Monthly Archives: August 2009

Dayton Ohio Housing Crisis

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 country.  The Dayton area has been particularly negatively impacted by this crisis.  It is my hope that this discussion will generate ideas for further federal policies to help address this issue.”

Although the Dayton Ohio housing crisis and foreclosures have increased over the last decade, recent home sale prices have drastically increased over the past 3 months. 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 Ohio area!

About the Author…
This Dayton Ohio Housing Crisis 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 at the MLS Property Finder Site.

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, and West Carrollton OH.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

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August Home Maintenance

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!

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To Remodel or Not to Remodel?

To Remodel or Not to Remodel? That is the question! Consider the costs involved when deciding:

Roofing

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles

$1.25 – $2 / sq. ft.

Strip and re-shingle with conventional shingles

$2 – $3 / sq. ft

Rebuild typical chimney above roof line

$100-$200 / lin. ft.

Repoint typical chimney above roof line

$20-$30 / row

Exterior Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts

$3 – $5 / lin. ft.

Garage, Deck, Retaining Wall

Install a deck

$12- $20 / sq. ft.

Rebuild exterior basement stairwell

$3500 – $5000

Build detached garage(single)

$8000 and up

Build detached garage (double)

$12000 and up

Build retaining wall (wood)

$20 – $25 /sq. ft.

Build retaining wall (concrete)

$30 – $40 / sq. ft.

Install basement support post with proper foundation

$200 – $400

Perform chemical treatment for termites

$500 and up

Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation

$400 – $800

Electrical

Electrical Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps

$1200-1800

Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps

$1500 – $2000

Install new circuit breaker panel

$500 – $700

Add 120 volt circuit

$150 – $250

Add 240 volt circuit

$250 – $350

Add conventional receptacle

$75 – $150

Heating and Cooling

Heating install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace

$1700 – $2500

Install chimney liner

$300 – $700

Install set-back thermostat

$100 – $300

Replace radiator valve

$75 – $150

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (cape)

$8000 – $10000

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (two story)

$15000 – $20000

Clean ductwork

$250 and up

Cooling/Heat Pumps – Add central air conditioning on existing forced-air system

$2000-$3000

Replace heat pump or air conditioning compressor

$800 – $1400

Install independent air conditioning system

$8000 – $15000

Insulation

Insulate open attic to modern standards

$1 – $1.50 / sq. ft.

Blow insulation into flat roof, cathedral ceiling or wall cavity

$2 – $3.50 /sq. ft.

Improve attic ventilation

$40 – $50 per vent

Plumbing

Plumbing Replace galvanized piping with copper (2 story with one bathroom)

$2000 – $2500

Replace water line to house

$1500 – $3500

Replace toilet

$300 and up

Replace basin

$200 and up

Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile

$1500 and up

Remodel four-piece bathroom completely

$6000 and up

Install modest basement bathroom

$4000 and up

Finish Work – Flooring, Drywall, Windows, and Paint

Sand and refinish hardwood floors

$1.50 – $3 /sq. ft.

Interior add drywall over plaster

$1.50-$2.50 /sq. ft

Install replacement windows

$200 – $400 ea

Install storm windows

$75 – $200 ea.

Install skylight

$500 and up

Remodel kitchen completely

$8000 and up

Painting (trim only)

$1500 – $2500

Painting (trim and wall surfaces)

$3000 and up

Fireplace

Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed – in )

$2000 and up

Install zero-clearance fireplace (including chimney)

$2500 and up

Install gas – Insert into existing fireplace

$2500 and up

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 at the MLS Property Finder Site.

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, and West Carrollton OH.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

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FREE Homebuyer’s Guide for First Time Buyers, Repeat Buyers, and Vacation Homebuyers

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 homebuying process and get tips on selling your current home, moving, and much more.
  • Your Vacation Homebuyer’s Guide A second home can serve as more than your private retreat – it can help you build wealth. Learn about financing strategies that can help you buy a vacation home.

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About the Author…
This Homebuyer’s Guide 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 at the MLS Property Finder Site.

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, and West Carrollton OH.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

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Go Green and Play Earth Friendly Game

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!

Green Game

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 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 at the MLS Property Finder Site.

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest Ohio: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, and West Carrollton OH.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

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Little Known Green Facts

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.

About the Author…
This Little Known Green Facts 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 at the MLS Property Finder Site.

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, and West Carrollton OH.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

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Eat Local in Downtown Dayton, Ohio

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 2001 in partnership with National City Bank. The market is open Thursday and Friday from 11am – 3pm and Saturday from 8am – 3pm.

About the Author…
This Dayton Ohio 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 at the MLS Property Finder Site.

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, and West Carrollton OH.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

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