patio homes: Think Of Your Future Needs With A Cincinnati Patio Home - 09/24/16 05:31 PM

We work with a lot of Cincinnati patio home buyers.  Some choose resale, some build a patio home just the way they want it.  Some like a "regular" patio home community and others prefer to head to Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ Active Adult community.  No matter the preference, we're here to help make the right choices to fit your needs.
And part of those needs?  Assessing what key features you'll need in your home now and years from now.
Some builders have already grasped that "aging in place" is critical for patio home buyers.  What is meant by the term "aging in place"?  The … (6 comments)

patio homes: If You Want My Time, Get Your Reservations In Early - 08/21/16 01:11 PM

I love helping buyers searching for Cincinnati patio homes for sale, but here's the thing.  There is just one of me.  I can only help one client at a time.  I have no clones.  I have no twin.  No teleportation device.  Yep, just me.  And when I'm with a client, I'm WITH that client.
So if you need my patio home expertise, I need a few things from you to ensure you get priority attention:
Commit to working with me AND ONLY me as your agent.  I don't work as part of a posse of agents and I'll decline every time if you … (12 comments)

patio homes: We Work For YOU, NOT The Patio Home Builder! - 08/20/16 04:45 PM

If you're searching Cincinnati new construction patio homes for sale , you've probably found us.  We post quite a bit of overall information about Cincinnati patio homes and a fair amount about new construction patio homes too. 
Which builders are building where, the style of patio homes, how many they plan to build, community amenities, prices and all that comes with knowing the patio home niche.
But there's one thing we're NOT, and that is the builder's rep.  We don't rep ANY builders nor ANY specific community.  Consider us free agents of sorts in that since we work for YOU and NOT … (3 comments)

patio homes: The Villas At Park Place Patio Homes West Chester Ohio In Final Phase - 08/15/16 02:59 PM

The Villas At Park Place in West Chester Ohio is wrapping up the last of Phase II new construction patio homes in the suburbs of Cincinnati.  But the good news?  They're adding another 21 new construction patio homes with a Phase III addition scheduled for 2017!  And if your time frame supports waiting for a courtyard home, then now is the time to call us (513-520-5305) to arrange a meeting with the builder's rep because they're already taking lot reservations for Phase III!  Here's your chance to pick out the best of the final phase of  The Villas At Park … (0 comments)

patio homes: Milford Ohio New Construction Patio Homes Phase II - 08/07/16 03:32 PM

Looking for Cincinnati patio homes on the east side?  Then these new construction patio homes in Milford's The Courtyards at Terrace Ridge might be the place for you to call home!
The builder is very experience with patio homes, having completed a project in West Chester and are 3 lots away from completing Parkland Meadows in Symmes Township (one of those patio homes is being built for buyers of ours).
The Courtyards at Terrace Ridge are conveniently located near the Rt 50/I 275 interchange.  The Courtyards are NOT part of Terrace Ridge as far as access to the community pool (perhaps someday after … (5 comments)

patio homes: Building A Cincinnati Patio Home: The Final Steps! - 08/06/16 03:01 PM
In our previous posts in this series we discussed the preliminary steps of building a Cincinnati patio home, selecting the right patio home community, floor plan selection, pricing/financing your patio home, the contract and design selections, the preconstruction meeting, and the build phase.

Your patio home is now starting to look like the home you planned!  As the builder finishes up there are some keys steps left:
Foremost, finish the financing! Your loan officer will probably need a few things from the builder and there will be an appraisal. Shortly before the home is ready for closing, there will be an orientation … (11 comments)

patio homes: Building A Cincinnati Patio Home: The Construction Phase - 08/05/16 01:34 PM

In our previous posts in this series we discussed the preliminary steps of building a Cincinnati patio home, selecting the right patio home community, floor plan selection, pricing/financing your patio home and the contract and design selections and the preconstruction meeting. 
All the paperwork has been done, the blueprints created and the permits approved, so it's time to actually get started on the building of your new patio home!  
Typically within a few weeks of the preconstruction meeting the builder will start your home.  Actual build times are 3-5 months (it will vary based on time of year, weather, how big and … (3 comments)

patio homes: Building A Cincinnati Patio Home: The Preconstruction Meeting - 08/04/16 03:56 PM

