Mason, OH Real Estate News

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Brady Bunch Returns To Kings Island 40 Years Later! "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!!"  Okay, there won't be any Marcia, but Greg, Peter and Cindy will be back in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Brady Bunch visit to Kings Island!  The trio of Brady Bunch actors will return May 19th to reminisce about "The Cincinnati Kids" episode filmed in August 1973.  The trio will be hosting four shows at Kings Island to include dancing, singing and storytelling.  Will Johnny Bravo make an appearance??  You'll have to visit Kings Island to know for sure! The Brady Bunch special shows will be held in the Kings Island Theater and part of the day's ticket, so nothing extra for this 1970's flashback!  And since seats are limited, first come, first serve on those days! For...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Chestnut Hill Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 If a Mason luxury home is on your home shopping list, Chestnut Hill just may be at the top of your list!  And if Mason luxury home new construction is your wish, you've got twice as much to bring your home search to Chestnut Hill!  And to add to the prestige, Chestnut Hill was the 2004 host of HOMEARAMA(R).  Chestnut Hill is a conveniently located just north of downtown Mason, just north of Bethany Rd to the east of Mason Montgomery Rd, and with entrances just above and below Fleckenstein Park!  We will caution you, the community is split between Phase I (Deerfield Township) and Phase II (Mason), so Phase I streets are free of Mason city tax, and on Phase II streets the Mason taxman cometh!  Chestnut Hill provides ample opportunity to have you...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Build The Walls for Habitat for Humanity -  Christ's Church at Mason May 10-11 2013 If you were to take a pick at a charity that would be near and dear to a REALTOR'S (R) heart, wouldn't Habitat for Humanity be one that would come to your mind quickly?  Now add Habitat to Humanity and our church, Christ's Church at Mason, and you've got a double shot of two things we love!  Coming up May 10th & 11th Christ's Church at Mason will be hosting it's annual Build the Walls event! You want to see something that will totally restore your faith in the human race?  Watch 600+ people put together the walls for SIX Habitat for Humanity homes in under five hours on a Saturday morning!  It's TRULY awe inspiring!!  Now we get some help, there's a cut team that preps everything on Friday, and lots of s...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
How Will You Sell My Mason Ohio Home? "We'll put a sign in the yard, put you in MLS and hope for the best!"  If that's what you're expecting, you've picked the wrong team to sell your Mason home, because that is NOT our approach when you hire The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite.  Fact is our work with you starts well before that sign goes in the yard and your home goes in MLS.  It starts with knowing your needs:  What's most critical to you?  Best price?  Quick sale?  Some combination of the above?  Are there restrictions in your ability to sell, e.g. no money to bring to closing, no showings on Saturdays?   And we need to know the details of your home.  Why did you buy it?  The same reasons your home attracted you to it are likely to be the same reasons the next buyer will want your Ma...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report March 2013 Spring is here and the first quarter of 2013 is complete.  Stay tuned for the details of the Mason condo real estate market! If you're interested in the Mason single family home March market report update just click the link for their story.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Mason condos traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report.  All data is for the Mason School District area, so is not limited solely to Mason city limits.  With Mason being named #24 on the Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places To Live list for 2011, Mason received recognition that area residents already knew was well deserved!  With top notch public schools, extensive entertainment and dining options...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio 45040 Single Family Home Residential Market Report March 2013 The first quarter of the year is complete and spring is officially here.  Did the Mason single family home market spring to life too?  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide! The Mason single family home real estate market continues to do well for one primary reason:  Mason continues to be the most in demand living destination in Warren County.  With the exception of the luxury segment, there seems to be a shortage of inventory to meet all buyer's requests, especially if the buyer has a specific development in mind.  Mason is home to many professionals and upper management and as such is more resistant to market changes than other market segments.  We'll cover Mason condos in our Mason...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Coaster Fans Kings Island Opening April 27 2013! Clack clack clack up the first hill.   Hanging over the edge looking over the precipice as the cars at the back keep you from starting the full descent then picking up speed, faster....faster....faster....almost weightless...slammed down into your seat as you hit bottom!  