Residential

NRT New England, LLC Acquires Danbury-Based Goodfellow R.E.

November 2017

DANBURY, CT—NRT New England, LLC, announced on Nov. 2nd that it has acquired the assets of Goodfellow Real Estate, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company based in Danbury, CT. NRT New England, LLC operates under the brand names of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut. The 12 agents formerly…

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New York Congressional Delegation's Views on Tax Reform

November 2017

ALBANY—The New York State Association of Realtors reports that all Democratic New York Congressional representatives, including local Congressional representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel, have come out against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” proposal also known as the GOP tax reform plan released on Nov. 2. Also, New York’s two Democratic…

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Low Inventory, Affordability Stifles First Time Buyer Demand

November 2017

WASHINGTON—Despite solid interest in buying a home—sparked by steady job gains, record low mortgage rates and higher rents—the severe drought in housing supply in much of the country over the past year as well as accelerated price growth kept many first-time buyers out of the market. This is according to the National Association of Realtors'…

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LCOR Begins Marketing Residential Tower in White Plains

November 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Developer LCOR announced recently the completion of construction and the debut of its residential tower project near the White Plains Metro North train station called “Continuum.” The tower building is the first phase of a $250-million twin tower mixed-use project. Located at 55 Bank St., Continuum features a 16-story tower with 288 residences and…

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Yonkers Mayor Spano Says City is Looking to Change its Image

October 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, who was the keynote speaker at HGAR’s Commercial Investment Division on Oct. 26, said that one of his administration’s main goals has been to change the city’s negative image that at least in part was caused by the school desegregation case that garnered national headlines in the late 1980s. In…

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Westchester County’s LDC Provides Incentives for New SUNY Purchase Dorm Project

October 2017

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester Local Development Corporation has approved $36.4 million in low-cost financing for Purchase College-SUNY to construct a new residence hall on its campus. The financing approved at the LDC’s Oct. 19th meeting will be used build a four-story, 80,000-square-foot residence hall, consisting of 300 beds in a suite-style configuration with student common areas…

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Schumer, Cuomo Urge NY Delegation to Oppose State, Local Tax Deduction Repeal

October 2017

BETHLEHEM, NY—U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo were joined by New York Realtors in urging the state Congressional delegation to oppose the elimination of state and local property tax deductions as part of the Republican-led tax reform campaign in Washington, D.C. At a press conference held on Oct. 23 at a…

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New York City Council Approves Bronx Point Mixed-Use Project

October 2017

NEW YORK—The New York City Council approved the massive Bronx Point project along the Harlem River waterfront in the South Bronx on Oct. 17th that will be led by a Larchmont-based developer, which will bring approximately 1,000 new housing units to the area as well as a new school and hip-hop museum. City officials announced…

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Rockland County Investment Firm Proposes $175M Project to Revitalize Downtown Spring Valley

October 2017

SPRING VALLEY—Rockland County-based investment firm Concord Capital NY reported on Oct. 16th that it is seeking approvals to build a $175-million transit oriented development in Downtown Spring Valley. The project, which the firm states will be modeled after successful redevelopment initiatives in Downtown Yonkers, New Rochelle and in TOD-oriented locations on Long Island, calls for…

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Spotlight On: Irene Guanill-Seeing Beyond the Mess

October 2017

Irene Guanill describes herself as “a girl from the South Bronx,” who grew up learning how to turn lemons into lemonade. “My mom was always very strong and she taught us to be strong,” she said. “Failure was not an option—you could either sink or swim, and I chose to swim.” Today, the mother of…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales, Prices Remain Strong; Inventory Continues to Fall

October 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Real estate sales continued at a brisk pace in the lower Hudson Valley region, albeit at a slightly slower pace as the year has progressed, according to the “Third Quarter Residential Real Estate Report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York” released by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. With the…

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NAR Survey: Home Buyers and Sellers Gaining Confidence

September 2017

WASHINGTON —Existing-homes sales have retreated in four of the past five months, but new survey findings from the National Association of Realtors indicate it is not because of a lack of confidence from consumers about buying and selling a home, or based on their views about the direction of the economy and their finances. NAR’s…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents $1,000 Donation to Gilda’s Club Westchester

September 2017

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently presented a check for $1,000 to Gilda’s Club Westchester. Created in fulfillment of actress Gilda Radner’s dream, Gilda’s Club offers a welcoming community of free support for everyone living with cancer—men, women, teens and children—along with their families…

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Century 21 Full Service Relocates To New Location in New City

September 2017

NEW CITY—Century 21 Full Service Realty reported recently it has relocated its brokerage operations to larger space at 53 South Main St. in New City. According to Vesna Kanacki, Broker of Record, the move was necessary to provide a superior business environment for present and future associates and its staff. She said the new office…

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NAR Study Says Student Debt Significantly Delays Millennial Homeownership

September 2017

WASHINGTON—Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt currently do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year delay from buying, according to a recently released study on student loan debt and…

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Century 21 Haviland of Pleasantville Merges with ERA Insite Realty

September 2017

PLEASANTVILLE—ERA Insite Realty Services, with offices in White Plains, Bronxville and Mount Pleasant, announced a merger deal on Sept. 18th with Century 21 Haviland in Pleasantville. The merger was announced by Louis and Debra Budetti, founders and owners of ERA Insite Realty Services, which is headquartered in White Plains. The merger comes on the heels…

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GDC Breaks Ground on Peekskill Gateway Townhomes Project

September 2017

PEEKSKILL—Ginsburg Development Companies Principal Martin Ginsburg joined with Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina and other state, county and city officials and dignitaries on September 14 for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of Gateway Townhomes here. Located at 700 Main St., at the gateway to the city from Route 9, Gateway Townhomes will…

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