Residential

Northeast States Form Council to Study Re-opening of Economy

April 15, 2020

ALBANY—In nearly a month of difficult economic news and tragic fatality numbers due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, a glimmer of hope has emerged that the state is beginning to consider how and when non-essential businesses could reopen in New York State. On Monday April 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a regional initiative with six…

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DeCicco & Sons to Open at Edge on Hudson Development in 2022

April 8, 2020

SLEEPY HOLLOW—Construction is expected to begin next year on a new DeCicco & Sons market at the Edge on Hudson project being developed at the former General Motors Assembly plant here. The deal marks the first retail property to sign on at the Edge on Hudson development and marks the first grocer to operate in…

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Anthos Properties Secures Financing for Port Chester Multifamily Buy

April 7, 2020

PORT CHESTER—Anthos Properties of Nanuet has acquired The Castle luxury multifamily development here from institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management for $38.6 million. In connection with the purchase, Anthos Properties secured a $28-million loan with Fannie Mae. The financing was arranged by JLL Capital Markets. Built in 2015, The Castle is a luxury,…

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GDC Acquires Stratus on Hudson in Yonkers for Nearly $40M

April 7, 2020

YONKERS—Ginsburg Development Companies has added to its portfolio of multifamily properties in the Greystone section of Yonkers with the recent purchase of the Stratus on Hudson, a 74-unit luxury rental building located at 1077 Warburton Ave. GDC purchased the property in Northwest Yonkers from Stamford, CT developer Randy Salvatore’s RMS Companies who completed the building…

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HGAR Leadership Expands Role of its 2020 Regional Directors

April 7, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—In an ongoing effort to create stronger member engagement, awareness and communication in a continually growing association, the HGAR leadership is expanding the role of its five regional directors covering Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties, as well as Manhattan. “As our membership and our territory increases in size, we think it’s very important…

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Pre-Coronavirus: HGAR Reports Strong First Quarter Sales Regionwide

April 3, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Residential home sales figures for the first quarter of 2020 were strong and indicated that a robust year for residential sales in the lower Hudson Valley region, now served by OneKey Multiple Listing Service, would follow. According to a report released by OneKey Multiple Listing Service earlier this month, that aforementioned assumption has, of…

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State Clarifies Position on Property Showings—Can Only be Performed Online

April 3, 2020

ALBANY—Less than 24 hours after the real estate industry was led to believe that in-person real estate showings were permitted by New York State comes a statement from Empire State Development that only virtual/online showings are permissible. On the evening of April 2, an official with Empire State Development Corp. in a clarification of the…

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BREAKING NEWS: Empire State Development Deems Some Facets of Residential, Commercial Real Estate as ‘Essential’

April 2, 2020

ALBANY—Commercial and residential real estate brokers and agents received some welcome if not surprising news on April 1 when the Empire State Development Corp. clarified existing regulations, put in place in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, and deemed residential and commercial showings and back office real estate work as “essential.” The clarification therefore allows…

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Mortgage Forbearance Does Not Mean Mortgage Forgiveness

March 31, 2020

As I sit here trying to find words of advice for consumers to navigate through the financial portion of COVID-19, my emotions are all over the place. It’s difficult to talk about finances when we’re all going through so much more, although, I know this information is important and crucial for some to protect against…

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NAR Helps Secure Key Provisions in Coronavirus Bill for Realtors

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a $2-trillion COVID-19 compromise economic relief package on March 25. The bill now goes to the U.S. House, where it is expected to pass, and President Trump has said he will sign the much-needed measure into law. The National Association of Realtors reports the bill includes $350 billion for the…

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NYSAR Says Closings Can Occur Under Certain Circumstances

March 25, 2020

ALBANY—The New York State Association of Realtors posted online the latest guidance regarding the regulations impacting the real estate industry in connection with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders in connection with preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) issued by NYSAR effective at 5 p.m. on March 24 answered a host…

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Westchester Residential Opportunities Secures $425,000 in HUD Fair Housing Grants

March 25, 2020

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $3 million to fair housing organizations in New York State, including a total of $425,000 to White Plains-based Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. to confront violations of the nation's landmark Fair Housing Act and help end housing discrimination. HUD awarded a total of more…

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New York Metro’s First Regional Multiple Listing Service Goes Live for Realtors

March 25, 2020

NEW YORK— The Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. announced on March 24 that the first regional MLS for the New York Metro area—OneKey MLS—is now live for Realtor use. OneKey MLS offers real estate professionals more coverage, precise and accurate data. A consumer-facing website is set…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Amanda Martinez

March 11, 2020

A Lifetime of Volunteering After spending 32 years working with the New York City Housing Authority, it’s no surprise that Amanda Martinez has a knack for finding people homes. The Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty agent actually started her real estate career just two years ago in the brokerage firm’s Goshen office, but has…

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WRO Alleges Rockland County Apartment Complex Discriminated Against People with Mental Disabilities

March 11, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Non-profit fair housing agency Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. reported on March 9 it had filed suit against the ownership and manager of the 370-unit Tor View Village Apartments in Garnerville for alleged violations of federal, state and county fair housing laws. WRO charges in its litigation that individuals with mental disabilities were the subject…

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Evolving Coronavirus Crisis Will Impact CRE, Lending Markets

March 4, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—As governments across the globe deal with the spread of the Novel Coronavirus—or COVID-19—the crisis hit home earlier this week when it was learned that an attorney from New Rochelle tested positive for the virus. On March 4, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed reports that in addition to the 50-year-old attorney, three members of his…

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