Sprinkler disclosure for residential leases goes into effect on December 3, 2014 New York

On December 3, 2014, a new law requiring that the presence of, and maintenance of, residential sprinkler systems be disclosed on all residential leases in New York. The text of the new law appears at the end of this article and can be found in Real Property Law §231-A.

Section 1 of the law requires every residential lease to contain a “conspicuous notice in bold face type as to the existence or non-existence of a maintained and operative sprinkler system in the leased premises.” Section 3 of the law further requires that “if there is a maintained and operative sprinkler system in the leased premises, the residential lease agreement shall provide further notice as to the last date of maintenance and inspection.” Since there is no exception for proprietary leases in a cooperative, they, too, fall under the requirement.

At the very least, every residential lease must contain a statement in conspicuous boldface type that says:

The leased premises (choose one of the following) is/is not serviced by a maintained and operative sprinkler system that was last maintained on __/__/__ and was last inspected on __/__/__.

There is no penalty provision contained in the law, so until there is a violation, the effect of noncompliance is unknown.

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Do good things really come to those who wait?

Let’s propose a situation. A young man is sitting in a café, waiting to order. The waitress finally arrives—and he is suddenly awestruck with how beautiful she is. He fumbles around with his menu, trying to order without looking stupid. There is no denying that he would love to take her out to lunch sometime—so what should he do?

Well, let’s say that he says to himself good things come to those who wait. Maybe, in his mind, he thinks that if he holds off and doesn’t ask her out, that they will end up meeting a different way, or that he will end up finding somebody even better. He eats his lunch, he pays, he smiles and says goodbye, and then he leaves.

Now, a quick calculation will tell us that his odds of finding someone else are pretty good. There are, after all, over 7 billion people in the world, and roughly half of them are female. If he waits, he will most surely find another opportunity to ask an attractive girl out on a date.

But then again, what if he had said this to himself when he met the attractive waitress for the first time…

Good things come to those who go out and get them.

This is the opposite frame of mind—but is it possible that there is more truth to it?

Using this logic, he might have asked her if she would like to get coffee with him sometime. Her answer might have been ‘no’, or ‘maybe’—but what if she said yes? What if they ended up being soul mates? What if they ended up getting married and having a wonderful family together?

This reality might not have come to pass had he not spoken to her. Of course, patience definitely has its virtues, and being willing to be patient can save you a lot of hassle over the course of your lifetime.

But should you literally wait for everything?

Maybe going out to get what you want and exercising patience at key points along the way is what it’s really all about.

This reality might not have come to pass had he not spoken to her. Of course, patience definitely has its virtues, and being willing to be patient can save you a lot of hassle over the course of your lifetime.

But should you literally wait for everything?

Maybe going out to get what you want and exercising patience at key points along the way is what it’s really all about.

Just do it

 

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Don’t live life afraid of mistakes…

Does it really hurt not to try?

Trying not to make a mistake is not always the same as not trying—but it is a line that can be difficult to spot when we start to think cautiously. Whether you’retrying to start a business, finish a project, or effect real change in your life, fear of failure can alter many of your decisions. Is it possible that your fear of making a mistake is keeping you from making bigger leaps that could pay off in the long run?

 

Don’t live life afraid of mistakes

Whether the mistakes you most fear are in the future or in the past, you will find that the greatest benefits come from shunning your fear of them.  Mistakes in the past cannot be changed—but mistakes in the future may or may not happen, depending upon what you do.

 

 

Believe it or not, mistakes in the future might hurt you more if you never risk making them. If you never take risks, you never make big strides forward. If you never take chances and fall, you will never learn, grow, or develop. Becoming a better version of yourself is a process that involves making mistakes and learning from them. In a sense,mistakes can be our greatest teachers. Sometimes, they can teach us more than college classes, and they can impact our lives more than even the best advice from a mentor.

 

So don’t be afraid of making them. Don’t be afraid to take a chance and see what happens. Plan and strategize. Try to figure out what will work the best. But at the end of the day, there is simply no substitute for giving life a try.

 

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What really makes us happy?

True Happiness

What really makes us happy?

As the holidays approach, it might be time to have a very honest discussion with ourselves about what really makes us happy. What do we really need to be content? Why do we often feel the need to keep buying and acquiring more?

Buying things isn’t wrong—but when we have to spend money to gain temporary happiness,we must admit that there is definitely possibility that we are looking for happiness using the wrong methods.

Instead,let’s take a moment to step back and imagine the perfect life. But instead of picturing what you would have in your perfect life, focus on what you would be doing.What would you do every day if you could do anything you wanted? What kind of career would you have? What kinds of projects would you get involved in? What would you strive to achieve?

Discovering the truth

I can’t really speak for anyone else, but I do know that when I ask myself these questions, I find that life isn’t really about the stuff in my life. My things are separated into two distinct categories. There are things that I need (bowls,plates, forks, shoes, shirts, pants, etc.), and there are things that serve as distractions (my tv, my fiction books,my video game system, my stereo, etc.).

 

Passion

I find that when I am truly pursuing the activities and lifestyle that I love (for me, this is writing), I have less need for distractions. I find that I would rather have less money and be able to do the things that I love to do. It means more to me to work on my book than to have the money needed to buy the latest gadget or trinket.

