Category Condominiums

Reverse Mortgage Basics – A Framework for Analysis

by Bryan Lane Berson, Esq.  A. The Difference between Reverse and Forward Mortgages A reverse mortgage is a loan secured by your home. It is a source of funds for homeowners who are 62 or older and who meet certain conditions. Under the terms of a typical reverse mortgage, a borrower’s debt increases and equity […]

Loans, Mortgages, and Liens

by Bryan Lane Berson, Esq. Collateral is an essential component of loan transactions. Realty (i.e., real estate) or personalty (i.e., personal property) can serve as collateral. The creditor’s (i.e., lender) interest in the collateral depends on the transaction, loan, property, and law. The debtor (i.e., borrower) will acknowledge that it is conveying an interest to […]

Co-ops and Condos in New York: Comparing the Regimes

by Bryan Lane Berson, Esq. A. Introduction.  Cooperatives (“co-ops”) and condominiums (“condos”) share some important similarities and have some distinct differences. This column discusses several basic issues that buyers and residents should be aware of. (I refer to the entity as a whole as a “co-op” or “condo,” a unit within an entity as an […]