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Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 3258

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 2725

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/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 3067

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3097

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1479

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
Rank this Week: 4896

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Demonstration Program: Understanding the Basic

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Demonstration Program: Understanding the Basic
    Our office previously reported on the changes in how Monmouth County's tax appeals are scheduled. In order to ensure that all County Tax Appeals are heard and resolved prior to the finalization of municipal budgets, Monmouth County had…
  • Nov 30

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions pt. 1

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions pt. 1
    As we enter the 2015 tax appeal season, we have fielded hundreds of phone calls from property owners who are interested in filing appeals. Since the determination of whether a property has been over-assessed is not always apparent without an…
  • Oct 22

    New Jersey Court Filing Fees Scheduled to Increase

    New Jersey Court Filing Fees Scheduled to Increase
    Between the 21 vicinages of the New Jersey Superior Court, thousands of employees are on staff, performing a variety of functions. Despite streamlining and reductions in workforce, the operation of the Courts remains a very expensive…
Rank this Week: 4959

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1170

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Dec 15

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium
    Post by: Roy Gentles Introduction In our previous blog post we discussed phased standard condominiums.  In this post we will offer part one of our discussion on common elements condominiums. Common Elements Condominium Plans A common…
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
Rank this Week: 3630

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/
  • Dec 15

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again
    “Low” is the operative word of the day. According to the US Energy Information Administration, U.S. weekly regular gasoline retail prices averaged $2.78/gallon (gal) on December 1, the lowest since October 4, 2010. U.S. regular…
  • Dec 8

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading
    A decision issued last year by the U.S. Supreme Court has ramifications that affect property owners. The case, Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 11-1274 (“Gabelli”), involved an enforcement action filed by the SEC…
  • Dec 1

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee
     (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #7)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 877

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/
  • Dec 15

    General Contract Law Update

    General Contract Law Update
    As part of K&L Gates’ commitment to continuing professional development, the lawyers in our London office’s Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group regularly provide presentations and seminars on a wide range of legal…
  • Dec 9

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code
    By Duncan Fletcher, K&L Gates, Perth and  Matthew Parker, K&L Gates, Sydney The Federal Government has issued an advance release of its revised Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014…
  • Dec 4

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.
    By Ryan D. DeMotte and Richard F. Paciaroni, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh The design/build delivery model o­ffers owners and contractors the potential for greater efficiencies in the construction process, but if the parties do not carefully…
Rank this Week: 824

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
  • Nov 24

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA
    This week two ADA writers I follow, Marc Dubin and William Goren, looked at the problem of telling just what the ADA requires. Both concluded that in some respect the only way to know was to  look at the latest private…
Rank this Week: 2015

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Child support agreements need court approval

    Child support agreements need court approval
    Previously, I wrote about the dangers of parents making an agreement for child support and not seeking approval from a court. A recent case, Zizza v. Zizza, from the Massachusetts Appellate Division (Oct. 27, 2014) is an example of the…
  • Dec 6

    How do you probate an estate in Massachusetts when you can't get a death certificate?

    How do you probate an estate in Massachusetts when you can't get a death certificate?
    Sometimes people die under circumstances where their body can't be found or can't be reached. Years ago I probated the estate of a man who sailed his boat into a hurricane and was never found. A few years ago there was a story in the news…
  • Nov 30

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?
    Recently, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled in the case of Vaida v. Vaida, Mass. App. Ct. No. 13–P–1827 (November 6, 2014) that a father did not have to pay child support for his adult physically disabled child. At first…
Rank this Week: 3683

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Dec 14

    ARC Overruled

    ARC Overruled
    QUESTION: Can the board of directors overrule an architectural committee’s approval of a homeowner’s application? ANSWER: Depending on how the committee is structured by your governing documents, an architectural committee either…
  • Dec 7

    Children as Caregiver

    Children as Caregiver
    QUESTION: Is there any law on caregivers and how young they can be? We have children who are going to school and grandparents let them stay as caregivers. We are a 55+ senior community. ANSWER: I asked attorney Cang Le to answer this one.…
  • Nov 30

    Nominees for Recall Election

    Nominees for Recall Election
    QUESTION: In the event of a recall of the entire board is it necessary to vote at the same time for new directors or do we operate without a board for a brief period? RESPONSE: An association should never operate without a board. By law,…
Rank this Week: 2550

