Nebraska Home Selling Process After the Great Recession, a lot of homeowners are still challenged to find sufficient equity in their home. The temptation is great to “cut out the middle man” and try to sell a home without a Realtor.  If done properly, a Nebraska homeowner can sell a home “for sale by owner”…

Thompson Law Office is pleased to announce that attorney Ben Thompson and the Omaha legal team won a successful appeal of a real estate case involving the Nebraska Condominium Act. The Nebraska Court of Appeals issued a published decision today reversing and remanding the case to the trial court in Douglas County for further proceedings.  The opinion can…

Owning a home in Nebraska brings the property rights that merely renting a home does not.  But those property rights in most communities are restricted to a degree by the ordinances of the city or county or the covenants that may have been recorded by a homeowner association. The news reported on a homeowner in…

Neighborhood disputes over covenant violations are never popular.  Boards of directors for homeowners associations are often tasked with enforcing covenants containing restrictions on the use of land within the neighborhood.  Sometimes residents fail to read the covenants and understand what they are agreeing to by purchasing property in a neighborhood with use restrictions.  Typical HOA…

The 2013 session of the Nebraska Legislature saw a change in the law governing collection of homeowners association assessments.  This applies to Nebraska townhome owners associations, condominium owners associations and traditional homeowners associations.  In May, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 442, which amends section 52-2001, 76-825, 76-842, 76-856, and 76-874 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes….

A Nebraska HOA attorney can decipher the many rules and regulations that go with owning a home in a newer neighborhood in Nebraska. When people buy a house in a new subdivision, condominium, or co-op, they generally become a mandatory member of a homeowners’ association (HOA) or condominium owners association. The property owner association’s members include anyone who owns lots or homes in the same…

How do you pronounce the word “lien”? Attorney Ben Thompson has published an article providing a general overview of liens, including types of liens, sources of liens, and methods for enforcing liens. It also takes the position that “lien” should be pronounced with one syllable, not two.  The articles is published in the May/June 2012 issue of The Nebraska…

At the 2011 Annual Real Estate Institute, hosted by the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Attorney Ben Thompson spoke on updates in the law governing sanitary and improvement districts (SIDs) and homeowners associations, including foreclosure of assessment liens arising by statute and under restrictive covenants.  The seminar was held…

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