Residential

New Rochelle Issues RFP to Redevelop Harrison Street Fire Station #1 Property

January 2017

NEW ROCHELLE—The City of New Rochelle issued a Request for Proposal for the redevelopment of Fire Station #1 at 45 Harrison St. on Jan. 2. The city-owned property is not included in the portfolio of properties in the city’s far reaching Master Development Agreement with RDRXR, a partnership of Renaissance Downtowns and RXR Realty, according…

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Newburgh Seeks Broker to Market City-Owned Properties

January 2017

NEWBURGH—The City of Newburgh has issued a Request for Qualifications for a real estate broker to help sell some city-owned properties. The city issued a Request for Qualifications on Dec. 23 for New York State licensed real estate brokers “to provide professional brokerage services for marketing, listing and selling select city-owned properties.” RFQ submittals are…

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Faranda, Rand Make Inman’s ‘Influencer’ List

January 2017

NEW YORK CITY—Inman recently announced its “Real Estate Influencers of 2017” and several Hudson Valley-based real estate professionals made the prestigious list. Among the Influencer selections by the real estate industry media website included J. Philip Faranda, broker/owner of J. Philip Real Estate LLC, an independent real estate brokerage firm based in Briarcliff Manor and…

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Surge in Northeast Boosts US Home Sales in November

December 2016

WASHINGTON—A large home sales surge in the Northeast and a smaller gain in the South pushed existing-home sales up for the third consecutive month in November, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual…

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Astorino: Westchester Has Spent $82M on Fair Housing Case

December 2016

WHITE PLAINS—As expected, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino reported that the county had surpassed the court-mandated fair housing development benchmark of having financing in place and/or building permits issued for 750 units of affordable housing in 31 communities by the end of 2016. Astorino at a Dec. 27th press conference at the Michaelian Office Building…

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Rising Mortgage Rates Will Affect Home Sales Volume in 2017

December 2016

WASHINGTON—Shrinking consumer confidence due to declining housing affordability, combined with rising mortgage interest rates are expected to put downward pressure on home sales volume nationwide, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors. In NAR's recently released fourth quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME)…

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All Indicators Point to Growing Rockland Housing Market

December 2016

How do you summarize the 2016 real estate market in Rockland county in three words or less? On the Move! My prediction for 2017 is that Rockland County’s residential market will continue to keep on moving. We have seen very strong indicators of a growing market and we have posted some of the strongest numbers…

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Keller Williams Realty Group Sponsors Fundraiser for Tuckahoe Senior Center

December 2016

SCARSDALE—Keller Williams Realty Group Market Center recently hosted its annual Masquerade Ball, which raised more than $10,000 for the Tuckahoe Senior Citizens Center. “We believe in supporting the community where we live and work,” said Jamal Hadi, operating principal of Keller Williams Realty Group. “It’s our way of saying thank you to our friends, neighbors…

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State, City Crack Down on Building Owners For Non-Compliance With 421-A Regulations

December 2016

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued letters notifying owners of 178 residential buildings—with a total of 1,400 rental apartments—that their 421-a tax benefits will be revoked retroactively if they…

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Mid-Hudson Region Secures $83M in State Grant Funds

December 2016

Legoland Project Awarded $3 Million  ALBANY—The Mid-Hudson Valley region came out the big winner in this year’s Consolidated Funding Awards, netting $83.3 million in state aid that will support 105 economic development/infrastructure projects in the seven-county region. In an announcement on Dec. 9, Gov. Andrew Cuomo awarded a total of $716.9 million in CFA funding…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: HGAR Affiliate of the Year JoAnne Murray

December 2016

JoAnne Murray, president of the Allan M. Block Agency, Inc. in Tarrytown, had no idea that she was going to be honored as the HGAR “Affiliate Member of the Year” at the Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day in October. “When I heard my name called, I was so shocked that I just sat there…

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Report: Demographic Shifts, Consumer Demand Will Keep U.S. Suburbs Thriving

December 2016

WASHINGTON—Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well-positioned to maintain their relevance in the years ahead as the places where most Americans live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from the Urban Land…

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Loew’s Theater Groundbreaking a Precursor to Building Boom

December 2016

NEW ROCHELLE—A groundbreaking was staged at the long-shuttered Loew’s Theater in New Rochelle on Nov. 30 for a much-anticipated $120-million mixed-use high-rise tower. However, while definitely cause for celebration, city officials and the developer say the event was just the first of what they expect will be a host of new commercial developments that will…

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Young Realtor and Cancer Survivor Publishes First Book

November 2016

WEST NYACK—Tiera Rice, 27, has joined the growing number of Hudson Valley real estate professionals who are also authors. The West Nyack Realtor, who works with R2M Realty Inc. in Nyack, just finished her first novel, “Awakening” the Bloodline Series, Book 1. It’s a fictional story about a subject that is far removed from real…

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State, National Home Sales Post Strong Gains in October

November 2016

ALBANY—Home sales in October posted strong gains both in New York State and nationally. The New York State Association of Realtors reported on Nov. 22 that home sales in the Empire State reached the second highest October monthly total on record. Home sales in the Empire State dipped slightly from one year ago, but still…

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GDC ‘Tops Off’ River Tides Tower

November 2016

YONKERS—Ginsburg Development Companies recently joined with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano along with other city officials and dignitaries to celebrate the “topping off” of River Tides at Greystone, a new 330-unit luxury rental building featuring resort-class amenities and spectacular views of the Hudson River and Palisades. The Nov. 2 event marked the completion of the final…

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Jamison Named RE/MAX NY Region Director

November 2016

DENVER—RE/MAX, LLC, announced that Sandy Jamison has been promoted to Director, Region Development, for the global real estate franchisor’s New York region. Jamison previously worked with the region as a Franchise Development Consultant. In her new managerial role, Jamison is tasked with building meaningful relationships with the numerous brokers in the New York region and…

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DSF Group Pays $149 Million For New Rochelle Rental Tower

November 2016

NEW ROCHELLE—Boston-based DSF Group has acquired the La Rochelle, a 412-unit, 25-story luxury apartment tower in New Rochelle, for $148.5 million. The deal was announced by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P., which marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, 255 Huguenot Street, Corp.  The DSF Group purchased the asset free and clear of existing…

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