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: 716

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • Dec 12

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer…

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer station because a community does not like the use does not suffice to say that just compensation must be paid. That transfer station is a very special use and may end up being a very expensive purchase…
  • Dec 12

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a…

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a number of Burns Town members were elected, in part at least, on a slate that they would reverse the fracking moratorium. Landowners have the opportunity to receive substantial payments when fracking is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 921

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!
    Happy Holidays from Levin Law, Ltd!  We are busy at work preparing for 2015 and want to talk bugs.  Bugs?  Yes.  Bugs.  Specifically, bed bugs, and how they can affect even the cleanest, spic-and-span-cleanest-homes, from Detroit to L.A.…
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
Rank this Week: 4178

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/
  • Dec 11

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae
    Feds Hope New Low Down Payment Will Boost Housing Market Ho, ho, ho, early Christmas and holiday presents are coming to first time home buyers courtesy of Fannie Mae! Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market,…
  • Dec 5

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End
    Short Sale Sellers In 2013 Would Get Key Tax Break A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of short sale sellers who sold their homes in 2013 for less than they owed on their mortgages passed the U.S.…
  • Dec 1

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham
    Sorry for the late notice, but I will be giving a presentation on Massachusetts landlord-tenant law to the Waltham Rental Housing Association, December 2, 2014, starting at 7PM at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA,…
Rank this Week: 4382

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/
  • Dec 10

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone
    Arlington’s County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program.  On December 13, the County Board will consider adding properties zoned Commercial/Mixed Use or Industrial…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3897

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2984

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/
  • Dec 9

    Transit-Oriented Development Resource

    Transit-Oriented Development Resource
    As signs of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project appear on Oahu's landscape, TOD and Honolulu Rail are sure to be topics of discussion in 2015 and beyond.Rail columns in West Oahuwork their way East.Here are some resources for your reading…
  • Dec 2

    Can the State Land Use Commission Downzone Property that a Developer does not Develop in a Timely Manner?

    Can the State Land Use Commission Downzone Property that a Developer does not Develop in a Timely Manner?
    The short answer is yes--but it depends.In DW Aina Le‘a Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Le‘a, LLC, the Hawaii Supreme Court considered whether the State Land Use Commission properly downzoned 1,060 acres of land slated for a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1207

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=787
Rank this Week: 3406

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe
    Solar energy systems providing power to off-site locations are exempt from local property taxes, according to a ruling from the Appellate Tax Board. The ATB’s decision in Forrestall Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of the Town of…
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
Rank this Week: 2125

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Dec 9

    Welcome

    Welcome
    Welcome to “Lay of the Land.” The contributors to this blog come principally from the ranks of the Land Use and Natural Resources Practice Group of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP. We hope to share with you the unique perspectives…
  • Dec 8

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    Here are several potential developments related to affordable housing and CEQA that you should watch for in the coming months: . . . CEQA REFORM: As we move into 2015, there again will be calls for comprehensive CEQA reform. But will they be…
  • Dec 8

    What Do Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien, and the California Legislature Have in Common?

    What Do Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien, and the California Legislature Have in Common?
    California’s severe drought has set off alarms from the Capitol to the sound stages of Hollywood. The Governor has declared a State of Emergency and both Lady Gaga and Conan O’Brien have starred in “Save Our Water”…
Rank this Week: 1294

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Dec 8

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in Red Butte Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in Red Butte Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Red Butte Creek Subdivision, Salt Lake County East Division of Utah Lake/Jordan River Drainage Area (Area…
  • Oct 30

    Public Meeting Concerning the Groundwater Appropriation Policies in Goshen Valley

    Public Meeting Concerning the Groundwater Appropriation Policies in Goshen Valley
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the appropriation policies and a proposed study in Goshen Valley, Utah County. The following information is from the public meeting notice: What: Public Meeting Who: Water…
  • Oct 28

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in Moab Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in Moab Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Taylor Flat Subdivision, Moab Division of Southeastern Colorado River Drainage Area (Area No. 05, Book 3). The…
Rank this Week: 1979

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/
  • Dec 8

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula
    The Indiana Commission on Business Personal Property & Business Taxation released its final report.  The farmland tax burden was a substantial part of the discussion. Four of the 16 recommendations from the commission…
  • Dec 5

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground
    The US Army has requested permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it cease environmental monitoring on a 2,080-acre section of the old Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison where ammunition testing was…
  • Dec 4

