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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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01Aug

When Is the Best Time to Buy a House and When Is the Worst? 2018 update

The real estate market is a fickle ally and is subject to peaks and falls. Unfortunately, deciding when the best time to buy a house might be more difficult than it may seem. As real estate attorneys serving clients in the very competitive New York City real estate market we are often asked by clients, “When is the best time to buy a house?” The reality is that there is no one best time to buy a house, although many instances are better than others. The best time to buy a house is affected by tw...

How to Estimate Closing Costs in NYC
06Jul

How to Estimate Closing Costs in NYC [2018 Edition]

How much are closing costs in New York? Unfortunately, the average closing costs in New York for buyers will depend on many different factors, but this article seeks to shed some light on the process. New York City real estate closing costs are one of the substantial parts of the overall cost of the deal, homebuyers should keep this in mind when planning to buy a house, co-op or condo. Real estate attorney fees for closing are an additional cost to consider. Closing Costs in NY Free Consultatio...

a closer look at NYC Real Estate Misrepresentation Laws
08Jun

A Closer Look at NYC Real Estate Misrepresentation Laws

Real estate brokers can be sued for many different reasons, but some of the most common lawsuits they can be subjected to are real estate misrepresentation lawsuits. Exaggeration and puffing are common sale tactics in the real estate industry, and so it is important for both buyers of property and real estate brokers to understand the legal boundaries of real estate misrepresentation, including intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation, to identify what is fair game an what i...

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10May

What is an Appraisal Contingency in NYC?

Buying property in the real estate market is a complicated process. Admittedly, the process has become so complex because of lawyers (like us), but all of the various provisions and terms in the average real estate contract serve a purpose. Today we are going to explain the concept of the “Appraisal Contingency.” What is an appraisal contingency? How does it work? Why do real estate contracts often include an appraisal contingency clause? Is an appraisal contingency distinct from a mortga...

Mortgage Contingency in Real Estate
14Mar

Mortgage Contingency Clauses in Real Estate. Full Guide [Updated]

If you have recently entered the housing market or purchased a home, you may have heard about a lending concept known as the mortgage contingency. A mortgage contingency is a clause in the home sale contract that makes the buyer’s purchase of the home contingent on securing financing, such as a mortgage or a deed of trust. Mortgage contingency clauses are designed to protect both the home seller and the home buyer from uncertainty in the home sale transaction. While the mortgage contingency is a...

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20Jan

Homeowner Tax Deductions and The New Tax Bill

Just prior to Christmas this past year, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed tax overhaul legislation, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signing. While the tax bill is primarily aimed at income tax and corporate tax passthrough adjustments, real estate attorneys have been hard at work analysing the bill’s tax deductions for homeowners. Among the highlights of the tax bill include standard deduction increases set to sunset in several years as well as deep cuts in the corp...

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10Oct

What Do You Need to Know About Buying or Selling a House Before Signing the Contract?

One of the most common questions for real estate lawyers from clients involves the following scenario: either “I want to sell my house” or “I want to buy a house,” but “how does it work?” Buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful times in our lives, but also one of the most rewarding once the deal is completed. Having a signed contract for a brand new home can be one of the most uplifting experiences our clients have, especially if they are first time homebuyers. New York Cit...

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face. The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes
07Oct

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face and How to Avoid Them (Part #2)

This article will be the second part (Part #1) in our brokerage litigation series discussing common lawsuits that real estate brokers and agents have filed against them on a regular basis. Brokers are pseudo-legal personalities who deal with contracts on a daily basis and often facilitate communications between their clients and attorneys. This unique position places them at risk for litigation from unhappy clients on a regular basis. Today’s topic is legal misrepresentation and fraud. Real esta...

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face and How to Avoid Them (Part #1). The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes
02Oct

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face and How to Avoid Them (Part #1)

This article will be the first part in our brokerage litigation series discussing common lawsuits that real estate brokers and agents have filed against them on a regular basis. Brokers are pseudo-legal personalities who deal with contracts on a daily basis and often facilitate communications between their clients and attorneys. This unique position places them at risk for litigation from unhappy clients on a regular basis. Today’s topic is agency. The question of agency is simple once the legal...