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  • HARRISBURG PA – Pennsylvania homeowners are being urged by the state Attorney General to file complaints concerning questionable or improper mortgage foreclosures. AG Tom Corbett said on Oct. 6 (2010) the filings would be included in an ongoing investigation by his office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to determine if laws were violated by lenders or […]

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  • HAZLETON PA – A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 9 (2010; Thursday) that Hazleton PA could not fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants, or required prospective tenants to register with City Hall and pay for a rental permit. The court ban against both measures, part of the city’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, is seen […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – The national portion of the Pennsylvania real estate licensing exam for salespersons has changed “to ensure (its) relevancy and relationship to public protection,” the State Real Estate Commission announced. Pennsylvania residents and others who want to become licensed to sell real estate within the state’s borders must take a two-part exam covering […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – A change to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, signed into law last Monday (July 6, 2009) by Gov. Edward Rendell, might prevent heartache for future purchasers who find their dream home deal has fallen through. Senate Bill 241, written by Bucks County (PA) state Sen. Tommy Tomlinson and passed […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – In an announcement posted this week (Wednesday, June 17, 2009) on its website, the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission said it was extending for three months – until Sept. 15, 2009 – the deadline to implement its new consumer notice. Before the announcement, the deadline had been set for June 15. The […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – The Big Switch starts next Saturday (June 13, 2009) for real estate licensees in Pennsylvania. That’s when a new Consumer Notice, required by the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission to be distributed by agents and brokers to their clients and potential clients, goes into effect. After that date, experts say, distributing any […]

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  • CALGARY, CANADA – Some homes are literally going to pot. Canadian real estate agents in two different cities recently were warned to guard their clients’ interests if they consider buying property where police arrested previous occupants for growing marijuana indoors. One police chief claimed such home-grow operations could turn homes into “toxic chemical wastelands.” A […]

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  • WASHINGTON DC – The National Association of Realtors, which has long opposed moves by bankers to sell real estate, says select lenders may soon be able to enter the business thanks to a new ruling by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). A division of the U.S. Treasury, the office adopted […]

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