Home sales increased for all regions in September. In Northern Kentucky, sales rose by 21% and in Dayton they increased by almost 20%. In Greater Cincinnati, the area saw the most home sales of any September on record.
Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.
Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout September 2020:
CINCINNATI / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA
September 2020 vs September 2019
21.05% Increase in homes sold (2,582 homes vs 2,133 homes)
12.77% Increase in average sale price ($255,093 vs $226,210)
16.91% Increase in median sale price ($215,000 vs $183,900)
36.51% Increase in gross sales volume ($658,651,352 vs $482,504,994)
January–September 2020 vs January–September 2019
-.73% Decrease in homes sold (19,580 homes vs 19,723 homes)
8.21% Increase in average sale price ($245,072 vs $226,487)
10.27% Increase in median sale price ($204,000 vs $185,000)
7.42% Increase in gross sales volume ($4,798,517,765 vs $4,467,010,658)
Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors September 2020 Home Sales Report
September 2020 vs September 2019
19.65% Increase in homes sold (1,705 homes vs 1,425 homes)
16.13% Increase in average sale price ($210,555 vs $181,317)
10.49% Increase in median sale price ($179,000 vs $162,000)
38.94% Increase in gross sales volume ($358,996,607 vs $258,376,767)
January–September 2020 vs January–September 2019
.80 Increase in homes sold (12,662 homes vs 12,561 homes)
10.30% Increase in average sale price ($195,169 vs $176,939)
9.41% Increase in median sale price ($167,950 vs $153,500)
11.19% Increase in sales volume ($2,471,234,447 vs $2,222,527,849)
Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors September 2020 Home Sales Report
September 2020 vs September 2019
21.04% Increase in homes sold (742 homes vs 613 homes)
12.28% Increase in average sale price ($233,407 vs $207,884)
13.95% Increase in median sale price ($205,000 vs $179,900)
35.91% Increase in sales volume ($173,188,285 vs $127,433,333)
January–September 2020 vs January–September 2019
1.08% Increase in homes sold (5,617 homes vs 5,557 homes)
6.70% Increase in average sale price ($225,772 vs $211,602)
11.12% Increase in median sale price ($199,900 vs $179,900)
7.85% Increase in sales volume ($1,268,166,726 vs $1,175,873,753)
Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors September 2020 Home Sales Report
Seven Home Improvement Ideas to Help Sell Your Home
If you are considering making improvements to your home, think towards the future with changes that will appeal to buyers. Projects to focus on are the kitchen, bathrooms, floors and paint. Here are seven improvement ideas to consider:
One – Lighting Make rooms light and bright. Add lighting under cabinets in your kitchen to make the room look more inviting. Consider recessed lighting.
Two – Kitchen If you are not up to a large renovation, one improvement to consider is replacing older appliances such as the dishwasher and refrigerator. If the cabinets are not appealing, consider sanding and painting them.
Three – Closets Buyers want walk-in closets. If you cannot make your closet larger be sure to make it look as spacious as possible when selling.
Four – Bathroom Recaulk the tub. (Use caulk-be-gone to get rid of the old caulk. Fill the bathtub with water after you have caulked to stretch it while it dries.) If you have old wallpaper in the bathroom, remove it and paint the walls. Old shower doors should be removed or replaced.
Five – Paint Fresh paint makes a big difference in rooms. Use neutral colors if you plan to sell. Paint the trim with high-gloss white paint.
Six – Moldings Details, like moldings, add charm and character to rooms.
Seven – Floors Hardwood floors are very popular with costs ranging from $3-$8 per square foot. (Add another $3 per square foot for professional installation.) If you have carpet, have it professionally cleaned.
Need help with your improvements? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put you in touch with vetted, professional home-service vendors.
8 Homes for Sale Now with Fabulous Fireplaces
Cozying up to the hearth this winter is just one reason to buy these beauties now.
Is a fireplace on your list of “must haves” in a new home? If so, you are in luck this fall! There are homes for sale now from Sibcy Cline that make it easy to imagine yourself curled up and ready for a long winter’s nap.
Riverside Warmth in Terrace Park, OH
There is no better place for a fire than next to the water, and this home for sale in Terrace Park, OH on the Little Miami has it. You can go for a walk down to the river and then come home to the comfort of your home and start up the fire to get your frosty toes toasty again.
This home is the perfect place to “self-isolate among the treetops,” according to Cincinnati Magazine, and we couldn’t agree more.
Winter Wonderland in Liberty Township, OH
The pops of bright color next the white background of this hearth in Liberty Township, OH could put even the Grinch in the holiday spirit. Everything about this room makes you want to start decking the halls for the season of merry, when the days are dark but our hearts burn bright.
You’ll not only have the physical warmth of the fire, but that priceless heart-warming joy of settling into a home that feels just right.
