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 Are The Key Steps Of Buying A Mason Ohio Home? We're going to skip the preliminaries of getting preapproved and the actual searching for a home.  Let's assume we've worked together and found the right home for you and you're ready to write an offer.  What's next? First, we're going to use a standard Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors(R) purchase contract.  Five pages of specifics regarding the purchase, detailing key items like:  purchase price, earnest money, financing terms, what stays and goes with the property, inspection requirements, etc.  Additionally there will be documents such as the Ohio Residential Property Disclosures, Agency Disclosures, Affiliate Disclosures, etc. Overall it will take us anywhere from 30-60 minutes typically to complete the offer documents.  There are...
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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 Condos For Sale With Golf Course View Love to golf and want to live in a Mason golf community but can't afford the MAJOR cost of owning a full sized home on the greens?  Then a Mason Ohio condo with a golf course view may be just the ticket for you!  While Mason condos on the greens are rather scarce, they come at a significant price discount to luxury homes on the greens! We'll add a few cautions if you're considering buying a golf course home: Expect to pay a bit more for a Mason condo on the greens versus one off the course.  Typically there's a premium associated with living on the course.  And additionally, there are extra costs associated such as higher HOA fees, club fees, etc. There is NO guarantee that golf course view will last forever.  In late 2013 Crooked ...
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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 Golf Course View Love to golf?  Living in a Mason golf course community just not enough, you want to be ON the greens?  Then a Mason Ohio home with a golf course view may be just the ticket for you! We'll add a few cautions if you're considering buying a golf course home: You're going to need to open your wallet wide, because a Mason golf course view home isn't going to come cheap.  Typically there's a premium associated with living on the course.  And additionally, there are extra costs associated such as higher HOA fees, club fees, etc. There is NO guarantee that golf course view will last forever.  In late 2013 Crooked Tree Golf Course shuttered due to poor business results, and there weren't any takers when it was offered for sale.  Western Row 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)
Natorp's Nursery Outlet Spring Sale Starts April 2 2014 After the Winter that just won't seem to quit, doesn't the thought of getting back out into your garden appeal to you?  Well pretty soon Natorp's Nursery Outlet is opening for their annual spring sale!  Literally acres and acres of plants of what seems like every type will be on display and ready for you to add to your cart!  And they'll have plenty of knowledgeable workers on hand to provide any advice you need on what's easy to grow, what the deer don't like and what makes them put on a bib and say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE SNACK!!    Natorp's starts their annual spring sale Wednesday April 2 2014 and the spring session will run through June 29th.  If you haven't been to Natorp's location at 8601 Snider Road in Mason since they...
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By Aaron Smith, Northern Kentucky Agent & Investor
(Keller Williams Advisors )
Homes for Sale in Long Cove - Mason, OH Long Cove is a community of luxury homes northeast of downtown Cincinnati in Deerfield township. Homes in Long Cove start in the $800s and work their way upward of $2 Million. Long Cove was the site of Homearama in 2005, 2006, and 2008. View homes for sale in Long Cove.  
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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 February 2014 February continues January's polar vortex blasts.  More snow, more chills, more reason to get next to a warm fireplace and stay home!  So did the cold weather put a chill on the Mason housing 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 than other market se...
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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 February 2014 This has been a winter for the Ohio record books, a top 5 for snow and chilly temps!  So did the big chill put a deep freeze 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 February 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 Sma...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
How Long Will It Take Me To Find A Mason Ohio Home To Buy? You've decided it's time to buy a Mason home and stop paying the landlord.  You've talked to a mortgage professional and gotten your preapproval letter.  Now it's time to start getting serious about finding a home to buy. How long will it take to find a home, buy it and get moved in? There are some key variables to consider: How many MUST HAVES do you have on your shopping list?  The more things that aren't negotiable, the fewer homes that will be available to you. Is new construction on your list?  If you buy a market ready home, you can be within a month.  If you start from scratch, you may be 6-8 months from home completion. What's your budget flexibility? Are you in a lease now?  When does it end?  Can you renew month to mon...
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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? We've already told you the Mason Ohio home market is tightening up!  We just had a Mason buyer give us some VERY general search criteria for buying and only SEVEN homes matched the search!  And frankly of those seven homes, a couple would probably come off the list quickly because of the lot location for the home! So obviously if you're considering selling your Mason Ohio home there are typically two questions you want to know the answer to: 1)  How much is my Mason home worth? 2)  How quickly will it sell? Now the 2nd question has a few variables (how aggressively do you want to price, what's the condition of your home, location of your home, etc.), but in general for Mason Ohio if you do what you should, you'll most likely be under contract within 60 d...
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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 Needs More Homes For Sale! We know Winter is the slow time of the market TYPICALLY, but fact is we have more buyers out looking than normal for this time of year.  At the same time we're updating our subdivision website pages and confirming a trend we're seeing when working with our buyers: Mason Ohio home selection is DOWN!  That's right, in some cases the pckings are getting pretty slim! As of this afternoon per Cincinnati MLS, this is the count of homes NOT under contract and listed for sale:   Price Range Number of Homes For Sale Under $100k 3 $100's 23 $200's 15 $300's 17 $400's 19 $500's 17 $600's 11 $700's 10 $800's and UP 27 A quick scan through that list indicated depending on your price range there is NOT an abundance of homes to pick from.  Add some other MUST HAVE...
