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 Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report January 2012 So 2011 ended on a strong note for Mason Condo sales as we reported in our 2011 Mason Condo Summary Market Report.  Did that trend continue into the first month of 2012? YES!!!  Keep reading for more details. All data is for the Mason School District area, so is not limited solely to Mason city limits.  All data is also from Cincinnati MLS, so any transactions that recorded outside of MLS are not captured here (for sale by owners, new construction, etc.). 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 community center 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)
SNEAK PREVIEW MASON CONDO: 7609-E Mansion Circle Coming to MLS Next Week! Okay, we've had a night to sleep on it since signing the listing agreement, and we're giving our readers FIRST LOOK at a Mason condo coming to market early next week!  Located in Mansions condo development, this pool community just off Socialville Foster Road in Deerfield Township (shhhh...Mason advantages & Mason schools WITHOUT Mason city taxes), offers a convenient location close to shopping and lots of dining choices.  With 11 buildings and 6 condos per building, you've got limited opportunity to own one of these condos for yourself. This 2nd floor unit offers a two car garage with extra storage and that could be your new balcony!  And once you're inside you're going to LOVE this condo!  With two bedrooms and ...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
CNN Money Ranks Mason and Springboro among  "100 Best Places to Live"             ​Warren County cities, Mason at #24 and Springboro at #42, were ranked among the top 100 Best Places to Live by CNN Money.   Mason is popular because of the Mason schools that placed fifth out of 613 Ohio school districts in 2010.  It is also cited for access to Cincinnati, proximity to interstates, plus the Beach and Kings Island. The median income is $101,034 and median home price is $173,000. Springboro is known for its Main Street where 33 structures are on the Historic Register, many former stops on the Underground Railroad.  It's small town character is notable. The median family income is $105,681 and median home price is $191,145.
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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 Kroger on SR741 Opens Gas Station Most area Kroger grocery stores have had a gas station in their parking lot for quite some time, but not the SR741 Kroger!  There's been plenty of construction in their parking lot the last few weeks, but not yet ready for prime time! Now if you wanted to take advantage of their gas discount program, you could use the Exit 25 Shell and scan your card (or if the mag strip is worn off like mine, you have to type in your membership number) to collect that discount of up to $1/gallon.  Well tonight when stopping by to drop off a Redbox rental, the lights were on and the pumps were occupied!  Gas (without discount) was priced similarly to the BP, Speedway and Shell stations right at I-71.  We hope you enjoy the convenience! Serving Warren County's resi...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
If Girl Scout Cookies Scare You....You're In REAL Trouble Now!  Busken's Paczkis Are Back!Yesterday we posted the alert, the Girl Scouts are coming with their cookie treats!  Sales have started and your waistline is in real danger! But honestly, the Girl Scout cookies have NOTHING on Busken's Polish paczkis (say POOCH KEY) for destroying your diet!  Imagine the best donut you've EVER tasted, and then forget about it!  We're betting these are better!  Packed full of custard, or blueberry, lemon or strawberry filling, these will make you throw your diet out the door!  Sorry New Year's resolutions, but if you Open THIS BOX...... You're going to be in BIG TROUBLE!!!  We warned you.....you STILL have time to leave this post before you get a craving that can't be stopped! Are you STILL there?...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Recycling Christmas Trees for Mason/Deerfield Township Residents It was a great Christmas season, but that Scotch pine is in a bad way by now!  So if you don't live next to the woods like we do, what can you do with your Christmas tree?  Assuming we're talking a natural tree, here are your options if you live in Warren County's Mason or Deerfield Township! Mason residents can place their trees at the curb for pickup starting Monday January 9th along with brush pickup.  Remove ALL decorations and place the cut end to the street.  Call 513.229.8500 for more information. Deerfield Township is offering three drop-off points at local parks dusk to dawn until January 15th or you can leave curbside for Rumpke pickup.  Call 513.701.6968 for more information. Cottell Park (5847 Irwin Simpson) Fl...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
2011 Mason Ohio 45040 Single Family Home Residential Market Report We're on the home stretch for 2011!  A few more hours and it's official,  2012 will be the new kid on the block. So what did 2011 hold for the Mason area residential real estate market?  We're going to provide you a comparison of 2011 to 2010 for single family homes, with all data derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any homes 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.  Click Mason Condominium Market report for the condo market information. With Mason being named #24 on the Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places To Live list for 2011, Mason received recognition that area residents 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)
2011 Mason Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report 2011 is basically a wrap!  A few more hours and it's official, 2011 is out the door and 2012 will be the new kid on the block. So what did 2011 hold for the Mason area condominium real estate market?  We're going to provide you a comparison of 2011 to 2010, with all data derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any 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 opt...
