Kim Shindle

Kim Shindle

Kim Shindle is the media relations manager at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. Follow Kim on Twitter.
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State insurance commissioner outlines appeal process for properties in flood zones

State insurance commissioner outlines appeal process for properties in flood zones

Apr 19, 2016 | Kim Shindle

“If a property owner believes his land is improperly included in a Special Flood Hazard Area, commonly known as a flood zone, he may want to appeal this placement,” according to Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Insurance commissioner.

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Santora amendment passes House

Santora amendment passes House

Apr 14, 2016 | Kim Shindle

The Santora amendment to House Bill 1437 passed the House (194-0) yesterday and will have third consideration after the primary election, after which it will move to the Senate for approval. The amendment more clearly defines “unfit for habitation” to provide better guidance to local code enforcement officials.

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Call-to-Action issued to more to clearly define 'unfit for habitation'

Call-to-Action issued to more to clearly define ‘unfit for habitation’

Apr 11, 2016 | Kim Shindle

PAR members are asked to respond to a Call-to-Action to ask House members to vote “yes” on the Santora amendment to House Bill 1437, which will more clearly define “unfit for habitation” to provide better guidance to local code enforcement officials.

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Use technology to give clients instant access to information

Use technology to give clients instant access to information

Mar 30, 2016 | Kim Shindle

Asking clients how they prefer to communicate is critical in today’s real estate market, according to Melissa Case, corporate blog manager for Citrix and a former Realtor®.

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Homeowner Septic Program changes help those faced with high costs of septic work

Homeowner Septic Program changes help those faced with high costs of septic work

Mar 18, 2016 | Kim Shindle

New changes to the Homeowner Septic Program make it more beneficial for homeowners facing high costs associated with on-lot septic system repairs or first-time sewer connections.

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Short-term rentals and tax collection in the news

Short-term rentals and tax collection in the news

Mar 16, 2016 | Kim Shindle

Short-term rentals are generally going to be subject to both the county and state hotel occupancy taxes, according to Hank Lerner, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® Director of Law and Policy.

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Online client reviews help build business and gain referrals

Online client reviews help build business and gain referrals

Mar 10, 2016 | Kim Shindle

Pottsville Realtor Erica Ramus said it’s important to have reviews from your clients online. “Sixty-seven percent of consumers said they read up to six reviews; 85 percent said they read up to 10 reviews and 7 percent are reading 20 or more reviews.”

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There's an app for that

There’s an app for that

Mar 7, 2016 | Kim Shindle

There are 1.6 million mobile apps available for smart phone users – and many will make it easier for Realtors® to do business.

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State unveils one-stop shop for flood coverage information

State unveils one-stop shop for flood coverage information

Mar 1, 2016 | Kim Shindle

The state recently created a new webpage, providing information on flood insurance available to Pennsylvania homeowners and renters, according to Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller.

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