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Dayton Ohio Housing Crisis - 08/26/09 06:26 PM
Congressman Michael R. Turner spoke publicly today with the Northeast-Midwest Institute about the impact of the national housing crisis in the Dayton, Ohio area. "Over 6,000 foreclosures were reported across Ohio's Third Congressional District in 2008. This represents a three-fold increase from a decade ago. Each of these foreclosures symbolizes a family, a neighbor, or a friend who have lost their home. There's no question that mortgage foreclosures have played a major role in destabilizing the foundation of our economy," Turner said. "The influx of toxic mortgage loans and economic destabilization has led to increasing home foreclosures, home abandonment, and falling housing prices throughout the (1 comments)
August Home Maintenance - 08/26/09 03:57 PM
Check these necessary precautions off the to-do list this August for home maintenance:-Clean dryer vent duct.-Test the sump pump.-Replace any broken bulbs and make necessary repairs to outdoor lighting.-Use grass clippings as fertilizer.-Be sure all residents know the location of water and gas shut-off valves.-Prepare the garden and lawn for cooler temperatures.***2 months left make an offer on a home to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit! P.S. For all your real estate needs, please contact us - we would welcome the opportunity to serve you!Christina Asad Edwards, RealtorChristina.Asad@RealLiving.comOffice 937-573-0082Cell/Text 937-205-4741www.DaytonOhioHouse.comReal Living Realty ServicesOne of the fastest-growing real estate franchisors in the (1 comments)
About the Author...This Home Remodel article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor and Residential Relocation Specialist. Christina can be reached via email at Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com or by cell phone or text message at 937-205-4741. Christina has helped thousands of people move in and out of the Dayton Ohio area and other Southwest Ohio towns. For Ohio real estate and homes see Dayton Ohio Real Estate. Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation (7 comments)
FREE Homebuyer's Guide for First Time Buyers, Repeat Buyers, and Vacation Homebuyers - 08/24/09 02:47 AM
Check out this FREE Homebuyer's Guide for First Time Buyers, Repeat Buyers, and Vacation Homebuyers. Thinking of buying a home? Then please take 5 minutes to check out these FREE, informative homeownership guides. Not only is the information FREE, but it could save extra expenditures too! Homebuyer guides below are provided courtesy of Christina Asad Edwards and Real Living Realty: Your First-time Homebuyer's Guide Because your home will be the foundation of your financial health, use this Guide to help you understand the home buying process and how to get a mortgage. Your Repeat Homebuyer's Guide Buying your next home? Refresh your knowledge of the (1 comments)
Go Green and Play Earth Friendly Game - 08/24/09 01:25 AM
Go green and play an earth friendly game at www.Pogo.com called Build a Lot 4 Power Source. Energize green areas and assist neighborhoods with expansion by generating clean, green power! Be careful to avoid blackouts! Build solar towers, wind farms, boutiques, swimming pools, and so much more! This green, earth friendly game is a combination of city building and energy efficiency. Enjoy!
About the Author...This Green Earth Friendly article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor and Residential Relocation Specialist. Christina can be reached via email at Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com or by cell phone or text message at 937-205-4741. Christina has helped thousands of people move in and out (1 comments)
Little Known Green Facts - 08/19/09 11:43 PM
Read these little known green facts to increase eco-friendliness! Going green starts at home. The word "eco" traces back to the Greek word "oikos", meaning 'house'. It is a fact that 70% of home buyers said they were more inclined to buy a green home in a down economy than a non-green home. 62% of all state governments have adopted green building policies (with 18 states coming on board in the last 3 years alone). Studies show that two-thirds of buyers are paying attention to green homes and buildings; they recognize the link between green properties, cost savings, and healthy living. (7 comments)
Eat Local in Downtown Dayton, Ohio - 08/17/09 04:52 PM
Eat local in Downtown Dayton, Ohio at the Second Street Market, located at 600 E. 2nd Street near the Webster-Second Street intersection. What's summer without a stop at a local farm market? What's a better place than right in the heart of Dayton, Ohio where 40 merchants are selling goods? The market features apples to zucchini and everything in between. The market also offers fresh cut flowers for sale, meats, eggs, unique wines, chocolates, pastries, and home decor. The Downtown Dayton local market operates in an historic block-long former 1917 B&O railroad building. It was saved from demolition and renovated in (3 comments)
$8,000 Tax Credit Running Out - 08/13/09 10:12 AM
The $8,000 tax credit is running out! It's a great time to purchase the home of your dreams! Interest rates are low and first-time homebuyers are in luck. Congress passed an act which includes a tax credit for first-time homebuyers of up to $8,000. In fact, you may be classified as a first-time homebuyer and not even know it. If you haven't previously owned a home, you fall into the category of first-time homebuyer. But did you know that if you haven't owned a principal residence in the past three years, you also constitute a first-time homebuyer? It's true. If you (1 comments)
Maintain Hardwood Floors - 08/13/09 09:59 AM
Maintain hardwood floors with these tips to keep hardwood floors clean and in good condition. A common problem with hardwood floors occurs when liquid is spilled and moisture seeps into the floor where it gets trapped in the wood. With enough moisture, the boards could begin to cup or dip in the center. To avoid this issue and keep the boards level, be sure to wipe up all spills immediately with a soft cloth. If the floor is located in a humid room, try using a dehumidifier. Sweeping with a soft-bristle broom should be a daily routine. For shoe marks and scuffs, (1 comments)
Peace of Mind Job Loss Mortgage Protection Plan - 08/13/09 09:47 AM
The Peace of Mind Job Loss Mortgage Protection Plan removes the stress of a potential job loss. Real Living Realty's FREE eace of Mind plan is designed to provide comfort and confidence needed to make moving a reality. Here's how it works: One-Year Coverage When you are represented by a Real Living agent during the purchase of your next home, and finance through Real Living Mortgage, Real Living will provide you with one year of insurance benefits that cover a monthly mortgage payment of up to $1,500 for up to six months if you become involuntarily unemployed during the first year (1 comments)
Home Selling Pitfalls - 08/13/09 03:24 AM
Avoid these home selling pitfalls! Don't just go with the agent who gives the highest value on the home. Conduct some research to verify the pricing, and consider looking at the competition. Don't just assume that the agent who sold the house previously will be a good fit on the selling side. Interview more than one person to find out what each has to offer.
