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Ohio real estate, homes for sale, and Dayton Ohio area information from REALTOR Christina Asad Edwards.

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

 

Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell a House

Sometimes, it really pays to go against the crowd. It’s common knowledge Spring is the season when most people put their homes on the market. Summer is the high season, and it’s when most homes sell. Regardless, there are a few powerful reasons why Fall might actually be a better time than either Spring or Summer to sell your house, including:

By the Fall, the bulk of spring listings are expiring. As a result, there is less competition on the market.

The listing stands out in the Fall with the *NEW* listing label.

Home buyers in the Fall are generally more serious. They have been looking at listings for months, and they are eager to conclude their search and move in comfortably before the holidays.

When you put those reasons together, it is easy to see why homes listed in the Fall sell more quickly and often command a higher price. In fact, Fall is the season with the highest percentage of sold listings, beating Summer by 1%.

Call or text Christina at 937-205-4741 if you are considering selling this Fall, and receive recommendations on how to price the house based on current market conditions in Ohio.

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

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

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, BellbrookCentervilleDayton, Fairborn, Greene 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.


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Home Improvement for the Holidays – 7 Projects for Under $1,000

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About the Author…Blog article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor and Residential Relocation Specialist. Christina can be reached via email at DaytonOhioHouse@gmail.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. Christina 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.

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

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OHBeavercreek, Bellbrook,CentervilleDayton, Fairborn, Greene 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.

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Dayton Ohio Area September 2012 Real Estate Market Report

The real estate market is definitely on an upswing in the Dayton, Ohio area! The September Real Estate Market Report in the Dayton Ohio area for single family, residential homes in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties in and around Wright Patterson Air Force Base shows more homes sold in September 2012 than the same months in 2011 and 2010. The average days on market in September 2011 and 2010 were 99, and it was 129 days on the market on average for homes sold in September 2012. The price per square foot increased in September 2012. See the perfect home? Buy it; don’t delay because it will probably be gone tomorrow with the record low interest rates!

SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Homes Sold – 639
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Listing Price – $131,855
  • Homes Sold Price Range $1,800 (Upper Dayton View) – $750,000 (Washington Twp-SE)

SEPTEMBER 2011

  • Homes Sold – 580
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Square Footage – 1,837
  • Average Listing Price – $133,392
  • Average Selling Price – $127,314 ($69/square foot average)
  • Average Days on Market – 99
  • Homes Sold Price Range $1,700 (E of Findlay) – $1,250,000 (Beavercreek S of 35)

SEPTEMBER 2010

  • Homes Sold – 587
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Square Footage – 1,794
  • Average Listing Price – $130,679
  • Average Selling Price – $123,682 ($69/square foot average)
  • Average Days on Market – 99
  • Homes Sold Price Range $3,500 (Upper Riverdale) – $700,000 (Englewood-Clayton)

About the Author…Blog article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor and Residential Relocation Specialist. Christina can be reached via email at DaytonOhioHouse@gmail.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. Christina 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.

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

Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OH: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Greene, Huber Heights, Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery, Oakwood, Springboro, Warren, Washington Township, West Carrollton, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Xenia, and Yellow Springs.

Click here to view Christina Asad Edwards’ Real Estate Profile

What is Radon?

What is radon? Simply, radon is a very common issue in Ohio home buying and selling. Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas found in many homes, but it is often unchecked. According to the EPA, radon is estimated to cause thousands of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. I highly recommend that all my clients have a radon inspection during the home buying process in addition to a whole house and termite inspection. The EPA recommends having a radon mitigation system installed if the home radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced. Radon reduction systems are effective, not costly, and can reduce radon levels in the home by up to 99%. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air into the home through cracks in the foundation and water supply. The home traps radon where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem; new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. It is estimated 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. have high radon levels. Test today! Low cost Radon test kits are available to Ohio residents: www.ohio.radon.com

Centerville Ohio Home Sale Market Report

Centerville Ohio Home Sale Market Report

From September 1, 2011 – September 1, 2012 557 homes sold in the Centerville, Ohio and Washington Township areas. The sale price ranged from $48,600 – $1,070,000. The average home for sale in Centerville and Washington Township sold with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,561 square feet, the average sale price was $221,571 (95% of asking price on average), and the home sold in an average of 123 days. To view and search homes for sale in Centerville, Ohio visit Centerville Ohio homes for sale