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)
Mason's Culver's Teams Up With Mason Food Pantry One of the things we love about Culver's besides their great food is their ongoing effort to help the community.  They're a chain restaurant but with a small business feel and the franchise owner genuinely wants to help the community! So once again, they're holding out the carrot to get us all to help the Mason Food Pantry!  From December 17-24, 2012, you bring in three non-perishable food items to donate to Mason Food Pantry and Culver's will give you a free single scoop of their delicious frozen custard!  Now that frozen custard is a pretty sweet treat (not that we've EVER had any of it to know...okay, maybe we've consumed a bit!).   So bring your three food items in and trade them for that free scoop!  You can have the always available...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Celebrate Christmas In Mason Tonight December 7 2012! It's time for another Warren County area Christmas event, this time it's Christmas in Mason!  Downtown Mason is going into full Christmas spirit tonight at 6 p.m. and leads off with the Christmas Parade!  And what's part of that Christmas parade?  The Santa Paws dog parade!  No don't you think that's going to get few Awwwwws out of the crowd?  Add in the Christmas in Mason Pageant winners and some famous guy in a red suit and white beard and you've got all the key elements to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!But do you think that's all Christmas in Mason will have going on?  JUST a parade?  NO WAY!!  There will be Santa picture taking opportunities at The Children's Theater of Mason, storytelling at the Mason Public Library and e...
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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 November 2012 Did the Mason condo market continue to improve in November?  Stay with us for the full story!  If you're interested in the Mason single family home November 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, and a premier communit...
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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 November 2012 It's the holiday season in Mason and some folks are going for the ultimate big ticket item, a new home!  So what's happening this season in Mason?  Is it Thanksgiving time for Mason home owners and buyers?  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide! Cliff Notes version, 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.  While prices may have dropped this month, that can be attributed to some serious bargain hunting as a disportionately large slug of distressed properties were sold, with four of those priced under $100k.  That's enough to move the metrics when typica...
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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 October 2012 The Mason single family home segment is hot, but what about Mason condos?  As cold as the frost I scraped off my windshield this morning or as hot as a political debate??   Stay with us for all the details! If you're interested in the Mason single family homes October 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 we...
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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 October 2012 Frost is on the ground.  There's been a lot of hot air blowing with the elections.  So which way did the the Mason Ohio single family home real estate market go, cold or hot? Condensed version, the Mason single family home real estate market returned to the HOT category with the exception of one statistic, but there's an explanation for that hard drop in sales percentage. Mason continues to be the most in demand living destination in Warren County.  Mason is home to many professionals and upper management and as such is more resistant to market changes than other market segments, and also the first to recover.  Stay with us for the full details.  We've covered Mason condos in our Mason Ohio 45040 Condo Market Rep...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Crooked Tree Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Crooked Tree is one of the largest developments in the Mason area.  With approximately 500 homes and a golf course, this is no puny development!  You need to be aware that it has different sections, Crooked Tree captures the development, but there's also The Oaks at Crooked Tree, and the whole development wraps around Crooked Tree golf course.  Part of the community is in Deerfield Township, the other resides inside Mason city limits.  Fortunately, Mason City schools is available for the entire Crooked Tree community.  To search for Crooked Tree area homes for sale, just click the link. Because Crooked Tree was built in many phases, there's a wide variety in home offerings and styles offered under the community umbrella.  Builders have changed ...
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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 Oaks Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Chestnut Oaks offers affordable homes in the Mason School district, with the majority selling below $250,000.  Chestnut Oaks typically appeals to first time home buyers or bump up buyers wanting Mason City school access.  And since you're in Deerfield Township, you get to avoid the Mason City tax. To search for Chestnut Oaks area homes for sale, just click the link. Close by is extensive dining, shopping and entertainment options.  You can readily access Deerfield Towne Center, VOA or Union Center.  Whether your prefer upscale, fast casual or super quick, there are options in the area.  And if you love thrill rides, Kings Island is just the other side of I-71!  There are also plenty of parks nearby, so you can go fly a kite, play ball or exerc...
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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 Custom Luxury Homes In Reserves of Bethany Interested in new construction homes in Mason Ohio?  Then you probably already know your options are fairly limited!  There's a spot you might have missed if you didn't know where to look, Reserves of Bethany!  A pocket subdivision by Robert Lucke Homes, a well-recognized local custom luxury home builder and regular participant in Homearama.  This is a small, exclusive community with five lots remaining for sale located off Bethany Road north of downtown Mason.  Lots range from $130,000 to $150,000 list price.  Robert Lucke Homes also has a market home in Reserves of Bethany ready for sale and ready for immediate occupancy!  A ranch style home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage, a VERY open floor plan perfect for entertai...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Kings Island 2012 Final Weekend October 26-28 Need a last of the season thrill?  Then you better get to Kings Island this weekend, because after Sunday they're locking the gates until Spring 2013!   So get out to Kings Island Friday, Saturday or Sunday for your last fix of roller coasters until Spring.  And of course all the Halloween activities will be in full action!  You've got Halloween Haunt to scare the bejeebers out of the big kids and adults, and during daylight hours you've got Trick or Treat with the Dinosaurs for the little 'uns!   Open October 26-28 2012: Friday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday  11 a.m. to 1 a.m.  Sunday:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. We hope you've enjoyed the Kings Island season!  Just another great reason to call Warren County home! Serving Warren County's residential real...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Marival at Weatherstone Condo Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Marival at Weatherstone offers a pocket community of condos in a variety of floor plans at the back of the Weatherstone community.  