Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for February 2, 2018

Columbus among January's hottest housing markets® released its monthly rankings of top-performing metros and Columbus is ranked 15th. Read more.

Joint Industry Forecast 
We still haven’t received Dr. Ted’s presentation. We’ll share when we receive. Event Pictures. McDonald Presentation.

Facts about the HECM for Purchase Program
This class on Tuesday, Feb. 20 educates REALTORS® about a little-known FHA insured financing program for seniors, who are at least 62 years of age. You can help your clients purchase a more expensive home without tying up all their cash, and allow your client to not have a monthly mortgage payment. Cost: $20 if paid by 2/19/ $30 day of class. Get more info and register here.

Collection of local realty photo cards available soon online

Last year, an expansive collection of local realty photo cards from the '50s to '70s was rediscovered and now WOSU is cataloging them online, as part of their Columbus Neighborhoods series. More info here.

Housing market starts 2018 on positive note
The latest pending home sales report demonstrates momentum heading into the new year, but NAR’s chief economist worries low supply levels will continue to threaten sales numbers. Read more.

Remind Buyers to Unfreeze Credit
Many people froze their accounts after the Experian data hack. Those who plan to buy a home soon will need to take action to unfreeze them. Read more.

What happens to real estate if government shuts down again
The budget bill Congress passed two weeks ago funds the federal government through Feb. 8, when another shutdown is possible if lawmakers don’t agree on long-term funding before then. More info.

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