Sibcy Cline’s Listing at 3458 Observatory Place is a Finalist in HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt” Contest!

HGTV_House_hunt (3458 Observatory Pl)Sibcy Cline has a listing entered as a finalist for the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Contest. This annual online promotion held on HGTV.com showcases extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories. HGTV editors have already viewed numerous properties worldwide and made their finalist selections. The public now gets to vote for their favorites.

We Need Your Vote for this Home!

Go to HGTV.com/househunt and scroll down the page to the “Homes With a History” graphic. Click on it, scroll through the finalists (at the top) and look for the home – it’s called “Restored Victorian Home Exterior”. Then cast your vote!

Voting is open to the public and takes place June 30–August 4, 2020. You can vote once a day.

About This HGTV Finalist Property
This beautiful home – located at 3458 Observatory Place – is  listed by John Gillespie and Maria McLaughlin from Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office. It’s a Victorian Italianate located in the Observatory Historic District in Hyde Park and has been meticulously renovated, features today’s comforts and has an incomparable view of the Observatory

Thanks for voting for this home – every day!

 

May 2020 Home Sales Report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

花火8Very low interest rates, good weather as well as reasonable prices for homes have kept the real estate market strong even through there were COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

Although sales were down, average and median sale prices rose  – encouraging news for those thinking about selling their homes.

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

CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

May 2020 vs May 2019

  • -26.88% Decrease in homes sold (1,950 homes vs 2,667 homes)
  • 3.24% Increase in average sale price ($238,994 vs $231,499)
  • 5.37% Increase in median sale price ($201,250 vs $191,000)
  • -24.52% Decrease in gross sales volume ($466,038,682 vs $617,407,053)

January–May 2020 vs January–May 2019

  • -9.78% Increase in homes sold (8,816 homes vs 9,772 homes)
  • 5.29% Increase in average sale price ($229,270 vs $217,757)
  • 6.09% Increase in median sale price ($189,900 vs $179,000)
  • -5.01% Decrease in gross sales volume ($2,021,243,057 vs $2,127,917,355)

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

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DAYTON

May 2020 vs May 2019

  • -25.29% Decrease in homes sold (1,285 homes vs 2,106 homes)
  • 4.24% Increase in average sale price ($188,935 vs $181,258)
  • 7.02% Increase in median sale price ($166,900 vs $155,950)
  • -22.13% Decrease in sales volume ($242,781,843 vs $311,763,470)

January–May 2020 vs January–May 2019

  • -10.25% Decrease in homes sold (7,583 homes vs 8,449 homes)
  • 8.08% Increase in average sale price ($181,599 vs $168,020)
  • 9.45% Increase in median sale price ($157,000 vs $143,450)
  • -.08% Decrease in sales volume ($1,042,922,477 vs $1,043,742,673)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors May 2020 Home Sales Report

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

May 2020 vs May 2019

  • -25.80% Decrease in homes sold (558 homes vs 752 homes)
  • 5.20% Increase in average sale price ($217,314 vs $206,571)
  • 6.42% Increase in median sale price ($193,685 vs $182,000)
  • -21.94% Decrease in sales volume ($121,261,268 vs $155,342,050)

January–May 2020 vs January–May 2019

  • -8.47% Decrease in homes sold (2,529 homes vs 2,763 homes)
  • 9.39% Increase in average sale price ($215,6 vs $196,761)
  • 7.87% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $171,500)
  • .13% Increase in sales volume ($544,333,099 vs $543,652,032)

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

A Buyer’s Guide to Virtual Open Houses on SibcyCline.com 

Virtual open houses are not brand new in real estate – but during the current COVID-19 situation they have become very popular. With record low inventory and many homes selling before multiple buyers get a chance to peek inside, we suspect they are here to stay.

A virtual open house gives buyers access to many of the benefits of a physical open house without having to get off the couch on Sunday afternoon or manage the schedules of a busy household. No hand sanitizer or mask necessary, this type of tour is as close as you can come to an in-person open house. They are a perfect opportunity to get details on the special features of a home, context on the floor plan and information on the community in an interactive way with the listing agent.

At every Sibcy Cline Virtual Open House, you can interact with the agent via chat, but you don’t have to be on camera. In most cases agents will automatically turn off video for all participants, but in all cases you have the option to keep your camera off. You can expect to see photos or live/pre-recorded walk-throughs of the home or neighborhood, statistics for the area, and other relevant information regarding the property.

Sibcy Cline Virtual Open Houses are held live at a scheduled time, but many of our agents can provide a recording of their Virtual Open House if you were unable to attend at the scheduled time. Just ask!

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How To Attend a Sibcy Cline Virtual Open House
On sibcycline.com, click on the Open House button in the navigation bar and select an area of interest. All available Sibcy Cline virtual open houses will be highlighted by city/suburb. From there, select a listing of interest and you can look all of the photographs and details on that page. Click on “Virtual Open” (highlighted in gold). You will then complete a form to register for the event and receive an email with the event details like the time and date of the virtual open house, the platform it will be hosted on (most often Facebook or Zoom) along with the link and password to access (if applicable).

