Cincinnati, OH Real Estate News

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Are You Ready For Some Baseball?  Cincinnati Reds Season Opener 4/1/13! Opening Day might as well be a city holiday in Cincinnati!  It's basically an all day affair with the Opening Day Findlay Market Parade and a host of other activities surrounding the game!  And why not, just name another city with a longer history of professional baseball??  We're waiting....and we'd keep waiting because no city has an older established history of professional baseball than Cincinnati!And the Reds are stocked with young talent and ready to improve on last year's record and there's no reason to expect anything but another division title and a deeper run into the playoffs!  Who knows, maybe it's time to bring home another World Series!But first they need to win a lot of games, and tomorrow Johnny Cuet...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati Zoo Easter Celebration March 30 2013 You can go to the park and hunt for Easter Eggs, or in the back yard, OR you can head down to the Cincinnati Zoo March 30th for a unique experience!  The park and your yard might have squirrels and such, but we're talking lions and bears and tiger, oh my!!!  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. they'll be putting on an Easter celebration as only the Cincinnati Zoo can!  They'll have the Four Golden Eggs hunt again with some nice special prizes if you find one!  They're not saying what the prizes are, but last year they included a 1 year Gold Family Membership, a Behind the Scenes Tour, a Red Panda artist original painting or one really big plush bunny with a $50 expense account! :)  The Cincinnati Zoo is going to have you get around the zoo for this Eas...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
How To Use Kroger Rewards To Benefit Your Favorite Charity Did you know that besides using the loyalty card from Kroger that you can use it to help your favorite charities?  It's not a well-known fact, but if you register your Kroger Rewards card on Kroger's website, you can select a non-profit organization and they'll make donations to the group based on your shopping levels.  Now don't expect it to be a huge amount, but this is a case where the power of groups can really pay off.  The more shoppers that select a particular non-profit, the more the dollars add up.  If you follow us, you know that Ohio Alleycat Resource Spay/Neuter Clinic is one of our "pet" causes....sorry, just couldn't pass it up!  Thanks to enough people selecting OAR for their Kroger Community Rewards program, they...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
2013 Cincinnati Home And Garden Show March 2-3 & 6-10 Seven days to check out thousands of ideas for your home and garden!  Yes, it's time for Cincinnati's LONGEST running home and garden show to return March 2-3 & 6-10!  Starting back in 1969 and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank at the Duke Energy Cincinnati Convention Center (located downtown at the corner of SIXTH and ELM), this is the biggest Home and Garden Show in our area! You won't lack for ideas, tips and tricks to make your home and garden a better place to call home, with hundreds of vendors setting up and showing you what you COULD do with your home!  Landscaping, remodeling, design, gardening, they'll have it all here for your enjoyment!  You might even find some "show only" discounts!  Shop around, compare, get new ideas, and...
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45231 zip, 3 Bedroom Brick Bi-Level Home For Sale in Cincinnati, Ohio   9909 Greenriver Cincinnati, OH 45231 Fantastic 3 bedroom 2.5 bath bi-level Price : $69,900 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 1,778 Lot Size : 0 County : Hamilton Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1974 MLS Number : 1340424 click for more information and pictures Property Description: 45231 zip, 3 Bedroom Brick Bi-Level Home For Sale in Cincinnati, Ohio Pre-qualify for this 45231 zip 3 bedroom Bi-Level home for sale in Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 with Trent Warner, Cincinnati FHA Loan Expert at Union Savings Bank or call 513-503-8020. This fantastic brick Bi-Level home for sale features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 1,778 square footage and a lot size of 10,454 square feet. Call and ask about this 3 bedroom b...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Penguin Days Mean Half Price Admission to Cincinnati Zoo! From January 2nd to February 28 2013 it's half price admission to the Cincinnati Zoo during their Penguin Days promotion!  While the hot weather critters may be bunkering down and wondering about all the white stuff on the ground, the Arctic and Antarctic animals are  "Now THIS is more like it!!  A taste of home!". So put some parkas and gloves on the kids and take a stroll through the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!  The Cincinnati Zoo is already a kid friendly activity as long as they play by the rules...no little Johnnie, stop throwing that stuff back at the monkeys!! And with your budget having taken a hit for Christmas, but the kids are getting a little stir crazy, what's better than a 1/2 off admission to the Cincinnati ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Harlem Globetrotters Visit Cincinnati's US Bank Arena December 29 2012 It's another Cincinnati holiday tradition, the return of the Harlem Globetrotters to US Bank Arena!  The names have changed since we were kids, but the pure basketball entertainment is still there!  And these players have serious hoops skills!  And they're adding a new twist this year, where the fans get to vote on a rule change prior to the event!  Want them to play with TWO basketballs?  They can do that!   Did you know they're now in their 86th year after starting as the Savoy Big Five in 1926?  Hearing Sweet Georgia Brown can only bring one thing to mind, and that's The Harlem Globetrotters!   So when can you see them? December 29th there will be two performances:  2 p.m. & 7 p.m. in downtown Cincinnati at the U....
