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U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of property owners

Jun 07, 2016
In a unanimous ruling  in the case of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that developers and landowners can ask a court to review a federal finding that a wetland or waterway on their property falls under the Clean Water Act. In an amicus brief, written in cooperation with the National Association of Home Builders, NAR contended that the decisions hurt landowners without giving them a proper appeals process. The National Association of REALTORS has supported past Supreme Court decisions to reject federal agency attempts to assert jurisdiction beyond the navigable to all waters based on theories like the presence of migratory birds. The decision yesterday is a victory and should help as we continue the process of addressing our concerns with the Waters of the U.S. rule. More on this story can be found here.
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Home sales near record high in November

There were 10,719 closed home sales across New York State during November, representing the second-highest total on record for the month. The November sales record of 10,991 was set in November 2016. The statewide median sales price grew by 5.8 percent in November compared to last November. Click here to read more.