Home Inspectors

Attend Inspections

PART TWO
Who, if anyone, should attend home inspections has been a topic of debate for as long as home inspections have been a standard element in a residential transaction.

Home Inspectors

Untimely Repairs

PART ONE
It happens.  Sellers agree to make repairs suggested by a home inspection, but fail to complete the job timely.

farm joint ownership

Untangling Joint Ownership of Real Estate

It is not uncommon in the farm community for real estate to be owned jointly by two or more owners.  Many times, parents will transfer their real estate to more than one child as part of their estate and farm succession plan.  Joint ownership of real estate often presents unique problems for the joint owners. 

Real Estate What If Question

What if?

These two words are the start of many questions by those who draft contracts, including agreements for the sale of real estate.

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The Importance Of Safety In Filling Heating Oil Tanks

More than 100,000 homeowners in Pennsylvania heat their homes with oil, meaning that their basements are homes to large, typically 150 gallons or more, heating oil tanks.

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Getting Creative

Understanding the Additional Terms Clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate.
The most dangerous clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (ASR) is found in our current Paragraph 32(B), Additional Terms. Here’s where agents can let loose with the most creative use of the pen imaginable!

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Fessing Up

Of the common mistakes in residential sales, none occurs more frequently than the failure to abide by timelines, specifically those found in the inspection contingencies.

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Selling Real Estate in an Era of Modern Surveilling

Real estate licensees and their clients must be aware of the nuances of video and audio surveillance laws to protect themselves from potential invasions of privacy, breaches of confidential information in violations of state and federal video and audio surveillance laws.

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What is CASPA and What do Contractors and Subcontractors Need to Know About Recent Legal Changes?

CASPA is Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act. It is the private industry version of the Prompt Payment Act, which applies to public projects. CASPA helps ensure that contractors and subcontractors working on commercial construction projects (or projects involving more than 6 residential units) get paid in a timely manner.

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A Tip from the West?

Timely tender of deposit checks is a growing problem that did not exist when offers and deposit checks were hand delivered. Now, deposit checks follow an offer’s acceptance by a handful of days.