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)
Cincinnati Art Museum Community Day Saturday June 4 2011 The Cincinnati Art Museum already has free general admission thanks to an endowment by The Richard and Lois Rosenthal Foundation.  That by itself makes it a fantastic deal.  It also gives you an excuse to go to Eden Park in Mt. Adams.  Getting better and better.  But what if they added some MORE?  How about from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday June 4th enjoying tours, live art making AND circus performers in honor of the Cincinnati Art Museum's The Amazing American Circus Poster exhibit? Trapeze artists, jugglers, acrobats and clowns will be performing live!  And no extra cost, and no reservations required!   The Amazing Circus Poster exhibit runs through July 10, 2011 and features 80 full color lithographs from the circus Golden Age (...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Butterflies of Brazil at Krohn Conservatory SCHOOL'S OUT Week June 6- 10! Like 16,000 Brazilian butterflies on display wasn't enough to get your attention?? Well June 6 - 10 they're sweetening the pot with extra activities and giveaways at the 2011 Butterfly Show at Krohn Observatory! With special kid's activities, you can take advantage of the fact that they're out for the summer, get some entertainment in and (shhh...don't tell them, but they'll LEARN something too!). For the first 400 visitors each day: Monday:  FREE UDF ice cream Tuesday:  FREE Juice box Wednesday:  FREE 3" plant Thursday:  FREE change purse and butterfly stickers Friday:  Face Painting and Balloon Art 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab a copy of the Cincinnati Enquirer or visit www.butterflyshow.com for a $1 off admission coup...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Last Days to Visit Mighty Mike at Newport Aquarium! We let you know that Mighty Mike was coming to the Newport Aquarium back in January.  ALL 14 feet and 800 pounds of him!  But Mighty Mike, we'll he's got the itch to be moving along!  So you've got until Sunday May 22nd, then he's packing up his gator bags and moving along! So if you haven't seen him in Gator Bayou yet, or want one last chance to say goodbye, mosey on down to the Newport Aquarium and say Adios to Mighty Mike! Access is easy, parking is right there at Newport on the Levee, so get your trip planned now!  Type One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071 into your GPS and you'll be there in no time!  Not much more than 30 minutes from most of Warren County! Visit www.newportaquarium.com or call 859.261.7444 for more details.  Serv...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincy Cinco Latin Festival May 7 & 8 2011 Downtown Cincinnati! Yesterday we told you about Taste of Cincinnati Memorial Day weekend.  Well, you don't have to wait NEARLY that long for another great festival! Starting at noon today is the Cincy Cinco Latin Festival!  Featuring Latin American food, music and dancing, this event has been held since 2004.  Hours:  noon - 11 p.m. Saturday May 7th and noon - 7 p.m. on Sunday May 8th. Location:  Fountain Square (intersection of Fifth and Vine in downtown Cincinnati).  Admission is free, parking....well that may cost you a few dollars :) Food:  A variety of Latin American styles will be represented and for sale!  Mexican, Columbian, Peruvian & Dominican to cover a few!  This won't be your typical Americanized cheese enchiladas.  Get authentic 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)
Your Palate Will Say THANKS:  Taste of Cincinnati May 28 - 30 2011 If you like food as more than just a means of telling your stomach to stop growling and shut up, then you're going to LOVE Taste of Cincinnati! Scheduled Memorial Day weekend, May 28 to 30.  Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight, Monday noon to 9 p.m.  How else can you have the temptation and opportunity to sample over 40 of Cincinnati's tastiest treats?  The nation's longest running festival of it's kind, this three day Memorial weekend food fest is in edition #32!  Located on 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati between Race and Broadway.  The event is free, but the food & drink?  That you'll need to pay for!  No item costs more than $5, and most are $3, so you can run up a sizable bill by the time you're done, but you'll ...
