Land law Press Release
|11/20/2019 - 17:15||
"Open Concept" is the New Formal Dining Room This Thanksgiving
Zillow finds the share of listings touting open concept has skyrocketed, while formal dining rooms appear less frequently in listings.
|11/20/2019 - 13:01||
Mortgage Short Sale Negotiator Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Mortgage Lenders
BOSTON – The principal and co-founder of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company pleaded guilty today in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000 in proceeds from about 90 short sale transactions.
|11/20/2019 - 05:19||
Dont Wait to Winterize Your Home, Appraisal Institute Advises
The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today advised homeowners not to wait for the upcoming cold months to winterize their property.
|11/19/2019 - 20:39||
Redfin Report: U.S. Home Prices up 5.4% in October
SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2019 / / -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) — U.S. home-sale prices increased 5.4% year over year in October to a median of $313,200, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The increase was the largest since July 2018, although current strength may be overstated given the weakening housing market a year ago.
|11/19/2019 - 12:41||
Single-Family Construction Continues to Make Steady Gains in October
Total housing starts increased 3.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.
|11/18/2019 - 17:57||
Testimony: Strengthening Rent Control in Jersey City
Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the issue of rent control in Jersey City. I am a housing policy analyst with The Community Service Society of New York (CSS), a 175-year-old non-profit organization that addresses some of the most urgent problems facing low-income New Yorkers and their communities, including the effects of the city’s housing affordability crisis.
|11/18/2019 - 13:39||
NAR en Espanol Reflects Growing Spanish-Speaking Membership, Expanding Global Reach
WASHINGTON (November 18, 2019) – As its Spanish-speaking membership grows at an increasingly rapid pace, the National Association of Realtors® hosted a session fully in Spanish as part of the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
|11/18/2019 - 10:57||
Queens Tenants Take Landlord to Court for Refusing to Fix Dangerous Living Conditions in Far Rockaway Building
November 18, 2019, Queens, NY - Today, more than a dozen rent-stabilized tenants of 14-15 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens asked Queen Housing Court to force their landlords to fix dangerous and deplorable living conditions that have plagued their building for years.
|Legal Services NYC|
|11/15/2019 - 11:07||
Homeless Brooklyn Families Ask Court to Order Landlord to Make Repairs in Building Following February Fire, Pay Relocation Costs
November 15, 2019, Brooklyn, NY - Today, 18 families who have been homeless for the past eight months following a devastating fire that ripped through their 36-unit rent-stabilized building at 180 East 18th Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn, asked Brooklyn Housing Court to force their landlords, Juda Rosenfeld and JBM Estates, to make the repairs necessary to move back into their homes and to pay relocation costs in the interim.
|Legal Services NYC|
|11/14/2019 - 15:10||
TRANSWESTERN ADDS PROPERTY LEASING TO CLASS A OFFICE MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT IN EVANSTON, ILLINOIS
CHICAGO) – Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces it has been selected as exclusive leasing agent for Evanston MetroCenter, a 167,937-square-foot, Class A office property at 1007 Church St.
|11/14/2019 - 14:13||
TRANSWESTERNS STRIKE AGAINST HOMELESSNESS RAISES $4,800+ FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING NONPROFIT AEON
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – Transwestern today announces its young professionals group has raised $4,832 for Aeon, a Minneapolis-based agency focused on providing quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities.
|11/14/2019 - 11:31||
Younger Renters and Parents Sacrifice More to Make Rent
But it's older renters who are more often financially vulnerable and unable to cover an unforeseen $1,000 expense.
|11/13/2019 - 19:28||
Nevadans to Bureau of Land Management: Dont Sacrifice Our Public Lands, Climate for Oil
Las Vegas, NV-- Yesterday, the Sierra Club joined with members of the Western Shoshone Nation and community members to rally and demand the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management halt their oil and gas lease sales-- one that took place yesterday and upcoming sales through the year-- that target hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands in the state for drilling.
