Prices of single-family homes and condominiums, as reported by the Dayton Area Board of Realtors, continued their upward climb to start off the new year. A cumulative sales volume of $93.7 million was a 16% jump in a year-over-year comparison. These figures translated into an average sale price for January of $129,328, up over 18% from last January, and a median sale price of $108,000, an increase of 25.5% from last year.
On January 22, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® (DABR) announced the recipients of the 2014 Affiliate, Community Service, Rookie, Owner/Manager, and Salesperson of the Year Awards at the annual Sales Leaders Club Reception held at the REALTORS® Center. Their contributions to the real estate industry, the community, and the REALTOR® organization are greatly appreciated.
The Dayton Area Board of Realtors (DABR) swore in the 2015 officers and directors at the Realtors Installation Dinner, held at the Dayton Area Board of Realtors on January 7th. The highlight of the event was the inauguration of Ralph Mantica as president of the 2400-member association.
Mantica, a Realtor with Kinzeler Realty, has been a Realtor for 28 years. In 2013 he served as DABR treasurer and chairperson of the finance committee, and in 2014 he was elected president-elect and oversaw a number of committees and projects.
During the recent Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® Installation dinner, a new award category was presented to a lucky few. The “DABR Young Professionals Network Top Five” recognized future leaders of the organization based on community involvement, sales volume, and participation in DABR activities. The recipients were Kyle Gillen from Irongate, Inc. Realtors, Bella Hart from Realty Central, Chip James from RE/Max Victory (not pictured), Olivia Nicodemus from the Gene Group, Inc., and Edward Wright from Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate. Congratulations!
Saving for a down payment can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re on a tight budget. It’s not easy to make a plan, stay on that plan no matter what, stay motivated even when your plan goes temporarily awry, and finally achieve your desired result. So how do you get from, ‘I want to to be a homeowner’ to ‘Give me the keys?’ Simple: Set a goal.
Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, realistic and time-targeted goals.
So how does that relate to your down payment? When it comes to buying a home and getting together the money required, there are tricks and tips you can use to make it easier and make that goal achievable.
"Why should I use a REALTOR® when I can sell my house myself and save having to pay the commission?" That is probably one of the most frequently asked questions someone in the real estate business hears.
Contracting with a REALTOR® to help sell a house is well worth the money paid once you fully understand the broad range of services such a real estate professional can offer.