Category Archives: real estate law

Information For NON-Real Estate Focused Attorney’s In New York…

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  … Who have been asked to represent the buyer in a real estate transaction! Imagine that you’re an attorney in New York with a focus and concentration on matters that have NOTHING to do with transactional residential or commercial real estate! Whether it’s trust & estates, matrimonial, bankruptcy or one of the other specialties […]

Condominium Lenders Standing: Mortgage Liens Versus Condo Board Liens!

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This article, by way of the New York Law Journal, examines the section of real estate law covering condo mortgage loans and the standing of a lenders lien vis-a’-vis certain condo board liens in the event a borrower ceases to pay! ‘Condominium Loans and Lien Priority‘ by Jeffrey B. Steiner and Jason R. Goldstein Counsel to real estate […]

Title insurance and protecting yourself in a foreclosure purchase

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An example of a denied title policy due to the foreclosure crisis

Foreclosures, REO’s (real estate owned) and auctions on the courthouse steps have one thing in common: A critical need for the buyer to make sure that they can get clear title, owner’s title insurance (owner’s policy) and, in the case of an auction on the courthouse steps, to ascertain beyond a reasonable doubt that the […]