patio home: Patio Home For Sale In Cincinnati's Best 55+ Community! - 10/25/19 07:40 PM

If you're looking for a 55+ community in Greater Cincinnati, your search can stop here!  Other 55+ communities in Cincinnati are of the assisted living variety, but Heritage At Miami Bluff's near Maineville offers independent living with more social activities than any other patio home community in Cincinnati!
Heritage At Miami Bluffs features a 9000+ square foot community center with a full time social director.  30+ special interest clubs exist so chances are any interest you have already has a group!  Additionally, there's a HUGE ballroom/dining room, a library, exercise area, theater and pool.  And that's not all, there's a connecting trail … (6 comments)

patio home: Another Happy Buyer For A Cincinnati 55+ Patio Home - 04/19/19 05:25 PM
There's one community we keep coming back to with our buyers.  As Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ community, Heritage At Miami Bluffs has an appeal unlike any other community!

So last year when another potential patio home buyer contacted us, we worked together to match her needs up with the best choices for a new construction patio home.  The final decision came down to two patio home communities:  one with a more affordable patio home, but with significantly less social offerings, or Heritage At Miami Bluffs.
Ultimately the overall community offerings of Heritage At Miami Bluffs won out.  Final selections were made the building process … (2 comments)

patio home: Another Cincinnati Patio Home Sold In Lexington Run - 03/11/19 05:31 PM

As of Friday morning, there's a new patio home owner in Batavia Township's Twin Spires at Lexington Run community!
Our out of state buyer searched for information on Cincinnati patio homes and there's one agent team that will come up time and again for that search.  You get one guess as to who :)
We worked together to assess her needs and identify good community fits.  When she was in town we visited a few patio homes for sale, then refined our search.  An adjustment to be near her daughter brought us to the Batavia Township area and soon to 4567 Citation in … (2 comments)

patio home: Cincinnati's 55+ Community Has One Less Lot To Build On - 10/28/18 03:29 PM

Cincinnati has only one true 55+ community, Heritiage At Miami Bluffs.  Drees Homes has done a great job of providing a VERY appealing community.  Hundreds of patio homes and attached ranch condos coupled with an active social live has been really appealing to many of our buyers.
Today, lot 345 was claimed by one of our buyers.  She's set to retire next year and her mother will be moving in also, so having a low maintenance lifestyle was critical.  It didn't take long with our help to narrow down to TWO great choices for communities, and ultimately Heritage At Miami Bluffs' total … (0 comments)

patio home: The Cheapest Patio Home Isn't Always The Best Patio Home - 10/27/18 04:22 PM

Everyone likes to save money.  ESPECIALLY on a huge financial investment like their next home.
But what if I told you the cheapest patio home might not be the best choice?
Let's assume the quality of the homes is equal (not always the case in reality).
You're getting quotes from patio home builders.
The core is essentially the same in both cases, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, unfinished basement space.  The floor plans are different, but similar enough.  Both would work well for you.  And the finishing touches will be more or less equal.
The first builder actually offers more living area at a … (0 comments)

patio home: Who Is The Best Builder of Cincinnati Patio Homes? - 10/21/18 06:27 PM

This weekend I was busy with Cincinnati patio home buyers.  Two different buyers and meetings with three different patio home builders.  Each patio home builder offers a different set of skills:
1.  A mass production builder that offers some level of customization, but is mostly
"here's our list of available options, you pick what you want".  However, their communities usually offer a good package of amenities.
2.  A custom builder that specialized in affordable smaller patio homes in a no amentity community. 
3.  A custom builder that can go more upscale, tends to build smaller patio home communities with minimal amenities.  They can … (0 comments)

patio home: Downsizing? Buy A Cincinnati Patio Home! - 10/18/18 06:36 PM

You're ready for a change of homes.  Your house is too big or not too big, but there's just sections of it that don't serve a purpose any longer.  That 4th bedroom is one bedroom too many, as are those extra bathrooms.  And the yard?  You're tired of pushing a mower on hot summer days aren't you?  And during the winter when the windchill is minus 10 and you've got to shovel the walk?  Mercy!!!
There's a solution for you that takes care of your concerns, and that solution is a Greater Cincinnati patio home!
First off, downsizing might not be the right … (1 comments)

patio home: Do You Want Your Patio Home With Or Without A Basement? - 10/13/18 07:43 PM

