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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/
  • Sep 15

    BACK TO SCHOOL (NOT)!

    BACK TO SCHOOL (NOT)!
    This Student Program Card looks pretty empty .... (Only the youngster's name and student ID were removed from this photograph.)
  • Sep 15

    #CLEVE!

    #CLEVE!
    The Clevelander @ Marlins Park
  • Sep 15

    MY LITTLE VILLA

    MY LITTLE VILLA
    Cocoa Island by Como, Maldive
Rank this Week: 7

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 5

    The ultimate hideaway

    The ultimate hideaway
    By: David A. Smith Somehow I doubt that this little adventure, reported in Popsci, is the solution envisioned by the Department of Homeland Security: The World’s First Everything-Proof Underground Luxury Community Survive the end of the…
  • Sep 4

    Beats the alternative

    Beats the alternative
    By: David A. Smith Beats the alternative Interviewer: How does it feel to be 100%? George Burns: “Beats the alternative.” Demonstrating the journalist’s precept that an ominous warning always trumps a happy event, Fortune…
  • Sep 3

    You have the right to remain: Part 7, The owner

    You have the right to remain: Part 7, The owner
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday's Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] Margaret Schroeder: I would be honored to name my child after you. Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: Enoch? You…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Sep 15

    "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain

    "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain
    We're tied up in court today, so don't have time to post up the latest cases which have crossed our desk in the past few days. We will get to them soon, but in the meantime, check out this story ("The Stubborn 'Nail Houses' That Refuse to Get…
  • Sep 9

    Lookin For Takings In All The Wrong(?) Place

    Lookin For Takings In All The Wrong(?) Place
    Like love, takings claims can often be found in some very unusual places. And (like love) unfortunately, those claims are not always successful. When we think of "takings," things like eminent domain condemning land, inverse condemnation (of…
  • Sep 8

    Entering Our Ninth Year

    Entering Our Ninth Year
    We're starting to repeat ourselves. Every year at this time, it seems, we're saying again that as you get older, you forget birthdays. Thus, it only occurred to us only over the weekend that that this blog's "birthday" passed without notice.…
Rank this Week: 374

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 372

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: 369

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 15

    Tribunals and Reviews and Appeals. Oh My!

    Tribunals and Reviews and Appeals. Oh My!
    I did a talk at a conference on the topic of legal issues about the bedroom tax, it was basically a critical overview of the higher courts and tribunal (FTT and UT) cases. In case they are useful or vaguely interesting, my notes are here. (No…
  • Sep 11

    Retaliatory Eviction and Law Reform

    Retaliatory Eviction and Law Reform
    The government (through its Minister for Communities and Local Government, Stephen Williams) today announced its backing to Sarah Teather’s private members bill, whose aim is to prevent landlords from evicting tenants who have…
  • Sep 11

    A Thursday stuffed with housing stuff

    A Thursday stuffed with housing stuff
    A busy Thursday for housing law, not yet law, housing benefits and housing misc. Item one.  A Scottish Upper Tribunal is to hear a room size appeal on 18 September. This is one of the first Fife decisions. It is not the lead case in the…
Rank this Week: 415

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: 431

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 15

    Phelps on Preservation Easements and Historic Religious Architecture

    Phelps on Preservation Easements and Historic Religious Architecture
    Jess Phelps (USDA) has posted 'Scarcely a Vestige of Antiquity Remains': Evaluating the Role of Preservation Easements in Protecting Historic Religious Architecture (Environmental Law Reporter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Preservation of…
  • Sep 14

    Institute for Justice Fights Civil Forfeiture Abuse

    Institute for Justice Fights Civil Forfeiture Abuse
    Dave Weigel, writing for Slate, has a well-balanced look at the work of the Institute for Justice in Philadelphia. Why the IJ has its hackles up: The Institute for Justice filed its lawsuit after months of observing the courtroom, four...
  • Sep 12

    Map of the Day: The World's Longest Non-Stop Flight

    Map of the Day: The World's Longest Non-Stop Flight
Rank this Week: 443

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 10

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing
    How is it possible that purchasers of a condo unit in a building could be left unprotected and lose all their deposits? This is a question that many people are asking after hearing about the recent news of the lawyer for a condo developer who…
  • Sep 9

    Confirming the Validity of Proxie

    Confirming the Validity of Proxie
    Many owners who do not attend condominium owners meetings use proxies to vote for the election of directors and other matters. The use of proxies is particularly prevalent in condominiums where a large number of owners are not…
  • Sep 4

    Have a Story about Living in a Condo? Omnifilm Could be Looking for You!

