Cincinnati and Warren County Ohio Patio Homes

Tips To Smooth Your Cincinnati Patio Home Move-In

Congratulations!  We've got you under contract to buy a Greater Cincinnati patio home!  So what's next?

The path varies slightly for new construction to resale, so today we're going to concentrate on resale patio homes.

There are some key milestones:

HOA rules review

Home inspections




These dates are all specified in the purchase contract and it's key to make sure we stay on track.

There are some opportunities to make your move in smoother, and it takes some planning to take advantage of your contract opportunities.

We have two main opportunities to gather information and plan for your move in.

The first is during showings, and part of the reason I carry a 30' tape measure in my car!  If you need to know whether your extra long truck will fit in the garage, or if your heirloom dining room table fits the dining area, etc., during showings is a great time to find out! 

The second opportunity?  During the inspection period, usually the first 7-10 days after we have an accepted contract.  This is the time to check out things you want to know in advance (window sizes for instance) and also a prime opportunity to get a quick estimate done if you're planning something significant like new flooring, painting or kitchen counters.  Take advantage of that opportunity and it's possible to have the contractors lined up to start work right after closing so you can have the home ready for you BEFORE you move in your possessions.

And one other key thing is to make sure you contact the utility companies in advance of closing so the water, power, gas, etc. stay in service.  With advance planning, those are just changed in name and not actually turned off.  And trust me, you don't want the hassle of having to wait for the power people to come by to turn things back on!


Interested in knowing more?  Just give Bill a call/text at 513-520-5305 or email  Either way, we'd love to chat with you!


Serving Greater Cincinnati patio home buyers and sellers,

Liz and Bill 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
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Comment balloon 0 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • April 27 2018 12:56AM