Do CC&Rs Expire?

In this video, I’ll discuss whether covenants, conditions, and restrictions—or, “CC&Rs”—on land expire. The short answer is “yes”—if they say so. CC&Rs are often contained in documents titled “Declarations” that are prepared on behalf of the developer. These Declarations usually include language stating for how long the CC&Rs will last. These provisions can vary. I…

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How Tax Liens Can Affect Title to your Land

By Greg George, Attorney Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, [February 22, 2018].  As we’ve all heard, only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. And while the impact of death on property ownership is well-trodden ground—occupying the careers of estate planners and other professionals—the impact of taxes is less frequently discussed. But unpaid taxes can…

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The Hirst Fix is In!

Senate Bill 6091 was signed by Gov. Inslee on Friday, January 19, 2018. It attempts to cure some of the issues related to landowners in Washington State not being able to procure building permits. As we posted last year (see https://macomberlaw.com/2017/05/18/bought-can-build/), the Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision mandated that cities and counties were responsible…

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PRESS RELEASE: Macomber Law signs Licensing Agreement with Real Property Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – January 9, 2018. Macomber Law, PLLC signed a licensing Agreement with Real Property Solutions, LLC (RPS) on January 1, 2018. RPS is dedicated to transparency in real estate transactions. Through its website at www.TimelyContract.com, real estate due diligence services previously available only to large commercial clients are now…

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PRESS RELEASE: Greg George of Macomber Law Presents CLE Course to Spokane County Bar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION Arthur B. Macomber Managing Attorney Macomber Law, PLLC 505 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 584 Spokane, WA 99201 509-327-4700 Art@MacomberLaw.com www.MacomberLaw.com SPOKANE, Washington – January 3, 2018 –Attorney Greg M. George presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course to the Spokane County Bar on December 21, 2017. The course was held…

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Water Rights in Montana

Water Rights Defined If you are purchasing property in Montana, you’ll want to spend some time gaining an understanding of the laws affecting the water rights associated with the parcel. Like most western states, Montana governs its water resources under the prior appropriation doctrine. Under this doctrine, a water user must have a water right…

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Real Estate Disclosures in Washington State

by Brooks Schott and Art Macomber October 27,2017 Overview. This article discusses required disclosures by sellers of real estate in Washington State. With few exceptions, Washington State requires extensive seller disclosures before the sale of real property—whether the property is residential or commercial. The disclosure form required depends on whether the property is defined as…

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