|11/13/2019 - 12:06||
ICYMI: William Perry Pendley Wants to be BLM Director
In an interview with the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Pendley made clear his ambitions to remove the “acting” from his title and assume the role of BLM director. He also wants to be based at the new BLM headquarters in Grand Junction-- unlike many other career BLM staff who will likely be getting reassignment paperwork this week.
|11/13/2019 - 11:42||
Real Estate Industry Decision To Limit Pocket Listings Good for Consumers, but Major Loophole Limits its Benefits
Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) applauds the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for voting earlier this week to limit the use of anti-consumer pocket listings by real estate agents. Pocket listings occur when an agent keeps a particular real estate sale listing within their company rather than putting it on the Multiple Listing Service.
|11/12/2019 - 19:48||
Lawsuit Spurs Trump Administration to Suspend 130 Oil, Gas Leases in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY― The Trump administration has pulled 130 oil and gas leases in Utah because the Bureau of Land Management failed to fully analyze greenhouse gas emissions and the potential harm to climate from fossil fuel extraction. It’s the fourth time this year that the agency has suspended leases for drilling and fracking in Utah ― after the leases were sold ― because they violated federal law.
|Center for Biol...|
|11/12/2019 - 12:25||
NAR Doubles Grant Awards for Realtors who Transformed Communities through Volunteer Efforts
CHICAGO (November 12, 2019) - During its annual convention from November 8-11, the National Association of Realtors® celebrated the Good Neighbor Awards 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards program, which honor Realtors® for their achievements as volunteers who improve the lives of people in need around them.
|11/12/2019 - 10:51||
First American Launches Endpoint, Invests $30 Million
New mobile-first title and escrow company delivers a re-imagined closing experience for all parties in the real estate transaction.
|11/11/2019 - 16:05||
JLL closes sale of Riverside County fast food restaurant
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., November 11, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of a 2,469-square-foot, single-tenant retail building that is triple net leased to Del Taco Corporate in the Riverside County community of Lake Elsinore, California.
|Jones Lang LaSalle|
|11/11/2019 - 15:23||
NAR Presents Realtor Ken Libby with Distinguished Service Award
SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2019) – Ken Libby, a Realtor® from Stowe, Vermont, received the National Association of Realtors® 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The honor is presented yearly to no more than two of NAR's 1.4 million members. Winners were recognized at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
|11/11/2019 - 13:23||
National Association of Realtors Installs 2020 Leadership
SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2019) – Vince Malta, a third-generation Realtor®, was installed today as 2020 president of the National Association of Realtors® during the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
|11/10/2019 - 16:04||
Realtor Forum Discusses iBuying, Says Process Could be Beneficial to Realtors
SAN FRANCISCO (November 10, 2019) – Realtors®, housing professionals and other 2019 Realtors® Conference & Expo attendees received a succinct but informative education on iBuying at the National Association of Realtors®’ Saturday morning session.
|11/08/2019 - 20:24||
Interior Department Accelerates Public Lands Giveaway
Today’s move by the Interior Department poses a real and immediate threat to national parks in Utah and across the West." -- NPCA's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Kristen Brengel.
|11/08/2019 - 18:14||
CONSTRAINED SUPPLY SLOWS U.S. INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE ABSORPTION DESPITE RECORD CONSTRUCTION VOLUME
Houston – Demand for industrial property continues to outstrip developers’ capacity to deliver new space, according to Transwestern’s latest national report on the sector. Occupiers soaked up a net 41.2 million square feet in the third quarter of 2019, a 23% decrease from 53.2 million square feet absorbed in the previous quarter and less than half the pace in third quarter 2018.
|11/08/2019 - 16:55||
Mortgage Short Sale Negotiators Charged with Defrauding Mortgage Lenders
BOSTON – The principals and co-founders of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company were charged today in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000 in proceeds from about 90 short sale transactions. The defendants allegedly defrauded the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.