Information on Cincinnati Realtor Kevin Duffy Comey Shepherd Realtors

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In todays real estate market, you need the best and most advance technologically advanced and experienced agent you can find.
Here are my reviews on Zillow    http://www.zillow.com/profile/KevinWDuffy/Reviews/
Below are an accounting of the online traffic clicks I am getting.
Here is a video testimonial

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784 Fairway Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45245
For Sale: $117,000
3 beds | 1 baths | 1,316 sqft
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Detail Page Views: 19 61
Search List Views: 1,881 4,330
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3900 Jefferson Ln, Amelia, OH 45102
For Sale: $195,000
3 beds | 2 baths | 1,780 sqft
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Detail Page Views: 10 42
Search List Views: 4,154 12,488
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5013 Barnsby Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45244
For Sale: $238,000
4 beds | 3 baths | 2,534 sqft
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Detail Page Views: 42 491
Search List Views: 1,917 19,261
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1275 Kilbrannen, Batavia, OH 45103
For Sale: $185,000
4 beds | 3 baths | 2,153 sqft
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Detail Page Views: 21 143
Search List Views: 1,523 12,614
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5558 Bentwood Dr, Mason, OH 45040
For Sale: $290,000
4 beds | 3 baths | 2,570 sqft
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Detail Page Views: 50 635
Search List Views: 1,621 16,595
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674 Dorgene Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45244
For Sale: $350,000
4 beds | 4 baths | 3,508 sqft
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Detail Page Views: 26 400
Search List Views: 984 13,866
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4141 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211
For Sale: $70,000
3 beds | 2 baths | 1,533 sqft
Days on Zillow: — days
Detail Page Views: 9 263
Search List Views: 766 26,629
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1149 Westchester Way, Cincinnati, OH 45244
For Sale: $310,000
4 beds | 3 baths | 2,920 sqft
Days on Zillow: — days
Detail Page Views: 20 683
Search List Views: 1,058 24,669
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5141 Chukker Point Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45244
For Sale: $415,000
4 beds | 5 baths | 3,323 sqft
Days on Zillow: — days
Detail Page Views: 16 594
Search List Views: 903 29,993

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Tips on Packing!

If you are moving  and aren’t sure where to begin, take a look at some of these tips for successful packing.

Use strong containers that are in good condition and can be secured tightly with twine or strapping tape. these can usually be purchased from your moving company. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe, and other special items.

Label each box with its contents, which room it should go in, whether it is fragile, and whether it should be loaded last so as to be unloaded first.

Don’t load more than 50 pounds into any one box, and make sure that the weight is evenly distributed.

Cushion contents with newspaper or other packing material to prevent breakage. Use newsprint paper or tissue paper for items that might be soiled by newpaper. Towels and cloth napkins are great for wrapping fragile items.

Pack books tightly in small boxes. Alternate bindings and wrap valuable books separately. Have your rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in their wrappings for easier handling.

Remove all breakables and liquids from drawers and pack them separately. Seal medicines and other containers to prevent leaking and pack them in a leak-proof bag or container.

Pack linens and clothing in drawers, but don’t overload them.

Carry all valuables with you. Do not pack jewelry, documents, coin or stamp collections, or anything that will be difficult to replace. The contents of a safety deposit box can be moved for you by your bank.

Moving Preparation Checklist-Tips

Tips on Having a Garage Sale!

1. Allow plenty of time–three or four weeks–to prepare for the sale.

2. Choose a date that will not conflict with holidays.

3. Weekends are more convenient for more people than weekdays.

4. Your sale is likely to attract more people if you join together with neighbors in an effort to have more merchandise. Some homeowners’ groups are sponsoring neighborhood sales that are proving popular!

5. Practical household goods are popular items; adult clothing has less appeal.

6. Merchandise your items attractively in neat, clean surroundings.

7. Cluster like items together; place the more desirable items in the back of the garage so browsers are urged to look at other merchandise on their way to the most popular items.

