dayton real estate: Ohio Home Buyer FAQ - 10/05/08 01:50 AM
"A couple of questions here. I live in New Carlisle, Ohio and my husband and I have found a piece of property to build a home on. How do I know what a good price per acre is. The owner wants us to make him and offer. Also I need to sell my home first before we can proceed. Our market is really bad and I would like some advice on what I can do to make sure I get the right price for my home and sell it quickly. We have a completely redone 4 bedroom ranch home (not yet … (1 comments)

dayton real estate: Ohio Home Seller FAQ - 10/05/08 01:44 AM
"I live in Mason Ohio half way between Cincinnati and Dayton. My house has been on the market for about 3 weeks for sale by owner. I received an offer over the weekend, its less than what I would like and I am trying to decide if I should accept it or hold out and wait for more. Can someone update me on the housing market in the Mason area. Are prices still declining? I bought the house a year and a half ago for $220. The offer I received is $220 however they have a realtor I would have to … (0 comments)

dayton real estate: Home One Stop Shopping - 09/28/08 02:31 AM
Work with me and receive several real estate professionals for the price of one! Who else works with one stop shopping? I frequently work with my agency's in-house mortgage, title, and home warranty real estate professionals. I do not make any more or less money in doing so. I simply provide this service to make my clients' lives easier. According to Realtor magazine, home buyers prefer one stop shopping. How does the preference translate? Home buyers are more likely to work with a Realtor that offers the services that make the home buying process less stressful. By offering one stop shopping, … (2 comments)

dayton real estate: Ohio Market Analysis - 09/10/08 07:44 PM
Housing rebound ahead as the economists predict? You tell me!
Dayton Market Trends
Median Sales Price
Data provided by 9/11/08.
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top 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

dayton real estate: Choosing the Best Carpet - 09/09/08 05:23 PM
When remodeling or building a home in Ohio or elsewhere, don't choose carpet based on color. Instead, take the basic characteristics of a carpet's fibers and construction, as well as lifestyle, into consideration before buying.
Some of the best materials include the following:
Nylon: Most carpets today are made of nylon. A very durable and forgiving product, nylon is fairly easy to maintain and is available in various styles. Olefin (or polypropylene): Olefin is often used in berber carpet. It is noted for being practically wear resistant because spots do not adhere to its fibers. However, the drawback is that this soft fiber scratches … (5 comments)

dayton real estate: Ohio July Market Report - 08/26/08 04:17 AM
The statistics clearly show we are on the path to a housing rebound in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties!
JULY 2008
750 single family homes sold in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties price range of homes sold $2,500 in North Dayton - $875,400 in Washington Twp-NW  average square feet of homes sold 1,733 average listing price $145,628  average selling price $139,968  average selling price / listing price 96% (2% less than the 98% Real Living Realty average) average days on market 113 (35 days more than the Real Living Realty average) For more information on market conditions in the Dayton, Ohio area, near Wright Patterson Air … (0 comments)

dayton real estate: For Sale By Owners - 08/13/08 02:18 AM
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), most for sale by owners eventually list with a Realtor. The reason? Most buyers are represented by an agent. Other reasons are because owners who sell by themselves lack the expertise to price a home to sell and fall short on marketing knowledge.

Pricing is determined by research and market timing, not the amount paid for the house. You can't always trust a agent's opinion of house value due to the fact that, as in any business, not everyone is honest. Not only in Ohio, but in every state some agents overprice listings simply in order to drive business away … (2 comments)

dayton real estate: Decisions - 07/30/08 04:24 PM
We make literally hundreds of decisions every day. Most of these decisions are virtually unimportant. Right or left? The tasty cheeseburger or the tasteless salad? However, some decisions are VERY important, such as whether to buy versus rent OR sell now versus sell later. For most, these important home decisions are their biggest investment. Why would you trust your biggest investment to someone unqualified? Trying to sell your home on your own usually ends up costing you money! In home buying, a Realtor can help in your decision to buy versus rent, or help you determine a home budget.
For more … (0 comments)

dayton real estate: Switching to a Seller's Market - 07/20/08 06:18 PM
According to, we are "on the path to a housing rebound". However, the housing rebound is unique to each neighborhood. Stating a national housing market report is similar to having a national weather report! The weather is different in each city, and the housing market differs in each city as well.

The housing market report for Dayton, Ohio shows a promising future. The good news affects employees at Wright Patterson Air Force Base due to the addition of 3,800 jobs between now and 2011. The numbers are gradually but definitely switching to a seller's market. Yahoo Real Estate reports that … (5 comments)

dayton real estate: YOUR Best Realtor Lingo - 07/20/08 11:32 AM
What is your best Realtor lingo? I like to show home sellers ALL the services I offer, and ask two very simple questions.
"Which of these services is going to be the ONE that sells your home?"
The typical response is muttered, "I don't know!"
Then, I ask, "What if you chose a Realtor that didn't offer that ONE service?"
I am proud of my work, and I know I offer many services - so why shouldn't I point it out???
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top 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, … (3 comments)

dayton real estate: The Dayton Dragons Won! - 07/15/08 07:02 PM
For those who missed it, the Dayton Dragons, Southwest Ohio's minor league team, beat the Beloit Snappers Monday night 5-4! It was a great game filled with excitement!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTORSouthwest Ohio Home 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, RelocationFeatured Listings Real Living Open Houses

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters … (18 comments)

dayton real estate: How was your 4th of July? - 07/08/08 05:47 PM
For those of you who missed the 4th of July fireworks in Dayton, Ohio - it was a great show! The sky even lit up with smiley face fireworks! It was incredible! I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to a rooftop party Downtown Dayton and I enjoyed good food and an awesome view! How was your 4th of July and how did you celebrate?

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top 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

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

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