Residential

HGAR’S Christiansen Honored With NYSAR Community Service Award

March 2016

Carol Christiansen, broker/owner of Café Realty in Katonah, was recently named as one of NYSAR’s Community Service Award winners for bringing the subject of drug addiction to the forefront of the local community. Christiansen, along with her late husband Lou and Susan and Steve Salomone founded “Drug Crisis in Our Backyard,” a program to promote…

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Existing-Home Sales Inch Forward, Price Growth Accelerates in January

March 2016

WASHINGTON— Existing-home sales crept forward in January to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase since last April, according to the National Association of Realtors. The West was the only region to see a decline in sales in January. The Northeast enjoyed nearly a…

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Westchester Cities Prime for Private Development Growth

February 2016

TARRYTOWN—The multi-family construction boom, which has been going on in earnest in many U.S. gateway cities, such as New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco to name a few, is finally hitting the suburbs and major cities in Westchester County are now beginning to take advantage of the investment community’s attraction to rental…

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BH&G Rand Realty Moves Main Office to Nanuet

February 2016

NANUET—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced on Jan. 27 that its home office has moved from 10 Schriever Lane in New City to 95 South Middletown Road in Nanuet. “Our new headquarters brings together all of our real estate support teams, along with our affiliated mortgage, title, and insurance processing teams from Hudson United,”…

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Mamaroneck Home Construction Firm Honored by Houzz

February 2016

MAMARONECK—Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, recently announced its selections for Best Of Houzz 2016 in North America, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry or roofing pros to painters. Murphy Brothers Contracting of Mamaroneck was…

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Westchester County Provides Incentives for Two Rental Projects

February 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced recently that Westchester’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved support for a new 21-unit rental apartment building in Mamaroneck’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zone. The $6.53 - million project will create 40 construction jobs and six permanent jobs. The project, which is being developed by Comstock Residential…

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Stillman Secures Seven New Management Deals

February 2016

HARRISON— Stillman Property Management, a full-service property management company based here, has been selected recently to provide property management services for the following residential clients in Westchester County and the Bronx. The latest management deals involve nearly 900 additional residential units for the firm that marked its 40th anniversary of operations last year. The new…

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Westchester County Marketing Six Affordable Homes for Sale

February 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Six new affordable one-and-two family homes and condominiums are now available in Westchester to income eligible homebuyers, County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced on Feb. 12.The deadline to submit applications to purchase the homes is February 29th. All applications received by the deadline will be placed in a lottery to be held in early…

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Rand R.E. Academy Opens in Hawthorne, NJ

February 2016

NANUET—The Rand Real Estate Academy announced earlier this month that it has opened at 200 Grand Ave. in Hawthorne, NJ, with approved satellite locations in Bergen County. “At our academy, we want to provide a basic knowledge of real estate and the tools students will need in order to pass the New Jersey licensing exam,”…

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Hudson Affiliates Sponsor Ardsley Cub Scouts Event

February 2016

ARDSLEY—Saturday, Jan. 31 was an exciting day at the Ardsley Middle School as the Pack#3 Cub Scouts carried-on the tradition of racing cars carefully crafted from a block of wood, four axels and plastic wheels. Cheryl Mathew, broker/owner of Hudson Affiliates, Inc. of White Plains, was on hand to judge and present speed trophies and…

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Rental Development Pipeline Growing in Westchester

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The multifamily sector in Westchester County is getting stronger and the development pipeline for rental units is growing as developers hope to capture Millennials seeking housing in a live-work-play environment. With major projects under construction in White Plains, such as 55 Bank St., and in Yonkers along the Hudson River waterfront, as well as…

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Bill Raveis Passes Torch Of Brokerages to Sons

January 2016

  SHELTON, CT—Bill Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the largest family-owned real estate brokerage company in the Northeast, recently named his two sons, Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis, as Co-Presidents of William Raveis, Inc. William Raveis, Inc. is comprised of real estate, mortgage and insurance and commercial assets.…

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Hudson Valley Homes Sales Soar in Fourth Quarter

January 2016

Prices Continue to Stabilize WHITE PLAINS—During the recession, Realtors in the Hudson Valley had to deal with the bad market that featured little sales activity and prices in free-fall. Today, conditions are much different, but Realtors now face dealing with both the good and the bad. The good is a robust sales market, the bad…

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ERA Insite Realty Holds Food and Coat Drives

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—ERA Insite Realty Services of White Plains recently concluded two successful collections for food and warm coats, with all donations going to support local families. Donations were accepted at the firm’s three offices in White Plains, Thornwood and Bronxville, and were promoted through social media, local events and company communications. The proceeds of the…

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Cushman & Wakefield Brokers Fishkill Multifamily Sale

January 2016

FISHKILL—The Village at Merritt Park has traded ownership in a sale orchestrated by commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. Hampshire Properties acquired the 360-unit luxury rental apartment community from TGM Associates. Andrew Merin, Karen Iman, David Bernhaut, Gary Gabriel, Brian Whitmer, Kyle Schmidt and Ryan Dowd of Cushman & Wakefield’s Metropolitan Area Capital…

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Veteran Real Estate Broker Marcene Hedayati Installed as 2016 President of HGAR

January 2016

Renee Zurlo Takes Reins of HGMLS WHITE PLAINS—In a celebration befitting the organization’s 100th anniversary, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors held a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester hotel on Thursday, Jan. 21 to install its chief officers and directors for 2016. The highlight of the evening that drew more than 320 attendees was…

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25 Associate Brokers Graduate Floyd Wickman S.M.A.R.T Program

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Gail Fattizzi, executive director of Westchester Real Estate, Inc. announced that 25 associate brokers and salespersons in the organization graduated from Floyd Wickman’s S.M.A.R.T. program on November 23, 2015 at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors offices in White Plains. The S.M.A.R.T. program focuses on presentation, negotiation and selling skills, creating a permanent referral…

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Westchester Foreclosure Judgments Reach Record Highs

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Clerk’s office reported on Jan. 5 that foreclosure judgments reached record highs in 2015. A total of 1,178 judgments were entered last year, the highest in a decade. “The alarming increase in judgments recorded in Westchester County in 2015 is indicative of a foreclosure crisis that continues to linger,” reported Westchester…

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