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Agent Tip of the Week: Residential Contracts and Special Assessments

One of the hallmarks of Association Title Services is the educational assistance we provide to our real estate agents. Below is your “Agent Tip of the Week”.

The Special Assessments referred to in Section 9(f) of the FAR / BAR AS IS Residential Contract refers to municipal assessments, not condominium or home owner association assessments. An example of a municipal assessment is where the municipality imposes a lighting improvement tax in a certain area. This is typically done through a resolution. The tax is often spread out over a number of installment payments and invoiced to the property owner in their real estate tax bill. These installment payments may be paid by either seller or assumed by buyer depending on which selection under 9f is checked.

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