May 19-20, 2018 – Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend!

Sibcy Cline Super Open House WeekendThe weekend of May 19-20, 2018 is going to be a great one for home buyers: it’s a Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend. Look for may Sibcy Cline listed properties to be held open for preview. Mark your calendar now!

Look at homes for sale throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

March 2018 Local Home Sales Report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

花火8Home sales were strong for the month even though they did not meet March 2017 numbers. Home values are still rising and mortgage interest rates remain low. Here are the sales statistics for March 2018 for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Cincinnati
March 2018 had the second highest number of home sales units in 12 years.

March 2018 vs March 2017

  • -4.88% Decrease in homes sold (2,085 homes vs 2,192 homes)
  • 6.26% Increase in average sale price ($205,881 vs $193,749)
  • 7.96% Increase in median sale price ($169,500 vs $157,000)
  • 1.07% Increase in gross sales volume ($429,262,349 vs $424,698,015)

January – March 2018 vs January – March 2017

  • -3.06% Decrease in homes sold (4,914 homes vs 5,069 homes)
  • 5.87% Increase in average sale price ($197,423 vs $186,470)
  • 6.32% Increase in median sale price ($158,950 vs $149,500)
  • 2.64% Increase in gross sales volume ($970,136,643 vs $945,216,219)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors March 2018 Home Sales Report

Dayton
In the Dayton market area, the number homes sold, average sale price, median sale price and sales volume all increased for the January through March  2018 time period.

March 2018 vs March 2017

  • -1.0% Decrease in homes sold (1,288 homes vs 1,301 homes)
  • 1.21% Increase in average sale price ($151,537 vs $149,720)
  • 0.0% Increase in median sale price ($130,000 vs $130,000)
  • .20% Increase in sales volume ($195,179,397 vs $1194,785,740)

March – March 2018 vs March – March 2017

  • .73% Increase in homes sold (3,042 homes vs 3,020 homes)
  • 3.92% Increase in average sale price ($150,378 vs $144,701)
  • 1.16% Increase in median sale price ($128,300 vs $126,825)
  • 4.68% Increase in sales volume ($457,449,647 vs $436,996,761)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Area Board of Realtors March 2018 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky
In Northern Kentucky, average sale prices rose by over nine percent during March.

March 2018 vs March 2017

  • -14.31% Decrease in homes sold (557 homes vs 650 homes)
  • 9.21% Increase in average sale price ($192,009 vs $175,819)
  • 10.07% Increase in median sale price ($165,000 vs $149,900)
  • -6.42% Decrease in sales volume ($106,949,323 vs $114,282,381)

January – March 2018 vs January – March 2017

  • -5.74% Decrease in homes sold (1,380 homes vs 1,464 homes)
  • 9.42% Increase in average sale price ($183,013 vs $167,263)
  • 11.07% Increase in median sale price ($160,000 vs $144,050)
  • 3.14% Increase in sales volume ($252,558,461 vs $244,873,742)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors March 2018 Home Sales Report

Southeastern Indiana
Year-to-date, Indiana has had an increase in the number of homes sold, average sale price and sales volume.

March 2018 vs March 2017

  • -11.6% Decrease in homes sold (99 homes vs 112 homes)
  • -11,3% Decrease in average sale price ($250,913 vs $170,104)
  • -12.9% Decrease in median sale price ($130,000 vs $149,200)
  • -21.6% Decrease in sales volume ($14,940,356 vs $19,051,698)

January – March 2018 vs January – March 2017

  • 3.3% Increase in homes sold (249 homes vs 241 homes)
  • -2.8% Decrease in average sale price ($151,013 vs $152,035)
  • -2.6% Decrease in median sale price ($132,500 vs $136,000)
  • 2.6% Increase in sales volume ($37,602,325 vs $36,640,408)

Statistics courtesy of Rick McMillin – Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors MLS Homes Sold Report dated April 23, 2018.

Cincinnati’s Housing Opportunities Made Equal Celebrates 50 Years with a Celebration Banquet

SCAttendees_Best.jpgCincinnati’s Housing Opportunities Made Equal organization celebrated the 50th anniversary of the fair housing movement with a celebration banquet at the Renaissance Hotel on April 19, 2018.

