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Seniors need more affordable options

The demand for affordable senior housing is steadily escalating in the Greater Rochester region due to an increasingly aging population with low annual incomes. According to Monroe County’s 2005-2010 Strategic Plan on affordable housing and the U.S. Census bureau, more ...

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Economy hurting affordable housing

The waiting list for affordable housing in the Rochester region is growing in the current economy — but funding to provide it has been crippled. Local affordable housing experts say they have never seen the situation as difficult as it ...

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Home prices sliding locally

Home prices in the Rochester region are faring better than other cities, but dipped a bit this summer. That’s good news for buyers, many of whom are becoming first-time homeowners, taking advantage of a federal tax credit, but bad news ...

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Neighborhood Focus: Marketview Heights

Back when there were trolley lines, when the rate of homeownership was limited, when streets were laid out for horses and buggies instead of automobiles, Rochester’s Public Market neighborhood — now known as Marketview Heights — began. Marketview Heights a ...

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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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