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District Work Period for Congress Underway

Parade and fair season is upon us and that means one thing in the world of government affairs: members of Congress are home for an in-district work period.  Sometimes referred to as “recess,” district work

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ACAR Offers Rebate to OAR Convention

$15 or $9.90 Value!
It’s no secret that the past few weeks have been exciting for Cleveland!  With all this national news capturing our attention, don’t forget that REALTORS have something else to celebrate coming to

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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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