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HGAR Mourns Passing of Longtime Legal Counsel

June 2018

WHITE PLAINS—One of the key people who helped shape the modern-day Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors has passed away at the age of 75. Longtime Board Legal Counsel Edward I. Sumber died on June 5 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Real Estate In-Depth talked with association leaders from past and present who were in unison…

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Music is in the Air This Summer at Many Hudson Valley Venues

June 2018

Summer is coming and that translates to the feel of beach sand on bare feet, the aroma of dinner on the barbecue grill, and the sounds of everything from classic rock to jazz to country music filling concert halls throughout the Hudson Valley. Bands like Kansas, Poison, Yes, America, Jefferson Starship, Lady Antebellum and Justin…

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Metro North President Talks Station Improvements, Capital Projects

June 2018

RYE BROOK—Metro North President Catherine Rinaldi briefed members of the Commercial Investment Division of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Business Council of Westchester on June  7 on the latest railroad initiatives, including the long-awaited improvements to the White Plains station. Rinaldi, who recently spoke before the Orange County Citizens Foundation on the…

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Two Veteran Westchester Realtors Form New ‘LifeNY’ Brokerage Firm

June 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Two veteran residential brokers and “Rising Stars”—Chirag Shah and Jason Wilson—have ventured out on their own and formed a new boutique brokerage firm here called “LifeNY.” The two Realtors, who both have been heavily engaged in the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, say their new firm will have “a laser focus on client services…

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Sharon Tucker Appointed Manager Of Rand Realty’s Pearl River Office

June 2018

NANUET—Following the retirement of Teresa O’Shaughnessy, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has selected Sharon Tucker as the new manager for its office in Pearl River. “This past year with Rand Realty has been one of the most-memorable of my career,” said Tucker. “I’ve learned so much in my time here thus far, and I’m…

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BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: A Refresher on Illegal Rentals

June 2018

While the vast majority of landlords are law-abiding, some continue to flout the law when it comes to renting out apartments that are not legally suitable for occupancy. These illegal apartments are typically, but not always, found in single- or dual-family homes. Undocumented immigrants are frequently preyed upon by this practice. This article is about…

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Sharon Tucker Appointed Manager Of Rand Realty’s Pearl River Office

June 2018

NANUET—Following the retirement of Teresa O’Shaughnessy, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has selected Sharon Tucker as the new manager for its office in Pearl River. “This past year with Rand Realty has been one of the most-memorable of my career,” said Tucker. “I’ve learned so much in my time here thus far, and I’m…

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Barry Kramer

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Highlights of NAR Legislative Conference

June 2018

A few weeks ago I attended the Realtors Legislative Meetings in Washington, DC. I must confess that while I’ve been to nearly every National Association of Realtors’ Convention held every November, this was my first time at the legislative meetings, which are held each May. If your time and budget permit, it’s really a great…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Going Global

June 2018

In many of her articles for Real Estate In-Depth last year, past President Dorothy Botsoe referenced the fact that “we are the world.” I think there is tremendous positive energy in that phrase, reflecting our diversity and the fact that our proximity to New York City creates opportunities to work with buyers and sellers from…

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Real Estate In-Depth

National Association of Realtors Applauds Passage of Banking Reform Bill

May 2018

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday (May 22) that the National Association of Realtors believes will bring much-needed bank regulatory relief and consumer protections and is a step in the right direction for the industry. S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” contains several favorable provisions for housing, including…

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