Buying and Selling

February 15, 2020

The Cincinnati Real Estate “Price is Right” Game

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference Many many years ago when I was managing a real estate office a few agents wanted “Price Reduction” sign inserts.  We’ve all seen them, the narrow sign sitting above or below […]
February 7, 2020
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Lower Priced Homes Are Gaining Ground

A CoreLogic report highlights why home sale increases statistics confuse both buyers and sellers. “According to their numbers, National Home Prices increased +4% year over year in December.” “The Housing Price Index (HPI) has increased on a year-over-year basis every […]
February 5, 2020

What Makes a Home Great?

Your home search has ended and you sign a contract for “the dream home”. Within a few days, you discover the dream becomes “the teenage home” with all sorts of blemishes you didn’t see. First, don’t blame the Realtor® Some of […]
January 31, 2020

Waiting for Open Houses Costs Buyers

The Greater Cincinnati real estate market has been super competitive for the last few years. Some properties have multiple offers and sell quickly.  And interested buyers who wait until the weekend “Open House” may never get a chance to bid […]
January 20, 2020

6 Easy Home Staging Tips

Photo by Rawpixel Preparing your home to go on the market is both an art and a science. If you’ve been thinking about listing your house — or it’s already for sale but there hasn’t been much interest — consider […]
January 15, 2020
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Are Home Buyers Waiting in Line?

Buyers must be waiting in line because single-family home sales in Greater Cincinnati continue at a brisk pace. 1671 single-family home sales closed during December 2019 versus 1486 during December 2018.  So closings were up approximately 11% during the last […]
December 26, 2019
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3 Mistakes Sellers Need to Avoid

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020 The spring real estate market in greater Cincinnati begins next week! It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, […]
December 16, 2019

Are Millennials on the Move?

Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers. According to Keeping Current Matters millennials are finally jumping into the real estate market. Search Some Highlights: According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers […]
December 9, 2019
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Flexibility Plus Timing in Real Estate

Have you ever attempted to get a slinky to walk down the stairs?  Flexibility and timing are key for the spiral toy to make it from one step to the next.  And while real estate seems like the last place […]