The American Planning Association (APA) flagship program celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.
Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014, as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).
Albany, NY – July 22, 2014 – Home sellers across New York State saw more offers near or at their asking price during the first half of 2014, receiving 95.2 percent of the asking price at closing, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
Slightly lower interest rates and home prices in markets across the country contributed to a slight increase in nationwide housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).
“This upturn in affordability for the final quarter of 2014 is a positive development and is in line with what we are hearing from builders in the field that more prospective buyers are starting to move forward in the marketplace,” said NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo.
Leadership Greater Syracuse Graduates Working as Scientists and Engineers on Onondaga Lake Improvement Projects
May 1, 2013 - More than 50 volunteers from Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) gathered at Nine Mile Creek on Saturday, April 27, to volunteer with the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps as part of a 2012 class project celebrating Earth Day. The environmental stewards helped enhance habitat at Nine Mile Creek, which is becoming part of a green corridor connecting habitat from Onondaga Lake to the Geddes Brook wetlands.
As outspoken supporters for fair housing issues and homeownership, the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors (GSAR) joins the nation as it honors Fair Housing Month this April. For over 100 years, Realtors have promoted and protected the dream of property ownership for millions of Americans and strongly support the Fair Housing Act.
Deciding to put your home on the market can bring on a wide range of emotions. You may feel excitement at the prospect of moving on or moving up. Some sellers feel anticipation about what the future holds and about what kind of deals buyers may bring to the table.
On the opposite end of the spectrum you may be feeling sadness or even regret. That's because selling your house can feel a lot life selling your home. Any and all of these emotional responses are normal!
Many of today's renters are looking for ways they can make the transition to homeowner. It's a great goal and dream to have! Homeownership comes with a long list of benefits. Studies have revealed that homeowners can expect high levels of stability and security, increased high school graduation rates, and an overall feeling of health and well-being.
Additionally, owning a home is a way to build long-term wealth. Renting is a one way road for your money. It goes out, but never comes back. When you own, though, you are paying towards an asset. You build equity over time and are also in line for some great tax credits, deductions, and rebates.