Category Archives: Real Estate

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

Mar
30
2021

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 …

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Relocating to Florida – Part 2

Oct
12
2020

Understanding Death Taxes When You Own Real Property in Florida and Pennsylvania

Relocating To Florida BeachesIf 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 …

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Relocating to Florida – Part 1

Oct
12
2020

Benefits of Becoming a Florida Resident – Part 1A Florida residence tax benefits of living in Florida

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 …

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Information for Landlords and Tenants Regarding Coronavirus

Mar
23
2020

Courts Put Evictions On Hold Due to COVID-19 Unemployment

Apartment with For Rent Sign

Update: Pursuant to Governor Wolf’s executive order issued on May 7, 2020, the statewide suspension of eviction and foreclosure activities will last until July 10, 2020.

The global outbreak of …

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Krista Kochosky Will Instruct Real Estate Agent and Broker Liability 2019

Jul
10
2019

Krista Kochosky, chair of the Real Estate Practice Group, will instruct the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program Real Estate Agent and Broker Liability 2019, on Tuesday, July 16th in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

The course is presented simultaneously to Pennsylvania lawyers who …

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Kochosky Instructs A Day On Real Estate

Feb
20
2019

Popular Topics from PBI’s Annual Real Estate Institute Geared for Western PA

Krista  Kochosky, will instruct the Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE seminar, A Day On Real Estate, in Pittsburgh on March 1, 2019. The program kicks off with the …

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VRBO, Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Jan
21
2019

Your Short-Term Rental Legal Field Guide

Krista Kochosky, Chair of Real Estate at The Lynch Law Group
Krista Kochosky

Airbnbs, VRBOs and other short-term rentals are creating numerous legal questions across the United States. On one hand, Airbnbs and VRBOs are generating local economic benefit, but on the other hand, their …

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PA Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law – What You Need to Know

Apr
10
2017

Buying or Selling Property?

House-For-SaleWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE SELLER DISCLOSURE LAW

What is the Law?

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law requires that a seller of residential property provide a signed and dated …

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Using and Abusing the Residential Agreement of Sale

Mar
13
2017

Krista Kochosky, Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group, has been selected by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) as member of the faculty for the upcoming continuing legal education seminar, Using and Abusing the Residential Agreement of Sale. The …

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Update! Washington County Property Reassessment: Reviewing Your Final Assessment and Navigating The Appeal Process

Jul
19
2016
This is an update to our February 8, 2016 post, What Washington County Property Owners Need to Know About Their Property Reassessment.

Washington County recently concluded a court-ordered reassessment of all residential and commercial properties in the county. It …

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