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August 15, 2016

If you are like many individuals who are in the process of selling their home in the summer months, you may be wondering how to get the best value for your home. By following these five areas of improvement, which may cost as little as a few hundred dollars, you could be getting a higher return on your investment once your property is on the market.

By Katie Sawyer on July 8, 2016

Would you move forward with buying your dream home if you were informed a murder had taken place there? What about if the property is haunted? Understandably, many people would not. 

By Doreen Letty on May 16, 2016

Governor Cuomo’s 2016-17 Budget has passed, as well as the enactment of several pieces of legislation to implement the budget’s fiscal plan, resulting in the STAR exemption program undergoing some significant changes.

By Bruce Ikefugi on August 12, 2015

A peculiar situation arose a few weeks ago which greatly jeopardized one of our closings.  I won’t tell you whether we represented the Seller or the Purchaser; from the point of view of this entry it doesn’t matter.  Firstly, I would say there are two types of Sellers, those that take very good care of the property and maintain everything in great condition until they finally move out.  The second type cut back on the landscaping and repairs, and do the minimal clean up needed when they move out.  Most Sellers fall in the middle of these two extremes.

By Robin Friedman on May 9, 2015

Your home is probably your most valuable material asset, and you have undoubtedly put a lot of your time, money and care into it.  Unfortunately, any combination of setbacks, from illness to job loss, can leave you suddenly unable to keep up with your mortgage payments and facing the possibility of foreclosure.

By Robin Friedman on April 24, 2015

At HoganWillig, we work hard to help our clients keep their homes in the face of a foreclosure.  However, there are times when it does not make financial sense to continue sinking money into an “underwater” home.

By Robin Friedman on March 26, 2015

Suppose you can’t  pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth.  You’re in a real jam.

By Robin Friedman on March 19, 2015

From a legal standpoint, when equipment, decorations, or appliances become affixed or fastened to the real estate, it becomes a fixture and is supposed to be transferred as part of the sale, unless there is an agreement providing otherwise. What are some of the factors determining whether something is a fixture?

November 14, 2014

In the exhaustive division of assets that occurs in most divorces, the issue of the family home inevitably comes up. What should be done with it? Who should keep it? Can that individual afford to keep it? Answers to these questions and more should be considered before making any decisions.

August 10, 2014

In an era where getting the latest and greatest technology is of utmost importance, we must be conscientious to step back and analyze the implications of living life in such a way.

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