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Southwest Ohio Real Estate Market Update

Spring 2017 is upon us in Southwest Ohio despite the 70+ degree weather and clear blue skies making us think Summer arrived early. Also surprisingly, we are definitely experiencing a Southwest Ohio real estate seller’s market. According to statistics, 2016 was simply the best real estate market in Ohio since 2006. The strong real estate market is continuing in Southwest Ohio in 2017. In Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, and Warren counties there are 2,107 single family homes currently on the market according to DABR. The inventory is less than usual in the Spring, so expect home prices to continue to rise in the Southwest Ohio market, but mortgage interest rates are remaining low at this time.

Both experienced agents and informed sellers realize the real estate market usually ramps up in activity levels in the late Spring, so it’s presumed many sellers will wait for the more active Spring and Summer markets before making their homes available for sale. Any questions or comments on the local real estate market, contact Christina directly!

Happy Spring!

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.

Search homes for sale in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) by visiting http://BuySellOH.com

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OHBeavercreek, BellbrookCenterville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Fairborn, Greene County, Hamilton County, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery County, OakwoodSpringboro, Springfield, Warren County, Washington Township, West Carrollton, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Xenia, and Yellow Springs.

 

12 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Follow the Winter home maintenance tips to lower utility bills and protect the home.

  1. Schedule a HVAC tune up to ensure the system is working to the maximum efficiency, and clean or replace furnace filter.
  2. Set the heat no lower than 55 degrees and open doors to unoccupied rooms.
  3. Repair damaged roof shingles for as low as $95 according to CostHelper.com.
  4. Inspect and if needed seal chimney and vent stack flashing.
  5. Caulk around windows and doors.
  6. To prevent damage to roofing, siding, and wood trim clean the gutters.
  7. Divert water by adding extensions to downspouts.
  8. Disconnect exterior hoses, turn off the water, and drain the pipes to avoid pipes freezing and bursting.
  9. Drain the sprinkler system.
  10. Wait to prune trees and shrubs until late Winter just before Spring growth.
  11. Make sure the sump pump is working properly by pouring several gallons of water into the sump pit and testing that it turns on. The lifespan of a sump pump is around 10 years.
  12. Stock salt or ice melt.

Stay Warm!

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.

 

Search homes for sale in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) by visiting http://BuySellOH.com

 

Active Rain and RainCamp

Meet ActiveBrad and enter the Active Rain drawing at booth 2425 during the Realtor Conference Expo in San Diego this weekend! The drawing is for two 2010 RainCamp tickets and a $100 American Express giftcard. MarketLeader (who’s sharing their booth) will be giving away a 10 day cruise! Stop by! 

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FREE Ohio Festival

fall festival

 

Go to a free Ohio festival on Saturday, September 26th at noon. The Fall Family Festival is held at Five Seasons Country Club, 4425 Possum Run Road in Dayton, Ohio near Bellbrook, Ohio. There will be kids games, hayrides, and a pumpkin patch. Each child is limited to one FREE pumpkin while supplies last. For more information visit http://www.5sscday.com/images/fall09calendar.pdf .

  

Ohio Real Estate Market Report

Buy now – prices are increasing! 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 area!

JUNE 2009

  • Homes Sold – 806
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Square Footage – 1,795
  • Average Listing Price – $145,653   
  • Average Selling Price – $138,971 (95% sale price/listing price)
  • Average Days on Market – 135 
  • Homes Sold Price Range $3,100 (Upper Riverdale) – $1,335,000 (Mason-King-Miami SD)

JULY 2009

  • Homes Sold – 767
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Square Footage – 1,842
  • Average Listing Price – $153,893
  • Average Selling Price – $145,802 (95% sale price/listing price)
  • Average Days on Market – 132
  • Homes Sold Price Range $3,250 (Westwood) – $1,200,000 (Mason-King-Miami SD)

For more information on the real estate market in the Dayton, Ohio area and buying or selling contact Christina today!

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

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Dayton Ohio Celtic Festival

No plans this weekend? Then head to the Celtic Festival downtown Dayton. Shop for items from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain, eat in the Celtic food court, drink a beer, and enjoy crafts and activities in the kid’s area.  

 
Saturday, July 25th Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 26th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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About the Author…
This Dayton Ohio Event article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor. 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.

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

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Preparing Your Home For The Inspection

These are great tips for home sellers!

For more information on the Southwest Ohio area and home buying or selling contact Christina today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

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Via Minneapolis Home Inspections – Reuben Saltzman (Structure Tech Home Inspections):

Home inspections can be a major source of stress for sellers.  If you want to make the home inspection go better, the easiest and most obvious thing is to hire an inspector to go through the house before the buyers have it inspected.  This is a seller’s inspection.  If you don’t want to have this done, there are still a few simple things you can do to make the buyer’s inspection go better.  This advice also applies to Truth-in-Housing Inspections.

Change the furnace filter.  This is the simplest no-brainer.  When I inspect a house and find a nasty furnace filter, I’ll often recommend having the furnace and ductwork cleaned.  A dirty filter also shows a lack of maintenance and care for the home, and can make first-time home buyers nervous.

Dirty furnace filter

Fix electrical hazards.  This seems like an easy one, but it’s a very common problem that sometimes has easy fixes. Any extension cords that are being used in lieu of permanent wiring should be removed, and outlets installed if necessary.  The two most common places are for garage door openers and water softeners.  Also, go through the home and look for missing cover plates – look at outlets, light switches, and junction boxes.  Here are the most common places to find missing cover plates:

  • The garage, especially at the outlet for the opener
  • The kitchen – behind the fridge, behind the stove, above the microwave, and under the kitchen sink.
  • In the laundry room
  • Unfinished basement areas

Unsafe electrical wiring 

Fix plumbing leaks.  This should be another no-brainer, but to be sure, go through the home and test all of the plumbing fixtures for leaks.  Repair or replace the laundry sink faucet if it leaks around the stem or the handles.  Fill up every sink with four inches of water, let it drain, and carefully examine the drain lines for any leaks. 

Leaking laundry sink

Test the garage door opener.  Place a 2×4 flat on the ground and let the overhead door close on it.  If the door goes back up, it’s working the way it should.  If it doesn’t, adjust the sensitivity settings on the opener so it auto-reverses when it hits the 2×4.  If you can’t get this happen, replace the opener.  Warning: this test could cause damage to the opener, and some home inspectors won’t do this test.

Defective garage door opener

Check the gutters and downspouts.  Clean the gutters, and repair any leaking joints.  Make sure all of the downspout extensions are properly connected, and make sure they drain well away from the house – six to ten feet is ideal.

Leaking gutter

Make everything accessible. If the attic access is in a closet, move whatever personal belongings you have that would prevent access to the attic.  If there is a crawl space, make sure that area is accessible as well.  If it looks like items have been stored to intentionally block access to an area, it raises red flags.  I’ll try twice as hard to get at an area if it looks like someone tried to block access to it.

Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections – EmailMinneapolis Home Inspections

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