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All posts by Kathleen Cosner

Katie Cosner, occasionally known as Kathleen, or KT, is a Realtor® with Cutler Real Estate and is active in her local Board of Realtors® on the Equal Opportunity & Professional Development Committee. She has been floating around online for a number of years, and is on facebook as well as twitter. While Katie has a few hardcore beliefs, three in the Real Estate World to live and die by are; education, ethics, and the law - insert random quote from “A Few Good Men” here. Katie is also an avid Cleveland Indians fan, which really explains quite a bit of her… quirks.

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Ohio budget proposal penalizes real estate ...

Feb 16, 2013No Comments

The Ohio budget proposal seeks to add a five percent tax on services rendered in the state, but Commissioner Testa's testimony failed to address or

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How Ohio Gov. Kasich’s proposed budge...

Feb 06, 20137 Comments

Governor Kasich recently proposed a new budget for the state of Ohio includes some tax changes that could do a great deal of damage to


RPR generating revenue, unclear how Realtor...

Dec 13, 201229 Comments

RPR launched in recent years with lofty goals in mind, but as a dues paying member at the National Association of Realtors, it is not


HUD-approved counseling program puts homeow...

Oct 08, 20127 Comments

While the federal government advises against any entity advising borrowers stop making payments in order to get a loan modification, one HUD-approved counseling program is

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Realtor background checks include reputatio...

Jul 05, 20127 Comments

Background checks on Realtors and Appraisers are not new, but including DMV records, reputation, and mode of living, is new. Without obtaining your permission, is


Veteran threatened with eviction for needin...

Jun 02, 20124 Comments

Fair Housing Laws have been updated in recent years, making it illegal to discriminate against a renter or buyer based on who they are, but


The duty most Realtors ignore and why the i...

Feb 26, 20123 Comments

An extremely high standard In Ohio where I practice real estate, all licensed brokers and sales agents are held to an extremely high standard. We have


What two journalists’ mistakes can te...

Jan 30, 201215 Comments

What journalists and Realtors have in common Two things happened recently with wildly different writers for local paper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Connie Schultz, wife


Microsoft’s ‘avoid the ghetto&#...

Jan 17, 201216 Comments

Microsoft’s patent is now approved Pedestrian Route Production is the description of the patent Microsoft has recently registered with the U.S. Patent Office for their

How Cleveland, Ohio is overcoming it’...

Dec 24, 201121 Comments

Cleveland – bankrupt in 1976 Cleveland, my hometown*, is in the news again, thanks to 60 Minutes. We aren’t usually known for awe-inspiring events here.


Bad appraisals killing real estate deals &#...

Dec 16, 201148 Comments

The tiresome issue of the misunderstood appraisal Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing about low appraisals in the news.  Raise your other hand


Open letter to Santa asking for wisdom for ...

Nov 30, 201111 Comments

My Christmas wish In the spirit of, well, Christmas, instead of asking for a ton of glittery, sparkly, furry, and even cool electronic things beneath