Maria Walley, Realtor
Cincinnatti Condo Connection - Part 2

Harbor Greene River View Condo

Sold: 2/14/20 for $950,000.00

This sophisticated fully furnished condominium offers a metropolitan lifestyle with the serenity of front row water front views and the best in leisurely living.  It’s the largest unit in the building at 3,383 Square feet of living space featuring fresh and elegant details, fine custom finishes as well as two  covered balconies and spans of glass which enhance the bright and open floor plan.

The owners have invested in premium appliances and fixtures, fine built ins and cabinetry. A culinary granite kitchen features a Sub Zero refrigerator and Dacor gas range.

There are three full custom baths and one half bath, signature lighting fixtures and Maco window shades.  No detail was over looked.  It’s low maintenance with Italian porcelain tile throughout.

It has three ensuite bedrooms and one study.  The master suite is on the other side of the condo from the others for maximum privacy.

The welcoming entry introduces the living areas, the master wing, powder room and laundry room.


Kitchen counter seats six comfortably

Elegant Modern Townhouse in Walnut Hills (Eden Park)


This distinctive 3 bedroom 2.5 bath residence is the 1st of 8 luxury townhomes.  It exhibits modern elegance, originality and innovation.  It’s prized location on a lovely street of historic homes adjoins Eden Park. Every element was meticulously researched and chosen by the owners and as a result, each room radiates sophisticated style.

Premium finishes include honed granite, quartz, rift sawn oak, walnut, Bertazzoni gas range and custom everything. Every room enjoys an abundance of natural light ushered in by commercial quality windows.  Buyers will also appreciate the 2 car garage and extensive list of renovations, upgrades and the utmost quality.  No detail was overlooked.  The benchmark of this custom townhome is attention to detail, luxury living and minimal maintenance.

The townhome was built 1880 and renovated in 2019.  The structure was reinforced, a new roof in place, and the front yard was excavated to put in a 2 car garage.  All windows were replaced and the home was insulated and sound attenuated. Dual heating with 2 new Tempstar furnaces with AC.

Most of the craftsmanship is local.  Ernst Custom Cabinets designed the cabinets in the kitchen and baths, The staircase metal rails were designed and fabricated by Sycamore Street Studios. The lighting is from Switch Lighting. 9 foot Lambton white oak interior doors throughout.  DXV features in kitchen and baths. Rift sewn white oak from Mansion Hill Custom Flooring.

Call Maria Walley for a private showing. 513-235-3996

Edgecliff Point Condo with River View

This is a rare one bedroom condominium at Edgecliff Point, Cincinnati’s premier high rise building in East Walnut Hills.  The fourth floor condo is 2300 SF and has two balconies both overlooking the river with expansive views of the Cincinnati skyline.  This condo has recently undergone a full renovation with a gorgeous grey oak floor and a chef’s kitchen.  The dining room has a beautiful river view from every angle.  This condo is made for gracious entertaining, starting with the long mirrored foyer.

The building has first class amenities throughout.  The gym is large and overlooks the lawn and the river.  It has adjoining changing rooms with saunas.  It’s a short walk to the beautiful heated pool area and the historic Maxwelton House which has four guest suites and the building’s management office. It has a beautiful ballroom complete with the original pipe organ.  It serves as a party venue for the residents at Edgecliff Point.                SOLD 7/1/19 for $535,000!

Edgecliff Point Condominiums
Port Cochere at Edgecliff Point
Gracious long foyer
Dining room has panoramic views
Kitchen renovated in 2017
Kitchen island
kitchen seating nook
Double Stoves in the kitchen
Panoramic View from Living Room
Living Room and Study
Edgecliff Point Lobby
Master bath oversized shower with bench
Master Bath with double vanity and jacuzzi tub
River View from Balcony
Large Master Bedroom with river view

If you are looking for a river view condo in Cincinnati, you simply cannot do better than Edgecliff Point.  Call Maria Walley today for a tour of this gorgeous condo or to find out about available condos in this building. 513-235-3996, or if you prefer  email

Is staging my home worth it?

I believe staging is a necessity for most home sales even in a good market.  As part of my service to clients, I pay for the initial staging consultation with every residential listing.  Vacant properties need to be staged so they look like a home. I specialize in condos with river views and many of my owners think the view sells the unit and they don’t need to stage.  The truth is, even the units that have been updated in the last 10 years, can start to look tired after a couple of years with or without furniture.  In an empty condo, the buyers see the flaws.  They see the drywall imperfections, the baseboard that’s not perfect or the scratches on the floor.  When the condo is staged they have a seat on the sofa and enjoy the view.  Many times they pick up a pretty pillow or decorative item and joke that if they buy the condo can they have the pillow too.  They are visualizing living in the unit instead of looking for imperfections or thinking about how much work or money they are going to have to spend to get rid of the ugly wall paper or redo the floor.

Living Area Before Being Staged
Living Area Staged

Note how the view really pops now that the heavy curtains have been removed and there is a smaller carpet that shows more of the flooring.  The clean lines don’t distract you from the beautiful view like the fussy outdated furniture.

