October 2018 - Star One Realtors

LCPL Taylor B Prazynski Walk / Run / Roll

14th Annual LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski Walk / Run / Roll

Star One Realtors supports LCPL Taylor B Prazynski Walk/Run/ Roll. This year the event is Saturday, November 10. Taylor was a former student of Kim Nuxhall and volunteered in the special needs classroom while in high school. In 2003, Taylor joined the USMC; he served as a 0311 infantryman and saw gunner with the 3rd Bat/8th Marine Reg Lima Company 4th Platoon.  His unit did a peacekeeping mission in Haiti 2004 and deployed to Iraq in 2005. Taylor was part of history supporting the first free election in Iraq.

Taylor was killed in the line of duty on May 9, 2005 in the Al Anbar Province supporting Operation Matador. Kim Nuxhull wanted to honor Taylor’s service to both the special needs community and to our country by naming The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Field’s East field after LCPL Taylor Prazynski. Taylor’s father, John, and his family are great supporters of The Joe Nuxhall Miracle Field. Donations from the LCPL Taylor B Prazynski Walk / Run / Roll go toward The Joe Nuxhall Miracle Field and sponsorship to students at Fairfield High School. Sign up today at https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=4836& Learn more about The Joe Nuxhall Miracle Field: VideoBoardEastField2 1 768x512 1 300x200 - LCPL Taylor B Prazynski Walk / Run / Rollhttps://nuxhallmiracleleague.org/

September Home Sales Momentum Slows Average Price Sets Record for 27th Consecutive Month

September Home Sales Momentum Slows
Average Price Sets Record for 27th Consecutive Month

The momentum of September 2018 home sales slowed compared to last year’s levels, down – 7.5 % compared to September a year ago. Home sales this month were 2,109 compared to 2,280 in September 2017.

“Despite September sales slowing, 2018 home sales still remain one of the top three strongest in over 10 years,” said Phil Morrical III, President of the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS®. “This is still a competitive market, there are plenty of buyers and the interest rates are low. Consumers wanting to sell their home need to understand that this is a great time to list your home with a Realtor,” said Morrical.

The September average home price climbed to $207,894 compared to $198,567 a year earlier, a +4.7 % increase.  At the same time, the inventory of homes for sale, as of September 30, continued its year-over-year declining trend, but at a slower rate, from 5,633 a year ago to 5,449 in September 2018, down – 3.27 %.  However, September inventory was up + 0.5% over August 2018.

“Cincinnati is considered a very affordable market for home buyers and the inventory is turning over quickly,” said Morrical.  “Realtors monitor a statistic called, “Months’ Supply” (Absorption Rate).  If we take the September sales and compare it to the September active inventory to see how many months of possible sales exist before there is zero inventory. For September, there is 2.6 months’ supply.  5.0 is considered a “stable market.”  Below 5.0 months, it’s a Seller’s market; above 5.0, it’s a Buyers’ Market,” said Morrical.

Local home mortgage rates in September averaged 4.51% for a 30-year fixed rate loan.  The rates were up compared to 3.83% a year ago.  At these fixed rates, the monthly principal and interest payment on a $100,000 home loan with no money down would be approximately $507.

“REALTOR’s are available to help guide consumers through all the important details involved in buying and selling a home. A REALTOR will assist them through the entire process and is your absolute best source for professional and accurate information,” said Morrical.

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Nationwide, September home sales were down 3.4% compared to August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were down – 4.1% from September 2017.

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