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity
    From the Beige Book published on December 3, prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and based on information collected on or before November 24, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from business and other contacts…
Rank this Week: 2931

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 2537

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
Rank this Week: 714

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/
  • Dec 5

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing large amounts of cheap mezzanine capital through EB-5 financing for its top developer clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must…
  • Nov 28

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities”…
  • Nov 11

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US
    11 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Chinese Investment or here on EB-5 Financing. As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 1801

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/
Rank this Week: 2907

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/
  • Dec 5

    Cline Shale Boom in Texa

    Cline Shale Boom in Texa
    When the news discusses Texas’ big oil and gas shale plays, they usually mean the Eagle Ford and the Barnett shale. The University of Texas at San Antonio produced a study recently, the “Economic Impact of Oil and Gas Activities…
  • Nov 25

    Texas Railroad Commission Approves Revised Oil & Gas Pipeline Rule

    Texas Railroad Commission Approves Revised Oil & Gas Pipeline Rule
    The Texas Railroad Commission approved a substantial amendment to its oil and gas pipeline permit rule on December 2, 2014, and the amendment has major significance for Texas landowners and Texas mineral owners. The rule is Texas Railroad…
  • Nov 14

    Important Gas Royalty Case for Texas Mineral Owner

    Important Gas Royalty Case for Texas Mineral Owner
    Recently the Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals issued an interesting decision in the case of Warren et al. v. Chesapeake. This very important case for Texas mineral owners is based on a lawsuit against Chesapeake Exploration for what the…
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
  • Dec 5

    An Estate Dispute Involving the Fine Line between Lent or Gifted Artwork and Bequests Under a Will

    An Estate Dispute Involving the Fine Line between Lent or Gifted Artwork and Bequests Under a Will
    Maurice Sendak was a beloved children's book author and illustrator whose death two years ago has raised multiple issues to be discussed in this blog post. During his life, he had a close professional affiliation with the Rosenbach Museum…
  • Nov 18

    New Court Ruling in New York Relating to Disputes over Religious Institution

    New Court Ruling in New York Relating to Disputes over Religious Institution
    A recent case decided by a New York Appellate Court relates to a dispute over governing and control of a Buddhist Temple. To summarize, the Master of the Temple, Mew Fung Chen, excommunicated 517 members over a dispute relating to control of…
  • Nov 7

    How to Stage a Takeover of Your Coop or Condo Board

    How to Stage a Takeover of Your Coop or Condo Board
    Board members of cooperative and condominium buildings are hard working volunteers who are subject to what may be undeserved criticism. In other cases, a board may be treating a particular unit owner unfairly or there may be a general sense…
Rank this Week: 3835

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4060

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer
    One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties. The Chancellor abolished the old system from midnight on the 3rd December 2014. The…
  • Nov 21

    Overtime and Holiday Pay

    Overtime and Holiday Pay
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently ruled on a number of joined cases dealing with the question of whether overtime pay has to be included in the calculation of holiday pay. The actual outcome of the cases is not particularly surprising,…
  • Nov 13

    The Importance of Employee Engagement

    The Importance of Employee Engagement
    If you are an employer, it is certainly worthwhile spending some time thinking about whether you view those that work for your business as a “resource” or as a “liability”. The concept of “employee…
Rank this Week: 1635

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
  • Dec 3

    Eminent Domain Compensation

    Eminent Domain Compensation
    Eminent Domain Compensation There are hundreds of road projects happening all over the country, whether they are small widening projects or new road realignments; construction projects are needed and will continue to happen throughout the…
  • Nov 24

    Roundabouts and their Impact in Eminent Domain

    Roundabouts and their Impact in Eminent Domain
    This is a summary regarding roundabouts and eminent domain, lets first start with a summary of roundabouts.  Roundabouts are becoming popular among states as they are construction more and more every year and they are outpacing the…
  • Nov 14

    Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain

    Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain
    Eminent domain is the process by which the government or another entity has the ability to take private property for public use. Any property taken through eminent domain must be fairly compensated. This triggers a process by which…
Rank this Week: 5040

Family Property

Family Property

An English law site covering land and trusts, particularly within a family law context. By Sheila Hamilton Macdonald.

http://familyproperty.org.uk/newblog/
  • Dec 3

    Never Discuss Your Rights at Parties, and Other Cautionary Tale

    Never Discuss Your Rights at Parties, and Other Cautionary Tale
    Some TLATA cases are, to paraphrase Bing Crosby, straight down the middle: establish the beneficial interest, sort out whether the solution is occupation or sale, job done. Others (to mix metaphors) turn out to be a junction where many trust…
  • Nov 12

