Property Owners in Crawford, Mercer Counties Ordered to Pay Penalties for Open Burning

Columbus, OH - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Open burning can cause health problems, safety issues and general nuisance conditions, even in rural areas. Ohio allows certain types of open burning in rural areas; however, some restrictions still apply. When these regulations are violated, Ohio EPA takes action to stop the problem, which may include civil penalties against those responsible.

Ohio agent gains tools to effectively manage her online listings with addition of IDX...

EUGENE, OR - February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX Broker software has once again been integrated onto the website of a real estate professional, this time with the IDX, Inc. premier technology is hosted by Akron, Ohio agent Jolyn Brown. Thanks to her membership with the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Exchange (NEOHREX), Brown is able to sync thousands of listings to her online search page. Now, home seekers can experience an unprecedented level of the online property search right on Brown's website. With the IDX solution that has been custom created for Brown, her website is now more complete and helpful to potential buyers.

After Pressure From Sen. Brown, Fed Rules to Maintain Key Protection for Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following pressure from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Federal Reserve Board announced that it would maintain critical protections for homeowners outlined in the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). In January, Brown and five of his Senate Banking Committee colleagues urged the Federal Reserve to reconsider proposed rules that would eliminate the ability of homeowners to stop foreclosures and rescind predatory home loans.

Portage County Property Owner Ordered to Pay Penalty for Open Burning

January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio EPA has ordered a Portage County resident to pay a $1,250 civil penalty for repeated illegal open burning. Seth Powers was ordered to pay the penalty after open burning solid waste, wood, brush and other materials on property located at New Milford Road and adjacent to the I-76 overpass in Rootstown Township. Powers has a land contract on the residential property.

Sen. Brown Urges Fed to Maintain Key Protection for Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and five of his Senate Banking Committee colleagues urged the Federal Reserve to reconsider proposed rules that would eliminate the ability of homeowners to stop foreclosures and rescind predatory home loans. The proposed rule would prevent homeowners from cancelling mortgages that violate the Truth in Lending Act

Two Indicted in Cuyahoga County Board of Revision Probe

CLEVELAND, OH - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two former members of the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision were indicted today as a result of a joint criminal investigation by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.Keith Headen, 52, Solon, is charged with one count of tampering with records, a third-degree felony. Headen is accused of altering a worksheet and journal entry in an attempt to reduce the valuation of a particular residential property. The board had rejected the property owner's request to reduce his property value by $31,000. But following the board hearing, Headen allegedly altered the documents to make it appear as though the board approved the property owner's request.

Cordray Urges Federal Reserve Not to Erode Consumer Rights

COLUMBUS, OH - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a letter sent today to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray urged the Fed to maintain existing protection for homeowners who currently have the right to undo loan agreements where material disclosures were not made, in violation of the law. The existing provisions that protect a consumer's right to rescind such loan agreements – including mortgage loan agreements – could be greatly weakened through a proposed rule now under consideration by the central bank

Ohio Homeowners Average Insurance Premiums Increased Slightly in 2008

COLUMBUS, OH - November 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson has announced that on average Ohioans paid slightly more for homeowners insurance in 2008 than in 2007. Ohio’s homeowners insurance premiums are the 9th lowest in the country. The news comes based on a report issued by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Custom IDX solution enables quick and easy online real estate search

EUGENE, OR - November 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sunshine MLS (SSMLS) listing are now easier than ever to search through, thanks to the new IDX synced website of Darlene Green. IDX, Inc. has teamed with Green to enable her website with the customizable IDX Broker software, which extracts raw SSMLS listing data and seamlessly integrates it on the search page Green hosts. Never before has such a dynamic real estate website been so accessible to home seekers around Naples, Florida.


Lost your job, can't keep up with mortgage payments? Starting today you might find relief from Ohio's Restoring Stability Fund. Ohio will receive a total of $320million from President Obama's Hardest Hit Fund to aid Ohioans struggling tokeep their homes. As a member of Congress, I've long advocated for targetedfunding to the hardest hit states, and was proud when the Hardest Hit Fund wasestablished. The President's multi-pronged approach will help families keep their dreams, even in the midst of this recession.

Cordray Offers Help for Northwest Ohio Homeowners

COLUMBUS, OH - June 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and the Toledo-area Better Business Bureau (BBB) are offering an information center in Wood County this week to assist Ohioans who are looking to repair and rebuild in the aftermath of the recent tornados.

IDX Broker software combines ease and efficiency to give home buyers a pleasant online...

EUGENE, OR - May 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The innovative Internet Data Exchange (IDX) technology is now being employed on Washington, D.C. area Realtor Andrew Lax's website. With IDX, Inc.'s revolutionary IDX technology, Lax and the whole Weichert Realtors team can now benefit from a helpful and easy-to-use real estate website. Never before has the online home search been easier for both professionals and home seekers alike thanks in large part to the customizable IDX solution that brings Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) listings directly to the search pages of Lax's website.

Recession Continues to Push Rental Housing Further “Out of Reach” for Low Income Americans

Washington, DC - April 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to a national report released today that provides data on the cost of rental housing for every county, metropolitan area and state in the nation, the Housing Wage for Ohio is $13.39.

Boccieri Announces Nearly $2.5 Million in Recovery Funding for Medina Transit Construction and Renovation

WASHINGTON, DC - April 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Congressman John Boccieri (D-Alliance) today announced the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Authority awarded nearly $2.5 million in Recovery funding to Medina County for the design, construction and renovation of local transit facilities, providing needed bus storage and shop space so as to service vehicles in addition to improved office areas.

Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) Speakers Bureau Addresses ‘The Real State of Real...

Cleveland, OH - November 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) has launched a speakers bureau to talk about the shape of local real estate with Northeast Ohio community and business groups. According to CABOR Speakers Bureau Chair and 2010 CABOR Affiliate Council chair, Dave Iammarino, CABOR is currently seeking presentation engagements for its six speakers with chambers of commerce, and public organizations including Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, parent-teacher groups and other organizations

Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) Recognized by Ohio Association of Realtors for RPAC...

Cleveland, OH - October 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) was presented with the RPAC Award by the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR) on September 23, 2009 for meeting and exceeding their 2009 goal. The Cleveland area was among the top Ohio contributors to the RPAC, generating $37,958 between January 1, 2009 and August 17, 2009 in voluntary member funds.

Phillips Edison Acquires Bridgewater Falls

CINCINNATI, OH - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Phillips Edison & Company's Strategic Investment Fund announced today its acquisition of Bridgewater Falls, a 600,000 square foot regional shopping center located in Fairfield Township, Ohio.

Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) Endorses Issue 6 for a New Charter of...

Cleveland, OH - October 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) announced its support for Issue 6 on the November 3rd ballot. The Board of Directors for the 4,500 member non-profit organization voted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 to endorse the reform effort

Insurance Tips for Summer Rental Needs

COLUMBUS, OH - July 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — If you’re planning a trip to a vacation home, a time share, a rental property, a home exchange or if you plan on renting your home this summer, you may have specific insurance needs.

Brown Announces More Than $1.4 Million to Help Findlay Community Devastated by August 2007...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $1,428,000 has been awarded to the City...


Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2018

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.