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Creosote: A dark brown or black flammable tar deposited from wood smoke on the walls of a chimney. Homeowners using wood burning fireplaces should have chimneys cleaned regularly to prevent house fires

Real Estate Term of the Week

Inspection Contingency: Is an optional clause stated in a home purchase contract that gives the buyers the right to get the home inspected and negotiate further if there are repair issues. The inspection usually...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Coming Soon: These homes are not officially listed on MLS to Realtors® and buyers, but have “For Sale” signage in the front yard with Realtor® representation. The Greater Cincinnati MLS is undergoing changes that...

Four Questions Buyers Will Ask About Your Home

Whether at an open house or through Realtors®, most buyers will have questions that run the gamut. A professional, experienced real estate agent has already anticipated these questions and will review pertinent information with...

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Underwriter: An individual working for mortgage lenders who determines whether or not a borrower’s loan is approved. If a borrower gets a loan from a mortgage broker, the broker will send the loan documents...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Back Up Offer: When a home seller has accepted an offer from a buyer but is still accepting offers from other buyers. Sellers state that they are accepting backup offers if they think the...

Practical Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

In today’s competitive home selling market, there’s one observation that’s hard to deny: Staged homes sell more quickly and for more money. Spending the typical $1,000 to $2,000 for a professional staging service can...