Cincinnati, OH Real Estate News

By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Bluegrass for Babies   - Saturday, September 17                            This event, benefitting Cincinnati Children's Hospital grew out of a love for bluegrass and a determination to improve children's health.  Last year, over 1000 people attended sometime during the day and this year, even more are expected.  Headline sponsors include Krogers, Green Bean Delivery, Merrill Lynch, Suave and others.  As you can see, in only 3 years it has become quite an event. Founders, Matt and Anne Schneider took their personal Bluegrass party and grew it for the entire community.  They believe firmly that young families need help in their journey to raise healthy kids.  The event will highlight both western and holistic health practices. Activities for children include food and nutrition advice, an...
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By Dan Weis, Cincy Real Estate Advisor
(Comey & Shepherd Realtors)
Free Cincinnati Home & Condo Buyer Class Wednesday, September 28, 2011by Dan Weis, Cincinnati RealtorCincinnati, Ohio Real EstateTo register, go to: http://www.HomeBuyingClass.comAre you planning to purchase your first home in the near future and you don't know where to start?Where can you turn to find all of the information you need to buy a new home or condo? While there are many places to do extensive internet research about buying a home or condo in Cincinnati, you may be left with many unanswered questions.  You may be afraid to make a mistake when purchasing a home, because a mistake can end up costing you thousands of dollars or putting you in a situation you don't know how to get out of.Don't begin your home search without attending our class!  There have been so many changes in...
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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 Celtic Festival on Fountain Square September 23 - 25 2011 Are you ready for the return of the Cincinnati Celtic Festival?  Not just two days this year, but THREE!  But wouldn't you need at least three to cover the Celtic nations??  Wait, Celtic Nations??  I thought we were only talking about the Irish here?  Nope, the Celts are much more than that!  The 7 Celtic nations aren't just in the United Kingdom, but across the Channel too!  You've got Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Galicia (Spain) and Brittany (France). And with FREE admission to this event on Fountain Square, you're going to have a great time! This celebration of Celtic culture will be packed with dancing, music, food & drink!  And for the really hardy, they're having a Corned Beef & Cabbage Eating...
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By Jo Potvin, Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market
(Design To Market LLC)
What to do...what to do?!?   The Cincinnati Home Staging team from Design To Market hit the road today with a schedule full of consultations.  With stops in Amelia, Indian Hill, and Oakley, we knew we would have a full day of work ahead of us.  After spending several hours in a home in Indian Hill rearranging furniture and coordinating the move of a few items to a storage unit, we headed to Oakley.  As we entered this home we wondered what staging would be required.  This home had great curb appeal but what would we find inside?  Home staging can be a tough profession.  The decisions can be challenging.  One thing though for sure: other than clearing the top of this refrigerator and grabbing a few magnets off the front, all bets were off on where "killer kitty" would choose to pounce! ...
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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 Coney Island Hosts THREE Major Events Saturday September 3 2011! It's Labor Day weekend, schools are back in session and summer is winding down fast, but it's still not to late to have a great time! And Coney Island is doing there best to give you a great day this Saturday with THREE significant events in addition to all their usual rides and pool!  Regular rates apply for the rides and Sunlite Pool, parking is $7, and the events below are all FREE to watch! First, an event delayed by weather, a hot air Balloon Blast Off at 6 p.m.!  With 20+ hot air balloons involved in a race around Cincinnati, this should be a sight to see!  And throw in an exhibition by the Cincinnati Circus Company from 3-6 p.m. to add to the fun! Second, if you like classic cars, 12-4 p.m. you've got 2...
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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 Navy Week 2011 Underway We're pro-Navy here since Bill's a 1985 Annapolis grad and served six years with surface warfare ships!  And Cincinnati has a fairly unique opportunity to get a closer look at the Navy.....sorry, no warships or submarines will be docking on the Ohio River for Navy Week August 28th - September 4th, but they're sending the best they can for our location! Each year the Navy visits about 20 cities to put on a Navy Week demonstration, and this year Cincinnati made the list!  They last did this in 2007, and the Navy Week events are already haze gray and underway!  (inside joke for the Navy Vets!)  You might have already spotted some sailors in the area starting August 28th as they've been making regular appearances in the Cincinnati area! There's already a C...
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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 17-18 2011 Roll out the barrels and tap the kegs, it's almost time for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA centered on Cincinnati's Fountain Square!  Now in it's 36th 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!  Bands, dancers, weiner dog races, YES, weiner dog races!  Now you know THAT has to be a blast to watch!  With seven stages of live entertainment (...
