It’s Tuesday, so this must be the Tuesday Open House.
What is Tuesday Open House?? Well, it’s clearly not an “open house”. Open Houses don’t sell homes… good internet marketing does… but it seemed like a good title for this weekly blog post.
It is my way of throwing the doors open on the RealEstate-Ink.com blog and offering up a few quick articles and facts on real estate for the West Chester, Liberty Township, Beckett Ridge, Mason and Fairfield Township, Ohio areas. It is not intended to be all about homes for sale, but it will be about that some of the time…
The Union Centre Bash: There have been a number of questions recently regarding the Union Centre Bash and when it was, etc. So after a little research I found that it is no longer called the Union Centre Bash, but is now known as the Union Centre Boulevard Blast. It is scheduled to be August 13 -15, 2010. According to an article in the Journal News that I found online the “Blast” will be more of a regional draw, employing some best practices from similar showcases across the country. The direction of The Blast will be directed at families, adults, teens and children with multiple activities happening at the same time, “sort of like what you’d see at a state fair. You can reach the entire article online here >>Union Centre Boulevard Blast
New Listing: 5466 Sugar Maple Run, Liberty Township, Ohio. Check out this new listing in Falling Water subdivision in Liberty Township, Ohio. This is a terrific two story home located on a private, wooded lot and features a finished, walkout lower level, island kitchen w/ adjoining morning room & hardwood floors and much, much more!
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2010 Home Sales in West Chester & Liberty Township, Ohio: The tax credit is over and now is when we find out if the homebuyer tax credits for both the First Time HomeBuyer and the move up homebuyer have had an impact on home sales overall. The key thing to watch moving forward is the unit sales numbers each month for West Chester & Liberty Township compared to last year. As can be seen on the graph, the last couple of months have seen home sales above last years totals. The real indicator of the housing market’s recovery will be what happens moving forward with home sales. Clearly the homes sales in West Chester & Liberty Township Ohio picked up when the tax credits were in effect, but what remains to be seen is; Will the home sales in the next few coming months remain at or above last year’s numbers so that the total sales numbers for the year remain above last year? If the sales remain stable and we can stay at or above last years sales numbers, then we would have to judge the tax credits to be a success in stablizing the housing market. If the sales numbers in the few months are not able to be sustained and in fact fall to levels below last year, then all we will have accomplished will be to move sales up into the early months of the year from the later months (July, August, September) and we will not have really improved the West Chester & Liberty Township housing market in the long term. What you can see on the graph is a steady increase in the home sales from January through May of this year in a much more dramatic peak than in the last two years indicating that there clearly was an impact from the homebuyer tax credit incentives. We will continue to monitor the home sales numbers and we will see where we go from here. >>You can read my 2010 1st Quarter Real Estate Market Report here
Our Facebook fan page of the week is: West Chester Farmer’s Market You can find information on the Farmers Market, the products that are available there through the summer and more. As of this writing their page has 129 fans, so I ask that you check out their fan page, become a fan and invite your Facebook friends to do the same.