Brooklyn condos sold for 44 percent off at auction, mega-broker Sharon Baum using her Rolls Royce again … and more

November 12, 2009 04:59PM

1. Brooklyn condos sold for 44 percent off at auction
[Crain’s]

2. Manhattan construction company receives $6.3 million tax credit to move to Chicago [Crain’s] 

3. With its opening day imminent, an early look at the new Upper West Side Apple store [Curbed]

4. Goldman Sachs cancels annual Christmas party [Crain’s] 

5. Mother of Beastie Boy puts her Upper West Side apartment on the market [Curbed] 

6. Author Regina “Gigi” Mahon is selling her Plaza condo for $22.5 million [Curbed] 

7. Betsey Johnson retail stores receive an Upper East Side makeover [Racked] 

8. Many Hamptons pop-up shops have shuttered for the winter [Curbed] 

9. Appraisers say proximity to appraisal sites confirms their legitimacy [Realtor Mag]

10. NAR report says 29 percent of recent buyers purchased a home in foreclosure or a short sale [Realtor Mag] 

11. Mega-broker Sharon Baum using her iconic Rolls Royce again, indicating a sign of recovery [NYO via Cityfile]

12. New retailers have popped up on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn [NYT] 

13. Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed home loans fall to lowest in five weeks [Bloomberg]