A Homey Haven in Union, KY
With two roomy acres to roam in Union, KY, this home for sale now provides the perfect place to gather in and relax next to the fire. You can sink deep into the sofa for a nap or sit by the fire to read your book.
Take off your shoes, wrap up in a soft throw, and forget the rest of the world. There just isn’t anything that can go wrong here in this room.
Sofas for Days in Guilford, IN
Have you ever dreamed of lounging on the world’s longest sofa next to a warm fire? This home for sale in Guilford, IN may just be your dream home. The best part? There is not just one, but two of the longest sofas we’ve ever seen to rest your weary bones after a long day.
If enough space for two very long comfortable sofas isn’t enough to convince that you should buy this home today, then make sure to notice the stunning architecture of the wood and stone hearth. That, together with the porthole windows on either side, creates an aesthetic that will elevate your everyday to something truly extraordinary.
Condo Comfort in Mariemont, OH
If you’re looking for a home for sale that’s more compact than a sprawling estate and a better fit for your active urban lifestyle, but still ranks high on the homey scale, you can find it at 3818 Miami Rd. in Mariemont, OH. There’s no shortage of comfy or cozy in this home! Here, condo living steers clear of lacking character and warms things up with an inviting hearth.
The bonus here is that homey doesn’t feel cramped. The large windows and high ceilings give the space an airy feel that will save you from feeling like the walls are closing in this winter. No cabin fever in this expansive space!
A Spacious Respite in Hamilton Township, OH
Ready to cast your worries aside and sink into deep relax mode in front of a roaring fire? Look no further than 7470 Stillwater Dr. in Hamilton Township, OH. And, in a world that requires social distancing, you’ll have space in this room to invite some companions.
In this home for sale there is a generosity of space to spread out and plenty of windows to take in the beauty of nature while enjoying the much-needed company of others.
Cozy Comfort in Wyoming, OH
There are some houses for sale that just exude the feeling of “home”. As soon as you walk in, you want to kick off your shoes and get comfortable. 35 B Vale Ave in Wyoming, OH is one of those houses.
The brick and tile on this hearth go a long way in creating that kind of inviting space we all love. The earthy tones warm up all the surrounding white without sacrificing the open, airy quality of the room. With the window view to the trees in the backyard, you have all the elements for this being your favorite space in the house.
Snuggle Up in Deerfield Township, OH
There just isn’t anything that makes a fireplace more fabulous than a stone hearth. In this home for sale at 8756 South Shore Place in Deerfield Township, OH, you get a rock solid invitation to take a Sunday snooze and warm the chill out of your bones.
If you’re looking for a home for sale to make your own, you won’t find many with a hearth worth staring into during all the long hours of a lazy winter day. Bring your own blankets and find your way home to this relaxing fireside.
During the fall season it’s important to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your home in good shape before colder weather arrives. Winter weather can inflict some damage on a home and so making sure everything is in good shape now – while the weather is still mild – is always a good idea. Here are six fall home-maintenance tips:
One (1) – Water and Sprinklers
Perhaps the most important place to start with fall home maintenance is outside, especially around driveways, front steps and other parts of the home where people are going to be walking and where ice, snow and slush can make their unwelcome presence felt. Identifying areas where stairs may need to be repaired, cracks and holes patched or smoothed, will help keep you safe from dangerous slip-and-falls. Also, be sure there are lights to illuminate pathways and sidewalks.
Make sure sprinkler systems are flushed out and exterior water connections are shut off to sprinkler systems and outdoor spigots. This will prevents the possibility of having pipes freeze and later bursting. Store all water hoses inside the garage.
If you know there has been water buildup in certain parts of your lawn – especially around the home’s foundation – think about ways to redirecting it. Experts recommend ensuring a six-inch vertical slope over 10 feet of space to usher water away from a home.
Two (2) – Leaves
Be sure the lawn is in good shape as fall arrives. Stay on top of raking when foliage starts to fall. Letting all those fallen leaves sit on a lawn over the winter, especially when compacted by snow, can create dead spots in the grass next spring, so clearing leaves before serious snowfall arrives is a must.
Three (3) – Gutters and Roof
In addition to clearing leaves, it’s also important to clear out the gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to ice dams, which then result in water building up as snow melts – and potentially leads to a leaky roof.
And while you’re up on the ladder, you should also make sure everything is in good shape on the roof. If any shingles appear to be damaged or missing, they need to be replaced before harsh weather arrives. (Depending upon the scope of any roof issues, these might not be tasks you personally tackle.)
Four (4) – No Air Leaks
Don’t let warm air escape your home this winter. Use exterior caulk around your home’s exterior to seal any cracks between the trim and siding, windows and door frames.
Five (5) – Furnace
It’s always a good idea to schedule a professional maintenance check-up for your heating system to make sure it is in tip-top shape for colder days. Be sure to change your furnace filters regularly.
