Menu

Wire Fraud

Wire Fraud

Imagine this scenario as a home buyer. You're preparing to purchase the home of your dreams. Everything is in order, and settlement is just days away. You receive an email from your real estate professional alerting you that the wiring instructions for your settlement...

read more
Should the Client Attend the Home Inspection?

Should the Client Attend the Home Inspection?

In the vast majority of home inspections performed, the inspector's client is the home buyer. The client hires the inspector, and the client and the inspector have a legal business relationship in the form of the inspection agreement (contract). Since buying a home is...

read more
Flood Insurance, Part 2

Flood Insurance, Part 2

Other Shortcomings of Flood Maps and Flood Insurance The focus on the FEMA flood maps is understandable because . . . "Homeowners who live within the high-hazard flood plain and have a federally backed mortgage are required to purchase flood insurance. For everyone...

read more
Going Regional Series:  Lockboxes

Going Regional Series: Lockboxes

With the introduction of Bright MLS in October, our former MLS boundaries have been removed, and the movement of agents in the region has been much more fluid. While listing information is now easily accessible, we still have a barrier with the use of different...

read more
Forgot To Do Your Lockbox Assignment?

Forgot To Do Your Lockbox Assignment?

I just love our lockbox system. It's user friendly . . . easy to open, secure and we even opt to get notifications when showing agents open the box, or opt out. It's even relatively easy to assign a lockbox to your listing. So what's my issue? In the age of...

read more
Buyer Agency Contracts:  When?

Buyer Agency Contracts: When?

Major revisions to the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA) took effect in November 1999. The changes introduced the Consumer Notice and buyer agency and all that is tethered to it like dual agency and designated agency. I remember touring the...

read more
LCAR Membership Updates — April

LCAR Membership Updates — April

New Members Designated Affiliate Kevin Kozo, Turnberry Construction Group Realtors® Lauren Adams, Keller Williams Elite Joseph Coffey, Younger Realty Group Julie Dangleman, Realty One Group Unlimited Paul Dangleman, Realty One Group Unlimited Gideon Fisher, Kingway...

read more
Flood Insurance, Part I

Flood Insurance, Part I

Flood Maps are Like Sausage, and FEMA Loves Acronyms (FLA) Flood insurance, like any type of insurance, is a form of risk management. Before risk can be managed, it must be defined. In the life insurance business, the definition of risk takes the form of actuarial...

read more
Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Your Clients

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Your Clients

Consider having a conversation at the beginning of your working relationship with buyers and sellers about guidelines for posting their house-hunting and home-selling activities on social media. Buyers are anonymous to sellers until they submit a contract that states...

read more
Notching and Boring Holes in Structural Joists

Notching and Boring Holes in Structural Joists

Structural framing is the bones of a home. It normally consists of wood joists, studs and rafters and/or trusses. Its function is to distribute the weight load of the building through the home and then into the foundation and ground around the home. The weight load...

read more
LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — April, 2018

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — April, 2018

April 11, 2018 Upon motion by Christina Diehl, second by Jeff Funk, the minutes of the March 14, 2018 Directors' Meeting were approved. John Heithaus, a consultant for Bright MLS and Jeff Peters, a Bright MLS Director, provided an update on efforts to resolve system...

read more
LCAR Save the Dates . . .

LCAR Save the Dates . . .

April 19th; 9:00 a.m. -- Tour of Transitional Living Center, 105 E. King Street, Lancaster. Learn about the amazing work at TLC and see first hand why LCAR has supported this organization for 30 years in their efforts to fight homelessness in Lancaster County. To...

read more
Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®