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What’s old is new again

Stu Chait’s architectural firm is on the second floor of a building that once housed a saw blade manufacturer in the High Falls district. Brightly-colored furniture and accessories adorn the circa-1800s space, bridging history with 21st century style. The arched ...

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Riverfront project takes shape

After five years of planning, a downtown riverfront housing project is moving forward. Demolition of the River Park Commons housing complex≠on Mount Hope Avenue near Gregory Street began Wednesday. The work will make way for Erie Harbor, a $43 million ...

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It’s Home Show time again

With the economy causing many to be cautious about spending, organizers of the third annual Greater Rochester Home Show recognize that homeowners want to upgrade their homes without breaking the bank. That’s why this year’s show, beginning today at the ...

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Buyers are back!

Local real estate agents are optimistic that home sales will see a jump this spring. While the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors hasn’t calculated sales figures yet, buyer demand has been on the rise so far this year. Real estate ...

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Inspection rule debated

Some Rochester property owners are calling a new city law unconstitutional and fear it could turn people away from renting or buying in the city. “It certainly would deter me,” David Ahl, a city resident and landlord, said. “Why would ...

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Rochester home builders feel more fortunate

Local home builders, just returned from a recent international convention in Las Vegas, have brought back to Rochester some tips on design and news on the industry itself. Fifty-nine members of the Rochester Home Builders Association last week attended the ...

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New initiatives for area Realtor groups

Two area professional real estate groups hope to bolster their ranks and strengthen the industry in the Rochester region this year. Both the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors have a wide range of plans ...

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Forecast 2009: Construction

Nationally, the construction industry’s forecast for 2009 is dismal: The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently said that two-thirds of the country’s non-residential construction companies could cut their work force by 30 percent. Many in the local construction industry ...

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Forecast 2009: Rochester real estate

Rochester’s real estate market in the coming months will look much like the previous year’s market, local experts say. Though property sales in the region have been “stagnant,” Greater Rochester Association of Realtors President Chuck Hilbert said he is confident ...

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Home buyer credit available

Homeowners who made their first home purchase may be eligible for a new federal tax credit. Part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act passed in July, the credit could be worth up to $7,500 and can be taken in ...

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