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By Dan Weis, Cincy Real Estate Advisor
(Comey & Shepherd Realtors)
Free, Home & Condo Buyer Class This Wednesday, Aug. 31st.To register, go to: http://www.HomeBuyingClass.comAre you planning to purchase your first home in the near future and you don't know where to start? Where can you turn to find all of the information you need to buy a new home or condo? While there are many places to do extensive internet research about buying a home or condo in Cincinnati, you may be left with many unanswered questions.  You may be afraid to make a mistake when purchasing a home, because a mistake can end up costing you thousands of dollars or putting you in a situation you don't know how to get out of.Don't begin your home search without attending our class!  There have been so many changes in the real estate and mortgage guidelines that you need to learn how to ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
P&G Riverfest September 4th 2011 & WEBN Fireworks Send Out Summer With a BANG!  Maybe Summer isn't OFFICIALLY over Labor Day Weekend, but the WEBN Fireworks show 9 p.m. September 4th marks the unofficial end of the Cincinnati Summer Season! And after 35 years of running this BIG BANG, Rozzi's Firewworks & WEBN know how to throw a rocking party! Now of course there's much more to this Ohio River Fireworks Show than JUST the fireworks!  There will be live music and other entertainment starting at noon on September 4th at the Serpentine Wall and P&G Pavilion stages!  And the expense to get in?  FREE!  Now of course parking, food and non-alcoholic drinks for the day are on you. (Sorry folks, but FAMILY friendly event, and nothing fouls up a family friendly event faster than a few folks baki...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Paying It Forward:  2011 Rubber Duck Regatta To Benefit Freestore Foodbank If you've lived in the Cincinnati area for a little while, you've heard of the Rubber Duck Regatta every Labor Day Weekend!  It's part of the prelude to our area's biggest annual fireworks bash down on the Ohio River!  This September 4th at 3 p.m. more than 100,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Ohio River, each with it's own serial number and a sponsor. Starting at the Purple People Bridge, they'll race down to the Ohio River to the finish line!  Now this isn't being done for the 17th year just for sheer entertainment value, but to benefit one of our area's most worthy charities, the Freestore Foodbank!  The Freestore Foodbank is Cincinnati's primary foodbank, serving 20 counties across Ohio, Kentucky & I...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week August 8-14 2011 We're a bit late to get you in on the start of the Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week, but it's not too late to sample some of the best dining Cincinnati has to offer at significantly discounted prices!  And all this just a short drive for Warren County residents!  30-40 minutes for most of us will get us there for a great meal! This year 18 restaurants are participating in the Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week, and NONE of them are slouches when it comes to food!  A couple are part of national chains (McCormick & Schmick's and Morton's the Steakhouse),  but the rest are independent restaurants who'd love to have you pay them a visit!  And the deal?  A three course dinner for $35 per individual, or for some restaurants that $35 co...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Ault Park Celebrates its 100th Anniversary                       Come to Ault Park's "Big Birthday Bash" on August 18, 2011.  The event is designed for everyone in conjunction with the Ault Park Advisory Council's third Summer Dance in the Pavilion.  There will be live music, birthday cake, centennial festivities and refreshments for sale. The initial 142-acre tract for the park was gifted to the city in 1911 by Ida Mary and Levi Addison Ault.  Later other family members and donors contributed additional land.  The Italianate Pavilion where many events start was dedicated in 1930.  From the top of the Pavilion, you have a 360-degree view of the area...out over the Little Miami River and its marshes, over Lunken Area and all the way to UC. Ault Park is known for its variety of areas for ...
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Home Loan refinance - Compare your Mortgage rates FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional - CincinnatiHow do I know if it makes sense for me to refinance?First determine your financial mortgage related goals: i.e. are you looking to improve your monthly cash flow, reduce your mortgage term, do you need to take out cash utilizing the equity from your home? Obtaining the right mortgage for your particular needs could make sense even when rates are not at their lowest levels so Compare your Mortgage rates FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional .in the Cincinnati Area.  First identify your goal and contact a mortgage professional for suggestions on mortgage programs that would best help you meet your objectives. Then shop for rates after you have selected the appropriate mortgage program.Home Loan refinance - Com...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
US Open Beach Volleyball in Cincinnati? YES!!!  September 1 - 4 Think pro beach volleyball and what comes to mind?  California sand, girls and guys with tans, 6 pack abs for both sexes and a scarcity of clothing? Kind of like the picture? But what you probably DON'T think about is Cincinnati! But guess what? We won't have the ocean in the background, but  CINCINNATI is where the 2011 US Open Beach Volleyball event will be this Labor Day Weekend September 1st through 4th at Hahana Beach! Hahana BEACH??  Okay, they've hauled in tons and tons of sand to make a premier volleyball and restaurant complex with an Hawaiian theme!  Located at 7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati OH 45227 (just west of the Newtown Bridge), they've built the place and gathered the sponsorships to make a SUPERIOR event!  ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The 19th Cincy Blues Fest August 5-6 2011 at Sawyer Point! If you're a Blues fan, this is your weekend!  Lebanon has their Red Hot Blues Festival Saturday, and it's FREE! But if you want to drop a few dollars on a two day festival, Cincinnati has the offering for you with the 19th Cincy Blues Fest!  With THREE stages of entertainment set up at Sawyer Point right on the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, you'll get your money's worth. The Main Stage will be the P&G Pavilion.  A second stage will be set up under the Purple People Bridge and feature rockabilly acts Friday.  And a third stage will be set up for local blues performers. Admission is $15 per day, or a two day pass for $25.  Children 13-18 $5/day, 12 and younger are free. Performances start Friday at 4:45 pm and Saturday at 4:3...
