Faced with the persistent housing crisis in New York State, our Attorney General has begun to take steps in the right direction. New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his new plan, the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program (NYS MAP). This program is designed to make small loans available to families … Read more New state plan to help families prevent foreclosure
The legal contracts you sign when buying or renting a home are among the most important you will sign in your life! These contracts are governed by complex laws. As a result, it’s hard to know what your rights are. If you find yourself not able to pay your rent or mortgage, you can quickly … Read more Overwhelmed by housing problems in Long Island?
In New York State almost 56% of the homes facing foreclosure are rental properties. This means that every year thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a foreclosure situation they were not aware of! If you find yourself in this situation, there are several rights and obligations that you must meet. Here is a list … Read more The rights of tenants during foreclosure
The scourge of foreclosure continues to plague New York state and New York City residents. A recent report by the New York State Senate says nearly 30,000 NYC homeowners could soon lose their homes to foreclosure proceedings. While the foreclosure rate has gone down around the country as the national housing crisis subsides, it has … Read more New Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure
Foreclosure-rescue scam artists are finding new ways to prey on distressed homeowners. In many cases, they ask you to pay for a fee upfront and then never provide any services or save your home from foreclosure. Below are five tips, to help you fight back against foreclosure scam artists! 1. Be very suspicious of … Read more Fight foreclosure-rescue scam artists!