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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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ACAR Endorses Issue 73 in Parma

The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS ® (ACAR) has endorsed Issue 73 for the Parma City School District. Issue 73 is a 6.5 mil levy that will fund the creation of 2 new campuses and the renovation of the existing Parma Senior High School. In a letter to Superintendent Charles Smialek,...

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Voter Registration - Deadline October 5, 2020

ACAR member s are uniquely positioned to help ensure Ohioans are registered (with correct address) to vote . The Ohio Secretary of State has some tremendous resources available online that can easily be shared with your clients . Here are a few highlights. VOTEOHIO.GOV - your one...

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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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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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ACAR Shares Support for Euclid Ordinance Eliminating Escrow

Recently, Ordinance 29-2020 was introduced for Euclid City Council's consideration. If passed, the ordinance would eliminate the escrow component of the City's Point of Sale policy. ACAR's Vice President of Government Affairs, Jamie McMillen spoke in support of the ordinance during the...

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COVID-19: Local Government Updates

ACAR’s Government Affairs Department recently reached out local governments for operations updates that may impact the real estate transaction. Below are the responses we have received or researched based on feedback from members. This article will be updated periodically. It is meant to be a...

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Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

February 7, 2019 With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of...

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Federal court finds Bowling Green housing ordinance to be unconstitutional

Feb 5, 2019 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services In a case supported by Ohio REALTORS, a federal court has found a Bowling Green zoning ordinance that limits the number of unrelated persons who can legally reside in a single-family home to violate the Ohio...

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Brook Park Eliminates Interior Inspections

At its January 22, 2019, meeting, Brook Park City Council passed 2 ordinances addressing the city’s inspection policies. Ordinance No. 11058-2019 amended Section 1323.03 of the City’s codified ordinances to limit point of sale inspections ‘only to dwelling areas that are in plain view.’ ...

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