buy a dayton home: How to Choose the Best Realtor - 07/15/08 06:51 PM
  Not only is marketing important in the sale of a home, but service is just as important. Don't choose a broker based on price. Why choose a Realtor that gives the highest estimate of sale price? The best Realtor will have the best Highest Price Analysis and will be HONEST about the price. Don't choose the Realtor that gives an inflated price and asks to reduce the price down the road. What determines the price a home will sell at? Square footage and location!
  Don't choose a Realtor simply based on commission either. Full service agencies have full commissions. Real Living Realty is a … (3 comments)

buy a dayton home: Ohio June Market Report - 07/14/08 07:25 AM
In June 2008 we saw an increase in the average single family home sale price in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties in Ohio, compared to June 2007. The information supports economists predictions that the market is changing slowly into a seller's market shown by the increase in home values.
JUNE 2007
1,110 single family homes sold in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties price range of homes sold $4,000 in Lower Dayton View - $1,129,000 in Bellbrook average square feet of homes 1,690 average listing price $145,795 average selling price $141,031 average selling price / listing price 97% average days on market 107 … (0 comments)

buy a dayton home: Dayton Dragons Baseball - 07/14/08 05:21 AM
The Dayton Dragons, Southwest Ohio's minor league team, will play 7 more home games in July. Tonight, you can "catch" a game at 7pm versus the Beloit Snappers. The Dragons will play at home again July 23 - 25 versus the Peoria Chiefs, and July 26 - 28 versus the Kane County Cougars. July 25th at 10 am enjoy breakfast and get autographs from Dayton Dragons players at the Bob Evans located at 1600 W 1st St in Springfield. Heater, the Dragons mascot, will also be on hand for pictures.

Want a FREE Dragons t-shirt? Participate in the Voss Auto Network Drive … (0 comments)

buy a dayton home: What's Happening in Dayton? - 07/13/08 06:46 PM
  I am a 20 year resident of the Dayton, Ohio area near Wright Patterson Air Force Base and I know from personal experience there is a lot going on in Dayton, Ohio. For fun, The Greene in Beavercreek is great for dining out, watching a movie, laughing at a comedy club, or checking out the nightclub scene. Downtown Dayton there are many art galleries, especially in the Oregon District. Thai Nine is my favorite restaurant in the Oregon District, and I often have a glass of wine after dinner at the Wine Gallery and Cafe on 3rd Street. Brown Street, … (1 comments)

buy a dayton home: Best Pizza - 07/13/08 06:23 PM
Where is the best pizza place in your neck of the woods?
  In the Dayton, Ohio area I think the best pizza can be found at Doubleday's in Centerville. My favorite pizza at Doubleday's is a greek version with gyro meat, garlic sauce instead of marinara, feta cheese, and diced tomatoes. It is absolutely the best pizza in Dayton, Ohio!

  I recently traveled to New York City and visited Lombardi's, America's first pizzaeria. Another great pizza joint! I highly recommend it!

Read "What's Happening in Dayton?" for more information.
Happy Eating!
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTORSouthwest Ohio Home … (1 comments)

buy a dayton home: Green Product - Recycled Glass Countertops - 07/10/08 08:40 AM

Many buyers today are searching for homes with green products. Recycled glass countertops are the best of both worlds - the granite look and durability with an eco-friendly material. Unlike granite, which is a non-renewable resource, recycled glass countertops are made from glass that cannot be recycled elsewhere. Some sources of the recycled glass are windshields, used glass bottles, and plate glass windows. Unlike marble, recycled glass countertops are also nonporous. Look for this green product to gain popularity in homes and even help a home to sell quickly using green advertising!
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
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buy a dayton home: 8 Home Selling Tips - 07/08/08 05:30 PM

The 8 most common home buying turn-offs are:
bugs water-stained ceilings damp basements dirty, smelly bathrooms wallpaper mold and mildew offensive odors peeling paint What other home buying turn-offs have you encountered?
The 8 home selling tips to correct these turn-offs are:
contact a exterminator paint the ceilings and correct the source of the water use a dehumidifier clean your bathroom with a disinfectant remove wallpaper remove the moisture and use a mold/mildew remover, such as the green product H2Orange2® clean carpets, clothing, bedding, drapes, floors, and walls repaint and wash the surface being sure to completely scrape loose paint … (2 comments)

buy a dayton home: Will the Open House Flop? - 07/07/08 05:54 PM

With thunderstorms predicted this Sunday in Southwest Ohio according to The Weather Channel, I promptly informed my sellers in case they wanted to switch their Open House date. Why? It is a waste of my time and theirs if the Open House is a flop! What are some signs the Open House will likely be a flop?
Bad weather and/or holiday weekend = no traffic. Unclean, cluttered, and personalized home in need of repairs. Inadequate advertising. Overpriced listing. Lawn needing mowing. Lights are off. Home has an odor. Frequent Open Houses (more than once a month). No directional signs and/or no … (2 comments)

