroller expects large residential properties to maintain value

40 percent of renters say they won’t pay broker’s fee purely on principle

Some Brooklyn renters moving back to Manhattan, where they find cheaper digs

With luxury home sales hitting record, surging Hamptons activity nearly matches 2007

City Council overwhelmingly approves NYU expansion plan

Sales, prices of new condos in Brooklyn boom in Q2 vs. prior year

Westchester communities experience parent drain after commencements

Broadway couple trades hit musical for the Hit Factory

She kisses good-bye to Tribeca condo at a small loss

Filmmaker decides it’s time to sell California estate at an asking price of $9.5 million

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Weekly Roundup: Rents, rates, remodeling, more

Update: Prices, sales of new condos post healthy year-over-year increases in Manhattan

Demand for ultraluxury apartments outpaces modest units

Report finds 7.2 percent rise in January rents from a year earlier in Manhattan

No ceiling in sight for rentals, the Times declares

But a City Journal editor begs — make that demands — to differ

As appraisal executive says it’s the editor who’s wrong

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