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Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://lawfirmcarolinas.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Required E-mail Notice of Collection Proceedings?

    Required E-mail Notice of Collection Proceedings?
    Lawyers get asked about reported cases all the time, but usually what happens in a specific lawsuit isn’t that relevant to parties not involved in the case. That’s because circumstances are different, facts vary, associations are…
  • Aug 31

    How to Help after Hurricane Harvey

    How to Help after Hurricane Harvey
    These blogs often focus on community association issues, whether hot topics, new appellate cases, or proposed federal or state laws. Today there’s a more pressing issue to address—the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.…
  • Aug 30

    Best Lawyers Recognition

    Best Lawyers Recognition
    Two attorneys at Black, Slaughter & Black have been named to the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers recognition is based on peer reviews and client recommendations. Barbara Morgenstern been recognized…
Rank this Week: 2623

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    THE EQUIFAX DATA BREACH AND YOU - 6 STEPS TO TAKE NOW

    THE EQUIFAX DATA BREACH AND YOU - 6 STEPS TO TAKE NOW
    IDENTITY THEIVES HAVE HIT A MAJOR CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY - HARDYOU JUST LIKELY "LOST" YOUR ALL CONFIDENTIAL IDENTITY INFORMATIONTake action now to protect your financial safety.What information do you need to give the bank when you apply for…
  • Aug 21

    Zoiks! Real estate scams up 480%

    Zoiks! Real estate scams up 480%
    Closings At RiskWire Fraud is on the Riseby Michael H. WassermanYou read that right, A 480 percent increase according to a May 2017 PSA from the FBI. Its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Scammers are targeting wire transfers with…
  • Aug 20

    Meet John Aylesworth

    Meet John Aylesworth
    --> by Michael H. WassermanI’m so very happy to welcome attorney John Aylesworth to the practice. He joined us in February 2017 and our clients and colleagues have been reaping the benefits of his good counsel all spring and…
Rank this Week: 829

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 7

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?
    If you are buying or selling real estate in the state of Illinois, one of the biggest line item dollar amounts will be the real estate tax proration (credit) given by the seller of the property to the buyer. In Illinois, all real estate taxes…
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
Rank this Week: 1625

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Sep 6

    HURRICANE IRMA PREPARATION CHECKLIST AND VALUABLE TIPS!

    HURRICANE IRMA PREPARATION CHECKLIST AND VALUABLE TIPS!
    If you are reading this, NOW is the PERFECT time to get ahead and make sure you are most prepared to deal with the before and after effects of the Storm.  Locate your Auto, Boat, and Homeowners Insurance policies and make sure they are…
  • Jul 28

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look
    In a previous post, we established an over-arching general understanding of Partition Actions and their applications.  Now let’s investigate some of the details of common Partition Actions. As with every facet of the justice…
  • Jul 24

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?
    Earlier this month, Florida Power and Light (FPL) was issued a stunning legal defeat when a $1.5 million dollar judgment was issued against the company for breaking a handshake agreement for the purchase of real estate.  A Palm Beach…
Rank this Week: 2206

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://www.sherin.com/real-estate/
  • Sep 5

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence
    Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a buyer wants not to buy a “pig in a poke.”  (As an aside, do you know the origin of “pig in a…
  • Aug 23

    LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution

    LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution
    In accordance with our commitment to delivering efficient and cost effective legal services for our clients, Sherin and Lodgen’s leasing team has established LeaseCraft™, a technology based solution that allows our…
  • Jul 26

    The Law of Lis Pendens in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

    The Law of Lis Pendens in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    If you are involved in a real estate dispute in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, it is important to know the law and procedure for obtaining, attacking, and defending a notice of lis pendens.  A notice, or memorandum, of lis pendens is a…
Rank this Week: 3189

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 136

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    La paciencia todo lo alcanza... o eso dicen.

    La paciencia todo lo alcanza... o eso dicen.
    Foto: pixibay.com Me decía un cliente hace unos meses, que no entendía la razón de que se le dieran tantas explicaciones al juez y al fiscal, para solicitar autorización de venta de bien inmueble propiedad de un menor y que los dos…
  • Jul 10

    Sin miedo a la muerte.

    Sin miedo a la muerte.
    Hace ya más de diez años, acudí a la notaría con unos clientes para otorgar sus testamentos. Recuerdo como si fuera ayer el preciso momento en el que, firmadas ya las escrituras, salíamos por la puerta del despacho del Sr. Notario, y…
  • Jun 23

    El "no" de los bancos.

