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- A Novel Approach to Mortgage Crisis: Take Underwater Homes Through Eminent Domain
Richmond, California has developed a unique solution to the problem with homes that are underwater after the mortgage crisis. It is using the government's authority to take title to property through eminent domain to reduce the underwater mortgage debt in the city.
- Understanding Eminent Domain
Eminent domain, or the process by which the government takes property from private owners, can be a confusing process for many. The most common use of eminent domain is to obtain title to property used for roads and other public facilities. But, this is changing. Cases have held that eminent domain can also be used for the purpose of economic development. So how does eminent domain work?
- Before You Hire a Condemnation Attorney Ask These 9 Questions
When the government has condemned you land this is often referred to as eminent domain. When faced with eminent domain, you should consider obtaining the assistance of a condemnation attorney. Before you choose a condemnation lawyer to represent you, there are some questions that you may want to ask the attorneys you are interviewing:
- Attorney Las Vegas - Real Estate Attorneys Foreclosure and Foreclosed Homes in Las Vegas Nevada
What is foreclosure? - To foreclose on property is for a creditor to assert a claim of right, given by the owner of property to a creditor, to transfer interest in property to the creditor in the event the present owner (borrower) fails to pay an obligation, usually created by a loan agreement or promissory note. In short, in most cases, it is when a lender takes property from its owner and sells it in order to satisfy an unpaid debt.
- Defining Blight
When the government wants to take your land it may be because of blight. When the government wants to take your property under Eminent Domain Laws, they can do so as long as the property they take is used for public purpose; roads, highways, etc. Or, they can take it to eliminate blight and economic development simply becomes a secondary outcome.
- Boston Mayor Threatens Filene's Developers with Eminent Domain Power
The mayor of Boston may decide to use eminent domain to solve the problem of a stalled major downtown development.
- The Condemned
There is an inherent limitation regarding the power of eminent domain.
- There's Oil In My Backyard. I'm Rich...Maybe
What you may find, though, is a letter in your mailbox from an individual who owned your property 40 years ago, informing you that he not only owns the mineral rights below the surface of your land, but also, that he has the rights to dig on your land for those minerals (called rights of entry). This letter may go further on to state that for a mere $800 he will release those rights of entry in your favor. Could it happen here? Let’s look at some facts...
- Water, Water Everywhere - Is any of it Mine?
The Florida peninsula is bordered on the East by the Atlantic and on the West and South by the Gulf. Together with its rivers, and approximately 30,000 lakes, Florida truly is a land where there is “water, water everywhere.” People frequently ask me who owns these different bodies of water, whether the general public has an unlimited right to use them for recreational purposes, how to access them, and the rights of the landowners abutting them.
- Nice Home... How Do I Get To It?
One key element of land ownership often taken for granted is the ability to access the property through the public road system. Imagine buying a house as an investment, and finding out later that it does not have legal access.