Rental Application, If Ask About Criminal Convictions, Consider Follow Up Questions, Fair Housing

By |2022-03-29T10:22:05-05:00March 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Currently, a convicted criminal is not a stated fair housing protected class. However, some fair housing advocates sometimes argue that criminal convictions do have a negative fair housing disparate impact on certain sex, race, color, and/or national origin rental applicants based on statistics from the criminal justice system. Due to these fair housing considerations regarding [...]

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SC Law on Private Transfer Fees

By |2022-03-24T10:46:43-05:00March 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/3095.htm Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format A106, R113, H3095 STATUS INFORMATION General Bill Sponsors: Reps. Clemmons, Erickson, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Bowen, Sandifer, Whitmire, Hixon, J.R. Smith, Allison, Long, Toole, Weeks, Atwater, Hardwick, Agnew, Govan and Bales Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\18222ab11.docx Introduced in the House on January 11, 2011 Introduced in the Senate on February 3, [...]

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SC REALTORS(R) release November 2021 market reports

By |2021-12-17T08:01:59-05:00December 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 16, 2021) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its monthly statewide real estate market reports. Closed sales were up almost five percent compared to the same time last year while pending sales decreased very slightly at 0.2% to 8,566. New listings were up 3.5% to 9,323, inventory shrank [...]

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NAR on Website Demand Letters (ADA, Fair Housing, WCAG)

By |2021-04-26T13:55:17-05:00April 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Almost all REALTORS® have websites. There are some sight-impaired complainants represented by law firms who assert that certain websites that are non-compliant with sight-impaired access technology (e.g., WCAG 2.0) are violating ADA laws and Fair Housing laws. Recommend that your technology staff audits your website for sight-impaired access (e.g., compliance with WCAG 2.0). Please alert [...]

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Richland County Taking Rental Assistance Applications (April 5)

By |2021-04-12T12:58:54-05:00April 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Federal Money for rental assistance (e.g., tenants, landlords) available now. 6 large SC counties are administering their federal rental assistance. SC Housing is administering federal rental assistance for the other counties. SCR CEO Nick Kremydas plans to interview the program director at SC Housing on their federal rental assistance program on Friday. http://www.richlandcountysc.gov/ https://www.wistv.com/2021/03/29/richland-co-announces-phone-online-portal-rental-assistance-program/ https://www.wltx.com/article/money/rental-assistance-program-richland-county-south-carolina/101-55c49260-8600-4be9-ae30-205fd4b79a99 [...]

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Rental Assistance from Feds for Tenants and Landlords back to March 2020

By |2021-04-12T09:07:12-05:00April 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Rental assistance money for tenants and landlords from the feds. https://www.postandcourier.com/business/sc-has-346m-to-help-with-overdue-rent-and-utility-bills-heres-how-to-get/article_4d4f45de-9882-11eb-9924-57aac6e55df1.html Keep a lookout for more info in the SCR e-newletters in the near future! Please send your rental assistance success stories to SCR (e.g., landlords, tenants). 6 large SC counties will administer the money. The other SC counties that did not qualify for population [...]

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Ways to Prevail in Multiple Offers (Don’t Forget SCR391 – Backup Clause!)

By |2021-04-10T09:49:28-05:00April 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

https://www.inman.com/2021/04/05/the-inman-handbook-on-how-to-win-a-bidding-war/?utm_source=saturdaysendnonselect&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saturdaysend&utm_content=847405_textlink_1_20210410 Posted by: Byron King on 4/10/21 (This information is only accurate as of 4/10/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 4/10/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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LLR updates Seller Disclosure May 1

By |2021-04-09T14:30:54-05:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement (Effective 5/1/21) (Revised 4/21) Posted by: Byron King on 4/9/21 (This information is only accurate as of 4/9/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 4/9/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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11th Circuit Says Website Not ADA (from NAR)(parts of GA/FL/AL)

By |2021-04-09T14:22:46-05:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

On April 7, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit issued its long-awaited opinion in Gil v. Winn Dixie, holding that websites are not places of public accommodation under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Gil, the district court held that Winn Dixie’s website was inaccessible in violation of the ADA due to the [...]

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NAR: Court Ruling on Telephone Solicitation

By |2021-04-08T09:26:06-05:00April 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Comply with DO NOT CALL: https://www.nar.realtor/window-to-the-law/comply-with-the-do-not-call-registry https://www.donotcall.gov/ https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/04/07/supreme-court-offers-clarity-on-cell-phones-and-marketing?AdobeAnalytics=ed_rid%3D57763%26om_mid%3D4356%7CRealtorMagNews_2021_04_07%26om_nytpe%3DREALTOR%20MAG%20NEWS Posted by: Byron King on 4/8/21 (This information is only accurate as of 4/8/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 4/8/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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