In our previous posts in this series we discussed the preliminary steps of building a Cincinnati patio home, selecting the right patio home community, floor plan selection, pricing/financing your patio home and the contract and design selections.
Now the next step is the preconstruction meeting.  At this point, the builder has the drawings ready for your home.  They know exactly where on the lot the home will go, the structure of your home, the outside appearances and all the standard things that go into making your house exactly the way you want it.
Typically the preconstruction meeting involves the builder's rep, the builder's … (3 comments)

patio homes: Building A Cincinnati Patio Home: Pricing and Financing - 07/31/16 02:32 PM

In our previous posts in this series we discussed the preliminary steps of building a Cincinnati patio home, selecting the right patio home community and floor plan selection.
Now on to the next steps, lot selection, pricing and financing.
Builders typically have tiered pricing for lots. Your "regular" lots will probably have no lot premium.  But as lots get better (bigger, more private, wooded, etc.), the builders will add extra to the lot price.
Once you know floor plan and a desired lot, the builder's rep can take us through the next step:  providing pricing information.
And while you might like the builder to just … (2 comments)

patio homes: Building A Cincinnati Patio Home: Floor Plan Selection - 07/30/16 05:44 PM
In our previous posts in this series we discussed the preliminary steps of building a Cincinnati patio home and selecting the right patio home community. 
Community selection involved narrowing down the possible patio home communities that matched your needs and preliminary visits to meet builder reps and view model homes.
Next up is one of the most important parts of the process to your future patio home happiness: selecting the floor plan!
While you can readily change many things in your home after moving in, there's just not much you can do about your floor plan.  You can't pick up rooms and move … (4 comments)

patio homes: Building A Cincinnati Patio Home: Getting Started! - 07/27/16 04:01 PM
Searching Cincinnati patio homes for sale? And when you look at resale patio homes nothing strikes your fancy?  Would you rather build new and have it just the way you want it?
Then it's time for us to talk!  We're here to assist you through the Cincinnati patio home new construction process!  We know the patio home niche inside and out and regularly help patio home buyers find the right match, whether "used" or new!
Building a patio home just the way you want it follows a process that doesn't vary a lot from builder to builder, so we plan to break down … (0 comments)

patio homes: Creekside Pointe of Blue Ash Ohio Homes For Sale - 07/21/16 04:37 PM

Creekside Pointe is a new construction pocket community built by Cedar Hill Custom Homes.  Creekside Pointe features a selection of difference homes styles: patio/lifestyle ranch, ranch duplex and townhome.  When complete (and building is well underway), there will be approximately 20 homes total.
Creekside Pointe is nestled into a small pocket of woods and hillside just off Reed Hartman and Ronald Reagan Highway.  You're not far from Blue Ash's Summit Park, golf, shopping and dining.  Homes are part of Sycamore Community School District.  Expect homes to be start in the $400's and up even into the mid $600's after options.    Click on … (6 comments)

patio homes: New Construction Patio Homes Four Bridges Liberty Township Ohio July 2016 Update - 07/04/16 10:31 AM

The Villages at Four Bridges new construction patio home community is progressing!  The first homes are occupied and there are plenty of signs of new construction.  The Villages at Four Bridges is a joint Robert Lucke Homes & Weiland Homes new construction patio home community in Liberty Township. 
The Villages at Four Bridges is the latest addition to the popular Four Bridges community, offering access to the benefits of social membership in the community:  clubhouse, tennis, swimming and plenty more!  And you can be teeing off on the links of Four Bridges too!
Other perks of the location is the proximity to VOA … (2 comments)

patio homes: Why I Won't Show You The Patio Home You Want To See - 06/27/16 04:15 PM

