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What Are The Differences Between a Co-op and a Condo?

Here in Long Island many people have the option of either purchasing a condominium or getting involved with a co-op. When you’re trying to decide how you’re going to spend your real estate money it’s vital for you to know the difference between the two. Each type of property comes with its own expenses and…

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What Landlords Need to Know About Subleasing

Subleasing is a sticky subject with many landlords. It can feel like a risk. You go through all the work of vetting a tenant, only for some third party to get involved. But residential landlords on Long Island can’t deny tenants the right to sublet. At least, not if you have more than four units.…

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What to Do If Your Long Island Landlord Won’t Make Necessary Repairs

It’s an age-old problem between landlords and tenants. Something breaks. The tenant tries to get it fixed. The landlord takes his or her sweet time about it. But what can you actually do when this problem arises? You have rights, but actually getting the problem fixed isn’t necessarily straightforward. Know what falls under the “Warranty…

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose: What’s the Smarter Move?

It’s natural to want to put your property in the best possible light when you go to sell. In addition to feeling some embarrassment over problems your home might have, you may be worried you won’t be able to sell the property at all if you tell potential buyers all about the problems the structure…

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5 Protections a Landlord Wants in Any Long Island Lease

Landlords of commercial property are typically the more sophisticated party when it comes to Long Island lease agreements. Yet, even landlords that have negotiated dozens of lease agreements and worked with several tenants can miss or mistake key clauses in a Long Island lease. Whether you are tackling your first lease or your fiftieth, here…

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6 Things the Inspector Should Check in a Long Island Home Inspection

Most residential real estate contracts give the buyer an opportunity to perform inspections on the property. These home inspections are a way to evaluate the condition and value of Long Island property, and a buyer shouldn’t overlook or underestimate their importance. Typically, a buyer will hire a professional home inspector to handle the actual review…

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