Springboro, OH Real Estate News

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Christmas in Historic Springboro Ohio November 16-18 2012 Christmas??  But BLiz, we're not even at Halloween yet!  Macy's....you're just too slow!  But if you live in Springboro Ohio you get a jump on Christmas.  They don't even wait for Thanksgiving to start the celebration!   SEVEN blocks of Main Street in historic downtown Springboro will be Christmas party central November 16-18. Now in it's 26th year, this Yuletide celebration is expected to pull around 50,000 people to this huge Christmas block party! Hours: Friday 6 - 10 p.m. (Opening Ceremony at 6:45 and tree lighting at 7 p.m.) Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Parade at 11:55 a.m.) Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.   Entertainment: Each day the kids of the area will be adding to the festivities, with local school choirs, dancers and musicians ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Springboro Ohio 45066 Single Family Home Residential Market Report September 2012 Welcome to the September 2012 edition of our Springboro Ohio single family home market report.  This report covers the Springboro Community School district single family homes (so portions of surrounding townships will be included e.g. Clearcreek & Turtlecreek).  This report will only cover single family homes and not include condominium data.  The Springboro area is popular, especially with residents seeking to commute into Dayton (easy access with I75 and SR741), and even works well for those not minding a bit longer commute south to the Cincinnati area.  Springboro is a good choice for couples where one works in Dayton and the other in Cincinnati. Springboro Community Schools are among the state's best ...
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By Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale
(Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
What Past Ohio Home Buyers and Miami Valley Home Sellers Said... “Christina did a great job for us. We are very picky whom wehire as many realtors add little value and do not want to put in the extraeffort to go above and beyond. Right after we fired one realtor, we went to anopen house and found Christina. We were very impressed, as she went the extramile for the seller and added real value for them. She was very warm andengaging. We then asked her to represent us. She did an awesome job, eventhough we were fairly demanding and helped us into the house of our dreams. I highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.” Jeremy Schans, Springboro Ohio Home Buyer “Christina smoothed out what could have been a very bumpy ride purchasing ournew homestead. We knew so little about the geogr...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Springboro Ohio 45066 Single Family Home Residential Market Report August 2012 Welcome to our inaugural Springboro Ohio single family home market report.  This will be a monthly review of the Springboro Community School district single family homes (so portions of surrounding townships will be included e.g. Clearcreek & Turtlecreek).  This report will only cover single family homes and not include condominium data.  The Springboro area is popular, especially with residents seeking to commute into Dayton (easy access with I75 and SR741), and even works well for those night minding a bit longer commute south to the Cincinnati area.  Springboro is a good choice for couples where one works in Dayton and the other in Cincinnati. Springboro Community Schools are among the state's best public ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
New Construction Patio & Lifestyle Homes:  Soraya Farms in Clearcreek TownshipWelcome to Soraya Farms in Clearcreek Township!  This community is so new you might not even find it on the maps!  In fact, Google doesn't have it clearly marked yet.  Soraya Farms is located in Clearcreek Township on the west side of State Route 48 just below the northern edge of the Warren County line (near Village Rental).  It offers Springboro Schools and is a Design Homes builder Planned Urban Development (PUD). Basically Soraya Farms is a mixture of different home styles and is in the process of Phase I and II buildings.  A clubhouse with pool and exercise room are complete, as is the lake in the center of the community.As far as the homes themselves, there are single family residences, and a Lifestyle 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)
NEW PRICE ALERT:  Clearcreek Twp/Springboro Schools 3 BR Ranch Home w/ Pond now $189,900 Our clients have decided they don't want to own this home any longer and their loss is your gain!  We've cut over $11,000 from the asking price and they want offers!  This home is a real rarity, with over an acre of land, a large pond out front, woods to the left and rear and the QUIETEST neighbors you could ever ask for on the right (okay, they're quiet because it's a historic cemetery!) The home itself is a bit different than your typical ranch home as it is elevated, so some steps up to the full width porch, or come up from the two car garage in the basement to reach the main level.  The lower level is finished and has a walkout, along with a 3rd bath. Upstairs you have three bedrooms, two full 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)
