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Why We Are Worth It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Are we worth it? There have always been buyers and sellers who want to go it alone. They are sure that they can save money by not paying a commission. In my experience the reality is somewhat different. Whether as buyers or as sellers, consumers are rarely their own best advocates in a negotiation. Buyers usually pay less, and sellers get more, when they have a knowledgeable real estate agent representing them

VANDERVALK SAYS BIG BROTHER IS AT IT AGAIN WITH MANDATE FOR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN...

With home builders convening at their annual trade show this week, news of the state mandate that fire sprinklers must be included into any new home built beginning in 2012 was met with concern by many in attendance.

Op-Ed: Let’s Keep People In Their Homes

By HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON  There is a broad consensus that Congress must act to stave off deeper turmoil on Wall Street. Irrespective of the final...

New York shows appreciation fueled by the continued resilience of Manhattan

Look to the stimulus-package to create RPX investment opportunity NEW YORK, NY – February 1, 2008 – In what seems like a sea of bad...

Rent Increases in Rent Stabilized Apartments

State and local laws limit your landlord’s right to increase the rent in your rent-stabilized apartment. How do I know if my apartment is rent...

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Empire State home sales set January record

The home sales growth trend continued in New York State during January with the 8,472 closed sales setting a new high-water mark for the month, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The January statewide median sales price of $250,000 represents an increase of 8.7 percent from a year ago.

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SYRACUSE HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY...

Standing with Bayberry Community homeowners in Liverpool, NY, and amidst rising local anxiety about looming changes to tax policy that could hurt homeowners, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions: the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction