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May. 6, 2013 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Banking Law Blog
all real estate lending institutions in the state of Iowa should take particular note of the recent Court of Appeals case of First Iowa State Bank vs. Ronnie L. Hammond.
Jun. 22, 2012 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
U.S. Supreme Court determines that “RESPA” does not prohibit the collection of unearned settlement fees, but merely prohibits any splitting of said fees.
Jan. 13, 2012 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
The United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments in Sackett v. EPA, which in its simplest form pits individual residential landowners against the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in a battle over some Idaho dirt. The battle involves a complicated statutory scheme of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) which protects wetlands from development.
Aug. 7, 2011 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
The “sale-leaseback” concept is not a new one, but it is one that is being utilized more and more in today’s economic climate as the financial and tax benefits can be numerous for both parties. In its simplest form, a sale-leaseback is a transaction in which the owner of property sells the property and simultaneously leases it back from the purchaser.
Jun. 24, 2011 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
Green v. Wilderness Ridge, LLC, a recent Iowa Court of Appeals case, involved a private condemnation action brought under Iowa Code Section 6A.4(2). Said code section provides for a private right of condemnation where property is not otherwise accessible by a public roadway, but requires the selection of the “nearest feasible route” in doing so.