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Congrats to Our July 2019 Instructor of The Month – Alfred Rosser

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We’re happy to announce the winner of July 2019’s Instructor of the month – Alfred Rosser! He knew He had a special connection to the Hondros family right from the start! He took his real estate pre-licensing courses at Hondros in 2000! Alfred then joined our team of expert instructors in 2010. He relishes the… Read more

Real Estate Licenses on the Rise in Columbus Ohio

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According to Columbus Business First, as of June 25th of this year, 612 real estate licenses have been issued in Central Ohio. “Today, there are more than 7,600 active agents across Central Ohio.” – Marque Bressler Preininger, Columbus Realtors Since the Great Recession ended, the median price for homes sold has been rising in Central… Read more

Licensing Fee Increases and More in Pending Ohio Budget Bill

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The Ohio legislature is considering changes to Ohio real estate license law as part of its 2019-2020 budget. Some of the changes involve fee increases and fingerprinting requirements and clarification on real estate transactions for medical marijuana permitted activities. Some of the proposed fee increases are as follows: New Fingerprinting Requirements If enacted, each person… Read more

4 Things First-Time Buyers Look for in a Mortgage Loan Officer

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Thirty-three percent of all people who purchased a home in the United States in 2018 were first-time buyers (according to Statista), and many of these used a mortgage loan officer to finance their move. If you work in the mortgage or financial services industries, it is important to know what first-timers look for when applying… Read more

How Home Inspectors Help with Stairway Safety

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Research shows that more than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairways every single year, and more accidents happen on stairs than anywhere else in the home. This is why it’s crucial that you check stair safety when you inspect a property. Here are six ways to do it: 1. Check Lighting Poorly-lit stairs can… Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling Regarding Property Rights          

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Although not widely covered in the mainstream media, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling that overruled prior Supreme Court precedent that required a landowner to first exhaust property taking cases in state court before suing in federal court. The decision allows plaintiffs that believe a local government has taken their property, to sue… Read more

The Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professional’s Summer Seminar 2019 Recap

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The Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University was a busy place on June 19th, as a line-up of well-known speakers shared information with a huge audience of appraisers at the annual Summer Seminar, sponsored by the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals. A highlight of the day was the announcement of the winner of the… Read more

Appellate Court Limits Slander of Title Claim

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Slander of title is a civil claim for damages resulting from the publishing of false information about real property, such that the property is disparaged, or its title is clouded. For example, at its simplest terms, if a person records an affidavit with the county recorder, specifying the person has a legal or equitable interest… Read more

Generating Prospects Through Public Speaking

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For small business owners and the self-employed, generating new prospects is always on our minds. We don’t have the kind of revenue to support large-scale media campaigns, so our prospecting efforts have to be more targeted. Many of us learned the hard way what doesn’t work, and through trial and error have found some things… Read more

Reasons to Become a Broker

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Becoming a real estate broker has many benefits that can take your career to new heights!  Here are our top five reasons to level up from real estate agent to real estate broker. Earn a Higher Income Broadening your career options is great, but another popular reason agents become brokers is so they can make… Read more

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