If you are considering making improvements to your home, think towards the future with changes that will appeal to buyers. Projects to focus on are the kitchen, bathrooms, floors and paint. Here are seven improvement ideas to consider:
One – Lighting Make rooms light and bright. Add lighting under cabinets in your kitchen to make the room look more inviting. Consider recessed lighting.
Two – Kitchen If you are not up to a large renovation, one improvement to consider is replacing older appliances such as the dishwasher and refrigerator. If the cabinets are not appealing, consider sanding and painting them.
Three – Closets Buyers want walk-in closets. If you cannot make your closet larger be sure to make it look as spacious as possible when selling.
Four – Bathroom Recaulk the tub. (Use caulk-be-gone to get rid of the old caulk. Fill the bathtub with water after you have caulked to stretch it while it dries.) If you have old wallpaper in the bathroom, remove it and paint the walls. Old shower doors should be removed or replaced.
Five – Paint Fresh paint makes a big difference in rooms. Use neutral colors if you plan to sell. Paint the trim with high-gloss white paint.
Six – Moldings Details, like moldings, add charm and character to rooms.
Seven – Floors Hardwood floors are very popular with costs ranging from $3-$8 per square foot. (Add another $3 per square foot for professional installation.) If you have carpet, have it professionally cleaned.
Need help with your improvements? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put you in touch with vetted, professional home-service vendors.
Cozying up to the hearth this winter is just one reason to buy these beauties now.
Is a fireplace on your list of “must haves” in a new home? If so, you are in luck this fall! There are homes for sale now from Sibcy Cline that make it easy to imagine yourself curled up and ready for a long winter’s nap.
Riverside Warmth in Terrace Park, OH
There is no better place for a fire than next to the water, and this home for sale in Terrace Park, OH on the Little Miami has it. You can go for a walk down to the river and then come home to the comfort of your home and start up the fire to get your frosty toes toasty again.
This home is the perfect place to “self-isolate among the treetops,” according to Cincinnati Magazine, and we couldn’t agree more.
Winter Wonderland in Liberty Township, OH
The pops of bright color next the white background of this hearth in Liberty Township, OH could put even the Grinch in the holiday spirit. Everything about this room makes you want to start decking the halls for the season of merry, when the days are dark but our hearts burn bright.
You’ll not only have the physical warmth of the fire, but that priceless heart-warming joy of settling into a home that feels just right.
A Homey Haven in Union, KY
With two roomy acres to roam in Union, KY, this home for sale now provides the perfect place to gather in and relax next to the fire. You can sink deep into the sofa for a nap or sit by the fire to read your book.
Take off your shoes, wrap up in a soft throw, and forget the rest of the world. There just isn’t anything that can go wrong here in this room.
Sofas for Days in Guilford, IN
Have you ever dreamed of lounging on the world’s longest sofa next to a warm fire? This home for sale in Guilford, IN may just be your dream home. The best part? There is not just one, but two of the longest sofas we’ve ever seen to rest your weary bones after a long day.
If enough space for two very long comfortable sofas isn’t enough to convince that you should buy this home today, then make sure to notice the stunning architecture of the wood and stone hearth. That, together with the porthole windows on either side, creates an aesthetic that will elevate your everyday to something truly extraordinary.
Condo Comfort in Mariemont, OH
If you’re looking for a home for sale that’s more compact than a sprawling estate and a better fit for your active urban lifestyle, but still ranks high on the homey scale, you can find it at 3818 Miami Rd. in Mariemont, OH. There’s no shortage of comfy or cozy in this home! Here, condo living steers clear of lacking character and warms things up with an inviting hearth.
The bonus here is that homey doesn’t feel cramped. The large windows and high ceilings give the space an airy feel that will save you from feeling like the walls are closing in this winter. No cabin fever in this expansive space!
A Spacious Respite in Hamilton Township, OH
Ready to cast your worries aside and sink into deep relax mode in front of a roaring fire? Look no further than 7470 Stillwater Dr. in Hamilton Township, OH. And, in a world that requires social distancing, you’ll have space in this room to invite some companions.
In this home for sale there is a generosity of space to spread out and plenty of windows to take in the beauty of nature while enjoying the much-needed company of others.
Cozy Comfort in Wyoming, OH
There are some houses for sale that just exude the feeling of “home”. As soon as you walk in, you want to kick off your shoes and get comfortable. 35 B Vale Ave in Wyoming, OH is one of those houses.
The brick and tile on this hearth go a long way in creating that kind of inviting space we all love. The earthy tones warm up all the surrounding white without sacrificing the open, airy quality of the room. With the window view to the trees in the backyard, you have all the elements for this being your favorite space in the house.
Snuggle Up in Deerfield Township, OH
There just isn’t anything that makes a fireplace more fabulous than a stone hearth. In this home for sale at 8756 South Shore Place in Deerfield Township, OH, you get a rock solid invitation to take a Sunday snooze and warm the chill out of your bones.
If you’re looking for a home for sale to make your own, you won’t find many with a hearth worth staring into during all the long hours of a lazy winter day. Bring your own blankets and find your way home to this relaxing fireside.
During the fall season it’s important to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your home in good shape before colder weather arrives. Winter weather can inflict some damage on a home and so making sure everything is in good shape now – while the weather is still mild – is always a good idea. Here are six fall home-maintenance tips:
One (1) – Water and Sprinklers
Perhaps the most important place to start with fall home maintenance is outside, especially around driveways, front steps and other parts of the home where people are going to be walking and where ice, snow and slush can make their unwelcome presence felt. Identifying areas where stairs may need to be repaired, cracks and holes patched or smoothed, will help keep you safe from dangerous slip-and-falls. Also, be sure there are lights to illuminate pathways and sidewalks.
Make sure sprinkler systems are flushed out and exterior water connections are shut off to sprinkler systems and outdoor spigots. This will prevents the possibility of having pipes freeze and later bursting. Store all water hoses inside the garage.
If you know there has been water buildup in certain parts of your lawn – especially around the home’s foundation – think about ways to redirecting it. Experts recommend ensuring a six-inch vertical slope over 10 feet of space to usher water away from a home.
Two (2) – Leaves
Be sure the lawn is in good shape as fall arrives. Stay on top of raking when foliage starts to fall. Letting all those fallen leaves sit on a lawn over the winter, especially when compacted by snow, can create dead spots in the grass next spring, so clearing leaves before serious snowfall arrives is a must.
Three (3) – Gutters and Roof
In addition to clearing leaves, it’s also important to clear out the gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to ice dams, which then result in water building up as snow melts – and potentially leads to a leaky roof.
And while you’re up on the ladder, you should also make sure everything is in good shape on the roof. If any shingles appear to be damaged or missing, they need to be replaced before harsh weather arrives. (Depending upon the scope of any roof issues, these might not be tasks you personally tackle.)
Four (4) – No Air Leaks
Don’t let warm air escape your home this winter. Use exterior caulk around your home’s exterior to seal any cracks between the trim and siding, windows and door frames.
Five (5) – Furnace
It’s always a good idea to schedule a professional maintenance check-up for your heating system to make sure it is in tip-top shape for colder days. Be sure to change your furnace filters regularly.
Six (6) – Fireplace
Make sure the damper opens and closes. Look up into the flue to make sure it is not obstructed with leaves or bird nests. Consider a fireplace and chimney inspection to fix any damaged bricks and mortar.
Need help with your list of things to do this fall? Be sure to contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can recommend vetted, home-related services and vendors to you.
You’ll never want to leave the tub in these spa-like bathroom retreats.
There are two rooms that really sell a house: the kitchen and the master bath. And when it comes to the homes for sale now, there are plenty of impressive master bathrooms to entice buyers to make their move. We rounded up a few of our favorites listed on the market now by Sibcy Cline agents.
