buying a home

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 […]
May 7, 2021

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise?

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year? So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this […]
April 21, 2021
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Mortgage Rates and Buying a Home

The #1 driver in today’s real estate market continues to record low interest rates. According to Freddie Mac “While overall economic growth will be impacted by the pandemic and subsequent vaccine, we expect the housing market to stay the course […]
February 24, 2021

The Importance of Being Honest

The importance of being honest when filling out the Ohio Residential Property Disclosure. Homes sales breaking records!  Buyers making offers for more than the asking price!  Buyers skipping the home inspection option in an attempt to charm sellers! In short, […]
January 25, 2021

Mortgage Application Traps to Avoid

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage  Search Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your loan at the closing table. Along […]
November 30, 2020
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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday offers great online deals to motivated buyers! Don’t forget to start searching for your next home today.  Sellers looking to start 2021 in a  new or different location are making deals. Search