Review of Ohio House Bill No. 446

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

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New ordinance proposes to regulate Cincinnati Air BNBs

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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Selling on a land installment contract?

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?

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Ohio Real Estate Law: Electronic recording has arrived

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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Filing a Challenge With the Board of Revision? This Year, March 31 means March 31

February 2, 2018

This year, as every year, the deadline to file a challenge with your county Board of Revision is March 31. However, this year, March 31 falls on a Saturday. Generally when a government filing deadline falls on a weekend, you are given until the following Monday.  But that general rule does not apply this year. … Continue reading Filing a Challenge With the Board of Revision? This Year, March 31 means March 31

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Making a difference: Turning legal work into cheese

January 30, 2018

Through the course of our representation of clients, they often encounter zoning codes which are outdated and properties that are non-conforming, often in vibrant flourishing neighborhoods.  This was the case for one client, who desired to seek a use variance for a property in Evanston, a stone’s throw from the burgeoning Walnut Hills neighborhood. The … Continue reading Making a difference: Turning legal work into cheese

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Ohio Real Estate Law: Ohio Auditors take aim at “LLC Loophole” transfers

January 30, 2018

Ohio imposes fees on the conveyance of real estate, and generally determines the value of real property based upon the sale price when the property is sold. One means of avoiding the conveyance fee and reporting the sale price is the use of a “LLC Loophole.” The LLC Loophole is a means of conveying title to … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Ohio Auditors take aim at “LLC Loophole” transfers

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Ohio commercial transactions: Think twice before signing these six transactional documents

January 23, 2018

As we march through our lives, folks shove documents under our nose for signature all the time.  In reality, we should carefully, very carefully, read them and consider their implications before signing any of them. After all, there are charlatans and fraudsters standing eager to take advantage of us at every turn.  And even if … Continue reading Ohio commercial transactions: Think twice before signing these six transactional documents

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’tis the season for Ohio property tax reduction (along with a free how-to video)

January 9, 2018

Tax bills just hit the mailboxes of Hamilton County taxpayers this week, and our phone is ringing with questions about our Ohio property tax valuation reduction services. Sample calls: Many of the cases have merit, and we are aiding those taxpayers in getting their taxes reduced.  Others, not so much.  Here’s a sample call: Client: … Continue reading ’tis the season for Ohio property tax reduction (along with a free how-to video)

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County Auditor Dusty Rhodes and Chris Finney present to REIA on Property Tax Reduction

January 5, 2018

Tonight, Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes and attorney Chris Finney presented to the Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Investors Association on the topic of “Property Tax Reduction.” The presentation went in-depth in instructing property owners on the procedure to reduce the Auditor’s valuation of real property in Ohio to achieve tax savings. We thank the County … Continue reading County Auditor Dusty Rhodes and Chris Finney present to REIA on Property Tax Reduction

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April 6: Important changes to Ohio Good Funds Law is significant change to all closings

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


Ivy Pointe: A commitment to best practices, fully compliant with CFPB regulations

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


Have you read our series “About the Title Insurance Policy?”

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?”


Thanks to our team and clients for a great 2014!

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!


We caught our team hard at work!

November 18, 2014

We caught our IPT team working hard, closing transactions accurately and on time! So proud of them!  


Real estate seller financing: So many options; what do they mean?

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?


Please connect with us on social media

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


We hit the ground running!

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!