December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing:  Dorothy Lane Market and Good Neighbor Bags True hunger isn't something most of us have to deal with, if anything we've got an overabundance of the good stuff this time of year.  The sugar cookies, pies, cakes, buckeyes, lemon bars and so much more are everywhere! But too many of our neighbors don't have enough of the basics to reliably feed their families.  A cutback in work hours or job loss, some unexpected repair bills, gas going up, any number of things can push them over the razor's edge of having just enough to make ends meet and coming up short.  And it's not always apparent on the surface, the person with troubles might be driving a BMW or a 1983 Chevy.  So how is one of our local businesses helping address the issue?  Dorothy Lane M...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Christmas in Historic Springboro Ohio November 18-20 2011 Macy's....you're just too slow!  Why wait to Thanksgiving weekend to get your first taste of Christmas?  Springboro Ohio is firing the opening salvo in the Christmas festivities with a three day festival November 18-20 on SEVEN blocks of Main Street in historic downtown Springboro. Now in it's 25th year, this Yuletide celebration is expected to pull around 70,000 people to this huge Christmas block party! Hours: Friday 6 - 10 p.m. (Opening Ceremony at 6:45 and tree lighting at 7 p.m.) Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Parade at 11:55 a.m.) Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Entertainment: Each day the kids of the area will be adding to the festivities, with local school choirs, dancers and musicians doing their thing for your enjoyment!  And there...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Springboro (45066) Ohio Patio Home Market Report For October 2011 If you're interested in buying or selling a Springboro patio homes, information is your friend!  What's on the market?  What's been selling?  Is there new construction?  We spend a lot of time keeping up with the Warren County patio home market, so we're going to provide you with a brief update on the latest status of the three Springboro patio home communities:  Colonies at North Hills, The Cove at Settlers Walk, and Heatherwoode. While 2011 activity hasn't been tremendous, there has been movement in the market and it's good to see some new construction again.  New construction builds are typically a good sign that the market is heading back in the right direction.  And with Springboro's #42 Rank in Money Magazine's Top ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Springboro (45066) Patio Homes:  The Cove at Settlers Walk Information If you're looking for a Springboro patio home with ready access to Cincinnati or Dayton, and very quick access to downtown Springboro, The Cove may be just the place for you! Springboro has a lot going for it!  Springboro was ranked #42 in the country by Money Magazine this year for best small cities/towns to live in.  And with The Cove just around the corner from Dorothy Lane Market, you're just minutes from Killer Brownies, a great wine selection, plenty of excellent prepared foods and friendly staff, DLM is superb.  And bonus for you, just on the back side of DLM is China Cottage, easily our favorite Chinese restaurant in the area! The Cove patio homes are on two streets circling a pond just inside one of the Sett...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Springboro (45066) Patio Homes:  Heatherwoode Community Information If you're looking for a Springboro patio home with ready access to Cincinnati or Dayton, and very quick access to downtown Springboro or Dorothy Lane Market, Heatherwoode & Heather Glen may be just the place for you!  Heatherwoode patio homes are on two cul de sac streets just inside the Heatherwoode community entrance.  Heather Glen is located just north of the Heatherwoode section on it's own cul de sac.  The community is east of SR741 and a short distance south of the SR73 intersection.   As part of the Heatherwoode community, you have access to the community pool & tennis courts, and Heatherwoode Golf Course winds through the community.  Heatherwoode patio homes are atypical of most patio home communities and offer ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Patricia Allyn Park in Clearcreek Township, OhioConveniently located at 7256 State Route 48 (use Springboro Ohio for GPS), just south of the State Route 73 crossing, Patricia Allyn Park offers acres of play area for you and your family!           The park amenities include soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, a disc golf course, picnic areas with shelters, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and walking paths!           The park is open April through October from 7 am to 10 pm, and the remainder of the year 7 am to 7 pm!Click Patricia Allyn Park Rules for details on the park, and click Patricia Allyn Park Shelter Reservation to get the form to reserve you shelter!  Currently, shelters rent for $35 for Clearcreek Township residents, $50 for non-residents.Serving Warren Count...
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By Julie Beall, CRS
(Irongate Realtors)
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: "The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson THIRTY-ONE SECONDS TO GO! You may recall the story of how steel-magnate Andrew Carnegie commissioned Napoleon Hill to learn the true philosophy of success from America's most successful individuals of the early 1900's. Hill's search for those success secrets culminated in his well-known book "Think & Grow Rich". What you may not know was how Hill almost squandered the opportunity offered by Carnegie. At the end of a long interview, Carnegie abruptly told Hill, "We've talked a long time and I have shown you the greatest opportunity a young man ever had to become famous, rich, and useful. Now - if I choose you out of the two hundred and forty other applicants - if I introduce you to t...
