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Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – March 20th, 2013 Update
Posted on 22 Mar 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners,... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 27th, 2013 Update
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners,... Read More

TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closings
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Major Change To Current Practices | Expect Delays and Bumpy Road Starting Oct. 1 I just finished yet another closing where a national lender issued the closing package and HUD approval the morning of the closing, and worse, issued a revised TIL (Truth... Read More

Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?
Posted on 5 Feb 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Should The Real Estate Industry Change The Way Agents Do Showings and Open Houses? What other industry requires unaccompanied female (and male) agents to meet perfect strangers in empty houses? None. One would think this is a recipe for disaster... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: CFPB Will Supervise Real Estate Mortgage Loan Servicing Transfers
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By John C. Lynch, David N. Anthon, Jason E. Manning, and Maryia Y. Jones On February 11, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) detailing its plans to closely supervise loan servicing transfers and enforce... Read More

High Court: Fla. Supreme Court’s beachfront property ruling was not unconstitutional taking
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 17, 2010, unanimously affirmed a Florida Supreme Court ruling that the Florida Beach and Shore Preservation Act does not unconstitutionally deprive beachfront property owners of shoreline... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Area Landlord Hit With $75,000 Penalty Over Lead Paint Violations
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Largest Lead Paint Penalty On Record for Attorney General Coakley Landlords with lead paint beware...enforcement of the state's strict Lead Paint Law remains a priority for Attorney General Coakley's office. The... Read More

Appellate Division Holds That Buyer Can Sue Seller's Broker For Failing To Relay Offer To Seller
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

In a decision issued earlier this month, the Appellate Division reinstated a lawsuit against a real estate broker who failed to relay an offer from the buyer to its client, the seller. If you are thinking, as I was, "of course the court would do... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – Nov. 1st Update
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners,... Read More

Real Property Long-Term Contract Accounting Requirements and Dynamics
Posted on 8 Oct 2014 by Patricia Hughes Mills, J.D., L.L.M.

By Patricia Hughes Mills J.D. LL.M Subject to Internal Revenue Code and regulatory requirements, the method of accounting adopted by a taxpayer determines when items of income and expense are reportable for federal income tax purposes. Different accounting... Read More

Top 15 Most Viewed Real Estate Posts for 2010: 1 - 5
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Real Estate Law Community Staff

1. New Foreclosure Law in New York -- Effective April 2010 -- Will Lead to Tenants Being Abandoned In New York, blight fright is turning lenders into landlords with unintended consequences for neighborhoods. RPAPL 1307, Duty to maintain foreclosed... Read More

Want Coverage for Construction Related Damage? You Need an Occurrence
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Christopher G. Hill

In reading the title to this post, you are likely thinking "Duh, of course you do, if nothing "occurs" then there is nothing to cover!" (or something to that effect). While this seems an obvious conclusion, we're talking the world... Read More

Appellate Division Endorses "Waiver Rule:" DEP Allowed To Waive Regulations In Limited Circumstances
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Peter J. Gallagher

On March 21, 2013, the Appellate Division rejected a challenge to the so-called Waiver Rule ( N.J.A.C. 7:1B-1.1, et seq .) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which allows the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"... Read More

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Wyoming Man Wins Case In Washington, D.C. Appeals Court
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A Wyoming man whose lawsuit-in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. for "just compensation" for use of his private property... Read More