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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — February, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — February, 2019

February 13, 2019 Michael Ball of PNC Institutional Asset Management presented an overview of the Association's investment portfolio. Upon motion by Corinn Kirchner, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the January 9, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. The...

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The Pennsylvania BMP Manual

The Pennsylvania BMP Manual

As I wrote previously, the term "BMP", or Best Management Practice, originally came from the operators of sewage treatment plants where it referred to the training, personnel management, maintenance, etc. necessary in the operation of sewage treatment plants. It later...

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Working Outside of the Box

Working Outside of the Box

Real estate salespersons often have second jobs. Should a broker care? All in unison . . . "it depends". Issues relating to profitability and productivity of a salesperson aside, a broker has reason to be concerned when a salesperson is also employed in a job closely...

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Working Inside the Box — Establishing the Box

Working Inside the Box — Establishing the Box

What is your agreement with your broker? A recurring question to the Hotline is "what is my broker's obligation to pay me when I have pending transactions at the time I affiliate with a new broker?" There are many similar questions relating to fees after termination...

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What the Heck is a Real Estate Owned Property?

What the Heck is a Real Estate Owned Property?

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there as to just exactly what is a Real Estate Owned Property. Some agents, when listing properties owned, in good standing, by the seller, are checking the Real Estate Owned box on the listing input form because they don't...

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Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance

Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance

Chimney maintenance is critical to maintaining a safe home; however, most homeowners rarely, if ever, have their chimney, and the appliance(s) venting into it, professionally cleaned and serviced on a regular basis. Any chimney, whether used with a fireplace or a wood...

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LCAR Membership Updates — January, 2019

LCAR Membership Updates — January, 2019

New Members Designated Affiliates Brian Gibbbs, Peoples Bank James Mahler, Belco Community Credit Union Designated Realtor John Pinchiaroli, 5 Mountains Realty Realtors Kulani Besso, Younger Realty Group Alexander Einspahr, Younger Realty Group Kari Eshleman, Younger...

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Meet LCAR’s 2019 President — Richard Boas, Jr.

Meet LCAR’s 2019 President — Richard Boas, Jr.

Richard Boas, Jr. of Berkshire Hathaway began his real estate career in 1994; and he currently works as a real estate team with his son, Richard. He has earned several real estate designations, including his Broker's License; and he has won numerous sales awards....

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2019 LCAR Banquet

2019 LCAR Banquet

On January 24th the Lancaster County Association of Realtors celebrated its 84th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and began its 102nd year of service to the real estate industry. The 2019 LCAR Directors were installed by...

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As Is

As Is

Let's see a show of hands . . . how many of you think PAR should publish a standard "as is" agreement of sale? I see a great show of hands which is a little surprising given that the widely used PAR standard agreement, ASR, is in fact an "as is" agreement. True, PAR...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®