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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…
Rank this Week: 1721

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

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

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

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

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

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

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

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
Rank this Week: 1804

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1749

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    New Client: Savannah at Mountain House Owners’ Association

    New Client: Savannah at Mountain House Owners’ Association
    We are proud to announce that Savannah at Mountain House Owners’ Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Savannah is a brand new single family home community in the growing town of…
  • Jun 22

    AB 596: Is Your Community FHA or VA Certified?

    AB 596: Is Your Community FHA or VA Certified?
    We have previously blogged about Federal Housing Administration (FHA) certification for condominium associations.  Recently, the California legislature proposed AB 596 (Daly), which would add a separate document to the Annual Budget…
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
Rank this Week: 2193

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2104

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective
    Please find below an excellent blog post by Conor Barry, a student intern at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Founcation (USGIF), giving his perspective on a lawsuit that was recently filed concerning geolocation privacy in the…
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
Rank this Week: 2100

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
  • Jun 29

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair
    Municipal housing code citations can be a nightmare for NJ landlords. A prior post explained how some tenants intentionally or neglectfully damage their apartment and sic the city on the landlord. These housing code citations can be used by…
  • Jun 28

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"
    New Jersey landlords face a complicated regulatory jungle. In addition to the stringent requirements of the Anti-Eviction Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:81-61.1 et. seq.), Landlords must also comply with the NJ Department of Community Affairs and local…
  • Jan 9

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"
    A NJ commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be challenging to manage. A commercial landlord must balance the benefit of having a rent paying tenant in a space that can be difficult to rent with the realities of the tenant's behavior. In…
Rank this Week: 2377

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/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 2272

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: 1996

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court
    A pair of neighbors feuding over an easement and a fence for the past four years, have whittled their dispute down to a small five-foot wide strip of land. The plaintiff’s property in the Town of Chazy has a gravel path running along…
  • Jun 4

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee
    A New York court recently held that a finder was not entitled to finder’s fee where over three years had passed and multiple offers had come and gone. In May of 2007,  the plaintiff’s chairman, who is not a party to the…
  • May 29

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment
    The rise in popularity of short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb and Roomarama has given tourists the opportunity to live like locals, and those looking for a place to live for only a month another option to the standard hotel.…
Rank this Week: 1896

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
  • Jun 10

    Conversion of Shares into Acre-Feet

    Conversion of Shares into Acre-Feet
    People often ask me how to convert shares into acre-feet.  Unfortunately, the answer is not as easy as one might expect.At the outset, please note that this post focuses on water shares, not water rights.  To understand the…
  • Apr 30

    Water Right vs. Water Share - revisited

    Water Right vs. Water Share - revisited
    One of the my most visited blog posts is a post I wrote back in 2010 entitled "What Is the Difference Between a Water Right and a Water Share?"  The post explained that the two terms are not interchangeable, and that there are important…
  • Mar 20

    2015 Utah Legislature Review

    2015 Utah Legislature Review
    The 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature began on January 26th and ended at midnight on March 12th. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is April 1st, and the effective date for most of the newly enacted bills will be…
Rank this Week: 2297

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
  • Jun 6

    Final Offer of Compensation is Not Reasonable

    Final Offer of Compensation is Not Reasonable
    What happens when the government agency’s offer is subject to approval of a federal agency, the City Council, or the Board of Supervisors? In California eminent domain cases, a property or business owner is entitled to recover…
  • May 13

    How to Stop Eminent Domain

    How to Stop Eminent Domain
    Want to Fight Eminent Domain?   Can I stop the government from taking my property by the use of its eminent domain powers? The eminent domain process can be stopped if the proposed taking does not meet the requirements for public…
  • May 5

    The Government is Taking My Property

    The Government is Taking My Property
    Is your Property being acquired by the State, City, County or any other Government Authority for a Project? Many times a day, the Government acquires property for public projects across the country. Roads, bridges, and many components of our…
Rank this Week: 2273

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/
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
Rank this Week: 2060

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
Rank this Week: 2109

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
Rank this Week: 2133

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 2075

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • 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”…
Rank this Week: 2240

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: 2043

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic
    Every year, I get calls from clients who need help resolving boundary disputes with their neighbors. One such dispute involved an adjacent neighbor who built a wall on the client’s property. Another involved a neighbor who built a barn…
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
Rank this Week: 2229

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 2308

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 2359

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 2260

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: 2164

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 2195

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    $2B Grain Belt Express line short-circuits in Missouri

    $2B Grain Belt Express line short-circuits in Missouri
    The Missouri Public Service Commission has come out against the proposed $2 billion Grain Belt Express. On Thursday, the commission announced it denied a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC — part of…
  • Jun 29

    I-69 Alternative Routes to be Announced

    I-69 Alternative Routes to be Announced
    INDOT says the selected routes were based on public input, cost, the “draft Purpose and Need performance measures” and the impact to human and natural environments. INDOTS’s I-69 Section 6 project team will make the…
  • Jun 25

    What If I Own a Business on Property Subject to Eminent Domain But Not the Land Itself?

