Categories for Staten Island Real Estate

The Continuing Sage of Dual Agency in the NYS Residential Rental Market

T.W. On Si Episode 17 – Dual Agency Residential Saga Comes to an End (S) We finally have a decision on the issue of dual agency in the residential real estate rental market here in NY State…the saga has ended… In case you are joining us mid-saga… Just a quick ...

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Real Estate: Consider This…What is a Legal Bedroom in NY State?

New York City Building Codes were updated in 1968, 2008 and again in 2014. According to the 2008 New York City Building Code, which applies to most multi-family buildings constructed between 2008 and the present, a legal bedroom must generally meet these criteria: Have a minimum of 80 square feet ...

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Real Estate Consider This: Home Equity

REAL ESTATE…CONSIDER THIS:  HOME EQUITY  If you are a homeowner or a potential homeowner, this tip is for you… First a definition of home equity:           Home equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage and what your home is               currently worth.  Home equity increases in ...

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House Inspectors and House Inspections for Buyers

My guest, Steve Byrne, is a licensed professional house inspector.   We discuss both house inspectors and house inspections–both I highly recommend to my clients wanting to make an offer on a residential property.     While not legally required–as terminate inspections are if you are getting a mortgage, a purchase offer for ...

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