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Hudson Gateway REALTORS® Support Equal Housing Opportunities for All

April 2016

Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® As we celebrate the 48th anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act and the progress that has been made, sadly, we must recognize that after nearly five decades illegal discrimination in housing is a crime that still exists today. The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s…

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IDA Delays Vote Again on Major Project Based on Complaints Over Labor Policy

April 2016

NEW WINDSOR—The developer of a major warehouse distribution project in the Town of Newburgh will have to wait until next month to possibly secure millions of dollars in incentives for its $40-million facility that will include anchor tenant AmerisourceBergen. The Orange County Industrial Development Agency delayed two votes on granting incentives to the major distribution…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Market Continues Feverish Sales Pace

April 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Valley home sales market in the first quarter continued its upward trajectory, with increased sales throughout the four county region. However, the market has yet to truly become a seller’s market since sale prices were flat or even decreased in the four county HGAR region. A majority of all housing categories (single…

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2016 FIRST QUARTER REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT

April 2016

Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York Editor’s Note: The following is the full text version of the 2016 First Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York released today by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. WHITE PLAINS - Realtors operating in the four-county lower…

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Marcene Hedayati

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Enhancing the Member Experience

April 2016

As I continue with my quest to use this forum as a means to highlight the initiatives of each of HGAR's councils and committees, I think it is only fitting to examine the efforts of the Member Experience Committee. Two years ago, the Association decided to retain the services of August Partners, a firm that…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Constant Vigilance

April 2016

Usually I cover one topic for my monthly Article in Real Estate In-Depth but this month I’m going to break that rule and cover several topics. In several of the Harry Potter books there is a character named Mad Eye Moody who preaches “constant vigilance” against the dark arts. I’m going to steal his mantra…

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LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Stop the Transfer Tax Hike in Yonkers

May 2016

The proposed budget for the city of Yonkers includes a 100% increase in the real estate transfer tax. The tax would be increased to 3% from the current 1.5%. This would be devastating for home values in Yonkers as well as to residents needing to sell their homes. In the case of a $500,000 home…

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Pro Hoops a Slam Dunk at Westchester County Center

April 2016

In two short years since the Westchester Knicks first took the court at the Westchester County Center, the NBA Development League team of the storied New York Knicks is becoming a hot ticket. The Westchester Knicks played an inspired brand of basketball that earned the squad a playoff berth in the 2015-2016 season. The Knicks…

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IDA Delays Vote Again on Major Project Based on Complaints Over Labor Policy

April 2016

NEW WINDSOR—The developer of a major warehouse distribution project in the Town of Newburgh will have to wait until next month to possibly secure millions of dollars in incentives for its $40-million facility that will include anchor tenant AmerisourceBergen. The Orange County Industrial Development Agency delayed two votes on granting incentives to the major distribution…

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GUEST OPINION: Banking and Real Estate in America

March 2016

The Story of 100 Years of Boom and Bust Editor’s Note: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and its predecessor organizations, HGAR Affiliate Member and long-time contributing columnist Donald Arace takes a look back at the past 100 years in the mortgage lending business. There used to be…

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