Cincinnati’s Homearama 2016 at Oaks of West Chester from June 11-26, 2016

Blueprint1Cincinnati’s Homearama for 2016 will take place at the Oaks of West Chester from June 11-26, 2016.

Six builders have constructed seven gorgeous homes for this show ranging in price from $699,000 – $975,000. The site was developed by Rhein Gundler, LCC. One-half acre lots along cul-de-sac streets are nestled among a wooded, rolling terrain.

This show is a great way to see what new homes have to offer in construction, floor plan layout and home decor, as well as view the newest  ideas for home technology.

Oaks of West Chester is located in West Chester Township (off Barret Road) and adjacent to Keehner Park. It is near the new Liberty Center as well as the Streets of West Chester. The area has quick access to the I-75 highway. See a Google Map here.

The community includes two swimming pools, playground and hiker/biker trails. Mature trees border the area and Keehner Park is adjacent to the Oaks of West Chester.

Tickets are $16 each at the gate. Purchase tickets online and save $2.00. (If you have a AAA card, you can purchase your ticket at the gate for $14.00.)  Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult.

Show Days and Hours
The home show runs from June 11-26, 2016. Show hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday 4pm-10pm
  • Friday – Sunday – 12pm – 10pm


  • Food trucks will be on site on Monday, June 13th from 4pm-10pm! (Otherwise, there are concessions always available on site.)
  • Date Night/Wine & Craft Beer Tasting with live music is available on June 15th from 5pm-8pm.
  • On June 19th (Father’s Day), there will be Bourbon Tasting with Beer, Bourbon and Burgers from 4pm – 8pm.


See more information about Homearama special events here. Follow Homearama on Facebook here.

Interested in building a new home? See our tips here.

Contact your Sibcy Cline agent about more information about building a new home.

Cincinnati Homearama 2015 is a Parade Craze Tour in September

In Cincinnati, Ohio, the annual Homearama home tour has a change for 2015. The homeshow is now a scattered site tour of custom homes, model homes and unfinished homes throughout the region.

The show will be held on weekends from 12pm – 6pm: September 5-6, September 12-13, September 19-20 and September 26-27, 2015. Homes will be priced from $250,000 to $1,000,000+.

There is no charge to the public to tour homes, but you will need a ticket. These free tickets are available from after July 15, 2015 or via a Parade Craze mobile app for Apple and Android devices. The ticket will be scanned and home viewers will be entered into a weekend drawing as well as a grand prize drawing. Prizes include a man cave, lottery tickets, cruise, outdoor water feature and the grand prize of a trip for two to New York or Chicago.

Twenty three builders with 53 homes are participating to date for this scattered site tour.

Read more about this homeshow here and here.

Thinking of building a new home? Contact your Sibcy Cline agent!

See Homes at CitiRama September 13-21, 2014

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is right around the corner with 5 new single-family homes to tour priced from $249,000-$300,000. The homeshow is located at Witherby Meadows in College Hill. All of the homes are eligible for a 10-15 year property tax abatement from the City of Cincinnati.

The homes are within walking distance of the College Hill business district.

Three of the homes have “visitability features”, making them accessible to people regardless of physical abilities with no-step entrances, wide interior doors and a bath on the main level.

Two homes in the show offer LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

Witherby Meadows has 24 lots. One show home  and six lots have sold to date.

Witherby Meadows in College Hill
2033 W. North Bend Road
Corner of Connecticut Avenue and North Bend Road
(Free parking is available)

Show Dates
September 13-24, 2014

Show Hours
Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm


  • $9 – Adult (accompanying children under 12 are free)
  • Get discounted tickets at Kroger
  • AAA members can show their card and purchase tickets for $7

Interested in purchasing a home? Contact your favorite Sibcy Cline agent!


Clayton Douglas Homes Earns 13 Awards for Homearama Home


Clayton Douglas Homes built a market home for Homearama 2014 in Carriage Hill in Liberty Township and people touring this magnificent new home love it. In fact, it has earned 13 Homearama awards during the homeshow:

First Place Honors

  • Favorite Home
  • Decorating
  • Study
  • Bedroom
  • Bath
  • Family Room
  • Hearth/Nook
  • Kitchen

Second Place Honors

  • Floor Plan
  • Exterior
  • Lower Level
  • Landscaping
  • Dining Room

This Homearama home is now sold pending, but Clayton Douglas Homes can build another custom-built home for you.

Be sure to attend Homearama in Carriage Hill. It runs July 12-27, 2014.

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It’s Homearama Time in Cincinnati!

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Put your comfortable shoes on and get ready to head out to Carriage Hill in Liberty Township to tour nine newly built, fabulous homes featured in this year’s Homearama.

For the second year in a row, Homearama will be held in beautiful Carriage Hill. For almost 30 years, the Terry family has owned this private estate that they have now converted into a 400-acre residential community.

Carriage Hill offers lakes, ponds, trees, trails, a club house and pool. It is a breathtaking community.

Homearama Dates and Times
July 12 – July 27, 2014
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 10pm

$14 per ticket at the gate or purchase a $12 ticket at area Kroger.
AAA members can show their membership card at the gate for a $12 entrance fee.