    El "no" de los bancos.
    Tengo encima de la mesa del despacho una docena de expedientes contra bancos, bien por cláusula suelo, bien por gastos de formalización de la hipoteca, bien por ambas causas. Presentadas algunas reclamaciones extrajudiciales por la segunda…
Rank this Week: 4073

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)
    [Note: For background to this post, please read its predecessor here.]After the Motion to Recuse and Vacate discussed in the previous post, the petition for rehearing heaps on many more reasons why the South Carolina Supreme Court should…
  • Sep 2

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare
    In two separate court filings yesterday, the attorneys for Bishop Mark Lawrence, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and twenty-nine parishes -- who had been told they must hand over their properties to the national Church (ECUSA) and its…
  • Aug 31

    Turnings (II): the Light of Christ Shines in our Newest Christian

    Turnings (II): the Light of Christ Shines in our Newest Christian
    Sunday, August 27, 2017, marked a series of milestones for this Curmudgeon, his wife, his family, and the Christian community of which we are all a part.First of all, it started the countdown to next Sunday, September 3, which will mark the…
Rank this Week: 3021

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Sep 2

    New buy-to-let mortgage lending rules hitting landlords this month

    New buy-to-let mortgage lending rules hitting landlords this month
    Portico’s Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson, comments on the upcoming buy-to-let mortgage changes:  “Under the new rules, if you want to make an application for a buy-to-let-mortgage on a new rental property, the lender…
  • Jul 14

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home
    The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our…
  • Apr 14

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?
    As of the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their…
Rank this Week: 1614

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?
    When the government authorizes an eminent domain action regarding your land, the government will make an offer to compensate you for your property. All too often, this offer is grossly inadequate and you have the right to contest the offer…
  • Aug 25

    Pre-condemnation Right to Entry

    Pre-condemnation Right to Entry
    Before a major utility, government, or commercial project, engineers and surveyors may want to come onto the land of any properties that may be affected by the project for budget and calendar planning as well as feasibility determinations.…
  • Aug 18

    When Can the Government Take Your Land?

    When Can the Government Take Your Land?
    When you purchase a home, a farm, a business, or any other type of land, you rightfully should believe that you own that land and no one can simply come and take it away from you. For this reason, many landowners are shocked to learn that the…
Rank this Week: 2203

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Street Food Gone Upscale

    Street Food Gone Upscale
    “Street Food” has generally referred to prepared food items ready for immediate consumption sold on the street or in a public space from a food cart, food truck or similar moveable station. The connotation was cheaper fast food.…
  • Jun 22

    ‘Lease’ Vega

    ‘Lease’ Vega
    I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General…
  • Jun 14

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland
    It has an urban, industrial feel. It has a live DJ. It has a festive atmosphere. It has a patio. And, in addition, to the tacos, gorditas, crunch wraps and chulapas that you’ve come to love and expect, it has beer! It’s the new…
Rank this Week: 3569

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 3936

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 1985

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/
  • Aug 29

    “Game” (Case) Called on Account of Absurdity

    “Game” (Case) Called on Account of Absurdity
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq.- Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz(A Watch Your Language Series Article)“If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, "the law is an ass — an idiot.”Many laymen (and lawyers) believe,…
  • Aug 14

    Ohio Court of Appeals (Hamilton County) Upholds Late Fee Provisions in a Residential Lease

    Ohio Court of Appeals (Hamilton County) Upholds Late Fee Provisions in a Residential Lease
    Posted by Connie CarrOn July 26, 2017 the Ohio Court of Appeals, 1stAppellate District (the Court) issued its opinion in Drake Townhouses L.L.C. v. Woodberry, 2017-Ohio-6968, which relates to a landlord-tenant case appealed from the Hamilton…
  • Jul 24

    The Government Does Not Always Win

    The Government Does Not Always Win
    (Supreme Court of Ohio Sides with Taxpayers in Two Recent Real Estate Taxation Decisions)By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq.-Senior Counsel, Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzI had a law school professor that would often proffer the following two…
Rank this Week: 908

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 29

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 
    In a prior blog post we reported that a commercial condo unit owner successfully sued the condominium corporation after the corporation registered a lien against his unit for repair costs related to clearing a blockage in the plumbing system.…
  • Aug 22

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence
    Starting November 1, 2017, all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. There are two classes of licences: a limited licence and a general licence. The Minister of Government and…
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
Rank this Week: 3103

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: 2508

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3030

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/
  • Aug 21

    Land Court Dismisses Foreclosure Challenge Under New Title Clearing Act

    Land Court Dismisses Foreclosure Challenge Under New Title Clearing Act
    Kenney v. Brown:  First Reported Decision Under Act Clearing Title to Foreclosed Properties In a ruling applauded by the conveyancing bar and title underwriters, Land Court Justice Robert Foster has dismissed a borrower’s challenge…
  • Aug 7

