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Sharpen your knowledge on real estate. Read articles recommended by MREIA President, Dan Schwartz. 

There has been a lot of negative press and misinformation lately about double-closings. Many people have been indicted recently under what the press has labeled "Property Flipping Scams." Misinformed lenders, real estate agents and title companies will tell you that do...

June 1, 2019

A common question that pops up at MREIA meetings is whether or not an investor/landlord is required by law to register their rental dwellings.

The answer is a resounding YES! 

Under N.J.S.A. 46:8-27 AND N.J.S.A. 55.13A-1 all landlords of rental dwellings located in the s...

April 6, 2019

Recent high-profile sexual harassment allegations have highlighted the need for increased sexual harassment training, education, and awareness. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects individuals against discrimination because of sex. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Housin...

February 13, 2019

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on The Fair Housing Act and how to respond to a sexual harassment complaint.

HUD aggressively pursues violations of The Fair Housing Act (FHA) involving harassment in housing and complaints often name property ma...

September 28, 2018

Can a home buyer sue these sellers for leaving their stuff behind? Despite their best efforts to reschedule the closing date and complete a quick move, the sellers left some valuables in the house. Now they’re worried the buyers will sue them.

Q. The buyer for our home...

April 1, 2018

Q. Last October we moved into our new home. We are thinking of renting our former house, perhaps on a lease-option. If we rent the house to tenants, how much tax would we owe?

A. Converting your personal residence to rental status is not a taxable event. Of course, you...

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