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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/
  • Aug 31

    MAYDAY!

    MAYDAY!
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. And after a recent poll showed Jeanne Shaheen dropping 10 points in just six weeks, no one is more desperate right now than the out-of-state special interest groups supporting her campaign. The…
  • Aug 31

    THEY NEED A MIRACLE

    THEY NEED A MIRACLE
    Lucas -- We need a last-minute miracle: We’re not just getting outspent by the Republicans… we’re getting PUMMELED by Obama-bashing attack ads. The fundraising deadline is tonight at MIDNIGHT. We’re STILL short…
  • Aug 31

    HE'S PLEADING

    HE'S PLEADING
    We’re running out of people to email you, Lucas. In the past week, you should have received an email from: -- Nancy Pelosi -- Howard Dean -- and Debbie Wasserman Schultz That’s how important this is! We need 32 more…
Rank this Week: 6

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Sep 1

    Introducing Guest Blogger Sarah Adams-Schoene

    Introducing Guest Blogger Sarah Adams-Schoene
    This month we welcome Sarah Adams-Schoene to our ranks for a visit. Sarah Adams-Schoen is an Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute on Land Use & Sustainable Development Law at Touro Law. She has a B.A.,...
  • Sep 1

    Willamette Law now offering summaries of Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals decisions and orders online

    Willamette Law now offering summaries of Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals decisions and orders online
    Jeff Litwak (Columbia River Gorge Comm'n) sends the following news: Last month, Willamette Law Online began summarizing decisions and orders of the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals and making them available through its WLO subscription…
  • Sep 1

    Introducing Guest Blogger Celeste Pagano

    Introducing Guest Blogger Celeste Pagano
    Sepetmeber is here and that means our guest bloggers are rotating. We heartily welcome Celeste Pagano to the Land Use Profs Blog for a stint. Celeste Pagano is a Visiting Research Fellow at DePaul University College of Law. She held...
Rank this Week: 292

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 1

    Bedroom tax and human rights: The UT has a go

    Bedroom tax and human rights: The UT has a go
    I’ve got two Upper Tribunal decisions on bedroom tax appeals, both from Scotland. Both concern human rights related cases. One concerns what sounds like a fairly hopeless and sadly not well argued case based on disability. The other is…
  • Aug 31

    You’ve got absoutely nothing out of thi

    You’ve got absoutely nothing out of thi
    For most parties that enter into litigation (save for those on CFAs and some who are legally aided) a win isn’t really a win unless the other side is also ordered to pay your costs. I say most, because certain litigants enter into…
  • Aug 28

    A longer waiting to wait

    A longer waiting to wait
    Barnet Council are consulting on changes to their 2012 Allocation policy. The main change proposed is that the current ‘residence requirement’ of two years be increased to five years. That is to say that no-one would be eligible…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 317

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 29

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 399

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: 372

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/
  • Aug 29

    October 30-31, 2014: Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference @ William & Mary Law

    October 30-31, 2014: Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference @ William & Mary Law
    A reminder: the 11th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is coming up on October 30-31, 2014, at the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. As we noted earlier, Michael Berger will receive the Brigham-Kanner…
  • Aug 28

    The Other Two Election Contests To The Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Also Dismissed

    The Other Two Election Contests To The Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Also Dismissed
    Today must be election contest day at the Hawaii Supreme Court. We say that because the court today disposed of all three election contests which were filed stemming from the postponed Puna precincts primary and other primary election…
  • Aug 28

    HAWSCT Dismisses Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Challenge

    HAWSCT Dismisses Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Challenge
    Here's the Order Granting Motion to Dismiss, just filed in Lathers v. Abercrombie, No. SCOT-14-0001069 (Aug. 28, 2014). That's the original jurisidiction action filed by several voters from Puna and the ACLU Hawaii, which asked the court to…
Rank this Week: 498

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 29

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody: You can’t be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.  – Boardwalk Empire Litigation, as we…
  • Aug 28

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: The puppies have grown fangs. – Boardwalk Empire In an attempt to help Atlantic City remake its…
  • Aug 27

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab…
Rank this Week: 506

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 480

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Disqualifying a Director Who Has Violated the Directors’ Code of Ethic

