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Danskammer Energy Appeals State’s Air Permit Denial

November 29, 2021

NEWBURGH—While environmental groups and state politicians, including Gov. Kathy Hochul praised the decision in late October by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to deny a key air permit for the Danskammer Energy project here, key business, trade and economic development organizations have lined up in support of Danskammer’s recently filed appeal of…

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Ossining, Haverstraw Win $10-Million Downtown Revitalization Awards

November 23, 2021

OSSINING—Downtown revitalization efforts in the Village of Ossining and across the Hudson in the Town of Haverstraw each got a $10-million infusion of cash. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at an event held at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center here on Nov. 22 that Haverstraw and Ossining will receive $10 million each in…

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FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

December 1, 2021

WASHINGTON—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) in 2022. In most of the U.S., the 2022 CLL for one-unit properties will be $647,200, an increase of $98,950 from $548,250 in 2021. The market area of the Hudson…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: David Singer: The HGAR 2021 Affiliate Member of the Year

November 12, 2021

David Singer, president of Robison Oil, was not able to attend HGAR’s 105th Annual Members Day at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center, but he was still just as surprised and shocked to learn that he had been chosen as the association’s Affiliate Member of the Year for 2021. “I really didn’t expect any…

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FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

December 1, 2021

WASHINGTON—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) in 2022. In most of the U.S., the 2022 CLL for one-unit properties will be $647,200, an increase of $98,950 from $548,250 in 2021. The market area of the Hudson…

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Robert Withers

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Repurposing CRE Assets in the Current Market: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

November 30, 2021

COVID-19’s impact on the local and national CRE market has decreased the relevance of CRE assets. Many assets simply don’t “work” in today’s post-pandemic environment. That doesn’t mean however that there isn’t a “life after death” for these locations. Indeed, they can hold much purpose, if you’re an owner or developer who’s thinking outside the…

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Crystal Hawkins Syska

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Are You Thankful?

November 18, 2021

Turkey Day, as I like to call it, is upon us. This is the time of year when many Americans sit down with friends and family to think about what they are thankful for and gorge themselves on tasty vittles. It also can be a very, very stressful time and can trigger deep sorrowful episodes…

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FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

December 1, 2021

WASHINGTON—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) in 2022. In most of the U.S., the 2022 CLL for one-unit properties will be $647,200, an increase of $98,950 from $548,250 in 2021. The market area of the Hudson…

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