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Treasury, IRS Give BIG WIN to Real Estate Professionals

Posted on: February 4th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Late last week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the new 20 percent deduction on qualified business income. As Americans begin preparations for the 2018 tax filing season, real estate professionals have been uncertain about the true impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on their respective… Read More »

December Home Sales Sluggish

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

December Home Sales Sluggish Average Price Sets Record for 30th Consecutive Month The momentum of 2018 home sales slowed considerably in December compared to last year’s levels, down – 10.5 % compared to December a year ago. Home sales this month were 1,655 compared to 1,849 in December 2017. As for 2018, homes sales kept… Read More »

2019 Federal Advocacy Agenda

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

NAR Advocacy Group January 21, 2019 Mark Quarry, Director of Government Affairs The National Association of REALTORS® has released the Federal Advocacy Agenda for 2019. It was formulated from the Federal Issues Survey results compiled by NAR and the current climate in Congress and President Trump’s Administration and will be the focus of NAR Advocacy efforts… Read More »

Cincinnati City Council to Set 2020 Property Taxes

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

On January 3, 2019, Cincinnati City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee voted to keep Property Taxes in 2020 at today’s current amount, thereby setting the stage for continuing the Property Tax Rollback – a long-standing, key issue of the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® and property owners throughout the city. Want to see CABR Advocacy… Read More »

November Home Sales Take a Breather

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by Andrew Clark No Comments

November Home Sales Take a Breather Average Price Sets Record for 29th Consecutive Month The momentum of November 2018 home sales slowed a bit compared to last year’s levels, down – 3.6 % compared to November a year ago.  Home sales this month were 1,946 compared to 2,019 in November 2017. “Even though home sales… Read More »

Hamilton County Commissioners Increase Real Property Transfer Tax

Posted on: December 17th, 2018 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Hamilton County Commissioners Vote 2-1 to Increase the Real Property Transfer Tax It will be more expensive in 2019 to sell a property in Hamilton County. Hamilton County Commissioners Todd Portune and Denise Driehaus voted today to increase the Real Property Transfer Tax by 1 mill, putting Hamilton County’s Transfer Tax at the maximum 4… Read More »

Help Prevent Hamilton County Property Transfer Tax INCREASE!

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by Yvette Briggerman No Comments

As you know, The Cincinnati Enquirer recently joined the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® in opposing any increase in the Hamilton County Real Property Transfer Tax! This Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 11:30am, the Hamilton County Commissioners will cast their vote! PLEASE HELP! Tell Commissioners Todd Portune and Denise Driehaus to reject this increase in… Read More »

Your CABR Membership Puts Money Back in YOUR Pocket!

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by Yvette Briggerman No Comments

When you pay your CABR Dues online, you can make an investment in your own business and your ability to earn a living.  How? By contributing to RPAC – the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. RPAC works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to protect your interests and those… Read More »

Just Say NO to Unauthorized Access to Property!

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by Yvette Briggerman No Comments

The Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® continues to receive complaints regarding unauthorized access to listed real estate.  Many of these complaints are processed under the voluntary citation program.  Others are addressed by a full due-process hearing, upon request by the respondent.  Whether it’s arriving early or late, not making an appointment or waiting for a… Read More »

Cincinnati Enquirer Joins CABR: NO on Transfer Tax Increase!

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 by Andrew Clark No Comments

The Cincinnati Enquirer has joined the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS in urging Hamilton County Commissioners Todd Portune, Denise Driehaus and Chris Monzel in saying NO to ANY INCREASE in the Hamilton County Property Transfer Tax! View the editorial by Cincinnati Enquirer’s Opinion Editor Kevin S. Aldridge below… Speaking of bad decisions by the commissioners,… Read More »