Cincinnati Real Estate

Jun 11 2024

Fannie, Freddie, and Commissions

Dear clients and friends, Here is some clarity to an important topic that’s been causing quite a stir: the impact of the proposed NAR settlement on conventional underwriting guidelines. In April, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued a clarification regarding how this proposed settlement might affect underwriting standards. As you may know, ...

May 28 2024

3 Cost-effective curb appeal hacks

Dear clients and friends, When it comes to making a great first impression, the exterior of your home plays a crucial role. Whether you're preparing to sell or just want to enhance your home’s overall look, improving curb appeal doesn’t have to break the bank. 1. Landscaping Landscaping is the foundation of ...

May 13 2024

The 3 things you should know about title insurance

Dear Clients and Friends, Title insurance might not make your heart race with excitement, but it's a crucial piece of the home-buying puzzle that you definitely need to understand—especially if you're considering a move. Let's break down the three essential things you should know about title insurance. 1. What Title Insurance Does ...

Apr 24 2024

The Proposed NAR Settlement

Dear clients and friends, Today, I want to discuss a topic that’s been stirring quite a bit of conversation in the real estate community: the proposed National Association of Realtors settlement of the Sitzer-Burnett case. With so much conjecture, opinion, and forecasting out there, it's important to focus on what we actually ...

Apr 12 2024

The 3 reasons why mortgage rates won’t drop this Spring

Dear Clients and Friends, In today’s dynamic real estate market, understanding the trajectory of mortgage rates is crucial for anyone looking to buy a home or refinance their mortgage. Here is why we believe mortgage rates won't see a decrease until at least the third quarter of this year. The Backbone of ...

Mar 28 2024

Why did Sibcy Cline buy Star One?

Dear Clients and Friends, In the heart of Cincinnati, a significant shift has occurred. Sibcy Cline, a name synonymous with real estate excellence in our area, has recently acquired Star One Realtors, marking a pivotal moment in our local industry's landscape. Why has this acquisition taken place? The answer, though multifaceted, speaks ...

Mar 13 2024

What’s the deal with home inspections?

Dear clients and friends, As we navigate Cincinnati's real estate market, a notable topic has emerged: the evolving role of inspection contingencies in purchase offers. With Cincinnati poised to be one of the leading markets in the nation this year, understanding these shifts is crucial for both buyers and sellers alike. A ...

Feb 27 2024

Zillow says Cincinnati is HOT!

Dear clients and friends, Did you know that Zillow has predicted Cincinnati to be the number two hottest market in the entire United States for 2024? It's an incredible accolade that speaks volumes about the potential and growth of our city's real estate landscape. Let's dive into the reasons behind this remarkable ...

Feb 12 2024

3 MORE CRITICAL STEPS TO TAKE…

Dear clients and friends, As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, many of you are considering putting your homes on the market. It's a big decision, and preparation is key to ensuring a successful sale. I'm excited to guide you through the critical final steps (four through six) in preparing your ...

Jan 23 2024

Here’s 3 of the 6 critical steps to take…

Dear clients and friends, Are you considering putting your home on the market this spring? If so, it's crucial to prepare your home effectively to attract potential buyers and secure the best possible deal. Here are the first three of six essential steps to ensure your home is market-ready. Step 1: Declutter ...