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Effort to rezone of Sioux Falls farmstead put on hold
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls developer is putting on hold its plans to build a large apartment complex on the site of a century-old urban farmstead. Lloyd Companies earlier this year asked the city to rezone the Lacey Estate property to make way for an apartment complex ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Real estate South Dakota Urban planning House Apartment Property Renting Management
No more cash for fake grass
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has revised the rules for its wildly popular turf removal rebate program, and the utility’s decision could mark a dramatic shift in the way the city’s drought-tolerant landscapes look and function. The biggest change? No more cash for fake grass. Last...
1877 points by Los Angeles Times | Water Aquifer Property Grass Rain Artificial turf Ocean Precipitation
Dakota Access pipeline: Iowans sue, while North Dakota calls in National Guard (VIDEOS)
As the Dakota Access pipeline faces high-profile opposition in North Dakota, including in federal court from Native tribes, another state’s residents are suing over the crude oil transportation project. Landowners in Iowa want its eminent domain status voided. Read Full Article at
1130 points by Russia Today | North Dakota Property South Dakota Native Americans in the United States U.S. state Missouri River Montana United States
Homestead cabins have become a cottage industry in the desert
Anne Krieghoff thought her husband, Darryl, was out of his mind in 1991 when he suggested they buy a tiny, ramshackle homestead cabin in the Yucca Valley. Like hundreds of other tiny desert shacks, the 660-square-foot house was the product of a 1930s-era government program to sell excess federal...
1091 points by Los Angeles Times | San Bernardino County California Mojave Desert Joshua Tree National Park Federal government Property Federalism Yucca brevifolia Federal government of the United States
Iowa men charged after alleged ginseng harvest on state land
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three Iowa men face charges after state conservation officers say they unlawfully harvested ginseng root from state property. Court records show Kyle Jones and Brent Jones, both of Slater, and Bart Bollie of Madrid, were charged Tuesday with fifth-degree theft, unlawful possession of wild ginseng ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ginseng Iowa Des Moines Iowa U.S. state Property Mississippi River Property law Des Moines River
Nevada Supreme court hears case on real estate crisis foreclosure sales
A case that could affect the validity of thousands of Las Vegas foreclosure sales stemming from the real estate crisis that began nearly a decade ago was heard Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court.
57 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mortgage Law Property Foreclosure Appeal Supreme Court of the United States Supreme court United States
Nevada Supreme court hears case on investors’ acquisition of homes
A case that could affect the validity of thousands of Las Vegas foreclosure sales stemming from the real estate crisis that began nearly a decade ago was heard Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mortgage Law Property Foreclosure Appeal Supreme Court of the United States Supreme court United States
Will Chase Carey Speed Up Formula One’s Drive Into U.S. Market?
The decision by U.S. cable company Liberty Media to buy motor-racing business Formula One is fueling speculation that the sport is preparing to accelerate its drive into the U.S. market and to rev up its social-media profile. One of the most notable aspects of the takeover, unveiled Wednesday, was not the high value placed on... Read more »
9 points by Variety | John C. Malone News Corporation Liberty Media Bernie Ecclestone Formula One Property Liberty Rights
India nearly doubles budget for digitization of land records
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India will nearly double the budget and extend the deadline for a program to digitize land records as states struggle to survey land and property, large chunks of which have not been mapped in a century, a senior official said.
20 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Maharashtra News agency Narendra Modi Andhra Pradesh Tom Glocer Property
Ruling loosens ban on owning guns after minor convictions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that some people convicted of comparatively minor state crimes should get a chance to legally own guns, issuing a divided decision that reshapes longstanding rules. The narrowly divided 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday sided with two Pennsylvania ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Crime Misdemeanor Criminal law Appeal Law Felony Firearm Property
Atlanta Falcons’ massive new statue is ridiculous in every sense
When you enter the home of the Atlanta Falcons, you will root for the Falcons, dammit. With ownership set to unveil the team’s new $1.5 billion stadium in 2017, fans should prepare not for shiny turf nor high-tech screens but a massive piece of metal. In one year, Atlanta taxpayers, who contributed more than $200 million to the...
