Category Archives: Home ownership

Things Home Buyers Forget

Buying a home is a hectic, rewarding and sometimes scary experience. Many homebuyers forget or are unaware of important steps which make the process easier. According to the National Association of Realtors, the average buyer takes about 12 weeks before they officially buy a home. Making this sizeable investment requires great patience, proper research and…
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Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative is an effort to combat sexual harassment in housing led by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The goal of the Initiative is to address sexual harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, loan officers or other people who have control over housing. Sexual harassment in…
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Increasing Your Home’s Value

BY JOE SZYNKOWSKI Not all home improvement projects are the same. The impact of a project or upgrade depends on factors such as the market you’re in, and your existing home value. Some projects like adding a pool or wood floors tend to have bigger increases for more expensive homes, while projects like a kitchen…
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Squatters’ Rights and Adverse Possession in Real Estate

By Janet Howard Under New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law - RPA § 501; and for the purposes of this article:  Adverse possessor is a person or entity and is an “adverse possessor” of real property when the person or entity occupies real property of another person or entity with or…
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