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J. Philip Real Estate Hires Six New Agents

June 2016

J. Philip Real Estate announced it has hired six new agents to service the agency’s growing client base. New agents to the firm include: Christine Piccone, who comes to J. Philip from Keller Williams after having spent most of her more than 15-year career at REMAX Classic.   Freddy Vargas, a licensed agent for more…

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To-Dao Casey Joins William Raveis Scarsdale Office

June 2016

To-Dao Casey recently joined William Raveis as an Associate Real Estate Broker in the Scarsdale office. A longtime Scarsdale resident, To-Dao is a graduate of the Scarsdale school system, as well as McGill University, Fordham Law School and New York University.  She has a background in law and early childhood education and is fluent in…

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Lori Chapman and Emborah-Raven Thompson Join ERA Curasi Realty

June 2016

ERA Curasi Realty recently announced the addition of Lori Chapman and Emborah-Raven Thompson to its team of real estate professionals serving consumers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Chapman is a third generation Realtor who grew up in the real estate business, and began her own real estate career in 2012.  She brings more than four…

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Aaron Velez Appointed Manager of Houlihan Lawrence's Yonkers Office.

June 2016

Houlihan Lawrence recently announced the appointment of Aaron Velez as manager to its Yonkers office. Velez joined Houlihan Lawrence as an agent in 2009. He was awarded a Westchester Country Board of Realtors Award for Excellence in Sales for the years 2010-2013, and won the Westchester Country Board of Realtors Rookie of the Year Award…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Brian Levine - The 'Greatest Gift of All'

June 2016

Brian Levine is a man of many talents. The Broker/Manager of Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington and Ardsley offices is also an attorney and has enjoyed successful careers as a college professor and owner of a touring entertainment production firm, rubbing elbows with the likes of rock legends Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and U2. While he admits it…

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A Kid in a Candy Store

June 2016

When women have the chance to experience Westchester mom and fashion designer Kara Mac’s new business, they often react like kids in a candy store! It’s not surprising, though, because ShoeCandy by Kara Mac may be just as addicting as those colorful jars of jellybeans, lollipops and gumdrops. ShoeCandy is just what it sounds like—“candy”…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Cindy Schweizer

May 2016

From the Little Leagues to the Big Leagues More than 20 years ago, Cindy Schweizer stepped into a Stony Point real estate office to sell sponsorships for her son’s little league team. Little did she know that this chance encounter would be the start of her own long and successful real estate career. Now an…

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BHHS Westchester Properties Opens Office in Downtown Rye

May 2016

RYE—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England and Westchester Properties announced recently the opening of its Rye office at 22 Purchase St. in the heart of downtown Rye. The latest opening gives the company a total of 53 offices and nearly 1,800 agents. Heading the office is Harrison resident, Margaret Grasso. “Our Rye outpost provides us with…

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Anthony Arace Joins Hudson United Title Westchester Office

May 2016

Hudson United Title announced recently that Anthony Arace has joined its Westchester office as a sales executive. In 2011, Arace became a licensed Realtor and started his career as an agent when he joined Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in White Plains. Arace has closed many transactions since entering the title business three years ago.

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Nicholas Chiappetta and Latesha Parks Join ERA Insite Realty

May 2016

ERA Insite Realty principal broker Louis Budetti recently announced that Nicholas Chiappetta has joined his White Plains office and Latesha Parks has joined the firm’s Bronxville office.  Both are licensed real estate salespersons who moved to the company from other local brokerages. Chiappetta, a North Salem resident and Westchester native, started his real estate career…

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Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont and Robert Meyerson Join the Scarsdale Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties

May 2016

Realtor Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont and Robert Meyerson have joined the Scarsdale office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties. The announcement was made by Mark Nadler, Director of Westchester Sales. Born in Poland, Teyssonniere de Gramont brings with her a diverse background. American by residency. She and her family have lived in Warsaw (Poland), Versailles (France),…

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Lisa LaGuardia-Tremblay Joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Office in Somers

May 2016

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County has reported that Brewster resident Lisa LaGuardia-Tremblay has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Somers. As a real estate salesperson, LaGuardia-Tremblay will provide residential real estate services in Somers as well as the surrounding communities of North Salem, Carmel, Mahopac, Southeast, Brewster, Pawling,…

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Alvis Smith Appointed Branch Office Manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New Rochelle Office

May 2016

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County announced recently that Alvis “Al” Smith was appointed branch office manager of the company’s New Rochelle office. Smith will be responsible for the oversight of approximately 30 affiliated real estate sales professionals serving homebuyers and sellers in New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Yonkers, and the surrounding communities…

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Rye Office is Company’s No. 1 Top-performing Office in Westchester

May 2016

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Rye has once again been recognized as the company’s No. 1 top-performing office in Westchester County for its sales achievements in 2015. With approximately 50 affiliated real estate professionals, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Rye is managed by Nancy Neuman, an associate real estate broker with…

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Kevin J. McCarthy Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Director

May 2016

Cushman & Wakefield announced recently that Kevin J. McCarthy has joined the firm’s Fairfield/Westchester office brokerage group as senior director. He is located in the firm’s Stamford, CT office. McCarthy, a leading brokerage professional in the Tri-state area, has more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate, assisting his clients in lease negotiations, property sales…

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Veteran Realtor Howard Parnes Passes Away

May 2016

WHITE PLAINS— Howard Leon Parnes, partner of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, passed away at age 86 on April 21, 2016. Parnes joined forces in 1967 with the long-established Houlihan firm run by James G. Houlihan and Daniel J. Houlihan. The firm, which became known as Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Parnes was known in…

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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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