Government Affairs

Conservatives Back Countywide Transportation Tax

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

Conservatives Back Countywide Transportation Tax By Chris Wetterich | Cincinnati Business Courier February 14, 2020 Two leading West Side conservatives said Friday they will back a 0.8% sales tax that will be used to expand bus service throughout Hamilton County and fix roads and bridges. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, a Democrat, and Ohio House… Read More »

A History of President’s Day

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

A History of President’s Day As you enjoy your “day off” today, here are a few fun facts about President’s Day! It All Started with George Washington Following the death of George Washington in 1799, his February 22nd birthday became a perennial day of remembrance.  Senator Steven Wallace Dorsey of Arkansas first proposed February 22nd as a… Read More »

CABR ENDORSES MOVE FORWARD – March 17th!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

A major policy priority of The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is Infrastructure. “Infrastructure improvements have been shown to enhance property values by creating livable communities and business districts. Poorly maintained streets and traffic congestion in an area impose extra costs throughout the local economy.  Transportation plans should reflect a broad community vision that takes… Read More »

Tax Levy Implications for 2020 Primary Election Now Available on Hamilton County Auditor Website

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

Tax Levy Implications for 2020 Primary Election Now Available on Hamilton County Auditor Website Hamilton County property owners will again be able to see what they will pay in taxes if proposed levies on the Primary Election ballot on Tuesday, March 17 in their communities are passed. Specific information on the soon-to-be-voted-upon levies can be… Read More »

Cincinnati Council Sets 2021 Property Tax Rate

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

On January 8, 2020, Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously to continue the Cincinnati Property Tax Rollback (PTR) – the policy of “rolling back” the city’s property tax rate to an amount that brings in no more than $28.9 million of revenue annually to the city’s 2021 Operating Budget (or General Fund). By continuing to be… Read More »

Todd B. Portune (August 14, 1958 – January 25, 2020)

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

Todd Portune, the long-time elected official who for over 25 years served as Cincinnati City Councilman and Hamilton County Commissioner, died on Saturday January 25, 2020.   A friend to and supporter of the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS®, Todd was the 2nd recipient of the “REALTOR® Champion Award” by the CABR Board of Directors… 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 »

More About the NEW CONDO Rules!

Posted on: August 26th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

More About the NEW CONDO Rules! Condo Rule Opens Door to Homeownership for Middle Income Americans August 22, 2019 By: Wesley Shaw, National Association of REALTORS® As many may already know, the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced the long-awaited arrival of new Federal Housing Administration condominium loan policies. Many of the changes… Read More »

Governor Mike DeWine Signs Ohio’s FY 2020-21 Budget Bill

Posted on: August 5th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s FY 2020-21 Budget into law on July 18, 2019. Click here for a media release from the governor’s office on the budget. The budget includes a 35% fee increase by the Ohio Division of Real Estate (ODRE) that was supported by OHIO REALTORS® but also contained several other items… Read More »