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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 The act amends the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (MCOCA), originally enacted as Act 99 of 2000, which will change how some municipalities issue U&O certificates.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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HB 1437 signed by governor

HB 1437 signed by governor

Nov 3, 2016 | Kim Shindle

Realtors® sent almost 14,000 emails to legislators regarding HB 1437, making it one of the most talked about pieces of legislation in the capitol.

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Your vote counts - register to vote online

Your vote counts – register to vote online

Sep 27, 2016 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

Pennsylvania recently launched “2Vote,” a new feature that will allow anyone that texts “PA” to “2Vote” (28683) to access their voter registration status or an application to register.

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PAR provides testimony on licensing home inspectors

PAR provides testimony on licensing home inspectors

Sep 22, 2016 | Kim Shindle

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® provided testimony in support of House Bill 1421 (Helm, R-Dauphin), which would license home inspectors, at a House Professional Licensure Committee meeting in the Capitol yesterday.

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