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Hudson Valley Home Sales Take Hit from Coronavirus

July 2020

WHITE PLAINS— The optimism felt by residential real estate practitioners in the first quarter of 2020 when strong sales figures in the lower Hudson Valley region, served by OneKey™ Multiple Listing Service LLC, seemed to be an indication of a robust year ahead for residential real estate sales. This optimism took an abrupt left turn…

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HGAR Membership Overwhelmingly Approves Merger with Bronx Manhattan North Association

July 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The membership of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. that participated in a more than two-hour virtual Special Meeting today, overwhelmingly approved a merger agreement with the Bronx Manhattan-North Association of Realtors, Inc. The more than 400 members who participated in the session, held via Zoom, also approved a number of bylaws amendments…

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NYC Brokers Discuss COVID, Market Activity, ‘Black Lives Matter’

June 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and co-sponsor TitleVest recently assembled a panel of powerhouse New York City residential brokerage executives who offered candid assessments of the area’s real estate markets now and going forward and what the real estate industry must do in this time of civil unrest. The online panel discussion held…

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legal-advocacy

LEGAL CORNER: The PPP Flexibility Act: Update on the PPP Loan Program

June 2020

On Friday, June 5, 2020, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPP Flexibility Act”) (see https://bit.ly/3dSbhNx). The PPP Flexibility Act provides additional relief to those businesses that have applied for and received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program instituted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act…

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Susanna Cronin Named Manager Of Houlihan Lawrence Rye Office

June 2020

RYE—Houlihan Lawrence announced on June 15th the appointment of Susanna Cronin as the new manager of its Rye brokerage. Cronin, who has more than two decades of experience in residential real estate, has lived in Rye for the past 25 years and has an intimate knowledge of the Sound Shore communities, company officials stated. Cronin…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Take Hit from Coronavirus

July 2020

WHITE PLAINS— The optimism felt by residential real estate practitioners in the first quarter of 2020 when strong sales figures in the lower Hudson Valley region, served by OneKey™ Multiple Listing Service LLC, seemed to be an indication of a robust year ahead for residential real estate sales. This optimism took an abrupt left turn…

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technology

John Vrooman

Tech Talk: The Latest on Reddit & Quora, Search Operators, Reclaiming Disk Space, MicroSD Cards and Bookmark Managers

June 2020

"Googling" for answers to questions is common and can often be achieved. However, there are times when a question needs to be further qualified and explained. When that situation arises, I would suggest you consider asking your question(s) at Reddit.com and/or Quora.com. Both sites are wide-ranging in focus, so most questions can likely be answered…

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mortgage

Robert Withers

My 90-Day Payment Deferment is Up, Now What?

June 2020

Each commercial real estate asset class has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. Many commercial lenders extended 90-day payment deferments to their borrowers as a way to help relieve immediate financial hardship in case the tenants (sometimes the borrowers themselves) were unable to pay rent. These deferments are ending in…

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