Team NWE's Legal Expertise Series

Legal Insights for Buyers & Sellers
Join Evantz Saint-Gerard from Keller Williams Realty and Anthony C. Curcio, Esq., a leading real estate attorney, as they delve into essential legal advice for anyone involved in the real estate market in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and the Bronx.
Impact of Zoning Laws on Your Property
In this conversation, Evantz Saint-Gerard and Anthony Curcio discuss the importance of zoning laws and how they affect homeowners and homebuyers. They cover topics such as zoning changes, use variances, area variances, and the requirements for obtaining a use variance. They also share a case study of a successful use variance approval and emphasize the importance of creativity and resources in navigating zoning laws. Additionally, they highlight the significance of obtaining permits and doing due diligence.
Property Disputes & Resolutions
In this conversation, Anthony W Russo, a real estate attorney, discusses various topics related to property boundaries, fence placement, and resolving disputes in real estate transactions. He emphasizes the importance of proper fence placement on property lines to avoid issues when selling a home. Russo also highlights the need for good relationships with neighbors to resolve fence placement issues. He advises against getting a new survey unless required by the municipality or for specific reasons.
Protecting Your RE Investment: Title Insurance & Property Claims
In this conversation, Evan St. Gerard and Peter Goodman discuss how to protect your real estate investment. They cover the importance of title insurance, common misconceptions, the need for professional advice, the role of a real estate attorney, building the right team, negotiating and timing in real estate deals, choosing the right realtor, and the importance of prevention and knowledge in real estate transactions. They also provide words of encouragement for those considering buying and selling.
Legal Aspects of RE Investing
This conversation provides an overview of the legal aspects of real estate investment. The main topics covered include analyzing property and zoning codes, contract and due diligence, the role of a real estate attorney, the importance of zoning approvals, minimizing risk and maximizing value, research, and experience in real estate investment, benefits of owning a two-family home, and utilizing the expertise of a real estate attorney.
Understanding Real Estate Contracts
In this episode, host Emerson Jarrad discusses understanding real estate contracts with special guest Anthony Russo. They cover the legal guide for home transactions, the process of drafting and reviewing contracts, the responsibilities of the seller's attorney and the buyer, common contract hang-ups and solutions, the importance of a real estate attorney, special contract situations, and advice for buyers and sellers. They emphasize the need for preparation, using experts, and effective communication.
Legal Guidance for Foreclosures & Short Sales
This conversation discusses the legal aspects and guidance on distressed properties, specifically short sales and foreclosures. The speakers emphasize the importance of seeking help and removing shame when facing financial difficulties. They highlight the need to listen to professionals and follow their advice. Planning and having a backup plan are crucial when selling a distressed property. The short sale process is explained, including considerations for properties with tenants.
Legal Tips For First Time Homebuyers
Looking for your dream home or aiming to sell your property in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, or the Bronx? Let's make it happen! Evantz "Evans" Saint-Gerard and Team N.W.E. at Keller Williams Realty Landmark are your go-to experts for personalized real estate solutions.
Legal Steps to Successfully Selling Your Home
In this conversation, Anthony Curcio shares valuable insights on how to have a successful real estate sale legally. He emphasizes the importance of preparing for a sale by ensuring all permits and liens are in order. Curcio also discusses the significance of understanding the contract and the potential legal issues that can arise. He highlights the impact of lis pendens on property transactions and stresses the need for title insurance.
Ultimate PreSale & Legal Guide
Exploring Legal Factors In Alternative Finance Choices
In this conversation, Peter J. Goodman discusses the pros and cons of alternative financing options for real estate. He covers various options such as purchase money mortgage, rent to own, private financing, grant programs, and cash-out refinancing. He also emphasizes the importance of understanding legal protections and avoiding common mistakes when considering alternative financing.