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Findlay Market, A Real Cincinnati Gem! You can't live in the Cincinnati area without hearing about Findlay Market.  But have you actually BEEN to Findlay Market?  Because if you have, you already know what a gem it is, and if you haven't, well it's time to pay them a visit!  So what is Findlay Market?  Well it's been around since 1852 and is on the National Register of Historic Places!  Part farmers' market, part shopping area, part restaurant, ALL fun!  The pictures are from a rainy Saturday in December, so perhaps the crowds were a bit less than normal, and perhaps fewer outside vendors too, but it was still easily worth the trip! Findlay Market is easily accessible (for instance on I71 South, take the Reading Rd exit, T/R on Liberty, T/R Elm, T/R on Findlay and T/R into the parking l...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati's First Party of 2013 At Fountain Square! So you can't make it to Times Square for New Year's Eve?  Tired of falling asleep on the couch watching the tube?  Well Cincinnati is offering you a chance to ring in the New Year Cincy style!Come on down to Fountain Square December 31st from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. to party in the New Year!  You'll have local TV & radio celebrities hosting the party, and plenty of live music to entertain!  Want to get your groove on?  There's going to be a HUGE block party dance floor?  Want to get your twirl on?  Well there's free ice skating all night long too on the US Bank Ice Rink!  Add in Rozzi's Famous Fireworks and even a holographic light display to up the ante for the night's entertainment!So what is all this fun going to cost you?  The event itse...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Santa's Toy Factory You've done the lights, you've seen the trains, you've seen Scrooge & Tiny Tim, you've done all the usual Christmas events and you still want MORE!  Well how about a BRAND NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL??  That's right, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is rolling out the red carpet for you with performances of Santa's Toy Factory at Taft Theatre December 7-9 & 15, 2012!Eben Franckewitz of local American Idol fame (youngest ever to make the top 24) stars as Wendell, an elf in Santa's Toy Factory.  Apparently the Holiday Spirit Meter is running low and it's got to hit the top for Santa's sleigh to take off!  You KNOW we can't let that happen, so we're betting with enough song and dance that meter is going to peg out despite the best a...
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By Gary Rossignol, Greater Cincinnati's Rock-n-Roll Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Preffered Group)
Sorry I've been gone so long. Active Rain was where I got my feet wet in social media and blogging. I just got caught up in the day to day thrill of helping sellers sell and buyers buy houses in Cincinnati. But now I am back better than ever. In fact the past couple of years I have been using very unique techniques in getting my Cincinnati Real Estate homes for Sale $OLD! I am the proud host of my own Real Estate talk show on a local radio station WDJO. Beginning January 5th my show will be celebrating the start of it's 3rd year and will be moving from Sunday mornings at 10:00 am to Saturday mornings at 9:00 am. If you are looking for Cincinnati Real Estate you can tune me in on 1480 on the AM dial. I can also be found on the internet at www.Oldies1480.net. We don't just talk about Cinc...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Treat Children to a Theater Experience this Season               Christmas Carol at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - Charles Dickens' most famous book comes to life for the 22nd year in the Playhouse's production.  Ebenezer Scooge undergoes a miraculous transformation after the appearance of four persuasive ghosts. If you want to see some pictures of how the special effects are produced, take a look at my backstage tour.  Purchase tickets at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.   Santa's Toy Factory at Children's Theater of Cincinnati - This brand new holiday musical showing at Taft Theatre, follows the elves as they prepare for Santa's toy deliveries,...however, the "spirit meter" is running low!  How will Santa's sleigh be able to take off, if the meter doesn't reach its top level?  Re...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Ohio Alleycat Resource Continues To Rock The Record Book!! It was just early October when we told you about Cincinnati's Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic adopting out their 250th cat for 2012!  That was their goal for ALL of 2012 so what did they do?  They upped the goal to 300!!  And now they've got a dilemma because they've ALREADY adopted out their 300th cat for the year!!  What to do, what to do??  350 anyone??  And if anyone can hit the goal of adopting out 350 kittens and cats for 2012, it's the dedicated team of volunteers of O.A.R.!   And that's not the only milestones reached in the last couple of weeks, as Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic put the clinic to great use!  They "fixed" the 8,000th cat of the year and also the 20,000th cat of the clinic's l...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents A Christmas Carol Nov. 29-Dec. 30 2012Are you ready for another holiday tradition?  Tiny Tim, Ebeneezer Scrooge, three ghosts and an opportunity to reform?  Then you don't want to miss this year's edition of A Christmas Carol at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park!  