Parking is free. No child backpacks are permitted in the show homes.

Sibcy Cline is pleased to represent Clayton Douglas Homes in the show and this home is for sale! Contact your favorite Sibcy Cline agent if you want more details about this home. (Homearama homes are a great value as they have the best of amenities!)

Justin Doyle Homes Wins Homearama Awards


Justin Doyle Homes (represented by Sibcy Cline Realtors) won quite a few awards at this year’s Homearama at Carriage Hill in Liberty Township. The six participating homes in this show were reviewed by independent out-of-area judges. Here are the awards that Justin Doyle Homes earned:

  • Favorite Home – Second Place for The Chateau D’Avoise
  • Favorite Landscaping – Second Place for The Terrace Blanche
  • Favorite Exterior – First Place for The Chateau D’Avoise
  • Favorite Exterior – Second Place for The Somerset Hills
  • Favorite Family/Great Room – Second Place for The Chateau D’Avoise
  • Favorite Hearth Room/Breakfast Nook – First Place for The Terrace Blanche
  • Favorite Dining Room – Second Place for The Terrace Blanche
  • Favorite Master Bedroom – First Place for The Chateau D’Avoise
  • Favorite Master Bathroom – First Place for The Chateau D’Avoise
  • Favorite Lower Level – Second Place for The Chateau D’Avoise

Justin Doyle Homes has three homes in this year’s home show – which is a record-setting number!

Homearama Cincinnati continues daily through July 28, 2013. See more information about this home show from a prior blog here.


New Home Construction in Dayton, Ohio Rose 25 Percent in May 2013


People are building homes once more! The Home Builders Association of Dayton reported a 25 percent increase in building permits in May 2013 as compared to May 2012.

This is most permits in one month since 2007. (The peak number of permits was in April 2004.)

What was the busiest area for permits for Dayton? Carriage Trails in Huber Heights in Miami County.

Read more about new construction activity in Dayton from the Dayton Daily News here.

When building a home, it is recommended to use a Realtor to guide you through the process:

  • Your agent is a resource of knowledge for all new-home communities and builders
  • Many area builders value real estate agents and the fact that well-qualified leads are brought to them. The real estate commission is considered part of the builder’s promotional budget and not a negotiable part of the home price
  • Agents provide negotiating power
  • A new home is a huge investment – have a professional there to guide you from understanding the contract all the way to the closing table

New Construction Coming Back to Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio


New homes are coming back to the market once again. See these statistics on new home starts in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio:

Cincinnati, Ohio
Home-building permits for Southwest Ohio (including Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties) increased 41% for the first quarter of 2013 as compared to the same time in 2012. Read the article by Tom Demeropolis of the Business Couirer here.

Dayton, Ohio
In March 2013, local builders had 167 permits (up from 139 in March 2012). Look at the Dayton Region Residential Building Permits report here.

Interested in a new home or condominium?
See Sibcy Cline’s Builders and Developments here.

Homearama 2013 at Carriage Hill in Liberty Township

The 51st Homearama in Greater Cincinnnati will be located in Carriage Hill in Liberty Township. The home show will take places from July 13-28, 2013, and homes will be priced from $700,000 – $1,200,000 on half-acre homesites. Eight builders have committed to building a home for this show, and two homes have already been sold. Ground was broken in October 2012 and construction has begun.

Carriage Hill is a stunning 400-acre location with breathtaking vistas of lakes, streams and woodlands. It is located is less than one mile from the Butler Regional Highway off SR747. It is convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants and recreation.

Carriage Hill is the private estate of the Terry Family for almost three decades. The Terrys have focused on maintaining the natural beauty of their property while developing long- term master plans for residential communities (with various price points from estate and executive homes to premier patio homes or attached villas). Plans are in place for a future business town center that includes restaurants and retail businesses designed in a charming manner.

Residential Amenities…

  • Walking and biking trails
  • Nine lakes (some stocked)
  • Wooded areas
  • Dog park
  • Fire pit park
  • Pocket parks
  • Wood-lined streams

Carriage Hill Club House…

This historic 1882 Carriage House is a rustic barn built from pine with 5,000 square feet. Its granite cobblestone flooring leads up to a huge fireplace. It was originally designed to store barley for the Windisch-Mulhauser Brewing Company in Cincinnati. The building was relocated to Carriage Hill in 2000 as carriage museum for the Terry family. The landmark structure will now offer Carriage Hill residents a spectacular gathering place with features such as…

  • Park-like setting
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Meeting and gather rooms
  • Tennis courts
  • Playground

Homearama 2012 Site Announced

Homearama 2012 will be held at Willows Bend in Clermont County for 2012. This is the first Homearama to be held in Clermont County and will be the 50th anniversary year for the show.

The home show is set to take place from June 9 -24, 2012. Homes will be priced from $600,000 – $1,000,000+. Three of the seven homes to be built have already been sold. Groundbreaking will take place on November 17, 2011 at the site.

Dan Dressman, executive director of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati reports that Willows Bend offers a beautiful site with mature, stately trees and grassy meadows.