Monthly Archives: July 2008

Multiple Offers

We need a seperate multiple offer disclosure form. I refuse to believe that the 9 out of 10 times I submit an offer that we are in multiple offers. I’m sure that many times we are, but sometimes I do not think the listing agent is being 100% honest.

Opinionated? Do we need a multiple offer disclosure for the benefit of home buyers?

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
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Decisions

We make literally hundreds of decisions every day. Most of these decisions are virtually unimportant. Right or left? The tasty cheeseburger or the tasteless salad? However, some decisions are VERY important, such as whether to buy versus rent OR sell now versus sell later. For most, these important home decisions are their biggest investment. Why would you trust your biggest investment to someone unqualified? Trying to sell your home on your own usually ends up costing you money! In home buying, a Realtor can help in your decision to buy versus rent, or help you determine a home budget.

 

For more information on how this relates to home buying and selling

in the Dayton, Ohio area please contact me today.

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
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Funny Real Estate Blog Articles

Enjoy these:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/612171/Great-new-sign-rider
Reduced, But Not Stupid or Desperate
A humorous real estate for sale sign.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/301871/Sorry-we-re-Realtors
Sorry We’re Realtors, Not a Chauffeur Service
A crazy blog article about a lady who is confusing Realtors with Taxi drivers!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/608819/ARGH-Why-is-our
ARGH – Why is our Industry so Stupid?
A blog article about finding Realtors for Relocation leads.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/543516/Creative-Real-Estate-Marketing
Creative Real Estate Marketing or Just Plain Silly
Free wine for real estate?

 

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
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Live Green this Summer

Summer is a great time to take a much needed vacation. Warm weather and additional free time make it the perfect season to hold backyard BBQs, attend ballgames or venture on that dream vacation. Taking a break from the daily grind can recharge your internal batteries, but one thing you should never take a vacation from is an eco-conscious mindset. Here are some tips to make your summer look and feel its greenest.

Keep it Cool
It’s unavoidable. That sweltering summer sizzle makes air conditioning a must, but be sensitive to overuse. By turning up the thermostat just a few degrees, you can save yourself a lot of money while being environmentally conscious at the same time.

Green your grill.
Try propane instead of charcoal or wood briquettes because it produces a much cleaner burning option. If your inner grill master yearns for that signature taste, consider a natural product like those produced by Cowboy Charcoal. When you’re finished with your grill, use natural cleaning products to avoid chemical residue. Tests show that they are just as tough on grime as traditional cleaners.

It’s party time.
When possible, use real plates. If the situation requires disposables, utilize eco-friendly options. Many grocery stores offer paper plates that are made from recycled materials. Plastic straws can take hundreds of years to biodegrade. Instead, give Twizzler straws a try. They are especially good for children’s birthday parties because the kids can eat the straws after finishing their drinks.

Avoid bug bites.
Traditional products work well at repelling mosquitoes, but they also may poison welcomed guests such as birds or butterflies. Even your family dog could be subject to an unhealthy dose of chemicals. Products, such as garlic barrier provide an effective and environmentally friendly alternative. Also consider planting rosemary as a natural solution for keeping bugs away.

For more tips on how to enjoy an eco-friendly summer, contact me today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
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Have Good Neighbors?

Here’s how to be among the “good neighbors”!

The Yard
Everyone appreciates a nice view, but not necessarily directly into their neighbor’s home. Be sure to place trees in areas that will benefit you both. Planting a tree that provides excellent shade coverage, but obstructs the neighbor’s view of the local pond is inconsiderate. Instead try placing the tree in an area that will defer the direct view into one another’s homes. Be sure to keep the grass mown and remove any weeds, fallen branches, or pieces of trash. Keep in mind that the neighborhood is a reflection of the homes that comprise it.

Noise levels
Living close to your neighbors brings many challenges, and noise levels are often one of them. Is the music too loud? Is the dog barking too much? While you and your neighbor might have the same taste in music, they may not want to hear it in the middle of a romantic dinner. If you are going to have a party or be particularly loud one evening just be courteous and let them know.

