Posts By: Andrew Roth


DHS Issues FAQ on Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling On July 1, 2013, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, issued an FAQ in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, 2013, in the case of United States v. Windsor, which struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional.  That law had… Read more »


In continuing our basics series, below is a list of visas relevant to those investing in the United States.  As I mentioned in my previous post, these are very generalized descriptions and, therefore should be approached accordingly.   Any of you who have immigration questions should consult immigration counsel.  As always, we are here to answer any… Read more »


Too often buyers are under the impression in a residential real estate contract that if they have a loan commitment, they are in pretty good shape to close. While for the most part that is true, there have been several instances of late that have shown just because a buyer has a loan commitment, does… Read more »

What Is Landlord Tenant Court?

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you have probably heard of Landlord Tenant Court. You probably even know someone who has been to court on a landlord tenant matter. Since New Jersey has such a large amount of rental units, including residential housing and commercial space, the Landlord Tenant Court is a very… Read more »

Short-Sales and Realtor Purchasers

In the state of New Jersey realtors have the ability to take a commission on a property they are purchasing provided that they disclose in the contract of sale that they are a realtor and the realtor of record for the purchaser (i.e., themselves). Nonetheless, even if all parties understand this to be the case… Read more »

Documentation Gathering In a Short Sale:

One of the most important as well as cumbersome factors in any short-sale is document gathering. While it is true that a few institutional lienholders have created no document short-sale programs (e.g., consensual short sale), the majority of institutional lienholders require a significant amount of documentation from the borrower (aka seller). This is due in… Read more »

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