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Northeast Ohio home sales continue to rise, October report shows (Plain Dealer)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In a season when home sales typically slow down, Northeast Ohio’s housing market maintained steady growth heading into the holidays, on the heels of a strong spring and summer. Sales of new and previously owned houses were

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Cuyahoga’s Neighbor To The West Starts A Land Bank

“Land bank fever” is spreading across Ohio, thanks to the leadership of the Cuyahoga Land Bank. Now, the new mayors of Lorain County’s two largest cities – Lorain and Elyria – have formed plans for their own countywide land bank.

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Opposition growing to Lorain County land bank (The Morning Journal)

ELYRIA — Opposition to a Lorain County land bank is growing among the schools districts and municipalities which would lose money from their already tight budget to fund the land bank The land bank, which was approved Wednesday by Lorain

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Commissioners approve land bank for county (The Morning Journal)

ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners approved forming a land bank in the county, with more than half the funding coming from money that now goes to school districts. The land bank will be paid from a portion of fees

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Elyria Council listens to land bank presentation (The Chronicle Telegram)

ELYRIA — City Council heard from an authority on land banking Monday with a presentation from former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis. Rokakis is now the director of Thriving Communities Initiative, a program of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. In

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Lorain Council backs land bank idea (The Morning Journal)

LORAIN — City Council’s Federal Programs Committee recommends a resolution supporting a land reutilization corporation, or land bank, for Lorain County. The committee tonight heard from former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis, who discussed the legal procedures and potential benefits

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Lorain hopes for part of $75 million demolition money (The Morning Journal)

LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer said he is hopeful Lorain can get a part of the $75 million Ohio will use for demolition of blighted homes around the state. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, on Friday, announced Ohio will get

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New report on Cleveland housing market (WEWS)

CLEVELAND – U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month. The declines show that most homeowners are not reaping the benefits from some signs of an improving housing market. In Cleveland, average home prices were below their January 2000

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Lorain County eyes land bank; Ritenauer, Brinda hope to stop blight of foreclosed homes (The Morning Journal)

LORAIN — Lorain and Elyria’s new mayors hope a land bank program can counter foreclosures and vacant properties. Meanwhile, a foundation grant will pay for Erie County to start a similar program. The program has taken root in Ohio’s urban

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Holly Brinda wants city involved in land bank (The Chronicle-Telegram)

ELYRIA — Mayor-elect Holly Brinda wants Elyria to take the lead in the creation of a county land bank through the Thriving Communities Initiative, a program of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy…. Read the rest from the source.

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Cuyahoga Land Bank

The mission of the Cuyahoga Land Bank is to strategically acquire properties, return them to productive use, reduce blight, increase property values, support community goals and improve the quality of life for county residents.

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