Bret Garwood, the city’s director of business and housing development, has accepted a position as senior vice president, multi-family housing, at the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal. Garwood, who announced his resignation last week, will continue working with ...Read More »
STAR exemption renewals lag
Recent reports by the state Department of Tax and Finance have signaled extremely low re-registration numbers for the Basic STAR property-tax exemption program, according to state Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R-Greece. All homeowners, even those receiving the property-tax exemption, must re-register ...Read More »
Grand opening planned for Henrietta apartments
Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc. will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting Nov. 13 for Calkins Corners Senior Apartments, 725 Calkins Road. Calkins Corners is an apartment facility in Henrietta for independent seniors 62 years of age or ...
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US home prices rise at slower pace in September
WASHINGTON — A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year. Real estate provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices increased 0.2 percent ...Read More »
Fourth Dept.: Property inspection warrant law upheld
The city of Rochester’s property inspection warrant law is constitutional, according to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, which Friday ruled on yet another challenge. Michael A. Burger, the attorney representing the rental property owner, said he plans to seek leave ...
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FHA to draw $1.7B from Treasury to cover losses
WASHINGTON — A federal housing agency said Friday it needs a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in its reverse mortgage programs, which allow seniors to borrow against their homes for everyday living expenses. Federal Housing ...Read More »
Green home-improvement tax plan moves ahead
Proposed legislation to give tax abatements for home improvements meeting green-building standards will move ahead. The Legislature’s Agenda/Charter Committee recommended a financial review of the legislation introduced by Legislator Joe Morelle Jr., D-Irondequoit. A report by county administration is due ...
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City still defending property inspection law
An attorney for the city of Rochester was in court again Wednesday to defend the city’s property inspection warrant law, which a rental property owner is hoping to have declared unconstitutional. Attorney Adam M. Clark, representing the city, told members ...
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Webster considers rezoning for town houses
Webster town officials are considering a rezoning request that could lead to more than 100 town houses on State Road, near the town border with Penfield. The Town Board last week referred the request to rezone nearly 120 acres of ...
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Law will help homeowners in legal limbo
Consumer attorney Rebecca Case Caico knows of a foreclosure complaint that was filed in 2009, and the homeowner’s first settlement conference wasn’t held until 2013 — four years later. That’s one example of the thousands of inactive foreclosure cases across ...
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Property group meets
Guest speakers at the next meeting of the New York State Coalition of Property Owners and Businesses Inc. will be Gary Kirkmire, director of inspection and compliance for the city of Rochester, and Anne Peterson, apartment living columnist for the ...Read More »
Market changes lead to increased home sales
Consumer confidence and fluctuating mortgage interest rates appear to be driving an increase in homes sales for the second quarter of 2013. While closed sales are down 4.1 percent, 2,906 to 3,029, from the second quarter a year ago, they ...
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