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An Expert Realtor, Ohio Counts On

As a Realtor in the top 5% of Ohio real estate agents, together with my business partner Greg Hancock we buy and sell dozens of homes every year. We've both been on each side of the fence when it comes to buying and selling property and we save our clients thousands.

I'm personable, love to laugh, patient and love to educate my clients. Many I work with feel like an expert by the time it's over and I'm enthusiastic about answering questions, showing you homes, marketing your home and saving you time, money and grief. We don't chase commission checks, our business runs on satisfied clients.

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Buying New West Chester Homes vs Old Homes

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Ask a typical West Chester consumer to name the two most important purchases people make, and you’ll almost always hear new house and new car. They're often lumped together, but they shouldn’t be. They aren’t all that similar.

The rationale for buying a new car is clear: automotive technology advances nearly every model year, improving fuel economy and safety. Add in that intoxicating new car smell, and the preference is all but automatic. Used cars may be economical, but as for the thrill factor: nyah!

Similarly, when the question is put to a cross-section of typical Americans, new homes get the nod over existing ones. The percentage of those who strongly or somewhat prefer buying a newly built home

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Top 3 Ways West Chester Homes Could Save on Insurance 

For most area homeowners, the 110-decibel wail of nearby fire engines may not be a sought-after feature when selecting the ideal neighborhood. Nonetheless, according to The Wall Street Journal, living close to firehouse has its advantages; safety. Reductions in your homeowner’s insurance bill, another. Selling your West Chester home?

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Not all homes in West Chester can have the advantage of being next door to a firehouse, but just about everybody knows that having the proper insurance is important to protect not only the structure itself but also the valuables within. Here are three possible actions you could take this month, any or all of which might reduce the cost of your homeowner’s insurance

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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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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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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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Selling Your West Chester Home - Two Big Obstacles

Sell your West Chester, Ohio home faster and for more? Selling your West Chester house is a lot easier when you have an experienced professional relieving you of the lion’s share of the work. My business partner and I spend full time dealing with the ins and outs of marketing, dealing with qualified prospective buyers, and making sure the Ohio and West Chester technical requirements are met to the letter. That means that the lion’s share of what you need to deal with are the finishing touches of showings and open house presentations.

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But long before any marketing can get under way; before an eye-pleasing West Chester listing can be created—and even before a final choice the right Realtor® is

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Mason, Ohio Home Loan Applicants May See Credit Boost

For a few Mason mortgage applicants, next week may see a one-time favorable change in how they are viewed by home loan lending institutions. It’s a technical change that could amount to a significant difference in the results they get when they apply for Mason home loans.

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The first evidence of what the Washington Post calls “a surprise boost” will be triggered on Saturday, which marks the July 1 beginning of a changeover in the information gathered by the three national credit bureaus. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion have been working with a number of states to handle an awkward technical problem: many states have outmoded computer reporting

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Top 8 Ideas to Boost West Chester House Values

From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase the value of West Chester house value.

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Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists, for instance—but those lists were probably thrown together in a hurry since the return on investment is admitted to be 66%. When an investment returns two-thirds of its cost, it’s hardly competitive. For West Chester homeowners preparing to sell, vanity cabinets don’t belong on the action list.

The best idea lists are the ones which show ROI: the return on investment. Here’s a new compilation, offered purely as food for thought (since the “return”

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Homes for Sale in the Bridle Creek Neighborhood; Monroe, OH

Bridle Creek is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located less than 1.2 miles from I-75. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of this quaint little oasis in the suburbs during the summer and sledding down snow covered streets in the winter. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents don't feel like the center of Monroe is knocking on their door.

Homes for Sale Bridle Creek Monroe Oh

Looking for a home in Bridle Creek? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Bridle Creek Neighborhood of Monroe OH? Click the link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Monroe.

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The Gross Truth About Easements in Gross

As an active Realtor in Southwest Ohio, I come across situations involving easements in gross and other types of easements that can sometimes negatively impact a real estate transaction and also stories from new clients about easements causing issues in their past.

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My business partner, Greg Hancock, and I are always seeking to educate buyers and sellers; easements in gross or easements period should always be looked for, evaluated and discussed.

Not doing so is like building without a permit and can come back and "bite you" down the road. I even have a personal story and example for you of how this can happen.

Easements can be defined or classified as easements in gross or easements appurtenant.

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