Oct 23, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
This is not the first time I have published an article on included and excluded items nor is it likely to be the last. In my 30+ years representing Realtors®, this has been a recurring problem though the recent call was my first on this specific item.
Sep 11, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court again has addressed the issue of the implied warranty of habitability. It recently ruled that the warranty it established in 1972, does not apply to purchasers other than the original home buyers of new construction.
Jul 23, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
When listing a property, do you even ask if a stigmatizing event has occurred? In light of the Supreme Court’s decision, it is not essential that you inquire.
Jun 2, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
Many callers to the Hotline over the years have asked about the legality of taking a fee for brokering the sale of a business, separate from the fee earned for brokering the sale of the real estate.
Apr 21, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
I am sure you are excited about the release of the new PAR standard residential Agreement. Regardless of your excitement, it will be in your hands soon, if not already. None of the changes are dramatic, but as with previous releases, it is an improvement.
Mar 6, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
When it comes to filling out the mortgage contingency clause, few Realtors® are confused about identifying the interest rate, term, loan amount or points. That is far from the case when it comes to understanding what to use as the maximum LTV.
Feb 19, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
A buyer wants out of her existing contract to purchase a different home. Can she terminate her contract? Does she get her deposit back?