Viewpoints

Marcene Hedayati

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Change is the Law of Life

January 2016

This year we are celebrating, through various special events, our association’s 100th year anniversary In fact, by the time this issue is unveiled, we will have already concluded our Annual Installation, the first of many special events planned. I would like to take a moment to thank our remarkable staff for planning the Gala, as…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Happy Birthday HGAR!

January 2016

You don’t turn 100 every year, and 2016 is the year the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors celebrates its 100th Anniversary. The following is an excerpt from the National Real Estate Journal dated May 15, 1916: “The first regular meeting of the Westchester County Realty Board was held Tuesday afternoon, May 9th, in the Lecture…

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news

Rental Development Pipeline Growing in Westchester

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The multifamily sector in Westchester County is getting stronger and the development pipeline for rental units is growing as developers hope to capture Millennials seeking housing in a live-work-play environment. With major projects under construction in White Plains, such as 55 Bank St., and in Yonkers along the Hudson River waterfront, as well as…

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legal-advocacy

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: 2015 Legislative Advocacy

February 2016

As we start the New Year, I would like to take this opportunity to review the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ role in legislative advocacy on the local, state and federal levels, and why these efforts are so important to you and your business. RPAC: Much of what is accomplished in the Legislative arena has…

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people

IN MEMORIAM: John L. Mirra III, Monroe Realtor

February 2016

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtor regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Realtor John L. Mirra III. Mirra, 60, of Chester, passed away on Feb. 5 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Wayne, NJ. He was born November 12, 1955 in New York, NY, the son of John L. Mirra, Jr. and the late…

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commercial

Rental Development Pipeline Growing in Westchester

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The multifamily sector in Westchester County is getting stronger and the development pipeline for rental units is growing as developers hope to capture Millennials seeking housing in a live-work-play environment. With major projects under construction in White Plains, such as 55 Bank St., and in Yonkers along the Hudson River waterfront, as well as…

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technology

TECH TALK: The Latest on Windows 10 Fall Update, PoE and Kickstand Cases

January 2016

Windows 10 Fall Update Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system has only been available for a few months now. Back in November, Microsoft released its first significant update to Windows 10, but it’s likely that many Windows 10 users who have applied the update will not notice many of the changes that the update introduced.…

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mortgage

Lenders Expect Strong Demand, Loan Volume in 2016

January 2016

WASHINGTON—Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2016, as lenders' and borrowers' appetites for new loans remain strong, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association survey of the top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. A full 9% of the top firms expect originations to increase in 2016, with 50% expecting an…

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