’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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Brave the cold weather and join us this evening for a presentation on Property Tax Reduction with Dusty Rhodes and Chris Finney at REIA

January 4, 2018

Tonight, Hamilton County Auditor Emerson “Dusty” Rhodes and Finney Law Firm attorney Chris Finney present on “Property Tax Reduction” at the Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) at 6 PM at the Ramada Plaza at 11320 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246 on Thursday, January 4 at 6 PM. A dinner is served beforehand at 5:30 PM. The … Continue reading Brave the cold weather and join us this evening for a presentation on Property Tax Reduction with Dusty Rhodes and Chris Finney at REIA

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Federal Income Tax: Urgent 2017 year-end notice about real estate taxes

December 25, 2017

We have a critical federal income tax issue of note for consideration by our clients: >>> You may benefit from pre-paying your 2017 real estate/property tax bill(s) before year’s end. >>> County Treasurers in Hamilton County, Butler County, Clermont County and Warren County have confirmed that you can determine and pay your entire 2018 real estate … Continue reading Federal Income Tax: Urgent 2017 year-end notice about real estate taxes

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Ohio commercial law: Can a seller sell that which he does not own?

December 8, 2017

An issue that manifests itself in any number of scenarios is the seemingly odd question: Can a seller contract to sell something that he does not own. Somewhat surprisingly, the answer can be “yes.” Hypothetical sale of stock Let’s take a theoretical situation in which a seller promises to sell to a buyer 1,000 shares … Continue reading Ohio commercial law: Can a seller sell that which he does not own?

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Ohio Real Estate Law: Triggering the Duty to Defend on a General Warranty Deed Claim

December 6, 2017

  We have previously written on the different types of deeds (Real Estate 101: Different Types of Deeds in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana), as well as how costly it can be to breach your covenants under a general warranty deed (Real Estate 101: Breach of General Warranty Covenants Can Be Costly Mistake).  Perhaps the most … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Triggering the Duty to Defend on a General Warranty Deed Claim

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In The News: Chris Finney’s representation of FC Cincinnati is covered in today’s Enquirer

November 27, 2017

Finney Law Firm and attorney Christopher Finney are proud to list FC Cincinnati soccer club among their prominent clients. The Cincinnati Enquirer today, for the second time, addressed this representation that reflects the depth of our real estate practice for assistance with their new Major League Soccer stadium planned for Cincinnati or northern Kentucky. Read … Continue reading In The News: Chris Finney’s representation of FC Cincinnati is covered in today’s Enquirer

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Commercial Leasing: Steps to consider for tenant due diligence

November 27, 2017

What due diligence steps should a tenant undertake with respect to a commercial property before signing a lease? Due diligence customary in a commercial real property purchase Step back and consider for a moment that when we buy a piece of real property — for our home or for our business — it is prudent … Continue reading Commercial Leasing: Steps to consider for tenant due diligence

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Commercial Leasing: “Throw away” clauses such as “compliance with all laws” can have significant consequences for both landlord and tenant

November 26, 2017

In a commercial lease than can run 15 to 25 pages (single spaced) or more, there can be trips and traps for both landlord and tenant.  Thus, both should carefully consider not just the major financial and business terms, but even “throw away” or boilerplate provisions.  In the alternative, each party should carefully perform his … Continue reading Commercial Leasing: “Throw away” clauses such as “compliance with all laws” can have significant consequences for both landlord and tenant

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Class action complaint claims complex lending scheme is impermissible under Ohio law

October 15, 2017

When banks and other lenders make a loan for real estate financing, they typically take back from the borrow a promissory note (promising to re-pay the sums borrowed) and a mortgage against the real estate financed (securing the payment of the loan). And under that scenario, even a borrower in default has certain rights as … Continue reading Class action complaint claims complex lending scheme is impermissible under Ohio law

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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!