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Merlin Entertainments Proposes Major Road Project to Help Secure Legoland Approval

February 2017

GOSHEN—Merlin Entertainments, the developer of the proposed $500-million LEGOLAND New York project here, has taken a bold step to mitigate one of the major issues tied to the project’s approval. The firm announced on Monday plans to relocate and reconfigure Exit 125 of Route 17 to help alleviate traffic on local roads. The multi-million dollar…

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Spotlight On: Rey Hollingsworth Falu

February 2017

Branding That is Never Out of Style Standing out from the crowd can always be a challenge for Realtors, but Rey Hollingsworth Falu has definitely found something that leaves an instant impact on almost everyone he meets—his bow ties! The Broker/Owner of Hollingsworth Real Estate Group in White Plains wears them just about all of…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Soared 12.5% in 2016

January 2017

WHITE PLAINS—As the new year begins, the Hudson Valley home sales market seems to be running on close to all cylinders with strong sales in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties. All indications are that the region’s economic fundamentals will continue to fuel activity and perhaps spark even higher price appreciation in some markets in…

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Project Profile: $500M Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park to Harness Region’s Burgeoning Food and Beverage Sector

February 2017

Real Estate In-Depth recently sat down with Mike Oates, managing partner of Bellefield Development Partners, to discuss the firm’s proposed $500-million Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park development, a mixed-use, multi-phased project that hopes to take advantage of and in turn enhance the Hudson Valley’s growing food and beverage industry. The development project is located on…

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LEGAL CORNER: The CFPB: Knocked Down But Not Out

February 2017

On January 31, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed major consent orders against Prospect Mortgage, LLC, a major U.S. lender, and three other parties, including two real estate brokerage firms in California (i.e., RGC Services, Inc. d/b/a ReMax Gold Coast and Willamette Legacy, LLC d/b/a Keller Williams Mid-Willamette) and a mortgage servicer in Connecticut…

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Recognized for Reaching RPAC Milestone

February 2017

HGAR received recognition at the NYSAR Mid-Year Meetings held in Albany earlier this month for helping RPAC of NY reach their 2016 goal. From left, Laurie DiFrancesco, HGAR 2016 RPAC Chairperson, accepted the award along with HGAR’s 2017 President Dorothy Botsoe and Barry Kramer, HGAR 2017 RPAC Co-Chair. HGAR extends its congratulations to all whose…

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Project Profile: $500M Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park to Harness Region’s Burgeoning Food and Beverage Sector

February 2017

Real Estate In-Depth recently sat down with Mike Oates, managing partner of Bellefield Development Partners, to discuss the firm’s proposed $500-million Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park development, a mixed-use, multi-phased project that hopes to take advantage of and in turn enhance the Hudson Valley’s growing food and beverage industry. The development project is located on…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Changing Landscapes

February 2017

One of the benefits of HGAR’s move to One Maple Avenue in White Plains is the fact that we have great light in the office from oversized windows and skylights. Ironically the view from my office looks out over our former offices in the Westchester Pavilion Mall at 60 South Broadway, with the Ritz Carlton…

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Dorothy Botsoe

Marching On!

February 2017

I first want to thank everyone who attended the installation and made it a success. It was a terrific, fun event with a focus on inclusion, diversity, and making our organization stronger, more unified and on target for moving forward as we embrace the changing face of real estate this year. Another change worth mentioning…

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Real Estate In-Depth

A.S.A.P. Mortgage Opens Fourth Branch Office

February 2017

  CROTON-ON-HUDSON—Rescheduled a day later due to the snowstorm, officials and staff with A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp. opened its fourth Westchester County branch location on Friday, Feb. 10. A host of local and county officials were on hand for the festivities to commemorate the opening of the firm’s new location at 125 Grand St. in Croton-on-Hudson.…

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