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Collapse A Day on Real Estate - East (w/credit)

Gather Fresh Perspectives on a Variety of Issues
Offering a variety of sessions as well as the opportunity for updates on many different real estate law topics, this program provides one-hour segments packed full of practice tips and the latest legal information.

  • Drafting Tips for Construction Contracts - Terms Owners, Developers and Tenants Should Demand
  • Using Partnership as Your Entity: Capital Commitments, Tax Allocations and Distribution Provision
  • Commercial Agreements of Sale
  • The State of the Art: Current Issues and Recent Developments in Condominium Projects
  • Drafting Property Restrictions: Declarations and Deeds of Easement
  • Don’t Be Conflicted! Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Real Estate Matters (Ethics)

 

Course Materials

  • Course Book (2016-9500) — $69
To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
 
If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
 

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OL 3488

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: August 03, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO A Day on Real Estate - East (w/credit)
    Collapse Advanced Title Insurance Issues (w/credit)

    Learn how to handle the complicated issues that arise in title insurance practice

    A panel of title insurance professionals and real estate practitioners will examine the more sophisticated issues facing professionals in the industry today. They will highlight the vital information you need to know to make the best decisions in your practice.

     

    Hone your title insurance expertise

    Come away with practical knowledge and solutions to many real-life title insurance issues.

    • Title issues in foreclosure
    • Claims and defenses under title insurance policies
    • Advanced issues in due diligence
    • Non-judicial title resolutions

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

     


     

    Course Planner: Blair H. Granger, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-8633) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-8633) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-8633) — $99
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    OL 3346

    Recorded during a live webcast in March 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 28, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Advanced Title Insurance Issues (w/credit)
    Collapse Boundary Law in Pennsylvania (w/credit)

    Searching for advice? 

    Despite the frequency of emotionally charged boundary cases, there are few good sources to which real estate and general practitioners can turn for guidance. PBI’s boundary law course is here to give you that guidance and teach you what you need to know! Learn the ins and outs of boundary disputes involving:

    • Trees
    • Fences
    • Driveways
    • Common walls
    • Water issues and more!

    Join the lively discussion

    Our accomplished faculty will highlight the important statutes and cases. From exploring the law of party walls and adverse possession to understanding riparian rights, this nuts and bolts seminar will provide an invaluable resource. You’ll learn to find the mistakes in subdivision plans that can cause problems later on and to write accurate legal descriptions. And when boundary disputes can’t be avoided or settled, you will learn proven techniques and strategies for handling these difficult cases.

    Build a solid foundation in boundary law

    • Hear an analysis of the most important statutes and cases governing boundary law
    • Analyze the principles and procedures relied upon by courts in resolving boundary disputes
    • Learn where errors are most commonly made in boundary retracement surveys
    • Gain insights into prosecuting and defending boundary claims between neighbors

    See what your peers said

    • “I’ve practiced more than 30 years – this was one of the best seminars I’ve attended.”
    • “I liked the good, practical advice and lively discussion.”
    • “This was an excellent presentation of the technical as well as practical or pragmatic aspects of this area.”


     

    Course Planner: James S. Tupitza, Esq.

     

    Recorded during a live webcast in March 2016.


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    9181

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 03, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Boundary Law in Pennsylvania (w/credit)
    Collapse Buying and Selling Homes in Condominiums and Planned Communities (w/credit)

    Learn about the unique issues

    As condominiums and planned communities continue to evolve, so do the transactional issues between buyers and sellers. Learn about the unique and critical issues impacting the sales of homes in common interest communities involving builder-developers, re-sales, the agreement of sale, title issues and “Over 55” regimes. Explore the emerging statutory and decisional law effecting such sales, and take away practical tips to ensure a successful closing in your transaction.