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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:  ONE DROP at a time!  We'd planned to attend the Cirque du Soleil's performance of OVO at Coney Island this afternoon, but the April showers, well there's been a LOT of them!  So much so that the Ohio River has decided to claim much of Coney Island as it's own and performances have been canceled Friday...then Saturday...and late yesterday, today's schedule too. And Cirque du Soleil does a good job with notifications.  We got the email notification of the cancellation and then immediately thereafter the credit card refund notification.  And something caught our eye on the email, just a little blurb towards the bottom about ONE DROP, a Cirque du Soleil supported NGO (non-governmental organization). ONE DROP was founded by Guy Laliberte in 2007 in Montreal Canada.  Guy i...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Arts Wave Sampler Weekends                                         Arts Wave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund) is again sponsoring Sampler Weekends...with the emphasis on the plural weekends.  As part of their emphasis on taking the arts to the communities throughout the region, the events have been expanded to encompass six weekends.  April 23rd is the last. So now, you have many more opportunities to celebrate the music, dance, theater, museum and festival offerings around the area.  So take your friends, family, children or neighbors in hand and plan on some special fun.  Best of all, it's FREE! Events for April 23rd that caught my eye include: Contemporary Arts Center: 1-4 pm - Pones, Inc -  group helps children make masks and dance 1 pm - Tracy Walker Band 3 pm - Nalanda School of Danc...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
16th Annual Butterfly Show Starts April 16th at Krohn Conservatory  in Cincinnati's Eden Park!  There's nothing quite like a beautiful butterfly to just stop us in our tracks!  They love the flowers in our yard, but it's still a bit chilly so no signs of them locally! However, just a short drive from Warren County there's a prime opportunity to get your quota of color flitting through the air!  Opening April 16th at 10 a.m., the Krohn Observatory is hosting Butterflies of Brazil!  16,000 Brazilian butterflies doing their version of the aerial samba!  Major color splashes, and over a 100 different species of butterflies have been brought in for the show! Each butterfly costs between $3 to $5, so multiply that out 16,000 times and these little natural masterpieces really are winged treasu...
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By Matt Clark, Cincinnati Real Estate
(RE/MAX Results)
SEARCH ALL CINCINNATI OPEN HOUSES   This weekend, Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th, the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors and the Northern Kentucky Board of Realtors are holding their annual Springtime Open House Event for 2011: Show and Sell! Local Realtors are holding open over 3,000 homes in Cincinnati alone! This is a great opportunity to go out and look around if you are in the market or thinking about purchasing a home this year. We couldn't have bought better weather if we tried; Saturday and Sunday both look like BEAUTIFUL DAYS! SEARCH ALL CINCINNATI OPEN HOUSES   Come and visit me on Sunday at these great homes! 12-1pm - 200 Logsby Place, Unit E in Milford 1:15-2:30 - 219 W. Stoneridge Drive, in Milford 3-4pm - 2330 Sherwood Lane, in Norwood Stop by any of these open h...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Arts Wave Sampler Weekends                                         Arts Wave (formerly the Find Arts Fund) is again sponsoring Sampler Weekends...with the emphasis on the plural weekends.  As part of their emphasis on taking the arts to the communities throughout the region, the events have been expanded to encompass six weekends. So now, you have many more opportunities to celebrate the music, dance, theater, museum and festival offerings around the area.  So take your friends, family, children or neighbors in hand and plan on some special fun.  Best of all, it's FREE!     Events for Sunday, April 10th that caught my eye include: Taft Art Museum - self-guided tours from 11-5 pm with a guided tour to the best of their collection from 1:30-2 pm. 11:30 am - Lost in Holland - cellist / gui...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Cincinnati Ranked #7 in Most Romantic Cities in America Amazon.com recently reviewed Cincinnati's reading habits.  Evidently, we have lots of L-O-V-E here!  Per capita, Cincinnati area residents bought more than the average number of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, Barry White albums and wellness products.  Amazon's methodology looked at cities with over 100,000 residents.  The top 5 cities are Alexandria, VA; Knoxville, Tenn.; Orlando, Fla.; Miami, Fla; and Ann Arbor, Mich.  Not only is Cincinnati ranked in the top 20, Dayton, Ohio comes in at Number 19.  Lots of love to go around here, (even from the Cincinnati mascot, Porkopolis, shown in picture)!
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By Dan Weis, Cincy Real Estate Advisor
(Comey & Shepherd Realtors)
If you're planning to start your home search, NOW is the time to start your learning process! So before you start looking, get 'educated' in the home buying & mortgage process - from start to finish. To register, go to: www.HomeBuyingClass.com Over the last 20+ years, 1,500 people have discovered 'insider secrets' and learned valuable money & time-saving strategies with the knowledge they gained from the class. Today's real estate transactions are becoming more complex and, if you're not aware of the pitfalls, it can become a difficult, frustrating and money-draining experience.  The money and time-saving strategies you'll learn in this class will reduce your stress while ensuring you avoid many costly buyer mistakes.  This class is designed to build your confidence and arm you with the...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Put the Cincinnati Museum Center exhibit about Cleopatra's Egypt on your calendar.  Interest in Egypt and its culture is even higher now with all the current political environment.  This is your chance to understand more deeply the relationship between their history and their culture.  Included in the exhibition will be 150 artifacts - including coins, jewelry, religious tokens and daily items -  from that time period.  You will also learn much more about the archaeological exhibitions currently doing research.  Did you know that they recently found Cleopatra's palace underwater? The exhibit is sponsored by National Geographic with Arts and Exhibitions International and cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.  Ticket demand is expected to be brisk, so order your ti...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina firm that provides investors with analysis on local conditions, has named Cincinnati to its "Most Undervalued Cities List." Interestingly, we are one of five Ohio cities on the list of 15 that are undervalued. The company looks at economic and population growth, construction costs, vacancies, household income and interest rates.  Employment and job sector growth figure into the equation heavily.  They also evaluate metropolitan areas where buyers would tend to pay more for homes because it is considered a more desirable location.  San Diego, because of weather and ocean-side location, would have such a buyer's premium. Two cities received their worst possible rating, "Frankly Dangerous".  Those were Las Vegas (home prices down 52%) and Orlando (hom...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Cincinnati Is Listed #3 on Top 20 Most Frugal Cities List by Coupons.com   According to Coupons.com, residents of Cincinnati used the site's online coupons third on the list of cities across the nation.  Most frugal was Atlanta, then Tampa.  We were followed by St. Louis, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Nashville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh.  Results were weighted according to each city's population. With the sting of the recession being felt throughout the country, a growing number of Americans are using online coupons, some utilizing 20-50 coupons a week.  Ohio is the most frugal state, represented on the list by Cleveland at #8 and Columbus at #19.