Marival is a pool community with a clubhouse.  Floor plans include townhouse, ranch style, single level living on either first floor or 2nd floor.  Garages are attached and may be either 1 or 2 car garages.  Some plans also includes basements. Sound interesting to you?  You can read the rest, or immediately search Mason condos for sale in Marival! Marival offers a convenient location within a mile of the I-71/SR741 interchange so commuting to Cincinnati is convenient.  And of course you've got access to the top rated Mason Schools.  Now also close by is extensive dining, shopping and entertainment ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Weatherstone Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Weatherstone offers spacious homes, large lots in an established neighborhood and a great location (within a mile from the I-71/SR741 interchange).  And if you're looking for a Mason home with a 3 car garage, they're more common in Weatherstone than most Mason communities.  And of course you've got access to the top rated Mason Schools.  Now also close by is extensive dining, shopping and entertainment options.  You can readily access Deerfield Towne Center, VOA or Union Center.  Love upscale food?  You're just minutes from The Wildflower Cafe in downtown Mason.  Jersey style pizza?  Aponte's on Rt 42 is a short drive away too.  Ride the coasters at Kings Island which is just the other side of I-71 and even enjoy the nightly fireworks during 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)
Is Your Mason Buyer's Agent Costing You The Home You Want? We see it all the time.  A buyer likes a home, but they're just not sure about the price.  They've been listening to the national news, reading the papers and the magazine, poking around on Zillow and they've been told by all their friends that they should be able to get a steal!  It's a buyer's market, right?  So why is this home that I love priced as high as it is?  It's GOT to be overpriced, right?  And this is the moment your Mason buyer's agent can cost you the home that could have been THE home for you!Inaccurate pricing guidance is a deal killer in more ways than one.  If every home you go into the agent's standard spiel is "Badly overpriced!" your mindset as a buyer can be in the wrong place from the start.  Stop and thi...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Last Chance for Natorp's Nursery Outlet Sale October 11-14 2012 Just like wanting the right flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, you've got to plan now and select landscaping that will appeal to the buyers when it's time to sell your home.  You may not plan to sell for years, but it never hurts to get a head start, especially when you can buy your flowers and shrubs at a discount! Natorp's Nursery Outlet has changed things up a bit since last year.  They totally closed their facility just off of Mason-Montgomery Road on Merten Drive and did some expansion to their Outlet facility at 8601 Snider Road in Mason.  They also expanded the hours, so instead of just a weekend or two dueling with hundreds and hundreds of people, they've added about six weekends to do your shopping! A...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
SNEAK PEEK:  Mason Ohio 45040 Landominium For Sale 4076 Grasmere Run The only way you'd have known about this faster is to be related to the sellers!  There's not even a sign in the yard (YET!).  Scheduled for MLS entry on Thursday, we're giving you first look at this Mason landominium in the Windemere development, specifically The Hamptons of Thorngate at Windemere.Now your first question might be, what is a landominium?  Basically, think cross between a condominium and a single family home.  You don't share any walls with the neighbors and you own your lot, so that's like your typical two story home.  However, your $170/month HOA fees covers quite a bit!  You're NOT responsible for the exterior of the home, so that's where the condo similarity enters.  The association is responsible f...
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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 September 2012 What happend with Mason condo sales?  Up, down or sideways?  Stay with us for all the details! If you're interested in the Mason single family homes September 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, and a premier commu...
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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 September 2012 Fall is here!  Did the Mason Ohio single family home real estate market fall too, or stay summer hot?  Cliff Notes version, the Mason single family home real estate market did cool in regards to volume and prices, but heated up significantly in how quickly homes are being bought. Mason continues to be the most in demand living destination in Warren County.  Mason is home to many professionals and upper management and as such is more resistant to market changes than other market segments, and also the first to recover.  Stay with us for the full details.  We've covered Mason condos in our Mason Ohio 45040 Condo Market Report September 2012.   All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system and involves only M...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The Woodlands at Thorngate Mason 45040 Condominiums The Woodlands at Thorngate is part of the Windemere community.  Most often you'll hear it referred to as just Thorngate rather than the full name of The Woodlands at Thorngate.  Thorngate is a complex of Fischer build condominiums, mostly townhome style but there are some single level condos, particularly on end units.  Your HOA fee contributions cover exterior repairs and maintenance (e.g. roofing, siding, painting, etc.). You do not own the lot that your home is placed on but rather it is a condo community owned parcel.   The Woodlands at Thorngate is located off of Bethany Road in Mason.   When you enter Windemere, these Fischer condos are to the right just past the Windemere community pool.  The location is great, just above the Rt...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Windemere Community of Mason Ohio 45040 Windemere offers Mason single family homes for sale at a price point typically in the $300k range. You can expect lots of brick, spacious homes with full basements, and 2-3 car garages.  Windemere is a pool community with a convenient location just north of downtown Mason.  There are actually two sections of Windemere, both entered via Bethany Road.  The overall Windemere complex also includes sections for condominiums (Woodlands at Thorngate) and landominiums/townhomes (The Hamptons of Thorngate at Windemere). With Windemere's location just above the Rt. 42/SR741 intersection you can readily access the I-71 corridor or head west to access I-75.  Also conveniently nearby is extensive dining, shopping and entertainment possibilities.  The nearby pa...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The Hamptons of  Thorngate at Windemere Mason 45040 Landominiums and Townhomes The Hamptons of Thorngate at Windemere offers Mason townhomes and landominiums.  You may ask what is a landominium?  Basically very similar to a patio home, but with the added bonus of you as the owner are not responsible for the exterior of your home.  Your HOA fee contributions cover exterior repairs and maintenance (e.g. roofing, siding, painting, etc.). You do own the lot that your home is placed on rather than it being a community owned parcel.   Part of Windemere, The Hamptons of Thorngate at Windemere is located off of Bethany Road in Mason.   The location is great, just above the Rt. 42/SR741 intersection so you can readily access the I-71 corridor or head west to access I-75.  Also conveniently nearb...
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