Private Equity’s New Role in US Real Estate

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Private equity investors now control a large portion of commercial real estate today.   What was once a niche area in the market is now seeing a surge in growth.   Investors are targeting distressed projects and opportunities, hoping to come in, purchase a property from a troubled owner, and improve areas that have fallen off, such [...]

Private Equity’s New Role in US Real Estate2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Commercial Real Estate Loans Tick Up

2016-11-23T15:01:59+00:00

The amount of commercial real estate loans held by banks grew at the end of April, showing improvement for the first time in over a year.  Banks burdened by troubled loans have been ridding themselves of their real estate debt, which they feel leaves them too exposed,  at the same time that new lending has [...]

Commercial Real Estate Loans Tick Up2016-11-23T15:01:59+00:00

Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee Considers Foreclosure Fee

2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00

Texas' Senate Jurisprudence Committee met April 15, 2009 and considered a bill (SB 2214)which would impose a $150 fee on foreclosure filings; proceeds from the fee would be sued to help fund civil legal services for poor Texans.  Read More Here

Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee Considers Foreclosure Fee2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00

Mandatory sales price disclosure proposed again.

2016-11-23T15:02:11+00:00

Texas State Senator Jeff Wentworth's Senate Bill 444 would make recording a real estate conveyance illegal unless the sales price is disclosed in the public record.  Purchasers in violation would be liable for 5% of the sales price.  Mandatory sales price disclosure bills have gained little traction in prior legislative sessions.  Check the progress of [...]

Mandatory sales price disclosure proposed again.2016-11-23T15:02:11+00:00

Leading Real Estate Indicator Hits Record Low — Opportunity for Developers?

2008-12-17T14:06:11+00:00

The Architecture Billing Index has now dropped in each of the last 10 months, indicating that construction and development of new real estate projects will remain at reduced levels in 2009.   The most recent figures set a new record low.   While this data confirms that real estate construction remains constrained, the lack of work for contractors may allow  developers to obtain more competitive [...]

Leading Real Estate Indicator Hits Record Low — Opportunity for Developers?2008-12-17T14:06:11+00:00

Lack of DIP Financing makes Bankruptcy Reorganization Difficult

2008-11-19T21:10:43+00:00

Troubled companies are encountering difficulty reorganizing in Chapter 11 business bankruptcies because of the scarcity of Debtor-In-Possession (DIP) Financing.  Without DIP Financing, many companies filing bankruptcy in the current down-cycle are being forced to liquidate rather than reorganize.   http://www.cnbc.com/id/27800248

Lack of DIP Financing makes Bankruptcy Reorganization Difficult2008-11-19T21:10:43+00:00

Homes/Other Assets Easier to Keep in Texas Bankruptcy

2008-11-18T17:55:01+00:00

Texas is beginning to see an increasing number of homeowners take advantage  of favorable Texas homestead and bankruptcy laws. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aI99ZTfd5KEo&refer=home

Homes/Other Assets Easier to Keep in Texas Bankruptcy2008-11-18T17:55:01+00:00

Real Estate Blog

2016-11-23T15:02:13+00:00

Welcome to the SBAustinLaw.com Real Estate Blog. We will be posting information about real estate and real estate law in this blog. So check back frequently for updates.

Real Estate Blog2016-11-23T15:02:13+00:00