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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Outdoor staging helps homeowners get top dollar

Outdoor staging helps homeowners get top dollar

Aug 28, 2014 | Kim Shindle

“You can’t get them inside if you can’t get them past the outside,” said Barb Schwarz, creator of Stagedhomes.com. “You know you have houses where your clients won’t get out of the car because the outside hasn’t been properly maintained.”

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Valuing land crucial in real estate transaction

Valuing land crucial in real estate transaction

Aug 25, 2014 | Kim Shindle

“Incorrectly valuing land can get both appraisers and real estate agents in trouble,” Melanie McLane, a real estate and appraiser instructor, said.

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Bridging traditional comfort zones and new technology

Bridging traditional comfort zones and new technology

Aug 20, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Getting stuck in a comfort zone limits Realtors®’ potential to achieve their goals, according to Jared James, a Realtor® and motivational speaker.

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Two members reappointed to state real estate commission

Two members reappointed to state real estate commission

Aug 13, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Two members of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® have been reappointed to the state real estate commission by Gov. Tom Corbett.

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Conditional Use and Occupancy Certificates cause problems in closings

Conditional Use and Occupancy Certificates cause problems in closings

Aug 8, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Real estate transactions in Pennsylvania could be adversely affected by Conditional Use and Occupancy Certificate issues.

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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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