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Ohio Division of Real Estate clarifies new appraiser requirements

All Ohio licensed or certified real estate appraisers or registered real estate appraiser assistants who plan to UPGRADE their credential prior to the new requirements effective Jan. 1, 2015 MUST submit a complete application with

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NAR: HUD to Allow Dual Agency Agreements in FHA Pre-foreclosure Transactions

By Sarah C. Young, Megan Booth

On Friday, July 14, 2014, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-15 allowing dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions. Dual agency includes transactions in which

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3 Challenges Still Facing the Housing Market

According to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest housing report, existing-home sales gained momentum in June, reaching an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013. Rising inventories also are

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International Home Buyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market, Realtors® Report

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. According to the National Association of Realtors®2014 Profile of

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How to Handle a Controversy; Keep Calm and Resolve On

In this wild and wacky world of real estate, there are times that difficult situations and conversations present themselves. It is our role as a REALTOR to deal with these situations in the best way

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