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District of Columbia – Public Participation in Private Development Venture does not trigger Davis-Bacon Act

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On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit determined whether the Davis-Bacon Act applies to the construction of CityCenterDC.   According to the Court, CityCenterDC is a large private development in the heart of Washington, D.C. It features upscale retail stores such as Hermès, Boss, and Louis Vuitton; high-end restaurants such as DBGB and Centrolina; the large private law firm of Covington & Burling; and luxury residences.

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National – Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires Released by FHFA, FNMA and Freddie Mac

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Last week, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae released standardized Condominium Project Questionnaire forms.

According to Freddie Mac’s website, “The new forms provide greater consistency and clarity for lenders as they work to collect information to determine eligibility for mortgages secured by units in condominium projects.”

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District of Columbia – Mayor’s $100M a year for affordable housing isn’t close to enough

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The Mayors $100M A Year For Affordable Housing Isnt Close To Enough

With more Millennials and other out-of-towners moving into the District for a taste of the fast-paced life in our nation’s capital, combined with “up-and-coming” neighborhoods sprouting like weeds- along with their rents-Washington, DC, faces an escalating affordable housing issue. To tackle these issues, we’re hosting our Fifth Annual Affordable Housing Forum on Thursday, March 24.

 

District of Columbia – Ruiz v. Millennium Square Residential Association

Ruiz v. Millennium Square Residential Association

On January 13, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order upholding an arbitration provision contained in the recorded Bylaws of Millennium Square Residential Association in NW Washington, DC.

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District of Columbia – DCRA Business License Amnesty Program Ends February 29

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The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Business License Amnesty Program, which allows businesses (including District community associations) to become compliant with DC regulations requiring business licenses and corporate registrations without penalties, late fees, or delinquent filing fees, expires Monday, February 29.

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New Jersey – In re Rones

Whispering Woods Condominium Association, Inc. v. Rones (New Jersey – Bankruptcy)

The decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to reverse an earlier, published decision from U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey has national consequences in limited super-priority lien states.

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District of Columbia – What’s wrong with D.C. condo owner bill of rights?

What’s wrong with D.C. condo owner bill of rights?

D.C. Council members are studying a controversial measure that would provide new protections for homeowners who are facing foreclosure by condominium associations for failure to pay monthly fees. We are a litigious society, with hundreds of lawsuits filed daily on issues ranging from pets to parking, paint jobs to patios.

District of Columbia – A new owner for one of Adams Morgan’s last vacant parcels

A new owner for one of Adams Morgan’s last vacant parcelsOne of the last vacant, developable parcels in Adams Morgan is under new ownership, and the years-old plans to fill the space with a multi-unit condo building are changing ever so slightly. Capital City Real Estate acquired the surface parking lot at 2337 Champlain St. NW last November for $5.28 million.

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