The Royal Treatment in Hamilton Township
Why feel like a queen for one day when there is a home for sale now that can make you a queen every day? Every time you escape to your powder room you’ll cross the threshold to your own space that takes pampering to an entirely new level.
Whatever stress the world throws at you is no competition for the reviving power of this master bathroom. If you make 7470 Stillwater in fast-growing Hamilton Township your new home, you will have bought yourself a ticket to unlimited rejuvenation.
Light-filled Luxury in Guilford, Indiana
If there is one quality that really makes a master bath shine, it’s plenty of light. This home for sale now in Southeast Indiana really makes use of outdoor light sources as well as well-placed fixtures.
Another quality that gives this master bathroom at 21563 Fox Rd. its luminescent and sparkling clean appearance is the use of white everywhere: on walls, cabinets, tile, rugs. If you want to feel like you have died and gone to heaven, you might want to consider buying this home for sale now where you can transcend the world while you relax in your soaking tub.
Modern Rustic in Mt. Lookout
A bathroom doesn’t have to ALL white to make it feel like a retreat. This home for sale now in Mt. Lookout successfully combines both white and natural tile to give it a welcoming spa-vibe.
The balance of earth tones and white gives this master bath a soothing feel that makes you want to bring your sea salt body scrub and move in permanently. And who wouldn’t want the low maintenance and durability of a completely tiled bathroom? This is a room that can handle a lot of water, wear and tear. If you are a home buyer looking at homes for sale now, 1233 Grace Ave. definitely has potential to be a “forever home.”
Exotic Shapes and Unique Textures in Liberty Township
Perhaps shapes and textures aren’t the first things that are on your mind when you check out master bathrooms in homes for sale, but somewhere in your mind your aesthetic sense is taking note. If you get a chance to tour this home for sale in Liberty Township, you won’t be able to resist how soothing and homey it feels to be surrounded by so much texture and shape.
Pair the exotic, organic feel with a window view of a tree-filled yard, and you have a recipe for relaxation. If you are looking for a home for sale now with large amount of “ah-factor”, you’ve found it here at 6316 Stonehenge.
Farmhouse Chic at Shawnee Lake in New Jasper, Ohio
Sliding barn doors and a generous amount of white paired with a furniture-style vanity and a wood-textured tile bring this New Jasper home-for-sale up to a trendy, modern-farmhouse vibe.
Throw in an abundance of super-soft white towels and you’ll definitely see buyers fighting to be the lucky owner who gets to make this space their permanent place to prep for the day. If you love farmhouse style, don’t delay checking out 4156 Shawnee Lake Trail.
A Spa-like Retreat in Hebron, KY
Take note when you are touring homes for sale now: the best master baths look like your favorite hotel spas. This one at 2208 Lumberjack is no exception – it has all the elements to bring optimal relaxation.
This is the kind of master bathroom that will make you want to leave the party early so you can get home and get straight to chilling out in the tub. Just 13 minutes from CVG airport and a short drive to the Ohio river, this Hebron, KY home could be your new retreat.
Space to Spread Out in Deerfield Township
If you are looking for a home for sale now in Deerfield Township that has all the space you need to pamper and prep, look no further than 8756 South Shore Place. This bathroom has plenty of surface space for all your getting-ready necessities, plus cabinets, shelves, and drawers to keep everything tidy and tucked away.
In spite of having more than enough space to accommodate all of your needs, this bathroom is not lacking in warmth and coziness. The texture and variation of the tile in the space helps to create interest while tying the space together so it doesn’t feel institutional. You’ll feel right at home while stretched out in the large soaking tub.
Refined Simplicity in Mason
The last thing you need when you’re trying to chill down is too much going on around you, which is why 2826 Ivy Farm Court is the place you want to be to take a long exhale and let go of the day.
