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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    CONGRATULATE COO OF ILLINOIS

    CONGRATULATE COO OF ILLINOIS
    RJC Congratulates Linda Lingle Board member named COO of Illinois Washington, DC (January 26, 2015) - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation's only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, congratulated…
  • Jan 26

    ANDREW WANTS YOU TO STAY HOME

    ANDREW WANTS YOU TO STAY HOME
    Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Major Snowstorm Forecasted to Hit Downstate Areas on Monday and Tuesday Blizzard Forecasted to Bring 2+ Feet of Snow to NYC, LI, Lower Hudson Valley Between Monday and Tuesday Governor…
  • Jan 23

    READY FOR BREAKFAST?

    READY FOR BREAKFAST?
    Eggs, Sri Lankan style.
Rank this Week: 8

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 26

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat
    New York Housing Court sounds like a disaster: Two weeks ago, a city housing inspector visited an apartment on the fourth floor of 940 Prospect Place in Brooklyn and issued a violation to the landlord for inadequate heat. The visit...
  • Jan 26

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This is chapter 8 from my forthcoming book, "Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use…
  • Jan 23

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16
    As a result of some sudden retirements, Valparaiso is seeking two property profs to start teaching in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school's advertisements are reproduced below: FULL TIME TENURE TRACK – 2015-16 Academic Year VALPARAISO…
Rank this Week: 171

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 23

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 4, In an hour, you won’t want them to

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 4, In an hour, you won’t want them to
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Jack Bellicec: What are you talking about? A space flower? Nancy Bellicec: Well why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?…
  • Jan 22

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 3, Being spied on

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 3, Being spied on
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Dr. David Kibner: Elizabeth, could you please tell me, in your opinion, what is going on? Elizabeth Driscoll: People are being duplicated. And once it…
  • Jan 21

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 2, No one is complying

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 2, No one is complying
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith You’re next!  You’re next! Running man: [panicked shouting] Help! They’re coming! They’re coming! Elizabeth Driscoll: Maybe we should help him. Running…
Rank this Week: 320

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 334

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jan 26

    Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium

    Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium
    I'm delighted to be speaking at this conference. Should be a great group. If you're in the Boston area, stop on by... The Iron Triangle of Food Policy The American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium January 30, 2015 9:00...
  • Jan 22

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
    A bill has been introduced into the Michigan legislature to allow urban dwellers to keep a "reasonable" number of livestock on their property. This article refers to the bill as guaranteeing the "basic human right" to farm…
  • Jan 22

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
    This is going to be a great event on a major emerging area of land use law, and local government law, inquiry. If it weren't for a personal schedule conflict, I would be there! You should go! Conference Announcement and...
Rank this Week: 535

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 590

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jan 22

    John Mogk Provides Criticism of Kelo in Poletown

    John Mogk Provides Criticism of Kelo in Poletown
    Professor John Mogk of the Wayne State University Law School has provided another opinion to The Detroit News in which he claims that the article written by Jesse Hathaway regarding “Re-evaluating eminent domain” simply does not…
  • Dec 24

    Delray District Meets Future Plan

    Delray District Meets Future Plan
    Despite the grievances over the environmental issues in the Delray district, on should recognize that the City of Detroit has intended the area between the Detroit River and I-75 to be an industrial area since at least the passage of the…
  • Dec 12

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer…

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer station because a community does not like the use does not suffice to say that just compensation must be paid. That transfer station is a very special use and may end up being a very expensive purchase…
Rank this Week: 625

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing
    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing - Property | MoneywebGermany-focused property fund debuts on AltX. JOHANNESBURG – Sirius Real Estate Ltd, a wholly Germany-focused property fund, traded in a tightly bound range on Friday morning,…
  • Nov 14

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb
    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now outThe first piece of investment advice I received was when I turned 18. My father told me that I must invest a third of my savings in property, another third in equity and the remaining third in cash.This…
  • Nov 3

