Buying a home in Cincinnati

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!

 

513-560-6513   |   holly.finn@cbws.com   |   http://www.Finn-Team.com

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!

513-560-6513   |   holly.finn@cbws.com   |   http://www.Finn-Team.com

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:  www.Finn-Team.com or holly.finn@cbws.com.  

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!

513-560-6513   |   holly.finn@cbws.com   |   http://www.Finn-Team.com

Brick Ranch w private yard in Fort Mitchell

20 Thompson Avenue, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

2 Beds | 1 Full Bath | 1 Partial Bath | 0.1722 Acres | 1 Car Garage | $174,900

This all brick ranch home has a covered front porch, attached garage (with door opener) with hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and more!

The first thing you notice when you walk up to 20 Thompson is the great yard and covered porch! Walk in and enjoy the hardwood floors and fireplace in the living area. Continue on into the charming dining room, then into the spacious, equipped eat-in kitchen.

The home boasts two bedrooms, with the possibility of a third bedroom or study in the finished lower level.

Walk to Beechwood school, restaurants, parks, and convenient access to the highway!

Give us a call at 513.533.8081 so we can introduce you to your new home!

 

Great updates and fantastic yard in Bridgetown!

3111 Parkill Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45248
4 Bed | 3 Full Bath | 1 Half Baths | 2 Car Garage
$319,900

Completely updated home on cul-de-sac lot in Bridgetown! Fantastic fenced yard with deck, patio, swing set and storage shed. Updated kitchen includes granite counter tops, island with seating, stainless steel appliances, eat-in area, pantry, crown molding, and buffet area. Impressive family room where ceilings have been vaulted with built-ins added, on sides of wood burning fireplace. Lots of fun to be had in this finished lower level! Featuring a wet bar, counter seating, solid surface counters, theater area and full bath.

PROPERTY ENHANCEMENTS
• New hardwood floors 2016.
• Complete kitchen remodel 2006.
• New furnace and central air 2013.
• New sump pump 2012.
• New siding and gutter guards 2013 and new roof 2012.
• New hot water heater 2010.
• New carpet 2014.
• Lower level finished 2009.
• Master bath remodel 2013.

SPECIAL FEATURES
★ Fantastic updates!
★ Park-like yard on cul-de-sac street.
★ Highly desirable neighborhood in Bridgetown.
★ Beautiful kitchen granite island with seating, crown molding, glass tile back splash, breakfast room, pantry, and buffet area.
★ This owner raised the ceilings in the family room to create a stunning vaulted great room with built-ins.
★ New hardwood floors, new carpet, new mechanics.
★ Fabulous lower level!  Wet bar with seating, beverage refrigerator, solid surface counters, recessed lighting, theater area, rec room, and full bath.
★ Nice deck and patio, plus fenced flat lawn complete with swing set and storage shed!

 This Bridgetown beauty won’t last long. Schedule your showing today!

Give the Finn Team a call at 513.702.4090 to schedule your private showing so we can introduce you to your new home!

Amazing backyard and lots of space in Westwood!

2356 Oaktree Place, Cincinnati, OH 45238
3 Bed | 2 Full Bath | 2 Half Baths | 2 Car Garage
$182,500

 

This Westwood home is better than new! With an open floor plan and more than 2,300 square feet of living space, this home boasts vaulted ceilings, French doors, finished walkout lower level (with a half bath and a versatile floor plan). There’s tons of room in this house, with storage options and bedrooms and office space!

And then you walk outside.

There is a spacious deck right off the kitchen with a wooded view, with a play area, a hot tub, a patio, and an additional deck. All in your backyard. WOW!

Located centrally in Westwood, just minutes to hospitals and downtown. Nearby is Dunham Park with a pool and walking trails.

Best part? It’s tax abated til 2020!

 This home with its amazing backyard and central location won’t last long. Schedule your showing today!

Give the Finn Team a call at 513.702.4090 to schedule your private showing so we can introduce you to your new home!

 

 

Spacious bungalow just a few blocks to the square!

2854 Victoria Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45208
3 Bed   |    2  Bath    |    1,757 Square Feet
$389,000

Coming Soon in Hyde Park!

This charming home will be listed soon, but why wait until it’s in the MLS? Call us to see this one today!

Located a hop, skip and a jump from the square, this Hyde Park bungalow is a perfect sweet spot of modern and traditional. Walk through the lush gardens into your cozy living area with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and nice, big windows! Continue on into the kitchen, and enjoy all the latest updates! Replaced windows and a fenced backyard round out this beauty!

Property Details:
★ Simply charming home in prime location!
★3 Bedrooms plus study, Full Bath on 1st floor and Full Bath on 2nd floor.
★Stunning woodwork, crown molding, hardwood floors, fireplace, built-ins.
★Remodeled kitchen includes hardwood floors, 42 inch wood cabinets, solid surface counters, recessed lighting, exposed brick, stainless appliances, 5 burner gas range, stamped tin ceiling, and walkout to deck!
★Nest thermostat system with high efficiency furnace and 2 HVAC zones for maximum efficiency.
★All windows have been replaced except front.
★Two car off-street parking in driveway. Newer driveway.
★Professional landscaping, fenced yard, large deck.
★Exterior walls have been well insulated.
★Premier location just a few blocks to Hyde Park Square!
Give us a call to schedule a showing, so we can introduce you to your next home, sweet home!

Minutes to Downtown; Blocks to Oakley Square

3103 Markbreit Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45209
2 Bed   |    1.5  Bath    |    1,322 Square Feet
$224,900

Coming on the market soon in Oakley!  Just two blocks from Oakley Square.  Beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, newer furnace, AC, and windows.  Updated kitchen opens to a family room addition on the back of house.  Large deck for outdoor entertaining.  Two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, full bath and half bath are all on first floor.  Newer concrete driveway.  Nice storage space in basement.  Enjoy the convenience of walking to shops, restaurants, parks and easy access to the highway!
★ Great Location.
★ Family room on first floor.
★ Driveway for offstreet parking.  Condition of 2 car garage not guaranteed.
★ Refinished hardwood floors, newer furnace/AC and windows
★ Large deck.
★ Occupancy no sooner than end of July.

Convenience to Downtown

Convenient location just a few blocks to get onto I-71….be downtown in just 8 minutes for work, or to enjoy all that downtown Cincinnati has to offer!  Walk to Oakley Square, Rookwood, and Hyde Park Square.  Best place for grocery shopping as well; the new Kroger Marketplace, Fresh Market, and Fresh Thyme are all located in Oakley.  Enjoy a movie at the Oakley Cinemark Theatre.  Walk to local coffee shop, outdoor dining, unique boutiques, and so much more!  Located in the highly desirable Hyde Park Elementary public school district, with many private school options nearby.

 

Oakley ranks #1 in livability!

 

Home leased through end of July.  Check back for professional photos soon.

Updated home with tons of charm on a wooded lot!

2831 Byrneside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45239

3 Beds | 2 Baths | $109,900

Filled with charm. Loaded with updates. Let us show you your new home!

When you walk in the front door to 2831 Byrneside, you’ll have a nice big living room with fireplace. Move on through the dining room into the fresh and updated kitchen! The kitchen boasts new cabinets, granite counters, and counterbar seating.

The first-floor master is well-sized and has (along with the rest of the house) refinished hardwood floors, and the attached one-car garage has an automatic opener.

The real treat here is once you walk out the back porch though! Feel yourself transported to your tranquil oasis, with a wooded view, big fenced yard and great deck!

Minutes to Mount Airy Forest, shopping, and more!

Give us a call at 513.533.8081 so we can introduce you to your new home!