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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 January 2014 Jack Frost brought his polar vortexes down to Mason Ohio in January, and the bitter cold was definitely making all of us wish for an early Spring!  So did the cold weather put a chill on the Mason housing 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 than oth...
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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 January 2014 This winter has been bitter cold!  Did the cold temps put the deep freeze on the Mason Ohio condo market in January?  The short answer:  YES!  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 January 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)
Can I Buy A Mason Home Without Selling My Current Home? The answer to your question is a resounding:  MAYBE. Yes, it's not as clear as an easy Yes or No, there's a lot of "it depends" involved. First and foremost it will depend on your financial position.  Solid income?  Lots of liquid cash?  What loan program are you using?  What's the value of the new home?  What's the value of the old home?  How long can you afford to pay double mortgages? These are all things you and your mortgage professional are going to need to understand and game plan so we can team with you to establish your buying strategy. It might be the mortgage professional will give you an outright NOWAY, NOHOW, No, No, NOOOO!  That happens.  If that happens Plan B is to write an offer on that dream home you found conting...
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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 Ranch Homes For Sale Tired of stairs?  Knees aren't what they used to be?  Then perhaps it's time to switch from the traditional two story home to a Mason ranch style home!  While we can't say you'll have NO stairs, because many of these homes will have basements, the number of times up and down flights of stairs will go WAY down!  Ranch homes are perfect for aging in place, although you will find their availability MUCH less than two story homes! You'll find Mason single story homes for sale fall into several primary categories: Older, post-war ranch homes (think small brick homes) Patio homes (they won't all be in the search results depending on whether the listing agent classified as a single family home or as a condo) Custom homes For the most part, newer ranch 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)
Mason Ohio Homes For Sale 15 Years Old And Newer The older a Mason home, the more likely you'll need to do maintenance, and maintenance items like a new roof or furnace can be pretty expensive, right?!!  So if you're considering buying a Mason home, why not purchase a home that's newer?  At 15 years and less, you're probably years away from worrying about a new roof or furnace, although obviously there are no guarantees about when the gremlins will visit!  Additionally, while some Mason homes at 15 years old may need some updating, others will be sparkling because their owners have made the updates you'll benefit from!  To search for Mason Ohio homes for sale 15 Years Old and Newer just click the link!  You'll get to view Mason homes for sale in Cincinnati MLS that are at least one yea...
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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 December 2013 We've went from polar vortex and sub-zero temps to in the 40's with rain in the forecast.  The weather is whipsawing and it's no wonder people can't dodge the sniffles!  But has the weather had the same impact on the Mason Ohio real estate market, or is the market thinking it's an early spring despite the fact Baby New Year just made an appearance?  Stay with us for all the details and even Search For Mason Ohio Homes For Sale with the 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 prim...
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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 December 2013 How did 2013 finish for the Mason Ohio condo market?  As cold as the weather, or more lively than expected for this time of year?  Stay with us for the latest info on the Mason condo real estate market and easy to use Search For Mason Ohio Condos For Sale links too! If you're interested in the Mason single family home December 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 Live list for 20...
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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 Homes For Sale on Cul de sac Streets We hear it often from Mason home buyers: "We'd like a home on a cul de sac street".  Not necessarily in the rounded end because guest parking on the street is almost nonexistent, but somewhere on a cul de sac street offers minimal traffic:  just you, your neighbors and the occasional visitor.  The kids can play in the street, you have less noise, it's just a win-win, right? While older developments might have been more grid designed, today's developers have caught on to buyer demand and you'll find neighborhood patterns with fewer community entrances and more homes on courts.  So where can you find Mason homes for sale on cul de sac streets?  That's easy, just click the link and you'll be taken to a list of Mason City School district 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)
Mason Ohio Condos For Sale With Fireplaces Shopping for a Mason Ohio condo with a fireplace?  We're going to make the search EASY for you with a custom search of Cincinnati MLS Mason condos for sale.  Now one of the perks of owning a Mason condo is you're not going to be spending a lot of time outside removing snow in the bitter cold, but regardless it's nice to have a fireplace to warm up to!  Chances are most fireplaces in Mason condos will be gas, but they still generate some heat and certainly add to the ambiance. The fireplace often provides a focal point for a home's living space, and it you don't like the style of the mantel or stonework, it can often be changed after purchase with the skills of a good contractor. Just click Search Mason Condos For Sale With Fireplaces to view 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)
Mason Ohio Homes For Sale With Fireplaces Whether it's just for aesthetics or to warm the home, a fireplace (or two or three) is often a "must have" for Mason home buyers.  And fortunately Mason Ohio homes for sale with a fireplace are pretty common!  The older homes will typically have wood burning fireplaces and the newer ones (for the most part) will be gas fireplaces. The fireplace often provides a focal point for a home's living space, and it you don't like the style of the mantel or stonework, it can often be changed after purchase with the skills of a good contractor. Just click Search Mason Homes For Sale With Fireplaces to view Mason homes for sale in Cincinnati MLS with at least one fireplace.  All Cincinnati MLS homes in Mason City School District that aren't under contract ...
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