Category: Business and Real Estate

  • Rental Property Defects–Tenant Rights in New Jersey

    September 7, 2016

    Every rental property in New Jersey comes with an implied warranty of habitability. This warranty cannot be waived and exists even if there is no written lease. At least that much is clear. What is more difficult to establish in the turbulent “he said, she said” dialogue of landlord-tenant disputes is what conditions render a…Read More >>

  • Holiday Hosting–What could possibly go wrong?

    November 10, 2015

    We are coming up on the best time of year, the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays. Family, food, fun. Few people (other than personal injury attorneys) think about some of the hazards that inevitably crop up. Thankfully rare, they do, nonetheless, occur, from exploding turkey fryer’s to trip and falls, to serving too much alcohol. My monthly newsletter…Read More >>

  • Dangerous products in your home

    September 9, 2015

    Lurking in your closets, under your sink, in your laundry room Thousands of people, mostly kids, are sickened every year. Here are the facts: protect yourself and your family:

  • Are Doctors more dangerous than guns?

    August 10, 2015

    Doctors are generally put on a pedestal, and this country treats them as honored members of the society, worthy of respect. We assume they are hard-working and noble. Of course many doctors are. However, no individual is perfect, and in any large collection of individuals, in whatever profession, there are those who simply aren’t competent…Read More >>

  • The Truth About Car Insurance

    August 5, 2015

    Insurance is the one thing we buy which we hope we will never use. After all, who wants to be injured or be in an accident. But we have to have it, both because the law requires car insurance and to protect us and our families. Consumer Reports September 2015 issue has a wonderful article…Read More >>

  • Is your Surgeon competent?

    July 15, 2015

    A major public interest organization has put together a scorecard to assist patients in determining the quality of their surgeon. Before you agreed to surgery, a second opinion is always warranted except in the most dire of emergencies. Equally important, check out your surgeon to find out if he of she is competent. If someone…Read More >>

  • Should You Form an LLC for Your Investment Property

    February 6, 2015

    by Christopher K. Costa, Esq. Many clients have come to our office seeking to “protect” themselves and their assets by putting their investment real estate into a limited liability company (“LLC”). These clients have ranged from sophisticated investors who seek to create multiple layers of LLCs for a portfolio of investment properties to couples who are…Read More >>

  • Slow Ride: Housing’s Recovery Taking a Breather – Housing Mercer County, NJ

    November 26, 2014

    Housing Mercer County, NJ By Liz Ann Sonders- June 2, 2014 – After a sharp recovery off the post-bubble low in housing, many of the key indicators have stalled. Housing has been historically considered a key driver of the US economy. But starting in the early 1990s, the relationship began to weaken. Housing was…Read More >>

  • Chris Costa will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute CLE seminar “Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence”

    November 24, 2014

    Located at the Holiday Inn Princeton, 100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540. The presentation will cover commercial loan documentation and closing procedures. For more information: please click here.