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$1.2-Billion North80 Biotech Project Clears Key Zoning Hurdle

December 27, 2022

MOUNT PLEASANT—Recently, the Mount Pleasant Town Board unanimously approved the zoning for the 3.0-million-square-foot North80 science and technology center next to the Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, and near the expansive Regeneron Pharmaceuticals complex, which is currently undergoing a $1.8-billion expansion. The approval now sets the stage for the developer to formally submit…

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Northeast Homes Sales Fell 7% in November

December 21, 2022

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales declined for the tenth month in a row in November, according to the National Association of Realtors. All four major U.S. regions recorded month-over-month and year-over-year declines. Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, waned 7.7% from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.09 million…

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Curasi Realty Launches Commercial Division

December 21, 2022

MONTGOMERY—Locally-based residential real estate brokerage firm Curasi Realty, Inc. has announced the establishment of its specialized commercial division. A team of Curasi Realty professionals recently became certified in commercial real estate, prompting the launch of the company’s commercial division. Those Realtors all completed the Commercial and Investment Real Estate (CIRE) certification. “We congratulate these professionals…

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Experts Predict Declining Home Sales, Stable Prices in 2023

December 19, 2022

WASHINGTON—What seems evident from the forecasts from a host of noted real estate experts and economists, including National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, 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. While some differ on whether…

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Storied Rockland Brokerage Affiliates with Grand Lux Realty

December 19, 2022

STONY POINT— Fifty years ago, Patsy Duncan and late husband Fred set up shop in Rockland County’s Stony Point as a boutique Realtor and has since become a cornerstone of the local real estate scene. Now, Patsy Duncan has decided the time is ripe for a vigorous new stage of growth and has affiliated with…

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Rockland County Life Sciences Building Sells For $12 Million in 1031 Exchange Transaction

December 16, 2022

ORANGEBURG—A single-tenant absolute net leased property in Orangeburg leased to Scapa North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of global provider of engineering solutions and advanced materials firm Schweitzer-Mauduit International, was acquired by Solomon Builders of Teaneck, NJ for $12 million from 25 Corporate Drive, LLC in a 1031 exchange transaction. The deal for the 38,400-square-foot…

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Ask the Home Inspector: Guarding Against Radon

December 14, 2022

Real Estate In-Depth has launched a new feature geared at providing useful information and the latest trends in the home inspection sector. In this installment we asked veteran home inspector Mark Aakjar the following question: Q: How dangerous is Radon and should prospective homebuyers have homes tested for Radon as part of their due diligence?…

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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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HGAR Attends Realtor Party Training Conference 2023

December 13, 2022

PHILADELPHIA—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors was well represented “Riding” into 2023! I am excited and pumped that I was able to travel to Philadelphia for the Realtor Party Training Conference that was held from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. It was a tremendous opportunity to “Ride with the Brand” and kick off a great…

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Judge Declares Newburgh’s Good Cause Eviction Law Null and Void

December 8, 2022

GOSHEN—New York State Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sciortino, recently granted summary judgment to a group of property owners and declared the City of Newburgh’s Good Cause Eviction law (Local Law 6) null and void. In her Nov. 29 ruling, Judge Sciortino said Local Law 6 “alters substantive provisions and procedures of existing state law by…

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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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