July 15, 2018

An entertainer's home with ample outdoor spaces awaits in Huber Heights

Beautiful cathedral ceiling adorns the living room and a floor to ceiling fireplace give extra warmth on those cold winter nights.  Open, warm and inviting kitchen and breakfast area to start the day off right. The kitchen is warm and welcoming to the chef and master alike.  Your guest and family will feel right at home at the breakfast bar as they gear up for the day ahead.  The backyard is inviting to the little explorer and the adults have a perfect entertainment space for the weekend getaways. 

Location: 4805 Millridge Rd., Huber Heights, OH 45424

So many things to love about this low maintenance ranch home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms!! Spacious great room with stone fireplace and open floor plan into dining area and kitchen.

Listed for sale by Don & Cyndi Shurts of Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate. Call Don Shurts at 937-241-2124 or Cyndi Shurts at 937-604-5194.  Submit offers to donshurts@Kw.com or through DotLoop using the same email.
July 11, 2018

Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand

impact of rising interest rates

Since the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to Freddie Mac. Even a small rise in interest rates can greatly impact a buyer’s monthly mortgage payment.


First American recently released the results of their quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), in which they surveyed title and real estate agents across the country about the impact of rising rates on first-time homebuyers.


Real estate professionals around the country have not noticed a slowdown in demand for housing among young buyers; nearly 93% of all first-time homebuyers last quarter were between the ages of 21-35, with the largest share of buyers (51%) coming from those ages 26-30.


First American’s Chief Economist Mark Fleming had this to say,


“On a national level, mortgage rates would need to hit 5.6%, 1 percentage point above the current rate, before first-time homebuyers withdraw from the market.”


So, what is slowing down sales?

According to the last Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales are now down 3.0% year-over-year and have fallen for the last three months. If rising interest rates aren’t to blame, then what is?


Fleming addressed the cause, saying that:


“The housing market is facing its greatest supply shortage in 60 years of record keeping, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The ongoing housing supply shortage will make it difficult for first-time buyers to find a home to buy, even when they are financially ready.”


Bottom Line

First-time homebuyers know the importance of owning their own homes and a spike in interest rates is not going to keep them from buying this year! Their biggest challenge is finding a home to buy!

July 11, 2018

Beavercreek Ranch Home For Sale! Beautiful Updated!!


Brick ranch home sits on 1/2 acre lot in Beavercreek Ohio and provides ample space for living and entertaining!  Everyone will be WOWed by the updated kitchen with granite countertop!

Beavercreek Home With Updated Kitchen

New owners will appreciate the four large bedrooms and updated bathrooms!  Did I mentioned that the Master bedroom is large and offers 2 walk-in closets!!

Beavercreek home for sale

This home offers so much space for entertaining with a living room, dining room, and kitchen open to family room with fireplace.  Multiple places to hang out with the people you love.

Beavercreek real estate with fireplace 


· NEW KITCHEN (2015)

             New cabinetry in kitchen & laundry room

             Granite Countertops

             New Stainless Steel Appliances

             New tile floors in kitchen

· New Bamboo Floors (2017) in entry, living room, dining room

· New Master Bathroom (2014)

· New cedar picket fence (2017)

· Dimensional shingle roof (2006)

· Maytag heat pump furnace/AC (1999), Armstrong natural gas forced air furnace as second backup system with auto switchover (older)

· All bathrooms have been updated

· High efficiency water heater

· All new interior trim and interior 6-panel doors

· All bedrooms have double closets.  Master bedroom has two walk-ins.

· Average electric bill:  summer $100/winter $115

· Natural gas bill: summer $26/winter $75

· Water/sewer bill: $55





Feb. 7, 2018

Real Estate Market Report Update

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Feb. 1, 2018

Already A Great Start to 2018! Are you ready to buy or sell this year! Lets go!

Jan. 18, 2018

$5000 Down Payment Assistance Soon To Be Available!

