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Robert Martin Execs Discuss Growth Plans After $487.5 Million Mega Purchase Deal

August 2019

(Part two of two) ELMSFORD— Real Estate In-Depth recently sat down with Robert Martin Co. CEO Timothy Jones and Managing Director Greg Berger, to discuss the particulars of the firm’s $487.5-million purchase of a 56-building portfolio, most of which was originally developed by Robert Martin and later sold to the predecessor of Mack-Cali in the…

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HGAR’s Haggerty Makes the Case for a Unified Listing System

August 2019

NEW YORK—Inaccurate data is the major driver of financial and time drains for residential real estate professionals, according to Richard Haggerty, CEO of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc., and president of the New York MLS, LLC. That’s why the time has come for a unified Multiple Listing Service in New York, he noted.…

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Peekskill Scores $10 Million to Improve Downtown

August 2019

PEEKSKILL—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled from Albany down to Peekskill on Aug. 13 to announce that the city had been selected as the Mid-Hudson winner of the fourth round of the governor’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As this year’s winner, Peekskill be awarded $10 million in state funding and investments to revitalize its downtown neighborhoods…

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legal-advocacy

LEGAL CORNER: The New Rent Laws: Confusion and Anger

August 2019

Since the passage of the Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (the “2019 Act” or “Act”) [see https://bit.ly/2xA6lth] on June 14, 2019, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. has been receiving many inquiries regarding the act. Among some of the commonly asked questions relate to: (1) whether the 2019 Act applies…

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Houlihan Lawrence Yonkers Welcomes Barbara-Ann Cesaro Benson & Jeffery Landsman

August 2019

Houlihan Lawrence recently welcomed Barbara-Ann Cesaro Benson and Jeffery Landsman to its Yonkers office. Benson has been licensed since 2002, serving the Bronx and Westchester County. She previously worked with BHG Rand and Century 21 Wolff as one of their top agents. Benson is a consistent award winner and two-time award winner of Realtor Associate…

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Viewpoints

Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Take Leadership for Granted

August 2019

Every August the National Association of Realtors brings together the CEOs and President Elect’s from all of the local Realtor Associations from around the country for a “Leadership Summit.” The day-and-a-half program is packed with motivational speakers and interactive sessions. HGAR’s incoming President for 2020, Gail Fattizzi and I just returned from this year’s Leadership…

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Jennifer Maher

PUTNAM POSTING: Putnam County Business Council Panel Shares Economic Growth Ideas

August 2019

On July 30, more than 60 business leaders and owners gathered at the Putnam County Golf Course for the 2nd annual Putnam County Business Council “Leadership Breakfast” series. The meeting began with a remembrance of the Honorable Jimmy Reitz and the start of a scholarship fund. Tompkins Mahopac Bank provided the initial spark with a…

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John Vrooman

What You Need to Know About Portable Power Bank Chargers, ‘Snap’ Windows, Script Memorization Apps and Chrome Remote Desktop

August 2019

Over time, batteries tend to degrade in their ability to hold a charge. To combat battery degradation, many people buy portable power bank chargers to ensure they'll have enough power available to run their device(s) through the day. Unfortunately, not everyone understands how to evaluate their overall battery power needs. While buying the most inexpensive…

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Real Estate In-Depth

NAR Applauds Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule

August 2019

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Realtors recently commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Administration condominium loan policies. The changes, many of which NAR had championed for over a decade, should yield thousands of new homeownership opportunities and help alleviate affordability restraints impacting markets across the country. “We are thrilled…

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