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Westchester Realtors Hit Back on Reports of Troubled Market

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester residential brokerage executives and industry analysts responding to multiple trade press reports of a troubled Westchester housing market caused by the impacts of the cap on state and local taxes, hit back saying demand is still high and prices are rising. Relying on the second quarter home sales market statistics released by the…

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City of Newburgh Files Federal Suit Over Water Contamination

August 2018

NEWBURGH—The City of Newburgh filed suit on Aug. 6 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking to halt on-going contamination of the city’s water supply by cancer causing per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) originating at Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, now operating as New…

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DEC’s Air Permit Denial Shuts Down CPV Valley Energy Center

August 2018

WAWAYNADA, NY—The decision by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week to deny a critical air quality permit has all but shut down operations at the fledgling and controversial CPV Valley Energy Center here. Knowledgeable sources tell Real Estate In-Depth that Competitive Power Ventures, the owner of the 680-megawatt gas-fired power plant,…

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RE/MAX Edge Opens Second Office in Brooklyn

August 2018

NEW YORK—RE/MAX Edge recently opened its second office in Brooklyn with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Open House and community celebration. The newly opened office, located at 9425 3rd Ave. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is the second full service real estate location for Broker/Owner Michael Napolitano and will provide comprehensive residential and commercial real estate services…

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RE/MAX Edge Opens Second Office in Brooklyn

August 2018

NEW YORK—RE/MAX Edge recently opened its second office in Brooklyn with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Open House and community celebration. The newly opened office, located at 9425 3rd Ave. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is the second full service real estate location for Broker/Owner Michael Napolitano and will provide comprehensive residential and commercial real estate services…

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Barry Kramer

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Exciting Events on Tap This Fall

August 2018

As the dog days of summer come to an end it makes me think of the fall and winter schedule of events, chock full of worthwhile meetings and conventions. This fall I hope you’ll join me for a vast array of happenings, everything from our very own Member Appreciation Day to NAR’s National Conference. The…

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Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: August Legislative Update

August 2018

Key victories for the Realtors and the industry have come to fruition over the summer. The National Flood Insurance Program has been extended, which will facilitate thousands of home sales that otherwise would have stalled due to banks not issuing loans without the insurance in flood prone areas. We are still pushing a five-year reauthorization…

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John Jordan

Gov. Cuomo Says Capital Gains Cut Will Cost NY $500 Million

August 2018

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 9th his intent to propose legislation to “decouple” state tax policy from the federal tax code if the Trump Administration follows through on a plan to enact a $100-billion capital gains tax cut. Gov. Cuomo in a press conference in New York City also called on…

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