Consumer

PUCO asks utilities to suspend disconnections

Posted on: March 17th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

PUCO asks utilities to suspend disconnections Last week the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio took action to ask utilities to suspend disconnection, and waive any requirements for reconnections for all types of customers (both residential and business). According to the PUCO, all of the utilities are doing so, however, many are unable to quickly edit… Read More »

‘Shark Tank’ Judge Victim of Phishing Scam, Loses $400K

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

‘Shark Tank’ Judge Victim of Phishing Scam, Loses $400K Barbara Corcoran, former real estate executive and TV “Shark Tank” judge, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a phishing scheme. A similar scam is targeting real estate professionals and their clients, too. A person posing as Corcoran’s assistant sent an invoice to her bookkeeper for… Read More »

How Changes to FICO Scoring Could Impact Buyers

Posted on: January 31st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

The way FICO scores are calculated is changing this summer, and the move could make it tougher for some Americans to get approved for a mortgage, The Wall Street Journal reports. Fair Isaac Corporation, more commonly known as FICO, will soon start more harshly penalizing the scores of consumers who have rising debt levels or who fall… Read More »

Home Seller Profits Climb to a 13-Year High

Posted on: January 31st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Home sellers nationwide felt richer at resale in 2019. The average seller saw a home price gain of $65,500 on a typical sale, which is up from $58,100 the year prior, ATTOM Data Solutions reports in a new study. This marks the highest level since 2006.   That also represents a 34% average return on… Read More »

Council Passes Plan to Help Renters Pay Security Deposits

Posted on: January 21st, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Council Passes Plan to Help Renters Pay Security Deposits Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer | January 15, 2020 In Cincinnati, renters won’t necessarily need a cash security deposit anymore under a new law passed by Cincinnati City Council Wednesday. Proposed by Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld to help alleviate barriers to renting an apartment, the law says landlords must… Read More »

’Tis the Season for Showings

Posted on: December 4th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

From Realtor.org Just because it’s chilly in much of the U.S. does not mean buyers need to put their house hunt on hold for the holidays. With days off work coming, some shoppers may even increase their tours. That means home sellers need to be ready for impromptu showings during the season. Sure, about one-third fewer… Read More »

2019 CiTiRAMA® at Springrose Meadows

Posted on: September 4th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

2019 ​CiTiRAMA® will be held at Springrose Meadows in the City of Springdale. This year will mark the 15th year for CiTiRAMA®! Developed by Meierjohan Building Group, Springrose Meadows is a development in the City of Springdale in the Princeton City School District.  The plan is designed for 50 single family homes and is located… Read More »

Cincinnati ranked among best places to live

Posted on: September 4th, 2019 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – Cincinnati was able to land among the 40 best places to live in the U.S., according to The U.S. News and World Report. The Queen City came in at 39. In a new analysis, the 125 best places to live in the United States was based on quality of life and… Read More »

Ohio home to most affordable houses in nation

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio home to most affordable houses in nation via Columbus Dispatch Ohio is the most affordable state in the nation for home buyers, according to a new study by the National Association of Realtors. Using home prices, mortgage costs and median income figures, the trade association concluded that buyers in Ohio have the easiest time… Read More »

The 10 Most Interesting Houses in Cincinnati

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018 by Andrew Clark No Comments

JULIE CARPENTER | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 Cincinnati’s rich and varied architecture often compels the use of superlatives, not unjustly as the city is home to 28 historic districts, icons like Music Hall and Union Terminal, and modern works by some of the most famous architects in the world (including Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry). The residential… Read More »