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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/
  • Oct 24

    HE THINKS WE'RE SAFE

    HE THINKS WE'RE SAFE
    As you have likely heard, Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of our community who lives on West 147th Street, has been diagnosed with Ebola. He is currently being treated in the isolation ward at Bellevue. Three of his close relations have been…
  • Oct 23

    RIP: MOTLEY CRÜE

    RIP: MOTLEY CRÜE
    @ Hard Rock Casino (Hollywood, Florida)
  • Oct 23

    VIP SALAD BAR @ HOLLYWOOD HARD ROCK

    VIP SALAD BAR @ HOLLYWOOD HARD ROCK
    VIP area @ Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, Florida)
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/
  • Oct 22

    Filmmaker Josh Fox to Speak at Annual Environmental Forum

    Filmmaker Josh Fox to Speak at Annual Environmental Forum
    The Greening the Statehouse conference on Saturday, October 25 is worthy of another mention. The Hoosier Environmental Council has announced that Josh Fox, director of the Academy Award-nominated film Gasland, will…
  • Oct 22

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance
    From a lengthy article in the Seymour Tribune on September 21, 2014: Jackson County Plan Commission held a public hearing about a proposed confined animal feeding operation ordinance. The proposed ordinance, which has been in the works…
  • Oct 21

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO
    From the Seymour Tribune on October 15 . . . “A southern Indiana farmer has won permission from county officials to build a facility housing 4,000 hogs, even though dozens of residents are protesting the plans. A Jackson County zoning…
Rank this Week: 9

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Oct 24

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market
    For the last several months, I have been interested in thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy and, in particular, the short-term rental market typified by Internet sites like Airbnb. Thus far, it seems only tentative, relatively…
  • Oct 23

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele
    As someone who clears title to vacant inner-city properties--first in Baltimore, now in South Bend--I have been asked more than once "Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?" An Atlantic article with that exact…
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
Rank this Week: 227

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 24

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Just as guerrillas must eventually…
  • Oct 23

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the…
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
Rank this Week: 317

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 23

    Separated families and bedroom tax

    Separated families and bedroom tax
    Cotton & Ors, R (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Ors [2014] EWHC 3437 (Admin) This was the Liberty backed judicial review of the bedroom tax regulations on the basis that the regulations amounted to…
  • Oct 22

    A very unlawful eviction

    A very unlawful eviction
    (Finally) AA v London Borough of Southwark [2014] EWHC 500 (QB) This High Court judgment is remarkable in many ways, most of them worrying. It was the result of a six day hearing, with Southwark putting Kelvin Rutledge QC up against Mr…
  • Oct 21

    Christopher Chope MP makes a generous offer

    Christopher Chope MP makes a generous offer
    The Justice Select Committee heard oral evidence on housing legal aid after LASPO today, 21 October 2014. Representatives from HLPA, Shelter and Garden Court Chambers gave evidence. The recording is here, if the video below doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 336

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Oct 19

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio
    Falling behind this season with CLE credits? Want to become a more seasoned real estate professional this fall/winter? Below are links/information to selected seminars/webinars and teleconferences being offered between now and year…
  • Oct 13

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement
    The article below was contributed by the National Commercial Services Team at Fidelity National Title: In 2012, the ALTA Forms Committee adopted significant changes to the series of ALTA 9 Restrictions, Easements and Agreements (REA)…
  • Oct 6

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog
    Prior to the twentieth century, the old adage- “every dog gets one free bite” was in effect in most jurisdictions. In other words, a dog owner was only held liable for his dog's biting someone if the owner had reason to know the…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Oct 24

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"
    We're tied up today and don't have time to do any analysis, so we post this without comment: Bowman v. California Coastal Comm'n, No. B243015 (Oct. 23, 2014), wherein the court held: In Kleiniecke v. Montecito Water District (1983) 147…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz
    It cost a lot to live in San Francisco, these days. A whole lot, whether you own, or rent. If you're a renter, however, you should hope and pray that your landlord wants out of the rental business. Because under a San Francisco ordinance,…
  • Oct 17

    ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced

    ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced
    If you haven't already, please mark you calendars: the agendas and faculty lists for the February 5-7, 2015 ALI-CLE eminent domain programs in San Francisco have been finalized. Registration is ongoing, and there's even a few more days left…
Rank this Week: 506

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    To Rent or Not to Rent

    To Rent or Not to Rent
    Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents. Click here and look at my most recent article on…
  • Oct 15

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash
    Enjoy this personal video message from Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Partner, Denise Lash.  
  • Oct 9

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building
    The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was…
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground
    CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their property without paying…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • 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,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
Rank this Week: 663

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 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…
  • Oct 21

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision
      Legal Procedure Decision In Roseman v. Baranowski, 2014 NY Slip Op. 05635, the Second Department allowed Plaintiff leave to amend the summons and complaint in order to add a doctor as a defendant after EBT’s (depositions) were…
Rank this Week: 698

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: 647

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement
    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreementsTHE Competition Commission is due to revisit the contentious issue of exclusivity in lease agreements between the owners of large shopping centres and anchor tenants after…
  • Oct 9

    Judges rule for property owners against bank

    Judges rule for property owners against bank
    Judges rule for property owners against banksAfter three years, the Moores finally own their house. Again! Six years ago, the Vereeniging couple fell prey to a reverse mortgage scam known as the Brusson scheme, named after the unregistered…
  • Oct 8

    SA`s encroaching crisi

    SA`s encroaching crisi
    A thought provoking article by Max du Preez.  There are so many questions without suitable answers or the motivation to implement the changes that are required.  When dealing with massive & rapid urbanisation, I don't believe…
Rank this Week: 724

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: 748

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1076

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    Our Move is Finally Here!

    Our Move is Finally Here!
    On Friday, October 23rd, we will be making the move to our new offices located at 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 300 in Littleton, Colorado!  In order to facilitate our move, we will not have phone or email service on Friday.  While we…
  • Oct 20

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign
    We are fifteen days from the 2014 midterm elections, and candidates are undoubtedly working hard to get those elusive swing voters to the polls. Yard signs are one tool that candidates use to build name recognition and sway votes. A multitude…
  • Oct 17

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape
    Without a hint of irony, the City of Lakewood passed a six page law to reduce the number of lawsuits.  Ordinance O-2014-21 (you can download it here, beginning page 66) added a new Chapter 26 to Article 14 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 1035

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
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Oct 20

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed
    This is a summary of the Boston Bar Association’s recent seminar, E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, which I moderated last week. The speakers were: Hugh Fitzpatrick, Esq. Appointed Board Member, Registry of…
  • Oct 15

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16
    E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Learn about e-recording technology…
  • Oct 10

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case
    SJC To Hear Important Employment Classification Case The critical question of whether real estate agents are governed by the state’s strict independent contractor law is now headed to the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest…
Rank this Week: 1028

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
Rank this Week: 871

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: 911

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 854

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1023

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today, September 30, 2014, that they had entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, for entering into Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs)…
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1066

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: 1017

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Surrender of Lease Agreements in New York

    Surrender of Lease Agreements in New York
    Quite often, our firm is consulted by both landlords and tenants regarding the termination of a lease prior to its legal end date. For example, a lease may have a term which runs through December 31, 2020. In certain situations, the parties…
  • Oct 17

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?
    Often in a residential real estate transaction, unpermitted improvements to a house are present. The seller may find that purchasers are unwilling to enter a transaction with these conditions. The buyer may not want the responsibility for…
  • Oct 3

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York
    Our firm is often involved in disputes over pets in rental properties. We have represented tenants who have dogs or cats in their rented apartment or house, and whose landlords claim that this is a violation of their lease. We have also…
Rank this Week: 1103

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: 1325

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/
  • Oct 22

    Lincoln Road Property Prices Soar

    Lincoln Road Property Prices Soar
    Lincoln Road property values are soaring to new heights with tenant rents and property prices at record highs. Dating back to the 1920s, Lincoln Road has seen its share of transitional decades, but experts say this time it’s noticeably…
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
Rank this Week: 1148

