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)
Search Single Family Lots For Sale In Mason City School District Ohio 45040 Are Mason resale homes just not lighting your fire?  You want to build new so you can have it just the way you want?  There are two primary paths to satisfy your new home needs in Mason:  A)  Go to a subdivision offering new construction and use the defined builders B)  Acquire the land and contract a custom builder (or build yourself if that's in your skill set). And for the most part, with Mason homes and land for sale in such high demand, Option B is pretty limited.  The builders are always looking for land with enough room to add  another community, so MOST of the search results for Mason single family lots for sale will already be associated with a builder, and most likely a reputable high end custom builde...
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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 Successful Build The Walls Event at Christ's Church at Mason May 31 2014 We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for the annual Build The Walls Habitat for Humanity event!  The south parking lot of Christ's Church at Mason was filled with hundreds of people from single digit age all the way up to grandmom and granddad.  Hammers pounded and steadily as the morning worked into early afternoon, framed wall after framed wall for three LARGE homes were completed and added to the stacks ready to load on the semi trucks heading to Cookson Hills Christian Ministries in Oklahoma.   It's a good feeling to know that our efforts will help give children a safe place to call home for decades to come! You may have missed it this year, but you can join us next year!  Just watch this blo...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Volunteers Still Needed for Mason Ohio Habitat For Humanity Event May 31 2014 Our church Christ's Church at Mason still has PLENTY of room for volunteers for tomorrow's Build The Walls event!  While there are almost 400 volunteers signed up as builders, we can use more!  This is truly a case of the more the merrier!  Do you need to be a master carpenter to help?  NO!!  Each build team is led by people that know enough to be dangerous :)   The overall effort is led by experienced builders who travel from church to church providing guidance.  And blueprints!  Basically each wall panel is already designed and printed out and each piece identified with an alphanumeric label.  We need 6 A4 pieces, 2 J9s, etc.   The blueprint shows the configuration and the spacing.   From there it's a matte...
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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 Happens At Closing For My New Mason Home? Ohio is what is known as a "wet closing" state.  Basically what this means is that all parties to the contract (buyers and sellers) meet with the title company's closing rep at the same time and sign off all applicable documents.  Everything takes place in one day and you walk away knowing you own a home!  The appointment is set at a mutually agreeable place and time (typically the title company or the real estate office of the buyer's agent).  Closing may be as fast as 30 minutes or as long as several hours depending on the number of questions asked, if there are any issues with the paperwork, delays in fund transfers, etc. Now there are the variations in everyone meeting at the same time, for instance when schedules conflict, very content...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
When Can I Move In To My Mason Home? This is one of the key questions we have to resolve when we negotiate the purchase of your Mason home.  If it's new construction, it's whenever the builders finish (and that can shift a bit depending on weather conditions and other factors). But if we're discussing a resale home purchase, we have to find mutually agreeable terms for the buyer and seller for the closing date and occupancy date.  In a perfect world, those dates are exactly the same.  Since Ohio is what is referred to as a "wet closing state", the buyers and sellers meet (probably at the title company or one of the brokerage offices), you'll sign paperwork until you have writer's cramp, the seller will turn over the keys and the garage door openers and the home is yours!  As quick as 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)
Another Mason Ohio Home Sold In Village Lakes They're moving in right now!  Closing started at 10 a.m. this morning and before all the ink was even dry, the movers called!  They're a day earlier than scheduled bringing our buyers belongings up from Texas, so our happy buyers had to get over to their new Village Lakes home pronto! Our buyers were sent to us by a past client (THANKS AMY!!!) and were searching for a home for their family that would allow one spouse to work in Cincinnati and another in Dayton, and with outstanding public schools!  This Mason home split the commute time for them, and this spacious home (even MORE spacious thanks to the finished basement and walkout) was the right match for them! Mason homes at this price point were selling FAST as we started home shopping, 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)
Mason's The Beach Waterpark Opens Memorial Day Weekend May 24 2014 As local real estate agents we like to let you know of big events happening in our local market, and a great sign that summer is going to be here soon is the annual reopening of The Beach Waterpark in Mason Ohio!  The Beach Waterpark is in it's second year of new ownership and they're doing their best to draw you to The Beach!  So if you can't make it to the NC beach on the right, perhaps a visit to Mason's The Beach Waterpark should be on your agenda? The new owners have spent millions updating the park and adding new rides.  This year they've added a zip line attraction and new cabanas!  They'll return the Dive-In movies nad host other events during the year!  They're even promoting some winter activities like snow tub...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Fore!  Today's Golf Course View May Be Tomorrow's Back Of House View More and more, it's tough to be a golf course, especially those placed in prime residential turf.  Between a glut of area courses and tighter wallets over the last few years, black ink quickly became red ink, and prospective golf course operator buyers are scarce.  On the other hand, home developers looking for land AREN'T scarce.  Mason's Crooked Tree community is just the latest area community to wave goodbye to the premium paid for views of rolling greens and duffers. When Crooked Tree Golf Course shut down last year they hoped to preserve the golf course, but there were no takers.  However, with prime buildable land in Mason School District scarce and demand for Mason new construction homes high, it's obvious why 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)
Search Homes For Sale Near Mason's Luxottica Headquarters Whether you're relocating from out of town to work at Luxottica or already local to the Cincinnati area, reducing your commute time might be high on your list of key criteria!  So we're going to make it easy for you to search homes for sale near Mason's Luxottica headquarters.  Located at the split of Tylersville and Western Row roads immediately off the I71 Western Row interchange, Luxottica is centrally located to plenty of housing opportunities.  Just click the link and you'll find a custom search for area single family homes and condos for sale located near Luxottica. There really is an abundance of nearby housing!  Condos in Village Lakes and Oakwood Lakes.  Single family homes in Village Lakes, Mason Fields, Waterford, Fai...
