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 OH 45040 New Construction Homes For Sale Thinking about buying a Mason new construction home?  After years of lull, Mason area home builders have started up again, and why not?  Mason is in high demand, and with interest rates still low, there's great opportunity for home buyers wanting the Mason lifestyle and Mason Schools to make that move!  Now for the most part, Drees, John Henry, Fischer and the custom home builders aren't building entry level homes.  If you're looking for Mason new construction home below $250,000, you're not going to find it.  Realistically, you're going to need to move your search to Lebanon, Maineville, Morrow or the adjacent townships.  And it's a logical move on the builders part. Buildable lots in Mason aren't cheap, so why put in a $200,000 home when ...
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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 2013 2013 is underway for the Mason condo market?  Did the buyers and sellers bunker down for the cold season or get out and test the market?  Stay tuned for the details! 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 #24 on the Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places To Live list for 2011, Mason received recognition that area residents already knew was well deserved!  With top notch public school...
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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 2013 The first month of 2013 is now in the books.  How did the Mason single family home market start 2013?  With the usual January snooze?  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide! 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.  Frankly there is NOT enough inventory to meet every buyer's requests, particularly if they have a specific development in mind.  Some communities (like Parkside in the picture below) have NO homes on the market. Perhaps the sellers are waiting for the spring market? Mason is home to many professionals and upper management and as such is more ...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Parkside Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Parkside offers more than just the typical playground, with a five acre central greenspace featuring a small lake, walking trails, soccer field, basketball court, play area, pool and clubhouse!  Parkside is located adjacent to Mason Early Childhood Center, and Bethany and Mason Roads offer convenient access to downtown Mason or west to Voice of America Park, shopping, dining and I-75 to ease your commute!  To search for Parkside area homes for sale, just click the link.(Hopefully by the time you read this SOMEONE will have decided to try to sell their home!) Parkside is an established community, with construction starting in 1998 and wrapping up in 2004.  Streets branch off of a central loop that contains the community amenities mentioned prior.  H...
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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 To Sell My Mason Ohio Home? There are two main questions Mason home sellers ask us:  "How much can I get for my home?" and "How long will it take to sell my home?".  Now the first question we can answer with a fairly high degree of accuracy, but the second question typical provokes an "It depends" answer!  So many factors play a part in how quickly a Mason home sells: Competing inventory Local economy Curb appeal Features:  number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garage spaces, basement, living space, lot size, etc. Condition of the home Time of year Pricing (both bracket and accuracy of list price) Style of home (contemporary, ranch, colonial, etc.) Age of home Reputation of builder Status of community (finished or new construction still ongoing?) Proximity to major roads,...
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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 1+ Acres Tired of having your neighbor live TOO close and want a Mason Ohio home with at least an acre of land?  You've got a limited selection, but there are some for sale!  And since it's Mason, you get the well rated Mason City Schools.  You also enjoy Mason's combination of amenities, parks, shopping, dining, entertainment.  Some great golf courses, the Mason Community Center, central location to make a relatively easy commute to Cincinnati, it's no wonder Mason made Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Small Cities to Live list in 2011.  So where can you find Mason homes for sale with 1+ Acres? (click to search)  Again, selection is pretty limited.  Most communities are .5 acres or less, so a home with an acre of land is pretty scarce. So if a Mason ho...
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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 A Pool Winter might not be the time you're thinking about owning a Mason home with its own pool, but come the hot sticky months of summer having that pool a few steps outside of your back door might be high on your list of MUST HAVE home attributes! Now many Mason developments are pool communities, but let's face it, most of those community pools are packed with lots of noise and people and tons of kids.  And maybe you're a teacher and it's a bit awkward having students eyeballing you in your bikini?  So the solution is your own pool in your backyard, right?  And while there may not be dozens and dozens of Mason homes for sale with in-ground or above ground pools, they exist and in a wide range of prices.  So add that pool to everything else that br...
