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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Development projects are making their way through the approval pipeline in the final weeks of Mayor Bloomberg’s last term before Bill de Blasio takes office. Charles Bagli of The New York Times talks about the process and why developers are trying to get deals firmed up before the change in City Hall. Plus: your calls on the nature of Hannukah in the United States and how you celebrate the holiday; neuroscientist Sam Harris on his new essay on lying and the harmful deception in our society; and calls from shop owners promoting themselves to other listeners ahead of this weekend’s “Small Business Saturday.”
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Republican state senators are the top recipients of campaign contributions from New York City's real estate industry, but over 70 percent of the politicians receiving these funds are not from the city, reported the non-profit advocacy group Common Cause New York.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
According to the latest figures from the real estate firm Douglas Elliman, there are fewer homes for sale and prices are rising in Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester. But there’s another trend not shown in these numbers: the increasing dominance of all-cash buyers.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Jhoanna Robledo, real estate reporter at New York magazine, and Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal real estate reporter, talk about Obama's housing rescue plan, the latest real estate market indicators, and whatever became of all those vacant condos.
Monday, July 25, 2011
By Erica Getto
The new stores are expected to generate more rental income for the landlord of Grand Central, the MTA, along with more foot traffic.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Lower Government Spending Slows Economic Growth
Reduced spending by state and local governments meant the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace in the final months of 2010 than originally calculated. The Commerce Department said fourth-quarter GDP expanded at an annual rate of 2.8 percent, not 3.2 percent as first estimated. The revised report also found that consumers spent less than previously thought.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
For tenants living in 10 poorly maintained buildings in the Bronx, a new potential buyer for the buildings, which have been languishing in foreclosure, could renew the hope of those wishing to rid their apartments of conditions one official described as "disgraceful."
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
New York City is commemorating Black History Month while considering landmarks status for a Queens neighborhood and four buildings on Staten Island.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
The city is hoping a new tenant in a once-thriving marketplace will cook up renewed interest in this historic La Marqueta space below the MetroNorth tracks in East Harlem.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
By Charlie Herman : Business and Economics Editor
The number of homeowners receiving a notice of foreclosure increased nearly 4 percent from June to July according to the online foreclosure tracking company RealtyTrac. One in every 397 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing last month. “Filings” covers default notices, home auctions and bank repossessions.
Friday, July 16, 2010
They’re back: Massive homes, heavy on square footage and sometimes light on architectural style, are seeing a resurgence in certain Boston-area communities.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Home sales beat expectations in April, in part due to a now-expired homebuyer tax credit and low mortgage rates. Sales of previously owned homes rose 7.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million, according to a report out this week by the National Association of Realtors. And mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest point so far this year, according to loan giant Freddie Mac. So is the housing market finally recovering?
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
So you want to get in the real estate game while rates are low and affordable property is abundant? Before you hop on the gravy train, be wary of the fine print. As part of our weeklong series on Life in Fine Print, we talk with Dan Green, loan officer at Waterstone Mortgage and author of themortgagereports.com. He explains why all those ads promising low APRs and fantastic terms might be concealing a slightly more complicated truth.