Hamilton County, OH Real Estate News

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If you're a Cincinnati resident or planning to move to this beautiful city, you'll undoubtedly need access to various local services to make your life easier and more enjoyable. Whether it's a hardware store, car wash, hair salon, or plumbing service, having reliable options nearby is essential. In this comprehensive guide, we'll introduce you to the top-notch local Cincinnati businesses so you can easily navigate the Queen City. Beck Hardware: Where DIY Dreams Come TrueBeck Hardware is your go-to destination for all things DIY. Need tools, paints, or expert advice? Look no further! This family-owned hardware store has served the Cincinnati community from beginners to seasoned pros for generations. With their friendly staff and an extensive selection, your home improvement projects just...
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When it comes to our health, quick access to medical care is crucial. Knowing the hospitals near Cincinnati, OH, can be a lifesaver whether you're a Cincinnati resident or a visitor to Queen City. This comprehensive guide will explore the top healthcare facilities that will provide expert care when you need it most. We've covered you from Mercy Health Hospital to Cincinnati Children's Eastgate. Let's embark on this journey through Cincinnati's medical landscape, filled with expertise, experience, and humor!1. Mercy Health HospitalWhen it comes to healthcare in Cincinnati, Mercy Health Hospital stands out as a shining beacon of compassion and excellence. Located at the city's heart, this renowned facility is dedicated to providing top-notch medical care.What Makes Mercy Health Hospital S...
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Unique Things to Do in Cincinnati: HighlightsCincinnati, Ohio, sometimes referred to as "The Queen City" and "The Queen of the West," was given these names in honor of the unique history, culture, and arts the city offered amid the allure of the West's expansion. You often hear about major cities like New York or Chicago but less about Cincinnati. You are known as the "Paris of America" in the 1800s. Today's city is known for its gorgeous architecture, world-class museums, vibrant theater scene, and famous educational institutions. Many different entertainment options are available in Cincinnati, including live music, cafes, restaurants, beautiful parks, theaters, and Unique Things to Do in Cincinnati. Nearly all Cincinnati, Ohio, neighborhoods are within reasonable walking distance of ...
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Selling a house can be a daunting task, especially when you're looking to do it quickly. If you're located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and need to sell your house fast, you'll want to be strategic and informed. In this blog post, we'll discuss five essential tips to help you sell your house swiftly and effectively in the Cincinnati real estate market.Set the Right PriceOne of the most crucial factors in selling your house quickly is setting the right price. Pricing your home too high can discourage potential buyers, while pricing it too low may leave you with a significant loss. To determine the right price, research the local market, compare recent sales of similar homes in your area, and consider consulting with a real estate professional. Setting a competitive and attractive price will gene...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Beauties like this log cabin home may be common in some parts of the country, but they're not so common in Greater Cincinnati!  After taking a break during the COVID shutdown, we brought this home back on the market in late May to find that JUST RIGHT buyer for this gorgeous log cabin home on almost 5 acres of HEAVILY wooded land.  And that JUST RIGHT buyer has been found and has a contract to purchase!  Inspections are scheduled and we're on track for a late August closing.   This log cabin home features a FULL wrap around porch/deck so pick shade or sun to enjoy while you're sitting outside!Inside, this home GLEAMS thanks to the hardwood floors and walls on the main two living floors, and new carpet in the finished lower level.Despite being built in 1995, almost everything you'd want ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Looking for a different style of new construction low maintenance living in northern Cincinnati?  M/I Homes Lifestyle series of low maintenance homes in Daventry at Summit Park in Blue Ash are NOT like other low maintenance living homes in the area.M/I Homes low maintenance homes are similar to patio homes in that they're low maintenance in both building materials and the fact that the HOA mows the grass, takes care of the snow and does the basic landscaping.  But that's about where the similarity ends.The low maintenance homes in Daventry at Summit Park are similar to the low maintenance homes M/I Homes built in Mason's Alverta and to future homes in The Enclave at Carriage Hill in Liberty Township.  So the biggest differences?  Instead of ranch homes, expect two story homes AND rear l...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
I'm typically not a huge fan of writing back-up offers because I consider the odds of moving into primary position a bit slim and it keeps my clients in suspense for an extended time.If I'm the seller's agent, I consider a back-up offer a great piece of leverage.  The buyer starts making too many demands and you can drop the "we've got a back-up offer" card.  The buyer either backs off, or quits entirely and my seller can go to the back-up offer, which is most likely as good or better than the initial offer.So if I'm the buyer's agent, I know that's happening.  And I also know the seller has very few options to move from the primary offer to the back-up offer.  Basically the buyer has to fail to perform in some way:  not provide the earnest money, not provide the preapproval letter, fai...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