The simplicity of the master bathroom in this home for sale now is the only thing you need in your new space to bring serenity to your life this year. Here is the place for you to go to cleanse all the negativity from your life, so hurry out to Mason, Ohio and look at this home for sale now. You’ll be on your way to bright new future in this beauteous bathroom.
It’s autumn – a beautiful time of year to enjoy, especially when the leaves are bursting with color. If you are selling your home at this time of year, use the season to your advantage when staging it and add curb appeal:
Fall Debris With the fall season comes falling leaves. Make sure your gutters are free of debris. You will also need to be diligent about keeping the lawn and sidewalk free of leaves. You may want to invest in a leaf blower to make this chore go more quickly.
Flowers Your summer flowers should be pulled or trimmed. If the weather is still warm, consider planting some fall plants such as mums, asters or marigolds.
Decor Tasteful fall decor can add appeal to your home’s exterior. Things look best placed in three’s. These little touches will make your home look warmer and more inviting.
Lighting When daylight hours are shorter, be sure to have adequate lighting for evening showings.
Maintenance Be sure to keep up on your fall exterior home maintenance list: Touch up paint. Cover up and fill and holes. Store your lawn equipment. Turn off exterior water faucets.
Although many community events are cancelled this fall due to COVID–19, there are some activities still on track. See our list by region in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. Be sure to bring your mask and follow social distancing rules. Here is the best-practice guideline for Halloween events from the state of Ohio.
(See our list of local pumpkin patches and festivals here.)
Burlington Antique Show September 20 and October 18, 2020 Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky Find a treasure
Veteran’s Day Celebration November 7, 2020 Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Ave, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky Honor our veterans at 12pm
Light Up the Fair November 13, 2020 – Early January 2021 Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music
Christmas Town November 27 – December 20, 2020 Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky Live nativity and light display
Christmas Time at the Ark November 27 – December 20, 2020 Art Encounter at Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky Projection show and other activities
Plum Gorgeous September 5 – October 25, 2020 (closed on Mondays) Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH Admire autumn plants in shades of purple
Cincinnati Reptile Show September 13, October 4, November 1 and December 13, 2020 Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhuser, West Chester, Ohio See 1000s of spiders, inserts, snakes and more
Family Festival October 24, 2020 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio Local artists, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and hands-on art marking
Fall Fest Weekend October 24–25, 2020 Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio Entertainment, vendors and more
Spooktacular Drive-In Movie for Halloween October 30, 2020 Wyoming Rec Center at 9940 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio (Wyoming) Featuring The Addams Family (6pm) and Hocus Pocus (8:30pm)! Reservations required.
Final Fridays October 30 and November 27, 2020 Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton Street, CIncinnati, Ohio Enjoy looking at the art.
Christkindlmarkt November 20–22, 2020 Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio Heated tents with German music, children’s lantern parade, petting zoo, German food and drinks as well as German ornaments available for purchase.
The Christmas Ranch November 20 – December 23, 2020 Morrow, Ohio One million holiday lights that are synced to music.
PNC Festival of Lights November 21, 2020 – January 3, 2020 (+ Jan 8,9, 10,15,16 and 17) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio Come and see the magical lights!
Wag-O-Ween October 31, 2020 Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio Trick or treating for the dogs. photo booth and pet costume contest. NMRA Annual Dayton Train Show November 7–8, 2020 Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton, Ohio Vendors, exhibitors, food trucks and more. Facebook
Sugarplum Festival Of Trees November 14, 2020 Dayton Masonic Center at 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohio View the trees! Boutique and raffles.
Jeff Dunham: Seriously! November 19, 2020 Wright State University at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio Comedy!
A Carillon Christmas November 20– December 30, 2020 Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio Enjoy the Carillon Tree of Light, candy cane slopes, train rides and more!
Ringing in the Holidays November 21, 2020 Carillon Historical Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio Music and festivities
Springfield Antique Show November 21, 2020 Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio Enjoy the hunt for a treasure!
