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Superstorm Sandy Buyout Program Would Offer Storm Victims Full Market Value for Destroyed Homes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend up to $400 million to buy and demolish homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy and permanently preserve the land as undeveloped coastline, an idea that received generally positive reviews Monday from New Yorkers in some of the storm's hardest hit communities. "A lot of people need that... Continue Reading »

Jail for Sale: Live in a Former New York State Prison

We're pretty liberal when it comes to alternative living situations (we've considered living in churches, abandoned public schools, Cold War-era nuclear missile silos), but these newly-listed properties understandably creep us out. After all, they are former prisons. That's right, you too can live in a New York state... Continue Reading »

Better Than Porn? NY Gov Candidate Floats Cuomo Conspiracy

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino knows how to grab headlines, intentionally or not. Today he's in the news because of his habit of sending graphic porn and racist jokes out via mass email. Last week, he aimed and fired at his chief rival for the governor's seat, New York State Attorney General... Continue Reading »

Are Appraisals the New Organized Crime?

Greedy appraisers, who put lofty valuations on properties to please lenders and line their pockets, played a large role in the housing bubble. And the fallout continues: On Jan. 29, a former Beverly Hills real estate appraiser was sentenced to three years in federal prison for her role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to... Continue Reading »

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