Saving Your Home from Foreclosure and Predators

By Erin Telesford

Saving Your Home from Foreclosure and Predators

The greatest financial crisis in the United States was last recession which spanned from December 2007 to June 2009. During this time, unemployment rates were raised by about 6.1% resulting in a loss of consumer spending and business investments. Before the recession, many Americans bought houses using mortgages they couldn’t afford, eventually causing them to […]

Another victim of the new rent law: International students

Landlords are turning away students, or looking to startup apps to get around security deposit limits

Another victim of the new rent law: International students

By Georgia Kromrei (therealdeal.com) Brokers are sounding the alarm on one unintended potential consequence of the new rent law— and it most acutely affects those new to New York. Since apartment owners are no longer allowed to charge more than one month’s rent as a security deposit, landlords may not be able to rent to […]

ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests

By Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests

A North Georgia woman is suing her former landlord, alleging that he evicted her because she invited her black co-worker to visit the Adairsville home she was renting. Victoria Sutton, a white woman who now lives in Calhoun, claims the couple who own the house launched into a racist tirade telling her they don’t allow […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]

Make Wealth! Stay Wealthy!

Real estate is a great way to grow your wealth because asset tends to appreciate over time.

Make Wealth! Stay Wealthy!

We have often seen in the media, celebrities’ rags-to-riches-to-rags stories. It is unfortunate that some people can earn an adequate amount of money, more than the average American, only to squander it on commodities, or sometimes they, unfortunately, fall on hard times. Real estate is a great way to grow your wealth because asset tends […]

It’s Time to Fire Your Landlord

By Chereen James

It’s Time to Fire Your Landlord

Do you find yourself moving from apartment to apartment within one and two years, just to pack up and move again? Do you get annoyed with disruptive knocking, texting or calling every first day of the month for the rent? You need to fire your landlord today. How? By becoming a homeowner. When you are […]

Real Estate Sales: Do You Know What’s Up?

By Chereen James

Real Estate Sales: Do You Know What’s Up?

Before you buy, sell or invest in real estate, know your role and know your goal. There are multiple participants in a typical real estate transaction: the buyer, seller, their respective attorneys, and the title company. Many homeowners seek the assistance of a real estate broker to negotiate the sales price and to bring about […]