Historic Real Estate: Must Know Legal Tips
This conversation discusses the legal process and regulations for buying and selling historic properties. It covers the laws that allow townships and cities to designate properties as historic or landmarked. The application process for historical designation is explained, along with the guidelines and restrictions for preserving the historical integrity of the property. The timeline for historical designation and the research process for historical properties are also discussed.
Must Know Short Term Rental Legal Tips
In this episode, Anthony Curcio discusses the legalities of short-term rentals, specifically focusing on the regulations in New York City. He explains that short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, are typically defined as renting a property for less than 30 days. In New York City, there are specific parameters that must be met to legally rent out an apartment for less than 30 days. These parameters include restrictions on the number of guests, the host's primary occupancy, and access to all parts of the listing.
Navigating RE Joint Ventures
In this episode, Evantz Saint-Gerard and Peter J. Goodman discuss the ins and outs of real estate joint ventures. They cover topics such as the definition of a joint venture, the different legal structures available, the legal requirements, financial obligations, dispute resolution mechanisms, exit strategies, risk management, and future trends in the industry. The conversation emphasizes the importance of seeking professional help and creating comprehensive agreements to avoid potential pitfalls.
Defending Against RE Scams
In this conversation, Evantz Saint-Gerard and Anthony Russo discuss real estate scams and fraud, providing valuable insights on how to avoid falling victim to these schemes. They cover various topics, including monitoring property deeds, preying on the elderly, suspicious correspondence, avoiding foreclosure relief scams, rental scams, title fraud, fraud at closing, home improvement scams, legal recourse, and the importance of being vigilant and seeking trusted advice.
Renovations That Maximize Property Value
In this episode, the hosts discuss maximizing property value through renovations. They emphasize the importance of understanding the market and the specific features that buyers value in different neighborhoods. Key renovations that enhance property value include extra kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and outdoor living spaces. The hosts also highlight the significance of maintaining the home's basic structures, such as the roof, foundation, and HVAC system.
HOAs: What You Need To Know
In this conversation, Anthony Russo explains the role of Homeowner's Associations (HOAs) in real estate transactions. He discusses the legal rights and obligations of homeowners within HOAs, including the limited rights homeowners have and the importance of compliance. Russo also provides insights into the steps homeowners can take if they believe the HOA is violating their rights. He addresses the issue of closing costs and who is responsible for paying HOA fees.
Legal Steps to Successfully Selling Your Home
In this conversation, Anthony Curcio shares valuable insights on how to have a successful real estate sale legally. He emphasizes the importance of preparing for a sale by ensuring all permits and liens are in order. Curcio also discusses the significance of understanding the contract and the potential legal issues that can arise. He highlights the impact of lis pendens on property transactions and stresses the need for title insurance. Finally, Curcio emphasizes the benefits of real estate ownership.
Starting Legal Proceedings On Tenants Before Selling
n this conversation, Evantz Saint-Gerard interviews Chris Gottlieb, a partner at Bora Goldstein, about legal requirements for sellers in landlord-tenant disputes. They discuss essential legal obligations for sellers, ending leases before selling, disclosing tenant information to buyers, and other legal considerations. The conversation provides valuable insights for sellers planning to sell their property with tenants residing.
Preventing Squatters & Tenant Etiquette
The conversation discusses the topic of squatters and vacant properties. The hosts and guests explore the legal aspects of dealing with squatters and provide advice on how to prevent squatters from entering vacant properties. They also touch on tenant etiquette during a property sale. The main takeaways include the importance of having surveillance cameras, the need to involve law enforcement when dealing with squatters, and the challenges of enforcing judgments against squatters.
Giving Proper Notice to Tenants When Selling Your Home
The conversation discusses how to handle tenants during a property sale. The main topics covered include maintaining tenant cooperation during property showings, giving proper notice to tenants, offering cash for keys, and advising sellers on how to communicate with tenants. The conversation also touches on respecting tenants and being transparent about selling the property. The guests also share their favorite sports teams and how they relax on weekends.