Author: brett@treorealtors.com

It's Tax Season Yeahhhh!  If you are like me, you totally dread doing taxes because your accountant is going to come back and say you OWE x amount of dollars, please write a big check for me.  If you're lucky, you may get money back but there is one thing we can agree on; we either want to pay less or we want to get more money back.  The best way to do that with your taxes is by taking advantage of tax breaks that exist out there.  One of...

Today, K. Micah Maupin of TREO Realtors talks about the Welcome home program. This loan is backed by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and there are three things you need to know about this program. First and foremost, it is first come, first served and it started on March 1st.  This means to use this program, you need to get on the ball!  Go to their website and get your application in to get this grant. It is up to $5,000 of free money that they are giving...

The early bird gets the worm. Works for Dan O’Toole who arrives at the office at 7am and for his sellers right now. There are a lot of buyers who have made a resolution to purchase a home in 2017 and they are currently in the market to purchase homes. However, there is just not a lot to choose from! We’ve held open houses on three consecutive weekends and at each open house we have had at least 20 buyers come through....

With Valentines day upon us, Angie Haering of TREO Realtors tried to come up with a great idea for your Valentine!  Unfortunately for your admirer, these are selling faster than flowers and candy! Don't miss out on your opportunity to get one!  They are selling FAST!   Call Angie Haering at 513-258-4600 for all your real estate needs! ...

    Top Ten Most Awesome Homes Sold in Cincinnati in the Past 4 Years. (click address links for more pictures!) 6800 Alberly Lane in Indian Hill Sold for $2,300,000 in 2015 14 Creekside Drive in Indian Hill Sold for $2,570,000 in 2013 2515 Handayde Ct. in Hyde Park Sold for $2,825,000 in 2013 2575 Handasyde in Hyde Park Sold for $2,610,000 in 2015 1901 Wm H Taft Rd Walnut Hills Sold for $2,700,000 in 2016  2545 Handasyde in Hyde Park Sold for $3,300,000 in 2014  7770 Annesdale in Indian Hill Sold for $2,700,000 in 2015 16 Elmhurst Place in Hyde Park  Sold for $3,235,000 in 2014  2560 Handasyde  in...

It’s 6:30 PM on a Tuesday night and I just walked in the door with my 15th month old JJ, who had a blow out in the car seat. He is in meltdown mode; crying, hungry and little does he know I haven’t ate since this morning when I grabbed a granola bar on the way out the door to the baby sitter. Patiently, I clean him up and then check to see who called me 4 times in a row on my cell. Just when I thought my day...

Below is an awesome article that is going to put you into the drivers seat for obtaining a mortgage.   Back in the day of 2005-2007, they were giving anyone who could fog a mirror a mortgage.  They had some crazy loans out there and because of that the market crashed.  The Pendulum swung the opposite direction for the past few years and lenders were extremely picky about wanting excessive documentation, really wanting to make sure any loan that they gave out was totally buttoned up and it was a...

If your resolution is to lose weight, eat healthier, get a better job or something like that, we can't help you there, HOWEVER,if your resolution is to find a new home or sell your home, we can definitely help you there!   So I'm going to give you FIVE easy steps to insure that in 2017 you accomplish your resolution of either buying or selling a home.   FIVE STEPS FOR BUYING IN 2017 Talk to a mortgage lender.  Find out if you can be approved for a mortgage.  If you can, GREAT, move forward...

by Dan O'Toole You thought about selling this year, but real life got in the way.  2017, though, that will be the year – YOUR year to sell your house. Much of 2016 was the hottest sales market that we've seen in years, but what matters to you is how a whole bunch of over-analysis of this year's housing market will help you sell fast and for as much money as possible. So, much like the evening news covering a local election, we are just the team to provide the over-analysis that, surprisingly,...

By Micah Maupin.  Now that the realityTV election is over, what will happen to the real estate market?  With Trump in charge of the White House, there is a ton of speculation as to how this will affect the housing industry.  Whether we will see the house market improve or crash won’t be obvious in the short term.  Let me break down how much impact an election, or a newly elected president, really has on the housing industry with these 3 “Need to Knows.”   How the Housing Market Reacts During an...

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