    Disqualifying a Director Who Has Violated the Directors’ Code of Ethic
    A condo corporation found itself in court (Gordon v. YRCC No. 818) after the Board had disqualified one of the directors on the basis that he had breached the Directors’ Code of Ethics. The Corporation’s By-law No. 9 provided that…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its much anticipated decision in the ongoing Boily saga. You may recall from previous blog posts that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation were held in contempt of court for violating a…
  • Aug 14

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey. It is intended to provide an enhanced understanding…
Rank this Week: 576

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEO

    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEO
    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEOThe acquisition appetite of Growthpoint Properties over the last year is paying off; it declared an 8.3% distribution growth to 161.3 cents per share.The largest JSE property company by market…
  • Aug 27

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'
    OK - soooo ... things about your own city that you did not know.  We are a "shopping mecca"!There are a lot of really nice malls but we are hardly Dubai.  Interesting that in the article, they claim the Mall of Africa for Pretoria,…
  • Aug 27

    The exclusivity lease conundrum

    The exclusivity lease conundrum
    The exclusivity lease conundrumIn a competitive retail environment, retailers at shopping centres such as Pick 'n Pay, Checkers and Shoprite continuously want to protect their turf through exclusivity clauses, but more counters are entering…
Rank this Week: 715

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/
  • Aug 25

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp
    It’s a classic Boston neighborhood turf battle. Mayor Martin Walsh, the Irishman from Savin Hill vs. the Brahmins of Beacon Hill. The nature of the dispute:  sidewalk ramps in Beacon Hill for the disabled. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh…
  • Aug 23

    SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity

    SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity
    Court Side-Steps Whether Sec. 8 Tenant Can Be Evicted For Possession of Under 1 Oz. of Marijuana In the first of what should be many cases dealing with marijuana use in rental housing, the SJC ruled last week that a Section 8 tenant…
  • Aug 11

    Breaking News: Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Propertie

    Breaking News: Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Propertie
    Senate Bill 1987 Would Have Cleared Title For Innocent Homeowners Acceding to the demands of fair housing community activists, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has rejected Senate Bill 1987, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed…
Rank this Week: 654

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/
Rank this Week: 705

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)
    In the first post of this series, we looked at a paradox created by the fact that Jesus was both man and God. As a man, he was subject to Jewish law, which forbade blasphemy, or claiming that one was in any way divine. But as the Son of God,…
  • Aug 16

    The Paradox of the Law

    The Paradox of the Law
    At Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate, as reported in ch. 14 of the Gospel of Mark, Caiaphas and the other Jewish elders charged Jesus with violating the law against blasphemy (see Leviticus 24:10-16):60 The cohen hagadol stood up in the…
  • Jul 31

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina
    In trying to make sense of the trial in South Carolina (which I did not attend, but know only from the reports of those who did), I noted certain pervasive themes.First, the trial was a clash of diametrically opposed camps. Bishop Lawrence,…
Rank this Week: 643

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: 634

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of…

    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir by Leland and Crystal Payton. Published by Lens & Pen Press, 4067 Franklin, Springfield MO 65807, $25 postpaid. See http://www.dammingtheosage.com Leland…
  • Oct 25

    Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online

    Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online
    Getting a copy of an old subdivision plat or survey isn’t difficult, but it can require a visit to a county recorder’s office, which may or may not have the ability to print the plat or survey on one sheet of paper or to give it…
  • Oct 23

    Timeshare resale scam uses my name. Ugh.

    Timeshare resale scam uses my name. Ugh.
    I received a call today from a man who claimed I advised him a few days ago send $800 to a timeshare resale company called Timeshare Concepts. I told the man that I didn’t remember having spoken to him. He claimed that I had answered…
Rank this Week: 712

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 639

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Aug 29

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau often provides subtle clues as to where they may be headed on the enforcement front and on November 6, 2013 they addressed the topic on their website about online Lead Generation and consumer safety…
  • Aug 29

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    New Orleans, LA (PR Newswire) August 29, 2014 - Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Marx David Sterbcow has been given an AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal…
  • Jul 10

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation entered into a consent order with New Frontier Bank in St. Charles, Missouri on May 5, 2014 which was recently made public. (FDIC-14-0084b and FDIC-13-151k) The FDIC ordered New Frontier Bank to…
Rank this Week: 740

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/
  • Aug 12

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine
    The plaintiffs, GPH Cohasset, LLC, and GGNSC Cohasset, LLC (collectively, Golden Living), appealed from a judgment of the Land Court affirming a decision of the defendant planning board of Cohasset (board) to grant defendant Conservation Wind…
  • Aug 11

