Real Estate

Agricultural Development in the Highlands

Development in the Highlands Preservation Area. How do Highlands development restrictions affect agricultural development?  Considerable farmland falls within the Highlands Region.  Primarily intended to protect drinking water, over 800,000 acres of New Jersey, known as the, “Highlands Region,” have been designated either Highlands Preservation Area

By |2019-02-15T11:53:29-04:00February 21st, 2017|Farming Law, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate|

Environmental Due Diligence and “Innocent Owner” Status

Looking to purchase property with contaminated soil and groundwater?  Probably not, unless you are a brownfield’s redeveloper. Most purchasers of commercial property are counting on their property being “clean.”  Environmental due diligence occurs in two phases: 1) review the current and historic activities at the

Nicole L. Voigt attend CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Convention

Nicole L. Voigt attended the 2016 Convention of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW-Network) in New York City.  Speakers included keynote speaker Admiral William H. McRaven USN (Ret.);  Amy Cuddy, Author, Business Leader, and Professor at Harvard Business School; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO & Co-Founder of

By |2019-08-14T07:36:16-04:00October 31st, 2016|Announcements, Farming Law, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate|

Residential Real Estate Closings: to do or Not to do???

I recently scaled back on my residential real estate closings, so that I can practice real estate law.  Confusing?  Let me explain. My real estate practice includes commercial, agricultural, and industrial transactions and disputes, land use/zoning, tax appeals, foreclosure, farming, landlord/tenant, and environmental issues.  This is in

By |2016-09-26T15:37:20-04:00September 26th, 2016|Announcements, Real Estate|

Buying Out-of-State Property?

I have increasingly been asked to review transactions or relief offers involving time shares and  and vacation properties where buyers find themselves suffering buyers' remorse.  Many different issues have arisen over the years, but a common theme is that the contracts strongly favor the seller

By |2019-06-25T17:28:30-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Real Estate|

Nicole L. Voigt featured member of Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey, January 2016

Attorney Nicole L. Voigt is the January 2016 spotlight member of Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. New Jersey (CREW NJ).  To review CREW NJ's interview of Ms. Voigt, click HERE.  CREW NJ is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 that promotes communication and interaction between

By |2016-01-07T14:22:53-04:00January 7th, 2016|Announcements, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate|

Post-Sandy Construction Defects

Construction Boomed on the Jersey Shore Following Hurricane Sandy Following Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey’s shore experienced an influx of contractors seeking to demolish, re-build, repair, and/or elevate damaged homes.   General contractors, subcontractors, designers, and suppliers targeted Sandy victims, some even relocating from out-of-state. Many established

By |2019-06-25T17:28:41-04:00November 12th, 2015|Litigation, Real Estate|

Facing Foreclosure?

Courts, Modifications, Short Sales, and Deed-in-Lieu By Nicole L. Voigt, Esq., Attorney at Law Nicole L. Voigt, Esq., Real Estate Attorney Homeowners facing foreclosure find themselves in a marketplace.  They receive solicitations from private companies guaranteeing work-outs (be careful – these are often

By |2019-08-23T08:07:33-04:00December 13th, 2013|Landlord Tenant, Real Estate|

Property Transfers Require Cesspool Upgrades

MUST UPGRADE TO SEPTIC SYSTEM AS CONDITION OF SALE Cesspool, or septic? Will upgrade regulations delay closing? Effective June of 2012, properties serviced by a cesspool, privy, outhouse, latrine, or pit toilet may not be transferred without upgrading to a septic system.  (NJAC

By |2014-08-27T09:56:49-04:00July 15th, 2013|Real Estate|

Alternate Wastewater Treatment Options

By Guest Contributor, Wayne J. Ingram, P.E., P.P., Vice President, Engineering & Land PLanning Assoc. A residence with a conventional disposal field installation. In April 2012, the NJDEP passed long-awaited revisions to the septic regulations in the State.  Among the changes were new mandates

By |2013-05-23T16:10:03-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Real Estate|

Lapsed Flood Insurance

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Merlin's house in August of 2005.  About two weeks before Katrina hit, he had missed a deadline to pay a premium to keep his flood insurance policy in effect for 2005 to 2006.  After Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency extended a

By |2012-03-02T11:35:04-04:00March 2nd, 2012|Real Estate|