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)
Will They Build More Patio Homes In Mason Ohio? When you're considering downsizing in Mason Ohio, a popular choice is a patio home.  However, one of the challenges is a relative scarcity of patio home communities.  Since most of the patio home communities are rather small, there may be very few patio homes actually for sale in Mason at a given time.  Add in a few other factors such as price, number of bedrooms, garage spaces, location and the selection may get to zero.  Finding a Mason patio home for sale for less than $250,000 can be a bit rare.So obviously there's a need for more patio homes in Mason for those empty nesters ready for the change.  However, there is resistance from some of the public to building new patio homes.  Perhaps it's due to misconceptions about the demographics...
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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 Are My Home Downsizing Options In Mason Ohio?The kids have left and they're off to be Bearcats, Buckeyes and Musketeers.  You've got a huge home and you don't walk in half the rooms for weeks at a time.  Frankly you just don't need all that space and lets not even get into mowing the grass and raking the leaves now that Junior has flown the nest.It's time.  Not necessarily a much smaller home, but a home puts the emphasis in the right places.  Maybe a home with a few less stairs.  A home that requires less upkeep.  What are your choices when you're ready to downsize your Mason home? You can literally downsize to a home that is smaller. Less square footage, fewer bedrooms.  Less to keep up with. You can choose a Mason ranch home (newer ranches are pretty scarce as most builders choo...
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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 Buying A Mason Ohio Luxury Home May Not Get YouFor many people the idea of buying a luxury home in Mason carries with it some high expectations.  After all, when you're spending $600,000 or more (maybe MUCH more), you'd expect a home to fulfill your wishes.But the reality is a luxury home may NOT ultimately be everything you'd expect or hope for.  After some recent work with Mason home buyers we have some observations about Mason luxury homes for sale: An expensive home doesn't necessarily come with a great lot.  Fact is some yards might be a bit risky to young kids, adjacent to deep ditches, main roads or right up against the golf course water hazard. Maintenance is sometimes overlooked just like on much less expensive homes.  Wood rot on the main door frame?  Peeling exterior pai...
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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?  March 2015 UpdateThe weather is getting better and we're seeing some buyer feeding frenzies over new home on the market.  Is that an aberration or indicative of another hot spring market?  And is it impacting 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 than other market segments....
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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?  March 2015Spring has arrived!  Instead of snow showers we're getting rain showers!  Our crocus have bloomed and gone, the daffodils are in full bloom and more spring flowers are coming soon!  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 March 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 th...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
An Easter 2015 Invitation To Attend Church In Mason Ohio New to Mason Ohio or in search of a church home for Easter April 5th?  We'd love for you to visit our church this Sunday!  Christ's Church at Mason is located on the southwest corner of Western Row and Mason-Montgomery Rd. with entrances from both Western Row and Mason-Montgomery Rd. Our church is nondenominational. Please click the  link to view our church's core beliefs.  Our lead pastor Trevor DeVage is a younger family man and provides  great messages each week.  And for the kids, Christ's Church at Mason offers superb programs for them, with age specific groups and a children's service in the gym for the older kids!  We're not a small church, but not so huge that you'll get lost or can't get to know people, with a typical 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)
Natorp's Nursery Outlet Spring Sale April 1 to June 28 2015It looks like we've seen the last of Jack Frost and it's time to assess our landscaping needs!  Did any of our favorites not make it through the winter?  What goes in our windowboxes this year?  And what better place to fill those needs than Mason's Natorp's Nursery?   So the return of  Natorp's Nursery Outlet for the 2015 Spring Sale is coming at the right time!  They open this Wednesday April 1 and stay open through June 28th!  And note they've added Wednesdays to their days open, so now you can visit Wednesday through Sunday!Natorp's expert staff will be in the aisles to help you make the decisions to pick the right plants for your type soil, sun or shade, deer resistance, etc.  Got bugs or plant disease?  Natorp's can help 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)
What Does P&G Mason Expansion Mean To Mason Home Owners? Yesterday P&G announced a major shift of local jobs from Blue Ash to Mason.  $300,000,000 in construction to expand Procter & Gamble's Mason Business Center by 500,000 square feet and the transfer of 1300+ employees from the Blue Ash facilties on Reed Hartman. The transfer won't happen overnight, with construction scheduled to complete in the 2018/2019 time frame, so there's still significant time between now and then. But there's still time to look ahead in our crystal ball (although the view IS a bit cloudy!) and anticipate what this means to Mason home owners: MORE traffic.  That's just a given.  You don't add 1300 jobs to an area without that.  But a few things MAY potentially lessen the impact.  Some of those Blue Ash employe...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Is A Prestige Subdivision Name Worth It? Long Cove.  Heritage Club.  Chestnut Hill. Say these names and people that know luxury homes in Mason KNOW where you live.  Custom homes.  Upscale features.  Unique.  Curb appeal.  NOT cookie cutter by any means. One of the perks of living in these communities is that despite the differentiation home to home, there's also homogeneity.  ALL the homes are upscale.  They're consistent in that regard, so when it's time to sell, there's price support for each other because each homes customization supports its worth. Where you encounter trouble is when you buy in what we'd label "faux" prestige developments.  We commonly see this when a developer carves out a smaller pocket of homes within a larger community and gives it a name like "The Reserves of _...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Deerfield Township/Mason New Construction Patio Homes For Sale Fox Hollow Fresh on the market is a new Deerfield Township patio home community:  Courtyard at Fox Hollow.  Note they're calling them courtyard homes vs. patio homes, but it's just another name for the same low maintenance lifestyle you want!  No mowing the grass and no shoveling the snow! Key features for these homes: Prices currently start at $369,000 and max at approximately $500,000 Two floor plans available (the Warren and the Deerfield) Both floor plans feature open floor plans, 2 bedrooms and the option for a 3rd. Basements included on all homes. Finished lower levels with walkout are available on some lots  Two car garage Quantity is limited, only 25 homes total  Near Fields Ertel/I-71 interchange  Convenient to sho...
