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Hudson Valley Home Prices Continue to Rise, While Sales Decline

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Home sale prices were up sharply in the third quarter in the four-county market area of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, with the exception of Westchester County where sales prices were relatively flat as compared to a year earlier. Sales volume was off marginally throughout the region, with overall third quarter sales down…

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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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MA. Developer Withdraws $4.51M Offer To Buy Vacant 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the developer who had offered to pay $4.51 million to acquire the property and convert it into a senior residence, had withdrawn its purchase offer.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 Office 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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Hudson Valley Home Prices Continue to Rise, While Sales Decline

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Home sale prices were up sharply in the third quarter in the four-county market area of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, with the exception of Westchester County where sales prices were relatively flat as compared to a year earlier. Sales volume was off marginally throughout the region, with overall third quarter sales down…

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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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Hudson Valley Home Prices Continue to Rise, While Sales Decline

October 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Home sale prices were up sharply in the third quarter in the four-county market area of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, with the exception of Westchester County where sales prices were relatively flat as compared to a year earlier. Sales volume was off marginally throughout the region, with overall third quarter sales down…

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Viewpoints

Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Embracing Technology

October 2018

Technology seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, with some in the industry exploring how new technologies can help grow their businesses to others who openly wonder if new technologies will put real estate agents out of business. From my perspective, the ultimate key is how we engage with and stay…

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Barry Kramer

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: NYSAR Fall Business Meeting Update

October 2018

The New York State Association of Realtors held its Fall Business Meetings earlier this month at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. I was joined by nearly 30 representatives from HGAR, all who volunteered to spend a few days hearing updates and addressing issues that affect membership and the Association. On the first day of…

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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 York State Association of Realtors offer free technical support options to their members.…

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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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