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TAX EXEMPT VALUES OUTPACE TAXABLE PROPERTY

Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes reports the market value of tax exempt property values has grown at a much faster rate than the value of taxable property in the county over the last quarter-century.

Columbus REALTORS® Salutes the Best and Brightest in Commercial Real Estate

Columbus REALTORS® held its ninth annual Commercial Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard. Nearly 200 commercial movers and shakers, supporters and leadership were on hand to applaud the outstanding accomplishments of our 2016 honorees.

Central Ohio Housing Report – January 2017

Central Ohio saw 2,473 homes go into contract during the month of January, up 24.5 percent from the previous month, and 4.4 percent higher than a year ago. There were 2,170 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market in January. Although this was 47.8 percent more than the previous month, it was 2.2 percent lower than January 2016, leaving the inventory at 4,329 according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service.

Q4-2016 Lender-Mediated Properties Report

The number of distressed single family homes for sale in central Ohio during the fourth quarter of 2016 were down 57.4 percent and condos for sale fell 70.4 percent from the previous year

Columbus REALTORS® Foundation commits $300,000 to the South Side Renaissance

As leaders of responsible home ownership and affordable housing in central Ohio, the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation is proud to announce the largest grant in the organization’s history to fund the South Side Renaissance (SSR), a South Side housing development, owned by Community Development for All People (CD4AP).

Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2016

Central Ohio ended 2016 with the highest number of home sales and the highest home prices on record. 2016 also saw the lowest months supply and days on market, due to the lowest inventory levels on record for the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

National REIA Spearheads Landlord Protection Victory in Ohio

Before the Ohio General Assembly adjourned its session last month it handed landlords a big win with the passage of legislation aimed at curbing harassment-for-profit by local fair housing organizations.

Ohio Governor John Kasich Takes Strong Step Supporting Solar Energy

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Governor Kasich’s veto of House Bill 554, clearing the way for reinstatement of the state’s renewable energy standard.

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Provides Operating Assistance to Community Housing Development Organ

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction

Richland County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

Honeywell International has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Prestolite property

Q3-2016 Lender-Mediated Properties Report

The number of lender-mediated properties for sale in central Ohio continued its sharp decline during Q3-2016 and ended the quarter at 6.8 percent of the total inventory of homes for sale in central Ohio

Central Ohio Housing Report – September 2016

Central Ohio saw record home sales last month, due in great part to the record number of homes added to the market in August. There were 2,869 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of September, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year and the highest number of closed sales for the month of September ever recorded according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.

MERCY LOAN FUND PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENCES TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN OHIO

Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) today announced that it has provided a bridge loan to National Church Residences (NCR) for the refinance of McPherson Woods, an affordable, 50-home community for families in Mansfield, Ohio, a small town of approximately 45,000 people. The building, developed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), has surpassed its 15-year initial compliance period

Central Ohio Housing Report – August 2016

There were 3,116 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of August, a 4.8 percent increase over the previous year and a 1.5 percent increase over July. This was the highest number of closed sales for the month of August ever recorded and the second highest month for 2016, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.

Central Ohio Housing Report – July 2016

The number of homes for sale in central Ohio rose 8.3 percent to 6,402 in July 2016 compared to the previous month. Despite being down almost twenty percent from last year, it’s the highest level of inventory seen in 2016 according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

U.S. District Court in Ohio Rejects RICO Claim and Holds MERS Assignment Is Valid

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected a claim against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), finding the MERS assignment valid and granting summary judgment to MERS.

Central Ohio Housing Report – May 2016

There were 3,091 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of May, a 15.7 percent jump over April and a 2.4 percent increase over May 2015. Year-to-date sales (January through May) were 11,464 which is the highest on record for the first five months of the year according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

REALTOR® Care Day 2016

Almost 500 local REALTORS®, family and friends cleaned, painted, pruned and planted this past Wednesday as part of the Columbus REALTORS®’ 12th annual REALTOR® Care Day, helping improve many homes and organizations all over central Ohio!

Charges filed regarding cash bribes and kickbacks between contractors and Cleveland Housing Network official,...

Criminal charges were filed in federal court alleging cash bribes and kickbacks between contractors and a Cleveland Housing Network official, as well as improper lead abatement practices at several renovation projects, law enforcement officials said.

Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio

Report Demonstrates Need To Expand Ohio Housing Trust Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohioans need to earn at least $14.45 an hour in order...

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Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio

Report Demonstrates Need To Expand Ohio Housing Trust Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohioans need to earn at least $14.45 an hour in order...

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Public Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Lake Water Quality Certification Request

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. June 26, 2017, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the replacement of an earthen dam at Buckeye Lake. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Millersport Elementary School, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport.