Get Your Home Ready For Spring Now!

Hands of worker using a silicone tube  for repairing of window

It’s been a mild winter so far this year. Perhaps now is a good time to focus on some spring-oriented house projects to prepare for the upcoming warmer months (as well as have your home staged to be “market ready” if you are planning on selling). Here are some projects to tackle inside and outside of your home:

PROJECTS INSIDE THE HOME

How are the “Holders” Doing?
Are the towel racks and toilet tissue paper holders sturdy? If not, unscrew the item and see if it needs a more secure wall anchor like a toggle bolt.

Door Hinges
If you have squeaky doors, get some powdered graphite and squirt it into the pin where the hinge turns.

Floor Boards
If floor boards make noises then you need to secure them down better. You can also add talcum powder in the seams to lubricate boards that rub against each other.

Shut-off Valves
Check your sinks and toilets to make sure the shutoff valves are not rusty. WD-40 can help.

Shower Ceiling
If the paint is not looking so great above your shower, scrape it off, re-coat it and then use high-quality exterior-grade paint. This type of paint should take the heat and moisture better in this room.

Windows
If it is warm enough, this could be a great time to clean the windows inside and out. Be sure to check for any gaps.

Loose Handles
If any cabinet doors have loose handles, you can probably tighten them up easily with a screwdriver. Or, if the screw will not tighten, stuff a toothpick (coated with glue) into the space or use a larger screw.

Safety First!
Be sure to change your batteries to smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Outlets
Test your ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets found in the kitchen, bath or outdoors. Make sure the device trips and resets correctly.

Clothes Dryer Vent
Vacuum lint out of the vent pipe where it connects to the dryer. Wipe off lint from the dryer vent.

Drain Hoses
Inspect the hoses for the clothes washer, dishwasher and ice maker.

De-Clutter
Now could be a great to go through closets and drawers and de-clutter. Donated unused items such as housewares and clothing. Other items may be placed into your recycling bin. (You’ll need to check to see what is recyclable or not.) And, you may want to pass on some items to a friend, relative or neighbor who could use them.

Paint
If the paint on your home’s interior walls is out of date, chipped or in bad shape, think about adding a new coat.

A Big Clean
Now could be a great time to plan a thorough cleaning of your home. Wipe down walls and floors. Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. Vacuum and mop floors. Carpets may need to be professionally cleaned.

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PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE HOME
(WHEN IT IS WARM ENOUGH!)

Check Gutters
See if any gutters are loose or have leaks.

Check Roof Shingles
Inspect for damaged shingles from the winter. Shingles that are cracked, buckled, loose or missing granules need to be replaced. (Use binoculars to check!)

Concrete Slabs
Fill any cracks with concrete crack filler or silicone caulk.

Hose Faucets
Check for freeze damage from the winter. Turn on the water and place your thumb over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, the pipe inside the home is damaged.

Air Conditioning
Have your air conditioning serviced once it is warm. Coils should be cleaned. Interior filters should be changed regularly.

Have a Wood Deck?
Remember the wood needs to be protected with a sealant to keep in good shape.  A thorough power wash can help make the deck look ship-shape, too.

 

Need help with any of these home-related activities?
Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They are in touch with many vetted service vendors and can make recommendations to you.

One Highland Groundbreaking in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

One Highland Rendering-Street-SE
Groundbreaking for the One Highland multi-use building took place on February 4, 2020 in Fort Thomas at the corner of Highland and Fort Thomas avenues. The building will include luxury condominiums (second and third levels of the building with18 units) as well as commercial/retail space located on the ground floor with large storefront windows.

Breaking ground at One Highland in Fort Thomas Kentucky

Says, Rick Greiwe of Greiwe Development, “From the city’s walkability to nearby amenities, proximity to downtown Cincinnati and park-like setting, Fort Thomas is the type of community that’s in demand with today’s condominium buyer. One Highland will be in the heart of the city, and it will capture the spirit of Fort Thomas’ history, unique geography, and ‘city in a park’ sensibility. We’re excited to give the community an engaging place to live, work and gather.”

Rick Greiwe One Highland Fort Thomas
Rob Sibcy One Highland Fort Thomas Kentucky

Campbell County Sibcy Cline agents involved with selling the condominiums include The Schuerman Group (Doug and Pam) and The Brosey Group (Jody and Annamarie.) They are very excited to be part of this project and look forward to soon sharing the building’s floor plans, features and amenities. Residents will enjoy open and spacious living spaces and covered outdoor balconies. Interiors will feature high-quality designer finishes. Resident parking will be located underneath the building.