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/
  • Oct 17

    Texas Oil Prices are Dropping

    Texas Oil Prices are Dropping
    The price of crude oil has been continuing to fall over the last few days. By some benchmarks, crude oil prices in Texas and globally are near to a four year low. For example, West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) was recently reported…
  • Oct 10

    Fracing of Oil and Gas Wells Explained

    Fracing of Oil and Gas Wells Explained
    The Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University has recently made available an educational video entitled "Inside Fracking" that explains the process of fracing oil and gas wells. (I still believe the correct spelling is "fracing"). You…
  • Oct 3

    Expansion of Shale Gas Facilities in Texas Gulf

    Expansion of Shale Gas Facilities in Texas Gulf
    It's good news for Texas mineral and royalty owners that oil and gas production in Texas is increasing, due in large part to the spike in natural gas production from shale reservoirs. It's also good news that plants that use that gas are…
Rank this Week: 1300

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1134

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/
  • Oct 10

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully
    In most U.S. states, including California, home sellers must provide buyers with a written set of disclosures indicating what the seller knows about the property’s features, defects, history, and environment. A seller who hides a…
  • Sep 22

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason
    Real estate agents have told me personally that that they’re seeing fewer young people than usual among the herds of interested home buyers, but now it’s official: A study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting found that the burden…
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!
    With Scotland all over the news lately, my thoughts naturally turn to what fun it would be to own a Scottish castle. (As yours do, too, I’m sure.) A really auld one, preferably. Sure, we’ve got properties that pass  for…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

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

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
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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: 1435

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
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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…
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Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    In commemoration of all those who have served for and/or given their lives for our great country since its inception, I offer the following poem for your reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful verse that I found which truly captures the…
  • Dec 23

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE
    At this time of year, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season while forgetting the true meaning of the season. As 2013 draws to a close and I look back on … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
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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
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Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
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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…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    Pennsylvania bill requiring monthly reporting of natural gas production heads to the Governor

    Pennsylvania bill requiring monthly reporting of natural gas production heads to the Governor
    On October 15, 2014, Pennsylvania legislators approved a bill that would require monthly reports of natural gas production from wells in unconventional formations. Operators of such wells are currently required to report natural gas…
  • Oct 23

    Do UK regulatory changes signal large-scale shale gas exploitation?

    Do UK regulatory changes signal large-scale shale gas exploitation?
    The 14th onshore licensing round closes on October 28, 2014 for both conventional and ‘unconventional’ oil and gas exploration, including shale gas. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) expects about 50-150…
  • Oct 14

    Revisions to proposed fracking regulations in California

    Revisions to proposed fracking regulations in California
    California recently circulated its third version of S.B. 4., a bill passed last year that sets forth rules regarding well stimulation operations. The California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal…
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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/
  • Oct 23

    My Spouse Is An Alcoholic. How Can I Prove They’re Unfit For Custody In A Buffalo Divorce?

    My Spouse Is An Alcoholic. How Can I Prove They’re Unfit For Custody In A Buffalo Divorce?
    A history of substance abuse, whether alcohol, drugs, or prescription drugs, is something that judges consider very closely when reviewing custody petitions. Most problem drinkers will have indicators in their financial records of purchases…
  • Oct 23

    Can My Spouse Be Compelled To Turn Over Financial Records In Our Rochester Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Be Compelled To Turn Over Financial Records In Our Rochester Divorce?
    Yes, you and your spouse will be required to turn over a statement of net worth and any other relevant financial disclosures during the discovery phase of your divorce. If additional records are needed, such as if you believe your spouse is…
  • Oct 23

    How Are Our Two Incomes Used To Determine Child Support In Rochester?

    How Are Our Two Incomes Used To Determine Child Support In Rochester?
    Child support calculations are fairly complex, but as a general proposition, the court will look at the couple’s combined income and the number of children they share, then determine a percentage of the combined income to provide for…
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)
    Sub silentio (literally, "under [the cloak of] silence") is a legal term of art for the technique of a court that, say, wants to accomplish something like the overruling of an earlier case -- without having to admit in express words what it…
  • Oct 1

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS
    The recent meltdown at the country's oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some of the canonical abuses and litigation strategy implemented in the last few years…
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