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 2014 Market Update You can almost hear the school bells ringing.  Summer is ALREADY winding down.  And typically as summer winds down so does the Mason Ohio 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 resistant to market changes than ot...
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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?  July 2014 Market Update Hard to believe, but summer is already winding down!  And looking at July's Mason Ohio condo real estate market stats, we think we can safely call PEAK OF SEASON has been reached.  While sales will still be decent next month, we don't anticipate matching July's sales volume.  Now don't think this means a negative for the Mason condo market or that your condo is losing value, far from it!  It just means we seem to be matching the annual bell curve pattern.  Fact is July was the best single month for condo sales in YEARS!!!  So 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 July market report update ju...
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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 Happy Mason Ohio Patio Home Buyer Courtesy of The Liz Spear Team RE/MAX Elite Yes, we did it again!  Yesterday our buyer completed the purchase of his new patio home in Mason's Villas at Hunter's Green!  We're sure he's going to love this patio home and it's low maintenance lifestyle!  And the fact that the community has a tennis court a short walk from his new home just adds to the enjoyment! Mike won't have to worry about landscaping, all covered by the HOA fees!  And when it's time for a new roof or exterior repairs?  Also covered by the HOA fees!  Other than changing the occasional lightbulb, there's really not much required by the sellers in the Villas at Hunter's Green patio home community! Mike actually found us over a year ago thanks to our online marketing of patio 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)
Which Mason Ohio Subdivisions Have Tennis Courts? Do you love playing tennis?   Knocking the ball around a bit after work as a way to relax & exercise?   Moving to Mason Ohio and want to find a subdivision with a tennis court (or two) as part of the amenities package? Then we're going to make it easy for you! Mason offers a variety of  developments both condo and single family home offering tennis courts (and usually a pool too!).   And that offering also covers a variety of price points, from the entry level to the luxury communities (although not every high end community offers tennis courts). So on to what you wanted to know, Mason Subdivisions with Tennis Courts: Mason Single Family Home communities with tennis courts: Crooked Tree Heritage Club Hunter's Green Village Lakes Water's...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
New Construction Lakefront Ranch Condos For Sale Mason Ohio's Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green Mason new construction ranch condos are rare.  Rarer still?  Lakefront ranch new construction condos!  How would you like your morning view to be like this every day?  Quiet.  Mallards swimming across the water.   The perfect view from your patio. It can all be yours at Mason's Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green!  Opportunity is limited, with only 21 units of these attached ranch condos available due to the limited space!  Prices start around $290k.  The first set of new construction ranch condos are well underway in Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green.  You can see this set of attached ranch condos with full basements is under roof and rapidly progressing to providing some new owners a low maintenanc...
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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 9-17 2014     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  9-17 2014!   We know, if you're a serious tennis fan you've probably had this time blocked out since last year's tournament!  After all, it's got EVERYTHING you could want doesn't it?  Everything tennis and more!  ALL the major men and women of professional tennis will be there.  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??     Over the last few years The Lindner Family Tennis Center has spent $20 million upgrading the facility to handle the cro...
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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 Condo Associations Approved For FHA Loans July 2014 Mason condos offer VERY affordable living BUT if your financing includes an FHA loan, we have less than great news for you.  While Mason has a fair number of condo communities, from the base entry point below $100k to luxury condos above $300k, MOST Mason Ohio condo communities decline to maintain FHA certification. Basically, to gain approval for an FHA loan, the condo association must maintain a valid certificate with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Essentially HUD assesses eligibility for the community:  ratio of owner occupants to investors, proportion of residential to commercial use, etc.  Fail to meet the standards and the community will not be eligible for FHA mortgage insurance. FHA certification 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)
Mason Ohio Low Maintenance Homes For Sale:  Alverta's The Villages Alverta's The Villages isn't called a patio home community, and for good reason!  These new construction homes by M/I Homes aren't quite like the other patio home communities in the Cincinnati area. Alverta's The Villages homes are: All two story (while we might have SOME two story patio homes in Cincinnati, they're the exception in almost all patio home communities) They have rear loading garages They're bigger than most patio homes (2,634 to 3982 square feet of living space).  Two of the three floor plans have 2nd floor master suites.  Only The Armiger offers a first floor master.  3-4 bedrooms and 2 car garages. They all have full basements Prices start in the $330's, but expect to be closer to $400,000 by the time yo...
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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 Mason School District Ohio Condos For Sale Want to search Cincinnati MLS for Mason condos for sale?  Whether you're thinking of moving to Mason, or just wanting to check out what your neighbor is asking for their condo, we've made it simple for you! Just click Search Cincinnati MLS Mason School District Condos For Sale and you'll get a FREE list of all the Cincinnati MLS listed Mason School District condos that are NOT already under contract!   Now if you're serious about buying a Mason condo, 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 searches such as: Mason...
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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 Mason School District Ohio Single Family Homes For Sale Want to search Cincinnati MLS for Mason homes for sale?  Whether you're thinking of moving to Mason, 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 Mason School District Homes For Sale and you'll get a FREE list of all the Cincinnati MLS listed Mason School District homes that are NOT already under contract!   Now if you're serious about buying a Mason 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 searches such a...
