Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Staff Attorney
Desiree Brougher, Esq.
Desiree Brougher is a staff attorney for PAR. She serves as the liaison to the Standard Forms Committee and Standard Forms Feedback Panels, and oversees the forms revision process for PAR’s library of more than 100 real estate forms. In addition, Desiree is an attorney and a speaker, and travels across the commonwealth educating our members at the local level on legal issues and proper uses of the PAR forms. Desiree is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Widener University School of Law. Prior to joining PAR, Desiree spent seven years as a litigator in private practice. She currently lives in Hershey with her husband and two children.

Latest Content by Desiree

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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New and Improved Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement

Although it may seem at first glance that there are many changes to the form, most of the new language you’ll see is a clarification of current questions and not the addition of new ones.

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Code Violation or Petty Annoyance?

There are many petty annoyances that are not the height of professionalism, but probably don’t rise to the level of a code violation.

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Debt Collectors Permitted New Means of Communication

On Oct. 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a final rule which permits debt collectors to use text messages, email, social media and voice messages for communications with debtors.

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Battle of the Forms: ACA vs. LTV

Often, the loan-to-value ratio and the Appraisal Contingency Addendum are seen as being the same thing and at their basic level, they do the same thing. However, they are not the same and more importantly, as they are built into the PAR forms, they function very differently.

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What Is Your Brokerage COVID-19 Plan?

Failing to properly handle a case of potential exposure of COVID-19 not only puts many other people at risk of infection but could jeopardize your career.  

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