Woodland Lights November 22 – December 1, 2020 (various nights) + Dec 6–23, 2020 (nightly) Countryside Park at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Township, Ohio Walk the half-mile path of holiday lights and displays
Clifton Mill Christmas Lights November 27 – December 30, 2020 Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio 3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges
Dayton Holiday Festival November 27, 2020 Downtown Dayton, Ohio Children’s parade, tree lighting on Courthouse Square and more.
Grand Illumination November 27, 2010 100 South Market Street, Downtown Troy, Ohio Light the night in downtown Troy with carriage rides, Kris Kringle Market and the tree lighting
These to-die-for Cincinnati area homes take outdoor living to a whole new level.
Whether you’re a voyeur or a buyer, there is no shortage of “wow factor” with the luxury homes for sale now in the Southwest Ohio region. When it comes to backyards, these local homes have it all–no exotic location necessary.
Into the Wild in Mason
If you are a fan of organic spaces, you will especially love this backyard pool at 6646 Ross Lane, one of the homes for sale now by The Cameron Group in Mason, Ohio. Rocks, trees, a waterfall…it has all the elements of being out in the wild. Except, it’s not.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying the wilderness of your own backyard. But here you can be close to your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom (none of which disappoint in this house). You can pretend like you’re on your own island, minus the stranded and deserted parts.
You won’t have problems finding friends to join you in this magical place once you make it your home. Mason, Ohiois a friendly suburban community close to Cincinnati with many wonderful down-to-earth people.
With a backyard like this one, 6646 Ross Lane in Mason could be your permanent happy place. Bonus: nearby Adesso Coffee will have your caffeine fix covered with gourmet lattes.
Rain or Shine on the River in Anderson Township
If you’re looking for homes for sale now, you might notice that the ones with pools are hot tickets. In fact, pools are on the list of “must-haves” for luxury home buyers, especially in 2020 when most of the world is re-discovering the art of staying home.
And when you have to stay home, you might as well enjoy some pool time along with fantastic river views at the same time, right? We think so!
This Anderson Township home delivers on both the pool and the river views. Check. And check. All you need to do is move in and get straight to relaxing.
Among the other homes for sale right now, this home stands out for having a large amount of covered porch space, so rainy days are, well, covered. You can work, learn, lounge, and enjoy an evening cocktail in whatever weather Ohio decides to serve up at the moment.
A Mid-Century Dream in Terrace Park
If you like the idea of your own estate farm, but prefer a house with a more modern look than your typical farmhouse, take a look at Sibcy Cline agent Steve Early’s listing at 742 Indian Hill Rd. in Terrace Park. This owner has taken the farm out of the house and updated to a sleek Mid-century decor with a sophisticated vibe on the back deck that will make your city friends feel right at home for outdoor parties.
No need to worry about being too far out in the country, your friends won’t have a long drive home from Terrace Park. Driving time to downtown is approximately 20 minutes with I-275 just 10 minutes away, giving easy access to all the major highways.
Of course, you’ll have plenty of room for guests to stay at 742 Indian Hill Rd. and all the amenities to entertain such as a pool, game room/theatre, a barn, and 4 acres to roam!
A Light-filled Country Estate in Anderson Township
Like a more classic vibe to your country estate dream home? 580 Chaswil Dr. in Anderson Township may be one of the homes for sale now that strikes your fancy. Much care has been taken in updating this 32-year-old estate to give it the modern touches that will allow you to move in and start enjoying the home right away, including the inviting outdoor spaces.
Imagine the summers in your own outdoor oasis in this Anderson Township home, conveniently located close to Cincinnati. It’s one of the Sibcy Cline homes for sale now that includes a pool, a must-have these days when we are all keeping close to home more often. One bonus in this home is the meticulously kept gardens. You’ll feel like you’re walking the English countryside right here in Southwest Ohio.
Sweeping Views in Indian Hill
Speaking of English countrysides, this home for sale now at 6250- Redbird Hollow Ln. in Indian Hill provides a view that rivals any we’ve seen near or far.