8. All items should be clean, polished, and in good repair.

9. Locate your appliance table near an outlet so customers can try before they buy!

10. Be sure that there is adequate parking space and a place to load large items.

11. Have plenty of bags and boxes for packing and newspapers for wrapping glass items.

12. Place a classified ad in the local paper. Include 3-4 items for sale, directions, and other details.

13. Take advantage of free publicity on bulletin boards in grocery stores and other public places.

14. Provide directional signs to your property.

15. If your home is listed for sale, have flyers about your home available for people to take.

16. Visit other sales to form an idea on how to price things. Be prepared to bargain down your prices.

17. Post a notice that all sales are final and payment must be cash.

18. Have plenty of change in a cash box that is kept in a protected spot. Keep a record of sales, especially when there are several sellers. One recording method that is simple and efficient is to use small white stickers for prices. When an item is purchased, remove the sticker and place it next to the name of the seller on a piece of paper.

19. On a hot day, have ice water or lemonade available so people will stay longer, and on cold days serve hot chocolate.

20. Tell your real estate agent about some of the major items in your sale. She/he may have a client looking for just that thing! One person’s trash is another’s treasure!

Tips on Having a Garage Sale!

1. Allow plenty of time–three or four weeks–to prepare for the sale.

2. Choose a date that will not conflict with holidays.

3. Weekends are more convenient for more people than weekdays.

4. Your sale is likely to attract more people if you join together with neighbors in an effort to have more merchandise. Some homeowners’ groups are sponsoring neighborhood sales that are proving popular!

5. Practical household goods are popular items; adult clothing has less appeal.

6. Merchandise your items attractively in neat, clean surroundings.

7. Cluster like items together; place the more desirable items in the back of the garage so browsers are urged to look at other merchandise on their way to the most popular items.

8. All items should be clean, polished, and in good repair.

9. Locate your appliance table near an outlet so customers can try before they buy!

10. Be sure that there is adequate parking space and a place to load large items.

11. Have plenty of bags and boxes for packing and newspapers for wrapping glass items.

12. Place a classified ad in the local paper. Include 3-4 items for sale, directions, and other details.

13. Take advantage of free publicity on bulletin boards in grocery stores and other public places.

14. Provide directional signs to your property.

15. If your home is listed for sale, have flyers about your home available for people to take.

16. Visit other sales to form an idea on how to price things. Be prepared to bargain down your prices.

17. Post a notice that all sales are final and payment must be cash.

18. Have plenty of change in a cash box that is kept in a protected spot. Keep a record of sales, especially when there are several sellers. One recording method that is simple and efficient is to use small white stickers for prices. When an item is purchased, remove the sticker and place it next to the name of the seller on a piece of paper.

19. On a hot day, have ice water or lemonade available so people will stay longer, and on cold days serve hot chocolate.

20. Tell your real estate agent about some of the major items in your sale. She/he may have a client looking for just that thing! One person’s trash is another’s treasure!

Understanding You Options for Taking Title!

Carefully consider how you intend to take title of your property. This will determine your legal status, rights, and obligations to the property. You may want to discuss your options with an attorney to determine which is best for you. Most of the possible ways to take title to your property are listed here.

Community Property

In a community-property state, there is a statutory presumption that all property acquired by a husband and wife is community property. Some states do not presume community property status unless you acquire title as such. Community property is a co-ownership method for married persons only. Upon the death of a spouse, the deceased spouse’s interest in the property will pass by either a will or interstate succession.

Community Property With Right of Survivorship

This is a method of co-ownership that allows a married couple to hold title as husband and wife while providing for succession outside of probate upon the death of  either spouse to convey or encumber. Both halves of the community property are entitled to a “stepped up” tax basis as of the date of death.

Corporation

Title may be taken in the name of a corporation provided that the corporation is duly formed and in good standing in the state of its incorporation.

