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Can a REALTOR® Get Into Trouble for Not Following Covid-19 Guidelines?

Posted on: March 5th, 2021 by Christy Beaver No Comments

Can a REALTOR® Get Into Trouble for Not Following Covid-19 Guidelines? The answer is ….. maybe. While REALTORS® must adhere to executive, or shelter-in-place orders, violations of such orders do not automatically constitute a violation of the Code of Ethics. To determine whether a violation of an executive or shelter-in-place order also violates the Code… Read More »

Record Breaking Home Sales pace continues during January 2021

Posted on: February 15th, 2021 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Record Breaking Home Sales pace continues during January 2021 Median Price Up Over Prior Year for 21st Straight Month The new year marked a continuation of the record setting pace of home sales in 2020. The median price for home sales was up more than 15% from January 2020, marking the 21st consecutive month of median… Read More »

Improper Handling of Earnest Money Can Result in Sanctions

Posted on: February 12th, 2021 by Christy Beaver No Comments

Improper Handling of Earnest Money Can Result in Sanctions It seems simple enough. A contract calls for earnest money, earnest money is collected, earnest money is deposited in an escrow account, the seller is so notified and the earnest money is disbursed as addressed in the contract. But, what happens when something goes wrong? Here… Read More »

A Tax Decrease?

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

By Mark Quarry, Director of Government Affairs 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… Read More »

Home Inspector Licensing; Protocols for Setting Appointments

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

Home Inspector Licensing; Protocols for Setting Appointments By Peg Ritenour, Vice President, Legal Services February 3, 2021 Late last week the Division of Real Estate issued two notices with respect to the licensing of home inspectors in Ohio. One involved the implementation of the program and the second included links to guidance on several issues… 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 »

Improper Handling of Earnest Money Can Result in Sanctions

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

Improper Handling of Earnest Money Can Result in Sanctions It seems simple enough.  A contract calls for earnest money, earnest money is collected, earnest money is deposited in an escrow account, the seller is so notified and the earnest money is disbursed as addressed in the contract.  But, what happens when something goes wrong?  Here… Read More »

2021 CABR Strategic Planning Process

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Meet Our New CEO, Rich Fletcher, and Find Out More About Our 2021 Strategic Planning Process On Monday, you should have received an email from T3 Sixty with a link to a survey. We ask that you participate in our strategic planning process by completing this survey. Your feedback will help to shape the future… Read More »

Ohio REALTORS renew push for First-Time Homebuyer Savings Act

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio REALTORS renew push for First-Time Homebuyer Savings Act Ohio REALTORS strongly supports passage of Senate Bill 24 — Ohio’s First-Time Homebuyer Savings Act — introduced by Sen. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House). The first hearing on the bill, which allows a first-time home buyer open a tax-deductible savings… Read More »

Whelan Receives Check on Behalf of Team Hughes

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Whelan Receives Check on Behalf of Team Hughes The 2020 CABR Good Neighbor Award was recently presented to Kelly Whelan of Star One Realtors for her work with Team Hughes. The Good Neighbor Award recognizes a Realtor who is making an extraordinary impact in their community. Whelan formed a team of volunteers, called Team Hughes,… Read More »