SAFE AT HOME: SAVING YOUR HOME FROM FORECLOSURE

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Due, in part, to the increasing evidence of fraudulent and predatory lending practices in the real estate industry, there has been a shift on the part of our courts in favor of homeowners when it comes to foreclosure actions.   Homeowners, through their attorneys, are taking advantage of this change in […]

TAXPAYER ALERT: PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS TAXING AUTHORITIES MAY NOT CREATE PROPERTY SUB-CLASSIFICATIONS WHEN TAKING REAL ESTATE TAX APPEALS

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a unanimous decision on July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional for a taxing authority to appeal the real property tax assessments of only one sub-classification of properties where that sub-classification is by property type, such as a commercial property or apartment complex. In Valley Forge […]

IN THE MARKET? WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BUYING RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire There can be a lot to think about when searching for and purchasing a new home.  Whether you are a first time buyer or have not been through the process for many years, the process is fairly uniform if you are buying residential real estate.  Below are common steps to move […]

The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Successfully Ensures Taxpayers Do Not Pay More Than Their Fair Share

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire Our taxpayers unjustly pay more than their fair share of the cost of government when other property owners “game” the system and pay less than their fair share in real estate taxes.  In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less […]

Million Dollar Mistakes of the Rich and Famous: Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan – Part 1

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com. Not all of us have become the rich and famous, but we can learn from their mistakes  the importance of having a proper estate plan in place.  An inexpensive estate plan can include not only a will, but also a living will, a power of attorney, and trusts.  As […]

Home Sweet Home

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Buying or selling a home is generally one of the most important financial decisions an individual will make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is highly recommended that you have an attorney involved and that you do not sign anything related to the anticipated purchase or sale […]

Pure or Impure: Real Estate Tax Exemption in Pennsylvania for Purely Public Charities

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less than his proportionate share of the cost of government.” Our Supreme Court has explained that taxes are not penalties but are contributions which all are expected to make to fund […]

What You Need to Know About Homeowners’ Insurance and Claims

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire         mfry@dioriosereni.com The Basics Homeowners insurance is required for any home that has a mortgage, so the vast majority of homeowners have homeowners insurance. If your house is damaged, whether by fire, weather, or a leaky pipe, or if personal property is stolen, chances are that some or all of […]

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