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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 A Two Car Garage You want to downsize into a Mason condo but a single car garage just won't do?  Fortunately for you there are a number of communities with Mason condos with two car garages for sale.  They're not always standard, so you have to be particular within the community to find what you need.  Mason condos with two car garage come in ranch & townhouse styles, although the ranch style tend to be a bit on the scarce side. Overall, picking Mason to live makes perfect sense and if you want the condo life in Warren County even more sense, because Mason offers the widest selection of condos in Warren County.  From the economical priced below $100,000 to the luxury condos priced over $300,000, there is indeed something for everyone's taste and bud...
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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 A 3+ Car Garage You want Mason City Schools for some of the best public schools in the area.  You want to live in Mason because it's the right combination of amenities, parks, shopping, dining, entertainment.  Some great golf courses, the Mason Community Center, central location to make a relatively easy commute to Cincinnati, it's no wonder Mason made Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Small Cities to Live list in 2011 & 2013. Carmelle, Just one of many Mason Communities with 3 car garages But you've got big boy and girl toys and you need garage space, and lots of it!  The Mr. car, the Mrs. car, maybe a pair of Harleys for some weekend cruising, maybe a jet ski or two to take up to Caesar Creek?  Nothing less than a 3 car garage is going to do the job fo...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Fox Hollow Condominium Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Fox Hollow is a newer upscale condominium community featuring attached ranch condos in a 4 to 5 unit model (basically two central walls are shared between units).  While not quite as close to Deerfield Towne Center as The Woods on Wilkens ranch condo community, it's still VERY close!  With its convenient location to numerous restaurants, Fox Hollow is a great place to live if cooking at home isn't high on your list of priorities.  However, if you do like cooking at home, we don't think you'll be disappointed by the kitchen appointments in these luxury condos!  Besides the dining and shopping options, Fox Hollow provides convenient access to I-71 from the Fields Ertel interchange, so downtown Cincinnati is a short distance down the int...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Where Can I Find Mason Patio Homes, Landominiums and Ranch Condos? Looking for a low or no maintenance lifestyle AND a Mason or Deerfield Township address?  That provides great public schools, shopping and dining all easily convenient?  Convenient commute to downtown Cincinnati?  Mason has that too!  Selected #24 in Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Small Cities To Live, and it's easy to see why!So now you want someone else to take care of the lawn, pass on the achy back from shoveling that snow to them?  Depending on the community you might not even be responsible for the exterior or the home at all!  Sure your HOA will be a bit more than a regular single family home, but isn't it worth it?  No worries about the snow guy quitting, no looking for that painter, it's all on the HOA to make yo...
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By Cathy Miles
(Exit Realty)
If you are searching for a home in Mason, OH and you've got a family to raise, you'll be delighted to know that the Mason City School District ranks in Ohio's top 10 for academic acheivement. With the 25 student to one teacher average ratio, all grade levels have excelled on the SAT, ACT and AP tests, which places this school district above the state and national averages! In fact the "Ohio Report Card", used to gauge school rankings in the state of Ohio, features Mason (along with only 14 other Ohio districts) with the highest consecutive ranking in the state! Now that's some ranking! So here's a handy contact list of all the Mason City District Schools so when you find that Mason OH dream home of yours, you"ll be prepared for the next important move .....getting your children settled ...
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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 School Superintendent Wants Your Participation! Maintaining excellence in a school system isn't some status quo endeavor.  Governmental regulations change and core curriculum alter.  Budgets change.  Kids change over the years too, and today's kids are integrated into their technology in ways we'd have never dreamed!And part of a key to success is community participation and understanding of changes.  Why is a school doing what it's doing?  What should it do next?Mason City Schools has a long standing reputation as being one of the best public school systems in our area, and for good reason.  The kids excel in all facets.  National awards aren't uncommon.And I'd use the term secret of their success, but it's no secret, because a postcard we received details a part of that foundati...
