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Landlord & Investor Q&A presented by attorney Jim Clark for October 2018

In this segment Jim Clark answers the most popular questions that come up through his interactions with landlords and real estate investors through his presentations to local organizations, networking, one on one conversations as well as direct posting through his web site and social media. This month the following questions are addressed: What to look… Continue Reading



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Choosing a Residential Real Estate Closing Attorney

When you’re nearing the end of a real estate negotiation, every decision you make counts. If you’ve paid attention to the cycles and patterns in real estate, then this transaction will hopefully have positive implications for you. However, navigating this process alone is difficult, even for landlords who have spearheaded similar deals in the past…. Continue Reading



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Types of Deeds in New York State

In order to be a successful landlord or real estate investor, you need to take a look at the minute details in each transaction. Even when everything else about a deal checks out, it’s possible for a seemingly trivial detail to cause issues in the future. When you are purchasing or selling property, it’s imperative… 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