Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for August 3, 2018

Distressed home sales down in central Ohio
Foreclosures and short sales were down 36.1 percent from last year and the lowest on record for central Ohio. Read more.

NFIP extended to Nov. 30, but reforms still needed
The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to keep the National Flood Insurance Program operating for four more months. More info.

Cultures, Customs and Contracts - 8/15
Explore how REALTORS® are crossing cultural barriers to bring the dream of home ownership to more Central Ohio residents in this special course on 8/15! Content includes working with clients from other cultures, how to communication clearly and effectively, an explanation of the concept of Global Fluency as well statistics on Columbus population growth and more! Cost is $30 which includes boxed lunch. Register.

Ethics for Real Estate - 8/16
This ethics course on 8/16 satisfies the core State of Ohio Ethics requirement, the NAR Ethics requirement and is designed to make your required ethics CE a fun experience while also being relevant to real estate! This class is free as a member benefit! Register.

Don't miss Getting to know Gahanna - 8/17
Check out this event on 8/17 to learn about Gahanna's business and economic development activity, housing stock, growth projections, permitting processes, schools, parks and more! Cost is $10 if paid by 08/16; $20 on day of class. Register.

Registration still open for YPN Unplugged!
Forget to register for YPN Unplugged at Mohican Lodge and State Park on Aug. 28-29? Registration is still open! This overnight retreat is open to all members and focuses on building relationships and growing your business. The retreat features the Ferris Property Group of Indianapolis and Sam Powell of Chicago. Attendees will spend the afternoon canoeing, followed by a cookout and bonfire! This event is in lieu of the annual Scavenger Hunt. Single and shared room options are available; register and get more info here. Sponsorship info

Wonderful World of Building - 8/23
This course on 8/23 aims to assist REALTORS® in gaining knowledge, confidence and understanding of the new construction process. Topics include the new construction process and steps involved with buying a new build home, financing programs and more. Cost is $30 if paid by 8/21. Course is 3 CE hours and will be followed by the Builder's Expo from 4-6p (free). Register for class.
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