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Seller Disclosure

Seller Disclosure

The disclosure of a home's material defects didn't begin with passage of the Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law ("RESDL"). Pennsylvania common law has long required that sellers disclose latent and material defects. The problem prior to the use of the mandatory form...

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Got Mold?

Got Mold?

Mold is a natural part of nature and is all around us. It helps leaves or old fallen trees break down, it gives blue cheese its taste and it can help save lives (penicillin). Problems with mold can exist, however, when certain types are present around susceptible...

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Listing Liberties

Listing Liberties

How are we all doing with Bright MLS these days? Love it or hate it, Bright has opened a few doors on the Listing Input Sheet that we did not have Pre-B. For example, I should now be able to look at a listing and see whether the property has a first floor master, what...

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Advertising Guidelines

Advertising Guidelines

So your listing just went active, and you want to let the whole world know. Well hold on there buckaroo . . . there are some things you need to know before you go and advertise your listing on Tinder. I think it's safe to say that we all take advertising for granted...

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FHA Condo Spot Approvals

FHA Condo Spot Approvals

On October 15th, HUD announced that they are allowing "spot approvals" on single units for FHA loans within a Condo Association that otherwise would not allow FHA financing. This means that a single unit in a condo association that is not FHA approved could...

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LCAR Membership Updates — October, 2019

LCAR Membership Updates — October, 2019

New Members Realtors Michelle Olewiler, Infinity Real Estate LaTrelle Renaud, Our Town Leasing Kara Weber, ReMax Pinnacle Lancaster Vanessa Zimmerman, Alan H. Cherkin Real Estate Members on the Move Justine Dennis McPhee, KW Elite Lancaster Plaza Andrew Leaman, KW...

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Over $29,000 for TLC!

Over $29,000 for TLC!

LCAR's 31st Annual Charity Dinner to benefit Transitional Living Center (TLC) was held Thursday, October 10th, at the Fireside Tavern in Strasburg. This year's proceeds bring LCAR's total contributions to over $532,000! Sponsors of the event were as...

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LCAR Membership Updates — October, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — October, 2019

October 9, 2019 Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Rob Hess, the minutes of the September 11, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. Staff informed the Directors that the Remine Pro version will soon be offered as part of the standard Bright MLS package. It was noted...

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Sewer Line Inspections

Sewer Line Inspections

A home's sewer line is something that homeowners never think about, yet a blockage can spell disaster. Your sewer line is a lateral sewer pipe (often 4 inch PVC or cast iron) that connects your home's plumbing fixture drains (such as toilets, bathtubs, sinks and...

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How Long to Return Deposits?

How Long to Return Deposits?

As a broker holding a deposit, how long should it take you to return it pursuant to the terms of a release signed by both parties or when sufficient time has passed (the 180 days or whatever it has been reduced to) and no litigation/mediation has been initiated? I am...

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LCAR Membership Updates — October, 2019

LCAR Membership Updates — September, 2019

New Members Realtors Susan Barnes, BHHS Homesale Quarryville Dante Heard, CB Central PA Lancaster Carissa Jarina, BHHS Homesale Lancaster Andrew Martin, Younger Realty Group Elizabeth Moyer, Realty One Unlimited Lancaster Paul Murray, BHHS Homesale Lancaster Hannah...

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iBuyers Are Knocking at Our Door — Part II

iBuyers Are Knocking at Our Door — Part II

In Part I of this blog post which you can read about here, we reviewed what an iBuyer was, how they operate and what type of seller would want to utilize their services. When agents learn about iBuyers for the first time, they have a tendency to think, "How can I...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®