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Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
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Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
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Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
In its weekly orders (2/6/15), the Texas Supreme Court issued four new opinions and granted no petitions for review.
The new opinions are as follows:
No. 12-0136, Wackenhut Corp. v. Gutierrez -- This case...more
The Senate passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014? (H.R. 5771) on Tuesday night just before Congress adjourned for 2014. As Molly Bryson described in her December 5, 2014 post following the House’s passage of the...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released revised closing documents that must be used for all transactions with a commitment issued after August 10, 2014. HUD has instituted a grace period in...more
In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update....more
Housing authorities that are seeking alternate energy sources or new funding streams will be particularly interested in HUD’s latest PIH notice. It ushers in a number of programmatic changes in an effort to increase the use...more
In an effort to support President Obama's July 2013 Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued Notice PIH-2014-18 (HA). The notice offers guidance on federal incentives for...more
Evaluating environmental risks associated with real estate transactions is a standard, and often standardized, practice for sophisticated real estate practitioners. However, in light of several recent developments - the...more
Construction SignHUD’s Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Administration’s adoption of a new technical standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (“Phase I ESA”) took effect on May 16, 2014....more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on April 16, 2014 that, effective May 16, 2014, it is adopting the recently updated Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Standard, ASTM E1527-13. HUD...more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES - ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ -
- Sinkhole Insurance Claim: trial court was required by Fla. Stat. § 627.7074 to stay insured’s lawsuit against insurer immediately after insurer filed request for neutral...more
As I last discussed in June, during the past few years, proximate property owners have increasingly raised complaints about the siting and operation of wind turbines in Massachusetts. This phenomenon is hardly unique to...more
November 9, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
On June 15, the FHFA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding state and local Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, as required by a preliminary injunction issued by the Northern District of California in...more
Renewable energy sources have increasingly become a focal point of U.S. regulatory and financial institutions as well as trade associations and legislatures. One main source of interest in this regard is programs that have...more
The purpose of this white paper is to discuss key concepts in energy efficiency finance, with a focus on emerging solutions to long-standing barriers to financing projects in the United States, as well as the specific...more
Originally published in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law - February 2012.
This article highlights why it is important for lenders to be aware of the ongoing initiatives driving the...more
A federal housing regulator is seeking public comment as it initiates a rulemaking with regard to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.
PACE programs permit municipalities to provide financing to property...more
Last week, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued its new Construction General Stormwater Permit, which will impact a sector that is generally not subject to environmental regulations. Under...more
Newsflash on recent Energy Efficiency drivers in Australia and NSW for Building Owners to upgrade their Commercial/Industrial Assets to increase their NABERS Rating and protect their portfolio valuations....more
The Washington Court of Appeals has raised the stakes for parties involved with a real estate transaction where a heating oil underground storage tank may have been used on the property. As a result of the ruling, property...more
On July 14, 2010, California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (California v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, N.D. Cal., No. 10-3084), claiming that the government-sponsored...more
Lenders often hold an “indicia of title” on property as a security interest for a loan. If the buyer has defaulted on the loan and contamination exists on the property, the decision to foreclose can be difficult. However,...more
In 2004, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (the “Act”) became law. The law created two distinct regions, the Preservation Area and the Planning Area. Development in the Preservation Area was severely...more
When you are about to strike a business deal you often face environmental unknowns because of unfamiliarity with the venture, party or property involved. At the same time, new and revised environmental regulations which may...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Green building to add $554B to GDP in 4 years
*Green Building Focus
..Green Tax Guide 2009
..Chemicals list helps green professionals
..Report: Municipal green building programs up 50%
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