Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Desiree Brougher is the standard forms manager at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.
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ZipForm® Plus update coming Aug. 9

ZipForm® Plus update coming Aug. 9

Aug 7, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

For current users of the zipForm® platform, you will see a redesign of the software this Wednesday, Aug. 9. 

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Forms on lockdown

Forms on lockdown

Jul 31, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Inappropriately providing forms to others is not only a violation of PAR’s copyright, but also actually devalues the contracts and your services. In the end, sharing the forms on social media or websites helps no one.

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CFPB issues clarification on “third parties”

CFPB issues clarification on “third parties”

Jul 24, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

One of the chief complaints we hear from Realtors® when it comes to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule is that Realtors® feel excluded from the transaction when financing is involved, because the rules generally prohibit lenders from providing copies of the Closing Disclosure to the licensee. How does a recent interpretation from CFPB impact that?

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Is medical marijuana a magic pill for real estate?

Is medical marijuana a magic pill for real estate?

Jul 10, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Proponents of medical marijuana claim health benefits that range from reduction in pain to a cure for cancer, but is the legalization of medical marijuana ...

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New and improved OGM forms coming soon

New and improved OGM forms coming soon

Jun 19, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

There is currently only one form in the PAR standard forms library dealing with oil, gas and mineral rights – Form OGM – which is a one-page form intended to be a disclosure and an addendum to the Agreement of Sale in one. On July 1, we will release three related forms to better assist you and your clients.

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Revised landlord/tenant forms coming soon

Revised landlord/tenant forms coming soon

Jun 2, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Revised landlord/tenant forms will be released on Saturday, July 1.

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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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