Mason, 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 Mason Ohio Home Worth?  July 2015 UpdateSchool bells are about to start ringing again and that usually means the market starts to decline a bit as the blitz to get in a home BEFORE school starts tails off.  There will still be LOTS of home sales, but the peak was hit in June.  July numbers are still VERY solid, but not matching June. Is the activity affecting your Mason Ohio home's worth?  Stay with us for all the details and even Search Mason Ohio Homes For Sale links at the end! There is no change in why Mason continues to outperform the majority of the Warren County real estate market, especially for Mason single family homes.  There's a host of reasons why Mason stays in high demand*, and inventory is VERY limited in some of the prime communities.Mason is home to many prof...
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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 Do Buyers Look For in Mason Condos?Buyers of Mason condos run the entire spectrum.  From younger buyers getting their first home to older buyers looking to downsize, and what they seek to make them happy can often vary!For some buyers, the lack of stairs can be a key feature.  For them a ranch condo or a patio home might be the plan (Reserves at Heritage Pointe, Woods on Wilkens, Villas at Hunters Green and other communities depending on budget needs).For others, stairs might not be a factor so a townhomes like those in Beacon Hill might be a perfect fit.For others it's ALL about the amenities, so a community like Water's Edge or Harbourwatch might be just the ticket.First floor or 2nd floor for those apartment style condos?  Again, it depends.  Some will prefer to NOT be on the gr...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Western & Southern Open at Mason's Lindner Family Tennis Center August 15-23 2015   Your local RE/MAX agents Liz & Bill Spear with another "Mark your calendar" event!  This time it's the Western & Southern Open in Mason Ohio August  15-23, 2015!   This tournament hosts the world's best men and women tennis players, one of a handful of stops on the world tour  that brings in ALL the top players!!And of course in addition to plenty of Game Set Match activity you'll have great food, additional entertainment, chances to collect autographs and plenty more.  And a world class tennis facility too?  What's NOT to like?  The recent facility upgrades have paid off big time with an even more enjoyable fan experience!  Now ticket prices vary pretty significantly and ticket plans typically sell out ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Things To Consider When Buying A Mason Ohio New Construction Home  Buying a brand new construction home is a very popular decision for Mason home buyers.  And why not?  You can get it exactly the way you want it, it's all just a matter of how many dollars you're willing to spend, right?  If you've got the dollars, there's a builder and a lot to take care of your needs.There are new construction condos/townhomes for sale & new construction "regular" homes for sale too.  You can get a more or less off the shelf home, a semi-custom home, or you can go full custom.  It's all just a matter of budget and needs.But there are a few things to be aware of when buying a new construction home in Mason: Not every home with a Mason mailing address has Mason City Schools, and isn't the schools what y...
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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 Home Was NOT What She Planned To Buy!  Sometimes when you start looking for a new home, what you think you want couldn't be further from what you actually buy!  That was the case for our buyer Debra today!  What was going to be perfect for her?  A Mason new construction ranch condo with a water view and a low maintenance lifestyle!  I'd met with her and the builder's rep and priced out the unit, but something didn't feel quite right to her.  "Can we look at some other homes before I sign the contract?".  Of course!!  One key thing you get when you hire me to help you find your next home?  I will NEVER push you into buying a home.  I'll give you the information you need to make the best possible decision for yourself . I'm your real estate sherpa, I've made the trip up Home Purchase...
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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 Mason Ohio Home Worth?  June 2015 UpdateIf you EVER had a doubt that Mason Ohio homes are in high demand, this month's market report will put that concern to rest.  Mason just had the highest single month of sales in YEARS!  94 homes sold in June and there's another 111 under contract.  That leaves a scant 189 homes NOT under contract, and when you consider all prices points and needs, that's not nearly enough to meet continued buyer demand.  And it's also the answer to why you won't find builders offering single family homes below $400,000 after you add a few basic options.   Is the extra activity affecting your Mason Ohio home's worth?  Stay with us for all the details and even Search Mason Ohio Homes For Sale links at the end! There is no change in why Mason continues to ou...