Performances are held at the Robert S. Marx Theater, just around the corner from the Cincinnati Art Museum in beautiful Eden Park.  And considering how many great restaurants that are just around the corner in Mt. Adams, you can really have a great day or evening! Performances start November 29th and finish December 30th, 2012.  They do not perform daily, so click Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park A Christmas Carol performance schedule to see the full schedule and purchase tickets.  Tick...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati Ballet Performs The NEW Nutcracker December 14-23 2012 You can't say Christmas without The Nutcracker coming to mind!  And this year the Cincinnati Ballet is taking last year's TOTALLY new version of The Nutcracker and making it even better!  We went last year and it was just amazing, so hard to imagine it being better, but if Victoria Morgan is promising improved, you KNOW she'll deliver!  Below she talks about this year's edition and you'll get to see portions of last years performance.  The stagecraft and skill of the dancers was phenomenal! Now your opportunities to attend are limited, with just 11 performances scheduled at downtown Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts, with lots of local participation with over a HUNDRED local kids (and sometimes their parents) invol...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati Zoo's 2012 PNC Festival of Lights Starts November 23rdTonight's the night!  Thanksgiving is over and it's time to get the Christmas season underway!  For the 30th year, the Cincinnati Zoo's PNC Festival of Lights is ready to go!  TWO MILLION brightly colored LED lights and special activities too through January 1st!  For a taste of the event, check out this promotional video: Open 5-9 p.m. each night Sundays-Thursdays and until 10 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  And you can expect plenty of company, with 200,000 visitors expected during the PNC Festival of Lights! And of course it's more than just walking around a looking at lights!  Enjoy the Madcap puppets black light shows.   And there's some new activities, like the Wild...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Scuba Santa Returns To Newport Aquarium November 23 to January 1, 2013Another perk of Warren County Ohio living is convenient access to the best of the Cincinnati AND Dayton areas!  Most attractions can be reached with not much more than a 1/2 hour drive!  And now it's time for another annual tradition, the return of Scuba Santa to the Newport Aquarium!  Scuba Santa swims alongside sharks, sea turtles and the other inhabitants of the 385,000 gallon tank and the show is sure to entertain the young and old alike! The show has been previously featured on "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show", so you know they're doing something right! Scuba Santa includes an underwater version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas", and the Newport Aquarium will have other holiday related activities th...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Ohio Alleycat Resource Hosts Black Cat Bash October 21 2012 If you've been reading our blog you know one of our "side jobs" is working with rescue animals, primarily cats.  We've got our own pride that found us and our cars never see the inside of the garage because that's kitty home!And our favorite local organization for cat work is Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic.  Located in Madisonville, this group is dedicated to addressing the feral/stray cat overpopulation problem.  They and the many volunteers supporting the group offer a low cost spay/neuter program that makes sure thousands of cats won't add to the overpopulation problem. And they also have a no-kill shelter and work to adopt out as cats to good homes.  They passed 250 adopted cats for 2012 and are working hard ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Secret ArtWorks Is Back And So Are The Big Pigs!  November 16 2012 The Pigs Invade! It's time to mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Secret ArtWorks event!  Reserve 5-9 p.m. November 16th and set your GPS to MCA Event Center (120 E. Fourth Street Cincinnati)!. The ArtWorks group is back throwing an awesome fundraising party to support their numerous projects that support the Cincinnati area.  And just in case you haven't heard of ArtWorks specifically, you've seen their work and just didn't know it!  They're the creative force behind The Big Pig Gig and other neat projects that put art in the forefront of the community!  Have you seen some of their mural work downtown?  We're betting you have! And they involve the community with opportunities for both teen and professional artists!  ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati Hosts Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 22-23 2012 Hoist a stein, flap your arms for the Chicken Dance and enjoy Cincinnati's version of the German Oktorberfests, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA.  Centered on Cincinnati's Fountain Square, the location is perfect for the 100's of thousands of people that come to party every year!  Now in it's 37th year, this is the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the WORLD!  You'll have to go to Munich if you want bigger!Featuring Beer, Brats, Beer, Metts, Beer, Creampuffs, Beer, Black Forest Cake, Beer, Potato Pancakes, Beer, Sauerkraut and Beer!Okay, so really there's a LOT more to Oktoberfest than just the BEER! (although there is typically  more than 800 BARRELS of beer consumed at this Oktoberfest!).  There's actually quite a bit of entertainment!  ...
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