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Tompkins County economy bodes well for 2010, with only air traffic showing a 3% dip from the same time a year ago.  Help wanted advertising is up over 7.5% from February 2009, which is a huge indicator of strength in the local job market.  Compared with the state overall, Ithaca's unemployment ra...
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services will celebrate it's 33rd year of service next Friday, April 9th, with a noon luncheon at the Women's Community Building.  This is a group of people who are on the move to improve the quality of life for homeowners and first-time buyers in Ithaca, New York.  I ...
Ellis Hollow is still a highly desireable address in Ithaca, NY.  What's to love about Ellis Hollow?  If you are a Cornell or Ithaca College Professor or Graduate/Undergraduate student, you couldn't do much better for location mixed with tranquility.  The elevation of the neighborhood puts it int...
The ITHACA REAL ESTATE market is off to a roaring start this year, driven in part by the huge tax credit incentives, which are really bringing the buyers out of every corner!  While most of the movement is in the price ranges below $200K, we are seeing good traction elsewhere as well, and certain...
Things are looking up here in Tompkins County.  Realtors are reporting good activity, buyers are definitely out this season, and most of them that I have encountered are well-prepared for their roles as buyers of real estate!  Sellers are negotiating and everyone seems motivated to bring things t...
A recent study commissioned by the Tompkins County Council of Governments was unveiled on Thursday at a meeting at the Tompkins County Public Library.  The study focused on existing infrastructure that could support immediate residential development.  It was found that there is the potential, thr...
Good news for NY state home buyers and sellers: NYSAR reports that home sales are anything but flat for the start of the year - in fact we are up 11%!  Follow the link for the complete article on the NYSAR website.
Everyone loves a bargain, and this article from the ABC news website discusses some great locations for bargain hunters in the real estate market. Biggest surprise to me? NY, NY is on the list of top 10 places to find a bargain!
If you are feeling homesick like I am about this time of year, you'd want to be up on the current action in Hawaii.  Due to the earthquake in Chile, residents of many islands in the Pacific region are on alert for tsunamis.  We've only ever seen them hit the U.S. in the movies, really, but this i...
Our local board president David Irish is quoted in his article found in yesterday's Ithaca Journal, commenting on the state of our real estate market and his outlook for 2010.  Good, to the point analysis.  It should be a good year - it's definitely off to a strong start.  For questions on our ar...

Linda Santos

Realtor - Ithaca Fingerlakes NY Real Estate
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Brief glimpses of the Real Estate Market through the eyes and ears of Special Agent Santos...hold on, she's talking on her shoe phone...!