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Local builders in Washington

Representatives from the Empire State chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) last month attended the group’s annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C., pushing for the repeal of an industry withholding tax and other legislation. President Rebecca Meinking said ...

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Homearama: It’s easy being green

Green building and the spirit of giving were highlighted at Homearama 2008, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary. The event is set to wrap up this weekend. The collection of seven homes is placed together in Magnolia Manor in ...

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Realtors: Watch words when advertising

Potential homeowners often look to advertisements and home descriptions to get a better idea whether a property will fit their needs. It is a Realtor’s responsibility to ensure those ads not to discriminate or offend. According to Realtor Magazine, seemingly ...

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Construction inputs surge in May

Construction economists are predicting a slowdown in commercial construction starts this summer compared to last year as prices for materials continue to rise along with energy costs. Construction input prices rose 2.6 percent in May, according to the June 17 ...

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New life for NE neighborhood

As several neighborhoods in the City of Rochester tackle blight and crime, one Northeast section is getting a facelift that could help avoid further decay. The Realtors Charitable Foundation and NeighborWorks Rochester this week announced a new partnership set up ...

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Home sales warming up for early summer

Existing single-family home sales are up by 10.7 percent compared to last month, according statistics released last week by the Genesee Region Real Estate Information Service (GENRIS), the information subsidiary of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors (GRAR). The number ...

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Real estate shaping up for second half

A gain in the level of home sales is foreshadowing an improvement for the second half of the year, according to the latest market health forecast from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking ...

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Highland Park homes open for tour

The Landmark Society of Western New York will feature the Highland Park neighborhood for the first time during the 38th annual House and Garden Tour. Formerly known as the Ellwanger Barry neighborhood, 12 Highland Park neighborhood homes will be open ...

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