• Settlement requires real estate brokers to disclose commissions

    The National Association of Realtors is revamping its rules about commissions to comply with a settlement reached with the Department of Justice. The settlement requires brokers to disclose commissions on listings published through the Multiple Listings Service.

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  • Web Exclusive: Attorney’s restoration brings river house back to life 

    Before she even saw the house at auction, Beverly Corn firmly put her foot down with a resounding no. “I kept saying, ‘I’m not doing it. I don’t know what donkey you think is going to drag me into this, I’m not doing it,’” Corn said. But that was two years ago, before the newly christened Riparian House in her childhood hometown came back to life with her help.

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  • Economic excitement: Immigration law firm plans to boost businesses, communities with foreign investors

    Marco Moreno was introduced to the idea of economic development by watching a rundown, forgotten neighborhood in Indianapolis get a second chance. He came to the Circle City to study law and was intrigued by the neighborhood redevelopment work. A few years later, his interest was reignited when he learned how regional centers were boosting international funding for projects designed to grow businesses and help communities in the United States. Now the immigration attorney is running a unique regional center in Indianapolis.

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  • Lake Michigan shore fight continues in court, Legislature

    The years-long struggle between public and private rights along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline continues in the Indiana Statehouse and in federal court, even as the state marks the two-year anniversary of a landmark Indiana Supreme Court decision that ruled in the public’s favor.

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Articles

Janzen: Real estate laws hurting climate change fight?

Midwestern farms are sitting on an untapped resource to meet climate change goals, namely, millions of acres of farmland that have always been farmed to maximize production. Soil and climate scientists are finding that with some production changes, such as planting cover crops during fallow periods to ensure soil is always pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, farmers can increase soil uptake of carbon in farmland.

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City seeks new uses for old jail buildings in downtown Indy

Indianapolis hopes to spur more movement with a request for development proposals for historic buildings at 752 E. Market St. and 730 E. Washington St. The former Arrestee Processing Center on Market has been closed since 2017 (except for a section used for the Reuben Engagement Center until 2020) and the Jail II building on Washington will be vacant after inmates are fully moved to the Community Justice Campus in Twin Aire.

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Leverton: Unique legal consideration with industrial outdoor storage

By Justin Leverton Indianapolis is uniquely positioned as one of the top industrial markets in America. With its easy access to air, train and truck transport, it is one of the few industrial markets that was not seriously impacted by the Great Recession. Nowadays, the Indianapolis industrial market is booming, with few vacancies. A burgeoning […]

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Boyers and Hetzel: Building material price increases create challenges

While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our day-to-day lives and experiences, the construction and real estate development industries have had to address how to effectively handle a particularly difficult issue that has arisen: unprecedented price fluctuations with a wide variety of building materials, perhaps most notably with lumber, where prices rose by as much as 400% this spring.

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Spickelmier: 7th Circuit’s decision impacts tenants who purchase real estate

A significant decision came out of the 7th Circuit this September in the world of environmental practitioners and professionals, but many real estate tenants, developers, owners, investors and attorneys who do not specialize in environmental law may not appreciate the impact of this decision on due diligence, timing and costs for preserving a property owner’s defense against Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) liability

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Justice Barrett selling South Bend home

The South Bend home where Justice Amy Coney Barrett, her husband, Jesse, and their seven children have lived for 19 years is being sold as the family prepares to relocate to Washington, D.C., to be closer to her work at the U.S. Supreme Court. She isn’t the only Hoosier pulling up stakes in South Bend to go serve in the nation’s capital.

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