Available Online CLE Courses

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Clean and Green
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION What is the Clean and Green Tax Abatement Program? Definitions of Categories (Ag use; Ag reserve; Farmland) and their respective subcategories What it means to be enrolled... Read More »
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

What is the Clean and Green Tax Abatement Program?
Definitions of Categories (Ag use; Ag reserve; Farmland) and their respective subcategories
What it means to be enrolled in any of the categories    
- Rights and responsibilities of the landowner when applying for and being enrolled in C&G or when a buyer is being transferred property already enrolled   
- Liability issues
Forms and Procedures for enrolling and transferring Rollback Taxes including,   
- Subdivision Issues   
- Violations of the Obligations that can cause Rollbacks
When Rollback Taxes become due and payable:   
- When are the taxes levied against the property, and;  
- Who's responsibility is it to pay the same when a transfer causes a rollback
Other situations/scenarios that may occur that Real Estate Practitioners should know

Our Speaker - Amy Francis
Amy has worked for Erie County for the last 12 years. In 2006, she joined Assessment as a Clerk and obtained the Assessor position in 2008.  Amy is currently a Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE) and has managed the Erie County Clean and Green Program since 2008. The most recent Reassessment started in 2008 which taught her more than she could ever ask for in this field of work.  In 2017, Amy was promoted to the GIS Coordinator/Appraiser position where she currently helps train new employees, coordinates all GIS requests and processes in the office, manages Clean and Green and values real property for Ad Valorem purposes.  Most of her time in Assessment has been spent doing appraisal work, educating the public on the appraisal process and managing the Clean and Green Program.

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Categories: Real Estate
1:57:50
From Blight to Bright: Latest Developments in Blight and Land Banking
Speaker: Irene McLaughlin This two hour seminar provides ample opportunity for both new and experienced solicitors and their clients to catch up on recent developments in addressing and preventi... Read More »
Speaker: Irene McLaughlin

This two hour seminar provides ample opportunity for both new and experienced solicitors and their clients to catch up on recent developments in addressing and preventing blight and to explore the most important issues in depth.  Each participant will receive an electronic version of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania publication, Blight to Bright, A Comprehensive Toolkit for Pennsylvania.

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Categories: Real Estate
1:04:45
Fundamentals of Deed Drafting
The Deed is one of the oldest and most respected forms of legal documents, used as the means of conveying and taking title to real property. Although the contents and provisions of the standard Dee... Read More »
The Deed is one of the oldest and most respected forms of legal documents, used as the means of conveying and taking title to real property. Although the contents and provisions of the standard Deed have changed throughout the years, the basic form remains largely the same. In this one hour program, our speakers will discuss the different manners in which title may be held, the different types of estates in land, the requisite parts of a deed, and the requirements for effective and accurate drafting, delivery and recording of a Deed. They will also discuss fraudulent transfers and the process for setting aside a Deed.

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Categories: Real Estate
1:02:41
Gifting Real Estate? Learn the Pitfalls
Speakers: John C. Brydon, Esq. and Darlene M. Vlahos, Esq. As an attorney - regardless of your practice area - it's likely that you've had clients say to you, "I want my kids to have my house." ... Read More »
Speakers: John C. Brydon, Esq. and Darlene M. Vlahos, Esq.

As an attorney - regardless of your practice area - it's likely that you've had clients say to you, "I want my kids to have my house." Parents often mistakenly believe that transferring ownership of their home to their child will save taxes or avoid a lien for the cost of in-home or nursing home care. Reality, however, may be very different. Such a transfer is typically fraught with problems.

By attending this seminar you will learn both sides of the pitfalls that may exist, so you can advise your clients and enable them to make an educated and informed decision.

(Note: This seminar will NOT cover how to avoid a Medicaid lien.)

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Categories: Real Estate
1:07:10
Municipal Claims: Turning Delinquencies into Opportunities
At a time where municipal and authority resources are stretched thin to provide high levels of service to constituents, public entities are well served in preserving and strategically pursuing thei... Read More »
At a time where municipal and authority resources are stretched thin to provide high levels of service to constituents, public entities are well served in preserving and strategically pursuing their municipal claims against those persons and parties who fail to pay their obligations.This presentation will focus on the laws and processes associated with municipal claim collection in Pennsylvania, the intersection with the Bankruptcy Code and role of municipal claims for blight remediation and redevelopment purposes.

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Categories: Real Estate