Pets
While birds chirping in the morning may be soothing, waking up to endless dog barking is not. With all pets, remember it’s the little things that count. If there are children around be sure to keep a close eye on the animals. Cleaning up their waste in a timely manner is always appreciated. You may also consider lining your property with a fence.

Safety
If you see someone snooping around your neighbor’s home in a suspicious manner, don’t just sit there. Contact the appropriate authorities. Keep your eyes and ears open. You don’t have to stop there. Setting up a neighborhood watch program is easy and will make everyone sleep a little better at night. 

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
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mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 
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Preparing Your Move-In Budget

Before deciding where to position furniture in your new home, clean the floors, countertops and other surfaces. Cleaning supplies may be costly, but they have a long life. Purchasing concentrated liquid cleaners is a beneficial tactic because you receive twice the cleaning solution for almost the same cost. Using paper towels instead of reusable rags creates unnecessary waste, which is actually more expensive in the long run. Try purchasing a steam cleaner for your carpet. If you can’t afford one, rent one for a fraction of the cost.

After cleaning, start repairs. Even if major power tools aren’t required, other tools and repair items can add up quickly. The most frequently used repair materials are nails, screws, calking, putty for patching holes and wood glue. If painting is in the plans, make sure to stock up on items including paintbrushes, rollers, paint can openers, painter’s tape and drop cloths. Painting supplies add up fast, so be careful. At the same time, you don’t want to skip out on these essentials- wet paint on your new carpet creates a whole new category of expenses.

Once the paint has dried and your belongings are unpacked, you may realize there’s less storage in the new house than anticipated. Start by creating a new organizational method. Quality storage units can be costly, so remember to save some money for new units and other small furniture pieces.

Other unexpected costs associated with buying a new house are outdoor entertainment pieces and landscaping adjustments. To help enjoy your new backyard, purchase weather-resistant furniture including a patio table, lawn chairs and a grill for summer barbeques. As far as landscaping, a new lawnmower is a costly, but necessary outdoor maintenance must. Other landscaping tools include a leaf blower, shovels, rakes, watering cans and hoses. Buying new flowers and trees are important, and while at the store, you may find the need for items like bird feeders, water features and garden sculptures.

Most importantly, plan ahead! Inventory potential new home costs before move-in day to plan for a financially smooth transition into your new home. Remember, no matter how well prepared you are, there are always unexpected costs.

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
Christina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com
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Ohio Featured Listings

 

 

 

Address: 5257 Appaloosa Cir

City: Morrow
Sch. District: Little Miami Local S
County: Warren

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
Price: $199,900

 

 

 


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Address: 6420 Shirecliff Ct

City: Centerville
Sch. District: Centerville City Sd
County: Montgomery

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
Price: $194,900

 

 

 


 

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Address: 1524 E Dorothy Ln

Multi-Family
City: Dayton
Sch. District: Kettering City Sd
County: Montgomery

Price: $168,500

 

 

 


 

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Address: 301 W Dorothy Ln

City: Dayton
Sch. District: Kettering City Sd
County: Montgomery

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 Full
Price: $128,900

 

 

 


 

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Address: 3511 Delaine Ave

City: Dayton
Sch. District: Kettering City Sd
County: Montgomery

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 Full, 1 Half
Price: $127,842

 

 

 


 

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Address: 2934 Revere Ave

City: Dayton
Sch. District: Dayton City Sd
County: Montgomery

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 Full, 1 Half
Price: $117,775

 

 

 


 

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Address: 144 Robert St

City: Dayton
Sch. District: West Carrollton City
County: Montgomery

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 Full
Price: $108,378

 

 

 


 

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Address: 40 E Xenia St

City: Jamestown
Sch. District: Greeneview Local Sd
County: Greene

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 Full
Price: $88,842

 

 

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
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