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Local Legislative Update

What continues to be an unusual year also continues to be a very busy one for the Government Affairs Department. Here is a brief update on the variety of local issues the Legislative Committee has been working on, along with some other helpful information, that we could not fit in our latest...

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Legislative Update from Ohio REALTORS

License renewal deadline extended to July 1, 2021; other measures pending at Ohio Statehouse Nov 24, 2020 Beth Wanless, Ohio REALTORS Director of Government Affairs, provides a comprehensive look at a bevy of issues the Association is working on during the current lame-duck session at the...

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Legislative Update from NAR

From the desk of Zack Rubin-McCarry, NAR Political Representative to Ohio: FHA Performing Well Above Requirement On Friday, November 13, 2020, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual report to Congress on the financial status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance...

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Update from Cleveland Water

ACAR's Government Affairs Department has received correspondence regarding delays with Cleveland Water due to delays with deed recording in Cuyahoga County. Below are the questions submitted and answers received from Todd Albrecht, Credit & Collections Manager for Cleveland Water. ...

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Housing Cost Burden in Akron

The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) recently commissioned a study to analyze housing affordability in the city of Akron. The study, conducted by the Anderson Economic Group, LLC (Chicago) provides an overview of housing affordability trends; quantifies housing...

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NAR Legislative Update - July 2020

NAR Support for Next Pandemic Response Bill In support of ongoing negotiations for pandemic relief packages, NAR recently sent a letter (link is external) to Congressional leaders outlining key issues for REALTORS®, consumers, and the real estate industry. NAR urged continued focus on...

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Buying or selling a home in Euclid?

Selling or buying a home in Euclid? Did you know Euclid City Council voted to eliminate the escrow component of its Point of Sale policy? Learn the latest and what the removal of this barrier to homeownership could mean for you or your clients. https://youtu.be/W-YFiHtOUtw #ACARNews ...

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ACAR Talks POS with University Heights Mayor

On July 1, 2020, ACAR representatives met with University Heights Mayor Michael Brennan to discuss the City’s point of sale (POS) policy. Recently, Brennan issued an executive order stopping interior point of sale inspections while the public health situation remains influx. The...

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Euclid Point of Sale Escrow Update

Euclid is removing barriers to homeownership! At the Euclid City Council meeting on June 15th, Ord. 29-20, which eliminates the escrow requirement on their POS, passed! The policy takes effect July 15, 2020. This is a huge win for so many potential home buyers in the City. We will get additional...

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update - June 2020 STATEMENT BY NAR PRESIDENT VINCE MALTA ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD “The shocking, senseless death of George Floyd is tragic. Our deepest sympathies are with the Floyd family and other families who understand and feel this pain and grief. Our neighbors in...

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