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”
    Editor’s Note: This posting is republished from the RLUIPA Defense Blog, with permission. The blog is located at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm In American Atheists v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, No. 13-1668 (2d…
  • Aug 10

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial
    Editor’s note: This post is republished with permission from the RLUIPA Defense blog which can be viewed here: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has denied the…
Rank this Week: 853

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: 887

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/
  • Aug 11

    The Strongest Purchase Offer Leaves No Questions Hanging

    The Strongest Purchase Offer Leaves No Questions Hanging
    I’ve talked a lot in this blog about ways to make your offer to buy a home stand out from the pack in a multiple offer situation. (See, for example, “Don’t Let an Investor Buy the Home You Wanted,” and “In a…
  • Aug 7

    Now Everyone Wants to Be a Real Estate Agent Again!

    Now Everyone Wants to Be a Real Estate Agent Again!
    Back when the real estate market could barely be scooped out of the gutter, real estate agents were leaving the profession in droves — particularly the inexperienced ones and part-timers who could no longer make a living at…
  • Jul 31

    Sellers “should be asking us if we plan to hire a professional photographer”

    Sellers “should be asking us if we plan to hire a professional photographer”
    Those wise words came from Teresa Boardman, a real estate broker and contributor to Inman News, in a column titled, “Sellers often have some old-fashioned ideas about marketing their home that don’t include photography and…
Rank this Week: 1144

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/
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
  • Jun 12

    Out of State . . . Out of Mind?: Ensuring that Local and Out-of-State Construction Companies Play by the Same Rule

    Out of State . . . Out of Mind?: Ensuring that Local and Out-of-State Construction Companies Play by the Same Rule
    The construction industry is all too familiar with its perception as a means by which individual and corporate citizens alike may experience economic opportunity. Whether at the federal, state or municipal level, set-aside programs exist to…
  • Jun 3

    New Tools in the Zoning Game

    New Tools in the Zoning Game
    As of July 1, 2014, Virginia landowners will have a new tool to use in the zoning game.  On April 6, 2014, Governor McAuliffe signed SB 578 into law.  The bill provides a damages remedy for applicants seeking zoning or…
Rank this Week: 1008

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1333

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/
Rank this Week: 1430

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
  • Jun 22

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup
    The first half of 2014 brought a bumper crop of condo-related court and tribunal cases from across Canada.   The race for the top 10 cases of the year is heating up! ONSC nixes unit owner’s case vs condo & bd over…
Rank this Week: 1395

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/
  • Aug 29

    Does The No Duty to Negotiate With Mortgagee Make Sense?

    Does The No Duty to Negotiate With Mortgagee Make Sense?
    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently entered a ruling in which it no longer requires the condemning authority to negotiate with mortgagees.  Clearly, this is not the rule in most jurisdictions given that most jurisdictions deem the…
  • Aug 28

    Dealing With ODOT

    Dealing With ODOT
    Under Ohio law, ODOT is not required to pay or consider the assessed value of a property.  Each State has its own rules on the admissibility of appraisals and valuations for tax purposes.  ODOT’s determination is one of fair…
  • Aug 27

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development
    First, the community was foolish enough to think it was required to grant tax abatement in order to retain wind developers.  The tax income derived from these turbines would be a basic support for agricultural communities during the…
Rank this Week: 1275

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Miami’s Entrepreneurial Landscape Evolve

    Miami’s Entrepreneurial Landscape Evolve
    Guest blog post written by Seth Werner, Chairman/CEO Harbour Real Estate Corporation. In 2013, Miami raked in about $300 million in venture capital, a staggering jump from previous years. While Miami has always had its fair share of…
  • Aug 26

    Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital

    Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital
    With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of whom are…
  • Aug 19

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom
    Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This remarkable…
Rank this Week: 1579

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?
    As reported by major media outlets, a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern California this past Sunday morning. As a result of this unpredictable disaster, some mobilehomes in a Napa area mobilehome park were knocked off their foundations and suffered…
  • Aug 25

    October 29Breakfast Briefing

    October 29Breakfast Briefing
    2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: October 22, 2014 Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 8:30 – 9 am…
  • Aug 20

