State attorneys general may sue major mortgage lenders, social networking site exclusively for architects launches … and more

November 04, 2009 04:58PM

1. Seven-bedroom apartment building goes into contract for $24.5 million [NYO]
2. Levi’s Jeans looking to open more storefronts in Manhattan [NYO]
3. 16-year-old student publishes map of stars’ Hamptons homes [New Yorker]
4. Twin real estate entrepreneurs launch a tri-state property exchange Web site [NYO]
5. Rift between Jared Kushner’s Observer and the NJ Star-Ledger continues [NY Mag]
6. State attorneys general may sue major mortgage lenders [NYT]
7. October personal bankruptcies highest since 2005 [Bloomberg via Patrick.net]
8. “Apprentice” filming in Trump Soho, Ivanka Tweets picture of set [Curbed]
9. Mortgage applications surge as 30-year rate dips below 5 percent [USA Today via Reuters
10. Commercial real estate loans a growing problem for banks [Investors via Patrick.net]
11. Social networking site exclusively for architects launches [Curbed]
12. Apollo Management investing more into struggling casino giant Harrah’s Entertainment [NYT]
13. Long Island condo association will pay $10,000 fine for forbidding religious items on apartment door [Habitat Mag]
14. Appraiser Jonathan Miller’s blog hacked temporarily by Viagra advertisement [Matrix]