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Introducing Kensington of Mason | New in 2018

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Much thought has gone into Deerfield Township's newest residential community and Classic Living is proud to be a featured custom home builder in it. Fischer Homes has embellished the concept of Kensington Gardens, an affluent district in West London. It will have much old-world charm blended with the best of today's residential living. Think lush gardens, green spaces, sidewalks, permanent family entertainment areas, a deep water pool with bathhouse, and Mason City Schools! Much has been learned over the past decades in the Greater Mason area and much of that knowledge has gone into the development of Kensington. The community has three inital phases, shown on the map and is home to Cincinnati Homeararma 2019. See lots on map. Classic Living Homes will have a centrally located model home in both the community and Homearama. Conveniently located off Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township...
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Cincinnati home builders - Finding a custom fit for you

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The term “Custom Home Builder”, is one that separates a unique group of builders who go beyond, and sometimes far beyond, the production home building process. This group of builders personalizes the home construction process to meet the individual home buyer’s needs instead of fitting those needs into a template that has been duplicated many times. The term “custom” is a widely used and overused description, but hey… freedom of speech, right? So how do you know that you are getting the best custom building experience? Below are a few things to look for to make sure your builder and new custom built home fit like a glove.   Study the builder’s process Every custom builder should have a process, or mission statement in place that serves as their business philosophy. You can usually find this statement on their website or marketing efforts. Don’t take this declaration lightly. Read an...
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Home Sale Price vs. Homeowner Expectations

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Few events in life match moving into a new home. It’s a new chapter and we all love that. There’s just one thing standing in the way… Your present home. Many homeowners become overwhelmed at the thought of making all of the necessary updates to maximize their sale. The truth is, there needs to be a balance between upgrades made by the owner, and expectations of home buyers. Finding that balance point can make the sale come faster, with higher profit, and much less anxiety. Below are a few tips that can help to make it happen. Get a great agent - Shop for your real estate agent. If you’ve heard good references about someone… If they have a great track record in your area… If they are responsive, personable and sell you on using them, you will not have a better asset. A real estate agent works harder than anyone for your best interests. Agent’s speak from experience and will set the tone f...
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Living Green + Seeing Green - Cincinnati Tax Abatements for new custom homes

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How the Cincinnati Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) and LEED Certification make it happen. With so many great energy and consumption conservation products available in today’s Cincinnati home construction, everyone agrees that they are a permanent part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives. After all, who wouldn’t want the ability to conserve energy, reduce consumption, improve air quality and the numerous other benefits that building green can bring? I think it’s safe to say that we’ve turned the “Green” light on permanently for better conservation and the financial benefits it brings today’s home buyers. Did you know that your green efforts in home construction can also gain you tax abatements within the City of Cincinnati? The tax savings can be substantial. The abatement is valid for single, two-family and multi-family dwellings over an extended period of years. New homes are ta...
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