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Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?

filed under: Informational posted on July 4th, 2018

Cincinnati Real Estate

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July in America? It's not the official start of summer or the date of MLB All-Star Game. It's the date to remember because the founding fathers decided enough was enough and signed their names to the Declaration of Independence.   The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941.  However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On...

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How to Read a Mortgage

filed under: Informational posted on June 27th, 2018

Cincinnati Real Estate

Back by popular demand - a quick report on how to read a mortgage! No geese, no goats, no pay -no stay is the simplest way to explain multi-page fine print mortgage documents to today's real estate buyer. But chickens may be ok! Buyers who are financing the purchase of a new home or condo sign multiple pages at the closing covering everything from the actual loan to the pages that comprise the  "mortgage instrument".  And honestly, very few borrowers ever take time to...

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Smart Home 2018

filed under: Informational posted on June 22nd, 2018

Cincinnati Real Estate

By: Anna Kucirkova Is a Smart Home Practical in 2018? When we say “Smart Home,” your mind probably starts working a mile-a-minute. You probably imagine a Jetsons-like, technologically advanced home that responds to your every command. While that concept is certainly understandable, smart homes in 2018 look less like auto-retracting walls and floors that automatically absorb messes and more like homes with convenient, easy-to-use home integration and home automation systems. The practical uses of smart home automation and integration systems are much different than our...

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Roundabouts

filed under: Informational posted on June 5th, 2018

Cincinnati Real Estate

I love roundabouts! Drivers either love them or hate them.  And since County Engineers in greater Cincinnati are racing each other to build roundabouts- isn't it time somebody taught drivers how to navigate them? The concept is pretty simple the car navigating the roundabout has priority. No need to stop when you approach an empty roundabout.  No need to speed up and try to cut off a vehicle entering a roundabout the same time as you.  And if you miss your turn- just keep...

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Cincinnati Fortune 500 Companies

filed under: Informational posted on May 29th, 2018

Cincinnati Real Estate

Adding another Cincinnati company to the Fortune 500 is great news! Greater Cincinnati gained a new Fortune 500 firm this year now has 9 companies on the annual list. # 500:  Cintas, located in Mason is the latest local addition to the list.  Ranked 520 last year it jumped to 500 this year. # 17: The Kroger Company moved up one spot to No. 17.  According to Fortune Kroger is the sixth-largest company in the Midwest and the second-largest in Ohio. # 42: Procter & Gamble Co....

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