Local January Home Sales Report – Sales Increased for All Regions

For January 2021, local home sales increased throughout the region. In Cincinnati, the median sales price increased (over the prior year) for the 21st consecutive month.The median days on market was just four days which is a 73% decrease from January 2020. Also in Cincinnati, 1,541 homes sold in January – a record for any January. In Northern Kentucky, home sales for January rose by 4% and sales prices increased by 15%. In the Dayton region, home sales units increased from last January by 10%. Sales volume increased by 25%.

Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout January 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

January 2021 vs January 2020

  • 11.8% Increase in homes sold (1,524 homes)
  • 15.2% Increase in median sale price ($202,750)
  • 25% Increase in sales volume ($374,200,000 vs $298,800,800 in 2020)
  • -47.7% Decrease in active homes for sale (1,628 units)
  • -11% Decrease in new listings (1,881)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors January 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

January 2021 vs January 2020

  • 9.91% Increase in homes sold (1,020 units)
  • 13.7% Increase in average sale price ($194,116)
  • 13.84% Increase in median sale price ($162,500)
  • 25.03% Increase in gross sales volume ($196,000,000)
  • 16.87% Increase in new listing units (1,133)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors January 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

January 2021 vs January 2020

  • 4.01% Increase in homes sold (441 homes vs 424 homes)
  • 15.23% Increase in average sale price ($236,787 vs $205,492)
  • 11.67% Increase in median sale price ($200,000 vs $179,100)
  • 19.85% Increase in sales volume ($104,423,289 vs $87,128,897)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors January 2021 Home Sales Report

Look for homes for sale here.

Local Fish Fry Guide 2021 – Carry Out, Drive Thru and Limited Seating

Fish Fry 2021 Sibcy Cline

It’s time to try a Friday-night fish fry. It’s an annual ritual to enjoy a fish feast during the Lenten season throughout CIncinnati, Dayton and Springfield Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. There’s nothing like freshly fried fish along with cole slaw and other side dishes. This year, most locations are offering drive through or carry out only, but a few are hosting limited dine-in options in a socially distanced way. Be sure to support a local fish fry soon!

Fish fry locations are listed regionally and then in alphabetical order.

Have we missed your favorite fish fry location? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com

CINCINNATI, OHIO

American Legion Post #484
February 26–April 2, 2021 (4:30pm–8pm)
1837 Sutton Ave., CIncinnati, Ohio (Mt. Washington)
Dine in and carryout

Church of Resurrection
February 26– March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
1619 California Ave., Bond Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carry out

Elks Lodge No 5
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (5:30pm–8:30pm)
3621 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, Ohio
Dine in and carry out

Germania’s Famous Fish Fry
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive through only

Hammann’s Butcher Shop
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 11am –7pm)
6180 Winton Road, Fairfield, Ohio
Call ahead to 513-858-3237 (or email hammannscatering@gmail.com)

Harrison Kiwanis Club
February 19 – April 2, 2021 (Fridays 11:30am–1pm; 4pm–7pm)
10490 New Haven Rd., Harrison, Ohio
Drive thru in rear parking lot at Harrison Building and Loan

Hartzell United Methodist Church
February 19 – March 19, 2021 (4:30pm–7:30pm)
8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash, Ohio
Drive thru or carry out; ca;; 513-891-8527

Guardian Angels Fish Fry Dinners
February 19 and 26, 2021 (Fridays) (5pm-7pm)
6531 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Drive through only

Holy Family Knights of Columbus
February 19 – April 2, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm))
1300 First Ave., Middletown, Ohio
Drive thru or limited dine in; Call your order: 513-360-4760; area delivery for $5 for orders placed by 4pm

Immaculate Heart of Mary

February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
7829 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive-thru only

Kolping Lenten Fish Fry
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5:30pm–7:30pm)
10235 Mill Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru only

Newtown Civic League
March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (5pm–7pm)
Newtown Fire Station at 7036 Main Street, Newtown
Carry out

Our Lady of of Grace School at St. Ann’s Church
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
5560 Kirby Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading, Ohio
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:00pm)
Drive-thru service

Queen of Peace
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Drive-thru service

R&R Quality Meats
February 19 – April 2, 2021 (11am–2pm; 4pm–6pm)
4023 Harrison Avenue in Cheviot, Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone orders: 513-661-3254

St. Aloysius Gonzaga
March 5–26, 2021 (Fridays)
4366 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (Bridgetown)
Carryout only