Of course, you can always schedule a personal home showing with your agent. (Real estate is deemed an essential business.)

Happy house hunting – online, virtually, and in person! 

Sibcy Cline Realtors Ranked as the Largest Residential Real Estate Company by the Business Courier for the 27th Year in a Row

花火8For the 27th year in a row, Sibcy Cline Realtors has been ranked as the largest residential real estate company by the Business Courier. Rankings were based on 2019 sales volume.

Sibcy Cline has over 1,000 real estate agents and over 200 employees. Founded in the 1930s, the company has been a family-run firm since that time. Sibcy Cline is a full-service company with real estate, mortgage, relocation, insurance, title and home services divisions.

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

花火8Although this is a challenging time, real estate remains strong with low interest rates and a constantly rotating inventory of homes for sale. There are plenty of buyers in the market now looking for a home. Take a look at our regional home sales report for March 2020.

During this concerning time of Coronavirus, please take advantage of Sibcy Cline’s weekly Virtual Open House Weekend tours on Facebook.

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Sibcy Cline is also promoting a #HighlightReel with our homes sellers’ favorite images of their homes on http://www.sibcycline.com. It’s an expressive way to see an interesting photo of home for sale right from your own home!

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

CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Home sales in the region were strong and down just slightly as compared to March 2019. Average home sale prices continue to increase.

March 2020 vs March 2019

  • -.45% Decrease in homes sold (1,987 homes vs 1,996 homes)
  • 13.12% Increase in average sale price ($231,986 vs $205,075)
  • 14.71% Increase in median sale price ($195,000 vs $170,000)
  • 12.61% Increase in gross sales volume ($460,955,271 vs $409,330,177)

January–March 2020 vs January–March 2019

  • 4.45% Increase in homes sold (4,925 homes vs 4,715 homes)
  • 7.67% Increase in average sale price ($223.485 vs $207,569)
  • 8.82% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $170,000)
  • 12.46% Increase in gross sales volume ($1,100,662,113 vs $978,686,063)

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

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DAYTON

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Dayton area saw a gain in home sales as well as average and median sale prices throughout March.

March 2020 vs March 2019

  • 11.76% Increase in homes sold (1,321 homes vs 1,182 homes)
  • 13.83% Increase in average sale price ($184,756 vs $162,314)
  • 17.09% Increase in median sale price ($161,000 vs $137,500)
  • 27.21% Increase in sales volume ($244,062,634 vs $191,855,727)

January–March 2020 vs January–March 2019

  • 9.33% Increase in homes sold (3,282 homes vs 3,002 homes)
  • 12.95% Increase in average sale price ($177,066 vs $156,761)
  • 13.06% Increase in median sale price ($151,500 vs $134,000)
  • 23.49% Increase in sales volume ($581,129,170 vs $470,596,213)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors March 2020 Home Sales Report

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Home sales decreased in March as compared to March 2019. Average and median sale prices increased.

March 2020 vs March 2019

  • -7.99% Decrease in homes sold (553 homes vs 601 homes)
  • 16.18% Increase in average sale price ($223,606 vs $192,467)
  • 12.02% Increase in median sale price ($192,000 vs $171,400)
  • 6.90% Increase in sales volume ($123,654,435 vs $115,672,892)

January–March 2020 vs January–March 2019

  • 3.22% Increase in homes sold (1,442 homes vs 1,397 homes)
  • 11.03% Increase in average sale price ($213,178 vs $191,994)
  • 9.09% Increase in median sale price ($180,000 vs $165,000)
  • 14.61% Increase in sales volume ($307,403,814 vs $268,216,029)

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

 

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Sibcy Cline Realtors Makes the 2020 REAL Trends 500 List

花火8REAL Trends published its annual ranking of the top 500 U.S. real estate brokers for 2020 and Sibcy Cline ranked #56 for transaction sides.

Sibcy Cline also ranked:

  • #103 – Closed Sales Volume
  • #13 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World broker member
  • #26 – Top U.S. Independent Real Estate Companies

Sibcy Cline’s Core Services ranked #16 in the U.S. with 7,369 transactions for mortgage, title, insurance and home warranties. Each of these divisions (mortgage, insurance, title, home owners warranties) were also ranked individually with top rankings.

Review all of the REAL Trends’ rankings here.

Who is REAL Trends? This company a real estate news and analytical source and communications organization based in Colorado.

Sibcy Cline Voted Best Real Estate Company by CityBeat Readers

BestOfCityBeat_2020Thank you CityBeat readers – you named Sibcy Cline as the Best in Real Estate for 2020. We appreciate you taking the time to vote for us and are thrilled to be honored!

Thousands of readers voted this year for their favorite local businesses and services. Look at all of the winners! (Sibcy Cline is located under the shops and services category.)

February 2020 Home Sales Report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

花火8Take a look at our regional home sales report for February 2020. Home sales increased in all areas. Home values are still on the rise. See regional home-sale reports below.

During this concerning time of Coronavirus, please take advantage of Sibcy Cline’s weekly Virtual Open House Weekend tours on Facebook.

