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Home Sales Fall Sharply in Hudson Valley in Second Quarter

July 21, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—If Realtors are feeling a sense of deja vu when it comes to current home sales activity, perhaps they are recalling how conditions were back in 2018 and 2019, which were both considered strong markets at the time. However, the boom market of 2021, with surging sales and soaring prices throughout the region, has…

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Foreign Investment in Existing-Home Sales Has Climbed to $59 Billion: NAR Report

July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON—Foreign buyers purchased $59 billion worth of U.S. existing homes from April 2021 through March 2022, an 8.5% increase from the previous 12-month period and halted a three-year skid in foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released on July 18. Foreign buyers purchased…

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Pattern Study Confirms NYC Migration to Hudson Valley

July 18, 2022

NEWBURGH, NY—A recently released study by regional research group Pattern for Progress found that media reports and sentiments of area Realtors of a significant exodus of New York City residents to the Hudson Valley were indeed accurate. The Pattern for Progress study released on July 8 found that during 2020—the first year of the COVID-19…

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Orange County Partnership Launches Program to Secure Key Information on Available Properties Countywide

July 18, 2022

GOSHEN—Terming it as one of the most important efforts it has launched in more than 20 years, The Orange County Partnership officially unveiled its “Site Inventory Program” (SIP) that will, over the coming months, seek municipal government input from across Orange County to determine all available properties that could be developed in their respective jurisdictions.…

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Howard Hanna | Rand Realty Expands New Jersey Operations

July 15, 2022

OLD TAPPAN, NJ—Howard Hanna | Rand Realty announced on July 14 that it has increased its presence in the State of New Jersey, and specifically in Bergen County, with its merger with Lancia Realty of Old Tappan, NJ. Lancia Realty, located at 12 Bi-State Plaza, Old Tappan, is now operating as Howard Hanna | Rand…

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Westchester County Office-Lab Complex Secures $18M Financing Deal

July 13, 2022

TARRYTOWN—Northpath Investments, the owner of the two-building office lab/R&D complex at 500 and 540 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, has secured $18.2 million in financing. JLL Capital Markets arranged the financing—a two-year bridge loan with multiple extension options—through Prime Finance. 500 and 540 White Plains Road are located within the Tarrytown Corporate Center in Westchester…

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Rockland County Shopping Center Trades for Nearly $27 Million

July 12, 2022

HAVERSTRAW—An affiliate of Spring Valley-based Northeast Capital Group has acquired Samsondale Plaza, a 156,185-square-foot shopping center in Haverstraw, for $26.5 million. JLL Capital Markets marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a joint venture between Mark Holdings LLC and Paragon Realty Group LLC. The buyer is an affiliate of Northeast Capital Group. Samsondale Plaza…

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City of White Plains Completes 6.8 MW Community Solar Portfolio

July 7, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—The City of White Plains and DSD Renewables (DSD) have completed the construction of a nine-site, 6.8-megawatt (MW) community solar portfolio, the largest municipal solar energy deployment in Westchester County. The portfolio is expected to generate 8,100 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy annually, tripling the amount of solar energy produced in Westchester County and enough…

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Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority Opens Affordable Housing Waiting List

June 29, 2022

YONKERS—For the first time in more than 10 years, The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers will be opening its waiting list for Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) for affordable housing. MHACY reported on June 27 that it is seeking to add 3,000 people to its waiting list for affordable housing vouchers. The…

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Northeast Pending Home Sales Rose 15.4% in May

June 29, 2022

WASHINGTON—Pending home sales crept higher in May, ending a six-month streak of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors. Regionally, month-over-month results were mixed as the Northeast and South experienced increases while the Midwest and West posted decreases. Year-over-year contract activity slid in all four major regions. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking…

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Construction Begins on LGBTQ+ Friendly Senior Project in Downtown White Plains

June 23, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County Executive George Latimer was joined by LGBTQ advocates and others on Wednesday (June 22) to turn the first dirt on the county’s first LGBTQ+ friendly housing development that will bring 140 units of affordable senior housing to Downtown White Plains. The project will also include a larger space for The LOFT LGBTQ+…

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Panel Takes Deep Dive into NY Real Estate, Social Media and Channeling into Gen Z

June 17, 2022

NEW YORK—They’re smart, tech-savvy and in the market for housing, and they’re using social media to see what’s trending and who’s selling. Generation Z—defined as the 72 million people born between 1997 and 2012—are not your typical buyers and that presents challenges and opportunities for Realtors and agents. Real estate experts explored Gen Z’s patterns…

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