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Preparing for a Possible Recession

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It’s hard to turn on the news without hearing economists debate when the next recession will rear its head. The economy has grown steadily for years, but experts are trying to understand whether the U.S. economy is headed for an economic recession or just a period of slow growth. As of autumn 2019, key economic… Read more

Congrats to Our November 2019 Instructor of The Month – Starla McCollum

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We’re happy to announce the winner of November 2019’s Instructor of the month – Starla McCollum! Starla has been working with us for over two years and loves Hondros’ “welcoming and supportive staff.” She was originally drawn to work at Hondros when a co-worker at her insurance company suggested she apply. Starla relished “the opportunity… Read more

How to Manage a Busy Real Estate Season

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As a real estate agent, it is important to understand seasonal trends in the housing market. Research from CNBC shows that homes are usually less expensive in the fall and winter months, but spring and summer typically show a larger inventory that tends to sell faster and for more money. Understanding when is the best… Read more

Division Delays Home Inspector Licensing

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In a statement issued October 11, 2019, the Division of Real Estate advised that it will not enforce the November 1, 2019 licensing deadline for new home inspectors. The Ohio Home Inspector Program will be on hold until the Division adopts new administrative rules for the program, which are currently pending. The administrative rules, a… Read more

Alumni Success Story: Catching Up with John Lestina

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From taking his real estate courses online while deployed in Puerto Rico, to his first successful year in his real estate career – we had the pleasure of catching up with John Lestina! For a refresher on John’s journey, check out our initial interview when he was just starting out in the real estate industry…. Read more

Evaluations: Appraisal Foundation Releases Concept Paper

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According to the Appraisal Foundation, requests for evaluations are on the rise. A concept paper on this subject is the discussion for the TAFAC meeting this October in Arlington, Virginia. The author is Wayne R. Miller, Chair of the Appraisal Standards Board. TAFAC is The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council, which is composed of 60 non-profit… Read more

Congrats to Our October 2019 Instructor of The Month – Maria Taylor

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We’re happy to announce the winner of October 2019’s Instructor of the month – Maria Taylor! Before working at Hondros, Maria was a Hondros alum, completing her real estate pre and post-licensing with us. She also won our Rookie Instructor award in 2016. “The site staff at the Fairborn campus” has been part of what’s… Read more

Using Broker Lien Law to Protect Commissions

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Commercial Brokers have an added tool available for them to collect an outstanding commission. Ohio’s Broker Lien Law allows a broker to file an affidavit creating a lien against an owner’s property for the amount owed. The lien can then be foreclosed or paid when title transfers to a buyer. The amount of the lien… Read more

USPAP Frequently Asked Questions for Appraisal Part 1

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These are questions most residential appraisers have asked themselves and wanted answers to – in a hurry. But the answers are in an unexpected place – the Frequently Asked Questions section of the USPAP document! Yes, that’s right. The huge section in the back of the USPAP document that you look at once a year,… Read more

Ways to Attract and Recruit the Best Employees

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There is an old saying, “what got you here won’t get you where you want to go.” Your organization may have some of the best employees – loyal, hardworking, and those that embrace and embody the mission and ideals of the organization. Most companies are not clear on what they want and what they actually… Read more

4-Unit Property: Appraising The Tough Ones

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A new appraisal order comes in, and you discover it’s a 4-unit property… and the groaning begins. You don’t have time for this – the phone calls to verify rents, the lack of comps, and more. What is it that makes these appraisals so challenging? At least two approaches will be in the scope of… Read more

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