Flood insurance a longtime concern

Real Estate Roundup column || by Lance Evans

Real Estate Roundup column || by Lance Evans

With the number of waterways in Northern New York, flood insurance has become increasingly important. Over the past century, floods have claimed more lives and property than any other natural disaster with flood disasters declared in every state as the result of melting snow, severe rain storms and hurricanes, and rising water along lakes, rivers, levees and dams. [Read more…]

Real estate: November 2014 top transactions

Top 10 property sales by price recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in November 2014:  [Read more…]

Real Estate/Top Transactions – Sept. 2014

Top 10 property sales by price recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in July 2014:

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Real Estate Roundup: SLC Realtors recognized for service

The St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors held a mixer at Phoenix on the Bay in Ogdensburg Aug. 6. It had a dual purpose, allowing affiliates to showcase their products and services and to recognize Realtor members for their years of service. Each Realtor member received a Realtor pin based on the number of years of continuous Realtor membership (rounded down to the nearest five-year period). In future years, we will honor members only when they reach five-year milestones. [Read more…]

Consider needs, options in search

Lance Evans

Lance Evans

Recently, I had the chance to participate in an unusual activity for me — house hunting. Even more unusual, the house is one that neither I, nor any family member, will probably ever live in. How did this come about? [Read more…]

Riverside Iron in Gouverneur preparing for production

Eric S. Tessmer, who recently purchased Riverside Iron in Gouverneur, stands in front of his Gouverneur business, which he plans to rekindle. Jason Hunter / NNY Business

Eric S. Tessmer, who recently purchased Riverside Iron in Gouverneur, stands in front of his Gouverneur business, which he plans to rekindle. Jason Hunter / NNY Business

Riverside Iron is poised to reopen to manufacture miscellaneous and ornamental steel, bringing the potential of more than a dozen jobs.

Eric S. Tessmer closed on the purchase of the business Friday from Duane Winters, who is providing $350,000 in financing.

A native of Gouverneur, Mr. Tessmer has watched the zinc and talc industries fade, along with General Motors in Massena.

“It’s sad to see those jobs go,” he said.

But he is glad to bring back what he can. [Read more…]

Thousand Islands Country Club sold to Chinese businessman for $5.25 million

This is an aerial photo of the Thousand Islands Country Club, sold Monday by the Schwalm family.

This is an aerial photo of the Thousand Islands Country Club, sold Monday by the Schwalm family.

The Thousand Islands Country Club was sold Monday by the Schwalm family of Wellesley Island to Ximin Shi, a Chinese businessman. [Read more…]

Watertown Planning Board rejects McDonald’s proposal

A resident addresses the Watertown city Planning Board on Tuesday about the proposed zoning change to accommodate a proposed McDonald’s restaurant. Amanda Morrison / NNY Business

A resident addresses the Watertown city Planning Board on Tuesday about the proposed zoning change to accommodate a proposed McDonald’s restaurant. Amanda Morrison / NNY Business

A bunch of Chestnut Street residents weren’t loving it.

The city’s Planning Board unanimously turned down a zoning change Tuesday that would have allowed a McDonald’s restaurant to be built at Washington and Chestnut streets after about 35 residents came out in opposition.

The issue still must be decided by a vote from the Watertown City Council, which is expected to hold a public hearing June 2 on the proposal. [Read more…]

Lewis County property sales – September 2013

The following Lewis County property sales were recorded by the Lewis County Real Property Tax Service for the month of September 2013: [Read more…]

St. Lawrence County property sales – October 2013

The following property sales were recorded in the St. Lawrence County clerk’s office for the month of September 2013: [Read more…]