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2017 Standard AIA forms: A Summary of the Important Changes
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts, the most commonly used set of construction contract forms on commercial projects in the United States, recently released the second part of its once-in-a-decade updates to the 2017 versions of its primary forms.
United States
14 Nov 2017
Real World Results Of The PA Valley Forge Reverse Tax Appeal Decision
In early July 2017, in a case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision constitutionally curbing the rights of taxing jurisdictions to file selective appeals under Pennsylvania's Consolidated County Assessment Law.
United States
13 Sep 2017
Reverse Property Assessment Appeals: Commercial Properties Owners Have A Friend In The Pennsylvania Supreme Court
In a landmark case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, issued July 5, 2017, ...
United States
7 Jul 2017
Agencies Offer Solutions To Shortage Of Residential Real Estate Appraisers
On May 31, 2017, acting through interagency guidance, the federal bank regulatory agencies (the "Agencies") highlighted two approaches for addressing a perceived scarcity of licensed...
United States
2 Jun 2017
2018 Philadelphia County Reassessment Focuses on High Value Properties
The recent property assessments conducted by Philadelphia County focus on 'high-value' commercial, industrial and institutional properties, with increased assessments likely for many.
United States
18 Apr 2017
Payment And Performance Bonds vs Completion Bonds. What's Best For Your Project?
Several types of bonds exist in the development world. So, which type of bond is best for your project?
United States
16 Mar 2017
There Are Two New York Real Estate Transfer Tax Proposals To Watch In Governor Cuomo's Proposed Budget
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his FY 2018 budget proposal on January 17. The proposal includes several significant revenue-raisers, including a few that could impact the New York real estate market.
United States
31 Jan 2017
Key Takeaways From Delaware's Unclaimed Property Overhaul
A bill has been introduced in the Delaware Senate that would overhaul Delaware's unclaimed property law. The bill is on a fast track and could be enacted by the end of January. If enacted, companies currently under audit will have a limited window in which to make some key decisions.
United States
14 Jan 2017
California Real Estate Rules To Watch In 2017
In a article published on January 2nd titled "California Real Estate Legislation and Regs to Watch in 2017," Andrew McIntyre of Law360 addresses the challenges facing the California real estate market in the new year.
United States
9 Jan 2017
With New Laws, It Just Got Easier To Demolish Blighted Properties In Pennsylvania
Blighted residential and commercial properties are a major impediment to rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania.
United States
7 Dec 2016
A Parking Garage Today, But What About Tomorrow?
The article discusses the efforts some developers are making to build flexibility into today's parking space construction to allow repurposing of these assets in the future.
United States
10 Nov 2016
Does Your Condo Insurance Really Insure You?
In a recent Washington Post article titled "Don't be confused when it comes to condo insurance," Robert Diamond of Reed Smith's Tyson office offered his observations on the complexities of condominium insurance coverage.
United States
26 Oct 2016
Guarantor Services Can Help You Land The Dream New York City Apartment
Finding an apartment in New York City is a journey in stress management. You've done your internet research. You've climbed a thousand steps. Now, you've found the place of your dreams. Is it too good to be true?
United States
19 Oct 2016
Driverless Cars Mean Endless Possibilities For Real Estate
Uber is utilizing its experience as a service provider and its knowledge of demand patterns and customer behavior to compete with carmakers.
United States
20 Sep 2016
Give Me Some (Tax) Credit
The program is administered jointly by the Texas Historical Commission in cooperation with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
United States
4 Aug 2016
The Tide Rises Waterfront Development in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania organizations hoping to increase development of public amenities and parks along Pennsylvania's waterfronts may soon benefit from the new "Waterfront Development Tax Credit" enacted as part of Act 84, and signed into law by Governor Wolf on July 13, 2016.
United States
19 Jul 2016
Brexit Effects On The US Real Estate Landscape
In a article titled "4 Ways Brexit Could Shape The US Real Estate Landscape," Andrew McIntyre of Law360 looks at four ways attorneys say the Brexit could play out in the following US real estate market areas...
United States
14 Jul 2016
Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update
Blair County reassessment notices effective for tax year 2017 will be mailed to all property owners on or before July 1, 2016.
United States
18 May 2016
For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rules
Starting July 1, 2016 Virginia local governments must, in reviewing a residential rezoning or concept plan amendment, determine whether a requested land use exaction addresses an impact that is "specifically attributable" to the proposed new residential development.
United States
25 Apr 2016
Illinois Supreme Court Expands Who Can Seek TILA Rescission
A recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion may expose banks to a flood of TILA rescission claims by anyone who claims an ownership interest in mortgaged property.
United States
3 Mar 2016
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