     

    Focus on the purchase, sale and applicable law

    Our experienced faculty will use an interactive approach to focus upon the issues involved in these purchases and sales. They’ll examine:

    1. Initial sales from the builder-developer, including required disclosures and warranties
    2. Re-sales of existing homes and the buyer’s right of rescission
    3. Specific provisions in the parties’ agreements of sale and unique title issues
    4. What to look out for in adult 55+ regimes, including distinctions with continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and related issues

     Recorded during a live webcast in November 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: November 18, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Buying and Selling Homes in Condominiums and Planned Communities (w/credit)
    Collapse Deciphering Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Leases (w/credit)

    Analyze Lease Extension Provisions to Determine How Courts Will Interpret the Language

    The proliferation of lawsuits challenging the extension provisions in oil and gas leases has resulted in a number of precedent-setting cases interpreting the language in oil and gas leases. Discover how courts are construing these leasing provisions and how implementation of Act 152 will impact extension litigation.

    Discover regulations and ethical concerns involving oil and gas leases

    An awareness of regulations, including filing monthly production reports with DEP, will be discussed. Attorneys who negotiate leases for shale energy clients must also pay particular attention to the ethics involved in lease discussions. A presentation on the ethical considerations during lease negotiations will also be made.

    Program Topics Include:

    • Discovery in Lease Disputes
    • Extension Litigation
    • Oil and Gas Regulations
    • The Lawyer as a Witness in Litigation
    • Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy
    • Transparency in Oil and Gas Leases
    • Duties to Clients in Lease Negotiations
    • And so much more!

    Recorded during a live webcast in November 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: November 03, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Deciphering Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Leases (w/credit)
    Collapse Easements & Rights of Way: Drafting Considerations and Practical Tips (w/credit)

    Drafting and negotiating an easement agreement is similar to negotiating any other contract. It is important to understand the underlying law and the intentions of the parties in your preparation and review

    Sample Documents-Mortagage & Liens-Competing Interest-Terms

    OL 3486

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 25, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Easements & Rights of Way: Drafting Considerations and Practical Tips (w/credit)
    Collapse Easements & Rights of Way: Introduction and Basic Concepts (w/credit)

    Easements and rights of way have always been an important element of real property law. While every practitioner is familiar with the easement for the shared driveway or the sanitary sewer line, easements come in a variety of forms for a many different uses. A significant increase in the number of easements being sought and affecting real throughout the Commonwealth.

    What is an Easement?-Easement Defined-License-Restrictive Covenants and much more


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    OL 3485

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 25, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Easements & Rights of Way: Introduction and Basic Concepts (w/credit)
    Collapse Easements & Rights of Way: Litigation and Enforcement (w/credit)

    Easements and rights-of-way play a major role in evaluating, developing and using a property. They can limit a property owner’s ability to use a portion of land for a certain time frame or in perpetuity. The most common types of easements in Pennsylvania Best practices for drafting and negotiating easements How to use title insurance to insure easements The role of litigation in enforcing and establishing the scope of easements How to enforce easement rights-Forms of action-Negotiating the easement-Utility rights of way

    OL 3487

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 25, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1.50 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Easements & Rights of Way: Litigation and Enforcement (w/credit)
    Collapse Local, State & Federal Taxes Affecting Real Estate Transactions (w/credit)

    Get up to speed on legislative tax abatements and funding tools

    • KOZ
    • LERTA
    • TIFs
    • New Market Credits
    • RACP Funding

    Discover how real estate transactions are affected
    by tax laws

    Get the latest updates on local, state and federal tax law changes and learn how to deal with capital gains tax issues

    Pennsylvania’s Realty Transfer Tax Law

    Pick up terrific tax planning tips for personal residences

    Get expert advice on how to navigate real estate tax assessments and appeals

    • Understand the impact of recent case law on your clients’ real property assessments
    • Get tips on what to look for when challenging an assessment.

     

    Recorded during a live webcast in September 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: September 18, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Local, State & Federal Taxes Affecting Real Estate Transactions (w/credit)
    Collapse Looking Forward - What Does the Real Estate Economy Hold for the Future? (w/credit)

    In this one-hour session, Dr. Gillen will present his take on the future of the real estate economy, with an analysis of real estate developments and the operation of real estate markets, including their fiscal, economic and business implications.

