NYC property tax bills up for most homeowners, BofA freezes foreclosures amid robo-signing affidavits scandal … and more

October 04, 2010 08:00AM

1. City admits to overspending on $8.5M homeless furniture storage program [NYDN]
2. NYC property tax bills up 5.8 percent year-over-year for most homeowners, despite unchanged rate [WSJ]
3. And the New Yorkers most affected by the tax increase are… [WSJ]
4. CBRE poaches Hilco Real Estate’s Nina Kampler to expand firm’s urban retail business [Bloomberg]
5. BofA freezes foreclosures amid robo-signing affidavits investigation [Bloomberg]
6. And, more on the flawed process that led to the foreclosure affidavits scandal [NYT]
7. Crunching the numbers on 481 Washington Street’s condo versus office conversion [WSJ]
8. For second-home buyers, data suggests the time is now [NYT]
9. Fresh off $4.5M renovation, Morgan Library to reopen made-over rooms Oct. 30 [Post]
10. Homeowners increasingly refinancing into shorter-term loans [NYT]
11. Atlantic Yards completion timetable not to be trusted, columnist says [NYDN]
12. Historic NJ homes taking longer to sell than new construction houses, brokers say [NYT]
13. Catholic leaders designate day of prayer for Brooklyn and Queens churches facing closure [NYDN]

14. Bargain homebuyers find themselves able to renovate without delay [NYT]
15. Kourtney and Kim Kardashian to take NYC while living in the Smyth Hotel, opening new boutique [Post]
16. Long Island towns could see housing demand decline in the wake of transit cuts [NYT]

17. Park51 imam family has been receiving death threats [NYDN]
18. Architects weigh in on the nation’s shrinking home size [NYT]
19. Book of 101 factoids, based on New York Historical Society Library inquiries, is released [Post]
20. Meatpacking District lures buyers to the edge of where zoning allows [NYT]