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Double-digit increases for 2Q

The Greater Rochester Association of Realtors on Friday celebrated double-digit increases in closings, median sale price, sales volume and purchase offers accepted over the first quarter of 2009. While the number of homes listed for sale in the Genesee Region ...

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New designs unleashed

The 2009 annual Homearama event will take place in the Somerset Hills community in Victor July 11 through 26. The Rochester Home Builders Association is co-sponsoring the event with Genesee Regional Bank. All Homearama homes feature local suppliers, showrooms and ...

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Housing discrimination continues

Forty years after the Fair Housing Act was passed, advocates say there’s still a long way to go in the fight to ensure individuals have equal rights to housing, regardless of their race, religion and ability. Last year, 10,552 complaints ...

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Local home prices fare better than most

Nationally, some analysts predict home prices won’t hit bottom for at least another year. Locally, real estate experts report a different story. For the most part, the local market hasn’t suffered a dramatic decline, they say, and the drop in ...

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New leader of MCBA Real Estate Council

Kevin Overton, an associate of the law firm Harris Beach PLLC, was selected chairman of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Real Estate Council. Overton is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Realtor/Bar Committee. Overton is a member ...

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Housing, retail planned for South Wedge

When Konar Properties bought a building at the corner of South Avenue and Gregory Street, the company also purchased a vacant lot adjacent to it. The building now houses Mise En Place, a European-style market, and Women’s Coffee Connection. But ...

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Extending the tax credit!

A number of housing industry organizations are lobbying Congress to expand the homebuyer tax credit in hopes of spurring more housing activity. Supporters want the credit, through which eligible buyers can receive a tax credit of up to $8,000 when ...

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Realtors hiring

For years, Diane Renzi knew she wanted to embark on a new career, something that would call on her customer service skills in a more creative way. Just what she ought to do, however, was something she couldn’t quite figure ...

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Rochester among top 50 most affordable

Housing affordability has reached record highs, and Rochester is ranked well on the list of most affordable housing markets. Nationally, housing affordability is at its highest level since the the National Assoc-iation of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index began ...

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Builders seeing needed lift

While new home starts hit a record low nationally in April, single-family construction rose 2.8 percent — the second straight month of gains, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Regionally, the West saw the largest decline in housing starts — ...

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Firm updating new historic digs

Brown and Tarantino is trading in its Times Square headquarters for an historic mansion in the Neighborhood of the Arts. The company is expanding into offices at 19 Prince St. “We wanted to be in the city, close enough to ...

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