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Roccina S. Niehaus to Present at “Obergefell’s Implications for Fair Housing” Seminar

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On April 6th, Roccina S. Niehaus will deliver a presentation at the “Obergefell’s Implications for Fair Housing” seminar hosted by the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® and the Cincinnati Bar Association. This special event is in recognition of Fair Housing …

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A Primer on the New CFPB Regulations Governing Residential Closings

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On Friday, January 8, 2016, Wood & Lamping’s Roccina S. Niehaus presented a CLE on Title Insurance to the Northeast Lawyers Club. Roccina Niehaus focuses her practice on residential and commercial real estate law. Throughout more than 25 years of experience …

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April/May 2015 Newsletter: 504 Rates

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Over the last two months we’ve seen a bit of a fluctuation in rates.  The April rate was 4.60%, which was a nice drop from March’s 4.80% rate.  The May rate, though, jumped to 4.85%.  I’m guessing that despite the increase, those …

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A Primer on a New Era in Residential Real Estate Closings

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This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s CBA Report. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). On March 2, 2015, the Joint Committee between the Cincinnati Board of Realtors …

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Security Deposits

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Landlords of residential properties should be cautious in following the requirements of Chapter 5321.16 of the Ohio Revised Code which deals with procedures for the refunding of security deposits.   ORC 5321.16(B) provides for written notice to be delivered to the …

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March 504 Interest Rates

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The interest rate for March 2015 rose by .25% over the February 504 rate.  For loans funded in March, 2015, the 20 year rate was 4.80%, ending a 3 month interest rate slide.  It remains to be seen whether this …

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Real Estate Valuation Deadline

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The deadline for filing complaints contesting your 2014 real estate valuation is March 31, 2015.  All owners should review the valuation assigned to your property and if it is above what you believe to be the fair market value of …

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December 2014 Newsletter: 504 Rates

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Interest rates for debentures sold in December, 2014, dropped by almost 10 basis points to 4.78%.  As the economy begins to gain some sustained traction, businesses are starting to dust off the expansion plans they’ve been delaying for the past …

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Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act Extended

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For those homeowners who had their mortgage debt cancelled by a lender as part of either a short sale, loan modification or foreclosure, the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act which had expired on December 31, 2013 has now been extended for …

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2014 Real Estate Taxes

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County treasurers throughout the State of Ohio will soon be sending out the 2014 real estate tax bills. Depending on the county in which the property is located, payment for the first half of 2014 will be due in either …

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