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Escrow Accounts with Coops

(Image courtesy of Nick Youngson)

A common, but infuriating, occurrence in buying into a coop is putting money in escrow. After being subjected to the invasive, coop application and interview process, after their financial information has been exposed and reviews by strangers, buyers are told essentially “welcome to the building but we don’t trust . . . → Read More: Escrow Accounts with Coops

3 Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

In New York, you want to hire a real estate attorney. It’s too risky not to. Most people make the same few mistakes?

Mistake #1: Wait until after they have found their ideal apartment or house and have an accepted offer.

Why is this a mistake? The pressure is on. You need to find a . . . → Read More: 3 Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

Selling Combined Apartments

If you combined two apartments and are now putting that combination on the market, you need to be aware of a few things. Make sure you have all the paperwork necessary. This includes records of the condo or coop approval and confirmation that the application to combine the apartments was approved by the NYC Department . . . → Read More: Selling Combined Apartments

Do You Have a Will?

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The first time you buy real estate – no matter your age – it makes you feel like an adult. I’ve had clients say this to me many times.

So you have a home now. Maybe you have kids already or some on the way.

What’s your plan for . . . → Read More: Do You Have a Will?

New Construction in Brooklyn

It seems like everywhere you look in Brooklyn – from the Atlantic Yards to Fort Greene to Williamsburg – residential towers are going up. Some of these are rentals and some are sales, and some experts are predicting a glut in the market. Does this mean that you should wait to buy? Unfortunately there is . . . → Read More: New Construction in Brooklyn

The Perfect Five and a Half Hour Closing

We are used to a world where everything is quick and easy. Closings do not have to be quick or easy to be smooth and effective.

I recently headed a closing for a client who had 3 loans on 3 different properties. Each loan was with a separate bank. We consolidated the three mortgages into . . . → Read More: The Perfect Five and a Half Hour Closing

Buyers Beware!

New federal mortgage regulations make a savvy lawyer your best friend “Read more…”

 

Brooklyn has opulence...

With more space come higher cost as a combination of townhouses in Brooklyn Heights, into a lavish private mansion, compares to Manhattan pricing. “Read more…”

They didn’t stay together but they each stayed in Brooklyn!

Even celebrities move on from their relationships but two famous writers work at keeping their lives in Park Slope and Boerum Hill, no matter what the cost.

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2015/11/jonathan-safran-foer-moves-to-boerum-hill-ex-nicole-krauss-buys-himout/

 

Brooklyn is the new… Brooklyn!

http://gothamist.com/2015/06/11/brooklyn_rent_obscene_forever.php

Real Estate in this Borough is booming and stable. A smart investment and great place to live.