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By Julie Beall, CRS
(Irongate Realtors)
Heather's Coffee and Cafe in Springboro Julie BeallI can remember the first time I visited Heather's last December. It was a cold day, snow dusting the road as I parked outside of the quaint historical building. I walked up the front portch and as soon as I opened the front door, I felt relaxed. The hardwood floors, warm colors, cozy furniture and fireplace invited me into the cafe. I turned a few corners and found myself in line to order. I had no idea what they had on the menu or what I should try, so I asked them. Heather and Nikki were both working at the counter that day, and recommended a dirty chai tea (A chai tea with a shot of espresso!). I took their advice and ordered a lunch sandwich too. While my food was being prepared, Nikki showed me around to different rooms and I ended...
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By Julie Beall, CRS
(Irongate Realtors)
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: "Thought in the mind hath made us. What we areBy thought was wrought and built. If a man's mindHath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comesThe wheel the ox behind . . . . . . If one endureIn purity of thought, joy follows himAs his own shadow - sure." ~ James Allen GO TO THE GARDEN! The human mind is like a garden. It directly reflects the care and attention given to it. Consider two gardens side-by-side, in the same soil. The first is bursting with color, gives off the most delicate of fragrances, is free of weeds, and forest green. New buds continually replace each other, and it's a delightful place to spend a sunny day. Just a few feet away, you encounter a musty patch of stunted leaves, few blooms, parched soil, and insect infestation. The few plants remaini...
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By Julie Beall, CRS
(Irongate Realtors)
Take a look at some of the highlights of Springboro, OH in Warren County! For more information, please visit: http://www.JulieBeall.com
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By Jon Higgins, ABR
(Century 21 Elite Performance)
Fellow Realtors, clients, family and friends, today I write to tell you that I have left Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors and have joined the Elite team at Century 21 Elite Performance, and what a perfect fit it is for me.  I have more to tell you all and look forward to updating you soon on this very good move! The face of Real Estate is changing with these changing times and so has the name of my brokerage in order to better serve you my clients and give you the kind of quality attention that you deserve! This is going to be great. 
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By Julie Beall, CRS
(Irongate Realtors)
Ever wish you had a resource that would tell you the places where you can be sure to have a good time? Ever wanted a quick reference to ideas for a fun night out? www.JulieBeall.com has created a webpage for you: www.BestOfSpringboro.com Our team has spent many hours voting on the "Bests" of Springboro to provide you with our opinions and insight. We encourage you to please check it out and give us feedback. Do you agree with us? Or do you think another place in Springboro has the Best Coffee? Best Park? Best Breakfast? ...Or maybe you want to see a different "Best" on our webpage. E-mail: Julie@JulieBeall.com
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By Jon Higgins, ABR
(Century 21 Elite Performance)
Springboro 2007 to 2008 Year End Number Comparison Fellow Springboro residents, we're down $36,000,000.00 this year from 2007. The good news?  Over $141,000,000.00 of real estate changed hands with a total of 404 homes sold! Average sales price in the Boro is down $16,000.00.  There are amazing deals interspersed in those numbers as well.  If you have any questions comments or concerns about these numbers or would like an individual market analysis for your imediate neighborh                                    2007 Year End Numbers at a Glance Sold: 518  Other: 0  Total: 518    Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM  Minimum  2   1.00   960   $79,500   $65,000   1   Average  4   3.10   2,494   $282,614   $272,304   139   Median  4   3.00   1,926   $250,000   $2...
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By Jon Higgins, ABR
(Century 21 Elite Performance)
  Out of 412 Homes currently on the market, there are still 157 homes listed from $250,000.00 to $400,000.00 thus accounting for close to 40% of all homes currently listed in the BORO.  Interestingly enough if you were to look at the average home price in Springboro in 2003 and compare it to 2008 it actually shows a rate of APPRECIATION of 3%.  That number is decieving however in that we're still seing price drops of $60,000.00 to $100,000.00 in homes originally priced in the $400,000.00 to $600,000.00 price range.  The past few months those kind of price drops have leveled out - fortunatlely for the sellers and the market as a whole and in the Boro we seem to be at or getting close to our markets bottom.  Only time will tell but I will continue to keep you informed.  As always if you h...
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