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New and improved OGM forms coming soon

New and improved OGM forms coming soon

Jun 19, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

There is currently only one form in the PAR standard forms library dealing with oil, gas and mineral rights – Form OGM – which is a one-page form intended to be a disclosure and an addendum to the Agreement of Sale in one. On July 1, we will release three related forms to better assist you and your clients.

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What's the follow-up?

What’s the follow-up?

Jun 6, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Do these buyers have the right to terminate the Agreement of Sale based after asking the sellers to provide an additional inspection and being displeased with the results?

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Revised landlord/tenant forms coming soon

Revised landlord/tenant forms coming soon

Jun 2, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Revised landlord/tenant forms will be released on Saturday, July 1.

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Best of the hotline: Inspection contingency

Best of the hotline: Inspection contingency

May 2, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

If a buyer relies on a previous home inspection report, without conducting their own, are they waiving their inspection contingency?

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Hotel occupancy tax: What short-term rental owners need to know

Hotel occupancy tax: What short-term rental owners need to know

Apr 25, 2017 | Hank Lerner, Esq.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has been ramping up collections efforts for the state hotel occupancy tax lately.

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Selling a business

Selling a business

Mar 30, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

As a Realtor®, can you sell a business with real estate?

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Clearing the air on service animals

Clearing the air on service animals

Mar 15, 2017 | Douglas Fogle

Properties with no pet policies must make exception to persons in need of service animals.

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The Fair Housing Act and non-citizens: What you need to know

The Fair Housing Act and non-citizens: What you need to know

Mar 6, 2017 | Douglas Fogle

Does the FHA prohibit discrimination on the basis of citizenship?

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FIRPTA: What is it and why should you care?

FIRPTA: What is it and why should you care?

Feb 21, 2017 | Brett Woodburn, Esq.

Did you know homebuyers are responsible for ensuring that the IRS collects at least 15 percent of the sale price of real estate when the seller is not a U.S. tax resident?

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