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)
Mason Hosts Fall Fair Arts Festival September 21 2013 It's time for the big Mason Fall Fair Arts Festival!  With a new name and a new location, this one will be even bigger than past years!  This Sunday from 11-5 you need to visit the 8th annual Mason Fall Fair Festival!  No longer hosted at the Mason Municipal Center, the Mason Fall Fair Arts Festival is now held at Cottell Park (5847 Irwin-Simpson Rd).  There is some road construction going on, so you may have to make a detour around the work on Snider to get into Cottell Park.  But this is the kind of event we love, and why not?  Where else can you find so many unique gift opportunities or find art to decorate your home?  Nothing mass produced here! With over 70 artists exhibiting you're sure to see some top class work!  Categories ...
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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 14 2013 If you've safely navigated Friday the 13th, there's a reward in Mason for you on the 14th!  The annual Mason Heritage & Bicycle Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Mason Municipal Center complex at 6000 Mason Montgomery Road, and they've got a full schedule from start to finish! At 10 a.m. you get the traditional parade featuring residents cruising on their bikes, floats, marching bands and all the usual suspects!  Parade starts in downtown Mason and heads down to the high school!  Expect traffic detours (of course)!  As soon as the parade is over they crown the Little Miss Heritage Pagaent Queen and then starting at noon the festivities hit high gear!  The main stage will be going from noon until after dark, with a B...
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By Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio
(www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty)
Long Cove Real Estate Market Active Existing Homes Mason Ohio Long Cove Real Estate Market Active Existing Homes Currently there are 13 homes on the market in Long Cove in Mason Ohio that are existing homes not under construction or "to be built". These homes have been on the market an average of 179 days. The price range of these homes in Long Cove is $750k - $2.3 mil. Anytime you have any questions regarding Long Cove, or, if you would like to view any of the 13 homes for sale in Long Cove, simply call Scott Baker Realtor at 513-403-5323. Click on Logo[/caption]
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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 August 2013 Summer isn't officially over for the Mason Ohio condo market, although our area has had many of the traditional end of summer events!  The WEBN Fireworks and Labor Day weekend have been crossed off the calendar.  How did the Mason Ohio condo market perform on the tail end of summer?  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 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 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 Single Family Home Residential Market Report August 2013 Summer is winding down.  Is the Mason Ohio real estate market cooling?  We think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the overall news!  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide, and some Search For 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 segments.  We'll cover 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)
As Your Mason Ohio Listing Agent We May Seem Invisible.... but we're not.  It's easy to see why you might think we won't be doing anything for you, because much of the work we do is "invisible" to you because we're behind the scenes.  You might feel differently if we parked our computers on your dining room table for the first week of your listing and you saw what goes into marketing your home!  Just to get started, we: Take hundreds of photos and then process them to find the ones that will make the most positive impression on buyers.  Spend hours more producing a visual tour to help give the buyers the idea of your home's floorplan. Create marketing copy that draws buyers to your home.  WHY should your home be their next home?  We answer that question! Get to know your home inside and...
