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Appraisals, Assessments and Zestimates, Oh My!

What Is Your Massachusetts Home Really Worth? By Rich Vetstein OK folks, you want to know what your house is worth? Stop obsessing over your town assessment and online estimates. At the end of the day, your house is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. But while you follow the sale...

Assessment Of Environmentally Contaminated Real Estate

by Bert M. Goodman The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in Harley-Davidson Motor Company v. York County Board of Assessment Appeals (Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. decided on October 30, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], demonstrates the importance of establishing...

Lenders’ Rights Under Threat in Nevada: the Nevada Supreme Court Rules That Homeowners Association Liens Can Extinguish First Deeds of Trust

In a September 2014 ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court held that a homeowners association’s (HOA) non-judicial foreclosure sale can extinguish a mortgage lender’s previously-recorded first deed of trust on a property if that foreclosure is to recover assessments categorized as super priority...

$1.85 Million Verdict Upheld Against Demoulas In-Law In Back Bay Condo Squeeze Out

By Rich Vetstein One of Largest Verdicts In A Condominium Dispute In a David vs. Goliath case pitting a Demoulas family heir against an elderly Brandeis professor over a tony Back Bay townhouse, the Appeals Court has let stand a $1.85 Million jury verdict — one of the largest awards in a...

Lenders Get Protection Under New Amendments to Nevada’s HOA Lien Priority Statute

In a September 2014 ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court sent shockwaves through the lending community by holding that a homeowners association’s (HOA) non-judicial foreclosure sale can extinguish a mortgage lender’s previously-recorded first deed of trust on a property if that foreclosure is...