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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 21

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!
    Brandi Harrison, the 2014 National Watermelon Queen @ Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 21

    TASTING THE MODERN

    TASTING THE MODERN
    Caviar and egg Figs, beets & pears Foie gras & cranberry tart Pasta with white truffle Branzino steamed in spinach, matsutake mushrooms Kobe Beef glazed in bone marrow Sorbet Chocolate
  • Nov 21

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
    Went to Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen @ Boca Raton Food was just ok.
Rank this Week: 7

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 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…
  • Nov 18

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study
    The war of words — and competing industry group commissioned studies — has just begun as we prepare for Republican vs. Democrat legislative battles on significant environmental issues. I suppose a kernel of truth can be found in…
Rank this Week: 9

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 193

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 21

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?
    The CityLab Blog says now is the time to get rich: [P]rofits for flipping are as high as they've ever been. In the third quarter of 2014, investors on average saw a 36 percent gross return on their investment (not...
  • Nov 21

    Lobel on Cognitive Property

    Lobel on Cognitive Property
    Orly Lobel (San Diego) has posted The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property (Texas Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the…
  • Nov 20

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"
    There's not much I enjoy more than watching a property feud erupt. I recently came across the following post on the Fayetteville Craigslist site: The text of the post indicates that the landlord and the neighbors have been fighting over...
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Nov 21

    HSBA Real Estate Litigation Update 2014

    HSBA Real Estate Litigation Update 2014
    Every year, our partners Mark Murakami and Greg Kugle make a presentation sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services Section, summarizing the most important decisions of the year, appropriately titled…
  • Nov 21

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Panel Videos Now Available

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Panel Videos Now Available
    For those of you who couldn't join us at the William & Mary Law School last month for the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (see our report here), the law school has made videos of the four panel presentations available here.…
  • Nov 20

    Links From Today's ABA Talk On The AIG Bailout Takings Case

    Links From Today's ABA Talk On The AIG Bailout Takings Case
    To all who were able to join today's ABA Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee's call on the AIG takings trial, currently pending in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, thank you. Here are the links to the stories,…
Rank this Week: 278

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • 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…
  • Nov 20

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 3, Between the woods and frozen lake

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 3, Between the woods and frozen lake
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw yesterday, those in Cambridge who oppose development in development have no legal standing – they do not own the land and they’re not…
  • Nov 19

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 2, He will not see me stopping here

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 2, He will not see me stopping here
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post, opening with the arrest in Belmont of anti-development protesters who live in Cambridge for trespassing on private property that a Philadelphia-based company has…
Rank this Week: 395

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 21

    Former relevant children who aren’t former relevant children

    Former relevant children who aren’t former relevant children
    This is a quick note on a quite important case concerning duties owed to young people who are over 18 and who should have been, but in fact were not, provided with accommodation under s.20, Children Act 1989 prior to their 18th birthday. You…
  • Nov 16

    Paragraph 71

    Paragraph 71
    One of life's great pleasures is watching a good film with Bill Nighy in it. One of my recent favourites is a film called Page Eight. A housing law blog isn't really the time or the place to review the film (you have the link to imdb if…
  • Nov 16

    Errors, damn errors, and statistics: Ajilore v Hackney LBC

    Errors, damn errors, and statistics: Ajilore v Hackney LBC
    With the Supreme Court set to look at priority need this December (see here), Ajilore v Hackney [2014] EWCA Civ 1273 may prove to be a brief footnote in the bloated evolution of the Pereira test. But, at least for the next four weeks, it…
Rank this Week: 436

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 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 440

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: 499

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 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…
  • Nov 2

    Real Estate, Haunted Houses and Ohio.

    Real Estate, Haunted Houses and Ohio.
    Written on October 31, 2014It seems appropriate on “All Hallows Eve” to see what Ohio real estate law and haunted houses have in common.For example, do you need to disclose the presence of spirits (not the distilled kind) prior to…
Rank this Week: 538

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/
  • Nov 22

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice
    Ruling Hurts Condominium Associations’ Collection Efforts The Massachusetts Condominium Act gives condominium associations the ability to file a “super-lien” for unpaid monthly condominium fees, six months of which is…
  • Nov 12

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure
    Distressed Homeowners Take Another Hit In another court ruling against embattled homeowners facing foreclosure, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a defective 150 day cure notice is not a valid defense to a foreclosure sale. The…
  • Nov 9

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
    Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 580

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 577

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: 589

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 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…
  • Nov 3

    Secret Ballots in HOA Elections - Keeping it Drama Free!

    Secret Ballots in HOA Elections - Keeping it Drama Free!
    If you are like me, you will be happy when the election is over tomorrow and the nasty political ads are off the air for a couple of years. However, regardless of your party affiliation or beliefs, I hope you take the time to cast your…
Rank this Week: 677

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
  • Nov 3

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
  • Oct 23

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 762

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: 751

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: 820

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: 839

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: 954

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: 970

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: 917

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: 956

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: 975

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: 1056

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/
Rank this Week: 1119

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 1208

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1206

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: 1209

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
Rank this Week: 1284

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: 1278

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/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 1263

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1359

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/
  • Nov 10

    CEQA Bill to Protect Native American Cultural Resources Creates New Challenges and Opportunities for Project Applicant

    CEQA Bill to Protect Native American Cultural Resources Creates New Challenges and Opportunities for Project Applicant
    By Garrett Colli On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 52 ("AB 52"), which modifies the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") to add new protections for Native American cultural resources and enhances the role of…
  • Nov 5

