Governor, Legislature Debate How to Fix State’s Housing Crisis

March 20, 2023

ALBANY—As negotiations continue at the State Capital on the 2023-2024 New York State Budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul and state legislative leaders agree that the state is facing a housing crisis. The issue seems to be how to go about solving it, through offering carrots in the form of incentives to spark new affordable housing construction…

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Survey Says ‘The Sweet Spot’ to Sell a Home will be April 16-22

March 15, 2023

SANTA CLARA, CA—While any astute real estate professional will tell you it's nearly impossible to time the real estate market, there is one week that is most likely to get home sellers the best possible outcome, according to Realtor.com. Nationally, homeowners who list the week of April 16-22, 2023 will hit the sweet spot in…

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HGAR Headquarters Property Sold to Hines for $110 Million

March 14, 2023

WHITE PLAINS—Commercial brokerage firm CBRE announced today that the headquarters building for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors has been sold to Hines U.S. Property Partners. Hines U.S. Property Partners is the flagship commingled U.S. core plus fund for Hines, which is headquartered in Houston. No financial terms of the transaction were disclosed by CBRE…

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NY State Expands Fair Housing Testing to Combat Housing Discrimination

March 1, 2023

ALBANY—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Feb. 24 a $2.2-million expansion of New York’s Fair Housing Testing Program designed to root out discrimination in home rental and sale transactions. New York State has partnered with six nonprofit organizations across the state to deploy undercover testers to act as potential renters and home seekers. The…

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$229-Million Amazon Warehouse in Slate Hill Seeks Incentives from Orange County IDA

February 22, 2023

SLATE HILL—Scannell Properties of Indianapolis, IN and Seattle, WA-based Amazon have filed a joint application with the Orange County Industrial Development Agency for tax incentives in connection with their proposed $229-million, 925,000-square-foot warehouse distribution project to be built on 100 acres of a former commercial sand gravel mine here. The proposed “Slate Hill Commerce Center”…

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Some Local GOP Politicos Line Up Against Gov. Hochul’s Housing Plan

February 15, 2023

MOUNT PLEASANT, NY—Add Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi to a growing list of mainly Republican government officials who have come out against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s “New York Compact” housing plan that calls for the development of 800,000 new housing units over the next three years. Fulgenzi in a prepared statement cited the state’s home…

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Commercial Panel Predicts Hybrid Work Here to Stay; Office Conversion to Residential Will Continue in 2023

February 14, 2023

WHITE PLAINS—The annual Commercial Real Estate Roundtable has certainly been known for its share of spot on, sometimes offbeat and even startling predictions over the years. The 2023 program, presented by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division, did not disappoint as the panel offered frank assessments of the office, multifamily and retail…

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President Biden Promotes Infrastructure, CHIPS Bills And Economic Agenda in State of the Union Address

February 8, 2023

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden in his 72-minute address last night before a divided Congress stressed that the State of the Union is strong and pushed his economic agenda that includes trillions of dollars in funding for infrastructure, climate change and semiconductor manufacturing that is creating tens of thousands of new jobs in the construction industry alone.…

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NAR Report: Where People Moved in 2022

January 30, 2023

Although the population continues to increase, fewer Americans decided to move in 2022. After a historically low moving rate in 2021, data indicates that even fewer Americans moved across the country last year. However, this is not a new trend. Millions of people moved during the pandemic, driven by the opportunity to work remotely, the…

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NYC-Hudson Valley Housing Markets Continue To Post Low Sales, Inventory, Higher Prices

January 19, 2023

WHITE PLAINS—The residential sales market in the Hudson Valley and New York City continues to transition from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced frenzied period where buyers flocked to take advantage of historically low interest rates. In 2022, high inflation and the Federal Reserve’s actions of hiking interest rates to tamp down the inflation rate that reached a…

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Five Questions With HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty

December 22, 2022

Richard Haggerty, who has worked in various roles at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and its predecessor organizations for nearly four decades, will go down in the annals of HGAR’s storied history as the leader who guided it to become a major real estate organization in the New York metro region. In his 10-year…

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2022: A Year of Changing Dynamics and Expectations

December 19, 2022

Entering 2022, Realtors interviewed by Real Estate In-Depth were hopeful that the housing market would remain strong as a follow-up to the feverish sales pace of the previous year, fueled by strong housing demand and the continued influences of the coronavirus pandemic. However, they were fearful that rising interest rates would take their toll on…

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Work Begins on $650M Redevelopment Of Former White Plains Mall Property

December 14, 2022

In the 1970s and 1980s, the parking lot at the White Plains Mall was filled with shoppers and diners who were patrons of such Downtown White Plains staples as Scotch & Sirloin, Dag’s Tavern, Wallauer Paint & Design, McDonald’s and in the later years Bob Hyland’s The Sports Page. For a time, many in the…

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NAR Predicts Nearly 7% Decline in Home Sales, Stable Prices in 2023

December 14, 2022

WASHINGTON—What was evident from the forecasts from noted real estate economists, including National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, at yesterday’s Real Estate Forecast Summit is that while 2023 will be a difficult year for many, it will in no way mirror the severe downturn the industry suffered in 2008. Yun, forecasts that 4.78…

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