Dining Before
Dining After

A large national broker tracked 2,772 properties ranging in price from $229,000 to 4.8 million in eight major U.S. cities.  It found that staging decreased days on market by an average of 54%.  The average staged home also sold for more than those that were not staged.  I stage any property over $100,000 unless it’s been designed by an interior designer fairly recently or the client has really great taste.  The stagers are designing to make a property universally appealing and to help people envision how the space can be used.  This is very important with open spaces.  Also, I find that many people have oversized furniture or just too much furniture.  Many people are downsizing from a large home into a condo and have trouble believing that the empty bedroom will fit their king size bed.  We stage with king size beds and two night stands so that they can see that it works. Spaces look smaller when they are empty

It’s also helpful for odd spaces such as this landing of this two story loft condo.  In this case you walk up the stairs and see this odd area.  It’s not quite a private room.  You walk through it to get to the master bedroom.  We asked the stager to make it a place to watch television.

2nd Floor Landing Before

Notice how instead of this dead space before you enter the master bedroom, you have a lovely area to watch television, read a book or do yoga.

Landing Staged
Living Area of Loft Before

This living room was very small and directly off the kitchen.  Before it was finished it just looked to small for a living room.  Once it was furnished with space appropriate furniture, it really came to life and buyers were immediately able to visualize themselves sitting in the room and conversing with someone who was cooking in the kitchen.

Living Area of Loft Staged

My local stager says that 35% of their stage homes received an offer in 7 days or less.  66% of their staged homes received an offer in 30 days or less.  Homes less than $250,000 sold in 21 days, $251,000-$500,000 homes sold in 31 days and homes over $500,000 sold in 44 days.

When should you consider staging?

If you have outdated furniture or colors that are not “of the moment”. Remember red walls of the early 2000’s or the faux finishes of the 90’s?  And need I mention wall paper?

If you have recently merged two households together.  I see this all of the time when people marry or move in with their significant other.  His bachelor furniture doesn’t work with her Crate and Barrel style.

If you have a really great floor plan or a really awkward one. If it’s great show it off.  If it’s bad, show it in it’s best light.

If you have a really great view.  Get those buyers in a comfortable chair looking at the magnificent views.  They won’t want to leave.

If you have too little stuff.  No one wants to buy the house where it’s obvious that someone moved out and took half the furniture or worse, someone took the good stuff and moved and brought the basement furniture to the living room.

River View Condo- Edgecliff Private Residences #903

This condo SOLD 5/24/19 for $270,000.  Call Maria Walley for a showing today. 513-235-3996

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Columbia Tower Condo-2 Bedroom in East Walnut Hills

2 Bedrooom 1 Bathroom corner unit condo on the 8th floor of this secure building in East Walnut Hills Sold 4/8/19 for $114,000.  It’s one of the best deals in the city.  The building has a gorgeous pool overlooking the river and a gym.  It’s 5 minutes from downtown and East side neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Columbia Tusculum.  Only 14 minutes to the airport. The HOA includes heat, water, trash, professional management and common area maintenance.  Call Maria Walley for a tour today.

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This Condo has SOLD!

Eden Park Condo with River Views at Edgecliff



Check out this beautifully renovated condo in Eden Park.  The cabinetry and appliances are sleek European designed and very neutral.  This gorgeous building as built in 1966.  This unit was formerly a three bedroom condo which was converted to a two bedroom condo to make a larger living space.  The floor plan is very open with plenty of storage space.

Living at the Edgecliff is like living at a spa.  Take a walk or run in the park designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead, the landscape designer for Central Park in New York. After you’ve finished, go to the hair salon at the Edgecliff for a pedicure or other spa treatment and then you can bask in the sun at the pool. When you’ve had enough of the pool you can head upstairs to take a nap or watch the sunset and then pop down to Le Bar A Boeuf, Jean Robert de Cavel’s restaurant downstairs for a lovely French dinner.

Call Maria Walley for a private showing. (513) 235-3996.  Or email

This unit is agent owned.

Rare 3 Bedroom Edgecliff condo in Eden Park

The three bedroom condos are sought after and don’t come on the market very often.  This 17th floor condo just came on the market. It has a beautiful view of the Ohio River and the Kentucky Hills.  It has lovely built in cabinetry throughout the condo.  It comes with all of the amenities of the Edgecliff such as doorman, pool, Le Bar A Boeuf Restaurant, fitness room, guest suite and party room.  The HOA also includes heat, water, air conditioning and trash.  Call Maria Walley today to book a private showing (513) 235-3996 or email

Columbia Tower Condos Best Value East Walnut Hills

5 minutes from downtown and close to East side neighborhoods, this East Walnut Hills midrise building offers amenities, security, convenience and views.  This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo offers a gorgeous pool with a river view and a gym.  See listing page for more details about the unit.

This Condo Sold for $71,000 on 3/22/19!


See Columbia Tower page for more information about the condo community.



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Historic School House Lofts Condo in East Walnut Hills #33

Walk to cafes, restaurants, breweries and shops on  Woodburn Avenue  East Walnut Hills Business District. School House Lofts was formerly Walnut Hills High School, it was converted to condos in the early 2000’s.  Soaring 12 foot ceilings, huge windows and the turet make this condo an architectural delight.  It’s 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with high end finishes.  It even has a garage! This Condo Sold for $204,000 on 9/2017!                                     See Video      

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Woodburn Avenue at DeSales Corner

See video of School House Lofts #33.