June 15, 2019
The hot topic today in Ohio real estate law is the problem for sellers and Realtors of buyers backing out of residential purchase contracts and thus, after tying up a property for 15 to 30 days, putting the property back on the market for sale. This creates the problem of a “stale” listing and the … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Buyers backing out of residential purchase contracts
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June 12, 2019
As lawyers experienced in Ohio real estate law, we get calls from existing and new clients nearly daily with the problem du jour. We have seen mortgage fraud, we have seen fraudulent deeds, we have seen predatory lenders, and we have seen home builders go bust. The calls we are getting lately (other than complaints … Continue reading Shoddy construction and late completion claims are “trending”
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March 3, 2019
Warren County Auditor Matt Nolan and Finney Law Firm attorney Brian Shrive will give a presentation to the Real Estate Investor’s Association of Greater Cincinnati (REIAGC) covering the property valuation challenge process. The correct valuation of real property can mean the difference between success and failure for residential and commercial landlords, and their tenants. On … Continue reading Finney Law Firm and Matt Nolan Present: Property Valuation Challenges
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Finney Law Firm successfully challenges Harbour Portfolio Advisors in land installment contract litigation
August 3, 2018
One of the many unfortunate outcomes of the subprime mortgage crisis has been that unscrupulous predatory investors scooped up broad portfolios of real estate at very low prices, and then re-sold them in troubled neighborhoods to unqualified buyers on land installment contract. This had the dual effects of victimizing unknowledgeable and unqualified buyers and keeping … Continue reading Finney Law Firm successfully challenges Harbour Portfolio Advisors in land installment contract litigation
August 3, 2018
The City of Cincinnati has enacted a new series of restrictions on property owners selling under land installment contracts as Chapter 870 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code. It appears to be a response to the questionable tactics of a single large investor who bought a significant number of properties in the subprime mortgage crisis, and then … Continue reading City of Cincinnati enacts new Land Installment Contract law
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May 24, 2018
The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors today reported that home sales volume was up 4% year over year for April, listings are down 12.5% and average home sales prices are up 4.82%. These trends mirror the trends we are seeing in both the law firm and the title insurance company. You may ready the CABR … Continue reading CABR reports home sales volume and home prices set new records, listings down
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April 10, 2018
Powers of attorney are written authorizations to represent or act on another person’s behalf. The person granting the authorization is the principal and the person to whom authorization is granted is the agent. A standard power of attorney gives the agent the authority to act immediately and identifies the specific powers that the agent may … Continue reading Review of Ohio House Bill No. 446
March 23, 2018
Fox19 is reporting today that the City of Cincinnati is considering legislation to regulate Air BNB rental units in the City of Cincinnati. Features of the proposed ordinance: it would regulate short term rentals of entire dwelling units for periods of 30 days or less at a time. Rentals for each unit would be limited … Continue reading New ordinance proposes to regulate Cincinnati Air BNBs
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February 20, 2018
Imagine you are trying to sell a piece of property, but no one is making any offers. That is, until a prospective purchaser offers to buy the property on a land installment contract. You can hardly contain your relief at being able to move on, so you sign the contract without understanding some of the … Continue reading Selling on a land installment contract?
February 6, 2018
The day many of us had anticipated in real estate transactions has arrived: Electronic filing of real estate documents. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, Hamilton County Recorder Norbert Nadel and Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard have collaborated to allow — starting Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — for recording of deeds and other instruments conveying property … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Electronic recording has arrived
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March 27, 2017
Effective April 6, changes to Ohio’s Good Funds Law will require that all funds coming into and out of a … Continue reading April 6: Important changes to Ohio Good Funds Law is significant change to all closings
May 26, 2015
note from Christopher Finney When we launched Ivy Pointe Title, LLC just nine months ago, we made a full-throttled commitment … Continue reading Ivy Pointe: A commitment to best practices, fully compliant with CFPB regulations
May 17, 2015
We took the time to write a series of six articles on some fundamentals of title insurance to educate the … Continue reading Have you read our series “About the Title Insurance Policy?”
December 21, 2014
It has only been 60 days since we formally launched Ivy Pointe Title, LLC, but the team we have assembled … Continue reading Thanks to our team and clients for a great 2014!
November 18, 2014
We caught our IPT team working hard, closing transactions accurately and on time! So proud of them!
November 17, 2014
With today’s low interest rates and relatively available money from traditional commercial and residential mortgage lenders, seller financing of real … Continue reading Real estate seller financing: So many options; what do they mean?
October 28, 2014
Ivy Point Title is committed to bring you quality, timely and responsive service on every real estate closing, but in … Continue reading Please connect with us on social media
October 26, 2014
Two weeks ago, our title team of Rick Turner, Evan Meredith and Patti Gillespie moved into their new offices adjacent … Continue reading We hit the ground running!