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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 April 2014 Fire up the lawnmowers!  Spring is here and you can't miss the signs!  And we're seeing some real sizzling heat in some segments of the Mason real estate market (more on that later!).  So how's the Mason real estate market?  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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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 April 2014 The weather has warmed, Spring is here!!!  After the Winter that just wouldn't seem to end the arrival of the blooms and green is quite welcome!  Has the warmer temps put the bloom on the Mason Ohio condo market?  For more details, 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 April 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 be...
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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 May 31 2014 Mason Ohio Ready to swing a hammer?  Christ's Church at Mason needs your help!  We're a big church and we want to do big things to help Habitat for Humanity, and this year's Build The Walls Event is going even BIGGER than ever before!  Most years we build the walls for 5-6 smaller homes and the walls get shipped either locally or across the country and assembled on site by other teams.  You want to see impressive work, watch an inspired group of hundreds and hundreds of people coming together to build those walls in just a few hours!  Literally, just a few hours!  A cut team preps the lumber on Friday afternoon/night before, Saturday we gather for breakfast, training, prayer and then out to the parking lot and let the hammering comm...
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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 New Construction Condos:  Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green Yesterday another opportunity was created for Mason buyers seeking new construction condos!  Now it's going to be a development inside of a development inside of a development!We've written before about the patio homes and attached ranch condos in Villas of Hunters Green.   Villas of Hunters Green is a subsection of Hunter's Green and there has been a loop section that was never developed after the housing market downturn hit.  Recently Gridiron Development (the same developer as The Woods on Wilkens) acquired the land and they're planning to finish this loop and call it Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green.  These won't be patio homes, but attached ranch condo starting at around $290,000.  Most of these condos will back to one ...
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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 Homes For Sale Near Procter & Gamble's Mason Business Center Whether you're relocating from out of town to work at Procter & Gamble's Mason Business Center or already local to the Cincinnati area, reducing your commute time might be high on your list of key criteria!  So we're going to make it easy for you to search homes for sale near Procter & Gamble's Mason Business Center.  Located on Mason-Montgomery Road between the Western Row and Fields Ertel interchanges, this sprawling complex is centrally located to plenty of housing opportunities.  Just click the link and you'll find a custom search for area single family homes and condos for sale located near the Mason Business Center. Want a cheap condo?  They've available!  Want a luxury condo?  We have those for sale too!  Single ...
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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 Invitation For Mason Area Residents The Son is risen!  The flowers bloom, the grass is green, it is a perfect day of rebirth and Life outside and no better day could be asked to celebrate Easter! If you're in need of a church home today, we invite you to join us at Christ's Church at Mason located on the southwest corner of Mason-Montgomery Rd and Western Row.  The 7:30 service has already been held, but there's still time for the 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and the Easter only noon service.  You can enter from Western Row or Mason-Montgomery. We'd recommend arriving early, because even though the parking lot is big, Easter crowds will fill the lot! For more information, visit www.ccmason.org. We hope to see you there!  Happy Easter!! Liz and Bill aka BLiz
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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 Easter Egg Hunt April 19 2014 Cottell Park The only thing close to watching kids scurry for Halloween candy is the annual Easter egg hunt!  Deerfield Township is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 19th with two sessions:  9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  And within that will be different age groups to keep the young ones from getting hip checked by some older kid after that egg! So you want details?  Here you go! Where:  Cottell Park (5847 Irwin-Simpson:  southeast corner of Snider and Irwin-Simpson, don't forget the area road construction) When: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Session 1 9 a.m.  Easter activities (facepainting, clowns, visit with Easter Bunny) 9:30  Egg Patch (toddlers and other kids not ready for the frenzy of the egg hunt) 10  Egg Hunts (ages 4-6 and 7-11 g...
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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 "As Is" REALLY Means When Buying A Mason Ohio Home As a home buyer you've probably seen the phrase "As Is" and wondered exactly what that means.  Most commonly you'll see As Is associated with a foreclosed or short sale home.  Owners without enough money to pay the mortgage are generally NOT willing to spend dollars to make repairs.  And banks?  Don't get us started.... But if you decide to buy one of these As Is offered homes, does that mean you're "stuck" proceeding with the purchase no matter what? We'll caveat this with pay CLOSE attention to the contract language, ESPECIALLY when dealing with a bank or relo company (having a real estate attorney review is a smart move), but typically As Is purchases do leave you an option or two. First of all, GET A HOME INSPECTION!!  Those fe...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Information Needed To Write A Purchase Offer on a Mason Ohio Home So we've been searching for the perfect Mason home for you and we found it!  Now it's time to write the offer, so what questions does your agent need you to be able to answer? We use a standard Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS(R) purchase contract, five pages prepared by real estate attorneys and there are some key questions to answer to start the negotiations: How much are you willing to offer?  (consider the market condition, if it's screaming hot, go strong or risk losing the home to another buyer)  Frankly there's pages and pages we could write about offer strategy so we'll save that for another day. Earnest money:  how much are you willing to put down?  This typically varies with the price point of the home.  We'll...
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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 March 2014 Jack Frost has left the building and we shouldn't see him again for many months!  Flowers blooming, I've even seen a lawn mower being put to use already!  So did the warmth knock the chill off the Mason real estate market?  We think you're going to like the answer!  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 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)
Mason Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report March 2014 Winter has left the area and Spring is here!  Flowers blooming, the temperatures are warmer, and when water falls from the sky, it's rain and not snow!  So has the warmth turned up the heat on the Mason Ohio condo market?  For more details, 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 March 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...
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