When purchasing a home, important considerations are always included in the process – ranging from finding the perfect neighborhood to even smaller details, such as the number of bedrooms. A real estate transaction is one of the largest purchases you will make in your...
When a New York Style Closing May Be Better
Just like New York-style pizza, a New York style real estate closing is unique and full of "flavor." Essentially, a New York style closing usually has the parties coming to terms with certain issues, primarily inspection issues, before the formation of the Contract....
Who Holds a Deposit Matters!
Often in our real estate practice, we represent the Sellers in a transaction. Specifically, there are some Buyers that insist on having either their attorney or their agent hold the deposit, as opposed to what is usually the norm. A commonplace practice is to have the...
The First-Time Homebuyer: How Attorneys Guide Contract Review
The process of purchasing a home for the first time can seem long and even a bit confusing. However, having the right real estate attorneys in your corner during a transaction proves to be essential. If you are considering the purchase of your first home in 2022, be...
Landlord and Tenant Moratorium Concerns Answered
As COVID-19 cases have gone down causing the re-opening of businesses, universities and restaurants, the world is finally starting to feel a sense of normalcy. During COVID-19, Governor Murphy passed a moratorium on evictions, barring all landlords from filing for...
Real Estate Q&A: Oil Tank Scans
The answer as to whether you will need an oil tank scan as part of your inspections is always YES!
An abandoned underground oil tank is one of the most significant inspection defects that can occur on a property. Essentially, an abandoned underground oil tank can eventually be breached and leak oil into the soil, or even worse, into the ground water.
Real Estate Q&A: How long does it take to normally close on the house?
This spring, we are sharing common questions that we receive from clients regarding real estate transactions. From transaction timelines to deposits, be sure to read our Q&A series on real estate matters.
Tenant Concerns in Real Estate Transactions!
So, you found your perfect house. It has been a long search, and you now have found a home of your dreams. In fact, you were able to put an offer on this house and it was accepted without any fuss. However, you’re now being told that there is a tenant in the property that has not paid rent and will not vacate the property voluntarily.
Don’t Rush! In life and especially in Real Estate!
Well, 2021 is here, and it does not seem like the real estate market is letting up anytime soon. Certainly, it is a good thing that people are out there wanting to buy homes. At the moment, interest rates are still low, and sellers are considering listing their homes to take advantage of the same. Yet, a robust and competitive market can lead to many pitfalls that people need to be aware of, especially if they are buyers.
Auction Buyers Beware!
We all know that the real estate market in New Jersey is currently hot. So much so, it is becoming exceedingly difficult for potential real estate buyers to find any “deals” or good values.
The Real Meaning of “As Is” in Real Estate Transactions
There has never been a phrase that has more connotations than the phrase “as is.” While many people believe that they understand what it means in the context of real estate transactions, often they are left wondering why their interpretation of the phrase is different than what is actually applied during a residential real estate transaction.
Buying and Selling in the Age of Coronavirus
Certainly, everyone has been drastically affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Although we are all trying to work through this unprecedented event, everyone should take solace in the fact that we will get through it, and more importantly, we will find new and innovative ways for us to do business after the pandemic is over.