Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Keys To Good Realtor...
Open, honest and quick communication.
Knowledge - a source for information.
A passion for real estate.

Want more? Michelle Sloan

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Mason Stats - 45040

501 Active Listings
WOW -- 72 Pending/Under contract since 4/1/09
38 closed since 4/1/09

New Listings on the market daily. Looking for a qualified buyer or seller's agent in the northern Cincinnati area? Contact Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

1st time homebuyers who want to build a new home and take advantage of the $8000 tax credit better act fast. Your new home must be built and closed before 12/1.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Super Sunday open house -- take a look at what's available in the Cincinnati area.
If you are not working with a Realtor, call Michelle!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

If you haven't owned a home in 3 years you are considered a "1st time homebuyer". You may be eligible for $8,000 tax credit! Contact Michelle Sloan for details.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

3 Zaring Premier Market Homes available in Cherrybrook subdivision in Mason. Amazing mark down prices to get them sold. Contact Michelle Sloan at 513.600.5277
Now I can update the blog with my BlackBerry. Call or text me anytime!

Mason/Deerfield Stats - 45040

503 Active Listings
60 Pending/Under contact since 4/1/09

The number of pending properties has increased dramatically this month over March. Buyers are out there and they are serious!

3 Reasons to Buy a Home

1. Great Inventory — More Choices
Anyone looking for a home today will find a tremendous selection—nearly 14,000 properties are listed in the Cincinnati MLS. Whether you’re looking for a starter home, a high-end custom home or something in between, you’ll find just the home you’re looking for.
2. Low Interest Rates — More Buying Power
Mortgage rates determine how much you can afford. With the current low rates, you have
significantly more buying power. How low are rates today? Those who bought a home in 1963 were paying roughly the same rate as you’ll pay today. The rates won’t stay this low forever. Buying a home now can save you thousands of dollars in interest.
3. Homeownership Will Always be a Good Investment
Even if you are on the fence for now, that’s OK. There will be plenty of opportunities to buy a home when you’re ready. Homeownership is a vital engine in the American economy. It creates strong communities and builds wealth for families who buy homes. Homeownership won’t go out of style. Homeowners are invested in our communities. They are the joiners, fixer-uppers, and watchdogs that make our nation strong. Nine out of 10 consumers consider homeownership to be a sound financial decision. Purchasing a home is a great way to invest your money. In the past 40 years, real estate has delivered the most consistent positive return over any investment. When you are buying a home, you are building equity and adding to your assets.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Take Pictures Now to Sell House Later

A picture is worth a thousand words. That is true, especially when selling your home.

Often times moving is not by choice, but because of a job transfer or dramatic change in a family's life. Here's a little tip to help during those times when you have to sell your home unexpectedly.

Take digital photos of your home all year round. Especially in spring, summer and fall when the yard is looking it's best. Remember, no people in these shots. You want to show off the property. If you have a flower garden or tree that looks great, take a picture. Then, make a computer file of these photos to forward to your Realtor.

If you then have to sell in the dead of winter you can bring out the photos of what your home looks like in all seasons. These photos can be uploaded to MLS or you can create a scrapbook to place on the counter when potential buyers stop by. It will show how great your house looks and how proud you are of it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Buyer/Seller Seminar

Come meet Realtor Michelle Sloan and other professionals..

Saturday April 25th
Open House - Come anytime
The Clubhouse at Oakwood Lakes
7050 White Oak Ct.
Mason, OH 45040

(off Western Row Rd.)

Fischer Homes/New Condos, Dannette Rosner
Working with a Realtor, Michelle Sloan
Home Staging, Cheri Pogue
Become Debt Free, Steve Ware

Join us for great advice and information.

Renovating Creates Better Resale Value

If you are planning any projects to update or renovate your home this spring, plan to keep records of the amount you spend. This information can be used to justify a higher listing or sales price of your home.

When listing a home, as a Realtor, I ask my clients if they have made any changes to the home in the last 5 years. Certainly, the best updates include.. finishing a lower level of a home. Adding a bathroom in a lower level. Updating kitchen countertops. Flooring upgrades.

You may not get all the money back from your renovation but it will help to get a higher price for your home when it comes to sell.

If you want advice on remodeling projects, contact your Sibcy Cline Realtor, Michelle Sloan.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mason Stats - 45040

The stats are growing in the Mason and Deerfield twp area.

508 Residential Listings

28 properties are under contract/pending since 3/30/09

This is a real spring fling!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Incredible Deals on New Homes

News Alert -- Home Builders are offering amazing deals on market homes!

Fischer Homes in the Cincinnati area are offering reduced prices and special fixed financing of 3.99% on Market homes. A Market home is a new home that is already built and owned by the builder. Fischer is offering these deals in their communities in Butler, Clermont and Hamilton Counties. Prices range from $200K+ to $400K+.

Drees Homes is also offering similar deals on their market homes throughout the Cincinnati area. 3.99% financing on 30 year fixed. Amazing!

Honestly, builders are making it difficult for sellers to compete. If you are a buyer and want to take advantage of these Market home deals, contact your Sibcy Cline Realtor, Michelle Sloan.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Long Cove - Dream Homes

Have you ever dreamed about living in a beautiful custom home in the exclusive Long Cove neighborhood in Mason, OH? Now may be the time.

In this market, many custom builders are working hard to get your business. Long Cove is no exception. Whether you want to build from the ground up or find a resale, there are deals available.

The home prices on homes that are already built are being reduced daily. A home that was once listed for $850K is now listed for $790K. This one year old home is beautiful.

If you want to dream big and you have the cash, you will want to check out this beauty listed for $2,690.000. It features 11,000+ sf of elegance & luxury! Custom kitchen, exquisite master suite, solarium. Incredible walk-out LL w/rec, game, billiards, bar, media, 5th bdrm, full bath, wine grotto.

If you are in the luxury home market, contact Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan to represent you in this transaction of a lifetime.

March Mason Stats

Check it out!

In the 45040 zip code...

495 Active Listings.. from $60K to $2,960,000.

54 Properties Pending.. still to close.. since 3/1/09.

41 Properties Closed/Sold since 3/1/09.

There are more active listings as we march into spring season. There are also more buyers out there actively searching for a new home.

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