Grunting as you get pushed side to side through the bends and OH WAIT I'M UPSIDE DOWN!!!! Wham!!!  Through the corkscrew up the hill back down, repeat until the brakes slow and you're slowly back into the loading station. From WHAT WAS I THINKING to WOWWWWW LET'S DO IT AGAIN in less than two minutes! Yes, it's ALMOST time for Kings Island to open for their 2013 season!!  21 days and the gates are opened and all the folks that love Kings Island wi...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason OH 45040 Luxury Homes For Sale And Market Update April 2013 Mason Ohio.  Say the name around here and what comes to mind is affluent.  Home of middle, upper, and UPPER upper management!  Golf course and pool communities.  Granite counters?  Why of course!  Paver patios, three car garages, vast open floor plans and landscapers busily keeping everything manicured!  Some communities with customizable build to order homes, and others with truly and completely custom homes from the drawboard!  You name it, you've got the funding there's a builder to make your Mason luxury home just the way you want it!  BUT, the real estate market isn't all peaches and cream for the Mason Ohio luxury market.  For the purposes of this review, we're classifying any home for sale at a price point of $500,...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Natorp's Nursery Outlet Spring Sale Starts April 3 2013 Natorp's Nursery Outlet is opening again?  But it's been snowing on and off this week!  But you heard right, Natorp's Nursery Outlet is ready to kick off the spring season with over 1 million plants for sale starting Wednesday April 3rd!  Find the perennials or annuals you want to spiff up your yard and go back into full gardening mode after a winter of avoiding the yard!  DON'T go look for Natorp's at the old Merten Drive location because they buttoned that place up last year.  You want the big (acres and acres) site at 8601 Snider Road in Mason.  And the process has changed a bit too!  With the addition of checkouts under roof in the greenhouse area, no more paper checklists for payment up the hill.  Just like a normal store, loa...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Mason Ohio Home For Sale Covered Deck Scott Baker Realtor This home for sale in Mason Ohio has a Covered Maintenance Free Deck. Complete with Finished Lower Level, 2nd Floor Laundry, New Roof, Front Door, Furnace, Air Conditioner, Windows and so much more. Better Hurry! Call Scott Baker REALTOR® at 513-403-5323. Visit http://www.eHomeReports.com  
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio Home Sellers, Do You Know Your Competition? If you're thinking about (or actually trying) to sell your Mason Ohio home, there's something you need to understand.  The real estate landscape has changed.  While the pendulum has shifted back closer to your control rather than the buyers' control, there is another factor that's tilting the playing field:  new construction.For the last few years, new construction was virtually a non-issue.  Gone.  Market conditions didn't support the builders putting up new sticks and bricks.  Values were falling, buyers were afraid to buy and afraid to overpay.  So buyers picked from the sellers of "used" homes.  That worked fine for the sellers, because it was one motivated seller against another motivated seller, let the best home win.But as th...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Harbourwatch Condominium Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Harbourwatch is an established Mason condominium community featuring a variety of condo styles:  attached ranch, townhouse and single level living in multi-story buildings.  Built by Fischer homes, Harbourwatch is a pool community that also has a tennis court, and two manmade lakes.  The majority of condos are two bedrooms, and garage spaces vary from 1 to 2.  Since Harbourwatch is in Deerfield Township you avoid Mason city tax while still having access to Mason City Schools. Harbourwatch's location provides ready access to plenty of shopping, parks, dining, golf and more.  Regal Cinemas is close by too!  Additionally, you can access I-71 at either the Fields Ertel or Western Row interchanges.  To search for Harbourwatch condominium...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report February 2013 Month 2 of 2013 is now complete!  Was it Groundhog Day and a February just like so many others, or different this year?  Stay tuned for the details! If you're interested in the Mason single family home February market report update just click the link for their story.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Mason condos traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report.  All data is for the Mason School District area, so is not limited solely to Mason city limits.  With Mason being named #24 on the Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places To Live list for 2011, Mason received recognition that area residents already knew was well deserved!  With top notch public schools, extensive en...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio 45040 Single Family Home Residential Market Report February 2013 The shortest month of the year is now complete.  How did the Mason single family home market fare in February?  