    A Path to Electronic Notary Acknowledgement

    A Path to Electronic Notary Acknowledgement
    By Richard P. Howe, Jr., Registrar, Middlesex North Registry of Deeds As young people who have known nothing but digital commerce enter the home ownership market, the conveyancing community in Massachusetts will face increased pressure to…
  • Jul 25

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System
    Strawbridge v. Bank of NY Mellon:  Appeals Court Justice Peter Agnes Gives Judicial Blessing to MERS Assignment System, Rejects Other Foreclosure Challenges The most recent foreclosure case heard by a Massachusetts appellate court should…
Rank this Week: 762

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!
    New Law Limiting Your Rights Under Your Policy Goes Into Effect September 1 The Texas Legislature passed a law, effective September 1, called the “Hailstorm Bill.” This new law severely limits your rights under your commercial…
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
Rank this Week: 1910

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    NEW VIRGINIA LAW REGARDING REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SIGNS

    NEW VIRGINIA LAW REGARDING REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SIGNS
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. As of July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted...
  • Aug 10

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. Beginning July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted by...
  • Jul 13

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool
    Inverse condemnation is valuable tool for property owners and associations and can be relevant and useful in many situations. State and local governments and their agencies appear to operate with absolute immunity leaving property owners with…
Rank this Week: 819

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/
  • Aug 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 2813

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Aug 17

    Leasehold is Changing - Is this Reflected in your Report on Title?

    Leasehold is Changing - Is this Reflected in your Report on Title?
    Leasehold reform is on the way. Many lenders have already been proactive in making changes for some months now to their P2 Handbook requirements.Is it now time to be making changes to your Report on Title in light of new lender instructions…
  • Jul 23

    No Smiles for Conveyancers if Cheshire is Right

    No Smiles for Conveyancers if Cheshire is Right
    Are we about to see a significant dip in house prices in London in the near future?Bloomberg News recently asked seven market commentators to predict what they see happening next in London’s 1.6 trillion-pound housing market.Paul…
  • Jun 30

    CML Lenders’ Handbook to be Renamed on 1st July

    CML Lenders’ Handbook to be Renamed on 1st July
    From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance.It will represent around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services.The…
Rank this Week: 693

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Blended Families And Estate Planning

    Blended Families And Estate Planning
    Estate Planning in a Blended Family In this era of the blended family, there are many challenging legal issues. Separation and remarriage are currently so common in our nation that blended families have mostly turned into the new standard.…
  • Aug 11

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Rebecca S. Koch Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Koch has joined the firm, effective Aug 1, 2017. Ms. Koch is a skilled and compassionate…
  • Jul 20

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust
    A couple’s revocable living trust can be freely amended during their joint lifetimes.  Amendments can be used to adapt to changes in law, family circumstances, or the couple’s wishes.  However, once the first spouse…
Rank this Week: 1991

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/
  • Aug 16

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
  • Jul 28

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right
    What do they have in common? Nothing…except that when I was getting a new set of tires put on my car, I had time to read Murr v. Wisconsin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court 40-page decision in a property rights case involving a regulatory…
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
Rank this Week: 2888

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    A rental cap is a mechanism put in place to limit the number or percentage of units which may be rented at any one time in a community.  While not every community needs, wants, or should have a rental cap in place, before you spend the…
  • Jul 20

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval
    Colorado law prohibits associations from adopting rules or regulations that effectively prohibit the installation of solar panels on homeowners’ properties, but associations are allowed to adopt reasonable rules governing such…
  • Jun 16

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!
    Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones?…
Rank this Week: 2878

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/
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
  • Jul 19

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse
    Today the Appeals Court decided Gund v. Planning Board of Cambridge.  That case concerns the former location of the Middlesex Superior Court, an asbestos-filled, anomalous sky-scraper near Lechmere in Cambridge.  The building, which…
  • Jul 12

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case
    On June 29, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Steinmetz v. Coyle Caron, Inc.  That case, which has its roots in the mundane desire of a couple to build a new home on their land in Cohasset, gave rise to some interesting…
Rank this Week: 3104

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
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Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Aug 7

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.
    If Zwicker & Associates, P.C. entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Zwicker & Associates, P.C. had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Zwicker & Associates, P.C.…
  • Aug 6

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.
    If the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (e.g., “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3,” “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2,” etc.) entered a default judgment against you but you were never…
  • Aug 5

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
Rank this Week: 3630

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.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
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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/
  • Jul 21

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?
    Seattle politicians are considering legislation to limit the ability of landlords to reject potential tenants due to their criminal records.  Under the proposed new law, landlords would be prohibited from posting ads barring people with…
  • Jun 26

