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About Steve Leunes, Esq.
Your Real Estate Attorney
serving Astoria since 1996
A graduate ofSteve Leunes, Esq is a highly regarded real estate attorney with over 25 years of experience serving clients in Astoria, NY, and the surrounding areas. He speaks English, Greek, and Spanish and has a passion for real estate law and a commitment to excellence, Steve has established a reputation for providing exceptional legal services and achieving favorable outcomes for his clients.
Known for his in-depth knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, and strong negotiation skills, Steve is dedicated to guiding clients through the complexities of real estate transactions, resolving disputes, and ensuring their best interests are protected. With a client-centric approach and a focus on delivering personalized solutions, Steve Leunes, Esq is the trusted advocate you can rely on for all your real estate legal needs.
Steve’s professionalism is evident in every aspect of his practice, from his meticulous attention to detail in reviewing contracts to his polished and persuasive negotiation skills.
Steve’s professionalism extends beyond his legal expertise – he treats every client with respect, compassion, and confidentiality.
His commitment to delivering exceptional results and providing unwavering support makes him the go-to real estate attorney for those seeking a truly professional legal experience.
Steve Leunes, Esq is the trusted advocate you can rely on for your real estate legal needs.
Two time client / Purchase & Refinance
Representing Buyers & Sellers
Steve Leunes, Esq is a highly regarded real estate attorney with over 25 years of experience serving clients in Astoria, NY, and the surrounding NY areas. With a passion for real estate law and a commitment to excellence, Steve has established a reputation for providing exceptional legal services and achieving favorable outcomes for his clients. Known for his in-depth knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, and strong negotiation skills, Steve is dedicated to guiding clients through the complexities of real estate transactions, resolving disputes, and ensuring their best interests are protected. He has a client-centric approach and a focus on delivering personalized solutions.
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Making A Start. Taking The First Steps.
When it comes to your real estate legal needs, taking that first step is crucial. With Steve Leunes, Esq by your side, you can feel confident and empowered throughout the process. With over 25 years of experience, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each case. He understands the intricacies of real estate law and is dedicated to providing personalized guidance tailored to your specific situation. From your initial consultation to the final resolution, Steve will be there to navigate the complexities, advocate for your best interests, and work tirelessly to achieve your goals. Trust in Steve Leunes, Esq to make a strong start and guide you towards a successful outcome in your real estate matters.
01. get to know each other
02. understanding your rights
03. determining your goals
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Questions And Answers
These FAQs provide general information and should not replace personalized advice. Consulting with real estate professionals and experts is recommended for specific guidance related to your specific real estate needs.
How much does a real estate attorney cost in NY?
The cost of a real estate attorney in New York City can vary depending on the complexity of the transaction, the experience of the attorney, and the location of the property. In general, you can expect to pay between $2,000 and $3,000 for a standard real estate transaction. For more complex transactions, such as those involving commercial property or multiple properties, you may pay more.
Here are some factors that can affect the cost of a real estate attorney in New York City:
- The complexity of the transaction: The more complex the transaction, the more time and effort the attorney will need to put into it, and the higher the cost will be.
- The experience of the attorney: More experienced attorneys typically charge more than less experienced attorneys.
- The location of the property: Attorneys in Manhattan typically charge more than attorneys in other parts of New York City.
What is the average closing cost in NY?
According to a 2021 report by ClosingCorp, which researches residential real estate data, the average closing costs in New York are $8,256 for a home loan of $352,314, or 2.34 percent of the home loan. Today, closing costs are typically in the range of 4% to 6% of the loan amount. Closing costs may be lower if the transaction involves a cooperative unit.
It is important to note that these are just the average closing costs in New York. The actual cost of your closing will vary depending on the specific terms of your loan and the property you are buying.
What can i expect in the process?
When working with Steve Leunes, Esq, you can expect a seamless and thorough process tailored to your specific needs. From the moment we start working together, you will experience open and transparent communication. We will begin by discussing your goals and concerns, ensuring a clear understanding of your unique situation. Steve will then guide you through each step of the process, explaining the legal requirements, potential challenges, and available options. With his extensive knowledge and expertise in real estate law, Steve will provide strategic advice and develop a personalized approach to address your specific needs.
Throughout the process, he will keep you informed about any developments, promptly respond to your inquiries, and provide regular updates on the progress of your case. Rest assured that Steve's meticulous attention to detail and strong advocacy skills will be focused on achieving the best possible outcome for you. Your satisfaction and success are of utmost importance, and Steve will work tirelessly to ensure your interests are protected and your goals are met. With Steve Leunes, Esq by your side, you can expect a smooth and efficient process, personalized attention, and unwavering dedication to achieving your desired results.
How long does it take to close real estate in NY?
The time it takes to close a real estate transaction in New York can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the transaction, the responsiveness of all parties involved, and any specific circumstances unique to the transaction. On average, the timeline for closing a real estate transaction in New York can range from 30 to 60 days, possibly up to 90 days if mortgage financing is involved. However, it's important to note that this is just an estimate, and the actual duration can be shorter or longer based on the specific circumstances of each transaction.
During the closing process, various tasks need to be completed, such as contract negotiations, mortgage approval, title searches, property inspections, and addressing any contingencies or legal requirements. The coordination of these tasks and the promptness of all parties involved, including the buyer, seller, lenders, and attorneys, can significantly impact the closing timeline.
To ensure a smooth and efficient closing, it's advisable to work closely with a knowledgeable real estate attorney who can guide you through the process, help coordinate tasks, and ensure all necessary documentation is prepared accurately and on time. Additionally, maintaining open lines of communication with all parties involved can help facilitate a timely closing.
Do you need a lawyer for a real estate closing in NY?
While it is not legally required to have a lawyer for a real estate closing in New York, it is highly recommended. A real estate lawyer can help you understand the terms of the contract, protect your interests, and ensure that the closing goes smoothly.
"I'm feeling lost" - can you help me?
Absolutely, I'm here to help! Feeling lost can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with legal matters. But rest assured, you've come to the right place. As an experienced real estate attorney, I understand that navigating the complexities of real estate law can be challenging. I'm here to provide you with the guidance and support you need. Whether you're unsure about the next steps in a transaction, need assistance with a dispute, or simply have questions about your rights and options, I am dedicated to helping you find clarity and regain control.
Does the seller have to pay closing costs in NY?
In New York, the seller is typically responsible for paying the following closing costs:
- Real estate commission: The real estate commission is typically paid to the seller's and buyer's agents. The amount of the commission is typically 5-6% of the purchase price.
- Transfer tax: The transfer tax is a tax that is paid to the state, and possibly the municipality, depending on where the property is location. The amount of the transfer tax varies depending on the value of the property.
It is important to note that these are just the most common closing costs in New York. The actual cost of your closing will vary depending on the specific terms of your loan and the property you are buying.