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Buying and/or selling a home is a decision that requires a lot of time, research and patience.  A REALTOR can help make this experience much less difficult and more enjoyable.  Below you will find resources that will help you in your home buying/selling process.

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Important Consumer News

A Tax Decrease?

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Yes! Effective March 1, 2021, Hamilton County property owners should see a 1.0 mill decrease in the Hamilton County Transfer & Conveyance Fee or “Transfer Tax”. At its February 11, 2021 meeting this week, Hamilton County Commissioners will hold a 2nd Public Hearing to reduce the County’s Real Property Transfer Tax by 1.0 mill. Click… Read More »

Ohio REALTORS® Voice Strong Support for First-Time Homebuyer Savings Act

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Feb 3, 2021 By Beth Wanless, Director of Government Affairs OHIO REALTORS Yesterday (Feb. 2, 2021), Ohio REALTORS testified before the Ohio Senate Ways & Means Committee to urge passage of Senate Bill 24, the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Act. Ohio REALTORS President Seth Task and Michelle Billings, Chair of the Legislative Steering Committee, each shared… Read More »

August Home Sales Continues Momentum

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

August Home Sales Continues Momentum Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 17th Straight Month August 2020 home sales continued its upward momentum. Average sales and median pricing continued their ongoing increase. Closings in August were up 7.2% against a strong August 2019 with total sales volume up 22.52%. August 2020 home sales were 2,742… Read More »

July Home Sales Break Record

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

July Home Sales Break Record Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 16th Straight Month July 2020 home sales broke the record for the most home sales of any July ever. Average sales and median pricing continue their ongoing increase. Closings in July were up 10.9% against a strong July 2019 with total sales volume… Read More »

June Home Sales Down but Strong

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

June Home Sales Down but Strong Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 15th Straight Month Realtors believed June 2020 home sales would be down as a result of the CoVid19 Stay at Home Order. But sales and median pricing have rebounded. Closings in June were down 7% against a strong June 2019 with total… Read More »

May Home Sales Down as Anticipated

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

May Home Sales Down as Anticipated Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 14th Straight Month It was anticipated that 2020 May home sales would be down due to the Ohio stay-at-home order. They were down – 26.88% compared to a near record May a year ago. Home sales this month were 1,950 compared to… Read More »

April Home Sales Impacted by COVID

Posted on: May 21st, 2020 by Christy Beaver No Comments

April Home Sales Impacted by COVID Avg. Price Up Over Prior Year for 13th Straight Month 2020 April home sales were good despite the Ohio stay-at-home order but were down – 20.21% compared to a record April a year ago.  Home sales this month were 1,907 compared to 2,390 in April 2019. “April Home sales… 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 »

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 »