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The New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR) is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 56,000 of New York state’s real estate professionals. The term REALTOR is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS. These REALTORS are also members of the New York State Association of REALTORS as well as their local board or association of REALTORS.

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2015 New York State housing market sales reach highest level since mid-2000s

Closed sales of residential properties in New York State grew by 8 percent in 2015 to reach 116,671, marking three consecutive years of sales exceeding the 100,000 mark, according to the annual housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The 2015 annual median sales price of $230,000 represents a 2.2-percent increase from 2014.

New York State housing market thrives in October

The 2015 New York State housing market growth trend continued into October, reaching the highest level of closed sales for the month in more than 25 years, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. October 2015 closed sales increased nearly 2 percent to reach 11,216.

NYSAR hires Liz Celeone, Esq. as associate counsel

The New York State Association of REALTORS is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 50,000 of New York State’s real estate professionals. The term REALTOR is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS.

Empire State’s housing market carries momentum into August

New York State closed home sales, selling price and pending sales all continued to grow during August, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. Closed sales grew by 4.3 percent compared to last August, while the median sales price jumped 7.4 percent and pending sales were up 10.8 percent.

Empire State homebuyers drive May sales price growth

The New York statewide median home selling price reached $226,500 in May, an increase of 6.2 percent compared to last May, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. May closed sales declined by 2.6 percent compared to May 2014.

REALTOR Lobby Day will bring push for tax cap extension

REALTORS from across New York State will travel to Albany on Tuesday, June 9, to show their support for an extension of the state’s successful property tax cap, which has helped make homeownership more affordable for both new and long-time New York homeowners.

New York State sales, median price rise in February

Despite being one of the coldest Februarys in history, the New York State housing market notched gains in both closed sales (2.5 percent) and median sales price (1.3 percent) compared to last February, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

New York State home sales slow in January

The number of closed home sales in New York State during January dipped by 10.7 percent compared to January 2014, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS

NYS median home sales price holds steady in April

Albany, NY - May 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State median home sales price held steady in April at $215,000 compared to April 2013, while the number of closed sales fell by more than 11 percent compared to a year ago, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. Sales dropped 1.8 percent compared to the start of 2013

Harsh winter slows February home sales

Albany, NY - March 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Housing sales in New York State slowed during February with closed transactions falling by 5.9 percent compared to February 2013, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price continued its growth trend, increasing by nearly 7 percent compared to last February.

Empire State home sales, prices climb as inventory continues to fall

Albany, NY - May 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State housing market continued to build on its early 2013 momentum with April gains in closed sales, median price and pending sales, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. April 2013 closed sales for existing single-family homes, townhomes and condos were up 8.5 percent compared to April 2012, while the median price and pending sales rose 10 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Year-to-date closed sales are 5.4 percent ahead of the first four months of 2012

NY REALTOR boards/associations to participate in Nationwide Open House Weekend

Albany, NY - June 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Many local REALTOR boards/associations and their members across New York State and the country will be showing homes to the public as part of a Nationwide Open House Weekend, June 4-5, 2011. Local sellers will be able to showcase their homes and interested buyers will have an opportunity to visit houses in their area without having to make an appointment for a showing.

New York State home sales slow down in November

Albany, NY - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York State home sales continued to slow in November, falling by more than 8 percent from October and by nearly 32 percent from the November 2009 sales pace, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price continued to rebound from a year ago.

New York State housing market sales rise slightly in August; still below year-ago mark

Albany, NY - September 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Statewide sales of existing single-family homes in New York State increased in August from July by 3.7 percent, but remained 30-percent below the August 2009 total, according to the preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

New York State housing market slows after June tax credit sales rush

Albany, NY - August 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Statewide sales of existing single-family homes in New York State fell by 50 percent in July compared to the record-setting June total, which was bolstered by buyers who closed before the then-June 30 federal homebuyer tax credit deadline.

New York State second quarter home sales jump 71 percent from first quarter

Albany, NY - July 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York state housing market continued its strong start to 2010 as second quarter sales, helped by a record-setting June sales total, jumped more than 71 percent from the first quarter, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

New York’s consumers see a bright future for the real estate market

Albany, NY- July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Association of REALTORS, in partnership with the Siena Research Institute (SRI) released the first-ever quarterly New York State Consumer Real Estate Sentiment scores for the 2010 second quarter.

New York State home sales rise for third straight month

Albany, NY - June 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Statewide sales of existing single-family homes in New York State increased nearly 5 percent in May from April and nearly 13 percent compared to May 2009, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

New York State home sales on the rise as buyers take advantage of federal...

Albany, NY - May 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York state housing market continued to improve as April 2010 sales jumped nearly 20 percent compared to April 2009, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price also rose by more than 8 percent compared to April 2009.

New York State first quarter home sales up nearly 18 percent from the 2009...

Albany, NY - April 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York state housing market continued its strong start to 2010 compared to a year ago as first quarter sales were up nearly 18 percent compared to the 2009 first quarter, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

REALTOR boards/associations across New York State participate in Nationwide Open House Weekend

Albany, NY - April 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Many local REALTOR boards/associations and their members across New York State and the country will be showing homes to the public as part of a Nationwide Open House Weekend, April 10-11, 2010. Local sellers will be able to showcase their homes and interested buyers will have an opportunity to visit houses in their area without having to make an appointment for a showing.

New York State home sales continue to post gains compared to 2009

Albany, NY - March 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York state housing market continued to post double-digit sales gains compared to a year ago as February 2010 sales jumped 13.2 percent compared to February 2009, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

January 2010 New York State home sales up 11 percent from year ago

Albany, NY - February 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York state housing market posted an improved start to 2010 compared to the beginning of last year with sales increasing by 11 percent compared to January 2009, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

Governor’s cuts to MTA payroll tax do not go far enough

Albany, NY - February 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. David A. Paterson’s proposed cuts to the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax in his 21-day budget amendments are inadequate and New York’s 54,000 REALTORS strongly oppose shifting the cost to workers and businesses from one part of the MTA region to another.

New York housing market finishes strong in ’09 fueled by solid second half

Albany, NY - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fueled by a recovery in the second half of the year, statewide sales of existing single-family homes in New York State rebounded from a double-digit deficit in the first half of the year to finish only 3.2-percent behind the 2008 total.

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