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Staging Your Home - 08/28/07 09:41 AM
What is Staging? STAGING [stey-jing] noun/verb verb The act, process or manner of presenting a house for sale verb The art of transforming a space so that it is universally appealing by emphasizing the natural architectural features and downplaying the negative aspects of the space noun The business of preparing one's house, in order to sell faster and for more money If you have seen any of these HGTV shows on your evenings or weekends, you will know what Staging is. It is they method by which a Staging Professional, trained, educated and practiced in the art of staging, turns a home from (3 comments)
Pray To St. Joseph For A Sale - 08/28/07 09:31 AM
Ask St. Joseph to help you sell your house? Have you heard about how sellers are praying to St. Joseph to help them sell their homes? Here in heavily Catholic Cincinnati, Ohio, it is common practice for home sellers and many Realtors to employ the good works of St. Joseph to help sell Real Estate during this difficult buyers market. Although this was not a chapter in my education towards becoming a Certified Residential Specialist, so many of my sellers have told me that they have buried St. Joseph and said their prayers to help me sell their Real Estate. A recent (1 comments)
Columbia Square with Upscale Retail and Residential Real Estate - 08/28/07 09:28 AM
The new Columbia Square will be located at the corner of Delta Avenue and Columbia Parkway in the Heart of Columbia Tusculum and has a projected cost of $24 million dollars. There will be four total buildings that comprise Columbia Square. Three of these buildings will be located on the south east corner of Delta Avenue and Columbia Parkway, near the Precinct and the Junior League of Cincinnati, both of which will remain in their current buildings. The fourth building will be on the north west corner of the intersection. This project is planned to take almost 10 years to complete (0 comments)
Why People Are Afaird To Buy Your Home (FSBO's) - 08/28/07 09:26 AM
Attention: For Sale By Owners! Why People Are Afraid To Buy From You! Many homeowners believe to maximize their home sale they should sell it themselves. At first glance, they feel selling a home is simple. Why should they pay a broker fee for something they could do themselves? In fact, 12% of all the homes sold last year were sold For Sale By Owner (FSBO). However, close to half of the FSBO's said that they would hire a professional next time they sold. Thirty percent said they were unhappy with the results they achieved by choosing FSBO. Why? Many FSBO's told us the (11 comments)
From Our Trusted Inspector: Water Heaters - 08/28/07 09:22 AM
This has been a crazy summer with so many sales, and so many inspections, I thought an article on water heaters might come in handy. My most knowledgeable inspector Mike Patton has shed some light on some common issues with water heaters, and expansion tanks. A condo I had for sale this summer had the smelly water issue, and it was simply remedied with a new water heater, and the smell was gone. I hope this helps anyone with water heater questions or issues. Mikes thoughts are below… Several customers have asked about water heaters, problems, and concerns associated with them. (0 comments)
Buying or Selling: Transferring Your Utilities - 08/28/07 09:21 AM
Transferring utilities is something ost people forget when all of the other aspects of moving and buying a house are at the front of their minds. You will want to schedule these utility moves for the day of closing. Both water and electric need to get a final meter reading. Usually there is an exterior water reader, H20 Water sent via radio waves, but Duke Energy usually needs to get into the house in the Hyde Park areas, in the older homes. They will tell you on the phone if this is the case, and we will need to arrange to have (0 comments)
31 Tips to Prepare Your Home FOR SALE! - 08/28/07 09:19 AM
First Impressions are vital to your buyers, as they can just drive right by and never look inside, let’s talk about the exterior of your home and making the best first impression: 1. Spruce up the font entrance. A coat of paint on the door; brass accents such as house numbers, a doorknob, and a kick plate all shine and make a spectacular first impression. Put potted flowering plants by the front door. Give shutters and front porch a flesh coat of paint. A window box full of flowers is an inexpensive way to add an accent of color to your home’s (1 comments)
Stop the Madness with Free 411 - 08/28/07 09:15 AM
If any of you are like me, out and about in your car and always looking for a good place to eat, a bicycle repair shop, a vet or any other business, you've probably dialed 411 on your cell phone to get the info. I've been using it for years, until those $1.25 charges started adding up and my husband noticed a large line item on my mobile phone bill month after month. Sine then, I've switched to Free 411. Yes, you got it, there is a free 411 service to get the number you need while driving or away from your (7 comments)
Cincinnati Appreciation: Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Oakley - 08/28/07 09:08 AM
Real Estate is an Investment in Mount Lookout, Hyde Park, Oakley and East Cincinnati Cincinnati Real Estate is an exciting industry, or hobby, depending on your current occupation. For me, it is both, as I am a Full Time, Resident Realtor, with a focus on Mt. Lookout, Hyde Park and Oakley, and the East side of Cincinnati in general. As a Certified Residential Specialist as well as a Hyde Park area resident, I find the numbers I am about to show you as vital as the air we breathe. I don’t think I have been involved in a conversation in a (0 comments)
Cincinnati Homarama 2007 - 08/28/07 09:04 AM
The 2007 Annual Homearama is just around the corner in the Greater Cincinnati area. This years 47th Homearama will take place at The Vintage Club in the City of Montgomery, a development from Great Traditions Land & Development Company. The Vintage Club is an exciting "village style," pedestrian friendly, mixed use community with single family residential homes designed for the high-end move-up family, and empty nester buyer; and condos designed for professionals and empty-nesters. The community will be gated and feature the "Vintage Club" - a clubhouse amenity that will serve all homeowners with pool, exercise facilities and gathering room. The (0 comments)
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