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Top TEN Hotlines in March 2021

By |2021-04-15T16:40:48-05:00April 15th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

Contact the SCR Hotline attorneys at 803-772-5206 Byron Austin TPitts (Tiara also is the Fair Housing Program Director) There were almost 800 hotlines in March (780+) The top TEN Hotlines in March 2021: The first five are the classic top hotline issues: 1. Forms questions 2. License Law questions 3. State Law questions 4. OTHER [...]

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Risk Management: Use Current Forms + Recommend Legal Counsel asap

By |2021-04-15T13:14:58-05:00April 15th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

SCR forms webinar April 19, 2021! SCR Forms Update Webinar Coming Soon Join SCR Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Austin Smallwood, Esq. as he discusses changes to the SCR 518, 504, 505, 500 and 330 in this webinar on April 19th at 1:00 pm. To register: https://screaltors-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rx4ZCueLRa6a1z38qCmNhA This webinar will also be live-streamed, recorded [...]

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3 Reasons for Extreme Buyer Demand

By |2021-04-14T22:12:26-05:00April 14th, 2021|NAR|

By Hazel Emlen One of the hottest topics nationwide right now is real estate! Some of the big questions people are asking out there are: How is our real estate market doing? Is it a good time to sell? To buy? How are the interest rates? If you were to ask any real estate professional [...]

BPO CMA – Always Include in Report to Avoid LLR Appraisers Board Issues

By |2021-04-12T15:24:48-05:00April 12th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

Magic words to use in all your BPO’s and CMA’s: "This market analysis may not be used for the purposes of obtaining financing in a federally related transaction". THIS IS NOT AN APPRAISAL. I have presented the dollars for this property as PRICE, not VALUE. The SC LLR Appraisers Board has stated that only licensed [...]

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Richland County Taking Rental Assistance Applications (April 5)

By |2021-04-12T13:27:09-05:00April 12th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

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 |2021-04-12T13:25:56-05:00April 12th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

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 |2021-04-12T13:25:02-05:00April 12th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

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 4/12/21 (This information is only accurate as of 4/12/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 4/12/21 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 |2021-04-12T13:24:29-05:00April 12th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement (Effective 5/1/21) (Revised 4/21) Posted by: Byron King on 4/12/21 (This information is only accurate as of 4/12/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 4/12/21 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 |2021-04-12T13:23:56-05:00April 12th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

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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