Residential Real Estate. Legal news and articles for January 29 - 30, 2012

Home appraiser group takes issue with compensation regulationMarshall real-estate firm fights for its signsHome sellers in the front lineMaturing commercial real estate loans causing a scrambleBoston Real Estate Developer To Be Sentenced In Campaign CaseNew law has stalled, not stifled, foreclosuresReal estate: New-home builders offer a fresh take on in-law quartersBusiness Briefcase: Swanson Companies announce new membersNashville People in BusinessReal Estate Auction -- Four Luxury Residential Condominiums in Brookline, MA k ...Nationally Recognized Forensic Loan Auditor Certification Training Class ...The road to real estate ruinTOP 25 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEALS OF 2011Home-buying often a family affairSuits challenge Missouri foreclosure law

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Live Wire: 2 schools offer real estate class in Fayetteville
Fayetteville ObserverJanuary 3, 2012

A: There are two local schools that have been approved by the NC Real Estate Commission to offer real estate pre-licensing and post-licensing courses. JY Monk Real Estate School is at 6900 Cliffdale Road in Cliffdale Plaza Shopping Center. ...more »

Real estate roundup
The ColumbianJanuary 2, 2012

Brian Sullivan of Coldwell Banker Bain Commercial represented the Seller and Greg Nesting of Norris & Stevens represented the buyer. The building is fully leased and houses A&J Custom Cabinets, Speeds Towing and Premiere Pump. ...more »

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Home appraiser group takes issue with compensation regulation
U-T San DiegoJanuary 30, 2012

The paperwork was requested by the group's law firm, Garvey Schubert Barer, under the Freedom of Information Act, essentially a federal open-records law. The trade organization says the compensation rules allow appraiser management companies, ...more »

Marshall real-estate firm fights for its signs
Battle Creek EnquirerJanuary 30, 2012

He is being joined in the battle by his brother, Raymond Davis, an attorney with East Lansing-based Thrun Law Firm Inc., who has a background in trademark law. At issue is whether the Marshall business will be forced to spend money to replace the ...more »

Home sellers in the front line
The Ashburton GuardianJanuary 30, 2012

"The upshot is that when you sell your home, the law applies at the point of sale." Information packs outlining the clean heat requirements are being sent out this week to all legal firms and real estate companies. "In reality this means that any open ...more »

Maturing commercial real estate loans causing a scramble
Sarasota Herald-TribuneJanuary 30, 2012

By JULIE SATOW, The New York Times Borrowers and lenders are starting to grapple with billions of dollars in commercial real estate loans made during the boom year of 2007 that are coming due this year amid a greatly contracted economy.more »

Boston Real Estate Developer To Be Sentenced In Campaign Case
CBS LocalJanuary 29, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — A prominent Boston real estate developer faces sentencing this week for campaign law violations. Arthur Winn pleaded guilty in November to secretly funneling campaign contributions to Massachusetts politicians in an attempt to win ...more »

New law has stalled, not stifled, foreclosures
VEGAS INCJanuary 29, 2012

A view of residential rooftops near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road in Henderson Wednesday, June 1, 2011. By David McGrath Schwartz (contact) Banks have stopped filing new foreclosure notices in Nevada, but that doesn't mean the housing crisis ...more »

Real estate: New-home builders offer a fresh take on in-law quarters
Arizona Daily StarJanuary 29, 2012

His sister purchased a home near it in Dove Mountain, and plans for her mother-in-law to move into the one-bedroom suite. Moser said his family came from a small Amish Mennonite community in Indiana where extended family lived close together and could ...more »

Business Briefcase: Swanson Companies announce new members
The Daily News JournalJanuary 29, 2012

Jamie Logan, also in leasing and sales, was born in Alabama and moved to Murfreesboro at an early age. She has been in real estate working with residential, commercial and property management for more than seven years. Joe Swanson III, an estimator, ...more »

Nashville People in Business
The TennesseanJanuary 29, 2012

MGLAW said William N. Helou is now an equity partner with the firm, working as a trial attorney on business disputes and employment litigation. He was an assistant attorney general in the special litigation division of the Tennessee attorney general's ...more »

Real Estate Auction -- Four Luxury Residential Condominiums in Brookline, MA k ...
PR Web (press release)January 29, 2012

Real Estate Auction of Four Luxury Residential Condominiums in a Gated Hilltop Residential Community - Offered Individually and in the Entirety. JJManning Auctioneers is proud to offer four luxury residential condominiums in a gated hilltop community ...more »

Nationally Recognized Forensic Loan Auditor Certification Training Class ...
PR.com (press release)January 29, 2012

Los Angeles, CA, January 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- This course will cover forensic loan auditing for possible violations of the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Home Ownership Equity Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection...more »

The road to real estate ruin
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 29, 2012

California law requires the lender to make a good-faith effort to call or visit the borrower to discuss ways to avoid foreclosure, including free counseling and loan modification possibilities, at least 30 days before declaring default.more »

TOP 25 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEALS OF 2011
The Register-GuardJanuary 29, 2012

$7 million: Eugene-based Good Neighbor Care Centers, an assisted living business, sold its Good Neighbor Care Eugene, 2630 Lone Oak Way, to Living Care Senior Housing Development of Seattle. 6. $6.55 million: A Lake Oswego trust sold the River's Edge ...more »

Home-buying often a family affair
NorthJersey.comJanuary 29, 2012

Here are some recommendations from George Allen, a partner in a law firm for 30 years and a real-estate agent since 2007 with Terrie O'Connor Realtors in Saddle River: Determine the terms of the mortgage, such as the interest rate, the length of the ...more »

Suits challenge Missouri foreclosure law
STLtoday.comJanuary 29, 2012

But last August, a judge in Massachusetts let a woman keep her home, after Deutsche Bank tried to foreclose. MERS, not Deutsche Bank, actually held the mortgage, he ruled. The law on real estate ownership is quite technical, opening the door to ...more »

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