468 points by New York Post | Atlanta Falcons Art Arthur Blank Visual arts Property Atlanta National Football League Vice President of the United States
Detroit foreclosures down, but crisis looming
Analysis: Owners of about 6,000 properties in Detroit owe tax debt that’s a quarter or more of what the houses are worth        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Money Foreclosure Mortgage Real estate Property Property tax Tax Detroit
Esplanade Mall in Kenner up for sale, acting mayor says
KENNER, La. (AP) - For sale: One mall in the New Orleans suburbs. The Advocate reports ( ) that Esplanade Mall in Kenner is on the market. Last week, Simon Property Group of Indianapolis handed management of the mall to California-based Pacific Retail. Kenner's acting mayor, Mike Sigur, says the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Simon Property Group Shopping mall Washington D.C. Property Stanford Shopping Center Mills Corporation
Primary survey: UNH student joins four-way race for GOP nod for House seats
Jim NasserParty: RepublicanAge: 22Town: NottinghamOccupation: student attending UNH – graduating December 2016Incumbent? NoCommuter rail funding? It is a potentially good idea for the future, but for now it will cost millions of dollars in taxpayer money, and that is something we cannot afford.Provi...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Property Employment Tax United States Constitution Legalization Minimum wage Decriminalization New Hampshire
Detroit homeowner faces foreclosure for unpaid taxes
Anthony DeRamus, 55, owes $6,000 in back taxes and interest on his home which is only worth $5,400. Owners of roughly 6,000 Detroit houses owe tax debt that’s a quarter or more of what their properties are worth.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Property Real estate Detroit Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Tax Road United States dollar
Horry County bulldozes plan to tear down dilapidated houses
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Horry County Council has bulldozed a proposal that would have required dilapidated houses in the county to be removed. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports ( ) some council members this week objected that requiring the removal of such structures was government overreach. Others said ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Myrtle Beach South Carolina Conway South Carolina Horry County South Carolina South Carolina U.S. Route 17 in South Carolina The Sun News Property North Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Baltimore County police warn of online rental scams
Angel Sheppard had big plans to spruce up the foreclosed Towson home she bought in June, but right after buying the place Sheppard noticed someone already started making her new house a home.There was an air conditioner in the window and the blinds were down."It made me a little uneasy," Sheppard...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Renting Confidence trick Property Baltimore County Maryland Real estate Victim Rental agreement Vacation rental
Derelict Aberdeen house may face the bulldozer, if it doesn't fall down first
There's a vacant house on Doris Circle in Aberdeen that is on the verge of collapsing, and it may fall to the city government to get rid of the structure. Former city councilwoman Ruth Ann Young, who lives on Doris Circle, says the house has been vacant for about four years, since the owner died...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Property English-language films Tax Lien Property law Legal terms The Council Tax lien
Foreclosures down, but debt could spell future crisis
Analysis: Owners of about 6,000 properties in Detroit owe tax debt that’s a quarter or more of what the houses are worth        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Money Foreclosure Mortgage Real estate Property Property tax Tax Detroit
River Forest 'train house' sells for just over $2 million
A six-bedroom, 7,747-square-foot Swiss chalet-style mansion in River Forest that is most known for having its own outdoor railroad sold on Sept. 2 for $2.005 million. Built in 1926, the mansion sits on a 0.85-acre corner lot and has four full baths, two half baths, a grand foyer with a carved staircase,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Rooms Rail transport Bathing Price Paul Scofield Rail transport modelling Sauna Property
Law would prohibit communities from banning pit bulls
27 Michigan communities regulate or ban breed-specific dogs considered dangerous.        
10836 points by Detroit Free Press | Breed-specific legislation Pit Bull American Pit Bull Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog breed Selective breeding Property Landrace
FCC Restricts Station Group Calculations of Media Ownership Caps
The FCC is eliminating a 30-year-old rule that allowed TV station groups to count just half of the coverage area for their UHF stations to comply with media ownership caps. The FCC’s move, in a 3-2 vote, was opposed by major station groups, but the agency said that the so-called “UHF discount” was outdated. A... Read more »
8 points by Variety | Broadcasting Television station NTSC Ultra high frequency Television channel Grandfather clause Property Broadcast engineering
On the move - Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties
Greenwood King Properties has long been associated with Houston's luxury real estate market. Three years ago, the company joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and its luxury arm, Luxury Portfolio. [...] membership in the LeadingRE network, which is comprised of over 550 independent residential real estate brokerage firms, has allowed the company to expand its reach to include relocation and referral services worldwide. When I do training for our agents, I always start with the stories of relocation, including my own story, because I have moved so many times. What are the key benefits for your company as members of LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio? The client does get to take their Realtor with them, in a sense, because before I place the referral with another member company, I always ask my agent to tell me something about their client that will be helpful in making a good match. LS: Since Greenwood King is a boutique firm, and because many of our listings are in niche areas, and are custom built with a unique flavor to them, sellers often tell us that they don't think that a Houstonian is going to buy their house. Michelle Sandlin is an award-winning writer, journalist and global mobility industry expert.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Real estate Real property Property Sales Agent Real estate broker/agent Luxury real estate
Gypsum’s condemnation of biomass plant acreage along Eagle River overturned by district court
An Eagle County District Court has rejected the Town of Gypsum’s condemnation of land next to the Eagle River owned by a biomass plant operator, saying the town failed to follow its own rules for publicly announcing its eminent domain plans.
