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For those currently providing home inspection services, the law allows for a 120-day period to apply for an Ohio Home Inspector License under a special, limited provision (outlined below). The application is now available and can be accessed here . Applications for home inspectors under this provision will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2019.   Requirements of this provision include: An applicant provides proof of maintaining or being covered by a comprehensive or commercial general liability insurance policy; Understands an applicant can be subject to discipline by the Ohio Home Inspector Board and agrees to comply with all rules adopted ...
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#HomeForAll 5k-10k Photos

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Thank you to all those who attended the 2019 #HomeForAll 5k-10k Run/Walk on Saturday, August 17th. A special thank you to our sponsors: Run Supporter - Third Federal Savings; Trail Friends - Fifth Third Bank, Stouffer Realty, Cleveland Department of Public Utilities, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Mold Masters, Cornerstone Inspections, Naragon Companies, IGS Home Warranty. Additionally we want to thank our race supporters and Logo Sponsors: Key Realty Cleveland East, Two Men and a Truck, Re/Max 2000, Russell Realty, HWA Home Warranty, SWAT, Boulevard Title, Cleveland Magazine, and Costco.  Check out the incredible photos from the event provided by ACAR ...
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Here is the July recap of the housing market for the two major counties that we cover.  Each month we bring you statistics and trends such as the number of homes sold, the average sale price of homes, the average list price, the median number of days that the average home is on the market, etc.  Click on the appropriate county name or document icon to see the latest statistics. #homeforall #acar ​​​ #ACARNews #FeaturedPos
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The Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors ® (ACAR) has received a $5,000.00 Placemaking grant from the National Association of Realtors ® to help make Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood a better place to live by transforming an unused space into vibrant public space for the community to gather and enjoy.  The grant is intended to help Realtor Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper placemaking projects in their communities ACAR will use the funds to support a pocket park the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is creating to give area residents and visitors a welcoming space to ...
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In February 2019, the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) joined the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, advocating for property owners and common-sense legislation to address the lead contamination issue in the City of Cleveland. Throughout coalition planning meetings, in a Cleveland City Council committee hearing, and in conversations with members of Council, ACAR insisted that an analysis examining the feasibility and costs associated with the proposed plan and now ordinance was necessary before the ordinance became law. In June 2019, following the introduction of Ordinance 747-2019, ACAR commissioned the Anderson Economic Group (Chicago, ...
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The Nominating and Leadership Committee announces the following ACAR REALTORS and Affiliates as candidates for the Board of Directors.  Successful candidates will begin serving January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022.  The election will be conducted electronically with the successful candidates announced at the ACAR Annual Meeting on October 2, 2019.  The Annual Meeting will be held at Lockkeepers Restaurant from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Ballots will be sent via e-mail in early September.  If you have any questions, please call Therese Covell at ACAR (216.525.4840).  She will be happy to help you. REALTOR Candidates are (3 to be elected) : Drew Gaebelein ...
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Last night, Cleveland City Council voted to suspend the rules, bypassing the opportunity for additional public comment, and passed Ordinance 747-2019 (lead safe ordinance).  The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) is disappointed that Cleveland City Council members opted to stifle the voice of rental property owners and tenants on this vitally important issue. Last month, ACAR commissioned an economic impact analysis of Ordinance 747-2019, and we planned to share the results with Cleveland City Council prior to the third reading of the ordinance. Had the rules not been suspended, the third reading would have taken place on August 21, 2019. ...
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It's time for the monthly recap of the housing market for the two major counties that we cover.  Each month we bring you statistics and trends such as the number of homes sold, the average sale price of homes, the average list price, the median number of days that the average home is on the market, etc.  Click on the appropriate county name or document icon to see the latest statistics. #homeforall #acar ​​​ Cuyahoga County Stats - Published June 2019 Summit County Stats - Published June 2019 Look for more features like this in the coming weeks as we roll out more ways to keep our members informed. #FeaturedPosts #ConsumerInformation ...
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Join other ACAR Members and area wide businesses in supporting the #HomeforAll 5k 10k Run Walk on Saturday, August 17th at Edgewater Park in Cleveland.  Sponsorships for this run/walk are available to promote your business while helping out housing related charities in the area through the ACAR Real Estate Community Cares Fund.   There are 3 Sponsorship levels:  Title Sponsorship $1,500 (only 1 available); Run Supporter $800 (only 1 available); and Trail Friend $400.  There are also logo impressions on the Trail Map ($200 each) and a limited quantity of tables available near the finish and start line ($300 each).   Details for each level are available ...
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ACAR YPN Realtor Prom

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Thank you to all those who attended the ACAR YPN Realtor Prom. Thank you to our sponsors: Prom King & Queen VIP Sponsor - Goldwater Bank; Prom Court Sponsor - Ohio Real Title; and Prom Cruise Directors - Fifth Third Bank, Fairway Mortgage, Union Home Mortgage, Cortland Bank & Mutual Title Agency. Download all of your favorite photos for FREE courtesy of ACAR and Ted Bowling Photography in the gallery at the link provided here:  https://tedbowling.smugmug.com/RMH-of-Ak…/ACAR-Realtor-Prom/ #ACARNews #FeaturedPosts
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Happy Independence Day!

