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'It's A Free Country, Ain't It?!'

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - In the field of real estate, private property is subject to environmental laws, building codes, zoning ordinances, just to name a few. The government's authority to do this is known as “police power.”


What Are Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - A person who owns property and has the property sub-divided in accordance with laws governing subdivision, may restrict the use of the land through a restrictive covenant in the deed or by a separate recorded declaration filed with the County Clerk's Office in the County.


What Is The STAR Program?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - It is not true that in order to be eligible to qualify for the STAR exemption you must be under a certain income, over a certain age, or have children in school.


Codes, Codes, And More Codes!

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - Buildings codes are primarily intended to protect the health and safety of the building's inhabitants as well as protect the welfare of the general public.


Brown Harris Stevens Wins Affiliate Of The Year Award

Real Estate News - Brown Harris Stevens is pleased to announce the luxury residential real estate firm has been selected as the 2010 Affiliate-of-the-Year by Christie's Great Estates.


The Corcoran Group Launches Real Estate App For Android

Real Estate News - On September 16, The Corcoran Group, New York's largest residential real estate firm, released its Corcoran real estate app for Google's Android platform which is now available on all Droid smartphones.


Reverse Mortgages - What Are They All About?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - Is there a way that I can stay in my home permanently if I so choose, pay off an existing mortgage on my home, make no monthly payments, receive non-taxable-payments on flexible terms, among other items.


What Is This You Are Asking Me To Sign?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - To give the subject a historical perspective, back in the 1980s the Federal Trade Commission conducted a nation-wide survey of sellers and buyers of homes where a real estate broker was involved in the sale.


What Is The Seller's Property Condition Disclosure Law?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - The Seller's Property Condition Disclosure Law went into effect in New York State on March 1, 2002.


What Does 'Burger King' Have To Do With The Mortgage Crisis?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - Nothing really, but if you have been following the news, you may think otherwise. Given the fact that the subject of the halt in foreclosures has gotten much-deserved media attention, it may be useful to define some terms being bandied about.


You Mean I May Not Get The Whole Amount?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - When is the commission due? That was the subject of an article posted in June of this year. What I would like to address in this article is a legislative change that took place in New York effective January 1, 2009.


Truth In Lending

by Daniel Gualtieri
Real Estate News - A well respected East End broker asked me the other day, “I heard it's really hard to get a mortgage these days, what's up with that?”


What Is Property Management? That Depends!

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - The property management courses that I teach at New York University in Manhattan are designed for real estate professionals and students.


Is It Worth It?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - This is a question that those who are considering a mortgage refinance should consider.


Aren't All Real Estate Agents Realtors®?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - A common public misconception is that anyone who holds a real estate license is a Realtor®.


Truth In Lending: Fed Considers Setting Target For Interest Rates On Some Bonds

by Daniel Gualtieri
Real Estate News - The Federal Reserve announced early this month a plan to buy $600 billion in Treasury Securities through June, the continuation of an effort known as, "quantitative easing."


Is There Such A Thing As A 'Standard' Real Estate Commission?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - The use of the word “standard” would be frowned upon by the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the National Association of Realtors among others.


How Much Is Enough?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - The answer to this question depends primarily upon the broker's cost of doing business and his or her expected return on their investment.


What Should I Know Before Deciding to Become A Real Estate Agent?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - From the point of view of the New York State Department of State, the government agency responsible for issuing, withholding, suspending, and revoking real estate licenses, a candidate for a real estate license must satisfactorily complete a number of items.


What Else Should I Know Before Deciding To Become A Real Estate Agent?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - The previous article addressed independent contractor status as opposed to employee status of real estate licensees.


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