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The “Other Way” To Get More Deals

In the real estate world, there are two basic ways to get more deals. The first is obvious: to go out and find properties through marketing, networking, and hitting the pavement. The second is unconventional, but lucrative with the right approach: make better deals out of the properties you’re already looking at. There’s no such… Continue Reading



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Real Estate: Dealing With Setbacks, Crisis & Other Problems

Like any other field, there is plenty of potential for error in the real estate world. Whether you are drafting problematic lender contracts, delaying action on overdue payments, or underestimating budgeted repairs, chances are you have made a mistake at some point. This is completely natural, and believe it or not, may even pave the… Continue Reading



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Beware the Ides of March

Beware the ides of March. These famous words mark the day that Julius Caesar was tragically assassinated to death by his senate. Caesar’s stabbing followed a period of unrest in ancient Rome, and eventually led to Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire. However, the ominous origins of this phrase are rooted in literature…. Continue Reading



The Downside of Being a Landlord

It’s 1am and your cell phone is ringing.  It’s one of your tenants.  A call at this hour, they’re not calling to say hi.  There’s a major problem.  What could it be?? You reach for the phone with a pit in your stomach.  Another day in the life of a landlord, right? Being a landlord… Continue Reading



FAST Evictions in New York

No landlord wants to evict a tenant, they would rather that the rent gets paid, the tenant complies with the lease terms, and the landlord leaves the tenant to quiet enjoyment, but sometimes landlords have no choice. What is a FAST Eviction?  It’s evicting a tenant as quickly as possible, which is what we do,… Continue Reading



Making the Jump to Commercial Real Estate

I see it happen to successful residential real estate investors all the time. They get to a point where they’re doing a little bit of everything – working on rehabs, picking up some residential rentals to hold, assigning some of their contracts when the numbers  make sense and looking at bigger deals.  They’re in a… Continue Reading



Choosing a Residential Real Estate Closing Attorney

The basic role of Real Estate Attorney in a residential real estate closing is to carry out the deal negotiated by the client – that is (i) reduce the client’s deal to writing in the Contract of Sale, (ii) describe to the client what the key terms of Contract of Sale means, (iii) to ensure… Continue Reading



Types of Deeds in New York State

Real estate deeds are legal instruments that are used to transfer ownership of real property including the land and its improvements (such as a house or buildings) and attachments.  Words used to effectuate the conveyance of property may be grant, assign, convey or warrant, but they basically all do the same thing, they transfer the… Continue Reading



Guarantors and Summary Eviction Proceedings

The guarantor of a lease agreement cannot be made a party to a New York summary eviction proceeding, unless the guarantor also has some independent possessory interest in the property. A landlord’s eviction of a tenant in New York State is primarily achieved through a nonpayment or holdover summary proceeding under Article 7 of the Real… Continue Reading



Rent to Own – Part 1

Home prices are down, seller’s are motivated, deals seem to be everywhere, but you are not a cash buyer, and your credit has been knocked down like many who have been struggling and over burdened with debt over the last several years.  Purchasing a home outright is not a viable option, and most likely the… Continue Reading