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)
What's the Market Like For Mason Ohio Condos? First off, if you want to live in a condo in Warren County, the best chance of finding what you want is in Mason!  There are numerous condo developments with a variety of styles, ranch, two story, townhouse, lake views and golf courses, lower price point and WOW can you believe they paid THAT much?? Combine location with serious convenience to work, shopping, dining, entertainment and a #24 Money Magazine ranking in 2011 for Best Places to Live and you can see the appeal.  And did we mention Mason public schools are among the best in the state? There's a LOT of reasons for Mason to set the pace for Warren County housing. In September we analyzed the Mason Ohio School District residential homes sales overall and included single family residen...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Hampton Village Mason Ohio Year to Date October 2011 Snapshot We have had 5 homes that have sold in Hampton Village in Mason Ohio in the Cincinnati MLS so for this year from January 1, 2011 through October 25, 2011. These homes took an average of 69 Days on Market. The highest price to sell $417,000, with the lowest coming in at $370,000.   Bedrooms Bathrooms List Price Selling Price DOM Minimum 4 3.00 $399,750 $370,000 11 Average 4 4.00 $411,930 $390,000 69 Median 4 4.00 $400,000 $375,000 80 Maximum 5 5.00 $435,000 $417,000 106 There are currently 2 homes on the market in Hampton Village. They are priced at $440,000 and $465,000 and have been on the market for 29 Days and 25 Days respectively. Anytime you have any questions about the market in Mason Ohio. Simply call Scott Baker at 513...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Christ's Church at Mason Hosts Family Fall Fest Sunday October 30 2011 Our church will be hosting a Family Fall Fest complete with Trunk-n-Treat this Sunday October 30th from 3 to 6 p.m.!  Guaranteed to be a fun packed, family friendly three hours, the doors are open to EVERYONE!  You don't have to be a member of our church to enjoy the festivities!Festivities get started 3 - 4:30 p.m. with a general fall festival atmosphere.  Inflatables to play on, fall carnival games with prizes, a maze, instead of a needle in a haystack there will be candy in a haystack!  Hop on a hayride or make a caramel apple (how long has it been since you last did that??).  And there will also be hot dogs and hot apple cider!From 4:30 - 5 p.m. there will be a Halloween Costume Contest in the church auditorium. ...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
This Home For Sale NOW SOLD PENDING! is Priced to Sell at $229,900 in Mason Ohio. Sorry, I didn't mean to sell the home so fast, but the sellers aren't complaining. Call Scott Baker at 513-403-5323. Visit www.eHomeReports.com Map these properties Powered by RealBird.com To move the wall, use the right and left arrows. You can also use the blue slide located at the bottom. Call Scott Baker at 513-403-5323 anytime. Visit www.eHomeReports.com Take a Look Here
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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 More Bears for "His Hands Bear Ministry" Twice a year our church holds an adopt-a-bear program.  Now these aren't the furry wildlife kind, they're actually VERY tame and comforting.  The senior group at our church (Christ's Church at Mason) has a very neat outreach program called "His Hands Bear Ministry".  Once a month they get together and make dozens and dozens of little stuffed bears. Each is truly unique, different fabric, vests, hats, ties and various costume items.  They literally make HUNDREDS of these little bears every year! And these bears have a mission, and are on a mission!  They're donated to  patients at local hospitals and cancer centers to provide them some comfort!  From children to adults, the intent is to let them know that God and str...
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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 Beach Waterpark Melts The Beach on Ice for 2011 Mason's The Beach Waterpark announced this week that it's annual The Beach on Ice will NOT be held this year.  Traditionally featuring Ohio's largest outdoor ice skating rink, a toboggan slide, carriage rides, a petting corral, the Polar Express miniature train display, and the Starlight Entertainment Pavilion, The Beach on Ice was one of the area's premier winter events. Held mid-December through just after New Year's Day, it was one of the few outdoor events that you could go freeze your tailfeathers off and still have a great time! However, attendance has declined in 2009 and 2010, and when you consider the expense of staffing the park, making all the changes, maintaining the ice rink, etc., The Beach on Ice becomes a casualty of th...
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  Our wonderful MASON CITY school district* is putting on several collection efforts to help the community, support local children in need, and help the environment.  This is an opportunity for everyone that's involved in Mason to show their support and donate.  Here is the Article Link: http://masonohioschools.com/news.cfm?story=717&school=0 This all happens during the week of October 17 through the 21st.  Items can be placed in collection bins inside the school lobby or sent with your child.  For convenience, you can send items to the closest school and it will be transferred to the correct location.  Here are the locations: MECC, Mason Heights, and Western Row -  Food Drive for Reach Out Backpack Programs (Helps needy kids). Mason Intermediate - Coat Drive for Hunter's Hope Students...
