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Conflicts When Listing Realtor Brings a Buyer

There is a significant conflict when a listing agent brings a buyer, who is a friend, relative or even themselves, to the transaction. Even if the listing agent isn’t “representing” this potential buyer in the transaction.

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Take Notice: Simple Ways Lenders Can Protect Themselves

Recent lawsuits against major car manufacturers and financing companies alleged that vehicles they financed were repossessed without providing the borrower with notice as required by Article 9.

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Mobile Deposit Patent Lawsuit

The United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”) was awarded a $102.8 million verdict against Wells Fargo in a mobile deposit patent infringement lawsuit.

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Planning for the End of LIBOR

Every participant in the financial markets knows that London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is not guaranteed after 2021, yet few have taken steps to prepare for LIBOR’s end.

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Using a Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Report is Recommended

To avoid real estate transaction problems, a copy of the Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Report, signed by the buyers and sellers, should be included in all settlement files.

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Solar Leases PA Update for Landowners

The second in a series of articles that addresses topics related to solar leases that are important to landowners.

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New Salary Threshold For Exempt Employees

Effective January 1, 2020, the salary level for an employee to qualify for the white-collar exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act has been raised.

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Tax Update IRS Announces New 2020 Limits

New 2020 Limits Announced by IRS for Estate and Gift Tax Limits and Retirement Plan Contributions.

Realtors Should Guard Against Discriminatory Practices

Realtors Should Guard Against Discriminatory Practices

A recent study revealed that housing discrimination by real estate licensees is still happening. Tips on how Realtors can recognize and eliminate illegal practices.