April 29, 2024
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Last Look at Official Local and National Home Sales for March 2024

The MLS of the Realtor Alliance of Greater Cincinnati released their official numbers for March real estate sales. The chart covers all 61 counties and all types of property: Compare to report covering local sales numbers for single-family homes. Search […]
December 19, 2022
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You May Have More Negotiation Power When You Buy a Home Today!

You May Have More Negotiation Power When You Buy a Home Today Did the frequency and intensity of bidding wars over the past two years make you put your home search on hold? If so, you should know the hyper-competitive market […]
November 30, 2022
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National Association Of Realtors Housing Forecast

The National Association of Realtors® recently publicized the results of their research. Not too surprisingly NAR is forecasting home prices will go up slightly in 2023. The research reflects home sales and prices will rise by +1% in 2023 and […]
November 7, 2022
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How to Grab Online Viewers Attention

How to Improve Your Home’s Online Appeal Curb appeal, staging, decluttering, new paint, and carpet don’t work if potential buyers skip your online showing because of lousy pictures. According to NAR (National Association of Realtors®), approximately 90% of homebuyers start […]
June 15, 2022
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Pending Home Sales

Real estate is always local. The midwest is steaming along as other regions start to slow down with pending sales. The National Association of Realtors® just release the figures for April (always a month behind): The key points: Pending sales […]
May 18, 2022
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Should You Update Your House Before Selling

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional.  Search Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide. In today’s sellers’ market, buyers […]
April 21, 2022

March Home Sales from the National Association Realtors®

March Home Sales from the National Association of Realtors® The highlights from NAR are below: Existing-home sales fell for the second straight month in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million. Sales were down 2.7% from the […]
January 24, 2022
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National Home Sales Highest Since 2006

The National Association of Realtors spotlights 2021 as a banner year for home sales. Key Highlights In 2021, existing-home sales totaled 6.12 million – an increase of 8.5% from the prior year and the highest annual level since 2006. At […]
November 12, 2021
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Predicting Real Estate Prices?

Predicting real estate prices is a lot like predicting the winner of “Chutes and Ladders”. Mortgage rates are down.  The housing supply is down.  Prices are up.  Will the craziness ever end?  Buy now or buy later? The National Association […]