The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® is pleased to provide this legislative update as part of our commitment to member service.
- HB 1001 (Rep. Sue Helm, R-Dauphin): This bill will set statewide standards for licensing home inspectors and standards for the home inspection report. PAR, along with home inspectors, have worked with Reps. Sue Helm and Bill Kortz to introduce the bill. Since property inspections have become a critical part of the real estate transaction, PAR believes they should be regulated by the state. Currently, 39 other states require home inspectors to be licensed.
- HB 331 (Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland): This bill focuses on reforming tax treatment in three critical scenarios: like-kind exchanges; net operating loss carry forwards; and, Section 179 expense deductions.