Real Estate Law: Tips for Purchasing New Construction

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Buying your first home, or any home for that matter, is usually a very exciting experience. It is even more exciting when you are purchasing new residential construction. However, it is important that you work closely with a realtor and your real estate attorney, to avoid a couple of common pitfalls when purchasing new residential construction. …

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OWM Newsletter – Phoenixville Public Library

FEATURE ARTICLE – Joseph K. Koury, Esq., LL.M. discusses the history of the Phoenixville Public Library and the success it has in providing the community with public library services.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT – Meet Susan A. Minnick, Legal Assistant

OWM FIRM NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS – Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esquire, CELA, Melissa A. Iacobucci, Esquire, David A. Megay, Esquire, and Kathleen M. Martin, Esquire, CELA have upcoming speaking engagements.

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OWM Blog – New Tax Laws and Ways They May Affect You

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a huge and complicated revision of the federal tax law.  It will take some time and expertise to parse out exactly how it will affect each of us as individuals.  How Congress intends to “pay” for this law remains to be seen since a projected reduction in tax revenues of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years will be added to the current deficit.  There is talk currently of “entitlement reform” or reducing/eliminating Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security benefits.  Keep alert for more to come on these subjects, and contact a tax lawyer in Montgomery County with any questions.

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OWM Blog – Phoenixville Public Library

The Phoenixville Public Library is your local library that is also a member of the Chester County Library System. The Chester County Library System is a “federated” system, meaning there is a District Center Library located in Exton, with seventeen (17) member libraries throughout the County, all of which are able to combine resources. The Phoenixville Public Library is, in a typical month, the third-busiest member library in terms of material circulation.

Additionally, the Phoenixville Public Library is a Carnegie Library, built with money donated by Andrew Carnegie at the turn of the 20th Century. However, the library existed before that time, through an arrangement unique among libraries that are members of the Chester County Library System: the library, as it exists now, began at the end of the 19th Century as a component of the Phoenixville Area School District. That fact is reflected in the composition of today’s Board of Trustees of the Phoenixville Public Library, where the school district holds two of nine seats, and also by the fact that the school district provides the library with over fifty percent (50%) of its operating revenue through a tax appropriation. …

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OWM Blog – Medicaid: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Announces 2018 Burial Limits

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On February 26, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) published an updated Burial Cost chart for 2018. Click this link to see the chart: 2018 PA Burial Limits. This chart provides the maximum amount under Pennsylvania’s Medicaid rules that can be used to fund an irrevocable burial reserve, or pre-paid funeral. The benefit of prepayment of funeral costs is that the prepayment or burial reserve is not counted as a resource when determining Medicaid eligibility.

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