Real Estate

Real Estate Policies of NYC’s Top 4 Democratic Candidates for Mayor 

While we at BFK are split between vegan cheese or clams for our favorite pizza topping (if you are confused, see Mayor De Blasio explain ranked-choice voting here), we all agree that the New York City mayoral candidates’ real estate...
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Commercial Leasing and COVID-19

Over the last week, we have spoken with landlords, tenants, and brokers about the prevailing question in the industry: is rent due and payable for those “non-essential” businesses forced to close up shop by the "New York State on Pause"...
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Betting on the New Big Player in Town

It’s been weeks, or maybe months, and the big announcement you’ve been waiting for has finally come: “XYZ Company” is moving its headquarters to Greenacre. All the experts agree: it will be a “game-changer” for the area, creating new jobs,...
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4 Advantages Real Estate Lawyers Have Over Title Insurance Companies

When you buy a home, you are provided the title to the property. That title gives you legal ownership that is based on the specific type of title you receive. In some situations, there is a mistake in the title...
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The Basics of New York Title Reports

Buying property in New York can be both an exciting undertaking and a unique challenge. When it comes to real estate in the Empire State, you have to pay close attention to the details. How do you know you're making...
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Why Buy: This Could Be the Perfect Time to Buy Your Dream Home

Over-dramatic headlines bashing the housing market--both its options and affordability--can make it hard to get excited about buying a house. In fact, it can feel flat out disheartening. The decision to buy a home is a big one and you...
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The 5 Things Every Real Estate Purchase Agreement Should Have

Whether you're buying or selling your home or an office location for your business, every real estate purchase requires a contract. How do you make sure that contract is valid, beneficial to you or your business, and legally enforceable? Every...
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