Consumer

Are your employees/customers required to wear masks?

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Are your employees/customers required to wear masks? Apr 30, 2020 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services As brokerages and local Boards plan to re-open their offices, it is important to establish policies that comply with the Governor’s Responsible RestartOhio program. One of the areas that must be addressed in your policy… Read More »

Forbearance Agreement Refinancing Information

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Question:  Without Congressional help, is appears that consumers may not be able to refinance forbearance agreements, which will lead to another foreclosure nightmare. NAR has been keenly aware of the impact that servicing problems and early forbearance claims have had on liquidity in the mortgage market and direct impact that it has on home sales. NAR… Read More »

Hamilton County UPDATE: Property Tax Deadline DELAYED to July 17, 2020

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Hamilton County UPDATE: Property Tax Deadline DELAYED to July 17, 2020 Hamilton County Treasurer Rob Goering announced today the deadline for 2019 Hamilton County Property Taxes is extended to Friday, July 17, 2020. The second half Property Tax deadline had previously been June 22, 2020. Also at today’s Hamilton County Commission Press Briefing, Hamilton County Commission President Denise Driehaus and… Read More »

CABR partners with Freestore Foodbank

Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® partners with Freestore Foodbank to help feed our community’s hungry The Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® has partnered with the Freestore Foodbank to help support their mission of feeding our community’s hungry. Your donation of just $5 could buy 15 cans of soup, $10 could buy 14 boxes of oatmeal,… Read More »

Pre-registration for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance begins today

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Pre-registration for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance begins today Apr 24, 2020 Starting today, Ohio REALTORS and others who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but don’t qualify for regular unemployment benefits can begin the pre-registration process for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers including… Read More »

Request your Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the 2020 Primary Election

Posted on: April 20th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Request your Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the 2020 Primary Election Voting is a 3-Step Process! 1. Request an Absentee Ballot Application. 2. Receive your Ballot and fill it out, following the instructions provided. 3. Mail your completed Ballot no later than April 27th. You have until noon on April 25 to request an absentee ballot. You… Read More »

PUCO asks utilities to suspend disconnections

Posted on: March 17th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

PUCO asks utilities to suspend disconnections Last week the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio took action to ask utilities to suspend disconnection, and waive any requirements for reconnections for all types of customers (both residential and business). According to the PUCO, all of the utilities are doing so, however, many are unable to quickly edit… Read More »

‘Shark Tank’ Judge Victim of Phishing Scam, Loses $400K

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

‘Shark Tank’ Judge Victim of Phishing Scam, Loses $400K Barbara Corcoran, former real estate executive and TV “Shark Tank” judge, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a phishing scheme. A similar scam is targeting real estate professionals and their clients, too. A person posing as Corcoran’s assistant sent an invoice to her bookkeeper for… Read More »

How Changes to FICO Scoring Could Impact Buyers

Posted on: January 31st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

The way FICO scores are calculated is changing this summer, and the move could make it tougher for some Americans to get approved for a mortgage, The Wall Street Journal reports. Fair Isaac Corporation, more commonly known as FICO, will soon start more harshly penalizing the scores of consumers who have rising debt levels or who fall… Read More »

Home Seller Profits Climb to a 13-Year High

Posted on: January 31st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Home sellers nationwide felt richer at resale in 2019. The average seller saw a home price gain of $65,500 on a typical sale, which is up from $58,100 the year prior, ATTOM Data Solutions reports in a new study. This marks the highest level since 2006.   That also represents a 34% average return on… Read More »