Apartment construction up 25 percent, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Palisades cottage available for rent … and more

September 18, 2009 10:32AM

1. Sour economy tough on Manhattan real estate [Housing Predictor via NuWire] 

2.
The Clintons seek a home in Westchester [Post]  

3.
Should Manhattan sellers look to stock rally to determine asking prices? [UrbanDigs] 

4.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission schedules Oct. 27 vote for Ocean on the Park Historic District [Hawthorne Street] 

5.
Ballet star-turned-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Palisades cottage available for rent [Real Estalker] 

6.
Williamsburg condo development at 69 Berry Street to launch sales next week [Brownstoner]  

7.
Hudson Square neighborhood becomes temporary public space [Architect’s Newspaper]  

8.
City unemployment rate passes 10 percent mark [NYT]  

9.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to open third agency in New York [Reuters] 

10.
Fed program to boost commercial mortgage lending slow to take effect [Bloomberg]  

11.
Housing starts up 1.5 percent in August, while apartment construction soars by 25 percent [Bloomberg via Realtor Magazine] 

12.
Federal regulators ease refinance regulations on commercial mortgages [DSNews]  

13.
A closer look at REIT funds [The Street]  

14.
Blackstone co-founder Peter Peterson takes aim at U.S. bonus system [NYT] 

15.
New sales and marketing strategies for real estate professionals [Inman via Realtor Magazine]

16. Fed shows gain in household wealth, hopes spending strain will ease [Bloomberg]