All Blog Entries by Juanita Limes

With 28 years of real estate experience helping buyers and sellers, I look forward to putting my industry savvy to work for you. I know the ins-and-outs and have seen just about every trick in the book when it comes to buying and selling. I love first time home and seasoned buyers, and with sellers, I understand it's the net vs. your time frame to sell. Let me help you, I thoroughly explain every step of the process, cast light on what's possible and what is not, with honesty, and my sense of integrity and professionalism is directly put to work for you when it comes to protecting your best interests, financially and otherwise.

There are currently 23 blog entries published by Juanita Limes.

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Real Estate Centerville 2015

real estate centerville, homes for sale in centerville ohio, centerville ohio real estateIt's that time of year when real estate business slows down, and I slow down and nice to have some relaxing down time too. My holiday bustle is starting to relax and wanted to take the opportunity to yak a bit about Centerville, the Centerville real estate industry and homes for sale in Centerville Ohio in case you're considering buying next year (or selling).

Though the Dayton metro area might lag behind other Ohio metro areas like Columbus or Cincinnati in terms of unemployment, certain Dayton suburbs like Centerville and Beavercreek definitely held their own in 2014.  Beavercreek's unemployment currently stands at 4.3%, definitely better than state and national averages, and Centerville's unemployment currently stands

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The world has changed dramatically in the past decade in so many ways and communication methods have played a huge part in it.

In today's world, almost everyone has a cellular phone. More and more people are using the more advanced type of cell phones called "smart phones".Smart phones are like a mini computer on steroids. You can send and receive emails, text messages and even videos to your friends and family. You can even watch your favorite TV show on a smart phone.

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Many smart phones have better digital cameras installed than a lot of the traditional type cameras on the market today. They come in very handy when you are out and about and spot something that is photo worthy.

Since you probably never leave home without your phone, you've

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Dayton OH real estate – Positive Economics

Dayton ohio real estate austin landingSeems like good news about jobs and economy around southwest Ohio and the Dayton area continue to trickle in, and time to share some more good news that will have a positive effect on homes for sale in Dayton and surrounding suburbs.

Miami Township's plans for Austin Landing are developing faster with more details about the project forthcoming as we enter the Fall season. Already a $15 million project, the development is now to include 270 residential units.

The overall picture is a "live, work and play environment" geared to attract and retain companies in the region per Bo Gunlock, the president of RG properties of Springboro.

Per the Dayton Daily News, the two projects were discussed yesterday at a

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Greene County - What's in Your Crayon Box?

homes for sale in greene county ohioI like to brag about Greene County, Ohio. I work with some clients relocating from out of state or relocating to the Greater Dayton Area from some other great place in Ohio and on occasion I'm asked for where I would look for a home. 

It's not about searching for the best deal, but more about finding a good deal where you want to live and for some, that means discovering places that have the right appeal and lifestyle for you, or you and your family. I think as Realtors we're very focused on housing markets, sales, buying and listing activity, but I think part of that focus should be introducing newbies to places and communities. If you've never been, or, if you're just not too familiar, I'd like to

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Buying a Home - Indicators Say Now

Have you ever sat back and thought to yourself, "man, I wished I done that" when you realize a good opportunity has come and gone or felt regret that you didn't act sooner rather than later. Well, the housing market is speaking that now. Would you rather have a mortgage for $900 a month, or $1,200? Even with FHA  low down payment financing, would you rather have a down payment of $5,000 or a down payment  of $6,500?

FICO New Credit Scoring Policy to Help Buyers

NAR President Steve Brown of Dayton, Ohio, says the new credit scoring calculation recently announced by Fair Isaac Corp., or FICO, will improve access to home ownership. "NAR supports efforts to broaden access to credit for qualified home-buyers,

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Dayton  and Ohio Economy - Mixed Signals

ohio economy dayton OH real estateAs Realtors, we're always interested in and watching the economy, scanning for news about jobs and economy because of its direct impact on the real estate industry. Overall, I'd say things are headed in a positive direction, and house value prices continue to tick upward. Take a look at a bigger picture, and you'll see some positive trends and activity, but that doesn't mean we're out of the woods yet.

There are a number of things I've noticed lately in the news and on the grapevine that will probably benefit the Greater Dayton Metro area. The Air Force Research Lab awarded a $45 million dollar contract for high end research on jet engine combustion through August 2022 according the Defense Department, and to

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Buying a Home - Learning about Liens

buying a home tax liensPart of a Realtors' job description is protecting their clients. In fact, you could say it's the biggest and most important part of our job. I'd like to talk about liens and how they come into play with buying a home. 

There all kinds of liens you can run into if you're in the market to buy a home. A seller may still list their home, even if they have a lien on it, and payoff of the lien becomes negotiable. Liens can be filed for unpaid services like a mechanic's lien for work or services that have not been payed for, or tax liens for unpaid back taxes.

Perhaps a buyer and seller may agree to meet half way in paying off a lien depending on the size and amount and the agreed upon sales price of the home. Buyers

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Montgomery County Ohio Real Estate; Up! 

It's a great time buy a home if you're looking around Montgomery County Ohio real estate markets, but I wanted to point out why it's time to buy now rather than later. They say everything is relative, and it's true. Some buyers look at the current homes for sale in Montgomery County and feel that prices are high.

Montgomery County Ohio Real Estate Listings.Time for a reality check. Prices can and likely will get much higher as we move towards Spring 2015.  I remember a time when home buyers thought that paying 7-10% on a mortgage was low and acceptable, and rates are still below 5%.

I hear all the time, "Wow, that's high" when they see the price tag on a property. It's all relative, prices fell down over the last several years and only in the last

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Dayton Improvements Boosting Real Estate?

Dayton Ohio Real Estate PricesDayton sure has undergone a lot of changes the last year or two, even programs with funding for repairs to help out eyesore properties in danger of being abandoned in some of the city's worst off neighborhoods, making houses more livable and stemming off and defeating neighborhood decline.

Dayton continues marching forward improving the area, in fact, the Dayton Rotary Club donated $100,000 to add a kayaking water feature to its park which my colleague Marty Snyder posted a while back and the $300,000 that to occupied homes another colleague of mine, Greg Hancock, wrote about.

Now, and a little less exciting perhaps, the long-awaited widening of South Main Street begins today, June 20th as reported by the

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Condos Rising in Popularity

I was checking out the latest on Bloomberg, and came across a tid or two about condos making a comeback and then started surfing online and found supporting evidence that condos are beginning to become popular once more. It seems that new condo towers are appearing fast from the East to West Coast. Developers have long held that these are a riskier type of residential property. 

One example is a new forty-one story tower in Seattle currently under construction and the largest condominium development in the city's history. Also, consider a 22 floor condo living building scheduled to begin later on this year and the city's high-rise condominium endeavor since 2005.

"Condos are regaining favor after a surge in rental

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