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Take the Fair Housing Challenge with ACAR! The NAR Challenge includes three training components: Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation, Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing; and the At Home with Diversity® certification. Complete this challenge by September 1, 2022 and be entered to win one of three $100 cash cards from ACAR! Click the link HERE to begin. #ACARNews #FeaturedPosts ​​
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ACAR continues its recognition program for our Office Liaisons! We feature ACAR Office Liaisons throughout each month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry. Congratulations to August's featured liaison Marcy James Imperi of Key Realty Cleveland East.   Marcy  is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do!   #ACARNews ​ #FeaturedPosts
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ACAR's Monthly Housing STATS are here.   Click below for this month's updates for Cuyahoga, Summit and Portage counties.  Click Here  to download the pdf of all three counties. #ACARNews ​ #HousingStats #STATS #CuyahogaCounty #PortageCounty #SummitCounty #FeaturedPosts
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ACAR continues its recognition program for our Office Liaisons! We feature ACAR Office Liaisons throughout each month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry. Congratulations to July's featured liaison Tara Kleckner with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stouffer Realty Stow.  Tara  is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do!   #ACARNews #FeaturedPosts
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Portage Treasurer Announces $2 Million Discount Loan Program Portage GrowLink delivers aid to local homeowners, small businesses and family farms. RAVENNA, OH – Portage County homeowners looking to make energy efficiency improvements, small businesses looking to create or retain jobs, and family farms looking for cost-effective ways to manage expenses have a new tool for doing so, thanks to a new partnership announced today between the Portage County Treasurer’s Office and three local community banks. Portage GrowLink, a program initiated by Treasurer Brad Cromes and approved by county commissioners this spring, makes up to $2 million dollars available ...
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ACAR continues its recognition program for our Office Liaisons! We feature ACAR Office Liaisons throughout each month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry. Congratulations to June's featured liaison Jennifer Burke of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty. Jennifer is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do!   #ACARNews ​ #Featured Posts #FeaturedPosts
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Guest Blog Post:  Using Infographics to Increase Engagement Infographics are an effective way to deliver important messages in a visual format. They help keep the audience’s attention and convey more information in less time. Since infographics simplify information in a visually engaging way to inform an audience, they can be used in a different way for marketing purposes. Those purposes include educating members, promoting the value of membership, listing resources, and presenting results gathered from survey data or monthly real estate statistics and numbers. To create a report that engages your audience, using visuals is key. Infographics help you summarize ...
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ACAR's #HomeForAll Podcast is back today featuring Rob Salem, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion & Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law.  Today we're discussing Cultural Competence and Inclusion. It's a fascinating conversion that you won't want to miss.   Check out the new episode today on your favorite app:  Spotify  |  Apple   |  Amazon  |  Stitcher  or listen on ACAR's website by clicking  HERE !
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Click the link below to your favorite city to learn more! cityofberea.org richmondheightsohio.org cityofgreen.org lakewoodoh.gov #ACARNews #Advocacy #CityUpdates
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ACAR's  #HomeForAll Podcast  is back today featuring Matt Greer from the City of Akron and Jamie McMillen, VP of Government Affairs from ACAR.  They're talking about community investment, placemaking and volunteerism. It's a fascinating conversion that you won't want to miss.   Check out the new episode today on your favorite app:  Spotify  |  Apple   |  Amazon  |  Stitcher  or listen on ACAR's website by clicking  HERE ! #ACARNews ​ #FeaturedPosts #HomeForAllPodcast
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ACAR's Monthly Housing STATS are here.   Click below for this month's updates for Cuyahoga, Summit and Portage counties.  Click Here  to download the pdf of all three counties. #ACARNews ​ #HousingStats #STATS #CuyahogaCounty #PortageCounty #SummitCounty #Featured Posts #FeaturedPosts
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ACAR continues its recognition program for our Office Liaisons! We feature ACAR Office Liaisons throughout each month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry. Congratulations to May's featured liaison Michele Belknap of High Point Real Estate Group. Michele is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do!   #ACARNews ​ #FeaturedPosts
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ACAR's Monthly Housing STATS are here.   Click below for this month's updates for Cuyahoga, Summit and Portage counties.  Click Here  to download the pdf of all three counties. #ACARNews ​ #Featured Posts #HousingStats #STATS #CuyahogaCounty #PortageCounty #SummitCounty #FeaturedPosts
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ACAR continues its recognition program for our Office Liaisons! We feature ACAR Office Liaisons throughout each month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry. Congratulations to April's featured liaison Jacqui Bowman of eXp Realty. Jacqui is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do!   #ACARNews #Featured Posts​​ #FeaturedPosts
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A recent decision in Pennsylvania emphasizes the opportunity to improve Section 8. In an unprecedented victory, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the Court)   struck down the City of Pittsburgh’s source of income ordinance   in a unanimous decision. Much like similar fair housing laws in states and localities across the country, Pittsburgh’s ordinance prevented housing discrimination based on one’s status as a voucher holder, much like protections from racial or religious discrimination. Ultimately, this would have mandated owner and operator participation in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. The Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh ...
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How Can You Help Ukrainian Refugees Coming to Cleveland? The Cleveland area is expecting an influx of Ukrainian refugees in the coming months and they will need assistance with housing. If you know someone who is a landlord, or owns an Airbnb, and wants to help, please let us know. Check out the resources below for more information. Primary Resettlement Organizations These organizations in charge of resettling refugees in our area. They connect refugees to housing, jobs, and the resources that people need when they first arrive and provide ongoing support for several months. Below are links to their websites, contact information and a list of reported ...
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As housing availability and affordability issues continue to dominate conversations among leaders in Northeast Ohio, ACAR is seeing an increase in local governments taking up the issue of whether or not to amend zoning code to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). Last year, ACAR amended its local public policy positions to support zoning policies, like ADUs, as a means to address the inventory shortage and housing affordability challenge that so many face. ADUs are also a great way to way to help people age in place, or supplement their income with a rental property. One such community considering Accessory Dwelling Units is Copley Township, Summit County. ...
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ACAR continues its recognition program for our Office Liaisons! We feature ACAR Office Liaisons throughout each month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry. Congratulations to March's featured liaison Jan Kremer of Kremer Realty Inc. Jan is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do!   #ACARNews #FeaturedPosts ​​​​​
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Get global with Seth Task and Ali Whitley as they discuss all things CIPS Designation! This BONUS episode of the #HomeForAll Podcast wants to take your career to the next level with international education - and ACAR could even help you cover it! Don't miss out - Check out the new episode today on your favorite app:   Spotify  |  Apple  |  Amazon  |  Stitcher Or...listen on the ACAR Website right HERE ! #ACARNews ​ #FeaturedPosts #HomeForAllPodcast
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Get global with Seth Task and Ali Whitley as they discuss all things CIPS Designation! This BONUS episode of the #HomeForAll Podcast wants to take your career to the next level with international education - and ACAR could even help you cover it! Don't miss out - Check out the new episode today on your favorite app:  Spotify  |  Apple   |  Amazon  |  Stitcher  or listen on ACAR's website by clicking  HERE ! #ACARNews ​ #FeaturedPosts #HomeForAllPodcast
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