St. Aloysius Shandon

March 5–26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
3350 Chapel Rd., Shandon, Ohio
Carry out only (three dinner options)

St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troup 614

February 17 + February 19–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
1500 Linneman Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carry out or curb-side pick up

St. Bernadette
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
1479 Locust Lake Rd., Amelia, Ohio
Drive-thru only

St. Catharine of Siena

February 19, March 5 and 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
Westside Brewery: 3044 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio

February 26 and March 10, 2021
February 19, March 5 and 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
Church: 2848 Fischer Pl, Cincinnati, Ohio

St. Columban
February 19 – March, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm) 
894 Oakland Road, Loveland, Ohio
Drive thru only

St. Columbille Knights of Columbus Wilmington
February 19–March 19, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
73 N. Mulberry, Wilmington, Ohio (Parish Center Basement)
Carry out only

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7:30pm)
5890 Buckwheat Rd., Milford, Ohio
Drive thru or carry out; use the order form

St. Gertrude
February 26, March 12 and 26, 2021 (5pm–8pm)
6543 Miami Ave., Madeira, Ohio
Drive thru

St. James the Greater Fish Fry
February 19–March 26 (Fridays 4:30pm–8:00pm)
3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
Carry-out only; app to place order

St. John the Baptist
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
5361 Dry Ridge Rd., (Colerain Twp,) Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru only Phone orders: 513-385-8010.

St. John the Evangelist
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Carry out only

St. John Neumann
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
6180 Winton Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Carry out with curbside pick up; pre-orders accepted 513-858-3237

St. John the Undercroft
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
Knights of Columbus at The Eagles Lodge at 1300 First Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Drive-thru and limited dine in

St. John West Chester Fish Fry Days
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:00pm)
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Drive-up fish fry

St. Lawrence
February 17 + February 19–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio (Price Hill)
Drive thru only, Call 513-921-4230 to order ahead

St. Louis Church
February 19–March 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
250 N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio
Drive thru available

St. Mary Bethel
February 26–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
3398 SR 125, Bethel, Ohio

St. Maximillian Kolbe Church
February 19 – March 26, 2201 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
5720 Hamilton-Mason Road, Liberty Township, Ohio
Pre-order your drive-thru order

St. Michael
February 19 – March 26, 2201 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
220 S. High St., Mount Orab, Ohio
Carry out only

St. Philip the Apostle Church – Knights of Columbus
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
944 US 22, Morrow, Ohio
Drive thru or carry out

St. Susanna 
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
500 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio (St. Susanna Meyer Center)
Drive-thru only

St. Thomas More
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
800 Ohio Pike in Withamsville, Ohio
Boy Scout Troup 452 – Drive-through only
Pre-order online to receive food quicker at stmfishfry.cloudwaitress.com

St. Veronica
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
4473 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru only at the Parish Hall

St. William Price Hill
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7:30pm) 
4108 W. 8th St., Cincinnati Ohio, 45205
Drive-thru only

Syrian Shrine
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays hours TBD)
9730 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio

VFW Post 6562 
February 19 – March 26 (Fridays 6pm–7:30pm) –weather permitting
1596 Ohio 131, Miami Township, Ohio
Carry out available – 513-575-2102; call to confirm!

West Side Masonic Center
February 19 – April 2, 2021
4353 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Dixie Heights Band Fish Fry
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
Dixie Heights High School Concession Stand
3010 Dixie Highway, Edgewood, Kentucky
Drive thru

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, Kentucky
Drive-thru only

Knights of Columbus Father Dejaco Council #5220
February 19 – March 26, 2021  (Fridays 4pm–8pm)
11186 Licking Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001
Drive thru only

Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–8pm)
1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, Kentucky
Two drive-thru lanes and online ordering with curbside pick up

Newport Elks Lodge 273
February 19–March 26, 2021 (5pm–8pm)
3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky
No info on carry out or dine in service

St. Bernard Church
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (5pm–7pm)
401 Berry Street, Dayton, Kentucky
Drive thru (order in person or online)

St. Catherine of Siena
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Drive thru and walk up only

St. Cecilia
February 19– April 5, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
5313 Madison Pike, Independence, Kentucky
Drive-thru service

St. Henry
February 19– March 26, 2021 (11am–2pm; 4:30pm–8pm)
3813 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky
Carry out only

