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July 24, 2018

Lack of Listings a drag on the Real Estate Market

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Market The Greater Cincinnati area is not the only area impacted by too many buyers and too few homes for sale. According to Keeping Current Matters: As the real estate market continues to move […]
July 13, 2018

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

Did you ever wonder how long do most families live in a house? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in […]
June 25, 2018
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You Don’t Need 20% Down to Buy Now

Don’t believe everything you hear about saving 20% down before buying a home. The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan […]
June 16, 2018
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The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Cincinnati Real Estate

The impact of rising interest rates on Cincinnati real estate will hit all price points. On Wednesday “The Fed” ( The Federal Open Market Committee) raised its lending interest rate by 0.25% to a range of 1.75%-2%, the highest since September 2008. […]
May 30, 2018

Is It Time For Your First Home?

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and […]
May 2, 2018

Cincinnati Housing Affordabilty Index

It’s easy to forget how affordable housing in Cincinnati is compared to other cities. Read the entire report <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Cincinnati’s median home price is $158,900.  A 5.1% increase.  Dayton’s is […]
March 26, 2018

How to Attract Millennial Buyers

In Cincinnati real estate it’s all about timing.  Who’s moving? Who’s downsizing?  Who’s moving up? Who’s resizing?  It turns out that attracting millennial buyers is the key to today’s real estate market. According to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational […]
March 5, 2018

Are Home Values Rising Too Fast?

Are greater Cincinnati home values rising too fast? Keeping Current Matters calls it “overinflated”. Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January […]
January 13, 2018

Walkable Communities Wanted

Walkable communities wanted should be posted in neighborhoods everywhere. A 2017 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey verified that millennials (18-34 age group)  prefer walking to driving by 12%.  And millennials also prefer living in attached housing located within walking distance of shops […]