NYSAR is now accepting applications for the 2013 REALTORS Honor Society. This is to recognize Association members for their involvement during the 2012 elective year. If you have been involved on the local or State level and would like to apply, click these links below to learn more!
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.
The New York State housing market posted a solid first quarter of 2013 with gains in closed sales, median sales price and pending sales compared to the 2012 first quarter, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide inventory of homes for sale continued to decline, reaching its lowest point since January 2006.
“It’s simple economics at work in the statewide housing market,” said Duncan R. MacKenzie, NYSAR CEO.
We hope that you were able to attend our Hats Off Event on April 11th, and see the Economic Forecast presented by Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS. He was able to share some great information with all of us about the National market, as well as our local CNY real estate market for 2013 and beyond.
Attached below you will find a PDF of his Powerpoint presentation.
Multiple Listing Service provider, Corelogic, explains what happened within 8 days as to why the service was interrupted twice.
Todd Taggart, Corelogic representative explains: “The last time I can remember that we had an outage like this past week, was back in 2002, we had a similar issue in the Vienna Data Center with the fire system which shut down the data center for several hours.”
As part of the budget that was passed last week by the New York State Legislature, homeowners will have to re-register to receive Basic STAR benefits by April 1, 2014. 2013 benefits will not be affected.