Monthly Archives: December 2007

Is a home warranty worth negotiating on my offer?

In this Realtor’s opinion – yes! I am an Oakwood, Ohio resident where most of the homes are around 60 years old. With older homes the mechanicals and appliances in the homes can fail. I negotiated that the seller pay for a home warranty (average price $450) for our home which covers mechanical breakdowns due to normal wear and tear of the major systems and appliances. After living in our home for only a month the air conditioner stopped working and it was a humid July! After contacting the home warranty company and paying a $50 service fee, the technician who was sent to the home determined the air conditioner was beyond repair. The home warranty company replaced the air conditioner! The average price of an air conditioner is $3000 – $6000 installed! If you don’t at least purchase home warranty insurance for yourself, then you could be gambling thousands of dollars!

Christina

Christmas Poem for Active Rain Bloggers

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except Papa's mouse.
The computer was humming, the icons were hopping,
As Papa did some last-minute Internet shopping.

The stockings were hung by the modem with care
In hope that St. Nicholas would bring new software.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of computer games danced in their heads.

LocoRoco for Billy, and Gears of War for Dan,
And the new Super Mario for Pamela Ann.
The letters to Santa had been sent out by Mom,
To santastoyshop@northpole.com…

But had been re-routed to the United States
Because Santa's workshop had been bought by Bill Gates.
All the elves and reindeer had to skedaddle
To flashy new quarters in suburban Seattle.

After centuries of a life that was simple and spare,
St. Nicholas is suddenly a billionaire,
With a shiny red Porsche in the place of his sleigh,
And a house on Lake Washington that's just down the way
From where Bill has his mansion. The old fellow preens
In black Gucci boots and red Calvin Klein jeans.
The elves have stock options and desks with a view,
Where they write computer code for Johnny and Sue.

No more dolls or toy soldiers or little toy drums
(ahem – pardon me)
No more dolls or tin soldiers or little toy drums
Will be under the tree, only compact disk ROMS
With the Microsoft label. So spin up your drive,
From now on Christmas runs only on Windows 95.

More rapid than eagles the competitors came,
And Bill whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.
‘Now, ADOBE! now, CLARIS! now, INTUIT! too,
Now, APPLE! and NETSCAPE! you are all of you through,

It is Microsoft's SANTA that the kids can't resist,
It's the ultimate software with a traditional twist –
Recommended by no less than the jolly old elf,
And on the package, a picture of Santa himself.

Get ‘em young, keep ‘em long, is Microsoft's scheme,
And a merger with Santa is a marketer's dream.
To the top of the NASDAQ! to the top of the Dow!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away – wow!'

And Mama in her ‘kerchief and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
The whirr and the hum of our satellite platter,
As it turned toward that new Christmas star in the sky,
The SANTALITE owned by the Microsoft guy.
As I sprang from my bed and was turning around,
My computer turned on with a Jingle-Bells sound.

And there on the screen was a smiling Bill Gates
Next to jolly old Santa, two arm-in-arm mates.
And I heard them exclaim in voice so bright,
Have a MICROSOFT CHRISTMAS,
and TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.

Written by Rosalind Gardner on December 24, 2006

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all my fellow Realtors and clients!

Festivus, Kwanza, Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, whatever you choose to celebrate this holiday season – may you all have a happy and healthy holiday! I hope you get everything you ever wanted and more. Keep love in your heart and kindness in your mind – not just now, but forevermore.

I hope 2008 is a joyous and prosperous year for everyone filled with laughter, love, and happiness!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
www.teamedwards.info
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

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2820 Lansing Drive

$64,900   
2820 Lansing Dr
Dayton, OH
45420
MLS: 384237

Description 

Welcome home to 2820 Lansing Drive! This home is perfect for anyone and has many updates including: fresh paint throughout, vinyl siding and windows, new carpet in the living room and bedrooms, stainless steel range and hood in the kitchen, 1st floor laundry, glass block windows in the basement for security, invisible pet fence, and a newer storage shed in the backyard. The bathroom features a new vanity, new toliet, new tub surround, and new showerhead. At the end of the day relax in the private, landscaped backyard at the fenced-in patio OR on the huge front porch both perfect for grilling out or entertaining. Contact Christina Asad Edwards for your private showing today at 937-573-0082 http://www.teamedwards.info/
 Features 
  • Single Family
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full Bathroom
  • 5 rooms
  • Garage: 1 car, detached, opener
  • Patio
  • Partial Fence
  • Porch
  • Storage Shed
  • Cooling: Window Unit
  • Basement: Full, Unfinished
  • Construction: Vinyl
  • 744 Square Feet
  • Semi-Annual Taxes: $313
  • County: Montgomery
  • School District: Dayton City SD
  • Built in: 1921
  • Range
  • Water Softener

