Residential, US Real Estate

California threatens to fine cities that don't build enough homes

By Mike Wheatley | July 17, 2019
The state of California is trying to address housing shortages with a new bill that gives it the power to fine cities that don’t build enough new homes. Cities in the state could face fines of up to $600,000 per month if they don’t meet building targets, lawmakers said. Under the bill, courts will be […]

Realtors protest new 1-bedroom law in Brunswick, Ohio

By Mike Wheatley | December 28, 2016
City officials in Brunswick, Ohio, are proposing a controversial new rule that would require all adult renters to have their own bedrooms, unless they're related.
Mortgage, US Real Estate

Ex-homeowners missing out on foreclosure cash

By Mike Wheatley | December 26, 2016
What with surging real estate values in many parts of the U.S., some foreclosed homes are netting more than what the lender is owed on the property.
US Real Estate

Texas court blocks federal overtime law, impacts on real estate industry

By Mike Wheatley | November 24, 2016
The real estate industry has been given a temporary reprieve from new rules due to come into effect Dec. 1 that could potentially increase labor costs for employers.
US Real Estate

New Law Allows California Landlords to Restrict Smoking

By Tavis J. Hampton | February 3, 2012
The Smokefree Housing Law (SB 332) went into effect in California on January 1, 2012, giving multifamily property owners and managers the power to prohibit smoking in rental units. Like many of the public smoking bans in the areas across the United States, the Smokefree Housing Law is aimed at curbing secondhand smoke. Although many […]
US Real Estate

New Pennsylvania Law Aimed at Fighting Blight

By Tavis J. Hampton | April 25, 2011
A new law in Pennsylvania is aimed at taking action against owners of blighted buildings.  The state legislature signed the Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act into law on October 27, 2010, and it officially went into affect today. Under the new law, those properties that are deemed to be in severe violation of building […]
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