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Investors Lining Up to Build New Projects in Orange County

September 23, 2021

MIDDLETOWN—If any attendees at the Sept. 21 Investor Breakfast of the Orange County Partnership were questioning the strength of the county’s economy, any misgivings were wiped away by the breadth of the positive data and forecasts offered by economic development, government and business experts at the event. Orange County Partnership President and CEO Maureen Halahan…

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Berkeley College Puts White Plains Campus on Market for Sale

September 23, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—Berkeley College has put two White Plains buildings that formerly served as its Westchester campus on the market for sale. The availability of the properties at 99 Church St. and 6 Cottage Place in Downtown White Plains was announced by commercial brokerage firm RM Friedland, which is marketing the campus. Berkeley College, a provider…

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Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors® Announces Financial Relief for Residents Affected by Flooding

September 23, 2021

Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors®, Inc. (HGAR) has announced the availability of financial assistance to local residents impacted by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Hudson Valley residents can apply for disaster relief assistance through the Realtors® Relief Foundation (RRF), a charitable organization created by the National Association of Realtors® to provide housing-related assistance to victims of…

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The Orange County Real Estate Market Continues to Soar

September 22, 2021

Have you ever had that uncanny sensation where you’re experiencing something that you had said or done before? As I began to write this article, I was about two paragraphs in, and suddenly felt that strange feeling of déjà vu. I was reading my words and hearing something in my mind that was just so…

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NY Area Realtor Associations to Host Global Real Estate Summit on Sept. 30

September 21, 2021

NEW YORK—The Global Real Estate Summit NYC will take place Thursday, Sept. 30 and will bring together real estate’s most influential thought leaders to share best practices for tackling challenges and seizing opportunities in the global marketplace. The global summit, now in its 15th year, will feature both in-person and virtual options, from 9 a.m.…

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NY State Selects Two Green Projects Valued at $8.2 Billion

September 21, 2021

NEW YORK—In a major step to convert the state’s energy grid to green, New York State has selected two major green energy infrastructure projects that will cost $8.2 billion to develop and help bring wind, solar and hydropower from Upstate New York and Canada to New York City. The two projects involve a total of…

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Some Unique Places to Visit in Orange County this Fall

September 20, 2021

As we all bid farewell to summer and hello to autumn, Orange County continues to be a very popular destination for traditional fall outings like apple and pumpkin picking, exploring corn mazes, wine tasting, hiking and even driving through scenic small villages to view the foliage. But for those who might be looking for something…

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Route 17 Third Lane Project Could Cost as Much as $1 Billion

September 20, 2021

POUGHKEEPSIE—The cost of adding a third lane on a 47-mile stretch of Route 17 from Harriman to Monticello in each direction is now being estimated at anywhere from $525 million to as high as $1.04 billion, depending on the scope of the improvements to be undertaken. The latest project cost estimates were revealed at the…

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Westchester County Executive Latimer Cuts Ribbon On Redevelopment of Former WestHELP Facility

September 15, 2021

GREENBURGH—On Sept. 14, Westchester County Executive George Latimer cut the ribbon on the Mayfair Apartments in Greenburgh. The completed project involved the redevelopment of the former WestHELP Greenburgh Homeless Shelter on the Westchester Community College Campus built in the 1980s into 74 units of affordable rental housing for seniors aged 62 and older. The project…

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Student Loan Debt Holding Back Majority of Millennials from Homeownership

September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON—Sixty percent of non-homeowning millennials say student loan debt is delaying their ability to buy a home, by far the most affected population, according to a new poll released on Sept. 14 by the National Association of Realtors. The findings also show that Americans burdened with high student debt see the impact on their daily…

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HGAR’s 105th Annual Members Day to Go Live, with Precautions

September 9, 2021

Considering the recent increase in the Delta variant of COVID cases, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® will hold its 105th Annual Member Appreciation Day as a LIVE event on Monday, October 25, but with precautions. The HGAR Board of Directors will be considering a measure that would require ALL participants to show proof of…

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Business Council Issues Recommendations For County to Spend $188M in COVID Funds

September 9, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—The Business Council of Westchester’s Economic Recovery Task Force has issued a number of far-reaching recommendations to Westchester County on how to spend approximately $188 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to help foster economic development and continued recovery from the coronavirus. The report issued on Sept. 8 included hundreds of…

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Home Services of America Acquires BHHS Hudson Valley Properties Brokerage Firm

September 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS— HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced today it had acquired Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, which is headquartered in LaGrangeville in Dutchess County. The firm has been servicing the Mid-Hudson Valley market for the past 29 consecutive years. Hudson Valley Properties will join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties…

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Westchester IDA Issues RFP for Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

September 1, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—As part of its new local workforce policy, the County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency has issued a Request for Proposal for the launch of a pre-apprenticeship program to help create construction careers for county residents and fill positions on IDA-induced development projects. This Pre-Apprenticeship Program will give participants training and exposure to the…

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Study: Majority of Business Travelers to Reduce Trips Due to Rising COVID Cases

September 1, 2021

WASHINGTON—In what can only be described as disheartening news for the already beleaguered hotel and hospitality industries, a survey indicates that many U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases. A new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that 67% of…

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