Ohio REALTORS are standing up for homeownership in an unprecedented way — Add your voice to this fight!

Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Do not let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners.

In fact, the average Ohio taxpayer that claims the mortgage interest deduction was able to subtract $6,150 from their taxable income in 2014. At a marginal rate of 25 percent, the average Ohio taxpayer saved $1,540 in taxes because of the mortgage interest deduction.  The MID matters to the bottom line of a whole lot of people in the Buckeye State. The “tax reform” being considered by Congress a bad plan and Ohio’s REALTORS, with one easy click, can tell their member of Congress to protect home ownership for the middle class.

Ohio REALTORS have responded to this critical Call for Action in an unprecedented way — surpassing our goal of 20 percent participation! Let’s keep the pressure up and go for 25 percent. Join Ohio REALTORS Director of Political Affairs Carrie Arblaster in this fight by Taking Action NOW!

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Act NOW to save the American Dream: Home owners with incomes between $50K-$200K will see an average tax increase of $815 under the current plan!

Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Do not let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners.

In fact, under the current tax plan home owners with incomes between $50,000-$200,000 will have an average tax increase of $815! Meanwhile, renters with similar incomes will seen an average tax cut of $500. In fact, total tax incentives for home ownership drop by 82%…from $1.3 trillion to $282 billion. It’s a bad plan and Ohio’s REALTORS, with a few simple clicks, can tell their member of Congress to protect home ownership for the middle class.

Join Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Public Policy Scott Williams in this fight by Taking Action NOW!

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Last call to be a part of the 2018 Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy — applications are due Nov. 10!

Last call to be a part of a life-changing program — the Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy! Applications for the 2018 class are due tomorrow — Nov. 10.

Whether you’re interested in leading people or affecting organizational change, the Leadership Academy offers you an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a leader.

In this video, Cole Cannon, of Columbus REALTORS, reflects on his experience as a member of the 2017 Leadership Academy class and encourages fellow Ohio REALTORS to participate!

Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy participants will work through an extensive training program that combines individual study, group retreats and unique initiatives to enhance leadership skills. The select members of Leadership Academy class will embark on an intense, nine-month program focused on goal-setting, communication, business relationships and more. Nationally recognized speakers will help you tap into skills that will position you as a leader within the organization, the industry and your community.

Click here for additional information, as well as access the application! ACT NOW, the deadline to apply is tomorrow — Nov. 10.

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Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy: An opportunity to better yourself and make a difference!

Whether you’re interested in leading people or affecting organizational change, the Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy offers you an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a leader. Applications are now being accepted for inclusion in the 2018 class!

In this video, Ralph Mantica, of the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS, reflects on his experience as a member of the inaugural 2016 Leadership Academy class and encourages fellow Ohio REALTORS to participate!

Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy participants will work through an extensive training program that combines individual study, group retreats and unique initiatives to enhance leadership skills. The select members of Leadership Academy class will embark on an intense, nine-month program focused on goal-setting, communication, business relationships and more. Nationally recognized speakers will help you tap into skills that will position you as a leader within the organization, the industry and your community.

Click here for additional information, as well as access the application! Act now, as the deadline to apply is Nov. 10.

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The average Ohio taxpayer claiming the mortgage interest deduction saved $1,540!

Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Do not let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners.

The average Ohio taxpayer that claims the mortgage interest deduction was able to subtract $6,150 from their taxable income in 2014. At a marginal rate of 25 percent, the average Ohio taxpayer saved $1,540 in taxes because of MID! The mortgage interest deduction matters to the bottom line of a whole lot of people across the Buckeye State.

Join Ohio REALTORS Treasurer Anjanette Frye in this fight by Taking Action NOW!

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