Central New York Housing News

Important Changes to STAR benefit for new homeowners

This year’s budget agreement between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers included a change to the STAR program for certain new homeowners. The change will ONLY apply to homeowners that purchased a home in New York on or after March 1, 2015. These new homeowners will now receive a STAR rebate check in September rather than a STAR credit against their school tax bill. On or about May 1, property owners subject to this new program will receive a letter from their local assessor outlining this new process and how to apply to receive their rebate check.

4 Important Conversations To Have When Buying A Home

4 Important Conversations To Have When Buying A Home

Cortland County Board of REALTORS® to offer NAR’s Expanding Housing Opportunities (4 Credit Hours)

Expanding Housing Opportunities is a 4-hour course

on affordable housing opportunities and how to get clients

into them.


When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Where: Ramada Inn, 2 River Street Cortland

Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

NAR Instructor: Nancy Mosca

Cost: $40 Members $50 Non Members for CE Credit

          $30 Members   $40 Non Members without CE Credit



Realtors® Applaud Transportation Conference Report

WASHINGTON (December 1, 2015) – The conference agreement for a multi-year surface transportation authorization was released in Congress this week, with both the U.S. House and Senate set to vote on the measure in the days ahead.

The bill funds several highway and transit-related projects, with monies coming from a variety of sources.

GSAR Broker Martin Carpenter Named as NYSAR's REALTOR of the Year

The New York State Association of REALTORS® announced the winner of their REALTOR of the Year award for 2015. It was required that each nominee be actively involved at the Local, State, and National levels which could include serving on committees, work groups, presidential advisory groups, elected offices or holding a position on a Board of Directors. Additional activites were also factored in when the Nominating Committee selected this year's recipient such as participation with Institutes, Societies and Councils, and civic and charitable causes.

7 Reasons Why You Should Use a REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

An experienced REALTOR® dicusses reasons why you should use a REALTOR® to sell your home instead of trying to sell it on your own.



The Open House Show is no longer airing

Please note that the Open House Show that ran on Saturday & Sunday mornings on CNY Central's digital 3.3, CW6, NBC3, Time Warner and FIOS is no longer airing, as of Sept. 14th. If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact Laura Mech.

See what K-Rock Josh is saying about cnyRealtor.com

To see what K-Rock Josh is saying about cnyRealtor.com follow this link https://vimeo.com/129672962

The Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS® Hosted Rep. Katko at Annual ‘Community Day’ Event.

May 27, 2015

The Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS® Hosted Rep. Katko at Annual ‘Community Day’ Event.

Today the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS® (GSAR) held its annual event, called “Community Day”, where speakers shared their insights with GSAR’s REALTOR® members on pertinent real estate issues at the local level. This year’s two main speakers were U.S. Congress Representative John Katko (NY-24) and Dr. Neil Murphy from Consensus CNY, Commission on Local Government Modernization.

Fair Housing Month Isn't Over Just Yet!

Put a face with the statistics about housing in Onondaga County. Two classes of students at the Newhouse School launched a project this month that examines housing in the city of Syracuse.The project debuts in timely fashion as April is National Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the passing of the Fair Housing Act. You can view personal stories of residents by going to myhousingmatters.com.