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By Jo Potvin, Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market
(Design To Market LLC)
  Take something great and make it Greater!   The home stagers at Design To Market followed our formula for success in working with the owner of this great Cincinnati home.  With a full page of "to-do" items and a willingness to work hard this seller followed the recipe and had his home under contract in under 10 days.  The 3 part strategy focused on the following: The homeowner decluttered and cleaned the home from top to bottom The Design To Market stagers added the decorative touches with artwork and accessories that gave this great home a finished look that would grab prospective buyers. The professional photographer engaged by Design To Market took great listing photos that made this a must see on the listing websites.     Bonus space goes from extra storage to appealing breakfast ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Grab Your Paddle!  Cincinnati Paddlefest June 23-25 2011 How'd you like to participate in one of the country's LARGEST canoe and kayak events?  Get out on the Ohio River and head DOWNstream?  Be part of a floating armada of around 2000 canoe and kayak enthusiasts?Well here's your chance!  The 10th annual Paddlefest Weekend starts Thursday at Coney Island in New Richmond!Thursday June 23rd at Coney Island: The Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (two sessions:  9:30-12:30 & 1:30-4:30).  Outdoor water safety & environmental education programs.  Towboat tour too!  And actually, QUITE a bit more activities for the kids!  FREE. Friday June 24 at Coney Island:  Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival.  5-9:30 pm live music on the WNKU Band stage.  Cardboard Boat Races 7-8 pm....
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By Jo Potvin, Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market
(Design To Market LLC)
Good .................Better....................Best! Green is the way to go in new construction in Cincinnati.  In anticipation of this month's GREENarama, the Design To Market team has staged a home in Cincinnati's Columbia Tusculum neighborhood that will host the first annual GREENarama.  This home at 428 Strafer is a perfect example of new construction that delivers the feel of the historic neighborhood and at the same time meets the green criteria that help make it qualify for the 15 year Cincinnati tax abatement.   We hope you'll come see Design To Market's staging and at the same time see an exciting neighborhood on this picturesque hillside in Columbia Tusculum.    For more information about our home staging in Greater Cincinnati visit our website or call Jo Potvin at 513-265-0...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Toyota's Movie Night at Cincinnati's Fountain Square Sunday Nights through August 28 2011 Another sign of summer's approach, Toyota's movie nights on Sundays at Fountain Square's BIG screen in downtown Cincinnati.  Held 7 to 9 pm each Sunday night starting June 5th through August 28th with the exception of no movie on July 10th. And with Fountain Square just a short drive from Warren County, it's easy to go enjoy a movie and do something different for a nice change of pace!  Fountain Square is at the intersection of Fifth and Vine Streets downtown. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, pillows, etc. (because the concrete is HARD if you're going to be on it for a couple of hours!).  If you'd like "adult" beverages are available for purchase, along with soft drinks, movie snacks, Skyline, pizza, a...
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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 Summerfair June 3, 4 & 5, 2011:  Fine Arts and Crafts At Their Best! It's that time of year again!  SUMMERFAIR!!!  Now in it's 44th year and being held at Coney Island this weekend, this is THE Cincinnati area's premier event for arts and crafts. Craftsmen doesn't even BEGIN to do these artists justice!  Truly some of the best in the business gather for this annual event.  Artists from across the country AND Canada journey to Cincinnati for this three day event.  Whether you love woodworking, metalwork, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, you name the category, SOMEONE here will have it! We have a number of Summerfair items we've purchased over the years decorating our home and yard (like the copper flower in the photo!).  You can spend a little, or you can spend a lo...
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