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Ohio opens Pandemic Unemployment Assistance registration

Posted on: May 13th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio opens Pandemic Unemployment Assistance registration Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has opened registration for the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (or “PUA”) program that provides benefits for many individuals ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers, 1099 tax filers and part-time workers. CLICK HERE to access the application — you can… Read More »

Sample COVID-19 Contract Addendum Updated

Posted on: May 8th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Sample COVID-19 Contract Addendum Updated By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services Last March Ohio REALTORS provided its members with a sample purchase contract addendum that could be used to extend the closing date for COVID-19 related reasons. That form was drafted to be used for contracts that were already in place,… Read More »

FAQs: Purchase Contracts

Posted on: May 8th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

FAQs: Purchase Contracts 1. If a contract to purchase does not specify a closing date, is the contract void? A: No. If a contract doesn’t specify a date or time of performance, a reasonable time will be implied. 2. Do you have to present a verbal offer to purchase to a seller? A: Yes, you… Read More »

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 »

Ohio updates pre-registration process for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio updates pre-registration process for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits Apr 28, 2020 The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has simplified and streamlined the process for REALTORS and other 1099 employees to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance that opened for pre-registration on Friday, April 24. Once you click the link, press the “Get Started… Read More »

Could you be liable if your client gets COVID-19?

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Could you be liable if your client gets COVID-19? Apr 28, 2020 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services Many REALTORS have asked about their potential liability if a client claims they contracted COVID-19 as a result of a showing. This could be a seller who alleges they got the virus from… 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 »

Impact of COVID-19 remains significant on Ohio’s real estate market

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

Impact of COVID-19 remains significant on Ohio’s real estate market Apr 23, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present significant challenges to Ohio’s real estate marketplace, as results from this week’s Ohio REALTORS Flash Survey: Economic Pulse finds both the residential and commercial sectors experiencing ongoing declines in activity levels. The Flash Survey, which was… Read More »

Superintendent Petit provides PSI update and reopen

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

Superintendent Petit provides PSI update and reopen By Anne M. Petit, Superintendent, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing We know that Ohioans waiting to sit for real estate, appraiser and home inspector exams are anxious for new information regarding the reopening of testing sites. Our examination vendor, PSI, has announced plans for a measured… 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 »