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Why You Need Title Insurance

Published: Mar 27, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 27, 2017
As a real estate lawyer here on Long Island many times a question a client will ask whether or not they need title insurance. The answer is a resounding "yes." Title insurance and the title search performed by the title company protects the purchaser and the lending bank against futur...

Selling a Home with Violations, Judgments or Other Liens

Published: Mar 22, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 22, 2017
Property owners often ask us whether open violations on the property will frustrate the owner's ability to sell the property. In most cases the violations, judgments and liens will need to be corrected or satisfied prior to closing on the sale of the property. You should know that here o...

When Property Inspections Should be Done

Published: Feb 4, 2017 | Last modified: Feb 4, 2017
Many times I will be asked as a Real Estate Attorney, when exactly should we have an inspection performed on the property. Ideally, that inspection should be performed before the contract is signed. This way if anything comes up, if there are any issues, whether it's leaks in the roof or ...

Using an Attorney to Purchase a Property

Published: Dec 15, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 15, 2016
Do you need an attorney at all to help you purchase a property? Often there are family transactions where people will ask, "Do I really need an attorney?" The answer to that question is you're not legally required to use an attorney in the State of New York, however, nobody else will prov...

Cooperative Property vs. a Condominium Property

Published: Oct 24, 2016 | Last modified: Oct 24, 2016
A popular question that I get as a Real Estate Attorney is the differences in a cooperative property versus a condominium property. In a cooperative property you will not actually receive ownership, you are actually receiving shares of the corporation that allows your posession of an apa...
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