    Have a Story about Living in a Condo? Omnifilm Could be Looking for You!
    I was recently contacted by a Vancouver production company and am passing this information on to our condoreporter.com readers. Omnifilm Entertainment wants to hear from Canadians who have stories to share concerning issues between neighbours…
Rank this Week: 577

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: 574

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    South Africa`s strong case for green retrofitting

    South Africa`s strong case for green retrofitting
    South Africa`s strong case for green retrofittingDespite South Africa being the fastest growing green building market in the world, most buildings in the office sector do not comply with environmental sustainability standards. But there is a…
  • Sep 15

    Aussie more attractive for Growthpoint than SA

    Aussie more attractive for Growthpoint than SA
    Aussie more attractive for Growthpoint than SAThe turbulent domestic market has prompted South African companies to look beyond the market for value in their investments.The property sector has also joined the search for more offshore…
  • Sep 15

    Pickvest: too late to lay a complaint with FAIS Ombud?

    Pickvest: too late to lay a complaint with FAIS Ombud?
    Pickvest : too late to lay a complaint with FAIS Ombud?It may be too late for investors who bought property syndications from Pickvest (formerly PIC Syndications) to lay complaints with the FAIS Ombud.PIC Syndications, now Pickvest, promoted…
Rank this Week: 641

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    HMO Legal Basics – Prosecution

    HMO Legal Basics – Prosecution
    In this Houses in Multiple Occupation post focusing on HMO prosecutions, solicitor David Smith warns about what is likely to happen and gives advice on what you should do
  • Sep 13

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 7 September

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 7 September
    All the posts from the past week on Landlord Law Blog and some extra reading for you
  • Sep 12

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #170

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #170
    Ben considers some exceptionally whacky homes selling at exceptionally high prices and blames his parents for the war
Rank this Week: 669

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/
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
  • Sep 3

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule
    Perry v. Equity Residential: Application Fee, Amenity-Community Fee, Move-In Fee and Upfront Pet Fee Held Illegal In a stinging class action ruling on August 26, 2014, Boston federal district court judge Rya Zobel ruled that Equity…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 733

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: 726

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: 754

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: 738

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/
  • Sep 15

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio
    With the real estate market heating up, continuing education seminars on real estate topics are increasing. Below are links to Sterling Education, NBI and the OSBA for their seminars, webinars, teleconferences, etc. that are being offered…
  • Sep 8

    Pay your Taxes before your Lender Redeems your Property

    Pay your Taxes before your Lender Redeems your Property
    A mortgage holder has the right to redeem (take back) real property that is the subject of a real estate tax foreclosure when the owner does not pay taxes on the land, according to the recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court in In re…
  • Sep 2

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee
    Personal guarantees are commonplace in loans of all types and sizes. However, there are issues that are unique to personal guarantees provided by individuals that need to be taken into consideration when negotiating a loan. The death of…
Rank this Week: 787

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Sep 12

    Money in your Pocket: Monitoring Foreclosure Sale

    Money in your Pocket: Monitoring Foreclosure Sale
     In an improving economy, the important of monitoring a public trustee foreclosure sales has additional benefits above and beyond making a claim for payment of the association’s super priority lien. As most of you are aware,…
  • Sep 12

    Information for Managers on Obtaining the CMCA Credential

    Information for Managers on Obtaining the CMCA Credential
    On behalf of the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA), I was privileged on Tuesday to present my annual legislative update on HOA issues.  During the course of my presentation, we talked at length about the…
  • Sep 4

    Property Insurance - Isn't it All the Same?

