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This week, ACAR welcomed Brittainy Butler to our staff. Brittainy will be working closely with the Vice President of Government Affairs Jamie McMillen. Brittainy is a single mom of three beautiful children. She has done advocacy work for families with Autism, being that her middle child has this diagnosis. Her daughter is hearing impaired which has given her the second language of American Sign Language (ASL). Brittainy’s advocacy work led her to pursue a career in the political arena and motivated her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science. After receiving that degree, she was accepted into the master’s program at the University of Akron ...
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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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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 ​ #FeaturedPosts #HousingStats #STATS #CuyahogaCounty #PortageCounty #SummitCounty
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ACAR's #HomeForAll Podcast is back today featuring Jackie Cassara with Howard Hanna and Therese Covell from ACAR.  They're talking about what it takes to become a REALTOR.   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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Welcome to ACAR's newest Affiliate Members:  Thomas Begam - Fifth Third, Taylor Pugh - Rural 1st, Derek Fess - A Pro Home Inspection, Scott Kuhn - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Nicholas Beagle AND Brian Griffey - Northwest Bank. Reach out to them and make them feel welcome! #ACARNews #AffiliateNews ​​ #FeaturedPosts
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The following Op-Ed piece is jointly signed by leading Ohio-based organizations and groups, including Ohio REALTORS, Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association, Ohio Credit Union League, Ohio Bankers League, Ohio CDC Association, City of South Euclid, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO), Cuyahoga County Vacant and Abandoned Property Action Council (VAPAC), The Fair Housing Center,  Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research,  Greater Cleveland Reinvestment Coalition, Greater Ohio Policy Center, Ironton Lawrence County CAO,  and Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.   If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Municipal leaders across Ohio ...
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Recently, ACAR submitted a letter to Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan encouraging the City to utilize some the funds received thanks to the American Rescue Plan to bolster homeownership.  An excerpt of the letter is below.  "In 2020, the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) commissioned a study to analyze housing affordability in the city of Akron.        The study, conducted by the Anderson Economic Group, LLC (Chicago), provided an overview of housing affordability trends; quantified housing affordability for renter and owner-occupied homes; and looked at how affordability has changed in Akron. Specifically, the analysis determined the following ...
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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 January's featured liaison Stacy Beidleman of FASS - Management & Real Estate Services .  Stacy is an invaluable member of the Realtor® team - thanks for all you do! #ACARNews #FeaturedPosts ​​​
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The #HomeForAll Podcast returns on Tuesday, February 1st with all new episodes dropping every other Tuesday.  The first episode of the season promises to be great featuring an interview with the ACAR 2022 Executive Committee:  President, Candice Eberhardt; President-Elect, Akil Hameed; and Treasurer, Mark Vittardi.  Check out the new episode when it drops on February 1st on your favorite app: Spotify  |  Apple   |  Amazon  |  Stitcher or listen on ACAR's website by clicking HERE ! #ACARNews So grab your coffee and your earbuds and make ​​ ​ #FeaturedPosts #HomeForAll #HomeForAllPodcast
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The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS is accepting applications for grant funding from its Real Estate Community Cares Fund, a 501(c)3 supporting housing-related charities in ACAR's jurisdiction (Cuyahoga, Portage, and Summit Counties). All applicants must complete the online application   and may be asked to present additional information in person. Awards shall be announced in October at ACAR's Annual Meeting. The application window is January 1 through April 30 each year. To learn more about the grant application process,   click here . Contact Jamie McMillen at   jmcmillen@AkronClevelandRealtors.com   with questions. #ACARNews #ConsumerandCommunity ...
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Join us for an impactful day designed to provide you with important tools to help you continue your path to real estate excellence.  This spectacular conference will include an Economic Forecast, featuring Julianne Dunn from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland .  She will be followed by nationally recognized speaker, Leigh Brown who will deliver the keynote -  Substance Over Ego 2.0   (1 hour c.e. requested).  We'll wrap up the educational experience with a LIVE virtual offering from Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS® Vice President of Legal Services where she will be discussing the Gray Areas in Real Estate.    All this plus exciting break activities ...
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