buy a dayton home: Write a Great Realtor Blog - 07/07/08 05:41 PM
There are many great blogs on Active Rain, but how can I write a great realtor blog? First, decide what topics are relevant, pressing, and interesting. Don't write about things that aren't interesting, the blog shouldn't put anyone to sleep!
Also, engage the audience. In order to do so, determine who is targeted. For "Expert Real Estate Advice" the audience is real estate professionals, home buyers, and sellers in general. More specifically it targets those in Southwest Ohio. Therefore, local events are posted occasionally.
Once the audience is in mind, never be afraid to ask for feedback. In the blog article … (8 comments)

buy a dayton home: May 2008 Market Report - 07/05/08 08:04 AM
In addition to a previous May Market Report blog article, here are more May sales statistics for the entire Dayton, Ohio Area Multiple Listing Service near Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
In May 2008 there were a total of 2,796 homes listed in the entire Dayton Area Multiple Listing Service, a decrease of 3.08% from May 2007 when 2885 homes were listed. Meaning, it is a great time to sell due to less competition on the market especially for investors. In May 2008 there were 1102 homes sold in the entire Dayton Area Multiple Listing Service. The average sale price was $134,237 … (4 comments)

buy a dayton home: The True Test of a Good Realtor - 07/04/08 04:57 PM
The true test of a good realtor is practicing dual agency in the sale of a home. Google has 16 definitions for dual agency. The definitions apply to the whole nation and not just Dayton, Ohio. The most complete definition can be found at RealtyStore.com. Dual agency is defined as "A breach of agency rules which must be disclosed to the parties. Where one agent (often a real estate broker or agent) represents both sides in a contract (i.e. the Vendor and the Purchaser) such that the agent has a conflict of interest." Good realtors are able to practice dual agency, … (20 comments)

buy a dayton home: Mud Volleyball for Epilepsy - 07/03/08 07:49 AM
Real Living Realty is sponsoring Mud Volleyball again this year, and I hope to see you there!

Here's a photo of the Real Living Realty team last year at Mudaritaville:

Can you tell we had a good time while raising money for charity?
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTORSouthwest Ohio Home ExpertChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561 Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation
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buy a dayton home: What Are Your Plans for the 4th??? - 07/02/08 06:20 AM

Fireworks, BBQ, etc - you know what I'm talking about! The traditional 4th of July celebration. I plan on doing the BBQ and fireworks 4th celebration in Downtown Dayton. Do you do anything crazy in your neck of the woods for the 4th or do you stick with the traditional?
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTORSouthwest Ohio Home ExpertChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561 Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation
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buy a dayton home: 8 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal - 07/01/08 10:57 AM
Add landscape lighting. Replace front door hardware, the mailbox, and house numbers. Paint your front door, garage, and shutters. Add a light fixture for your doorstep. Use a seasonal wreath. Plant flowers. Spread some mulch. Fertilize your lawn.
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTORSoWest Ohio Home Specialist
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buy a dayton home: Gas Prices Rising Again - 07/01/08 10:44 AM

I noticed when filling up today in Dayton, Ohio that gas was up to $4.09/gallon. According to the AAA, gas should be $4.19/gallon over this 4th of July weekend. The AAA expects less travelers this Independence Day due to the cost of gas, nearly 550,000 less Americans traveling than last year. My advice - fill up that tank before the weekend!
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top AgentChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

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buy a dayton home: FIREWORKS! - 07/01/08 10:31 AM
The Dayton Ohio Area Fireworks for Independence Day Schedule
July 3rd Riverscape, Downtown Dayton at 10 pm
July 4th Centerville HS Football Stadium at 10 pm

Hope to see you there!
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top AgentChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation
 
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buy a dayton home: May Market Report - 06/30/08 11:31 AM
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 contact me at anytime.
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top AgentChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  fax 937-433-3561 Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation
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buy a dayton home: 7 Ways to Increase Home Value - 06/30/08 10:08 AM
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 return. It will add valuable square footage. Revive the kitchen by tearing down wallpaper, changing cabinet hardware, and installing new light fixtures. Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top AgentChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 fax 937-433-3561 Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, … (4 comments)

buy a dayton home: Home Buying 101 - 06/30/08 09:21 AM
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 appraisal, and $1500 for random fees at closing. Although features such as landscaping and a media room are nice, make sure to purchase a good investment. Focus on the number of bedrooms, baths, square footage, major features, and location before you worry about that terrible carpet. For more information, ask a … (0 comments)

buy a dayton home: 8 Energy Efficient Home Tips - 06/30/08 08:47 AM

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 bulbs, which can last 10 times longer than standard light bulbs. Protect your windows. Heat and air conditioning can escape through unprotected windows. Close your drapes in the evening winter months to retain heat, or during the day in the summer months to maintain the cool. Use a front loader … (0 comments)

 
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