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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/
  • Nov 25

    THIS DOG FINISHED LAST

    THIS DOG FINISHED LAST
    A racing weenie @ Homestead-Miami Speedway (Saturday, November 15, 2014)
  • Nov 25

    LOVE THE MEZZE!

    LOVE THE MEZZE!
    Mezze Board $12 Asian Flatbread $11 @ Farmer's Table (Boca Raton, Florida)
  • Nov 25

    THE DOOR'S CLOSING!

    THE DOOR'S CLOSING!
Rank this Week: 8

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Nov 23

    As Hoosiers, We Should Be Ashamed of Our Recent Voter Turnout

    As Hoosiers, We Should Be Ashamed of Our Recent Voter Turnout
    The United States Elections Project tells us that the November 2014 midterm election voter turnout was the lowest it has been since 1942. Unfortunately, Indiana had a 28 percent turnout and was 50th among the states in voter turnout…
  • Nov 21

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce
    Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reports that “40% of households 65 and up were still paying a mortgage.”  In 1992, according to the report, there were only about 18% over 65 with…
  • Nov 19

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change
    Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on November 18. The measure was defeated 59-41, a single vote short of the super-majority necessary for passage.  All of the “no” votes…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 147

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 25

    Southwark: Not appealing

    Southwark: Not appealing
    It is not unknown for losing parties in a case to not be happy, indeed very upset. There are two basic options. To shut up and put up with it, or appeal. Rather unusually, faced with one of the most coruscating High Court judgments I can…
  • Nov 25

    Penal notices and warrant

    Penal notices and warrant
    Lawtel had a short note on a case called Bank of Ireland v Shah and another (QBD, 20.11.14) this week and I was wondering if anyone knew any more about it. According to the note, the Bank had a possession order against Mr Shah arising out of…
  • Nov 23

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour
    Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd [2014] UKSC 57 I will admit to being a bit cool on static caravan parks. I used to live in an area surrounded by them and could never understand why people would want to holiday in them, much less live in…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Nov 25

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375
    In 2008, California enacted the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, typically referred to as SB 375. SB 375 required regional planning agencies to draft plans that would, in effect, reduce GHG emissions by linking land use and…
  • Nov 25

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law
    The following is a guest post from John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor and Counsel to the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. One of the clinical activities of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School...
  • Nov 24

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment
    This post is part of a series based upon my experience as a planning commissioner. Last month, I was reviewing staff reports in preparation for a planning commisson hearing and saw something I'd never seen before: buried in a public...
Rank this Week: 288

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
  • Nov 24

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom
    More spills, more leaks, more fires: In recent years, as the boom really exploded, the number of reported spills, leaks, fires and blowouts has soared, with an increase in spillage that outpaces the increase in oil production, an…
Rank this Week: 339

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 300

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: 312

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 583

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 484

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 25

    Molly Foley-Healy Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyer

    Molly Foley-Healy Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyer
    The law firm of Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is proud to announce that Molly Foley-Healy has been admitted to the College of Community Association lawyers. Molly is now one of fewer than 150 lawyers nationwide to be admitted to…
  • Nov 21

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)
    My household includes a Grinch and a Clark Griswold.  "Clark' wants to put up holiday decorations last weekend.  "The Grinch" thinks holiday decorations are overly-expensive cat toys to be avoided at all costs.  The Grinch…
  • Nov 11

    Dear FHA: Please Loosen Lending Requirements!

    Dear FHA: Please Loosen Lending Requirements!
     With single family home prices continuing to rise, many homeowners are electing to downsize by purchasing more affordable condominium units. Additionally, a condominium is now becoming the only affordable option for many first time…
Rank this Week: 1144

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 1072

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/
  • Nov 24

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?
    With the Thanksgiving holiday only a few days away, we’ve been hearing news stories about which stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and which will remain closed. Every year there seems to be contest as to which stores can get the…
  • Nov 16

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?
    New IRS Regulations Detail Standards on How to Categorize Property RepairsReprinted from the November 2014 edition of Smart Business Cleveland with permission from Smart Business (www.sbnonline.com) and Skoda Minotti…
  • Nov 10

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court
    On September 26, 2014, in Hupp v. Beck, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Ohio overturned the trial court’s decision that certain oil and gas leases in Monroe County, Ohio between landowners and Beck Energy Corporation (Beck) were…
Rank this Week: 791

