Cincinnati, OH Real Estate News

By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Cherry Trees are blooming in Ault Park                   Eden Park's beautiful daffodils!                  
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By Austin Coop
(Coldwell Banker West Shell)
Don't care about getting the credit? WHAT? I'm noticing an increasing number of clients that don't seem too concerned about the $8000 and $6500 the government has served up on a silver platter.  I'm going to do a little point-counterpoint. Concern #1: My lease isn't up until this coming winter and I don't want to pay all that rent and a mortgage. Response: If you don't actually close till June, your first payment wouldn't be until August.  Even if your lease isn't up until December you're only out a few months rent.  Surely your 8000 in your pocket can cover those costs and still have some left over.  Besides, how often do you actually move in the same week you close?  You'll want to paint, carpet, etc. Concern #2: What if I lose my job? Response:  Housing is a sunk cost- you have to pa...
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By Alison Moss, Cincinnati Real Estate
(Keller Williams Seven Hills)
Roof Inspections and Cincinnati Real Estate When I get a house undercontract with either a buyer or a seller I expect to have a whole home inspection done by a certified inspector. Part of the job of the inspector is alert the home owners of needed repairs. In some cases the home inspector recommends that a certified contractor come to the home and evaluate the repairs and provide a binding bid. Recently I have had a number of roof inspections due to the snow cover and the rain. In talking with a number of the roof inspectors I have come up with a list of the things they are actually looking at when they do a roof inspection. I was impressed to find out how detailed they are when looking at the structure. When you are inspecting a roof it is important to use a certified and licensed co...
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By Alison Moss, Cincinnati Real Estate
(Keller Williams Seven Hills)
Relocating to Cincinnati Recently I have had the pleasure of working with a number of clients relocating into Cincinnati. What my relocating clients found out was the real estate transaction process is different in every state and every city. For example, when purchasing real estate in New York and other states you are required to have a lawyer draft the contract. In Cleveland the home seller pays for the buyer’s home owner’s title insurance policy. In Cincinnati the seller pays both the Selling agent and Buying agent commissions. In addition it is becoming more common for sellers to pay for the buyer’s title insurance policy. Locally most real estate contracts have standard language that is reviewed and approved by real estate lawyers, so there is no need to retain a separate lawyer in...
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By Alison Moss, Cincinnati Real Estate
(Keller Williams Seven Hills)
  Popular Real Estate Bathroom Renovations Every year trends in bathroom renovations chance. Materials, technologies, and even the color palates change with the year and season. RSI media interviewed a number of renovation contractors and architects to better understand the demand for renovation and the types of renovations home owners are looking to do. According to the interviews with architects requests for kitchen and bathroom renovations are on the rise compared to last year. 28% say there is greater interest in kitchen and bath remodels compared to the same time last year! In addition the trends seem to be thoughtful, modest improvements. Unlike in years past, homeowners are being careful not to over improve their homes and they are considering the amount they will recoup when the...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Inclement wintry conditions, throughout most of February, affected local sales in Cincinnati according to the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors (CABR).  Sales (closings) fell 17.45% for the month.                       Additionally, buyers backed off for a few months around the holidays based upon the extension of the home buyer tax credit program.  While closings backed off, pending sales (contracts written) increased 7.8% over February a year ago.  Year-to-date local sales for 2010 were off 12.96%, but gross dollar volume was up 1.54%.  Over the January-February period, the average sale price is up 16.67% compared to the same period in 2009. Much of this can be attributed to the large number of lender-involved sales in 2009, nearly 44% of all sales. Reasons for the strength of this ye...
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By Kris Cooper
(RE/MAX Go Beyond)
New Listings 212 Back on Market 22 Price Increases 7 Price Reductions 143 Pendings 117 Solds 84 Expireds 175 Inactives 42 Visit us at The Home Finder Network Blog
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
The Zoo is offering FREE concerts on Thursdays in April.  The groups playing will feature a wide variety of music and represent some of the most respected local music veterans.  It's a great opportunity to walk through the beautiful blooms of the Zoo's gardens and hear some fantastic tunes!  Admission is free starting at 5PM, though there is a $7 parking fee.  Bands play from 6-8:30 PM.   Or as the Zoo's marketing says: "Why tip-toe through the tulips when you can rock the garden?"   2010 Tunes & Blooms Lineup April 1 - Wussy Wussy is a four-piece rock band from Cincinnati. They are currently working on a release through Shake It, the independent label run out of the Northside record store.        April 1 - PomegranatesThe Pomegranates are another local Cincinnati band with two albums, ...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
First Friday Gallery Hop in Covington - April 2, 6-10 PM On the first Friday of each month you'll find art-and-fun lovers in Covington's MainStrasse Village for a gallery hop. It's a combination of original art and parties to celebrate Covington's many art galleries, shops, restaurants and nightspots. Final Fridays and Second Look Saturdays in Over the Rhine - March 27th, 6-10 PM and March 28th, 11 AM-3 PM Starting with the Pendleton Art Gallery and its 510 studios, now an additional 20 galleries in Over-the-Rhine open their doors the last Friday of every month. Get a close-up look at the artists and artisans at work here, from the collection of studios in Pendleton Art Center to individual galleries along Main Street. Many bars, restaurants and clubs in the area are also open to comple...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand at Contemporary Arts Center  You can see renowned street artist and political provocateur, Shepard Fairey's first museum retrospective at the Contemporary Arts Center through August 22!  The "Supply and Demand" exhibit includes 250 works spanning Fairey's career, including his iconic poster of President Barack Obama with the word "Hope" at the bottom.  The exhibition is mounted in two parts: works displayed inside the CAC and external projects. Fairey put up four murals in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown and three others around the city as part of his solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center.  You can see them at the following locations: "Global Warming," Arnolds Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown"Eye Alert," Lightborne Communications, 212 E. 1...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
U.S. News named Cincinnati as one of the 10 Cities for Real Estate Steals.  They rated cities where home buyers are most likely to find houses that are undervalued when compared with their longer-term averages. Moody's Economy.com, an economics firm, provided average and quarterly price-to-income data for the nation's 384 metropolitan statistical districts.  They then compared the recent figures with longer-term averages.  From that they compiled the list of real estate steals. In their analysis, they indicated that Cincinnati's home prices have remained relatively affordable throughout the nation's recent boom-to -bust cycle.
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $38,500 FIZBER.com ID 15365068 Commercial with 1 bed, in 3769 Paxton Ave Cincinnati, OH, 45201 http://www.fizber.com/15365068/ 3769 Paxton Ave - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Commercial Address: 3769 Paxton Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45201 Sq footage: 1900.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 0.0 Bedrooms: 1 Year built: 1915 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Ohio homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: see additional photos below ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 6 Contact info: Michael Holm Holm's Sweet Homes 513-638-5417 For sale by individual owner Posted: Mar 13, 2010, 9:59am PST
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Take advantage of a perfect opportunity to try a new Cincinnati Restaurant this week.  The Greater Cincinnati Independent Restaurants have declared March 22-28th as Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week.  Local restaurants are offering three course dinners for $26.10 per person or in a few cases dinner for 2 for that price.  Over 40 cooperating restaurants are participating.  Some of the ones participating are often ranked as among the best in the area.  They include: 20 Brix, Cumin, Daveeds at 934, Embers, Hugo, Local 127, and VIEW.  Each restaurant in this group has an opportunity to showcase their most innovative dishes for first-time customers as well as their regulars.  Under the website, www.eatlocalcincy.com, the restaurants have displayed their menus and can take reservations. Grea...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
        Spring is starting to burst into bloom...here are some crocuses and snow drops I saw blooming this week in gardens in Cincinnati.  And the daffodils seem to be growing an inch a day. Plus, even better, sunshine has arrived.  Amazing how it affects everyone's attitudes! I like to see smiles on the faces of my fellow Cincinnatians!