    Recorded during a live webinar in March 2017.

    OL 3769

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 16, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Looking Forward - What Does the Real Estate Economy Hold for the Future? (w/credit)
    Collapse New Residential Mortgage Rules Affecting the Origination and Closing Processes (w/credit)
    BIG CHANGES COMING FOR RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE RULES

    On August 1, 2015, we saw one of the biggest changes in the last 30 years of residential mortgage lending, with the addition of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) reporting requirements.
     
     
    LEARN WHAT’S AHEAD
    • Discover what marketing and credit underwriting changes are in the works
    • Stay abreast of new rules and enforcement proceedings
    • Explore evolving standards for UDAAP enforcement in marketing
    • Keep up-to-date on the application and enforcement of RESPA Section 8 in connection with referrals and marketing services arrangements
     
    GAIN INSIGHT ON THESE TOPICS
    • New requirements under the Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule
    • Lender and assignee liability standards
    • Implementation of the new Loan Estimate
      and Closing Disclosure forms
    • Tolerance thresholds for TILA-RESPA disclosures
    • How to handle changed circumstances between pre-closing disclosures and the closing
    • Requirements and risks related to the involvement of third parties, including title agents and mortgage brokers
     
    Course Planner: Andrew K. Stutzman, Esq.
     
    Recorded during a live webcast in July 2015.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 29, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO New Residential Mortgage Rules Affecting the Origination and Closing Processes (w/credit)
    Collapse Pipeline and Right-of-Way Agreements in the Marcellus Shale Region (w/credit)

    Receive an overview of the pipeline landscape in Pennsylvania

    Analyze the different types of pipelines and discuss the needs for each. Understand why pipelines are being installed. Investigate the lack of regulations surrounding gathering lines and discover current litigation and risks associated with pipeline installation.

     

    Gain an understanding of the condemnation process

    Receive an overview of the condemnation process and general eminent domain issues. Discover how the eminent domain process is used by a pipeline company when no agreement can be reached.

     

    Analyze the FERC approval process

    Discuss interstate pipelines and the FERC approval process from the rules, regulations and application procedures governing compliance.


     

    Course Planner: Michelle O'Brien, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9152) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-9152) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9152) — $99
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    Recorded during a live webcast in February 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: February 24, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Pipeline and Right-of-Way Agreements in the Marcellus Shale Region (w/credit)
    Collapse Quiet Title: A Puzzle Worth Solving -- A Guide to Quiet Title Actions in the Philadelphia Area (w/credit)

    Get an overview of the law of quiet title or ejectment

    Quiet Title Actions are brought when title to real property is ambiguous. The boundaries are not clear; sellers of a house that has been passed down for generations find out they have no deed or legal title to the house — no one bothered to change the records; fraudulent conveyance of a deed by forged deed or coercion has occurred. The process is very detailed and not well known to most attorneys filing these actions.

    Review the typical types of problems

    • Adverse possession
    • Lease purchase
    • Mortgage satisfaction or lost mortgage
    • Fraudulent conveyance
    • Tangled title

     

    Learn what you need to know and do when taking one of these cases

    • Questions you must ask the client
    • Request the Title Report
    • Who are the parties to the action?

     

    Know which court has jurisdiction

     

    Learn the procedure

    • Service
    • Discovery
    • Motions
    • Trial — there will always be a trial — a bench trial
      • Relief requested
      • Evidence
      • Documents needed
      • Testimony
      • Order for Quiet Title — who signs it
      • What do you have to do after you get it?

     

    Ancillary Issues

    • Tax
    • Foreclosure
    • Liens
    • Tangled Title Fund- how can it help?
    • Getting title insurance to insure what you now have

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.
     

    This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department for 4 hours of continuing education credit.


     

    Course Planners: Hon. Idee C. Fox, Robert S. Tintner, Esq.