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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 Mason Ohio Condo Worth?  June 2015It's Summer in Mason which means the people that buy and sell Mason condos are for the most part in town right now!  And that usually means some solid figures for Mason condo sales.  So how are we doing this month?  Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows of the Mason condo market!  And a bonus at the end, easy to use Search For Mason Ohio Condos For Sale links!  And if you want to know How Much Is My Mason Condo Worth?, just click the link, fill out the form and we'll be in touch soon!If you're interested in the Mason single family home June market report update just click the link for the details.All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Mason condos traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Another Buyer Under Contract In Mason's Marival Condo Community!  Our buyers are under contract on a great ranch condo with a finished lower level in Mason's Marival at Weatherstone!  While Marival isn't a patio home community, it DOES fit well with a low maintenance lifestyle and that was important for our buyers! Marival is a smaller condo community tucked in the back section of the larger Weatherstone community.  Offering a mix of two story and ranch condos, Marival offers condos from the mid-$100s to the mid-$200s.Our buyers loved an end unit ranch condo with 3 bedrooms, three full baths, upgraded kitchen, two fireplaces, a covered deck, a finished lower level with a walkout, a two car garage....you see why they loved this one??Our buyers found us via an Internet search and quickly ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Another Buyer Under Contract In Mason's Coddington Reserve!Our buyers are under contract and through inspections on a great home in Mason's Coddington Reserve!  As soon as this home came on the market late in the evening we knew we had to get there early the next day because it has all the ingredients of a hot Mason property!  Upgrades, affordable price, fantastically landscaped back yard, finished lower level and more, we just knew it wouldn't last!So we adjusted our schedules to get in early and wrote the offer before leaving the home (a beautiful day on the paver stone patio).  We submitted at 1 p.m. and by 4 p.m. we had an accepted contract in a multiple offer situation!  The buyers are thrilled to be moving from a rental into a home of their own, and we're thrilled that we've been ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Another Buyer Under Contract In Mason's Beacon Hill Townhomes!.  Our buyer is under contract on a great resale townhome in Mason's Beacon Hill!  While Beacon Hill isn't a patio home community, it DOES fit well with a low maintenance lifestyle and that meant a lot for our buyer.  Add in that Beacon Hill is just a short distance from plenty of dining and shopping thanks to the adjacent Deerfield Towne Center lifestyle complex, and if you're a movie fan Regal Cinema 16 is just across the street!  For an enjoyable lifestyle Beacon Hill is tough to beat!And our buyer's choice of a resale Beacon Hill townhome was a decision made after comparing to a ranch condo in another Mason community and we also visited some older resale homes in another Cincinnati suburb.  But after that comparison, this...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
And Not A Single Flower Was Planted Today! The best laid plans of mice, men and real estate agents!  For those that follow us, you might know that we're semi-frequent visitors of the local nurseries (the plant kind, not the baby kind!).  Over the last 5 years we've planted many, many flowers in our yard.  And we KEEP planting flowers each year due to loss (COLD COLD COLD winters, rabbits, deer and bugs) or because we keep finding new flowers we like and want to expand our blooming collection!  After all, it's great to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies enjoying the results of our labor! So LAST weekend (not this one) we made another nursery run and we have 40 flowers to plant.  Heavy on the azaleas thanks to a great sale, but a wisteria (need to build or buy an arbor first!) and an...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio 45040 Homes For Sale With A Patio When the weather's nice its enjoyable to sit out back and enjoy your favorite beverage, watch the birds and butterflies and just feel the stress ooze out of you.  And a great place to do so is on the patio!  But first you've got to find a Mason home for sale with a patio!, Now the patios may come in a wide range of styles and sizes.  You'll get the small square poured concrete ones, you'll find stamped concrete, paver stone patios, flagstones and more.  Depending on the set up, you might find the perfect outdoor entertaining area, perhaps even an outside grilling area!So buy that Mason home with a patio and you also get all that comes with Mason:  Mason City Schools for some of the best public schools in the area, parks, shopping, dining 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 Mason Ohio Home Worth?  May 2015 UpdateSummer is closer and closer, school bells have signaled the end of another school year, vacations are kicking in, and with all that is usually an increase in the Mason real estate market.  Is the extra activity affecting your Mason Ohio home's worth?  Stay with us for all the details and even Search Mason Ohio Homes For Sale links at the end! There is no change in why Mason continues to outperform the majority of the Warren County real estate market, especially for Mason single family homes.  There's a host of reasons why Mason stays in high demand*, and inventory is VERY limited in some of the prime communities.Mason is home to many professionals and upper management, is culturally diverse and as such is more resistant to market changes ...