    Collection Options for Community Association

    Collection Options for Community Association
    Assessments are the lifeblood of community associations.  If owners fail to pay their assessments, then associations can not perform their duties.  Once reminder notices have proven ineffective, associations should consider taking…
  • May 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion last month that partition of a common area created by the deeds of four adjacent properties was not a remedy available to the trial court when the property owners could not agree…
Rank this Week: 3820

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
Rank this Week: 1730

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jul 19

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue
    NBC 5 DFW recently interviewed real estate attorney Michael Farah to discuss a pesky problem affecting residents of a northwest Arlington neighborhood. A large flock of migratory egrets has descended on their homes, and 76-year-old Norma…
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
Rank this Week: 2484

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jul 19

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue
    NBC 5 DFW recently interviewed real estate attorney Michael Farah to discuss a pesky problem affecting residents of a northwest Arlington neighborhood. A large flock of migratory egrets has descended on their homes, and 76-year-old Norma…
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
Rank this Week: 2410

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/
Rank this Week: 2364

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
Rank this Week: 2492

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Seven GCF Attorneys Named to Florida’s Super Lawyer List

    Seven GCF Attorneys Named to Florida’s Super Lawyer List
    Seven GCF Attorneys representing  five distinct practice groups have been selected to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. David Carter (Personal Injury), Sandra Rennick (Real Estate), Jason Odom (Employment…
  • May 15

    You May Be Entitled To Independent Legal Counsel of Your Choice Paid For By Insurance

    You May Be Entitled To Independent Legal Counsel of Your Choice Paid For By Insurance
    For businesses in Florida, the cost of commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance can be overwhelmingly expensive, but it is a necessity for financial protection.  After it is purchased, a business will generally feel…
  • Nov 23

    DOL’S Expanded Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

    DOL’S Expanded Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge
    In May 2016, we wrote about the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) newly approved Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. In general, the Final Rule substantially increased the…
Rank this Week: 2514

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  Please note that the following is…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
Rank this Week: 3498

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jul 13

    Self-Managed Liability

    Self-Managed Liability
    QUESTION: My wife and I are the president and treasurer of our association. We have been holding these positions since 1988 because we own 13 of the 18 units. We have not been providing the required annual documents to the other homeowners…
  • Jul 12

    Contact Information

    Contact Information
      QUESTION: I understand there is a new notice requirement we have to give the membership involving contact information. Our year-end disclosures get longer every year. What is the purpose of this new requirement? Do we include it in our…
  • May 31

    Phantom Smell Syndrome

    Phantom Smell Syndrome
    QUESTION: I am on the board of a retirement community. We have a resident complaining of cigarette smoke. We investigated and could not smell any smoke, nor is there anyone around her who smokes. She is threatening to go to Fair Housing if we…
Rank this Week: 2526

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/
  • Jul 10

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer
    For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced…
  • Jul 5

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?
    Whether you’re deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and…
  • Jun 23

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows…
Rank this Week: 2543

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 6

    Seattle Considers Limiting Landlords from Screening for Criminal History

    Seattle Considers Limiting Landlords from Screening for Criminal History
    A proposed Seattle ordinance would limit landlords’ use of criminal history, including sex offender registration.[1] Under the proposal, among other requirements and prohibitions: landlords could not use arrest records for any purpose,…
  • Jul 1

    Seattle Landlords Must Provide Voter Registration

    Seattle Landlords Must Provide Voter Registration
    A new ordinance requires Seattle landlords to provide voter registration to new tenants. Seattle landlords are already required to provide an informational packet on landlord-tenant law to each new prospective renter (not only those who sign…
  • Apr 22

    Criminal History and Fair Housing

    Criminal History and Fair Housing
    If a landlord treats individuals with comparable criminal histories differently because of their race, national origin, or other protected characteristic this is intentional discrimination and the landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing…
Rank this Week: 1172

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 2281

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2024

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2049

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

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

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog
  • May 24

    Real Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained

    Real Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained
    Although you may not realize it or at least give it too much thought, whenever you purchase real property (i.e., real estate) in New York, you have options as far as how the property is titled between co-owners. Although not every option is…
  • Apr 25

    WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY CAN HOME BUYERS EXPECT IN NEW YORK?

    WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY CAN HOME BUYERS EXPECT IN NEW YORK?
    The purchase of a new home is always a big move, regardless of one’s age or financial status. When considering such a purchase, one question that may come to mind is what protections do I have against the seller down the road? Am I…
  • Apr 11

    ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pa

    ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pa
    As people move through their lives, they hit certain milestones along the way: getting a driver’s license; graduating college; getting married; celebrating the birth of their first child; and yes, even drafting your first will is a…
Rank this Week: 3173