     


    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9167) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-9167) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9167) — $99
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    Recorded during a live webcast in April 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 05, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Ethics Credits, 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Quiet Title: A Puzzle Worth Solving -- A Guide to Quiet Title Actions in the Philadelphia Area (w/credit)
    Collapse Real Estate Agent & Broker Liability (w/credit)

    Effectively reduce liability for your clients

    The course will examine real estate broker and agent liability. It will be focused on the potential liability for both residential and commercial real estate agents. The course will examine the current state of the law with respect to Realtor® liability and how to effectively reduce your clients’ exposure to liability.

     

    What to do when you’re not sure?

    Part of the program will center on ethics, including topics such as conflicts of interest, competence and disclosure requirements arising under the Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law and common law. We will look at ethical considerations under the National Association of Realtors’® Code of Ethics.

     

    Step-by-step advice on how to avoid mistakes

    The presentation will cover various theories of broker and agent liability, including agency theories, public policy concerns and fraud theories. We will explore common concerns such as liability for mistakes made by inspectors, the level of culpability required to impose liability upon real estate agents, and the extent of the duty owed to prospective purchasers.

     


    The following topics will be covered:

    • Statutory Remedies
      • Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law
      • Home Inspection Law
      • Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
      • Residential Real Estate Transfers Law
    • Common Law Remedies
      • Restatement, §550
      • Restatement, §353
      • Restatement (Second) of Torts §552
      • Dangerous Conditions
      • Misrepresentation: Intentional, Neglect, Innocent
      • Contract Fraud
      • Common Law Damages
    • Contractual Remedies
    • Seller Broker v. Buyer Broker
    • Ethics and Hypos (From Both Legal and Ethical Perspective)

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.

     


     

    Course Planners: James L. Goldsmith, Esq., Charles F. Smith, Jr., Esq., Terrence D. Wright, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9460) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-9460) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9460) — $99
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    Recorded during a live webcast in June 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: June 03, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Real Estate Agent & Broker Liability (w/credit)
    Collapse Representing the Tenant in Landlord Disputes (w/credit)

    Understand what to look for in leases, how to deal with the urgency of an eviction notice and so much more. Get up to speed on the defenses, leases for mobile home or other questions, like “ I want a pet.”

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: February 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Representing the Tenant in Landlord Disputes (w/credit)
    Collapse RESPA Update: Entering the New World of Real Estate (w/credit)

    RESPA is probably the most important piece of federal legislation affecting residential real estate transactions. Since 2010, RESPA has undergone two major revisions, and many of the related laws – like the lending laws and the Truth in Lending Act – have also experienced remarkable and provocative changes. On August 1, 2105, new residential loans will fall under the most recent changes, and the HUD-1, TIL disclosure and GFE will be no more. This panel will help you navigate the murky waters of the laws and regulations governing residential real estate transactions as we Enter the New World of RESPA.

    Application/Loan Disclosure 

    • The 'new' application
    • Timelines
    • TIL-no-more
    ATR/QM - One year later
     
    Triumvirate of the Lender-Realtor-Consumer (and title company?)
    • Tolerances and what's new
    • Communications and what needs to change
    Closing Disclosure Form
    • Lender or Title Company, who's in charge
    • Delivery of the Form, who's in charge
    • Counting days
    • Re-Disclosure (or not)
    • Changes at the table?
    ALTA Best Practices
     
    Landscape changes for Affiliated Business Relationships and Marketing Services Agreements
     
    ETHICS - Prosecutions/ Enforcement Actions

    Course Planners: Bradley S. Dornish, Esq., Brett M. Woodburn, Esq.

     

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 17, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Ethics Credits, 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO RESPA Update: Entering the New World of Real Estate (w/credit)
    Collapse Sweeping Changes to the Mortgage Closing Process  - Part 2: One Disclosure Form Instead of Four - Are You Ready? (w/credit)

    Two weeks following this course recorded in July 2015, the new TRID Form replaced the preliminary Truth in Lending statement, the Good Faith Estimate, the Final Truth in Lending statement and the HUD-1 Settlement Sheet. Are you ready for this new form? In this hour, we will review the Closing Disclosure form, a bifurcated Closing Disclosure Form, and the interaction between title companies and lenders that are critical for preparing the Form.

