As a homeowner, you have a certain amount of control when it comes to how you protect and manage your property. But, of course, you can never control the threats that your property faces. While you can control the security measures that you put around the boundaries of your property, you will not be able to control whether criminals attempt to break and enter.
Your new home has "lovely bones," but some of the surface coverings are relics from a different era. To be frank, they are vastly unsuitable for the needs of your family. It's time to renovate.
If there's one thing that you know as a New York City resident, it's that real estate is quite costly here. One of the worst things that can happen to you as a new homeowner is for you to try and renovate your home only to find out that unauthorized work has been previously performed on it. Situations like this happen quite frequently here in Manhattan. If this has happened to you, then you may wonder who you can hold financially liable for remedying any non-permitted renovations.
Having a good relationship with those who live close to you can add quality to your life and give you a sense of community. Even if you are not on particularly good terms with your neighbors, you likely do what you can to keep things civil. However, if you are finding that your neighbor's behavior is no longer tolerable, you may be curious as to how the law could help you.
In an ideal situation, you will have a great relationship with the person that you are buying your home from or selling your home to. It is a relationship that requires honesty, transparency and good communication.
If you are currently involved in a real estate transaction, you will want to do whatever you can to prevent disputes from taking place. Disputes are never ideal for any party, because they waste time, can be costly, and are stressful.
Zoning restrictions can lead to complicated real estate transactions and even disputes when the restrictions are not clear or are misrepresented in some fashion. The reason that these situations are so tricky is that the restrictions from the city can have a massive impact on both the way that you can use the land and the value of that land.
For all the bad press New York City landlords sometimes unfairly get, there are far more diligent and responsible landlords who make timely repairs to make sure their tenants live in a safe environment.
If you have purchased real estate that is controlled by a homeowners association, it means that you are automatically part of the association after the purchase. This usually means that you have to pay a certain amount of money to contribute to the running of the homeowners association and to maintain the upkeep of shared facilities.
If you are in the process of buying a home in the state of New York, you will want to make the best possible choice with respect to recruiting a real estate agent. Many buyers falsely assume that only the seller of the home needs to pay commission. It is important that you are not naive regarding this issue, since it is becoming increasingly common for home buyers to commit to paying a share of the commission.