Why You Need Title Insurance When Buying a Home.

Of all the closing expenses a buyer will pay at time of closing, the title bill will be among the largest. This article from Nolo.com explains the importance of having this insurance when buying your home. Getting title insurance is one of the standard steps home buyers take before closing on a home purchase. Title insurance is … More Why You Need Title Insurance When Buying a Home.

Understanding New York’s STAR Program.

Most New York State homeowners are familiar with STAR, the School Tax Relief program launched in 1998-99. Originally intended to assist senior citizen (age 65 and over) homeowners, STAR was quickly increased and expanded to include residential properties of other school district taxpayers. Qualified homeowners (who must apply to participate in STAR through their local … More Understanding New York’s STAR Program.

When Will Millennials Break into Ownership?

Here’s an interesting article that appeared in the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies that pertains to the Millenial generation and the hurdles many face in owning a home. The housing market has made some strides since 2013, but household growth has yet to fully recover from the effects of the recession, according to a … More When Will Millennials Break into Ownership?