Fixed-rate mortgage drops to 5.08 percent, State Senate delays tenant-protection bill vote … and more

September 04, 2009 05:56PM

1. MTA projects disrupting businesses [AMNY]
2. Lincoln Center construction derails Christmas tree plans [NYT]
3. State Senate delayed plans to vote on a tenant-protection bill [Crain’s]
4. New Courtney Cox show uses realty-themed viral marketing scheme [Brownstoner]
5. NYC eateries endure rough summer market, analysts expect mass closures [Crain’s]
6. Former bagel factory now home to first commercial rooftop garden [Bloomberg] 

7. A look back at the history of the Gorham building at 19th Street and Broadway [NYT]
8. Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. fights his way into new office space [Bronx News]
9. Former MTA property under contract with the city of Sag Harbor [Sag Harbor Express]
10. NJ “Real Housewife” Danielle Staub lists mansion on the market [Real Estalker]
11. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage average drops to 5.08 percent this week
[Inman]
12. Homeownership may not be good for kids
[Time]

13. Mortgage service troubles head to courts
[The Real Estate Bloggers]

14. Price cuts make US property appealing to foreigners
[TheStreet.com]