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Date Archives: May 2012

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May
31

Open Houses: Three on Sunday June 3rd

Kylock Rd

5109 Kylock Rd. - $275,000
Hosted by Mary Sill 514-9400

This 2,407 sq. ft. brick ranch home situated on a .46 acre lot in Upper Allen Twp., Mechanicsburg School District features 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops including a desk and eat-in area.  Vaulted sunroom features a fireplace and wet bar with slider to the rear yard.  The 2 car garage offers plenty of room for additional storage.  Location is convenient to Rt.15 & PA Turnpike

503 Leeward Ln. - $800,000 
Hosted by John Andrews (717) 574-7928

E. Pennsboro Twp. 4 bedroom, 3 bath custom on 1.05 acres with panoramic views of the Susquehanna River Valley!  Home offers a casual sophistication with fabulous great room & dining area, hardwood floors, inviting family room with stone fireplace, spacious master retreat, LL w/ media room & concrete countertop wet bar.  The maintenance-free deck offers the area's best place for outdoor dining.

741 S. 82nd Street, Hbg. - $162,900 
Hosted by Chris Black 576-9385 

Convenience of location! Ease of travel right off of Rt. 322 between Hershey & Harrisburg only minutes to Hershey Medical Center, I-81, PA Turnpike, airport & West Shore areas.  This 2 Story townhouse has a full basement and offers two master bedrooms each with a full bath.  An open floor plan kitchen with breakfast island comes with a full GE appliance package.   Learn more about affordable carefree living. $162,900. 

May
15

Megan Flor

Join Megan Duffie Flor on May 19 for an event to fight Breast Cancer in Central Pennsylvania:

"Brews for Boobies"
Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill
2050 State Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
May 19 6:00PM – 10:00PM

T-Shirts

"It is our 7th year" Megan states, and "this year we are raising money to donate to a local foundation in development to help those in our area in the fight against breast cancer. This foundation will help with education, detection and treatment within our community." Why is Megan organizing this event?  Well, it all began when cancer impacted her family, "We started this event seven years ago when my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then several family members and friends have been diagnosed and we continue to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer."

According to Megan, there will be a Buffet, live music by Funktion and Ten Tigers as well as a 50/50 Raffle.  For a $25 donation at registration, guests will receive:

Brews for Boobies T-shirt
Appetizer Buffet and Two Beverage Tickets
Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer bracelet

T-shirts will only be available as supplies last, which is why it would be a good idea to register early with Megan at mflor@lawyersrealtypa.com. Registration is available at the door.

May
2

Mark Duffie

Navigating the "Minefield" of Real Estate, an Interview with Mark Duffie.  Mark, Broker and Lawyer for Lawyers Realty, took a few moments to talk about his experience as a real estate attorney and the complicated challenges that can arise in buying or selling real estate.

What is it that appeals to you about the law, especially as it pertains to real estate?

With respect to the practice of law in general, the sense of problem solving and assisting others with legal matters is what drives me.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

The sense of accomplishment is rewarding especially when it is done on someone's behalf.  In the real estate field, you become a facilitator of transactions.  The structuring of the deal and the documentation often make or break the deal.

What do you like the most about working with the law and real estate?

Real estate really provides an opportunity for attorneys to become very creative to meet the demands of the client.  The challenges involved with every transaction are unique as are the solutions.   The closing on a complicated well-structured deal is what we real estate attorneys work for.  That is what makes real estate law so rewarding.

What are some of the legal "pickles" buyers and sellers get into by not having a lawyer involved in the real estate transaction?

Legal pickles.  That is an open can of worms.  Most real estate agents and clients are not educated on fundamental contractual principles including breach and remedies.

Buyers and sellers enter into agreements often times not knowing the implications given the circumstances.   When the transaction warrants, standard agreements need to be amended.  That is often times when the "pickles" occur. 

When a buyer acquires property, they do not just acquire bricks and sticks.  They acquire a bundle of legal rights of which they must become aware.  They need to be educated on restrictions, easements, clean and green as well as other acquired rights. 

The problems arise when these agreements are improperly drafted and these rights are not reviewed or improperly reviewed.   Specifically, I have seen sellers try to sell a property that was already subject to an option or buyers attempting to buy a property under a fictitious name.

If you had to describe the real estate transaction in one word or one phrase, what would that word or phrase be?

Minefield!

Mark DuffieMark C. Duffie is an attorney and Broker for Lawyers Realty, LLC.  Mark focuses the majority of his legal practice in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Mechanicsburg Area High School Alumni Association.  Mark lives in Lewisberry with his wife and two children.

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