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)
What's My Lebanon Ohio Home Worth?  November 2014 Real Estate Update We've hit the cold season, even having our first significant snowfall.  Thanksgiving meals have been eaten and leftovers consumed.  We're fast running out of 2015 and Christmas is less than 3 weeks away! Now has the real estate Santa been putting coal in home buyers and sellers stockings, or giving them what's on their wish list?  Stay with us for the full Lebanon real estate market report and Search Lebanon Ohio homes for sale links towards the end.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Lebanon single family homes homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. All data is for the Lebanon School District area, so is not limited solely to Lebanon city li...
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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's Christmas Festival Horse Drawn Carriage Parade December 6 2014 Nothing quite says Christmas like the sights and sounds of Lebanon's annual Horse Drawn Carriage Parade!  Clip, clop, clip, clop.  Santa's ho ho ho!! A cup of hot chocolate to warm your insides. The jingling of bells. It's a great experience to line the streets of historic downtown Lebanon and watch carriage after carriage go by!  You can expect about 100 of them, with everything from small ponies and little carts, to the enormous draft horses! Downtown Lebanon will swell with visitors (estimated at about 200,000!) for the 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. editions of the parade!  Parking will be at a premium (expect to walk SEVERAL blocks from the parade unless you fork over some dollars to one of the closer folks charging to pa...
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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 My Lebanon Ohio Home Worth?  October 2014 Real Estate Update Fall has arrived.  Most of the leaves have flashed their bright colors and fallen to the ground!  We've even seen a FEW snow flakes....snow PLEASE STAY AWAY FOR NOW!!!  DST has kicked in and it's dark early.  Yes, we have all the signs of the cold season!  But you know what turned out NOT to be cold last month?  The Lebanon real estate market!  The numbers were pleasantly surprising, so stay with us for the full Lebanon real estate market report and Search Lebanon Ohio homes for sale links towards the end.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Lebanon single family homes homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. All data is for the Lebanon School Di...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
ARF!!! Lebanon Hosting 4th Annual Howl'oween Pooch Parade October 25 2014 It's almost time for Lebanon to get their howl on, as in the 4th annual Howl'oweeen Pooch Parade!  Held on Mulberry Street Saturday October 25th from 11 to 3, this event gives you an excuse to come to historic downtown Lebanon Ohio and have a good time!  You'll get to see dozens of our canine friends in costume and see just how creative their human caretakers can be!  There will be food vendors, and animal themed booths too!  Of course animal rescue groups will be there, so you might find that perfect furry companion to take home with you if you're not already full up! You can save on your registration fee by paying $10 by October 24th at one of the local downtown merchants when you turn in your registration form....
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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 Hosts Inaugural Oktoberfest Saturday October 18 2014 Okay, Lebanon is never going to rival Cincinnati and Munich for large scale Oktoberfests, but that doesn't mean the festival capital of Warren County can't add one more party to its busy annual slate! This Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Lebanon will host its first (of what we expect to be many more years of!) Oktoberfest.  The event will be hosted on Mulberry Street and you'll have 12 hours of fun!  And despite this being a beer themed event, there are kid friendly events planned from 11 to 5, featuring Glen Helen Raptor Program, facepainting and a petting zoo! From 2:30 to 10 there will be live music with four different bands (and we're not expecting any Oompahs to be heard)!  Will there be a chicken dance?  You'll have to...
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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 Pumpkin Patch Express October 2014 Halloween is coming and the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad has just the ticket to put a smile on your kid's face for October!  Combine pumpkins with a train and what do you get?  LM&M's Pumpkin Express running weekends in October!  The leaves have already started turning and falling and the weather has cooled, so we know it's time to shift gears and start enjoying a different kind of outside activity!  Here's a chance to ride the train and pick out a SMALL pumpkin at Schappacher Farm Barn when the train stops there!  And you can buy a larger pumpkin while you're there if you've got the muscles to carry it back on the train!  And if you get one too big to heft around, you can make arrangements with Schappacher Farm to 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)
Don't Get Lost At Irons Fruit Farm's Corn Maze! You might know Irons Fruit Farm from the LONG lines at Lebanon's Country Applefest every year, home of some killer apple fritters and apple cider!  But there's something else you should know Irons Fruit Farm and that's their annual themed corn maze!  12 acres of GPS guided tractor art and this year the theme honors our military!  While that's not quite my old ship in the bottom corner, it's close enough!   2014 Corn Maze at Irons Fruit Farm, photo courtesy of Irons Fruit Farm You can visit Irons Fruit Farm at 1640 Stubbs Mill Rd in Lebanon.  Turn onto Stubbs Mill Rd right next to the Bob Evans on SR123 and you'll be there before you know it.  Click the picture above to visit their website for directions and more information. You can wander...