One Highland condominium sales team

Events and Fun Things to do throughout February in Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana

February local events and festivals

Be sure to get out and enjoy one of the many community events and fun things to do throughout February. Events are listed alphabetic by date and include what’s happening in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

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Events happening into February:

Cincinnati-Dayton RV Show
Through February 2, 2020

Dayton Convention Center at 22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
Travel trailers, motor homes and more!

A Dragon’s Heart Part 1: The Colony
Through February 2, 2020
Town Hall Theatre at 8200 McEwen Road, Dayton (Washington Township), Ohio
Enjoy the play!

The Lion King
Through February 2, 2020
Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A spectacular show!

Man of La Mancha
Through February 2, 2020
Dayton Playhouse at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
A popular Broadway musical!

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
Through February 7, 2020
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
See artifacts from visits to the Moon!

In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)
Through February 8, 2020
Know Theatre of Cincinnati at 1120 Jackson, Cincinnati, Ohio
A U.S. premier of a wounded world

Hand To God
Through February 9, 2020
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater at 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, Ohio
Following the death of his father, a son finds solace at a Christian puppet ministry

The Humans
Through February 9, 2020
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
Play about mysterious things

Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
Through February 9, 2020
Dayton Theatre Guild at 430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the play

All the Way
Through February 15, 2020
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An assassination in 1964, civic unrest and the Civil Rights Act

Fortune
Through February 15, 2020
Ensemble Theatre at 1127 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio
Maude is a fortune teller who scares customers away

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Through February 16, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Musical about the 1950s rock and roll icon, Buddy Holly

Nunsense
Through February 16, 2020
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Over-the-top musical!

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through March 1, 2020
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark


Events starting in February:

AmericUS by Universes
February 1 – March 8, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theater, poetry, dance and music in a contemporary American way

First Fridays and Second Saturdays at Pendleton Art Center
February 1–2, 2020
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Meet artists and enjoy food, music and more!

Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show
February 1, 2020
The Oasis Conference Center at 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, Ohio
70 exhibitor booths and demonstrations

Cin City Reptile Show
February 2, 2020
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

Fiona’s Playlist
February 2, 2020
Music Hall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will play our favorite hippo’s music!

Cincinnati Auto Expo 
February 5–9, 2020
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s only annual automotive industry event showcases the latest new cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers and hybrids available on the market today!

Harry Potter Book Night
February 6, 2020
Habitat Environmental Center at 3036 Bellflower Street, Kettering, Ohio
Celebrate wizardry!

The Moth Mainstage 
February 6–7, 2020
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A hop literary ticket

Storm Large
February 6, 2020
PNC Arts Annex,, Dayton, Ohio
Cabaret performance

Chocolate and Wine Walk
February 7, 2020
Downtown Lawrencebrug, Indiana
Wine tasting, chocolate tastings, carriage rides and more!

Dearborn County Home Builders Association Home & Garden Show
February 7–9, 2020
Lawrenceburg Event Center at 91 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Get inspiration for your home!

First Friday/Second Look Saturday at Pendleton Art Center
February 7–8, 2020 (+March 8–9, April 3–4, May 1–2, June 5–6,  July 3–4, August 7–8, September 4–5, October 3–4, November 6–7, December 4–5)
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
The studios will be open – meet the artists, food, music and fun!

AleFeast Dayton
February 8, 2020
Dayton Convention Center at 22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the brews

Annual Big Air 
February 8, 2020
Perfect North Slopes at 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Competition with skiers and snowboards showing off their skills

12th Annual Chocolate Festival
February 8, 2020
8670 West State Road 56, French Link, Indiana (This is a bit out of our market area, but looked like fun!)
Live demonstrations, entertainment and lots of chocolate –all served up in 1920’s style!

Be My Valentine Dancing on Main
February 8, 2020
Historic downtown Aurora, Indiana
Dinner and dancing

Big Cheese Festival
February 8–9, 2020
Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy samples of cheese from all around the world

Canteen Senores! All-City Boychoir
February 8, 2020
Arnoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio
Folk song and dance

Dancing on Main
February 8, 2020 
228 Second Street, Aurora, Indiana
Dance, socialize and enjoy historic downtown Aurora

French Lick Resort Chocolate Fest
February 8, 2020
French Lick Springs Hotel at 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana
Sample amazing chocolates!

Jerry’s Girls: A Jerry Herman Musical Revue
February 8–9, 2020
The Carnegie at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Kentucky
Cabaret–style theater production

Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival
February 8, 2020

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy cheeses from around the world!

Flight For Air Climb
February 9, 2020
Carew Tower Observation Deck at 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Climb those stairs! (45 floors and 804 stairs!)

The Great Valentine Hunt
February 9, 2020
Sweet Arrow Reserve at 789 Little Sugarcreek Rd., Bellbrook, Ohio
Search for hidden Valentines along the trail!

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
February 9, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Featuring all of your favorite songs

Stuart Little – Second Sunday Family Showtime
February 9, 2020
Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, Ohio
The lovable mouse and his adventures!

10–Minute Connections: Justice
February 10, 2020
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati at 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
10-minute plays by local playrights

Les Miserables
February 11–23, 2020
Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Spectacular show!

Annual Cherry Thing-A-Ling Days
February 13–18, 2020
Schmidt’s Bakery at 125 Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, Indiana
An annual treat!

The Earls of Leicester
February 13, 2020
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the Bluegrass music

Meet Me in St. Louis
February 13–March 8, 2020
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts at 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Music theater production – a classic!

Swan Lake
February 13–16, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A beautiful ballet from the Cincinnati Ballet

Batesville Winter Festival
February 14–15, 2020
Batesville Village Green at Main and Boehringer, Batesville, Indiana
Free ice skating and more!

Colin Mochrie’s – Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis
February 14, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy seeing Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and hypnotist Asad Mecci perform

The Color Purple
February 14–15, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Based on the book and movie

Nutter Center Sports Card Show
February 1, 2020
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Buy, sell and trade!

Love Vignettes: Carmen and Butterfly Suite
February 13–16, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the Dayton Ballet!

Annual Cherry Thing-A-Ling Days
February 13–18, 2020
Schmidt’s Bakery at 125 Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, Indiana
A yearly tradition!

Batesville Winter Festival
February 14, 2020
Batesville Village Green at Main and Beohringer, Batesville, Indiana
Free ice skating and lots of fun!

Colin Mochrie presents HYPROV with Hynotist Asad Mecci
February 14, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Hypnotism of random volunteers

Love Vignettes: Carmen and Butterfly Suite
February 14–16, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main St., Dayton, Ohio
The Dayton Ballet performs!

Superheroes, Unite
February 14–16, 2020
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main Street, Centerville, Ohio
Characters unit to save the day

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
February 14–15, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Children’s theater

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
February 14–16, 2019
Sinclair Theatre at Sinclair Community College at 401 West 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio
The story of the Bible’s Joseph

Build a Fairy House
February 15, 2020
Bake Hunt Art and Cultural Center at 620 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky
A creative class to enjoy for those aged 14+

Cincinnati Winter Blues Experience
February 15, 2020
Manor House at 7440 S. Mason Montgomery Road, Mason,  Ohio
Enjoy live music

Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston
February 15, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Live band, dancers and singers perform Whitney’s hits

Nutter Center Sports Card Show
February 15, 2020
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Buy, sell and trade!

The Office! A Musical Parody
February 15–16, 2020
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Working a the paper company with all of the beloved characters

Orchid Show
February 15–16, 2020
Cox Arboretum at 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio
View the beautiful flowers

Special Olympics 2020 Polar Plunge
February 15, 2020
Versailles State Park at 1387 US 50, Versailles, Indiana
Dare to take that plunge!

TechFest 2020
February 15–16, 2020
Sinclair Community College at 444 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Science, engineering and math!

The Color Purple
February 17, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Based on the book and movie

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
February 17, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
A fun musical!

Plane Talks
February 17, 2020
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street,Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
Talk to the experts about all of the planes!

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 19, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street., Dayton, Ohio
A musical presentation

2020 Dayton Auto Show
February 20–23, 2020
Dayton Convention Center at 22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
30 manufacturers will be showing off their new cars

National Museum of the US Air Force Concert
February 20, 2020
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street,Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

The King and I
February 20 – April 5, 2020
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A classic musical!

