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The Basics of “Kitec,” and What Sellers and Buyers Need to Know

August 19, 2019
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By Martin K.I. Rumack

Whether you are an existing homeowner or someone looking to purchase a property, you may not have heard of “Kitec” piping, which is a product sold and used between 1995 and 2007. It was used in new home construction and in renovations of […]

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The Importance of Obtaining a Status / Estoppel Certificate

April 11, 2019
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If you are considering purchasing a condominium, co-ownership, or a co-operative housing unit, an essential part of the process involves obtaining and reviewing a Status Certificate (formerly known as an Estoppel Certificate). I get a lot of questions about Status Certificates, and some of the more […]

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Do You Need a Real Estate Agent? Hire a Professional

April 10, 2019
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For people who want to buy or sell a property, there are many options available. At one end of the spectrum, sellers can privately list, advertise, market, and sell their own properties; conversely buyers can conduct their own research, arrange for various inspections, and negotiate on their own […]

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Estate Planning – A Follow Up

April 9, 2019
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In last year’s newsletter, I wrote an article about the ways to minimize the value of your assets as part of your Estate Plan, to decrease the amount of probate fees and income tax paid by your estate upon death. The article also pointed out some estate […]

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