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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

We specialize in the subjects of real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, labor and employment matters and civil litigation. Please see our posts related to these topics.

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How the Statute of Frauds Applies Real Estate Transactions in NYC

Although you may be able to enforce some verbal agreements (a/k/a agreements not reduced to writing), you should be aware that the statute of frauds is an important law that requires certain types of contracts to be in writing. Don’t be caught off guard with an unenforceable agreement. Read more to learn how to ensure your agreement is enforceable. Free New York Real Estate Attorney Consultation What is the Statute of Frauds? Believe it or not, a gentleman’s agreement–agreeing to s...

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Buying Bankruptcy Property – 5 Tips for Property Investors

It is a seller’s market when it comes to the United States housing market right now.  But with the equally high number of properties in distress (i.e. homes that are being foreclosed on or being sold to satisfy bankruptcy filings), it is also a good opportunity for you to invest in an income property or buy a home if you are careful and take the right steps.  If you are thinking of buying a bankruptcy property, read some of our top tips below and fill out a form for a free consultatio...

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Why Choose a Real Estate Title Attorney vs Title Company?

Simply, an attorney is the safest way to complete a transaction, there is nothing better. An Attorney has the highest level of education and training to give legal advice to handle the most complex of real estate transactions. If, however, you feel the real estate transaction is very simple without any complications, then just using a title company should be sufficient. The cost difference is negligible. Free New York Real Estate Attorney Consultation The stability of a real estate tr...

buying a condo in nyc

Buying a Condo in NYC. What Do You Need to Know

This article will discuss the process of purchasing a condo in NYC and how a real estate lawyer can help during that process. The condo buying process can be overwhelming. However, you don't have to pay thousands of dollars in closing costs to buy your new home. Our real estate attorneys know the ins and outs of condo law in New York and work to help you avoid mistakes during this process. New York Condo Attorney Free Consultation What is a Condo in New York City? Your living envir...

buying a coop in nyc

Buying a Coop in NYC. What Do You Need To Know?

Buying a co-op in NYC is unlike other property purchases in the Big Apple. If you are considering purchasing a co-op in NYC or you are in the process of buying a co-op, you may have many questions. What is a co-op board interview? Do I need an attorney? What is the co-op approval process like?  Free New York Real Estate Attorney Consultation At the Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes, our experienced New York real estate attorneys are here to help you with your co-op purchase and to answ...

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Who Owns The House If There are Two Names On Title and One On the Mortgage?

Determining who owns a home in New York is not always easy. Most individuals are unfamiliar with the different types of ownership and the interplay between the deed and the mortgage. At the Moshes Law Firm we commonly see and help remedy the following situations: Two spouses on the deed, but only one on the mortgage.One spouse on the deed, but two on the mortgage.One spouse on both the deed and mortgage. Free New York Real Estate Attorney Consultation Mortgage Holder Vs Title Holde...

Gennady Litvin

Moshes Law, P.C. Attorney Gennady Litvin Nominated to the 2021 New York Metro Rising Star List

The Moshes Law Firm is excited to announce that its associate attorney Gennady Litvin has once again been nominated by Super Lawyers to its 2021 New York Metro Rising Stars list. This marks the seventh of the past eight years in which Mr. Litvin has been nominated to the Rising Star list by Super Lawyers. The Moshes Law Firm is proud to have Mr. Litvin as an associate attorney and to offer his top-tier legal expertise to our clients and friends.   About Attorney Gennady Litvin G...

what is an escrow agreement in real estate

What Is An Escrow Agreement In Real Estate?

The process of buying a home and other real estate generally involves multiple steps and moving pieces. At various points in a real estate transaction, parties other than the buyer and seller become involved in order to ensure the integrity of the transaction. An escrow agreement is one way to protect both the buyer and seller during the final stages of the transaction. In a real estate escrow agreement, the buyer and seller agree to have a neutral third party -- an escrow agent - hold the buye...

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Refinancing Your House? How a “CEMA” or Consolidation, Extension, & Modification Agreement Can Help

If you’re fortunate enough to be a resident of the great state of New York, then refinancing your home doesn’t have to be as expensive and difficult as it normally is. Whereas most purchasers in the U.S. have to pay the full value of closing costs consisting of loan origination fees, appraisal charges, and credit report costs, buyers of New York are able to save money under CEMA, which stands for Consolidation, Extension, and Modification Agreement. Free Real Estate Lawyer Consultation in NY...

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News About Co-op and PPP Loans

Unlike other residential dwellings, a housing cooperative or housing co-op is a very unique legal entity for a residential unit.  You may already own or be part of a potential housing cooperative and have not even known about it.  Essentially, a housing cooperative is a legal entity, jointly owned by its members or cooperative members, that come together to form a cooperative or a legal corporation, which owns real estate consisting of one or more residential buildings.  Housing ...