Residential Real Estate. Legal news and articles for May 22 - 31, 2017

State, federal laws support 'group homes' in residential communitiesMeet 'Joe Dirt,' the Real Estate Lawyer Behind South Florida's ...People on the MoveMovers & Shakers for May 28, 2017Trump son-in-law Kushner has his turn on the hot seatMeet the Real Jared KushnerHow do real estate agents' and brokers' commissions work?Michael Klein, Sean Garland, Neil Schechter and Matt Hutton | Klein EnterprisesAnti-Gentrification Plan Makes Developers Pay Big For Building Near 606Avoid Legal Pitfalls Selling Minnesota Multifamily PropertiesWhat is a “High Volatility Commercial Real Estate” Loan, and How Does it Affect Your Ability to Lend?Jared Kushner's Other Real Estate EmpireRental law reform 'welcome'Foreign Buyers, Immigrants Expected to Help Drive Housing MarketZillow Zestimates in Illinois lawsuit seeks halt - Residential News ...

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Proffer cases create planning logjam
Chesterfield ObserverMay 3, 2017

The new law took effect July 1, 2016, capping the amount of money a locality can accept from developers to offset the economic impact of rezoning land for residential development. With the local housing market heating up, many developers rushed to ...more »

How new-to-Houston law firms have impacted the commercial real estate market
Houston Business JournalMay 9, 2017

Kevin Kushner, senior vice president at CBRE Enlarge. Kevin Kushner, senior vice president at CBRE. Courtesy. "You see firms put space on the sublease market, and you've seen others that when they're looking to relocate or renew, they lease less space ...more »

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State, federal laws support 'group homes' in residential communities
Hometownlife.comMay 31, 2017

Q. Some people in our subdivision have concerns about an adult foster care facility (sometimes referred to as a “group home”) operating in the community and are asking the Board of Directors of our community association to draft a proposed amendment to ...more »

Meet 'Joe Dirt,' the Real Estate Lawyer Behind South Florida's ...
Daily Business Review (registration)May 30, 2017

Except unlike the downtrodden fictional character, Miami real estate transaction attorney or dirt lawyer Jose "Joe" Rodriguez has had a hand in several ...more »

People on the Move
Citizens VoiceMay 28, 2017

Schwager practices in the areas of real estate, title insurance, real estate taxation, business law, municipal law, commercial litigation, estate administration and creditors' rights. A past assistant district attorney for Luzerne County, Schwager is ...more »

Movers & Shakers for May 28, 2017
MetroWest Daily NewsMay 28, 2017

The Elizabeth Stone House in Roxbury, which provides residential and community-based services to help homeless and at-risk survivors of domestic violence and related trauma, appointed Alison Smith, of Natick, to its board of directors. ... discharge ...more »

Trump son-in-law Kushner has his turn on the hot seat
The Globe and MailMay 28, 2017

The short answer, of course, is he's the privileged scion of a wealthy New Jersey real-estate family and Donald Trump's son-in-law – husband to the President's eldest daughter, Ivanka. ... bankers amid mounting financial pressure over a family ...more »

Meet the Real Jared Kushner
POLITICO MagazineMay 25, 2017

If Steve Bannon was the Rumpelstiltskin of the administration, donning multiple half-tucked dress shirts at a time and always carrying a clutch of briefing papers and barreling through the administrative state, Jared Kushner, through pedigree and ...more »

How do real estate agents' and brokers' commissions work?
Curbed HamptonsMay 25, 2017

The real estate agent lists a house for sale, you like it, you negotiate a price with the agent, the seller accepts, the house closes, and the seller pays 6 percent to the broker as their fee. But in reality, it's not that simple. There are two kinds ...more »

Michael Klein, Sean Garland, Neil Schechter and Matt Hutton | Klein Enterprises
Maryland Daily Record (subscription)May 25, 2017

Schechter has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate law and is a member of Gordon Feinblatt LLC, where he practices law as a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Prior to joining Klein Enterprises, he served as ...more »

Anti-Gentrification Plan Makes Developers Pay Big For Building Near 606
DNAinfoMay 23, 2017

More broadly, the goal of the law is to put the brakes on the booming real estate market along the trail that is fueling gentrification and displacing residents in predominately Latino neighborhoods. Currently, demolition permits in Chicago cost $200 ...more »

Avoid Legal Pitfalls Selling Minnesota Multifamily Properties
JD Supra (press release)May 23, 2017

Whether you are new to selling rental property or deal exclusively in rental property, this article offers two examples of state and local laws that apply differently to sellers depending on the number of rental units at the property. 1. Know the ...more »

What is a “High Volatility Commercial Real Estate” Loan, and How Does it Affect Your Ability to Lend?
Lexology (registration)May 23, 2017

More and more, bankers are becoming familiar with the term "High Volatility Commercial Real Estate," or HVCRE for short. These bankers may ... In the United States, these laws came in part through Dodd Frank and its implementing regulations. Pursuant ...more »

Jared Kushner's Other Real Estate Empire
New York TimesMay 23, 2017

But JK2 Westminster's lawyers persisted; two more summonses followed. In April 2014, she appeared without a lawyer at a district-court hearing. She told the judge about the approval for her move, but she did not have a copy of the form the manager had ...more »

Rental law reform 'welcome'
The AdvocateMay 23, 2017

A letter submitted to the Residential Tenancy Commissioner in April by key community organisations calls for the state government to take action on reforming the Residential Tenancy Act of 1997. The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania has indicated its ...more »

Foreign Buyers, Immigrants Expected to Help Drive Housing Market
Builder MagazineMay 22, 2017

Referencing the Legal Arizona Workers Act that went into effect on January 1, 2008, Nowrasteh said the decline in population resulting from the law likely exasperated the drop in home prices the state experienced during the downturn. Fewer households ...more »

Zillow Zestimates in Illinois lawsuit seeks halt - Residential News ...
Crain's Chicago BusinessMay 22, 2017

Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.more »

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