David Legaz's Blog Posts

How The New York State Enacted Budget Fiscal Year 2019 To 2020 Affects Real Estate

New York State Enacted Budget Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and How It Affects Real Estate TransactionsGovernor Cuomo and state lawmakers recently approved a $175.5 billion spending plan and final

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Increased Mortgage Rates Affecting The Home Purchase

We have seen mortgage rates rise sharply as Bankrate’s benchmark 30-year mortgage rate is currently at 4.78%. This is the highest level since July 2011. In March 2018, rates averaged just 4%

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The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Real Estate Summary

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Real Estate Summary 1.  Capital Gains Deduction No changeMust live in residence 2 of the 5 years Deduction still $250,000 for single, $500,000 for

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The Potential Loss Of Chinese National Purchases

With International Home Sales in the US soaring at nearly $103 Billion for 2016 it is evident of a continuing strong housing market. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016

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State Of The Queens Borough 2017

I had the privilege of attending Queens Borough President Melinda Katz State of the Borough address on Jan. 27 at York College in Jamaica.Here is a quick recap:Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There

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Tips To Boost Your Homes Value

The 8 Most Financially Savvy Home ImprovementsEnjoy your home more today — and sell it for the best price tomorrow. Share This Email This Pin This Tweet This Topic Improve, Remodel,

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Emotional Support Animals In NYC Apartments That Do Not Allow Pets

Emotional Support Animals in New York City Apartments with No-Pet RulesSeptember 30, 2016 I. INTRODUCTIONAs a Realtor® who markets and sells NYC Co-operative & Condo apartments I am often

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Queens Amazing Diversity

Queens, a New York City borough that covers 109 square miles, is the most ethnically and religiously diverse urban area per capita, in the world. If each New York City borough were an

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Sell NOW Before Competition Hits The Market

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment &

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5 Tips For Buying Your First Investment Property In Whitestone Queens

5 Tips for Buying Your First Investment Property in Whitestone, QueensBe A Strong Borrower - Pay off student loans, credit card debt, unpaid medical bills, etc before purchasing your first

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Mortgage For Champions Program For Whitestone Buyers

Residential Home Funding Corp. would like to thank the special people that make a commitment to serve our community every single day. We have created our Mortgages for Champions loan program

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The Community Heroes Mortgage Program In Whitestone Queens

At the Federal Savings Bank, we want to recognize our professional men and women who support the public every day. The Community Heroes Mortgage Program was created to help you achieve the dream of

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Documents Required When Making An Offer Of A Cooperative Apartment In Whitestone

Due to the strict cooperative board standards, most sellers will require that their listing agent review some of documents that would eventually be required by the co-op for approval

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