Columbus REALTORS® e-notes March 14, 2015

Last chance to purchase Joint Industry Forecast tickets!
Today is the last day to purchase tickets to the annual Joint Industry Forecast luncheon on Tuesday, Mar. 17 at the Aladdin Shriners' Center! Don't miss out on one of this year's most exciting events and get your tickets today! Purchase tickets here.

2015 Foundation Wine Tasting a success!
The 2015 Foundation Wine Tasting was a smashing success! At yet another sold-out event, over 400 real estate industry supporters & leaders enjoyed 8 wine tastings and delicious hors devours, while having some fun competing in a Brown Bag Cork Raffle and exciting silent auction. Attendees truly showed that by connecting the STARS we can achieve so much more than on our own, raising just over $12,000 to benefit the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation and the central Ohio community. Check out the pics here!

Realist will be unavailable this weekend
Realist data will be unavailable on Friday, Mar. 13 at 6:00 PM PST through Sunday. Mar.15 at 7 AM PST as they relocate their services from Santa Ana, CA to Quincy, WA.

Auditor's Office website tutorial and Q&A set for 3/24
The Franklin County Auditor’s Office will be hosting a website tutorial and Q&A on Tuesday, Mar. 24 from 2-3p at the Franklin County Board of Elections. The Auditor's Office will be conducting a demo on the new property search function and answering questions. If you are unable to attend but have questions on the website, please feel free to contact Dave O'Neil (614) 525 - 7315,

Update the tax information for your current listings
It’s that time of year again to update your listings with the latest property tax information so they are reflective of the 2014 tax year. Most county auditors have updated their tax records to reflect the taxes owed for each parcel in their taxing districts for the 2014 tax year. Read more.

Webinar: RESPA-Complaint Marketing Agreements
Are your marketing agreements with lenders and other settlement service providers violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act? An archived version of a webinar hosted last month by NAR can help you determine whether your agreements are structured appropriately.

See How the Columbus area Price Growth Stacks Up
Check out this interactive map of quarterly median home-price growth from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the same period in 2014 to see how the Columbus region compares to other cities across the nation.

News for your clients!
A homeowner's guide to taxes
Tax season can be a real pain in the wallet, but if you're a homeowner, tax deductions can lessen the blow. Here’s what you need to know to get all the tax benefits of homeownership.