St. Joseph Academy
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–8pm)
62 Needmore Street, Walton, Kentucky
Drive-thru only

St. Mary
February 10 – March 5, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7:30pm)
8246 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky
Drive thru and carry out

St. Paul
February 19–March 26, 2021 (4:30pm–7:30pm)
7301 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky
Drive thru and carry out; order online or call ahead 859-647-4072

St.Timothy
February 19– March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–8pm)
10272 US 42, Union, Kentucky
Drive thru

Veterans of Foreign Wars
February 19 – March 26, 2021
326 W. 10th Street, Newport, Kentucky
No details about hours or menu

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO


Carroll High School – St. Pat’s Irish Fish Fry
March 12, 2021 (6pm–8pm) 
4524 Linden Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Carry out

Eintracht Fish Fry Friday
February 5, 2021
2707 Troy St., Dayton, Ohio
Masks required. Limited seating. Carry out available.

Holy Angels (Knights of Columbus Hall)
February 19–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
1300 4th Ave., Sidney, Ohio

Knights of Columbus Council 624
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm) 
2055 S. Bird Rd., Springfield, Ohio

Knights of Columbus Council 1592 Saint Marys
February 19 – March 25, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
K of C Hall at Spring and Pine Streets, Saint Marys, Ohio
Carry out only

Marion Manor Hall

February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–6pm)
6050 Dog Leg Road, Dayton, Ohio
Drive-thru service

St. Benignus
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
204 S. Second St., Greenfield, Ohio
Drive thru only

St. Columbkille Knights of Columbus
February 19 – March 19, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
Parish Center at 73 N. Mulberry, Wilmington, Ohio
Carry out only

St. Mary
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
528 Broadway St., Piqua, Ohio
Carry out/drive thru only

St. Mary of the Woods
February 19, March 12 and April 2, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
464 Madison Ave, Russells Point, Ohio
Carry out and dine in

St. Patrick Knights of Columbus – St. Malachy Council 5128
February 19 – March 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
944 E. US 22&3, Morrow, Ohio
Drive thru/carry out

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA


St. Mary’s Lenten Fish Fry

February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
St. Mary’s School at 222 4th St., Aurora, Indiana
Two drive-thru lanes. Order online!

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
Parrish Center at 23345 Gavin Lane, Bright, Indiana
Limited dine in or carry out

Sunman Fireman’s Fish Dinner
March 5, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
Sunman American Legion, Sunman, Indiana
Drive-thru only

Local Events (and Socially Distanced) Fun Things to Do for February 2021

February local events and festivals 2021

It’s February – still winter. Be sure to grab your mask and head out to a fun, local event. Although some events are virtual, there are still quite a few things to do throughout our communities. Events are listed by region and date.

Want to support a local fish fry? Go here to see our list of venues.


CINCINNATI, OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Garfield, The Miusical with Cattitude
Through February 14, 2021 (streaming begins Jan 28)
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 4015. Red Bak Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Our favorite cat from the comics!

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Through February 15, 2021
Fifth and Vine Streets, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground

January 4 – June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream

Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
February 5–6, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Cin City Reptile Show
February 7, 2021
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

Bizet & Rodrigo’s Concierto De Aranjuez
February 4 and 6, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Pablo Sainz-Villegas playing guitar

#ILoveTheArts – Light Display
February 12–13, 2021
Various Cincinnati locations
50 buildings representing arts organizations will light up in red from 6–9pm.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
February 12–28, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
Virtual presentation of this book by Artsville in Madisonville an Playhouse in the Park
Tickets required

Findlay Market’s Valentine’s Day Sweet & Savory Stroll
February 13, 2021
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Taste food samples and enjoy live music. The Biergarten will be selling warmer cider and local beer.

Love on the Levee
February 13, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Socially distanced, outside event. Build a bouquet, take-home goodie bags and live music

Nancy Brew Zoom Dunnit via ZOOM
February 17–20, 2021
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Interactive mystery to solve

Spirited Riffs at Music Hall
February 19–21, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs live!

Mittenfest
February 20–21, 2021
Washington Park at 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
“Winter brews to fight the winter blues”. Craft beer, music, food tricks and more. Tickets required

The Kaplan New Works Serves Streaming for Free
February 25–28, and March 5–7, 2021
The Cincinnati Ballet performs

Moonlight Winter Stroll
February 25, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the grounds in winter on this guided tour.


Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale

February 25 – March 21, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati – Redbank location, Cincinnati, Ohio
Public and digital performances

Carnaval! At Music Hall
February 27–28, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Pops performs music from Latin and South America

Lollipops Carnival of the Animals (Digital Premiere)

February 27, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
Musical menagerie by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through March 1, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark

Late Night at the Museum
February 4, 2021 (+ first Thursday of each month)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Museum, gift shop and cafe are open until 8pm

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
February 5, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

Sweetheart Stroll
February 5, 2021
Downtown Tipp City, Ohio
Enjoy delicious treats while strolling through the streets. Tickets required.

Love Your Craft Show
February 6–7, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio
All kinds of crafts. home-made foods, candles, jewelry and more

Dayton Live’s National Geographic Live virtual series
February 9, March 16 and 30, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
In-person presenters via high-definition video from the Victoria Theatre

Dance and Romance
February 12–13, 2021
Victoria Theatre, Dayton, Ohio
Live duet performances by the Dayton Ballet

TechFest (virtual)
February 13–14, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
Free family fun with science, tech and math

Virtual Fasching (German Mardi Gras)
February 13, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Liederkranz Turner presents a Facebook Live event with fun activities

Now and Then
February 18 – March 7, 2021 (various dates)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Romantic comedy by The Human Race Theatre

Miami County Home & Garden Show
February 19–21, 2021
Hobart Arena at 255 Adams Street, Troy, Ohio
Learn about all kinds of home-improvement projects

Beethoven 8
February 20–21, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic with violinist Florence Price

Ohio Exotic Pet Expo
February 21, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds, at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Snakes and more!

Dayton Off Road & Outdoor Expo

February 27–28, 2021
Roberts Centre at 120 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Jeeps and trucks!

Dayton’s Winter Wedding Expo & Bridal Show

February 27, 2021
Presidential Banquet Center at 4538 Way Kettering, Ohio
Plan your wedding with inspiration from this event

Don Giovanni Live Stream
February 27, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton opera online performance

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Annual Cherry Thing-A-Ling
February 11–15, 2021
Schmidt’s Bakery at 125. Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, Indiana
An annual tradition of deliciousness!

Get Wine(d) and Dine(d)
February 19, 2021
Downtown Aurora, Indiana

Holtkamp Winery Souper Saturday
February 27, 2021
10868 Woliung Road, Sunman, Indiana
513-602-5580 – Homemade soups and wine tastin

Party Place Bridal Expo
February 27, 2021
RomWeber Marketplace at 7 Southeastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Here comes the bride!

Did we miss an event? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com



Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam of Sibcy Cline – Tapped as President of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors

Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam Sibcy Cline Kenwood

Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam, Vice President/Sales Manager of Sibcy Cline’s Kenwood office was recently installed as president of the board of directors for the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® (CABR). For the first time at the CABR and for the state of Ohio, Stephanie leads this board as a third-generation family member (as well as the fourth Sudbrack family member).

About Stephanie and the Sudbrack Family
The Sudbrack family’s affiliation with real estate began with Stephanie’s grandfather, Chester. He served as president of the board in 1947. Her father, Chet, – who was president in 1966 – encouraged her to obtain her real estate license while she was in college. Serving as one of her mentors, Chet inspired Stephanie towards a successful career in real estate sales and management. Stephanie’s brother, Chip (aka Chester) Sudbrack served as president of CABR in 2000.

Throughout the years, Stephanie has served on numerous committees for the CABR. She has chaired MLS Operations, Budget and Finance, RPAC and Circle of Excellence committees. She has also served on committees for Budget and Finance, Realtor/Builder and Professional Standards. With such heavy involvement and experience at the board, she was more than ready to start serving her second term on the board of directors starting in 2017.

2021 Board President
As board president for 2021, Stephanie is looking forward to growing the organization and ensuring members conduct business cooperatively and professionally. With COVID-19 still on everyone’s mind, she says. “We are fortunate to be in a profession that has been such a needed service. People are looking at their homes differently now and we are there to help those who want to make a move! I hope my leadership on the board helps our membership to work effectively with their clients during these unprecedented times.” Stephanie is also looking forward to help shape the next generation of real estate pros in the Cincinnati region through her board involvement.










Carrie McIntosh-Owens and Adam Klette – 2021 Board Members for the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors

Carrie Owens-McIntosh Adam Klette Sibcy Cline Realtors

Sibcy Cline Realtors is pleased to present two company professionals who have been tapped to serve on the board of directors for the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR): Carrie McIntosh-Owens and Adam Klette.