General Partnership

Title may be taken in the name of a general partnership provided that the general partnership was duly formed according to the laws of the state. A partnership is defined as a voluntary association of two or more persons as co-owners in a business for profit.

Limited Partnership

Title may be taken in the name of a limited partnership provided that there are one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. A certificate of limited partnership must be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, a certified copy of which must be recorded.

Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship

Joint tenancy is a method of co-ownership that gives title to the real property to the last survivor. Title to real property can be acquired by two or more individuals. If a married couple acquires title as joint tenants with the right of survivorship, they must specifically accept the joint tenancy to avoid the presumption of community property. 

Sole and Separate

Title to real property owned by a spouse before marriage or any acquired after marriage by gift, descent, or specific intent may be taken as sole and separate. If a married person acquired title as sole-and-separate property, his/her spouse must execute a disclaimer deed if the state is a community-property state.

Tenancy in Common

Tenancy in common is a method of co-ownership in which parties do not have survivorship rights and each owns a specific undivided interest in the entire title.

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“Need some DON’T buy that house if it has….”advice?

 

 

You don’t have to be a “do-it-yourselfer” to spot some obvious “warning signs” when looking at houses. Here are some simple tips and things to look for when house hunting! Remember that having a certified inspector take a look at the home you choose to put an offer on is vital to saving money down the road. With these tips you can rule out homes that look “nice”, but have costly issues, before you get to that point.

From the curb.

Before you enter the house, take a walk around the outside. Look at the foundation. Is the landscaping angled away from the home to control water run-off? If water is pooling near the foundation this can cause deterioration of the foundation and be a sign of leaking in the basement if the house has one. Also, notice if there are any cracks in the foundation. Large cracks and walls that appear uneven can be a warning sign of bigger problems. Take a step back to the curb and look at the roof. If there is obvious bowing or shingles appear to be coming up, the roof might need to be replaced. Also, large old trees can be nice to look at, but if they are too close to the house there is danger of roots growing into the foundation. They can also be a hazard in bad weather if they are leaning towards the house.

Once inside the house, start on the lowest floor and work your way up.

If the home has a basement or crawl space, take a look. Pooling water or mold on walls is an obvious hazard and sign of leaking. Look for cracks in foundation walls and signs of walls that are leaning. If everything appears to be solid take a look around for the electrical box and furnace. Both of these need to be in good working order and up to standards for the state you live in.  According to the FHA guidelines, electrical should be at least 60-watts, if it appears to be running the appliances that are present sufficiently. For homes with all electric, heating and appliances, 200 watt amperage is recommended. Take a look around the furnace for pipes that are broken or disconnected.

Main living area, kitchen and bathrooms.

While you’re looking around to see if you like the layout of the house, take a look at the walls and ceilings. Are there cracks that appear deeper than just the paint? Do the walls appear even and free of holes or areas that “look” repaired? In kitchen and bathrooms, check under the sinks for leakage and mold.  Look around walls near bathtub and sinks for signs of water damage and mold. Mold can be dangerous as well as pricey to get rid of. Check the pressure of the water if possible and notice if water appears to drain easily. Check for discoloration and mold around window sills and doors. Windows and doors a can both be pricey to replace.

There are a million and one things to consider and worry about when purchasing a “new” home, but with a little sleuthing and a basic idea of the most important and most expensive items to replace/repair, you can save yourself a lot of time and money! Happy hunting!

Finding obvious signs of deterioration might not be as hard as you thought!

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What Buyers and Sellers want!

Realtor magazine did a end of the year survey with buyers and sellers to find out what they want and expect. The top answer to each question is as follows:

1. What is the primary reason buyers give for purchasing home?

Answer: Desire to own a home

2. What do home buyers cite most commonly as a benefit that real estate agents offer them during the purchase of a home?

Answer: Helped understand the process

3.What do buyers look for the most in finding the right neighborhood?

