HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania remains an outlier in the nation when it comes to restrictions on real estate transactions during the coronavirus pandemic, according to York County Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill.  Phillips-Hill is working with Democrat Senators Lisa Boscola and Wayne Fontana and Republican Senators Mario Scavello and Scott Martin to allow for real estate to receive a waiver from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to safely reopen under strict guidelines. All of the Commonwealth’s surrounding states, including states that Governor Wolf has formed a multi-state pact with, have allowed real estate transactions to continue. The legislation will spell out a dozen criteria for the safe reopening of real estate, including only allowing very serious buyers to tour homes, ensuring social distancing when showing a property, mandating inspections to be conducted alone, among several other provisions to protect home buyers, sellers and realtors.

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL