Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations

There's Luxury And Then THERE'S Luxury!

Mason Ohio doesn't lack for high end homes.  Locally RE/MAX defines luxury as any home $500,000 and up and the home becomes eligible for special designation and advertising.

At $500,000, a typical Mason community would include Carmelle:

Carmelle of Mason Ohio

Now obviously in some parts of the country $500,000 is just a "starter" home, but that's not the case here.  Depending on the type of home,  a Mason home at around $500,000 is most likely a semi-custom builder (Drees, Fischer, John Henry, M/I, etc.).  You'll have a wide variety of floor plans to choose from, but still limited in the changes you can make.  Most likely at around $500,000 you're looking at a 3000-4000 sq ft home,  4 to 5 bedrooms, most likely 2 story with a 3 car garage and a full basement (MAYBE even finished).  Appointments in the home will be nice (granite/quartz counters, kitchen cabinets with some ornamentation, etc.).

As you step up your budget, the options get more extensive, and eventually you can transition to full on custom builders.

The best Mason Ohio community to demonstrate what a luxury home can REALLY look like is Long Cove.  Long Cove is easily THE premier community in Mason and has been home to multiple Homearamas over the years.

Long Cove of Mason Ohio

As you drive into Long Cove the last phrase that will ever cross your mind is "cookie cutter".  Each home is unique, and there's some real flair in types.  Typical pricing is just below $1 million and peaks a bit above $2 million.

What does that get you?

Most lots are about .5 acres and the homes are big.  REALLY big.  Expect at least half again the square footage of the homes that sell for around $500,000.

And intricate.  Whereas a "basic" luxury home might have hardwood floors, or tile, or something other than builder quality carpeting, the homes of Long Cove are truly custom, and that means custom flooring.  Hardwood intertwined with tile.  LOTS of ornamental woodwork on the columns, ceilings that are anything but plain.  And the master suites?  You might be tempted to never leave!  But if you have to eat, the kitchens are generally amazing!

The exterior landscaping at Long Cove is also tiers above the $500,000 homes.

So what's not to like about homes in Long Cove?

Here's the downside.  If you're a seller, life's not easy (at least not currently).  You're going head to head with some of the best builders Cincinnati has to offer, and the number of buyers that CAN and will drop a million or more on a home is fairly limited.

And of course...taxes.  Property taxes are NOT on the low side, and the annual HOA fee is almost $3000/year.  And no...there's no golf course (but there is a HUGE clubhouse, pools and a waterway system that comes with canoes and kayaks for residents' use). 

Bottom line, Mason Ohio offers a full range of luxury homes.  Whether new or resale, there are opportunities and without the same frenzy as Mason homes in the lower price ranges.

 

Interested in having us help you sell your home or help you buy a home? Just give us a call/text at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz

 

Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas

 

The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
Ask for us by name if you visit the office!

EHO Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OH
Bill Direct:  513-520-5305
Liz Direct: 513-265-3004     
Fax: 866-302-8418

MailTo:  Liz@LizSpear.com

Search Homes:  Https://WarrenCountyOhioRealEstate.com

Our Website:  www.LizTour.com

 FacebooktwitterWordpressYouTube Pinterest

 

 

 

 

OUR SERVICE AREA:


View Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite Primary Service Area in a larger map

Comment balloon 3 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • May 27 2019 12:12AM
There's Luxury And Then THERE'S Luxury!
share
Mason Ohio doesn't lack for high end homes. Locally RE/MAX defines luxury as any home $500, 000 and up and the home becomes eligible for special designation and advertising. At $500, 000, a typical Mason community would include Carmelle: Now… more
Should I Buy A Resale Home Or Build New?
share
You're ready to make a change from your current home. There's a lot to consider and one of the chief decisions to make is Resale or New Construction? Resale homes are out there, no matter what the market. They may be scarce or plentiful, but there… more
What's My Springboro Ohio Home Worth? April 2019
share
Sold by The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite in Springboro's Stone Ridge The Woods The shortage of homes for sale continues. Overall the market in Springboro is reasonably balanced. Prices are good, foreclosures are nonexistent and time to sell… more
It's Not A Secret
share
You want to sell your home. The price you get is influenced by a number of factors: The price similar homes sell for. The number of homes on the market. The condition and features of your home. AND… how well you keep it quiet why you're selling… more
Look Closely, There's More Going On Than You Think
share
You see them at a glance. A splash of bright colors announcing Spring has arrived. But look a little closer and you'll quickly realize there is MUCH more going on than you might have realized. Little patterns, extensions, swirls, a variety of… more
You Have An Agent And It's Not Me, So…
share
There's a shortage of housing for sale in the Cincinnati area, at least in the most in demand areas. The net of it is that many agents have buyers with nothing to sell them. From that circumstance I see more and more agents and buyers posting in… more
What's My Morrow Ohio Home Worth? April 2019
share
Morrow Ohio home sales in April spiked upwards from the very low March totals. Not too often we can say home sales more than tripled from one month to the next! There's an ongoing issue with a minimal number of homes for sale, with only 32 homes… more
What's My Maineville Ohio Home Worth? April 2019
share
Maineville's April sales numbers were lower than expected, but other numbers such as price were MUCH better than typical. Overall, the market is a bit more balanced than many neigbhoring communities. Stick with us for the details right… more
What's My Mason Ohio Home Worth? April 2019
share
April was good for Mason Ohio home sales. More homes sold than typical for the month, and prices were very good. Luxury home sales bounced back from March's lows. We're heading into the peak selling season, but perhaps we're just a bit more… more
What's My Mason Ohio Condo Worth? April 2019 Update
share
The theme continues. Not enough condos for sale in Mason and those that hit the market sell quickly. S tay with us for the whats, whys and hows of the Mason condo market! And a bonus at the end, easy to use Search For Mason Ohio Condos For… more