Sold! Or Is It?

The listing agent may want to quickly advertise that the property has “sold” or is now under contract. And in some cases – particularly in today’s hyper-competitive market – the buyer’s agent may want to advertise the same thing to show other potential clients that they’ve successfully gotten a client’s offer accepted. How can agents advertise a “sold” property prior to actually closing the transaction?

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Something Breaks, Floods or Needs Repair Right Before Closing… Now What?

Closing is scheduled for tomorrow morning and everyone is excited to finalize the deal. You suddenly get a frantic call from your seller who explains they were about to leave the house with the last few boxes when a torrential downpour blew through the area and they now have an inch of standing water in the basement. Now what do you do about the closing in the morning?

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Supreme Court Ends CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Supreme Court’s decision means landlords are now able to evict tenants based on non-payment of rent, unless there is a local eviction moratorium in place. Landlords should consult with an attorney to determine any local restrictions on evictions.

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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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