Post-Purchase Home Insurance Inspections

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You’ve found your dream home, settled in after a successful inspection and closing, then a contractor from your home insurance company knocks on your door for a post-purchase inspection. Did you know this is a common practice? Here’s why these inspections matter: Identifying Hidden Issues: Even the most thorough pre-purchase inspections may miss hidden issues […]

Tax Abatements 101

When you invest in renovations or build a new home, your property taxes may go up. The City of Cincinnati’s Residential Tax Abatement (RTA) allows owners to pay taxes on the pre-improvement value of their property for 10-15 years. RTAs are available for both building new homes and renovating existing properties. Property tax abatement is […]

Preparing Your Home for the Market: Steps to Take Now for a Successful Sale

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Selling a home is an undertaking that requires planning and preparation. If you’re considering putting your house on the market in the next year, there’s no better time to start getting your property in tip-top shape. By taking proactive steps now, you can ensure a smooth and successful sale when the time comes. Here are […]

Arrears: A What?

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Explore the intricacies of property tax payments in Hamilton County, Ohio, where taxes are settled in arrears, impacting both sellers and buyers during real estate transactions. As Realtors, we often see words and phrases contained within a “Contract to Purchase” that are not commonly used in our daily conversational language but have important ramifications for […]

How to Challenge Your Real Estate Property Taxes

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Did you know that any owner of property in Hamilton County may contest a property value? Real estate property taxes are based on the County’s value of the property.  If you own property in Hamilton County, Ohio, you will be receiving a letter in the mail from the Hamilton County, Ohio Auditor sharing with you […]

Pocket Listings: To List or Not to List?

To List or Not to List…That is the Question!  If you are buying or selling a house, you’ve likely heard the term “pocket listing” or “sold before sent” but what does this mean? We’ll explain what these terms mean and, in our opinion, the pros and cons of selling this way.  Definition: A pocket listing […]

Thinking Of Moving, But Don’t Know Where To Begin?

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You are not alone, we get this question a lot and can help. Whether you are renting and looking to buy your first home, buying your next home, or considering downsizing, you’re not the only one struggling to make this decision. Ultimately, it is an individual decision, but here are some things that we believe […]

Clean Energy Tax Credits For Consumers

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What they are and how to qualify According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners who purchase energy and other efficient appliances and products are eligible for the clean energy tax credit.  To get the credit, consumers must fill out IRS Form 5695, follow IRS instructions, include Form 5695 when filing their tax return, and […]

How to Price Your Home Effectively

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We’re here to help you understand the basics of pricing your home to sell. Price is one of the most important tools you have to sell your home. The ultimate goal will always be to sell your home for the highest price the market will allow in the least amount of time. Positioning your home […]

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Carol Harris


With a 35+ year career in real estate, Carol has an unmatched experience in the Cincinnati residential market. Carol started her career partnering with Cincinnati’s first full-time female realtor, Sheila Miller. With Shelia’s mentorship, she developed a wealth of knowledge and built a reputation for selling high-end real estate. Carol and Shelia became one of Cincinnati’s leading teams, selling many of the city’s most expensive and iconic properties. Carol continues to grow the team through the examples of mentorship and teamwork. She is proud of what The CK Group is growing into and thankful for the chance to share, mentor, and work alongside such an outstanding group of women.