    The Duke Versus Duke

    The Duke Versus Duke
    A battle over trademark rights has spilled into the federal courts as the heirs of actor John Wayne, often known by his nickname of “The Duke,” have filed suit against Duke University, the North Carolina institute of higher…
Rank this Week: 1260

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/
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
  • Aug 18

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?
    By Robert I. McMurry Is an extension of time for an existing nonconforming use exempt from CEQA review? A new writ action just filed proposes to resolve that issue. As a preamble, why should you care about a new petition in Superior Court?…
Rank this Week: 1596

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Aug 22

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb
    Apartment rents rose 3.2% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of last year, according to a study by research firm Reis Inc. Rents are up 13% across the country on average since 2009. And there’s reason to think that…
  • Aug 12

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?
    Many cities have liberalized their zoning laws in recent years to allow people who live in single-family homes to add a second home on their property. They can do this by creating a basement apartment, building an “add-on”…
  • Jul 26

    New rules for reverse mortgage

    New rules for reverse mortgage
    The federal government has tightened the rules for reverse mortgages, making it harder for some seniors to get these types of mortgages and reducing the amount of a home’s value that can be tapped. Reverse mortgages allow elders who are…
Rank this Week: 1512

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1492

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet?

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet?
    There have been memorable social marketing campaigns over the years--Smokey the Bear, the sizzling egg that is your brain on drugs and the coining of “Obamacare” come to mind. Now Grist reports that Martin…
  • Aug 11

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet? Plus a GIVEAWAY!

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet? Plus a GIVEAWAY!
    There have been memorable social marketing campaigns over the years--Smokey the Bear, the sizzling egg that is your brain on drugs and the coining of “Obamacare” come to mind. Now Grist reports that Martin…
  • Aug 4

    The Slow Grind of Justice for EPA's Carbon Emissions Regulation

    The Slow Grind of Justice for EPA's Carbon Emissions Regulation
    It was inevitable that EPA's Clean Power Plan, regulating carbon emissions from existing power plants was going to generate law suits.  Even if the suits are ultimately unsuccessful, an injunction against the Plan's adoption or…
Rank this Week: 1272

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
  • Aug 7

    Costly Nassau County Eviction

    Costly Nassau County Eviction
    Knowing the venue where you are litigating your eviction is vital in several ways including the cost of the action.  Nassau County in particular can be very costly due to some local town codes.  In Nassau County, the Sheriff…
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
Rank this Week: 1324

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1477

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    MTA Property Can Be Subject to Adverse Possession Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate

    MTA Property Can Be Subject to Adverse Possession Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate
    In a unique action brought against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) the Court ruled that property belonging to the MTA is not immune from adverse possession. In Brocho V’Hatzlocho Corp. v. MTA, the Plaintiff…
  • Apr 2

    Time Warner Condo Board Buys Unit On Behalf of Rejected Purchaser Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate

    Time Warner Condo Board Buys Unit On Behalf of Rejected Purchaser Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate
    The Condominium Board at the Time Warner Center Condominiums was allowed to exercise its right of first refusal and purchase a condominium unit on behalf of a prior prospective purchaser who was unable to purchase the unit from the Seller. In…
  • Mar 16

    Are Home Inspections Necessary by Natalie Frazier

    Are Home Inspections Necessary by Natalie Frazier
    This is a common question from first time homebuyers in the city. Opinions vary as to their usefulness in NYC home purchases, but here are some basic things to consider when tossing around the idea of getting an inspection. With the right…
Rank this Week: 1528

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 1356

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

http://www.losangelesevictionlawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Eviction discovery rule

    Eviction discovery rule
    Due to the expedited nature of eviction cases, it is only natural that the discovery process is also expedited.  Unlike in traditional discovery procedures, in eviction cases, the responses are due 5 days after service of the request.  This…
  • Feb 25

    Rent Control Eviction

    Rent Control Eviction
    Assuming your property is within a rent control jurisdiction there are two types of categories under which a landlord can eviction a tenant in a rent control property. As a caveat, rent controls covers all residential units except single…
  • Jan 13

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 1218

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1667

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/
  • Sep 1

    Texas and California Go Head to Head Over Businesse

    Texas and California Go Head to Head Over Businesse
    Every state wants to attract businesses. Whether it is an existing business, or a brand new startup, politicians are always courting business people to move to their jurisdiction. While there are usually many states (or cities within states)…
  • Aug 22

    Tips for Start-ups Trying to Get Investor

    Tips for Start-ups Trying to Get Investor
    Starting a new business requires a substantial investment of both time and financial resources. While some entrepreneurs have enough financial resources to do this on their own, most new business people need to seek out others who are willing…
  • Aug 15

    Online Security and Small Businesse

    Online Security and Small Businesse
    In some ways, the internet has made the world a lot easier for new small businesses. Ordering your own supplies, allowing customers to place orders or make reservations, advertising your goods and services, payroll, and taxes all take on a…
Rank this Week: 1620

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Show Me The Ink! Why?