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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 My Lebanon Ohio Home Worth?  September 2014 Real Estate Update If you had any doubt Summer was over this weekend should have removed that skepticism!  The weather was chilly and based on the leaves falling, it seems like we're skipping the whole yellow gold red leaf turning and just going straight to "on the ground"!.  As far as the real estate market, we were already seeing signs of Fall prior to September, so there aren't any real shockers in the past month's data.  Stay with us for the full Lebanon real estate market report and Search Lebanon Ohio homes for sale links towards the end.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Lebanon single family homes homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. All data is for...
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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 Hosts Country Applefest September 27 2014 Have an apple fritter!  Quoting Homer Simpson, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... A cup of apple cider?  Got that too!  Apple pie?  Caramel covered apples?  You bet they're both available!  Basically if it's apple related you can probably find it next Saturday at the 32nd annual Lebanon Country Applefest!  It's one of our HUGE annual events, and since Summer is officially in our rear view mirror by then, it's our local way of saying Hello to the Fall season!  Country Applefest is a ONE DAY event, RAIN OR SHINE held in historic downtown Lebanon from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.!  And admission is free, although you may spend a bit of parking depending on how much (or how little) you want to walk! You'll have vendors, but they are limited to arts, crafts and...
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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 My Lebanon Ohio Home Worth?  August 2014 Real Estate Update We're past the peak of the summer.  Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and while the August real estate market in Lebanon was still VERY strong, the stats point to the following of our typical annual slowdown in sales volume as summer passes.  Stay with us for the full Lebanon real estate market report and Search Lebanon Ohio homes for sale links towards the end.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Lebanon single family homes homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. All data is for the Lebanon School District area, so is not limited solely to Lebanon city limits.   With Lebanon being named one of Ohio magazine's Top 5 Hometowns for 2012, Lebanon...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Thomas The Tank Engine Visits Lebanon September 5-7 & 12-14 2014 It's Liz and Bill Spear your local RE/MAX team with another local event you just may want to attend, especially if you've got Thomas The Tank Engine fans underfoot in your home!  Thomas The Tank Engine's annual visit to the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad in historic downtown Lebanon has blown the whistle and arrived at the station! The young ones will be going bonkers as Thomas the Tank Engine takes them on a 25 minute ride on the rails!  With two sessions scheduled (September 5 through 7 and 12 through 14), you've got plenty of opportunity to catch a ride on this special train!  Starting at 10 a.m., trains run every hour until 3 p.m.  Included in your ticket price is a 25 minute ride on the train, a visit by Sir Topham H...
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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 Poplar Hill Home Under Contract In 19 Days! What do you get when you combine an immaculately kept home, motivated sellers and the marketing of The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite?  An accepted contract in only 19 days!  Considering the average time to get a contract in Lebanon is 64 days, we're very pleased to beat the average so significantly! Our sellers got a head start months ago, calling us out to chat and get our advice on what was best to do to prepare their 3 bedroom with a loft home ready for sale just in case they decided to proceed.  They made all the necessary adjustments, so when they called us back later, it was time to do the paperwork and snap the photos for an intro to the Lebanon market before the summer peak season wrapped up. And keep in mind, that 19 day...
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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 School Tax Levy Renewal Passed August 2014 We're happy to report that the Lebanon Ohio school district tax levy renewal EASILY passed Tuesday with almost a 2 to 1 ratio in favor.  Per the Warren County Board of Elections, 2130 votes FOR and 1088 AGAINST.  So that means the tax levy first passed in 2005 and renewed in 2008, 2011 and now 2014 will continue to raise approximately $4 million a year in funding for Lebanon schools.  The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the amount to average $168 per YEAR for Lebanon home owners. Perhaps it was because the tax levy renewal was the only issue on the ballot, but Tuesday's voter turnout was really low.  Like REALLY low.   Only 13.56% of the eligible voters cast a ballot.  Over 20,000 voters declined to participate.  Perhaps they didn'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)
What's My Lebanon Ohio Home Worth?  July 2014 Real Estate Update We're in the peak of summer although the relatively cool weather might fool you!  The Lebanon Blues Festival has already come and gone, but the rest of summer fun is still ahead of us (although you can ALMOST hear the school bells ringing!!).  Has the Lebanon real estate market gone up, and your home's worth with it?  Stay with us for the full Lebanon real estate market report and Search Lebanon Ohio homes for sale links towards the end.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Lebanon single family homes homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. All data is for the Lebanon School District area, so is not limited solely to Lebanon city limits.   With Leba...
