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Coronavirus Resources

Check back often for the latest local and national information that you need to know. Please contact Claire Morrow (claire@nworealtors.com) with questions about this webpage.

What is Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that has infected more than 142,000 individuals in 134 countries, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to classify this outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone experiencing emergency signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or bluish lips or face should immediately seek medical attention.

As we learn more about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how to protect the health and safety of our members, Northwest Ohio REALTORS® will continue to provide updated and accurate information as it becomes available. Information can be found on our webpage, social media, e-mail, and daily voice messages. If you have any questions, please contact your NOR staff. Their e-mail addresses can be found HERE.


Pre-Registration for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

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This content is copyright 2020 Ohio REALTORS. Read more at: https://www.ohiorealtors.org/blog/1298/pre-registration-for-pandemic-unemployment-assistance-begins-today/?fbclid=IwAR3JRD2zRMMN19Jxu3anSE1bKjBbZNht2vcn5_mpYKTC8wvxLKQYXTxPfL4


NOR Board Store Available for Curbside Pickup!

The NOR Board Store is currently available for curbside pickup at both our Findlay and Maumee locations. Simply call the office and place your order. A NOR staff member will have your order waiting outside within 3 hours. To access our inventory, CLICK HERE.


Michigan REALTORS® Releases Realtor® Toolkit

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Congress Clears Coronavirus Relief Bill

Click Here to Read NAR’s Full Statement

Quick Guidance for REALTORS® on the PPP and EIDL
– If you’ve already applied for an EIDL: The SBA is processing applications already in their system on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to reapply.
– If you have not already applied for an EIDL: Check back at the SBA application page once the additional funding is signed into law. 
– If you’ve already applied for a PPP loan through an SBA lender but have not been approved yet: Check with your lender to see if they are maintaining a queue of applications during the lapse or if you will need to reapply when the renewed funding comes through.
– If you have not applied yet for a PPP loan through an SBA lender: Have the application form filled out and your documentation ready to provide to your lender. (For businesses with employees, have payroll documentation; for independent contractors, have your 2019 Form 1040, Schedule C, and 1099-MISC.)

If you have an existing relationship with an SBA lender, you should go to that lender first once the program reopens, but be prepared to try multiple lenders, which you can find on the SBA site.

Senate Passes Deal to Replenish Coronavirus Relief Funding

Yesterday the U.S. Senate approved additional funding to support The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EDIL). While this bill still must be approved by the House, Realtors® who want to apply are encouraged to get their documentation in order before the bill is signed.

• If you’ve already applied for an EIDL: The SBA is processing applications already in their system on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to reapply.

• If you have not already applied for an EIDL: Check back at the SBA application page once the additional funding is signed into law. The SBA will re-open applications shortly afterward.

• If you’ve already applied for a PPP loan through an SBA lender but have not been approved yet: Check with your lender to see if they are maintaining a queue of applications during the lapse or if you will need to reapply when the renewed funding comes through.

• If you have not applied yet for a PPP loan through an SBA lender: Have the application form filled out and your documentation ready to provide to your lender. (For businesses with employees, have payroll documentation; for independent contractors, have your 2019 Form 1040, Schedule C, and 1099-MISC.) If you have an existing relationship with an SBA lender, you should go to that lender first once the program reopens, but be prepared to try multiple lenders, which you can find on the SBA site.

Contact Austin Mack Director of Government Affairs for questions.
734-347-1787 – austin@nworealtors.com

NAR FREE Telehealth Benefit Extended

If you missed the April 15 deadline to apply for FREE Telehealth, the program has been extended! Applications will be accepted through May 31. Don’t wait to receive this free member benefit.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


NOR REALTOR® FAQ

Are you dealing with information overload? We’ve broken down some important updates that our members need to know. Please contact a member of the NOR staff if you have any questions.

New COVID-19 Addendum

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NOR has developed a new addendum to ensure that our REALTOR® members are able to continue their business as the situation develops. Please download the document below.


