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Lawmakers Finally Ease Up on FIRPTA

In 1980, Congress passed a law that sought to prevent foreign investors from buying United States property. Ever since, the commercial real-estate industry has been doing it’s best to change the minds of these lawmakers. Recently, Congress passed new tax measures and...

Types of Listing Agreements

People dread moving for a copious reasons. However, it does get easier when you find a real estate agent that you are compatible and happy with. Once you have found that perfect fit, the next step in the moving process is the sale of your home through a listing...

Your Homeowner’s Association Rights

There are lots of things to consider when you buy a new property. The views that a property provides are sometimes the deciding factor in a real estate purchase. One important thing to look out for is when a neighbor can block one of those views or legally use their...

Transfer On Death Deed Passed

No one likes to think about what they will leave behind to loved ones after they’re gone. But it’s something that we all inevitably must face. Being able to transfer real estate is a complicated thing, but thanks to the Transfer On Death Deed that came into...

Exploring Student Housing Discrimination

Tal Rappleyea is a real estate and municipal lawyer based in New York State. This blog was originally posted on Tal’s website here.  — Pennsylvania State Representative and licensed real estate broker Susan Helm has been exploring the idea of whether...

Zombie Foreclosures On the Rise

According to Merriam-Webster, to foreclose is the act of taking back property because the money owed for the property was not paid. This is often the case with mortgages. In New York, something called a zombie foreclosure is on the rise, which is when a homeowner...

When Can the Landlord Enter My Apartment?

Upon signing a new lease for an apartment, renters may initially feel concerned about whether the landlord will enter their apartment without warning. After all, no one wants to be exiting the shower to find their landlord in the living room! In accordance with state...

Tips for Better Real Estate Newsletters

  Newsletters are helpful tools for staying in touch with clients — and employees — of the past, present, and future. Some key elements that can go into making a high quality publication may include using recent blog posts, articles, and business...

The Secret Allure of Elite New York Real Estate

Tal Rappleyea is a real estate and municipal lawyer based in New York state. This blog was originally posted on Tal’s website here.  — The Time Warner Center in New York is an important part of the state’s large real estate purchases. Over the past few years, some of...