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Webinar Recording – A Real Estate Town Hall

Posted on: June 25th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Webinar Recording – A Real Estate Town Hall with Lawrence Yun and Bob Goldberg   Real Estate Town Hall Part 1 with Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist Real Estate Town Hall Part 2 with Bob Goldberg, NAR CEO CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint from the webinar.

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 »

UPDATE: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

UPDATE: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 signed earlier this month by President Trump amends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give borrowers more freedom in how and when loan funds are spent while retaining the possibility of full forgiveness. Its goal is to address some of… Read More »

Tech Tip: Best practices for video tour

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Tech Tip: Best practices for video tour The following article is provided courtesy of the Ohio REALTORS Tech Helpline. This new, free member benefit puts you directly in touch with an expert to help you with your professional and personal technology needs. Get in touch with an expert by calling (877) 562-3160, Monday – Friday… Read More »

Division temporarily moves office location; operations resume today

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

Division temporarily moves office location; operations resume today Please be advised that the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing was relocated to a temporary state office location today due to the unrest that was occurring in Downtown Columbus. The Division, which closed its office at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 29, has reopened… Read More »

CABR Board of Directors Candidate Nominations

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CABR Board of Directors Candidate Nominations “One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy Have you ever participated on a Committee at CABR, OR or NAR?  Have you ever told yourself or others, “I wish I could be a part of the decision-making process of the Board?”  Well, maybe… 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 »

Disclosing a negative inspection report

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Disclosing a negative inspection report May 15, 2020 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services It has been the longstanding position of the Ohio Real Estate Commission that when a transaction is terminated because of a negative inspection report that the defects included in that report need to be disclosed to subsequent… Read More »

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 »