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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 Wants Your Kids' Heads To Explode!!! Seriously, what other explanation would make sense for Kings Island to combine Dinosaurs AND Candy??  Their little noggins are just going to go POOF!!  But as a responsible parent YOU can prevent this!  All you have to do is NOT take your kids to Kings Island's HOWL-O-FEST over the next few October weekends from 12-5 pm!   DON'T let them go trick or treat amongst 60 full size animatronic dinosaurs spread out over acres of woods in the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit!  And don't let them enjoy any of the other fun stuff either!   They wouldn't like dressing up in a costume and competing for prizes at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday would they?   And those allergies, better keep them away from the hay bale maze!   And don't want them getting pain...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Deerfield Township/Mason Ohio Patio Homes:  Reserves of Heritage Pointe Welcome to Mason's Reserves of Heritage Pointe patio home community!  You're in Deerfield Township, so no income tax!  But you get all the benefits of the Mason area (#24 on Money magazines 2011 Best Place to Live!).  Mason schools, shopping and entertainment are all around the corner, plus Voice of America Park and a short drive down to Union Center for even more restaurants and shopping!  PLUS you've got quick access to I-75, so you can readily commute to Dayton or Cincinnati!  These are all ranch style homes with full brick with a variety of floor plans and exterior styles.  The community includes a pool, clubhouse and tennis courts on the front of the development. And since you're a patio home, someone else wil...
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I'm going to let you all in on a little secret.  The first Wednesday of every Month the City of Mason puts on a "New Resident Coffee," to help new move-ins get to know our wonderful community.  The Coffee get together is sponsored by Community Basket, the city of Mason, OH and the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Kids are welcome; refreshments are provided by Meet me On Main Cafe and the event is held at the Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Rd. in Mason, OH (Across from Mason High School). Come out and learn about the wonderful place you live, and begin hobnobbing with the locals.  Here is a link to the Mason City website article on this, or you can give me a call for more information. http://www.imaginemason.org/news/new-resident-coffee-2        
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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-Deerfield Arts Alliance Teams with Performance Lexus for Art Show October 11 2011! Looking for something a bit different to do than watching TV on a Tuesday night?  Maybe time to get some early Christmas shopping done?  Then how about attending "Celebrate the Arts" on October 11th at Performance Lexus in Kings Automall (Deerfield Township off Fields Ertel Road).  From 5:30 to 8 p.m., Performance Lexus is clearing out the showroom and instead of importing cars, will be importing artwork & artists for this FREE exhibit!  Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance has teamed up with twelve artists for a unique evening show for you!  The artists be on hand to demonstrate their work, and if you find something you like?  Well we're betting you can get them to part with it for the right amount of cur...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
BOO!!  Kings Island Halloween Haunt Opens Friday September 23rd! If you like being thrilled, both on and off the roller coasters, then this is THE event of the year for you!  Kings Island is pulling out all the stops to put the Haunt in Halloween!  Halloween Haunt is the biggest area event and you know the makeup artists will be working overtime to get the ghouls, zombies, werewolves and vampires ready to frighten you! WARNING:  This event isn't intended for the really young ones 13 and under!  You're responsible for all nightmares and therapy costs if you bring them!  Also, no masks or costumes allowed. With EIGHT indoor horror mazes and FOUR outdoor mazes, this event isn't for the faint hearted!  Mix in an horror themed indoor show to add to the fun! And did you know the Half Pint Bra...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Has The Mason Ohio Real Estate Market Recovered? Baah Humbug!  It's horrible!! It's TERRRRIBLLE out there!  Are you CRAZY to sell your home right now??  WAIT!!  It'll be better later!! You've been hearing it from the press.  You've been hearing it everywhere!  Your friends, your co-workers....all those folks that don't have access to the stats and who run off of hearsay! But here's the real deal for the Mason real estate market, no spin, just PURE numbers with ZERO manipulation for the Mason Ohio School District straight from the Cincinnati MLS!  The first table is a year to year comparison, basic information as to how many homes sold, what the average price was, median price, and average days on market.  We used 2005 as a baseline because it's well before things swept downwards in 2008...
