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Let's Revisit The Differences Between Residential Condominiums, Cooperatives, And Townhouses

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - One of the most important distinctions between the two, co-ops are governed by a board of directors, and a condo by a board of managers.


New York's Highest Court Strikes Down Local Sex Offender Residency Laws

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, there are approximately 1,000 sex offenders living in Suffolk County, more than twice as many as living in Nassau County.


United States Supreme Court Takes On Broad Reaching Fair Housing Issue

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court agreed to address the issue: does the law require that the discrimination be intentional, or does it allow plaintiffs to claim "disparate effect," a discriminatory effect regardless of intent?


How Will the New Suffolk County Human Rights Law Impact Housing in the Hamptons?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Suffolk County Human Rights Law is particularly aggressive in insuring that everyone has equal rights to satisfy the basic need for housing. How does that impact the East End where property values have risen over the years?


How Can I Avoid Paying Taxes?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Human nature being what it is, nobody likes to pay taxes. Certainly, no more than they have to. Real estate does offer some opportunities along those lines.


Rental Websites In The Hamptons Under Scrutiny of Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Much discussion has been made of late regarding the issue of the rental activities of the online antics of the Internet website, Airbnb. Hamptons.com investigated how this effects rentals in the Hamptons.


Hamptons Real Estate: Making The Case For Buyer Agent Commissions

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - As is true when a broker represents a seller, although a written agreement is always desirable, the agreement between a buyer and broker does not have to be in writing to be binding. Courts have awarded commissions to sellers and buyers brokers absent an agreement in writing.


HUD Addresses Risks in Reverse Mortgages

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Our recent articles have addressed issues of "due diligence" when buying and selling real property, each intended to encourage the use of trained professionals. Our last article focused on borrowing to finance the purchase. This article specifically focuses on the most current development with respect to reverse mortgages.


Mortgage Woes: Can I Lose My Deposit And The Property?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - When life changes or measurements are a few inches off that can change the balance of a mortgage. Unfortunately that rarely works out well for the buyer.


When Buying Property In The Hamptons, "Buyer Beware!"

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - New York is what is known as a "caveat emptor" State - "Buyer Beware!" In the Hamptons real estate market there are many often unknown or misunderstood issues with regard to the buyer's responsibility to exercise "due diligence" when purchasing real property.


Selling & Buying Hamptons Real Estate: Bring Your Computer But Don't Leave Your Personal Skills Behind!

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - We asked the Hamptons real estate pros about the changes in the real estate market and the new skills required of agents and managers, especially since the market recession, with the influence of the Internet. Their answers surprised us.


Hamptons Rentals: Does It Pay To Rep A Rental?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The real estate industry across the Hamptons and North Fork is big business when it comes to rentals, especially when the price tag can be upwards of $500,000 for the summer season. That translates to nice commissions for brokers.


Hamptons Rentals: Landlords, Tenants, & Property Managers Get It In Writing

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Rentals represent a major portion of the real estate activity on the East End of Long Island, both the North and South Forks. This is the first of a series of articles.


Adventures in Real Estate: Buyers From Heaven, The Move From Hell

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Having spent a career in real estate, I was not unaware of the trials and tribulations of selling and buying a home. In fact, we had put off selling and buying our own home precisely because I knew what a trauma it could be.


Retail Real Estate: Shopping For Space This Holiday Season

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - As I write this article, there are only a few shopping days until Christmas. I thought this would be a good time to address the subject of commercial real estate, specifically retail.


Beyond the Kitchen Sink: Do Not Presume What Goes With the Property

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - In real estate sales, presumption is often the root of most problems. A license law requirement for real estate brokers should be, "never presume," and never say, "I don't see why not." An issue that should be addressed by the broker and seller at the time of listing is what, beyond the kitchen sink of course, goes with the property.


Finding The Able Buyer: Hamptons Real Estate Brokers Avoid Sales Disasters

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - When it comes to the multi-million dollar homes in the Hamptons real estate market, issues not addressed at the proper time and in the proper manner may prove problematic in selling and buying a home.


Hamptons Real Estate: How is the Town of Southampton Trying to Preserve the Land?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The Hamptons is a thriving year-round community with a healthy tourist industry. It is the preservation of land that since the 1970's has kept the vistas serene. We wondered, just what is Southampton doing to preserve the natural landscapes? The answers might surprise you.


Hamptons Home Insurance: What You Need To Know Before The Next Superstorm

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Given the relationship between insurance and real estate and the propensity of regular superstorms in the Hamptons, I met with insurance broker Tim Brenneman, to get the real deal on what every homeowner should know to protect their slice of heaven on the East End of Long Island.


What's Happening to the Hamptons Real Estate Market?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The Hamptons real estate market is always changing and the state of the market is an ever present topic around the water cooler and at high profile events. What is happening in Hamptons real estate right now?


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