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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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"What is My Home Worth?" - Pricing Correctly

Most Monroe, Ohio home owners are usually proud of their property, while just about all home owners across the U.S. ask "what is my home worth?" but usually have an erroneous idea. Every home owner around the world wants to sell their Monroe, OH property (or any location) for as much as possible, right?

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The first thing I will tell you is not to rely on robotic real estate estimators like Zillow and Trulia. They use algorithms, include properties that aren't for sale and for sale or not, cannot see inside your home, realize any upgrades (or disrepair) and a gross disservice to buyers and sellers. Heck, they were 10's of $1,000's off their own CEO's property.

So, for those considering selling their

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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 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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What if my House Doesn't Appraise?

Hello, been a while since I've posted anything, but a situation came up where the common question "what if my house doesn't appraise high enough?" came up for both the seller and the buyer.

Dang it - the real estate appraisal was shy of where all parties needed it to be to move forward with purchase and sale. What can be done about it?

what if my house doesn't appraise

Now, my business partner, Marty Snyder, the top Ohio Realtor in our area is marvelous at challenging appraisals. He runs proper comps and his fastidious but friendly nature and appraisal challenge strategy usually wins appraisers over. Nearly 100% successful, this instance was not. As it turns out, the situation was one we've come across for the very first time.

Here's a

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How to Sell My Home for More

My business partner Marty Snyder and I help clients buy and sell dozens of homes every year, and while sellers usually have a ballpark idea of their home’s value, it’s usually on the high end.

This is only natural, of course, just like a parent’s bias for a child and natural too to attempt to net every penny possible from the sale of their home.

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To that end, here are seven tips to help get top dollar when selling a home.

But before I dive into that, soon-to-be sellers should realize that consulting with neighbors, parents or the local tax man will not give you an accurate fair market value range.

"What is my home worth?" Rely on facts.

Range has everything to do with time frame constraints. It takes

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Is Zillow Accurate? - The Zillow Pill

Many Realtors have an absolute love-hate relationship with Zillow over several issues, but the main pill is always "is Zillow accurate". Zillow has certainly done a bang up job when it comes to buyer traffic and enticing sellers to want their homes on their real estate site.

Take your meds, but check the side effects first.

Answering the question is Zillow accurate is easy and the answer generally no. But depends on local MLS cooperation in your area. Zillow often over-estimates and under-estimates house values. Either way, it's bad for buyers, sellers and for agents trying to serve their clients.

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Using some homes from the Cincinnati MLS, let's take a look at a few properties and ask is Zillow accurate

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5 Home Improvements and Upgrades that Pay Off

If you are planning to build your dream home from scratch or update your current or buying a property, it is a good idea to not only include features that you and your family desire, but also to include upgrades that will increase the value of your new home.

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With the endless array available, home owners looking to save on their monthly budget or those thinking about selling a home may want to invest in these effective upgrades. Saving money or increasing house value and appeal, either way, these are smart items.

One of the discussions I love having with buyer and seller clients, a couple of these may surprise you.

4 Home Improvements That Can Lower Your Tax Bill

5 Home Improvements for

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