News & Tips

The Prompt Notification of Short Sale Act

From the office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —With nearly one in four Ohio homeowners underwater on their mortgages, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) unveiled a plan to improve the housing market by addressing

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The Washington Report – March 11, 2013

Check out this week’s legislative and regulatory updates from NAR policy staff in Washington.
NAR Urges Congress to Increase Multifamily Lending
March 8, 2013: As is required by law, the FHA recently alerted Congress that they have

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Mike Valerino, new CEO of Cleveland Realtors board, eyes legislative priorities: Talk With the Boss

On March 9, 2013, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published an interview with CABOR CEO Mike Valerino. Mr. Valerino was quoted on CABOR's legislative priorities, mission statement, the value of a REALTOR, and the local housing

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CABOR Announces Opposition to Sales Tax Expansion

Today, the Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS® (CABOR) announced its opposition to the expansion of the Ohio sales tax to services.

Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich released a $63.3 billion dollar, two-year budget proposal, which

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How to Deduct Your Mortgage Interest & Equity Loan Costs

By: Richard Koreto

Deducting mortgage interest, as well as interest on home equity loans and HELOCs, can save money on taxes.


Know your loan limits

A good place to check out what you can deduct before you

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