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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?  February 2015 The weather is FINALLY showing signs of warming up.  The snow is melting and somewhere under there are flowers waiting to poke through the surface and add some color!   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 February 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 Ma...
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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?  February 2015 Update Another calendar page flipped and we're into February.  Has the winter cold impacted the Mason real estate market for single family homes?  And is it impacting 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 than other market segments.   We'll cover Mason condos...
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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?  January 2015 Update Another calendar page flipped and we're into February.  Has the winter cold impacted the Mason real estate market for single family homes?  And is it impacting 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 than other market segments.   We'll cover Mason condos ...
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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?  January 2015 The weather has been up and down and the biggest issue we have right now with the Mason Ohio condo market is it's hard to have activity when there's so little for sale!  We'll get into that more later in this report! 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 January 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 ref...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Luxury Mason Ohio Homes For Sale In Long Cove If you're searching Mason luxury homes for sale Long Cove WILL make your list.  Long Cove has been putting the LUXURY in the Mason Ohio area since 2005 and a regular host of Homearama, featuring the best of the best that area luxury home custom builders have to offer.    Long Cove is conveniently located just south of Mason in Deerfield Township, so you can protect your income from Mason city income tax while still enjoying the option of Mason City Schools.  Of course, since these homes are often $1 million or more in price, the property taxes will still be hefty (as is the annual HOA fee).  This is a pool community, although it's not uncommon for many of these homes to have their own pool.  Manmade lakes are a key feature of this community....
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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?  December 2014 Market Update The New Year is here.  We've had a sniff of another polar vortex.  Has the chill frozen the Mason home market?  Will the usual seasonal downshift hold true this year?  And is it impacting your 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 than other market segments.   ...
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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?  December 2014 Market Update It's gotten REALLY cold here in Mason Ohio!  A MINUS sign on the front of the temperature first thing this morning!  However, the cold temperatures don't mean a chilly Mason condo market, although we're going to freeze up soon if more Mason condos don't go on the market soon!    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! If you're interested in the Mason single family home December 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 Maso...
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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 Mason Ohio Homes For Sale in Cincinnati MLS Whether you're just curious about what's for sale in your community, just starting to think about where to live next or ready to get really serious about searching Mason homes for sale, you need to know what is listed from Cincinnati MLS.  You won't find homes that aren't for sale on our website of Mason Ohio homes for sale, and frequent updates ensure that you have accurate information.  Agents are required to change status when homes go off the market or under contract, so you don't have the issues that come with 3rd party sites that may show you homes that have literally been off market for months and months! And we've tried to make your searches even easier, with quite a few subdivision specific posts (just look under the COMMUNITIE...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
We're Only As Good As Our Local Knowledge My parents are retired to the mountains of West Virginia just a few miles from my mom's birthplace.  Beautiful mountains, a river behind them, rich dirt for their garden.  But this scenic place comes with its own set of hazards.  Just ask any trucker that relies SOLELY on their GPS and not on local expertise.  My parents have a long list of stories of truckers that took the GPS recommended DIRECT route and were stranded as a result.  A wrong turn up a dirt road and you'll find yourself in places that 18 wheelers can't go.  Bridges that won't support the weight, turns too sharp and narrow, and you want a place to turn around?  Good luck with that! Real estate is no different!  While you CAN find some level of information on national sites, to get...
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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?  November 2014 Market Update Christmas is fast approaching.  We've had snow.  The temps are consistently cold.  That USUALLY means we'll have a slow down in the Mason real estate market.  Will the usual hold true this year?  And is it impacting your 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 seems to be tightening up in 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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