Month: April 2014

New Development Round-Up April

If you took a peek at my other recent post about housing starts being up significantly from 2012 to 2013, note that many of those Manhattan projects are online and in construction.  I’m not trying be the frontline reviewer of these projects, …

How to Run to Coney Island – April Run of the Month

A year (and a day or so) ago, I was writing back to hundreds of people who knew I was running the Boston Marathon, telling them that I was safe and okay.  Until that point, running always had been at worst a logistical pain, or some leg cramping. …

Let's Talk about Mortgage Rates (April 2014)

Let’s talk about mortgage rates for a moment.  My understanding is that despite the Citibank earnings that came out yesterday, mortgage originations are way down, 71% from a year ago.  It sounds like originations across other major lenders, like Wells Fargo, are far …

First Quarter 2014 Thoughts

The First Quarter Report is out!  The British are coming!  The Russians are coming!  Asia is coming!  The Middle East is coming! Here is the link. The headline news will make sellers drool.  Unfortunately, the numbers are skewed on both sides.  Year …