In search of low maintenance living on Cincinnati's West Side?  Patio homes are a bit scarcer to the west than they are north and east of Cincinnati, so Harrison's Villas of Westhaven may be just the answer to your home search!Ryan Homes is building approximately 40 patio homes in the Villas of Westhaven.  Located just north of the I74/Dry Fork Rd interchange, you can quickly head into downtown Cincinnati or head the opposite way and be in Indiana in moments.Ryan Homes has been increasing their Cincinnati area patio home offerings in the last few years, so you now have additional choices where to build a new construction patio home.  As far as the patio homes, Ryan Homes will be offering four floor plans (three ranch style and a two story option).  All will feature first floor master su...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The closer you get to downtown Cincinnati, the tougher it is to find detached condo living.  You can find condos downtown, but you're going to be part of a much bigger building and there will be no yard.So what if we told you there were detached condos in right outside Mariemont in Columbia Township?Welcome to Walnut Creek condos!What you have is one street of 32 detached condos.  What you can expect:Small yards2 car garages3-4 bathsA mix of ranch and two story homes with basementsBuilt in the late 80s to mid 90sNo amenities (no pool, etc.)HOA fees of approximately $400/monthThe HOA fees are high, but here's the good news.  These condos are a bit of a hybrid between patio homes and condos and are in the "landominium" category.  Basically the HOA takes care of the exterior of the home wi...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
  If you're looking for low maintenance living in the Montgomery Ohio area and want to build new, you're in luck...Robert Lucke Homes that is!  Last fall they announced plans for The Villas of Montgomery, and they've been making good progress on this small community!  Robert Lucke Homes bought a group of older small ranch homes and cleared the property just  a bit south of Bethesda North Hospital to make way for 12 attached ranch condos (or villas depending on your naming preference!). 2 of the 12 have already been sold and the foundation poured on the first pair of villas. And as they've progressed, there have been a couple of nice surprises! First, there's enough slope for 3 of the units to have walkout basements!  Of those 3 lots, 1 has already been sold. Secondly, the Village of Mon...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
While you'd like for no Cincinnati real estate purchase contracts to fall through, it does happen.  Fortunately the failure rate is rather low.And when a deal does fall through, one of the steps to releasing the deal is distributing the earnest money.The earnest money is essentially a deposit made at contract acceptance to show the seller the buyer is serious about the purchase and doesn't plan to abandon the deal.  However, the money does still belong to the buyer, and in most cases is applied as a credit when the sale is completed.The earnest money may be held by the broker on either side of the deal as specified by the contract.  In most cases if I'm repping the buyer I'm going to recommend our brokerage holds the funds.Why?  Just in case the deal does fail it is SLIGHTLY easier to r...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The weather is getting warmer and I know I'm back in lawn mowing season.  If I lived in a Greater Cincinnati patio home I wouldn't be breaking a sweat pushing a mower!  So if you're looking for low maintenance living, Fischer Homes has some move-in ready patio homes for you!  They take care of the snow and cut the grass, so you can spend more time enjoying Cincinnati or even heading out of town knowing all is well while you're gone! Fischer Homes remains one of the largest builders of Cincinnati patio homes, with first floor plans maxing out at about 2000 sq ft and then more can be added with a finished lower level or loft area depending on the selected plan.   Move-in ready patio homes are typically ready in 90 days or less, although some are slightly further out than that and have a T...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The flowers are blooming in Greater Cincinnati and this time of year is great for the builders!  They can really press the accelerator pedal and get homes finished up!  And that holds true for Drees Homes just like other new construction patio homes in our market!Drees is one of the top Cincinnati patio home builders and we've regularly had buyers choose Drees to provide a great community and build them their dream home!But let's say you don't want to wait 5-7 months to build a patio home from scratch, are there other options?  Yes there are!  Drees offers move-in ready patio homes just as they do for their "regular" homes and condos.Drees Homes offers a wide variety of patio home floor plans and you can expect the move-in ready homes to be styled and decorated to mainstream tastes.  No...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
