$30 million Tribeca penthouse sets sales record, borrowers face higher fees for rate locks … and more

1. $30 million Tribeca penthouse sets record for the highest price of a Manhattan apartment sold below Columbus Circle [NYT]
2. The Financial District has a growing number of young families living in the neighborhood [NYT]
3. Sting’s Central Park apartment is listed with Halstead for $19 million, although Claudine and Raphael DeNiro say they have the listing for $26 million [NYT]
4. Living in Great Kills, Staten Island [NYT]
5. City planner writes children’s book about urban planning [NYT]
6. After searching for a condo in Manhattan and Brooklyn, couple finds the right home at BellTel lofts [NYT]
7. Borrowers who want rate locks for mortgages facing higher fees, more obstacles [NYT]
8. Worried about big condominiums sitting empty, New Jersey resident looks to buy in a smaller building [NYT]
9. Tenjune nightclub owners taking over the site of the former Lotus nightclub [Post]
10. Even slow progress from the stimulus program will boost Americans’ confidence, editorial says [Mercury News]
11. To avoid paying broker fees, potential buyers are looking for listings on the Internet that are for sale by owner [Huffington Post]
12. “Reverse mortgage” gives homeowners money for their homes, but with large upfront fees [Newsday]
13. Haute Living ranks top 10 architects [Haute Living]
14. Four indicted in $10 million mortgage fraud scheme [Mortgage Fraud Blog]
15. Catholic schools could avoid closure, McCloskey says [Post]
16. Real estate financing fund could get city building again, Schick says [NYDN]

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