Beethoven’s 6th and Mozart
February 21, 2020
Schuster Center at Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the music of Beethoven from the Dayton Philharmonic

An Enemy of the People
February 21–22 and 27–29, 2020
Wright State University Theatre
An Arthur Miller drama

Get Wine(d) and Dine(d) in Aurora
February 21, 2020
Historic downtown Aurora, Indiana
A fun event!

Roberts Centre RV and Camping Show
February 21–23, 2020
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Go see all the new RVs!

Winter Repertory
February 21–23, 2020
Stuart Sebastian Performance Space at 20 Commercial Way in Springboro, Ohio
Gem City Ballet will be performing

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
February 21–23, 2020
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
Based on the comic strip

After Hours with The Islanders
February 22, 2020
Batesville Memorial Public Library at 131 N. Walnut Street, Batesville, Indiana
Free concert with a tropical theme

Cincinnati Home and Garden Show
February 22 – March 1, 2020 (various days)
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Over 400 exhibitors – get lots of great ideas!

Czech-Slovak Ethnic Dinner
February 22, 2020
American Czechoslovakian Club at 922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy Czech cuisine!

Hollywood Casino Presents Vicki Lawrence & Mama
February 22, 2020
Lawrenceburg Event Center at 91 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Comedy, music and Mama!

Indiana Wine Trail Souper Saturday
February 22, 2020
Batesville, madison, Vevy and New Alsace Indiana (Southeast Indiana)
Seven wineries along the SE Indiana Wine Trail will paid their wine with Italian soups

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
February 22, 2020
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd

Samurai, Ghosts and Lovers
February 22 – May 3, 2020
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmont Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Yoshitoshi’s art

Take3
February 22, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield, Ohio
The Springfield Symphony Orchestras will be performing with this pop crossover group

Mozart’s Denouement
February 23, 2020
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral at 325 W. Eight Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra joins the Cathedral’s choir

The 29th Annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children
February 25, 2020
Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky
A culinary celebration benefiting Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound and Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc.

Pride and Prejudice
February 26 – March 28, 2020
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jane Austen’s book adapted to the stage

Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz
February 27–29, 2020
Beavercreek High School at 2660 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Gloria: A Life
February 27–March 15, 2020 (various dates)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
The Human Race Theatre presents a play about Gloria Steinem

Gloria: A Life
February 27 – March 15, 2020 (various dates)
The Human Race Theatre Company at the Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio

Alabaster
February 28 – March 21, 2020
Know Theatre of Cincinnati at 1120 Jackson, Cincinnati, Ohio
Play about picking up the pieces and healing

28th Annual Bockfest 
February 28 – March 1, 2019
Bockfest Hall and various venues in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate the Coming of Spring, Over-the-Rhine’s brewing heritage, and bock beer at the largest Bockfest in the United States

Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
February 28, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 128 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Classic albums live!

La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
February 28 – March 1, 2020
Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio
Cinderella via an opera!

Pride and Prejudice
February 28 – March 28, 2020
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel

The Ultimate Home Expo 
February 28 – March 4, 2020
Dayton Mall at 2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, Ohio
Landscaping, baths, kitchens and other great ideas for your home!

Annie Jr.
February 29 – March 8, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The comic strip character comes to life!

Beethoven Akademie 1808
February 29 – March 1, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Beethoven experience with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Bridalrama Winter Showcase
February 29–March 1, 2020
Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s ultimate wedding, bridal and future planning experience

Choir of Man
February 29– March 1, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Singing, dancing and live percussion – all set in a pub

Dayton Off Road Expo and Show
February 29–March 1, 2020
Roberts Centre at 120 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio
Monster trucks, Jeeps and more!

Destiny of Desire
February 29 – March 28, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Burning passion, melodrama via a Latin American soap opera

Micro Drone Race
February 29, 2020
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Drone pilots will fly around obstacles

 

December Home Sales Report – Strong Sales in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

December home salesTake a look at our regional home sales report for December 2019. The year ended with home sales increasing for all areas. Home values are still on the rise and there remains a low inventory of homes for sale. It is a great time to sell your home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout December 2019:

Cincinnati / Southeastern Indiana

Home sales had a huge uptick for December for Cincinnati and Southeastern Indiana.