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide! The Mason single family home real estate market continues to do well for one primary reason:  Mason continues to be the most in demand living destination in Warren County.  Frankly there is NOT enough inventory to meet every buyer's requests, particularly if they have a specific development in mind.  Mason is home to many professionals and upper management and as such is more resistant to market changes than other market segments.  We'll cover Mason condos in our Mason Ohio 45040 Condo Market Report February 2013 later today. All dat...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Is Mason Ohio A Safe Place To Live? It's what every homeowner wants, a nice, safe place to call home.  Where violent crime is practically nonexistent and where they can expect what is theirs, to stay theirs.  Now frankly crime statistics aren't our area of expertise, and if a potential buyer wants the particulars on an area we have some websites we can recommend, or better yet call the police and inquire.The Cincinnati Enquirer printed an article February 28, 2013 that cited NeighborhoodScout as naming Mason Ohio as the 100th safest city in America.  NeighborhoodScout ranked cities with populations of 25,000 or more based on total crimes per 1,000 residents using crime stats reported to the FBI.  Only five Ohio cities made the list and Mason was the only Greater Cincinnati city to make ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Lexington Park Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Lexington Park is a conveniently located, mature community that is hugely popular if the average days on market of 28 days is any indication!  Located literally across the street from Mason Intermediate & Mason High, a short distance from Corwin Nixon Park, a short drive to the I71/Western Row interchange, and lots of entertainment and recreation opportunities.  Plenty of dining, Kings Island, shopping and the Mason Community Center are all close by.  And did we mention Lexington Park is a pool community too? To search for Lexington Park area homes for sale, just click the link. Lexington Park is an established Mason community, old enough that trees actually look like trees instead of saplings!  Construction started in 1992 and completed in 1...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
5 Reasons A Mason Ohio Foreclosure Or Short Sale Might Not Be Your Best Choice! We hear it often.  "I want to buy a foreclosure" or "I want to buy a short sale".  And we understand, there's a definite perception that distressed properties are real bargains, but with those bargains come an entirely different set of circumstances that need to be considered.  Here's five reasons you may want to reconsider limiting yourself to buying a distressed property.1.  Limited opportunity.  Mason is a fiscally conservative area and home owners do a pretty good job of staying out of financial trouble that will cost them their homes.  In 2012, 557 single family homes were sold in Mason.  Only 59 of them were foreclosed and only 19 were short sales.  Can you imagine going to the grocery store or car dea...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Long Cove Mason Ohio Real Estate In the past 6 months 4 homes have sold in Long Cove subdivision in Mason Ohio. Low price of $850,000 with the highest coming in at $1,500,000 selling on 10/26/2012. Currently there are 13 Homes For Sale in Long Cove priced between $699,000 to $2,600,000. There are a few lots left to build on in Long Cove. If you would like to see any of the active listings in Long Cove, give Scott a call. Any questions you may have, call Scott Baker REALTOR® at 513-403-5323.
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Avalon Farms Community Of Mason Ohio 45036 Avalon Farms is a community that could be missed if you're not careful.  While it has all the features many Mason area home buyers would want, it has something that throws off many home searches:  the address!  While Avalon Farms is a Mason Schools and Mason city limits, its zip code is NOT 45040 but 45036, which is normally associated with Lebanon communities!  Avalon Farms is located just off SR741 north of the Rt. 42 intersection, and don't let the map fool you, the connection to Bunnell Road is gated and locked shut, the entrance on SR741 is your only entrance! Avalon Farms offers more room than the typical Mason community, with most of the homes on lots just under 1 acre.  And if you're looking for a community with an extensive amenity pac...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason OH 45040 New Construction Condos For Sale Thinking about buying a Mason new construction condo?  If you want to make a new construction Mason condo home, chances are it will be an upscale condo.  While there are plenty of economical resale Mason condos for sale, the new construction condos are located in the Deerfield Township section behind Deerfield Towne Center and priced from the mid-$200s up to the high $300s depending on floor plan and choices.  But when you consider all that Mason has to offer, it's no wonder that the builders are offering upscale new construction.  They DO know their market!  There are several Mason area communities with active new construction for condominiums: Beacon Hill Fox Hollow The Woods on Wilkens Oakwood Lakes and others have had some recent new c...
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