This Week in Comments

TRD New York /
Oct.October 02, 2009 03:57 PM

Case-Shiller: NY home prices improving
When will Case-Shiller learn that New Yorkers do not care about metro area pricing. We want New York numbers, and that’s all. The metro numbers just make people misunderstand the New York numbers and cost a lot of people money.

What company will be the biggest buyer of distressed real estate when more distressed sales start happening?
It will be new players in this market, and of course the usual funds who can still raise the new money, but the individual investors will be forgotten players who are coming back. Also, I believe a lot of new foreign investors will be coming.

LIC property owner not backing out of strip club plans
I see no problem with this. There are no residential buildings anywhere near this site. If anything, it’ll make it safer and clean up that area a bit.

A test case in Harlem
It’s a shame — what that neighborhood needs is a good school — not another condo project.
New Craiglist competitor offers short-term sublets and house swapping
I think the background of their Web site gave me a seizure.

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