NY FIRST HOME BILL PASSES

The NY First Home bill A5616/S4058 passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate before the end of the 2017 legislative session.  The legislation would allow individuals to deposit up to $5,000 per year ($10,000 for couples)  of after-tax dollars into a tax-free savings account, to pay for the down payment and closing costs,  in the case of a first-time homebuyer.  In addition, the principal amount would be treated as a state income tax deduction.  To view the legislation, click HERE.

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NY STATE LEGISLATURE PASSES BILL TO ADDRESS VACANT AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES

In the early morning hours Saturday, June 18, 2016, the NY State Legislature passed S8159, a bill that would require servicers to maintain vacant and abandoned property that they do not own, for the many years that a foreclosure takes in the state of New York. Federally and state chartered depositories are exempt from the requirement if they either originate, own, service, or maintain their mortgages, or a portion thereof; and have less than 3/10 of 1% of the total loans in the state which they…

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