All posts by Kathleen Cosner
The Ohio budget proposal seeks to add a five percent tax on services rendered in the state, but Commissioner Testa's testimony failed to address or understand the 20 times a home buyer would be taxed during the
Governor Kasich recently proposed a new budget for the state of Ohio includes some tax changes that could do a great deal of damage to home sales and homeownership.
RPR launched in recent years with lofty goals in mind, but as a dues paying member at the National Association of Realtors, it is not clear how all of the partnerships and certifications are benefiting NAR members.
While the federal government advises against any entity advising borrowers stop making payments in order to get a loan modification, one HUD-approved counseling program is doing just that.
Background checks on Realtors and Appraisers are not new, but including DMV records, reputation, and mode of living, is new. Without obtaining your permission, is this even legal?
Fair Housing Laws have been updated in recent years, making it illegal to discriminate against a renter or buyer based on who they are, but Trump Village does not feel the laws apply to them.
An extremely high standard In Ohio where I practice real estate, all licensed brokers and sales agents are held to an extremely high standard. We have this thing called The Canon of Ethics for the Real Estate Industry,
What journalists and Realtors have in common Two things happened recently with wildly different writers for local paper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Connie Schultz, wife of Senator Sherrod Brown, used to be an opinion columnist. She mainly focused
Microsoft’s patent is now approved Pedestrian Route Production is the description of the patent Microsoft has recently registered with the U.S. Patent Office for their mobile GPS application, and it sounds relatively inoffensive. Not for some. Beginning with a
Cleveland – bankrupt in 1976 Cleveland, my hometown*, is in the news again, thanks to 60 Minutes. We aren’t usually known for awe-inspiring events here. Dennis Kucinich, former mayor, and current Congressman had to declare the city
The tiresome issue of the misunderstood appraisal Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing about low appraisals in the news. Raise your other hand if you have no clue what the definition of a “faulty appraisal”
My Christmas wish In the spirit of, well, Christmas, instead of asking for a ton of glittery, sparkly, furry, and even cool electronic things beneath our trees this year, a few of us Realtors have a different