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Time is Running Out to Challenge House Values in 2014

Real property taxes in Ohio are primarily determined by two numbers - the effective tax rate and the assessed value. When these two numbers are multiplied together for a given property, you get the base real estate tax amount. The effective rate is not generally challengeable. However, there is a standard procedure available to all …

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Milford Realtor Charged with $15 Million Fraud Scheme

Brenda Ashcraft, 43, fromMilford, Ohio has been indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding investors of at least $15 million from 2009 - 2013.  The scheme involved French Manor Properties which is owned by Ashcraft.  Investors were promised 40% returns.  If an investment sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  To read …

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Owning Real Estate Property Requires More Than A Deed

Did you know that there is more to owning real property than just obtaining a deed?  Knowing which deed or legal document is appropriate for a real estate transaction can help avoid a potential lengthy and costly probate case.  This is why having a licensed attorney prepare your deed and other legal documents for your …

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SMARTtransaction – the better way to handle real estate transactions

SMARTtransaction is a new service platform that provides for an efficient method of handling a real estate transaction from start to finish.  The biggest issue with any real estate transaction is the lack of communication between all of the parties to a real estate transaction.  Wouldn't it be easier if everyone was literally on the …

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