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/
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 753

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: 1133

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    Affordable housing construction lag

    Affordable housing construction lag
    Affordable housing construction lagsThe lack of suitable affordable housing stock continues to bedevil the banking sector's ability to increase primary market end user finance, according to FNB chief executive Jacques Cilliers.“Unless we…
Rank this Week: 781

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: 669

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: 966

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
  • Oct 24

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice
    (photo from nydailynews.com)   New York Daily News writer Stephen Rex Brown (October 23, 2014 edition) told the story of Jeff Deskovic and the incredible award he obtained.  It was the largest verdict in U.S. history at $41.6…
  • Oct 23

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case
    The Court in Burbar v. Inc. Vill. of Garden City,961 F. Supp. 2d 462,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117029,2013 WL 4427810(E.D.N.Y.2013) made a very important distinction when deciding the Defendant’s motion to dismiss.  After analyzing the…
  • Oct 22

    Familial Exception to Eviction

    Familial Exception to Eviction
    A very interesting decision was issued by Judge Eric Bjorneby, J.D.C. in Kakwani v Kakwani,40 Misc. 3d 627,967 N.Y.S.2d 827,2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2555,2013 NY Slip Op 23200,2013 WL 3155372(N.Y. Dist. Ct.2013).  This eviction action…
Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
Rank this Week: 931

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 736

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Oct 8

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop
    Jeanne Lauer will speak at the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership Workshop on October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the SEVA-CAI meeting hall located at 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400, Virginia…
  • Oct 7

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop
    Jeanne Lauer will speak at the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership Workshop on October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the SEVA-CAI meeting hall located at 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400, Virginia…
  • Aug 14

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?
    We have found that managers and board members who have not had any experience with the process of obtaining FHA project approval have unrealistic expectations about the processing time.In this edition we let you know the “ins and…
Rank this Week: 772

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
Rank this Week: 639

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 1067

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1165

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 724

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 9

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?
    by Michael H. WassermanApparently, we have learned nothing over the last 8 years. Folks are actually starting to tout no and low down payment loans again. Worse yet, many consumers seem ready to follow their suggestions.Back before the bubble…
Rank this Week: 1024

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 830

Traci D. Ellis

Traci D. Ellis

Covers real estate investing.

http://www.traciellis.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?
    I know what you’re thinking:  ”Estate plans are for rich people so I don’t need one”.  But, you are wrong.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the truth.  How do I know you’re wrong when I…
  • Oct 2

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?
    I know what you’re thinking:  ”Estate plans are for rich people so I don’t need one”.  But, you are wrong.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the truth.  How do I know you’re wrong when I…
  • Mar 1

    The Tax Man Cometh

    The Tax Man Cometh
    Given that tax season is upon us, I hope that each of you took affirmative steps to minimize your tax liability in 2013.  There are a few things left you can still do in 2014 to lower your tax bill before the April filing deadline, and I…
Rank this Week: 690

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: 941

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    2014 HOA of the Year

    2014 HOA of the Year
    HindmanSanchez is pleased to share the news that our client, Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association, was selected by The Colorado Community Association as its 2014 HOA of the year.  This is the first time a Western…
  • Nov 25

    Pssst….. Education is the Secret

    Pssst….. Education is the Secret
    I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be…
  • Nov 20

    Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?

    Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?
    I don’t get it.  We are bombarded with new laws being imposed to promote and encourage new condominium development but then a book entitled Escaping Condo Jail comes out explaining how condominiums are not the answer to the…
Rank this Week: 2876

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/
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
Rank this Week: 3694

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3830

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 25

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho
    The Bureau of Land Management has decided to cancel a planned hunt for wolves, coyotes and other species on about 3 million acres in Idaho. The permit for the so-called “predator derby” would have allowed three days of hunting…
  • Nov 25

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’
    The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to designate critical habitat for the New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon (Delaware Riverkeeper Network…
  • Nov 21

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule
    Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths (CBD press release) ESA lawsuit takes on #USFWS, #NMFS over #USEPA cooling water intake rule #seaturtles http://t.co/dgmZwH7Lca CBD press release — Steve Davies (@ESWR_Update) November 21,…
Rank this Week: 4439

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Jacaranda I & II Maintenance Corporations have selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Jacaranda is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Stanton being developed by MBK Homes. …
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
  • Nov 18

