Home Sales in Cincinnati Continue to Improve in 2012

April marked the tenth straight month of improvement in the Cincinnati real estate market. The volume of local home sales continues to trend upwards.  According to The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors sales in April 2012 increased nearly 8 percent over April 2011. Even better is that closings are … [Read more...]

A Real Estate Agent’s Secrets to Buying a Home

Real estate secrets

As a Realtor in Cincinnati I get to work with buyers who are looking for all different kinds of property. Some want single family homes, some want condos, and other want multi-family or even luxury properties. After years in the business I can share a few secrets here that I share with my … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Home Construction and Weep Holes

Cincinnati homes weep holes

As a Cincinnati real estate agent I get to see homes constructed across many decades and one thing I have learned from my experience with home inspections is look for the weep holes.  Weep holes are small holes in masonry walls most often found just above the foundation walls. They may be small but … [Read more...]

December Home Sales Increase in Cincinnati and US

Cincinnati real estate sold

Across the US and in Cincinnati home sales increased in December. Nationwide sales rose by over 12%. Although sales were up in the month of December, and had been on an upswing, December 2010 was weaker than December 2009 according to NAR. 5 of the the last 6 months of 2010 have seen an … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Ranked Fifth Most Affordable City to Relocate to

Cincinnati is the fifth most affordable city in the country according to a recent Yahoo! report and a Forbes report making it highly attractive for relocation.  Most affordable doe not mean cheap, so the report sought to handicap each of the cities with broad economic factors such as housing prices, … [Read more...]

249 Hastings Ave. Clifton Ohio townhouse for Sale

SOLD! 249 Hastings is a 2 bed 3 bath townhome situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Walk to the University of Cincinnati, and live just minutes to downtown., Both bedroom have private baths and walk-in closets. Enjoy 180 degree panoramic city & river views from the two tier deck. The kitchen is … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Real Estate Mortgage Rate Trends

Mortgage trends through 2010

The Cincinnati real estate mortgage rate trends have been fluctuating throughout the economic slowdown and for the most part the trend has been downward. Average yearly mortgage rates have dropped year over year since 2006 (6.41%) through November 2010 (4.30%). The real question is what will 2011 … [Read more...]

Cincinnati has Affordable Real Estate and Low Cost of Living

Cincinnati has affordable real estate and a low cost of living according to a report from the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. The report in question focuses on the Overall Home Affordability Index which calculates the median cost of a mortgage on a median priced house and considers the ability of … [Read more...]

Ohio Association of Realtors Annual President’s Sales Club Award

I was recognized by the Ohio Association of Realtors for my efforts in real estate sales with the an Award of Distinction. The OAR recognizes the top 5% of Realtors in the state for their dedication to their clients and their productivity. I owe my clients a thank you for the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Tax Advantages of Homeownership

cincinnati real estate tax

In the current housing market I know many people are questioning why they would want to buy a house when it seems that many people who are selling properties right now are breaking even or are losing money.  There is never a guarantee that a property will sell for more money than you paid for it, … [Read more...]