Monthly Archives: March 2010

HUD Attorney Clarifies Add-on Fees — New York Real Estate

HUD Attorney Clarifies Add-on Fees by Raja Tayeb on March 24, 2010 Add-on fees have been a source of confusion since a U.S. District Court last year ruled that these fees violate federal law when the bill doesn’t detail specific … Continue reading

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Spring for a Bathroom Makeover — New York Real Estate

Spring for a Bathroom Makeover by John Tayeb on March 24, 2010 Potential buyers may walk away if bathrooms are outdated and unappealing. Here are some low-cost ways to give the facilities a facelift: • Scrub-a-dub-dub. Give everything, including drawers … Continue reading

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Over-55 Communities Relax Age Limits — New York Real Estate

Over-55 Communities Relax Age Limits by Raja Tayeb on March 24, 2010 Developers are rapidly switching from age-restricted communities to those that invite a broader range of residents. Prior to the housing meltdown, communities aimed at people older than 55 … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Show Modest Dip — New York Real Estate

Existing-Home Sales Show Modest Dip by John Tayeb on March 23, 2010 Existing-home sales declined slightly in February, with modest gains in the Northeast and Midwest offset by softer sales in the South and West, according to the National Association … Continue reading

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Markets Where Home Prices Could Rise Most — New York Real Estate

Markets Where Home Prices Could Rise Most by Raja Tayeb on March 23, 2010 Money Magazine has released its latest home-price projections for the country’s largest metropolitan areas. Here are the 10 cities where it believes home prices will rise … Continue reading

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Congress Still ‘Out to Lunch’ on Flood Insurance — New York Real Estate

Congress Still ‘Out to Lunch’ on Flood Insurance by Raja Tayeb on March 22, 2010 Flood insurance is still being kicked around Congress like a football. The House voted Wednesday to extend the federal program through the end of April; … Continue reading

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‘Second Life’ Practitioners Make Real Money — New York Real Estate

‘Second Life’ Practitioners Make Real Money by Raja Tayeb on March 22, 2010 If you aren’t making as much money as you want in the conventional real estate world, consider selling real estate in the make-believe world. Elaine Politis and … Continue reading

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