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Exclusive: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to Propose Massive New Project in Westchester ‘Very Shortly’

July 22, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—Officials with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. told members of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency this morning that it expects to come before the agency “very shortly” with a major new development project in the Town of Greenburgh. Although Regeneron representatives did not provide any details on the new project, its representations at the session…

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Regeneron’s Multi-Year Expansion in Westchester Now Pegged at Nearly $2 Billion

July 16, 2021

TARRYTOWN—The planned expansion of Westchester County-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has exponentially increased and is now valued at $1.8 billion. The firm, which is seeking approvals from the Town of Greenburgh for an expansion plan valued at $480 million, is now moving forward with a multi-year expansion that will approach nearly $2-billion. The Tarrytown-headquartered firm’s updated expansion…

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HGAR to Hold LIVE Member Appreciation Day on October 25

July 15, 2021

Considering the increase in the amount of vaccinations and decrease in COVID cases, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® has opted to hold its 105th Annual Member Appreciation Day on Monday, as a LIVE event on October 25, at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center in Tarrytown. (formerly the DoubleTree Hotel). Last year, for…

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Suburban NYC Home Sales Continue Historic Run

July 15, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—Home sales activity in the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ region continued to be historically robust in the second quarter of this year, fueled by strong demand and a continued economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. All key data metrics throughout the region were significantly higher in the second quarter, with the exception of…

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State to Provide $200M for Housing Projects in Westchester, Bronx

July 30, 2021

ALBANY—Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on July 29 that as part of his $20-billion program to combat homelessness and create affordable housing, the state will provide a total of $195.5 million in financing for two housing developments in Westchester and two in the Bronx. The governor announced $270 million in financing for six affordable housing developments…

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LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: July Legislative Update

July 28, 2021

It is now the end of July, and the COVID rental assistance has not yet been processed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. To date, New York is only one of two states that has not released its COVID rental funding assistance to tenants and landlords. This has exacerbated an already dire situation for those tenants unable…

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Victory for Fair Housing, What’s Next?

August 2, 2021

It’s easy to see why the real estate community of Westchester County would celebrate a long, hard-fought battle for the passage of an amendment to the county’s co-op disclosure law (2018-11). The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the New York State Association of Realtors have been lobbying Albany lawmakers for statewide approval for 20…

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Viewpoints

Crystal Hawkins Syska

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Fear and Blame in the Real Estate Culture

July 14, 2021

I had a chance meeting at lunch with a Mother and Daughter real estate team in Briarcliff Manor—Mary Jane Florent and Nancy Beard. Mary Jane was talking about the good old days of real estate. “It was just fun! People trusted each other and everyone got along. Now real estate is fear and blame.” That…

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Jennifer Maher

PUTNAM POSTING: Change is Coming and with it Opportunity

July 13, 2021

With the Putnam County real estate market Booming for the past 15 months, I am excited for what I predict the impact will be. With new inventory down nearly 15% year-to-date over last year, sales volume up 31% and the average sales price grew by more than 18% to a whopping $483,201 up from $409,017.…

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technology

John Vrooman

The Latest on Windows 11, Converting an Old PC into a Chromebook, Sharing Webpages Without Ads, Saving, Recovering Storage Space on Your iPhone

July 14, 2021

Back on June 24th, 2021, Microsoft unveiled its next operating system “Windows 11.” Although this new operating system is not scheduled to become available until this fall, Microsoft has announced the minimum computer hardware specifications/requirements for this new version of Windows. As I am writing this, Microsoft has not yet formally released its “PC Health…

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Donald Arace

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Victory for Fair Housing, What’s Next?

August 2, 2021

It’s easy to see why the real estate community of Westchester County would celebrate a long, hard-fought battle for the passage of an amendment to the county’s co-op disclosure law (2018-11). The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the New York State Association of Realtors have been lobbying Albany lawmakers for statewide approval for 20…

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