Maria Walley, Realtor
The Edgecliff | Cincinnati Condo Connection

Edgecliff 1905

Who doesn’t want to sit on this balcony and watch the sunrise or enjoy a nap?  This view will calm you from the moment that you walk in the condo but sitting on the balcony is what it’s all about . It’s on the East side of the building so you can enjoy it in the evening without the glare.

 

 

Gracious living with an open floor plan.  It’s a spacious one bedroom.

Open Floor Plan

Galley kitchen

Bedroom Also has a river View!

 

This Condo is priced at $185,000.  For more about the listing click here.

River View Condo- Edgecliff Private Residences #903

 

This condo is being offered at $294,900.  Call Maria Walley for a showing today. 513-235-3996 mwalley@comey.com

More information about the listing.

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 mwalley@comey.com

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 mwalley@comey.com

Gorgeous Renovated East Walnut Hills Condo at the Edgecliff

Don’t miss this one.  It’s 2 one bedroom units combined to make one large 2 bed 2 bath condo with a 44 ft balcony overlooking Eden Park.  Designed for entertaining!

 

River View Condo Renovation Opportunity

 

Rare opportunity to combine two condos with Southeastern exposure (best river view from building) at the Edgecliff Private Residences.  See listing information.

The building is located in Eden Park in Walnut Hills, a desirable neighborhood four minutes from downtown Cincinnati.  It’s a corner unit 2 bedroom and an adjacent studio just waiting for your personal touch.  Buy it in time for Labor Day Fireworks.

Renovated condo Edgecliff in Eden Park/Walnut Hills

Check out this beautifully renovated condo with a 44 ft balcony and open floor plan. See the video.

The Three Best Neighborhoods in Cincinnati for Condo Shopping

The Verona in Eden Park

 

As we move closer and closer to spring time here in Cincinnati, the real estate market is beginning to heat up for potential buyers and sellers alike.

In fact, according to Realtor.com, there are currently 3,667 homes on the market and 3,552 homes for rent, and the current average listing price for the city of Cincinnati is $165,000. Although great homes can be found all over the city, the following neighborhoods in Cincinnati are likely to be your best bet for finding a wonderful deal on a condo.

Over-The-Rhine

Of all the neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Over-The-Rhine is the one with the most condos on the market—and it also happens to be one of the hippest, most popular areas in the city. According to Realtor, the area has an average listing price of $324,950, although prices currently range from $200,000 to $600,000. Most condos for sale in Over-the-Rhine are walking distance from area attractions like Findlay Market and a wide variety of coffee shops, restaurants, and nightlife. In addition, many homes for sale in OTR have been remodeled or upgraded within the last ten years. You can check out our recent article, “OTR: Best Deal on a Condo,” to see one of many homes that we recommend if you are considering purchasing a condo in OTR.

Walnut Hills

Although a little more removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cincinnati, Walnut Hills is still a great place to buy a home. There are currently around 35 condos on the market in Walnut Hills, with prices ranging from $110,000 all the way up to $995,000, so there is something here for everyone. As far as perks and amenities go, there are many options available. For instance, this two bedroom, two bath condo, located at River Terrace, 2401 Ingleside 10A.  It features a stunning river view and has undergone a complete renovation. It’s listed at $285,000 and has valet parking.  This one won’t last long. The Edgecliff Private Residences  2200 Victory Pkwy, 809 is currently listed at $349,900, features an in-unit skyline view, while the building includes a guest suite with a kitchen and a 24 hour concierge.  Meanwhile, the $149,900, one bedroom, one bath unit at The Verona 2356 Park Avenue, 104 features in-unit wood floors and an address in a coveted historic building.

 

Eden Park in Walnut Hills

Hyde Park

Just a few minutes east of Walnut Hills is the Cincinnati neighborhood known as Hyde Park. Like OTR, Hyde Park is extremely walkable, a perfect location for those who enjoy being outside in their neighborhood. Although this area is also somewhat removed from downtown Cincinnati, it still offers plenty of easily accessible shops and restaurants and easy access to I-71. Currently, there are about 30 condominiums on the market in Hyde Park, ranging anywhere from $165,000 all the way up to 1.5 million. Given the high price range, it is no surprise that homes in Hyde Park boast a variety of amenities. This two bedroom, two bath home, located at Michigan Terrace3500 Michigan Avenue, 43, is listed for $799,000. The location alone is worth every penny. This property is located right on Hyde Park Square, amid the city’s most popular shopping and dining districts. The two bedroom two bath home at the Madison House2324 Madison Rd, 304, on the other hand, is listed for $148,500 and features a large balcony and wood flooring. The building provides valet parking service, a doorman, and a heated pool.

