Field Updates

VOTE: Primary Day is Tuesday 6/25, Early Voting Ends 6/23
Jun 18, 2024 3 min read
Polls are open for New York's registered Democrats on June 25th from 6 AM-9 PM. Early voting hours vary locally.
NYSAR Call for Action: REALTORS® Join REBNY Rally Opposing NYC Broker Fee Bill
Jun 18, 2024 1 min read
Last Tuesday, nearly 1,500 real estate brokers and agents rallied at New York City Hall to voice opposition to advancing legislation
Downtown Jamaica Rezoning: Proposes 12,000 New Homes, 3,000 Affordable
Jun 18, 2024 1 min read
The New York Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Dan Garodnick has released the updated draft zoning proposal for the Jamaica Neighborhood Plan. 
NYC's Local Law 97: Linda Lee's Bill to Help Co-Ops, Condos Gains Steam
Jun 18, 2024 1 min read
"Co-op and condo owners say New York City's landmark climate law is saddling them with bills worth tens of thousands of dollars to fund environmentally friendly upgrades
NYSAR End of Session Update: Albany's Regular Legislative Season Ends
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
On Saturday, June 8, the New York State Legislature concluded its 2024 legislative session.
Melville Town Center: LIBOR Submits Testimony in Support of Pro-Housing Rezoning
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
Over the past year, the Town of Huntington has been working with the Melville community to create a walkable downtown with mixed-use development entirely south of the Long Island Expressway.
Town of Hempstead: Newsday Editorial Board Warns Against Anti-Housing Rezoning
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
"The Town of Hempstead's initial attempt toward walking away from an effective rezoning effort near the Inwood and North Lawrence train stations is a disappointing step backward.
Pride Has a Home Here: LIBOR Attends Governor's Pride, Local Govts Split on LGBTQ Rights
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
Last Friday, LIBOR Government Affairs Director Kevin Brady represented our association at the Governor's invite-only New York Pride Brunch at the Executive Mansion in Albany.
NYC Section 8 Reopens After 15 Years, Promised Fair Housing Funds Missing
Jun 5, 2024 2 min read
"NYCHA is now accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides rental aid for low-income families.
Pride Has A Home Here: LIBOR Joins New Queens Pride, Babylon Village Pride
Jun 5, 2024 1 min read
As part of LIBOR's commitment to fair housing for all and embracing DEI initiatives that are good for both members' business and the communities we serve, LIBOR officially joined LGBTQ+ Pride marches for the first time this year!
NYSAR Call for Action: Oppose Broker Fee Bill in NYC Council, Rally on 6/12
Jun 5, 2024 1 min read
NYSAR urges REALTORS® living and working in New York City to tell their local Council Member to oppose legislative changes to broker fees (Int. 360, aka the FARE Act).
NYC Call to Action: Join NYSAR's Plans to Oppose Broker Fee Changes
May 29, 2024 2 min read
REALTORS® living and working in New York City are invited to NYSAR's rally at City Hall at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12 to oppose Int. 360.
Citi Field Casino Gamble: Sen. Ramos Boos Mets Plan, Borough Pres. Richards Says Keep Rolling
May 29, 2024 2 min read
"State Senator Jessica Ramos (D-Corona, Jackson Heights) dealt a serious blow Tuesday to New York Mets owner Steve Cohen’s dream of building a massive casino and entertainment complex
Climate Change Gets Real: NYC Offers Flood-Prone Home Buyouts
May 29, 2024 2 min read
"The City of New York "is considering buying homes from residents of a small flood-prone section of Flushing, potentially presenting homeowners with the tough choice of selling and relocating  
LI Towns: Town of Hempstead Flip-Flops on Development; Republican Boards Fight Election Changes
May 29, 2024 2 min read
"Five years ago, Hempstead officials began a bipartisan effort to transform a jumble of commercial and residential areas near the commuter rail stations in Inwood and North Lawrence into a walkable, vibrant community.
NYC Call for Action: NYSAR Opposes City Council Bill Restricting Rental Broker Fees
May 22, 2024 1 min read
REALTORS® living and working in New York City – Please urge the New York City Council to oppose legislation (Int. 360) prohibiting real estate brokers and agents of a landlord from collecting a broker’s fee from a renter.
DC Lobbying Wins! VA Allows Buyer Agent Payment, FHFA Confirms NAR Settlement Interpretations
May 22, 2024 2 min read
"The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will soon release a circular that 'bridges the gap' on an agency law that prohibits a VA buyer from paying their real estate agent compensation
LI Housing: LIBOR CEO Applauds State-Local Collaboration on East Farmingdale Housing
May 22, 2024 1 min read
Newsday ran a Letter to the Editor supporting the new 13-acre housing plan for East Farmingdale from LIBOR CEO Doreen Spagnuolo.
NY Needs 1M More Homes; New Housing in Lynbrook, E. Patchogue
May 22, 2024 2 min read
"Building an additional million housing units in a decade may seem impossible, but if the region builds homes at the pace it did after World War II, it could meet all the expected demand," wrote the Daily News Editorial Board. 
RLM 2024: LIBOR Goes to Washington, Joins NAR Lobbying on Capitol Hill
May 14, 2024 2 min read
Last week, thousands of NAR members gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2024 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, including Capitol Hill visits, special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities, and the industry trade show.