Residential

Yonkers Mayor Introduces New Landlord Identification Bill

May 2019

YONKERS—Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced on May 6 plans to propose legislation to the Yonkers City Council expanding the responsibilities and accountability of local landlords in an effort to better protect the safety and well-being of their tenants. The local law would amend the “Housing and Building Maintenance Code” and would apply to residential buildings…

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Bronx Multifamily Trades for First Time in Decades

May 2019

NEW YORK—A 28-unit multifamily building on Bainbridge Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx has changed hands for the first time in nearly 35 years. Cushman & Wakefield announced on May 8 that the firm had arranged the sale of 144 East 208th St., a 36,800-square-foot multifamily building in the Bronx. The final closing…

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White Plains Expands Affordable Rental Housing Program

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The White Plains Common Council recently passed significant changes to the city’s Affordable Rental Housing Program at its May 6th session. The changes had originally been proposed in February by Mayor Tom Roach and represent a focused effort and commitment by the mayor and Common Council to increase the overall number of affordable housing…

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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Slide 4.9% in March

April 2019

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a drop-off in sales, with the Midwest enduring the largest decline last month. Sales in the Northeast dropped nearly 3% in March, according to the NAR report. Total existing-home completed…

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Developer Unveils Plans for Luxury Condos in Larchmont

April 2019

LARCHMONT—Rye-based developer Elk Homes has unveiled plans this week for “Centro Larchmont,” a new luxury condominium residence to be developed in the heart of the village. The new building will replace several aging commercial buildings that will be demolished. Located at 112 Chatsworth Ave. and 65 Wendt Ave., the 26-unit building will include 23 market…

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Christie’s International Opens Office in Rockland County

April 2019

NEW CITY—Christie’s International Real Estate – Westchester & Hudson Valley, reported on April 17 it had launched its Rockland Regional Sales Gallery in New City at 340 South Main St. The opening of the office comes on the heels of a mid-February announcement by Christie’s International Real Estate that it was expanding its reach into…

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Struggling Luxury Market a Drag on Region’s Home Sales

April 2019

Tale of Two Markets WHITE PLAINS—Home sales activity in the Hudson Valley in the first quarter of 2019 was mixed, with Rockland County leading the way with a 7.1% increase in overall sales, while Westchester, Putnam and Sullivan counties posted sales volume declines of 3.5%, 13% and 14.5% respectively. Orange County also posted a sales…

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Construction Begins on $42M Senior Project in Rockland County

April 2019

NANUET—State officials announced on April 16 that construction had begun on a new $42-million senior affordable and supportive housing development here. The 93-unit Vincent’s Village community will be developed by the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corp. of Staten Island and Rockabill Development, LLC of New York City. The development site is located adjacent to…

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Mayors Say Natural Gas Moratorium Impact Not as Severe as First Thought

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The mayors of White Plains and New Rochelle agree that the impacts thus far from the natural gas connection moratorium imposed by utility Con Edison on March 15 has not been severe. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson agreed that real estate developers are attempting to adapt to the…

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Homes Sales Volume Mixed in Hudson Valley Region in First Quarter

April 2019

Editor’s Note: The following is the full text version of the 2019 First Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, And Sullivan Counties, New York released by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. on April 8. WHITE PLAINS—Residential sales in the region serviced by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc.…

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Compass Expands Presence in NYC With Stribling Brokerage Deal

April 2019

NEW YORK CITY—Real estate brokerage and technology firm Compass has expanded its presence here with the purchase of the Stribling luxury residential brokerage firm, adding more than 300 agents and 50 employees to its New York City operations. Stribling, which was founded in 1980 by chairman and founder Elizabeth F. Stribling, operates three locations in…

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Yonkers IDA Provides Incentives for Four Projects

March 2019

YONKERS—The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency reported on March 25 it had approved four projects for incentives that will create 100 new housing units and finance the purchase and rehabilitation of a 301-unit apartment building in the city. The four developments amount to approximately $108.3 million in private investment and will create 156 construction jobs and…

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Yonkers City Council Passes Dog Waste Disposal Bill

March 2019

YONKERS—Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced on March 15 that new legislation had passed the Yonkers City Council, which requires residential properties with 25 to 50 housing units to install dog waste disposal stations outside the building. Additionally, every building or structure that allows dogs with 51 or more units shall provide two or more dog…

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