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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:  Alverta Community By M/I Homes If you've driven down Western Row Road off of I-71 recently you've probably noticed the earthmovers.  M/I Homes is prepping for their next development, Alverta!  Current plans are for 129 homes to take over a portion of the former golf course just west of the Oakwood Lakes condo complex and is slated to open in early 2014.  Alverta residents will be in Mason City School district. Prices will start in the mid-$300's and go into the $400's, with two primary homesite styles:  neo traditional and "regular" single family homes. Your first question might be, what is neo traditional?  First, don't expect large lots, frontage will be 50'.  A good example of neo traditional homes would be a section of homes in Lebanon's Countrysi...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
St. Susanna Family Festival in Mason Ohio September 6-8 2013  Are you ready for another church festival?  Then get ready for next weekend's St. Susanna Family Festival September 6th through 7th!  Located at 616 Reading Road in Mason (just above the Tylersville Road intersection), St. Susanna Catholic Church's annual St. Susanna's Family Festival will be open Friday 5 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday 4 p.m. to Midnight and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. (an hour shorter on Sunday than 2012).  Parking is available on the football field. You can expect all the usual Festival food at this event, and maybe even some not so usual!  It's a given there will be fish, but you can also find tacos, chicken, pizza, brats, metts, goetta sliders and a whole lot more!  There's live entertainment each day with bands...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
5 Ways To Discourage Mason Home Buyers You hired an agent and put your Mason home on the market.  You want a buyer, right?  But there are some obvious mistakes you can make that will discourage home buyers from coming to your home, or getting them to love your home when they get there. 1)  Bad Marketing.  Your agent DOES make a difference.  Bad photos kill buyer interest.  It's that simple.  Ever seen the MLS entry with 3 outside photos and NONE of the inside?  There's not a buyer out there that doesn't assume that there's something wrong with the inside if you don't show it. 2) Making it hard for Mason buyers to get an appointment.  48 hours notice for showings?  The buyers think you're on crack.  Seriously.  Even day before notice requirement can be off-putting.  Admit it, your life i...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Falling Brook in Mason Ohio 45040 Adding New Construction Patio Homes Looking for Mason Ohio new construction patio homes for sale?  Falling Brook has been offering upscale landominum/ranch condos for sale for some time, and now they're adding patio homes to their offering!  That's right, no more neighbors on the other side of the wall, but still all the upscale living with little maintenance!  With the patio home concept, the Falling Brook HOA fees take care of your lawn!  No mowing, no shoveling snow, no raking leaves.  Yesssssssssssssss!!!!  And a pool right up the street for those hot days! They're just breaking ground for the patio home phase, laying sewer pipe and other need infrastructure, but they've already sold two patio homes!  Considering they only plan to have 34 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)
Kings Island Coasting Down Daily Operations for 2013 Season Kings Island is near the end of daily operations.  Most of the kids are back in school, and that takes a fair portion of Kings Island summer workforce AND attendees away!  Kings Island ends daily operation this Sunday August 25th!   Now of course Kings Island won't be entirely done for the season after August 25th!  They'll be open Friday through Monday for Labor Day Weekend, then all weekends through the end of October with the exception of September 6,7, 14 & 15 (private events). Now there hours will shift for those weekends and Halloween Haunt is coming soon, so prepare to get your scare on then if the roller coasters aren't enough to give you a serious adrenaline push!   Speaking of roller coasters, you might see them assem...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
2013 Mason High School Varsity Football Schedule!  Mark your calendars for the 2013 season of the Mason Comets varsity football team!  They play some of the toughest football schools in the area, so you can expect some great football action!  All games are Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Games are played at Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium at Mason High School (6100 S. Mason Montgomery Rd Mason OH 45040).  Parking & entrance to the stadium is via the back parking lot of the Mason Middle School & Lots C & D of Mason High School. Adult tickets are $7 at the gate.Schedule: 8/30  @ Springboro 7 p.m.9/6   vs. Bishop Watterson 9/13 @ Winton Woods  9/20  vs. Oak Hills 9/27  @ Middletown10/4  vs. Lakota West 10/11  @ Hamilton 10/18  @ Colerain 10/25 vs. Fairfield11/1 vs. Sycamor...
