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Property taxes a growing problem for low-income New Yorkers

If you own property in New York, you may have noticed that your property taxes continue to increase. Property taxes have actually grown at three times the rate of incomes in New York. A Sept. 7 report discusses how homeownership is something that many people aspire to, but it can be a black hole of fees and taxes.

What can you do if a seller doesn't disclose problems in a home?

If you buy a home and later find that it has significant issues, you may be in a position to file a claim against the previous owner. Not all situations can result in a claim, though, just because you're unhappy with a property.

Protect yourself against material defects when buying a home

The home-buying process is not always an easy one, and there is always a pinch of risk that comes with a purchase. For the most part, sellers are honest and disclose when there are serious issues with a home. However, there are times when sellers don't disclose issues that they know about. For instance, a seller may try to cover up the fact that the basement leaks or that there are other serious defects in the home.

Can neighbors hurt a real estate transaction?

There are many things that can stop a real-estate transaction in its tracks, but nothing hurts a sale more than finding out a property has awful neighbors. There are various ways neighbors can hurt a sale, like by having unkempt lawns or being nosy or noisy.

Millennials choosing to buy homes in booming market

Buying a home is often a dream of the young or newly married couples. Owning a home is a way to increase your worth and encourages you to invest your money into something solid. A home is a real asset that could become valuable as the economy improves and houses become a commodity in your local market.

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