Author: Cincinnati Homes and Real Estate

The Finn Team is on top of the pulse of the real estate market, servicing all neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky market, selling more real estate than 99% of all other Cincinnati agents. Pairing industry experience and transaction volume, we can give you a POWERFUL EDGE in negotiation and resources so that you can achieve greater success in today's market. Helping you find a home that reflects who you are, and how you live. From tudors to cape cods, and new construction to urban condos. We are your resource for all things real estate. Serving the Greater Cincinnati area for 24 years with Coldwell Banker West Shell, the Finn Team has been able to achieve their status as one of the top-selling real estate teams in Cincinnati. And, while we are proud of this accomplishment, we are even more honored to be consistently top-rated for exceptional service by our valued clients. We at all times operate with the greatest integrity and professionalism, remembering that our practice is client-focused and client-driven. We have been recognized for our hard work, knowledge of the market, integrity, professionalism, and delivering what clients want most, results. Our team approach makes us unique and extremely valuable to our clients The effective marketing of residential real estate properties is, by nature, complex. Why work with someone who is trying to do it all when you can work with a professional team that specializes. It is one of the things consumers don't know about the real estate industry. Most agents split their time working with Buyers and with Sellers. This happens, even though each is a full time job by itself, requiring a unique skill set. Having a full time agent to work with Sellers and a full time agent to work with Buyers will give you a competitive advantage as a home owner. We realize a house is not just about appreciation and amenities, but about your lifestyle. We believe in personalized service and using technology to create better experiences for Buyers and Sellers. The Finn Team places sincere value in your confidence and trust. We strive to provide an exceptional customer experience to every client.


2634 Ida Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45212

Open House TOMORROW 11am – 1pm

Stop by during your lunch break to check out this amazing home in a perfect location!

Home Coming Soon in Norwood

Location, Location, Location!

Quiet street… just a short stroll to Rookwood. Updated home with 1,800 square feet, two full baths, and four bedrooms plus a study!  The fantastic flat yard with nice paver stone patio will be great to enjoy outdoor activities this Spring.


  • New Full Bath in 2018
  • HVAC New in 2011
  • New Water Heater 2011
  • 2nd Floor Windows New in 2002
Hardwood floors, stained glass, high ceilings, and character throughout the home. Remodeled kitchen with some stainless steel appliances, 42 inch cabinetry, and tile floor.  Master bedroom has a walk-in closet plus a second closet!  Easy on-street parking available. Near the Wasson Way Bike Trail and convenient access to downtown and the highways.
Coming on the market tomorrow, so no showings until February 15. Don’t forget to join us tomorrow during lunch for a special open house!
Finn Team, Coldwell Banker West Shell
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Better than New in Fort Thomas!

Better than new in Fort Thomas!

Prescott plan from custom builder. This premium end-unit townhouse boasts a first level living room with an open floor plan, along with hardwood floors, wrought-iron staircase balusters and so much more! The two-story vaulted ceilings bring space and luxury and the upgraded eat-in kitchen includes a counter-bar and stainless steel appliances. The townhome also includes a first floor laundry area, and a luxury master bathroom with double vanity. Walk out to your private rear patio and enjoy the nice wooded view. There are just too many upgrades to mention in one paragraph! Come see this beauty! Only minutes to downtown in highly sought after Fort Thomas neighborhood!


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Cape Code in Oak Hills Schools

Cape Cod in Oak Hills Schools

Well maintained brick Cape Cod with lots of storage & charm. Be ready for outdoor fun this Spring with a fabulous yard, tiered deck, plus covered front porch. Hardwood floors under carpet, fresh paint, replacement windows, partially finished lower level with full bath. Updated 1st floor bath. Kitchen open to dining room. Detached garage. Why rent when you can buy this home and call it your own. Great value in excellently rated Oak Hills school district!


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Like New at Stone Ridge Estates in Colerain

Florence floor plan by Ryan Homes

Walking into this picture perfect home at Stone Ridge Estates, you’ll know you’re home. The open floor plans provide versatile space. There’s a second story loft could easily be a fourth bedroom. In the finished lower level, there’s a recreation room with a bath rough-in. Upgraded poured concrete patio on premium wooded lot. Custom finishes, hardwood floors, stone fireplace, bead board wainscotting. Master bath with jetted tub.

