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Why contribute to RPAC? Because your investments make a difference. They help foster positive legislation for the industry and keep negative legislation from moving forward that directly affects your business. In fact, because of RPAC, the PA legislature has:

  • Transportation and Realty Transfer Tax: Both the PA House and Senate have introduced bills to increase the realty transfer tax to fund mass transit and RPAC is helping to defeat this legislation.
  • Mechanic's Lien: This legislation would protect consumers from unfair liens being placed on their properties when they have paid the general contractor in full for all work and materials and RPAC supports this.
  • Repealed the mandatory sprinkler law in new residential construction. Consumers now have a choice whether to install sprinkler systems in one- and two-family
  • Passed legislation to regulate Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) in Pennsylvania
  • Passed amendments to RELRA which allow licensees to establish a "qualified association" to collect payments from brokers
  • Removed language from legislation that would have prohibited an MLS from purchasing data for use by real estate licensees
  • Enacted legislation to provide for reciprocal licensing
  • Prevented statewide increases in the realty transfer tax
  • Passed legislation to reinstate seller financing

And currently, RPAC is working on

  • Property Tax Reform: This legislation would eliminate property taxes dedicated to school districts and replace the funding by raising the personal income tax and broadening the sales tax to help protect seniors on fixed incomes and fairly tax consumers in a responsible way and RPAC is working to move this legislation forward.
  • RELRA:
    addresses educational requirement recommendations and defines Broker Price Opinions in the state Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA). PAR is recommending expanding the pre-licensure and continuing education requirements to help increase the standards for Pennsylvania’s real estate licensees.  - See more at: http://www.parealtor.org/rpac-political-successes/#sthash.aRpbTT44.dpuf
    This legislation addresses educational requirement recommendations and defines Broker Price Opinions in the state Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA). RPAC is recommending expanding the pre-licensure and continuing education requirements to help increase the standards for Pennsylvania’s real estate licensees.
  • Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act amendments: The Suburban Realtors Alliance, PA Realtors, and Rep. Santora have been working to amend PA Act 99 of 2000, the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act, to better protect home sellers and buyers from overzealous municipal code inspectors at the time of resale. The amendments are necessary to bring the law back into alignment with the original intent of Act 99 of 2000, which was to facilitate real estate sales while allowing municipalities to enforce local building and property maintenance codes.

     

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Thank you for your commitment to the real estate industry.

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