    Show Me The Ink! Why?
    PrintWe could be writing about electronic signatures, and we will before readers get to the end of today’s posting. Mercifully, as is our habit on holiday weekends, we’ll be relatively short today – not in height or stature,…
  • Aug 24

    How Much Profit Should A Landlord Make From Pass-Through Items?

    How Much Profit Should A Landlord Make From Pass-Through Items?
    PrintOver the last couple of months, we’ve seen bits and pieces of a discussion (or discussions) as to whether a landlord should make a profit on operating expenses or other pass-through charges. Much of what we’ve seen…
  • Aug 17

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?
    PrintIs there something like a law that says a tenant, at the end of a lease’s term, has to surrender the leased space in the same condition as it was at the start of the term? Does a common legal stationer’s form’s…
Rank this Week: 2130

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Appellate Ruling Creates New Wrinkle Over Acceptance of Partial Payments That Are Endorsed as Full Payment

    Appellate Ruling Creates New Wrinkle Over Acceptance of Partial Payments That Are Endorsed as Full Payment
    By Roberto C. BlanchAs if collections of delinquent accounts were not already difficult enough for condominium associations and HOAs in Florida as the state recovers from the foreclosure crisis, a recent ruling by the Second District Court of…
  • Aug 22

    Firm Nominated for The Florida Community Association Journal Readers' Choice Award

    Firm Nominated for The Florida Community Association Journal Readers' Choice Award
    By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.The firm is proud to announce that we have been nominated for The Florida Community Association Journal Readers' Choice Awards in the legal services category, which…
  • Aug 5

    Former Homeowners Strike Windfall from Foreclosure Surplu

    Former Homeowners Strike Windfall from Foreclosure Surplu
    By Jonathan M. MofskyWould you be surprised to learn that an owner could walk away from his home, stop making mortgage payments, avoid all personal liability for debt on the property and still make nearly $100,000 after the property is…
Rank this Week: 2328

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Condo and HOA Buzz

    Condo and HOA Buzz
    At Barker Martin, we appreciate the importance of education in the community association industry. That's why we are active members of Community Association Institute ("CAI") and Oregon and Washington Community Association Managers ("OWCAM"),…
  • Aug 22

    Football Season is Almost Upon U

    Football Season is Almost Upon U
    Football season is almost upon us. How does this impact your association... probably very little BUT: Does your Association have a restriction on displaying signs or flags? If so, do the rules violate free speech protections? For…
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
Rank this Week: 1718

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?

    What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?
    Buffalo DWI lawyers generally defend charges that involve a driver operating a motor vehicle while either intoxicated or impaired. For example, a driver may be charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Ability Impaired by…
  • Aug 28

    Can Someone Charged With DWI Plead Guilty To A Reduced Charge?

    Can Someone Charged With DWI Plead Guilty To A Reduced Charge?
    Most drivers in the Buffalo area are familiar with the idea of being issued to traffic ticket for a moving violation but being able to plead guilty to a reduced charge once you go to court. For example, in many courts, a driver who is charged…
  • Aug 27

    What’s The Difference Between A No-Fault Divorce And Other Types In Rochester?

    What’s The Difference Between A No-Fault Divorce And Other Types In Rochester?
    As recently as 2010, to get a divorce in New York, parties had to establish elaborate – and often fraudulent – cases against one spouse, who was said to be at fault. This might involve recruiting a person to testify that they had…
Rank this Week: 1959

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
  • Aug 27

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land
    The recent approval of 160 parcels between Fresno and Kings County for segment two of the high speed rail track has stirred up some excitement for rail backers. As the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”) wastes no time…
  • Aug 20

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14
    In 1978, California’s Proposition 13 created security for home owners by limiting property taxes to one percent of the property’s value with a maximum two percent increase for inflation of the property value in a year. The…
Rank this Week: 1630