HGAR Update

HGAR's Commercial & Investment Division to Tackle Natural Gas Moratorium’s Impacts

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Con Edison has officially announced its intention to impose a moratorium on new natural gas connection service for a majority of Westchester County. The gas utility will stop accepting applications for new natural gas service on March 15. Join the HGAR Commercial and Investment Division on Thursday, Feb. 28th for an informative morning discussion…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: February

February 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to February 2019 Thank you to the following Members who are leading the way in the 2019 RPAC campaign Platinum R $10,000 Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc., White Plains Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence Inc., Croton-on-Hudson Paul Kennedy,…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s ‘Project Beauty’ Event Draws Nearly 200 People

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s first event of 2019 drew almost 200 people to Neiman Marcus at The Westchester in White Plains for a “Project Beauty” event. The luxury department store closed early for the special event that featured champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres, make-overs, professional headshots, and a “What’s New for Spring” runway show…

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RPAC Committee Raises Over $2,000 at First Event of 2019

February 2019

HGAR’s RPAC Committee began the New Year by raising $2,050 at its first event of 2019. More than 85 people came out on a bitter cold night on January 31 to support the Realtors Political Action Committee at Pax Romana in White Plains. The event featured delicious complimentary Italian appetizers like pizza, meatballs, rice balls,…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents $15,000 Donation to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

February 2019

TARRYTOWN—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently presented a check for $15,000 to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, located in Tarrytown. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley has granted the…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Carmen Bauman

February 2019

A Promise of Greener Grass To answer the proverbial question, “Is the grass really greener on the other side,” Carmen Bauman says “Yes, it is!” Bauman is the Broker/Owner of her own firm, Green Grass Real Estate Corp. in Bronxville, which officially launched in 2017. “The name was actually my husband’s idea,” admitted Bauman. “He…

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Commercial Brokers Expecting Another Good Year for Region

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—A record crowd of approximately 150 real estate professionals attended the annual Commercial Broker Roundtable presented by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division on Jan. 23. The panel of veteran commercial brokers who do business in the lower Hudson Valley and New York metro region, were upbeat at the session held…

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In Memoriam: Elaine “Kiki” Hayden.

January 2019

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime Realtor Elaine “Kiki” Hayden. The Associate Broker with more than 40 years of real estate experience, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the age of 93. Kiki joined John J. Lease Realtors in 1971, where she was an…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: January

January 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to January 2019 Thank you to the following Members who are leading the way in the 2019 RPAC campaign Platinum R $10,000 Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc., White Plains Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence Inc., Croton-on-Hudson Paul Kennedy,…

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HGAR's 2019 Installation Gala

January 2019

  More than 250 Realtors, Affiliates, friends and family were on hand on January 17 at the Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley to celebrate the installation of former OCAR President Ron Garafalo as 2019 President of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.     Cathy Ripley swears in Ron Garafalo, the 2019…

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Veteran Realtor Ron Garafalo Installed as 2019 HGAR President

January 2019

CENTRAL VALLEY—More than 250 Realtors, Affiliates, friends and family were on hand on Jan. 17 to celebrate the installation of former OCAR President and Realtor Ron Garafalo as 2019 President of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. In addition to Garafalo, sales manager with John J. Lease Realtors in Middletown, Renee Zurlo, regional manager with…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: November 13, 2018

January 2019

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) November 13, 2018 HGAR offices, Goshen, New York Management, Financial & Membership Reports Secretary/Treasurer Gail Fattizzi presented the Treasurer’s Report on behalf of HGAR, including the bank and investment summary for October 1st and November 1st, and the Directors approved receipt of the…

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GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Handling Curve Balls

January 2019

One of the challenges of engaging in legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of the real estate industry is dealing with the unexpected curve ball that seems to come out of nowhere. You try swinging at it and the ball floats right underneath your bat. John Jordan writes about such a curve ball on the…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Ron Garafalo

January 2019

HGAR’s 2019 President In 2011, Ron Garafalo became the president of the former Orange County Association of Realtors. Now eight years later, he’s repeating himself, but this time, his presidency for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, has expanded his administration’s responsibilities to four counties, New York City and approximately 12,000 Realtors. “I’m very excited…

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In Memoriam: Eleanor Steckler

January 2019

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime Realtor Eleanor Steckler, who died on Dec. 28, 2018 at the age of 96. She was born in Lithuania to American citizens Alexander Vitkauskas and Eleanor Maslauskas. When the family returned to the United States, they settled in New…

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HGAR Calendar

January 2019

JANUARY   January 23 Commercial & Investment Division (CID) | Broker Roundtable and Market Update HGAR White Plains 9:00 am – 11:00 am January 28 WCR 2019 Overview and Legal Update Breakfast Crazy True Stories from the Ethics Frontline HGAR White Plains, 9:15 am – 11:30 am January 31 RPAC | New Year Networking Mixer…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $81,000 to 26 Hudson Valley Charities, Non-Profits in 2018

January 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway REALTOR Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, donated a total of $81,450 to 26 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2018. As it enters its sixth year of fundraising, the foundation is gearing up for another successful year of providing financial…

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