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Amazon Makes it Official, Picks NYC and Arlington, VA for HQ2

November 2018

SEATTLE—Amazon confirmed press reports that it decided to split its massive second headquarters requirement (HQ2) and has chosen Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, VA to house those operations that will house 25,000 workers each. Amazon announced on Nov. 13 it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new…

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Westchester County Legislators to Vote On Compromise Co-Op Transparency Bill

November 2018

WHITE PLAINS—The long sought-after battle to enact legislation to bring transparency to the cooperative purchase process in Westchester County appears to be at hand. An overwhelming majority of those in the residential real estate and cooperative management sectors testified at a public hearing on Oct. 29 in favor of a compromise bill negotiated by county…

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Election Aftermath: Nation Divided; New York Gets Bluer

November 2018

WHITE PLAINS—The political landscape after the election on Nov. 6 changed dramatically both in Washington DC and Albany. In the nation’s capital, President Trump and the GOP retained control of the U.S. Senate and in fact Republicans picked up seats from the Democrats. At press time, the GOP had 51 seats to the Democrats’ 46…

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Yonkers Once Again Looks to Develop Chicken Island

October 2018

YONKERS—City officials hope to end more than four decades of frustration and failed attempts to develop the Chicken Island property in Downtown Yonkers. In what city officials termed as a “game changer” for the downtown district, the City of Yonkers announced on Oct. 29 it had signed a letter of intent to sell the six-acre…

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LEGAL CORNER: A Focus on ‘Pocket Listings’ and ‘Coming Soon’ Listings

November 2018

At the National Association of Realtors Legal Conference recently held in Boston one of the topics discussed included the increased use of “Pocket Listings” and “Coming Soon” listings on behalf of clients when listing properties for sale. These types of listings are utilized by Realtors and real estate licensees in certain instances and many times…

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Berkshire Hathaway Relocates Westport Office

November 2018

WESTPORT, CT—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties announced recently that the firm’s Westport office has moved to 20 Wilton Road, a Class-A waterfront space at the National Hall complex, located directly on the Saugatuck River. With an abundance of natural light, the nearly 4,400-square-foot office is located on the second floor of this state-of-the-art property.…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Take Data Accuracy for Granted

November 2018

Data may seem like a pretty mundane, “take it for granted” type of topic, but accurate data is not something we should ever take for granted. HGAR will soon be launching two major initiatives that will rely heavily on accurate data, and we are going to need your help for these initiatives to succeed. The…

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Barry Kramer

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Staying Ahead of the Curve

November 2018

I just returned from the NAR Convention, which was held in Boston for the first time in 60 years. Boston is a city rich in history and a great backdrop to a conference looking to frame the future of real estate. When I attend these conferences, I think of them in terms of four opportunities:…

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technology

John Vrooman

Update on Improved iOS 12.x Notification Management, AgoraPulse, DIY Texting Gloves and Full-Page Screen Capture Extension

November 2018

Overnight, do you charge your phone in another room because phone notifications keep going off all night long? Similarly, during the day are you constantly interrupted by additional notifications? Regardless, if your iPhone and/or iPad can and has been upgraded to Apple's latest version of the iOS operating system (version 12) you should know the…

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