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Inspectors and Access for Inspections

By |2020-10-21T11:03:08-05:00October 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

This issue arises occasionally on the hotline and some MLS systems allow home inspectors to engage in the MLS and hold an MLS lockbox e-key which solves practical access issues. Listing agents should warn sellers to secure their property for showings and inspections. Strangers will enter the property. Secure valuables, information, weapons, prescription drugs, alcohol, [...]

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NAR Online Professional Standards and Mediation Meetings

By |2020-10-21T09:23:10-05:00October 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

The silver lining (if any) for COVID-19 is sometimes online meetings such as the below online NAR professional standards meetings and mediation meetings. In other years, you would have time and money expense to travel to the NAR conference to participate in these meetings. In 2020, these meetings are online. Monday, November 2, Professional Standards [...]

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Just want to confirm

By |2020-10-20T15:37:01-05:00October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dear Sally, Seller must give informed consent to forego MLS full market exposure via clear cooperation policy. That means office exclusive marketing only. No public marketing. Generally, most sellers may not realize they are giving up their best interests from full market exposure via MLS. Listing brokerage must explain and get written seller consent to [...]

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Eviction Appeal Process Update

By |2020-10-19T14:40:11-05:00October 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-renters-no-longer-need-to-pay-thousands-to-appeal-evictions-chief-justice-says/article_77a27cf4-0f2d-11eb-9422-73d75c9bc9b0.html https://www.postandcourier.com/news/to-appeal-an-eviction-in-sc-tenants-are-required-to-pay-thousands-of-dollars-first/article_7f8e2a42-cbd2-11ea-8d20-df3fb28181ad.html Upon specific and immediate direction of Chief Justice Beatty, all magistrates are to immediately cease ordering a tenant to post past due rent in a residential eviction in order to stay the eviction on appeal. Code §27-40-800 (b) of the South Carolina Residential Landlord Tenant Act requires that it is sufficient to stay [...]

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Weekly Jobless Claims Flattening

By |2020-10-19T03:01:24-05:00October 19th, 2020|NAR|

Weekly Jobless Claims Flattening While the housing market has undoubtedly had a V-shaped recovery, the labor market hasn’t rebounded yet to its pre-pandemic levels. By:  Nadia Evangelou Powered by WPeMatico