The Market

Stop waiting for interest rates to go down; the forgotten rights of Airbnb neighbors, and more

By Sara Alessi  | October 21, 2013 - 9:00AM

Hurry up and get the best home loan rate you can now, because rates are only going to go up (New York Times)

....and you may soon have to put down 30% to get the best mortgage rate (The Real Deal)

The forgotten rights of neighbors in Airbnb's fight against New York (Y Combinator Universe)

Developers are turning their sights to Queens ... maybe you should, too (NYDN)

The upside to the affordable housing crisis (NY Post)

It’s Brooklyn’s turn in the international spotlight as Chinese real estate buyers favor the borough over Manhattan (The Real Deal)

Is flipping making a comeback in NYC? (NY Post)

Looking for a trophy apartment? Now might be the time to swoop in--resale apartments in white-glove buildings aren’t fetching top-dollar (NY Times)

Need your caffeine fix or a quick meal near your apartment? Consult this interactive map of Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds in NYC (Gothamist)

Sorry, folks. You missed your chance to buy the turreted castle on Central Park (it went for $17.5m!) (Curbed NY)

The million-dollar post-Sandy question: Outer-borough boards weigh whether to spend money on building aesthetics or storm proofing? (Crain’s via The Real Deal)

You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to invest in NYC real estate; here’re some tips to guide you in the investment game (DNAinfo; previously)

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