Residential

Five Reasons to Invest in Portugal’s Real Estate Market

May 12, 2021

3,367 miles is the distance between New York City and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and biggest city with a population of a little over 500,000 inhabitants. A seven-hour direct flight connects both cities on opposite sides of the Atlantic and is an “open door” to a new way of living. Once known as “Europe’s Best Kept…

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NAR: ‘Sudden Price Appreciation is Impacting Affordability, Especially Among First-Time Buyers’

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON—Nearly every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors —99%— recorded year-over-year price increases in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest quarterly report released by NAR yesterday. The 11 metro areas with the highest single-family home price increases saw median sales prices ranging from the $100,000s to $600,000s. Those cities…

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NY State Announces Nearly $10M in Funding for 12 Downtown Peekskill Projects

May 12, 2021

ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday the list of projects in Peekskill that the state will fund as part of its $10-million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award granted to the Northern Westchester County city two years ago. The 12 projects in Peekskill will provide funding that will facilitate mixed-used transit-oriented development, improve pedestrian…

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Greenwich Waterfront Property Trades for Nearly $28 Million

May 10, 2021

GREENWICH, CT—In what the brokerage firm says is the highest waterfront residential sale so far in 2021 in Greenwich, Houlihan Lawrence reports that a more than five-acre complex at 23 Smith Road has sold for $27.75 million. Houlihan Lawrence’s Sally Maloney was the exclusive listing agent for the property on a private road in the…

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Legislature Approves Skoufis-Paulin Bill that Provides Rent Relief to Small Landlords

May 6, 2021

ALBANY—A bill (A07280, S06481) sponsored by State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and Senator James Skoufis (D-Newburgh, Garnerville) recently passed the Assembly and Senate that if signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will expand access to rental assistance funds for small landlords. The bill will allow property owners whose tenants cannot or will not submit a rental…

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Windward School Puts Former White Plains Campus on Market for Sale

May 5, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—The Windward School, which recently relocated to a larger campus on Mamaroneck Avenue, announced plans to sell its former campus. The property is being marketed without an asking price. The 5.35-acre development site is located at 5 and13 Windward Ave.—a residential dead-end street that backs up to Saxon Woods Park. The campus is currently…

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Governor Signs Extensions of Residential, Commercial Evictions and Foreclosure Moratoriums

May 5, 2021

ALBANY—On May 4, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act. The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends moratoriums prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, as well as protections against credit discrimination and negative credit reporting…

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Harrison Multifamily Project Sells for Nearly $16 Million

May 4, 2021

HARRISON—White Plains-based development firm Lighthouse Living has sold the 36-unit Wood Works multifamily property at 550 Halstead Ave. in Harrison for $15.6 million. The sale was reported by commercial brokerage firm CBRE on May 4. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed. The CBRE team of Jeffrey Dunne, Gene Pride, Eric Apfel, Jeremy Neuer,…

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Breaking News: Mayor de Blasio Says NYC to Fully Reopen on July 1

April 29, 2021

NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on an appearance this morning on the MSNBC Program Morning Joe that New York City will “fully reopen” by July 1. The mayor said that at that time there would be no restrictions on restaurants and other businesses. Please check back for further updates on this…

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Realtors Press Lawmakers on Co-Op Transparency, Eviction Moratorium, Good Cause Eviction Proposals

April 27, 2021

ALBANY—Hundreds of Realtors from across the state, including approximately 100 Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors members, met virtually with state lawmakers earlier today to discuss key issues facing the real estate industry and consumers. After NYSAR cancelled last year’s Lobby Day program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was held virtually via Zoom. NYSAR’s…

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While Sales Declined, U.S. Housing Market Posts Record-High Home Prices in March

April 23, 2021

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales fell in March, marking two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors. The month of March saw record-high home prices and gains. While each of the four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month drops, all four areas posted year-over-year gains in home sales. The median existing-home sales price in March…

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Wilder Balter Acquires Tarrytown YMCA Building for Nearly $6.5 Million

April 19, 2021

TARRYTOWN—Wilder Balter Partners Inc. of Chappaqua has acquired the iconic YMCA building in Tarrytown for $6.45 million and plans to redevelop the property into affordable housing project. The development firm plans to convert the four-story brick building at 62 Main St. into 109 units of affordable housing. The project will also feature additional parking for…

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First Quarter Home Sales in HGAR Region Set New Records

April 14, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—The first quarter of 2021 was “one for the books” for the suburban New York City residential market. In the era of COVID-19, residential sales in the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ market area plummeted early on and slowly increased as restrictions were lifted. In the first quarter of 2021, sales skyrocketed to new…

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NAR Finds Home Staging Helps Buyers Visualize, Sell Homes Faster

April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON—A newly released survey from the National Association of Realtors reveals that home staging continues to be a significant part of the home buying and selling process. The biennial report, the "2021 Profile of Home Staging" released on April 6, examines the elements of home staging, including the perspectives of both buyers' and sellers' agents,…

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Developers Have Some Big Plans for the Hudson Valley’s Small Cities

April 14, 2021

The cities of Peekskill in Westchester County and Newburgh in Orange County may be smaller than other major cities in the Hudson Valley, but both have some big development plans in the works. Peekskill, which has seen major changes over the past 10 years, is gearing up to add five new affordable and market rate…

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