What is an Off Market Listing?

Answer provided by Neil B. Garfinkel REBNY Broker Counsel Partner-in-charge of real estate and banking practices at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP Answer: “Off-market” commonly indicates that the property is not listed for sale or has not been listed on a multiple listing service. REBNY and most MLS’s expressly forbid the promotion of exclusive listings as […]

15 or 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage, which one is right for you?

Answer provided by Rafael Reyes, Originating Branch Manager at Cross Country Mortgage LLC. Do you want lower monthly payments now or do you want to pay off your home faster? That’s one of the primary questions to answer when deciding between a 30-year fixed mortgage or a 15-year fixed mortgage. 15-Year Mortgage You have 15 […]

8 Things you can do to Prepare for Higher Energy Costs

If you’re living in America, then you already know about the rising gas prices, rising inflation, and rising energy costs. At this point, you’ve probably already seen your utility bills come in higher than normal. We recently received an email from ConEd with some good tips on how to prepare for rising energy costs and […]

What to know about Assistance Animals in Buildings with Pet Restrictions

Information provided by Neil B. Garfinkel, REBNY Broker Counsel, Partner-in-charge of real estate and banking practices at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP Many residential buildings in NYC have pet restrictions and policies such as “no pets,” “no dogs,” “cats only,” etc. While pets are not a protected class under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), a housing […]

How much do you need for Emergencies? + Free COVID Tests + Airbnb’s New Search Feature

The team has recently been discussing a lot of different things and in our conversations we usually discover some really cool topics, tools, resources, etc. With that said, in our last few meetings we’ve been speaking about what’s happening in the economy and the importance of having an emergency fund. With mortgage rates rising, inflation running […]