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(Business) Relationship Problems

When the buyer-seller relationship is beyond saving and the parties can’t seem to agree between themselves who is going to get to keep the deposit, then mediation may be a reasonable option for resolving the dispute.

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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Protected Classes in Real Estate

In Pennsylvania, several municipalities prohibit discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation or gender identity, as does the Realtor® Code of Ethics. However, this interpretation of the Fair Housing Act means that these protections are now the law of the land and applicable to most real estate transactions, regardless of the location and Realtor® involvement.

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Your Appraisal Woes… Solved?

PAR already has an Appraisal Contingency Addendum to the Agreement of Sale (Form ACA), which allows a buyer to terminate the agreement if the appraisal doesn’t hit a specified value. But member feedback indicates that parties are often trying to write in stronger language to keep buyers in the deal. This new revision addresses that issue by expanding the form with a second buyer option.

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