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2015.

    OL 3192

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 15, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sweeping Changes to the Mortgage Closing Process  - Part 2: One Disclosure Form Instead of Four - Are You Ready? (w/credit)
    Collapse Sweeping Changes to the Mortgage Closing Process - Part 1: What This Means for You (w/Credit)

    The new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Rule goes into effect soon. How will this affect your practice? We discuss the impact that lenders preparing the Closing Disclosure form will have on the transaction, as well as the timing requirements for providing the Closing Disclosure to consumers. We explore how lines of communication between and among lenders, lawyers, Realtors®, title agents, buyers and sellers MUST change.

    Recorded during a live webinar in June 2015.

    OL 3153

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: June 24, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sweeping Changes to the Mortgage Closing Process - Part 1: What This Means for You (w/Credit)
    Collapse The ALTA Enhanced Title Insurance Policy - What You Need to Know (w/credit)

    This one-hour course will focus on ALTA’s enhanced title insurance policies for owners and lenders. Learn about the additional coverages provided by these policies and contrast them with the basic policy provisions.

    Recorded during a live webinar in March 2017.

    OL 3770

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 21, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The ALTA Enhanced Title Insurance Policy - What You Need to Know (w/credit)
    Collapse The Attorney

    Examine an oil and gas lease
    The instructors will conduct a step-by-step review of the oil and gas lease as they walk you through and explain the common provisions found in many mineral leases and discuss what is, and is not, negotiable.

    Discuss implied covenants
    Examine current and developing case law and discuss those covenants which are implied into most mineral rights leases and how recent case law impacts current practices.

    Analyze lease terminations
    Analyze termination provisions and the impact they can have on your landowner clients.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: February 10, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Attorney
    Collapse The Pre-Foreclosure Process (w/credit)

    Why Focus on the Period Before a Foreclosure Complaint Is Filed?

    If a homeowner seeks advice early enough, a number of pre-complaint actions can be taken to benefit the homeowner and possibly avoid foreclosure altogether. Similarly, a lender will want to make sure that it takes all necessary and required actions before filing its foreclosure case, in order to ensure that the case proceeds smoothly.  Learn about the alternatives and choices that both lenders and homeowners may face, pre-foreclosure.

     

    Why offer a foreclosure program that focuses
    on the lender’s and/or private investor's role?

    Foreclosure is a lengthy and extremely costly process. The financial losses incurred by lenders not only impact their profitability, but also their ability to lend funds for new mortgages.

     

    Navigate with confidence: learn about the intricate pre-filing process

    As much as the mortgage foreclosure process in Pennsylvania has undergone a sea of changes in the last few years, such changes pale in comparison to new requirements that banks, mortgage lenders, and servicers must meet before a foreclosure action is even filed. This program walks you through the pre-foreclosure process, from the notice of default through immediately prior to filing suit.

     

    Avoid getting caught in the storm 

    From the lender’s perspective, there’s no jumping into a foreclosure. Our agenda highlights the rigorous requirements that must be met before filing a legal action against a homeowner:

    • new federal and state requirements and deadlines affecting loans in default secured by mortgages;
    • how the provisions of residential and commercial mortgages impact on what steps must be followed pre-foreclosure;
    • the importance of “chains of title” for not only mortgages, but for the debt instruments they secure;
      • ethical considerations in the pre-foreclosure process.”

     

    Recorded during a live webcast in December 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: December 17, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Pre-Foreclosure Process (w/credit)
    Collapse Title Insurance 101 (w/credit)

    Learn why it is so important and how to make sure your client is protected 

     

    Identify the players, their roles and responsibilities 

    • Title insurance company (underwriter) 
    • Title insurance agent 
    • Approved attorney 
    • Title searcher 

     

    Understand the status of title

    • Good or perfect title
    • Marketable title
    • Insurable title

     

    Demystify the documents

    • The title policy
    • Title Commitment
    • Endorsements
    • Indemnification

    Develop a checklist to ensure the deal is closed properly

     


    Course Planners: Brett M. Woodburn, Esq., David J. Scaggs, Esq.