 We found our first flower blooms of the year so we know Spring is coming!  And with Spring there's an expected acceleration of the real estate market.  Fischer Homes is already seeing that pickup with a reduction in available move-in ready patio homes in Greater Cincinnati.  This time last month there were 7 available and that number has shrunk to 5.  Fischer Homes remains one of the largest builders of Cincinnati patio homes, with first floor plans maxing out at about 2000 sq ft and then more can be added with a finished lower level or loft area depending on the selected plan.   Move-in ready patio homes are typically ready in 90 days or less.  Since these patio homes were not designed to order, they'll be constructed to fit mainstream tastes and using Fischer's most popular floor pla...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
We've started 2019 and Fischer Homes still has move-in ready new construction patio home in Greater Cincinnati!  Fischer Homes is one of the larger builders of Greater Cincinnati patio homes and has a variety of patio home communities in northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio. Fischer Homes typically has a small selection of patio homes that will be ready in 90 days or less, and in many cases ready today.  Since these patio homes were not designed to order, they'll be constructed to fit mainstream tastes and using Fischer's most popular floor plans. Fischer Homes is currently offering the following new construction patio homes in the Greater Cincinnati area that are already complete or will be in the next 3 months.  The selection is currently 7 patio homes (6 within 90 days and 1 TBD) and...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
We're wrapping up 2018 but it's not too late to claim a move-in ready Greater Cincinnati new construction patio home from Fischer Homes!  Fischer has a variety of patio home communities in northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio and they usually have a handful of patio homes ready today ro will be in the next 90 days.  Since these patio homes were not designed to order, they'll be constructed to fit mainstream tastes and using Fischer's most popular floor plans. Fischer Homes is currently offering the following new construction patio homes in the Greater Cincinnati area that are already complete or will be in the next 3 months.  The selection is currently 8 patio homes (5 within 90 days and 3 TBD) and 4 paired patio homes (think attached ranch condos for paired patio homes).  The paired pa...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Drees Homes is ready to give you a fantastic gift for the 2018 holiday season!  They've got move in ready new construction homes in Greater Cincinnati with early Black Friday type pricing!  We're seeing some significant discounts on a wide selection of homes in both northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati suburbs.    Check "Quick Closing Drees Homes For Sale in Greater Cincinnati" to find out what  Drees Homes currently has ready!  Some examples of current sales: Almost $30k off a patio home in Union Kentucky's Saratoga Springs community (part of Triple Crown) & $20k off a pato home in Union's Harmony Place. $50,000 off on a HUGE home in Sharonville's Allenhurst Reserve. Almost $27,000 off on a ranch home with a GREAT view in Morrow's Shepherds Crossing. $20,000 off on another HUGE home in...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
If you'd like a new Cincinnati patio home that would look like the one in the picture ,and complete with a SECOND garage door :), Brookstone Homes is making great progress in their The Enclave At Woodruff community in Anderson Ohio.  There aren't any finished houses YET, but they're working on the model home and have the streets and curbs in place.Brookstone Homes is the builder of other area patio home communities in Milford (still actively building) and Parkland Meadows in Symmes Township is completed (and that is our buyer's home there in the picture).Brookstone offers a very high quality patio home and as a smaller builder can more readily make adjustments to floor plans than your typical production builder.The Enclave at Woodruff is located between Woodruff Road and I-275.  We mean...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
  Robert Lucke Homes has just announced plans for The Villas of Montgomery, their newest maintenance free living community!  This is a VERY limited opportunity, with only room for 12 attached ranch condos.  While they may be called townhomes, these homes are one level living with an unfinished basement that can be finished if you desire. They're offering two main floorplans, both featuring 2 bedrooms, a 2 car garage, covered patio, open floor plan and you can count on luxury finishes.  One of the two floor plans also offers a study.  The two plans range from 1870 to 1960 square feet of living space on the main floor.  And since Robert Lucke Homes is a custom builder, you can alter the floor plan to suit as long as they haven't already started framing. Now brace yourself for some sticker...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Just about ready to buy a Fischer Home in the Greater Cincinnati area?STOP!!!  But just for a moment!  If you're ordering a built to order home, continue on (right after you select an agent to help you).But for the rest of you considering purchasing a market ready new construction patio hom, condo or single family home there's something you need to know that could save you tens of thousands of dollars!Fischer Homes is about to run a 72 hour flash sale on Cincinnati market ready Fischer homes and northern Kentucky market ready homes that are ready for immediate occupancy or will be ready in the next 30-45 days.  Sale prices will be a minimum of $10,000 off the current price and up to $84,000 off!  Prices will be revealed 3 p.m. Friday October 12, 2018 and available for contract starting ...
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