6 Sentences a Home Buyer Needs to Rephrase

In life, there’s being honest and then there’s being too honest...sort of like when someone asks how you are doing and you go into a rant about your life when all they expected was a simple ‘Good’. The world of real estate is not much different. If you’re a home buyer, it’s important to be…
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Cincinnati Hits Growth Spurt & Proves It’s a Place Worth Living

If you’re in the Cincinnati area, you’ll be pleased to hear that the number of available jobs have finally topped pre-recession levels. With that, we’ve surpassed the rest of the state in growth and hit a benchmark we’ve waited a long time to see. Greater Cincinnati’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2, well below the national…
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5 Great Energy Efficient Upgrades that Appeal to Buyers

We keep hearing it, and we don’t think the term “green” is going away anytime soon. We’re thankful for that though! Even the slightest energy efficient upgrade within a home can make a large impact on the ecosystem. We foresee this trend continuing to gain popularity with the younger home-buying generations for years to come.…
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What You Need to Know About Homeowners Associations

If you are looking to buy a home or you recently purchased a home within a neighborhood that has community features, chances are likely that you entered into a neighborhood that is maintained by a homeowners association (HOA). If you haven’t heard this term before, there are a few things you need to know about…
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Commercial Developments Making Ohio a New Hot Spot

There’s no doubt that Southern Ohio is seeing an influx of new commercial developments. With projects like the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek and Liberty Center in Dayton, Southern Ohio is seeing a good boost in its economic growth. It is becoming a “highly desirable market for retailers” according to local brokers. So what…
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5 Clever Ways to Maximize Your Entryway Storage Space

Maintaining a clear entryway is often difficult when it is the dumping ground for personal items. If you’re one of the many people that drops shoes, coats, keys, and other miscellaneous items in the foyer when you walk in the door, it’s still possible to reclaim that space and get organized! With a few simple…
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9 Steps a Buyer Needs to Remember During the Escrow Process

Once you’ve gone through the appropriate steps in the offer process (offer, counteroffer, purchase agreement, disclosures), you’re ready to move into escrow! This is the very long 7th inning stretch where a day, a week, or a month feels more like a year. Escrow is the time period between when you sign the purchase agreement…
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How Powerful is Curb Appeal in a Buyer’s Mind?

The housing market is strong and inventory is tight. Most sellers are seeing quicker home sales than in previous years, but that doesn’t mean a seller can skimp on improving certain areas. While most people focus on interior home improvements like painting, installing new fixtures, or giving the house a deep clean, 72% of buyers…
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5 Home Owner Tips that You Didn’t Know as a Renter

So you’ve taken the plunge from renting a house to home ownership and you’re thinking now what? If a repair pops up, you can’t call the landlord to come fix it and that might pose as a problem for some people. Luckily for you, there are precautionary measures you can take as a new homeowner…
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7 Ultimate Home Buying Questions to Ask Your New Spouse

As if buying a house wasn’t already a big enough decision, imagine trying to buy a house with your new spouse! All the joy and excitement of searching for a place to call home as a newlywed couple can quickly fade when you start arguing about the tiniest details. While it’s true that most newlyweds…
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