Tag Archives: real estate attorney

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

… 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 of […]

Residential Real Estate Buyers: Beware Of Wire Fraud Scams!

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Phishing, spoofing, cyberfraud and spyware are all terms that relate to a third party’s desire to invade your computer and, in many instances, to compromise your non-public information! In other words these scams are designed in their most malicious form to steal a consumers personal information, whether birthdate, social security number or credit cards, and utilize them […]

Homebuyer Advice: Ten Roadblocks That Could Potentially Delay/Kill Your Closing

Spring is upon us which means that eager homebuyers, particularly those with school-age children, will be looking to go into contract and close before the 2017-2018 school year gets under way! The Hallmark Abstract Service blog has provided these types of tips in the past but, reinforcing the message is never a bad idea… The […]

Title Insurance: Do You Know What You’re Paying For?

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Can a homebuyer or mortgage refinancer actually pay too much buying title insurance? Isn’t title insurance all the same no matter who’s providing it? Won’t my attorney/mortgage banker be looking out for my best interests? The answers to those questions are a qualified yes, no and hopefully so! With the Spring buying season now upon us and […]

It Doesn’t Take A Rocket To Get To The Top

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When homebuyers are making what may be the largest financial decision of their lives, having a team of expert professionals around them during the process is critical! These include a real estate attorney, real estate agent, home inspector and of course, title insurance company to name just a few. But what about a mortgage expert […]

Have You Been Carefully Checking Your Credit Card Bill?

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If you’re like most people, when your credit card statement arrives in the mail you check each item carefully to make sure that there are no errors and that you’re not being overcharged! And rightfully so, as no one wants to pay more than they are supposed to be paying! In much the same way when […]

Are So-Called ‘Commodity Products’ Really All Created Equal?

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For those of us whose business involves providing products or services that some may consider to be the same regardless of who it’s purchased from, is this actually the case? For example are all transactional real estate attorney’s the same because, after all, at the end of the day a deal will typically close? How about […]

Reverse Mortgage Legislation, Chinese Investors, Real Estate Law and more!

The six articles below run the gamut from the real estate transaction process to the best ways to lead and motivate! In between is an article that looks at the continuing appetite of investors from China for U.S. real estate assets, ways to look at your businesses marketing efforts and how the new hot Hamptons […]

Pokemon Go, Marketing And Real Estate (Video)

With large numbers of people now all-consumed players of the game Pokemon Go, is there a niche within the marketing plans of real estate related companies where an attempt can be made to try and capitalize from the craze? Perhaps but, first and foremost, if you’re anything like me you might be asking yourself what exactly Pokemon Go is? This video provides […]

New York Title Insurance: Always Compare Apples To Apples! (Chart)

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For someone buying a home, commercial property or who may be refinancing a mortgage, all title insurance is NOT created equal! As a quick primer title insurance is backward looking, purchased for the purpose of protecting owners of real property and the lender that may have provided financing. Title insurance ensures the fact that when a buyer/mortgage refinancer closes, there are no […]