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A high-tech kitchen can be a valuable improvement

Property experts agree – the room for owners to upgrade when renovating that provides one of the highest returns on investment is the kitchen, and “smart technology” is the top trend when updating the traditional center of the home. According ...

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Rochester office availability tightens slightly; rents show uptick

The Rochester office market ended the third quarter with a slight decrease in an availability rate as rental rates trended higher, according to the latest Savills Studley snapshot of the region. The commercial real estate services firm, which specializes in ...

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Affordable housing in Rochester? You bet!

It’s no Cleveland, but Rochester has made this year’s top 100 list for cities with the most affordable housing. The average listing price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house here: $120,018, according to Coldwell Banker’s annual Home Listing Report, released Tuesday. ...

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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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City to auction more than 800 properties

ROCHESTER — City officials in Rochester are offering up more than 800 houses, commercial sites and vacant lots at foreclosure auction today. City Treasurer Kim Jones says more than $1.4 million is owed in taxes on the 803 parcels. Nearly ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Benefits of home ownership aren’t just financial

We’ve talked a lot about the financial advantages of home ownership. Even with the massive swings we’ve seen for real estate, home ownership, over time, remains one of the most secure ways to build long-term wealth. The combination of low ...

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Indoor air quality matters, too

We spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors, but we don’t completely understand indoor potential hazards. It pays to pay attention to indoor air quality. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the first costs of construction account for ...

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Auction.com’s new hire to court real estate brokers

Yan Khamish was named managing director of business development for California-based Auction.com LLC, an online real estate marketplace. Khamish will be responsible for the company’s commercial real estate broker channel. He will be based in the company’s New York office. ...

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New York to auction Rochester office building

A six-story brick office building in Rochester will be auctioned by the state in December. The state Office of General Services is selling 305 Andrews Street, a 39,600-square-foot brick office building with a full basement.  With wireless networking, an attached 50- ...

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MCC’s Rochester campus enters 2nd construction phase

The downtown campus now being built for Monroe Community College inside a former Kodak building represents more than just a new use for an old building downtown. Committing to build the campus at 321 State St., in four connected buildings ...

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