January 18, 2022
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What’s Going to Happen to Home Prices in 2022?

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year? After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price […]
April 7, 2021

Credit Do’s and Don’ts

Our world revolves around credit so it’s time to set the record straight!   There are lots of misconceptions about what does and does not affect your credit score.  The best way to get answers is to deal with your […]
January 10, 2020

Update on 2019 Cincinnati Condo Sales

2018 versus 2019 Cincinnati condo sales update.   December condo sales were up +3%  over December 2018 and -16.3% from November 2019.  Year-to-date sales are running -5% behind 2018. Property Sales The Selling Price vs Listing Price reflects the average […]
July 31, 2019
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2019 Greater Cincinnati Condo Sales

Condo sales in greater Cincinnati comparing the first 6 months of 2019 versus 2018. Plenty of buyers out looking at condos however the number of condos for sale has sunk to a low of 431 listings.  And yes lower listings […]
February 1, 2019

Cincinnati Ranked High for First-Time Homebuyers

First-time homebuyers in Cincinnati are lucky! According to LendingTree, we rank #4 on the first-time homebuyer friendly index.  The factors LendingTree took into consideration were: Average down payment amount Average down payment % Share of buyers using FHA mortgage Average FHA […]
June 4, 2018

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Keeping Current Matters update: Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this […]
July 24, 2017
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Home Buying Myths and Other Fairy Tales

The trouble with listening to home buying myths and other fairy tales is potential buyers stop asking the professionals. Keeping Current Matters produced this great infographic to debunk home buying myths: Search FHA Loans have been popular for a long time.  Today’s […]
March 24, 2017
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Mortgages for First Time Homebuyers

There are several types of mortgage loans available for first-time homebuyers. FHA FHA Purchase Loan is the most popular right now because of the very affordable 3.5% down payment requirement.  According to FHA, the down payment varies depending on the borrower’s […]
October 26, 2016
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7 Questions Cincinnati Smart Condo Buyers Should Be Asking

Buying a condominium can be more involved than buying a single family home. This is because you have to review and worry about both the condo itself and the condominium complex as a whole. 7 Questions smart buyers should ask before buying a condominium. […]