    The folly of holding on for too long

    The folly of holding on for too long
    The folly of holding on for too longThe price only rises so far.  A wise investor once said: we all make mistakes when it comes to investing. Being wrong is not the problem, but staying wrong is.I have been living on the Dainfern Golf…
Rank this Week: 585

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 621

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Watch Your Language with Restrictive Covenant

    Watch Your Language with Restrictive Covenant
    (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #8)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in commercial agreements,…
  • Jan 19

    Final IRS Repair Regulations Will Impact Many CRE Owners and Tenant

    Final IRS Repair Regulations Will Impact Many CRE Owners and Tenant
    Note: The information below was summarized from an article published by Craig Miller, President of Cost Segregation Services, Inc. in the January 2015 issue of Propertiesmagazine.Final IRS Repair Regulations that became effective as of…
  • Jan 11

    New Year, New Ohio Real Estate Legislation

    New Year, New Ohio Real Estate Legislation
    CTI Commercial Title Update Reprinted with Permission from Linda M. Green, Esq., Underwriter, Chicago Title Insurance Co.Happy New Year to all and to start the New Year we want to make you aware of two important bills that were passed by the…
Rank this Week: 722

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 858

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 806

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
Rank this Week: 791

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 699

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 814

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Bookings for the online course on tenancy agreements ending tomorrow

    Bookings for the online course on tenancy agreements ending tomorrow
    Just a quick heads up to let you know that my online course on tenancy agreements will be starting on Wednesday. So the bookings will close the night before – 10.30 on Tuesday.  This Tuesday. The ultimate guide to tenancy…
  • Jan 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 January

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 January
    All the blog posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog and some extra reading for you too
  • Jan 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #188

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #188
    Ben looks at awards for unlawful eviction and harassment in the civil and criminal courts and asks that the punishment should fit the crime ...
Rank this Week: 941

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1031

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jan 24

    Just because you are paranoid…

    Just because you are paranoid…
    … doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you. The MoJ and Legal Aid Agency have put out a leaflet on Legal aid and “Help for people at risk of losing their home“. The trouble is that that it doesn’t…
  • Jan 24

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?
    In R(Hillsden) v Epping Forest DC [2015] EWHC 98 (Admin), McCloskey J held the council’s allocation scheme valid in circumstances which, I must say, did not seem propitious to the council.  The council’s new…
  • Jan 17

    Disrepair damages update

    Disrepair damages update
    With very grateful thanks to Beatrice Prevatt’s annual disrepair update in the December 2014/January 2015 Legal Action, here is a bumper pack of County Court cases and settled cases on damages for disrepair. Armes v Wheel Property Co…
Rank this Week: 942

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jan 23

    Another local fracking ban invalidated

    Another local fracking ban invalidated
    Throughout the country, supporters and opponents of local fracking bans have engaged in a fierce debate over the legality of such legislation. Indeed, suits have been filed in California, Colorado, New York, Texas, and West Virginia to…
  • Jan 20

    White House announces new plan to reduce methane emission

    White House announces new plan to reduce methane emission
    Earlier this week, the Obama Administration announced its plan to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry 40 to 45 percent by 2025. As currently constituted, the plan will involve efforts from multiple agencies, including the…
  • Jan 16

    New appeal provides Pennsylvania Supreme Court the opportunity to reverse fracking approach

    New appeal provides Pennsylvania Supreme Court the opportunity to reverse fracking approach
    One of the most highly debated issues facing states recently has been the legality of local fracking bans. In response to this issue, the Pennsylvania legislature opted to amend the state’s Oil and Gas Act by adding Act 13. Act 13…
Rank this Week: 1137

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 863

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Homeowners Allowed to Pierce Corporate Veil In Contractor Suit

    Homeowners Allowed to Pierce Corporate Veil In Contractor Suit
    In a huge win for homeowners seeking to recover damages against a construction company arising from the company rendering services at the homeowners’ real estate residence, the Court allowed the homeowners to pierce the corporate veil…
  • Jan 13

