Government Affairs Committee Updates

Newburgh Heights Creates Student Loan Assistance Program

At the regular session of Council on Tuesday, December 4th, Mayor Trevor Elkins signed legislation that will provide student loan debt relief to homebuyers in Newburgh Heights. Ordinance 2018-62 outlines incentives and terms by which

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Second Point of Sale Ordinance Found Unconstitutional

By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services/Administration

A federal court has held that a prior version of the point of sale inspection ordinance of the City of Bedford, as well as its rental

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Advocating for you: ACAR Legislative Update

ACAR members and staff continued efforts to promote #HomeForAll throughout northeast Ohio.  Covering topics from rental policies to Fair Housing and tax reform, we are reminded how the government is involved in every part of the real estate transaction.

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Lakewood suspends POS inspections for some residential rental income property and commercial retail tenants

Effective immediately, the city of Lakewood Division of Housing and Building no longer requires Point of Sale inspections, which are also known as Certificate of Occupancy inspections, for residential rental income property and commercial retail tenants unless the change in tenancy constitutes a change of use or occupancy under state building code.

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Cuyahoga County Property Tax Update

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office has added a tool to its website to help you estimate the difference between your current level of property taxes, based on your existing property value and the proposed new

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