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
There were 26 homes sold in the Forest Hills School District, both Anderson Township and Newtown, in the month of February, 2010. Additionally, there are 77 pending sales.                     Every expectation indicates that the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit will help home sales in the first half of this year.  Pending sales are expected to increase as the April 30 deadline approaches for purchase contracts to be in place.  These contracts must close by June 30 to qualify for the $8000 or $6500 credits. But, what should we expect in the second half of the year?  Economists say that the health of the housing market will depend upon jobs.  The Gross Domestic Product is predicted to grow 3%, but jobs still show a mixed picture.  At this point unemployment could incre...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
There was one sale in Mt. Adams in the month of February.  Additionally, there is one pending sale. The area continues to be very quiet compared to the past as owners wait for the market to improve and demand to come back.                     Every expectation indicates that the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit will help home sales in the first half of this year.  Pending sales are expected to increase as the April 30 deadline approaches for purchase contracts to be in place.  These contracts must close by June 30 to qualify for the $8000 or $6500 credits. But, what should we expect in the second half of the year?  Economists say that the health of the housing market will depend upon jobs.  The Gross Domestic Product is predicted to grow 3%, but jobs still show a mix...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
There were 17 homes sold during the month of February in the Sycamore School District, including Montgomery, Blue Ash, Symmes Township and Sycamore Township. Additionally there are 68 pending sales.                         Every expectation indicates that the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit will help home sales in the first half of this year.  Pending sales are expected to increase as the April 30 deadline approaches for purchase contracts to be in place.  These contracts must close by June 30 to qualify for the $8000 or $6500 credits. But, what should we expect in the second half of the year?  Economists say that the health of the housing market will depend upon jobs.  The Gross Domestic Product is predicted to grow 3%, but jobs still show a mixed picture.  At this...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
There were 32 homes sold in Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Oakley and Columbia Tusculum in February, 2010.  Additionally, there are 94 pending sales.                       Every expectation indicates that the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit will help home sales in the first half of this year.  Pending sales are expected to increase as the April 30 deadline approaches for purchase contracts to be in place.  These contracts must close by June 30 to qualify for the $8000 or $6500 credits. But, what should we expect in the second half of the year?  Economists say that the health of the housing market will depend upon jobs.  The Gross Domestic Product is predicted to grow 3%, but jobs still show a mixed picture.  At this point unemployment could increase to 10.5% in the second ...
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By Austin Coop
(Coldwell Banker West Shell)
As a newer agent, I spend every Sunday trying to pick up a buyer or two at an open house.  The house I held open this past Sunday has given me pretty solid traffic when held open previously, so I was expecting a pretty hot open house.  Nothing could have prepared me for how hot this one was... in fact it was ON FIRE! After about an hour of steady traffic I was standing in the kitchen with a neighbor when we saw a bright flash of blue light shoot up from the oven/stove.  Since it was a gas range my mind assumed the worst: a gas leak.  I called the fire station to have them come check it out.  While waiting on them to arrive we noticed smoke billowing out from the back electric panel on the stove.  Apparently the flash was a giant spark caused by a short in the range's electric panel.  Th...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Saralou Durham of The Cincinnati Team | RE/MAX Preferred Group | 513-646-4819 3232 Bishop, Clifton, OH Clifton 3-family Close to University and Hospitals 2BR/1BA Multi-Family, 3 units offered at $242,500 Year Built 1885 Sq Footage 3,475 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 3 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .07 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Spacious 3475 sq. ft. 3-family. Many recent updates include front and back windows, roof, doors, retaining wall, interior and exterior paint. Newer kitchen, lots of original woodwork. Large rooms & high ceilings. Fire escape. Stove and Refrigerator stay with each unit. Washer and Dryer included. Great Location! Only two blocks from UC and hospitals, easy walk to Burnett Woods and Ludlow shopping. see additional photos below PROPERTY ...
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