When a buyer contacts us about helping them purchase a Cincinnati patio home we're going to have a few questoins to help with the search.
Where do they want to live?
What's their comfortable price range?
Are there certain community amenities they must have?
And of course, do they want a basement?
There's obviously three answers to that last question.
A definite NO.
A definite YES.
And either with or without a basement is fine as long as all the other key criteria are met.
Now obviously there are considerations for each condition.
Typically our buyers that want a home with no basement are driven by the following:
1.  Stairs are (or … (2 comments)

patio home: Are Cincinnati Patio Homes Maintenance Free Living? - 10/12/18 06:34 PM

Cincinnati patio homes offer owners the opportunity to live a turnkey life!  With the lawn taken care of, you can lock up and head off on vacation without worrying about your home while you're gone.
But in general what they're not is truly maintenance free.  With the exception of a few communities, YOU own the home and all that comes with that.  However, they are made to be low maintenance thanks to their construction.
Most newer patio homes offer the dimensional shingle roofs, so you shouldn't need a new roof until Year 20 or later.
The exterior of a patio home typically features a … (0 comments)

patio home: Luxury Cincinnati Patio Home Community Enters Phase 2 - 07/30/18 07:58 PM

Great Traditions' luxury Blue Ash Ohio patio home community The Retreat at Summit Park has entered Phase 2!  It's taken over 2 years to sell the majority of the Phase 1 lots, but that's not a surprise when you factor in the typical sales prices.
Great Traditions builds LUXURY patio homes, so that means prices are not cheap.  In fact, we've watched them climb significantly.  When The Retreat at Summit Park first opened, you could build their smallest patio home plan for right at $500,000 give or take a bit depending on options.  Two years later the same floor plan STARTS at … (2 comments)

patio home: Welcome Joyce To Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ Community - 07/18/18 06:49 PM

Say hello to Joyce as the newest resident to be of Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ community, Heritage At Miami Bluffs!  Okay, we're not going to picture her directly, and actually she's not moving in until a month from now, but Joyce is now the owner of 1607 Oak Grove!  This afternoon we completed the sale from our sellers (John & Brenda) to Joyce.
This home is THE former model home for Drees Homes portico collection San Marco floor plan, so it comes with ALL the extras! 

1607 Oak Grove in Hamilton Township Ohio has a lot to offer for its selling price of … (3 comments)

patio home: Greater Cincinnati Fischer Patio Homes Move-In Ready July 2018 - 07/13/18 07:33 PM

Interested in Greater Cincinnati new construction patio homes available in 90 days or less?  Obviously if you start from scratch, you'd be looking at 5-7 months.  Fortunately some builders build some homes that fit mainstream tastes so there's usually a patio home that will be ready soon.  Now you won't get every floor plan and the finishes might not be a 100% match for what you want, but that's the trade for saving months of potentially living in temporary housing while you wait for a home to be ready.   
Fischer Homes is currently offering the following new construction patio homes in … (0 comments)

patio home: Another Patio Home Sold In Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ Community - 07/11/18 06:48 PM

They really didn't PLAN to buy a patio home this soon.  They were just looking.  We'll buy next year when we're about ready to retire.  We'll just get a quote on a new patio home from Drees.  We're just gathering information.  They knew I was THE agent to help them with a patio home, whether resale or new.  Like most of my clients, they'd found us online and found us EVERYWHERE they looked.
We started by looking at a resale patio home in an adjacent community, and as we talked I knew there was only ONE place that was going to take … (6 comments)

patio home: Another Happy Buyer In Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ Community - 05/11/18 07:16 PM

