buying a home

November 29, 2021

The Best Offer to Purchase

This year home buyers make an offer but don’t win the war.  So eventually, when the sale closes it turns out the winning offer was for less. It’s hard for buyers to understand why the highest offer didn’t win the […]
November 21, 2021
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6 Steps to Buying a House When You’re In Debt

6 Steps to Buying a House When You’re In Debt Guest Author:  Alice Robertson You’re saddled with debt. You’re paying off student loans, medical bills, credit cards, and who knows what else. Your credit history isn’t exactly stellar. There’s no […]
October 13, 2021
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What’s Causing Today’s Crazy Real Estate Market

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market?  Search Some Highlights Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply. Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new home construction and homeowners staying in their homes […]
August 30, 2021
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Home Owner Association Do’s and Don’ts

The 4 most important things buyers need to know about  HOA’s (Homeowner Associations). Lots of communities built since the early 1980s are governed by HOA rules and regulations controlling not only the “look” of the community as well as posting […]
August 4, 2021
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Key Questions for Buyers

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also […]
June 16, 2021
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HOA Due Dilligence

Buyers need “due diligence” when review and agreeing to HOA rules and regs.   I’ve covered the topic in the past but with today’s hectic sales market-it’s time to review the basics. Many communities around greater Cincinnati have HOA’s.  The […]
June 9, 2021
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3 Questions to Answer When Negotiating Repairs with a Home Seller

3 Questions to Answer When Negotiating Repairs with a Home Seller Source: Image via BurstGuest Author:  Natalie Jones When buying a home, it’s essential to have it inspected for issues by a third-party home inspector. This will provide you and […]
June 4, 2021
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Don’t Skip The Final Walk-Through!

The “final walk-through” is a part of the standard Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors®’ purchase contract. Walk-throughs aren’t home inspections but the final opportunity for buyers to make sure the purchased property is in the same condition as when they […]
May 24, 2021
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Symptoms of Real Estate Confusion

If you are experiencing some or all of the following symptoms you may be suffering from real estate confusion. Confusion sometimes appears as copious lists of requirements, constant cell phone calls to get opinions, and a reluctance to commit to […]