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Wishing all of our ACAR Members, Friends and Families a wonderful Independence Day! The ACAR Offices will be closed July 4th & 5th for the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen on Monday, July 8th at 8:00am. #ACARNe
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ACAR Members: Be sure to check your email for the BRAND NEW ACAR Newsletter - ACAR Communication Connection. Within your NEW newsletter, you'll also notice a brand new Events, Education & Essentials Guide (pictured here) to help you keep track of everything going on here at ACAR. Can't wait to get into your email to view the new ACAR Events Guide?   Click HERE to start reading NOW! #acarnews ​ #ACARNews #Featured Pos
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On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Knick v. Township of Scott, a decision which NAR believes will lead state and local governments to be more thoughtful and deliberate when developing laws or regulations that could infringe on Americans’ private property rights.   Specifically, Knick v. Township of Scott declared that plaintiffs who have accused local governments of violating the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution may proceed directly in federal court rather than first litigating in local circuits, overturning a 34-year old precedent set by a 1985 Supreme Court ruling.   “A property owner has an actionable Fifth Amendment ...
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The Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors® (ACAR) has received a $1,500.00 Placemaking grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help make South Euclid a better place to live by transforming an unused space into vibrant public space for the community to gather and enjoy. ACAR will use the funds to support a pop-up park/road diet demonstration the City is using to show residents the long- term plan for the Mayfield corridor/Garden Drive area. They will partner with One South Euclid and the City of South Euclid on this project.The grant is intended to help Realtor Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain Lighter, ...
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Akron, Ohio -  Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that real estate tax relief will be available to residents who have sustained damage to their property in the wake of the recent storm. The Fiscal Office is taking the necessary steps to provide property owners the ability to file an Application for Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Property (Form DTE 26), pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §319.38. Form DTE 26 can be downloaded from our website. Visit http://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net and click on the link titled “Damaged Property” listed in the “Real Estate and Appraisal” column. Mail the completed ...
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As part of our advocacy efforts on the lead remediation work happening in Cleveland, our Government Affairs team is looking for ACAR members that own or manage rental properties in Cleveland proper.  Identified property owners/managers may be invited to participate in a phone interview with a research firm conducting an analysis of the impact the proposed ordinance could have on the housing market, and/or to participate in meetings with elected officials on the topic. If you are interested in participating, or have questions, please email our Vice President of Government Affairs by June 26th with your contact information and portfolio overview (number of properties ...
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ACAR Members:   Nominations are being accepted for the Ohio REALTORS® Tomorrow’s Leader Today (TLT) Award. The purpose of the TLT program is to encourage member involvement in the state association. One ACAR member will receive a free registration from Ohio REALTORS® and two nights hotel accommodations (up to $500) from ACAR! The recipient must be a REALTOR® member who has never attended an Ohio REALTORS® Convention. ACAR’s Board of Directors will name the recipient at its July meeting.  Please click the link below to attach your resume (CV) and a brief explanation (100 words or less) about why you should be considered.  Deadline for entries is July 17, ...
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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 while contributing to their industry. To learn more about serving as a Director, please contact any of the members currently serving on the Board.   CLICK HERE   to find a current list of our Board Members. If you are interested, please click the link below to complete the candidate profile. If you have any questions about the process, please call or email Therese Covell at (216) 525-4840 or   tcovell@akronclevelandrealtors.com ...
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REALTOR® of the Year Selection Group is accepting nominations for several special award categories. Each year, the Association names a deserving member as REALTOR® of the Year, the most prestigious honor that can be awarded to an ACAR member.  The group is also accepting nominations for Affiliate of the Year and Commercial REALTOR® of the Year, Good Neighbor Award, Young Professional Award, and the J. Howard Battle Equal Opportunity in Housing Award. If you know an ACAR member that exemplifies professionalism to the real estate industry and to the community consider nominating him or her. All award winners will be invited to attend a private reception with ...
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A great new feature here on ACAR's website is a monthly recap of the housing market for the two major counties that we cover.  Each month we bring you statistics and trends such as the number of homes sold, the average sale price of homes, the average list price, the median number of days that the average home is on the market, etc.  Click on the appropriate county name or document icon to see the latest statistics. #homeforall #acar ​​​ Cuyahoga County Stats - Published June 2019 Summit County Stats - Published June 2019 Look for more features like this in the coming weeks as we roll out more ways to keep our members informed. #FeaturedPosts ...
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