The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

Web sites spring up to trade foreclosed homes. [WSJ]

Fed moves spur burst of buying and refinancing. [WSJ]

Times tears into Landmarks Preservation Commission, calling its decision-making "opaque" and its record-keeping spotty. [NY Times]

It’s now–and, actually, has been for a while–just as expensive to buy and to rent in some Brooklyn neighborhoods as it is to rent and to buy in a lot of Manhattan. [NYDN]

The Cooper Square Hotel, two weeks out. [Curbed]

Corcoran’s Gary DePersia talks Hamptons home sales: "There’s an actual change in the landscape of the investment world, and we’re very tied into the investment world. …That’s what’s different this time around." [TRD]

More on the occupancy-costs drop for Midtown office space. [GlobeSt]

Daniel and Le Cirque are serving Thanksgiving dinners, so you got that if nothing else. [Eater]

The Real Estate will resume regular blogging on Friday, Nov. 27. Happy Turkey Day!

The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday