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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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HUD Funds will be used to Help Low-Income, At-Risk Veteran Families...

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio today announced $265,536 in federal funding for New York City. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program to provide homeless veterans access to affordable housing. Specifically, the New York City Housing Preservation Department will use the federal funds to reserve a total of 24 apartments at three new building complexes for homeless veterans.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million Available to Help Low-to-Moderate Income Residents...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3.6 million in funding is available to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income communities across the state. The funding will help affordable housing providers and community organizations overcome barriers they often face in advancing solar and clean energy projects. Solar energy helps New York meet its nation-leading Clean Energy Standard for 50 percent of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.