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

New Law Regarding Carbon Monoxide Alarms Takes Effect April 1, 2018

New Law Regarding Carbon Monoxide Alarms Takes Effect April 1, 2018

Paugh’s Laws APRIL 1ST IS NEAR.  ARE YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW LAW? WHO NEEDS THEM AND WHERE? FIND OUT HERE. This Spring has brought significant changes to not only the smoke alarm law, but the requirements for carbon monoxide alarms.  Considering that the sufficiency of these alarms are addressed in… Continue Reading

Maryland’s New Smoke Alarm Law – Have You Complied?

Maryland’s New Smoke Alarm Law – Have You Complied?

PAUGH’S LAWS HAVE YOU COMPLIED WITH MARYLAND’S NEW SMOKE ALARM LAW?  ITS REQUIREMENTS WENT INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018.   LEARN HERE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO AND HOW TO ADVISE YOUR CLIENTS TO PREVENT PENALTIES.             The New Year marked the deadline for Maryland property owners to bring their smoke alarms up to… Continue Reading

Legal Update: Important Amendments Effective October 1, 2017

Legal Update: Important Amendments Effective October 1, 2017

PAUGH’S LAWS DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF REAL ESTATE LICENSEES (Section 17-532 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article)               Effective October 1, 2017, Section 17-532 contains a number of new provisions for licensees providing brokerage services.  Below are the highlights: During an Open House, if the Seller consents in writing, their Listing Agent may… Continue Reading

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