NY lawmakers agree on comprehensive rent reform

New York State lawmakers agreed Tuesday on a massive overhaul of state rent regulations days before the laws protecting rent-stabilized tenants were set to expire. 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to list Westchester home

Now that his daughters are all grown up, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to list his Westchester home for $2.3 million.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson observes anniversary of MLK’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wrote a tweet in support of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

New York City will pay $2.2B for failure to provide ‘safe’ public housing

The New York City Housing Authority is forking over at least $2.2 billion after it admitted to lying to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for years about the condition of public housing developments and specifically, the pre…

What NY’s online advertising crackdown means for real estate

New interpretation and enforcement of New York State real estate advertising regulations could drastically change the way third-party real estate websites display listings and lead to fines for non-compliant brokerages.

ICNY 18: What real estate stands to lose from a net neutrality repeal

Dismantling the two-year-old Open Internet Order could put real estate companies, homebuyers and individual Realtors at risk …

New York introduces incognito program to ensure fair housing transactions

In an advanced effort to eradicate housing discrimination, the state of New York has developed the Fair Housing Enforcement Program, complete with “testers” who pretend to be potential buyers or renters within the New York real estate market …

‘Johnny Lawsky’ leaves New York regulator post — but not before tackling foreclosure problem

New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawky announced this week that he is stepping down from his post, but he has at least one more parting gift for the real estate industry: tackling the Empire State’s systemic foreclosure problem …

New York title insurance rates slashed; scandal-plagued state senator quits

Two seemingly unrelated events this week impacting the title insurance industry in New York highlight the efforts state lawmakers and regulators are taking to rid the industry of illegal practices and bad actors …