Doug is on vacation for a little while, so I’m babysitting. To get your weekend started, here are some Friday goodies:
- Foreclosures in California to include, conceivably, Michael Jackson.
- Curbed is following the mystery of a half-built condo tower, now for sale, adjacent to Katz’s Deli.
- This is smart marketing: The Water Taxi makes a splash in artsy Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods with a flickr photo contest judging the best images of the taxi. Check out the submissions. At this moment there are only 16, of which this is my favorite by far.
- Adjusting mortgage rates, according to one study, will hit hardest in the Midwest and the South.
- Carol Lloyd on an affliction of some ultra-rich: serial remodeling. "Lately I’ve been hearing about more homeowners who — like my husband’s old boss — have no financial incentive, only a quixotic, tilting-at-lumbermills sort of madness to compel them. They are rich and underemployed — and they simply can’t stop. Call them the high-fashion slaves of renovation."
- If you’re investing in real estate, should you get a real estate license?