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
Rank this Week: 3146

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    Proposed wind-energy transmission line jolts some farmer

    Proposed wind-energy transmission line jolts some farmer
    WATERLOO | Controversy is swirling like a tempest across the prairie as a Texas-based company plans to invest billions of dollars in Iowa’s emerging wind-energy sector to transmit power out of the state to the East Coast. In early…
  • Nov 25

    NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

    NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out
      Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project. “Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline…
  • Nov 25

    93 seek pipeline project info

    93 seek pipeline project info
    CARTHAGE, Ill. – With 230 landowners in Hancock County, Ill., potentially affected by the Dakota Access pipeline project, 93 showed up to a Illinois Farm Bureau information meeting sponsored by the Hancock County Farm Bureau. The…
Rank this Week: 2554

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Nov 25

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison
    Will convicted serial killer Charles Manson really get married? It's hard to tell. What we do know is that 26-year-old "Star" Afton Elaine Burton, who reportedly has been seeing Manson for nine years, obtained a marriage license in Kings…
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
Rank this Week: 4633

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/
  • Nov 25

    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase

    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase
    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Avison Young, Inc. recently expanded its U.S. reach when it announced last week that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Miami-based commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm…
  • Nov 24

    MIA Expansion Indicative of City’s Economic Growth

    MIA Expansion Indicative of City’s Economic Growth
    For signs of economic growth in Miami, look no further than Miami International Airport, or as Miamians call it, “MIA.”  In the past couple of years, MIA has experienced incredible growth. It is recognized as the number…
  • Nov 17

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World
    While 2014 Has Seen Miami Emerge as a Growing Technology Hub, the Year Has Also Highlighted Significant Risks that Technology Poses for Businesses of all Types Technology continues to be a hot industry throughout the world and particularly in…
Rank this Week: 3364

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Nov 25

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 6, And miles to go before I sleep

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 6, And miles to go before I sleep
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Finally, in the story of the potential 298 apartments in Belmont, 60 of them affordable (at no cost to the Town of Belmont, mind…
  • Nov 24

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 5, But I have promises to keep

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 5, But I have promises to keep
    [Continued from Friday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, with four parts of this story completed, the opponents of a private owner’s development of its own property (consistent…
  • Nov 21

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post on the saga of a site’s (so far non-) development ended with Massachusetts State Senator Will Brownsberger…
Rank this Week: 2735

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/
  • Nov 25

    US Forest Service issues plan allowing fracking in George Washington National Forest

    US Forest Service issues plan allowing fracking in George Washington National Forest
    On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Southern Regional Forester issued a Revised Land and Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision allowing natural gas drilling to take place on 177,200 acres…
  • Nov 24

    Alberta Chief Justice keeps fracking lawsuit against environmental regulator alive

    Alberta Chief Justice keeps fracking lawsuit against environmental regulator alive
    The Honourable Neil Wittman, Alberta's Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, has ruled that a landowner is entitled to carry on her lawsuit against Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Department (ESRD) for…
  • Nov 18

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation
    Compared to last year, transportation of goods by rail has increased. The two commodities with the largest increase in rail traffic have been coal and crude oil products. Transportation of crude oil and petroleum products by rail has…
Rank this Week: 3574

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre
    In what may be a “first of its kind” ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that the “look and feel” of a corporate Web site may constitute “trade dress” and,…
  • Nov 24

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All
    Peter Jackson is a genius. Well, maybe not a genius, but he sure knows how to make a buck or two off a hobbit movie. Why stop at one when you can make three? And, apparently, he knows how to negotiate a contract. It seems that Harvey and Bob…
  • Nov 24

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”
    The post “And hold the Just Mayo, please.” appeared first on Hart King.
Rank this Week: 1556

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
  • Nov 23

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart used eminent domain debates to criticize Republicans over their support of the Keystone Pipeline in a recent Daily Show.  In his usual method, he juxtaposed statements by Republicans decrying the use of the power of eminent…
  • Oct 28

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
Rank this Week: 1329

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from last week.Safety fears over ‘barking mad’ Amazon plan to test parcel-delivering drones in…
  • Nov 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to Location Privacy. Feel free…
  • Nov 6

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to UAVs. Feel free to contact me if you…
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 3275