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

1361 Prem Place

$176,900   
1361 Prem Pl
Xenia, OH
45385
MLS: 354596

Description 

FINISHED BASEMENT! Let's talk move-in perfect, tucked into a quiet neighborhood on a cul-de-sac near a 12 acre park – you will feel right at home here. The home has many wonderful features including a spacious family room with marble surround fireplace which flows into the eat-in kitchen. Other excellent features incl. quality light oak kitchen cabinets, a stainless steel refrigerator; a second floor master bedroom with soaking garden tub, separate shower and walk-in closet; vinyl insulted tilt-in windows. Finished lower level offering rec room, half bath, and storage or optional 4th bedroom. The rear fenced-in, private patio is great for entertaining and grilling out. The patio opens to a lush green yard with a storage shed. There is additional storage in the 2 car attached garage. Occupancy at closing. MOTIVATED SELLERS. Call Christina Asad Edwards today for your private showing at 937-205-4741. http://www.teamedwards.info/ Get the edge with Edwards!
 Features 
  • Single Family
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full, 2 Half Bathrooms
  • 8 rooms
  • Garage: 2 car, attached, opener
  • Fence
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Storage Shed
  • Fireplaces: One, Woodburning
  • Heating: Forced Air, Gas Natural
  • Cooling: Central
  • Basement: Finished, Full
  • Construction: Frame, Vinyl
  • 2120 Square Feet
  • Semi-Annual Taxes: $1,409
  • County: Greene
  • School District: Xenia City SD
  • Built in: 2000
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

6420 Shirecliff Ct.

$199,900   
6420 Shirecliff Ct
Centerville, OH
45459
MLS: 378637

Description 

MOTIVATED SELLERS! This gorgeous Colonial Revival home located in Village South sits on 0.29 acres on a quiet cul-de-sac. Recent updates include new Pergo Natural Cherry flooring, a remodeled kitchen, new Frigidaire appliances (refrigerator, range, dishwasher, AND over-the-range microwave), ALL baths updated, new vinyl tilt-in energy efficient windows, new doors, security system which lowers home owner's insurance, and many more. You'll love the beautiful, wall-to-wall fireplace in the family room and the Owner's Suite with double closets and a huge, full bath. This home also features a two car attached garage with extra storage space and a large backyard with a private patio – no rear neighbors to deal with! Come see this stunning home today – call Christina Asad Edwards for your private showing at 937-573-0082. www.teamedwards.info
 Features 
  • Single Family
  • Traditional
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms
  • 10 rooms
  • Garage: 2 car, attached, opener, storage
  • Patio
  • Partial Fence
  • Porch
  • Storage Shed
  • Fireplaces: Glass Doors, One, Woodburning
  • Heating: Electric, Heat Pump
  • Cooling: Central
  • Construction: Aluminum, Brick
  • 1983 Square Feet
  • Semi-Annual Taxes: $1,456
  • County: Montgomery
  • School District: Centerville City SD
  • Built in: 1965
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Range
  • Washer

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

655 W. Home Road

$224,900   
655 HOME
Springfield, OH
45504
MLS: 290495

Description 

GREAT DEAL and INVESTORS DREAM! This home won't last long because you'll have instant equity! Homes of this size on this street sell for $400,000 – 450,000! Beautiful and unique Neoclassical architecture overlooking Springfield Country Club Golf Course. Home in need of some remodeling and priced accordingly.
 Features 
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Fireplaces: Two, Wood Burning
  • Heating: Gas
  • Utilities: Natural Gas
  • Acreage: 1.85
  • Outside Features: Deck, Patio, Porch

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation