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NY Real Estate Property Tax Cap

by Fraida Varah

On Saturday, June 25th, a property tax cap was enacted in New York State. This was an item that has long been supported by the New York State Association of Realtors in an effort to protect the home equity of New York State homeowners.

See the press release below.

http://www.nysar.com/content/press/pressreleases.htm?page_id=88&inCtx9pg=0&inCtx9view=1&inCtx9news=5&inCtx9news_id=1030&site_id=1&minor=0&major=2&inCtx9order_by=S:[start_date] desc

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Why It's Time to Buy a House

by Fraida Varah

Take a look at this Wall Street Journal piece published last September.....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703376504575492023471133674.html

The latest Wall Street Journal piece about Why It's Time to Buy was published on Saturday, June 4.....

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Why-Its-Time-To-wallstreet-3012977435.html

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Albany NY Real Estate Market: May 2011 Update

by Fraida Varah

Preliminary single family home sale numbers in Albany County indicate that there were 133 homes closed in May, up from 111 last month, at an average sale price of $218,000 and a median price of $208,000. Year to date there have been 598 homes sold and closed at an average selling price of $217,000, a median price of $191,500 and a 96.5% sale price to list price ratio and an average of 84 days on the market. Comparable numbers for the first five months of last year were 740 homes closed (aided by the federal tax credit) at an average sale price of $211,000 and a median price of $190,000. Sale to list ratio was 96.4% and the average days on market were 79.

As of June 1 there were 1533 single family homes on the market in Albany County with 194 homes going under contract in May indicating a 7.9 month supply of homes...down slightly from last month's 8.4 month supply. The market still slightly favors buyers at this point.

30 year fixed rate mortgages are still in the 4.5% range.

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