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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 Movie Theater Closes the Doors! Last night we drove by the Kings Island movie theater and thought it odd the movie listing billboard was empty.  Since it was Thursday night we just assumed that they were getting ready to put up the Friday schedules.  This same theater used to be Showcase Cinemas until Rave bought them a couple of years ago. We'd been noticing the decline at the theater for some time.  The parking lot rarely had large crowds, and we'd personally started going to the Regal Cinema in Mason.  Stadium seating, better chairs, snacks and overall quality experience improvement.  Obviously we'd had a lot of company in our alternative theater choice. Reading the Cincinnati Enquirer today it turns out that last night was the finale for that location to show movies.  W...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!!!  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Performing Handel's Messiah December 17 2011 I think I could successfully argue that the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah might be one of the most recognized pieces of music in the Christian world!  If you're a Believer, you can't hear that music and NOT be moved!  But most of us probably haven't heard it performed in person, so here's a chance to correct that! This Saturday December 17th at 7:30 p.m. our church (Christ's Church at Mason) is hosting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus in a shortened, family-friendly version of Handel's Messiah!  Christ's Church at Mason is located on the southwest corner intersection of Western Row and Mason Montgomery Rd in Mason.  You can enter from ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Groupon Offering Discounted Season Passes for Mason's The Beach Waterpark Yes, it's cold, it's rainy (hey, at least it's NOT snow...yet), and the last thing you're probably thinking about is chillin' at a waterpark!  But in this case, thinking ahead just might be the thing to do!Groupon is offering discounted season passes to Mason's The Beach Waterpark!  Normally $79.99/person (but $49.99 in quantities of four or more), Groupon is offering them for $44, and enough buyers have already subscribed to trigger the deal.  And WAIT, THERE'S MORE!  They're throwing in the towel....literally!  They're including a $19.99 beach towel as part of the deal!If you think you're going to visit The Beach Waterpark more than once in 2012, that season pass might be the thing to do!  With over 50 rides and...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Christmas in Mason TONIGHT December 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m.! You know how the year flies by and SUDDENLY Christmas is here??  You get that unexpected slap on the back of the head saying HELLLLLOOO????  Well that's what happened with us and Mason's Christmas in Mason celebration!! It's TONIGHT!  Yes, TONIGHT!!  From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Mason, Mason residents will be getting their Christmas jingle on!  Don't try to drive down Main Street between Mason Montgomery Road and Reading Rd/Second Ave.  It'll be blocked off starting at 4 p.m., reopening at midnight. So what's in store for this FREE Event?? Well right off the bat you get The Santa Paws Parade!  Dress up Fido, Rover, Bruce, Sammie and the rest to help escort Santa in!  (If participating, register at www.FestivalsOfMason.com or...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Did you see the New Price on the Condo For Sale in Mason Ohio? Less than $120,000 Now Priced at $119,900 this condo for sale in Mason Ohio is perfect for you. The condo comes with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 Car Garage, Warm Gas Fireplace, and Screened-In-Porch. Anytime you have any questions, or perhaps would like to view this fantastic Condo For Sale, simply call Scott Baker REALTOR® at 513-403-5323. Scott Baker Homes
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Homes for Sale priced $1,000,000 and up Mason Ohio   Bedrooms Bathrooms List Price Selling Price DOM Minimum 3 4.00 $1,000,000   There are 18 Homes for sale in Mason Ohio priced at $1 million and higher. The highest price being $2,375,000. These homes have been on the market an average of 86 days. The number of Bedrooms range from 3 - 5 and three of the homes have 4 car garages, the rest have 3 car garages. Three of the eighteen homes for sale are Ranch Style homes, the rest are 2 Story's. 11 Average 4 5.61 $1,453,328 $0 86 Median 5 5.50 $1,344,950 $0 88 Maximum 5 8.00 $2,375,000 $0 195  The highest priced home at $2,375,000 has 5 Bedrooms, 6-2 Baths, and a 4 Car Garage and is a 2 Story. Anytime you have any questions, or perhaps need more information about one of these homes, simply ca...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Condo's for Sale in Mason Ohio as of Veterans Day 11/11/11 Priced $110k - $125k There are currently 22 Condos For Sale in Mason Ohio priced between $110,000 - $125,000. These condos have been on the market an average of 99 days. 3 of the Condos For Sale have 3 bedrooms, the other 19 all have 2 bedrooms. 14 of the 22 Condos for Sale are 1 Story units, while the others are 2 story's. 6 of the 22 condos have 2 Car Garages a very nice feature to have. Some of the Condos even have a Fireplace, AND a Screend-In-Porch such as this condo at 7609 Mansion. Any time you have any questions, or perhaps want to see one of the condo's For Sale in Mason Ohio, call Scott Baker at 513-403-5323. Visit 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)