December 2019 vs December 2018

  • 11.44% Increase in homes sold (1,861 homes vs 1,670 homes)
  • 8.78% Increase in average sale price ($227,948 vs $209,545)
  • 10.40% Increase in median sale price ($181,000 vs $163,950)
  • 21.22% Increase in gross sales volume ($424,211,260 vs $349,939,755)

January–December 2019 vs January–December 2018

  • .43% Increase in homes sold (25,751 homes vs 25,641 homes)
  • 5.64% Increase in average sale price ($226,143 vs $214,065)
  • 6.36% Increase in median sale price ($184,000 vs $173,000)
  • 6.10% Increase in gross sales volume ($5,823,396,579 vs $5,488,849,495)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors December 2019 Home Sales Report

Dayton

In December, the Dayton area saw large gain in home sales as well as average and median sale prices.

December 2019 vs December 2018

  • 25.46% Increase in homes sold (1,291 homes vs 1,029 homes)
  • 4.81% Increase in average sale price ($173,816 vs $165,838)
  • 3.14% Increase in median sale price ($144,400 vs $140,000)
  • 31.50% Increase in sales volume ($224,396,006 vs $170,647,178)

January–December 2019 vs January–December 2018

  • 2.21% Increase in homes sold (16,625 homes vs 16,266 homes)
  • 6.95% Increase in average sale price ($177,087 vs $165,586)
  • 7.04% Increase in median sale price ($152,000 vs $142,000)
  • 9.31% Increase in sales volume ($2,944,065,136 vs $2,693,417,846)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors December 2019 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky

Home sales increased in December as well as average and median sale price.

December 2019 vs December 2018

  • 4.21% Increase in homes sold (544 homes vs 522 homes)
  • 13.36% Increase in average sale price ($214,077 vs $188,853)
  • 17.28% Increase in median sale price ($190,000 vs $162,000)
  • 18.13% Increase in sales volume ($116,458,353 vs $98,581,607)

January–December 2019 vs January–December 2018

  • -.99% Decrease in homes sold (7,266 homes vs 7,339 homes)
  • 7.12% Increase in average sale price ($207,568 vs $193,763)
  • 7.19% Increase in median sale price ($179,000 vs $167,000)
  • 6.06% Increase in sales volume ($1,508,194,485 vs $1,422,029,073)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors December 2019 Home Sales Report

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Robin S. Sheakley – Named to Swanepoel’s Top Women Leaders in Real Estate List for 2020

SwaenpohlRobin Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, has been named as part of the Swanepoel’s list of Top Women Leaders in 2020 in real estate. She was among 46 women to make this prestigious roster. (See the entire Swanepoel Power 200 ranking here.)

In addition to this ranking recognition, Robin has been recently quoted in RISMedia’s latest magazine in an article titled “Sharing Tools, Innovating Resources to Kick Off a Winning Year”.

Robin Sheakley
About Robin Sheakley

Robin has been with Sibcy Cline for the past 24 years and assumed the role as President in 2018. She is the fourth generation in her family’s business to lead the company.

Robin obtained her real estate license while in college and began her career in the mortgage business. Today, she oversees the daily operation and sets the strategic direction of Sibcy Cline Realtors and Sibcy Cline affiliated businesses: Mortgage, Insurance, Relocation and Title. She also oversees Professional Development and Recruiting. She serves on the board of The Realty Alliance (currently serving as past chairman).

In addition to real estate, Robin is actively involved in the community. She has volunteered as well as served as a past board member for Cincinnati Country Day School and Ursuline Academy Mother’s Club. She is currently on the board of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s board and the Fifth Third Bank Advisory Board.

 

The Benefits of Selling Your Home During Winter

Selling your home during winterAlthough winter is not a time usually associated with a lot of home sales, real estate experts advise that homeowners can actually tap this unique market to sell their homes. All it takes is a different type of prep work and a positive attitude.

Everyone is Motivated
A huge benefit that comes with putting a home up for sale in the winter is that there is usually an interest in getting a deal done as quickly and easily as possible. Owners who decide to sell in the winter are typically those who either have to get their homes on and off the market quickly (for instance, if they have to move for work) or have had the property up for sale for a few months and want to strike a deal as soon as possible. Another possibility is that they want to get a head start on the spring market to get their home sold first.

In either case, veteran real estate professionals will often advise that buyers at this time of year are likewise motivated to move in quickly. They, too, might need to move for job-related reasons, and want to do so when there’s less competition from other buyers.

