December 2017 Real Estate Roundup
December 2017 Real Estate Roundup
December 2017 Real Estate Roundup

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December 2017 Real Estate Roundup Holiday Style

Just in time for the wrap up of the holiday season here are some more great real estate articles from the month of December 2017. Whether you are looking for some great people to follow on Twitter, want to make your home more energy efficient or are thinking of buying a home before marriage there is something for you here. Be sure to check out the great real estate reads down below and comment on which you liked best or feel free to suggest some of your own that are not on the list.

Buying A Home With Your Partner

If you are planning on buying a home with your partner there are some important thoughts to take into account in order to make sure your investment is properly protected. From how much home you can afford, how your credit score is looked at, to how the title will read are all important facts to consider when buying a home. As partners these things will be looked at differently than as it would be looked at for a married couple. In this article about buying a home before marriage Bill Gassett explores some important areas where both partners should be considering in order to make sure everyone is properly protected.

Best Real Estate Selling Blogs From 2017

With the current year end close at hand it is a great time to revisit some great blogs from 2017 as they relate to selling real estate. Kyle Hiscock has assembled some great real estate sales related blogs from bloggers around the world. This collection of blogs is a great place for home sellers to start their home selling journey and to quickly pick up some of the best-selling tips for getting their home sold. Selling a home is more than just throwing a sign up, posting it on the MLS and hoping it sells as these articles point out.

How Food and Real Estate Can Stimulate Your Senses

Providing a unique and interesting take on real estate, Lynn Pineda explores how both food and real estate can stimulate your senses. Sight, smell, sound, touch and taste are our primary senses and certainly food can stimulate all of those senses. But how might real estate stimulate those senses as well? Check out Lynn’s article to find out as she provides excellent imagery as to how real estate can stimulate our senses.

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Don’t let the extreme cold or extreme heat sap your wallet due to a leaky or inefficient home. There are a number of ways to improve a home’s efficiency that will help you save energy and keep your home comfortable year round as Jeff Nelson points out in his article about some must do energy efficient upgrades for the home. By saving energy homeowners can also save money which in the long run is also a great selling point for the value of your home.

How To Preserve Your Wooden Floors

Wood floors in a home is one of those features that can add charm and value to a home over a long period of time. The nature of wood flooring means that if treated well can also last the life for the life of the home. In order to make sure the floors remain strong Debbie Gartner provides five excellent tips on how to make sure the wood floors in your home last. While wood floors add value to a home they can be costly to maintain and with the tips in this article homeowners can make sure their floors last and cost lest to maintain.

How To Become A Home Search Expert

While searching for a home online has never been easier that does not mean the actual process of finding the right home is a simple task. In fact there are many variables that go into purchasing a home and since a home is a long term investment getting the home search right is critical. To that end Kevin Vitali shares some excellent do’s and don’ts for searching for a home that will help setup homebuyers for success. With the tips in this article homebuyers can make sure they are ready to buy after finding the right home.

How Technology Is Changing The Way Real Estate Is Transacted

Technology has brought about many changes to a variety of industries. Real estate is no different in that the impact of technology on buying or selling a home is quite different than it was fifty years ago. Dan Barcelon talks about technology’s impact on the buying and selling of real estate and how it has changed the process for those who are ready to buy or sell real estate. Todays technology allows real estate from all over the world to be accessed at one’s fingertips giving buyers and sellers new avenues to meet and transact from a distance.

Relocating With Pets

Whether you are moving across town or across state, when moving with pets there are more considerations than just packing up an going to the new location. Each pet has its own needs and care should be taken to consider those needs not only during the move but also after the move is done. In this article from Sharon Paxson she provides some smart tips for relocating with pets and what pet owners need to be thinking about before the process begins. Pets can be subject to stress from moving and this article provides some great insights on how to ease any stress they might feel.

Moving To Cincinnati, Ohio? Some Awesome Reasons Why You Might Like It

The Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area encompasses the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Whether you are moving here for a job, education, family or something else Greater Cincinnati has plenty to offer you. In this article by Greater Cincinnati real estate agent Paul Sian he covers fourteen great reasons why people are moving to Cincinnati and what is so great about the area.

Top Home Pricing Myths

Pricing a home accurately is not as easy as it seems. Pricing a home based on what one paid for it, how much one invested in improving the home or some computer generated number from a website does not always lead to happy results. Eileen Anderson explores seven home pricing myths and provides insights as to what the reality is. If you underprice a home you could be leaving money on the table, whereas overpricing the home and the house will not get any offers. So getting the price right is critical for home sellers.

What To Know When Shopping For A Mortgage

With a mortgage being a long term obligation, getting the right mortgage at the right rate can mean saving quite a bit of money for the length of the mortgage.  Going for the first mortgage lender who happens to be advertising to you or going with the lender where you bank may or may not get you the best possible mortgage.  Instead it pays to learn about mortgages, what is needed to apply and how different companies products rates.  In this article by Joe Boylan he provides some insightful formation as to starting the process of applying for a mortgage and what consumers should know.


As an added bonus check out this Home Buying 101 Video from Inlanta Mortgage-Madison.  New buyers can benefit from learning about how to shop for a mortgage.


About The Author

December 2017 Real Estate Round Up was written by Greater Cincinnati Area Luxury Real Estate Agent Paul Sian of United Real Estate Home Connections. Paul is a licensed real estate agent in the states of Ohio and Kentucky and has over 10 years of experience. Feel free to contact Paul for all your Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky real estate needs.

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