July 2017

Found 21 blog entries for July 2017.

West Chester Renters, a Brand New Tesla (in 5 Years)? 

My 5-year Tesla Plan is fanciful, but based on what could be the situation some West Chester renters can probably relate to.

The imaginary 5-year Tesla Plan participant could be any gainfully employed West Chester renter who has been living comfortably in a nice rental for the past few years. It’s either a comfortable home or a nice apartment: that doesn’t matter. But - buying a home for sale in West Chester, Ohio instead of renting may just make that new Tesla affordable; crazy math?

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Homes for Sale in West Chester, Ohio

What’s important is that the average monthly rent has been rising. It’s now $1,570. This is now gobbling up just about every spare dollar of the West Chester renter’s

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5 Real Estate Tips: Maximize Summer House Showings

When Mason, OH weather turns sizzling, you might think that house showings might go better by holding off for milder weather. After all, as the mercury rises, energy levels tend to wilt, so prospective buyers willing to take on a big initiative—like lining up a new house—might seem to be in short supply. You might think that—but the evidence actually points in the opposite direction.

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It seems that the hottest weather invites more home buying instead of less. At least that’s what the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests—and experts at Fannie Mae agree.

The NBER finds that “warm weather may have a positive impact on home sales.” In warm weather, if a home has features like access to a

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Events that Trigger Buyers for Homes for Sale in Cincinnati

What are the most common changes in circumstances that send buyers out looking for homes for sale? What are the events that trigger typical prospects to comb through the Cincinnati listings, contact Cincinnati REALTORS®, set out on house tours—and ultimately make the offer that results in the move to a new home?

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The answer to that question may be different for everyone, but some in-depth research has come up with interesting similarities among groups of active homebuyers. It matches a conclusion that also conforms with common sense: namely, that the motivating events (or “triggers”) sometimes vary by age group. In other words, when we humans reach similar milestones in life, we often

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7 Easy Tips for a Crystal Clear Pool

The summer heat can sneakily catch us by surprise if we’re not too careful. We won’t be scared though, because we all know that the first place we’ll want to take shelter is in a pool. While that sounds like the best solution, no one will want to take any type of refuge inside of a dirty and green pool. Some people would rather just burn under the summer heat. Pool care and maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult, and in today’s article, we’re going to show you some easy ways to help you keep your pool clean and crystal clear.

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Tip #1: Keep The Pump Running - What many people don’t realize is that the water in the pool doesn’t move itself, it moves because of the pump. The swimming pool pump helps send water

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Does Adding an In-Law Suite Improve my House Value?

In a world of younger homeowners with aging and elderly parents or relatives, the addition of in-law suites are starting to become more popular, but does adding an in-law suite to your home improve your house value?

does adding an in-law suite improve my house value

The answer is yes, but only if you add an in-law suite correctly and by that I mean legally. Baby boomers are retiring and living independently or pursuing assisted living can be very cost prohibitive driving more families to once again live together.

Aging parents and the beauty of the duplex

That's great, but some homeowners will attempt to save money by skipping permits and the subsequent inspections, but when it comes to adding an in-law suite (or any other home

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Top 5 Creative Design Tips for Small Bathrooms

Do you often feel stuck in your own rest room? Does it always seem like a closet rather than your favorite place to relax and rejuvenate? Well, if in that case, surely you need a change. Now, the dilemma appears, how?

What are we here for then? We have answered all possible queries in such a way that it will not only transform your small spaced bathrooms, however, will leave you with something bigger than that – Happiness, Spacious aura and unbeatable excitement. The top five expertise design tips for renewing your small bathrooms into magical places are given below:

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1. Cornering and Downsizing: Small bathrooms demand the usage of every inch available. It is no wonder that corners play a key role

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Your Cincinnati Home, "Rent my house out or sell it?"

From our earliest days, everybody in Cincinnati is inundated with tale of transformations. It started with those grade school day trips to science places with exhibits showing the improbable progression of fish (well, pollywogs) into frogs. "Where is he going with this?" - stay with me.

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There were nature TV shows with sped-up motion films demonstrating the unlikely truth that icky caterpillars DO turn into graceful butterflies. In fact, Cincinnati cable TV is littered with the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel and PBS and the NatGeo Channel—all of which seem to be dedicated into making sure we won’t forget that Nature is full of every day metamorphoses and how ugly ducklings will one

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Some West Chester Luxury Homes Might Not be Out of Reach

The content the National Association of REALTORS® publishes is usually staid and non-controversial. After all, what they put out there has to ring true for the real estate industry in every nook and cranny of the country: in communities large and small, coast to coast—from Podunk to Peoria, Manhattan to West Chester. Real estate is, after all, the most massive industry in the country, so you’d expect the Association that represents its professionals to be hyper-cautious in its pronouncements.

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7 prudent cautions and considerations for buying luxury homes

So it was eye-widening to come across an article in the REALTOR website that was a how-to on buying a luxury home without having to pay

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Week of Mortgage Rate Speculation Ends on High Note

Last week there was another interest rate development—though it was a slightly whipsawed kind of development. Since mortgage interest rates are so important to the bottom line in all but all-cash Mason residential home sales, the direction rates are headed is something worth watching closely.

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Last Wednesday was one of those days that come about twice a year. It was the occasion when the Federal Reserve Chairman is called upon to testify before Congress. The date is set as a biannual marker for revealing what’s likely to lie ahead for interest rates. If the Fed is going to decide to raise the Fed Funds rate, it’s usually the single strongest pointer to higher mortgage interest rates. All things

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6 Superb Vacation Safety Tips: Protect Your West Chester Home 

Listing your vacant home or going on vacation; an overstuffed curbside mailbox, blazing porch light at noon, or a pile of newspapers out there by your front door all indicate a couple of things West Chester homeowners would do well to avoid. For burglars and housebreakers of all stripes, these are like lighted billboards announcing:

  • This West Chester homeowner is off somewhere enjoying a nice summer vacation; and
  • This afternoon and/or evening, there’s nobody home!

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Every West Chester homeowner deserves an extended break now and then—and the July/August weather makes now the ideal time for many—but it’s also high season for break-and-enter artists (or just ‘enter’ artists,

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