Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Desiree Brougher is the standard forms manager at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.
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FIRPTA comes full circle in Agreement of Sale

FIRPTA comes full circle in Agreement of Sale

Feb 15, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

PAR’s Standard Forms Committee has reverted the language regarding FIRPTA on the Agreement of Sale back to the original paragraph.

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Commitment Issues

Commitment Issues

Dec 20, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

On Jan. 1, a new Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate will be published with a noticeably different paragraph 8.

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New rules for quid pro quo, hostile environment in housing

New rules for quid pro quo, hostile environment in housing

Oct 26, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

HUD’s Final Rule on the Fair Housing Act, which became effective Oct. 14, imposes direct and vicarious liability on housing providers who engage in or fail to put an end to discriminatory housing practices which subject a person to harassment based on that person’s race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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CFPB issues new TRID proposals

CFPB issues new TRID proposals

Aug 23, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

The proposal, if adopted, will give more formal instruction to lenders on how to modify the Closing Disclosure, so that it can be provided to third parties involved in the transaction without revealing the consumer’s non-public personal information, or to provide separate Closing Disclosures to each party.

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Comparing the Sale & Settlement Contingency Addenda

Comparing the Sale & Settlement Contingency Addenda

Jul 26, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Two revised sale & settlement contingency forms – the Sale & Settlement of Other Property Contingency (Form SSP) and the Sale & Settlement of Other Property Contingency With Right to Continue Marketing and Timed Kickout Clause (Form SSP-TKO) – will be released on Jan. 1.

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Small change to the Seller’s Property Disclosure

Small change to the Seller’s Property Disclosure

Apr 7, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Stay updated on the latest update to our standard form, the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement.

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Bye-Bye, RR! Hello BRI

Bye-Bye, RR! Hello BRI

Mar 3, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

PAR is dismissing the Reply to Inspections/Reports Addendum to the Agreement of Sale (Form RR) and introducing its cousin, the Buyer’s Reply to Inspections/Reports or Written Corrective Proposal. Here’s what you need to know.

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Standard Forms Committee updates, new forms for residential addenda

Standard Forms Committee updates, new forms for residential addenda

Feb 24, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Revised and new forms for residential addenda will be hitting the market on March 7. Here is what you need to know.

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Standard Forms Committee updates, new forms for vacant land and manufactured housing

Standard Forms Committee updates, new forms for vacant land and manufactured housing

Feb 23, 2016 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Revised and new forms for vacant land and manufactured housing will be hitting the market on March 7. Here is what you need to know.

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