And you have plenty of room on this expansive brick patio to fit all your family, friends, food, and cocktails for an evening of watching the sun set over Cincinnati.
Originally a farming community that evolved into a rural weekend destination for city-dwellers, the Village of Indian Hill is now a short 5-minute drive from Kenwood Towne Centre, a bustling shopping destination in the area. This home for sale now offers both a retreat lifestyle along with the local amenities of shops and restaurants so you can have the best of both worlds at 6250 Redbird Hollow Ln.
Three-Season Living in Montgomery
If you are the type that likes the fresh air, but can do without the bugs, wind, sun, and rain, this back porch screen room at 7445 Stonemeadow Ln. is perfect for your tastes.
Much like this charming porch, the city of Montgomery where this listing is located still retains much of the country charm of its bygone days. The popular cluster of shops and businesses is just a few short minutes from your comfortable seat relaxing here with your book and coffee.
High on the Hillside in Indian Hill
Maybe instead of cozy back porches you prefer to have a birds-eye view of the land. Look no further than this balcony above Indian Hill at 7735 Rock Hill Ln. This listing perches you well above the tree tops for an unrivaled view.
With its location on a hillside, this home offers a variety of landscaping features, including both an upper balcony and a lower patio. The lower porch features a wading porch for you to relax and enjoy the view.
Check out more photos of this listing’s interesting features as well as many more local homes for sale at sibcycline.com.
Regional haunted houses will be different this year in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio for 2020. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and outside events are encouraged. Here is the best-practice guideline for Halloween events from Ohio and another guideline from the CDC.
Be sure to check first to make sure your favorite haunted house is operating for 2020 before heading out the door:
The Mayhem Mansion
13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View, Kentucky 41063
A very spooky home. Come if you dare.
Fear Factory Haunted House – cancelled
7 S. Eastern Ave in Batesville, Indiana
This house was rated #5 in Indiana! Their website has lots of scary pics so be prepared to be frightened! This house benefits the Cierra’s Club.
All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg, Ohio
Haunted trail, food, drinks, live music and horror games. Masks/social distancing required.
472 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Located at the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Three scare options: hayride, forest trail and an indoor haunt. Masks required.
5963 Harrison Avenue, Dent, Ohio (45248)
Promoted as Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house! The site has been known to be haunted. (Their website is pretty scary!) Monsters will be socially distanced. Guest need to wear masks (as will monsters.)
Halloween Haunt – cancelled for 2020
Kings Island in Mason
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Scare zones include a backwoods bayou, cemetery drive, freak street and nightmare alley.
October 9, 10, 16,17, 23 and 24, 2020
Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly, slight-fright event! Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Madisonville Haunted Trail
October 31, 2020
Trail entrance behind the school off Bramble and Homer (4324 Home Ave), Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Less-spooky version at 6pm. Haunted version at 7pm. Social distancing and number of people on the trail to be monitored.
Queen City Is Haunted
October through October 24, 2020 (Fridays – Sundays)
American Legacy Tours presents an outside 3/4-mile walking tour about murder, death and other scary tales. Limited tickets for each tour.
Home sales increased for most local regions in August. For the 17th consecutive month, the average home price rose over the prior year for the Cincinnati region. The dollar volume for the month increased by 22%. In the Dayton area, August also saw gains for home sales with increases in the number of homes sold (7%) as well as average and median price increases. In Northern Kentucky, the average home price increased by over 8%.
Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout August 2020:
CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA
August 2020 vs August 2019
+7.19% Increase in homes sold (2,742 homes vs 2,558 homes)
14.30% Increase in average sale price ($258,269 vs $225,955)
17.94% Increase in median sale price ($222,250 vs $188,450)
22.52% Increase in gross sales volume ($708,172,943 vs $577,992,493)
January–August 2020 vs January–August 2019
-3.51% Decrease in homes sold (16,973 homes vs 17,590 homes)
7.51% Increase in average sale price ($243.541 vs $226,521)
8.92% Increase in median sale price ($201,500 vs $185,000)
3.74% Increase in gross sales volume ($4,133,629,273 vs $3,984,505,664)
Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors August 2020 Home Sales Report
August 2020 vs August 2019
7.02% Increase in homes sold (1,707 homes vs 1,595 homes)
14.27% Increase in average sale price ($203,934 vs $178,464)
12.90% Increase in median sale price ($175,000 vs $155,000)
22.30% Increase in sales volume ($348,114,929 vs $284,650,861)
January–August 2020 vs January–August 2019
-1.57 Decrease in homes sold (10,925 homes vs 11,099 homes)
9.17% Increase in average sale price ($192,743 vs $176,554)
8.88% Increase in median sale price ($165,500 vs $152,000)
7.46% Increase in sales volume ($2,105,719,680 vs $1,959,571,932)
Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors August 2020 Home Sales Report
August 2020 vs August 2019
-.94% Decrease in homes sold (736 homes vs 743 homes)
8.76% Increase in average sale price ($242,470 vs $222,931)
22.19% Increase in median sale price ($223,000 vs $182,500)
7.74% Increase in sales volume ($178,458,290 vs $165,637,773)
January–August 2020 vs January–August 2019
-2.08% Decrease in homes sold (4,841 homes vs 4,944 homes)
8.89% Increase in average sale price ($224,437 vs $206,122)
12.21% Increase in median sale price ($198,142 vs $176,575)
6.26% Increase in sales volume ($1,086,503,417 vs $1,019,070,835)
Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors August 2020 Home Sales Report
Julie K. Back of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, was named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2020 (Pinnacle Individual Top Dollar Volume Award) for the fourth consecutive year! The announcement was made on September 22, 2020 at the Ohio REALTORS® convention held online.
In previous years, Julie has been honored as the #1 agent for the Ohio REALTORS® organization in 2017, 2018 and 2019; #2 sales agent in 2016 and 2015; #4 agent in 2012; and #5 agent in 2011.
Says Robin Sibcy Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, “To be the number one agent in Ohio for four consecutive years is simply incredible. Julie is very dedicated to her clients and has an exceptional work ethic. We are very proud of Julie’s achievements and are thrilled she is part of the Sibcy Cline team!”
Julie was also named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in September. She has held this honor for the past nine years. In addition, she has been named the top agent in the city as part of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® Circle of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Julie was featured on the cover of Cincinnati Real Producers Magazine in 2019. She has been honored as one of the Women of Influence by Venue Magazine in 2018 and was among the “10 Women Who Mean Business” by the Business Courier in 2017.
Says Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board at Sibcy Cline, “We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Julie for many years. She is amazing and is a self-driven and highly focused salesperson. Julie is also very kind and positive. We are simply in awe of her success and delighted that her hard work has paid off. To be the very best in sales for the entire state of Ohio four times in a row is just incredible.”
About Julie K. Back Julie has lived in both Hyde Park and Indian Hill with deep local ties as a Cincinnati native. She is a graduate of Summit Country Day and the University of Cincinnati. She began her real estate career in 1994 with Sibcy Cline. Her sales focus has been on eastern Cincinnati including downtown, Hyde Park, Montgomery, Mt. Adams, Mt. Lookout, Columbia-Tusculum, Madeira as well as her own neighborhood in Indian Hill.
Over the years Julie has made many friends and connections locally. These friendships coupled with her passion and dedication for real estate have helped her succeed. Her caring spirit added to her knowledge of her marketplace and has earned her glowing referrals from clients and respect of her fellow sale agents.
Julie is based out of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office located on Erie Avenue. Says David Hummel, Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “We are so very proud of Julie! To be the top agent in Ohio for four consecutive years is amazing. Everyone at the Hyde Park office is cheering for her. It takes much dedication to be at the top of sales for not only Sibcy Cline, but our city and now again for our state.”