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Appraisers’ Best Defense is Education


By Tim Dettey, Certified General Real Property Appraiser, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, Hondros College of Business Appraisal Lead Faculty, Senior Editor, Appraisal Programs – Hondros Learning There are a lot of reasons why appraising is a great profession. One of those reasons is that the profession is rapidly evolving, with new technology and ways of doing things that make… Read more

Why would I want an insurance career?

Blog, Insurance

By: Vince DiBartolo – Director of Insurance programs at Hondros College of Business Before you start a career in any field, it’s important to find out all the major details you could face and should know. While you’ll learn a lot hands-on, a little bit of research can go a long way in preparing you… Read more

Student Success Story: Meet Melissa Stanley, Real Estate Agent

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Student Success Story: Meet Melissa Stanley, Real Estate Agent As the leader in real estate education, Hondros College of Business prides itself on educating some of the top-performing real estate agents in Ohio. It’s our mission to continue our relationships with our students following completion of their real estate education. We sat down with recent… Read more

6 Key Trends: State of the Nation’s Housing Report


Published by Harvard University’s Join Center for Housing Studies, the State of the Nation’s Housing Report uses data from a number of sources, including the US Census Bureau, HUD, Bureau of Economic Analysis, NAR, Zillow and a number of other sources to develop its findings. Overall, the report indicates positive trends for the housing industry…. Read more

Student Success Story: Meet Jimmie Bell, Insurance Agent

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Hondros College of Business values every student we’re fortunate enough to teach. Being able to follow each student’s path to success drives our passion to continuously provide quality education that helps students change careers and their lives. Jimmie Bell is a 2008 alumnus of our insurance program. Having been in real estate for years and… Read more

Brexit Vote Shocks Markets!


The unexpected Brexit vote, where United Kingdom voters have elected to leave the European Union, came as an unexpected shock to financial markets.  All across the world, stocks are down, and “safe haven” assets like Gold and United States Treasuries are up. “It will cause sales to slow for the near term then start climbing… Read more

Student Success Story: Meet Olivia Nicodemus, Real Estate Agent

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We love getting the chance to brag about our alumni! As we’ve previously posted, you’ll see that our graduates often find great success. Olivia Nicodemus finish her pre-licensing courses with us in 2006 and completed our Associate Degree Program in 2007. Starting her real estate career when she was just 19, she quickly learned the… Read more

Appraisal Basics: What You Need to Know


Are you in the market for a new home? Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, the home appraisal process is one of the first and most important steps of the loan-closing checklist. Check out the infographic below to learn the ins and outs of the appraisal process. Click to Enlarge Image * Infographic created by… Read more

Tina Lapp is installed as 2016 President of REEA!


At Hondros, one of our values we were founded on is the concept of giving back. Whether to the community, our employees or our students you can find examples everyday of Hondros quietly doing the right thing. Many employees also volunteer for local and national organizations.  In that spirit we are proud to announce Tina… Read more

6 Ways to Prepare for the Appraisal Process


The central Ohio housing market is being threatened by low appraisals. According to a recent Dispatch article, “…appraisers are concluding that some homes simply aren’t worth what buyers are offering to pay. The findings are forcing deals to be renegotiated and, in some cases, killed.” Appraisals are used by mortgage companies as a way to… Read more

Become a Trusted Real Estate Agent with Online Reviews


Whether you’re a real estate agent with years of experience or just starting out, your online presence means more to your clients than you may think. A non-existent or tarnished online profile could hinder chances of earning new clients and selling homes. Many home buyers search a real estate agent’s name online before making the… Read more

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