Kim Shindle

Kim Shindle

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

Document filing fees increased

Jul 17, 2014 | Kim Shindle

The recently passed Pennsylvania 2014-15 budget includes an increase in document filing fees for all documents filed with the Record of Deeds including real estate-related items.

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Statewide housing sales, prices fall slightly in second quarter

Statewide housing sales, prices fall slightly in second quarter

Jul 11, 2014 | Kim Shindle

The Commonwealth’s housing market saw a small decline in the second quarter, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.

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Governor signs Mechanics’ Lien legislation

Governor signs Mechanics’ Lien legislation

Jul 10, 2014 | Kim Shindle

PAR President Kim Skumanick said, “Home buyers who have purchased a newly-constructed home should be protected from mechanics’ liens being filed against the property by subcontractors once closing has occurred.”

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FEMA: Most Properties See No Increase for 2015 Flood Insurance

FEMA: Most Properties See No Increase for 2015 Flood Insurance

Jun 24, 2014 | Kim Shindle

There’s good news for homeowners who need flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced no premium increases in 2015 for most properties in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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FEMA implements insurance rate relief

FEMA implements insurance rate relief

May 9, 2014 | Kim Shindle

FEMA, at the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) urging, implemented the flood insurance rate relief seven months early, according to Austin Perez, NAR senior policy representative – environmental issues.

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

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

Apr 23, 2014 | Kim Shindle

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

First quarter home sales decline slightly, median price increases

Apr 11, 2014 | Kim Shindle

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

Senators address school property tax reform during seminar

Apr 9, 2014 | Kim Shindle

“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

Barletta addresses Realtors® in Harrisburg

Apr 8, 2014 | Kim Shindle

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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