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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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New York State home sales fall short of record 3Q high

There were 38,445 homes sold across New York State during the 2017 third quarter, a 3.1-percent decline from the 2016 third quarter’s record total. The 2017 third quarter sales total is the second best on record for the period. The median sales price growth trend continued in the third quarter, posting a 5-percent increase to $261,500. Click here to read more.

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