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Anywhere Real Estate Shuffles Leadership Deck at Coldwell Banker

December 7, 2022

MADISON, NJ— Anywhere Real Estate Inc., formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp., announced on Dec. 6 a number of executive leadership changes, including the departure of M. Ryan Gorman as CEO of Coldwell Banker. Anywhere, which operates a portfolio of real estate brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Corcoran, ERA, and…

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HGAR’s DEI Officer Honored by Marist College

December 6, 2022

POUGHKEEPSIE—Marist College recently honored three distinguished members of the Hudson River Valley community at the college’s annual President’s Community Breakfast, including Freddimir Garcia, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. The honorees all received President’s Awards for Community Service for their significant contributions to the local area from Marist…

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NYC Multifamily Properties Trade for $825 Million

December 6, 2022

NEW YORK—In a deal announced by JLL Capital Markets on Dec. 5, the Solow Building Company has sold three Upper East Side multifamily properties to an equity syndication by GO Partners for $825 million. The properties at One Sutton Place, Two Sutton Place and One East River Place total 858 units. The three buildings are…

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Realtor.com Housing Forecast: Homebuying Costs Aren't Coming Down in 2023

December 1, 2022

SANTA CLARA, CA—Amid higher mortgage rates and budgets squeezed by inflation, homebuyers looking for affordability in 2023 will find that prices aren't coming down, according to the Realtor.com 2023 Housing Forecast released on Nov. 30. Instead, with the housing market beginning a gradual adjustment that could last through 2025, what next year will offer buyers…

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Two 55+ Housing Projects Proposed By Toll Brothers, AMS in Yorktown

November 29, 2022

YORKTOWN—The Town of Yorktown reports that two developers—Toll Brothers and AMS Acquisitions—have submitted zoning requests that would allow their respective 55+ housing developments to proceed to construction. Toll Brothers, Inc. is seeking zoning changes at 2448 Catherine St. to permit a 118-unit townhouse community for active adults over 55, mostly on undeveloped land next to…

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Commercial Real Estate Executive Joseph Kelleher Passes Away at 70

November 29, 2022

Joseph Patrick Kelleher, a veteran commercial real estate executive and former chairman of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, died on Nov. 25. He passed away at home surrounded by his wife and two children. The cause of death was Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Kelleher was diagnosed in May 2022. He was born in New…

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Jana Currier Appointed HGAR Interim-CEO

November 23, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors President Anthony Domathoti announced on Nov. 22 in an e-mail message to the association’s membership that the Executive Committee had appointed HGAR Chief Operating Officer Jana Currier as Interim Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was necessitated by the impending departure of longtime HGAR Chief Executive Officer Richard Haggerty, who…

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NAR: U.S. Existing-Home Sales Declined 5.9% in October

November 18, 2022

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales retreated for the ninth straight month in October, according to the National Association of Realtors. All four major U.S. regions registered month-over-month and year-over-year declines. Northeast home sales fell 6.6% last month as compared to September 2022 and 23% from October 2021. Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and…

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Four HGAR Members Selected For NYSAR Leadership Academy

November 18, 2022

ALBANY—The New York State Association of Realtors has announced that 12 NYSAR members have been selected for its Leadership Academy. Four members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors have been selected to participate in Leadership Academy #6 in 2023—Brian Anthony Phillips, T. Teresa Belmore, Robin Ham and Veronica Suarez. Other Hudson Valley area Realtors…

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Breaking News: $100 Million Movie Studio Project Proposed in Hastings-on-Hudson

November 16, 2022

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON—The burgeoning movie and television production industry in the Hudson Valley could be getting larger as a major “green” television-movie studio project in Hastings-on-Hudson is now in the approval process. Executives with Atlanta-based Electric Owl Studios made a presentation before the village’s Board of Trustees last evening (Nov. 15) on its $100-million television/movie studio project…

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NAR: Home Prices Rose Year-Over-Year in 98% of Metro Areas in Third Quarter of 2022

November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON—An overwhelming majority of metro markets saw home price gains in the third quarter of 2022 despite mortgage rates that approached 7% and declining sales, according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest quarterly report released on Nov. 10. Forty-six percent of the 185 tracked metro areas registered double-digit price increases, down from 80% in…

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Hudson Companies Acquires TOD Site in Port Chester from Ivy Realty

November 9, 2022

PORT CHESTER—The Hudson Companies announced on Nov. 9 that it had closed on the acquisition of a fully-entitled development parcel at 27-45 North Main St. and 28 Adee St. in the Village of Port Chester. Company officials said plans for the site call for a mix of rental housing, retail space, and community facilities. The…

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NAR Report: Share of First-Time Home Buyers Smaller, Older than Ever Before

November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON—When compared to a year ago, the share of first-time home buyers dropped to a record low, while the age of a typical first-time buyer increased to an all-time high, according to a report released on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Realtors. The median distance buyers moved from their previous homes more than…

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Higher Interest Rates, Tighter Lending Regs Battering Region’s Development Markets

November 9, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—A panel of regional commercial developers offered a mixed outlook for the sector with somewhat optimistic forecasts for the medium- and long-term for Westchester County and the surrounding suburban markets, but a much darker view on prospects for the short term. One developer put it simply: “The federal government is undoubtedly trying to shut…

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Galleria at White Plains Redevelopment Taking Shape with New Partners; Portion of Mall Will Close in Early 2023

November 4, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—The long-promised redevelopment plan for The Galleria at White Plains, which was the focal point of the urban renewal of the downtown district in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is taking shape. While details are still sketchy at best, the owner of the 870,000-square-foot, four-level retail property—Pacific Retail Capital Partners and Aareal Bank—announced…

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