Down payment assistance in Dayton, Beavercreek, Kettering, Fairborn, Xenia

Each year several local banks are given access to funds to provide home buyers with financial assistance in the form of up to $5000 to be used as down payment and or closing cost and prepaids!  This program is called the Welcome Home Program.  Fund are available beginning March 1st, but reservations can be requested.

A few more facts about this program:

  • You do NOT need to be a first-time homebuyer.
  • There are some income limits for the program, but it's pretty generous.
  • The buyer must contribute a least $500 to the purchase of the home
  • The grant is forgiven on a pro rata basis over 5 years
  • There is no interest or payments on the grant funds.
  • Qualifies to be used as FHA minimum down payment

If you are thinking about buying a house this Spring, please give Realtor Don Shurts at Keller Williams a call at 937-241-2124 or Cyndi Shurts at 937-604-5194 to find out more information.

Jan. 16, 2018

Let's Build a New Home in Bellbrook Ohio!!

What do you do when all the houses for sale on the market are outdated?

Build a new house in Bellbrook OH

Build a NEW house in Bellbrook, a wonderful bedroom community outside of Dayton, Ohio!  One of Bellbrook's newest neighborhoods is Oak Brook and offers a convenient location across the street from a 200-acre park!  The Bellbrook schools are some of the highest rated districts in the area according to the Ohio Department of Education.

Two story family roomAmazing Fireplace

Ryan Homes most popular floor plan is the Versailles model, offering over 4100 Sq Ft.   The Versailles showcases an impressive foyer, beautiful HARDWOOD floors with a Study to your left and formal Dining Room to your right. Walk through the archway into a two-story family room where you can warm up next to a stone gas fireplace!

Brand New Kitchen built by Ryan Homes

Build a house with an open floorplan

The family room is open to a spacious kitchen featuring an 8ft gourmet island, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, GE Cooktop and Double Wall Oven, Built-In Hutch with glass doors and Dinette area. Tucked behind the family room is a first-floor bedroom for family or guests!  Plenty of outdoor entertaining space with a covered porch AND 14 x16 deck overlooking a gorgeous pond and sunset views!

Construct a home with a spacious master bedroomWarm & wonderful Master Bath

The second floor features four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and an open loft area!  The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area, walk-in closets and spa-like bathroom featuring a large Roman Shower with ceramic.

finished basement in this Oak Brooke Neighborhood in Bellbrook OhioBuild a brand new home with a loft!

A Finished Basement & Bathroom, THREE CAR GARAGE and 10-year warranty are included! Select your own exterior colors after contract. Visit our sales center and NEW model home at 5250 Little Sugarcreek Rd., Sugarcreek Township, OH 45440.  Call Keller Williams Agents Don or Cyndi Shurts at 937-241-2124 or 937-604-5194 to schedule a tour of this to be built home.

Build a home in Bellbrook's Oak Brook Neighborhood with Don & Cyndi Shurts


Jan. 8, 2018

Forest Ridge Home Now For Sale

The popular neighborhood of Forest Ridge now has a new home for sale!  

Home For Sale in Forest Ridge

Welcome home to 4720 Silver Oak Street, a well-cared for Cedarwood II floorplan offering over 2400 square feet.  This property has received many updates in the last 10 years....including

  • Wood blinds in bedrooms (2015)
  • new entry sidewalk (2015) and concrete driveway (2013)
  • new GFCI breakers (2015)
  • new front door and garage door (2012/2013)
  • All three bathrooms have been updated with ceramic tile floors, new toilets, granite counters, lights, mirrors, tubs glazed
  • New vinyl windows and vinyl siding (2000)

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Dec. 24, 2017

What is happened at KW the month of December?

Whether you are buying a home in Beavercreek or want to sell your Springboro Ohio home, Don & Cyndi Shurts of Keller Williams Advantage are ready to assist you in pursuing your next goal in real estate!!  Call today!

Dec. 8, 2017

Montgomery County's Most Luxurious Propertiest

Wonderful Luxury Homes For Sale in the Dayton Ohio area are available.  If you are looking for a special property to call home and pursue your dreams