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DOYLESTOWN, PA – Dec. 16, 2013 – The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance announced today that Doylestown Borough is the recipient of the organization’s annual “Open Book Award for Transparency in Local Government.” The borough was chosen from 238 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania for its efforts to provide residents and local businesses with detailed, up‐to‐date information about public meetings, proposed ordinances, borough finances and existing rules and regulations.
The Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) is taking the term “bad idea” to new levels with its recent proposal to encourage municipalities to adopt mandatory sewer lateral inspections and repairs during home sales in its service area. The proposal, which DELCORA claims will “aggressively pursue” the goal of eliminating the excess inflow and infiltration of clean water into area sewer systems, will do nothing of the sort. Instead, it will allow for the continued inflow and infiltration of clean water into DELCORA’s sewer system for many decades to come while making buying and selling homes in the municipalities that mandate the inspections much more expensive and difficult.more»
A group representing suburban real estate agents and brokers says a proposal in eastern Delaware County for inspection and repair of sewer laterals as a condition of a home sale would make transactions more complicated and expensive.more»
MALVERN, PA: The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance (SRA) today launched a campaign titled “This Doesn’t Make Sense” to educate home owners and local elected officials about the adverse impact municipal point-of-sale inspection requirements (POS) can have on real estate sales. The campaign, which includes a website, www.thisdoesntmakesense.org, will focus on informing home owners about municipal regulations that can affect the sale of their home, and elected municipal officials about the ineffective outcomes produced by POS inspection policies, according to SRA President/CEO Jamie Ridge.more»
MALVERN, PA – Nov. 16, 2012 – The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance announced today that Lower Merion Township is the recipient of the organization’s first annual “Open Book Award for Transparency in Local Government.” The township was chosen from 238 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania for its efforts to provide residents and local businesses with detailed, up‐to‐date information about public meetings, proposed ordinances, and existing rules and regulations.more»
Several Realtors® are vying for posts throughout the state in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 17.more»