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Expert Real Estate Advice from a Southwest Ohio Realtor, Courtesy of www.DaytonOhioHouse.com and Christina Cavins with Irongate Inc. Realtors

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2008 

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In Montgomery and Greene Counties in Ohio there were 716 homes sold in May 2008, down 131 homes from May 2007, a decrease of 15%. 48 homes were listed in May 2007 and 579 homes expired. Comparatively, 1191 homes were listed in May 2008 and 665 homes expired. For more information, feel free to con...
06/30/2008
Refinish the basement. Adding a media room, fabulous bar area, seating, and beautiful finishes will add character and value to your home. Put in a deck. Remodel the bathroom. Paint! Renovate the attic. Turn it into a bedroom suite. Add a second story. It is a huge project, often with a huge retur...
06/30/2008
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There are many things to consider with home buying, and it is important to plan accordingly. First of all, buying a home has several costs involved. Plan to spend about 3% for a down payment, $1,000-$5,000 for property taxes that year, $350 for a home inspector, $300 for your bank's home appraisa...
06/30/2008
Use light paint colors on the interior and exterior of the home. Dark colors absorb light, but light colors refract it. Only run the dishwasher, washer, and dryer when full. Insulate your water heater. A water heater blanket can save $40 each year on energy costs. Use energy efficient light bulb...
06/30/2008
Inspect roof for water stains (a sign of leakage). Also check for loose or missing shingles or lose granules on asphalt shingles. Get rid of old oil based paints and solvents.  They're too flammable to store in your home. Have your septic tank inspected annually for leakage issues and get it pum...
06/30/2008
For everyone who missed the Dayton Dragons Baseball Game on Friday at home, it was a blast! The Dragons beat Michigan's Great Lakes Loons 4-2. The Dragons are playing home games at 7pm every night until the 26th. Hope to see you there! Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top ...
06/24/2008
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For everyone who missed the Wine Festival this year at the 2nd Street Public Market in Downtown Dayton Ohio make sure you attend next year! It was so much fun and we had great weather! Check out my photos!   Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top AgentChristina.AsadEdwards@R...
06/24/2008
To all those sellers trying to sell homes themselves, here's some great advice on websites to advertise homes for FREE: fsboads.com immone.com homes-for-sale-by-owner.info findmyroof.com criblocater.com craigslist.com For more For Sale By Owner advice, please check out my other For Sale By Owner...
06/24/2008
Today, 70 percent of home buyers want a new home.WHY YOU NEED A REALTOR WHEN BUILDING A HOME Even though a real estate degree might be helpful, you should still strongly consider hiring a Realtor because the cost to You is ZERO - the ultimate price of the home is not impacted by the Realtor's inc...
06/23/2008
Other than the obvious peace of mind, security systems offer an additional benefit. They actually lower your home owner's insurance! I have ADT and I believe the outside security system signs alone are a theft deterant. Do you have a security system, why or why not? Christina Asad Edwards, REALT...
06/22/2008
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