CARRIE MCINTOSH-OWENS

Carrie McIntosh-Owens, co-manager of the Sibcy Cline Northeast office, is the 2021 president for SOAR. She has been very active with this group for many years with terms as President in 2014 and 2017; Past President in 2015; and Treasurer in 2013. She has served on the board of directors since 2007.

Additionally, Carrie has volunteered as Chairperson for RPAC since 2016; strategic planning committee; membership committee; and the Elite Club committee. In 2014, Carrie was honored as Realtor of the Year by SOAR.

She is also an Ohio Realtors® Director, is a state political coordinator, acting as liaison between the Realtor community and members of Ohio Congress, as well as serves on other committees at the state level including: Communications, Professional Development, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Carrie is looking forward to her leadership role with SOAR for 2021. She says, “Serving our SOAR members is both an honor and a privilege and I am fortunate to work with this incredible group of Realtors. I look forward to serving the members of our real estate community this year.”

ADAM KLETTE

Adam Klette is a Realtor from the Sibcy Cline Anderson location. His background in technology has played an important role with the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors® and he has served on the Technology Committee helping to pave the way for the future with his knowledge.

This is Adam’s first time serving on the board for SOAR. He says, “”I am honored to be asked to serve on the SOAR board and I hope that through my service I can make our members’ lives better, more productive and more successful in the year ahead.”

Breaking Records! December 2020 Local Home Sales Report

Local home sales report Dec 2020

Home sales increased for all regions in December. In Greater Cincinnati, the area set a record for the most home sales of any December. In Northern Kentucky, sales records for 2020 broke previous records for homes sales and volume. In the Dayton region, homes ended the year increasing 12% in December with sale volume improving by over 28% for the month.

Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout December 2020:

CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

December 2020 vs December 2019

  • 21.04% Increase in homes sold (2,267 homes vs 1,873 homes)
  • 12% Increase in average sale price ($254,705 vs $227,242)
  • 19.44% Increase in median sale price ($215,000 vs $180,000)
  • 35.66% Increase in gross sales volume ($577,416,950 vs $425,623,937)

January–December 2020 vs January–December 2019

  • 3.55% Increase in homes sold (26,687 homes vs 25,772 homes)
  • 9.51% Increase in average sale price ($247,626 vs $226,124)
  • 12.5% Increase in median sale price ($207,000 vs $184,000)
  • 13.4% Increase in gross sales volume ($6,608,397,521 vs $5,827,659,825)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors December 2020 Home Sales Report

DAYTON

December 2020 vs December 2019

  • 12.16% Increase in homes sold (1,448 homes vs 1,291 homes)
  • 14.87% Increase in average sale price ($199,665 vs $173,816)
  • 19.11% Increase in median sale price ($172,0000 vs $144,400)
  • 28.84% Increase in gross sales volume ($289,114,444 vs $224,396,006)

January–December 2020 vs January–December 2019

  • 3.96% Increase in homes sold (17,283 homes vs 16,625 homes)
  • 11.19% Increase in average sale price ($196,897 vs $177,087)
  • 11.84% Increase in median sale price ($170,000 vs $152,000)
  • 15.59% Increase in sales volume ($3,402,979,256 vs $2,944,065,136)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors December 2020 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

December 2020 vs December 2019

  • 19.2% Increase in homes sold (658 homes vs 552 homes)
  • 10.80% Increase in average sale price ($238,213 vs $214,985)
  • 9.74% Increase in median sale price ($209,000 vs $190,450)
  • 32.08% Increase in sales volume ($156,774,336 vs $118,671,931)

January–December 2020 vs January–December 2019

  • 7.58% Increase in homes sold (7,849 homes vs 7,296 homes)
  • 10.49% Increase in average sale price ($229.263 vs $207,503)
  • 12.85% Increase in median sale price ($202,000 vs $179,000)
  • 18.86% Increase in sales volume (1,799,490,427 vs $1,513,944,214)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors December 2020 Home Sales Report

Look for homes for sale here.

Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 – How to Use Them in Your Home!

pantone color of the year 2021

Thinking of adding some color to your home this year? If you want to be on top of the newest trends, Pantone suggests Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow for 2021.

Why these two colors?
Per Pantone, gray is the color of strength and fortitude. Yellow is a color for aspiration and hope. Yellow also denotes positivity and warmth. Read more about these colors here.

Using these colors in your home
If you are inspired to add gray and yellow to your home’s decor, here are some ideas:

1. Accessories
Using gray and/or yellow accents with pillows, blankets, curtains or art are simples ways to splash these colors without having to invest in expensive items such as furniture. Another idea would be to use gray-colored pottery. Remember – use yellow sparsely since it is such a strong color.

2. Kitchen
If you have considered painting your kitchen cabinets, Ultimate Gray might be the perfect color. This gray pairs well with other colors. You could use accents of yellow with kitchen accessories.

3. Bathroom Accents
Ultimate Gray looks nice as a bathroom wall color or as a backsplash or floor tile.

4. Front Door
Consider Illuminating Yelllow as the color for your front door. Yellow will stand out especially against gray siding and roofing materials. Use a white trim for the highest contrast.

5. Bedroom
Gray on the walls creates a neutral, calm setting for a bedroom. If you want to add yellow, consider a rug or pillows.

Are you making updates to your home? What colors are you using this year?

If you need assistance with any of your home’s updates, connect with Sibcy Cline Home Services. They have many vetted, local vendors providing all kinds of services for the home!





Anne Goss of Sibcy Cline Realtors Named Realtor of the Year by Dayton Realtors

Anne Goss Sibcy Cline Vandalia

Anne Goss, a Sales Vice President from the Sibcy Cline Vandalia office has been named Realtor of the Year by Dayton Realtors®. This honor recognizes an agent who has contributed their time with the board.

Anne has been part of the Dayton Realtors® since 1985. She is a 2013 graduate of the Dayton Realtors® Leadership Development Program. Her work with the board is extensive – she has chaired or participated on many committees including: Professional Standards, Grievance, Professional Development, Membership Services and Equal Opportunity.

On the state level, Anne has served as a director for Ohio Realtors® from 2017–2020. She has also participated with committees including: Communications, Professional Development, Business Technology Forum and YPN.

Anne’s commitment to the real estate profession has also included serving as president of the Ohio Women’s Council of Realtors® in 2018. She was honored with both the Dayton and Ohio Women’s Council of Realtors® of the Year award in 2020.

She was honored as part of the Top 25 Women To Watch (Better Business Bureau) Women in Business Networking in 2013.

Throughout the years, Anne has earned numerous real estate certifications, designations and sales honors. She has been part of Sibcy Cline’s Top Club sales club since 2013.

Says Anne, “It is an honor to receive this award from my fellow real estate professionals. I have always enjoyed working on the committees and helping make a difference at both the Dayton Realtors® and Ohio Realtors®. Getting to know the Realtors and affiliate partners in the real estate industry is a plus.”

The Sibcy Cline Vandalia office is thrilled for Anne. Says, Mike Pierson, Vice President/Sales Manager, “We are thrilled Anne received this honor. The entire office feels she is very worthy of it. She is a great person to work with. She works hard to make our profession the best it can be.”

Ideas to Inspire Your Home Office

This past year you may have been spending many working hours at home. How is that home office situation looking? If it involves placing your laptop on the kitchen table, please read below for ideas on how to make your home office space into something better.

Note: Having two separate works spaces in your home is considered a positive selling feature. Home buyers are looking for space for two work-at-home scenarios and/or at-home school learning.


Office Location in Your Home

Depending upon how large your home is and how rooms are utilized, your office location can vary. If you have a dedicated study or home office, that room is the obvious solution. This allows you to work all day and then close the door and move into “home life”.

If a formal study does not exist, you will need to carve out home work space elsewhere. A guest bedroom could be a solution. Perhaps dedicate one wall in that room to your work space. Or, if there is a large closet available, consider reconfiguring it into your office space. If your home has a loft, that space could be perfect for an office. A finished lower level also might offer the solution for your desk and office space.

The dining room is a popular room for a home-office space. These rooms often lack doors. But, if need be, this may be your solution – on a temporary basis.

Many kitchens have desk spaces for handling bills and home paper work. Although this room may be too noisy for your day-to-day work space, it could be the right space if it is in a quiet setting.

The garage – believe it or not – can be used for office space, especially if it is attached to the home and has heat and air. One downside to using this type of space is that your car may have to be parked elsewhere.

“She Sheds” and “Man Caves” have become very popular, If you have one that is suitable with electric, heating and air, this could be the perfect space for that home office.

Office Chair
When sitting all day, you need a good chair, preferably one that is ergonomically correct. These type of chairs will support your back, neck and legs.

Stand Up!
Some people prefer the option of standing when working to take pressure off of a sore back. An ergonomic, standing desk rises and allows you to stand in comfort.

Lighting
Natural light is best for a comfortable work area. If you can, place your desk area near a window. Additionally, floor and desk lamps can add even more light to your space.

Take a Break Area
It’s always a good idea to walk away from your desk to stretch and think things out. Perhaps a comfortable chair or couch would be a good place to read and think.

Decor
If you have a dedicated space for your home office, then home decor will be important. Depending upon your taste and style, you could have something “traditional”, minimalist or vintage chic. Look here for some inspirational ideas on how to decorate.

More Inspiration
Here are photos of home offices from a few Sibcy Cline agents:

Jenny Howard Sibcy Cline Lebanon

Jenny Howard (an agent with Sibcy Cline’s Lebanon office) has a home office that has been recently updated. She removed two layers of wallpaper that dated back to 1917. Jenny’s Arts and Crafts style desk creates a calm, uncluttered look and is the perfect place for her to work. The Edison-style table lamp adds interest. Jenny reports this room is still a work in progress, but it looks like it is already a perfect place to pull together real estate deals!

Jill Fritz Sibcy Cline West Chester

Jill R. Fritz (a Sibcy Cline West Chester real estate agent) owns a work desk that means the world to her. It was built by her grandfather and used in his law office. (Jill’s father has a second desk.) As you can see, her office is ready for real estate business. The room has character – from the old-style phone to the desk lamp. Jill has not completed her redesign of her home office yet, but one thing is for sure, her well-loved desk will be part of her daily work routine for years to come.

Lisa Holt is an award-winning interior designer and posts many “how to” YouTube videos. Here is one on IKEA home-office hacks:









November Home Sales Report

November home sales report

Home sales increased for all regions in November. In Greater Cincinnati, the area had the most home sales of any November on record. In Northern Kentucky, sales rose by 20% and in Dayton they increased by almost 19%.

Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout November 2020:

CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

November 2020 vs November 2019

  • 13.22% Increase in homes sold (2,167 homes vs 1,914 homes)
  • 11.02% Increase in average sale price ($251,501 vs $226,546)
  • 17.84% Increase in median sale price ($215,000 vs $182,450
  • 25.69% Increase in gross sales volume ($545,002,032 vs $443,609,220)

January–November 2020 vs January–November 2019

  • 1.88% Increase in homes sold (24,348 homes vs 23,898 homes)
  • 9.24% Increase in average sale price ($246,927 vs $226,041)
  • 11.93% Increase in median sale price ($205,950 vs $184,000)
  • 11.30% Increase in gross sales volume ($6,012,183,077 vs $5,401,928,888)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors November 2020 Home Sales Report

DAYTON

November 2020 vs November 2019

  • 18.97% Increase in homes sold (1,405 homes vs 1,181 homes)
  • 10% Increase in average sale price ($198,977 vs $180,881)
  • 12.90% Increase in median sale price ($198,977 vs $180,881)
  • 30.87% Increase in gross sales volume ($279,562,150 vs $213,619,991)

January–November 2020 vs January–November 2019

  • 3.42% Increase in homes sold 15,787 homes vs 15,265 homes)
  • 10.91% Increase in average sale price ($196,644 vs $177,296)
  • 11.05% Increase in median sale price ($169,900 vs $153,000)
  • 14.71% Increase in sales volume ($3,104,416,420 vs $2,706,425,382)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors November 2020 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

November 2020 vs November 2019

  • 20.70% Increase in homes sold (659 homes vs 546 homes)
  • 18.06% Increase in average sale price ($241,216 vs $204,323)
  • 23.61% Increase in median sale price ($216,309 vs $175,000)
  • 42.49% Increase in sales volume ($158,961,420 vs $111,560,662)

January–November 2020 vs January–November 2019

  • 5.26% Increase in homes sold (7,098 homes vs 6,743 homes)
  • 10.39% Increase in average sale price ($228,376 vs $206,886)
  • 13.07% Increase in median sale price ($201,257 vs $178,000)
  • 16.20% Increase in sales volume ($1,621,016,065 vs $1,295,035,283)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors November 2020 Home Sales Report

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