The evening included speakers and video from past and present H.O.M.E. board members and supporters. Jeniece Jones, Executive Director, shared her excitement for the 50th anniversary and strides made by H.O.M.E. Deb Jetter, H.O.M.E.’s Director of Education (and long-time fair-housing instructor for Sibcy Cline), also shared thoughts about her 40-year career with the organization. It was a memorable evening that reinforced the importance of  the nation’s fair-housing laws.

Sibcy Cline attendees to this event included: Marc Cameron (H.O.M.E. board member), Helena Cameron, Carrie-McIntosh Owens, Denise Taylor, Jeff Rosa, Jennifer Shinn, Amy Goodman, Sandy Butler and Susan Knabe.

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February 2018 Local Home Sales Report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

花火8During the month of February, home sales stayed stayed strong in most of the local market areas. Here are the sales statistics for February 2018 for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Cincinnati
Average sales price set a record for the 20th consecutive month in February.

February 2018 vs February 2017

  • 3.87% Increase in homes sold (1,478 homes vs 1,423 homes)
  • 3.92% Increase in average sale price ($186,947 vs $180,860)
  • 11.51% Increase in median sale price ($155,000 vs $139,000)
  • 7.94% Increase in gross sales volume ($277,786,246 vs $257,363,179)

January – February 2018 vs January – February 2017

  • -2.12% Decrease in homes sold (2,816 homes vs 2,877 homes)
  • 5.26% Increase in average sale price ($190,449 vs $180,924)
  • 8.45% Increase in median sale price ($154,000 vs $142,000)
  • 3.03% Increase in gross sales volume ($536,303,874 vs $520,518,204)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors February 2018 Home Sales Report

Dayton
In the Dayton market area, the number homes sold, average sale price, median sale price and sales volume all increased for  February 2018.

February 2018 vs February 2017

  • 3.16% Increase in homes sold (882 homes vs 855 homes)
  • 8.06% Increase in average sale price ($153,923 vs $142,443)
  • 2.69% Increase in median sale price ($129,900 vs $126,500)
  • 11.47% Increase in sales volume ($135,760,485 vs $121,789,011)

January – February 2018 vs January – February 2017

  • 1.58% Increase in homes sold (1,732 homes vs 1,705 homes)
  • 6.06% Increase in average sale price ($149,753 vs $141,201)
  • 1.98% Increase in median sale price ($126,450 vs $124,000)
  • 7.74% Increase in sales volume ($259,371,850 vs $240,748,221)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Area Board of Realtors Febuary 2018 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky
In Northern Kentucky, February 2018 average sale prices rose by seven percent.

February 2018 vs February 2017

  • -4.03% Decrease in homes sold (405 homes vs 422 homes)
  • 7.07% Increase in average sale price ($180,017 vs $168,431)
  • 8.97% Increase in median sale price ($158,000 vs $145,000)
  • 2.75% Increase in sales volume ($72,906,895 vs $70,952,875)

January – February 2018 vs January – February 2017

  • -.37% Decrease in homes sold (811 homes vs 814 homes)
  • 10.15% Increase in average sale price ($176,722 vs $160,431)
  • 13.65% Increase in median sale price ($159,000 vs $139,900)
  • 9.75% Increase in sales volume ($143,321,857 vs $130,591,361)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors February 2018 Home Sales Report

Southeastern Indiana
Year-to-date, Indiana has had an increase in the number of homes sold, average sale price, median sale price and sales volume.

February 2018 vs February 2017

  • -8.0% Decrease in homes sold (69 homes vs 75 homes)
  • -1.6% Decrease in average sale price ($137,340 vs $139,633)
  • -3.7% Decrease in median sale price ($129,000 vs $133,900)
  • -9.5% Decrease in sales volume ($9,476,450 vs $10,472,510)

January – February 2018 vs January – February 2017

  • 16.3% Increase in homes sold (150 homes vs 129 homes)
  • 20.5% Increase in average sale price ($156,000 vs $136,347)
  • 9.5% Increase in median sale price ($178,750 vs $160,000)
  • 28.8% Increase in sales volume ($22,661,969 vs $17,588,710)

Statistics courtesy of Rick McMillin – Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors MLS Homes Sold Report dated March 21, 2018

Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend – March 17-18, 2018

FBAd_1200_628_March2018_Super.jpgSibcy Cline agents are holding a Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend on March 17-18, 2018. There will be lots of great homes to see throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Look at homes for sale.

