Paugh’s Laws  |  The property has solar panels, now what?

Paugh’s Laws | The property has solar panels, now what?

This fall, the FCAR Forms Committee accomplished a major task—creating a Solar Panel Addendum to assist Buyers and Sellers through a transaction in which the property contains solar panels.  The Addendum, now available on zipForm, clarifies each party’s responsibility when it comes to solar panels and what needs to be done to ensure a proper… Continue Reading

Paugh’s Laws  |  Everything You Need to Know About a First Time Maryland Homebuyer

Paugh’s Laws | Everything You Need to Know About a First Time Maryland Homebuyer

By Brianne Paugh Not long ago I was sitting at the settlement table conducting a closing with a Buyer, who in every possible way appeared to be a First-Time Maryland Homebuyer:  The box on the Sales Contract was checked indicating that she was a First-Time Maryland Homebuyer and the corresponding Addendum was attached to the… Continue Reading

The step by step on how to create a buyer tour report with RPR

The step by step on how to create a buyer tour report with RPR

Delivering a successful showing experience for your buyers doesn’t happen by itself, it comes from great planning. And a variety of those details have nothing to do with the properties you’ll end up showing that day, but that’s for another article. Today we’re going to walk through the specifics for creating a buyer tour using… Continue Reading

New Signage Laws in the City of Frederick

New Signage Laws in the City of Frederick

Announcement: Off-Site Real Estate Signs Prohibited in City of Frederick On Thursday, July 19, the City of Frederick Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 to adopt amendments to the City’s signage regulations. One of those amendments eliminated the use of directional and open house signage within the public right of way. Going forward, all real estate signage… Continue Reading

Breaking Up is Hard to Do – What Happens to Jointly Held Property?

Breaking Up is Hard to Do – What Happens to Jointly Held Property?

Paugh’s Laws Part II – Domestic Partnerships and Dissolution BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, AND WHAT HAPPENS TO JOINTLY HELD PROPERTY? PART II: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS AND DISSOLUTION   One of the ultimate gifts that you can give someone is an interest in real estate.  If you are married, you own property with your spouse… Continue Reading

The Impact of Divorce and Separation on Property Ownership and Sale

The Impact of Divorce and Separation on Property Ownership and Sale

PAUGH’S LAWS BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, AND WHAT HAPPENS TO JOINTLY HELD PROPERTY? HOW CAN A SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND DIVORCE IMPACT SETTLEMENT?  FIND OUT HERE.   Divorced couples or those in the process of divorcing can encounter title problems when they try to sell jointly-owned property. The timing of the divorce and when… Continue Reading

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