Real Estate

Navigating New Changes in Real Estate Commissions: What You Need to Know 

May 10 2024

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently announced a significant settlement relating to how broker commissions are handled, shedding light on a complex aspect of real estate transactions that affects both buyers and sellers. This post aims to clarify the …

Posted in Real Estate, Regulatory

Navigating For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Purchases: A Buyer’s Guide 

May 02 2024

When you’re eyeing a home that’s For Sale by Owner (FSBO), you’re stepping into a scenario where the homeowner is bypassing real estate professionals to sell their property directly. While this might seem like a straightforward path to homeownership, there …

Posted in Real Estate, Regulatory

New Pittsburgh Residential Rental Ordinance

Oct 05 2023

Attorney Krista Kochosky Shares Details About a New Pittsburgh Residential Rental Ordinance What Landlords Need to Know  Pittsburgh’s City Council recently made waves in the rental community by unanimously passing a new ordinance affecting all residential rentals within the city, …

Posted in Legal Watch, Real Estate, Regulatory

Protecting Your Property Investment: Owner’s Title Insurance

Mar 17 2022
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When buying property, the first line of defense against title defects is purchasing a title insurance policy. There are two types of title insurance policies, an owner’s policy, and a lender’s policy. As the buyer of the property, it is …

Posted in Real Estate

Airbnb and VRBOs: Land Use and Other Hot-Button Legal Issues

Oct 25 2021
Krista Kochosky National Business Institute CLE

Krista Kochosky, Real Estate Chair at The Lynch Law Group, has been selected by the National Business Institute to instruct several areas of content in its CLE, “Airbnb and VRBOs: Land Use and Other Hot-Button Legal Issues.” Dates to be …

Posted in Continuing Legal Education Seminars, LLG News, Real Estate

Airbnb, Vrbo, and Short-Term Lease Agreements: What You Need to Know

Oct 08 2021
cabin used for short term rental on airbnb and, vrbo

Homeowners wishing to use their properties as short-term rentals should always use a short-term lease agreement for each reservation. While certainly not exhaustive, there are several provisions to include in every short-term lease agreement.   10 Key Provisions To Included …

Posted in LLG News, Real Estate

CDC Eviction Moratorium Lifted By Supreme Court

Aug 27 2021
city housing

A Long-Awaited Win For Landlords Last night, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions. This Order comes from a challenge to the policy brought by an alliance of …

Posted in Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights, Legal Watch, Real Estate

Zoning Variances: What a Landowner Must Prove to Obtain a Variance

Mar 30 2021
threee men installing siding on a house

And How Concerned Neighbors Can Force Projects to Stay “Inside the Lines” With spring and summer construction season around the corner, property owners planning for new construction or alterations should evaluate whether they will need to seek a variance from …

Posted in Legal Watch, Real Estate

Relocating to Florida | Understanding Estate Taxes On Your Property

Oct 12 2020
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Tax Issues When You Own Real Property in Florida and Pennsylvania If you live in Florida and own real property in Pennsylvania or another state, or are looking to change your domicile to Florida but wish to retain a residence …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch, Real Estate

Relocating to Florida Brings Tax Benefits

Oct 12 2020
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Benefits of Becoming a Florida Resident Do you own a home in Florida? Have you ever considered becoming a Florida resident? Florida has some attractive tax benefits that may help make that decision a little easier. Unlike other states, Florida has …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch, Real Estate