Sustainability Resources

The Real Estate industry is one of the most environmentally damaging industries in the world accounting for:
30%
of total carbon dioxide
40%
of all energy
40%
of all raw materials
Our goal is to give you the resources you need to take sustainable action in improving, building, retrofitting and revamping your home. The impacts are real, the benefits significant, and the need critical. Join us in bringing sustainability home and creating a brighter future for all, starting with you.

Save money and do the world a favor!
Here's a list of Sustainability Initiatives in the area:

The Sustainable SITES Initiative

This tool provides guidelines and a rating system used to assess the sustainability of landscapes and suggests improvements.

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Pearl Certification

The Pearl certification can be earned based on a property's performance in the following categories: buidling shell, heating & cooling, baseload, home management, renewable energy and energy storage. There are 4 levels of certification all of which reflect highly on a home's performance, sustainability, and value.

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Save Energy With a Home Energy Audit

The Home Energy Check up by PE&G offers personalized, suggested improvements that can help you save energy and costs.

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Ohio FAQs

Is Ohio a judicial or non-judicial state?

Judicial

In a judicial foreclosure state, the lender must go through the court system in order to foreclose on a property. This process can be longer and more expensive for the lender compared to a non-judicial foreclosure.
In a judicial foreclosure state, the lender must go through the court system in order to foreclose on a property. This process can be longer and more expensive for the lender compared to a non-judicial foreclosure.

What is the process of closing on a property in Ohio?

Title companies and lenders handle closings. Conveyance is by warranty deed. Dower rights require that all documents involving a married person must be executed by both spouses. Mortgages are the security instruments. Judicial foreclosures, the only kind allowed, require about 6-12 months. People in Ohio use ALTA policies; they get a commitment at closing and a policy following the recording of documents. Buyers and sellers negotiate who’s going to pay closing costs and title insurance premiums, but sellers pay the transfer taxes. Property tax payment dates vary throughout the state.

Property Taxes in Ohio?

Varies throughout the state

In Ohio, does a property management company require a real estate broker's license?

YES. Key components of property management (leasing and renting) are considered real estate activities under existing Ohio real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, rent, list, procure prospects or negotiate, assist, or offer to perform any of those acts, or if he or she operates, manages or rents any building or portions of buildings to the public as tenants (other than a custodian, caretaker or janitor) he or she will need a broker's license. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities.

Are there any exceptions to the requirement that a property manager have a broker's license in Ohio?

YES. Limited exceptions apply. For example, property owners are exempt. For more information about these and other Ohio property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Commerce Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing. Before hiring a property manager to manage your Ohio rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Ohio property managers using the License Lookup function.

Do you need a broker's license to manage community associations in Ohio?

There is no requirement that a community association manager or condo association manager in Ohio hold a real estate broker's license.

Ohio Real Estate Broker Requirements

Title companies and lenders handle closings. Conveyance is by warranty deed. Dower rights require that all documents involving a married person must be executed by both spouses. Mortgages are the security instruments. Judicial foreclosures, the only kind allowed, require about 6-12 months. People in Ohio use ALTA policies; they get a commitment at closing and a policy following the recording of documents. Buyers and sellers negotiate who’s going to pay closing costs and title insurance premiums, but sellers pay the transfer taxes. Property tax payment dates vary throughout the state.

Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Requirements

Varies throughout the state

How do property ownership transfers work in Ohio?

Warranty deed

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