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Warning To North Hills Homeowners: Clean Up After Your Pets, Or Else

A new proposed law in North Hills, Long Island is designed to make sure homeowners clean up after Fido and Fifi.

07/15/2014

Sign on a home in Sayreville, N.J. - May 16, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Homeowners Wonder If Sandy Buyouts Will Be Enough

Hundreds of New Jersey residents eligible for a buyout but unconvinced the offer will be high enough for them to move

09/15/2013

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Program Set Up To Keep Sandy Victims Out Of Foreclosure

A new program has been helping Superstorm Sandy victims keep their homes out of foreclosure.

03/09/2013

Governor Chris Christie, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mayor Dina Long walk down Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, N.J. Feb. 7, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

HUD Secretary Discusses Ways To Cut Sandy Red Tape, Meets With Gov. Christie

As the federal government releases its first batches of aid for recovery from superstorm Sandy, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been visiting some of the areas hardest hit.

02/07/2013

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Cutting Costs On Home Maintenance Now Could Mean Big Spending Down The Road

As economic uncertainty persists, many people are looking for ways to save money. One of the ways they are doing it is by cutting corners at home, but that decision, according to experts, could be costly.

01/10/2013

People walk past homes and businesses destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SBA To Homeowners, Renters: Apply If You Need Aid

The Small Business Administration is known mostly as the organization that gives loans to entrepreneurs looking to start businesses, but when a disaster is declared, the agency does a lot more.

12/02/2012

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LI Homeowners: Property Tax System Needs Help

The Yammamoto’s say they are prime examples of how the assessment system in Nassau County, Long Island does not work.

02/20/2011

Homeowners on this dead-end section of Arlington Street in the Bronx are outraged at DOT demands for sidewalk installation.

Bronx Residents Outraged Over DOT Sidewalk Demands

The city is demanding that homeowners on a little-used, dead-end street in the Bronx make expensive improvements, and residents are outraged.

12/02/2010

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Scammers Hit Homeowners Where It Hurts The Most

Marie Miller is among the millions of homeowners struggling to hold onto her home, and now a scam artist has hit her in the middle of her financial troubles.

11/18/2010

Queens residents say they called 311 to get their crumbling curbs fixed, and instead of agreeing to do that work, the city slapped them with demands to fix cracked sidewalks.

Queens Residents’ Call To 311 Could Cost Them Thousands

Homeowners in Queens say they turned to the city for help and ended up with an expensive headache, as a call to 311 could end up costing them $5,000 or more.

10/16/2010

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Good News For Heating Bills – Warmer Winter Ahead

Most U.S. homeowners should get some relief on their heating bills this winter.

10/13/2010

A crumbled sidewalk - Smithtown, NY - Oct 5, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Who Should Pay For L.I. Sidewalk Repairs?

Officials at one Long Island town are considering making property owners responsible for sidewalk repairs.

10/05/2010