    NY Launches Recorded Document Notification Program

    NY Launches Recorded Document Notification Program
    In an effort to fight the fraudulent conveyances of properties in New York, by deed fraud, New York City has launched an online program that allows every real estate owner, and their attorney, to be notified if a deed is filed on their…
  • Jan 5

    Bank’s Bad Faith Forfeits Interest and Real Estate Attorney Fees in Foreclosure Peter Moulino

    Bank’s Bad Faith Forfeits Interest and Real Estate Attorney Fees in Foreclosure Peter Moulino
    Pursuant to New York C.P.L.R. §3408, parties in a real estate foreclosure action are mandated to conduct settlement discussions in order to ascertain whether it is possible to avoid having a defendant lose their home. The statute…
Rank this Week: 900

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
Rank this Week: 866

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    TILA-RESPA implementation deadline triggering warning signs for industry

    TILA-RESPA implementation deadline triggering warning signs for industry
    The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule's implementation date is beginning to cause heightened concern and worry for those involved in the residential lending industry. One reason is the emerging news that a number of the 3rd party vendors…
  • Dec 23

    CFPB SUES SPRINT FOR UDAAP VIOLATIONS INVOLVING UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY CHARGES

    CFPB SUES SPRINT FOR UDAAP VIOLATIONS INVOLVING UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY CHARGES
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" and Federal Trade Commission "FTC" filed suit against the Sprint Corporation in the United States District Court Southern District of New York on December 17, 2014 alleging that Sprint illegally…
  • Oct 31

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"
    October Research has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST in which Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group; Charles Cain who is the Senior Vice President Midwest Agency Manager of WFG National Title…
Rank this Week: 1038

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Store Entrances are Not a Public Forum

    Store Entrances are Not a Public Forum
    Business owners have many obligations. They have to consider their obligations to customers, to employees, to vendors, and sometimes even to law enforcement. One set of obligations that sometimes gets overlooked, however, is a business's…
  • Jan 5

    Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes Can Prevent Legal Action

    Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes Can Prevent Legal Action
    California's tax code includes a provision that makes it so a domestic corporation that fails to pay certain taxes can have its corporate rights suspended. If your corporation's rights are suspended under this provision, it can affect both…
  • Dec 29

    Two Important Bills for Businesses to Become Law on January 1st

    Two Important Bills for Businesses to Become Law on January 1st
    Two important bills passed recently by the California state legislature will become law on January 1, 2015. The first of these new business laws will affect what up to now has been called the Corporate Flexibility Act of 2011. The second bill…
Rank this Week: 1135

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jan 11

    How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort

    How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort
    11 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is a Platinum Sponsorship of EB-5 Investors Conference in Las Vegas on January 17, 2015 and will moderate and talk about EB-5 for hotel development…
  • Jan 1

    ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility

    ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility
    01 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance & Defense. ADA Issues on Websites: Department of Justice Poised to Adopt Accessible Website Standards Since at least 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been…
  • Dec 22

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”
    22 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from…
Rank this Week: 1047

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Boston Cracking Down On Overcrowded Undergraduate Student Housing

    Boston Cracking Down On Overcrowded Undergraduate Student Housing
    City Universities Providing ISD With Addresses of Student Apartments In the coming weeks, some Boston college students living off-campus and their landlords may be greeted by city inspection officers at their doors in the coming weeks.…
  • Jan 8

    $1.85 Million Verdict Upheld Against Demoulas In-Law In Back Bay Condo Grab

    $1.85 Million Verdict Upheld Against Demoulas In-Law In Back Bay Condo Grab
    One of Largest Verdicts In A Condominium Dispute In a David vs. Goliath case pitting a Demoulas family heir against an elderly Brandeis professor over a tony Back Bay townhouse, the Appeals Court has let stand a $1.85 Million jury…
  • Jan 1

