Real Estate

Learn the important terms and documents that renters and buyers alike need to understand.

How Much House Can I Afford?

In the process of buying a home, it's easy to get swept up in the excitement and become financially overextended. Learn what hidden costs you should…

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New York State Requirements for a Quitclaim Deed

When you want to convey, or transfer, real property to someone else, either by sale, gift, or by court order, you must do so by using a written…

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What Is a Lien?

There are many different types of liens. Find out what they are and how they are enforced.

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How Does an Easement Affect You and Your Property?

Encumbrances on your property may prevent you from using your land the way you want.

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Understanding the Legal Description of Property

Including an accurate legal property description is essential when real estate is being transferred or mortgaged.

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Understanding Your Lien Release

When the time comes to get a lien released, it's important to be sure that the lien release form is appropriate to the situation, and that it…

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Creative Strategies to Help Landlords Survive Coronavirus

Thinking creatively, being generous with tenants, and considering short-term leases could help you get through the pandemic.

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Forming an LLC for Real Estate Investments: Pros & Cons

Due to the personal liability protection they offer and their favorable tax treatment, LLCs are fast becoming a preferred entity type for investing…

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Tenants’ Rights: Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

There are specific laws that provide protection for tenants. Being informed when you are a renter allows you to know your rights and stand up for…

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Understanding the Mechanics of a Mechanic's Lien

A mechanic's lien is placed on property to ensure payment for a contractor's work. Homeowners want to avoid mechanic's liens because they can cause…

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