Jul 2016
Realty Transfer Tax in Philadelphia Going Up

The Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax is levied on the sale or transfer of Real Estate located in Philadelphia. The tax also applies to ...

Jul 2016
Text Messages Add New Layer of Risk to Modern-Day Real Estate Transactions

As we discussed in a recent blog on the Statute of Frauds, buyers are usually not obligated to honor real estate agreements so ...

May 2016
Philadelphia Gas Works a Municipal Lien on Rental Properties?

City owned utility companies have long considered their delinquencies as municipal liens having priority as of the date the service was provided.  On ...

Mar 2016
Statute of Frauds for Real Estate Transactions in NY: The Basics

Is a buyer obligated to honor a real estate agreement even if they don’t sign a contract? Usually not, however there are exceptions. ...

Mar 2016
Rates Going Up
PA Title Insurance Rates Going Up

Effective May 1st 2016 the Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Pennsylvania (TIRBOP) will institute a new title insurance rate manual for the Commonwealth ...

Jan 2016
Dirty Money
Treasury Department Targets NYC Luxury Apartment Buyers in Hunt for “Dirty Money.”

It’s no secret that New York City is home to thousands of high-end luxury apartments. Many films and television shows are set in ...

Jan 2016
Digital Recording
New York Expands eRecording to Two New Counties

New York Expands eRecording to Two New Counties We are happy to report that both Broome and Monroe are the latest New York counties ...

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