70 Berry sold out, Simon makes $2.5B offer to General Growth … and more

1. Former Us Weekly editor sells 285 Lafayette Street condo for $7.3 million [Post]
2. Treasury official hopes new agenda will augment mortgage relief [Sun-Sentinel]
3. Watchdog group says Obama modification plan too slow [BusinessWeek]

4. Williamsburg condo development at 70 Berry Street sold out [Brownstoner]

5. Rent stabilization debate wages on… and on [NYO]

6. City to provide $28 million in funds for Staten Island Terminal in Elm Park [SI Advance]

7. Employed homeless living in shelters may be charged rent under new city plan [Post]

8. Cottages & Gardens Media founder Richard Ekstract puts $3.75 million 10 Gracie Square unit on the market [Upper East Sigh]

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9. Brooklyn Flea a makeshift business school for vendors [NYT]

10. Radius design firm guru builds Boerum Hill dream abode [Brooklyn Paper]

11. “Boozy bathhouse” plans moving forward near Battery Park City [NY Mag]

12. More mortgage-blame fingers turn to WaMu [LA Times]

13. Simon makes $2.5 billion offer to General Growth Properties [Crain’s]

14. Ranking the relationship between Consumer Price Index and home prices [Sun Sentinel]
15. Economists say home prices aren’t likely to get out of their slump anytime soon [Inman]

16. The last place to get fleeced in a mortgage — that most people don’t think of [NYT]
17. Sen. Dodd says GOP too influenced by lenders’ interests [National Mortgage News]

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