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Unusual Area Of Law For The NC Business Court: Life Estate In A Beach House

When Governor McCrory appointed Judge Gregory McGuire to the Business Court, I doubt that he had any concern whether Judge McGuire had any expertise in the area of trusts and estates. After all, that area of law is not...more

Fannie Mae Announces New Mortgage Product for Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers

On August 25, Fannie Mae announced that it will begin offering HomeReady, a mortgage loan product featuring new flexibilities for lower to moderate income borrowers. For the first time, income from a non-borrower household...more

Online Vacation and Short term Rental Sites: Are Taxing Days Ahead?

In recent years, online vacation and short term rental sites have made great inroads into the hospitality industry. Given their infancy and business model, however, they have gone largely unregulated, particularly when it...more

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: July 2015

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. Amended Return “Trap”—Court Holds That Amended Return Was Not a Petition for Refund; Possible Legislative Fix? - On June 9, the Commonwealth Court issued a...more

Considering converting your vacation home to a rental property, seriously?

Many people have vacation homes they’ve purchased over the years but don’t use often because life gets in the way. So what do you do when someone suggests converting that unused vacation home into a rental property that gives...more

Insurance Alert: Insurer Delay Extends Time to Repair or Replace Damaged Property

In Stephens & Stephens XII v. Fireman's Fund Ins. (No. A135938, filed November 24, 2014), the plaintiffs obtained property insurance on a warehouse. Within a month, it was discovered to be stripped of all wiring and metal....more

Taxpayer Victory Helps Trusts Holding Business and Real Estate Avoid Tax

One of the most vexing tax issues remaining unresolved since the 1986 enactment of the passive loss (PAL) rules is whether business or rental income earned by a trust can be active income and whether business or rental losses...more

Real World - Spring 2013: Break clauses - tenants should err on the side of caution

With the outlook for the UK economy still rather patchy at best, it is not surprising that tenants have in recent times been looking closely at their lease terms and, in particular, any break rights that they may have, with a...more

Part-Time Landlords That Work Full Time Will Have A Hard Time Qualifying As Real Estate Professionals

Taxpayers that own rental real estate property will often want to qualify as “real estate professionals” under Section 469 (the “passive loss rules”). If they do that, their losses from their real estate activities can be...more

What’s A Cell Tower Lease Worth?

People with cell towers on their property are frequently contacted by companies offering to "buy-out" their cell tower lease. The resulting question we get is "What's my cell tower lease worth?" This post will attempt to...more

Bulk Buys of Foreclosures in Florida for Rental Investment Properties: More and More Investors Becoming Landlords in Florida,...

In yesterday's Sun Sentinel, Paul Owers wrote an interesting piece, "Florida foreclosures big business for investment firms," and if you delved into the article, you'd discover that the business these investment firms are...more

Real Estate Professionals Navigating The New 3.8% Medicare Tax

With a new year comes a new beginning. While New Year’s Day is typically viewed as a chance to start fresh and make changes in our personal lives, for many people New Year’s Day in 2013 took a different tone. Instead of...more

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