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Category Archives: Real Estate

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Can Affordable Housing Be Affordable for Landlords, Too?

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

In their worst moments, current landlords and aspiring real estate investors sound like supervillains in a movie where the protagonist’s goal is to stop a run-down New York City tenement building, the only home he has ever known, from being destroyed to make room for a Pilates studio and a dog park.  If you… Read More »

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Understanding the 5 Ds of Real Estate

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Children of the 80s grew up playing a board game called the Game of Life.  There is probably a phone app version of this game available somewhere, but the young generation does not experience the slow progress of your tiny plastic car across the game board, as it inches through suburbia while filling up… Read More »

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Note To Baby Boomer Parents Whose Estate Plan Includes Buying The Perfect Real Estate Property For Their Kids: Back Off

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

For New Yorkers, nowhere else could ever be home.  This has been true since the days when the factories of the Big Apple first began to cover New York’s impressive skyline with smoke, and it is still true, despite all the economic changes that have taken place since then.  You have heard all the… Read More »

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How To Make Sure An Appraisal Lines Up With The Home’s Value

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

A big part of any real estate transaction is the appraisal of a property being sold. Typically, potential buyers don’t book an appraisal until after they’ve accepted a seller’s offer and proceeded to financing the purchase. (Often, an appraisal will be required by a bank lender to complete financing of the property loan.) When… Read More »

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Common Real Estate Disputes And How To Avoid Them

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Property disputes happen more often than we’d think, due to the numerous issues and complexities that can arise between neighboring properties. Whether they involve boundary disputes, zoning issues, or some other problem, property disputes can flare up from time to time – often when purchasing or selling real estate. A property dispute typically becomes… Read More »

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The Impacts Of Zoning Ordinances In Real Estate Transactions

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

If you are considering buying a new home or business property in New York, this can be a thrilling but confusing process at times. Such a huge decision means you have to get all the details right to protect your investment in the long term. Purchasing real estate isn’t just a matter of finding… Read More »

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What To Know About Short-Term Rentals And Homeowners Association Conflicts

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Short-term property rental services such as VRBO, Airbnb, Home Away, and other online or app-based tools have exploded in popularity over the last 10 years. Some property owners advertising homes for short-term rentals are everyday homeowners that are simply trying to make some extra money with their vacation home or seasonal property. Many others,… Read More »

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5 Reasons To Have An Attorney When Purchasing Real Estate

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases a person will make in their lives. With this comes joy and exhilaration but also stress and anxiety. After all, so much money is at stake and it is hard to undo a mistake if the buyer makes the wrong purchase. Any number of problems… Read More »

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What To Know About Property Inspections In Commercial Property Sales

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Anybody that has bought a home understands the importance of property inspections before sales are closed. A residential home inspection can reveal important details about the condition of a property, including issues that could become deal breakers. The inspection can also help both sides negotiate a final sale price, accounting for issues that might… Read More »

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How To Deal With Boundary Disputes In A New York Real Estate Transaction

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

When purchasing real estate in New York, the seller has certain duties to disclose facts about the property. Typically, this includes details and issues about the home itself, and everything within the “four corners” of the property’s boundaries. What happens, though, when the four corners of a property’s boundary aren’t where we think they… Read More »

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