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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 2014 Market Update Summer is officially here, the fireworks season in full bang and boom as the July 4th weekend winds down!  If you want to know if the Mason Ohio real estate market is hot, in one word:  YES!  And the overall market for Mason homes influences the worth of YOUR home too!  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 m...
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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 2014 Market Update Summer is in full swing, with the July 4th weekend winding down!  The temperatures have been cooler, but what hasn't been cool is the Mason condo market!  June was a scorching month for Mason condo sales!  As the market goes, so goes the worth of your Mason condo. 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 June 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...
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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 Offers Military Free Admission July 4th Weekend 2014 It's your Warren County Ohio RE/MAX team Liz and Bill Spear with another area event to add to your July 4th weekend!  Kings Island is offering FREE admission to the military July 3 - 6, 2014 for the military!  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. Now while admission is FREE, we're not saying the entire day is FREE.  It's going to start with Parking, so have your wallet ready.  And of course food, drink and some of the other in park activities are also extra. Qualified military guests can also purchase UP TO 6 additional tickets for IMMEDIATE family for $29.99 each at ...
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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 45040 Condos For Rent or Lease Moving to the Cincinnati area but not quite ready to buy your next home in Mason until you've had more time to explore the neighborhoods to find the best fit for you?  Then perhaps leasing a Mason condo is a safe move until you've got your feet down and know EXACTLY where you want to make your permanent Mason residence!  For the most part, Mason condos for rent are NOT available on a month to month basis, and as you might guess, they're not too keen on accepting pets.  However, under the right conditions they MAY agree to take a pet (but probably with a pet deposit requirement). We will say this:  our MLS is not really geared to rentals and leases, but heavily favors homes and condos that are for outright sale.  So while we're providing ...
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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 45040 Homes For Rent or Lease Moving to the Cincinnati area but not quite ready to buy your next home in Mason until you've had more time to explore the neighborhoods to find the best fit for you?  Then perhaps leasing a Mason home is in your future!  For the most part, Mason homes for rent are NOT available on a month to month basis, and as you might guess, they're not too keen on accepting pets.  However, under the right conditions they MAY agree to take a pet (but probably with a pet deposit requirement). We will say this:  our MLS is not really geared to rentals and leases, but heavily favors homes that are for sale.  So while we're providing you an easy SEARCH MASON OHIO HOMES FOR RENT OR LEASE link, the results are strictly limited to those homes listed in Cinci...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
New Construction Ranch Condos Started Mason Ohio's Lakeside Cove at Hunter's GreenThe first set of new construction ranch condos are well underway in Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green!  You can see this set of attached ranch condos with full basements is under roof and rapidly progressing to providing some new owners a low maintenance lifestyle right on the man-made lakes of Lakeside Cove!  These attached ranch condos are next door to the patio homes and attached ranch condos in Villas of Hunters Green.   We're happy to see this long undeveloped section of that community finally being completed!  Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green developers are the same as The Woods on Wilken, the popular quad style attached ranch condos in Deerfield Township.  Prices will start around $290,000 and adjust u...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
9 Tips To Help Your Mason Ohio Home Purchase Offer Succeed You've found THE ONE.  That Mason home that you want to call HOME for the next chapter of your life.  What's next?  What can you do to improve the chances of your offer being accepted? Don't delay writing the offer.  When I'm working with buyers, I've got access to a contract.  We can fill it out ASAP.  But thinking about it overnight opens the door for other offers to appear and complicate your chances, or even worse, for another offer to be ACCEPTED while you're still thinking about it. Be preapproved!  Don't START your financial approval process AFTER you find the perfect home.  Two (or more) offers similar in terms, one with a preapproval letter and one not, which one do you think the seller likes?  And ideally, be preapprov...
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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 Mason Ohio Patio Home Buyer Under Contract! .  If you're looking for a Mason or Cincinnati area patio home, we've tried to make your search easier than ever!  We believe we've collected MORE information about Cincinnati area patio homes than any other agent team in Cincinnati and southern Dayton.  Just try searching Google and you're bound to find us, either our dedicated to patio home blog website, our patio home pages on our custom search site, our patio home Pinterest boards, we're there and we're happy to help you!  But we have a secret, we don't put EVERYTHING we know about patio homes out to the public, we keep some knowledge in reserve for the patio home buyers and sellers that hire us to help them! We're tracking DAILY what patio homes are on market in the Cincinnati 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)
Mason Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report May 2014 Summer is almost here!  And some days with the heat and humidity it feels like it's already here!  But Mason condo owners get to avoid some of those heat hassles with no mowing to do!   How has the Mason condo market performed over the last month?  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 May 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.  ...
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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 Single Family Home Residential Market Report May 2014 Summer is ALMOST here!  It's hotter for sure!  Festivals are starting, the local amusement parks are in full swing and the kids are out of school (or about to be!).  So has the Mason real estate market heated up as Spring comes to a close?  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 ...
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