Housing Discrimination - Fair Housing Act

Addressing Housing Discrimination With Your Real Estate Clients

Addressing housing discrimination with your real estate clients. Realtors need to uphold the principals of fair housing, when dealing with clients.

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Residential Property Claims – Seller Fails To Disclose Material Defects

As the buyer’s agent, what should you do if your buyer finds a material defect after purchasing the property. What to be aware of.

Real Estate Contract

Timely Ordering Of Real Estate Title Report Is A Requirement

The last major change to the Standard Agreement of Sale for Real Estate (ASR) added the requirement that the buyer order a title report within so many days of execution of the agreement.

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Changes To Pennsylvania Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

Substantive Changes Effective July 1, 2019
I thought the Arbitrator’s ruling was final: Why are we re-arbitrating our construction dispute? Beware Owners and Contractors: If you’re not careful, you could end up “re-arbitrating” your construction dispute after you thought it was resolved the first time.

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Real Estate Transaction Dual Agency and the Escalation Clause

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith reviews the challenges of dual agency representation in a real estate transaction.

Attorney Jim Goldsmith - Important Calendar Dates

Deadline Dates and Times Can Impact Real Estate Deals

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith, explains how deadline dates can adversely impact real estate deals.

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Solar Leases: Landowners Beware

The nature of agricultural land, being undeveloped and of high acreage, makes Pennsylvania’s farmland ideal for commercial solar projects.

Thank You Note

Is It Legal For Real Estate Brokers To Give Gifts For Referrals?

“It depends” is the right answer to most questions. Here the question is whether it is legal to give thank you gifts to people who refer buyers and sellers to real estate licensees. The reason I can’t give a straight answer to this simple question is because it lacks the details that accompany real life situations.