Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for October 19, 2018

Inventory breaks 91-month streak
The number of homes and condominiums for sale in central Ohio increased to 5,589 in September which is up 2.6 percent from one year ago. This breaks a 91-month streak of year-over-year declines in inventory. Read full report.

Annual Business Meeting a tremendous success!
The Annual Business Meeting was a tremendous success yesterday at the Grand Event Center with nearly 300 central Ohio real estate professionals in attendance! Those elected to the 2018 Nominating Committee include: Joe Jackson, Susan Mullenix, Louise Potter, and Jeff Woo. We're still waiting on pictures, but they will be posted on Facebook as soon as we receive them. 

Don't miss Thirst for Equality on 11/7!
On 11/7, come experience one neighborhood’s fight for clean water and justice in the uncomfortably recent U.S. District Court decision, Kennedy vs. City of Zanesville (2008). This special event and class will feature a live reenactment of the landmark case. Cost is $20 and includes three hours Civil Rights CE. Register

#SavedtheCrew! (REVISED)
Columbus REALTORS® applaud the massive team effort in saving our Columbus Crew SC and look forward to a new era for our storied team led by the Haslam and Edwards families! Columbus REALTORS® members are offered a great opportunity to see the final regular season Columbus Crew home game on Sunday, Oct. 28 at a discounted ticket price. Click here to secure your tickets and join other Columbus REALTORS® in cheering our Columbus Crew on to victory! Please note promo code realtor18 is required to receive promotion. Read more. - Link revised on 10/19/18

Join a committee in 2019!
As a member-driven organization, Columbus REALTORS® relies on membership input through its various committees, councils, boards and forums. Through these groups, members determine MLS rules, education classes, public programs, form modifications, legislative positions, dues/fees, award criteria, discounted services, etc. Don't forget to sign up for a committee in 2019! View committees and get registration form.

MLS Login change coming
There is a change coming to the way you log into the MLS. You may have noticed the message on the FlexMLS Message Board regarding NRDS numbers. The login change is currently scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27. Your password will not be changed on that day, only your login. Read more.

Is using equity to delay Social Security a good strategy?
Some older homeowners are taking out reverse mortgages to fund their daily living expenses while shoring up more financial benefits from the government. But the ramifications of this are unclear. More info.

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