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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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Prepare for the November 6, 2018 General Election

Voters have many important decisions to make in the November 6th General Election. There are federal, state, county and judicial candidates on the ballot. There will also be state and local issues to be decided by voters. Be prepared to vote by taking a few simple steps: check your...

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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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