Six (6) – Fireplace
Make sure the damper opens and closes. Look up into the flue to make sure it is not obstructed with leaves or bird nests. Consider a fireplace and chimney inspection to fix any damaged bricks and mortar.
Need help with your list of things to do this fall? Be sure to contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can recommend vetted, home-related services and vendors to you.
8 Homes for Sale Now with Beauteous Bathrooms
You’ll never want to leave the tub in these spa-like bathroom retreats.
There are two rooms that really sell a house: the kitchen and the master bath. And when it comes to the homes for sale now, there are plenty of impressive master bathrooms to entice buyers to make their move. We rounded up a few of our favorites listed on the market now by Sibcy Cline agents.
The Royal Treatment in Hamilton Township
Why feel like a queen for one day when there is a home for sale now that can make you a queen every day? Every time you escape to your powder room you’ll cross the threshold to your own space that takes pampering to an entirely new level.
Whatever stress the world throws at you is no competition for the reviving power of this master bathroom. If you make 7470 Stillwater in fast-growing Hamilton Township your new home, you will have bought yourself a ticket to unlimited rejuvenation.
Light-filled Luxury in Guilford, Indiana
If there is one quality that really makes a master bath shine, it’s plenty of light. This home for sale now in Southeast Indiana really makes use of outdoor light sources as well as well-placed fixtures.
Another quality that gives this master bathroom at 21563 Fox Rd. its luminescent and sparkling clean appearance is the use of white everywhere: on walls, cabinets, tile, rugs. If you want to feel like you have died and gone to heaven, you might want to consider buying this home for sale now where you can transcend the world while you relax in your soaking tub.
Modern Rustic in Mt. Lookout
A bathroom doesn’t have to ALL white to make it feel like a retreat. This home for sale now in Mt. Lookout successfully combines both white and natural tile to give it a welcoming spa-vibe.
The balance of earth tones and white gives this master bath a soothing feel that makes you want to bring your sea salt body scrub and move in permanently. And who wouldn’t want the low maintenance and durability of a completely tiled bathroom? This is a room that can handle a lot of water, wear and tear. If you are a home buyer looking at homes for sale now, 1233 Grace Ave. definitely has potential to be a “forever home.”
Exotic Shapes and Unique Textures in Liberty Township
Perhaps shapes and textures aren’t the first things that are on your mind when you check out master bathrooms in homes for sale, but somewhere in your mind your aesthetic sense is taking note. If you get a chance to tour this home for sale in Liberty Township, you won’t be able to resist how soothing and homey it feels to be surrounded by so much texture and shape.
Pair the exotic, organic feel with a window view of a tree-filled yard, and you have a recipe for relaxation. If you are looking for a home for sale now with large amount of “ah-factor”, you’ve found it here at 6316 Stonehenge.
Farmhouse Chic at Shawnee Lake in New Jasper, Ohio
Sliding barn doors and a generous amount of white paired with a furniture-style vanity and a wood-textured tile bring this New Jasper home-for-sale up to a trendy, modern-farmhouse vibe.
Throw in an abundance of super-soft white towels and you’ll definitely see buyers fighting to be the lucky owner who gets to make this space their permanent place to prep for the day. If you love farmhouse style, don’t delay checking out 4156 Shawnee Lake Trail.
A Spa-like Retreat in Hebron, KY
Take note when you are touring homes for sale now: the best master baths look like your favorite hotel spas. This one at 2208 Lumberjack is no exception – it has all the elements to bring optimal relaxation.
This is the kind of master bathroom that will make you want to leave the party early so you can get home and get straight to chilling out in the tub. Just 13 minutes from CVG airport and a short drive to the Ohio river, this Hebron, KY home could be your new retreat.
Space to Spread Out in Deerfield Township
If you are looking for a home for sale now in Deerfield Township that has all the space you need to pamper and prep, look no further than 8756 South Shore Place. This bathroom has plenty of surface space for all your getting-ready necessities, plus cabinets, shelves, and drawers to keep everything tidy and tucked away.
In spite of having more than enough space to accommodate all of your needs, this bathroom is not lacking in warmth and coziness. The texture and variation of the tile in the space helps to create interest while tying the space together so it doesn’t feel institutional. You’ll feel right at home while stretched out in the large soaking tub.
Refined Simplicity in Mason
The last thing you need when you’re trying to chill down is too much going on around you, which is why 2826 Ivy Farm Court is the place you want to be to take a long exhale and let go of the day.
The simplicity of the master bathroom in this home for sale now is the only thing you need in your new space to bring serenity to your life this year. Here is the place for you to go to cleanse all the negativity from your life, so hurry out to Mason, Ohio and look at this home for sale now. You’ll be on your way to bright new future in this beauteous bathroom.
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