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Study finds buying is cheaper than renting in most places

Apr 13, 2015
Many renters would be better off buying a home than continuing to pay steep rental costs, according to a new study by RealtyTrac. Its Residential Rental Property Analysis found that the monthly payment on a median-priced home is more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 76 percent of U.S. counties.
 
Of the 461 counties analyzed, 351 had house payments on a median-priced home in the first quarter of this year that were lower than fair market rents on a three-bedroom home. Click here to learn more.
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NYS housing market sets October sales record

There were 12,178 closed home sales across New York State during October, setting a new record high for the month. The previous October sales record was 11,926 in October 2015. The statewide median sales price grew by 9.1 percent in October compared to October 2016. Click here to read more.

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