It’s a great time to sell and buy a home! Mortgage interest rates remain low. Home values are rising. Now may be the right time for you to sell your old home and find a new one to meet your needs.

January 2018 Home Sales Report for Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana

花火8During the month of January, home sales stayed stayed strong and came either near to or exceeded sales from January of last year. (Southeastern Indiana experienced a large number of homes selling with a 50% increase.) Here are the home sales statistics for January 2018 for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Cincinnati
Home sales are still strong in the region even though they were slightly under January 2017 numbers. The average home price was at $193,400 as compared to $180,987 in 2017.

January 2018 vs January 2017

  • -8.18% Decrease in homes sold (1,335  homes vs 1,454 homes)
  • 6.86% Increase in average sale price ($193,400 vs $180,987)
  • 6.94% Increase in median sale price ($154,000 vs $144,000)
  • -1.89% Decrease in gross sales volume ($258,189,628 vs $263,155,025)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors January 2018 Home Sales Report

Dayton
In the Dayton market area, the number homes sold, average sale price, median sale price and sales volume all increased for  January 2018.

January 2018 vs January 2017

  • .60% Increase in homes sold (839 homes vs 845 homes)
  • 3.94% Increase in average sale price ($145,720 vs $140,193)
  • 3.0% Increase in median sale price ($123,500 vs $119,900)
  • 4.57% Increase in sales volume ($122,259,366 vs $116,920,836

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Area Board of Realtors January 2018 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky
In Northern Kentucky, January 2018 sales were ahead from January 2017. The average sale price also increased by 14% from $152,138 to $173,532.

January 2018 vs January 2017

  • 2.30% Increase in homes sold (401 homes vs 392 homes)
  • 14.06% Increase in average sale price ($173,532 vs $152,138)
  • 18.52% Increase in median sale price ($160,000 vs $135,000)
  • 16.68% Decrease in sales volume ($69,586,662 vs $59,638,486)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors January 2018 Home Sales Report

Southeastern Indiana
Indiana had a great month for home sales in January with a 50% increase in the number of properties sold and an 85% increase in sales volume.

January 2018 vs January 2017

  • 50% Increase in homes sold (81 homes vs 54 homes)
  • 23.5% Increase in average sale price ($162,784 vs $131,782)
  • 24.3% Increase in median sale price ($148,500 vs $119,500)
  • 85.3% Increase in sales volume ($13,185,519 vs $7,166,200)

Statistics courtesy of Rick McMillin – Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors MLS Homes Sold Report dated February 20, 2018

How Home Sellers Should Prepare for an Open House

open houseAn open house is a great way to have potential buyers see your home in person. Getting your home prepared for that big day is important since you always want it to look its best for that special day.

One of the most important aspects of prepping for an open house is to make sure visitors can really picture themselves living there. This is often difficult to do if your home – or even any one room – is too personalized with family photos or mementos, bright wall colors, or other distracting items. The same is true if there’s even a little bit of clutter lying around.

Other Things to Address
If there are little chips in the wood or places where a window screen isn’t in the best shape, now is the time to make any small repairs or replacements that need to be made. Even the most minor fixes should be prioritized. You will want to show your home in its best light and condition.

While the idea of repainting rooms, making repairs or clearing out overloaded closets seems daunting ahead of an open house, it’s worth noting that this is something you will have to do anyway when moving out – so simply think of it as getting out in front of the work.

Getting People Through the Door
Another critical part of an open house is to get buyers through the door in the first place. Your selling agent will promote your open house with directional signs as well as online (and probably on Social Media). You can help promote it, too, on your own Social Media with family and friends.

To make sure your home is even more appealing to buyers, consider an investment in a home warranty. This can help insulate both you and the buyer from unexpected costs related to replacing and repairing certain systems and appliances if something were to go wrong. These plans often don’t carry a huge cost and can provide significant peace of mind for all parties involved through the real estate sales process and beyond.

Need help getting your home open house ship shape? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can assist with many home-related services and needs.

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