    Property Insurance - Isn't it All the Same?
    We get questions about property insurance for community associations all the time - What insurance is the association supposed to carry? What insurance are the owners required to carry? Who pays the deductible under the association's policy?…
Rank this Week: 794

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/
  • Sep 15

    The “Threat of Terrorism” Defense To Providing Property Owner List

    The “Threat of Terrorism” Defense To Providing Property Owner List
    Federal statutes now provide that, in certain circumstances, the potential property owner list of those owners who may be condemned cannot be released.  The claim is that the procedure protects utility companies from the “threat of…
  • Sep 12

    Rover Pipeline Moves Forward In Michigan

    Rover Pipeline Moves Forward In Michigan
    The Rover pipeline land agents are moving forward seeking entry onto properties for survey purposes.  Michigan law provides that surveys may be conducted prior to the filing of a condemnation complaint or even the receipt of project…
  • Sep 11

    ET Rover Changes Route

    ET Rover Changes Route
    Originally, the ET Rover route was to follow and parallel the Enbridge 6B Line. The route has now changed in order to avoid an eminent domain proceeding in Oakland County.  Rather, the route will be to the north, traversing Lapeer and…
Rank this Week: 921

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
  • Jun 24

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday
    HOALeader.com will be presenting a webinar about special assessments on Thursday, June 26, from 11:00 PST to 12:00 PST.  I will be one of the panelists in that webinar.  I look forward to providing insights about how to make the…
  • May 30

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce
    Sriracha hot sauce is great.  However, I would not want to live near a factory that makes it. The recent news that a California city is discontinuing its nuisance lawsuit against the makers of Sriracha hot sauce was surprising after…
Rank this Week: 951

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: 922

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: 1049

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: 1085

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: 1156

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/
  • Sep 11

    What Does The Court Consider When Deciding To Issue A Hardship License?

    What Does The Court Consider When Deciding To Issue A Hardship License?
    A Buffalo driver who is arrested for DWI and took a breath test will, in almost all cases, have his or her driver’s license suspended at the first court appearance. While the defendant is eligible for a conditional license after thirty…
  • Sep 11

    When Is It Legal To Stop Someone At A DWI Checkpoint?

    When Is It Legal To Stop Someone At A DWI Checkpoint?
    Both the U.S. Supreme Court and the New York Court of Appeals – the highest court in the state – both determined many years ago that the use of checkpoints or roadblocks by the police to randomly screen drivers is not necessarily…
  • Sep 11

    What Are The Penalties For Circumvention Of An Interlock Device?

    What Are The Penalties For Circumvention Of An Interlock Device?
    A Buffalo DWI defendant who is required to use an ignition interlock device and attempts to damage it or avoid its use is subject to serious criminal penalties. Circumvention of an Interlock Device is a Class A Misdemeanor, which is a crime…
Rank this Week: 1237

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1294

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: 1393

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • 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…
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
Rank this Week: 1389

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1449

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…
  • Aug 15

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER INVOLVING MORTGAGE ADVERTISING AND RESPA

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER INVOLVING MORTGAGE ADVERTISING AND RESPA
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they entered into a Consent Order (File No. 2014-CFPB-0010) with Atlanta-based Amerisave Mortgage Corporation; Novo Appraisal Management Corp.; and Patrick Markert on August 12, 2014 for…
Rank this Week: 1404

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/
  • Sep 12

    “Agreement in principle” reached on Alexander archipelago wolf, 9 other specie

    “Agreement in principle” reached on Alexander archipelago wolf, 9 other specie
    Environmental groups and an ecotourism cruise line have reached an “agreement in principle” with the Fish and Wildlife Service to settle a listing lawsuit involving the Alexander archipelago wolf, the Ichetucknee siltsnail…
  • Sep 11

    Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of challenge to Rosebud Mine plan

    Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of challenge to Rosebud Mine plan
    A challenge to development of part of the Rosebud Mine in Montana has been rejected as unripe by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) and Sierra Club v. Stone-Manning, 13-35107). The circuit…
  • Sep 11

    GAO says agencies could better explain why rules are significant

    GAO says agencies could better explain why rules are significant
    A GAO review of 203 rules classified as “major,” “significant” and “economically significant” found that the federal agencies could do a better job of explaining why those classifications were justified.…
Rank this Week: 1455

