Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Great Condo - Priced to Sell

Loveland, OH

Perfect condo to take advantage of $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit. Priced to sell.

Great 2BR/2BA condo in quiet Hidden Creek. Open Fl plan, Stdy w/built in shelves, skylt, wbfp, priv deck, garage. Priced to sell! HOA incl water, trash, pool, tennis. $1,000 seller pd Closing Costs. FHA approved. Seller will consider lease.

Check out the link below for more details.



Home for Sale - Mason Schools

This is a beautiful home! Brick and Stone with an open floor plan. 4 Bedrooms. It's ready for you to move in and call home. Hurry! Great neighborhood!

Click the link below for details.



Check out this Home!

This 4 bedroom home in Deerfield twp. had got it all. It's neutral and like new! Located minutes from I-71. Close to shopping. Quiet Cul-de-sac. Pool Community. Great Neighborhood. Mason City Schools.

Priced to Sell!!


Watching radon mitigation install... One more step toward closing! Has your home been tested?
End of the month stats coming tomorrow. Its been a big month for Mason and Deerfield twp. For buyers and sellers.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Open house mania today! 12-1 on Parkview. 2-3 on Stratford. 4-5 on Lexington Park. Come see me and make an offer.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Houses in Mason, Oh are selling fast in the $250K and lower price range. If you want one, you have to be ready to make a decision. There are only a few left!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Listing Mason - Lexington Park

Wow! Convenient Location! Mint Condition!

Mint Condition 4 BR/ 3.5 BA home in Lexington Park. 1st fl mstr. Open Fl plan. Many Custom Upgrades. Cambria counters. Built-ins in stdy/LL. Wet bar/entertainment area in LL. Lots of storage/cedar closet. Private Lndscpd patio. 2.5 car gar.

Close to schools!



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vacation Home 60 Minutes from Cincy

Have you ever dreamed of owning a vacation home but don't want to drive a long time to get there? I've discovered a great place in Brown County, OH.

Check out Lake Waynoka.


Properties range in price from $150K and up. There are even some lots available, so you can build your dream vacation home.

Call or email Sibcy Cline Realtor, Michelle Sloan for a list of properties for sale now!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mason/Deerfield Stats - 45040

Single Family Homes

335 Active Listings
112 Pending/Under contract
125 Sold in the last 3 months

There is still more homes for sale in Mason, OH than there are buyers but the gap is closing. The market has really picked up for single family homes in the 45040 zip code. Several new listings are under contract within 30 days. The price has to be just right and the condition must be perfect.

Advice if you want to sell -- Do it now! Get your house on the market ASAP. Don't wait! If history is any indication, the number of buyers will slow as the summer heat rises.

Contact Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan. www.SloanSellsHomes.com

Mason Condo Market

Let's take a moment to update the condo market in Mason, OH.

Currently there are 157 condos on the market in the 45040 zip code.
They range in price from $69,900 to $499,000.

33 units are Pending/Under Contract.

54 have sold/closed in the last 3 months.

It is definitely a tough market for condo sellers right now. There is a lot more units for sale than there are buyers.

Advice for sellers - Price competitively. Condo must be in excellent condition. Be prepared to take a loss if the home was purchased in the last 4 years.

Advice for buyers - You have a lot to chose from. Make an offer. Don't be afraid to make an offer on the one you really like. Some sellers only have so much to bring to closing. If they are taking a loss, they may not be able to negotiate low enough for the current market. Work with a Realtor who is experienced.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

First time homebuyers.... HURRY... Only a few months left to take advantage of $8K tax credit. www.SloanSellsHomes.com
Must be closed by end of November.
Pocket Listing coming soon in Mason! Lexington Park. $375K. Really nice. Call Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan for details.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Appraisal Issues

"Your home is worth what a buyer is willing to pay." That is true but watch out for the appraisal.

Sellers have 3 things to be concerned about these days.

1. Waiting for the right buyer to enter your home and make an acceptable offer.
2. Negotiating repairs following inspections.
3. Getting an acceptable appraisal.

Today a seller was told the appraisal was $15K less than the negotiated sales price. How can that be?? We have a willing and able buyer. The buyer sets the market, right? NO! Beware, the appraiser now can set the price that the lender will accept for the property.

What are a seller's options. Accept the reduced price. Fight the appraisal and request another one. Or put the house back on the market and hope for a better appraisal next time.

The best option is likely to accept the reduced price because there is no guarantee waiting for a new offer will give you a better outcome. Also, a buyer may walk if another appraisal is requested and provides a higher price.

Something else to think about.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sloan Sells Homes Online Marketing Extras

When you list your home with Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan you get more online marketing than other Realtors.

Did you know, 87% of buyers use the Internet to search for a home?

Hire a Realtor who will get maximum Internet exposure for YOUR home!

Michelle Sloan - Award of Excellence for Online Marketing - Realtor.com
Featured Listings on Sibcy Cline, Trulia, Craigslist, Zillow, Listingvue.com and dozens of other websites.

Check out www.SloanSellsHomes.com and list your home with the best Realtor in Mason and Deerfield twp.

Call today for a FREE Competitive Market Analysis to see what your home is worth in today's market. You may be surprised!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

End of May Stats - Mason/Deerfield twp

Current Active Listings for 45040 --- 499 single fam homes and condos

Pending Properties since 5/1/09 --- 85

Closed Properties since 5/1/09 --- 57

Contact Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan for all your real estate needs in the northern Cincinnati area. www.sloansellshomes.com

Monday, June 1, 2009

Short Sale Opportunity

This home is back on the market after an unfortunate chain of events. After waiting 6 months for bank approval of a short sale, the new buyers scheduled a routine inspection. Prior to the inspection, the water was turned on to the property and several leaks were found in the pipes inside the home.

The company that performed the winterization of the pipes refuses to take responsibility for the breaks in the system. What do you think? Prior to winterization, the plumbing in the home was in good working order. The Geiler Company sent a technician to winterize at an expense of $180. to the seller. The seller vacated the home and turned the utilities off during the winter months. When the water was turned on in May for the first time since the winterization, the pipes were broken.

This home would be an excellent opportunity for an investor or handy buyer who is looking for a deal. Check out this listing on Meadow Grove in Mason, OH at www.sloansellshomes.com