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As part of our continuing California drone law coverage, today we report on the latest attempt by the California legislature to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles. Introduced yesterday by California State Senator Hannah Beth...more
On January 27, FHFA Director Mel Watt is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Financial Services. ...more
Legislation proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates would give the City of Fairfax specific authority to adopt an affordable housing ordinance offering bonus development density in projects that provide an affordable...more
President Obama’s State of the Union address touched briefly on housing issues. With a focus on “middle class economics”, it was inevitable that we would hear about homeownership rather than rental housing. He mentioned lower...more
The 113th Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, 2014. Among its legislative shortcomings, including the last-minute failure to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (‘‘TRIA’’), was the inability to produce any meaningful reform to...more
Governor Brown signed into law on September 27, 2014, AB2222, which amends the State's Density Bonus Law ("DBL"), Gov't Code §§ 65915, et seq. to establish significant constraints upon the use of the incentives provided by...more
The final article in the New Laws of 2015 series focuses on new legislation that makes it easier for municipalities and special districts to harness tax increment — the future incremental growth in property tax revenues — for...more
During the same week that President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in the diplomatic and trade relationships between the United States and Cuba, the president signed congressional legislation authorizing additional...more
Wondering if your favorite individual “tax break” was extended by Congress on December 16, 2014? This article sheds some light on that question....more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Committee Assignments Announced - On December 23rd, the President of the Senate, Mike Thibodeau, and the...more
UK WILL IMPOSE CAPITAL GAINS TAX ON NON-UK RESIDENTS -
The UK government aims to go ahead with plans to impose capital gains tax on sales of residential property from April 2015.
The government has published...more
House and Senate leaders have come to an agreement on a spending bill that contains a major win for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: the expansion of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, allowing for the...more
U.S. House and Senate leaders have come to an agreement on a spending bill that contains a major win for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): expansion of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)...more
On December 2, the U.S. Senate confirmed Nani Coloretti to be appointed as the new Deputy Secretary of HUD. Nominated in March, Coloretti currently serves as the Assistant Secretary for Management at the Department of...more
For many years now, Congress has contributed to tax uncertainty by extending certain favorable tax provisions on a year by year basis. Thus, for example, in 2014 these extenders have expired. Neither the IRS, who has to...more
Last Thursday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs conducted a nomination hearing to interview San Antonio Housing Authority CEO Lourdes Castro Ramírez for the position of HUD Assistant...more
Over six years ago, when the federal government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship, experts from public, private, and academic worlds concurred: housing finance in the United States was mortally flawed....more
The full title of Measure P is: Safe Neighborhood Parks, Gang Prevention, Youth/Senior Recreation, Beaches/Wildlife Protection Measure. The initiative seeks to ensure continued funding for these listed concerns via a $23 tax...more
As November draws closer, the financial services industry is staking out a front row seat in tracking the outcomes of the 2014 midterm elections. The 114th Congress’ legislative agenda in this area will be shaped in large...more
Public housing needs all the help it can get. Its 1.1 million units of deeply affordable housing have been grossly underfunded by Congress for so many years that current studies indicate it would take over 30 billion dollars...more
It's not every day that an adult discussion about zoning reform begins with a reference to children's poetry, but so be it.
Most [Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts] REBA members have at least a passing...more
Ahead of the November 4th vote that could make it the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing, the City of Denton has been sued by a group of royalty interest owners claiming that the city’s current temporary ban...more
President Barack Obama has signed into law an amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968 (ILSA).
The new law, signed by the President on September 30, expands registration exemptions under ILSA...more
On September 17, the Senate confirmed by a voice vote Laura Werthheiner as Inspector General of FHFA. In addition, Bradford Raymond Hunter was confirmed as the Chief Financial Officer of HUD....more
In a major break-through for condominium developers, on September 18, 2014, the United States Senate voted unanimously to adopt an amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (often called “ILSA”) that will...more
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