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Sep 8

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting
    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting by Patrick McDonough   Most parents are shocked when their child is caught for shoplifting. After all, these offenders are often good kids from good families that maintain above-average…
  • Aug 27

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES
    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES By R. Matthew Reeves   Gwinnett County’s renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in November of 2013 provides three more years of millions of dollars of local funding for…
  • Jul 31

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director
    Trinity M. Hundredmark and Martina G. Palatto of Andersen, Tate & Carr P.C. in Duluth have been appointed to serve on the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia as part of the Board of Directors. Hundredmark and Palatto will…
Rank this Week: 1478

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: 1517

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: 1556

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.
    When thinking about restructuring a mortgage or even going through the foreclosure process, most homeowners are motivated by the bottom line—lower monthly mortgage payments or relief from burdening debt. What most homeowners do not…
  • Sep 30

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.
    In New York, grieving your property taxes means more than just complaining when your bill and assessment arrives. Each year the tax assessor for hundreds of municipalities sets a base line "assessment" for how much your they believe your…
  • Sep 20

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.
    Yesterday's Blog dealt with what happens if you don't diligently apply for your mortgage while attempting to buy a house. But, what happens if you got your commitment and the bank thereafter revokes it? According to the case law, a…
Rank this Week: 1552

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/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1697

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/
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
  • Aug 14

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update
    Phase III of the Bonita Beach Road widening project may be dead in the water, at least for now. The Bonita Springs City Council has voted to withhold contributing any funds toward the widening of Bonita Beach Road from four lanes to six lanes…
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 4

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State
    Iowa is a "no fault" state.  Generally, this means that the conduct of either party leading up to the divorce cannot be used as a factor in awarding a property settlement or alimony.  The conduct…
Rank this Week: 1672

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/
Rank this Week: 1687

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 1651

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
  • Sep 2

    NJ Supreme Court OK Bypassing Mortgagee In Eminent Domain Grab

    NJ Supreme Court OK Bypassing Mortgagee In Eminent Domain Grab
    The NJ Supreme Court has ruled that a borough was not required to negotiate with the holder of the final foreclosure judgment prior to condemnation of the encumbered property.  In Merchantville v. Malik & Son LLC, the Court held that…
  • Aug 30

    US House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill

    US House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill
    The US House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 5148 which would grant certain “high-risk” mortgages an exemption from having an appraisal performed in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
  • Sep 12

    GIS Technology Supports Port Efficiency and Expansion

    GIS Technology Supports Port Efficiency and Expansion
    Known as the Cargo Gateway to the Americas and currently home to 13 cruise lines, Port Miami is a vital economic anchor of Miami -Dade County. The Port employs more than 200,000 in the South Florida region and contributes $27 billion…
  • Sep 11

    Venture for America announces its first Miami cla

    Venture for America announces its first Miami cla
    In yet another sign that the Miami tech scene is poised for continued growth, Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit organization that recruits bright college graduates and places them in emerging startups for a two-year period, recently…
  • Sep 10

    Growing Salaries for South Florida’s High-Tech Worker

    Growing Salaries for South Florida’s High-Tech Worker
    South Florida’s burgeoning tech-startup scene has helped catapult the region into one of the nation’s fastest growing high-tech hubs, luring not just innovative entrepreneurs, but all manner of high-tech workers hoping to…
Rank this Week: 1859

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/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country
    In July, two Key West residents prevailed in a same-sex marriage case in a Florida district court. In that case, Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia - similar to other judges -- characterized the ban on gay marriage as…
  • Aug 26

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud
    There's a familiar saying that goes something like this: If it sounds too good to be true, then it is too good to be true. Said another way, if it's too good to be true, it must be a scam. Scams come in various forms. There are the…
Rank this Week: 1869

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
  • Sep 2

    Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy

    Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy
    Welcome back from vacation.  To ease you back into the workday routine, I want to share a post I wrote for RegBlog, the blog of the University of Pennsylvania Program on Regulation, about regulating sharing economy companies like Uber,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1792