    What If I Own a Business on Property Subject to Eminent Domain But Not the Land Itself?
    In most eminent domain cases, focus is generally upon the landowner of the commercial or residential property that the government is trying to take under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.1 However, eminent domain…
Rank this Week: 2463

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/
  • Jul 2

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
  • Jun 25

    Rent Regulation in New York - The Newest Provision

    Rent Regulation in New York - The Newest Provision
    A recent article in the New York Times describes a tentative deal in Albany to extend the rent regulation laws in New York. Rent regulation in New York exists not only in New York City, but also in other large cities, such as Yonkers and…
  • Jun 17

    Adverse Possession: The Fundamental Elements have Changed in New York

    Adverse Possession: The Fundamental Elements have Changed in New York
    One of this author's first lessons in Property Law class involved the concept of adverse possession. Under this legal principle, one party may acquire title to the property belonging to another. In New York, the elements required to…
Rank this Week: 2744

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 3015

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/
  • Jul 2

    Climate change biggest factor in polar bear decline, FWS notes in announcing conservation plan

    Climate change biggest factor in polar bear decline, FWS notes in announcing conservation plan
    The Fish and Wildlife Service will release a polar bear Conservation Management Plan that is "more broadly focused than a typical recovery or conservation plan." The service estimated the cost of implementing the plan over the next five years…
  • Jun 30

    FWS says no to more red wolf reintroduction

    FWS says no to more red wolf reintroduction
    FWS halts reintroductions of red wolf into the wild (FWS release, 6/30/15) Red wolf reintroduction (FWS page) FWS passively monitors red wolves' continued decline  (Defenders of Wildlife, 6/30/15) Center for Biological Diversity …
  • Jun 30

    16 states sue in two courts over EPA/Corps WOTUS rule

    16 states sue in two courts over EPA/Corps WOTUS rule
    Reuters coverage Links: Complaint in Texas v. EPA (15-162, SD. Texas) (Plaintiffs: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi) Complaint in North Dakota v. EPA (15-59, D. N.D.) (Plaintiffs: North Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho,…
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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
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 2789

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2456

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/
  • Jul 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1
    Disputes over specialized tenant improvements or exclusive heating and air conditioning systems are common in commercial leasing. Landlords and tenants often argue over maintenance and repair obligations, or whether or not such specialized…
  • Jun 24

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion
    The debate about the new Retail Action Plan (“The Plan”) continued earlier this month as the Board held another work session to discuss the progress on ongoing efforts to update the Plan. Much of the discussion focused on the so…
  • Jun 17

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military
    “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -President John F. Kennedy Richmond-based Hourigan Construction has begun work on Phase One of the Marine Security Force…
Rank this Week: 3085

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/
  • Jun 30

    When Do Warrants of Removal Expire?

    When Do Warrants of Removal Expire?
    For the last 12 years, our firm has been writing articles about the eviction process. We have discussed pre-suit notices, habitability hearings, security deposit defenses, and a variety of other topics, focused on the eviction process. …
  • Mar 2

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Common Mistakes by Taxpayers and Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Common Mistakes by Taxpayers and Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal
    Since 2004, our office has been representing property owners throughout New Jersey in both residential and commercial tax appeals. For a taxpayer, who has already paid the tax appeal filing fee, and in some cases, has even retained an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3204

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/
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
Rank this Week: 2866

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium
    Orlando City Soccer will apparently purchase a necessary property to build its new soccer stadium rather than rely upon the City’s power of eminent domain. The City of Orlando previously was proceeding to acquire the property though the…
  • Jun 30

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law
    The PA House is considering a bill that would amend the PA Eminent Domain Code’s relocation statute.  That statute applies where a business or residence is forced to relocate due to a condemnation and is in addition to damages for…
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
Rank this Week: 2601

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Arizona’s Laws Regarding Elder Abuse

    Arizona’s Laws Regarding Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation are a constant and growing problem in Arizona due, in part, to the high number of retirees attracted to our State. Whether it is abuse by a healthcare professional, a caretaker or a family member of the…
  • Jun 5

    How To Live With A Homeowner’s Association

    How To Live With A Homeowner’s Association
    Homeowner's Associations have a bad reputation. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your HOA and maximizing the value of your home. The post How To Live With A Homeowner’s Association appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate…
  • May 8

