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Legislative Update – Jan/Feb

  By Conor Gillis GCAR Government Affairs     Albany Common Council Takes Initial Step Toward Rent Control On Monday, December 16th, the Albany Common Council passed a resolution calling on Mayor Kathy Sheehan to conduct a vacancy study in the City of Albany to determine whether the city would qualify for rent control under the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. For Albany to qualify …

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GCAR Honored by Joseph’s House & Shelter, Troy, N...

GCAR was one of the honorees at Joseph’s House Winter Walk Banquet held on December 11, 2019, at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. GCAR was honored for their support of the shelter. Joseph’s House offers emergency shelter, street outreach, and support services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals, youth, and families. They offer non-judgmental services where each guest’s dignity and worth are recognized and …

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GCAR Supports several non-profit organizations in 2019

Many thanks to the membership for your support of the Community Outreach Fund. Twelve organizations received donations in 2019 due to YOUR generosity. The organizations are as follows:  Rebuilding Together Saratoga County; Schenectady Co. Community College Foundation (food pantry); Troy Rehabilitation Improvement Program; Capital Roots; Schoharie Co. Community Action Program; Joseph’s House & Shelter and the Double H Ranch. Ginny O’Brien was the recipient of GCAR’s Good …

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REALTOR® of the Year

Those who have been named REALTOR of the Year know first hand the reverence and surprise of being placed in the company of past REALTORS® of the Year. Reverence because many past honorees are icons of the association, the best example of what a REALTOR® should be. Surprise because so many GCAR members stand out as dedicated industry professionals who are not only active …

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January President’s Message

By Tom McGroder I’d like to start the year off by thanking you for trusting me to be your 2020 Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® President. As I begin my journey, numerous members have asked me if I’m getting nervous. I never really gave it much thought until Meghan contacted me and asked for my first article for Across the Association. The blank page …

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GCAR Centennial Celebration

Throughout 2020 GCAR will recognize its 100 years by commemorating the rich history of the Association in publications, events, and membership gatherings. We are seeking any items from past years you may have to share in the display during the gala in June.  The Association may also feature your photo on GCAR.com or in the Across The Association.  If you have anything else which …

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2019 Good Neighbor Award Recipient

GCAR has named one local real estate professional as the 2019 Good Neighbor Award winner spotlighting the practitioner’s impact on their community through volunteer work. This marks the association’s first year celebrating the Good Neighbor Award. The winner, who was selected by a panel of GCAR past presidents, will receive a $3,000 grant for their charity. The award winner will be honored at the …

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Community Relations Nov 19

Community Relations Committee is asking for your help On August 17th at the Wilton NY Headquarters of “Operation Adopt a Soldier”, a fire broke out resulting in a total loss of the building contents which included donations and more than 200 packages that were ready to be shipped to Troops serving overseas. The Community Relations Committee is collecting items to help this worthy cause …

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