dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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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dayton real estate: 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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dayton real estate: 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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dayton real estate: 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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dayton real estate: 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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dayton real estate: 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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dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: 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)

dayton real estate: July Home Maintenance Tips - 06/30/08 08:04 AM

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 pumped every 3 to 5 years. Schedule an annual checkup for your heating system before the fall season kicks in. If you use oil heat, contact your oil supply company to prepay for winter oil delivery.  You can save a substantial amount of money by investigating this option! Clean … (2 comments)

dayton real estate: Dayton Dragons Baseball Game - 06/23/08 07:00 PM
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 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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dayton real estate: Wine Festival 2008 - 06/23/08 06:04 PM
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@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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dayton real estate: For Sale By Owner Advice - 06/23/08 05:04 PM

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 blog article.
Happy Selling For Sale By Owners!
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dayton real estate: Thinking About Building? - 06/23/08 04:56 PM
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 income because the Builder regards it as a marketing fee and absorbs the cost.Savings to You An experienced Realtor knows what you are entitled to both in quality and value, and what "extras" might be obtainable.Resale...Appreciation & Profit A Realtor also knows questions pertaining to site … (1 comments)

dayton real estate: Security System Benefits - 06/22/08 07:54 AM

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?

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dayton real estate: 8 Open House Tips - 06/22/08 07:45 AM

Advertise in your daily newspaper. Write colorful, descriptive ads and place them in picture classifieds or open house directories. Set out Open House directional signs. Remove all vehicles from the driveway. Open all the drapes, blinds and window coverings -- let in that light! Read this article for more home staging tips. Turn on every light in the house. Turn on soft music. Have available four-color flyers filled with photos, financing options with monthly mortgage payment information, and a Comparative Market Analysis. And finally, ask for feedback! Christina Asad Cavins, REALTOR
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dayton real estate: No Cost Home Staging Tips - 06/22/08 07:24 AM
Declutter! Remove rugs and collectibles from every room. Get rid of everything on the kitchen counters, including appliances. Remove as much as you can from closets. Scrub floors, walls, and windows. Pay special attention to the microwave, oven, and refrigerator. Focus on the feature rooms, the living, dining, and master bedrooms. Additional bedrooms are best left empty or minimally furnished. Arrange the furniture to show off each room's best features. Set the dining-room table with napkins, plates, and flatware. When showing the house, turn on soft music. Don't light candles since buyers may be allergic to the scent, and also may … (8 comments)

 
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