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Full disclosure when buying a home

Purchasing a new home can be an emotional time. If you have found the house of your dreams, the excitement may tempt you to rush headlong into a purchase to avoid losing it to another buyer. However, while the house may seem perfect at the first or second showing, there may be hidden flaws that you have a right to know about.

Wills, trusts important for young adults, too

When it comes to estate planning, the inclination of many younger couples is to think that it is pertinent only for older parties. However, young families who have children as well as mortgage payments are most likely prepared the least for the unanticipated death of a breadwinner or parent. Creating wills or trusts is therefore critical for adults of all ages in New York.

Probate important topic to consider when drafting wills

Estate planning is an unspoken topic in many New York households, probably because few people like to think about death. However, planning for death is just as important as planning for life, including retirement and concerns about health care. Probate is one area of estate planning that requires careful consideration when making wills.

Wills important part of estate plans, among other items

In estate planning, the goal of the owner of assets is to ensure that all assets end up in the intended hands. These could be the hands of loved ones or a charity, for example. And the assets may include everything from money to real estate in New York. Wills are an important component of estate plans, although an estate planning checklist includes many other important items.

Protecting your interests as a first-time homebuyer

Buying a home is exciting, but it is a major financial and legal step for a first-time homebuyer. Purchasing a residence can be quite a complex process, and a buyer will find great benefit in working hard to avoid common pitfalls and legal complications that can arise before and after a sale is final.