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 Condo Worth?  November 2014 Market Update It's coat weather for sure as Jack Frost has been more and more apparent lately!  Now the good news for Mason condo owners is shoveling snow isn't normally part of their life!  So as the temps have chilled has the Mason condo market followed suit?  Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows!  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 November market report update just click the link for the details (coming December 11th). 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 ...
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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's The Beach Waterpark Opens Beach Mountain November 21 2014 When we say BEACH you probably think about:   And frankly with this morning's temperature in the teens it's the type beach I'd like to be at, far away from the chilling wind and the few inches of snow on the ground! However, our current weather is perfect for The Beach Waterpark's newest attraction BEACH MOUNTAIN!  Now why would you want to go to an outdoor waterpark during the cold months?  SNOW TUBING!  The new ownership of The Beach Waterpark decided to build a 40 foot high, 10 lane wide, 400 foot long snow tubing attraction and this Friday November 21st is the grand opening (and buzz from early visitors with sneak peeks is that you're going to have a LOT of fun!). They've planned well and have a separate section for 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 Mason Ohio Home Worth?  October 2014 Market Update Fall has arrived.  The leaves have fallen.  Kings Island has closed the gates until next Spring.  Are we experiencing the typical slowdown for this time of year in the Mason real estate market?  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 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 Mason Ohio Condo Worth?  October 2014 Market Update Fall has arrived, and it's the time of year that it's really good to be a condo owner because YOU don't have to rake leaves!!  But often this time of year the condo owners are heading south to warmer temps and some serious golf time!  Did October's Mason condo market reflect that typical annual slow down?  Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows!  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 October market report update just click the link for their story.  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 Mas...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Last Weekend For Kings Island 2014!  Get Your Coaster Fix NOW! Another season is about to wrap up at Kings Island!  Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, when the gates close November 2nd you're going to have to wait until next spring to ride Banshee, Diamondback, The Beast (which just had its 50 MILLIONTH rider last weekend!), and more!  Halloween Haunt with all the ghouls, zombies, killer clowns and more is still on for Friday and Saturday night!!  With 11 mazes and three shows there's no shortage of scares for you!   So what is the event going to cost?  Well we'd recommend buying your tickets to Kings Island online and get the discounted price of @$29.99 plus taxes and fees!  That's $30 off the normal full price admission!  Or if you're a 2014 Season pass holder you can bring up to four 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)
Relocating To Mason Ohio And Need A Real Estate Agent? Time for a job change and you're heading to the Cincinnati area?  Mason Ohio is the #1 choice for many people moving to the Cincinnati area!  Rated #7 Best Small City to Live by Money magazine recently, the Mason area is packed with great reasons to call it home: A wide range of home choices from condos to estate style homes Mason City Schools, among the best rated public schools in Ohio Mason Community Center Parks Shopping, dining and entertainment (Kings Island amusement Park, The Beach Waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge and more!) Home to the Western & Southern Open Tennis Tournament Great access for commuters Home to Luxottica and P&G facilities If you're coming to Mason on a corporate relocation, chances are the relocation company wi...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Are You Thinking About Downsizing In Mason Ohio? It's finally happening.  After years and years of life of running the kids to soccer games and gymnastics and other school events, they're growing up and ready to leave the nest.  The youngest is close to graduating high school and frankly a 4 or 5 bedroom home is just WAY more than you want to keep up with!  And the big yard?  Other than going out on the deck to grill some brats and maybe putter around in the flower garden how much time to you spend out there? So maybe you're thinking it's time for a change, a downshifting in lifestyle needs for your home?  That's where we come in, because if you're like most Mason homeowners you want to know there's a a good place to go BEFORE you put your home on the market!  You're not really looking ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Last Four Days Natorp's Nursery Fall Outlet Sale 2014 it's the home stretch of the Fall planting season!  Natorp's is open today through Sunday October 19, 2014, then they'll shut down the shop until Spring 2015!  There's still time to take advantage and load up on flowers, shrubs, ornamental grasses and trees that you can enjoy for years to come....okay, unless you buy ANNUALS!  We paid Natorp's a visit a couple of weekends ago and added 15 MORE flowers for our landscaping!  11 planted, four to go, if it would just stop raining long enough to finish!!  But the phlox, columbines, lobellas and spiderwort along with the Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea will add some nice color complements to our existing flower gardens!  And most everything we picked out is deer resistant (notice RESISTAN...
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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?  September 2014 Market Update Fall is here and it's living up to its name with a coating of colorful leaves on our lawn!  And with the arrival of Fall we typically see a slowdown in the Mason real estate market. Is that holding 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 resista...
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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?  September 2014 Market Update The weather is getting cooler.  Leaves changing and falling fast.  With that seasonal change there's typically a slowing of the Mason condo market as some of the potential buyers head to warmer climes until Spring returns.  Did September start the season market change?  Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows!  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 September market report update just click the link for their story.  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 no...
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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 Hosts FallFair Arts Festival September 20 2014 Looking for something fun to do today?  How about a visit to the Mason FallFair Arts Festival?  Hosted at Cottell Park (5847 Irwin Simpson Rd) from 11 to 5 today, we think you'll really enjoy it!  And who knows, with over 70 local and regional artists, you just might be able to get some early Christmas gift shopping taken care of today! While the event itself is free, they do request donations to defray the costs of this volunteer hosted event.  $5 donated for parking goes a long ways towards helping the organization continue hosting local art events such as this! Back to the event itself, you'll find the artists producing in categories such as:  Ceramics, Fiber, Jewelry, Photography, Drawings, Graphics, Printmaking, Glass, Metalwork,...
