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Q & A with WCR President Blonsky

Recently, Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) Rochester Chapter President Sandy Blonsky took some time to discuss her commitment to the organization and important steps the council is taking for its the future. Q: How did the Rochester chapter of WCR ...

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Real Estate Spotlight: Deborah Barnum

Deborah Barnum, broker/owner of Flower City Real Estate, started her career as a favor to a friend who needed some help. Barnum’s real estate business ended up taking on a life of its own. “He (Anthony Cilino) encouraged me to ...

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Drugmaker pays $7M for misrepresentation

New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced the state will receive $7.26 million in damages from the makers of OxyContin for misrepresenting the dangers of the drug. The payment, from Purdue Pharma LP, and associated entity ...

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News Briefs

New Supermarket Comes To Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy announced eariler this week that Price Rite grocery store will open in the first quarter of 2008, at 375 Driving Park Ave., and hire about 100 new employees, according to a ...

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Local market remains positive

National trends have shown an unstable real estate market recently, but local experts believe Rochester has been able to avoid many problems. Pending home sales — a forward-looking indicator — shows existing-home sales are likely to decline in coming months ...

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The importance of a proper appraisal

When the selling process begins, homeowners often turn to real estate appraisers for the primary decision of what price to ask for. Real estate appraisers, although most often used when selling a home, are key to several other situations as ...

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News Briefs

Mayor On Hand For Farm Aid Caravan Tour Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy joined FoodLink Executive Director Tom Ferraro and Hank Herrera from the NorthEast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group this week to welcome the Farm Aid Caravan Tour at the ...

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News Briefs

Mayor Welcomes Cruise Ship To Port Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy, Economic Development Commissioner Carlos Carballada and Councilmember Robert Stevenson joined Stephen Burnett, executive director of the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition (GLCC), at the Port of Rochester in Charlotte last ...

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Troubleshooting refinance issues

In a rocky real estate market, many homeowners may start to think about refinancing. It is possible that refinancing a mortgage can save money, enabling homeowners to pay less interest, lower a monthly payment or convert from a 30-year loan ...

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Phillips Lytle Appoints New Managing Partner David J. McNamara, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP has been appointed managing partner effective Oct. 15. The appointment comes as the law firm is in the process of finalizing a long-term plan that ...

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Rights For Disabled To Expand Gov. Eliot Spitzer last week signed legislation to significantly expand the rights of people with disabilities. The new law will make it easier for disabled New Yorkers to seek relief when public facilities fail to ...

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