This place has so much to offer! Give us a call at 513.560-6513 to schedule a showing!

Schedule a showing to see your new home!

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Pros and Cons of the New Tax Bill

Both chambers of Congress have now passed the new tax bill, and its the first overhaul in more than 30 years.  The National Association of REALTORS worked throughout the tax reform process to preserve the existing tax benefits of homeownership and real estate investment. Many of the changes reflected in the final bill were the result of the engagement of NAR and its members, not only in the last three months, but over several years.

The tax bill has been passed with all of its pros and cons.  Last minute changes to the bill include the following improvements for real estate.

-Capital Gains Exclusion.  In a huge win for current and prospective homeowners, current law is left in place on the capital gains exclusion on $250,000 for an individual and $500,000 for married couples on the sale of a home.  Both the House and Senate had sought to make it much harder to qualify for this exclusion.

-Mortgage Interest Deduction.  The maximum mortgage amount for households deducting their mortgage interest has been decreased to $750,000 from the current $1 million limit. The house bill sought a reduction to $500,000.

-State and Local Tax Deductions.  Both property taxes and State and Local income taxes remain deductible, although with a combined limit of $10,000.  Both the House and Senate bills sought to to eliminate the State and Local income tax deduction altogether.

All individual provisions are generally effective after December 31, 2017 for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on December 31, 2025 unless otherwise noted.  The provisions do not affect tax filings for 2017 unless noted.  Individuals should consult a tax professional about their own personal situation.

You may benefit from pre-paying your 2017 real estate/property tax bill before the end of the year.  With the caps on deductibility of state and local income and property taxes at $10,000 for tax year 2018 and going forward, but that cap does not apply in 2017.  If your real estate tax bill is expected to exceed $10,000 in 2018, you may strongly benefit from pre-paying property taxes due in 2018 right now before year end.

County Treasurers in Hamilton County, Butler County, Clermont County and Warren County have confirmed that you can determine and pay your entire 2018 real estate tax expense before December 31, 2017.

If you have any questions about how this may affect your decision to buy or sell real estate in the coming year, reach out to your Real Estate Resource, the Finn Team: or  

Dollhouse with Charm and Modern Updates… Just Blocks from Mt Lookout!

Gorgeous Dollhouse Blocks from Mt. Lookout Square!

Adorable dollhouse in fabulous central location in Mt. Lookout! Enjoy the remodeled kitchen with tile floor and maple cabinets. The home boasts a first floor master bedroom and a remodeled full bath with tile. There are hardwood floors throughout, updated siding, windows and roof in 2005. High-efficiency carrier furnace  replaced 2008, new bath ’10, 2nd floor carpet ’10 and finished lower level recreation room with glass block windows.

The backyard has a private fence, with a wooded yard in the rear. Minutes to Downtown and Hyde Park Square, with the shopping in Columbia-Tusculum and Mount Lookout walking distance!

Schedule a showing to see your new home!

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Coldwell Banker Announces Country’s Top Real Estate Agents

Coldwell Banker, a globally recognized name in real estate, announced Rick Finn of the Finn Team in Cincinnati, Oh. was Coldwell Banker’s #9 Sales Associate in North America for units sold in 2016. Finn was recognized with other top global real estate talent at Coldwell Banker’s Gen Blue conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

The company officially announced its top awards recipients earlier this spring, naming Finn among the highest producing agents in the country, of the more than 88,000 real estate agents and teams affiliated with Coldwell Banker.

The Finn Team, affiliated with Coldwell Banker West Shell in Cincinnati, Oh., is an eight-person team consisting of top-tier agents, marketers and administrators. The team closed 179 transactions in 2016, and is on track to close at least that many in 2017.

“We are so humbled and appreciative of this recognition,” Finn said. “Our team works diligently, along with our brokerage and Coldwell Banker, to provide the best service we can to our clients, and it’s them – the clients – our friends, families, and ever-growing network, who really made this possible. We can’t thank them enough.”

Rick Finn has been a real estate professional in his hometown of Cincinnati for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Holly, consistently keep the Finn Team ahead of its peers, with cutting edge technology, unique and personalized marketing, and top-rated customer service.

