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REALTOR SAFETY ALERT: Update from Summit County Prosecutor on Robert Willett

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This update is a follow-up from the alert my office sent out in June of 2016 regarding a Mr. Robert Willet. As you may recall, Mr. Willet was placed on three years Post Release Control after serving a three year prison term for Abduction and Gross Sexual Imposition involving local realtors in Stark and Summit County.

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Hot Topic Alert – Source of Income as a Protected Class

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More than four decades after Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, fair housing issues remain critical to the pursuit of strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities. As the law develops, new issues are brought into focus.

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Consider Running for the Board of Directors!  

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ACAR members serving on the Board of Directors enjoy the benefits of sharpening their leadership skills, learning meeting management and developing great relationships with industry leaders. They also take advantage of an expanded referral base

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How to Avoid Real Estate Cyber Scams

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Phishing, hacking, wire fraud - these are many ways people attempt to steal from others online. As real estate searches and transactions move more and more online, the chances of being caught up in a cyber scam have become even greater.

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From OAR: Common questions about Ohio’s ‘Good Funds’ law about wire transfers

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The change to the “good funds” law was initiated by the Ohio Land Title Association and was supported by lenders and credit unions. These amendments were sought as a result of numerous instances of escrow agents receiving fraudulent money orders and cashier’s checks. According to OLTA, this legislation is designed to protect consumers from fraud, preserve the integrity of funds that are held and disbursed in a real estate transaction, and to create efficiency for service providers.

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