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  • October’s lower inflation rate is a welcome sign for a housing market that’s seen steady declines in 2022. A recent report showing that the rate of inflation declined in October is good news for the real estate industry, and possibly a bellwether of declining mortgage rates in coming months, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association read more »

  • The annual Toys for Tots Drive is coming.  Each year ACAR and the ACAR YPN (Young Professionals Network) collect new, unwrapped toys to donate to the will have drop off points at their offices (listed below) and t hose drop offs will accept new toys beginning November 14th through December 2nd, 2022.  Help us make the holidays special for children read more »

  • Annually, the REALTORS ®  Political Action Committee (RPAC) trustees spend days upon days fundraising. However, the most important responsibility the trustees have is evaluating selected candidates in Cuyahoga, Portage, and Summit Counties to determine whether they (the candidates) are REALTOR ®  Party champions worthy of RPAC support. To achieve this, read more »

  • 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 November's featured liaison Michelle DeGulis of Howard Hanna.     Michelle  is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you read more »

  • As previously reported, the City of Cleveland Heights was considering an ordinance to address lead paint contamination in homes. ACAR, along with many Realtors, shared concerns about the ordinance, namely that real estate agents should not be held as liable as the property owner for failure to comply with the ordinance. At its meeting on October 17, read more »

  • The Parma Public Housing Agency is pleased to introduce a new (limited-time) program to offer SECURITY DEPOSIT assistance for all subsidized families of newly leased units.   Although this is a Parma Public Housing program, homes may be located throughout Cuyahoga County.  Please follow this link for more information about this new incentive for read more »

  • ACAR recently received notice from the City of Kent that some buyers did not receive its "Zoning Use Certificate" before the transaction closed. As a result, "the new owners were unaware of the zoning use restrictions that are in place for the property they recently required."  Codified Ordinance Letter If you have a client considering a property read more »

  • Pay to Stay Ordinances A handful of municipalities throughout Ohio have enacted pay-to-stay ordinances. These policies gained steam during the pandemic as emergency rental assistance became available. In cities where the policy exists, tenants have access to this affirmative defense in eviction cases for non-payment only. Ordinances typically cap read more »


About ACAR

ACAR’s mission is to empower its more than 5,800 members to be professional, ethical and successful by providing exceptional services and protecting real property rights for all. For more than 100 years, our association has been the voice of real estate, dedicated to the excellence and advancement of real estate professionals in Northeast Ohio in a variety of ways – from our professional development events to participation in important legislative real estate issues. For more information on ACAR, visit AkronClevelandRealtors.com or call 216-901-0130.

Media Contact

Kelli Moss, Communications Director
Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®