    Massachusetts Real Estate Law Outlook for 2015

    Massachusetts Real Estate Law Outlook for 2015
    We had another interesting year in Massachusetts real estate law. From that controversial $60,000 discrimination penalty for asking a prospective renter “where are you from?”, to the influx of Airbnb rentals, to the…
Rank this Week: 998

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jan 10

    Repurchase your foreclosed home

    Repurchase your foreclosed home
    Repurchase your foreclosed home at today’s value! Previously, foreclosed homeowners who wanted to repurchase their home were required to pay the entire amount owed on the mortgage.  This requirement also applied to anyone buying…
  • Dec 30

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case
    An interesting decision came down in September of 2014 involving municipal liability claims.  In Granada v City of White Plains, 2014 NY Slip Op 06053, the Second Department ruled that a municipality is not immune from claims involving…
  • Dec 29

    Spoilation of Evidence

    Spoilation of Evidence
      In September of this year, the Second Department reached a decision in Lentini v. Weschler, 2014 NY Slip Op 06062, with regards to the “Spoilation of Evidence.”  Spoilation refers to the destruction or repair of…
Rank this Week: 1043

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
Rank this Week: 1155

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 876

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 891

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
  • Oct 6

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference
    By John Bradford In early November, the Texas Federal Tax Institute will host the TexFed: Oil & Gas Tax Conference in New York City. This is the first time a conference of this nature will be held in the Big Apple, and I am honored to…
Rank this Week: 867

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
  • Jul 15

    New Concepts in Clean Technology

    New Concepts in Clean Technology
    The term “clean technology” can be used to describe a wide range of infrastructural development, such as clean energy, advanced transportation, manufacturing water technology, sustainable materials and waste recycling. According…
Rank this Week: 1127

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 1115

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Land Use Policy Priorities: Opening Day of the 28th Hawaii State Legislature, 2015

    Land Use Policy Priorities: Opening Day of the 28th Hawaii State Legislature, 2015
    Yesterday kicked off the beginning of Hawaii’s 28thlegislative session.  Barring a special session, it will end on May 7, 2015, Sine Die (the length of a regular NFLseason).The legislature prides itself on the number of bills it…
  • Jan 16

    Same Blog, Different Web Addre

    Same Blog, Different Web Addre
    The Hawaii Land Use Law and Policy blog has a new Web address. You can find us at www.hilanduselaw.com. Our old Web address will redirect you automatically.
  • Jan 14

    Slides for 2015 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference

    Slides for 2015 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference
    I will reference the following slides for my panel at the 2015 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference.  Our panel will also be discussing the recent Hawaii Supreme Court holding in DW Aina Le‘a Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina…
Rank this Week: 1477

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    The City of Fairfax and Affordable Housing

    The City of Fairfax and Affordable Housing
    Legislation proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates would give the City of Fairfax specific authority to adopt an affordable housing ordinance offering bonus development density in projects that provide an affordable housing component.…
  • Dec 10

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone
    Arlington’s County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program.  On December 13, the County Board will consider adding properties zoned Commercial/Mixed Use or Industrial…
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    Water, Water, Everywhere
    Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically purchase an…
Rank this Week: 1205

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    2014 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW

    2014 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine J. Hart, Glen Hansen and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 Annual CEQA update, cumulative for the year. The 4th quarter decisions are highlighted in bold font. To…
  • Jan 20

    Register Today! Abbott & Kindermann's 14th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update - Sacramento January 23

    Register Today! Abbott & Kindermann's 14th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update - Sacramento January 23
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2015. In January and February 2015 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 14th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land…
  • Jan 14

    Too Much Of A Good Thing? Court Upholds Findings Of Convenience/Necessity For A Liquor Sales Permit.

