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The rules of home rule

There are 71 home rule municipalities in Pennsylvania. All 71 have the ability to increase the realty transfer tax. There is no better time to ensure your market isn’t at risk.

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Gov. Rendell enacts RELRA amendments

On Monday, Gov. Edward Rendell signed Senate Bill 241 into law. The legislation, now known as Act 14 of 2009, will allow parties in a real estate transaction to reach an agreement in writing in advance as to how escrow money will be distributed in the event a dispute occurs.

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House passes RELRA amendments

On Tuesday, the state House of Representatives passed legislation to allow parties in a real estate transaction to reach an agreement in writing in advance as to how escrow money will be distributed in the event a dispute occurs.

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House passes historic preservation program legislation

House Bill 42 (Freeman, D-Northampton) provides grants to owners for up to 70 percent of the costs of exterior rehabilitation or restoration work that meets the criteria for historic properties with a maximum reimbursement of $15,000. The legislation also provides tax credits up to $500,000 to owners who are restoring commercial properties.

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