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Home Sales Still Strong, Prices Rise in Most Hudson Valley Markets

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Third quarter real estate sales in the lower Hudson Valley remained robust, although slightly lower than third quarter 2017 sales. While unit sales were generally lower in the Hudson Valley region served by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, sale prices remained strong. With the exception of Westchester County, which experienced a one tenth…

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Developer Withdraws $4.51M Offer To Buy Sain Building in New City

October 2018

NEW CITY—A noticeably agitated Rockland County Executive Ed Day stood in front of the vacant Sain Building here on Oct. 9 and announced that National Development, the developer who had offered to pay $4.51 million to acquire the property and convert it into a senior residence, had withdrawn its purchase offer. National Development, a real…

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Latimer Appoints Gibbons as Director of Economic Development

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS— Westchester County Executive George Latimer has decided to hire from within county government’s ranks and appointed Bridget Gibbons as the new Director of the Office of Economic Development. Gibbons had served as the county’s Deputy Director of Economic Development since Latimer took office in January 2018. She was the guest speaker at the…

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NYC Developer Says Westchester Performing Better than Fairfield

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Peter Duncan, president and CEO of New York City-development firm George Comfort & Sons, told more than 80 attendees of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division, that the firm is bullish on Westchester and is seeking to redevelop a number of properties in the county. The firm, recently acquired the former…

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Home Sales Still Strong, Prices Rise in Most Hudson Valley Markets

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Third quarter real estate sales in the lower Hudson Valley remained robust, although slightly lower than third quarter 2017 sales. While unit sales were generally lower in the Hudson Valley region served by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, sale prices remained strong. With the exception of Westchester County, which experienced a one tenth…

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legal-advocacy

BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: A Refresher on Legal Protections of Service Animals

October 2018

We all love our pets. However, service animals, as that term is defined in our state law, are not pets and are afforded certain legal protections above and beyond what pets receive. This article concerns the definition of service animals, where they are allowed, and the interplay between local, state and federal laws concerning this…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Beth Hargraves

October 2018

A Surprising Career Choice Beth Hargraves, a real estate sales associate with Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Irvington, admits it was her own experience with buying homes that coaxed her into the business. Years ago, while house hunting in the Rivertowns, she had the good fortune to end up with Hudson Shores agency…

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residential

Home Sales Still Strong, Prices Rise in Most Hudson Valley Markets

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Third quarter real estate sales in the lower Hudson Valley remained robust, although slightly lower than third quarter 2017 sales. While unit sales were generally lower in the Hudson Valley region served by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, sale prices remained strong. With the exception of Westchester County, which experienced a one tenth…

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Viewpoints

Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update

October 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation, passed earlier this year, includes a 20% deduction from the net business income of sole proprietors and owners of S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. The new deduction is intended to provide roughly the same tax rate cut the act provided to regular corporations. However, it is…

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Barry Kramer

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Our Power is at the Ballot Box

September 2018

Now that the primaries are over, focus will shift to the general elections. If you are a Realtor and did not vote, or are not registered to vote, you still have time to vote in the General Election to be held on Nov. 6. Every Realtor should vote! We are pillars of our communities and…

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technology

John Vrooman

Latest Updates on Free Tech Support, Podcasts, Zapier.com and New Windows 10 Feature

October 2018

Are you experiencing a tech-related network, computer, software, Smartphone or other peripheral device related issue? If so, you may be able to obtain free technical support that could possibly resolve your problem. Both the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the New Your Association of Realtors offer free technical support options to their members. I…

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mortgage

Real Estate In-Depth

TD Bank Finances Hunts Point Affordable Housing Project

September 2018

NEW YORK—TD Bank reported on Aug. 28 it had closed on an $18.4-million construction loan for MHANY Management Inc. and We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc. (Nos Quedamos) to develop the second phase of Phoenix Estates, a new eight-story, mixed-use building in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The 111,000 square foot building will eventually become…

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