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Sibcy Cline is also promoting a #HighlightReel with our homes sellers’ favorite images of their homes on http://www.sibcycline.com. It’s an expressive way to see an interesting photo of home for sale right from your own home!

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

CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Average home prices increased for the 11th straight month. February home sales were the second best on  record since 2006.

February 2020 vs February 2019

  • 6.65% Increase in homes sold (1,571 homes vs 1,473 homes)
  • .24% Increase in average sale price ($216,378 vs $215,861)
  • .06% Increase in median sale price ($176,600 vs $176,500)
  • 6.91% Increase in gross sales volume ($339,929,751 vs $317,963,445)

January–February 2020 vs January–February 2019

  • 7.58% Increase in homes sold (2,925 homes vs 2,719 homes)
  • 4.03% Increase in average sale price ($217,846 vs $209,399)
  • 3.88% Increase in median sale price ($176,500 vs $169,900)
  • 11.92% Increase in gross sales volume ($637,198,842 vs $569,355,886)

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

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DAYTON

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

February 2020 vs February 2019

  • 9.51% Increase in homes sold (1,002 homes vs 915 homes)
  • 9.22% Increase in average sale price ($175,085 vs $160,308)
  • 8.15% Increase in median sale price ($149,250 vs $138,000)
  • 19.60% Increase in sales volume ($175,434,750 vs $146,682,119)

January–February 2020 vs January–February 2019

  • 7.07% Increase in homes sold (2,794 homes vs 2,581 homes)
  • 12.81% Increase in average sale price ($172,389 vs $152,819)
  • 11.58% Increase in median sale price ($145,000 vs $129,950)
  • 20.78% Increase in sales volume ($334,089,446 vs $276,601,986)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors February 2020 Home Sales Report

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Home sales increased by over six percent in February. Average and median sale prices also increased.

February 2020 vs February 2019

  • 6.47% Increase in homes sold (461 homes vs 433 homes)
  • 8.99% Increase in average sale price ($207,561 vs $190,449)
  • 6.13% Increase in median sale price ($173,000 vs $163,000)
  • 16.03% Increase in sales volume ($95,686,062 vs $82,464,652)

January–February 2020 vs January–February 2019

  • 9.80% Increase in homes sold (874 homes vs 796 homes)
  • 8.15% Increase in average sale price ($207,250 vs $191,637)
  • 7.58% Increase in median sale price ($175,000 vs $162,665)
  • 18.74% Increase in sales volume ($181,136,828 vs $152,543,137)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors February 2020 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”.

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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.

 

May Home Sales Report: Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky

May home sales were up for the region. Sales exceeded 2018 figures in all regions. Mortgage interest rates remain low. With home values still on the rise and a low inventory of homes for sale, it is a great time to sell your home. (Photo image: SC Photography Department: The Tower in Glendale, Ohio.)

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

Cincinnati

Sales increased in May by .7% as compared to May 2018.

May 2019 vs May 2018

  • .69% Increase in homes sold (2,638 homes vs 2,620 homes)
  • 5.39% Increase in average sale price ($230,885 vs $219,069)
  • 5.57% Increase in median sale price ($189,975 vs $179,950)
  • 6.12% Increase in gross sales volume ($609,074,438 vs $573,961,936)

January–May 2019 vs January–May 2018

  • -.78% Decrease in homes sold (9,715 homes vs 9,791 homes)
  • 4.63% Increase in average sale price ($217,293 vs $207,670)
  • 5.92% Increase in median sale price ($178,999 vs $169,000)
  • 3.82% Increase in gross sales volume ($2,110,998,269 vs $2,033,297,402)

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

Dayton

In Dayton, home sales increased by almost eight percent.

May 2019 vs May 2018

  • 7.84% Increase in homes sold (1,720 homes vs 1,595 homes)
  • 5.96% Increase in average sale price ($181,258 vs $171,061)
  • 7.55% Increase in median sale price ($155,950 vs $145,000)
  • 14.27% Increase in sales volume ($311,763,470 vs $272,842,039)

January–May 2019 vs January–May 2018

  • 2.05% Increase in homes sold (6,212 homes vs 6,087 homes)
  • 5.96% Increase in average sale price ($168,020 vs $158,571)
  • 6.26% Increase in median sale price ($143,450 vs $135,000)
  • 8.13% Increase in sales volume ($1,043,742,673 vs $965,223,185)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors May 2019 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky

Home sales increased by almost six percent in May. Average and median home prices also increased!

May 2019 vs May 2018

  • 5.89% Increase in homes sold (719 homes vs 679 homes)
  • 4.13% Increase in average sale price ($205,608 vs $197,448)
  • 7.06% Increase in median sale price ($182,000 vs $170,000)
  • 10.27% Increase in sales volume ($147,832,258 vs $134,067,803)

January–May 2019 vs January–May 2018

  • -2.74% Decrease in homes sold (2,695 homes vs 2,771 homes)
  • 3.66% Increase in average sale price ($195,977 vs $189,056)
  • 3.67% Increase in median sale price ($171,000 vs $164,950)
  • .82% Increase in sales volume ($528,159,068 vs $523,874,500)

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

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