    The Legacy of a Letter

    The Legacy of a Letter
    This is a post about an Inheritance Act 1975 claim by an adult child; but it is also a poignant human story about a family feud, about a daughter’s letter sent in wrath, and a mother’s letter that was written but never sent. Those…
  • Oct 29

    Sparks of Time, South Pacific, and a Harsh Result

    Sparks of Time, South Pacific, and a Harsh Result
    In 2005, Mrs Rosemary Scott, from Longbenton near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, had money problems. She and her husband had separated and she was finding it difficult to manage. She owned her home, having bought it with her husband from North Tyneside…
Rank this Week: 1364

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    December 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    December 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Charging Lien not allowed on Homestead Felice v. Southerland Pullen Law, PLLC, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2232 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014) In dissolution of marriage proceedings, the retainer agreement signed by the former husband…
  • Nov 16

    November 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    November 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. After Dismissal Court Lacked Subject-matter Jurisdiction Magloire v. Bank of New York, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1927 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) On Oct. 10, 2008, a bank filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint. The mortgagors…
  • Oct 27

    Crafting an Enforceable Noncompete Agreement

    Crafting an Enforceable Noncompete Agreement
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Courts have traditionally viewed noncompete agreements with disfavor, believing that the agreements contravene public policy. The agreements were seen as unfair restraints on trade and in response, the common law…
Rank this Week: 2498

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    2015 Community Association Law Seminar Not Just for Lawyers!

    2015 Community Association Law Seminar Not Just for Lawyers!
    A highlight for me each year is the national Community Association Law Seminar, sponsored by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), which I serve as 2014 President.  Hands down…
  • Nov 21

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action
    Need some CLE hours before the end of the year? On December 5, 2014, beginning at 8:40 am, RBS will host a Greensboro CLE on “The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action from Case Assessment through Executing on a…
  • Nov 12

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management
    On Wednesday, December 3 from 11:30 am-2 pm I’ll be speaking on “Hot Legal Topics in Community Management” at the Charlotte Lunch ‘n Learn of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  The…
Rank this Week: 2367

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/
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2781

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/
  • Dec 1

    Fraud Alert: Rogue management firm at large in Halton

    Fraud Alert: Rogue management firm at large in Halton
    It is not a lawyer’s usual role to alert the public about possible crimes being perpetrated by suspected criminals at large, but we feel compelled to do so when police and government fail to take action and leave condominium…
  • Nov 6

    Watch Out: Developers limiting their liability for building defect

    Watch Out: Developers limiting their liability for building defect
    As the buying frenzy for new condos continues, a growing trend threatens to leave purchasers poorly protected against construction deficiencies.   Purchasers and their lawyers should pay attention. In recent years, some…
  • Oct 24

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014
    In addition to people, pets and parking issues, this autumn’s harvest of condo-related court and tribunal decisions includes a bumper crop of court of appeal cases dealing with: Expired condo liens; Contempt of court by directors;…
Rank this Week: 1217

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/
  • Nov 30

    Washington Court of Appeals Enforces HOA's Dues Increase Approval Requirement

    Washington Court of Appeals Enforces HOA's Dues Increase Approval Requirement
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued a published opinion earlier this year that enforced an approval requirement for dues increases contained in a homeowners association's bylaws.  The Court held that the budget ratification process…
  • Oct 15

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant
    The Washington Supreme Court issued a published opinion this past April that significantly limited the ability of homeowners associations to create new restrictive covenants that have no relation to existing covenants.  The case involved…
  • Sep 18

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that 90% owner approval is necessary to amend the declarations of condominiums created after July 1, 1990 in a manner that restricts owners' ability to lease their units.  The…
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Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 30

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium
    Two D.C. Council committees advanced legislation allowing for the use of eminent domain in the construction of a $300 million professional soccer stadium in Washington, D.C.  The bill will now go before the full council for a vote on…
  • Nov 29

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case
    One frequent issue in eminent domain and other valuation cases is the admissibility of appraisals obtained by a party other than the appraisal they intend to actually use.  For example, in a case that will be heard by the VA Supreme…
  • Nov 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
Rank this Week: 827

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4098

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 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • 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…
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