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Commission Advances

Posted on: August 7th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

From the Ohio Division of Real Estate: It’s been brought to our attention that companies are sending solicitations to Ohio licensees containing offers to advance commissions. The offered commission advance is based upon certain requirements, including that the licensee sign an agreement that the licensee will assign the licensee’s portion of the commission to the… 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 »

2019 CABR Awards Nominations

Posted on: August 1st, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

The annual search for the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® Manager, Salesperson and Affiliate of the Year begins today. Is your Manager a step above the rest?  Have you worked on a transaction with a superhero agent?  Or have you worked with an all-star affiliate member who has gone above and beyond?  If so, nominate… Read More »

June Home Sales Sluggish

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

June Home Sales Sluggish, Average Price Continues to Climb 2019 June home sales slowed compared to last year’s strong sales, down – 5.0 % compared to June a year ago.  Home sales this month were 2,682 compared to 2,823 in June 2018. “Home sales this month were sluggish compared to June 2018,” said Michelle Billings, President… Read More »

Protect the Meaning of NAR Membership

Posted on: July 15th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

By becoming and remaining a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (included with CABR REALTOR® membership), you are joining a group that is committed to higher standards than those of license law or regulation.  It is important to make sure you promote your membership in the Association in a compliant manner. NAR’s membership marks—including… Read More »

Cincinnati’s 2019 Budget

Posted on: July 1st, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Cincinnati’s 2019 Budget: Money for Health Gap, 911 Center and Police OT, and Lots of Fee Increases By Sharon Collidge Cincinnati Enquirer June 27, 2019 Cincinnati City Council eked out the 2019 budget Wednesday, wrestling a $32 million deficit to the ground with roughly $10 million in cuts and a series of tax and fee increases. There… Read More »

Gov. DeWine Signs Bills to Temporarily Keep State Government Running

Posted on: July 1st, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Gov. DeWine Signs Bills to Temporarily Keep State Government Running By Laura A. Bischoff, Dayton Daily News June 30, 2019 The House and Senate was unable to reach a deal before Sunday deadline. The Ohio House and Senate failed to strike a deal on the state operating and workers’ compensation budgets this weekend and instead… Read More »

May Home Sales Strong

Posted on: June 21st, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

May Home Sales Strong, Average Price Climbs 2019 May home sales exceeded last year’s strong sales, up + 0.7 % compared to May a year ago.  Home sales this month were 2,638 compared to 2,620 in May 2018. “Home sales this month remained strong, bringing our year-to-date sales under 1% short of a very strong 2018,”… Read More »

CABR Board of Directors Candidate Nominations

Posted on: June 7th, 2019 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 »

New CABR Contract Release and Termination Forms

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

The CABR Contracts Committee has been made aware of confusion among members as to the appropriate use of current CABR termination and release forms.  In order to simplify the termination and release processes, the Committee determined that current forms should be updated, discontinued or combined and that explanations as to use of the forms should… Read More »