Lebanon, OH Real Estate News

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Don't Look For Us At the Mall!  Historic Downtown Lebanon Is Where To Go!It's home stretch for Christmas shopping, but don't look for us at the mall!  And not to say there aren't some good ones in the Warren County area (head to Deerfield Towne Center or a little further south to Kenwood Towne Centre if you just HAVE to mall shop), but we'd rather shop elsewhere, just around the corner in Lebanon! For unique gifts, we can head to historic downtown Lebanon to shop.  You won't find the made by the millions in China kind of gifts here.  Between antique stores and specialty shops there's no shortage of places to find a gift that doesn't look mass produced!  So skip the Snuggies and Chia Pets and give them something they'll remember a lot longer! And as long as you're there shopping, just so...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
20th Annual Pet Pictures with Santa Paws at The Humane Association of Warren County December 11 2010! Do you have that annual tradition of getting your pet pictures taken with Fluffy the Pomeranian or Paisley the Persian? How'd you like to get your pet's picture taken with Santa Paws AND benefit a worthwhile charity? Here's your chance!  The Humane Association of Warren County (located just off SR 48 at 230 Cook Road in Lebanon) will be hosting their 20th annual Pet Pictures with Santa Paws this Saturday December 11th from 11 am to 4:30 pm. A donation of $10 gets a 4 x 6" photo print in a holiday card, or for $20 the print plus a digital copy on a CD!  You can also donate $10 to get your pet remembered with a star or light on the shelter's trees!  The shelter is non-profits and proceeds...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Lebanon Ohio's Holiday Tour Of Homes Set for Sunday December 12th 2010!You know you LOVE the old homes in historic downtown Lebanon Ohio!  You've driven by and wished you could go in some of them, haven't you? Well now's your chance!  It's time again for Lebanon's Holiday Tour of Homes!  The area is hosting a self-guided walking tour between 1 and 6 pm this Sunday as eight homes open up their doors for you to see inside and view the Christmas decorations!  We can't tell you which homes, it's a secret, BUT rumor has it the Glendower Mansion is one of the eight!  Also included is a log home, a bed and breakfast and a Dutch Colonial!  You're obviously going to get a variety of architectural styles! Starting point is at The Old Post Office on Broadway, currently the Lebanon Banquet & Conven...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The Breakfast Club in Downtown Historic Lebanon OhioPlanning to spend the day shopping in downtown Lebanon's antique stores or off to ride the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad?  You're going to need some fuel!  Want to warm up from the snowy cold?  Then there's no better place to eat in downtown Lebanon than The Breakfast Club! Located at 102 North Broadway Lebanon Ohio 45036, (at the corner of Silver St and Broadway), just a little north of the main shopping area, The Breakfast Club is a downtown Lebanon fixture since 1993! With ample parking, this unique family owned Lebanon restaurant is going to give you one MAJOR problem!  So MANY outstanding choices!  They serve breakfast all day long (naturally!) or they have lunch items that you'll love too!  One thing we can guarantee, you WON'T...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Still Not Too Late to see the 2010 Lebanon Christmas Festival Horse Drawn Carriage Parade!!Yes, we know it's snowing, but what's more perfect for a Christmas Festival than the first snow of the season! You've missed the 1 pm parade, but they're back at 7 pm tonight (December 4, 2010) for the candlelight parade.  There's plenty of vendors with crafts, hot chocolate and food, and plenty of parking.  $5 gets you parking close to the event, or head further out and park on the street for free, just a few blocks of strolling will get you to historic downtown Lebanon. So turn off the TV, dress warm, pile the kids in the minivan and head down to see Santa and the carriages! See the slide show for a sample of today's 1 pm parade, there's more to see!! Slideshow will pop up in new window. This sl...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Sometimes there are interesting things to see all around you, but you need to give it a little twist and that same thing you've seen hundreds of times  has an interesting new look. Mix a sunny fall afternoon walking the downtown Lebanon Ohio brick sidewalks with a view up at the Lebanon City Hall clock tower, the flag waving against a blue sky, change your perspective and the view is now this! So if you're looking for a real estate team to give you something besides the same old, same old for selling your Warren County Ohio home, give The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite a call! Serving Warren County Ohio, Liz and Bill aka BLiz
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