Answer: Quaility of the neighborhood

4. What age range represents the largest segment of home buyers?

Answer: 25-34

5. What’s the first step that buyersmost often take in the home buying process?

Answer: Searching for properties online

6. What do buyers most value when visting a real estate web site?

Answer: Photos

7. What was the primary reason given for selling a previous home?

Answer: Job relocation

Why Buy?

9 Reasons to Buy Versus Rent your Home!

1. Pride in Owning: Most people buy homes to have control over where they live. Although investment features are important, the psychological reasons for buying–the satisfaction of owning and freedom from paying rent–are at least as important.

In a survey done by the National Association of Realtors of 6,000 homeowners and 2,000 renters–perhaps the largest survey ever of attitudes toward home ownership–it was shown that 76% of owners and 66% of renters considered pride of ownership an important reason for buying.

2. Dislike paying Rent: Close to 7 in 10 of almost equal portions of owners and renters expressed a dislike of paying rent as an important reason to buy. Renting offers a lifestyle that’s nearly maintenance-free. That may appeal to you, but consider that renting offers you no equity, no tax benefit, and no protection against regular rent increases. Writing a rent check is just like watching your hard-earned money sail away!

3. Settling Down: More than 6 in 10 renters said “settling down” was an important reason to by.

4. Good Investment: 76% of owners and 69% of renters said that the investment aspect of ownership was important.

5. Tax Advantage: Property taxes and qualified home interests are deductible on Schedule A, for itemized deductions.

6.Long-Term Appreciation: People consider homeownership a good investment because they view it as a long-term venture. Historically, home prices have risen at relatively steady rates. Existing home prices rose an average of 4% per year between 1980 and 1992.

7. Leverage Investments: People borrow a great deal to buy homes, yet they receive the full benifits of price appreciation. In the long run, investments in homes far out pace inflation rates.

8. Source of Savings: Homeownership always has been and continues to comprise the singel largest source of savings for American households. Howeowners build equity and can borrow against it.

9. Sacrifices Are Worth It: Almost 7 in 10 renters in the National Association of Realtors homeownership survey said that they planned to buy a home in the future. More than three-quarters of these people said they were willing to sacrifice to do that.

Exciting Year In Real Estate!

The climate of the housing market and in the state of the United States economy as whole is warm. Top economists are making predictions left and right. Leaders in the Obama administration are making proposals for improving the unemployment budget deficit and creating tax reforms along with a plethora of other proposals, reforms and bills. Basically, the state of the economy is not great, but according to former treasury secretary, Paul O’Neill, “We are moving forward at a pretty gradual pace,” he said. “But I don’t think things are terrible.” CNBC Real Estate Reporter, Diana Olick is in agreeance, according to her blog on Thursday January 20, 2011, where she stated, “Today’s numbers were hands down, no argument, really good news for the housing market, but we’re not out of the woods yet.” We might be heading up hill, but not without some pushing. In another blog, Olick said that, “High inventories and lower prices will either be too much for sellers to stomach or create the kind of bargain-buying bonanza that the market needs to find its footing.” Let’s just hope that improved tax reforms will create more revenue for the average American, which will improve consumer confidence. If Obama can come through with his plans to create margin in the jobless to employed ratio, then come spring, the market will start looking much more positive.

Let’s hope for some big improvements that will yield to a very exciting year in real estate!

Buyer Notification System!

The Buyer Notification System is a great tool we use to help you find the RIGHT Home for you!

What It Does…

~Searches for Properties that match your criteria.

~Gives Notification by mail or e-mail.

~Offers a Systematized buyer process to save you time.

~A Team of Trained Professionals who Work For and With You!

Once we have Your Criteria, we search the Multiple Listing Service daily to find properties that match that criteria. Once a match is found, we send the data sheets for that property to you, either by e-mail or postal mail. This allows you to look at properties on Your time and to review all of the details of each property. We are available via our Web Site, so you can easily send us an e-mail if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to see a specific property with your Buyer Representative.

This is just one more step towards finding the Right Home for You!