What to Keep in Mind
It’s worth noting that homeowners have a serious part to play in making sure their properties are fully up to code and ready for the sales process. Any issues that arise could hold up what would otherwise be a quick and easy sales process. That point goes beyond simply making sure a home is ready for a photo or video shoot and involves ensuring all home systems (heating and cooling, hot water heaters, etc.) are in good working order.

When mishaps arise with those home systems, they can lead to delays because of how busy the associated repair professionals are at this time of year. Therefore, getting systems tested before the home is put up for sale is usually a great idea.

Likewise, it’s usually smart for owners to invest in a home warranty ahead of a sale to make sure that if something does go wrong for those systems, they’ll have some financial protection and added peace of mind. That can be a huge benefit for buyers as well, and highlighting that protection might be an extra selling point at this time of year.

Hosting a Successful Open House in Winter
At this time of year it’s important to keep your yard in the best shape possible, even if there’s a blanket of snow on it. Clearing out sticks and dead leaves can go a long way.

Make sure all paths are safe for people to walk on. Clearing snow, ice and puddles from driveways and walkways, as well as the front sidewalks will help sellers avoid any potential accidents and also show that you are conscientious about attending to your property.

Issues to Avoid and Keep a Positive Attitude
Once open houses have been held and bids are starting to come in, keep a positive mental attitude. It can be easy to worry about getting a sale done in short order, but at this time of year, sellers’ agents will have more time to devote to their sale in particular and make sure everything goes as well as it possibly can.

At some point, the finer details of a sale are out of owners’ hands, and rather than getting worked up about uncontrollable things, it’s a better idea to let agents do their jobs.

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November Home Sales Report: Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Take a look at our regional home sales report for November 2019. Average home prices increased for all areas. With home values still on the rise and a low inventory of homes for sale, it is a great time to sell your home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout November 2019:

Cincinnati / Southeastern Indiana

Average and median sale prices continued to rise during November.

November 2019 vs November 2018

  • -3.4% Decrease in homes sold (1,903 homes vs 1,970 homes)
  • 8.15% Increase in average sale price ($226,113 vs $209,075)
  • 6.98% Increase in median sale price ($182,400 vs $170,500)
  • 4.47% Increase in gross sales volume ($430,293,030 vs $411,878,372)

January–November 2019 vs January–November 2018

  • -.4% Decrease in homes sold (23,875 homes vs 23,971 homes)
  • 5.4% Increase in average sale price ($225,950 vs $214,855)
  • 5,75% Increase in median sale price ($184,000 vs $174,000)
  • 4.97% Increase in gross sales volume ($5,394,567,010 vs $5,138,909,740)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors November 2019 Home Sales Report

Dayton

In November, the Dayton area saw gains in average and median sale prices.

November 2019 vs November 2018

  • -6.27% Decrease in homes sold (1,181 homes vs 1,260 homes)
  • 9.13% Increase in average sale price ($180,881 vs $165,754)
  • 11.91% Increase in median sale price ($155,000 vs $138,500)
  • 2.28% Increase in sales volume ($213,619,991 vs $208,849,759)

January–November 2019 vs January–November 2018

  • -2.25% Decrease in homes sold (19,388 homes vs 19,834 homes)
  • 6.98% Increase in average sale price ($177,296 vs $165,733)
  • 7.75% Increase in median sale price ($153,000 vs $142,000)
  • 7.47% Increase in sales volume ($2,706,425,382 vs $2,518,319,409)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors November 2019 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky

Average and median home price increased in November.

November 2019 vs November 2018

  • -4.55% Decrease in homes sold (525 homes vs 550 homes)
  • 4.23% Increase in average sale price ($204,330 vs $196,037)
  • 4.23% Increase in median sale price ($175,000 vs $167,750)
  • -.51% Decrease in sales volume ($107,273,412 vs $107,820,593)

January–November 2019 vs January–November 2018

  • -2.63% Decrease in homes sold (6,637 homes vs 6,816 homes)
  • 6.38% Increase in average sale price ($206,533 vs $194,143)
  • 5.97% Increase in median sale price ($177,500 vs $167,500)
  • 3.59% Increase in sales volume ($1,370,754,623 vs $1,323,283,466)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors November 2019 Home Sales Report

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