Working In Neighborhoods is offering free classes to first-time home buyers interested in learning more about mortgages, the loan application process, working with a Realtor and home inspections. Classes meet from 6-9 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays beginning Sept. 14 at Elder High School, Schaeper Center, room 134, 3900 Vincent Ave., East Price Hill. For more information, call 513-541-4109.
Interest rates on long-term mortgages fell again this week and remain at the lowest levels since Freddie Mac started keeping track.
A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to an average 4.36 percent in the week ending Aug. 26, down from 4.42 percent last week. A year ago, 30-year mortgages averaged 5.14 percent. The average rate on the increasingly popular 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.86 percent, down from 3.9 percent last week, the Washington Business Journal reported.
Save the Dream is the State of Ohio’s foreclosure prevention effort aimed at helping Ohioans take action to save their dream of homeownership. This multi-agency effort supports the recommendation of the Ohio Foreclosure Prevention Task Force by making free help easily available for Ohioans. Valuable information and resources can be accessed through the Save the Dream website and the hotline, 888-404-4674.
Information on Housing Counseling, Legal Assistance, Mediation and much more is available on the site. Help your homeowners keep their home today and you will be remembered when the time comes for them to list their home.
Greater Cincinnati’s housing market has gotten back on its feet, according to a monthly national housing report.
The Cincinnati metro area ranked as the 14th-best housing market out of 50 metro areas around the country, according to a monthly national housing report from Clear Capital, a Truckee, Calif.-based real estate valuation analysis firm.
Local housing prices jumped 10.2 percent during the four months ending in July compared with the prior quarter. That beat the national average of a 7.9 percent increase.
Comey & Shepherd Realtors is growing its brand's reach with a major deal landed Wednesday that will bring upwards of 400 Re/Max Unlimited real estate agents under the company's name.
The Mariemont-based real estate firm has entered a brand licensing agreement with Milford-based Unlimited Real Estate, LLC and ND Real Estate, LLC - both formerly licensed under the international real estate franchise Re/Max Unlimited.
Each entity will remain independently owned and operated, but run under the Comey & Shepherd Realtors brand with a combined total of more than 650 agents.