Jim Sfarnas's Blog Posts

A Possible Reason Why US Home Prices Have Not Been Heading South

One Answer:  Individual investors are keeping the housing market right-side up.......so far....Investors have always played an important role in housing markets. Real estate analyst 

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Warrens Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Could Save Homebuyers Money And Time

Senator wants to eliminate up to $50,000 worth of student loan debt for the average AmericanAmerica’s young adults are seriously debt-burdened. After all, the nation’s students have accumulated

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Economic Uncertainty Slows Purchase Application Growth

MBA: Economic Uncertainty Slows Purchase Application GrowthAlthough mortgage applications slightly increased last week, mounting economic tension continues to worry potential buyers,

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Forbes Declares Cincinnati A Great American City

Time to strut our stuff, fellow Cincinnatians.Forbes declared Cincinnati "A Great American City" in a new article by travel journalist John Oseid. Of course, we here in the Queen City already

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Question And Answers About Home Warranties

Do you need home warranty?Not every home needs home warranty coverage. So, as a homeowner, you should get appliance warranty plans if only it makes financial and practical sense. Home Warranty is a

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Millennials Believe Homeownership Is Still Part Of The American Dream

A New study shows that 84% of Millennials Believe Homeownership Is Still Part of the American Dream, But There Are Hurdles to OvercomeKey insights include:- Millennials are thinking long term about

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Audio Video Surveillance By Seller

Is it legal for the seller to record audio & video during a showing?A: Ohio law addresses both audio and video recordings. Under Ohio law a seller is permitted to use surveillance equipment to video

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Selling Your Home Buying Your Home In 2019

Fall was especially ROUGH this year after coming out of an insane seller's market!! Though sales are predicted to continue a slowdown from last year there are still more buyers than sellers! The

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358 Amazon Ave CINCINNATI OH 45220 OPEN HOUSE

CINCINNATI OHIO MARKET - OPEN HOUSE @ 358 Amazon Ave. Cincinnati -  Hamilton County Clifton Area (MLS Area E01 )Sunday Dec. 9th 1PM to 2:30PM  OPEN HOUSE this

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Nearly One In Three Homes For Sale In October Had A Price Drop Highest Level Since At Least 2010

Home Inventory Continues to Grow as Sales Decline 6% Year over YearU.S. home-sale prices increased 4.5 percent in October compared to a year ago, to a median of $297,200. October’s year-over-year

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AWESOME HOME WITH TONS OF CHARACTER IN CLIFTON AREA CINCINNATI

Step into this charming home with character on the edge of Gaslight Clifton. Quiet, cul de sac, near Clifton Meadows Swim Club. Beautiful original hard wood floors and woodwork throughout.

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What Is A Bedroom

What Is a Bedroom?...Legally Speaking...Make Sure You Know the Legal RequirementsDoes anyone  need to ask, “What is a bedroom?” Actually, Yes. "Since a home and/or bedroom can go

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The Best Time To Buy A House May Be Fall After All

The best time to buy a house has long been considered the spring and summer. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often gets tossed to the leaf pile by potential buyers who might think autumn is

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FHA Vs Conventional Loans Pros Cons To Both

So you’re interested in getting a mortgage but want to find out which type of loan is better. FHA loans or Conventional loans? These loan programs are very different. Choosing the right mortgage

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Selling A Home In The Fall

The fall real estate market is almost always a hot season. Home selling in autumn is the second-best time of the year to sell a home. Families have returned from summer vacations. Kids have gone

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Selling Or Buying Soon So Now You Have To MOVE

Let’s face it, moving is stressful. That’s why we’ve created an epic moving checklist to help you stay on track. We’re here to help you figure out exactly what you should be doing before,

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How Much To Spend Fixing Before Selling

If you're planning tosell your home,chances are you've already done the math and decided it's the right time. Congratulations! But what's the next step?While thinking in terms of the sale

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For Sale By Owner Read On

For Sale By Owner? - Read On......Homes for sale by owner, or FSBO, transactions are commonly seen in seller's markets or whenever homeowners want to maximize their profits by not having to pay

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Financing

In today's climate of home buying, correctly priced homes are selling very quickly. It's not uncommon for a home to sell after ONE day on the market!. The average around the Great Cincinnati market

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Its All About Presentation

Apparently, it is all about what you say...According to a Zillow Research Study: Of all homes listed for sale on Zillow between 2016 and 2017, those mentioning “steam shower” in their

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Ohio Home Sales Keep Pace

Ohio home sales activity in March keeps pace with record level from a year ago. The number of homes sold across Ohio in March kept pace with the level reached during the month a year ago.; &

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What Is An FHA 203k Loan

I had someone ask me a GREAT question this week; and the answer is one that I believe everyone looking for a home should be aware of....Q:  What Is An FHA 203(k) Loan?Simple Answer:An FHA 203)

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Buyers And Sellers Determine Value

The value of your property is determined by what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept in today’s market. Buyers make their pricing decision based on comparatively

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Sellers VS Buyers Market

We are currently in a strong sellers market in and around Greater Cincinnati and here's some basic info to think about when in a seller's market OR a buyer's market.Seller’s MarketIn a market

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Importance Of The RIGHT PRICE

Why The Right Price Is Important  In a typical even buyer vs seller's marketA Property generates the most interest when it first hits the marketThe number of showings is greatest at this time

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Competitive Pricing And Getting Your Home Sold

A good and proven strategy to compete successfully for Buyers you should have a list price based on the following: 1. A detailed, custom market analysis 2. The unique

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Still Cold But Spring Is HERE

Yep, in our market it's still chilly and sometimes downright cold, BUT SPRING IS HERE and so is the STRONG  Real Estate buying market!!  If you're thinking of selling NOW is the time to

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