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Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance PUA through SCDEW

By |2020-04-08T08:42:56-05:00April 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

SCR is in communications with SCDEW. South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce SCDEW is upgrading their tech and communicating with the US Department of Labor regarding the incoming federal money PUA and information. SCDEW's website: https://www.dew.sc.gov/ Follow SCDEW on Facebook. Be patient and persistent. Answer SCDEW online application questions as best you can. SCDEW [...]

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SC Bar’s Free COVID-19 Cyber Security Webinar Materials

By |2020-04-06T08:59:57-05:00April 6th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Working remotely with colleagues, clients, and consumers during the global pandemic has turned into an opportunity for cyber crooks. This is a good time to train and remind your colleagues, clients, and consumers that the cyber crooks are not stopping their cyber crimes during the global pandemic so review basic cyber security ideas (e.g., do [...]

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Virtual Showings

By |2020-04-02T13:09:40-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

If COVID-19 orders in your market still allow REALTORS® and videographers and photographers and drone operators to still make videos and images of properties, please get those videos and photos made asap. Consider using more video and photos than you normally would use. Here is why. Experts expect the COVID-19 issues in South Carolina to [...]

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FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

By |2020-03-30T10:45:45-05:00March 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

FEMA continues to take proactive steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to help serve its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) customers who may be experiencing financial hardships, the agency is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a [...]

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FREE Online Video Mediation

By |2020-03-25T10:02:05-05:00March 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Certified SC Mediators Offer FREE Video Mediation Services Now more than ever, it’s important to try and work through differences. SCR is here for you, and so are your fellow Realtor® mediators. The following volunteers are currently offering FREE socially-distanced video conference mediation as an alternative dispute resolution. Click to view PDF

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Real Estate Transactions in South Carolina

By |2020-03-23T09:42:48-05:00March 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

By: Austin Smallwood, SCR Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs In times such as these it is more important that REALTORS® do what they do best and that’s get deals done. Now more than ever is a time to distinguish yourself by keeping in mind Articles 1 and 13 of the Code of Ethics. Article [...]

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Changing Property Management Landscape Due To Coronavirus

By |2020-03-23T09:43:29-05:00March 17th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Please communicate to your landlord clients to expect changing property management conditions due to the effort to minimize virus risks and virus impacts. Tenants may experience income issues due to virus issues and the economy.  This may impact rents. SC Supreme Court halts evictions through March On Tuesday, March 17th, the South Carolina Supreme Court [...]

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Any Virus Related RE Issues?

By |2020-03-12T12:07:09-05:00March 12th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

Please let SCR know if you are experiencing any virus related issues with your real estate practice (e.g., sales, property management) so SCR can help educate the membership on workarounds or issues to consider. Examples of potential issues: Closings? Travel restrictions? Law firm practices? Quarantines? Leases expiring. Cleaning? Showings? Disclosure? South Carolina has psychological affected/impact/stigma [...]

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SCR Legal’s Top Ten Open House Tips of the Day

By |2020-03-11T13:27:14-05:00March 11th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

SCR Legal's Top Ten Open House Risks/Issues: 1. Safety. Remove all trip/slip/fall hazards. Provide adequate lighting (e.g., windows, electric lights). Park so that you are not blocked in the driveway. Walk so that you are not blocked in a room or basement or upper floor without a clear escape route. Upon arriving quickly alert the [...]

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NAR on Fair Housing Issues and Corona Virus

By |2020-03-05T12:49:40-05:00March 5th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/coronavirus-a-guide-for-realtors NAR says that you can ask about travel and signs of respiratory illness and refuse to drive consumers who may be at high risk for coronavirus due to travel or symptoms of respiratory illness but do this uniformly for all consumers. Example: NAR says that the coronavirus originated in China but do not violate [...]

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