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
The Cincinnati Art Museum and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are jointly sponsoring and first-of-its-kind exhibit of historic circus posters.   Strobridge Lithographing Company Living Pair of Full Grown Hippopotomi. 1882 Color Lithograph Poster Gift of the Strobridge Lithographing Company, 1965.685:47 Organized by Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Kristin Spangenberg, The Amazing American Circus Poster features 80 circus posters created between 1878 and 1939, along with materials related to circus advertising.  Cincinnati-based Strobridge Lithographing Company, which created all the posters in this exhibition, and became the leading printer for the major circuses of this time. The posters designed and printed by Strobridge were unrivaled for their quality, and cont...
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By Saralou Durham, Cincinnati Perspective Hyde Park,Anderson,Mt. Adam
(RE/MAX Preferred Group - Cincinnati Real Estate Team)
Arts Wave (formerly the Find Arts Fund) is again sponsoring Sampler Weekends...with the emphasis on the plural weekends.  As part of their emphasis on taking the arts to the communities throughout the region, the events have been expanded to encompass six weekends. So now, you have many more opportunities to celebrate the music, dance, theater, museum and festival offerings around the area.  So take your friends, family, children or neighbors in hand and plan on some special fun.  Best of all, it's FREE! Events for March 26 that caught my eye include: Cincinnati Art Museum - 11am-5PM The Amazing American Circus Poster exhibition. 11-12pm and 1-2pm -  Madcap Puppets presents Look Out Galileo! 12-12:30 pm - Forget Me Not Historic Dance 2-3pm - The Cultural Centre of India presents Incredi...
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By Derek Tye, Top Agent in Greater Cincinnati
(Keller Williams Seven Hills)
Single Family Home for sale in Cincinnati, OH Overview Maps Photos Description $114,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 1100 sqftLot: 0.51 acre(s) Location 4392 Aicholtz RoadCincinnati, OH 45245USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Derek L Tye The Tye Group Realtors(513) 732-2720derek@derektye.comhttp://www.CincyOhioHomes.com Listed by: Keller Williams Advisors Realty: 513-732-2720 Our recent listings Single Family Residential for $114,900 in Cincinnati, OHFour Bedroom home with all the extras!Great 2 Story Home with Finished Basement in Eastgate near UT North ParkIndian Hill Schools and a great updated home!Spectacular 5th Floor Condo in the McAlpin Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby prop...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
A Party You Can't Refuse:  Best of Cincinnati Celebration 2011   Like great food?  Interesting drinks?  Chances to win prizes?  And all while benefiting a charity?  Then we've got the magic combination for you:  The Best of Cincinnati Celebration 2011 is being held at Memorial Hall Wednesday March 30, 2011 from 5 - 9 pm.  Located at 1225 Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati, Memorial Hall is located next door to the Cincinnati Music Hall. The event will feature food from select Best of Cincinnati winners:  Jean Robert's Table, Melt, Teak Thai, Terry's Turf Club and quite a few more! Desert stations from The BonBonerie (SERIOUSLY Yummie!!) and Graeter's (only some of the best ice cream EVER), and coffee from Coffee Emporium. Drinks by some of the area's best bartenders featuring Hangar One ...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
A month or so ago my Buyer wrote and offer on a REO Property and we were told by the listing agent we had a choice for Title Companies but if we didn't choose the one the Asset Manager wanted to use we would pay for the service twice.  REALLY? My local Title Company says this isn't so, you cannot have fees on the HUD if the service was not performed, yet the listing agent said the opposite.  I feel so silly... My Buyer said okay, we would use the one the Asset Manager wanted.  It was SoJo, or SoJourners out of Cincinnati Ohio.  The processor was fabulous, she worked day and night and weekends.  I know because I received updates all the time! Lynn Anderson was a dream to work with, but that is where the fun time ends. Today is day number Six since closing.  The Buyers are fully moved in ...
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