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May 23, 2022

Spring is the most popular time to start shopping for a new home. It allows buyers to fully see the property they are looking to purchase and gives sellers a chance to make any necessary spring repairs before putting their home on the market. Believe it or not, we are already entering the start of the busy real estate season here in Western New York, so if you are thinking about making a move - it's a good time to get a few things settled!

By Pia Perfetto on June 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a crisis for both landlords and tenants in New York State. Given the government-levied pause on evictions, landlords have effectively been unable to collect rent for more than one (1) year and tenants, due to illness and unemployment, have fallen behind on regular rent payments.

December 2, 2019

On June 14, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Housing Stability and Protection Act of 2019 effectively codifying a new era in the State’s landlord-tenant regime. As the name suggests, the law puts into effect widespread regulation aimed at protecting and promoting tenants’ rights.   If you are a landlord, this Act may have you wondering how these changes may affect your business dealings going forward. In short, many aspects of prior leases may need to be revisited, revised or scrapped altogether to ensure full compliance with the new regulatory landscape.

July 9, 2019

Summer is finally here which means the housing market is really heating up.  For those of you selling your residential property without the assistance of a real estate agent, there are a few things to keep in mind.  One of the most important documents that you will prepare is the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) contract, which you will enter with your buyer.  The contract sets out the terms of the agreement such as your purchase price and the obligations imposed on each party. 

July 11, 2018

Everyone knows that buying a home can be expensive, but many don’t even think about the cost of selling.  Home sellers often have a plan for the proceeds from their house long before the house goes on the market—a new home, a new car, maybe a vacation—and knowledge of the major costs of selling a house can help sellers properly budget the proceeds in preparation for paying more fees than they probably would have imagined.

By Alexander Blood on June 7, 2017

Thinking of buying your first home? Keep reading for helpful information.


June 1, 2017

LegalEasy Episode #8: Tips for First-Time Home Buyers


May 10, 2017

The most common errors made by both tenants and landlords.


April 24, 2017

Find out the most common mistakes made when closing on a house


January 6, 2017

As of January 4, 2017, New York State regulations regarding brokers' treatment of consumer funds, real estate course subjects and hours, as well as business card requirements, were amended.   The changes are generally helpful for real estate brokers and salespersons and modernize outdated regulations. 

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