1 points by The Denver Post | Property Eminent domain Eagle County Colorado Condemnation Private property Property law Acre Expropriation
Study examines possible options for revitalization of Oakland Mills Village Center
As Columbia begins to celebrate its 50th anniversary and as the planned community's urban core redevelops, Oakland Mills Village Center is eyeing resurgence. Wednesday night, residents reviewed a feasibility study that evaluates the chance of private investment in the aging village center. The...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Columbia Maryland Property Community Town Howard County Maryland Village Oakland Mills Columbia Maryland Oakland Mills High School
Review begins of 115 Harford properties in rezoning review
Public input being sought in many forums as comprehensive process moves forward
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Property Harford County Maryland Harford County Public Schools Baltimore County Maryland Zoning County commission Abingdon Maryland Bel Air Harford County Maryland
Detroit's priciest dilapidated house is back on the market for $5M
A ramshackle house in Detroit near the new Little Caesars Arena is back on the market, this time asking $5 million.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Red Wings Detroit Joe Louis Arena Hotel Mike Ilitch Corporation Property Limited liability company
In Flint, tenants suffer with shutoff of water
At Lakeside Apartments in northeast Flint, losing water service is the latest in a series of disappointments        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Renting Landlord Real estate Apartment Lease Property Rental agreement Genesee County Michigan
Save money on your property taxes
Forget about keeping up with the Joneses. This time of year you want your house to be as crummy as possible. Why? Because it’s property tax assessment time, which means it’s also assessment appeal time. And if you can successfully argue that your house isn’t worth as much as the government says it...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Real estate Property tax Tax Assessor Property
Baltimore Co. Council questions proposed sewer extension to official's property
The Baltimore County Council postponed action this week on a resolution that would have extended a public sewer line to a single property at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $200,000. The home is located in the 100 block of Delight Road in the Reisterstown area. "I think the question that we all have...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore County Maryland Property Local government in the United States Sanitary sewer Ownership County commission Councillor Baltimore
'Town That Garbage Built' for sale in Pennsylvania for $1.5M
REDUCTION, Pa. (AP) - "The Town That Garbage Built" is up for sale.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | The Philadelphia Inquirer Headline Subscription business model Single-family detached home Town Property Risk Newspaper
'Town That Garbage Built' for sale in Pennsylvania
REDUCTION, Pa. — “The Town That Garbage Built” is up for sale.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Real estate Family Property Town Newspaper Youghiogheny River Milk Ownership
Hawaii committees pass new versions of vacation rental bills
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii legislative committees have passed new versions of bills addressing vacation rentals. State Senate committees on tourism and public safety on Wednesday passed legislation giving hosting platforms like Airbnb the option to pay hotel taxes on behalf of short-term rental operators. The bill says platforms that do ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Congress Bill Clinton Legislatures Legislature Senate Property Renting United States
Letter: War on seniors
War on seniorsA 32 percent increase in our January tax bill came as a shock. “It’s because of sales in your area,” said the lady at Concord’s city hall. I got an appeal form and visited What an eye-opener.I saw assessments on all 180 units in our condo complex. All are 887 squ...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Property Appeal Landlord Law Absentee landlord Real estate Assessment Income
Editorial: City should reject Concord Orthopaedics request
Concord’s Planning Board should reject the request by Concord Orthopaedics, a 25-doctor practice across Langley Parkway from Concord Hospital, to rezone a nearby residential neighborhood so it can build a large surgical center. The change would almost certainly spell doom for the closely knit neighb...
