5 Fantastic Ways to Start Mixing Vintage Style into Your Home Decor

There’s a new design style in town and if you haven’t seen it yet...where have you been?! Okay, we’re sort of joking around, but not about the new flea market (aka - farmhouse) home decor style. When you start with a neutral palette, you can easily add a few bargain pieces into your home decor.…
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8 Great Tips on Turning a Starter Home into an Investment

If this is your first time buying a home, don’t jump into this thrilling experience empty handed! Aside from hiring an expert real estate agent, you need to think of this as a long-term investment. Typically, a starter home is one that you will grow out of and eventually move out of. However, if you…
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10 Extremely Useful Tips on Prepping Your Home for Autumn

Now that summer has drawn to an end and we're well into autumn, it’s the perfect time to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Below are 10 end-of-summer home maintenance tips that will give you a jump-start on prepping your home for autumn. Have the furnace inspected Apply a fresh coat of paint to…
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6 Great Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home Decor

One of the most recent home decor trends that is popular thanks in part to Chip and Joanna Gaines from the popular HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’ is the use of reclaimed wood. Raw wood and the use of raw materials has ranked top on several decor trend lists over the past few years and is…
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Getting a Higher Offer After You’ve Already Accepted One

That moment of relief gave you peace of mind when your agent came to you with a solid offer from a buyer. You accepted the offer on your home and it’s a number you are satisfied with. Now it’s time to work with your agent on the final details like inspections, disclosures, and closing. But…
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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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