RESULTS FOR MEDIA CATEGORY: Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Jul. 13, 2012David M. Repp, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog, Iowa Tax Café Blog

During the 1970s, many farm operations were incorporated for succession planning purposes. Today, the number of corporations that own Iowa farmland has soared.

Jun. 28, 2012John E. Lande, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
No Respite from RESPA

Lost in Thursday’s coverage of the United States Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Affordable Care Act was the Court’s action regarding another important constitutional issue. The Court dismissed, without a decision or opinion, the case First American Corp. v. Edwards.

Jun. 22, 2012Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
RESPA 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.

Mar. 1, 2012William R. Stiles, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
Court upholds twenty-one year limit on restrictive covenants; denies homeowners’ association the right to levy assessment

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently denied a homeowners’ association the right to levy assessments for common area maintenance and repair because the covenants creating the right to do so were over twenty-one years old.

Jan. 13, 2012Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
US Supreme Court hears case involving rights of property owners

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.

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