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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 Moves Up To #7 on Money Magazine Best Small Towns To Live List! Anyone local knows Mason Ohio is a top place to live, and Money Magazine's Best Small Towns To Live list just reaffirmed it AGAIN!!  Mason has some of the best rated public schools in the state.  Solid business base.  Great selection of housing.  Plenty of dining and shopping.  Recreational opportunities.  Bike/jogging paths.  Parks.  Fantastic community center.  Kings Island.  The Beach Waterpark.  Great Wolf Lodge.  One of the world's top tennis tournaments.  Convenient commute to Cincinnati.  We could go on and on for pages and pages, but we won't, because we think you get the idea why Mason is on the list! In 2011 Money magazine rated Mason as #24 on the list, and this year they've moved up to #7 in the U.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)
Why Is That Mason Ohio Home For Sale Again? We know it happens.  Not every Mason home that goes under contract actually makes it all the way to closing.  Most do, but some don't, and that's when the questions start!  If we're the listing agents and the deal dies, we KNOW it's coming, because it's the same question we ask when we're representing buyers, WHY DID THAT CONTRACT FALL THROUGH? The circumstances can be pretty benign actually, but other times that Active to Pending to Active status might be a telltale that something serious happened.  So what can happen to cause a Mason home to be for sale again? The buyer just got cold feet.  It happens.  Buyer remorse, ESPECIALLY with first time home buyers.  The more they think about the "permanence" of being a home owner rather than a rente...
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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 July 2013 How's the Mason Ohio condo market?  July is over, the weather has been amazingly cool, so does that mean the market has followed the temperature down, or is the Mason condo market hotter than our summer weather?  Stay tuned for the details of the Mason Ohio 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 July 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 #...
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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 July 2013 The summer market for Mason Ohio real estate is heading to the fall season with school bells set to ring soon!  Are alarm bells going off in the Mason real estate market because it's hot, hot, hot?  Or have things cooled a bit?  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide, and some Search For 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...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
3 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Mason Ohio Home We're not going to go with the obvious here.  Of course you should select the best possible REALTOR(R) or team that can market your Mason Ohio home and give you the service you deserve.  Of course you should prepare your Mason Ohio home for sale by making necessary repairs, perhaps some fresh paint and carpet if needed.  Of course you should declutter and make your home as roomy as possible. But there are 3 things you need to consider and have a plan for BEFORE our yard sign goes in the yard and your home gets broadcast to the Internet and all the home buyers that just might want to call your home their next home: 1.  What can you afford to buy?  Have you talked to a mortgage professional?  Preapproval isn't just for Mason home buyers,...
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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 Can I Get Out Of The Purchase Contract For A Mason Ohio Home? So you've changed your mind about that Mason Ohio home you were ready to purchase?  Depending on the contract stage you may have a major problem.  We'll preface this with we are NOT real estate attorneys, and purchase contracts are legally binding documents.  The templates have been developed by real estate attorneys (we typically use the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS(R) contract).  As your buyers agents, we can fill in the blanks and do a bit more using approved forms, but that's our limit.  Practicing real estate law or anything close to it is the quickest path to getting handcuffs and orange jumpsuits issued. However, there are normal purchase contract steps along the way that allow you to elect out of your Mason O...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Discount Kings Island Tickets During Pink Days August 1-24 2013 You love the roller coasters and the Soak City Water Park, but Kings Island ticket prices a budget buster for you?  Well Pink Days at Kings Island are almost back and with it discount admission tickets to Kings Island!  That's right, $31.99 for a single day admission ticket that gets you the rides in Kings Island and a good soaking in the Kings Island waterpark Soak City!  What are Pink Days?  August 1-24, Kings Island teams up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Cincinnati Affiliate to raise money to fight breast cancer.  Buy a full day discounted ticket online for ONLY $31.99 plus parking.  $1 of that ticket goes to the fundraising.  And if you feel like winning a new 2013 Honda Accord, buy a floating Snoopy 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 New Construction Ranch Condos:  Falling Brook Community Shopping for a new upscale golf course condo or patio home in Mason Ohio?  Falling Brook is the solution!  We're talking Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses right next door at The Golf Center of Kings Island.  Add ranch style floor plans (three to pick from) and an infinity pool (don't see that every day!).  And right next door is the Lindner Family Tennis Center?  Falling Brook is within a mile of the I71/SR741 interchange, so heading south to Cincinnati is a snap!  And you've also got Kings Island across the highway, so your condo comes with a regular fireworks show during the season!  There's plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options within a short distance of Falling Brook.  Mason was also selected #...
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