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A Gift for Newlyweds

Prior to July, 2018, if a newly married individual wanted to add their spouse to the title of his or her home, the individual would need to sign and record a deed granting title from the individual to the married couple. Recording that deed requires...

HOME Act Aims to End Discrimination in Zoning

In 1983, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in the landmark case, Burlington NAACP v. Mt. Laurel Township, limited the use of exclusionary zoning as a means of preventing the construction of affordable housing in wealthy communities. The Mt. Laurel case shaped zoning law across the...

Keep An Eye On Your CAM Charges

Sophisticated commercial tenants generally understand that the cost of leasing space is not limited to rent. Most retail and higher end office spaces are net leases and therefore, include a separate charge for Common Area Maintenance and Operating Expenses (CAM). CAM charges are the charges...

Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity

Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act. The Act, sponsored by Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and David Joyce (R-OH), passed with a small amount of bi-partisan support and was strongly supported by the...