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)
Western & Southern Open at Mason's Lindner Family Tennis Center August 10-18 2013    Mark your calendars for the Western & Southern Open in Mason Ohio August 10-18 2013!  Okay, if you're a SERIOUS tennis fan we know you've had these dates triple highlighted on your calendar since LAST year's event, and why not?  You have a world class tennis facility, fan friendly events, and basically EVERY major name in tennis will be there, both men and women!  The top 40 men and the top 30 women are all committed to the Western & Southern Open!  Of course, this being tennis, knees get twisted and shoulders tweaked, so that line up is always subject to change.  The annual Western & Southern Open in Mason is one of those mandatory stops on the big time tennis tours (ATP World Tour and WTA), and holdin...
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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 Making Your Mason Ohio Home For Sale Seem Small? It happened again yesterday while touring another Mason Ohio home for sale with one of our buyer clients.  STUFF.  Lots of STUFF.  It's a common problem when either the listing agents doesn't know the harm, or the sellers aren't yet willing to modify the way they live to help the sale of their home. But here's the thing: THE WAY YOU SELL YOUR HOME IS DIFFERENT THAN THE WAY YOU LIVE IN YOUR HOME DAY TO DAY! You can assume many things when selling your Mason home, but one thing you can't assume is that all buyers can visualize what your home looks like empty.  It often takes VERY little to distract a buyer who's touring your home.  From a practical standpoint, they know all your stuff will be leaving.  They know the paint colors can...
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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 Does Relo Mean When I See It On A Mason Home For Sale? "Relo" is short for "Relocation" which is short for "it may get a little complicated".  But no need to worry, once you understand the process it can be an opportunity for a good deal for you as a Mason Ohio home buyer! In a nutshell, a homeowner that works for (most often) a large corporation like Procter & Gamble will get transferred or they take a job with another company that offers to pay for their move and other relocation costs, which includes selling their home.  There are many companies out there that basically handle the relocation process for the employees and get paid by the company, not by the home owner. Now here's where it gets interesting.  The relocation company WILL become the official owner of the home prior 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)
Mason Ohio 45040 Condominium Market Report June 2013 June is over for the Mason Condo market and we're past the 2013 halfway point!  Hard to believe that many months have already passed!  How is the Mason Ohio condo market?  Time to sell or stand pat?  Buy or wait? 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 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 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 June 2013 The Mason Ohio real estate market is now past 2013's halfway point.  How did the Mason single family home market perform to close out the first half? 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!  The Mason luxury segment is showing some life too (we personally just helped a buyer complete the purchase of a Chestnut Hill home for $625,000.  Mason is home 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 Homes For Sale:  Ryan Homes' Meadows of Willow Brooke First, if you want Mason new construction homes for sale with Mason City Schools, STOP NOW.  We can help you with other Mason new construction communities, but Ryan Homes Meadows of Willow Brooke is served by Kings Local despite the Mason mailing address.  Okay, still with us?  Good!  Then you must be interested in Ryan Homes new construction development Meadows of Willow Brooke!  Ryan Homes has just started the community recently, and if you didn't know where it was it would be easy to miss them!  Located off of Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Rd between Rt. 42 and Columbia Rd, you have ready access to I-71 via the Kings Mills and SR 48 interchanges.  You're a few minutes from downtown Mason, so The Wildflowe...
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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 Chestnut Hill of Mason Ohio! The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite is happy to have assisted the newest residents of Chestnut Hill in finding and buying their new home!  As of this afternoon, 3866 Breeders Cup Ct has a new family to call this beautiful Zicka built custom house their HOME! This home is just too large to easily fit in the picture, and we can't show brokerage signs without violating MLS rules, so some strategic placement of the mailbox was required, and a small dash of photo editing! Our home search with this family started months ago and ranged from Centerville on the north side to Mason on the south side before the search settled on the Bethany Rd corridor of Mason communities.  We enjoyed working with this family to find the just right match at 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)
Northridge Village Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Homes For Sale Want a Mason home with plenty of space and roomy lots?  Northridge Village of Mason may be just the place to start your home shopping!  Conveniently located on Bethany Road just east of Butler-Warren Road, your commute just got easier with ready access to the Liberty Way interchange on I-75!  And if you like to sample the local cuisine, Northridge Village is convenient to the Tylersville Rd/VOA Center location, Union Centre, or head to downtown Mason for independents such as Aponte's, Wildflower Cafe, Pitrelli's, Quatman's Cafe and more!  Shopping is convenient too, and of course you have Mason City Schools!  Northridge Village is a pocket community with only one entrance, so the only traffic will be residents and guests. N...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Arbor Creek Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Homes For Sale If a Mason upscale home is on your home shopping list, Arbor Creek just may be at the top of your list!  Conveniently located on Bethany Road just east of Butler-Warren Road, your commute just got easier!  Like to dine out often?  Your location is convenient to the Tylersville Rd/VOA Center location, or head to downtown Mason for independents such as Aponte's, Wildflower Cafe, Pitrelli's, Quatman's Cafe and more!  Shopping is convenient too, and of course you have Mason City Schools!  Arbor Creek is composed of two non-connected sections on the south side of Bethany Rd, one a pocket community with entrance on Meadowbrook, and the western section with two entrances (Ivy Grove and Melampy Creek).  The bulk of the Arbor Creek communi...
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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 2013 We've passed May and are into June.  The kids are getting out of school and the warm weather is here!  How's the warm weather treating the Mason Ohio condo market?  Did it follow the temperature up the scale?  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 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.  With Mason being named #24 on...