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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 Mason Ohio Condo Worth?  May 2015You can feel Summer coming as the heat and humidity increase!  Has the warmer weather turned up the heat on the Mason condo market?    Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows of the Mason condo market!  And a bonus at the end, easy to use Search For Mason Ohio Condos For Sale links!  And if you want to know How Much Is My Mason Condo Worth?, just click the link, fill out the form and we'll be in touch soon!If you're interested in the Mason single family home May market report update just click the link for the details.All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Mason condos traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report.  All data is for the Mason School District area, so is not limited sol...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Workers Still Needed For Habit For Humanity June 6 2015 Mason OhioIt's not too late, and we know there are probably lots of procrastinators who haven't signed up yet, but there are still PLENTY of openings for people to help with the annual Christ's Church at Mason Habitat for Humanity event BUILD THE WALLS!  This year, we're going to build the walls for SIX homes to go up in Cincinnati's Price Hill community and we still need workers (no carpentry skills needed!) to get the work done!  So far 234 of 700 slots have been committed to, and quite a few of the support teams have filled their quotas, but we really need more people that can carry wood, measure a board and drive a nail or 100! Seriously, you'll have trouble participating in an event that will make you feel better about how you...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Mason Ohio Luxury Homes:  How Much Can I Take Off The Price?How much is it going to take to buy that Mason Ohio luxury home?  The answer is of course:  IT DEPENDS!  But we can use past performance to give you an indication of what is LIKELY to be the case.All data is derived from Cincinnati MLS recorded sales, so custom builds or For Sale By Owner homes won't be included. We reviewed the time period of June 2014 to May 2015, and in that year 87 homes sold for $500,000 or above.  $500,000 is the local price used to define "luxury".  All homes were located in Mason City School district.There are of course variables related to motivation: Has the owner already moved? Are they building another home that is almost completed? Is the home being bought by corporate relocation? Are the owners in...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Kings Island Salutes The Military With Free Admission Memorial Day Weekend! It's your Warren County Ohio RE/MAX team Liz and Bill Spear with another area event to add to your Memorial Day weekend event list!   Now we just MIGHT be a little biased in favor of taking care of our military since Bill served in the Navy....okay, there's no MIGHT, we ARE biased for those that defend our country, so we love seeing Kings Island offering FREE admission to the military May 22-25 2015!  Not just the ones currently wearing the uniform either, but also retired, National Guard, ROTC and veterans with honorable or medical discharges!  Bring your photo ID or a copy of your DD-214 to document your service and you'll get a free pass to enjoy the park.Now while admission is FREE, we're not saying the enti...
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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 Mason Ohio Home Worth?  April 2015 UpdateThe weather is getting hotter and hotter, and while the completed sales of Mason homes may not have jumped in April, the number of homes under contract moved upwards significantly!  We're heading into peak selling season in Mason as we get closer to the final school bell of the season ringing!  Is the heat affecting your Mason Ohio home's worth?  Stay with us for all the details and even Search Mason Ohio Homes For Sale links at the end! There is no change in why Mason continues to outperform the majority of the Warren County real estate market, especially for Mason single family homes.  There's a host of reasons why Mason stays in high demand*, and inventory is VERY limited in some of the prime communities.Mason is home to many profess...
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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 Mason Ohio Condo Worth?  April 2015We're full into Spring and feeling some early signs of summer with Mason temperatures into the 80s this week!  Flowers are blooming, trees are green, is it time for the Mason condo market to pick up?  Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows of the Mason condo market!  And a bonus at the end, easy to use Search For Mason Ohio Condos For Sale links!  And if you want to know How Much Is My Mason Condo Worth?, just click the link, fill out the form and we'll be in touch soon!If you're interested in the Mason single family home April market report update just click the link for the details.All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system.  If any Mason condos traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then it won't be reflected in this report. ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Build The Walls Habitat For Humanity Event June 6, 2015 Mason OhioIf you hit your thumb with the hammer you're going to have to keep those four letter words to yourself because you'll be joining the congregation of Christ's Church at Mason for this event!!  As a real estate agent I love the fact that one of our church's MANY community support activities includes a Habitat for Humanity event called Build The Walls.  This year, we're going to build the walls for SIX homes to go up in Cincinnati's Price Hill community.  PRETTY COOL!!  Last year the walls went to Oklahoma to build dorms for a Christian children's home, and other years the walls we build may stay local or travel half the country to their final destination.And frankly it's an amazing event to participate in!  Well organized t...
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