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Mason, Ohio Real Estate Negotiations: Beyond Game Theory

Game theory only sounds like it has something to do with how to win in some weekend sports outing or family board game. It's a seriously studied logical field that mathematicians delve into. Interestingly, when you study how to develop successful negotiation tactics — Mason, Ohio real estate negotiations included—you can look at them via game theory.

There is a problem, though. The further you get into the subject, the more it tends to become more and more abstract. Unless you are someone who looks forward to curling up by a roaring fire with a favorite math textbook, you won’t get very far into game theory before your eyes will begin to glaze over.

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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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Equifax Hack Could Affect Monroe Mortgage Applicants

When news of the Equifax hack first broke, the credit ratings giant scrambled to minimize fallout from this massive personal information breach. After an initial embarrassing misstep (they tried to have affected consumers sign off on Equifax’s liability), the company moved to ameliorate the hack by offering free ID protection to consumers.

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Monroe homeowners and potential home buyers had reason to do more than shake their heads at yet another electronic pratfall. In one way or another, most Monroe real estate transactions involve creditworthiness appraisals that are managed by the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax is one). That means that among the 143 million consumers it admits could

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Perfect Pricing: the Sweet Spot for Cincinnati Listings

Figuring out the perfect pricing for any Cincinnati home for sale would be easier if there were a way to confirm past instances that hit that mark precisely. But that can’t be done. It’s the nature of the beast: it’s simply not possible. Even if a comparable Cincinnati home’s asking price resulted in being sold immediately at that exact amount, it only could have been priced perfectly. We can’t know that it wasn’t priced too low.

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Even if the pricing on some Cincinnati home was quickly met and even exceeded—IOW, it resulted in a bidding —that might be evidence that it had been originally priced too low. Even that isn’t certain because the supposed under-pricing resulted in a sale that was

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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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Cincinnati Patriots Celebrate Telling the King, “You’re Fired!”

This year we’re fortunate indeed: the calendar has cooperated with the spirit of the occasion to give Independence Day its proper import. With Cincinnati’s Fourth of July festivities falling on a Tuesday, we avoid the vexing problem that crops up every time July 4 falls on a weekend. Since nobody wants the extra day of picnicking and parading to be confused with the ho-hum regular weekend days off, the powers that be have to arbitrarily reassign July 4 observances to the following Monday (or previous Friday, if the Fourth hits on a Saturday).

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This year, with the Fourth happening on the 4th, all is well. For convenience’s sake, most everybody opts for a four-day long Fourth—so Monday

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Renting vs Buying a Home - 5 Things to Remember

You’ve finally reached a point in your life where you plan to be in the same place for longer than a 12-month lease and pondering renting vs buying a home. Instead of making rental payments on a monthly basis, you want to earn equity as you go and eventually end up with a permanent roof over your head. (We at ​ABODO​ will miss you, but we understand.)

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But rent doesn’t translate into mortgage on a simple 1:1 ratio — a lot more goes into the transition than you might think, from the upfront costs involved to what happens if your dishwasher malfunctions and spews food-­flavored water all over your floor. As you prepare to pick up the torch of home ownership, keep these five things in mind, and you’ll

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Best Neighborhoods in Cincinnati (or anywhere) - 6 Tips

So you’re on the home ­buying market. Congratulations! You’re probably already overwhelmed by decisions: colonial or ranch ­style? Stucco or stone? One­ or two-­story? Carpet or parquet flooring?

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And that’s not even including one of the most important factors in any new home ­purchase:

location, location, location. It might not be everything, but it’s almost everything. It will determine your commute, change your social life, shape your children’s education, and affect a host of other aspects in your life.

Depending on your city, you probably have your own dream neighborhoods and avoidable boroughs. But in case you don’t — or if you want a bit more guidance as you do research — we at

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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.

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Greater Cincinnati Area Homes for Lease and Sale

Whether you need a place to lease or investigating the homes for sale, Cincinnati Ohio offers, there are a lot of great southwestern Ohio communities to choose from. 

I put together this little mini-guide on some of the most popular communities and what's available for lease or sale in these markets. Explore the possibilities and listings below.

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