Category Archives: National

U.S. Land Gets More Expensive

From the Wall Street Journal: Land values across the U.S. rose on average 13% in 2012, the first annual gain since 2005, according to estimates in a March report by Zelman & Associates, a housing consultancy. The increase was fueled … Continue reading

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4th!

The Forbes Best Cities for Jobs list cites the Capital Region as fourth in the USA for job prospects. Here’s an excerpt: Albany, like a lot of the cities on this and other lists, is a state capital. But Schenectady … Continue reading

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Apartment Vacancy Among Lowest

The Business Review is reporting the results of the Reis Apartment Survey: The annualized vacancy rate in the Albany metro area was 3.3 percent in 2011, the 22nd lowest rate among 200 metro areas surveyed by REIS, a real estate … Continue reading

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3rd Weakest

The Times Union reports: New York state‘s economy contracted by 4.3 percent in 2009, the third worst performance among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Only Nevada, reeling from the real estate collapse, and Michigan, with its troubled auto … Continue reading

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Really?

The Business Review reports: New York state’s recession likely ended in the first quarter of this year, state budget officials said on Tuesday. That’s where the good news stops. Read more: New York’s recession ended in 1Q | The Business … Continue reading

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