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Fellow Realtors, clients, family and friends, today I write to tell you that I have left Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors and have joined the Elite team at Century 21 Elite Performance, and what a perfect fit it is for me.  I have more to tell you all and look forward to updating you soon on thi...
Springboro 2007 to 2008 Year End Number Comparison Fellow Springboro residents, we're down $36,000,000.00 this year from 2007. The good news?  Over $141,000,000.00 of real estate changed hands with a total of 404 homes sold! Average sales price in the Boro is down $16,000.00.  There are amazing d...
 Wow!  This is nice.  $15,000.00 would have been better but hey... you'll take it right?  The great news is if you're a first time home buyer congratulations - a great deal on a house is accompanied by an $8,000.00 gift from Uncle Obama.  I'm not in agreeance with this "Stimulus Package" as this ...
Dayton Area 2008 Real Estate Update at a Glance The numbers are in for 2008 and though they're not as dismal as the media would have you believe, they are not too good if you are trying to sell your home.  However, these number are great if you are in the market to buy OR if you're savvy enough t...
The community of Belmont continues to hum along in Real Estate.  Here are the numbers so far for Belmont from January 1st 2008 to August 27th 2008. Can you believe that you can still buy 13 homes in Belmont for under $30,000.00 and as low as $9,000.00?  Unbelievable!  I've got a great buy over on...
  Out of 412 Homes currently on the market, there are still 157 homes listed from $250,000.00 to $400,000.00 thus accounting for close to 40% of all homes currently listed in the BORO.  Interestingly enough if you were to look at the average home price in Springboro in 2003 and compare it to 2008...
410 homes on the market in Springboro. and 28 pending.  Out of the 410 homes for sale 231 of them are in the price ranges of $200,000.00 to $400,000.00!  That's over half the market!  That's where you'll also find the highest concentration of days on market! These numbers are from June 1, 2008 to...
Active: 0  Pending: 0  Sold: 19  Other: 0  Total: 19    Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  Days on Market  Minimum  3   1.00   1,008   $99,900   $100,000   20   Average  4   3.26   3,094   $326,928   $313,611   122   Median  4   3.00   2,515   $264,900   $260,500    95 ...
You hear that all the time in Real Estate, but what does that mean? Truthfully, it is rather rare that a seller's motivation will dramatically affect the price of a home, but it is often possible to save a few thousand dollars. The most common "motivated seller" is someone who has already bought ...
Hey are you ready to make an offer? When you prepare an offer to purchase a home, you already know the seller's asking price. But what price are you going to offer and how do you come up with that figure? Determining your offer price is a three-step process. First, you look at recent sales of sim...

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