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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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Empire State housing market stays hot in January

New York State home sales remained strong to start the new year with 8,698 closed sales, falling just shy of the 2017 record for January, according to the annual housing market report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The January statewide median sales price of $266,000 represented an increase of 8.4 percent from a year ago. Click here to read more.