Everyone is different

Of course,not everybody will share these opinions with me. Some people might disagree,and some people might have a different outlook. But I still think that there’s something to be said for having an honest discussion with ourselves in this regard. Finding happiness can take a lifetime—but it doesn’t have to. If we can be willing to look closely at ourselves and to search within our own minds for the answer, then we might find that happiness is closer to home than we ever thought was possible.

 

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Live For Yourself and For Those Who Matter To You

“Just keep being true to yourself, if you’re passionate about something go for it. Don’t sacrifice anything, just have fun.” - Blake Lewis

If you really think about it, we don’t remain very true to ourselves a lot of the time. Husbands and wives will fight with each other because of things like stress and money, though they will go to work and force a smile onto their face for the boss that they despise. Parents will take out their work frustrations on their families while putting all of their effort into doing well at a job that they don’t even care about.

People also apply for, accept, and get up every day to go to work at jobs that they don’t love. There are a lot of people out there who have dreams, passions, and desires that they would love to pursue—and yet, they feel trapped because of where they are in life.

So why is it so difficult to remain true to ourselves? Why don’t husbands and wives tell their bosses off instead of each other? Why don’t parents quit their jobs when the stress attached to them begins to interfere with life at home? Why do people continue to do things that they don’t enjoy?

If you can find the answer to these types of questions in your own life, then you will probably be closer to the truth than most people. Maybe we are too busy living up to the expectations of others instead of focusing on what we really want. Maybe we have started valuing a paycheck over our loved ones. Maybe we have forgotten that money isn’t everything because we believe that we need to have a certain amount of it in our bank account to be successful.

At the end of the day, maybe we just need to pursue what and who is important to us, while moving the other things further down in our priority-list.

 

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New York Real Estate Experts Annual Pumpkin Painting Party

NYREEX Pumpkin Painting Party

 

Our clients have allowed us to expand our business and pushed us to strive for excellence year after year. Our team is one big family and with our clients we are becoming an even bigger family. We look forward to sharing this special time with you and your loved ones.

 

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Ocwen loan to pay out 2 billion to homeowners for short sale or foreclosure

If you have Ocwen loan or your loan got transferred to Ocwen loan YOU MUST read this and if you’re looking to do a short sale or want to sell or just want to find out more details call us! Please “Like” this  or “share it” this is very important my team and our short sale team have been fighting with them for almost one year to get 5 short sale approved ! We just received 1 approved today after 1 year.

 

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-state-authorities-order-ocwen-to-provide-2-billion-in-relief-to-homeowners-for-servicing-wrongs/

 

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Manning Up… Taking Control of Your Life.

Taking control of your life is a choice. A lot of people don’t really stop to think about it, but it’s true. Believe it or not, you choose how you live your life. You might choose to do what is going to lead you to success, or you might choose to waste your time letting naysayers and negative people drag you down—but either way, it is you who makes the choice.


Choose today not to let anything stand in your way

I have a challenge for you. Today, look in the mirror and imagine where you want to be tomorrow. Next, think about where you want to be in a week. Where do you want to be in a month, a year, and a decade from now? Where do you want to be when you retire?

 

If you can think it, then you can achieve it—but you’re never going to make any progress if you don’t choose to stop settling for defeat. Stop allowing things to hinder you! Stop making allowances for negative people and experiences. Stop giving life permission to keep you from moving forward.

 

Remember,success is a choice. Obtaining your goals is a choice. You can either continue to keep moving, or you can settle and stop. If you keep moving, then there is no limit to how far you can go. But if you stop and give up, then keep in mind that there is also no limit to how much time you can spend sitting in one place.

 

The choice is yours—so choose to take control.

 

 

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Recapture The Power of Productive Habits

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Habits are usually emotional

One thing that we need to realize about habits is that they tend to be emotional. You might not think of it this way, but waiting until the last moment to get up after hitting the snooze button a dozen times and then rushing off to work to be consistently five minutes late might actually be an emotional dependency that you will need to resolve before you can hope to enact the newer habit of getting up early. This is not always the case, but it can be significant—and it is important that you evaluate such possibilities as you go about the process of adopting newer and better habits for yourself.

Habits take time to get used to

It is also important to realize that habits will take time to get used to. Some say that a good habit takes 30 days to form before you will consider it automatic—and there is a lot of truth to this. The problem oftentimes is that a lot of people give up within just a week or two when they start to experience the strain of changing their schedule.

In the end,forming better habits can be a gateway to becoming more successful. Whether you want to exercise more, get up earlier for work, get more sleep, make more time for family, cut down on wasted time, etc., habit are the vehicle by which we make ourselves better and increase our odds of success.

Just always remember that if you can change your habits, you can change your life—because that is often all that it takes.

 

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Ever Wondered How Long or What the Process is in Getting Pre-approved?

Know what to expect and when, while obtaining financing for a home, the first step in getting Pre-approved with your Lender.

 

Stage 1: Get Pre-Approved:

What You Need to Do – You will have a discussion with your Lender and be providing  them with Preliminary Documents.

How Long Will It Take? - The discussion will take 10-15 minutes and shortly after your documents are received, you will be issued a loan pre-qualification letter.

What’s Happening Behind The Scenes – Your credit and documents provided will be reviewed to be sure you qualify for the loan. You will then be notified how much you can borrow.

 

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