Buying and Selling

Consumer-friendly resource for home buyers and sellers in greater Cincinnati, Oh area including West Chester, Liberty Township, Lebanon, Fairfield, and Mason.

April 12, 2016
Getting a mortgage

How to Avoid Mortgage Meltdown

“Buyer Beware”, “Look Before You Leap” and “Don’t Get in Over Your Head” are all good ways to avoid mortgage meltdown in today’s real estate market. Contact For most of us the most expensive thing most of us will ever […]
March 21, 2016
Home buyers in Cincinnati

Buyer Beware

The first rule of real estate- “buyer beware“!  Home buyers around greater Cincinnati are fairly predictable most of the time.  Their brains are focused on price, # bedrooms and bathrooms, school district (maybe), neighborhoods, age and of course- amenities. HGTV over […]
February 29, 2016
February 29

Leap Day

Leap Day is here! What is Leap year?  Well according to several sources Leap Year is the reason that seasons occur at the same time each year. According to the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies, the Earth takes […]
February 19, 2016
getting the dog out of the house

What Smart Home Sellers Need to Know

What do smart home sellers need to know in today’s real estate market? Call it common sense, savvy selling or just plain good manners.  If your property is for sale and you want to buyers to enjoy looking at your […]
February 16, 2016
down payments

Low Down Payment Mortgages

All consumers hear is …”it’s a great time to buy”.  However, the ongoing shortage of homes on the market in greater Cincinnati continues to discourage potential buyers who think they must have 20% down to buy a home.  Low down […]
October 19, 2015
FSBO

A Seriously Smart Guide to Selling Your Home Online

So you want to sell without using a real estate agent-here’s an article with some “seriously smart guide to selling your home online”. The housing market is improving and more people are deciding to sell their homes. But it can […]
October 14, 2015
FHA

The Benefits of a FHA Loan

Today’s home buyers don’t always have enough money saved for a traditional down payment.  For buyers with less than 20% down available the benefits of obtaining a mortgage loan through the Federal Housing Administration makes buying a home affordable. The FHA allows […]
August 31, 2015

New Regulations on Loan Disclosures Coming in October

(Thanks to Ticor Title for simple explanation) Buyers fasten your seatbelts as the government rolls out new regulations on loan disclosures in October. Are you ready for TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule -TRID!  The newest twist from the CFPB (Consumer […]
August 15, 2015
Bond Money in Ohio

Ohio Bond Money and First Time Homebuyers

Good news about Ohio bond money and first time homebuyers.  The Ohio Housing Finance Agency ( OHFA ) First Time Homebuyer Program serving the greater Cincinnati area continue to offer competitive interest rates and programs. Credit score: The credit score for […]