News & Tips

ACAR raises over $1,900 for charity fund

ACAR was able to donate over $1,900.00 to the Real Estate Community Cares Fund from funds raised at our recent “March 19th Madness” event.

The mission of the Real Estate Community Cares Fund is to support local charities

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Will the new mortgage disclosures delay my closing?

Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
According to the CFPB the answer is NO for just about everybody.
For mortgage applications submitted on or after August 1, 2015, lenders must give you new, easier-to-use disclosures about your loan

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to delay start date of new mortgage rule until Oct. 1

Source: Ohio Association of REALTORS: OAR Daily Buzz

By Bob Fletcher, OAR Chief Executive Officer

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will delay the effective date of the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule until Oct. 1, 2015.

In a

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Member, Brant Smith recognized by NAR as a Green Lease Leader

NAR's Commercial Real Estate Blog, The Source, recognized ACAR REALTOR Member, Brant Smith this week for being announced as a 2015 Green Lease Leader.

The announcement was made by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and

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Legally speaking: Can a listing agent refuse to present an offer?

Source: Ohio Association of REALTORS: OAR Daily Buzz

By Lorie Garland, Assistant Vice President of Legal Services

The OAR Legal Assistance Hotline receives an array of real estate-related legal questions — including license law issues, disclosure, contract law, ethics

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