Real Estate Blog

Important changes to New York’s Property Condition Disclosure Law

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Beginning March 20, 2024, sellers of residential 1-4 family homes will no longer have the option to give purchasers a $500.00 credit in lieu of completing a property condition disclosure statement. The New York Real Property Law requires sellers of certain types of residential real property to complete a property condition disclosure statement and deliver … Read more

Certificate of Occupancy: What You Should Know When Buying and Selling

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Summer is quickly approaching, and you are looking to renovate your house. Perhaps you’ve already hired contractors to build an addition, extend your deck, renovate your bathroom or build a pool in your backyard. Depending on the type of work you have planned, your contractor may need to obtain permits. The failure to obtain proper … Read more

First Comes Love, Then Comes…Real Estate??

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Real estate can drive relationships, for better or for worse, especially in New York, with its high cost of living and even higher cost of real estate. An annual survey released by the National Association of Realtors showed that 65 percent of homes purchased in 2014 were bought by married couples, 16 percent by single … Read more

Pet Policies – Make Sure You’re Not Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Landlords and Board members have the discretion to establish and enforce pet policies for their residents. This can be done through the terms of a lease – either a traditional rental lease or a cooperative’s proprietary lease. While Boards and landlords have power to create and enforce pet policies, federal, state, and city laws may … Read more

Understanding and Anticipating the Costs of Closing on Your Home

Buying a home can be the biggest investment of your life. It is a good idea to understand and anticipate the closing costs in advance of the closing so that you can plan accordingly. While this list includes the most common closing costs it is not exhaustive and all of the costs may not apply … Read more