Real estate

More fines for unlicensed activity in Ohio

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JOHN FROLA, JR. AND MUNICIPAL SOLUTIONS, LLC, Uniontown, Ohio, was found by the Commission to have violated Revised Code 4735.02, unlicensed activity, and was assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $20,000.00. The Commission found that John Frola, Jr. and Municipal Solutions, LLC sold, exchanged, purchased, rented, or leased or negotiated the sale, exchange, […]

Wholesaling

Ohio Department of Commerce releases Spring ’14 disciplinary report

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The Department of Commerce, whose job it is to regulate licensure of real estate brokers, recently released the first-quarter 2014 disciplinary actions. We’re beginning to see the consequences of the new crack-down attitude of the ODC against unlicensed real estate wholesaling, which I have discussed earlier in this article. This is some really bad news for wholesalers. Chad […]

Wholesaling

Wholesaling: A Brief Legal Analysis

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It’s my opinion that wholesalers are fighting a losing battle with state real estate commissions. Don’t misunderstand my motivations here–I don’t like licensing statutes (not even, as it were, state bar examinations and licenses). The ethics that these licenses are supposed to bring to their respective professions seem never to materialize in practice, and the […]