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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Timeshare Trusts and Estate Planning: 5 Things to Consider


Making preparations for what you want to happen to your timeshare when you pass away can be a difficult task. Many timeshare owners wish to pass on their pleasant timeshare experiences to their friends or family.

If this sounds like something you’re considering, it’s essential to talk with prospective beneficiaries ahead of time. Because timeshares often represent real property interests, if the timeshare is not deeded while you’re alive, it must be deeded through the probate process.

Since timeshares are rarely located near the owner’s home, the probate process can become complicated very quickly.
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

How Does a Realtor Set Your Home’s Listing Price?


When hiring a real estate agent, you may be wondering how they'll accurately price your home for sale. It isn't magic, but there is a great deal of skill and expertise required in the process.

It's a good idea to keep in mind that there is no such thing as a single list price. Different brokers may suggest alternative values based on their expertise in the area. That’s why it's crucial to pick a real estate agent with expertise and experience in your neighborhood.


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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tips for Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection


As a real estate buyer, you may be anxious to wrap things up and close on a property. The process can be long and arduous. Finalizing the deal is likely something you are looking forward to with great anticipation. Don’t let the rush to the finish line prevent you from taking important steps to make sure you are protecting your best interests and getting a favorable deal from the whole transaction. One important step, for instance, that you should take care to be especially mindful of, includes negotiating repairs after a home inspection.


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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Buying a Home? Reasons Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Attorney


Buying a home is an exciting, and often stressful, time! For many, purchasing a home may very well be the single biggest purchase they make in a lifetime. In addition to the financial investment, there is also a significant emotional investment in buying a home, a place where many hope to build memories for years to come. Because of all of the energy, emotions, and money that can go into finding and buying the right home for you and your family, it can be best that you do whatever you can to protect your interests throughout the process. A dedicated real estate attorney can prove invaluable to the home buying process for a number of reasons, which we will detail here.

Buying a Home? Reasons Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Attorney

First and foremost, it should be said that New York actually requires an attorney to execute certain parts of the home buying process.


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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Common Home Buying Mistakes


Buying a home can be an exciting, albeit an overwhelming and expensive, endeavor. In fact, for many, if not most, people, buying a home will be the single largest purchase they will ever make. Because of the sizeable financial investment people make in a home, not to mention the fact that you are looking to build a life in it, it can be critical to conduct due diligence in the buying process and take care at every step.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What Is a Binder in Real Estate?


The complexities of real estate transactions can hardly be understated. Even those who have bought or sold a home in the past may feel overwhelmed when confronted with another real estate deal. Despite the complexities, however, it can be important to understand some of the basics.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

What Do Home Inspectors Look for in New York?


Selling, and buying, a home can be an emotional rollercoaster. The highs and lows and worries can really take you for a ride. When you finally get that offer on your house, you may be excited and relieved, but then worry may start to set in.


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How to Choose a Real Estate Attorney Near You


Are you about to buy or sell a home or other property? If so, you may want to start looking for a real estate attorney to assist you with the transaction. This, however, can feel like an overwhelming task in and of itself when you already have a lot to think about in regards to the real estate transaction alone. Here, we have some tips for you to assist you in the process of finding and selecting a real estate attorney near you.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Why You Should Have an Attorney If You Are Buying a House


Buying a house is a big undertaking. Not only is it a substantial financial investment, but it is hopefully the place you will make a home for years to come. Because of this, you will likely want to do what you can to help ensure your best interests are protected throughout the process. This is one reason why it can be a good idea to have a


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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Role of a Real Estate Agent


Q: What are the benefits of hiring a real estate agent or broker?

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in New York or New Jersey, one of the first decisions you will likely make is whether or not to use the services of a real estate agent or broker. State laws and customs differ on the role of a real estate broker in a real estate transaction.

We’ve all heard of sellers going the “for sale by owner “route, which would bypass the broker. Some prospective home buyers also seek available homes to purchase on their own. In both situations, sellers and buyers likely feel they can save some money by cutting out the real estate broker’s commission, which is generally a small percentage of the purchase price.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Why Can't I Sell My Home?


Are you jealous and frustrated every time someone mentions a home that sold in a week, knowing the paint on your FOR SALE sign is beginning to flake? Take heart -- the solution to your problem may be simpler than you think. Even when the housing market in your area is problematic, and yes, even during a pandemic that is affecting your area adversely, homes are no doubt being sold. What you have to discover is why yours isn’t one of them.

Though there are variables involved (e.g.
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