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SC Dept Consumer Affairs HOA Info

By |2020-05-11T08:56:22-05:00May 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Below you will find an array of information on homeowners associations (HOA), including frequently asked questions, overviews of applicable laws, resources and more. While the SCDCA does not oversee HOAs, education is a core component of our mission. We hope you find this page helpful. Education Please note, this material is for informational purposes only, [...]

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COVID-19 FAIR HOUSING ISSUES

By |2020-05-07T08:37:36-05:00May 7th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

NEW Fair Housing Guidance Amidst COVID-19 NAR has just released more comprehensive guidance to help REALTORS® comply with their Fair Housing obligations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The new guidance answers these questions related to providing real estate services: What anti-discrimination laws apply to housing during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are individuals who have COVID-19 covered under [...]

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FORMS updates!

By |2020-04-24T09:34:51-05:00April 24th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

On April 23, 2020; the 2020 SCR Executive Committee approved the forms updates recommended by the 2020 SCR Standard Forms Committee and 2020 SCR Property Management Forms Task Force. Listing agreements will be updated for the May 2020 NAR/MLS clear cooperation rules changes that are designed to prevent reported past abuses of "coming soon" pocket [...]

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Newly Discovered Time Occurring from COVID Issues?

By |2020-04-17T13:27:44-05:00April 17th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Do you now have some extra time due to COVID impacting your business? Consider using that time to improve yourself, your relationships, your business, and your community. One idea, use the time to learn new real estate skills. NAR is offering many training projects. Here is one for RPR: https://www.nar.realtor/right-tools-right-now/rpr-right-tools-right-now Posted by: Byron King on [...]

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Pandemic Showings and Orders

By |2020-04-08T09:40:46-05:00April 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

REALTORS® should use good judgment when providing real estate services to people in need of shelter and service locations. Consider your health. Real estate is open for business, but it is not business as usual. Follow CDC guidelines and government orders which can change as the pandemic changes. Carry paper/electronic copies of your identification, your [...]

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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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