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Court Bans Landlord Fines, Renter Registration In Hazleton

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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Man Demonstrates Green Home Ownership To The Nth Degree

BOYES HOT SPRINGS CA – Ten years ago, Jay Shafer downsized to an 89-square-foot house and reinvented both his lifestyle and career in the process. Shafer owns a house that totals 89 square feet in size, and now makes his living custom-designing and creating tiny structures. See a video about him and his work in […]

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To Succeed, Put Your Real Self Into Real Estate Messages

The rage in real estate communications these days focuses on the rise of Internet-based social media. Can you survive in the business without a Twitter account and a Facebook page? Sure, although probably not as successfully as you will with them. Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, instant messaging and similar applications are big for real estate because, […]

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Coming Flurry Of Health Care Offers To Make Agents Wary

HARRISBURG PA – An e-mail was distributed Tuesday (May 18, 2010) from Florida, with a subject line that blared “Real Estate Agents Get Lower Health Insurance Rates in Pennsylvania.” Sound appealing? It’s not. Be wary of such messages, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has warned. Real estate licensees and others should be suspicious if someone tries […]

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Pennsylvania Updates National Portion Of Licensing Exam

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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Home And Property Sellers, Here’s Your Half-Hour Of Fame

LOS ANGELES CA – OK, here’s the pitch. You’re a first-time home seller; that buying thing has been so-o-o-o done to death already. And you’re located in the eight-county Philadelphia area. And you want to be on television in one of those prime-time reality shows. Here’s your chance for 15 minutes – no, wait, make […]

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Yes, You Can Work And Prosper Part-Time In Real Estate

NEWTOWN SQUARE PA – Joblessness in Pennsylvania,  according to the latest statistics (as of Aug. 21, 2009) available from the state Department of Labor and Industry,  is running at 8.5 percent. With unemployment and under-employment still high across much of the state, more people are looking at real estate sales as either a new or […]

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New Law Affecting Brokers Could Free Up Escrow Money

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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Philadelphia Program Explains HUD’s Apartment Networks

PHILADELPHIA PA – A Neighborhood Networks Regional Technical Assistance Workshop, intended to help residents of federally assisted multi-family housing projects become more independent, will be conducted July 15-17 (2009) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. HUD announced the seminar in a press release issued Wednesday (July […]

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