Archive for June 2017
How Do NY’s Short-Term Rental Laws Affect Your Summer Airbnb?
Summer brings a significant number of tourists to New York City and its boroughs. More visitors are finding their way to areas such as Brooklyn, Long Island, Williamsburg, Rutherford, and Yonkers thanks to the popular rental website Airbnb. However, this is the first summer New Yorkers are renting their real estate under the state’s ban…Read More
Who Owns the Sky? What Are Air Rights and How Tall Can You Build
If you are a property owner in Long Island, there is a good chance you own a piece of the sky. While most buyers are focused on property lines and condition of improvements on the land, when you purchase real property you actually own much more than that. Property owners have the exclusive right to…Read More
Coming to the Table: Will Electronic Signatures Actually Change Real Estate Closings?
It will be 17 years this June since Congress passed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, otherwise known as The E-Sign Act. Signed into law on June 30, 2000 this federal law provided the same authority and effectiveness to electronic signatures, as given to signatures made by putting pen to paper. New…Read More