Monday, August 31, 2009

End of Aug Stats - Mason/Deerfield twp

It's the end of the month... where has the summer gone??

427 Active listings in the 45050 zip code.. 15 under $100K and plenty more for sale under $200K for the first time homebuyer.

99 Pending Listings - homes that are under contract.

66 Properties Sold since 8/1/09.

Sloan Sells Homes closed 4 properties this month! Michelle Sloan is ranked #57 in Sibcy Cline in July 2009. That's out of about 1400 agents in the company.

List and sell with a winner. Call Michelle Sloan for all your real estate needs in northern Cincinnati!

Fall Football Season

Hello Friends,

I have several extra Bengals magnets to give away. Just send me a quick email with your address and I'll send it along. It also has the schedule for OSU, Miami and UC football.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Renters - It's not too late to buy a home in Cincinnati. Start building equity. Minimum down payment 3.5%. Call Michelle Sloan right away to make it happen!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Relocating to Cincinnati? Tell your company you want to work with Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan. A buyers agent with knowledge about northern suburbs.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Are you planning a fall project, but want to know how much value it will add to your home? In northern Cincy call Realtor Michelle Sloan for a free home check.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sloan Sells Homes Award Winner

OAR President’s Sales Club Award Winner - Michelle Sloan

Despite the unprecedented challenges of a difficult economic environment Michelle Sloan has achieved a level of accomplishment that only five percent of Ohio’s real estate professionals have attained.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mortgage Rates on the Rise - Buy Now

Freddie Mac confirms that average interest on 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week to 5.29 percent from 5.22 percent a week earlier.
Meanwhile, the average rate on a 15-year fixed loan climbed to 4.68 percent from 4.63 percent. Five-year adjustable-rate mortgages ticked up to 4.75 percent from 4.73 percent, but one-year ARMs slipped to 4.72 percent from 4.78 percent.

Housing officials remain concerned that higher rates could cause some prospective home buyers to delay purchases if they are unable to qualify for larger amounts, thus slowing down recovery efforts.

Source: Ventura County Star (08/14/09)

Updated Rate info:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1st time homebuyers... time is running out to take advantage of $8000 tax credit. Buy a home - close by Nov. 30 to be eligible. In Cincy call Michelle Sloan!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hot deals in the housing market! Don't search without a Realtor. In the northern Cincinnati area call Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan at 513.600.5277

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Are you 55+ and Ready to Downsize??

Think about building a new Towne Home or Patio Home in Maineville. It's not too far from all the conveniences you are used to in a great adult community. Prices start in the $160's for Towne Homes and from the $240's for beautiful Patio Homes.

Check out to see all the options. The builder is offering some incredible incentives like 1/2 off upgrades. You can afford those granite countertops! You deserve it to yourself to take a look. Here's the catch, you must act before August 31, 2009!

***Important note -- don't schedule an appointment with the builder's rep directly, contact your Sibcy Cline Realtor, Michelle Sloan to set up a meeting. Get all the incentives, plus great representation from Michelle. She will work hard for YOU!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Landscaping Tips

Landscaping is an important part of selling your home. It's commonly known as "curb appeal" on the HGTV shows.

There are also some important tips to know about the shrubs and trees around your home. If trees, shrubs or vines are actually touching your home they need to be trimmed. When these plants touch your home, it can reduce the life of the exterior of your home. And those vines on your brick, may look pretty in summer, but they are actually eating away at your mortar and may compromise the brick itself and cause damage.

Away from your home, trees create wonderful natural privacy from your neighbors. A private and well landscaped yard will help sell your home.

If you are planning to sell your home in the Cincinnati area and want advice about landscaping, contact Sibcy Cline Realtor Michelle Sloan for a free analysis.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Busy open house day. 5 buyers through and counting. Uncle Sam's cash for first time homebuyers is working. Now ALL homebuyers should get a chance to cash in!!