Resolving Tax and Water Liens

Homeowners can have liens placed on their property from city debts, most commonly unpaid property taxes and water and sewer charges. NYC periodically sells unpaid debts to private bidders, who can then add high fees and interest to the amount owed and bring a suit for foreclosure based on the higher amount. Before the lien […]

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Reverse Mortgages

A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), commonly known as a reverse mortgage, is a combination financial and actuarial product that allows the homeowner to borrow money with a mortgage that does not come due until the homeowner passes away, sells the property, or defaults on paying property charges (property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, water, etc.). If […]

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Homeownership Data Toolbox

Data is essential to understanding the state of affordable homeownership in New York. We use data visualizations, maps, and more to identify and assess existing and emerging neighborhood needs and to create innovative programs to help middle- and working-class homeowners. Are you a reporter working on a story or a policymaker who needs help understanding […]

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“Stopping Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Their Track” and other headlines from 2016

DSNews: New York: Stopping Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Their Tracks City Limits: Call for Halt to Aggressive Real-Estate Tactics in East New York ABC 7 NY: Mayor de Blasio, FEMA Announce Plans to Revise NYC Flood Maps  PBS NewsHour: East New York painter confronts the ‘brutal’ force of gentrification Emergency Management: With Hurricane Season Upon Us, Do You Know […]

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Center for NYC Neighborhoods Launches Tracker To Alert Homeowners To Tax Lien Sale

For Immediate Release: xxxxx Contact: Jovana Rizzo, 646-200-5329, jovana@berlinrosen.com; Cristian Salazar, 646-796-0898, cristian.salazar@cnycn.org Center for NYC Neighborhoods Launches Tracker To Alert Homeowners To Tax Lien Sale Interactive map at cnycn.org/NYC-tax-lien-sale allows communities and stakeholders to assess the impact on their neighborhoods, help neighbors get off the sale list NEW YORK, NY – The Center for […]

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Asset Rich and Cash Poor in Bed-Stuy

Posing with fellow presenters (L-R), Audra Barrow of the Law Office of Audra J. Barrow, Candi Hinton of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc,  Eustace Greaves of Greaves Financial Services & The Bridge Insurance Agency, Masanna Johnson of Bridge Street Development Corporation, Don Eversley of Bridge Street Development Corporation, Idesta Severin of the Office of Financial Education […]

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Reverse Mortgages: Get the Facts

For many seniors with equity in their homes, reverse mortgages are an appealing opportunity. In a conventional mortgage, homeowners make monthly mortgage payments to their lender and build equity over time in their home. Conversely, in reverse mortgages, homeowners receive money from their lender, with the understanding that they are in essence drawing down equity […]

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