Ready to buy, sell, or improve your home in the great state of New York? You'll find legal and practical tips here.
New York Home Buyers: What Does It Mean to Be "In Contract" and What Happens to Your Downpayment
Unusual offer and contracting procedures in the state of New York.
Co-op Purchase Contracts: What to Watch Out For
Learn about contract clauses unique to co-ops --especially common in New York -- and what you as a purchaser should watch out for.
Buyer Beware: Risks to Purchasing a New Construction Condo in New York
Buyers of newly built condos in New York should be alert to issues of construction defects, closing costs, timing concerns, and more.
Buying a New York Home? Roles Your Attorney and Real Estate Agent Will Play
The customary role of attorneys in New York home purchases can create confusion about where the real estate agent's role ends and the attorneys' role begins.
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home
Buy your first home at the right price with tips and advice from the experts. Learn everything about homebuying from mortgages to agents, inspections, and more.
Why You Need Both a Lawyer and Real Estate Agent to Sell New York Home
The custom in New York state is for both sellers and buyers to be represented by their own attorneys -- find out how their role dovetails with that of the real estate agents.
Selling a New York Home: What Are My Disclosure Obligations?
New York law requires you to disclose known home defects to the buyer.
Home Sales in New York: What the Listing Broker Must Disclose
Limits on the confidentiality of listing brokers.
What Happens If I Don't Pay Property Taxes in New York?
If you don’t pay your New York property taxes, you might lose your home to a tax foreclosure.
Home Defects in New York: What Can a Buyer Do?
You may be able to claim damages from a New York seller who failed to disclose, or concealed, a home defect.
New Home Construction Defects in New York: Buyer's Rights Against the Builder
New doesn't always mean perfect. Here's when and how you can hold the builder responsible.
New York City Laws Governing Neighbor Relations
Where do your neighbors' rights end and yours begin? An introduction to state and local laws and rules.
Do I need a lawyer to deal with a neighbor dispute in New York?
Even in small claims court, where lawyers aren't required, you may want to consult someone with legal knowledge.
Should You Sue a Neighbor in New York Small Claims Court?
When a small claim suit is -- and isn't -- a fitting response to a neighbor dispute.
How to Sue a Neighbor in New York City Small Claims Court
Procedures to follow if you'll need to sue a neighbor in small claims court.