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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 New Construction Homes Coming Soon:  Roberts Park By M/I Homes M/I homes is following up on the success of their Mason Alverta new construction community by heading to the other corner of Mason to build Roberts Park! Groundbreaking is planned for September on 140 acres on the southeast corner of Butler-Warren and Princeton Roads (just east of the Four Bridges patio homes).  Roberts Park will feature 189 homes with a price range of $350,000 to $600,000 starting.  Lot sizes will vary, with frontage of 60, 72 or 95 ft.  Considering that M/I Homes plans an 80 acre park as part of the community, your average lot size will be about .3 acres.  Based on the variation in frontage, we'd assume some lots below .2 acres and the largest to be slightly under 1/2 acre. One unexpected perk ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
EEEEK!!! Kings Island Halloween Haunt Opens Friday September 19 2014 They're baaaaaaaack!!  All the ghouls, zombies, killer clowns and more!!  This Friday Kings Island opens up their annual Halloween Haunt event Fridays and Saturdays September 19th through November 1st! And this year, it's even bigger and scarier than ever with even more attractions added!  If you thought visiting a local super-mart was already a terrifying experience, just wait until you visit Kings Island's Kill-Mart!!  Just hope you can make it to the checkout lane! Now obviously, this IS NOT an event intended for those 13 and under!   With 11 mazes, this event isn't for the faint hearted! And they'll also have three shows for you:  Blood Drums, Ghouls Gone Wild and and Skeleton Crew!  AND they've got four more Scar...
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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 Heritage & Bicycle Festival September 13 2014 It's a last minute reminder from your local RE/MAX team Liz and Bill Spear with another event perfect for enjoying your Saturday with family!  Tomorrow is the annual Mason Heritage & Bicycle Festival!  From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Mason Municipal Center complex at 6000 Mason Montgomery Road hosts the Mason Heritage & Bicycle Festival! They've got a full schedule from start to finish! At 10 a.m. you get a traditional Americana style parade, with residents riding their bikes, floats, marching bands, basically everything you'd expect!  The parade starts at the plaza downtown, heads east on Main, turns south on Mason-Montgomery and then onto Lakeside Drive and wraps up in the west parking lot of William Mason High School. And as soon as 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)
What's My Mason Ohio Home Worth?  August 2014 Market Update Fall is coming!  Oktoberfest, Country Applefest and other reminders are just around the corner.  Kids are back in school, another reminder that Fall is close and that the housing market USUALLY slows down a bit.  Is that holding 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...
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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?  August 2014 Market Update Fall is on its way and that usually brings a slowdown in the Mason condo market.  Did that hold true as the typical peak Summer selling season has passed?  Stay with us for the whats, whys and hows!  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 August market report update just click the link for their story.  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 solely to Mason city limits.  With Mason being named #7 on the Money Magazine Top 50 Best Small Town Places 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)
More Happy Home Buyers In Mason Ohio! We love helping people find the just right home!!  And in some cases where you start off and where you end up might be FAR different than expected!  When we were first contacted, the buyers to be thought that they could only rent and were months away from being able to qualify for a mortgage.  They contacted us for help finding a lease/rent to own situation that would suit them in the Mason area. And the first step in establishing our relationship was responding to them!  Mrs. Buyer said she'd called a number of agents about possibly renting/leasing but silence was the only response until us! And initially we did start looking for a rent/lease situation that would suit them, but they did take our advice to talk to our preferred mortgage professional...
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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 Fall Sale September 4 to October 19 2014If you're like us, you made a few runs to Natorp's Nursery Outlet for their Spring sale.  A couple of SUV loads later we had another 50 flowers in our gardens, repairing the damage from that bitter Winter!  Half our lavenders got whacked by Jack Frost, two butterfly bushes and some other plants that remain nameless, but they became desolate springs of brown and not much else thanks to all that below zero chills.  So our flower gardens are now healed and full of bright blooms, BUT we still have room for more flowers!  So the return of  Natorp's Nursery Outlet for the Fall Sale is coming at the right time!  They're is opening for their annual Fall sale September 4 to October 19 2014!  They'll be open Thursday to Sunday each w...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Cincinnati Labor Day Weekend Events:  AVP Visits Mason August 28-31 2014It's The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite with another local event that we think might fit well into your Labor Day Weekend schedule!This time it's the tall and the fit, the tanned players of the Association of  Volleyball Professionals visiting Mason for their Cincinnati leg of the AVP Tour!They'll be taking advantage of Mason's Lindner FamilyTennis Center, with literally tons and tons of sand trucked in for this pro beach volleyball tourney!  Thursday is a qualifying tournament held off-site and primarily gives local players a chance to play their way into the tournament.Starting Friday morning the action gets serious at the Lindner Family Tennis Center!  Gates open at 8:30 a.m. with play starting at 10 a.m.  If 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 M/I Homes New Construction:  Alverta Phase II Opens August 16 2014 After a very successful phase I lottery in December 2013, M/I Homes is ready to accept contracts on the next 10 homes starting this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in this Mason School District new construction community located just off the I71 Western Row interchange. But instead of a lottery, this time it's first come, first serve so we personally wonder if that means we'll be seeing sleeping bags on the model home front lawn Friday? Basically, 10 lots will be sold out of about 30 to pick from.  Expect homes to price in the upper $300's and beyond.  And while that Phase II Alverta sale is just a few days away, you still have time to get yourself ready to go. What are you going to need to do?  You're going to nee...
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