Land law Press Release
|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.
|11/08/2019 - 03:15||
Families Using Creativity When Buying, Selling Homes: 2019 Buyer and Seller Survey
SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2019) – With housing costs rising and no signs of a deceleration, first-time buyers are turning to family for help when embarking on homeownership. In spite of this, the percentage of first-time buyers remain at historic lows.
|11/07/2019 - 13:52||
Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years
With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
|11/06/2019 - 18:33||
Court order forces Trump administration to pull sage-grouse habitat from Nevada oil auction
Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife Greater sage grouse #KeepItInTheGround, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #WildlandsForWildlife.
|11/06/2019 - 17:33||
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Prohibiting Landlords from Collecting Rent Without a Valid Certificate of Occupancy
Cuomo: "All New Yorkers deserve a safe decent and affordable place to call home. This new law helps ensure equal protections for New Yorkers in every corner of this great state and will hold accountable those who seek to profit off substandard housing once and for all."
|New York Governor|
|11/06/2019 - 10:20||
Housing Affordability Outlook is Encouraging for Military Households
Rent and mortgages are more affordable for active-duty military and veteran households than the average household in all but three metros, and homes are more affordable to veteran households in all major metros.
|11/06/2019 - 09:49||
Attorney General James Announces Up To $300,000 Grant For Livable Communities In Long Island
Chemung, Steuben, And Schuyler Counties City Of Newburgh And Ulster County Columbia, Dutchess, And Putnam Counties Clinton, Essex, And Hamilton Counties Genesee And Monroe.
|New York Attorn...|
|11/06/2019 - 08:35||
Attorney General James Announces Up To $300,000 Grant For Affordable Housing In City Of Newburgh And Ulster County
Chemung, Steuben, And Schuyler Counties Columbia, Dutchess, And Putnam Counties Clinton, Essex, And Hamilton Counties Genesee And Monroe Livable Communities In Long Island.
|New York Attorn...|
|11/06/2019 - 08:27||
Attorney General James Announces Up To $300,000 Grant For Affordable Housing In Columbia, Dutchess, And Putnam Counties
Attorney General James Announces up to $300,000 Grant for Affordable Housing in Columbia, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties.
|New York Attorn...|
|11/05/2019 - 19:36||
How Floating Easements Can Impact Purchases
A floating easement is a general right to use and/or enter another person’s property for a specific purpose. It allows access but does not clearly define the location and dimensions of the easement, so the owner can change the access route.
|11/05/2019 - 14:36||
OFFICE CONSTRUCTION LIFTS U.S. ASKING RENTAL RATE, BUT SLOWING ABSORPTION IN Q3 RAISES CONCERNS
Houston – A rising tide of new office projects may be skewing the national average rental rate upward and obscuring increased leasing challenges for second-generation properties in many markets, Transwestern’s latest U.S. office market report suggests.
|11/05/2019 - 07:09||
Appraisal Institute Seeks Speakers for 2020 Annual Conference
CHICAGO (Nov. 5, 2019) – The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals for presentations at its 2020 Annual Conference, Aug.
|11/04/2019 - 15:24||
ROBERT KNISELY TAPPED TO LEAD COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES IN DENVER
Houston – Transwestern today announces Robert Knisely has been appointed Managing Director and Market Leader to head up Transwestern’s operations throughout Colorado. Based in Denver, he will focus on elevating and innovating client services, attracting new talent, building market presence, and strengthening business development for the firm and his team.
|11/04/2019 - 12:16||
Retail center sold in Orlandos main tourist corridor
ORLANDO, November 4, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has closed the $20.5 million sale of and secured the leasing assignment for Tourist Plaza, a 50,712-square-foot, fully leased strip center along Orlando’s main tourist thoroughfare, International Drive.
|Jones Lang LaSalle|
|11/04/2019 - 11:43||
Arthur Menor Published in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
Shutts & Bowen LLP West Palm Beach Managing Partner Arthur J. Menor had his article, “Liquidated Damages in Florida Purchase and Sale Agreements,” published in the nationally circulated legal periodical, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer. Responding to an ongoing project of the ACREL Acquisitions Committee, Art answered thirteen questions related to the “liquidated damages remedy in commercial purchase and sale agreements” as they apply under Florida law.
|Shutts and Bowen|
|10/31/2019 - 13:49||
Trump Plans to Open 1 Million More Acres of California Public Land to Drilling, Fracking
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— The Trump administration today announced a proposal to open more than 1 million acres of public lands and minerals in central California to oil drilling and fracking. The plan, first floated in draft form in April, would end a more than five-year moratorium on leasing federal public land in the state to oil companies.
|Center for Biol...|
|10/30/2019 - 16:09||
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administrations California Fracking Plan
Today’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, says the Bureau of Land Management violated federal law by failing to consider the potential harm from oil and gas extraction to groundwater and the climate, as well as the potential for fracking-induced earthquakes.
|Center for Biol...|
|10/30/2019 - 08:58||
Redfin Expands Real Estate Brokerage and Search Site to Savannah, Chattanooga and Northern Kentucky
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Full-Service Redfin Agents and Search for Homes on Redfin Website and App
|10/29/2019 - 17:36||
Section 8 Landlording Shouldnt Be Mandatory
In principle, the federal housing-voucher program known as Section 8 ought to win points as a market-oriented alternative to the old command-and-control approach of planning and constructing public housing projects. While allowing recipients wider choice about where to live, it has also enabled private landlords to decide whether to participate and, if so, what mix of voucher-holding and conventionally paying tenants makes the most sense for a location….
|10/29/2019 - 16:32||
Second Century Ventures Makes Investment in Home Captain
CHICAGO (October 29, 2019) — The National Association of Realtors®' venture capital fund, Second Century Ventures, has made an investment in Home Captain, a veteran-owned, technology-enabled real estate platform that guides consumers through the home buying process.
|10/29/2019 - 14:18||
APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES HAS RAMPED UP IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Washington – Washington, D.C., continues to be the market leader in Class A apartment absorption and oncoming supply. In the 12-month period ending September 2019, 9,714 Class A apartment units were absorbed in the Washington metro area, and 35% of these units were in the District, according to research presented by Delta Associates at the 23rd Annual Delta Associates Washington/Baltimore Multifamily Market Overview and Awards for Excellence.
|10/29/2019 - 09:12||
Pending Home Sales Rise 1.5% in September
WASHINGTON (October 29, 2019) – Pending home sales grew in September, marking two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of Realtors. The four major regions were split last month, as the Midwest and South recorded gains but the Northeast and West reported declines in month-over-month contract activity.
|10/28/2019 - 13:57||
Shutts Partners Attend Commercial Real Estate Forum and Florida Real Estate Womens Forum
Shutts & Bowen Real Estate attorneys , and attended the Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida that took place in Miami on October 16, 2019. This event brought together leading industry players to share their expertise on the state of commercial and investment real estate across the state.
|Shutts and Bowen|
|10/27/2019 - 22:50||
ACCA Welcomes Cinch Home Services into Corporate Sponsor Program
Arlington, VA (October 28, 2019) - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that leading home management company, Cinch Home Services, based in Boca Raton, Florida has joined ACCA’s corporate sponsor program.
|10/25/2019 - 18:46||
Texas housing market experiences steady increases in home sales, median price during third quarter of 2019
Texas home sales and median price experienced steady increases during the third quarter of 2019, according to the 2019-Q3 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by Texas REALTORS®.