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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 2012 How did 2012 close out for the Mason condo market?  Any big surprises?  Stay with us for the full story!  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 #24 on the Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places To Live list for 2011, Mason received recognition that area residents already knew was well deserved!  With top notch public schools, extensive entertainment and dining options, and a premi...
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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 2012 2013 has arrived.  So how did the Mason single family home market close out 2012?  With a burst of fireworks or quietly asleep on the couch?  Stay with us for the full details and the best advice we can provide! 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 enough sustained prices to carry the burden of nine distressed property sales completed in December, the demand for Mason homes ensures a recovered market continues in the right direction for area home owners. 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 Public Library Hosts "Take It Apart" January 17 2013 Do you keep catching little Stevie or Vanessa with a screwdriver and Allen wrenches trying to break down your Cuisinart to find out how it works?  Then you just may have a budding engineer on your hands!  Now you've got two choices:  Put a paintbrush in their hands and try to divert them, OR foster that technical thirst for knowledge! So if you choose the latter, then you may be interested in Mason Public Library's "Take It Apart" program scheduled for 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday January 17, 2013 in the Story Room.  Teen volunteers will help the participants disassemble appliances and computer towers!  The program is limited to 30 students in Grades 2-6, do don't delay calling 513.398.2711 to reserve a spot.  No charge for the pro...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
The Woods on Wilkens Condominium Community Of Mason Ohio 45040The Woods on Wilkens is a newer upscale condominium community featuring attached ranch condos in a four unit model (basically two central walls are shared between units).  Like the Beacon Hill townhome community, The Woods on Wilkens was built just behind Deerfield Towne Center.  With its convenient location to numerous restaurants, The Woods on Wilkens is a great place to live if cooking isn't high on your list of daily activities, although that's not to say these ranch condos don't offer fantastic kitchens!  Epcon offers two floor plans (The Abbey and The Canterbury) .   Floorplans range from 1692 to 1875 square feet per the builder.  The ranch condos don't include basements so you are paying a premium for location and qual...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Beacon Hill Townhome Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Beacon Hill is a newer upscale townhome community being built just behind Deerfield Towne Center.  Towne Condos has developed a picturesque community that includes a clubhouse, pool and fitness center for residents to enjoy.  And with its convenient location to numerous restaurants, Beacon Hill is a great place to live if cooking isn't high on your list of daily activities, although that's not to say these Beacon Hill townhomes don't offer fantastic kitchens!  Towne Condos offers at least five floorplans in Beacon Hill, with base prices from $249,900 to $325,000 (always subject to change of course!).  The floorplans include either a two bedroom with loft or three bedroom plans.  The townhomes come with a two car detached garage behind t...
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By Cathy Miles
(Exit Realty)
WELCOME MASON OHIO BUYERS AND SELLERS! I hope you are enjoying this Sunday before Christmas Eve! Here's a tip for my buyers out there who are searching for homes in Mason, Ohio.....you may be meeting up with multiple buyers on the properties you are interested in. I've been talking with a lot of other agents out there that work full time like myself, and they all seem to be having quite a surge in buyer business. Be prepared to make your best bid if it really is the home of your dreams, or you might be surprised that another buyer takes it from you! It's a great time to buy in the Mason market...with low interest rates, great price tags on homes and the rush of seller's hoping to sell before the long winter sets in. You just can't help but want to at least take a look at the inventory 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)
Ashmont Community Of Mason Ohio 45040 Ashmont is perfectly placed if life is busy and firing up the stove just doesn't make #1 on your list of evening activities!  Ashmont is right behind Deerfield Towne Centre and that means PLENTY of dining choices for you!  Whatever you like, chances are it's just a short drive away! Ashmont is located in Deerfield Township so you avoid Mason City Tax but still have the benefit of Mason City Schools. To search for Ashmont area homes for sale, just click the link. Ashmont is a newer community, with construction starting in 2004 and wrapping up in 2008.  Homes are spacious and if you're looking for a three car garage as one of your key criteria Ashmont should be high on your list.  Ashmont is not a pool community, but Mason Community Center is convenie...
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