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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 Hosts Art Festival September 18 2011 Need a FREE event and love the arts?  Then block off your schedule for the 6th annual Mason Arts Festival September 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Mason Arts Festival will be held at the Mason Municipal Center (6000 Mason Montgomery Rd), with PLENTY of free parking! With over a hundred artists exhibiting and competing for cash prizes, you're sure to see some top class work!  Categories include:  Ceramics, Fiber, Jewelry, Photography, Drawings, Graphics, Printmaking, Glass, Metalwork, Wood, Painting and Mixed Media.  Sounds like a bit of every style for the artists and you! Displays will be set up on the grounds of the Mason Municipal Center, and food vendors will be available.  And did we mention the special children's art activity tents?  Yo...
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Why rent  when you can buy  your own home or condo in Greater Cincinnati, or the suburbs including Mason Ohio and West Chester Ohio? Home ownership offers many benefits. When you make a mortgage payment, you are building equity. And that's an investment. Owning a home also qualifies you for tax breaks that assist you in dealing with your new financial responsibilities- like insurance, real estate taxes, and upkeep- which can be substantial. Given the freedom, stability, and security of owning your own home, home owners make a significant investment in their long-term security. Contact me today and learn how to maximize today's housing opportunities. Visit my web-site and view the many listing that I currently have, many with instant equityhttp://www.LMDhometeam.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)
Top 10 Reasons Mason Ohio Should Be Your Next Home! If you're thinking about moving to the Cincinnati area, you may start your home search for "Cincinnati" and only be looking at homes listed in Cincinnati the city.  If you do that, you're missing out on one of the best local areas to live, Mason Ohio! Located just beyond the northern edge of the Cincinnati I-275 beltway, and with I-71 to the east, I-75 to the west, and SR42 right down the middle, this Warren County town offers convenient access to Cincinnati to the south and Dayton to the north for those daily job commutes!  So convenient access, that's just ONE reason you might enjoy living in Mason Ohio! Other reasons?  Check them out! 2.  Strong city government, fiscal responsibility and community involvement.  Mason has fantastic l...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
St. Susanna Family Festival September 9-11 2011 Just because summer is winding down you didn't think we were done having fun did you?  Here's another opportunity as Mason's St. Susanna Catholic Church hosts the St. Susanna Family Festival this coming Friday to Sunday! Located at 616 Reading Road in Mason (just above the Tylersville Road intersection), St. Susanna's Family Festival will be open Friday 5 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday 4 p.m. to Midnight and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.  Parking is available on the football field. You can expect all the usual Festival food at this event:  Fish fry, chicken dinners, homemade pizza, Brats, Metts, corn on the cob, funnel cakes and more! There's live entertainment each day with bands, Mason Idol performance and even a magician Sunday at 2:30! And o...
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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:  Kings Island Pink Days and Floating Snoopys Awhile back we told you about Kings Island teaming with the local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer, and they've been quite busy with the activities!  Kings Island is about much more than just riding roller coasters all day, with lots of community involvement projects! Kings Island is wrapping up three weeks of offering discounted tickets during Pink Days, and $1 of each ticket went to Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Then they tried to set the Guinness world record for world's largest human pink ribbon (didn't break the record, but still raised funds for the cause!). And another activity?  Splash a Snoopy!  A floating pink Snoopy that gets placed in the Royal Fountains.  Each Snoopy is $5, or 5 f...
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Home Loan refinance - Compare your Mortgage rates FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional – Cincinnati Mason, OH Home Loan refinance - Compare your Mortgage rates FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional – Cincinnati Mason, OH How do I know if it makes sense for me to refinance?  Reuters News Network Write an great blog "Time to refinance? How long will mortgage rates go?"  today telling a story about a couple in Cincinnati and what a difference the refiance will make for them. FAST and Easy - Home Loan refinance - Compare your Mortgage rates FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional – Cincinnati Mason, OH 1.    You need to know where you stand -  Click the image and hear from Mason, OH’s local refinance expert, Trent Warner from Union Savings Bank.  We will cover your question and current Home Loan refinance - Compare your ...
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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 Nursery's 2011 Wholesale Outlet Sale September 16-18 & 23-25 Whether you plan to sell your Warren County home now, or 20 years from now, why not enjoy some blooming flowers and some extra greenery?  Curb appeal goes a LONG way towards bringing prospective buyers to your door, and the judging starts before they even get out of their cars. Now the thing that might be holding you back is price!  Those little pots of green leaves and splashes of color are NOT cheap are they?  And most of us don't have the patience and know-how to start from seed and work them up to full size.  So how would you like to get your plants at wholesale prices?  Well here's your chance, it's ALMOST time for the much anticipated and much attended annual Natorp's Wholesale Outlet Sale. Mark your calendars for...
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