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About Kim Shindle

Kim Shindle is the Manager of Media Relations at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. Follow Kim on Twitter.

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Realtors® will voice their support of Senate Bill 76 at the Capitol

April 23, 2014
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Realtors® are encouraged to attend a Property Tax Reform Rally & Senate Finance Committee hearing on a comprehensive amendment to Senate Bill 76 next week.
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First quarter home sales decline slightly, median price increases

April 11, 2014
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The Pennsylvania housing market got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.
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Senators address school property tax reform during seminar

April 9, 2014
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(l-r) Greg Herb, Sen. Mike Folmer, John Hopcraft, Sen. Dave Argall and Chuck Liedike

“SB 76 is a broader, fairer way to fund schools because more people will pay into school funding,” he explained. “This reform will be part of making Pennsylvania a more business friendly state,” according to Sen. Mike Folmer, who addressed Realtors® earlier this week.
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Barletta addresses Realtors® in Harrisburg

April 8, 2014
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Congressman Lou Barletta

Congressman Lou Barletta said flood insurance issues have been one of the dominant issues since being elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Call-to-Action issued on property tax reform

March 31, 2014
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Pennsylvania Realtors® are urged to contact their state senators today and ask them to support Senate Bill 76, the property tax reform legislation. A vote on Senate Bill 76 is anticipated in the next several weeks.
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New amendment changes how municipalities reduce delinquent taxes

February 12, 2014
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“Act 93, originally House Bill 388 (Parker, D-Philadelphia), only changed how municipalities reduce property tax claims and tax liens to a final judgment in that county,” said PAR legal counsel Brett Woodburn.
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RPAC fundraising awards presented to local associations

February 3, 2014
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The 2013 RPAC fundraising year saw an increase over the previous year, with investments totaling $490,254, up nearly $38,000 over 2012.
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PAR president testifies about flood insurance crisis

January 30, 2014
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PAR President Kim Skumanick (l) is interviewed about how changes to flood insurance is affecting homeowners and homebuyers.

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (PAR) President Kim Skumanick provided testimony regarding flood insurance issues homeowners and homebuyers have experienced because of the recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
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Governor highlights the state’s economy at PAR Inaugural

January 29, 2014
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (Photo/Stuart Leask)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett installed 2014 PAR President Kim Skumanick and spoke briefly on the state of the Commonwealth.
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