The following websites and my written guidelines may be of interest to my visitors and clients:


"BASICS OF REAL ESTATE"- gives you an overview of typical residential real estate transaction. written by Laura C. Browne, Esq. (Basics)


"BASICS OF SHORT SALE TRANSACTIONS"- gives you an overview of a typical short sale transaction. written by Laura C. Browne, Esq. (Short Sales)


FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS - WHY YOU SHOULD BUY NOW

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/why-buy-a-house/

 NYC.gov This City website provides you with valuable information on any real property in the 5 Boroughs. You can obtain · · information about property taxes, assessed value, open violations (both building and housing), present owner and certificate of occupancy (ie. how many legal apartments).


▪ OASIS - This City website provides you with zoning information on any real property in the 5 Boroughs.


▪ FEMA - This website provides flood zone information on any real property in the 5 Boroughs. This site is helpful if there is a question with your homeowner's insurance company as to whether or not you are in a flood zone.


▪ REO homes - This website provides free information on properties that are "bank owned". This is a helpful site for investors.


▪ Reverse Mortgages - This website provides information on Reverse Mortgages for older home owners.


▪ Property Shark - This website provides information on houses that are for sale and foreclosures. It also provides you with comparable listings in the area in which you are looking to purchase a property.


▪ Mortgage & Real Estate News - This website provides information on both mortgage and real estate information.


▪ Realty Times - This website provides information and advice about real estate.


▪ New York Times - This website provides you with world information including real estate news.