Madonna bought UES home at discount, a look at Burberry’s new showroom … and more

June 29, 2009 07:51AM

1. Madonna bought Upper East Side townhouse at 28 percent discount [NYT]
2. JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup expand jumbo mortgages used to buy expensive homes [Bloomberg]
3. Living in Manalapan, N.J. [NYT]
4. Crain’s profiles developer Joseph Sitt [Crain’s]
5. Brokers at troubled Manhattan House say interest in the building is increasing [Crain’s]
6. Comparing recent residential sales in the region [NYT] and [Downtowny]
7. History of a 24-room Victorian home on Staten Island [NYT]
8. More lenders allowing older borrowers to use reverse mortgages to buy principal residences [NYT]
9. Couple looks to move out of Bushwick after burglaries [NYT]
10. Long Island and New Jersey luxury condos seeing activity [NYT] and [NYT]
11. Federal Housing Administration loans now make up a quarter of the market [NYT]
12. Brokers get creative to sell homes during downturn [NYT]
13. A look at Burberry’s new showroom at 444 Madison Avenue [NYT]
14. Unfinished condo project becomes single-family townhouse for sale [NYT]
15. Andrei Vavilov, who sued the Plaza to get out of a contract, sells apartment [NYT]
16. New home sales can measure recession [Matrix]
17. Appraisers say new regulations make them do more work for less money [Daily Gazette]
18. Report says Queens schools are the  most crowded in the city [NYDN]
19. East New York activist running against Marty Markowitz for Brooklyn Borough President, angry about Markowitz’s support for Atlantic Yards project [Post]
20. Sponge Park plan for Gowanus Canal could get $300,000 in Federal funds [Brooklyn Paper]
21. Parks Department selling naming rights of McCarren Park Pool [Brooklyn Paper]
22. SL Green CEO Marc Holliday says office market could turn up next year [Bloomberg]