Residential

J. Philip Real Estate Increases Staff; Standardizes Productivity and Services

September 2019

MAHOPAC—J. Philip Real Estate of Putnam County announced on Sept. 16 that the firm has raised the bar on its custom brand standards of agent training. Designed to reflect J. Philip’s unique productivity and client service approach, the enhanced training model is backed by talent and proven industry best practices, the brokerage firm reported. A…

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GDC Celebrate Completion of Construction Of First Phase of The Waterfront at Harbors

September 2019

HAVERSTRAW—Ginsburg Development Companies was joined by town, village and Rockland County officials on Sept. 12 to celebrate the completion of construction of phase one of GDC’s latest luxury waterfront development—The Waterfront at Harbors. Located as part of GDC’s Harbors-at-Haverstraw condominium community on the Hudson River, The Waterfront at Harbors features single-level two- and three-bedroom condominium…

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Houlihan Lawrence Names Liz Nunan President

September 2019

RYE BROOK—Houlihan Lawrence announced on Sept. 16 that Liz Nunan has been promoted to President of the brokerage firm. Previously the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Nunan will now oversee all aspects of Houlihan Lawrence’s operations, including the company’s residential and commercial brokerage divisions, with 30 offices and 1,300 agents. Nunan’s promotion is accompanied by other…

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Ratings Agency Says GSE Reform Could Take Years to Implement

September 2019

WASHINGTON—A host of housing and finance organizations have expressed support for the plans submitted by the Trump Administration, specifically the Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, earlier this month to reform the housing finance system and the Government-Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Treasury Housing Reform Plan consists…

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Pioneer Westchester Commercial RE Developer Robert Weinberg Dies

September 2019

NEW YORK—While visionary commercial and residential developer Robert Weinberg passed away at his home in Manhattan at the age of 90 on Sept. 3, his legacy in Westchester County and the surrounding suburbs will live on for generations to come. Weinberg will be best remembered for co-founding Robert Martin Company of Elmsford with partner Martin…

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Pending Home Sales Drop 2.5% in July

September 2019

WASHINGTON—Uncertainty over the direction of the U.S. economy has trumped very low mortgage interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR recently reported that pending sales in the United States fell 2.5% in July. Pending sales in the Northeast fell less than 2% in July, as compared to a month earlier. Of the…

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Yonkers Apartment Tower Trades for $48 Million

September 2019

YONKERS—The 311-unit Parkledge apartment tower here has been acquired by the Hudson Valley Property Group, LLC for $48.3 million. The transaction for the affordable rental apartment complex was reported by CBRE Affordable Housing and CBRE’s New York Institutional Group. Tim Flint, executive vice president of CBRE Affordable Housing, along with CBRE’s Jeff Dunne, Gene Pride…

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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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Experts Decry Rent Laws’ ‘Disastrous’ Impacts

August 2019

NEW YORK—More than 125 commercial and residential real estate professionals heard a rather sobering outlook of what the recently enacted new rent control regulations enacted by the State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have on the region’s real estate market. The morning session was held on Aug. 7 at the…

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Senate Report Says Municipalities Need to Prioritize Code Enforcement

August 2019

ALBANY—A six-month New York State investigation into code enforcement practices in New York State found systemic failures to prioritize code enforcement at all levels of government. The State Senate investigative report identified common shortfalls, recommended sweeping legislative and regulatory changes, and urged both municipalities and the state to take code enforcement more seriously. In the…

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13 Things to Know: Expansion of Rent Regulation and Tenant Protection

July 2019

Author: Harris Beach Attorneys at Law, PLLC Editor’s Note: The New York State Association of Realtors released the following column for Realtors authored by Harris Beach Attorneys at Law, PLLC in respect to recent rent regulation and tenant protection legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. BACKGROUND: On June 14, 2019, the…

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NAR: Pending Home Sales in Northeast Rose 2.7% in June

July 2019

WASHINGTON—Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors. Each of the four major regions recorded a rise in contract activity, with the West experiencing the highest surge. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 2.8% to…

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Westchester to Receive $4.1M in Fed Funds To Address Lead Paint Hazards in Homes

July 2019

OSSINING—At a press conference here. Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced that for the first time since 2010, the county will receive federal funding to conduct healthy home assessments and help low income homeowners remediate lead-based paint in their homes. The county will receive a total of $4.1 million in federal funding. Westchester County has…

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Construction to Begin in 2020 on Senior Housing Development at Purchase College

July 2019

PURCHASE— Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College is moving forward with its development of 220 independent living homes for ages 62 and older. When built, the project will be the first senior housing development to be located on a college campus in Westchester County. The firm expects to begin construction on the development project…

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New Windsor Multifamily Trades for $19M

July 2019

NEW WINDSOR—The Southgate Village Apartments here has been acquired by an affiliate of JP Management for $19 million. Woodbridge, NJ-based The Kislak Company Inc. reported the sale of the 192-unit multifamily property. Kislak marketed the property at 2300 Vails Gate Heights Drive on an exclusive with senior vice president Janet Bortz handling the assignment on…

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