    JMBM Named as a 2015 Best Law Firm in Land Use and Zoning Law for Third Year in a Row

    JMBM Named as a 2015 Best Law Firm in Land Use and Zoning Law for Third Year in a Row
    JMBM Named as a 2015 Best Law Firm in Land Use and Zoning LawJMBM's Land Use Group Recognized for Third Year in a Row LOS ANGELES - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce it is has been named a 2015 Best Law…
  • Oct 10

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off
    by Ben Reznik Once considered an area of Los Angeles that had virtually nothing to do after 5pm, downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a development boom. Sure, part of it is due to the fact that our regional economy is on an upswing. But…
Rank this Week: 1383

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: 1290

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 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…
  • Oct 31

    Check Out Redfin’s Creepy Virtual Halloween Tour!

    Check Out Redfin’s Creepy Virtual Halloween Tour!
    Here’s as good a way as any to practice using Redfin’s 3-D “Walkthrough” technology (which it plans to start featuring on all its home listings): Tour a home filled with creepy characters and decor, as shown on…
Rank this Week: 1465

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Nov 13

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?
    HOORAY – I am able to get back into this blog!! So let’s tackle an important subject. LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY? Let’s get it straight for the many people out there who have sent…
  • Sep 21

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!
    Board, have any of you this problem on your plate – a “mature” owner comes to you and complaints about children playing in the street in your HOA? And/or the parents come to you because the neighbor is complaining about the…
  • Sep 3

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…
    Boy, a lot of people generate a lot of work and energy promoting and opposing bills in Sacramento. I have a lot of respect for the groups that are working to protect HOAs and to try and minimize costs for Associations where possible, and am…
Rank this Week: 1468

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 1482

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 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…
  • Nov 5

    Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment Defeated, but Zoning Issues Loom for Charlotte’s Web Law

    Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment Defeated, but Zoning Issues Loom for Charlotte’s Web Law
    In our previous post about the legal challenges that have been raised in the wake of the State of Florida’s establishment of selection rules for the issuance of licenses for growing and selling medical marijuana pursuant to the newly…
  • Oct 29

    All Aboard Florida to Hold Public Information Workshop

    All Aboard Florida to Hold Public Information Workshop
    All Aboard Florida broke ground on the first phase of the development this week, beginning construction on the Fort Lauderdale station and generating even more excitement around what is already a highly anticipated project. All Aboard Florida…
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Nov 7

    More New Oil and Gas Pipelines for Texas Countie

    More New Oil and Gas Pipelines for Texas Countie
    New oil and gas pipelines are being constructed in Texas at an almost frantic pace. Just this week, Lone Star NGL LLC announced that it has received the go-ahead from its board to lay a new natural gas liquids pipeline from the Permian basin…
  • Nov 7

    Community Engagement Guidelines for Oil and Gas Companie

    Community Engagement Guidelines for Oil and Gas Companie
    After three years of meetings and study, the American Petroleum Institute issued a new set of guidelines for community interaction by oil and gas operators involved with unconventional oil and gas exploration. The document is called…
  • Oct 31

    Hackers Target Oil and Gas Companie

    Hackers Target Oil and Gas Companie
    There is a threat to oil and gas companies that seems to have been under the radar so far, and that threat is hackers. It is a problem that can effect oil and gas companies and also energy investment firms. Nicole Perlroth at the New York…
Rank this Week: 1518

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/
  • Oct 14

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard
    Residential cost of energy in Hawaii is nearly 200 percent over the national average--over 200 percent for natural gas.An overwhelming majority of energy in Hawaii is produced from imported fossil fuels (e.g., petroleum and coal).Hawaii's…
  • Oct 12

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Blackburn’s sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni) is Hawaii’s largest native insect, with a wing span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters).…
  • Aug 8

    Hurricane Iselle

    Hurricane Iselle
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Rank this Week: 1593

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: 1579

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 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,…
  • Nov 20

    9th Circuit allows helicopter hazing of bison in Montana

    9th Circuit allows helicopter hazing of bison in Montana
    A conservation group in Montana will have another chance to challenge helicopter hazing of bison in Yellowstone National Park following a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Thursday, but the court may have made its task a little harder…
  • Nov 20

    60-day notices sent to FWS on Gunnison sage-grouse listing

    60-day notices sent to FWS on Gunnison sage-grouse listing
    Environmental groups wasted little time in threatening to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened, not endangered. Two notices of intent to sue went out today — one from Center…
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
Rank this Week: 1722

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Nov 14

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable
    A landlord and tenant entered into a commercial lease. The landlord required an additional signer as security. The lease expired. The tenants were current on the rent at the time the lease expired. The tenants stayed in possession and began a…
  • Oct 30

    New Law Clarifies Process for Tenants who Avoid Service

    New Law Clarifies Process for Tenants who Avoid Service
    To start an eviction lawsuit in Washington (a.k.a. an unlawful detainer action) the landlord must first serve applicable notices such as a notice to pay rent or vacate, comply or vacate, or a notice to terminate a month to month tenancy.…
  • Oct 24

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure
    The buyer of a house at a foreclosure auction is generally entitled to possession twenty days after the foreclosure sale, but with protections of tenants of the former owner under both state and federal laws.   If the occupants to not…
Rank this Week: 1694