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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.

Aug. 7, 2011Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
The sale-leaseback scenario

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.

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