Cincinnati Real estate market

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

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY – Overlooking Eden Park; Just Minutes to Downtown

2155 Fulton Avenue #3, Cincinnati, OH 45206
2 Beds | 2 Bath | 1 Car Garage
$139,900

OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, Oct 2nd, 12-1:30pm

Walk in to your new home, located in a beautiful historic building, renovated for a modern lifestyle!

Enjoy the classic details, like tall ceilings & windows, and detailed moldings. The kitchen boasts a counter bar, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and Shaker cabinets. The unit also has laundry in unit, secure entrance, and private parking.

This is low maintenance living in a well-sought-after location! Right next to Mirror Lake, around the bend from Mt. Adams, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park Pavillion, Playhouse in the Park, and more!

Centrally located near Downtown Cincinnati, Hyde Park, hospitals, and universities. Low HOA fee covers water, trash, snow removal, landscaping, and professional maintenance. Carefree urban condo with style!

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

 

 

Low Inventory = More Home Additions/Renovation Projects

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Inventory of homes for sale is at a historically low level.  That’s prompting more owners to work with what they have.  We are expecting remodeling and repairs of existing homes to increase this year. Housing Studies predict that expenses for remodeling and repairs will surpass $300 billion this year. Home improvement spending is expected to continue its strong growth over the next three years.

We keep getting calls from people saying that they are looking to purchase a bigger home this year but with inventories so tight, they were struggling to find a home.  If you are looking for a home, the number of options out there are very low right now.  Several of our clients have said that they are ready for a larger home, but feel that their best option may be to put a huge addition on their current home.

Partnering with the Finn Team, allows you to access our resources, experience, and connections.  We are able to give market information on what is available, what the value of your home would be after additions/renovations, as well as recommendations for contractors and architects.

Bottom line:

  • Now may offer a great opportunity to sell because of low inventory levels.  Many of our clients can’t find a home that fits their needs.
  • Finn Team can be your real estate resource whether you are moving, or looking to do improvements to your current home.
  • Looking at all of your options and information in order to make an informed decision is best…and we can help!

Reach out to the Finn Team anytime:  Rick Finn  513-702-4090 or rick.finn@cbws.com

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CITY LIVING. COUNTRY CHARM.

$249,900 | 3325 Bishop Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 0.08 Acres

Gaslight Clifton

This 3,100 square feet home is in the heart of Gaslight Clifton! Beautiful hardwood floors and beveled glass accentuate this living space.

The spacious eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and with the home having built-ins, beautiful woodwork, a Rookwood fireplace… what more could you ask for?

The private backyard can be your peaceful oasis. Parking isn’t an issue, with driveway parking and two spots off Cropper Alley in the rear. Walk to everything on Ludlow Ave, Burnet Woods, University of Cincinnati, and more. Excellent location!

Contact us for more information or showings: Finn Team, Coldwell Banker West Shell

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

Are you eligible for $5,000 in Grant Money?

Welcome Home fund

Are you eligible for $5,000 in grant money for your down payment and closing costs on a home?  

Don’t miss out on the Welcome Home Funds!

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati is offering qualifying buyers Welcome Home Fund grants. Welcome Home funds may be used to fund down payments and closing costs for low to moderate income homebuyers.  Welcome Home funds typically become available in early to late spring (March 1st) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Funds are typically depleted by early summer (or sooner). The Finn Team are Cincinnati realtors that are able to answer additional questions about qualifications and grant availability.

QUALIFICATIONS

Income limits in Hamilton County:
Household with 1-2 persons:  $56,960
Household with 3 or more persons:  $65,504

Applicants do NOT have to be first-time homebuyers. However, all first-time homebuyers must complete a homebuyer counseling program.

Other requirements can be found here:  https://www.fhlbcin.com/community-investment/welcome-home-program/

MAKE YOUR MOVE

Ohio’s average home price is $129,000.  If your rent is over $620 a month, buying a home or condo may be better for you!

OUR LISTINGS THAT QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM

Let the Finn Team help you simplify the process and find out if you qualify for the $5,000 free money toward your home purchase!  Once you qualify, we can assist you in finding your new home.

Contact us to get started:  holly.finn@cbws.com  |  513.560.6513  |  www.Finn-Team.com

Finn Team Ranks as Top Real-Estate Team

REALTOR® Rick Finn, Associate, with Coldwell Banker West Shell, Cincinnati, has been awarded the “President’s Sales Club” Award of Pinnacle of Performance designation from the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR).

Finn is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Board of REALTORS® and OAR/ NAR.

OAR officially awarded 2,967 of its members “President’s Sales Club” designations in four recognition levels for outstanding sales performance in the real estate industry.

Honorees were recognized at a President’s Sales Club Dinner during OAR’s 105th Annual Convention, September 20-22, in Columbus.

All OAR members in good standing were eligible for the award.

Award criteria include four levels of recognition: the Award off Achievement ($1 million in sales or commercial leases OR 25 sale/lease transaction credits); the Award of Distinction ($2.5 million in sales or commercial leases OR 50 sale/lease transaction credits); the Award of Excellence ($5 million in sales or commercial leases OR 75 sale/lease transaction credits); and, the Pinnacle of Performance ($7.5 million in sales or commercial leases OR 100 sale/lease transaction credits).

The Ohio Association of REALTORS®, with more than 28,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.

Cincinnati Real Estate is heating up this summer!

Home sales in the Greater Cincinnati area were hot for June!  According to the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, the number of closings in June was the highest since 2006.  This is a 5% increase compared to last year.

Another key piece of market information is the inventory of homes for sale.  As of June 30, inventory has continued its year-over-year declining trend to 9,896 from 10,637 a year ago, which is a 7% decrease from last year.Here is a snapshot of what interest rates have been doing:

30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage (local)

June 2014 (average) 4.17%

June 2013 (average) 4.34%

Most recent (July 18, 2014) 4.43%
The Greater Cincinnati housing market continues its strong, upward momentum. Lower inventory

levels, along with decent buyer activity and relatively low interest rates will continue to push prices

higher.  Contact us today to find out specific information on your home, or to discuss your home purchase:  www.finn-team.com