This story starts like many others for our clients.  They lived in Cincinnati years ago, but moved away.  The kids are still here, and then the biggest magnet of them all, grandkids!  So our buyers decided it was time to leave Washington State and find a low maintenance home to call their own.
An Internet search for Cincinnati patio homes leads them to us (we're all over page 1 of Google, so finding us isn't a surprise from our viewpoint). A phone call follows, we understand what they want, but we're in holding pattern while they work on selling their current home.  … (2 comments)

patio home: Cincinnati 55+ Community Patio Home Under Contract - 04/22/18 04:07 PM
 From half the country away the buyers had been scouting our website pages about Greater Cincinnati patio homes.  One call to us confirmed they wanted to help them find the right home, all they needed to do was get their Washington state home under contract so they could buy here.
One community in particular caught their attention, Greater Cincinnati's ONLY designated 55+ community Heritage at Miami Bluffs!
Heritage at Miami Bluffs is still offering new construction, but unless your budget starts in the mid-300s, it's best to stick to resale or have us help you find new construction in another patio home … (0 comments)

patio home: Cincinnati 55+ Patio Home For Sale 1607 Oak Grove Lane 2 BR 2 BA - 02/07/18 12:13 PM

If you're looking for no step, low maintenance living in Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ Active Adult Community, we've got the answer for you!  1607 Oak Grove Ln in Maineville's Heritage At Miami Bluffs is fresh on the market this morning!  This home is THE former model home for Drees Homes portico collection San Marco floor plan, so it comes with ALL the extras!

While a snowy day doesn't make it apparent what this home is once the shrubs and flowers bloom, the inside will impress TODAY!
1607 Oak Grove in Hamilton Township Ohio has a lot to offer for its asking price of $295,000.
Key … (7 comments)

patio home: Is It Too Late To Buy A Cincinnati New Construction Patio Home? - 09/27/17 03:23 PM

If you're searching Cincinnati patio homes for sale and thinking about building new in 2017, the reality is we're probably NOT going to be able to get you into your new patio home in 2017!  We're just too close to year end and most builders need on the absolute shortest about 4 months from start to finish, and others closer to 6-7 months from walking in the door to meet the builder to handing you the keys to your new patio home. 

But we won't outright say NOT POSSIBLE because there's one opportunity that shortens the timeline significantly, and that's buying … (0 comments)

patio home: How Much Privacy Do Cincinnati Patio Homes Have? - 08/16/17 07:43 PM

If you love living in the woods with no one close to you, then a Cincinnati patio home might not be the perfect fit! 
Cincinnati patio homes are typically one smaller lots (think 1/4 acre or less), so you're typically in fairly tight proximity to your neighbors.  However, that doesn't mean you totally give up all privacy as builders have often compensated in ways to maximize privacy.
For instance while the homes are often not spaced far apart side to side, a lot of the new construction patio homes have either minimal windows on the sides of the home, or take advantage … (0 comments)

patio home: Springboro Ohio New Construction Patio Home Sold In Settlers Walk - 03/03/17 12:48 PM

This morning our buyers got the keys to their new patio home in Springboro's The Cove at Settlers Walk! 

Built by Dallis Design Homes, this 3 bedroom 2 full bath patio home features everything our buyers wanted!  An open floor plan, gas fireplace, engineered wood flooring, granite counters and much, much more!  And this Springboro patio home features an unusual patio home feature, a 3 car garage! Final selling price was $352,000.
The Cove is part of Settlers Walk, a pool community located in Springboro not far from Dorothy Lane Market and plenty of shopping and entertainment options.  … (6 comments)

patio home: Another Cincinnati New Construction Patio Home Sold 55+ Community - 12/21/16 12:55 PM

Monday morning our buyers took possession of their brand new Heritage at Miami Bluffs patio home in Cincinnati's only 55+ Active Adult Community!  Our buyers selected Drees Homes' Naples plan and appointed this spacious 2 bedroom w/study and finished lower level home with all the nice things anyone could possibly want!
And unlike most patio homes, they've got plenty of privacy thanks to building a home centered on the cul de sac and backing to the Little Miami River valley.  Heavily wooded and with a view of Kings Island amusement park in the distance (at least while the leaves are … (3 comments)

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