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Developers Reportedly Adapting to Natural Gas Moratorium in Lower Westchester

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The development community in Westchester County is being forced to adapt to a new norm—a moratorium on new natural gas connection hookups imposed by utility Con Edison on March 15. Thus far, there have been no reports of developers walking away from their projects in the county due to the imposition of the moratorium.…

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Some of the Unique Places in Westchester to Visit

May 2019

Westchester County is home to many unique attractions—from renowned historic sites to breathtaking nature preserves and parks. New and even long-time residents in the county can find a plethora of places and activities to keep themselves entertained throughout the year. And for those who love animals, there are a few special spots offering visitors the…

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

May 2019

WASHINGTON—Mortgage applications increased 2.7% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 3, 2019. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the…

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Developers Reportedly Adapting to Natural Gas Moratorium in Lower Westchester

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The development community in Westchester County is being forced to adapt to a new norm—a moratorium on new natural gas connection hookups imposed by utility Con Edison on March 15. Thus far, there have been no reports of developers walking away from their projects in the county due to the imposition of the moratorium.…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Still a Long Way to Go!

May 2019

Last month was Fair Housing Month, and HGAR’s Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity Committee, chaired by Dorothy Botsoe and Eydie Lopez, coordinated a wonderful event to celebrate Fair Housing Month entitled “Play by the Rules or Pay the Consequences.” The speakers were Sally Santangello, the executive director of CNY Fair Housing from Central New York,…

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Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Realtors Head to D.C. for Capitol Hill Visits

May 2019

HGAR members, along with Realtors from across the country, are headed at press time to the annual NAR Legislative meetings in Washington DC to meet with their Congressional representatives and advocate for Realtor issues. Among the topics of discussion this year include the National Flood Insurance program. Realtors are fighting to reauthorize the program for…

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

May 2019

WASHINGTON—Mortgage applications increased 2.7% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 3, 2019. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the…

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