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Spotlight On: Editor of Real Estate in Depth, Named HGAR 2020 Affiliate of the Year

November 22, 2020

Anyone who knows John Jordan also knows that he is the consummate news professional who has served as Editor of Real Estate In-Depth for 25 years. Throughout his career he has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, Gannett Suburban Newspapers, Westchester County Business Journal, Westchester Magazine, Construction News, Westchester Commerce Magazine, Real…

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NAR Apologizes for Past Policies that Contributed to Racial Inequality

November 20, 2020

CHICAGO—Newly-installed National Association of Realtors President Charlie Oppler issued a formal apology on Nov. 19 for the association's past policies that contributed to segregation and racial inequality in America. During a virtual fair housing summit hosted by The Hill and co-sponsored by NAR, Oppler offered an emotional apology on behalf of the industry for NAR's…

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Westchester Launches Free Mentoring, Training Program

November 20, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Focused on supporting local businesses struggling during the pandemic, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development unveiled on Nov. 19, Westchester RISES, a free program designed to support existing businesses that are looking to pivot or rebuild in response to the pandemic, or build resilience to prepare for…

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CPC Launches New Flex Small Loan Program Geared for Small NY Multifamily Properties

November 19, 2020

NEW YORK—The Community Preservation Corp. a leading New York City-based nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company, has announced the launch of the new Flex Small Loan program for small multifamily properties. The new program, which includes both construction and permanent financing offering loans as low as $100,000, was created to address the unique…

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5 Questions With U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey

November 19, 2020

  WHITE PLAINS—When the 117th Congress convenes on Jan. 3, 2021, an era in Hudson Valley politics will come to an end. Real Estate In-Depth thought it only appropriate to honor a woman who has spent the past 32 years tirelessly advocating in the halls of Congress for her constituents in the 17th New York…

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New Jersey Realtor Installed as NAR 2021 President

November 19, 2020

WASHINGTON—Charlie Oppler was installed on Wednesday as 2021 president of the National Association of Realtors during the 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo. Oppler was NAR's 2020 president-elect and 2019 first vice president. A Realtor since 1981, he is the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, which operates 15 offices across northern and central New…

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NRC Poised to Approve Indian Point License Transfer to Holtec International

November 19, 2020

NRC Poised to Approve Indian Point License Transfer to Holtec International BUCHANAN, NY—The staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the license transfer of the Indian Point Energy Center here from Entergy Corp. to Camden, NJ-based decommissioning firm Holtec International. The full Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to issue an order on Monday (Nov.…

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Westchester County IDA Green Lights Rental Housing Renovation Projects

November 17, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its Nov. 12th session granted preliminary approval for incentives for one affordable housing renovation project in Tuckahoe and voted in favor of final approval for two rental apartment upgrades in Mount Vernon and Tuckahoe. “We applaud these three renovation projects which will help ensure that existing affordable…

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Life Sciences Firm to Relocate to Hawthorne

November 17, 2020

ELMSFORD—Robert Martin Company’s expansion into serving the needs of the life sciences/health tech industry with the formation of RMC Bio1 is beginning to pay off. The firm announced that New York City-based Clarapath will be shifting its corporate headquarters from New York City to a building it owns in Hawthorne. Clarapath, a developer of an…

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HGAR’s Global Business Council Receives Gold Global Achievement Award from NAR

November 13, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Global Business Council of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently received the Gold Global Achievement Award from the National Association of Realtors. The Global Achievement Program is designed to recognize and reward the most active associations in global business. Among the more than 130 global business councils nationwide, HGAR’s Global Business Council…

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Pandemic Caused Buyers to Seek Multi-Generational Homes, Sellers to Sell Faster

November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic initiated several shifts in America's housing market over the past eight months. Changes in the behaviors of home buyers and sellers were especially notable as buyers' usual tendencies altered, and the urgency to sell accelerated. This is according to new data from the National Association of Realtors 2020 Profile of Home Buyers…

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U.S. Metro Home Prices Increased in All Areas in Third Quarter of 2020

November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON—Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors during the third quarter of 2020 saw home prices increase from a year ago, according to NAR’s latest quarterly report, released on Nov. 12. Due in large part to record-low mortgage rates and depleted nationwide housing inventory, median single-family home prices grew year-over-year in all…

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Yonkers Affordable Housing Project Secures Financing

November 13, 2020

YONKERS—One of the largest affordable housing redevelopment projects in the region reached a significant milestone with the recent closing on financing for 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway, a new $56-million mixed-income residential complex of 81 apartment homes in Southwest Yonkers that is being developed by the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers and…

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HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $21,000 To Hudson Valley Charities in Fourth Quarter of 2020

November 11, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Charities and non-profit organizations from New Rochelle to Newburgh received $21,500 in donations from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation during the fourth quarter of 2020. Despite the COVID restrictions that severely curtailed live fundraising events, the Foundation was able to support almost 15 local organizations this year that are dedicated to helping those in…

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Former Macy’s Store Qualifies to Host Film and TV Productions

November 11, 2020

NANUET—Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Jeremy Schulman announced recently that RTL Nanuet, owners of the former Macy’s store located next to the Shops at Nanuet, has been approved to operate as Rockland’s 5th NYS Qualified Film Production Facility under the regulations governed by the Empire State Film Production…

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Westchester Awards $10 Million to 262 Businesses, Nonprofits

November 11, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Office of Economic Development announced on Nov. 10 it had awarded a total of $10 million to 262 county-based small businesses and nonprofits facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Recipients include businesses in industries such as restaurants/food service; arts, entertainment and recreation; social services; education and more. The…

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