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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

How much do you know about the REALTOR® trademarks and how to use them correctly? Here are five key facts. 1. REALTOR® = Member of NAR A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.… Read more

Real Estate Continuing Education Livestream Learning Waiver Update

By: Sherri Martin on August 6th, 2021 in Industry News The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs sent out a notice to all professional licensees regarding waivers of certain regulations on Aug. 5. Real estate licensees currently are able to complete continuing… Read more

The Deal Went South – What Do We Do Before Selling to Buyer No. 2?

James L. Goldsmith, Esquire  A transaction can collapse for any number of reasons.  Getting a release is ideal because it makes clear that the transaction is over.  Dead.  Done. A release represents a resolution and it’s not… Read more

FEMA Updates Risk Rating for National Flood Insurance Program

By: Kim Shindle on July 20th, 2021 in Industry News A new rating system for flood insurance was recently reviewed during a webinar by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Risk Rating 2.0 was designed by FEMA to modernize the National Flood… Read more

Oppler Op-ed: Compensation Model, MLS Are Pro-Consumer

By: Charlie Oppler Published in RISMedia As a small business owner and president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), I want to set the record straight on misconceptions by some about the real estate industry. Commissions for real… Read more

Housing Affordability Continues to Remain a Challenge for Many Buyers

By: Kelly Leighton on July 7th, 2021 in Industry News For the second quarter of 2021, median home prices of single-family homes are less affordable than historic averages in nearly two-thirds (61%) of counties in the U.S. This is an increase of… Read more

Reports of Scam Targeting Real Estate Licensees

By: Kim Shindle on July 1st, 2021 in Industry News A recent license scam has expanded to the real estate industry. The Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the scam targets real estate licensees. The scammers claim to be calling from a… Read more

New and Improved Sellers Property Disclosure Statement

By: Desiree Brougher, Esq. on June 18th, 2021 in Legal Issues  |  Standard Forms On July 1, an updated Sellers Property Disclosure Statement (PAR Form SPD) will be published for use. There was no change to the Seller Disclosure Law that forced a change to the… Read more

NAR Applauds Latest White House Initiatives to Combat Housing Discrimination Share

WASHINGTON (JUNE 1, 2021) – National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement today as President Joe Biden travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and unveil… Read more