LAURA C. BROWNE - Attorney At Law
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 

 
  • 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.
 
 
  • 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.
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