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What Pennsylvania law has to say concerning home inspections

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Oct 25, 2015.

As exciting as it can be to find what you think is the home of your dreams after a long and heretofore fruitless search, it’s important to understand that there are still a host of important tasks that must be completed before you call the moving company.

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I’ll be back (on your property): Can an easement be terminated? p3

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Oct 9, 2015.

We are wrapping up our discussion about terminating easements. Generally, an easement will terminate when it is no longer needed or at a time agreed on by the dominant and servient property owners. (Remember, the servient property owner grants permission to use the land to the dominant property owner.) Because an easement is limited to the purpose agreed on, the dominant party cannot convert the easement into something else and cannot continue to use the easement after the purpose no longer exists.

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Could a title dispute threaten the value of your investment?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Oct 7, 2015.

Clear title is essential to owning real estate, whether you’re buying a home, purchasing a warehouse or investing in an oilfield. Although it doesn’t always seem obvious, a central question in any real estate transaction is always whether the seller actually has secure title to pass to the buyer. In most cases, there is little reason to doubt the buyer’s full rights to the property, so many people go through the purchase and sale process without really thinking about title — but you shouldn’t get the false impression that the issue isn’t important.

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I’ll be back (on your property): Can an easement be terminated? p2

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Oct 2, 2015.

We are picking up the discussion about easements from our Sept. 21 post. An easement is one person’s protected right to use another person’s real property. There are a number of different ways to establish an easement, and there are a number of different types of easement. When we left off, we were talking about an easement created by grant: Property owners along a stretch of road granted the city the right to build a bike path that partially encroached on each property.

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The Fair Housing Act in the US and Pennsylvania p2

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Aug 7, 2015.

We are wrapping up our discussion of both federal and state fair housing laws. The Fair Housing Act bars discrimination in all housing-related transactions, including renting, leasing and lending. In our last couple of posts, we have reviewed who is protected by the Act as well as what discrimination in housing looks like.

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The Fair Housing Act in the US and Pennsylvania

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Jul 31, 2015.

We are wrapping up our discussion of the federal Fair Housing Act and the types of actions it prohibits. When we left off in our July 24 post, we were talking about what landlords, lenders, sellers and others cannot do. Discrimination is more than slamming the door in a renter’s face solely because he is African American. It is more than a lender telling a loan applicant that the bank does not, as a rule, lend to Muslims.

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Does the Fair Housing Act apply to condos, co-ops and townhouses?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Real Estate Law on Jul 21, 2015.

The multifamily housing market is doing well in Philadelphia. New apartment buildings are in the works or on the market all over the city, and new condominiums are also underway. Investors may have competition, but they also have options.

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If Millennials can’t afford houses, are developers out of luck?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Development on Jul 3, 2015.

Real estate developers, homebuilders and realtors have had a pretty rough decade, and new potential problems seem always to be on the horizon. The foreclosure crisis sent new housing starts plummeting — and the apartment industry booming. Climate change threatens to alter entire coastlines — or at least to create new design and insurance challenges. Now, an entire generation of Americans may have given up on homeownership.

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