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Great Local Cincinnati Charities To Know About For #GivingTuesday

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Great Local Cincinnati Charities To Know About For #GivingTuesday

After Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and then Cyber Monday.  Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all about buying something at a discount or buying local in anticipation of the upcoming holidays of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Festivus and more.  Another day for consideration is #GivingTuesday.  With #GivingTuesday the idea is to contribute some money to a charity of your choosing so those who are in need can benefit as well from the holiday season.  Being a personal fan of local charities I have compiled a number of local charities in this article that operate in both the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area and Northern Kentucky.  Take a look at the great things these local charities are doing and consider donating to them or becoming a volunteer.

La Soupe

La Soupe located at 4150 Round Bottom Road Cincinnati, OH 45244 and helps people get nutritious meals.  Founded in 2014 by Chef Suzy DeYoung the goal of La Soupe is to repurpose excess food (that would otherwise be thrown out) to create tasty and nutritious soups and meals for those in need.  Currently La Soupe rescues approximately 5000 pounds of food per week and with that is able to feed 2000 children in and around the Cincinnati area.  La Soupe recently sent 23,000 pounds of food to assist with hurricane recovery efforts in Houston, Texas.

Not only does La Soupe give soup to those in need they also sell their soups to anyone wanting to buy their delicious soups.  So in case...

What Happens When The Sellers Refuse To Move Out

What Happens When The Sellers Refuse To Move Out

What Happens When The Sellers Refuse To Move Out Of The Home

When buying a home the homebuyer goes in with the expectation that the homeowner is ready to sell and move to a new home, sometimes thought that may not always be the case.  For whatever reason a homeowner may have second thoughts on leaving a home after the buyer has had all the inspections and appraisal done.  What is a buyer to do in those situations?  The answer depends on whether the seller is refusing to move before or after closing as to what actions a buyer can take and is explored further in this article.

Seller Refuses To Move Before Closing

Prior to closing the seller can outright tell their agent and the buyers that they changed their mind about selling their home and will refuse to close on the sale let alone move. The buyer’s options are limited in this case.  Yes the homebuyer could sue to attempt to get the seller to sell their home but most courts rarely like to force people to sell their homes and instead are more likely to award damages to the buyer for actual losses (paying for inspections, appraisal, movers and more).  Courts could also award punitive damages to the buyer in order to punish the seller for their lack of follow through on the contract.  In the end though the buyer is without a house and must begin the process again of finding another home.

This is a situation that is hard for a homebuyer to avoid as there is no way to really tell if a home seller is really motivated to sell or is just listing the home on the market with no actual intent of really...

The Top 10 Highest Priced Apartment Buildings For Sale Today In The Greater Cincinnati Area

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The Top Ten Most Expensive Apartment Buildings In Greater Cincinnati

The Greater Cincinnati area has been getting a lot of attention from out of state and even out of country investors looking for multi-family apartment buildings in order to build their cash flow empire.  With prices being paid for buildings in the Greater Cincinnati area investors can find their dollars generating more cash flow in Cincinnati than in many other large markets around the United States.  Check out some of the most expensive multi-family listings available on the market today as well as learn more about the locations they are in.  If you want to learn more about the cash flow possibilities of any particular property be sure to get in contact today with a local Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Real Estate agent.  (This list focuses on multi-family buildings in one location as opposed to a listing of a portfolio of property spread around the city that are listed for sale as a package deal.)

Park Hills, Kentucky

Starting off at the top of the list is a large apartment complex located in Park Hills, Kentucky. Located in Kenton County Park Hills was incorporated in 1927 and has an area of 0.8 square miles.  Park Hills was named one of ten great little neighborhoods to live in in the Greater Cincinnati area by Cincinnati Magazine.  See more Park Hills, KY real estate listings.

Covington, Kentucky

Next on the list comes a property in Covington, Kentucky.  Also located in Kenton County Covington...

4 Helpful Tips For Buying Your Next House

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4 Helpful Tips For Buying Your Next House

Whether you are buying for the first time or buying a subsequent home there are some tips to follow in order to make sure the home purchase is a successful one.  With a home being one of the largest purchases a person will make in their lifetime it makes sense to go in with full planning and an understanding of how the buying process works.  Any time wasted on bad strategies are just that, time wasted that could have been saved by putting you into a home sooner.  This article explores some of the strategies homebuyers should be using and ones that may only lead to frustration.

Getting Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

While this is often talked about it bears repeating, shopping for a home without a mortgage pre-approval is a recipe for frustration.  The mortgage pre-approval not only gives you an idea of how much home you can purchase it also can give you an idea of your monthly payments.  A $200,000 dollar house does not mean you divide $200,000 by 360 months (12 monthly payments times 30 years mortgage) and that is your payment.  Your ultimate mortgage payment not only depends on the house price, but also on the taxes and insurance you will be paying for the house.  So when getting a pre-approval make sure to ask your lender about the monthly payments that include principal, taxes and insurance.  

Since taxes and insurance can vary on the value of the home and the location those numbers are subject to change.  As a result if you do find a home that you like be sure to ask your lender to calculate the monthly payments for you based on the taxes you will be paying for...

The Top 10 Highest Priced Homes For Sale Today In The Greater Cincinnati Area

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The Top 10 Highest Priced Homes For Sale Today In The Greater Cincinnati Area

Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area covering Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is the largest metropolitan area in Ohio and the 27th largest metropolitan in the United States.  The Greater Cincinnati area has a unique variety of architecture and the homes offered in Cincinnati are no different in their unique style and features.  You can find 100+ year old one of a kind homes in different neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati as well as brand new homes with modern design.

The Greater Cincinnati is no stranger to luxury homes and has many luxury apartments, condominiums, and homes to choose from.  The neighborhoods these homes are found in are in and around the Greater Cincinnati area and represent the best the city has to offer.  These homes offer some of the latest and greatest in luxury as well as technology and are found in these neighborhoods:

Indian Hill, OH 45243:

What began as a farming community in 1904 the Village of Indian Hill later was reshaped into more of an area for large estates.  The homes in Indian Hill represent some of the best of what Cincinnati has to offer.  In 2002 the Robb Report rated Indian Hill, OH as one of the best places to raise a family.  Of the top ten priciest homes in the Greater Cincinnati area Indian Hill has 7 homes on the list.

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