In The Cross-Hairs? Protecting Your Company Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations and Investors' Mortgage Buyback Claims
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
Accessibility concerns for disabled condo owners
Rules for rewarding 'super' condo board members
Condo Water Invasion: Potential Medical Liability?
How to Deal with Delinquent Condo Board Members
Condo complaints not in writing?
Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
Real Estate Trends in the Bay Area & Beyond – Interview with Paul Churchill, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
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
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
As an undergraduate at West Point, I was a Spanish and Portuguese major. My Brazilian “thing” had already started a decade earlier as a ten year old growing up in the Panama Canal Zone seeing Pele play for his Brazilian team...more
I have mentioned in prior articles my affiliation with the South Florida law firm Osborne and Osborne, PA in Boca Raton. Back to the beginning! Boca Raton is where I started right out of the Army in 1987. I moved to Miami for...more
This article is the third in a series of articles on how EB-5 regional centers and sponsors can evaluate broker-dealer, investment company and investment adviser registration requirements under U.S. securities laws.
With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of...more
Competition for EB-5 Financing is Strong.
Demand for EB-5 financing among U.S. real estate developers is at record high levels, and demand for high quality EB-5 investments in China remains strong. Marketing agents in...more
The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
On May 20, FinCEN issued Advisory FIN-2014-A004, warning financial institutions about the risk of illicit financial activity conducted by individuals with passports from St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN), which allows individuals to...more
Homeland Security Nominations -
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of...more
Since September 28th, Spain belongs to the group of countries that offer an investor's visa program. Investment in bonds or shares, buying of real estate and the execution of a relevant investment project comprise three...more
Under the Florida Constitution, certain owners of real property in Florida are entitled to a reduction in the assessed value of the property for ad valorem tax purposes. This reduction, called the “homestead exemption,” is...more
While Canadians still comprise the number one group of foreign buyers of real estate statewide in Florida, América Economía is now reporting that Brazilians have surpassed Canadians as the top overseas visitors and property...more
Obtaining a residence permit is usually a must for foreign investors and a painful one for many, with lots of visits to Consulates and Immigration authorities involved. However, the Portuguese Administration has put in place...more
As discussion continues this week on the potential impact of Hugo Chavez's demise on the exodus of Venezuelans to South Florida, the Mortgage Bankers Association has just released a report on housing demand of foreign...more
Last fall, when Hugo Chavez won re-election as President of Venezuela, more and more Venezuelans were expected to move here to South Florida. And they have....more
The growing popularity of EB-5 Visas with foreign investors is exciting to see for those of us watching the Florida economy, particularly Miami. Our past couple of posts have discussed aspects of this new "buy a home, get a...more
The EB-5 Visa is important to Florida real estate development (as well as the Florida economy overall) because it is a great incentive for foreign investors to choose Florida - particularly places like Miami, South Florida,...more
A brief summary on using real estate properties investments to migrate to Australia and to maintain Australian permanent residency afterwards....more
Traditionally, international investment in Florida meant that foreign investors were putting their investment money into commercial real estate -- things like office buildings, luxury hotels and resorts, maybe shopping...more
This week, Hugo Chavez was re-elected as President of Venezuela, taking 54% of the Venezuelan vote to the 45% of challenger Henrique Capriles, grandson of Holocaust survivors.
This means that Hugo Chavez will be the...more
Can you tell the difference between these two rules of entitlement to homestead status for ad valorem tax purposes?...more
Foreign investment in Florida real estate has been a significant factor in Florida's fight against a hard, harsh economy - however, truth be told, much of the media coverage on the international money coming into Florida has...more
Legal newsletter with articles on Foreign Accounts and the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, Bankruptcy law, the new I-9 Form in Immigration law, and an update on the law of Hawaii vacation rentals. ...more
Favio came to the U.S. in 2005 after a kidnapping attempt against his son in Venezuela. He rented an apartment, and lived there with his son (a U.S. citizen), and his wife. He then purchased an apartment in 2006 and lived...more
Florida should become even more alluring to foreign investors and international real estate buyers if the United States Congress passes the proposed “Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States...more
Article is brief summation of problem that many new Mexican homebuyers have but little or few understand: the estate tax exemption is $5 Million for citizens, but only $60,000 for non-resident aliens.
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