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.

February 5, 2013

First Time Home Buyer Program for Greater Cincinnati

OHFA, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s First Time Home Buyer Program, continues to support some of the greater Cincinnati housing sales. If the information below is not detailed enough or if you are considering buying or selling your house or […]
April 23, 2012

My Home the Money Pit!

Sometimes owning a home can be a lot like owning a car. You take care of routine maintenance, keep it clean and maybe even update the interiors and/or exteriors and everything is humming along….then all hell breaks loose.  And in […]
March 3, 2012

Don’t Take it for Granite!

A commonly heard request from today’s home buyers in greater Cincinnati- it (“it” being a home or a condo) must have granite counter tops, 3 car garage, wooded lot and at least 4 bedrooms and not cost more than $250,000. […]
August 2, 2011

What’s the Definition of Dry Closing in Cincinnati Real Estate?

It was true 2 years ago and even today more and more sellers in the greater Cincinnati area aren’t receiving checks when they close on the sale! It’s referred to as a “dry closing” because funds aren’t handed out at […]
July 6, 2011

What is a “Sudden Death” Contingency in Greater Cincinnati Real Estate?

Buying and selling real estate reminds me of working on a puzzle- trying to get every piece in the right place at the right time in order to complete the project. Contracts are vital piece of the real estate puzzle […]
March 11, 2011

Everything You Wanted to Know About VA and FHA Mortgages

  Well almost everything. Since more home buyers are struggling tofind home loans in Cincinnati many are opting for  FHA and VA loans and here a few key points to remember: FHA Termite inspection not required unless appraiser requires it Mortgage Insurance […]
January 28, 2011

3 Reason Why Buyers Need a Professional Home Inspection

There’s lots of  houses and condos available within the greater Cincinnati real estate market.  And as buyer’s try to bargain for the best deal, some of them are making a costly mistake by saving money and either skipping the home […]
June 29, 2009

How to Value Real Estate

(part 1 0f 2)   Are there 3 different ways to value real estate? When I started in the business (20+ years ago) there was a funny comic depicting how the seller, buyer and appraiser looked at properties. How the seller valued the […]
December 2, 2008

Are You Infected with First Time Home Buying Jitters?

  You seen the symptoms!  Confusion, lists of requirements, constant cell phone calls to get opinions and a reluctance to commit to anything.  You’ve seen them driving up and down the street gazing at your real estate.  Fortunatley (or unfortunately) – […]