    Homestead and Judgment Lien Exemption

    Homestead and Judgment Lien Exemption
    When a Judgment has been recorded, the general rule is that it attaches as a Judgment lien to all real property then owned or later acquired by the Judgment debtor. A judgment lien will usually need to be cleared by payment or otherwise…
Rank this Week: 2704

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/
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
  • Jun 18

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute
    In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature passed M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B, known as the independent contractor statute, to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which would deny them benefits they would…
Rank this Week: 2899

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 2515

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    What to Do With Rent During a Commercial Eviction - California

    What to Do With Rent During a Commercial Eviction - California
    How parties decide to handle rent after a landlord sues for eviction significantly affects their chances of winning at trial and the length of the eviction process. Commercial tenants wanting to remain on the property and have no legal…
  • May 23

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?
    With careful planning, yes. Commercial security deposits can be large amounts because there are no limits to what a landlord can demand.  On the high end, they can be over 12 to 15 months of rent.  Landlords should ensure that their…
  • Nov 22

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland
    Didn't think I'd be writing about the Occupy Movement but here we are... Occupy LA and Los Angeles officials may be entering lease negotiations for a space near City Hall.  In exchange for cleaning up camp, officials have offered the…
Rank this Week: 2609

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/
  • Jun 28

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code
    Most of us learned growing up that during the Pledge of Allegiance we’re supposed to stand at attention facing the American flag with our right hands over our hearts. Persons in official uniform render military salutes. Hats should be…
  • Jun 22

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 511 “Credit Unions/Statutory changes” (with a full title of “An Act to Make Various Statutory Changes Related to Credit Unions”) was ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly on June 10, 2015, and…
  • Jun 4

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 513 “Real Property/Technical Corrections” (with a long title of “An Act to Make Technical Corrections and Other Conforming Changes to the General Statutes Concerning Real Property”) was ratified by the North…
Rank this Week: 2422

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2441

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/
  • Jun 19

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate
    Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced in prior…
  • Jun 16

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended
    The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This…
  • Jun 3

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity
    South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds. In his speech, the…
Rank this Week: 2638

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jun 16

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review
    2013 was a banner year for developers under the takings clause, as both the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court issued decisions expanding the developers’ ability to challenge exactions as unconstitutional. In Koontz v. St.…
  • Jun 12

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego
    Next week, Nossaman’s eminent domain group will be attending the International Right of Way Association’s Annual Education Conference in San Diego.  While we’ve been attending the conference for several years,…
  • Jun 3

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?
    Two days ago, the Appraisal Foundation issued a memorandum to “Appraisal Regulatory System Stakeholders” that warned of the Appraisal Institute approaching members of Congress to sponsor legislation that would…
Rank this Week: 2703

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: 3256

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "Vísteme despacio que tengo prisa"

    "Vísteme despacio que tengo prisa"
    Dicen que fue consejo del Emperador Augusto la siguiente recomendación: "Caminad lentamente si queréis llegar más pronto a un trabajo bien hecho". Los abogados vamos corriendo a todas partes: a la notaría, al juzgado, a una…
  • May 4

    Sección sexta del concurso de Aifos: culpable.

    Sección sexta del concurso de Aifos: culpable.
    El pasado 13 de Abril, el Juzgado de lo Mercantil Número Uno de Málaga, dictó Auto aprobando el plan de liquidación de Aifos y decretando la apertura de la sección sexta del concurso, sección encaminada a determinar su calificación:…
  • Apr 1

    ¿Vas a comprar una casa? Entérate de lo que se cuece en las reuniones de comunidad.

    ¿Vas a comprar una casa? Entérate de lo que se cuece en las reuniones de comunidad.
    No hace mucho, en una de las compraventas en la que asistía al comprador, solicité al vendedor información sobre las reuniones de comunidad, las juntas ordinarias y extraordinarias celebradas durante los últimos años. El vendedor, muy…
Rank this Week: 3218

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • May 13

    Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Agree to Erase Debts From Credit Reports After Bankruptcies – NYTimes.com

    Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Agree to Erase Debts From Credit Reports After Bankruptcies – NYTimes.com
    Finally some relief to people caught up in the mortgage crisis. These Banks, who received billions from the Government are finally doing something to help the poor consumer. By updating credit reports, people can now afford to buy a new…
  • May 13

    Rock and Roll and  Child Custody

    Rock and Roll and  Child Custody
    While divorced parents may disagree on whether a child should or should not be exposed to certain works or performances of the creative arts, the court will generally not interfere with either parent’s freedom of personal discretion on…
  • May 13

    Dupuy: End the war on deadbeat dad

    Dupuy: End the war on deadbeat dad
    Interesting article from a women whose father was a deadbeat Dad but who is against putting men who do not pay their child support in Jail. I have on a few occasions fought for child support payments from delinquent fathers to the point of…
Rank this Week: 2725