Real Estate

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

Month to Month Rental Agreement or Long Term Lease: Which Is Best for Landlords?

Whether you offer your rental property on a month-to-month basis or long-term affects price, legal rights, and more.

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How to Protect Yourself from Bad Tenants

Once a tenant has taken up residence in your rental unit, it can be costly and time-consuming to have him or her removed, so you should aim to head…

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When to Use a Limited Warranty Deed

A limited warranty deed transfers legal title to real property. However, this type of deed does not promise clear title; it only guarantees the title…

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Understanding a Room Rental Agreement

If you're seeking to make extra income or want to downsize, then consider renting out one of your empty rooms before you decide to sell your home.…

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Forming an LLC for Real Estate Investments: Pros & Cons

LLCs are fast becoming a preferred entity type for investing in and holding real estate. Here are the advantages they confer—and the disadvantages.

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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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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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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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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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