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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 2013 We're past Memorial Day weekend and on into summer.  How did the Mason single family home market perform in May? 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 too!  And we're finally starting to see some movement in the luxury segment (we personally just helped a buyer get under contract on a $600k+ home.  Mason is home to many professionals and upper management, is culturally divers...
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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 Home For Sale 3517 Mason Montgomery Rd $75,000 This Mason home for sale is so new to the market that we had to spank it and make it cry!  Now the home itself isn't so new, so we'll warn you up front.  If what you want is a home spiffed to the nines, this isn't it, but for $75,000 asking price on this As Is sale and almost .6 acres of land, what can you expect? AC is provided by window units and heat by electric baseboard.  The vertical clearance in the living room and the bedrooms isn't high, so if you're well over six feet tall, you're going to have to learn to duck or keep some ice packs handy! There are two bedrooms, both upstairs.  Potentially you could convert the oversized one car garage into an additional bedroom and park in the driveway, or add a bit more of a p...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
WANTED:  Mason Ohio Homes For Sale In The Sweet Spot!! No, "The Sweet Spot" isn't the latest Mason Ohio subdivision, although Mason has a wide variety of subdivisions with homes for sale!  "The Sweet Spot" is a type of home we love to have the opportunity to sell in Mason! For many people, they're starter homes, in mature subdivisions, but not TOO old!  Maybe a pool community, probably lots of cul de sac streets!  Places like Simpson Creek Farms and Concord Crossing as a couple of examples. Typical Sweet Spot characteristics for these starter homes for sale in the Mason school district include: List price of $150,000 to $250,000.  Three or more bedrooms Three or more total baths Not more than 25 years old 2 or more car garage Full basement, ideally finished. Why are these homes so in de...
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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 Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Events! The temperature is picking up fast, so what does that mean for Kings Island fans?  Time to throw open the gates to Soak City!  That's right, acres and acres of water fun starts Saturday May 25th with the gates opening at 11 a.m.  Open daily through mid-August 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., then a bit after so check the Soak City section of the Kings Island website to get the details.  And it's not like you have to buy a separate ticket, Soak City is included with your regular Kings Island admission ticket or season pass!  And if all you want is the waves or to lounge around in one of the rental cabanas, then just use the Soak City entrance on the south side of Kings Island!  Soak City offers over 30 rides, some high thrill, some as lazy as floating on ...
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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 Movies In The Park 2013 Starts Tonight! Summer breezes, skies full of stars (and hopefully NOT rain clouds), a blanket on the grass, a picnic basket of refreshments and a movie on the big screen!  It's time for Deerfield Township's 2013 Movies In The Park!  Now NORMALLY they're on every other Friday night, but thanks to some storms last week the initial night had to be postponed to tonight!  Do you think the title Wreck It Ralph had anything to do with the schedule mishap??   Deerfield Township's Movies In The Park are just one more reason to like calling Deerfield Township home!!  There's a LOT to like about Deerfield Township:  convenient to Cincinnati, GREAT Schools WITHOUT the Mason City tax, convenient shopping, good eating, lots of parks!   Okay, back to Deerfie...
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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 Event at Christ's Church at Mason A Success, AGAIN!! Once again, hundreds and hundreds of people gathered for a Saturday morning Build The Walls event at Christ's Church at Mason!  It's teamwork between Crossroads Missions (who leads the events at churches all over the country), Christ's Church at Mason and the local Habitat for Humanity Associations, and this year, since five of the six homes are to be Cincinnati based, the work crew included the future home owners putting in some sweat equity! As always, they start us off with some breakfast, a short worship service (that's everyone in the gym in the picture), a quick training session, and then we're off to the parking lot! A little cool, a bit misty, but the rain held off, and in under four hours, the framed walls for...
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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 For Habitat For Humanity Workers Needed May 11 2013!!! We're in the home stretch of the annual Christ's Church at Mason's Build the Walls event!!  And we still need more people!  You won't get "paid" in cash, but you'll get paid many times over if you participate in this event!  Build the walls for SIX houses in just a matter of hours!!  FIVE are staying in Cincinnati!  Habitat for Humanity is a HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT!!!  A little fresh air, some exercise, and you'll actually be able to go about four hours without one incident of foul language....although I make no guarantees if someone's thumb gets a hammer smack!!  Humans....we're not perfect!!   We're looking for 600+ people and right now based on the church's online sign-up sheet, we're still a bit short.  So far, 3...
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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 2013 The warm weather is here and signs of spring are everywhere.  Did the Mason Ohio condo market warm up too?  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 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 being named #24 on the Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places To Live list for 2011, Mason received recognition that 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 Single Family Home Residential Market Report April 2013 Did the Mason single family home market spring to life with the arrival of the warmer weather and the blooming flowers?  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! The Mason single family home real estate market continues to do well for one primary reason:  Mason continues to be the most in demand living destination in Warren County.  With the exception of the luxury segment, there seems to be a shortage of inventory to meet all buyer's requests, especially if the buyer has a specific development in mind.  Mason is home to many professionals and upper management and as such is more resistant to market changes than other marke...
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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 Returns May 18 2013! The Beach Waterpark returns to operation May 18th after over a year of being closed.  The original owners ran into financial difficulties and the 2012 season was canceled, with ticket holders offered admission to Kings Island and other local entertainment as an alternative.  Thankfully, a company that specializes in operating waterparks acquired operational rights to The Beach Waterpark and they're almost ready to open the gates again, with May 18th the official splashdown of new park!  The new company has put $5 million into renovations and upgrades, and we believe past visitors are going to be thrilled with the improvements!  And if you purchased a 2012 season pass, you'll be happy to know the new management will be honoring those passe...
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