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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Don’t be on the tax lien sale list

On May 16th, thousands of New York City homeowners whose budgets are already stretched thin could face an additional financial burden. Homeowners who are behind on their property taxes or water/sewer payments, or those who’ve had emergency repairs made by the City, may see those debts sold to a third-party collection agency. Once a tax […]

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Your New Home: Managing Tenants

If you’ve bought a multi-unit home, you may be intending to rent out the units you aren’t living in to tenants. While renting units can generate extra income, being a landlord also comes with its own set of costs and responsibilities. Finding a Tenant Make sure you’re selecting the right person to rent a unit […]

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Key Decisions in Buying a Home

There are a slew of decisions that go into buying a home. But don’t worry! That’s what we are here for — we’ll help guide you through the entire process. From type of house to pages of paperwork, the following topics can serve as a resource as you plan not only for your future home, […]

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Budgeting And Saving For A Home In NYC

Understanding and planning for the costs of owning a home can be a challenge. We’re here to help. We’ll walk you through steps you can take and the information you need to be a cost-conscious homebuyer. We can also connect you to a housing counselor who can guide you through the process. Making sense of […]

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FHA Modifications and FHA-HAMP

The most straightforward way to determine whether a loan is an FHA-insured loan is to look at the mortgage, which is available online in ACRIS or the County Clerk’s office. FHA loans have an FHA case number in the top-right corner of the mortgage. Another way is to look at the mortgage statement and see […]

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New federal rules neglect at risk homeowners, target the one percent

The Federal government is seeking to crack down on money laundering by unmasking individuals behind large all-cash purchases of Manhattan real estate by shell companies. For the next six months, through a new pilot program, the U.S. Treasury Department will require companies to disclose the names of individuals behind all-cash purchases of more than $3 million […]

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