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Take time to register to vote

Take time to register to vote

Apr 7, 2017 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s primary election is just a few weeks away. To be eligible to vote in the primary election next month, you must be registered to vote by April 17.

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Secretary outlines state budget process

Secretary outlines state budget process

Apr 6, 2017 | Kim Shindle

Budget Secretary Randy Albright and Sen. Pat Browne addressed Realtors® at PAR’s Day on the Hill this week in Harrisburg.

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Realtors® advocate at the state capital

Realtors® advocate at the state capital

Apr 5, 2017 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

More than 100 Pennsylvania Realtors® met with 40 state legislators during PAR’s Day on the Hill in Harrisburg yesterday.

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Make the Realtor® Party voice heard

Make the Realtor® Party voice heard

Mar 13, 2017 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

Be ready to respond to future federal legislative calls-for-action by signing up for NAR’s Realtor® Party Mobile Alerts.

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PAR leadership highlights top priorities with federal lawmakers

PAR leadership highlights top priorities with federal lawmakers

Feb 17, 2017 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

PAR President-elect Todd Umbenhauer, PAR’s new CEO Mike McGee, PAR Public Policy staff members Derenda Updegrave and Elizabeth Hensil and I met with our congressional lawmakers to discuss some of the National Association of Realtors® federal legislative priorities this year.

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Gov. Wolf met with Realtors® on Act 133

Gov. Wolf met with Realtors® on Act 133

Jan 12, 2017 | Kim Shindle

Pennsylvania Realtors® met with Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday for a ceremonial signing of Act 133 of 2016. The act amends the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act.

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New state law amends municipal code

New state law amends municipal code

Dec 29, 2016 | Kim Shindle

Denying use and occupancy certificates due to point of sale inspection issues is prohibited in Act 133 of 2016, which takes effect Jan. 2, 2017. The act amends the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (MCOCA), originally enacted as Act 99 of 2000, which will change how some municipalities issue U&O certificates.

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Highlighting NAR's three key legislative priorities

Highlighting NAR’s three key legislative priorities

Nov 11, 2016 | Todd Polinchock

We’re back from a great set of National Association of Realtors® meetings in Orlando and I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on Realtor® federal legislative priorities in the new year.

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Exercise your right to vote tomorrow

Exercise your right to vote tomorrow

Nov 7, 2016 | Todd Polinchock

In the Pennsylvania Senate and House, there are 228 seats up for election this year. These lawmakers make decisions on many issues affecting homeownership, private property rights and taxes. It’s important to be part of the process and vote.

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