Residential

CB Residential Westchester Offices Garner Multiple Cartus Awards

May 2016

DANBURY, CT—The Westchester County offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County were recently named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network for their outstanding performance during the past year. The award was presented at the 2016 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held recently at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort…

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Houlihan Lawrence Launches Chinese Language Web Experience

May 2016

NEW YORK—In response to increasing local interest by Chinese homebuyers and investors, residential brokerage firm Houlihan Lawrence has launched a Traditional Chinese-language version of its website. The site offers a seamless browsing experience for Chinese viewers by pairing a curated selection of properties with deep links to its premier listings translated on LuxuryPortfolio.com. “We are…

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Rockland County Taking on Slumlords, Tax Delinquent Properties

May 2016

NEW CITY—Rockland County has embarked on an aggressive campaign to compel slumlords to remedy code violations that have forced tenants to live in dangerous and unsanitary conditions. Under Rockland County Executive Ed Day, the county government has also embarked on an effort to expedite the foreclosure process on non-residential tax delinquent properties. The Rockland Codes…

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HUD Charges White Plains Co-Op With Discrimination

May 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has leveled charges of housing discrimination against a White Plains cooperative—Tompkins Manor at 505 Central Park Ave.—for refusing to grant an exception to its policies that would allow a person with disabilities to buy a unit there. The case came to HUD’s attention after a unidentified…

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Realtor Moldow Resigns From Clarkstown Council

May 2016

NEW CITY—After about five months serving on the Clarkstown Town Council, Realtor Valerie Moldow resigned on Monday evening (May 2), citing “unforeseen personal and family matters.” Moldow, an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty of New City, was appointed to the post in January to fill the position vacated by newly elected Town…

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LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Stop the Transfer Tax Hike in Yonkers

May 2016

The proposed budget for the city of Yonkers includes a 100% increase in the real estate transfer tax. The tax would be increased to 3% from the current 1.5%. This would be devastating for home values in Yonkers as well as to residents needing to sell their homes. In the case of a $500,000 home…

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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rebound in March; Northeast Sales Rise 11%

April 2016

WASHINGTON—Bolstered by large gains in the Northeast and Midwest, existing-home sales bounced back in March and remained slightly up from a year ago, the National Association of Realtors reports. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, jumped 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million…

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Spring Fever Hits Westchester Home Sales Market Early

April 2016

It’s that time of year again…Spring! Traditionally, it is this time of year when sellers revisit their future plans and seriously consider putting their homes on the market. Similarly, buyers, rejuvenated by the warmer weather, crave a new start and itch to move. Having had a very mild winter with only a few snowstorms to…

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Pace Law School Honors Chris Carnicelli

April 2016

RYE—Recently, the Pace University Law School bestowed its Distinguished Service Award to Chris Carnicelli, CEO of Generali in the United States. Carnicelli is a 1993 graduate of Pace Law School and is the son of James and Evelyn Carnicelli, owners of HGAR affiliate Carnell Engineering of Valhalla. Early in his career, Chris Carnicelli worked at…

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HGAR Moves Into New Headquarters

April 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The long awaited move of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors from its offices at the soon to be demolished Westchester Pavilion mall to offices down the street at the Source at White Plains complex was completed earlier this month. Boxes were packed and movers and staff completed the office move on Friday, April…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Market Continues Feverish Sales Pace

April 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Valley home sales market in the first quarter continued its upward trajectory, with increased sales throughout the four county region. However, the market has yet to truly become a seller’s market since sale prices were flat or even decreased in the four county HGAR region. A majority of all housing categories (single…

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2016 FIRST QUARTER REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT

April 2016

Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York Editor’s Note: The following is the full text version of the 2016 First Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York released today by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. WHITE PLAINS - Realtors operating in the four-county lower…

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Gateway Realty Joins Westchester Real Estate Group

March 2016

EASTCHESTER– The Westchester Real Estate, Inc. group, a trade organization of independently owned real estate firms in Westchester and Putnam counties, recently welcomed its newest member, Gateway Realty Corp. of NY. Gateway Realty, based in Mamaroneck, was founded by Principal Broker and lifelong Westchester resident Chirag Shah who grew up in a family business—his parents…

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Andreea Waters, Surfing More Than Just Real Estate Listings

March 2016

  It is ironic, but Andreea Waters’ last name aptly reflects her passion—photographing surfers in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean right here in New York. The professional playground for the Irvington Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s agent is actually Rockaway Beach in Queens—not your typical venue for a “surfing safari.” While surfing normally conjures up…

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RXR Partnership Proposes $120M Tower in New Rochelle

March 2016

NEW ROCHELLE—As hinted previously by New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, RXR Realty is set to propose in coming weeks a 28-story residential tower on Main Street here as part of the downtown district’s revitalization initiative. The project at 587 Main St. will also serve as the litmus test for the city’s recently enacted zoning changes…

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Women’s Council Hosts Insurance Seminar

March 2016

WHITE PLAINS— The Women’s Council of Realtors Empire Westchester Business Resource Network and Allan M. Block Insurance Agency, Inc. hosted a seminar entitled “Insurance Essentials: Your Questions Answered” on March 7th at the Knollwood Country Club. The seminar was a presentation of The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. Joan…

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Westchester IDA Provides Incentives For Two Rental Apartment Projects

March 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency on March 10 approved incentives for two rental apartment projects in Ossining and White Plains with a total private investment of $57.6 million. The two developments will create approximately 430 construction and permanent jobs. “We are pleased to provide incentives through the IDA for these two projects, one…

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Cusson Named VP of Operations At Coldwell Banker Residential

March 2016

DANBURY, CT—Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County announced recently that Charles “Chuck” Cusson has been appointed vice president of operations and will report to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President Joseph Valvano, Cusson will oversee the operational aspects of several key departments within the company, including the relocation, education, marketing and administrative support…

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