Should a real estate agent disclose a property line problem?


Article 2 of the Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to avoid “exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating to the property or the transaction. REALTORS® shall not, however, be obligated to discover latent defects in the property.” The Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual discusses “pertinent” facts: “Absent a legal prohibition, any material fact … More Should a real estate agent disclose a property line problem?

If Your Tree Falls Onto Your Neighbor’s Property, Are You Liable?


If your tree falls onto a neighbor’s property, it might not make a sound, but you may be liable. Trees can fall for any number of different reasons: construction, heavy storms, and even just the natural end of a tree’s life. But in each of these situations where your tree topples onto your neighbor’s property, … More If Your Tree Falls Onto Your Neighbor’s Property, Are You Liable?

Co-op Boards 101: Board Packages, Interviews and Denials.


Many of my clients who are contemplating purchasing a Co-op are not sure what to expect during the application process. This Curbed NY article provides sound insight into this process. The co-op board package is a rite of passage for anyone wanting to buy into a cooperative building. Slightly more intrusive than a visit to the dentist, … More Co-op Boards 101: Board Packages, Interviews and Denials.