Category Archives: Real Estate Transaction Lawyer

Discussing the Lender Attorneys’ Role with Chris Delisle, Esq.

One thing that all real estate loans have in common, regardless of the type of property or size of the loan, is that the lender will be represented by an attorney.  Knowing what the lender’s attorney does, the limits of their responsibility to the borrower and how best to coordinate with them will go a [...]
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Discussing Security Systems with All Action Alarm Company

Perhaps no industry related to home or business ownership has undergone as much of a dramatic change in recent years than that of the security industry.  Gone are the days of a simple burglar alarm comprised of a few sensors and a ringing bell.  Today’s modern home security system is tech heavy, efficient and encompasses […]

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Superstorm Sandy Tax Exemption

NYS has recently enacted legislation that extends the deadline to apply for a tax exemption for renovations or reconstruction of residential properties effected by Superstorm Sandy. The deadline was extended by two years to March 1, 20024.

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Discussing Water Heaters with Scott Kolin of Waterheaters.com

Water heaters…possibly the most forgotten and ignored systems in our homes and businesses. That is until something goes wrong or a potential buyer raises questions about it.  Scott Kolin of Waterheaters.com joins Long Island real estate attorney Joseph Beige to shed some light on this often ignored but vital sub-system.

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Discussing Reverse Mortgages with Ralph Taylor of UNMB Home Loans

Reverse mortgages. One of the most misunderstood and maligned financial tools available to homeowners. Yet for those who know the facts about reverse mortgages they are one of the most consumer friendly and flexible financial tools available to homeowners. In this podcast Long Island Attorney Joseph Beige discusses Reverse Mortgages with Ralph Taylor of UNMB […]

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Understanding Property Tax Statements with Andy Wittman, Islip Town Receiver of Taxes

Property taxes.  Two words and a subject that every Long Island homeowner dreads.  Most homeowners don’t do much more then look at the bottom line amount due on their statement and grumble.  Still others, especially those whose property taxes are paid by their mortgage company, don’t even bother to open their tax statement at all.  […]

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Foreclosure Help and Options

With the end of the COVID-19 foreclosure moratorium many Long Islanders may find themselves facing the prospect of a home foreclosure and loss of their home.  Many more of our friends and neighbors are behind in mortgage payments and are living with the fear that they are on the brink of a foreclosure as well. […]

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Suffolk Senior STAR Exemption Deadline

March 1, 2022.  That is the deadline for Suffolk County Seniors to file for Senior and Enhanced STAR property tax reductions. This deadline is absolute and should you miss it you will have to wait a full year for your next opportunity to take advantage of these property tax discounts.

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Discussing Homeowners Insurance

One of the things that all property owners have in common is insurance.  Whether you are a first time home buyer scrambling to get a homeowners policy to satisfy your lender or a decades long homeowner,  the right insurance coverage is vital.  Without the right coverage you are vulnerable in the event of a loss, […]

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Understanding Your Options For A Mortgage

Finding the right property is only the first step towards owning and enjoying your dream home.  One of the most pivotal, confusing and potentially expensive steps is in applying for and getting a mortgage loan.

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