Consumer

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 »

March Home Sales Remain Strong

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

March Home Sales Remain Strong Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 12th Straight Month 2020 March home sales recorded a strong month with sales slightly down – 0.45% compared to March a year ago. Home sales this month were 1,987 compared to 1,996 in March 2019. “Home sales for the first three months of… 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 »

February Home Sales Second Best Ever

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by Andrew Clark 1 Comment

February Home Sales Second Best Ever Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 11th Straight Month 2020 February home sales recorded the second-best year since 2006 with sales up + 6.7% compared to February a year ago.  Home sales this month were 1,571 compared to 1,473 in February 2019. “The first two months of 2020… 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 »

January Home Sales Strong

Posted on: February 21st, 2020 by Andrew Clark 1 Comment

January Home Sales Strong 2020 Starts on a Positive Note 2020 January home sales started the year strong with sales up + 8.3% compared to January a year ago.  Home sales this month were 1,346 compared to 1,246 in January 2019. “2020 is starting off strong with home sales up over last year,” said Kelly… 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 »

Council Passes Plan to Help Renters Pay Security Deposits

Posted on: January 21st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Council Passes Plan to Help Renters Pay Security Deposits Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer | January 15, 2020 In Cincinnati, renters won’t necessarily need a cash security deposit anymore under a new law passed by Cincinnati City Council Wednesday. Proposed by Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld to help alleviate barriers to renting an apartment, the law says landlords must… Read More »