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Some city property values are up

Estimates from the 2012 reassessment indicate property values are going up throughout the city, according to Assessor Thomas G. Huonker. The new assessments will be used to calculate the property owners’ city/school tax bill of July 2012 and the following ...

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City survives challenge to inspection law

Rochester’s property warrant inspection law has survived a second challenge to its constitutionality. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department on Friday affirmed February 2010 decisions by Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Stander that authorized the inspection of two city properties. “The ...

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Exchange Street building conversion in progress

New high-end apartments in the center of the city will be available for lease before the end of next year. The building at 44 Exchange Blvd. will also have 25,000 square feet of customizable office space. “This is going to ...

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Nature Conservancy obtains Sodus Bay land

The Nature Conservancy announced the acquisition of over 500 acres of land on Sodus Bay last week, thanks to a $1 million grant from the North American Wetland Conservation Act and $200,000 in donations from individual and corporate conservationists. The ...

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New home sales up in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans bought slightly more new homes in November, but 2011 will likely end up as the worst year for sales in history. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Realtor recognized by county Legislature

Bob Malone of Nothnagle Realtors was honored Monday by the Monroe County Legislature with a proclamation recognizing his achievement as Realtor of the Year. Malone received the Realtor of the Year distinction in October from the Greater Rochester Association of ...

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Citizens Bank donates $125,000 for housing

The Citizens Bank Foundation has donated $125,000 to six affordable housing community partners serving the Buffalo and Rochester regions, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Long Island. The money will be used for fuel savings, green building and home energy and ...

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State can require ‘complete’ Superfund site cleanup

ALBANY — The state can require companies to return polluted Superfund sites to pre-industrial conditions, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a win for environmentalists. The court said the state Department of Environmental Conservation may require polluters ...

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Apartment Finder releases new app

Finding a new place to live is easier for consumers who can now browse apartments on their smart phones. Apartment Finder/ApartmentFinder.com has launched a free Android app to make looking through photos, maps and more information a better experience for ...

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Home prices fell the most in Ireland last year

Housing prices aren’t evaporating everywhere. The average pied-a-terre in bustling Delhi, India, will now cost you 22 percent more than it did a year ago. That’s according to the just-released third quarter stats from UK-based Global Property Guide, which tracks ...

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City mails re-assessment disclosure notices

The city of Rochester has begun mailing 2012 re-assessment letters to city property owners. The mailing will continue through the end of December. The re-assessment is an update to the assessments that were established during the 2008 re-assessment. The 2012 ...

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