22nd Annual Lebanon Ohio Christmas Festival and Horse Drawn Carriage ParadeDon't plan to drive through downtown Lebanon Ohio Saturday December 4th, 2010, because we've got bigger things going on that just cruising the streets!  The town Christmas tree has already been lit, so time to get serious about the holidays and throw a party!Starting at 10 am, it's Santa time!  Horse drawn carriage parades (1 pm AND 7 pm), little horses, big draft horses, you name it, they'll be there!Festivities will focus on Broadway and Mulberry streets, with the horse drawn carriage parades expanding that area a bit for their tour.Additionally, also present will be street vendors for food and crafts, live entertainment (strolling carolers & a bell choir), costumed characters straight from Dickens, and did we ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Lebanon Ohio  The Right Mix of Old and New! Lebanon Ohio.  She's been around a long time, hundreds of years, but she's still keeping up with the times! Websites, a Facebook page, convenient to Cincinnati and Dayton AND area amusement parks, one of the nation's largest YMCAs, a historic downtown with lots of neat shops, some old housing downtown and newer subdivisions on the outskirts.  You want to spend $100,000 or a million, there's a home in the area that will suit you!Got your curiosity up?  Give us a call and we'll be happy to help!   Serving Warren County!Liz & Bill aka BLiz
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Manna Cupcake Cafe Offers Gourmet Cupcakes Tea & Coffee in Historic Lebanon Ohio! UPDATE:  CLOSED 2/29/12UPDATE:  MANNA CUPCAKE CAFE HAS CLOSED.  YOU CAN CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK. You've got to love it when a family pursues it's dreams and opens a small business.  The latest addition to a long history of family run businesses?  A mother and her two daughters recently opened Manna Cupcake Cafe at 200 S. Broadway in historic Lebanon Ohio.    Just a block south of the famed restaurant The Golden Lamb, and next door to the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, Manna Cupcakes offers a variety of gourmet cupcakes, coffees and teas.Manna Cupcake Cafe is open Monday - Saturday 7 am to 9 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. 2/14/2011 Update:  We recommend calling and confirming hours before visiting...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Lucid Salon Hosting Visionaries & Voices Art Show!Last night Lebanon Ohio's Lucid Salon opened a Visionaries and Voices Art Show with a wine and cheese reception.  The art display will continue for approximately two weeks.                       Visionaries and Voices is a non-profit Cincinnati organization with two studio locations specializing in Outsider Art.  Outsider Art refers to self-taught artists without the limitations and expectations of the "normal" art community.  Visionaries and Voices hosts Outsider Artists both with and without disabilities in a studio environment, providing a means to express themselves and their art, and develop friendships at the same time.               Lucid Salon has approximately 13 artists on display, with a brief biography available on each artis...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad:  Upcoming Special EventsLove to ride the rails?  Have we got a Warren County Ohio attraction for you!  The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad terminal is just a block south of the nationally famous Golden Lamb in historic downtown Lebanon Ohio! Train rides are approximately 5 miles in each direction in a 1930's vintage railroad car and last approximately one hour.  WARNING:  There are NO restrooms on board, so make that pit stop BEFORE riding the train! Upcoming special events include: Murder Mystery Dinner Train:  45 minutes of train ride with the mystery unfolding as characters interact with you on the train ride!  Then on to Golden Lamb for dinner, then to the conclusion of the murder mystery afterward! Pumpkin Patch Express:  Ride the train to Schappacher F...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
What's going on at the corner of Jack and Phillips in Turtlecreek Township?  We've been residents of Turtlecreek Township Ohio for 19 years.  Whenever we've driven by this intersection just off SR123 and I-71, there's always been soybean or corn in the fields.  Typical Warren County country life here, with easy access to the interstate! So late last week, suddenly we see bulldozers, backhoes and trucks working the corner.  Hmmm...what's going on?  No one in their right mind would build a home right there, so maybe a fast food joint?  There's not one at the interstate exchange, but plenty 3 miles away in Lebanon.  Seems like a less than optimal place for one though, tucked in behind the BP gas station. After watching for a couple of more days and seeing an earth berm go around the whole ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Warren County residents of Lebanon Ohio will be pleased to know that the Lebanon City Government has launched an official Facebook page! So far, Lebanon has 86 fans and expected to grow fast as news gets out! The Lebanon city government plans to use the Facebook page to get announcements out regarding city services, festivals, events and other news. To visit the official Facebook page, click HERE! We hope you enjoy! Liz and Bill
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Ranch Homes For Sale Lebanon Ohio This Ranch Home For Sale in Lebanon Ohio was just placed on the market. Tall Cathedral Ceilings and clean as a pin! Cathedral Ceilings and Overview Maps Photos Features Description Video $174,900 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms Location 4304 Springboro RdLebanon, OH 45036 To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Scott Baker, ABR e-Pro (513) 403-5323scott.baker@cbws.comhttp://www.ScottBakerHomes.com Listed by: Coldwell Banker West Shell Our recent listings Cathedral Ceilings andFront Porch5 BedroomsWalk to ElementaryFirst Time on the Market!!! Subscribe to our listing feed See more Lebanon, OH real estate for sale Anytime you have any questions about any home for sal...
