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Builder Beware: Commonwealth v. Cutler?

By: Nancy J. Glidden A recent matter that has captured the attention of homebuilders and homeowners alike is the decision by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office (“AG”) to enter into the realm of home defects. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. The Cutler Group, Inc. d/b/a The David Cutler Group, (“Cutler”),1 is a case recently filed by […]

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PHFA Model Notice – No Safe Harbor – The Extensive Implications of Beneficial Consumer Discount Co. v. Vukmam

By: Kristen Wetzel Ladd The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a recent decision which may impact many pending mortgage foreclosure actions and cause lenders to look more closely at notices that are sent. The case involved the question of whether the Act 91 Notice (required under 35 P.S. § 1680.403c) sent by Beneficial to a mortgagor – the […]

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Is Your Property Unfairly Assessed?

Watch John Fiorillo as explains the Uniformity Principle. Owners of commercial and residential real estate should watch this informative video to learn more about the Uniformity Principle. Property values have decreased over the past few years. If you believe your property is assessed at a rate higher than its fair market value, contact John Fiorillo […]

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Are Your Real Estate Taxes Too High?

Watch Attorney John Fiorillo as he addresses ways to reduce your property tax assessment and tax bills and the reasons that your assessment might change. This is the first in a series of videos for residents of Chester County, Montgomery County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania who need to reduce their personal or business property tax […]

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Are Charter Schools Subject To Real Estate Taxes?

Read our recent blog about charter schools being subject to real estate taxes. For more information, contact our offices.

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Real Estate “Offer” vs. Contract

By: Nancy J. Glidden With the approach of Spring and Summer comes a more active residential real estate market. The process of buying or selling a home may have become just a little more complicated due to the recent decision handed down by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Trowbridge v. McCaigue. Buyers, sellers, and real […]

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Buying at a Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Sale

Every County in Pennsylvania conducts periodic sheriff’s sales of real estate.  The sales are conducted in an auction format with open bidding.  The properties at sale are being sold as the behest of a creditor attempting to recover money owed.  While there are numerous opportunities, there also exist numerous risks. 

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Mechanics Lien Law Update

Contractors, subcontractors and material providers have various legal remedies for protecting themselves against general contractors and/or property owners who fail to pay for construction services and materials. One of these remedies is the Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law. This law permits contractors, subcontractors and material men, under some circumstances, to place a lien on the real […]

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Are you paying too much in real estate taxes?

By: John K. Fiorillo We can easily and quickly assist you in evaluating whether your property is over assessed. Your real estate taxes usually support your local school district, County and in many instances, your local municipality. Two things factor into your real estate taxes; your tax rate and your assessment. The tax rate is […]

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Your Obligations Under the PA Real Estate and Seller Disclosure Act

By: Christopher L. Turner It cannot be denied that the struggling economy has adversely affected the real estate market. As a result, some sellers of residential real property who are desperate to sell their property are failing to disclose known defects with their home. These defects cover a broad range and include, but are not […]

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