Coldwell Banker West Shell and Coldwell Banker King Thompson together form Coldwell Banker Ohio, which consists of 18 offices and nearly 1,300 sales associates serving the greater Cincinnati and Columbus metro areas. The companies are part of the larger NRT, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. In 2017. REAL Trends ranked NRT as the #1 Residential Real Estate Brokerage Company for an unprecedented 20th consecutive year.

Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker West Shell are independent contractor sales associates and are not employed of Coldwell Banker West Shell.

Rick Finn and his team can be reached at 513-533-8081 or

Unique Architecture and Great Location in Columbia-Tusculum


This Columbia-Tusculum home saw immediate traction with an accepted offer just two days after being listed. Our marketing and networking have a proven track record of results like this. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in getting more information on selling your home, or if you’re curious about what your home may be worth, click here and let us help!
We have dedicated marketing staff, making sure each property looks its best online, and blows any competition out of the water. With 20+ years in the Cincinnati real estate market, our networking and knowledge also plays a big part in quick sales like this! We take advantage of social media, intra-office and inter-office communication along with longstanding relationships with agents, investors and real estate professionals across the Queen City.
Are you ready to see what your home is worth? Go here, or give Rick a call at 513-533-8081.

Home for Sale in Mt. Lookout


Coming Soon in Hyde Park


2922 Utopia Place Cincinnati, OH 45208

★Classic English Tudor filled with udpates!

★Quality craftsmanship in the details of this home.
★Sleek eat-in kitchen with built-in appliances, granite counters, and glass mosaic backsplash.
★Arched doorways, hardwood floors, elegant woodwork.
★Huge Master bedroom with sitting area.
★First floor family room or study.
★Finished lower level with full bath.
★Deck and yard are sure to be the highlight of many outdoor gatherings!
★Located in Kilgour Elementary school district.
Sold first day on market!  As a top agent in Cincinnati, we have other homes coming on the market soon.  Contact us for a complete list of upcoming listings.  See these pocket listings before they hit the market by contacting the Finn Team.

Vintage Charm with Modern Updates! OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY!


English Tudor Blocks from Mt. Lookout Square

With over 2,100 sq ft of space, including vintage charm, and modern updates throughout. This includes four bedrooms and a study. The impressive kitchen boasts a Subzero refrigerator, Viking gas range, pot filler faucet, granite counters and tile floors. Half Bath on the first floor, Rookwood fireplace with transferable warranty, remodeled kitchen, replacement windows, newer HVAC, hardwood floors, oversized garage, partially finished lower level, and lots of shopping and restaurants nearby, along with Kilgour School within walking distance! Don’t miss out on this one!

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★Classic English Tudor with updates throughout!
★Quality craftsmanship and well maintained by owner.
★Sleek kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, and high end appliances.
★Arched doorways, hardwood floors, built-ins, elegant natural woodwork.
★Spacious master bedroom with His and Her closets.
★Remodeled full bath with large tile shower stall with built-in soap + shampoo dispenser.
★Patio and yard are sure to be the highlight of many outdoor gatherings!
★Located in Kilgour Elementary school district.


Recent Improvements

• Chimney tuckpointed & water sealed, new Chimney crown installed.
• Rear chimney rebuilt from gutter line up w/new chimney crown’16-transferable 5 yr warranty.
• New garage door installed, Garage repairs with lifetime warranty.
• Main roof inspected, all flashings sealed and repainted ’17.
• New membrane roof over 3rd floor dormer bedroom’16.
• Replacement windows ’00- transferable warranty.
• Driveway repaired and seal-coated ’17.
• Slate patio with stucco privacy wall capped with vintage stone ’03.
• Replacement plumbing including whole house water filter.
• New 200 amp electric service panel installed ’12 w/whole house surge suppressor.
• High-efficiency, premium Trane Furnace, AC, air cleaner and humidifier installed ’12
• Hardwood floors refinished ’17.
• Interior painted ’17.
• Rookwood tile, wood burning fireplace-inspected, tuckpointed, smoke chamber parged ’17 – 5 year transferable warranty.


So many updates….schedule a showing to see in person!



Excellent walkable location just blocks to Mount Lookout Square!

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