Recovery expected for US property markets in 2010, experts say … and more

December 23, 2009 04:55PM

1. After much relocation speculation, Beatrice Inn to head to Noho location, sources say [Post]
2. $39 million renovation on Brownsville Complex completed [Brooklyn Eagle] 
3. Columbia House at 238 West 108th Street has sold out [Curbed]
4. Debate flaring up over Second Avenue Subway entrances at 96th Street [Second Avenue Sagas]
5. Speculation abounds over possible hotel construction at corner of 10th Street and Fourth Avenue [Curbed] 
6. Bedford-Stuyvesant business improvement district launched with $675,000 first-year operating budget [Brooklyn Eagle] 
7. Legendary East Hampton Point Resort hits market — again — at $34M [Curbed] 
8. Compendium of abandoned houses published online [New York Shitty]
9. Lack of architects seen on NYC community boards [Urban Omnibus] 
10. Cash from Prime Outlets sale could help bail out NY investor David Lichtenstein [WSJ]
11. Freddie Mac reported a 7 percent increase in refi mortgage purchases last month [Housing Wire]
12. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s honeymoon revealed [Guest of a Guest]
13. Clips of Philippe Starck’s “Design for Life” show revealed [Mediabistro]
14. Low-income homeowners in foreclosure have little recourse [The Nation]
15. Recovery expected for US property markets in 2010, experts say [Property Wire]
16. Wells Fargo says it repaid $25B in TARP funds [Market Watch]
17. Effects of housing crisis not yet felt because servicers are not foreclosing fast enough [CNBC]