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Home construction slumps on fewer apartment buildings

Apartment construction plunged sharply in October, as the pace of homebuilding slipped amid a broader cooling of the real estate market. Housing starts — both houses and apartments— fell last month 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

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Home rental prices rise at slower pace in October

U.S. home rental prices rose at a slower pace in October, a possible sign that apartment costs are testing the upper reaches of renters’ incomes. Real estate data firm Zillow said Friday that median rents increased a seasonally adjusted 4.5 ...

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Rochester’s lead ordinance held as model

The City of Rochester’s landmark lead ordinance is being held up as a model for other cities tackling the issue of lead poisoning. Rochester has seen an 80 percent drop in the number of children with high lead levels since ...

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Want a tiny house? Businesses offer tryout first

Hilary and Shane Lentz were hooked on the idea of a tiny house, but they weren’t sure the reality would be so appealing. Their curiosity led them to the hills of New Hampshire, where a business that started at Harvard ...

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DePaul celebrates completion of apartments

DePaul joined with city, state, public and private partners Thursday to celebrate the opening of the DePaul Rochester View Apartments at an open house for the 61-unit community in Henrietta. The DePaul Rochester View Apartments are New York state’s first ...

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Plans for selling Seneca Army Depot

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency will host a public information meeting next month to discuss the immediate future of the former Seneca Army Depot. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Romulus Fire Hall, ...

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How to get home buyers in your front door

Looking to sell your home? Then improve its curb appeal. That’s the advice of Realtors who say that many home buyers won’t even get out of their cars unless they like the way the house looks from the street. “Today, ...

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Rental home prices rise at slower pace in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. home rents rose at a slower pace in August, a downshift that may reflect the rise of apartment construction in many major cities. Median rents rose a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent from a year ago, off from ...

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Yuan devaluation could weigh on Chinese buyers of US homes

Shanshan Wu already owns three houses back home in China. But the 36-year-old has spent the last two months in Chicago shopping for a three-bedroom. She’s got cash to spend – up to $400,000. And she’s not done. “The real ...

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Apartment project near Eastman House may proceed

There was nothing illegal in the approval process for a special permit to allow apartment building construction in a Planned Development District near the George Eastman House, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling, which affirmed dismissal ...

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Ground broken for new city homes

City and state officials joined the Greater Rochester Housing Partnership in breaking ground Aug. 6 on four new single-family homes on Straub and Pierpont streets in the Dewey Avenue-Driving Park neighborhood. The homes will be sold to low-income, first time ...

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