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NAR $5,000 Placemaking Grant Presented to Help Fund the St. Marys All Abilities Park - August 7, 2023

MOAR President, Kyle Springs, presents check to Ashley Randolph for St. Marys Community Foundation for the St. Marys All Abilities Park project along with MOAR Association Executive, Megan Wise, MOAR Director, Krista Hubbell, and MOAR Affiliate Member and supporter of the project, Amy Frilling

St. Marys, OH August 7, 2023 – After over two years of planning and fundraising, one of the final “pieces of the puzzle” has come into place for the upcoming St. Marys All Abilities Park.  The park is the brainchild of Ashley Randolph, Realtor® at Cisco Realty.  Ashley and local volunteers and businesses have worked hard to make this park a reality.

Expected to break ground later this month, the St. Marys All Abilities Park will be a brand-new park that will have features for children of all ages, regardless of their sensory, cognitive, or physical challenges.  Currently, St. Marys does not have a playground dedicated to children of all abilities.  This park will be built in Mill Park next to the splash pad, which is fully handicapped accessible.  The park will feature a wheelchair accessible swing, one ADA compliant high back swing, multiple sensory panels, local nature garden, slides, and small tables for children to gather.  All pieces of equipment will encourage children to play together, with a little bit of something for everyone.

The $5,000 National Association of Realtors® Placemaking grant, awarded to the local Midwestern Ohio Association of Realtors® (MOAR) was presented today to Randolph on behalf of the St. Marys Community Foundation by MOAR President, Kyle Springs, MOAR Association Executive, Megan Wise, along with Krista Hubbell who serves on the MOAR Board of Directors and Amy Frilling who is an affiliate member of MOAR.  This grant will be used toward the purchase of the wheelchair-accessible swing and the pergola in which it will be contained.  Up until this point, the project has been funded entirely via direct donations and fundraising from private donors, local volunteers, and local area businesses.

This grant will help complete the “puzzle” to make this park a reality.  “Through fundraising, the park will be possible; and, without the support of our local Realtor® members, fundraising would not be as successful or as smooth as it has been,” Randolph states.  Realtors® live, work and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in their work to make our communities better places to live, work and raise a family.  Speaking on behalf of MOAR, President Kyle Springs states, “We are excited to be able to support this great project that will benefit the children and families in this community for many years to come.”

The National Association of Realtors® offers Placemaking Grants to state and local Realtor® Associations around the country to create new public spaces and destinations in a community, such as turning a parking spot into a people spot (parklet) or a vacant lot into a pocket park or garden.

For more information on the St. Marys All-Abilities Park, visit the project’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/St-Marys-All-Abilities-Park-102022415322791/.  To find out more about the National Association of Realtors® placemaking program, visit https://realtorparty.realtor/community-outreach/housing-opportunity.

MOAR Releases Updated Exclusive Right to Sell Residential Real Estate Contract - June 23, 2023

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  • CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE OFFICIAL MEMO ON THE SUNSETTING PROCESS.
  • The 2023 Board of Directors have voted to adopt the Ohio REALTORS® Statewide Residential Purchase Contract. The current MOAR Residential Purchase Contract will sunset on SEPTEMBER 1, 2023.
  • The contract (both fillable and annotated), as well as addendums can be found on our website HERE (password required), or on the Ohio REALTORS® website HERE (log-in required).
  • The contract and addendums are NOW available via Dotloop! You will need to add Ohio REALTORS® to your Dotloop account in order to access the forms.  Click HERE to learn how to access the forms on the Ohio REALTORS® website.

The Rationale...

  • Adopting the OR purchase contract will help our members and affiliates in bordering areas by creating consistency from area to area.
  • Adopting the OR purchase contract will reduce expenses for our local association.
  • The Statewide Contract was thoroughly considered, taking three years and hundreds of hours to craft along Ohio REALTORS® Legal Team to serve the MOST members as EFFECTIVELY as possible.

MOAR Releases Updated Exclusive Right to Sell Residential Real Estate Contract - June 23, 2023

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  • CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE OFFICIAL MEMO ON THE SUNSETTING PROCESS.
  • The 2023 Board of Directors has voted to approve a NEW, updated Exclusive Right to Sell Contract. The current MOAR Exclusive Right to Sell Contract will sunset on SEPTEMBER 1, 2023.
  • The contract (fillable) can be found on our website HERE (password required).
  • The contract is now available on Dotloop. Click HERE for instructions on how to access MOAR forms through your Dotloop account.
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