Bilzin Sumberg - Homebuilders

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Miami, Florida 33131-3456, United States

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Important Increase in Home Builder Sentiment

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on July 16th increased to 53. That is up four points from the June figure of 49 and represents the first time since January that the…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Homebuilding Trends Outlined in New Report

Homebuilding strengthened in 2013, but remains below historical averages, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing report recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. According to this…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Donald Trump Sanctioned for Failure to Disclose Insurance Policy In Ft. Lauderdale Condo-Hotel Case

Last week, Judge Kathleen Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted plaintiffs’ motion for sanctions against Donald Trump for his initial failure to disclose a relevant insurance policy in…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Homebuilder Confidence Rises to Six Month High

Good news for the homebuilding industry came earlier this week when the National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo released the housing market index. Its numbers showed that homebuilders’ confidence rose to 49 points..…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Green Homes: A Hot Trend Among Homebuilders

Following the increase of green buildings in the commercial real estate sector, green homes have become a hot trend among homebuilders. According to the “Green Multifamily & Single Family Homes: Growth in a Recovering Market”…more
| Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Leading Markets Index Shows 56 Metros at or Above Normal Levels in June

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its Leading Market Index (LMI) on June 5th. The report revealed that out of 350 metros evaluated across the country, 56 housing markets have returned to or have…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

The Koontz Decision; Back to Florida

In the recent landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Mgmt. Dist., 133 S. Ct. 2586 (2013), the Court majority held that exactions sought by local governments, which are not rationally…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Young Adults Underrepresented Among Homebuyers

As the housing market springs back to life, one demographic remains underrepresented among homebuyers. U.S. census data shows that the rate of homeownership for adults under the age of 35 has declined by almost 8% in the last…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

A Mixed Report For Spring Home Sales

After a disappointing Winter for homebuilders, which many blamed on the frigid weather across much of the country, Spring 2014 brings mixed news for homebuilders and those selling existing homes in the new season…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Economic Impact Of Homebuilding And Remodeling

Blocked streets, noisy construction and unwelcome trash can be just a few of the inconveniences that come along with a neighbor’s new home construction or home remodeling. However, a report released in early May by the National…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Important Trends And Factors To Consider As Empty Nesters Downsize

As boomers reach retirement age, they are seeking a more carefree lifestyle by reducing the square footage of both house and yard, and purchasing more new and easily maintained homes…more
| Real Estate - Residential

“Tiny Houses:” A Panacea For Social And Environmental Ills?

Could the answers to crushing mortgage debt, homelessness and ecological degradation be one and the same? Across the globe, a ‘tiny’ movement is taking root…more
| Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Homebuilder Confidence Stabilized In April

On April 15th, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), a widely followed gauge of the outlook for the U.S. housing sector…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Eastern Pompano Beach Is Open For Business

Eastern Pompano Beach has quickly positioned itself to become the next hot spot for development in South Florida. Investors are betting that recent public sector efforts will translate into a thriving community…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Agrihoods: The New “Farm-To-Table” Homebuilding Trend

Imagine driving down the paved street of a suburban community. Children are riding their bikes toward a neighborhood playground. Couples are walking on the sidewalk with tennis gear headed toward the local tennis courts. Parents…more
| Agriculture, Real Estate - Residential
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