Don't ignore offers that don't meet the asking price. By not countering even low offers, the buyer may walk away. Don't assume that the agent works full-time. Many do not, so be sure to ask. Don't (1 comments)
Green Summer Watering Tips - 08/13/09 03:06 AM
Here are some green summer watering tips to help make the lawn green and save money. Make a rain barrel and connect it to a downspout. Use a soaker hose instead of sprinklers to minimize evaporation. Nozzles help reduce water waste by controlling water flow. Mulch the landscape. Mulch keeps weeds from growing and helps retain moisture. Landscape with drought-tolerant plants. Hydrate plants with grey water - water recycled from doing laundry and washing the dishes. Water during cooler hours of the day to minimize evaporation. When mowing, keep grass blades long. This promotes a more resilient lawn that fares better during (2 comments)
Dayton Ohio Area Event - 08/13/09 02:50 AM
Head over to Beavercreek on Thursday, August 13th, for a great Dayton Ohio Area Event - the third annual Taste of the Greene, where you can sample dishes from 15 restaurants. The vendors will be set up in the Town Square, on the sidewalks and along Cedar Park Drive at The Greene located at 51 Plum Street in Beavercreek near Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The event will run from 5:30 - 9 p.m. and will feature the music of Dayton area acoustic/rock band Vinyl Breakdown. Tickets are $15. The restaurants participating include: Brio The Pub Noodles & Co. McCormick & Schmick's (0 comments)
3 Green Tips Under $3 - 08/13/09 02:30 AM
Go green without breaking the bank using the following green tips. Buy Clorox's Green Works for $3.00 and use the earth-friendly clean wipes or cleaners on dishes, windows, counters, toilets, and tile. They're formulated using natural, plant-based ingredients. Spend $3.00 on compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs which generally save $30 over their lifetime, all while using 75% less energy and lasting ten times longer than incandescent light bulbs. Flow-reducing washers which cost around $1.00 can easily be used to create DIY low-flow faucets and showerheads, which have been proven to cut water consumption in homes by as much as 50%. About the Author...This (0 comments)
Ohio Real Estate Market Report - 08/13/09 02:11 AM
Buy now - prices are increasing! The July Real Estate Market Report in Ohio for single family, residential homes in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties near Wright Patterson Air Force Base shows rock bottom is a thing of the past. In July 2009 versus June 2009, the average sale price/listing price remained at 95%. The Real Living Realty average is higher, netting more money for the sellers represented (98%). The average days on market in June 2009 was 132, which is 47 days slower than the Real Living Realty average days on market (85). It is a great time to buy an investment property in the Dayton area! JUNE 2009 Homes Sold (1 comments)
Easy Green Tips - 08/13/09 01:59 AM
Go green at home with these easy earth-friendly tips. Paint the exterior of the home with light paint colors which reflect heat better than dark colors. Insulate the attic, basement, and crawl space which account for 20% of energy costs. Install fireplace draft stoppers, without installation energy costs can increase 30%. Plant trees which block winter winds and provide summer shade. Keep doors airtight with weather stripping and caulking. About the Author...This Green Tips article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor. Christina can be reached via email at Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com or by cell phone or text message at 937-205-4741. Christina (0 comments)
Dayton Ohio Area Event - 08/13/09 01:47 AM
Attend this weekend's Dayton Ohio Area Event! The Sweet Corn Festival will take place at the Community Park East located on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th. There will be a corn eating contest, entertainment, activities, arts and crafts, and lots of fresh corn. For information call 937-305-0800.
About the Author...This Dayton Ohio Area Event was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor and Residential Relocation Specialist. Christina can be reached via email at Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com or by cell phone or text message at 937-205-4741. Christina has helped thousands of people move in and out (0 comments)
Dayton Ohio Area Event - 08/07/09 02:29 PM
Dayton Ohio Area Event on Saturday! WHAT: The Great American Beer Tasting, Music, and Cornhole WHERE: Dayton Dragons Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, Ohio WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 Guests at the Great American Beer Tasting Dayton Ohio Area Event can try an assortment of over 60 beers, from Budweiser to Asian varieties. One $30 ticket includes 20 four-ounce samples, a souvenir sampling glass, and one raffle ticket. The band 24Seven will perform on the first base dugout, and cornhole games and a tennis ball toss will take place out in the field. Designated drivers (0 comments)
Cincinnati Premium Outlets Grand Opening - 08/02/09 08:19 PM
Cincinnati Premium Outlets will celebrate its grand opening August 6th - 9th, with in-store promotions, prize giveaways and live entertainment. Cincinnati Premium Outlets is located just a 10 minute drive south of Centerville, Ohio. The grand opening events include: Thursday, August 6th 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Chuck Taylors play classic favorites. 1 to 1:30 p.m.: Meet NBA Hall of Fame player Oscar Robertson at the Nike Factory Store. 2 to 5 p.m.: Robin Lacy Dezydeco plays Louisiana style rock 'n' roll. Friday, August 7th 10 a.m. to noon: B105 WUBE-FM will be at the mall. 10 a.m. to 1 (0 comments)
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