Paying It Forward:  Sponsoring Care Facilities Harvest Day Today our church (Christ's Church at Mason) offered us another opportunity to Pay It Forward.  Thursday November 10th at noon they're hosting a Harvest Day for area Senior Adults residing in local area Nursing Care Centers and Assisted Care Centers.  The section of our church that takes care of this event is called Evergreen (a pretty cool name for a seniors group don't you think?). So what's involved?  Church members provide transportation to bring these seniors to our church for a hot cooked meal and this year the program includes music by the Mason High School Choir.  Now church members can participate by either volunteering for the event, or by contributing funds to offset the cost of transportation and meals.   $10 is enoug...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Maybe You Missed It Too:  Mason's Sichaun Bistro A USA Top 100 Chinese Restaurant Winner! We like to think we do a pretty good job of keeping up with our service area, but it's a broad area and we DO miss things (that aren't real estate related!).  We won't cover every event, and we don't know every restaurant in Warren County (and there ARE a lot of them to choose from!) And we're always on the lookout for something new and great to try, so Saturday afternoon when some new clients mentioned a GREAT Chinese restaurant around the corner named Sichuan Bistro, our plans for dinner shifted from Aponte's Pizza (sorry Tony!) to Chinese.  And the funny thing is we drive by the place all the time, but just assumed it was your typical strip mall Chinese place.  BIG MISTAKE! Before ordering, we d...
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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's Culver's Offering A FREE Sweet Treat For Halloween! Culver's is offering up an especially sweet treat on Halloween and this is no "bite size" candy bar making you feel like you've been punked! Culver's is GIVING away a free single scoop of their delicious frozen custard on Halloween!  Now any given day they've always got vanilla and chocolate on tap, and a Flavor of the Day.  And on the schedule for Halloween is Caramel Cashew!  We're talking some of the best caramel topping that we've found in the area.  Now of course you've got to help out a little bit to get your free scoop of creamy goodness, but it's an easy thing to do:  Wear a costume!  That's it!  Piece of cake!  You know your kids will already be in costume, so add a little something of your own and the whole family can...
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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 2011 Kings Island Fun! It's official folks, one of the last remnants of summer is about to close the gates for another season!  Kings Island is open this weekend and then it's a wrap!  They've been in Fall Season mode for a bit, with Howl-o-Fest and Dino Trick or Treat for the kids, and Halloween Haunt to scare the rest of us.....but all good things must come to an end! So get out to Kings Island Friday, Saturday or Sunday for your last fix of roller coasters until Spring, unless you want to make a road trip to warmer climes! Open October 28-30 2011: Friday 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Halloween Haunt. Saturday  11 a.m. to 1 a.m.  (Dino Trick or Treat 11-6, Howl-o-Fest 12-5, 5 p.m. indoor mazes open, Halloween Haunt 7-1) Sunday:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Dino Trick or Treat 11-6, Howl...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
NEW PRICE ALERT:  Mason Condo In Village Lakes  2 BR 2.5 BA with Loft $144,900 Here's your chance to get your Drees built END UNIT condo in Mason for only $144,900.  This condo is in Village Lakes, so you've got a fantastic location....just off the Western Row interchange with I-71 so your commute is a snap!  Kings Island, The Beach Waterpark and a movie cinema right around the corner.  Drop down one exit and shopping and dining galore right off the next interchange....just a few minutes and you're there!  Great schools too if that's on your list of key criteria, and Mason is #24 in the nation for Best Places to Live in the most recent Money Magazine's list! And Village Lakes itself offers a pool and tennis courts as part of your HOA.  And a short drive away is the Mason Community Cente...
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