If you're considering buying a Cincinnati area patio home, you've probably found us.  We've put more info on the Internet about Cincinnati patio homes and communities than any other agent.  It's our specialty, so you'll find us our blog posts, Pinterest pages and especially when searching Cincinnati patio homes for sale you'll find pages and pages of custom search pages that make your patio home search just that much easier.
If you're a buyer that has hired us to help you find that best matching patio home for you, when you call wanting to see a patio home it's just a matter of … (35 comments)

patio homes: I'd Like A Cincinnati Patio Home With Privacy - 06/24/16 03:49 PM

Are you researching your next living choice and searching Cincinnati patio homes for sale? And one of the things you hope to find is privacy?
Privacy and patio home communities aren't always the best combination due to the nature of the small lots that Cincinnati patio homes are often built on.
But small lots don't necessarily mean that we can't find a patio home with some level of privacy.  Some of the more mature (and even newer) patio home communities may be built against a treeline.  For instance Heritage at Miami Bluffs offers some patio home sites for new construction with ample trees … (0 comments)

patio homes: How Long Before Cincinnati's 55+ Community Is Completed? - 06/23/16 05:44 PM

Cincinnati's ONLY Active Adult Community, Heritage at Miami Bluffs is on the home stretch of being completed.  With approximately 90% of the almost 400 homes sites built or in the process of being built, Heritage at Miami Bluffs' high demand is pushing it closer and closer to the end.

As the only DESIGNATED 55+ community in greater Cincinnati, this Drees Homes community gets plenty of attention from our patio home buyers!  We've been meeting frequently with the builder's rep and doing our part to fill those empty lots!
With the attached ranch condo section totally completed, and only four lots left for the … (8 comments)

patio homes: Can I Build A New Patio Home If I Have To Sell My Home First? - 06/19/16 11:22 AM

You want to build a new patio home in one of Cincinnati's patio home communities.  Perhaps you want to be in Cincinnati's ONLY Active Adult Community, Heritage at Miami Bluffs, but there's a question you need answered first.

Will the builder get started on your new patio home while you're trying to sell your existing home?
The answer is (as it is for many things in life) IT DEPENDS.
A lot depends on what the mortgage professionals say.  If they say "YES, this buyer can purchase WITHOUT selling their existing home" then you're golden as far as the builder is concerned.  Now whether you … (3 comments)

patio homes: Cincinnati New Construction Patio Home Buyers, Where Is Your Agent? - 06/16/16 01:07 PM

I spent the bulk of last weekend visiting new construction patio home communities in Cincinnati's northern suburbs with a pair of buyers.  We wanted to make sure that we found the perfect location for them, so after an initial meeting to discuss their needs, Saturday we visited three communities.  We scratched a fourth off the list as it became apparent that community was NOT worth a visit.  I'd been there enough times and now knew enough about the MUST HAVES to know we could safely eliminate that community as a possibility.
But as we visited the communities and met with the builder … (4 comments)

patio homes: Discount Promotion on Cincinnati Active Adult Living Homes For Sale - 06/13/16 12:51 PM

How would you like to get $15,000 off your new construction patio home in Cincinnati's ONLY designated 55+ community Heritage at Miami Bluffs? 
You can save that $15,000 if you do what our buyers did yesterday and commit to building a home thanks to Drees Homes' special June 2016 promotion. 
Obviously promotions change often, but through the end of June Drees Homes is offering $15,000 off any time you spend at least $30,000 in options!  And we've yet to see a patio home buyer building from scratch that didn't spend well more than $30,000 in options!
You might opt for kitchen upgrades, … (2 comments)

patio homes: The Builder Matters For Cincinnati New Construction Patio Homes - 05/20/16 12:58 PM

The history of Cincinnati patio homes isn't really that old.  For the most part, the idea of this particular low maintenance lifestyle home is less than 20 years old.  There are ranch condos and some landominiums that are older, but it's only in recent years that more and more builders have caught on to the appeal of these communities in the Cincinnati area.
There are currently plenty of builders offering new construction Cincinnati patio homes, from the large regional builders down to the much smaller custom builders.
You want plain, it can be done.
You want bells and whistles galore, that can be built … (3 comments)

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Mason, OH

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