     


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 13, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.50 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Title Insurance 101 (w/credit)
    Collapse Understanding Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax and Avoiding the Pitfalls (w/credit)

    Important Information for Multiple Practice Areas 

    Realty transfer tax considerations are an important issue often overlooked! Whether your practice is in real estate, trusts & estates, business, bankruptcy, tax or a true general practice, you need to understand the ins and outs of realty transfer tax. This program will provide an overview of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia realty transfer tax and the rules and exceptions for both residential and commercial properties.

     

    Identify Issues and Get Answers

    • In a simple residential transfer, how are transactions between family members treated?
    • Is the realty tax a lien that can impact title insurance?
    • Is the current atmosphere more or less friendly to avoiding or minimizing transfer tax?
    • Can a “bad result” ever be undone or modified to reduce the transfer tax liability?
    • Do the chances of your client being audited differ depending upon how the deal is structured?
    • What is a real estate company?
    • What are the realty transfer tax consequences of transferring interests in a real estate company?

     

    Important Issues for Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    This seminar is intended to present a core overview and understanding of realty transfer tax and will cover issues for both residential and commercial property transactions. The faculty will use hypotheticals to illustrate some of the issues that arise and provide answers to your questions. Walk away with a much clearer understanding of the impact of realty transfer tax!

     

    Hear from Our Expert Faculty 

    Wendi L .Kotzen, Philip B. Korb and John D. Brenner will be featured at all sites. In Philadelphia, this outstanding team will be joined by Christine Tomasch Bak. Collectively, this panel brings years and years of experience and the insights of both the regulators and the private practitioner to offer you tips and steer you clear of the pitfalls of realty transfer tax. 

     

    Recorded during a live webcast in April 2016.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 18, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Learn the basics of liens and lien priorities

    If you handle transactions affecting real property, you know how important it is to understand liens and their priorities. This course emphasizes the practical issues affecting liens. In today's tight economy with creditors asserting their lien positions more than ever, this is a “must attend” course for everyone who handles real estate issues.
     
    Understand how state and federal tax liens operate
    • How do these liens arise?
    • How do they attach? How are they extinguished?
    • How can they be renewed?
    • Where can you find statutory authority for them?
    • How can you be sure you've found all of them?
    Test your skill - prioritize liens using common scenarios
    You will first be updated on the law, then work through some typical scenarios to understand which lien comes first, second and so on. Our faculty will take you through the priorities explaining why certain liens and encumbrances take a higher position than you might expect.
     
    Attend if you . . .
    • Counsel clients who are buying and selling real estate
    • Collect debts or judgments
    • Handle transactions involving placing new encumbrances on real property
    • Are a lender's counsel
    • Handle foreclosures
    • Are a title insurance agent
    • Practice in the area of bankruptcy
    • Advise clients buying property at sheriff sales
    • Want to be a real estate investor


     
    • 12:00 - 12:45 
      • Types of Liens 
        • Mortgage Liens 
        • Judgment Liens 
        • Real Estate Tax Liens 
        • Municipal Liens 
        • Other Tax Liens 
        • Mechanics' Lien 
    • 12:45 - 1:15 
      • Revival and Extension of Liens 
        • Releasing the Lien and Not Satisfying the Debt 
        • Extending the Lien 
        • Reviving the Lien 
        • Presumption of Payment 
    • 1:15 - 1:30 
      • Break 
    • 1:30 - 2:00 
      • Divestiture of Liens & Impact on Tax Sales 
        • Actual Divestiture 
        • Sheriff's Schedule of Distribution 
    • 2:00 - 2:30 
      • Curing Defects in Title 
        • Inadequate Legal Descriptions 
        • Unrecorded Deeds 
        • Gaps in the Chain 
        • Heirship and Probate Issues 
        • Bad Sheriff's or Tax Sales 
    • 2:30 - 3:15 
      • Practical Examples

     


    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section.


    Course Planner: James S. Tupitza, Esq.



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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 13, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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