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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 School Tax Levy Renewal On Ballot August 5 2014 Tuesday it will be your decision.  First to go and vote or skip the election?  You know our recommendation is always GO VOTE!  We've witnessed plenty of elections come down to not really representing the overall wishes of the community, but the WIN going to the side that actually gets the biggest turnout.  Lots of grumbling after results are announced, but if you stay home you forfeit your right to grumble as far as we're concerned. And an election that has to do with the overall health of our local education systems should rank highly on your list of  things to do for Tuesday August 5th! This election is not for a NEW tax, but a 3 year RENEWAL of an existing school levy tax approved in 2005, 2008 & 2011!  So again, this will ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
16th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival August 2 2014 Has Got The Blues! It's your local RE/MAX team Liz & Bill Spear with another local event that we think might interest you!  Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Lebanon Blues Festival August 2 2014!   The Lebanon Blues Festival is just another reason many folks love living in the Lebanon area!  It's a big summer event in historic downtown Lebanon, and mix in a series of runs, a classic car show  AND a motorcycle show too!  The Lebanon Blues Festival will be held on Mulberry Street from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday August 2nd.  Admission is FREE! For the runners, the Red Hot Blues Run returns!  featuring 5k, 10k, 15k and a Kids Run!  Run starts at 7 p.m, check in time 4:30 p.m.  Race starts in front of the Golden Lamb in downtown Lebanon...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Search Cincinnati MLS for Lebanon School District Ohio Single Family Homes For Sale Want to search Cincinnati MLS for Lebanon homes for sale?  Whether you're thinking of moving to Lebanon, or just wanting to check out what your neighbor is asking for their home, we've made it simple for you! Just click Search Cincinnati MLS Lebanon School District Homes For Sale and you'll get a FREE list of all the Cincinnati MLS listed Lebanon School District homes that are NOT already under contract!   Now if you're serious about buying a Lebanon home, you probably want more than the generic show me everything type search result, but we've got those too on our site! You can either build your own search through our ADVANCED SEARCH option, or you can take advantage of some of our ready made custom sea...
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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 My Lebanon Ohio Home Worth?  June 2014 Real Estate Update The summer party time is here!  Fireworks the last few nights can easily be seen and heard as local celebrations mark July 4th!  Has the Lebanon real estate market gone up, and your home's worth with it?  Stay with us for the full Lebanon real estate market report and Search Lebanon Ohio homes for sale links towards the end.  All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Lebanon single family homes homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. All data is for the Lebanon School District area, so is not limited solely to Lebanon city limits.   With Lebanon being named one of Ohio magazine's Top 5 Hometowns for 2012, Lebanon has some strong reasons to call it home!  ...
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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 Hosts Warren County Ohio Fair July 14-19 2014 Hello, it's your Warren County Ohio RE/MAX team Liz and Bill Spear bringing you the information about another great local event!  This time it's the Warren County Fair in Lebanon Ohio July 14th to 19th!  You can expect all the mainstays:  4H farm animal and pet competitions for the kids, cooking contests, and of course the good demolition derby!  Add in rides, cotton candy, elephant ears and all the expected food!  The Warren County Fair opens Monday July 14th lasts until Saturday July 19th at the Warren County Fairgrounds and Raceway in Lebanon!  The Fairgrounds open 8 a.m. (except Monday at 4 p.m.) and close the gates at 11 p.m. each day.  Parking is free!  Kids under 9, FREE!  The rest of you?  $5 on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, $...
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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 Annual Garden Tour June 28 & 29 2014 It's almost time for the annual return of the Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs annual Garden Tour.   This year's event will be held Saturday & Sunday June 28th and 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five Lebanon area homeowners (including Brian Manor B&B) will be opening up their yards for you to enjoy some of the best that Lebanon has to offer!  You can expect a full range of styles and plenty of natural beauty! Unlike some years, not all homes are available downtown (e.g. Brian Manor B&B is on SR122 just west of SR48), so you'll want good walking shoes AND your car!  The tour is self-guided and costs $10, or save $2 by buying in advance at William & Mary Antiques & Jewelry or at The Village Ice Cream Parlor.  Children 12 and under are free.  ...
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