    Too Much Of A Good Thing? Court Upholds Findings Of Convenience/Necessity For A Liquor Sales Permit.
    By William W. Abbott Adam Nick v. City of Lake Forest (December 23, 2014, G047115) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Due to over concentration of liquor licenses, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control referred an application for a determination of…
Rank this Week: 1577

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 18

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    One of the first bills introduced in the newly convened North Carolina State Legislature seeks to limit condemnation powers.  House Bill 3, seeks to amend the North Carolina State Constitution to ban the use of eminent domain for private…
  • Dec 30

    GA: Appraiser Owes No Duty of Care to Borrower for Appraisal Prepared for Lender

    GA: Appraiser Owes No Duty of Care to Borrower for Appraisal Prepared for Lender
    One issue that continues to be litigated around the country is the extent to which an appraiser is liable to a borrower for a negligent appraisal prepared for a lender.  This issue was recently addressed by the Georgia Court of…
  • Dec 29

    OK Court: Taking Must Statisfy State’s Public Use Requirement

    OK Court: Taking Must Statisfy State’s Public Use Requirement
    An Oklahoma appellate court recently reconfirmed that a taking by a state or local entity must satisfy, among other things, both the state and U.S. Constitutions.  In that case, the City of Muskogee condemned a property for a parking…
Rank this Week: 1529

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015
    I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Now that the holidays are behind us it is time to get back to work : )  Toward that end, the AASEW has announced the details of its 11th Landlord Boot Camp. Landlording can be pretty…
  • Jan 12

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court
    An important eviction case heard by the WI Supreme Court Attorney Heiner Giese on behalf of the Apartment Association filed an Amicus brief with the WI Supreme Court supporting the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority in their case against…
  • Nov 3

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant
    Those of you that have attended my seminars or read prior blog posts of mine are well aware that in my opinion screening prospective tenants is the single most important part of landlording. These sentiments apply to commercial tenants as…
Rank this Week: 1762

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1911

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Washington Court Affirms Application of Statute of Limitation in Condo Act

    Washington Court Affirms Application of Statute of Limitation in Condo Act
    In a published decision issued last month, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's application of a one-year statute of limitation contained in the Washington Condominium Act.  The section of the Act…
  • Nov 30

    Washington Court of Appeals Enforces HOA's Dues Increase Approval Requirement

    Washington Court of Appeals Enforces HOA's Dues Increase Approval Requirement
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued a published opinion earlier this year that enforced an approval requirement for dues increases contained in a homeowners association's bylaws.  The Court held that the budget ratification process…
  • Oct 15

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant
    The Washington Supreme Court issued a published opinion this past April that significantly limited the ability of homeowners associations to create new restrictive covenants that have no relation to existing covenants.  The case involved…
Rank this Week: 1609

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Drainage of Oil and Gas in Texa

    Drainage of Oil and Gas in Texa
    A federal appellate court decision demonstrates some lessons for Texas mineral owners. That decision was issued by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Breton Energy, L.L.C., et al. v. Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., et al. The…
  • Dec 19

    Oil Production in the Texas Permian Basin

    Oil Production in the Texas Permian Basin
    This blog frequently shares news regarding developments in the oil and gas industry, particularly in Texas, and how growth in that industry effects Texas mineral owners. As the industry grows, increased opportunities arise for Texas land…
  • Dec 12

    Oil & Gas Activity in the Wolfcamp Shale in Texa

    Oil & Gas Activity in the Wolfcamp Shale in Texa
    The Permian Basin is on its way to becoming the most productive oil play in the United States. In the next few years, the Wolfcamp Shale in this basin could by itself overtake the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana in the amount of…
Rank this Week: 1673

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Dec 15

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium
    Post by: Roy Gentles Introduction In our previous blog post we discussed phased standard condominiums.  In this post we will offer part one of our discussion on common elements condominiums. Common Elements Condominium Plans A common…
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
Rank this Week: 1717

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
Rank this Week: 1438

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1492

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1414