Buy - Searching Properties

Searching Properties - Cincinnati real estate listings and Cincinnati real estate market. Here we post information and tips for home buyers that will help protect their interests, time and money in their search for Cincinnati area home for sale. This category deals with home buyer pitfalls, concerns and questions that arise as buyers search for properties. Find the home of your dreams, give our property search a whirl.

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Rent or Buy a House - Busting 4 Common Myths

According to a recent ​report​ by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the past 15 years have seen a drastic shift in how Americans approach renting and owning with many questioning whether to rent or buy a house.

More people are renting, while fewer are buying houses. In fact, the average annual growth number for renters is now approaching the peak number for ​home buying reached in 2006, just before the housing market crash. 

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The reasons for such explosive rental growth are numerous: lingering effects from the economic collapse in 2008, the revitalization of many urban cores, Baby Boomers aging out of their houses, and high rates of student loan debt among Millennials.

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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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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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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.

If you would like some help with buying a home, my business partner Marty Snyder and I buy and sell dozens of homes every year and can save you thousands on a purchase.

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Too, we invite you to explore our blog, thousands of readers visit daily to learn about home buying, financing, mistakes to avoid, how to

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Listing agent vs Buyer's agent; Dual agents - Roles in Real Estate

If you're buying a home, you might be tempted to call the number on the sign in the yard, but you should stop and think before you dial.

Who you call for assistance with buying a home can either cost or save you a lot of money, and potentially time and grief down the road as well. 

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In a on going effort to educate home buyers new to the experience, there is a simple thing you really need to get in your head before you start house hunting and that's understanding agency.

It's really quite simple:

The listing agent is (hopefully) a very skilled and voracious marketer that has promised the seller to net as much as possible from the sale of the home. A buyer's agent is like

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3 Social Media Questions to Ask a Realtor

Having built and coached two E-agent teams at two different brokerages and generating business for myself and business partner Marty Snyder, I can tell buyers and sellers a thing or two about shopping for a good real estate agent near you.

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Why is social media so important for agents? Well, honestly I can tell that most real estate agents are terrible at social media, growing local audiences in different mediums and have no understanding of how it all works together, but how does that benefit a buyer or seller?

According to the National Association of Realtors statistics, some 91% of real estate agents use social media to some degree and 90% of buyers find their agent and their home on social media.

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Cincinnati Housing for Rent or Sale in Real Time

Interested in renting, leasing or buying a home in the Greater Cincinnati area or southwest Ohio? If so, we’ve got you covered.

For the best experience, please read this short post in its entirety.

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We’d just like to point out our site is powered by the Cincinnati MLS and properties are updated every few minutes and include both buying and leasing opportunities.

Here are two great ways to go about your search for the perfect residence on our site, the two most popular ways are searching via our popular communities and hot market pages or, if you don’t see your preferred community, using the easy custom property search.

Popular Cincinnati Housing for Rent or Sale: Communities:

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Good Real Estate Agents, Bad Real Estate Agents - Accountability

Now, I'm sure just about anyone reading this knows what it's like to get screwed, taken or shammed and it's just gut wrenching and perhaps more so when you're searching out good real estate agents and come across bad real estate agents but don't realize it until after the fact.

I'd like to just drop some thought-bombs on finding good real estate agents near you, how to detect and promptly fire bad real estate agents before you become a victim of lack of professionalism or purposeful, outright bad ethics.

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Good Real Estate Agents Near Me

First of all, let's go over what you want to look for and what you want to avoid when you start looking for "good real estate agents near me".

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Is it a Good Time to Buy a Home? Economic Concerns.

For today’s post, I’d like to highlight though many buyers are out there madly shopping for homes in what is currently a seller’s market, a lot of buyers are hanging back wondering “is it a good time to buy a home” due to economic concerns.

Unsure about what the current administration’s impact on economy and housing, jobs and wages, world affairs, stock markets and real estate market fluctuations have many buyers scratching their heads, waffling about a home purchase. Looks good? Smells good?

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I’d like to offer some simple but wise advice if you fall into that category.

It’s not always the right time to buy a home for some with regard to savings, bill-paying power, credit and

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