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Meet the Mayor: Mayor Welo of South Euclid

Welcome to ACAR’s Meet the Mayor feature! Are you a city official who would like to be featured on our blog? Please let our Government Affairs Department know! Name: Georgine Welo, Mayor Community: City of South Euclid, Ohio First elected: November 2003. Elected South Euclid’s first...

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Newburgh Heights Creates Student Loan Assistance Program

At the regular session of Council on Tuesday, December 4th, Mayor Trevor Elkins signed legislation that will provide student loan debt relief to homebuyers in Newburgh Heights. Ordinance 2018-62 outlines incentives and terms by which the Village of Newburgh Heights will fund the program to be...

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Second Point of Sale Ordinance Found Unconstitutional

By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services/Administration A federal court has held that a prior version of the point of sale inspection ordinance of the City of Bedford, as well as its rental inspection provisions, was unconstitutional because they permitted warrantless...

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Advocating for you: ACAR Legislative Update

ACAR members and staff continued efforts to promote #HomeForAll throughout northeast Ohio. Covering topics from rental policies to Fair Housing and tax reform, we are reminded how the government is involved in every part of the real estate transaction. As we prepare for the upcoming General...

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Lakewood suspends POS inspections for some residential rental income property and commercial retail tenants

The city of Lakewood recently issued a memo regarding the change to their Point of Sale inspections. The full memo is below. You can learn more here . Effective immediately, the city of Lakewood Division of Housing and Building no longer requires Point of Sale inspections, which are also known...

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University Heights Update – Moratorium on New Rental Ordinance to Expire

As previously reported by ACAR, University Heights City Council passed an ordinance in May 2018 that essentially quadrupled rental inspection fees from $150/year to $600/year, and also increased inspections from biannual to annual. After outcry from many landlords and tenants in the city, Mayor...

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Cuyahoga County Property Tax Update

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office has added a tool to its website to help you estimate the difference between your current level of property taxes, based on your existing property value and the proposed new 2018 value associated with your property. According to the County website, the ...

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Cuyahoga County Helps Six Cities Launch New Code Enforcement Program

Press Release: Cuyahoga County Helps Six Cities Launch New Code Enforcement Program Driving Collaboration Among Regional Partners Cuyahoga County, OH, August 21, 2018 – Cuyahoga County continues its regional efforts to assist cities improve their housing for residents. The county’s Board of...

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UPDATE: Cuyahoga County Reappraisals

Recently, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown was the featured guest speaker at ACAR’s Legislative Committee meeting. The hot topic of the day was the recent sexennial reappraisal process. Below are questions that Councilwoman Brown either addressed or asked Dan Harbaugh, Director of Real...

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University Heights Update – ACAR Needs You

We previously reported on the rental policy updates in University Heights. ACAR President Karen O’Donnell shared a letter with Mayor Michael Brennan and city council members. Additionally, O’Donnell, Past President Seth Task, and Vice President of Government Affairs Jamie McMillen attended...

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