Real estate website Zillow.com and 11 newspaper publishing companies representing 282 newspapers nationwide are expected to announce today a partnership to bring local classified ads to Zillow.
A two-acre site in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay has sold for $20.3 million, the neighborhood's biggest sale in two decades and second biggest ever
There are real downsides to an economy full of expensive assets and inexpensive resources. There are also a lot of people who are better off because of the recent turmoil. You may well be one of them.
An outside the NYC market story about home building that I found to be of interest.
This post hashed out 2 specific questions: "What do you see as the future of the real estate blog?"; And, "what do you fear about the future of the real estate blog?".
Doug Heddings writes this morning about a theft at his open house on Sunday. The great majority of open houses go on without incident, but brokers and sellers must be vigilant about keeping things secure. Put the valuables away!
In her confession, he said, Ms. Lowery told police that on the afternoon of the Tuesday she was murdered, Stein had been yelling at her 26-year-old assistant. Stein twice blew marijuana smoke in her assistant’s face.
A state appellate panel dismissed a case by tenants in the Atlantic Yards footprint who alleged that the state had not adequately prepared for their relocation.
Great quote from Louise Sunshine in this story about delivering more value in the peoples' homes, rather than in a building's amenities package; “You don’t need a badminton court when you have great architecture, great design, great views, great quality and the basic requisites.”
Monologue about the author's experiences growing up and living on the Upper East Side, never dreaming she was actually a resident, and discovering she was. Delightful!
Wachovia said in a regulatory filing that it lost about $1.1 billion in October on assets backed by loans and that it planned to increase its reserves for loan losses in the fourth quarter by $500 million to $600 million because of further deterioration in the housing market.
Natavia Lowery, 26 years old, of Brooklyn, has confessed to the murder of real estate broker Linda Stein, because Ms. Stein swore at her, waved a stick at her and blew marijuana smoke into her face, the police said today.
Coney Island's fabled beachfront area would become home to America's largest urban amusement park, about 4,500 new apartments and a bunch of major retail establishments under a grand plan unveiled today by Mayor Bloomberg.
On the newsstand the headline of this piece was "Still Soaring" when it got to the Web it had transformed into the more fear mongering "When will the real estate bubble burst?" Is this some sort of marketing test going on about which direction to pitch a story to get maximum eyeballs? This covers REBNY market data released yesterday.
Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said today that the economy is likely to slow noticeably in the months ahead. But he gave no signal that the central bank might cut interest rates for a third time this year.
Does this story amount to anything beyond this data and the opinion of one person? The only data quoted is a vaguely defined percentage; "Lawyers representing condominium boards say they are seeing these default cases increase by as much as 25% this year".
The author remembers the slain real estate broker; "can I imagine who would kill Linda? I guess so"
Martin Scorsese has had a good year: He won his first Academy Award, for The Departed (even though his breakthrough Mean Streets was five times better), and of course he sold his townhouse at 217 East 62nd Street for $6.1 million. Now, city records show, he and his wife Helen have closed on a nearby 10-room beauty for $12.5 million.
Under a blunt new A through F rating system that judges schools not just on performance but also on progress, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg designated 50 New York City public schools as failures yesterday.