Hyde Park Square

If one of these listings caught your eye, and you are considering purchasing a home in one of these neighborhoods in Cincinnati, give us a call today at (513) 215 – 3996 today and let us help you find the perfect condo for you.

How Is Selling a Condo Different than Selling a House?

Selling a condo is very different from selling a house.  Make sure you work with an agent that understands and sells a lot of condominiums. Get recommendations from your neighbors or management of the building.

Lofts at 4120 in Oakley

Pricing

Condos in many buildings have a wide variety of prices.  Some of the factors that affect the price are location in the building.  In a high rise, the higher the more expensive.  Corner units also sell for higher prices than interior units.  The view also matters.  The premium for a better view can sometimes be 100% or more.

A River View in East Walnut Hills

Seasonality

Condos in Cincinnati sell year round.  They don’t follow the typical spring cycle, mainly because it’s rare for family’s to purchase a condo in this city.  It’s typically a single person or a couple.  Many empty nesters start looking at condos when their last child graduates from college Or when  they feel they are no longer able to live in their house . This can happen suddenly.  They often have encouragement from other family members to make this move.  Showings pick up around the holidays when adult children are home to help their parents find a condo.

Staging

Condos tend to be smaller than houses and many empty nester buyers who are moving from a large home worry about fitting their belongings into a condo.  Empty condos look small.  I recommend staging empty condos for many reasons but mainly because people can see that they can fit their king size bed, two night stands and dresser in the seemingly small bedroom of a condo.  The other benefit to staging a condo is that it takes the buyer’s eye away from the flaws.  They tend to see the view and the furniture rather than the dated parquet floor or worn kitchen appliances.  A good stager will have on trend colors and new stylish furniture. Developers, builders and flippers all stage homes because they know staging yields a better price and a quicker sale.  See this condo at The Ingleside that has been staged.It was on the market for 6 months as an empty condo.  It went under contract in one week after staging.

Staged condo at the Ingleside

The Building

Make sure that you have a realtor that understands the building. It’s best if you can get a realtor that not only knows the building but will be present for all showings.  There’s a lot to know about each building or community and you don’t want the selling agent who doesn’t understand your building fumbling around trying to find the party room or your parking spaces.  You want someone who can speak confidently about the amenities, the culture, the location and the financial health of the building. My team and I focus on condos and are familiar with all of the urban buildings in Cincinnati.

HOA Docs and Financials

Make sure that your realtor has current HOA documents and all amendments as well as financial statements for the building.  They will need the current budget, a recent balance statement and an income statement.  A copy of the rules and regulations is important to have too.  You don’t want to get a contract and then have the buyer find out that their 60 lb dog is not allowed in the building. Provide them with meeting minutes too. Many potential buyers want to know what the hot issues are in the building. You may also want to provide information about past special assessment and the history of the monthly HOA payment increases.

Photography

Make sure you have professional photography and that the common areas are shown.  If there is a pool or a gym, you will want to have those photographed too. If it’s winter, a good realtor that is familiar with your building will likely have photos of the pool from previous listings. For luxury condos or condos with great views consider doing a drone video to really show off the view and surroundings.

Days on Market

Condo buyers are a bit more deliberative than a house buyer.  Most will be very thorough in their evaluation of the building and the unit. In the last six months of 2017, condos in Cincinnati averaged 69 days on the market compared to single family houses which averaged 43 days on the market. Pricing the house right is the best way to beat the averages.

Advertising and Marketing

Many buildings do not allow signage so make sure that your realtor not only puts the condo on MLS but has a complete marketing plan to sell the condo.  Open houses are great for condos and usually attract a lot of people.  Make sure your realtor is willing to host open houses until it’s sold. Consider a dedicated website for your condo.

Financing

Financing a condo is more complicated than financing a house.  You and your realtor will want to line up a mortgage officer that does a lot of condos.  Not all condo mortgages can be sold on the secondary market. Other condos that have storefronts or restaurants are considered mixed use buildings and many lenders will not underwrite mortgages on those buildings.  The Edgecliff Private Residences, The Regency and many condos in OTR (Over-the-Rhine) are mixed use.