Busy Cincinnati ReMax Realtor

This is a Question that many people ask. Some think that it is a Realtor who is showing allot of homes, some think it is a person who is on the phone all the time, holding open houses, setting appointments. The real question should be what is an effective realtor? The answer is a Realtor who finds people who have a  vital, serious need to buy or sell real estate.

Is every Cincinnati Realtor a Top Agent?

If you read some of the things I get in the mail, you would think that every agent could be the best agent in the world. Many agents list the number of years they have been in the business as an asset. The other day an agent told me they had 10 years of experience. When I looked at their performance they would have been made more income if they were being paid minimum wage. In today’s competitive market make sure your agent has sold at least 20 homes in the past year. the average agent in Cincinnati only sells 5 1/2 homes a year.

New Full Service Hospital Planned for Greater Cincinnati Area

The West Chester Medical Center at University Pointe is the first full service hospital built from the ground up in over 25 years in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Health Alliance recently broke ground on a 370,000 square foot new community hospital at the University Pointe Medical Campus.  The 29-acre site is located just off Cox Road in West Chester.  The new hospital is slated for completion in late 2008 and will offer surgical, outpatient and imaging services as well as a state-of-the-art emergency medical department.  This high-tech health care facility is expected to bring 800 new jobs to the community.  Current plans target 160 hospital beds, with future expansion capabilites allowing 300 beds.  The $207 million dollar project is a highlight in West Chester development news.


Guest blogger Linda Davis samples Graeter's Ice Cream

Kevin Duffy was kind enough to send me 6 pints of Graeter’s Ice Cream.  Ironically, the ice cream arrived today, one of the hottest days ever in Eastern, Connecticut with temperatures in the upper 90’s and heat indexes well above 100 – very unusual for the shoreline of Connecticut.  While the Chocolate Mint Chips was my personal favorite, my husband was wildly enthusiastic about the Black Raspberry Chip.  I took some time to visit the Graeter’s Website and read about the history of the Graeter family and their deep roots in Cincinnati.  The family has been making ice cream since 1870 using the French Pot process which accounts for the irresistible creaminess.  Additionally, I discovered that the Graeter’s made dandy candy!  Perhaps I can convince Kevin to send me some!

Real Estate Tax Questions

I’m often asked tax questions about real estate from Cincinnati homeowners. Although I can’t offer tax advice, I have found some very good resources on the internet. So, although I can’t make paying taxes any easier, I can offer you a few places to look for helpful information. One of the best sites is the official web site of the Internal Revenue Service at IRS.gov.  Be sure to visit the section on frequently asked questions about home owner deductions.  Another great site is NOLO.com. Their Property and Money section is an excellent resource center for any homebuyer or homeseller.  Be sure to check out their "Top Ten Tax Deductions for Owning Your Home". 

Home Staging Tips to Get Your Cincinnati Home Sold

If you plan to sell your home in Cincinnati anytime in 2006, now would be an excellent time to consider "staging" your home for sale.  My friend and fellow RE/MAX agent in the Eastern CT area, Linda Davis, has been offering home staging tips in her Eastern CT Real Estate Blog.  Whether it is Cincinnati, OH or Ledyard, CT, before your home is listed for sale, it needs to be de-cluttered, cleaned, brightened and neutralized.  I think you will find Linda’s Tips helpful as you plan for your home sale.  

Homes for sale in Cincinnati

In 1996 I purchased the domain www.cincinnatimls.com  I have sold real estate since 1983 and when the internet began to get popular, I wanted to be ahead of the curve. If you would like to search for homes for sale in Cincinnati through the IDX exchange The data relating to the real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of the MLS of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than RE/MAX Unlimited Realtors® are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or Broker Reciprocity house icon. The properties displayed may not be all the properties available through Broker Reciprocity.