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Tag Archives: real estate

As cyber crooks focus attention on real estate, agents are advised to protect their clients’ identity

Richard Boas Jr., president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors, has been giving real estate agents the same advice for years now: Don’t take any sensitive data from a client that you don’t need. “As Realtors, we are paranoid about identity theft,” said Boas, who also is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale. “There is no need for agents ...

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D&H Distributing opens ‘Google of the East’ in Lower Paxton

Having a bright red, one-story, playground-quality corkscrew slide in your office doesn’t automatically qualify you as a progressive, forward-thinking workplace, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t hurt. That is one of the first things you’ll see if you walk into the building at 100 Tech Drive in Lower Paxton Township. Formerly home to Amp Inc., and Tyco Electronics, the building ...

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Guest view: Fair housing policies aren’t just relevant to residential landlords anymore

Housing discrimination claims are on the rise. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the two agencies charged with investigating claims of housing discrimination in our state, are busier than ever. Now, more than ever, companies need to be aware of fair housing issues to avoid claims.

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Net zero construction nets attention

Interest in renewable energy is growing, particularly among nonprofits such as universities and colleges that are looking to reduce or even eliminate carbon emissions. That interest could fuel more construction of net zero buildings, so called because they produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year.

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A Conversation With: Erik Hume

Q: What legislative and professional development initiatives will you be directing during your term as vice chair of the real property division for the PBA real property, probate and trust law section? A: The real property division is part of a larger section of the PBA. That group is composed of lawyers who practice primarily in real estate law. I’m ...

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