First Time Home Buyer

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...

It's currently like 35 degrees in the middle of May, but the real estate market here is getting crazy hot.  I thought I would share a quick little video on how to help buyers actually succeed in this crazy market.  At the moment it is a great great time to be a Seller, it is a very challenging time to be a Buyer.  So if you want to have success in this market, let me share with you three quick  tips on how you can actually succeed in finding a...

Calling all wannabe first time homebuyers.  Have you been thinking for sometime, I want to buy a home but just can't seem to save enough money? Well your time may be now but you will have to move fast!  Effective March 1, the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) offers a grant of up to $5,000 that can be used toward the downpayment of your home.  This grant money is available in Ohio and the funds are distributed among many banks.   There are qualifying circumstances that we have to consider,...

Here’s an interesting tidbit; I was a Cincinnati Real Estate Agent going on 3 years before I bought my first home.*Gasp!* I understand the real estate transaction.  I know how to navigate through simple and complex issues.  I know how to close a deal.  However, when my husband and I bought our first home this summer, I realized there are still things I needed to learn, especially beyond the closing table!   Now that I’ve been there and done that, I feel that I can provide my first time home buyer clients with even more value....

Brett Keppler, Broker/Owner for TREO Realtors shares with you one of the FREE applications he has found useful. The Zillow app for consumers for iPhone and Android is a great application to have on your phone. Zillow allows you to pick homes for sale by agents, by owner, and pre-market homes. The application lets you customize your searches to fit exactly what you're searching for.  Zillow has allowed the consumer to have a first-hand look at tons of information! Once you find a great house, feel free to reach out to Brett...

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