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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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ACAR Government Affairs Update - May 2020

Government Affairs Update - May 20202 With VP of Government Affairs, Jamie McMillen and ACAR Government Affairs Consultant, Dean DePiero. #ACARNews #FeaturedPosts ​​ #IssuesandLegislation

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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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Ohio REALTORS Voice Support for Passage of the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Act

Ohio REALTORS President Anjanette Frye offered the profession’s strong support to Senate Bill 139 — Ohio’s First-Time Home Buyer Savings Act — during a press conference on Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse hosted by the bill’s sponsors Sen. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Sen. Bob Peterson ...

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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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