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Winding Down Doesn't Have to Mean Winding Up

There are times when the best thing an entrepreneur can do is to say "That's enough. It's time to stop operating this business." For some, the decision will entail passing the ...
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Is a Home Builder Liable to a Remote Buyer for Defects?

When a new home builder enters into a contract with a buyer, the parties will typicaily enter into a contract which will contain certain representations, specifications and warranties. If the ...
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Confessions of Judgment Still Enforced in PA--Part 2 (of 2)

[In Part 1 of our review of Confessions of Judgment ( see our Blog of January 14, 2016 ), we explained that Confessions of Judgment are remedies which allow commercial creditors and landlords to not ...
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Confessions of Judgment Still Enforced in PA--Part 1 (of 2)

If you have ever borrowed money to finance the purchase or operation of a business, or if you (or your company) have ever entered into a commercial real estate lease, there is a good chance that, ...
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TRID Takes Traction This Summer

Real estate mortgage loans and settlement procedures will change, beginning August 1, 2015. Kiss the HUD-1 goodbye. In fact, kiss all current residential mortgage and real estate settlement forms ...
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Montgomery County Institutes Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program

A few years ago, then PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille called on county courts to establish mortgage foreclosure diversion programs. His call to action was prompted by the explosion in ...
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Murder-Suicide in Home Need Not be Disclosed

The PA Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law was almost symbolic of the changes in real estate law which took place during the first year of the 21st century. The Seller Disclosure Law was emblematic as ...
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Implied Warranty Will Not Extend Beyond Initial Home Buyer

Back in 1972, the PA Supreme Court ruled that an initial home buyer could rely upon an implied warranty of habitability of a home builder. In 1990, the Court extended the implied warranty to cover ...
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It's final - HICPA Will Not Bar A Claim for Quantum Meruit by a Contractor

As a follow up top my Blog post regarding the Superior Court's decision in Shafer Elec. v. Mantia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided the issue, and affirmed the Superior Court's ...
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Real Estate Fees and Taxes on the Rise

Has there been a "real estate recovery?" Sales of residential real estate have risen over the past year, and residential real estate prices have crept upward. However, many real estate ...
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