23 points by Concord Monitor | Zoning Parking Parking lot Parking space Unitarian Universalism Surgery Pay and display Property
Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million
A 9,000-square-foot mansion on an Inner Harbor pier has sold for $6.25 million to a West Coast executive with ties to the movie industry. The all-cash sale is likely to rank among the region's top residential sales for the year. Agents who worked on the deal declined to identify the buyer. But...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Real estate Real property Tom Clancy Property Home Playboy Mansion Commercial property House
Collingswood, with the help of non-profit, begins fixing up abandoned eyesores
Collingswood has targeted 40 abandoned properties for rehab. Work on the homes, with the help of the Saint Joseph's Carpenters Society began Thursday.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Saint Joseph Renovation Property Home improvement Camden County New Jersey Home Willy Maley Property law
Essex Township clerk charged with stealing $94K in taxpayer money
A downstate township clerk has been charged with stealing $94,000 of taxpayer money.
33 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Lisa Madigan Property Criminal law Crimes Kankakee County Illinois Illinois Attorney General Attorneys general Cheque
Our Turn: Two key votes in income inequality fight
New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, but there is always more work to do to expand opportunity for everyone, including small-business owners and low- to middle-income workers. While New Hampshire is the sixth wealthiest state with the seventh most favorable overall bu...
44 points by Concord Monitor | Tax New Hampshire Property Taxation Capitalism Property tax Taxation in the United States Capital gains tax
This bill would bar the state from compelling landlords to disclose information on their tenants' citizenship
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 15, 2017, 6:12 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
26 points by Los Angeles Times | United States California Political philosophy Renting Federal government of the United States Government President of the United States Property
Michigan inn owner sues over 5 percent tourism tax
GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The owner of two inns in northern Michigan is challenging a room tax that's used to promote tourism around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. David Gersenson runs Sylvan Inn and Lakeshore Inn in Glen Arbor. A lawsuit filed this week could have consequences for tourism ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Michigan Northern Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Lake Michigan Property First Amendment to the United States Constitution United States National Lakeshore Traverse City Michigan
Wings expect ‘special night’ in honoring Mike Ilitch
“It’s a big game for our hockey club, and a special night,” captain Henrik Zetterberg said.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg Comerica Park Property Ownership English-language films Downtown Detroit Detroit Tigers
Business Q&A: Paws ‘n’ Play, Arvada
Longtime local pet shop gets a new owner ready to continue the legacy.
9 points by The Denver Post | Property Quantification Ownership The Best Part Dog Food Healthy and Happy Debut albums
New rules would ease pressure on western Howard farms
As transplanted suburbanites increasingly began moving into homes next to long-established farmers in western Howard County, a clash of cultures accelerated there in the past decade. New residential neighbors brought setback requirements between farms and houses, forcing some farmers to limit future...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Property Zoning County commission Ownership John Locke Farm Agriculture Howard County Maryland
Body found in burned vehicle in southeast Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have found a body in a burned car on the southeast side of Kansas City. KMBC-TV ( ) reports that police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say two people walking on a wooded private property located the vehicle. Responding officers found ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Property Transport Automobile Missouri Private property Kansas Walking Vehicle
Report: Texas school district explores using students as janitors in cost-cutting measure
A budget shortfall brought on by a cut of state funding has lead the Frisco Independent School District to explore ways to save money over the coming years.
852 points by The Houston Chronicle | High school Dallas Texas School district Education Frisco Texas Property Plano Texas
Juneau assembly cracks down on homeless sleeping downtown
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Juneau Assembly is cracking down on homeless people sleeping near downtown businesses. The city and borough assembly voted 5-4 Monday to pass an ordinance that will let police cite anyone caught sleeping on private property downtown between midnight and 7 a.m. KTOO radio reports ( ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Property Private property Capitalism Property law Juneau Alaska Public property Copyright Means of production
Ellicott City businesses push street parking to rebound from flood
In the latest sign that the historic district is trying to bounce back from the summer's devastating flash flood, merchants in Ellicott City are pushing officials to reinstate public parking along Main Street, where roughly 70 on-street spaces are now off limits, reducing foot traffic. Howard County officials designated the ...
298 points by The Washington Times | County seat Howard County Maryland Parking space Ellicott City Maryland Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Retailing Property Patapsco Female Institute
Camden methadone clinic leaving downtown location
The corner, a parcel of prime real estate across from City Hall and a park, will be the new home of Rutgers University-Camden's School of Business.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Camden New Jersey Property New Jersey City of London Kris Kolluri PATCO Speedline Philadelphia City
Scholarships for homeless
Penacook Spring cleaning? United Church of Penacook, located at the corner of Community Drive and Canal St., is renting spaces for its indoor/outdoor Spring Fair on March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Handmade craft items, product vendors, attic treasures and baked goods will be available. Spaces can be...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Tax Concord New Hampshire New Hampshire Property Renting Real estate Property tax Scholarship