Bilzin Sumberg - Homebuilders

Housing Building Jumps in April

According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, home builders have ratcheted up construction in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million units. This is a 20.2% increase from March and is…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claims

The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Legal Considerations for Homebuilder Franchises

When you think of a “franchise” you probably think of fast food restaurants, car dealerships and gas stations; not homebuilders. Nevertheless, homebuilder franchises are becoming more and more popular…more
| Construction Law, Franchise Law, Real Estate - Residential

New Development Opportunities Through Public-Private Partnerships

Homebuilders and developers may want to consider availing themselves of opportunities arising through public-private partnerships (P3s). The Obama administration has recently proposed several creative approaches to P3s. Those…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation, Government Contracting

Homebuilder Series Webinar: Protecting Your Company From Misrepresentation Claims Through Contractual Exculpatory Clauses [Video]

Watch an in-depth Bilzin Sumberg Homebuilder Series webinar that discusses protecting your company from misrepresentation claims through contractual exculpatory clauses. This seminar discusses the case of Duggan, LLC v…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Positive Signs for New Home Construction

For homebuilders and those who invest in the homebuilding industry, both fundamental and technical indicators forecast strength in the construction sector going into 2015. With regard to fundamental indicators, rising consumer…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Real Estate Index Possibly Obscuring Full Picture

Although recent index readings and reports proclaim that South Florida’s housing market is among the hottest in the nation, developers and investors might want to take a closer look at current inventory levels and comparisons to…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

FHFA Orders Contributions to Housing Trust Fund

Earlier this month, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin making contributions to the Housing Trust Fund (“HTF”) and the Capital Magnet Fund (“CMF”). The HTF is a formula block…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The Need for Homebuilder Vigilance About Copyrights

Are homebuilders as vigilant as they should be in protecting their intellectual property rights — including the copyrights that qualifying architectural drawings and structures receive automatically as a matter of law, even if a…more
| Construction Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate - Residential

NAHB Reveals Metro Areas with Elevated Activity

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its Leading Market Index (LMI) on November 6th. The report revealed that out of 350 metros evaluated across the country, 59 housing markets have returned to or…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

St. Jude’s Church Loses Historic Designation

Last month, the Miami-Dade Circuit Court stripped St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church of its recently acquired historic designation. This church is located at 1501 Brickell Avenue, in the midst of multiple high rise condominiums…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Commercial

Homebuilding Outlook for The Remainder of 2014

Recent data indicates that the future will bring an increase in single-family building. The Census Bureaus and HUD released numbers last week showing that the annual pace of housing starts were down to 956,000, which is 14.4%…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Miami’s Future Archipelago of Floating Houses

A team of Dutch developers would like to bring a little bit of Atlantis to Miami. Earlier this month, Dutch Docklands submitted a letter of intent and request for zoning variance to the City of North Miami Beach in order to…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Home Prices Keep Households Out of Market

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released on August 1, 2014, each $1,000 increase in the price of a newly constructed median priced home results in approximately 206,269 prospective…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Zillow Acquires Trulia

This Monday, online real estate listing company Zillow announced that it will acquire its biggest competitor, Trulia, in a stock-for-stock purchase transaction. The acquisition has already raised the stock values of both…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Residential
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