REALTORS® Eligible for Small Business Loans

The Treasury Department released the application for the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which you can access here.   They have also released a summary guide of the program for borrowers, here

Small businesses and sole proprietors can begin to apply this Friday, April 3. Independent contractors and the self-employed can begin to apply next Friday, April 10.  Applications go directly to SBA lenders, which you can find through the SBA site here.  

This is a new program created by the CARES Act to provide small businesses (500 employees or fewer), sole proprietors, and the self-employed/independent contracts who are impacted by COVID-19 with loans of 2.5x their average monthly payroll expenses (up to $10 million) to cover payroll, mortgage interest, rent, and utilities for an 8-week period during the crisis.  Employers who maintain payroll levels of at least 75% of their average and the same number of employees are eligible for loan forgiveness.

Please contact Government Affairs Director Austin Mack for more information.

OHFA funding and down payment assistance programs remain unaffected

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been some misinformation circulating in the real estate community regarding loans and down payment assistance provided through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA.) The Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing wants to make sure you know that OHFA continues to work for you and Ohio homebuyers.
OHFA funding and down payment assistance programs remain unaffected during this health emergency. Please also know that OHFA funding is secure and they are accepting reservations. Click here for more information.

Congress Clears Coronavirus Rescue Bill Filled with REALTOR® Benefits

The bill contains numerous benefits for REALTORS® that NAR fought hard for during the past three weeks, including unemployment eligibility for the self-employed and independent contractors; unprecedented aid for small businesses; and a delay in business payroll tax payments.

How does this bill benefit REALTORS®? Click here to learn more.

NAR Open House Guidance

Due to the “Stay at Home” order covering Ohio and Michigan, NAR has developed guidelines for holding safe and effective open houses.



Ohio REALTORS® Coronavirus Resources

The Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing has been informed that all eight of its PSI testing sites are closed through April 13. Here’s the current operational status of Ohio’s 88 county recorder offices

Ohio Division of Real Estate Update & CE Requirements

FREE ONLINE CE – Ohio REALTORS® Partners with the CE Shop

Legal Update: What Ohio’s “Stay at Home” Order Means for Real Estate
REALTORS can leave their home for the limited purpose of performing real estate related services. There are a lot of questions as to how the order applies to REALTORS’ day-to-day real estate activities. Unfortunately, the Order does not specify what can and cannot be done in the course of providing real estate services.

Legally Speaking: The impact of COVID-19 on residential property managers
Property managers of residential property are greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. From student housing to senior housing, managers are forced to deal with issues they have never faced in the past. Some of those issues are addressed inside. (Ohio REALTORS Buzz)

Latest news affecting the appraisal industry: The Appraisal Standards Board offers reminders that USPAP does not require inspections The Appraiser Qualifications Board and Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) are working together to offer relief The ASC is providing relief to state appraiser and AMC programs

This content is copyright 2020 Ohio REALTORS. Read more at: https://www.ohiorealtors.org/coronavirus-updates-and-information/



Updated NOR Resources

dotloop FREE Training Resources

Right Tools, Right Now – NAR

City of Toledo Update – March 25

Overcoming the Challenges of Social Distancing with Technology

Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Showings in North America – ShowingTime

What’s Next in DC? NAR Advocacy Team Is On It.

Senate Passes Emergency Coronavirus Aid

HUD to suspend evictions and foreclosures

PUCO asks utilities to suspend disconnections

City of Toledo Offices and All City-Owned Community Centers and Park Shelter Houses Will be Closed Effective March 18

Continuing Education Opportunities

The CE Shop
McKissock Learning
NAR’s Center for REALTOR Learning
Hondros

Need to see which classes you’ve completed? Check out the Ohio eLicense Center!

Free webinars, videos and ebooks available to our REALTOR® members!

Please email Claire (claire@nworealtors.com) with any education-related questions.

NOR Response – Updated 3/18/2020


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