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By Rob Fields
(Huntington National Bank)
There are approximately 180 students (K - 6th Grade) who have been identified by teachers and staff as showing signs of chronic hunger in Lebanon City Schools.  With your help and through a partnership with Shared Harvest Food Bank, Manna Worldwide, Heritage Baptist Church and Lebanon City Schools, we have an opportunity to ensure students that are in greatest need receive six nutritious meals each weekend.  The cost of the program is fully funded by donations from various sources including local businesses, churches, organizations and citizens. This school year, volunteers will be needed on Wednesday evenings to help fill the backpacks at Heritage Baptist Church.  Donations will also be accepted, and 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go toward the purchase of food. Hunger has a...
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At the Lebanon Huntington branch we are doing our best to offer our customers the best programs to get out of debt, lower expenses and invest to have a better way of life. With that said check out this program the is exclusive to Huntington in our market. This program will lower your qualified rate by 3% as long as you use at least half of the loan to do your upgrades to your home. The program has a couple qualifying guidelines: the loan has to be used to make your home more energy efficient. For example energy-star products, windows, and insulation. This is just a short list of items that the loan can be used on. Example You qualify for a loan at 8% with the Huntington loan (with discounts) we will give you a rate of 5% for the next five years. This loan is not for everyone but it is a...
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By George McGowan
(Sibcy Cline Realtors)
By now, you might have heard about the tax credit offered to first time home buyers.  The government is offering a $7500 (or 10% the value of the home, which ever is less) tax credit to first time home buyers that purchase a home between April 9, 2008 to June 30, 2009.   There are some income restrictions on the tax credit.   Obviously, this can be a significant tax incentive for a first time home buyer but I do have some mix emotions about this incentive.  According the house bill, 2 years after a person claims this tax credit they have to start re-paying the tax at 6.67% per year for the next 15 years.  If the individual decides to sell the property prior to paying the full the amount back, the remaining balance is due in that year.  So, what this credit amounts to is an interest free...
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By George McGowan
(Sibcy Cline Realtors)
  There are a number of benefits of owning your own home and not all of them are tax breaks and building of equity.   Homeowners also enjoy many social benefits.  They tend to be more active in their community due to the greater financial stake they have in their neighborhoods.  Because home owners are more involved, they tend to form relationships with other home owners as well as business owners.   With homeownership also comes stability, according to the US Census from 2005 to 2006 only 7.1% of homeowners moved.  This is way less than the 30.2% of renters that move.   It only tends to reason that the longer you live in a community the more involved that you will become.
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By James Gordon, REALTOR, PBD SFR SRS
(Sibcy Cline Realtors®)
This is the third entry this week in our talent show. See the crazy stufff our broker gets us to do! Just click on the link to view this entry it will open in a new window. As always any comments will be forwarded to the responsible parties. This group is pretty good please enjoy the video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixlH-tCvG0www.Find1Home.com
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