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shopping for a home? you better act fast - cnbc.comMar 24, 2017

There may still be ice on the ground in much of the nation, but the spring housing market is the hottest it's been in a decade. Consumer sentiment in both the economy and the housing market is rising and that is translating into strong demand from homebuyers. The trouble is, the supply of homes for sale is incredibly weak and getting weaker. What is for sale is selling fast.  Click to read more...

attom: foreclosure activity hits 11-year lowMar 24, 2017

But despite dropping to an 11-year low, foreclosure starts saw an uptick of 7% in February from January, but were still down 13% from February last year. This marks the 20th consecutive month with year-over-year declines in foreclosure starts.  Click to read more...

facing a crisis in affordable housing - democrat & chronicleMar 13, 2017

You might not see it from your own front porch, but the Rochester region has a housing crisis on its hands. One of the reasons you don't know about it could be buried in a section of your town's zoning ordinance, barring construction of higher density and multifamily housing. That measure keeps developers from building affordable apartments, because they won't be able to benefit from the economy of scale needed to keep rents low. Efforts to change zoning for affordable housing are typically thwarted by the not-in-my-backyard movement.  Click to read more...

fraudster gets 15 years for bilking 1,000+ distressed homeowners in loan modification scheme - housingwire.comMar 13, 2017

A New York man will spend the next 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges relating to his part in a scheme that defrauded more than 1,000 distressed homeowners by falsely promising loan modifications. According to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, David Gotterup pleaded guilty back in June 2016 to conspiring to commit wire, mail and bank fraud  Click to read more...

rochester spruces up public housing with $410,000 facelift - democrat & chronicleMar 13, 2017

The public housing complex underwent a $410,000 renovation, updating the exterior and interior. In addition to new siding and a new roof, RHA added front porches, lighting and privacy fences around the rear yards, while the inside was completely redone, with new cabinets, fixtures, carpet and flooring. The kitchen and dining room walls were torn out to create a more open floor plan.  Click to read more...

renters' rights when it comes to property damage - democrat & chronicleMar 13, 2017

It's complicated. That's what Joel Kunkler, director of landlord tenant services at The Housing Council, said of tenants' claims when it comes to the windstorm of 2017. "It's not the easiest situation," he said.  Click to read more...

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