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NAR: ‘Today’s Millennials are Drowning in Student Loan Debt’

October 14, 2021

WASHINGTON—Top experts from the housing and higher-education fields joined policy thought leaders from the National Association of Realtors on Oct. 13 to discuss the current student loan debt crisis and how it affects the economy, housing market, and debt holders. The event explored the findings of NAR’s September report, The Impact of Student Loan Debt,…

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Residential Sales Post Strong Gains Regionwide in Third Quarter

October 6, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—Third quarter residential home sales for the Lower Hudson region, served by OneKey Multiple Listing Service, surpassed the historically high third quarter sales figures of 2020 which were attributed in large part to a response to COVID-19, according to the 2021 Third Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan,…

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Longtime and Respected Association CEO P. Gilbert Mercurio Passes Away

September 28, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—A man who for more than three decades was a driving force behind the growth and growing respect of the Westchester County Board of Realtors has died. P. Gilbert Mercurio, who led the Westchester County Board of Realtors and its successor organization the Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors for 31 years as its chief…

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Five Questions With Maureen Halahan Orange County Partnership President & CEO

September 23, 2021

GOSHEN—Ever since the COVID-19 hit this region back in March 2020, one of the bright spots for the Hudson Valley economy has been Orange County where, despite the challenges the pandemic has brought, major projects and investment continue almost undeterred. Orange County has seen Amazon and Medline build new massive distribution facilities, while the much-anticipated…

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RXR Realty Breaks Ground on $75M Project in South Bronx

October 14, 2021

NEW YORK— RXR Realty broke ground on Oct. 13 on its inaugural South Bronx development, a future residential building located at 2413 Third Ave. RXR Realty is the designated developer for the City of New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization and has developed multifamily projects in Yonkers and throughout the New York metro region. Situated next to…

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Windy Rosengart Joins R2M Realty

October 12, 2021

Windy Rosengart, an Associate Real Estate Broker, has joined R2M Realty, Inc. Originally from Georgia, Rosengart and has made a home for herself with her family at the foot of Orange County in Tuxedo Park.

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RXR Realty Breaks Ground on $75M Project in South Bronx

October 14, 2021

NEW YORK— RXR Realty broke ground on Oct. 13 on its inaugural South Bronx development, a future residential building located at 2413 Third Ave. RXR Realty is the designated developer for the City of New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization and has developed multifamily projects in Yonkers and throughout the New York metro region. Situated next to…

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Viewpoints

Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Congress Debates Debt Ceiling, SALT, Infrastructure

October 12, 2021

Several legislative issues are before Congress for consideration and debate. These issues touch every facet of American life. The first issue that Congress must address is the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is a cap on the amount of additional indebtedness that the federal government can incur to pay its bills. When Congress raises the…

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Crystal Hawkins Syska

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: The Belief in What We Cannot See

September 21, 2021

“We Want You!” “Be All That You Can Be.” If you are a person of a certain vintage, you will remember these slogans on posters and billboards. They were advertisements to join the Army. Later on, commercials that were so gallant and emotional would do the same for the Navy. It struck me that our…

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John Vrooman

The Latest on Booster Shot Info, Online Reputation Management, Paper Document Reference and Organization Products

September 15, 2021

This month’s COVID-19 “authoritative information” page is the CDC’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot” webpage. Since many (particularly older) Realtors were vaccinated early on, and now there is a lot of talk regarding “Booster shots” and “third doses,” I thought now would be a good time to point everyone to a CDC.gov webpage that discusses these…

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Real Estate In-Depth

NYCHA and HPD Finalize Deal to Build $60M Bronx Affordable Housing Project

September 29, 2021

NEW YORK—The New York City Housing Authority and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development reported on Sept. 28 they had finalized a $60-million deal that will bring 101 new affordable apartments to the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. Construction on the 101-unit Betances Family Apartments building at a site of…

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